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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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09/07/2019

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Principal's Message


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

PSAT Practice for Juniors on Saturdays

Back to School Night

CULTUREFEST is Back - Save the Date 11.02.19!

Countdown to 2nd Annual STEM Information + Recruitment Event


HS BREAKING NEWS

9th Grade Expectations


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome Back from Ms. Coholic!

English Department


PTO UPDATES

Message from the PTO


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Principal's Message
Dear CMIT Parents, Guardians, and Students, It is the first Saturday, right after our first week! I’m at school observing wonderful students and teachers continuing learning and extracurricular activities! It was great to see our future engineers working with the organization, National Society of Black Engineers. Our 11th graders were also busy with SAT preparation. I’m truly proud of my team who creates a great environment and opportunities for our students, even during weekends! It is the true spirit of CMIT North High School! During the first few weeks of school, our staff took time explicitly teaching rules and expectations for classrooms, as well as other locations throughout the school. It is evident that it assisted in increasing the ready-to-learn environment at school. I would like to say thank you to my students and my student leaders. It was amazing to see everyone working as a team to improve school practices, and exchanging ideas to reach our goals. Dear parents/guardians, please ensure you will provide updated contact information. We are working on updating the SchoolMax database that will help us reach all of our families with the necessary information. Thanks to all CMIT parents who were able to attend the 9th Grade Back to School night event on Thursday, September 5, 2019. It was a great success! I heard many wonderful comments and suggestions from our families, that I shared with my team members. Please remember you are always welcome to visit me or email me to share your concerns, suggestions, or ideas. We will work together to make our school the best high school in the state of Maryland!

Gonul Ozturk, M.Ed Principal
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
PSAT Practice for Juniors on Saturdays
Incoming 11th grade students are invited to participate in a PSAT Prep Course to prepare them for their coming PSAT test on October 16, 2019. This course is free of charge, and all interested 11th graders are welcome to join. The PSAT Prep Course is intended to be offered on Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:50pm. The course began on September 7th and will end on October 12th.  Students will receive direct instruction in the topics defined per PSAT curriculum and solve as many questions as possible under the supervision of their teachers. During the last day of the course, students will take a full-length PSAT practice test which will give them an idea about their predicted scores. Official PSAT Date: October 16, 2019 PSAT Practice Dates: September 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, October 5th and 12th (Full Length Practice Test Day) Schedule: 08:50 to 09:00 Students arrive (Cafeteria) 09:00 to 09:50 Math session 09:50 to 10:00 Break 10:00 to 10:50 Math session 10:50 to 11:00 Break + Snacks 11:00 to 11:50 Reading session 11:50 to 12:00 Break 12:00 to 12:50 Reading session   Please arrive promptly for drop-off and pick-up of your student. Register: https://forms.gle/KhvZ7pd421wVcC2w7 Please contact Omer Toksoz at otoksoz@cmitacademy.org with any questions.

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Back to School Night
CMIT Families: The high school will host its annual Back to School Night for grade 10th through 12th grade on Thursday, September 12th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Please mark your calendars and come out to meet with your child's teachers for this year. Note: Parents need to bring a copy of their child's schedule to meet with the teachers during the night. Respectfully,

HS Administration
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CULTUREFEST is Back - Save the Date 11.02.19!
Dear CLF Schools’ Communities of Volunteers, Philanthropists, Innovators, and Stakeholders! Every year, during the first weekend of November, our CLF community gathers to celebrate our collective culture. For 2019, Saturday, November 2nd, marks the official event date for our 7th Annual CLF CultureFest 2019! The location for this year’s CutureFest is our CMIT North High School: 14800 Switzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707! The event will kick off at NOON and closing ceremony will be held at 5:00 PM. Performers, vendors, volunteers, and CultureFEST fanatics can plan to come early to help set up. Join your CLF community for a fun-filled, STEMazing way to celebrate cultural diversity with: music, games, heritage-based foods, local MD vendors, live stage performances, and so much more! This event grows each year and is an extraordinary way for our CLF Community to NETWORK and FUNDRAISE, together. (think out of the box…there is no box…there is no box to think about; skies are our collective limit). "Let’s keep the momentum going for our non-profit schools, PTOs, SGAs, PACs, Foundation and community for generations to come! After all…When it comes to CultureFEST ideas, our CLF motto is:" "YES AND!" #CLFCultureFest All About CULTUREFEST: CultureFEST is a family-friendly festival event to celebrate our six STEAMazing schools & cultures without a competition component. We need you to choose not if but how you wish to support CultureFEST: student talent, come laugh, play games, come to learn about and celebrate diverse cultures! We truly hope you & your family will join us for community, unity, friendship, and fun at this year’s CultureFEST on Saturday, Nov. 2nd. As we gather ideas for CultureFEST, this annual cornucopia of culture requires your input, energy, and creativity in as many ways as you can imagine. Imagination is the power of creation so please join in the fun and help to shape the biggest CLF event of the year by signing up, today! Right now, we need volunteers for planning & performing. Sign up, TODAY! Visit the link below to fill out your survey! http://clfmd.org/culturefest-is-coming/ -- Warmest regards, Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation 6151 Chevy Chase Dr. Laurel, MD 20707 T. (301) 776.2300 E. clfpr@clfmd.org Website: CLFMD.ORG

CLF Community Partnerships
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Countdown to 2nd Annual STEM Information + Recruitment Event
Dear CMIT Family, We are very excited to announce our STEM programs at CMIT North this year. There will be a STEM information event both for families and students on Friday, September 13th between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm in the High School Gym. Both Middle School and High School students and Parents are Welcome! During the program, our STEM coaches will provide detailed information about each program listed below. These programs will excite and inspire the next generation of explorers by creating hands-on, minds-on learning experiences. Students are expected to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to represent our school and community. Being part of these programs not only helps our scholars to develop their teamwork and leadership skills but also looks great on their resume as they apply for colleges and scholarships in the future. STEM PROGRAMS/TEAMS TO BE INTRODUCED:(These programs are all extracurricular. Teams will meet either after school or weekend-mostly Saturdays) 1) Science Olympiad 2) MDOT-TRAC Program (Maryland Department of Transportation-Transportation and Civil Engineering) 3) SeaPerch (Under Water Robotics) 4) FIRST Robotics 5) 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 g) NSBE-VEX Robotics 6) CMIT-VEX Robotics 7) Math Competitions Agenda 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Guest arrival. Sign in at the front office. Take seats in the Gym. 6:00 PM - 7:20 PM Team coach presentations 7:20 PM - 8:00 PM Visits to team tables for Q + As 8:00 PM Close (Google form will be released to sign up for STEM Programs right after closing.) If you are planning to participate in the STEM information event, please fill out the Google Form below to RSVP. https://forms.gle/jchqMfMzpF2ipRNh6 Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator Grade Manager College/School Trips Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North

Mr.Bayram Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator Grade Manager College/School Trips Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North
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HS BREAKING NEWS
9th Grade Expectations
Hello, 9th Grade Families! It was a pleasure to meet so many of you at the Back to School Night and to begin sharing some of our plans for our 9th grade students. I spoke at length about nine expectations we have for students and want to share them with you for your reference and support. They are included here (https://tinyurl.com/9Expectations) in the form of posters that decorate our 3rd floor classrooms and hallway. As mentioned, we will be supporting students to build and strengthen skills in this area. We welcome you to do the same at home. Best,

Tammy Colandrea | 9th + 10th Grade Assistant Principal
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Welcome Back from Ms. Coholic!
Hi Students and Parents, First, welcome back! I hope everyone had a great summer break. It's very nice to see so many of my students from last year in attendance in my classes this year as well as passing me in the hall. This year, I will again be teaching Physics and BioGeoChem. Students have received a hard copy of the syllabi for their classes. Please read, sign, and date and return to me by September 12. A digital copy of all syllabi will be in my students' respective google classrooms as well for future reference and in the event the hard copy is lost. As students make 'tweaks' to their schedules and the class rosters changed this past week, I anticipated not diving into curriculum right away. However, around the middle of this week, we will begin to follow the curricula for both subjects. Physics students will need to have their math calculators for classes. As I did last year, I will attempt to communicate with all of you via this newsletter at least every other week. I'm looking forward to a successful school year.

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher
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English Department
Welcome back to our CMIT students and their parents that are returning for the 2019-20 school year. And a special welcome to our new to CMIT students. We look forward to your child to having a successful year at CMIT North High School. The English department offers student curricula that explores the intersection of the real and imagined worlds through the analysis of texts. Units of instruction are organized around essential questions that guide students toward a mastery of the Common Core State Standards and prepare them for College and Career. Through the analysis of a range of texts students work towards refining their critical thinking, reading, writing, speaking, listening and 21st century skills. We believe we have an excellent educational community and look forward to providing students with many different types of academic and co-curricular opportunities.

Rotunda Underwood English Department Chair
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PTO UPDATES
Message from the PTO
The PTO would like to welcome you to the 2019 -2020 School Year! To better support our schools, the PTO is seeking to operate with two separate Executive Operation Boards, one to support the High School and one to support the Middle School. This will allow more direct support from the PTO for the respective schools, but also means we need parents to be involved. Please join the PTO to support our schools! By joining the PTO early, you will be able to vote on the Bylaws and run for an Executive Board Position! SAVE THE DATE: CMIT North PTO Meeting Date: September 26, 2019 Time: 6:30pm Location: CMIT North Middle School Cafeteria To Join the PTO please visit http://www.cmitnorthpto.org/join-online.html You may also review the proposed Bylaws by visiting our website at www.cmitnorthpto.org

Thank you, CMIT North PTO
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