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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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11/24/2019

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Movie Night by Science Olympiad


HS BREAKING NEWS

Tigers! There's an $80M Scholarship Waiting for You!

Mathematics Department Math Wall

Submission of Absence Notes

Flu Season


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Happy Thanksgiving | School's Out


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

UMBC Center for Women in Technology (CWIT) Bits and Bytes Program

Live in the City of Laurel? Want a new tree?

Cell Biology Board Game Project

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD UPDATES


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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Movie Night by Science Olympiad
Do you love Christmas? Do you love watching movies? Science Olympiad is hosting a Movie Night on Friday, December 13th. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York will be featured from 6:20 pm to 8:20 pm. Once the doors open at 6:00 pm, concessions will be available. There will be popcorn, pizza, cotton candy, and more. Tickets are $5 and are available for both high and middle school. On a related note, at least 30 parent volunteers are needed to supervise the event. We want to be sure that this night is full of joy and cheer.

Mr. Bayram STEM Coordinator Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Tigers! There's an $80M Scholarship Waiting for You!
What is the FIRST Robotic Competition? From the outside, the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is a robotics competition for high school level students.  Students from across the world will be challenged with a game that robots will compete in. Then, as a team, they must design, build, document, and test their robot for competition season, where their robot will play the revealed game against other teams’ robots.  FRC has gotten so big that the organization had to have two world championships to fit all of the teams across the world that qualified. What makes FIRST, the parent organization of four separate robotics competitions, including FRC, different is that the robots are just one aspect of the greater picture.  In FIRST, the name of the game is collaboration.  The competitions are not about destroying the other team. They are about competing with all you got and helping any team that wants it.  What is the point of being number 1 if number 2 could not do their best? That’s not to say that the competitions are easy, for, within the arena, nothing is held back. FIRST ROBOTICS TEAM meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3 PM-5 PM. Even if you can not make all 3 meetings try to make 2 or 1 day. If you want to join the team, send an email to Mr. Bayram at nbayram@cmitacademy.org The new game for the new season will be revealed on January 4, 2020. From that point, all teams only have 6 weeks to design, build, document, and test their robot, and then no one can touch their robot until 24 hours before a competition.  The six weeks leading up to competition seasons will be hard. For this reason, FRC pre-season training sessions will be set up for those interested in joining the world of FIRST. Below is a list of some of the tasks needed for a team to succeed in FRC. - Website Creation - Website Management - Website Maintenance - Team Outreach - Digital Design - Digital Media - Programming - Electrical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Game Strategist - Safety Captain - Team Ambassadors - Active Human Player - Strategy Assessment - Engineering Journalist Furthermore, there are a lot of scholarships out there that are awarded to students that have attended FIRST (e.g., $2,000 yearly to FIRST students who attend Capitol Technology University). So, Golden Tigers, who’s ready for FRC? Written by Ralph A Stormer III If you want to join the FRC Team, please contact Mr. Bayram at nbayram@cmitacademy.org First in a snapshot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7htc6iHS4mo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2e6gxczMxc FRC kickoff game reveal 2017-18: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMiNmJW7enI This year's theme revealed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdGgp1NIvL0 Team help for mentor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AIRgD4XBGk

Mr. Bayram STEM Coordinator Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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Mathematics Department Math Wall
Check us out! The Math Department Math Wall is up! You can find the Math Wall located on the second floor. Check out our CMIT staff featured in our “Teachers of the Month.” Give high fives to our students featured for “Students of the Month.” Enjoy solving our “Math Trivia of the Week,” and get a prize. And, keep up with our latest Math “Announcements.” For the month of November, see Mr. Avsar, Ms. Gebrehiwot, and Mrs. Bond’s Math profiles posted on our Math Wall. We are also recognizing the following CMIT students: Kwame Smith, Camille Applewhite, Bryan Anderson, Amanda Laurent, Donovan Mitchell, Aidell Benyarku and Kishore Clark, who either showed exceptional math ideas, have demonstrated very good quarterly progress in Math classes, were an integral part in creating and running Unity Day, and/or helped peers with their college applications. Keep up the excellent work!

Mrs. Mace Eclevia and Ms. Esra Keskin, Math Teachers
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Submission of Absence Notes
Cold and Flu season is approaching and your student may need to stay home due to illness or doctor's appointments. Please be mindful that ALL absence notes should be turned in within 3 days upon your student returning to school. Submit all absence notes to Mrs. Fermin at the front desk or email them to cfermin@cmitacademy.org. If your student(s) will be out for an extended time frame, more than 3 days, you must complete an absence request form for the Principal's review and approval. Absence request forms can be picked up from the front desk or emailed to you upon request. Thank you in advance for your consideration and cooperation.

Christine Fermin
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Flu Season
Flu season has arrived in Maryland. There have been 11 cases of flu in the state since the beginning of September, the Maryland Department of Health reported in Tuesday, October 8th. This number has been steadily increasing since September. It was reported today that Maryland is one of only three states where the flu is now widespread. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in the protection against influenza and its potentially serious complications. Please kindly see the attached document for information on "When to Keep Your Child Home From School and the "Influenza Fact Sheet."

HS Nurse
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Happy Thanksgiving | School's Out
It is time for us to pause, reflect, and give thanks. Make a note that schools will be closed this Wednesday through Friday and will open again on Monday, December 2nd. Enjoy your time off!

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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
UMBC Center for Women in Technology (CWIT) Bits and Bytes Program
February 16th – 17th, 2020 (President’s Day) The Bits & Bytes Program is for high school junior girls interested in finding out more about the fields of engineering and computing. This year, we will invite approximately 30 academically talented young women to attend this free program supporting CWIT’s mission to encourage and support women to be leaders in computing and engineering fields. Participation in this event will include interactions with college students and faculty, an engineering or computing related hands-on design competition, and general advice on being a strong STEM college applicant. This event is an overnight experience and students will stay in a residence hall on campus. It is free to attend for students who are selected. The computing design competition uses the Scratch environment, which allows students to create, animate, and interact with computer-generated scenes. Students work in teams to design an animated story with various interactions, scenes, animated characters, and other features. In the engineering design competition, students are required to work in teams to invent something to solve a problem. For each of the design competitions, the teams’ designs were judged by a group of judges, including a UMBC faculty member, industry professional, and a current CWIT or Cyber Scholar in the field. Teams are chosen for awards for their design, technical and creative achievement, and cost efficiency. For the Bits and Bytes Program, we are looking for students with the following characteristics: - Female - Junior standing in high school - 3.0 GPA or higher - Strong in mathematics and science - Possess a desire to learn and explore engineering and IT fields - Display leadership qualities Please use the link below to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScO9G4hk6J5ZH2tazm4guh3pDDNf61Sur6M_nltVJHjGJABag/viewform DEADLINE TO APPLY is January 15, 2020 **Each year, we receive more applications from qualified students than we can accommodate for the Bits and Bytes program. Acceptance into this free program is based on a holistic review. We welcome all students interested in CWIT to reach out with questions and seek all opportunities to learn about our community. Applicants can expect to receive a decision regarding participation in the program the in late January 2020. Please contact Kate O’Keefe at kokeefe@umbc.edu with any questions or to ask about how you can be a part of this outreach program. Source: https://cwit.umbc.edu/hs/hsprograms/ Mr. B Computer Science Teacher

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Live in the City of Laurel? Want a new tree?
My AP Government class has been working on an environmental project and we have partnered up with the Laurel Friend of the River Patuxent to receive service learning hours. They have asked that we help spread the following message to those families that own property in the City of Laurel. Laurel Friends of the River Patuxent is a network of neighbors working together to protect and enhance our local environment. They are looking for 150 sites to plant trees. They want to include every neighborhood in the city in this celebration of nature, Laurel’s 150th anniversary, and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020. Trees are a great way to help the environment through supplying oxygen and absorbing carbon. They provide shade, reduce noise and cool your home. In addition, trees help reduce erosion, provide needed habitat for birds and other species and protect the health of our greatest natural resource, the Patuxent River. They will help you select the right variety of native tree species for your site, explain how to care for the young tree and donate the tree. Join them in leaving a green legacy for Laurel’s future residents. Contact: Cheryl Dyer at cheryldyer310@gmail.com for more information!

Mrs. Jessica Cunning, Social Studies Department Chair
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Cell Biology Board Game Project
During the next several days, Biology students will be designing their own cell board game. They will create their own, unique idea for a board game that is fun, interactive, structured and NOT TRIVIA GAMES. It is not supposed to be a Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit! They will use their creative minds to think of ways to relate this material to create a cell board game. Basic Requirements: Each board game made must have the following items included in the project 1. Actual playing board: including game pieces and any necessary devices to complete the designed game 2. The game theme, questions, statements, layout, design be related to your section of the Cell 3. Rules: The rules must be written out, understandable, and applicable to the game created 4. Directions: how to play the game 5. Neat and organized 6. Creative, colorful and appealing! Who wants to play a game with no character! 7. The board game must be playable Gemma Y. Bognot - CLARKE, Ph.D. Secondary Science Teacher Science Teachers Coordinator

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SCIENCE OLYMPIAD UPDATES
Meeting: Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 Science Olympiad team had a great meeting on Saturday, Nov 16th with the participation of 8 coaches and around 30 students including DIV B and DIV C teams. With two weeks remaining before the National Cathedral Invitational tournament on December 7, both high school and middle teams are putting in all of their efforts. In other news, Dr. Clarke provided both teams with a Chick-fil-A lunch and arranged a meeting to discuss fundraising. Both teams offered great ideas that would help Science Olympiad grow. The pressure may be on, but these students seem to have everything under control. Meeting Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 Even though it was only two hours, the Science Olympiad students were very productive. This is the second to last Tuesday meeting with one Saturday meeting remaining before the invitational. This encouraged students to get straight to work on their events. Ping Pong Parachute has done a wonderful job ad so has Boomilever. Write It Do It has also made a lot of progress. All of the coaches are doing their best to teach any other concepts the students may not know. It’s a tight schedule but they totally got this. Meeting Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 Dr.Clarke went on regular Thursday meetings with her event groups. Mr.Clarke helped Muneeb with Machines. Mr.Simpers and Dr.Coplan came to CMIT to help our students with Wright Stuff and Elastic Launch Glider event. Students worked 3 hours diligently on their Balsa Plane and ELastic Launch Glider. Moreover, Former Science olympiad senior student, Carvengy Milfort, joined the team to compete. Jayla Bryant joined the team as the Science Olympiad Team website designer. Science Olympiad Team will not meet on Nov 30th during thanksgiving break. Written by: Reina Finch Team Captain Assistant Coach Senior Student

Mr.Bayram STEM Coordinator Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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