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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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01/14/2020

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Upcoming STEM Competition Days


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

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


HS BREAKING NEWS

Newsletter Distribution Moving to Mondays

Service Hours Due January 31

Girls Basketball Team Wins Title IX Tournament

The Maryland Bridge Challenge

SeaPerch - Underwater Robotics Meetings Started

FIRST Robotics 6-Week Building Season Started

CMITN-NSBE FIRE Updates


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

CMIT's 1st Annual African American History Quiz Bowl

School's Closed | Monday, January 20th


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

High School Dismissal Procedures

Ms. Coholic's Science Classes


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Upcoming STEM Competition Days
Please mark your calendars for the following STEM Competitions: 1. High School Science Olympiad Invitational at University of MD College Park on February 1st (7:30am - 6:00pm) 2. Middle School Science Olympiad Invitational at Johns Hopkins University on February 8th (7:30am - 6:00pm) 3. High School Science Olympiad Regional at Montgomery College - Germantown on February 22nd (7:30am - 6:00pm) 4. Middle School Science Olympiad Regional at Richard Montgomery High School (7:30am - 6:00pm) 5. MDOT-TRAC Bridge Building Invitational at Morgan State University on January 31st (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) 6. CLF-TRAC Bridge Building Invitational at CMIT-N High School on February 6th (12:00pm - 3:00pm) 7. Team ILLUSION - CMIT-N FIRST Robotics CHS District Owings Mills, MD (March 13th - 15th) at McDonogh School, 8600 McDonogh Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117, USA 8) Team ILLUSION - CMIT-N FIRST Robotics CHS District Edgewater, MD Event sponsored by Leidos (March 20th - 22nd) at South River High School, 201 Central Avenue, East Edgewater, MD 21037, USA

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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HS BREAKING NEWS
Newsletter Distribution Moving to Mondays
Hi Families: Things have changed. Beginning next week, your Sunday morning high school newsletter is will be your Monday morning newsletter. Please check your inboxes for Monday newsletters with updates from the week before. Best,

HS Administration
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Service Hours Due January 31
We are approaching a Service Hours Deadline in just TWO weeks. Any hours completed from September 1, 2019 through January 30, 2020 are due by January 31, 2020 at the end of the school day. Late and incomplete forms are not accepted. I will not be taking any service hours forms with hours before September 2019, so please be mindful of that. Please look over the forms prior to submission to ensure that all signatures are present and all questions have been answered. January 31, 2020 is also the deadline to qualify for our National Honor Society field trip for students who have completed 45 or more hours. Please let me know if you have any questions! I have included the PGCPS Service Hours Form as well as the pre-approval form in case you are not sure whether an organization would serve as an approved service location.

Sincerely, Ms. Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Girls Basketball Team Wins Title IX Tournament
The girls varsity basketball team won the Title IX Basketball Tournament held at the DC Armory over the holiday break, beating Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (MD), Winston-Salem Christian School (NC) and Duval High School (MD). With a record of 10-1, the Lady Tigers are on a roll, with the only loss coming against Meade High School. Our girls varsity team also won both games at the She Got Game Classic against Boyertown High School (PA) and Eleanor Roosevelt High School (MD). Some other notable victories are against Benjamin Banneker High School (DC), Wilson High School (DC) and New Hope Academy (MD) by an average of 35 points.

Thomas Dunn Athletic Director
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The Maryland Bridge Challenge
Please support our students competitors as they plan, design and work towards this exciting events and as they strive for excellence giving our school and themselves recognition. Bridge teams meet on Mondays 2:45 pm - 5 pm to complete different aspects of the Proposal, Bridge prototype and Presentation. MDOT TRAC has been working to set up the first Maryland Bridge Challenge in 2020 for all Maryland bridge teams competing in the AASHTO National Bridge Challenge. MDOT SHA is excited to announce The Maryland Bridge Challenge will be held at Morgan State University Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS) on January 31, 2020 from 9:00 – noon in the Atrium and Jury Room 111. Maryland bridge teams will have the opportunity to give a five minute presentation about their bridge and followed by a bridge test where the a load will be applied to the bridge to break it and determine the bridge’s maximum load. The guidelines for the Maryland Bridge Challenge will be the same as the AASHTO Bridge Challenge as well as the same judging criteria. In addition, Chesapeake Math and IT North High School in Laurel has also offered to host with MDOT a Maryland Bridge Builder Invitational on February 6, from noon – 3 PM with all Maryland bridge teams invited to attend. Likewise, this event would also allow bridge teams to test their bridge strength along with five minute presentations.

Gregory Hynes
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SeaPerch - Underwater Robotics Meetings Started
What is SeaPerch? SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem-solving, teamwork, and technical applications. Check the following website for more information - https://www.seaperch.org/index CMIT-N High School and Middle School SeaPerch teams have started having meetings on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:00am at the high school in room 146. If you would like to join the team, please send an email to Mr.Bayram at nbayram@cmitacademy.org

Mr. Bayram STEM Coordinator CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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FIRST Robotics 6-Week Building Season Started
CMIT-N FIRST Robotics Team (TEAM ILLUSION) started to meeting 4 times a week right after the Kick Off. This week, Team Illusion worked out the team`s priorities and set the preliminary requirement: There are 4 priorities for the team 1.Lift 2.Shooter 3.Control Panel Spinner 4.Drive Subsystem After three days of meeting, Team Illusion decided on a possible Robot Design: A Star Wars Robot! In Saturday's meeting, Team Illusion set up two laptops with the 2020 Code and reimaged a test RoboRIO. We have PVC for the lift and good cord rated at better than 120 lbs, and we are ready to start test the lift. The Team has six weeks to complete the robot. Since there is a short deadline to complete the robot, Team Illusion meets four times a week: - Mondays: 3:00pm - 5:00pm - Wednesdays: 3:00pm - 5:00pm - Fridays: 3:00pm - 5:00pm - Saturdays: 10:00am - 2:00pm Even if you are only available one or two of the meeting days, it is okay. If you want to join the team, send an e-mail to Mr. Bayram at nbayram@cmitacademy.org

Mr. Bayram STEM Coordinator Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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CMITN-NSBE FIRE Updates
NSBE-FIRE teams had another productive Saturday at CMIT-N High School. - FIRE VEX EDR was at a competition today. - The Junior Achievement (JA) Company, Scientist in Training, worked on their presentation for their first TradeShow on Feb 1 at Tysons Corner. - Aero Engineers - Drone Team worked on the objectives for the Mars Challenge such as designing team patches and flying drones. - Ten80 looked at previous races from other competitions to set goals for the current race car they are modifying. This preparation will help them gather the most points in competitions! - TMAL took a physics test which is a section they will be competing in at nationals. Here is their website for more updates: www.nsbe.org Please contact firensbejradvisor@gmail.com with questions or to join NSBE-FIRE Teams.

Mr. Bayram STEM Coordinator CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
CMIT's 1st Annual African American History Quiz Bowl
Practice will be held on the following dates: - Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Room 209 from 3pm - 5pm Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckM0xX1qOYTqH3YSy3CogcJr3KC8GFHetBjT-pt8k6DcPB_g/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1 Questionnaire Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uhNfD5d9UeTWPJqTV5Wu_xlRRjG8P1o1/view?ts=5e13fc2c All are welcome!!! Parents and teachers, too!!!

Michelle Wright mosina.wright@gmail.com African American Historic Documentaries Club Mentor
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School's Closed | Monday, January 20th
Please note that schools will be closed on Monday, January 20th, in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This day provides numerous opportunities for students to engage in service, and we look forward to hearing some of the activities students and their families decided to participate in. Students, if you do volunteer, remember to submit your Student Service Learning forms to Ms. Gaudette. Respectfully,

HS Administration
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
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 students must leave the building or go to their after school program no later than 3:00pm. Students cannot stay in the building after 3:00pm unless they are enrolled in an after school program (i.e., club, athletic team, STEM team, or after school enrichment) It is the parents' responsibility to pick up students right after dismissal. If parents are unable to pick up their students after school on time, they may register their student(s) for Enrichment (CLF`s after school care program). Please see the details of the enrichment program in this link: http://clfmd.org/enrichment-2/

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Ms. Coholic's Science Classes
Hi Students and Parents! BioGeoChem students have taken part 1 of the practice MISA. We discussed the correct answers and strategies for choosing the correct answer on the multiple-choice section and how to earn the best scores on the BCRs. This coming week (Januar 21st to 24th), we will begin the 3rd quarter curriculum. Physics students will continue the 1st semester review in preparation for 2nd semester. We will be studying waves (properties, sound waves, and light waves) in the 3rd quarter.

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher
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