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04/22/2018

   
 
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Science Olympiad Team Wins 3rd Place at State


MS BREAKING NEWS

Author! Author!

Yearbooks Still Available!

Student Shout Out!


HS BREAKING NEWS

Congratulations to the CMIT North Robotics Teams for Their Outstanding Exhibit Presentations at the 2018 Science and Engineering Festival!

Congrats to our TRACC Bridge Finalist

Reserve Your Yearbook! Less than 15 Remain!


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

3rd Quarter Honor Roll Assemblies Rescheduled

Schedule Changes for PARCC Testing - May 1st through May 11th


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Character Education Black History Month Essay Recipient

Life-Skills/Character Education

Preparing for Math PARCC


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Environmental Science and Medical Science

AP Science Labs at PGCC Come to an End for 2017-2018


PTO UPDATES

Next PTO Executive Board Meeting

The PTO Executive Board Needs YOU!!!


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Science Olympiad Team Wins 3rd Place at State

The Science Olympiad team competed in all 23 events and did great again by winning many places even though Science Olympiad is having more teams and becoming more competitive.

The Team won:
1 gold medal
5 silver medals
4 bronze medals
4 4th place recognitions
4 5th place recognitions
3 6th place recognitions

Simply, the team placed in 22 out of 23 events.

Students will be given casual day passes for their success as follows:
1 day for winning 3rd place at State
1 day for each ribbon won
2 days for each medal won

I am proud of all of my students for making this great team. I want to shout out my students for their huge success:
Kavyasri Gouda won 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals.
Haris Chaudry won 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals, and 1 bronze medal.
Vanessa Penarrieta won 1 silver medal and a bronze medal.
Oladipo Omokanwaye won 1 gold medal, a 4th and 5th place recognition.
Anthony Stills won a silver medal and 2 5th place recognitions.
Samuel Opoku won a silver medal, a 4th and 5th place recognition.
Jasmine Wilson won a bronze medal, a 4th place and 5th place recognition.
Divine Enyi won a bronze medal, a 4th and 5th place recognition.
Maya Miller won a bronze medal, a 4th and two 6th place recognitions.
Christina Thomas won a bronze medal and a 6th place recognition.
Alena Nooniwal won a 4th place and 2 6th place recognition.
Niyah Belton won a 4th place and 5th place recognition.
Beryl Ndofor won a 5th and 6th place recognition.
Olanna Nwozo won a silver medal.
Chelsea Mbakop won a silver medal.
Pamela Ikegwu won a 5th place recognition.
Roshni Pawar won a 5th place recognition.

Congratulations!
Go Tigers!

Best Regards
Nuri Bayram
Science Olympiad Coach
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Author! Author!

We have a budding writer among us! Carolyn Silva, 6th grade, won this year's Black History Month essay in Dr. BB's Character Education/Life Skills class. Join us in celebrating this wonderful accomplishment.

James Screven
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Yearbooks Still Available!
Here is the link to purchase yearbooks from:

https://squareup.com/store/cmit-north-pto/item/middle-school-yearbook-1

Middle School Yearbook - 2018
squareup.com
When paying please include the middle school student's full name in the note section.

Amy Sumor
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Student Shout Out!

An error was made in last weeks 8th Grade Student Shout Out and we would like to make that correction public.

We would like to once again Shout Out Pamela Awobajo for 8th Grade. This time with the correct picture.

Pamela Awobajo was nominated for her maturity and respectful habits -- she never lets her class leave a mess in the classroom, she explains complex concepts to her peers, she requests additional feedback to ensure she is learning through her writing tasks (not just demonstrating learning in them), and she encourages others to further their understanding of content.

Andrew Brauer
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Congratulations to the CMIT North Robotics Teams for Their Outstanding Exhibit Presentations at the 2018 Science and Engineering Festival!

More than 2000 exhibits greeted visitors to the USA Science and Engineering Festival held April 6-8, 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. It was a great opportunity for students, parents and teachers to view and enjoy wonderful exhibits and participate in a variety of hands-on experiments and learning opportunities presented during the 2018 EXPO Festival. Thank you to all of the CMIT North Faculty, Parents, and Administrators for their collaborative efforts that contributed to the success of the CMIT North student presentations. You are the best!!

Special commendations to the following CMIT North Principals:
Mr. Gunes, Mrs. Ozturk and Mr. Brauer; vice principals: Mr. Avsar and Mrs. Colandrea who all worked collaboratively to secure the exhibit materials as well as the Festival exhibit booths in which students from all three CMIT North schools, (elementary, middle, and high school), displayed their projects at the 2018 USA Festival.

Special congratulations to the HPLC Robotic Team, (Hanna, Peter, Luchas, and Carvengy), the Ikegwu Family, Kofi, and all the CMIT North students on the robotics teams for their outstanding presentations at the 2018 EXPO Festival.

Finally, appreciation acknowledgements are extended to the following teacher/sponsors who coached, mentored, and gave of their time by volunteering after school as well as voluntarily working in the CMIT North exhibit booths during the 3-day USA Science and Engineering Festival. Those teacher/sponsors are as follows: Mr. Bekiyev, Mr. Carter, Mr. Elrod, Ms. Gloria Graham, Mr. Hynes, Mr. Inci, and Ms. Smith. Appreciation is also extended to CMIT South Science teacher Mrs. Melchoir who was a volunteer chaperone at the Convention Center booths, and to Mrs. Wright, (Luchas’ Mother), who volunteered at the festival all three days assisting students and teachers in the CMIT North booths.

Again, special thanks to the CMIT administration, faculty and parents for your support and encouragement which along with the students’ hard work helped to make the CMIT North exhibit experience a magnificent success at the 2018 Science and Engineering Festival EXPO!!

Alma Smith, CMIT North Educator
Chemistry/Forensic Science Division
Lead Science and Engineering Festival Volunteer
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Congrats to our TRACC Bridge Finalist

TRACC is a competition that has been introduced to our students by the Department of Transportation & Civil Engineering. This program seeks to develop students' appreciation of construction and design in the field of Transport and Engineering. Out of this collaboration, three of our brightest engineers have completed a proposal that won them the first place in the state competition. These engineers (Helena Quist, Ogechi Obizuo, and Iman Adem) will be traveling to Franklin Tennessee to represent CMIT North High School & the State of Maryland by competing in the National TRACC Bridge Building Competition on May 22nd.

We do thank these students for their time and effort that was put into making this achievement a reality; in addition we thank all our supportive teachers & administrators: Ms. Graham, Mr. Gregory Hynes, Mr. Avsar, Mr. Gunes; our additional mentors - Dr. Richard Woo, Mr. Aaron Jones, Mr. Justin Mohr, Mr. Chris Meirzejewski from the DOTC as well as the national organizers/sponsors of the program Bentley Systems, Michael Baker International, PECG, HDR, Inc., Autodesk, WSP, HNTB, IRD, Inc., ACPA, NCSPA, ADS, Inc., Housman & Associates.

Gregory Hynes
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Reserve Your Yearbook! Less than 15 Remain!
The 2017-18 "A Touch of Gold" yearbook will arrive in a month! We currently less than 15 extra copies that can be reserved today for $100. These are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis, so get yours today to save before they come in by clicking on the link below!

https://squareup.com/store/cmit-north-pto/item/yearbook

**Due to the high number of extra 2016-17 yearbooks, Mrs. Cunning and the PTO are selling the remaining books from last school year in room 218 for $20 and during both lunches! Come grab one today!**

Jessica Cunning
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
3rd Quarter Honor Roll Assemblies Rescheduled
Due to a conflict in schedule and, “Bring Your Child to Work Day” the 3rd Quarter Awards Assembly has been postponed to the following dates:

• 6th Grade Tuesday, May 1st 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
• 7th Grade Tuesday, May 1st 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
• 8th Grade Wednesday, May 2nd 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

CMIT apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions please feel free to contact guidance at yjohnson@cmitacademy.org or CMIT Administration staff. Thank you in advance.

CMIT Guidance Department
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Schedule Changes for PARCC Testing - May 1st through May 11th
FOR: ALL 6th Grade and Notre Dame, UMES, UNC

Tuesday, May 1st:

8:25 - 11:38: Math PARCC Testing

11:41 - 12:27: Period 5
12:30 - 1:16: Lunch
1:19 - 2:05: Period 7
2:08 - 2:55: Period 8

Wednesday, May 2nd:

8:25 - 10:48: Math PARCC Testing

10:52 - 11:38: Lunch
11:41 - 12:27: Period 5
12:30 - 1:16: Period 6
1:19 - 2:05: Period 7
2:08 - 2:55: Period 8

Thursday, May 3rd:

8:25 - 11:38: ELA PARCC Testing


11:41 - 12:27: Period 5
12:30 - 1:16: Lunch
1:19 - 2:05: Period 7
2:08 - 2:55: Period 8

Friday, May 4th:

8:25 - 10:48: ELA PARCC Testing

10:52 - 11:38: Lunch
11:41 - 12:27: Period 5
12:30 - 1:16: Period 6
1:19 - 2:05: Period 7
2:08 - 2:55: Period 8

Monday, May 7th: Normal Schedule

Tuesday, May 8th

8:25 - 10:48: All students in assigned room

10:52 - 11:38: Lunch
11:41 - 12:27: Period 5
12:30 - 1:16: Period 6
1:19 - 2:05: Period 7
2:08 - 2:55: Period 8

Wednesday, May 9th:

8:25 - 10:48: All students in assigned room

10:52 - 11:38: Lunch
11:41 - 12:27: Period 5
12:30 - 1:16: Period 6
1:19 - 2:05: Period 7
2:08 - 2:55: Period 8

Thursday, May 10th

8:25 - 10:48: All students in assigned room

10:52 - 11:38: Lunch
11:41 - 12:27: Period 5
12:30 - 1:16: Period 6
1:19 - 2:05: Period 7
2:08 - 2:55: Period 8

Friday, May 11th:

8:25 - 10:48: All students in assigned room

10:52 - 11:38: Lunch
11:41 - 12:27: Period 5
12:30 - 1:16: Period 6
1:19 - 2:05: Period 7
2:08 - 2:55: Period 8





FOR: Georgia Tech, American, Fisk, Clemson and ALL 8th grade

Tuesday, May 1st:

8:25 - 10:48: All students in assigned room

10:52 - 11:38: Lunch
11:41 - 12:27: Period 5
12:30 - 1:16: Period 4
1:19 - 2:05: Period 7
2:08 - 2:55: Period 8

Wednesday, May 2nd:

8:25 - 10:48: All students in assigned room

10:52 - 11:38: Period 4
11:41 - 12:27: Period 5
12:30 - 1:16: Lunch
1:19 - 2:05: Period 7
2:08 - 2:55: Period 8

Thursday, May 3rd:

8:25 - 10:48: All students in assigned room

10:52 - 11:38: Lunch
11:41 - 12:27: Period 5
12:30 - 1:16: Period 4
1:19 - 2:05: Period 7
2:08 - 2:55: Period 8

Friday, May 4th:

8:25 - 10:48: All students in assigned room

10:52 - 11:38: Period 4
11:41 - 12:27: Period 5
12:30 - 1:16: Lunch
1:19 - 2:05: Period 7
2:08 - 2:55: Period 8

Monday, May 7th: Normal Schedule

Tuesday, May 8th:

8:25 - 11:38: Math PARCC Testing

11:41 - 12:27: Period 5
12:30 - 1:16: Lunch
1:19 - 2:05: Period 7
2:08 - 2:55: Period 8

Wednesday, May 9th:

8:25 - 10:48: Math PARCC Testing

10:52 - 11:38: Period 4
11:41 - 12:27: Period 5
12:30 - 1:16: Lunch
1:19 - 2:05: Period 7
2:08 - 2:55: Period 8

Thursday, May 10th:

8:25 - 11:38: ELA PARCC Testing

11:41 - 12:27: Period 5
12:30 - 1:16: Lunch
1:19 - 2:05: Period 7
2:08 - 2:55: Period 8

Friday, May 11th:

8:25 - 10:48: ELA PARCC Testing

10:52 - 11:38: Period 4
11:41 - 12:27: Period 5
12:30 - 1:16: Lunch
1:19 - 2:05: Period 7
2:08 - 2:55: Period 8



Casandra Andrew
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Character Education Black History Month Essay Recipient

The winner of the $50.00 Gift Certificate from the 6th grade Character Education/Life-Skills Black History Month Essay Contest has been awarded to Carolyn Silva in Louisiana State University.

Congratulations Carolyn and keep up the good work.


Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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Life-Skills/Character Education
SOCIAL SKILLS

In order to be a productive member of society, it is imperative that children learn how to get along with others. However, children are not interested in becoming members of society, they are just interested in making friends. As children grow up, it is common for them to become less interested in their family and more interested in their friends. As a matter of fact, friends are a key factor in whether children experiment with alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. If children are friends with children who use drugs, they are more likely to also use drugs. In addition, children who have a hard time making friends are more likely to use tobacco, alcohol or other drugs if they think that will help them become more popular.

Teaching students about friendship will help them in a few different ways. If students know how to make friends, it will be easier for them to develop healthy friendships. It will also be easier for them to recognize friendships that might be detrimental to their well being--such as when they have friends who attempt to influence them to smoke, drink or use illicit drugs.

This week students will identify what makes a person a good friend. They will also identify characteristics that make them a good friend. As the teacher, I also can play a critical role in the development of friendship skills in the students. Friendship lessons do not have to end after this lesson. The following lesson plan offers some ideas for integrating friendship material across the curriculum. In addition, the parent letter that is attached can be used to help and, hopefully, bridge a partnership between schools and parents as well as provide the type of environment that will nurture children, teach children how to be a good friend and assist them in becoming teenagers and adults who are tobacco, alcohol and drug free!

Dear Family:

In class your child studied social skills. The class shall identify qualities of people who are friends and those who are not friends. Students shall identify the characteristics in themselves that make them a good friend.

A child's peer group has a great influence over the types of behaviors they engage in. As your children mature, if their friends participate in unhealthy behaviors, chances are they will too. It is important that students know how to pick and choose friends who will not negatively influence them.

You can help your child improve his/her social skills. Encourage your child to join and participate in group activities at school (clubs, intramural sports and after-school activities). Allow them to participate in activities outside of school as well. Often the library, the local YMCA and the parks and recreation department will offer activities as well. The more friends your child can make, the more chances s/he will have to find other children who they can develop positive relationships with.

Thank you for your anticipated support and help.

Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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Preparing for Math PARCC
Parent/Guardians,

As we prepare for upcoming PARCC assessments, here are some things that can be done outside of school to prepare:

1) Conversations about math to reduce math anxiety (a shopping trip to calculate costs or give them a grocery list with a budget)
2) IXL Diagnostic (work on any recommended skills with your student)
3) Rest before the test

Ms. Fagan
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Environmental Science and Medical Science
Now that PARCC testing is complete, Environmental Science and Medical Science classes will resume following curricula.

Environmental Science will complete the Mining Unit and then press on to the Atmospheric Unit, while Medical Science will give presentations.

Seniors are wrapping up their work for 4th quarter grade reports in advance of their last day of school and graduation.

Suzanne Coholic
HS Science Teacher
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AP Science Labs at PGCC Come to an End for 2017-2018

Since second semester 2018, the Advanced Placement Biology and Advanced Placement Chemistry students have been meeting with Ms. Cline at the Largo Campus of Prince George's Community College to conduct laboratory experiments (required by the College Board). PGCC was gracious enough to allow us use of their facilities with prepared lab materials to meet our requirements; especially, since our labs are duplicates of theirs.

Please enjoy photographs of our students, hard at work in conducting college labs at PGCC.

Doris Cline
Chairperson of High School Science
AP Biology/AP Chemistry
Human Genetics Educator
Class of 2019 Advisor
CLP Mentor
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PTO UPDATES
Next PTO Executive Board Meeting
Please join us for our next PTO Executive Board Meeting!

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: CMIT Middle School, 6100 Frost Place, Laurel, MD 20707

Call in Option Below:

1. Dial In to the Conference (United States): (515) 739-1454
Access Code: 531867

2. Join Online Meeting:
Online Meeting Link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/cmitnorthpto
Online Meeting ID: cmitnorthpto

Online Instructions:
At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial in to the conference line. When prompted, enter the access code followed by hash (#). To join the online meeting, click the online meeting link and follow the prompts.


For questions please contact the following:
General - information@cmitnorthpto.org
Membership - membership@cmitnorthpto.org
Fundraising - fundraising@cmitnorthpto.org
Class of 2018 (Graduation Packages) - Classof2018@cmitnorthpto.org

Thank you,
CMIT North PTO
Join the PTO: http://www.cmitnorthpto.org/join-online.html
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The PTO Executive Board Needs YOU!!!
Attention Parents!

It is time for us to think about our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) leadership for the upcoming school year. CMIT North is a good school, but we can be a GREAT school with more parent involvement. The PTO nominating committee is seeking persons willing to serve on the Board and will present a list of potential candidates at the next PTO meeting, April 26, 2018 for elections in May. The available PTO Executive Board positions are:


President
Vice President
Treasurer
Recording Secretary
(1) Middle School Parent Representative


Please consider donating your time and talents to benefit all of our children. If you are committed to taking your school involvement to the next level, please contact the Nominating Committee at information@cmitnorthpto.org.

Thank you for your support!
CMIT North PTO

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