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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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10/20/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

HS BREAKING NEWS

CMIT Athletics CultureFEST Fundraising Booths

Request For Excused Absence Application

10th Grade Leadership Seminar - Apply Now!

NSBE-FIRE STEM Activities

Prince George's County Attendance Handbook

Excused Absence Notification

Order Your 2018-2019 Yearbook Today to Save!

Dress Down NOT Earned

FARM Applications

Follow Us On Twitter!

Important Uniform Policy Update


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Spirit Week!

2018 Homecoming Dance

MySchoolBucks - Athletic Department Donation Link!!!

Athletic Events This Week

2018 CultureFEST UPDATE


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dual Enrollment Applications


PTO UPDATES

CMIT North PTO Executive Board Meeting

Attention 12th Grade Parents


FAQs
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HS BREAKING NEWS
CMIT Athletics CultureFEST Fundraising Booths
Dear CMIT Parents, We are having a multicultural fest, as we do every school year and are asking for your help. The cultural fest is a student event where they get to show insights on their culture. While the audience is going around witnessing these different cultures of students, it would be nice to have something to eat and drink. We as an athletic department are asking if you could kindly donate snacks and drinks for this event. Also, if you have a specific culture, you may bring in a home-cooked dish to share in the event. This will help us raise money within the sports department. If you are interested in supporting all athletes in this event, please click the link below and fill out which school you will be supporting and what you would like to donate. Thank You!! https://goo.gl/forms/tti7vjWky2fpJCRx1 https://www.clfadvancedstudies.org/culturefest Donation items drop off locations until Friday, Nov 02, 2018 CMIT Middle Schooll Front Office - Attn: Coach Abdi CMIT High School Front Office- Attn: Mr. Cihan

HS Athletic Department
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Request For Excused Absence Application
Dear Parents, Please use the application below and attach supporting documents to request an excused absence for those reasons not listed in the State of Maryland Law of absences. Forward all completed applications to Ms. Curry in the front office or to mcurry@cmitacademy.org for Principal approval. Best, Front Office

Regards, Ms. Curry
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10th Grade Leadership Seminar - Apply Now!
Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar What is HOBY? • 4 DAYS of fun, interactive leadership training, meeting state leadership, and making new friends • Experience life on a UNIVERSITY CAMPUS and living in dorms • Learn about yourself and how you can be an IMPACTFUL YOUTH LEADER • DISCOVER how personal, group, and societal leadership lead to SOCIAL CHANGE • Return from the seminar with SKILLS and INSPIRATION to lead change • State leadership seminars are for high school SOPHOMORES ONLY so don’t miss out! When and where is HOBY Maryland? • HOBY Maryland takes place on Memorial Day weekend with ambassador (you!) arrival on the afternoon of May 23rd and closing ceremonies ending on the afternoon of May 26th • HOBY Maryland is hosted by Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland – students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the seminar What does HOBY Maryland cost? • The registration fee for TWO selected 10th grade ambassadors will be sponsored by the CMIT Student Government Association, so it will be free! • Registration fees cover: lodging, all meals, educational training materials, and more! Description of the Application Process • Application materials will be reviewed by a panel of CMIT staff members and top candidates will be selected to move to an interview with a panel of CMIT stakeholders and HOBY Alumni. • Following interviews, two HOBY ambassadors will be selected and paid for by the CMIT Student Government Association. • All other applicants, even if not selected, will be able to attend a HOBY seminar in a local state. In previous years, our students have attended seminars in DC, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. These students must pay a fee of $395. Spots at the various seminars will be on a first come first serve basis. More information about this process to come after our Maryland ambassadors are selected. • *Students MUST submit complete application materials on time to be part of this secondary process. Does HOBY do other programs besides the local state leadership seminar? • YES! • World Leadership Congress (WLC): HOBY’s annual international youth leadership event, the World Leadership Congress, is a program that brings together student from the U.S. and abroad. This group of over 400 high school students and international students from all corners of the globe convene for a week-long, life-changing, educational and leadership skills building program. Current fees are listed on the HOBY website (www.hoby.org). For alumni of the state leadership seminar only. • Community Leadership Workshop (CLeW): This program is HOBY introductory one-day leadership program for high school freshmen. A typical CLeW is six to ten hours long with 50-100 freshmen participants. There are no fees associated with attending CLeW. This program is for high school freshmen only – if you are interested in earning service hours for helping to plan and volunteer for this program for CMIT, please reach out to Ms. Gaudette. Learn more by visiting HOBY.org and talking to Ms. Gaudette, an alumna and 10-year volunteer with HOBY or one of the CMIT HOBY Alumni! CMIT HOBY Alumni: Malcolm Jones, Brian Ndofor, Jeffrey Greer, Robert Allsbrooks, Dmitri Finch, DG Emmanuel, Cindy Fuentes, Taylor Baucum, Chase Washington, Mekeih Nelson, Oge Odidika, Phillip Nissen, Damon Edwards II

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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NSBE-FIRE STEM Activities
NSBE FIRE has been meeting every Saturday to engage students in STEM Activities. In the mornings from 10-11, we have been doing a Principles of Engineering Workshop to teach students concepts they will need in future STEM fields. In the first two weeks we focused on electricity and batteries. This past week we worked with bridges and securing structures in place. We also have multiple teams that practice every we for specific competitions. These teams include: Try-Math-A-Lon, Ten80, VEX, and TARC. The Try-Math-A-Lon team focused on reviewing questions from the PSAT taken the week before and preparing for the Regionals Competition in November. Ten80 was testing some of their cars to see how well they could control them going through cones. Some of the other Ten80 team members split up into 2 groups. One group worked with the 3D printer that VEX and Ten80 plan on using this season, and the other helping CMIT put together their MakerSpace. The VEX team did research on the new competition and helped out with the MakerSpace and 3D printer. On October 3rd, we had 5 students attend the event at the National Air and Space Museum. The students were sponsored by the Maryland Spaces Business Round table, and were able to see the presentations prepared for the professionals. This was a wonderful experience for all that attended. Robert Allsbrooks

Admin
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Prince George's County Attendance Handbook
Please, forward all high school notifications regarding student attendance to Ms. Curry at mcurry@cmitacademy.org

What Are Considered Lawful Absences/Tardies for the State of Maryland?

A. Death in the immediate family. Immediate family means a parent or guardian, brother, sister, grandparent, or anyone who has lived regularly in the household of the student.
B. Illness of the student. The principal shall require a physician’s certificate from the parent or guardian of a student reported continuously absent for illness.
C. Court Summons.
D. Hazardous weather conditions. Hazardous weather conditions shall be interpreted to mean weather conditions that would endanger the health or safety of the student when in transit to and from school.
E. Work approved or sponsored by the school, the local school system, or the State Department of Education, accepted by the local superintendent of schools or the school principal, or their designees as reason for excusing the
students.
F. Observance of a religious holiday.
G. State emergency.
H. Suspension.
I. Lack of authorized transportation(does not include Charter Schools). This shall not include students denied authorized transportation for disciplinary reasons.
J. Other emergency or set of circumstances which, in the judgment of the superintendent or designee, constitutes a good and sufficient cause for absence from school.

Lawful or legitimate absences require a written explanation from the parent, guardian, or custodian of the student and should be submitted to the designated school authority upon return to school. This written note should
include the date of the absence as well as the reason.

What Are Considered Unlawful Absences/Tardies for the State of Maryland?

Unlawful absence or truancy is defined as the act of a student being absent from school for a day or any portion of a day or from an individual class or portion of a class for any reason other than those defined as a lawful absence from school.

Regards,
Mercedes Curry
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Excused Absence Notification
Hello CMIT Families, Students will be allotted 2 days - the day they return from an absence and the day after - to submit a note in order for the absence to be excused. Please, forward all high school notifications regarding student attendance to Ms. Curry at mcurry@cmitacademy.org

Regards,
CMIT Administration
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Order Your 2018-2019 Yearbook Today to Save!
Chesapeake Math and IT Academy High School Yearbooks are on sale in October for only $75! After October 31st, the price will increase by $5 each month until the ordering deadline on January 31st. Please make sure to enter in your child’s full name as well as their grade level when ordering to make it easier to distribute once the book has arrived. Order Online at: https://tinyurl.com/cmithsyearbook18 Yearbook ID Code: 12278719 If you missed out on one of the past two years' book, take advantage of this special offer: 2016-17 Yearbook $5* 2017-18 Yearbook $50* *This price is valid if you purchase the 2018-19 yearbook. If the 2018-19 yearbook is not purchased, the price becomes $10 (2017) and $70 (2018). Available while supplies last.

Mrs. Jessica Cunning - - Yearbook Sponsor
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Dress Down NOT Earned
Unfortunately, rather than getting closer to the schoolwide goal (125 or less tardies in a week), the student body is getting further away. We had over 300 tardies this past week. Tardies in the first few weeks of school were only around 150-170 each week, so we know that the 125 is attainable. Students just have to do the work to get to their classes on time rather than socializing in the hallways before and between class. I'm hoping that we start moving towards the schoolwide goal soon so the school can earn their dress down days!

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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FARM Applications
CMIT Families: The due date to reapply for free/reduced lunches before October 15th. If you did not reapply, you are being charged full price and are responsible for any balances on your account. (Breakfast is $1.50 and lunch is $3.00.) Please visit MySchoolBucks to check the current funds on your student's account and update funds regularly to make sure your student can eat lunch without complication. Thank you.

Ms. Turner, Cafeteria Manager
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Follow Us On Twitter!
Are you looking for real-time information about what's going on at CMIT? If so, follow us on Twitter (@CMITAcademy). Look for us! We'll be there.

Tammy Colandrea | Assistant Principal & ITEC Liaison
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Important Uniform Policy Update
Hello, CMIT Families! We have made some changes to our uniform policy. First, we have clarified our policy around accessories to address headbands. Language previously read that sweatbands are not permitted. An adjustment has been made to specify that this includes headbands as well. Second, previously students who have uniform violations that cannot be corrected have been sent to the intervention room to complete their assignments for the day. In an effort to keep students in class as much as possible, students with these violations now will be provided a large shirt with the CMIT logo and core values to wear over their clothing so that they can be returned to class. Please see this link to the Student Handbook which details the uniform policy as well as a number of other pertinent policies and procedures: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WtTdkcB9Q_RAulyTB0hMNUXParEra0r30hhaqKTvHAs/edit?usp=sharing Respectfully,

CMIT HS Administration
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Spirit Week!
Get ready to show your school spirit from Monday October 22 - Friday October 26! Students may not come out of uniform if they are not participating in the day's theme. Out of uniform guidelines still apply.

Dorian Lee (dlee@cmitacademy.org)
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2018 Homecoming Dance
CMIT'S Homecoming Dance is scheduled for Saturday October 27, 2018 from 7pm - 10pm. Tickets will be available starting October 9th during all lunch shifts. They will also be available on my school bucks. No refunds will be offered and tickets will not be sold at the door. Please contact Ms. Lee if there are any questions regarding the dance!

Dorian Lee SGA Coordinator dlee@cmitacademy.org
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MySchoolBucks - Athletic Department Donation Link!!!
Dear CMIT Families, Throughout the years we have worked together to provide a fun and safe learning environment for students. We couldn’t have done it without all your thoughtful donations. The athletic department now is asking for your gracious donations for our new addition to the CMIT family - the Tiger's Corner. We recently added this school store for after school purposes like late night games or after school clubs. Please go to the link listed below and donate. Any amount is acceptable, but not all donations have to be monetary. All donations will go to MS & HS sports teams' new uniforms, various types of equipment, transportation, and new budgets for the athletic department. Thank you for your participation. CMIT Academy Athletics Donations www.myschoolbucks.com

HS Athletic Department
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Athletic Events This Week
SOCCER | Girls and Boys Varsity Game (Seniors Game) Date: Monday, October 22, 2018 Boys Start Time: 3:00 pm Girls Start Time: 4:45 pm Home vs. Potomac HS SOCCER | Girls Varsity Game Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Girls Start Time: 3:00 pm Home vs. Frederick Douglass High

HS Athletic Department
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2018 CultureFEST UPDATE
Be it student/staff talent show & live performances, helping to decorate/setup, do please encourage others to be involved in any way they wish. Know that we are happy to reserve space for any of our PTO groups or student/parent led clubs/activities that showcase our community's STEAM culture! This is for all our schools & the families served to socialize without any competition component. We hope this fosters comradery among sister school students as much as the parent groups we rely on, too. Here's our newest update on Twitter (yesterday): ChesapeakeLighthouse‏ @CLF_CLF Oct 15 FALL DECORATIONS NEEDED PLEASE! Drop off to: Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (c/o CLF PR 6151 Chevy Chase Dr. Laurel, MD 20707) CLF is seeking decorations to help convert our STEAM campus into the FALL THEME decor needed for our (6) schoolwide upcoming CutlureFEST! ChesapeakeLighthouse‏ @CLF_CLF Oct 15 #SchoolOfRock CLF CultureFEST is pleased to host the School of Rock House Band, including LIVE PERFORMANCES & also rocking tunes for us throughout the day will be General Manager & our VIP Guest DJ, SOR's very own, Cody Carr!!!! ChesapeakeLighthouse‏ @CLF_CLF Oct 15 What's better than one #TheGameTruck? Two of course! HDTVs & TWO long couches to beckon you and your friends to come relax & start gaming. With 85+ age-appropriate video game titles; Certified GameCoaches, Latest Consoles incl.: XBox One, PlayStation 4, Wii-U, and Nintendo Switch The following local businesses, vendors, PTO/SGAs, entertainers & artisans will also join us at CultureFEST! CLF Student Performances Comfort Systems USA Maryland Department of Transportation Performances by Dance and Body Works Face Painting by Fairy Jennabelle Henna Tattoos by Handan Sultan Artist and Craftsman Specialty Art Supplies Kamora’s Spectacular Slimes The African Memory Game Arts and Crafts Jewelry from Paparazzi Accessories Illustration and comics workshops hosted by Art Way Alliance The Powder Mill Bath and Body Co. soaps and care products Comics and pop culture memorabilia from Third Eye Comics Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwiches served by CSP MS Student Council Waffle Station by CSP PTSO Chili & Brat Bar by CMIT- ES PTO Getting involved at CultureFEST is EASY! All you need to do is fill out the CultureFEST Registration form to share your talents with the community. https://goo.gl/forms/tti7vjWky2fpJCRx1 Volunteering is another fun way to create a philanthropic culture! Complete the Volunteer Registration form to help build your CultureFEST! https://goo.gl/forms/BLPTbCVtQ6KA4gk42 TEACHERS-PARENTS-STUDENTS & all that make our culture #STEAMazing: you're invited! We so greatly appreciate all our students & parent leaders & community supporters. We hope as many of our students and families from Chesapeake Science Point and all five Chesapeake Math & IT Academies come out to your annual CultureFEST on Saturday, Nov. 3rd to enjoy the day, no matter how you wish to be a part of this growing STEAMazing culture! However we can support your groups needs to be successful, please let us know. Cihan Bicer Mark Sutherland Dennis Johnson For more info visit https://www.clfadvancedstudies.org/culturefest

CultureFEST Team
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dual Enrollment Applications
On Tuesday, October 16th, I sent emails to students to notify them of their Dual Enrollment Eligibility Status. Students should have received one of the following emails: 1) Eligible for PGCC and Bowie State 2) Eligible for Bowie State Only 3) Ineligible (With a Reason Why) If your student is interested in Dual Enrollment, please encourage them to read the entirety of that email. More information about the application process will be sent to all eligible 11th and 12th grade students in November. 10th Grade students who have at least a 2.5 GPA will be able to take the Accuplacer in February 2019. Based on their scores, they will be notified of their eligibility for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 courses with the application process taking place in April 2019. Don't worry, if you're in 10th grade, you haven't missed anything! If you have any questions, please contact me at the Email Address Below!

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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PTO UPDATES
CMIT North PTO Executive Board Meeting
Please join us for our next PTO Meeting. This is an Executive Board Meeting but all are encouraged to attend. Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 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 International Dial-in Numbers: https://www.freeconferencecall.com/wall/cmitnorthpto#international 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 2019 (Graduation Packages) - Classof2019@cmitnorthpto.org

Thank you,
CMIT North PTO
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Attention 12th Grade Parents
Senior Student Parents, For those students that have selected a Tiger Payment Plan, your first payment is due Friday, October 26, 2019. If payment is not received a $10 late charge will be added to your invoice. If you have not received an invoice please email classof2019@cmitnorthpto.org. NOTICE: Twelve 12th Grade Students have not made their graduation packages selections. These selections are overdue, and it is critical that selections are made, even if you plan to select the free Basic Package. The free Basic Package can only be honored if an online selection is made.

Thank you, CMIT North PTO
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