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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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02/09/2020

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Science Olympiad Division C Did It Again!

Green School Objective: To Provide Safe Drinking Water in School


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

The Franklin Institute - Best Field Trip Ever


HS BREAKING NEWS

Resources from the Health Room

Penn State College Trip

AP Applications Due February 28, 2020

Grade Appeal Windows and Grade Appeal Form


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

CMIT's 1st Annual African American History Quiz Bowl

Baseball Interest Meeting

Schools Are Closed | President's Day


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

PE Classes

Medical Science: Observing the sheep's heart through dissection


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Science Olympiad Division C Did It Again!
Congratulations to all the members of the Science Olympiad, Division C, who joined the Invitational tournament on December 17, 2019 and February 01, 2020 at the National Cathedral School (NCS) and University of Maryland, College Park (UMD-PC), respectively. A big hooray to those who went above and beyond the expectations to achieve a place in the competition. Haris Chaudhry & Kavyasri Gouda - Writ Stuff (aircraft), 1st Place - UMD Samuel Opoku-Agyemang & Anthony Stills, Jr.- Pingpong Parachute, 2nd Place - UMD Sapri Sise & Babatunde Morafa - Boomilever, 3rd Place - UMD Reina Finch & Kavyasri Gouda - Writ Stuff (aircraft), 3rd Place - NCS Kaitlin Quarshie, Reina Finch & Kavyasri Gouda - Picture Me, 3rd Place - NCS The Science Olympiad Tournament is the pinnacle of achievement for 120 of the country's best science students, representing more than 2,000 students. This year, we competed in the two invitational competitions that put us as a strong contender for our upcoming Regional Competition on February 22, 2020 at Montgomery College. The Science Olympiad provides rigorous, standards-based challenges in all Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics disciplines. Thank you to all the parents who were involved with the Olympians' academic career. By assisting with a Science Olympiad team, you share your love of science with your child that can be one of the most rewarding aspects of parenting.

Gemma Y. Bognot - CLARKE, Ph.D. Science Teacher Science Teacher Coordinator
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Green School Objective: To Provide Safe Drinking Water in School
Providing access to drinking water gives students a healthy alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages. It helps to increase students' overall water consumption, maintain hydration, and reduce energy intake if substituted for sugar-sweetened beverages. It is very important to check the pH concentration of the water fountain regularly. The Green School team with the Biology class conducted an acid test with the school's water fountain using a convenient and accurate way to test pH. Our water fountains were tested alkaline with Micro Essential Laboratory Hydrion test kits. The test solution was pH 7.2 on the second floor and 6.8 on the third floor. Both levels are within the acceptable range. What is pH? pH is the measurement of the acidity in water. The range of pH goes from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral and safe for water. pH levels of less than 7 indicate acidity, whereas a pH of greater than 7 indicates a base. The pH of water is a very important measurement concerning water quality.

Gemma Y. Bognot - CLARKE, Ph.D. Science Teacher Science Teacher Coordinator
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
The Franklin Institute - Best Field Trip Ever
What & Where: Field trip at the Franklin Institute 222 N 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Who: All Grade 9 students, curricular requirements Grade 12 students, who are interested in furthering careers in Medical Science and/or Engineering When: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 Buses will leave CMIT HS at 6 AM (exactly) Buses will arrive at CMIT HS at 6 PM (estimated time of arrival) How: - Please pay $61 dollars on MySchoolbucks.com by February 21, 2020. - Submit the permission slip (attached) to your respective science teacher, Dr. Clarke, Mr. Ozdem, Ms. Gonzales, Ms. Coholic or Mr. Bayram by February 12, 2020 Why: 1. The Franklin Institute is one of America’s oldest and premier centers of science education. Known for blockbuster exhibits, a bevy of interactive ongoing exhibitions, and one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences. Grades 9 and 12 will follow through and complete science and technology curricular requirements in ways that would dazzle and delight the "Next Generation Science Standards." 2. Discover something new at The Franklin Institute by exploring the fun side of science through twelve cutting-edge and hands-on exhibitions. The Franklin Institute provides resources and helps students to connect with science and technology in creative ways that resonate with learners of all backgrounds.

Gemma Y. Bognot - CLARKE, Ph.D. Science Teacher Science Teacher Coordinator
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Resources from the Health Room
Coronaviruses: Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A newly identified type, called 2019 novel coronavirus, has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness that started in China. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has these suggestions: 1. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. 2. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. 4. Stay home when you are sick. 5. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects people frequently touch. Please see the attached files below for more information. It can help you to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.

HS Nurse
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Penn State College Trip
11th Graders! The Penn State Trip is on April 15th, 2020. If you want to visit Penn State, follow the link for detailed info: http://cmitacademy.org/highschool/2020/01/31/11th-grade-college-trip/ Trip Cost: $50

Mr. Bayram STEM Coordinator CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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AP Applications Due February 28, 2020
Please see attached for the AP Course Application for the 2020-2021 School Year. Application Form Any student who is interested in taking an AP course next year must complete a separate application for each course they are interested in taking. Mandatory Information Sessions Next week, there are two information sessions that will take place for students during all three lunch periods in the media center. ALL students interested in taking any AP Course is required to attend one of the two information session. They will be held on Monday, February 10th and Thursday February 13th during period 3, period 4, and period 5 in the Media Center. Students attending the information session should be dilligent about getting their lunch and getting to the Media Center quickly so the session can start promptly. Application forms must be signed by the appropriate content teacher at the information session as evidence of attending. (Mr. Bevard - AP Lang, AP Lit; Mr. Bruchey - AP Statistics, AP Calculus; Mr. Ozdem - AP Bio, AP Chem; Mrs. Cunning - AP US, AP Gov, AP World, AP Econ; Mr. Bayram - AP Comp Sci Principles, AP Comp Sci Java). Personal Statement In addition to completing the attached AP Application, students must write a unique personal statement for each application they are submitting. The personal statement prompt is: "Please explain why you you would like to take this speciffic course, how it will help you in the future, and how you will ensure that you are successful." The personal statement should be one full page typed - Times New Roman, double-spaced, 12 pt font with 1 inch margins. AP Applications are due back to Ms. Gaudette by February 28th, 2020 by 1:15pm (the end of the last lunch period). With three full weeks for students to complete the application and agreement document, get their sign off for attending their information session, and writing a one page personal statement, late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Student applications will be reviewed by departments and students will be notified of their acceptance mid-March. Appilcations will be reviewed on the basis of eligibility (pre-requisites), data points such as PSAT/MCAP/Grades/MAP, and the personal statement as both a writing sample and an expression of student interest. If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

Sincerely, Ms. Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Grade Appeal Windows and Grade Appeal Form
Students received 2nd quarter report cards on Friday, February 7th. If parents need to make a grade appeal, it should be done by Friday, February 14, 2020. You may find grade appeal forms at CMIT-N Website at the following link: http://cmitacademy.org/highschool/parent-grade-appeal-form/ Parents should fill out the first page of the form and submit it to Mr. Bayram by February 14, 2020 to make a 2nd quarter grade appeal. (You may scan and e-mail it.)

Mr. Bayram Grade Manager 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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Baseball Interest Meeting
Varsity Baseball will be holding an interest meeting on Tuesday, February 11th from 3:00 - 3:30pm in Room 135. Those interested in trying out for Varsity baseball should attend this meeting. Please make sure to be picked up by 3:30pm. Students who can not attend should see Mr. Snyder in the gym for more information.

Coach Snyder
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Schools Are Closed | President's Day
Good morning, Families! Schools will be closed on Monday, February 17th, for President's Day. Please make plans accordingly and enjoy the long weekend. Best,

HS Administration
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
PE Classes
As a reminder, a PE uniform is required for all Physical Education classes. The PE uniform includes a CMIT PE shirt, CMIT PE shorts/pants, and sneakers.

Coach Snyder
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Medical Science: Observing the sheep's heart through dissection
We do not consciously think about our hearts as a tireless organ that performs an amazing feat, consistently pumping about 100,000 times every day of our lives. Knowing where your heart is located in your body, how big it is, how many gallons of blood it will pump during your lifetime, and how often it circulates your blood were some of those amazing things that the Medical Science students learned. Understanding that heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide and that you do not have to have a family history of heart attacks to be prone to one, were exciting concepts to explore. The Medical Science students became familiar with the heart's anatomy before they began dissecting. Many students were very excited once the actual dissection took place. In groups of four or less, students were allowed to cut open the ventral side of the heart and identify its part and how the blood flows through it. Maybe some may say that the heart lab was sad, stinky, and disgusting. I completely disagree. The heart lab was a different approach to learning the structure of the body. In CMIT, we washed our specimens very well with running water and soaked them with Downy fabric softener and sprayed them with Downy Odor Eliminator before students began the dissection. I thought it was interesting and beneficial! Hands-on learning is extremely effective, and students find it easier to learn the body's organ system.

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