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09/02/2018

   
 
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Upcoming FREE Event for the Entire Family: Saturday September 8, 2018 at the National Museum of Health and Medicine


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Meeting for London, Normandy, Paris Trip


HS BREAKING NEWS

HS Bell Schedule

Drop off + Pick up Procedures

Welcome Back | Ms. Colandrea

HS Uniform Policy Updates

Daily Procedure Reminders

Lunch Accounts + FARM

CMIT STEM Team Applications End Soon!


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

HS Back to School Night


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Bevard's English 10, AP Literature, and Journalism Classes

Ms. Coholic Science Teacher Bio and Recommended Supplies

Mr. Hommel Would Like to Welcome Students and Parents Back to CMIT North HS!

Internship Opportunity for Students in Grades 10 - 12 ; Stipend: $3,300; Deadline: Nov. 2, 2018


PTO UPDATES

Welcome Back! Join the PTO!


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Upcoming FREE Event for the Entire Family: Saturday September 8, 2018 at the National Museum of Health and Medicine
Saturday September 8, 2018 the annual Teddy Bear Clinic will be held at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. The program will be held outside and will consist of activities and crafts designed to highlight the body, physical fitness and healthy habits. While the program is recommended for young children, this family program is free and open to the public! Reservations are not required. For more information, call 301-319-3300. In addition to the Teddy Bear Clinic, the entire museum will also be open to the public from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The National Museum of Health and Medicine is a great place for the entire family to visit! Website: http://www.medicalmuseum.mil/index.cfm?p=about.index

Alma Smith; Biology and Forensic Science Teacher; USA STEM EXPO Lead Volunteer; CMIT North High School
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Meeting for London, Normandy, Paris Trip
For those who missed the first two meetings, there will be a general interest meeting for high school and middle school parents interested in sending their student(s) on a summer 2019 tour of London, Normandy and Paris. The meeting will be held at CMIT Middle School in room 109 at 6:30 PM September 13, 2018. Entry can be made at the back of the building near room 116. The trip will include seeing Big Ben, Parliament, the Tower of London, Churchill's bunker, the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysees, the Louvre and Louis XIV Palace at Versailles. Additionally, we will be seeing the beaches and U.S. military cemetery at Normandy, made famous during the U.S. - led invasion, where Nazi fortifications still exist.

James Screven
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HS BREAKING NEWS
HS Bell Schedule
Families: Please review the bell schedule. It contains the schedule for regular days as well as two-hour early dismissals and two-hour delays. Also keep in mind the school hours: SCHOOL HOURS | Students: 7:50am to 2:45pm SCHOOL HOURS | Staff: 7:30am to 3:00pm FRONT OFFICE HOURS: 8:00am to 3:30pm If you have a need and would like to meet with staff during these hours, please schedule a meeting in advance. As much as we would like to address needs on a walk-in basis, so often, this is not possible. The work of educating students is time-consuming, serious work. Give us an opportunity to fully address your needs by setting up meetings in advance and allowing us the proper time to assist you. Finally, the end of the school day tends to be chaotic both inside and outside of the building. For this reason, the front office stops calling students for early dismissal 15 minutes prior to the final bell.

CMIT Administration
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Drop off + Pick up Procedures
Dear CMIT Families, In order to make drop-off and pick-up as seamless as possible, we have created a plan to address traffic. Please look at the pictures above to better understand the traffic flow around our high school building. There will be one-way traffic around the school for students drop-off and pick-up. During these times, it will not be possible to make a left turn when leaving the parking lot. Make plans accordingly. Drop-off time: 7:50am - 8:04am Pick-up time: 2:45pm - 3:00pm Students who arrive after 8:04am will need to enter through the front office to get a late pass to enter class.

CMIT Administration
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Welcome Back | Ms. Colandrea
Hello, CMIT Families! It is hard to believe that it is time for the new school year to begin, but I am so excited to welcome all of our students back into the building. Our staff has already returned and is busy preparing for a wonderful year. Even so, the halls are quite silent and awaiting the energy our students bring. After this restful summer, I am pleased to be returning for another year as your assistant principal. It is my goal to continue supporting students to be college and career ready and to foster their good citizenship in the process. Of course this means being available for students and constantly assessing and addressing their needs. It also involves building strong collaborations with our families, staff, and community. I am confident that by working together, we will have a successful year and a lot of fun in the process. As the new year begins, you will learn more and more about our plans to improve overall as a school. I will mention one plan the staff is implementing now, and that is the adoption of core values to guide our work with each other and our community. There are five: perseverance, respect, integrity, determination, and empathy. If you take the first letter of each word in order, you get PRIDE, which is what we want everyone who enters our school to carry with them when they walk away. This will take a team effort, but what a worthwhile effort it will be. Can we count on you to be part of the team? It is going to be a great year, and I can't wait to get started! Respectfully,

Ms. Colandrea HS Assistant Principal ITEC Liaison
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HS Uniform Policy Updates
Do you know where to get your uniform? Do you know what to buy? At its very basic, CMIT's uniform policy is stated below. We are a uniform school, and students are expected to be in uniform on a daily basis unless specified by the administrative team. Daily Uniform - Gold or purple polo shirt with CMIT logo embroidered on the front left shoulder - Plain tan or navy blue khakis (think traditional Dockers - no joggers, no rips, no external pockets or zippers or other embellishments). Skirts and short must be knee length. - POLICY UPDATE: Spirit wear tops with the CMIT logo are permitted daily. If the spirit wear top has a hood, students are not permitted to wear the hood up. Special Occasion Uniform - White oxford with CMIT logo embroidered on the front left shoulder - AND - tie - Plain tan or navy blue khakis (think traditional Dockers - no joggers, no rips, no external pockets or zippers or other embellishments) Gym Uniform - Gold or purple t-shirt with CMIT logo on the front - Black or navy blue shorts or pants with CMIT logo on the leg Belts and socks can be any solid color. Students have their choice of shoes, however, Crocs, flip flops, slides, and slippers are not permitted. POLICY UPDATE: hats, scarves, bonnets, do rags and other head coverings are not permitted unless there is a religious exception. Our uniform vendor is All American Wear. Visit their website for details (http://www.allamericanwear.com/directions.html). If you have questions about the policy or difficulty acquiring the uniform, please reach out to administration before sending your student to school. Thanks in advance for your attention to the uniform policy. Respectfully,

HS Administration
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Daily Procedure Reminders
Welcome back, CMIT families! And welcome new families! We are preparing for a smooth back-to-school transition. You can help us do this by paying attention to the information below: All students should report to school by 7:50 am when doors to the building open. All classes begin promptly at 8:04 am. All students should come to school in full uniform. No exceptions. (If circumstances are preventing your student from being in uniform in any way, please contact administration prior to sending your student to school to avoid confusion.) The Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook is an excellent source for information regarding graduation requirements, student conduct and more. It is a good idea to become familiar with it before the school year begins. You can access the handbook on the page at this link: https://www1.pgcps.org/student_rights_responsibilities.htm All students should enter the school through the double doors near the cafeteria beginning at 7:50am. Students arriving after 8:04am should enter through the front office. Remember that traffic is not an excused tardy. High school students are dismissed at 2:45pm. All students are to exit through the double doors near the cafeteria. If students to not have after school clubs, tutoring or other activities where they are under the direct supervision of school staff, they must be out of the building by 3pm. All students should be picked up by 3pm. Traffic around the building is one way at all times. While microwaves are available to students during lunch time, the wait to use them can be long. If your student brings lunch to school, you can ensure they have adequate time to eat by sending items that do not need to be heated. Thanks in advance for your support with these policy and procedures.

CMIT Administration
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Lunch Accounts + FARM
Hello, Parents: Please remember to add money to your student's lunch account so they can enjoy lunch with ease beginning the first day of school. You can do this best via MySchoolBucks.com. For those requesting financial assistance to purchase lunch, follow this link for information about Free and Reduced-Meals. (Note: Families that have received Free and Reduced-Meals in the past must reapply by 10/15. After this date, any student who has not reapplied will receive lunch at full price.) https://www1.pgcps.org/page.aspx?Pageid=234147&id=235880

Cafeteria Staff
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CMIT STEM Team Applications End Soon!
Dear CMIT HS Parents and Students, We are very excited to offer many STEM Programs at CMIT HS in the 2018-19 school year. In order to decide which STEM initiative may fit the needs and interest of your child the best, we organized a CMIT STEM Programs Information Night for parents and students on Thursday, August, 30th at 6:00pm. During this program, CMIT STEM Coaches provided detailed information about each of the programs below. - Science Olympiad - Math Competitions - MDOT-TRAC Program (Maryland Department of Transportation-Transportation and Civil Engineering) - CyberPatriot /Cyber Security - NSBE-FIRE (National Society of Black Engineers) a) TARC (Team America Rocketry Challenge) b) Professional Development c) FLL (First Lego League) d) TEN80 (Car Racing) e) TMAL (Try-Math-A-Lon) f) Renewable Energy - VEX Robotics - Chess But if you missed the STEM Information Night, do not worry! Here is the STEM Information Night Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ThzcwIsOjWr_-vfBGHXrVGzvYGwtLGeQZjDBBrkEZ3U/edit?usp=sharing The following links are the STEM Team Trailers of NSBE AND Science Olympiad: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tip5gHlrUkJdoq8NgvEicGY74KFPcXMQ/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YhWb9bHcN8OgxC_9xHoMpTOfg_10d1s5/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XD2Ftz5pK6TPCCO2gpG8GlVMHnPOCn-X/view?usp=sharing Please fill out the STEM Teams Application Form at the link below by Friday, September 7th, at 11:59 pm. https://goo.gl/forms/zVX45s47vNkFkR873 Make sure you make all five different choices in the form.

Nuri Bayram
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
HS Back to School Night
CMIT Families: The high school will host its annual Back to School Night on September 13th from 6pm to 7:30pm. Please mark your calendars and come out to see what is happening this year at CMIT. Respectfully,

HS Administration
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mr. Bevard's English 10, AP Literature, and Journalism Classes
Welcome back to another academic year! I'm excited to see some familiar faces in 10th Grade English this year, as well as some new ones in AP Literature and my Journalism elective. No matter which class you're in, if you have Mr. Bevard, you should come to class on the first day with the following items ready to use: 1 2-3” binder with 5 tabs and lined paper 2 black or blue ink pens; several pencils 1 Chromebook On the first day of class, we'll cover the syllabus and course expectations, but also get started right away, so be prepared to do some refresher close readings on the day in class. Your first homework assignment will be to have your parents review your class's syllabus and have them sign off on a form acknowledging your agreement to abide by the course policies and expectations. Here's all the best for an outstanding year!

Mr. Bevard
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Ms. Coholic Science Teacher Bio and Recommended Supplies
Welcome to the new school year! I'm looking forward to establishing new relationships with new students and parents, and further enjoying 'my students' with whom I've established a happy teacher/student bond previously. You have been on my mind throughout the summer! For those who do not yet know me, I'm providing a short science teacher bio. At the end of this blurb is a recommendation list of what you need for class. I earned a B.S. degree Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh in Psychology. My senior thesis was on Abnormal Developmental Psychology. I then entered a Pre-Med program of study and sat for the MCAT. My intention was to pursue a medical degree as a psychiatrist; however, I kept putting off taking Physics for fear it would be too difficult a challenge for me while carrying a full credit load. Finally, I had to take the 'dreaded Physics' courses and (with the help of a very fine Physics teacher and later mentor) discovered I enjoyed Physics so much that I decided not to matriculate to medical school in South Carolina. I decided to finish a second B.S. Magna Cum Laude in Natural Sciences, then pursue a graduate degree with honors in Astrophysics at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. After completing graduate school, I became the Director of Administrative Operations for Tau Ceti (a NASA sub-contractor) until the shuttle accident in February 2003, which ended that contract 9 months later. I have authored Physics lab tutorials, published via grant at the University of Pittsburgh, and taught freshman undergraduate Physics and Astrophysics. My more recent college teaching took place in Quantico at the Marine Corps Base. There, I was an adjunct professor for Parkville University teaching Astrophysics to Marines coming and going from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan while trying to complete their college degrees. It was around that time (2006) that I felt I needed to teach the basics of Physics to high school students to dispel the belief that it is 'too hard' and impossible to teach or learn. I wanted to encourage high school students to consider taking Physics as a preparation for college studies as many fields require a knowledge of Physics, such as Engineering, Architecture, Medicine, and more. This year, students should come to school with the following: Chromebook (please charge the battery nightly) Notebook (some sketch-taking and written note-taking will likely take place) Pencil and Pen (dark blue or black ink please) Scientific Calculator (graphing NOT required - same one used for upper level math class is ideal if already owned) For all my classes and courses, we will be as paperless as possible, but tests and quizzes will be paper-based. When inclement weather is a factor, I may post assignments to be completed online so that important learning is not left behind the snowplows or on the ski slopes. Students will need to check to see if I have posted an assignment. Looking forward to seeing all of you soon!

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher
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Mr. Hommel Would Like to Welcome Students and Parents Back to CMIT North HS!
Greetings students and parents, I hope you had a productive and restful summer! I am extremely excited to begin the 2018-19 school year, which is my 3rd year here at CMIT. I spent the summer working on various "honey-do" projects around the house, but also reading, and spending some time in Ocean City with my wife, Nicole, and our 4-year-old daughter, Autumn. This year I will be teaching English 9 Honors, English 10 Honors, and Drama 1. I have attached both English syllabi, which include school supply lists. For Drama 1, students will need only a writing utensil and a notebook. I look forward to a very successful school year here at CMIT. Go Golden Tigers!

Mr. Hommel
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Internship Opportunity for Students in Grades 10 - 12 ; Stipend: $3,300; Deadline: Nov. 2, 2018
Welcome back, Students and Parents. I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer break! High School students who have completed at least Grade 9 are eligible to apply for the Science Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP). The SEAP internship online application can be completed now for next summer 2019. The SEAP application deadline is November 2, 2018. The stipend is $3,300 for new students for this 8 week internship. For more program details visit the website: https://seap.asee.org/program_details

Alma Smith; Biology & Forensic Science Teacher; USA STEM Expo Lead Volunteer; CMIT North High School
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PTO UPDATES
Welcome Back! Join the PTO!
The CMIT North PTO is excited to welcome everyone to the 2018-2019 school year! The Executive Board has been diligently planning over the summer and can't wait to offer new ways to support the CMIT Community of students, parents, teachers, administration and supporters. As our membership campaign begins we encourage all parents and staff members to join the PTO to support the important work that we do. The 2 step process can be found by visiting the link below. Use this direct link to join online: http://www.cmitnorthpto.org/join-online.html Thank you, CMIT North PTO Membership Committee

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