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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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12/15/2019

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Principal's Message

Combined Power of Math and Science Board


HS BREAKING NEWS

School's Out | Winter Break

CMIT North High School Student Attendance and Absence Procedures

High School Dismissal Procedures

The Black History Month Poster and Essay Contest is Back!

Join the FIRST Robotics Team! There's an $80M Scholarship Waiting for You!

Sign Up for First Robotics Kick Off 2020 Event! January 4th in the High School Cafeteria!


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

JHU Pre-college Summer Program for High School Students


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fun with Cell Vocabulary and Theory

Ms. Coholic's Science Classes


PTO UPDATES

December PTO Meeting Cancelled


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Principal's Message
Dear CMIT North High School Parents and Guardians,
The holiday season is upon us! It is a wonderful time of the year to spend quality time with family and friends. This time of the year is always busy in school, as CMIT North High School recently has held some quality and proactive events. We would like to thank all of our families for visiting us and participating in the town hall meeting on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
Parent workshops and meetings are important for us to see your perspective; it helps us improve our practices here at CMIT North High School. For example, we have updated student restrooms with privacy panels. We are updating our outside fields with turf, and we now have volleyball equipment ready to use in our gym so we can host home games! Additionally, we are working on establishing a partnership with universities to create more certification programs and dual enrollment programs for our students. I would like to say a special thank you to Parent, Student, and Staff Task Force members for bringing a positive and proactive spirit of collaboration to our school It is extremely important to celebrate togetherness, respect, collaboration, and proactivity! I believe with our families' support we will be ale to provide a safe, orderly, and ready to learn environment for our students. Please remember safety is always our number one priority. As we reviewed during the town hall meeting, our discipline data decreased significantly, which shows school-wide procedures and policies are improving the learning-focused environment here at CMIT North High School. Please take a chance to review school-wide procedures and policies with your students including the cell phone policy, homework policy, and teachers' syllabi. I believe observing the same language from home and school will help our students focus on their learning more effectively. Please have your students utilize the opportunity of Saturday School boot camps to prepare themselves for PSAT, SAT, or AP exams. It is a free opportunity to help them academically. Saturday School data shows that it is assisting our students in improving their academic achievement. Thank you for being part of this amazing learning community! Happy Holidays!

Gonul Ozturk, M.Ed Principal
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Combined Power of Math and Science Board
Here comes the Combined Power of Math and Science! Ms. Coholic and Mrs. Eclevia would like to invite everyone to check out the “Combined Power of Math and Science” bulletin board on the second floor. See the connection between Math and Science in the ‘What’s Graph Got To Do With It?” Learn about the contributions of different mathematicians and scientists from the past and present. And “Did You Know?” gives a brief history of the discoveries of math and science concepts. Last, but not least, have some laughs with the math and science jokes. Check out the board for the upcoming features for the coming year 2020!

Ms. Suzanne Coholic and Mrs. Mace Eclevia
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HS BREAKING NEWS
School's Out | Winter Break
This is our last week of school in 2019! After this Friday, the next time we will see you is Thursday, January 2, 2020. Have a wonderful and restful holiday break and a safe and happy new year!

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CMIT North High School Student Attendance and Absence Procedures
Dear Families, In accordance with Maryland state laws and regulations, all students are expected to attend school regularly. Due to the recent county updates of Administrative Procedure 5113 - Student Attendance, Absence, and Truancy, dated August 26, 2019, we would like to highlight a few major changes. Please note the following important procedures: Lawful/Unlawful Attendance Lawful 1. Death in the immediate family (parent/guardian, brother, sister, or grandparent) 2. Illness of student 3. Pregnancy and parenting related conditions 4. Court summons 5. Hazardous weather conditions 6. Work approved or sponsored by the school 7. Observance of a religious holiday 8. State emergency 9. Suspension 10. Lack of authorized transportation (pertaining to PGCPS school buses) 11. Health exclusion 12. Other (Principal's approval) Unlawful 1. Family vacations 2. Extended travel 3. Traffic 4. Car troubles 5. Death of an extended family member/family friend 6. Unexpected family emergencies Although we are aware that unlawful absences occur, they are not considered approved excused absences by the state. Student Make-Up Assignments "Teachers are required to provide make-up work (within 48 hours) when requested for students who are lawfully absent, including suspensions, and who have not qualified for home and hospital teaching." According to Administrative Procedure 5113, "students who are considered unlawfully absent from school or class, will not have the opportunity to make up missed assignments. A student with unlawful absences will receive a failing grade for any day of such absences. Failing grade for failing courses is 0%." Reporting Absences by Parents/Guardians "A written explanation of each absence is required from the parent/guardian within three (3) days of the student's return to school. The note must indicate the dates and reason for the absence(s)," per Administrative Procedure 5113. The principal may require a physician's certificate from the parent/guardian of a student that is reported absent for illness at least three (3) school days. If absences reach six (6) days, a physician's certificate will be required. Please remember all notes must be turned in to Ms. Fermin at the front desk or via email at cfermin@cmitacademy.org, within the stated time above. For your review, please see attached Final Administrative Procedure 5113, dated August 2019. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the school. Thank you in advance. Mrs. Fermin, Secretary Mrs. Bond, Registrar

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High School Dismissal Procedures
The high school dismissal time is 2:45pm. Students have 15 minutes to go to their lockers or visit teachers. Then they must leave the building or to go to their after school program no later than 3pm. It is the parents' responsibility to pick up students right after school dismissal. If parents are unable to pick up their students after school on time, they may register their student(s) for Enrichment (an after school care program). Please see the details of the enrichment program in the below link: http://clfmd.org/enrichment-2/

CMIT-N Administration
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The Black History Month Poster and Essay Contest is Back!
The theme for 2020 will focus on the backbone of our school community... STEAM EDUCATORS! Let's celebrate the role/impact of African American educators who use two or more elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Athletics, and Math (STEAM) to enlighten and empower others! Please send all essay submissions to CLFPR@CLFMD.ORG

CLF Community Partnerships
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Join the FIRST Robotics Team! 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 have 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 is not to say that the competitions are easy, for, within the arena, nothing is held back. Check the following website for more information: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc FIRST Robotics Team meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm to 5pm. Even if you can not make all three meetings, try to make two or one. 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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Sign Up for First Robotics Kick Off 2020 Event! January 4th in the High School Cafeteria!
Teams of students are challenged to design, build, and program industrial-sized robots to compete in an alliance format against like-minded competitors. Working collaboratively, students gain hands-on engineering and coding experience, while developing problem-solving, business, critical thinking, and leadership skills. Participants are eligible to apply for $80M+ in college scholarships. Finally, the new FIRST Robotics Competition season is starting soon. We are very excited to see the new game, which will be revealed on January 4, 2020! From that point on, all teams only have six weeks to design, build, document, and test their robot. After that period, no one can touch their robot until 24 hours before a competition. The six weeks leading up to competition seasons will be hard but worthwhile! CMIT's FIRST Robotics team will watch the kick-off in the high school cafeteria. AGENDA: 9:00am to 10:00am: Doors open. Guests welcomed. 10:00am to 12:00pm: Watch FRC game reveal video/presentation. Starts at 10:00am sharp. https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/kickoff 12:00pm to 3:30pm: Discuss and plan for the new game. 3:30pm to 4:00pm: Dismissal. (Pizza will be served at lunch!) If you are interested in joining, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/creutarGjep3r6L9A DO not forget that FIRST Robotics is the highest level of Robotics competition at the high school level. You may watch the the teaser, "2020 FIRST Robotics Competition - INFINITE RECHARGE" at the following link: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/kickoff For more information please refer to the other newsletter post about FRC this week!

Mr.Bayram STEM Coordinator Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
JHU Pre-college Summer Program for High School Students
Join us for a summer of engineering discovery and fun. Engineering Innovation (EI) is a pre-college summer program for high school students. The course includes exciting and challenging hands-on lab activities in the fields of chemical, electrical, mechanical, civil engineering and materials science. Students who earn an A or B in EI receive three college credits from Johns Hopkins. Need-based full and partial scholarships are available for commuter students. See the website for details. https://ei.jhu.edu/about-ei/scholarships/

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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Fun with Cell Vocabulary and Theory
Cell board games with task cards challenged Biology students to learn the basics of cells including parts and functions, plant vs. animal cells, prokaryotes & eukaryotes, levels of organization and cell theory. Students display different comprehensive questions which are perfect for reinforcing vocabulary and processing skills necessary to study the cell. This reinforcement was used for review, partner work, rotations/stations, and independent study. Moreover, students had a chance to eat in the classroom…and what is the connection? It gives them the privilege to interact with one another while playing with their board game, and it serves as a motivation. Eating made them feel more willing to do work and more awake. And the most important reason, eating will connect them to their next lesson, which is about the cell membrane and how nutrients and other biochemical materials are passes from cells to cell. Gemma Y. Bognot - CLARKE, Ph.D. Science Teacher Coordinator

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Ms. Coholic's Science Classes
Hi Students and Parents, BioGeoChem students are beginning a short unit on water, chemical bonding, acid/base chemistry, and Periodic Table trends. Physics students will have an assessment on Energy, Momentum, and Power before we move on to 'things that go 'round' beginning with torque. I hope everyone has a very nice holiday season and enjoys a relaxing and refreshing winter break with family and friends.

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher
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PTO UPDATES
December PTO Meeting Cancelled
The December 19th PTO meeting is cancelled due to conflict with the CLF Board meeting. The PTO meetings will resume in January 2020. Notices will be sent announcing the meeting dates and time for separate MS and HS PTO board meetings. Happy Holidays!

Thank you, CMIT North PTO
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