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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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09/08/2018

   
 
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

High School Back to School Night


HS BREAKING NEWS

CMIT Student Receives Medal at 2018 FAI World Space Modeling Championships in Poland

HS Student Handbook

Schedule Changes End on September 14th!

Seniors: Naviance!

Tardy Consequences

Resource for Researching College Finances


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Service Hours Opportunity

College Admissions Counselor Visits

Cheer Tryouts


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Gaudette Parent Survey


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
High School Back to School Night
Welcome to the 2019 school year, Families! Please mark your calendars for the high school Back to School Night which will take place on Thursday, September 13th from 6pm to 8:10pm. Plan to arrive at 5:45pm as we are going to start at 6pm sharp! You should bring a copy of your child's schedule since you will follow your student's schedule to meet with the teachers. We look forward to seeing you there. Respectfully,

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HS BREAKING NEWS
CMIT Student Receives Medal at 2018 FAI World Space Modeling Championships in Poland
The CMIT community is very proud of Bryce for this wonderful accomplishment. Below you will find Bryce's own reflection of the event. This year, I participated in the 2018 FAI World Space Modeling Championships and it was nothing like I have ever experienced before. It had to have been one of the best ways to have my first trip outside of the United States especially because I was able to represent my country alongside people who were involved in the same fields or industries that I am interested in and hope to make a career of in the future. In my preparation for the WSMC, I learned so much more about rocketry, aerodynamics, building techniques, and painting techniques that allowed me to build models with much more performance and quality which would be needed at this competitive level. I was also able to meet many new people not just in the United States but from around the world who are all dedicated to space modeling and who were interested in the same areas that I am interested in. I can remember so many S8 Radio Controlled Rocket Glider competitors, juniors, and seniors, who were all constantly practice flying their S8 models throughout the week, from sunrise to sunset, many even after their event was concluded for the week. I also found out that no matter how many differences I had with someone, I had much more in common with them. My fellow US junior team members worked very well as a team and all of us were truly focused on winning a team medal rather than just individual medals. We worked to achieve this goal through very efficient teamwork, such as sharing materials like tape, zip ties, piston tubes, body tubes, and even launchers and gliders for the S8 event. We supported each other, shared tips and information, talked about how we each prepared for the event and what we would like to attempt to do in 2020 at the next World Space Modeling Championships. In events like the S3 Parachute Duration event, my teammate Trevor Harrison and I decided to sacrifice the return of our 2 parachute duration models to allow the recovery team to fully focus on recovering our teammate Trever Leggette’s model who was performing very well and had a good chance of moving on to the flyoff rounds. In the end, our models were retrieved as well but it was important to the team to retrieve the best performing model of the day. My learning experience also included having the opportunity to watch the senior team perform as well. After my first launch for S5 Scale Altitude Models, my rocket had a failure on launch and looked like it would never fly again. Thanks to the guidance and advice from the senior team members like Dr. Bob Kreutz and Dr. Steve Kristal, I was able to repair my rocket well before the second round of flights by rebuilding the body tube and nose cone, reattaching fins, and using improvised techniques to touch up the paint job to make it airworthy again. It was amazing at how the rebuild went so smoothly and efficiently using their guidance. I am sure my experiences with teamwork in Poland are not unique, as all the junior members had similar experiences with the comradery of the US team. What I learned about teamwork from this event is that without it, I would not have gotten as far or been as competitive as I was. This event was an extremely fun and rewarding experience. The level of the competition is amazing and has created some lifelong memories and friends for me. Through my participation, I have met lots of people from around the world who I both competed against and learned a lot about their engineering technology, countries, and their different lifestyles. It was a great experience and I highly recommend the sport to all who may have an interest in STEM and engineering. ---Bryce Stephens, 2018 US FAI Spacemodeling Team

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HS Student Handbook
Hi Families: We have had a great first week at school in spite of a few snags that can come with the start of a new school year. As of Friday, all students have access to lockers and have had an opportunity to make corrections to uniforms. We held a brief assembly on that day to review schoolwide procedures and expectations and help set students up for a successful year. We would like this to be an effort that includes our families. To that end, I am attaching our student handbook for your review. HS Student Handbook: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WtTdkcB9Q_RAulyTB0hMNUXParEra0r30hhaqKTvHAs/edit?usp=sharing Respectfully,

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Schedule Changes End on September 14th!
Students who are interested in changing one of their electives must do so by Friday, September 14th. To request an elective change, students must report to the class that they want to change in order for their attendance to be taken, request a pass to my office at the beginning of class, at which time they will meet with me to discuss if there are open seats in other electives. Students may only change their electives during the period their elective is taking place. If students have questions about this process, they are welcome to email me at the email below!

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Seniors: Naviance!
Hello Class of 2019 Seniors! Have you logged into your Naviance account recently? Please make sure that you have access because one of your grades in College Summit will be getting your Naviance account set up by September 21st! "Set up" means linking your Naviance and CommonApp accounts, adding your colleges to your account, and adding your Recommendation Requests. Remember, you should not send a teacher a recommendation request on Naviance until AFTER they have agreed to write your letter via an in-person conversation. If you have any questions about setting up your Naviance account, please reach out to the Peer Leader in your College Summit class! If you don't have your login information, please email me (Ms. Gaudette)!

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Tardy Consequences
Starting the week of September 10th, students' tardies will be tracked and those who have three or more tardies in a week will begin receiving consequences. Students who have 3 tardies in a week will receive the following consequences: 1st week of chronic tardiness: two lunch detentions to be served in the following week 2nd week of chronic tardiness: two additional lunch detentions to be served in the following week 3rd week of chronic tardiness: one after-school detention to be served in the following week 4th week of chronic tardiness: one after-school detention to be served in the following week 5th week (and all further weeks): one day of in-school suspension We will also be setting a school wide goal so that starting in October, students will have the opportunity to have a weekly dress-down day if as a school, they are getting to class on time (in the proper uniform as well!). This school-wide goal will be announced in late September so that students know what they are shooting to beat. Students, make sure to be encouraging your friends to get to class on time and in their proper uniform! Looking forward to those dress down days you may earn!

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Resource for Researching College Finances
Licensing data from Peterson’s, LendEDU has released their third annual Student Debt by School by State Report for 2018. In terms of average student debt figures, this recently released data is the most up-to-date and reflects the college Class of 2017. Check it out here: https://lendedu.com/blog/average-student-loan-debt-statistics This report includes the average student debt figure at nearly every college and university within the state of Maryland and 1,080 schools throughout the country. Also included are various ranked tables, including the overall average student debt figure for each state, two tables featuring the 250 schools with the highest and lowest figures, and four tables featuring the 200 private and public schools with the highest and lowest figures. To find figures within Maryland specifically, simply click on that state on the interactive map and a drop-down table with all colleges in that state will appear below the map. I wanted to send this over because I thought it could be an incredibly useful resource for our students. Using this report, they will be able to see which colleges and universities come with the biggest student debt burdens to help them decide which colleges may make the most sense for them financially.

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Service Hours Opportunity
Fall 2018 Mount Rainier Clean Sweep Litter Pick-up Date: Saturday, September 29 Time: 9 a.m. to noon Place: 1 Municipal Place, Mount Rainier, MD 20712 (City Hall) Details: We will be providing maps to walk Mount Rainer collecting recyclables and other litter. Gloves and trash bags will be provided, as will a limited number of trash pickers. You must wear closed toed shoes and other proper attire. Refreshments will also be provided to volunteers. RSVP: mtrainiergreenteam@gmail.com

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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College Admissions Counselor Visits
The following colleges will have admissions representatives coming to CMIT to present to 11th and 12th grade students during 4th period lunch(11:45-12:30pm). All 11th and 12th grade students are welcome to attend and simply have to come to my office for a pass on the week of the visit. There will be reminders in the Morning announcements, but only students with a pass will be permitted to attend. For schools that are doing on-site admissions, that will take place after the presentation for Seniors Only. September 18 - Hampton (On-Site Admissions) September 20 - Johns Hopkins September 26 - George Washington University September 26 - UMD Eastern Shore (On-Site Admissions) October 9 - Stevenson University October 11 - University of Maryland, College Park October 16 - George Mason University October 17 - Bowie State University (On-Site Admissions) October 23 - Morgan State University (On-Site Admissions) October 24 - Towson University October 31 - UMBC November 7 - York College of Pennsylvanie November 8 - Marymount (On-Site Admissions) For ITEC students who have class during these times, you are welcome to drop off the required materials (which will be sent out in an email in advance of the visits) for On-Site Admissions and I am happy to pass them on to the Admissions Counselors for consideration so that you don't miss out! Sincerely, Ms. Gaudette

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Cheer Tryouts
It's that time of year again, when we want to see you show up and show out!!!! Cheer Tryouts will begin this week and all are invited. Come prepared to work hard! Tryouts will be Monday through Wednesday (September 10 - September 12), in the gym from 3 pm to 5:30 pm. You must attend all three days....NO EXCEPTIONS. Hair must be pulled back, wear a white top and black bottoms. Up to date physicals are mandatory. If you have any questions, reach out to Coach Bond! See you there!!!!!!

Coach Bond
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Gaudette Parent Survey
Hello, On Thursday, I sent out an email to parents who have not yet completed my School Counselor Parent Survey for the 2018-19 School Year. I realized after sending it that the survey had accidentally been closed, but it is open again! If you can go to that email and click the link, it will take you to a short survey that will aide me in planning my services and programs for this year. Thank you! Sincerely, Ms. Gaudette

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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