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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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11/04/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

HS BREAKING NEWS

Administrative Procedure 5116 | Grade Change Authorizations + Appeals

Student Magazine is Live!

Accelerated Learning Academy for 10th and 11th Grade Students

Order Your 2018-2019 Yearbook Today to Save!

First Dress Down Day: Friday, November 9

Foot Locker Scholarship

Business Degree Scholarships

Follow Us On Twitter!


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Two-hour Early Dismissal + Schools Closed

Parent - Teacher Conferences - November 12th


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Second Quarter Novel Study!

November 6th is Coming. Vote!


PTO UPDATES

Spirit Wear Sales Extended!


FAQs
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Administrative Procedure 5116 | Grade Change Authorizations + Appeals
Hello, CMIT Families. The first quarter has now drawn to an end, and we want to make you aware of some new administrative procedures set by the county. All grade changes must be entered by a specific date after the end of each quarter. In order for this to happen, parents and guardians or students who believe a grade was entered incorrectly must make grade appeals WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF THE RELEASE OF REPORT CARDS. Ideally, we would like to minimize the number of grade changes that must be made after the end of each quarter. To assist with this, families, please be sure you are monitoring SchoolMax and reaching out to your student's teachers as soon as possible if you have questions about the grades your student is receiving. Respectfully,

CMIT Administration
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Student Magazine is Live!
Dear Students and Families, Please take a moment to peruse our school’s first issue of Tiger News, the in-house publication from our Journalism students. The attached document is our first issue, the distribution of which has been delayed through errors entirely attributable to me. However, November’s issue is approaching finalization and should follow in next week’s newsletter. A PDF of the magazine is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1owbqVGuL241QoCsVrREyZj2ugwrMrrdj/view?usp=sharing

Mr. Bevard
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Accelerated Learning Academy for 10th and 11th Grade Students
It is a pleasure to invite applicants to participate in the Accelerated Learning Academy (ALA). Under the auspices of the W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute, the ALA will be held on the campus of Princeton University on the following weekends during the 2018-19 school year: December 7th–9th, March 1st–3rd, and April 26th–28th. Since its inception in 1988, the W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute has provided scholarship and leadership training for high-achieving youth. Applications from your high-achieving 10th and 11th graders with an interest in STEM courses are welcomed. The application and supporting materials deadline is November 9, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage students to apply as early as possible. Through rigorous preparation and nurturance, The Institute seeks to develop a cadre of brilliant young scholars with a commitment to creating a more just and humane society. Participants are expected to embrace the belief that “giving back” to help people in need is a duty. As a subsidiary of the Institute, the Accelerated Learning Academy prepares bright young minds attending secondary schools for leadership roles in three tracks: Medical Science, Biomedical Engineering & Technology, and Applied Mathematics. Led by world-class scientists from leading medical/research institutions, this academy will offer STEM enrichment workshops and seminars in each of the previously-mentioned tracks. It aims to increase the pool of high-achievers with aspirations for careers in medical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students currently enrolled in the Tenth or Eleventh grade by September 2018 are eligible to participate. During their stay in Princeton, student participants will be able to explore Princeton University. The workshops are designed to provide opportunities for participants to immerse themselves in team-oriented learning with like-minded students. After the workshops on each Saturday, a reception will be held that includes student participants, faculty and staff members as well as other scientists and professionals. The receptions will provide opportunities for students to “network” and interact with those in attendance. On Saturday evening, students will have fun-oriented activities at the Hyatt Place Princeton Hotel. On each Sunday morning, student participants will attend workshops on “new thinking.” During the last session in April 2018, they will be inducted into the ALA’s Society of New Thinking, an organization comprised of W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars with interest in original thinking and problem-solving. To submit applications and get information about requirements, cost, scholarships, curriculum, residential living, and deadlines click on the link www.duboisscholars.org. Sincerely, Sherle L Boone, Ed.D., Founder/Chief Executive Officer/President W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute at Princeton University Professor Emeritus of Psychology, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey Phone: 609-955-0666

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Order Your 2018-2019 Yearbook Today to Save!
Chesapeake Math and IT Academy High School Yearbooks are on sale in November for only $80! After November 30th, 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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First Dress Down Day: Friday, November 9
For the second quarter, we are changing the way that Dress Down Days will be earned. In order to earn your Friday Dress Down, the school needs to decrease their schoolwide tardy count from one week to the next by 10%. Last week, we had 358 tardies, so we needed to decrease our tardy count as a school to 323 or less. This week, you only had 249 tardies! That means that you met that goal and have earned a dress down day for Friday, November 9. Your next goal is 224 or less tardies schoolwide. You can do it! Sincerely, Ms. Gaudette

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Foot Locker Scholarship
As a Program Administrator for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship Program, I'm excited to share that our program awards $20,000 scholarships every year to 20 high school seniors entering their freshman year of college the following Fall. I am excited to hear how many students will be exposed to this opportunity as a result of your network! I attached an information guide that more clearly outlines the scholarship and the criteria to qualify. Also please use the following link if you are sharing this out digitally. It allows us the chance to track where applications are coming from. http://bit.ly/2M2pe1J So excited to share this opportunity! I am happy to know that students in your area will be able to potential win $20,000 for college. Our application deadline is December 14, 2018. Please let me know if I can offer any additional information. Talk soon, Daniel and Foot Locker Scholar Athletes ---- Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Team DoSomething Strategic (formerly TMI Strategy) footlocker@dosomething.org p:212.254.2390 ext. 245

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Business Degree Scholarships
My name is Donna from Discover Business. As part of our collection of business education resources, our in-house experts Prof. Dennis Masino and Jackie Giuliano, Ph.D. made a list of scholarships for business students. It provides up-to-date information on 50+ privately funded awards available to college students. It contains detailed information on the awards that are available from private sources such as foundations, corporations, and religious and civic organizations. It is our aim to help improve a student's chances of landing a scholarship by making the search process a little easier. We do not charge for this resource and no login information is required to access it: https://www.discoverbusiness.us/resources/business-degree-scholarships/ Thank you, Donna Donna Murphy Engagement Manager Digital Learning North America 1441 Greenwood Ave N. Seattle, USA

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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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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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Two-hour Early Dismissal + Schools Closed
Hello, CMIT Families: Tomorrow, Monday, November 5th, will be a two-hour early dismissal. School will close at 12:45pm, and students will need to be off the premises by 1:00pm. Please make the appropriate transportation arrangements for your student. The Two-hour Early Dismissal Schedule is below: Period 0 | 7:30 to 7:50 Student Arrival | 7:50 to 8:04 Period 1 | 8:04 to 9:00 Period 2 | 9:04 to 10:08 Period 6 | 10:12 to 11:12 Period 3 | 11:16 to 11:43 (9th Lunch) Period 4 | 11:47 to 12:14 (11th + 12th Lunch) Period 5 | 12:18 to 12:45 (10th Lunch) Also, schools will be closed Tuesday, November 6th for election day. We will resume a regular school schedule Wednesday, November 7th, which will be a B day.

CMIT Administration
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Parent - Teacher Conferences - November 12th
On Monday, November 12th, 2018, CMIT North High School will be holding their parent-teacher conferences. From 8:00 am to 12:10 pm, you will be able to schedule a 10-minute conference with each of your scholar's teachers. If you are unable to make it from 8:00 am to 12:10 pm, we will have walk-in sessions with all of our teachers from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. To Sign Up for Conferences: 1. Go to http://signup.com/go/cRmUaXq 2. Find one of your scholar's teachers and click on View. 3. Find an available time slot that works best for you and click Sign Up. You will need to create or log into your account. Please only sign up for one session per teacher per scholar. Please also make sure that you do not schedule different teachers' conferences back to back. Please give yourself some time to go from one classroom to the next. 4. Please fill in all information including your scholar's full name. 5. Go back to the group page and repeat the process for the next teacher you would like to meet with. Please be mindful that conference slots are on a first come, first serve basis. The sign up will close on Friday, November 9th at 3:00 pm. On November 12th, you will be able to get a map of where all of the teachers' classrooms are and please make sure you are on time for your conferences.

Casandra Andrew
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Second Quarter Novel Study!
Honors English 9 students just completed their comparative analysis essay on speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson, while Honors English 10 completed their analysis of speeches by President Barack Obama and Cesar Chavez. As quarter 1 comes to a close, we are preparing for our quarter 2 novel studies. Honors English 9 students will be reading "All American Boys" by Jason Reynolds. • ISBN-13: 978-1481463348 ($6.98 on Amazon, last I checked) Honors English 10 students will be reading "Enrique's Journey (The Young Adult Adaptation)" by Sonia Nazario. • ISBN-13: 978-0385743280 ($3.60 on Amazon) If students can try to secure a copy of the book by Monday, November 19th, it would be fantastic. I will have a PDF copy available of Enrique's Journey, but could not locate a PDF of All American Boys. Thank you so much!

-Mr. Hommel
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November 6th is Coming. Vote!
Greetings Parents, Students, and CMIT Community, As you know, the midterm elections are taking place on Tuesday, November 6th. This is an important chance for you to participate in our democracy and shape the course of our country. Historians suggest that this may be the most consequential midterm election in a generation - one that will dictate the course the United States will take in the coming years. Regardless of your political beliefs, it is incumbent all of us to not only model good behavior but good citizenship for our students. To that end, we encourage those of you who are able to vote to do so on or before election day. While the deadline to register to vote online or by mail has passed, you can still register in person. Just go to Maryland State Board of Elections website for more information. If you are already registered, you can search for or confirm your polling place here. Remember, early voting started October 25th and runs through November 1st at designated locations that are open from 10am to 8pm. That means you have the opportunity to vote even if you are working on November 6th. To learn more about the candidates and ballot initiatives on the ballot, we recommend you explore the non-partisan voters guide from the League of Women Voters. We know that not everyone in the CMIT community is able to vote, but there are still plenty of opportunities for everyone to participate this election. Most importantly, you can encourage and assist friends and family members who are able to vote to do so. Offer rides to people in your community who might need help getting to their polling place or offer to watch their kids. Keep in mind that Maryland state law allows for up to 2 children under the age of 18 to accompany a voter into the voting booth, and we strongly encourage parents to bring their children with them when they vote as there is no school on November 6th. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors...encourage everyone you know who can vote to do so. Post on social media. Share the resources from this letter. Shout it from the rooftops. Everyone who can vote, should vote! It makes a difference! Some of your teachers may even be offering class incentives for you to get involved. Seniors, Class of 2019...if you turn 18 on or before November 6th, then this is your first election, and you are eligible to vote. Get out there and do it! President Teddy Roosevelt said that, “the first duty of every American is that they shall work in politics,” and we agree. No matter what that looks like for you, we urge you to get and stay involved. Your votes and your actions do make all the difference. November 6th is your opportunity for your voice to be heard, so please go vote and make a difference. Best Regards,

CMIT Social Studies Department
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PTO UPDATES
Spirit Wear Sales Extended!
Please be advised that the Fancloth Fundraiser has been extended to November 15th at 10:00pm. We have heard from you and we are happy to accommodate your request!! Students, parents, and faculty are encouraged to wear CMIT Academy spirit wear clothing to after school academic and athletic events and on designated Spirit Days. The mission of CMIT Academy Spirit Wear is to support the spirit, culture, and mission of CMIT Academy. The proceeds from the Spirit Wear goes directly to CMIT North PTO, which in turn funds activities and events for the families at CMIT Academy North. Purchase anytime online at http://shop.fancloth.com/20707/422020 before Novebver 15th at 10:00pm.

Thank you, CMIT North PTO
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