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01/05/2020

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Amazing Season Start from TEAM ILLUSION!

FIRE-CMIT Updates

The Future is Now!


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Black History Month Essay and Poster Contest Deadline - Friday, January 24th, 2020

Green Team Meeting


HS BREAKING NEWS

Please Update Your Contact Information


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Black History Month


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Biology Unit Test on Cell Structure + Function

Ms. Coholic's Science Classes

Biology Has Put our Brain on Gear - Diffusion Lab


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Amazing Season Start from TEAM ILLUSION!
The First Robotics Kick Off at CMIT High School on Saturday was amazing. We had the participation of four teams: Parkdale High School's Teams - Robopanthers, Irrational Engineers, and Blade Runners - and CMIT's Team Illusion! More than 70 people including students, mentors, engineers, and parents all came out to join us and watch the new season's game presentation! The program started at 9:00am with a nice breakfast. Then, organizers reviewed the rules and procedures for this upcoming season and teams received the FIRST Robotics “kit of parts.“ Later, the Irrational Engineers made a presentation to the students about safety procedures, since safety is really first at FIRST Robotics! Finally, Team Illusion reviewed inventory and went on planning the new season's robot. Special thanks to Monica Pringle, CMIT’s High School Parent Task Force leader, for joining us and offering help to Team Illusion! It is worth sharing that the FIRST Robotics Organization gives out around 80 million scholarships to participants every year, and it is not too late to join CMIT's team. Meeting days are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. If you are only available to attend one of two days per week, that is fine. We are flexible! If you have any questions about FIRST Robotics and would like to join the team, please contact the coach, Mr. Lavalle, at steven.lavalle@gmail.com

Mr. Bayram STEM Coordinator Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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FIRE-CMIT Updates
CMIT-FIRE continued its weekly Saturday activities in preparation for upcoming competitions! - Ten80 worked on improving their self-driving car, designing their car body, and preparing for a competition in DC on January 18th. - VEX IQ (the middle school team) is working on robot practice runs and increasing the torque of the lift arm in preparation for their competition on January 18th. - VEX EDR (the high school team) is working to stabilize their robot and preparing for a competition on January 11th. - FIRE-CMIT won second place overall at the Ten80 Fall Invitational on December 14th. - The Tech Entrepreneurship (JA) team worked on developing the website, promoting their STEM product, and building the budget. - The Aero team worked on choosing mission names and designing mission patches. - TMAL worked on algebraic equations for competition and college preparation - The FIRE student executive board met to plan for upcoming fundraising events. Please contact firensbejradvisor@gmail.com for more information about CMIT-FIRE teams, competitions, and activities!

Mr. Bayram STEM Coordinator Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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The Future is Now!
CMITs STEMAZING Students! The Maryland Department of Transportation will organize an amazing STEM activity at CMIT Academy soon! Students who are currently on the following teams will be able to participate in the program: - TRAC Bridge Building Team - Science Olympiad - FIRST Robotics - VEX Robotics - NSBE FIRE Teams See the flyer for more information and look forward to hearing from Mr. Bayram soon!
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Mr. Bayram STEM Coordinator Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Black History Month Essay and Poster Contest Deadline - Friday, January 24th, 2020
Essay Requirements (Grades 6-12 ONLY): At least 250 words, but shall not exceed 500 words • Typed and double-spaced • Original work only • Be sure to properly cite your sources. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/ • Due on Friday, January 24th Scoring Rubric Comprehension (20 points) How well does the essay reflect a thorough comprehension of the essay topic? Does the essay provide supported reasons for the student’s topic selection? Organization (20 points) Does the argument/discussion follow a logical and easily understood progression? Does any outside evidence contained in the essay support the essay’s main points? Conclusions (20 points) Do the conclusions follow logically from the main body of the essay and reflect what the student has learned from research? How compelling are the conclusions? Creativity (20 points) Use of diverse resources, language &/or style, unique angle? Writing (20 points) Correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure. Poster Requirements (Elementary ONLY): • Poster MUST be 18x14 inches • Illustrates & supports a significant African American • Illustrates the contribution clearly and with artistic energy • Is it Colorful? Creative? Innovative? Legible? Different? Finished? • Poster should have a caption of at least three sentences, but no more than 10 to include who, what, and how the person contributed to shaping history. • Poster should mention at least one NEW thing the student learned during this contest? (E.g. arts in STEAM, African American role models, about oneself, society, African American history &/or culture, etc.) CLF will have 3 winners from each division who will receive a $50 gift card. Student winners and their parents will be invited to an awards reception hosted by CLF. One honorary mention from each school/division will be asked to read their essay or present their poster submission. Refreshments will be served and community leaders, special guests, fellow students, teachers, school officials, and board members will be in attendance.

CLF Community Partnerships
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Green Team Meeting
The Green School team will have a meeting on Tuesday, January 07, 2020, with the following agenda. 1. Revisit what CMIT Green Team is and its purpose. 2. Priority List to solve some issues in our school regarding the proper use of receptacles. 3. Earth Day Event 4. Green Team's end of the year musical show 5. Volunteer parents Remember that the above agenda are proposals and need a final presentation for approval to our school administration.

Gemma Y. Bognot - CLARKE, Ph.D. Science Teacher
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Please Update Your Contact Information
Hello Families, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! The front office has noticed an increasing amount of returned email addresses. Please be sure to reach out to the front desk via email or in person to update all contact information such as new telephone numbers and new email addresses. Our school often sends out important emails, and we would like to make sure all parents and guardians are aware of any updates or changes. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the front office. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Mrs. Bond, Registrar
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Black History Month
CMIT Families, We are excited about celebrating Black History Month here at CMIT HS, and we welcome your input and assistance. If you would like to help build a rich experience for our students, please contact Ms. Beamon by January 10, 2020 at: rbeamon@cmitacademy.org. Thank you!

Rahsheda Beamon rbeamon@cmitacademy.org
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Biology Unit Test on Cell Structure + Function
All students taking High School Biology with Dr. Clarke will have their UNIT test on January 8 and 9, 2020 depending on their B or A day schedule respectively. Please see the attached reviewer on google docs that contains the following topics. Some of the blanks must be filled to complete the vocabulary review. a) Characteristics of Life b) Leeuwenhoek and other scientists that build the cell theory and discover the microscope. c) Cell Structure and Organelles Function d) Carbon-based molecules (carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats and Nucleic Acid e) Acid, Base and Enzymes g) Plasma Membrane/cell membrane g) Cystic Fibrosis https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WFxKomjZwCXPK8LsfUL1n4pIsUKlFfoT-rpjuQtkd9Y/edit?usp=sharing

Gemma Y. Bognot - CLARKE, Ph.D. Science Teacher
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Ms. Coholic's Science Classes
Hi Students and Parents, Happy New Year! Welcome back to school! This coming week, BioGeoChem students will begin a short unit on the Earth's freshwater systems. After that, and before the end of the quarter (January 24th) students will take a short practice MISA test. It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete as it is just one sub-unit of a previous MISA test from previous years. This should help students to gauge their own confidence for taking the MISA at the end of May. Physics students will continue to learn about torque and rotational motion and begin centripetal acceleration.

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher
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Biology Has Put our Brain on Gear - Diffusion Lab
How is floating in a pool different from performing a swim stroke like the backstroke? This question serves to begin the build a base of understanding about the similarities and differences between active and passive transport. The intent of this question is for students to identify that movement occurs whether one swims or floats. But, swimming expends more energy than floating and swimming moves you against a current but floating will not. When one floats, they move with the current. Using the Phenomenon, Biology students were able to explain why homeostasis is important and describe the transport of materials through cell membranes and assessed the impact of water on cell processes by placing 3-5 drops of food coloring to diffuse into the water and observed then answer the hands-on activity analysis questions. Attached were the student’s works to quickly assess how well students grasped the concepts from the observation lab. Student 1 shows a basic understanding of the concepts related to diffusion. Relatively, Student 2, 3, & 4 show a high level of understanding of the concepts based on their responses to the questions using the content-related vocabulary.

Gemma Y. Bognot - CLARKE, Ph.D. Science Teacher
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