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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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03/01/2020

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

HS BREAKING NEWS

Principal's Message

Coronavirus Update

CMIT-NSBE Jr FIRE VEX EDR Team Takes 2nd Place!

Let's Get Ready to Robo-rumble! CLF Sumobot Challenge Registration is OPEN!


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

CMIT Softball Tryouts


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Nation's Largest Celebration of STEM


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HS BREAKING NEWS
Principal's Message
Dear Parents and Guardians, It is already March, and we are ready to welcome warm-spring-weather! With the days getting longer and more sunshine coming through, we will start enjoying the weather more. As we begin the month of March, our focus point will move to standardized test and AP test preparation. Saturday camps are continuing, extra tutoring options have been communicated with families and more information is coming soon regarding Saturday school camps. In spite of our best efforts, we are experiencing difficulties due to teacher absences and working collaboratively with the school team, PGCPS, and CLF to continue providing a proper learning environment for our students. We will continue communicating with classroom families if we have any updates. I would like to let you know that safety, acceptance, togetherness, and respect are our important values that we highlight at every chance. Disrespectful behavior coming from adults or students is not acceptable and will be addressed immediately. If you receive any experience that is not teaching this value and expectation, please report it immediately so administration can follow up properly. Reporting unacceptable behavior from adults or students, such as inappropriate language or comments, will help the team investigate and address these issues immediately. We are working on establishing certification programs that will be in addition to the ITEC program. I believe another program focused on college credit will provide more options and opportunities for our students. This year, we are working on having organized internship programs for CMIT North High School students. The MDOT internship pilot program structure is finalized and will start this summer. Please email me if you have any contacts looking for interns with a strong IT background. With your help, we may be able to extend internship programs for our scholars. Mr. Avsar is overseeing the internship programs; please include him in your emails as well. Thank you to the parents who are already sharing the information with administration! Please remember, working collaboratively will improve educational practices here, at CMIT North High School! 

Gonul Ozturk, M.Ed. Principal
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Coronavirus Update
Dear Families: Please take a moment to read the following communication that PGCPS has distributed among its stakeholders. Know that CMIT is staying abreast of information about the Coronavirus and is taking steps to keep the school community safe including providing disinfecting wipes and sprays for each classrooms so staff and students can use them before and after each class. -------------- Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is in regular contact with the Prince George’s County Health Department and Maryland Department of Health regarding the Coronavirus. To date, according to health officials, there are no reported incidents of the Coronavirus in Maryland, Washington, DC or Virginia. We adhere to guidance and direction from the county and state health departments in all health-related matters. Based on the state health department’s guidance, we will not allow international student visits from countries significantly impacted by the Coronavirus until we receive additional direction. PGCPS will continue to consult with the Prince George’s County Health Department and Maryland Department of Health on appropriate procedures and recommendations to ensure student safety. Prevention There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. These include: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should: Stay home when you are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. For additional resources, please visit www.pgcps.org/coronavirus. Resources Prince George’s County Health Department Maryland State Department of Health Centers for Disease Control --------------

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CMIT-NSBE Jr FIRE VEX EDR Team Takes 2nd Place!
The NSBE Jr FIRE VEX high school team had an outstanding performance at the Baltimore Robotics Charm City Invitational on Sunday, February 23rd. The team competed against 16 other teams from the Baltimore area. Despite having some setbacks early in the day, the team made it to the elimination bracket seeded in 7th place. The NSBE Jr FIRE Vex team then proceeded to upset the 2nd seeded team in the quarter finals, upset the 3rd seeded team in the semifinals, and lose by only one point to the 1st seeded team in the finals. The competition was very close and had the entire audience mesmerized. Congratulations on a fantastic effort by the team!

Mr. Bayram STEM Coordinator CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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Let's Get Ready to Robo-rumble! CLF Sumobot Challenge Registration is OPEN!
Come WATCH, COMPETE, or WIN! The CLF Sumobot Challenge is Saturday, March 28, 2020. Inspired by our massively successful event at MakerFEST 2019 where the Sumobot Challenge drew a crowd of hundreds, this 2020 we decided to recognize and reward all the active, growing, STEAMazing Builders & Makers across Maryland!!! Yes, come and join our schools across the State of Maryland as we offer multiple 1 v 1 challenges and a robo-haven of fun for the whole family! Gear up as sparks fly in our electrifying robo-rumble, 3/28! The CLF Sumobot Challenge is on March 28, 2020 from 9:30am - 12:00pm at #ChesapeakeSciencePoint and is open to all Maryland Public School FLL students, teams, and individuals wishing to compete, watch, volunteer, support, or sponsor! Our Director of Community Partnerships says, "CLF Signature Events like MakerFEST in May and CultureFEST in November will always be sustained by a potluck of community partnerships. We are excited to add this new SumoBot Challenge to the list of CLF Annual Events every March, and it is open to the Maryland public!" We are STEAM Educators for Maryland's Future Innovators. Students interested in competing, please register here: https://www.clfadvancedstudies.org/sumobot The Posters (attached) will be distributed to each CLF school promptly and digital copies are being tasked for each website. Please encourage ALL your school's official Social Media Accounts to also post these flyers for CLF's Annual Maryland Sumobot Challenge!!! In addition, we've attached the rules flyer here, too. Event Time & Date: Saturday, March 28, 2019 at 9:30am - 12:00pm Event Location/Physical Address: Chesapeake Science Point (CSP) 7321 Parkway Drive South Hanover, MD 21076 Registration Link and More info: https://www.clfadvancedstudies.org/sumobot If you have any question, contact cbicer@clfmd.org or msutherland@clfmd.org NOTE: To receive a special Sumobot T-shirt and $15 Amazon Gift Card at the event, all participant student needs to be registered. *Snacks will be served to participants and additional refreshments will also be made available for purchase to all guests. CLF's Annual Maryland Sumobot Challenge!

CLF Community Partnerships
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
CMIT Softball Tryouts
To all those interested in trying out for the CMIT Varsity Softball Team the tryout schedule is as follows: Monday the 2nd, Wednesday the 4th, and Thursday the 5th of March from 3:00pm - 5:30pm with a hard stop at 6pm.  We will meet in the school parking lot next to the athletic field.  We may have many groups sharing the field so we have to make sure we have availability to practice.  Our final day of tryouts will be Saturday the 7th at 10 am at Muirkirk Field located at 7403 Muirkirk Road, Beltsville, MD 20705. The team will be announced via email on the 8th. Make sure you are appropriately dressed for each practice as some days may be chilly and other days (particularly next week) may be warmer. Please come with your glove, cleats, and any appropriate softball gear you need. Also please have your physical requirements completed. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know. Thanks,

Coach Donelson cdonelson@cmitacademy.org
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Nation's Largest Celebration of STEM
Celebrating 10 Years of STEM Outreach! The USA Science & Engineering Festival inspires students nationwide with year-round K–12 educational programming and culminates in a multi-day celebration on April 23 - 26, 2020 in Washington, DC! All attendees are required to have a ticket to enter the Expo on Saturday, April 25, 2020, and Sunday, April 26, 2020, at the Walter. E Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. (Kids 18 and under are FREE but will be required to obtain a free ticket online and present the ticket at the Expo to allow entry. A ticketed adult must accompany children under the age of 13.) Admission info: https://usasciencefestival.org/attend/2020-festival-expo/festival-expo-tickets/ If you want to have an idea of what you may observe at the festival, the recap is below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMlwJUtUxag&feature=youtu.be

Mr. Bayram STEM Coordinator CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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