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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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10/26/2019

   
 
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CMIT Celebrates America Recycles Day | November 15, 2019


HS BREAKING NEWS

Q1 is Ending Soon

Uniform Reminder | Cooler Weather Is Here

Unity Day

Excellent Start by the Science Olympiad Team

CMIT-N Clubs

Cosmetology Club

SeaPerch


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

African American Historical Documentaries Club/October Update

Biology Students Displaying Engineering Design Process

Music Creation Club

Investigating the Physical + Chemical Properties of Water

Ms. Coholic's Science Classes


PTO UPDATES

PTO Information

2019-2020 PTO Executive Board Members Needed

Volunteers Needed - Zip Code Meeting


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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CMIT Celebrates America Recycles Day | November 15, 2019
Every year, the earth yields billions of tons of natural resources to transform into consumables. At some point, there will be nothing left. That’s why we must, as a planet, think again about what we throw away – seeing not waste, but opportunity. America Recycles Day is on Friday, November 15, 2019. CMIT recognizes and will celebrate the importance that recycling that plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet. It is a day for every one of us to come together and put the planet first. We will re-educate, motivate and celebrate with our students to make CMIT a green school. Parents are encouraged to join the celebration. Please click the link to register as volunteers and support this wonderful and big event. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-x3Y2DozOtkKi56X1vCD0i8bRE4HKNL2fQBd8BOcFgHyHjw/viewform?usp=pp_url

Gemma Y Bognot CLARKE, Ph.d. Secondary Science Teacher Science Department Teacher Coordinator
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Q1 is Ending Soon
Hello, Families! Can you believe how quickly the school year is moving? The end of the first quarter is coming to a close on November 5th. Please be sure you are checking SchoolMax and following up on assignments or grades that may be raising concern. We hope all of our scholars are on track for a successful first quarter! Best,

HS Administration
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Uniform Reminder | Cooler Weather Is Here
Hello, Families: As winter weather approaches, our students need to bundle up for warmth. Does your student have acceptable uniform wear for these colder temperatures? Windbreakers, fleeces, sweatshirts, and other clothing items must be approved uniform items. It would be helpful to our staff for students to come to school ready to meet this expectation. Best,

HS Administration
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Unity Day
Wednesday, October 23 was Unity day! Unity day is a day for students to come together to stop bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. The students were able to wear orange and participated in several activities. During 2nd period, students created songs and skits to show their unity against bullying, did a paper activity and toothpaste activity to show the once you bully and hurt someone, you can take it back and un-do what damage you did. During lunches, students who wanted to take the pledge to stop bullying came outside and tied a ribbon on the fence and the cheerleaders showed their support by creating a bullying cheer and showing the entire school. When you pull into the HS, you will be able to see this display of our unity against bullying. Thank you to all that participated!!

Casandra Andrew
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Excellent Start by the Science Olympiad Team
Science Olympiad had its first meeting on Saturday, October 19, and it was a blast. Students came in, had a donut, and were ready to work. As warm-up, Haris Chaudhry led both high school and middle school teams through team-building exercises. Many thanks to Haris for preparing such a great and fun team building activity. I had a lot of fun in the Science Olympiad meetings so far but It was the first time I had that much fun in a Science Olympiad Meeting. It was also so fun to talk to new teammates. Afterward, students went to their scheduled periods to study/work on their events. It all went smoothly thanks to our Science Olympiad Leadership Team. Mr. Bayram, Ms. Compton, Dr. Clarke, Mr. Ozdem, Mr. Simfers, Ms.Inci, and Reina Finch have even volunteered to assist both high school and middle school. With seven coaches, the team is determined to make it to nationals. Even though it was the first meeting, the team is already working so hard. The Science Olympiad Leadership Team is offering amazing ideas that will definitely improve the team and their skills. These include fundraising, field trips, and other team-building activities. Keep up the good work, Science Olympiad. See you all soon. GO TIGERS! Written by; Reina Finch Assistant Coach Senior Science Olympiad Student

Mr. Bayram Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator Science Olympiad Head Coach
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CMIT-N Clubs
CMIT-N High School offers 34 clubs this year. I had a chance to stop by a few club meetings this week. What I saw was that students were engaged and having fun.

Mr. Bayram Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator College/School Trips Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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Cosmetology Club
"The face is one of our most important possessions. It has been called "the organ of emotion" and, indeed, the face provides vital clues to our own feelings and those of the people around us." Cosmetology Club members are off to a great start. The girls are working on perfecting eyebrows. If anyone would like to donate makeup wipes or cosmetics to the club, please drop them off to myself, Ms. Fermin, at the front desk.

Christine Fermin 240.767.4080
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SeaPerch
This week in SeaPerch we worked on the old fish that were missing parts and motors. The Middle School students disassembled the motor mounts to check the wire connections and test the motors to see if they worked, and we had a demonstration on how to solder wires to the motor posts. At our next meeting, we will be learning about tools and planning the lessons we want to cover about underwater exploration.

Karen Bogoski Seaperch Coach Karen.bogoski@pgcps.org
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
African American Historical Documentaries Club/October Update
The African American Historical Documentaries Club is held on Tuesdays from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM in Room 209. All Are Welcome! We have started watching Shaka Zulu which is the story of the Zulu Tribe in South Africa. Shaka the King rises to power, grows their territory, and battles the British and European colonizers. Because of Shaka’s brilliant military strategies, that people still use today, he is a forever remembered warrior who brought notoriety to the Zulu name. If you are not able to join us, you can find this series on Netflix! We are planning a trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. There is currently no ticket required on the weekends. We will likely go in the spring, but it will take more than a few visits to take it all in so check it out before it gets too cold!

Sponsor: Mrs. Mosina Wright
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Biology Students Displaying Engineering Design Process
Engineering Design is the process that engineers use to create products, devise a system or process to meet the desired need. It involves an organized series of steps establishing objectives, analysis, and evaluation. The steps contribute to a successful desired outcome. I am proud to present our distinguished biology students with their amazing talents to solve the following problem: “All the compound microscope in the world disappear. You are tasked with the job of coming up with a functional replacement by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). This is an urgent matter, because there is an outbreak of unknown bacterial disease. Create a microscope to discover the bacteria that is causing the disease. You have a mission to save the world.” Scientists use the technologies that engineers create (such as microscopes, monitors, and meters) to conduct their research. And when engineers start to design a new technology, they call on the knowledge of the natural world developed by scientists. Engineering, science, and technology connect to—and influence—each other.

Gemma Y Bognot CLARKE, Ph.d. Secondary Science Teacher Science Department Teacher Coordinator
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Music Creation Club
This October we've begun our Music Creation Club! This group was created by Langston Jackson and is sponsored by Ms. Gonzalez. Some of the club members have taken on leadership roles, including Langston, Jeremiah, and Joselyn, as they have alternated throughout the weeks hosting peer-led lessons on beat production and other music creation techniques. Langston even took the time to prepare a video lesson to show the other group members the basics for creating beats using any device. The members have also engaged in discussions and debates about various artists and production styles that vary by region around the world. In addition, their differences in preferred software is always a topic up for debate. Students used their created tracks as a foundation for music creation, and some have added in vocals from various group members. As collaboration is the norm around here, some students take time to perfect their work individually before getting another group member's opinion. The students are always open to feedback and have been working towards ways to be as constructive as possible. It is heart-warming to see the students applaud their peers after one showcases their craft. The best part of this club are the friendships that are forming through their common interest and passion for music.

Brittany Gonzalez, Biology and Forensics Teacher
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Investigating the Physical + Chemical Properties of Water
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this lab, Biology students will be able to: 1. Describe several unusual properties of water including polarity, surface tension, adhesion, cohesion, solubility, and heat capacity. 2. Explain the importance of water in biological systems. 3. Graph the heat capacity of water and vegetable oil.

Gemma Y Bognot CLARKE, Ph.d. Secondary Science Teacher Science Department Teacher Coordinator
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Ms. Coholic's Science Classes
Hi Students and Parents, This week, BIOGEOCHEM students will have a unit review on the Sun and formation of the Solar System and Earth on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the test on Thursday and Friday. PHYSICS students have begun the units on Forces and Newton's Contribution to science. We will continue this week using trigonometry to broaden understanding of vectors as applied to forces. The end of the first quarter is just over the horizon. Students should be looking over their class notes and problem sets for 10 minutes in order to reinforce learning and preparing for the next days lesson. Have a great week.

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher
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PTO UPDATES
PTO Information
Parents are encouraged to attend the next CEO Listening Session Date: November 5, 2019 Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Location: Fairmont Heights High school 6501 Columbia Park Road Landover, MD 20785 - Please see attachment for the 4th Annual Family Institute Conference -- November 2, 1029 - Please see attachment for the Family Institute Fall Sessions -- November 6th and November 20th - Please see attachment for the Prince George's County Community Forums -- November 18th - Please see attachment for the Strong Schools Maryland and Kirwan Commission Updates

Thank you, CMIT North PTO
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2019-2020 PTO Executive Board Members Needed
The PTO is still accepting nominations for the following vacant position. These positions must be filled in order to appropriately operate in support of both Middle and High School. Executive Director HS Corresponding Secretary HS Recording Secretary - NEW The following Middle School positions are also vacant: MS President MS Vice President MS Treasurer MS Corresponding Secretary MS Recording Secretary If you are a PTO Member interested in servicing in one of the Executive Board positions, please email information@cmitnorthpto.org.

Thank you, CMIT North PTO
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Volunteers Needed - Zip Code Meeting
The PTO is looking for creative ways to encourage parent attendee in meetings. Members have suggested meeting in your community. A host for each community (i.e., Bowie, Beltsville, Lanham, etc.) is needed to make this a reality. If you would like to gather parents in your area to join a PTO meeting, contact the PTO to confirm your interest at information@cmitnorthpto.org.

Thank you, CMIT North PTO
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