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01/20/2019

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Black History Month Essay and Poster Contest

CompTIA A+ Computer Technician Certification Training - Interest Survey

Announcement - CLF Invites Parent Members to Serve on Its CLF Board of Directors

Deadline Approaching | Charter Schools Lottery 2019


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

TRAC Bridge Builder Invitational Coming SOON!


HS BREAKING NEWS

School's Out | January 21, 2019

Breakfast with School Administration

CMIT Chess Club Update

Pivot Points - Winter

MPSSAA News and Notes

Order Your 2018-2019 Yearbook Today to Save!

Scheduling Polices for 2019-2020 School Year


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Athletic Events


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Black History Month Essay and Poster Contest
STUDENT SUBMISSION DEADLINE is JANUARY 25, 2019! Submit POSTERS and HARD COPY of ESSAYS to: Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation c/o CLF PR Office 6151 Chevy Chase Dr. Laurel, MD 20707 Polished student essay files can be emailed to CLFPR@CLFMD.org We encourage all students K-12 to work with their TEACHERS, especially polishing drafts with your English teachers, asking History questions, Artistic insight, and all STEM departments to develop the most polished essays and/or posters celebrating this "student's choice" theme for Black History Month! Please complete entry by close of Business Day on January 25th! Files can be sent to CLFPR@CLFMD.ORG. FINALISTS and WINNERS....TBA. ALL CLF K-12 STUDENTS that submit by the deadline are eligible for competition, including prizes, and finalists and their parents will be invited to BHM Month Award Reception scheduled in FEB 2019.

CLF Community Partnerships
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CompTIA A+ Computer Technician Certification Training - Interest Survey
Hello CMIT Community, Together, with Capitol Technology University, we are hoping to start a new computer certification program for students, parents and CMIT staff members. It is called CompTIA A+ certification. Again, this will not only be for students but also for parents and CMIT staff. The classes will take place at CMIT on Saturdays. This survey will help us to reach out to interested parents, students, and staff. You may see the details of the program below. Capitol Technology University’s eight-day CompTIA A+ training is an in-depth course that provides a student with the basic and necessary software and hardware skills to be a successful computer technician. The eight sessions (6 hours per session) will be offered on Saturdays over a period of eight weeks during Spring 2019. In addition, students who complete the course will gain 3 credit hours that can be counted toward their study at Capitol Technology University. This course prepares students for the CompTIA A+ technician certification, which is a key consideration for employers trying to hire the best technicians available. Course Benefits: (1) The course will count for 3 credits for students who attend Capitol Technology University for their undergraduate studies (2) Students can work for technician wage rate rather than minimum wage when they complete this class and obtain the CompTIA A+ technician certification (3) The course and associated certification may help students in securing admission at their target university (4) According to "2016 IT Skills & Salary Report by Global Knowledge (Base: 14,000+ IT Professionals), the average salary for CompTIA A+ certified professionals is: $72,546 CMIT rate is $1200 per student. This price includes a 40% discount off the original price of $2000 per person. Competitors in Maryland charge $2,800 per person for a 5-day CompTIA A+ training. *The $1200 price does not include textbook and certification exam fees. Please complete the interest survey below. https://goo.gl/forms/7YSJnNEyJFGqdEt42

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Announcement - CLF Invites Parent Members to Serve on Its CLF Board of Directors
The CLF Board will appoint two parent members from Prince George’s County to its Board of Directors. Interested parent candidates wishing to join are required to submit their resume along with a cover letter of intent to the board of directors by January 31. Cover letter items should include various ways the parent candidate believes they will best represent CLF’s public charter schools by contributing to the CLF board. Potential candidates are also asked to indicate how many children they have attending CMIT schools and how many years they have been involved with CMIT schools in their cover letter. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: awilson@clfmd.org with the subject line: “CLF Board Parent Candidate.” Board Executive committee will review resume submissions and select five candidates prior to the board meeting. The board will vote to elect two out of these five parent candidates recommended by the executive committee at the January 21, 2016 CLF Board Meeting. The parent board members selected will then serve a one-year term and parent board members may serve for three consecutive terms if re-appointed by a majority board vote at the end of each annual term. Thank you, Yilmaz Ak, M.Ed. Chief Academic Officer Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation 6151 Chevy Chase Dr. Laurel, MD 20707 Tel.: (301)776-2300

Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation
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Deadline Approaching | Charter Schools Lottery 2019
Please share with family and friends: The deadline to submit a Prince Georges County Public Charter School Lottery application for next school year is fast approaching. If you wish to apply to Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Public Charter Schools (Grades K-12) for the 2019-2020 school year, your applications must be submitted on-line by January 25, 2019. To be eligible to apply, you must be a resident of Prince Georges County and your child must have a valid PGCPS student ID number. If your child is currently enrolled in CMIT Academy PCS, you do not need to submit a new application, unless you wish to apply to a different location. However, if you are applying for a sibling of a currently enrolled student, you must submit an application on line for the sibling. For more information on the PGCPS Lottery application process, and to submit your application, please visit http://lottery.pgcps.org. Thank you in advance. Mrs. Bond Registrar 14800 Sweitzer Lane Laurel, MD 20707 p: 240-767-4080 f: 301-560-3461 e: secretary@cmitacademy.org w: www.cmitacademy.org

CMIT Secretary
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
TRAC Bridge Builder Invitational Coming SOON!
SAVE THE DATE Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Dennis Johnson
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HS BREAKING NEWS
School's Out | January 21, 2019
Schools are closed tomorrow, January 21, 2019, in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will see you all on January 22nd.

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Breakfast with School Administration
Hello Parents and CMIT Community Partners, We would like to invite our parents and community partners to talk about current school programs, upcoming events, share information about curriculum, school activities, and future plans. This will also be a great opportunity for parents to share their ideas, comments, and suggestions about school activities and programs. We highly appreciate parental feedback and input about our school. Breakfasts are scheduled between 8 am - 9 am for all sessions listed in the sign-up form below. https://goo.gl/forms/70Hg8c06nh3YXm5q2

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CMIT Chess Club Update
In December, three students: Matthew Godshall (11th grade), Philip Nissen (11th grade), and Alexander Akinmutimi (6th grade) participated in the National K-12 Grade Championship tournament in Orlando, Florida. It was a tough competition and our scholars fought well. As a team they were 12 out of 15. If you see them, please congratulate them!

Trina Brown Chess Club Coordinator
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Pivot Points - Winter
Here is the Winter 2019 edition of Pivot Points which is an educational publication Pivot Sports Medicine puts together for our athletes, parents, coaches, and community each quarter.

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MPSSAA News and Notes
SCOUT is published by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association for the staff and fans of Maryland high school athletics. Please see the attached January edition of SCOUT for this school year. This will also be available on their website at https://www.mpssaa.org/information-center/general-resources/scout/.
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Order Your 2018-2019 Yearbook Today to Save!
Chesapeake Math and IT Academy High School Yearbooks are on sale in January for only $90! After January 31st, the price will increase to $100 and sales will be limited. The attached image is what the cover of the yearbook will look like this year. 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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Scheduling Polices for 2019-2020 School Year
Scheduling Polices for 2019-2020 School Year January 2019 – Course Criteria Distribution In January 2019, critieria for honors, AP, and other upper-level courses (i.e. Physics) will be sent out to students and families. Note: that document is attached to this announcement. February 2019 – AP Applications In February 2019, AP Applications will be released to students and families for all available AP Courses for the 2019-2020 school year. Please note: any course that does not receive enough applications may not run in the upcoming school year. Students may be required to attend AP Information Sessions for some of the AP courses. This will be indicated on the applications for those courses. AP Applications will be due by February 22nd to School Counselor. Early March 2019 – Course Placements by Teachers / Elective Preference Sheets In early March, teachers will make recommendations online for Core Subjects (Math, English, Social Studies, Science, Language) for their students. These will be sent directly to the School Counselor and Master Scheduler. Course Preference and Sign Off Sheets will be emailed home on March 1st to all students and families. Students will have until March 7th to review the Elective Preference Sheets with their families and complete them. On one side, students will rank all potential electives for the 2019-2020 school year. Note: not all electives will be offered – it depends entirely on student preferences, teacher preferences, and scheduling availability. Students interested in taking AP courses or other upper-level courses (i.e. Physics, Art 2) will be required to have those courses signed off on their forms. Students who do not submit this form by March 7th will be pulled from class on Friday, March 8th to complete this form without parental input. This will also prevent them from gaining any signatures for upper-level courses, so they will forfeit that opportunity. Mid March 2019 – Course Level Change Requests In mid-March 2019, your student’s counselor will email out course placements so that families are aware whether or not their students were placed in Honors, AP, and other upper-level courses. At that time, families will be able to request meetings to dispute placements (i.e. if a student was NOT accepted for Honors/AP and the family believes they should). That meeting will take place with the parent, student, counselor, teacher, and administrator present. Only changes decided upon at these meetings will be accepted. Changes will not be accepted via requests made by email or phone. April 2019 – Scheduling by School Counselors When your student’s counselor gets the go-ahead from our Administration Team, they will begin making student schedules based on the placements in March. This will include core subjects and electives. Schedules are made as follows: students are first placed in their core subjects. Electives are then added into empty periods for students: 12th grade students are placed first, then 11th, then 10th, then incoming 9th. May/June 2019 – Schedule Distribution Student schedules will be completed between May and June 2019 and as each grade level is completed, schedules will be made available to students and their families. No course change requests will be made at this time. July 2019 – Abbreviated Schedule Applications Juniors who are taking Fall Dual Enrollment courses may drop up to two credits from their CMIT schedule. All Seniors will be permitted to drop down to a four-credit schedule regardless of their out-of-school commitments. This four-credit schedule will include a math course, an English course, College Summit, and one additional electives. Some students have additional graduation requirement courses they need to complete, so their schedules will include those as well. Students are only permitted to drop elective courses. Students may not drop College Summit or any required courses from their schedule. Applications for abbreviated schedules will be sent out via email in the summer time. Questions about abbreviated schedules may be directed to your student’s School Counselor. Fall 2019 (First Two Weeks of School) – Elective Change Requests Students will have the first two weeks of school to request elective changes. Students are required to come to their school counselor during the course they wish to drop. Only electives are able to be changed through this process. Changes are made on a first come, first serve basis during the period of the class a student is changing. Changes are also dependent on open seats in other courses. Students who wish to switch a core course will need a parent to request an administrative meeting with the administrator that oversees the department the student/family is requesting a change in. Changes of this kind are made on a case by case basis. Special Notes: Dual Enrollment Integration in Schedules Dual Enrollment course applications for Summer and Fall courses occur in April. Since CMIT operates on an A-Day/B-Day schedule, students are not permitted to take Dual Enrollment courses during the school day. Students who register for day-time Dual Enrollment courses will have to drop those courses if and when their CMIT schedules do not accommodate a Dual Enrollment course. Questions? Please contact Ms. Gaudette via email if you have any questions!

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Athletic Events
This Week's Schedule TUE JANUARY 22ND 2019 6:30 PM BASKETBALL: BOYS VARSITY GAME Vs. Tall Oaks Vocational High School @ Bowie Annex Campus (Formerly - Belair MS) WED JANUARY 23RD 2019 5:00 PM BASKETBALL: BOYS JUNIOR VARSITY GAME Vs. College Park Academy @ Ritchie Coliseum (UMD) 6:30 PM BASKETBALL: GIRLS VARSITY GAME Vs. College Park Academy @ Ritchie Coliseum (UMD Campus) 8:00 PM BASKETBALL: BOYS VARSITY GAME Vs. College Park Academy @ Ritchie Coliseum (UMD Campus) SAT JANUARY 26TH 2019 10:00 AM CHEERLEADING: PG COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL CHEER COMPETITION @ Wise High School

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