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06/02/2018

   
 
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Princeton Review SAT/PSAT Prep. SUMMER Class Registration is OPEN NOW!


MS BREAKING NEWS

Teacher of the Year Gala (Belated thank you)

Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC)

*** Clemson Got Certified ***

*** Auburn and South Carolina Got Certified ***

Robotics

Goddard Air and Space Center 2018


HS BREAKING NEWS

CMIT HS Bold and Beautiful Bridge Building Team

Pictures of TRACC Team Visit


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Life-Skills/Character Education

Life-Skills/Character Education


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Environmental Science and Medical Science

Results of the 2018 Top Tiger Talent Show!

Final Exams for SCIENCE are 7th & 8th of June 2018


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Princeton Review SAT/PSAT Prep. SUMMER Class Registration is OPEN NOW!
Dear Parents and Students, Together, your Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation Home Office and the prestigious Princeton Review announce a strategic educational partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to improve students' test solving strategies, boost test-taking confidence & scores, and ultimately increase scholarship dollars and acceptances rate to college and universities of choice! What we offer: Instruction: 25 hours of live expert instruction at CLF plus 140+ additional lessons 3 hours of on-demand online help from an instructor Practice Tests: 4 proctored practice tests with detailed online explanations 6 additional practice tests to help sharpen your skills Additional Resources: Maximize your score with a custom online lesson plan 240 drills, 2,000 online practice questions, and 140+ video lessons Including: The Princeton Review Guarantee In-class review of all SAT content Extensive guided practice of all test-taking strategies Admissions and Financial Aid advice to help you research schools, organize your applications and maximize financial aid awards Access to our new adaptive student portal. You can spend your time studying on your unique areas of focus to help you maximize your score Chat with a Teacher: Just click a button and you’re immediately connected to an expert instructor – day or night. Get up to three hours of additional instruction focused on your questions with a teacher in an online classroom. Connect to a teacher up until test day. Course Schedule: • Mon, Jun 25, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 1 • Tue, Jun 26, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT • Wed, Jun 27, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT • Thu, Jun 28, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT • Mon, Jul 2, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 2 • Tue, Jul 3, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT • Thu, Jul 5, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT • Mon, Jul 9, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 3 • Tue, Jul 10, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT • Wed, Jul 11, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT • Thu, Jul 12, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT • Mon, Jul 16, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT Test 4 • Tue, Jul 17, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT • Wed, Jul 18, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT *Classes will be held at CLF's Central Office located in 6151 Chevy Chase Dr. Laurel MD 20707 Registration: https://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/406132 Use Promo Code CLF2017 for %20 OFF (There may be a better promotion being offered nationwide right now, though, that you can use instead.) Follow us at www.clfadvancedstudies.org and on Twitter to see recent updates and more courses that we offer: twitter.com/CLFAdvanced

Cihan Bicer CLF Student Activities Director
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Teacher of the Year Gala (Belated thank you)
A belated thank you to Mr. Brauer for escorting me down "the red carpet" at the Teacher of the Year Gala -- and for all of your support this year! It was a wonderful night of celebration -- for all THREE (!) CMIT nominees!

Danica Justsen, NBCT
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Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC)
We were a group of inexperienced middle schoolers given a task to make a rocket from scratch. We used the internet to figure out how to build a model rocket that could reach 800 feet in 44 seconds. The materials we used were tubes, a connector, a cone, a parachute, and a flat piece of balsa wood for the wings. We eventually built our rocket, and it was fully functional. We took our rocket to the launching field in hope that it would meet the requirements set out by T.A.R.C. We went to the field and we found out that the rocket was built wrong. It did not meet the requirements for the T.A.R.C program. While there, we decided to fly the rocket anyway just to see how high it would fly. When we were called to launch our rocket, we attached the igniter to the wires and engine. Then, we put the rocket on the rail. We stood back getting ready for the launch. 3..2..1.. LAUNCH! The rocket did not move. After 60 seconds, we went to check what happened. We founded that the igniter was not in the engine all the way. The same thing happened the next time. Finally, the rocket went into the air and the parachute came out. It was a successful trial, but the rocket did not go high enough. Then, we tried to launch the rocket again, and the rocket went up. However, the parachute lodged in a tree, and it did not reach the 800 feet. Back to the drawing board. We built another rocket that was red and blue. When we took the second rocket out to the launching pad, it was extremely cold and felt like the arctic, but we had to persevere in order to see how high the rocket could fly. The first time, we shot up rocket 2, it didn’t move off the rail. The fuse wouldn’t ignite the engine properly. After, the fuse was changed, the rocket actually launched. The rocket went so high up in the air that we couldn’t see it. The rocket went up about 700 ft in 28 seconds. Nevertheless, it crashed. Then, we reused some of the parts to build another rocket that was white and green. We launched the rocket a total of three times to qualify to move to the next level, national. Due to weather, we were unable to achieve our goal. By: Willow Watkins and Nigel Seymour Coaches: G.Graham and A. Pettus

Gloria Graham
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*** Clemson Got Certified ***
Friday, June 1st, Clemson got Microsoft Office PowerPoint Certification Test. It was a huge success that all students from Clemson who took the test, passed it and have been certified for PowerPoint. I, as their technology teacher, feel really proud of them and hope their success continue like this. I also want to thank to their parents/guardians who support and encourage them always for their success. Certificates and the party will be coming soon for them !! Following students were successful and have been certified. *** CLEMSON *** 1. Anne-Marie Akyeampong 2. Lennert Bourne 3. Michelle Bruce 4. Kiyah Bryant 5. Maryan Eniafe 6. Sarrinah Farin 7. Savannah Grooms 8. Sabrina Habib 9. Temitope Ibironke 10. Alyssa Leate 11. Leah Mejia 12. Justin Mensah 13. Maya Miller 14.Alena Nooniwal 15. Yawavi Nougloze 16. Favour Nwogu 17. Favour Ogunrekun 18. Jennifer Ononaku 19. Ugonna Onyegbula 20. Suhani Patel 21. Kendall Rowe 22. Jayden Russell 23. Nigel Seymour 24. Christina Thomas 25. Drew Vanderhave 26. Nina Williams

Elif Omur 7th & 8th Grade Technology Room156
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*** Auburn and South Carolina Got Certified ***
Friday, Jun 1st, Auburn and South Carolina got their Microsoft Office Excel Certification Test. It was a huge success that almost all students passed it and have been certified for Excel. I, as their technology teacher, feel really proud of them and hope their success continue like this. I also want to thank to their parents/guardians who support and encourage them always for their success. Certificates and the party will be coming soon for them !! Following students were successfull and have been certified. *** AUBURN *** (All students passed and there will be no final exam for them) 1. Akintunji Akinselure 2. Pamela Awobajo 3. Isa Azeem 4. Levi Garrett 5. Dominique Harper 6. Gustav Helm-Kurz 7. Pamela Ikegwu 8. Kiran Lutchman 9. Chelsea Mbakop 10. Beryl Ndofor 11. Olanna Nwozo 12. Emmanuella Ogwo 13. Oluwafisayo Okunuga 14. Ekundayo Omokanwaye 15. Oladipo Omokanwaye 16. Samuel Opoku-Agyemang 17. Rochelle Rochester 18. Victoria Rush 19. Kareena Sai-Palm 20. Somret Say 21. Anthony Stills 22. Bilal Suleman 23. Ashley Tchokote 24. Deandre Torian 25. Abraham Villacorta 26. Jasmine Wilson *** SOUTH CAROLINA *** 1. Niyah Belton 2. Kyra Brown 3. Caleb Donelson 4. Ezra Enchill 5. Grace Essuah-Mensah 6. Destinee Hannah 7. Angelo Hernandez 8. Daunte Inman 9. Jeremiah Isichei 10. Dave Jose 11. Gabrielle Pierce 12. Channing Pridgeon 13. Nicholas Ros 14. Hannah Simmons 15. Kwame Smith

Elif Omur 7th & 8th Grade Technology Room156
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Robotics
The process of making this robot was really hard, but with three people in a group and two people in another group, we completed our task. The reason for this robot is to invent future engineering making the environment better. We tried building a robot, but we came up with a different idea. So, we started all over and built another robot, with perseverance piece by piece. We had some help from our instructors. Next, we started the building process. It was a little tricky at first, but we got the hang of it. Three months later, the robot was finished. Then, we started to program the robot using JavaScript. At first, we didn’t even know how to make the robot move forward but with a lot of practice, we got better. A week after that we went to the STEM Festival. We presented our project and we were interviewed. Next week, we built a lift onto our robot to help pick up trash and it was successful. Then, we started programming so the robot can pick up trash without our help. Two weeks later we went to the USA Engineering Festival. We demonstrated our robot to a crowd of people and showed how we will save the environment. In the end we were successful on building and programming the robot. COACHES: G. Graham and A. Pettus

Gloria Graham
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Goddard Air and Space Center 2018
The 6th grade’s rocketry team went to NASA/Goddard Space and Flight Center to launch their rockets on May 6, 2018. During the trip to NASA, We also had the privilege to take a tour and watch a movie. While on the tour, we saw the 1st rocket launched, different type of motors and new rockets that test sound. The movie was about the astronauts, and it was shown on hologram. Afterwards, we went to the field to launch our rocket. While there, we saw a lot of different types of rockets being launched. The most amazing rocket we saw was the mosquito rocket. It was so fast that we didn’t see it go up in the sky, but we saw it come down. It was a great day because we earned a certificate for participation. By: Kamram Amimi Coaches: G. Graham and A. Pettus

Gloria Graham
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HS BREAKING NEWS
CMIT HS Bold and Beautiful Bridge Building Team
CMIT HS Bold & Beautiful Bridge Building Team is Fifth in the Nation at the annual 2018 AASHTO TRAC Bridge Building Competition held in Franklin, Tennessee May 21st to May 23rd. The team did well with the guided assistance of Maryland Department of Transport & Civil Engineering team Mr Gregory Slater - Administrator, Lora Rakowski - Secretary, Dr. Richard Woo - Director Office of Policy & Research - Department of Transport, Aaron Jones - Innovation Manager Department of Transport and Civil Engineering, Justin Mohr - Structural Engineer/Computer Programming, Chris Meirzejewski - Technical Structural Engineer/Programming, Ms. Graham - Adviser Assistant Teacher and Gregory Hynes - Teacher Adviser. Helena Quist The TRAC Bridge and Rides Competition was an eye opening experience that I found highly rich in activities that sparked my interest in Transportation and Civil Engineering. The various presentations that my team participated in were a field trip to the famous Arch Bridge in Franklin, Tennessee as well as a visit to the Tennessee Department of Highway Safety to view a live presentation to see how the first responders operate together to improve highway maintenance and safety. The fact that the competition gave us the tours and managed all our expenses as finalist gave us time to focus on the preparation for the competition. Tennessee was very warm and beautiful and also a nice adjustment to the everyday Maryland life. I am thankful for the experience and I encourage those students who are deeply interested in engineering to take part in this wonderful program as it will bring greater opportunities as you explore the field of Transport and Civil Engineering! Iman Adem I believe the TRAC Bridge & Rides program/competition has opened my thoughts to an abundance of opportunities with this as an addition to my resume. It has allowed me to work with great individuals and has increased my presentation communication skills. I am truly grateful for the experience of journeying to Franklin, Tennessee to be involve in the competition as one of the six finalist team, and I love the beauty of the state of Tennessee and desire to go back to visit more of its historic sites. Thanks to the Maryland Department of Transport (MDOT) for giving me this opportunity because without them I would have not been able to experience this great trip and participated in this awesome competitive event. This program will open many doors of opportunity in civil engineering for our students and I motivate any student that is interested in engineering to participate in this Bridge Building Program at CMIT HS North. Ogechi Obizuo The TRAC and Rides program has truly been an amazing experience. This program has allowed me to build on my skills on time management, leadership roles and many other important skills. I am glad I was able to embark on this journey with such an amazing and supportive group of people helping me out along the way. Nashville, Tennessee is such a beautiful place and I hope to go back one day. This is definitely a program I will recommend to any and every student I come across - especially those interested in engineering. I would like to thank Maryland Department of Transportation for bringing such an opportunity like this to us, and I look forward to seeing how the program will grow in the years to come.

Gregory Hynes
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Pictures of TRACC Team Visit
Our students had the opportunity to work with the Department of Transportation & Civil Engineering Team on their visit to our school as they gave assistance to our students who worked on the Cable Stay Bridge Building Project. Thanks to the students and guests who participated. Dr. Richard Woo - Director Office of Policy & Research - Department of Transport Mr. Aaron Jones - Innovation Manager Department of Transport and Civil Engineering Mr. Justin Mohr - Structural Engineer/Computer Programming Mr. Chris Meirzejewski - Technical Structural Engineer/Programming Mr. Avsar - Assistant Principal Ms. Graham - Advisor Assistant Teacher Mr. Gregory Hynes - Teacher Advisor

Gregory Hynes
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Life-Skills/Character Education
Gun Violence By: Bridget Adams Gun violence is a real problem. 187,000 people have been killed in a school shooting since the Columbine Shooting on April 20th, 1999. In that shooting, 15 people died. Parkland shooting enough, we can’t sand by, while we watch our fellow Americans die because of gun violence. But you may ask “what else is there to do?” We may have tried to walkouts, protesting, and other things to get officials attention, that has seemingly failed. The government keeps pushing us to the side, yes, we may hold their attention for a little while, but eventually, even that is lost quickly. But that doesn’t mean we should give up. It’s possible that the reason the government keeps pushing us aside is that they can't possibly know what we as a a school are going through. We shouldn’t have to spend learning time wasted being paranoid about dying in a school shooting, we shouldn’t have to have that worry. The government may have said they would take care of gun violence, but have you seen them try to do anything about it? Of all the time, more than 19 years, the government has done next to nothing about gun violence. IN fact, the number of school shootings has increased. In 2017 there were 9 shootings, but since February 2018, 17 school shootings, that’s 17 shooting in three months! We can’t sit back and watch this country suffer. It’s time for America’s needs to be recognized and fulfilled. We need a stronger way to fix this problem. We need to fix it together. We need to unite as a nation to save the lives of students, to make sure, this problem is fixed, once and for all. No students should have to live with worries like that, and no student should ever have to be in a school shooting, to see their life flash before their eyes, to think they may never see their family again, to hear the gunshots ring out, and wonder and hope will all your might, to survive. They shouldn’t have to be in a situation like that a such a young age when they have a whole life ahead of them to live. So we need to take action, we need to finally abolish the thought of being in a life or death situation as a student or teacher, with your life in a madman’s hands. We need to come together and think of a solution to this problem, and put that solution to 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
ASSERTIVENESS: Assertiveness means being able to stand up for yourself calmly and firmly. Part of the trouble that children have when they are growing up is that they do not feel comfortable telling their friends they do not want to do something - use alcohol, tobacco, bully or other negative things, for example. Students who are taught to be assertive are less likely to participate in behaviors that make them feel uncomfortable. Part of being assertive is learning how to talk about feelings in a certain way. Using an I message allows a child to remain assertive while communicating their feelings about a certain issue. This weeks lesson allows students to practice assertiveness by teaching them I-messages in class. Students may begin to feel comfortable with them. When faced with a real situation, students may call on the behavior they will practice in class and feel capable of using an I-message to communicate their beliefs about a certain issue. As the teacher, I can platy a critical role in the development of assertiveness skills in your scholars. Assertiveness lessons do not have to end after school this week. The lesson itself offers some ideas for integrating assertiveness material across this curriculum. Hopefully, a partnership between school and parents can provide the type of environment that will nurture children, teach children how to be assertive and assist them in becoming adults who are tobacco, alcohol, drug free and bully free as well. Dear Family: One of the reasons children succumb to peer pressure is because they cannot stand up for themselves. Your child will be studying assertiveness skills in class. For the next couple of weeks, your child will learn how to say an I-message. I-messages are one type of assertive statement. Practicing being assertive can help your child stand up for him or herself in a calm, firm way. You can help your child practice assertiveness skills at home. Create a realistic situation where your child might experience peer pressure; a student trying to copy their homework, a student trying to convince your child to steal something from a store, a so called friend trying to convince your child to experiment with tobacco or alcohol. Act out the part of the peer pressuring friend while your child practices assertiveness skills by using I-messages. Learning how to be assertive is like learning how to ride a bike. Practice makes perfect. The more opportunities your child has to practice being assertive, the more likely your child will be to act assertively when it really counts. 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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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Environmental Science and Medical Science
Hi students and parents, Finals dates have been set by the Administration. For Environmental Science and Medical Science, the finals dates are Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8. Each class will have a period for review and individual questions/attention prior to the final. Good luck students!

Suzanne Coholic HS Science Teacher
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Results of the 2018 Top Tiger Talent Show!
Congratulations to Myles Akonner and Orooluwa "DG" Emmanuel for taking 1st place at the talent show, for their rhythm-section instrumental rendition of The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army!" Other highlights included: A moving rendition of "Jealous" by Aminat "AK" Akinbiyi, prompting the student body to wave their cell-phone "lighters" in the air in unison. Evelyn Terry demonstrated the utmost courage by performing a solo dance routine after her group members had to drop out for various reasons. Jarrett Williams brought the house down with a performance of his original song, "Changin' For Fame." Langston Jackson and Isaiah Harrington wowed the crowd with original songs of their own. The talent show was a lot of fun and it would not have happened without the support of the SGA, administration, Coach Snyder, and judges Mr. Vernor, Mr. Carter, and Ms. Adams. Thanks everyone, let's do it again next year!

-Mr. Hommel
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Final Exams for SCIENCE are 7th & 8th of June 2018
Please be advised that Final Examinations for the entire SCIENCE Department will be conducted on the following dates: Thursday, 7 June 2018, and Friday, 8 June 2018 (Monday schedule will be observed)

Doris Cline
Chairperson of High School Science
AP Biology/AP Chemistry
Human Genetics Educator
Class of 2019 Advisor
CLP Mentor
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