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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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10/11/2020

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Service Hours Deadline - October 15th

Dual Enrollment for Spring 2021! Important Information!

Publicity Release Forms


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Recycling Day Art Contest

Academic and Tutorial Services

CMIT STEAM Fair 2021 - Invitation


HS BREAKING NEWS

CMIT North High Schools' Absence Form #PGCPSATTENDANCEMATTERS

Upcoming Clinics


EXTRACURRICULARS

Clubs Started!

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD UPDATES

Chess Club

CMIT LEAD Week 1 Update!

Join the Rap Club!

MSA-Muslim Student Association Club-

Club Opportunity | LimeLight

VEX Robotics Club Updates

Join Literary Magazine

CMIT ATHLETICS


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday Student Rights + Responsibilities Meetings


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Coholic's Science Classes

Cybersecurity Awareness Month - This October, Do Your Part #BeCyberSmart

Dr. Clarke's Environmental Science - Way to go


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Service Hours Deadline - October 15th
This is a reminder that all service hours forms for service hours earned between July 1, 2020 and August 30, 2020 are due to your counselor (with all sections completed and all signatures present) by October 15th! The service hours forms are attached. Students should use the COVID-19 form for any service hours completed remotely or virtually. Students should use the original form for any hours completed in person. If you have any questions, please reach out to your assigned school counselor. Thank you!

CMIT Academy North High School Counseling Department Ms. Gaudette (A-J Last Names) - ngaudette@cmitacademy.org Ms. Ryan (K-Z Last Names) - rryan@cmitacademy.org
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Dual Enrollment for Spring 2021! Important Information!
On Friday, October 16th, it is a Professional Development Day, so there is no live instruction for students. Therefore, we are capitalizing on that day off and have scheduled an information session with the Prince George's Community College Dual Enrollment Office, who will be joining us on Friday from 2:00-3:00pm to talk about Dual Enrollment at PGCC. Session Link for CMIT Dual Enrollment Information Session: https://meet.google.com/mki-duex-tja Important Information: -PGCC will again be using DualEnroll, an online platform for dual enrollment application, approval, and registration -This semester, there are three changes to the Dual Enrollment process: 1) Juniors and Seniors are eligible for select courses with a 3.0 cumulative unweighted high school GPA 2) All students are limited to two (2) courses per term (ITEC students - please stay tuned for more information about this) 3) Communication response time is within 3 business days for each approval (72 business hours) Student qualification with SAT/ACT: students who would like to use their SAT or ACT scores will need to self-identify and reach out to their assigned PGCC Dual Enrollment Team Member (Ms. Gabrielle Taylor, gtaylor9421@pgcc.edu) -October 29th General PGCC Info Session at 6:00pm, will review how to apply and enroll for Spring 2021, support services available, setting up and using college systems, Dual Enrollment opportunities, program deadlines: http://bit.ly/PGCCDE10292020 -November 9th - the PGCC DualEnroll Site will open for Spring 2021 Applications -November 25tth - Dual Enrollment Application Deadline -December 11th - Dual Enrollment Schedule Change Deadline for Students (for students who have already applied and have been approved but need to change the section of their approved course) -SENIORS: While you are allowed to take Dual Enrollment classes in Spring 2021, please note that they do NOT go on your high school transcript and therefore do NOT impact your high school GPA at all. A lot of seniors take courses in the Spring for the discount, enrichment, and to earn college credits to transfer into their future colleges.

CMIT Academy North High School Counseling Department Ms. Gaudette (A-J Last Names) - ngaudette@cmitacademy.org Ms. Ryan (K-Z Last Names) - rryan@cmitacademy.org
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Publicity Release Forms
Greetings families, Each school year Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) requires parents/guardians to fill out a Publicity Release form for each student. Throughout the school year, PGCPS and the Prince George’s County Board of Education conduct activities that may be publicized by local or national news media or used to promote the school system. Publicity activities include interviews, photographs or videos of individuals or groups of students, or student works (including, but not limited to, artistic works, athletic activities, performances and competitions) that may be used in websites, social media such as Facebook and Twitter, print or online publications, or videos. Please fill out the attached Electronic PGCPS 2020-21 SY Publicity Release Form by checking only one of the boxes to GRANT or NOT GRANT PERMISSION. This Form will remain in effect through September 2021. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11vp6zITFHL1TPbI5a7aUzcf0zWbwSuDbp9uJA210mQM/edit Important Note: CMIT-N HS requires selecting the "GRANT PERMISSION" option in "the Publicity Release Form" to be able to participate in clubs and STEM teams. nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram Program Coordinator

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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Recycling Day Art Contest
Do you want the opportunity to put your creativity to the test and possibly win an Amazon, Netflix, or Game Stop gift card? Well, this contest is just for you! CMIT’s Green School of the MAEOE is hosting a Recycling Day Art contest where students use recyclable materials to create a form of art. Recycling Day, also known as America Recycles Day, is celebrated on November 15. This day highlights the importance of preserving Earth’s natural and primary resources and raises awareness about recycling. Students will submit a photo of their art, along with a description of how they created it and what they do personally to contribute to the environment. There will be three winners in total for the most creative piece of art. The winner will appear in the district newsletter, yearbook, appear on CMIT’s twitter, and will be interviewed for further information on their design by the Green School team. Hope to see some creative projects and let your creativity shine. Go Green Tigers! * This contest is part of our CMIT certification maintenance ** Prices will be sponsored by parents in progress *** Photos are going to be sent to the Property of CMIT, used for educational purposes For further information, contact Dr. Clarke at gclarke@cmitacademy.org for specifics. Created by Green school Club Member Morgan Pringle; 11th grade

Dr. Clarke, Science Teacher, Academic Support and Tutoring Services Coordinator; Green School Team Organizer; HS Science Fair Coordinator
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Academic and Tutorial Services
CMIT Academic & Tutorial Services provide FREE enrichment resources to help our students manage classroom requirements with live online tutoring. Our vision is to build highly competitive tutorial services to help students in our school to ensure study & learning skills. Please check your student's schoolmax and determine if there are courses needed for improvement. Students' grades throughout high school remain the most important factor in college admissions. While colleges also look carefully at standardized test scores, essays, recommendations, and other personal factors, they view students' grades as the strongest predictor of college academic success. If your child or you (students) need tutorials, please fill out the form below and sent it to gclarke@cmitacademy.org as an attachment. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NYcBC-sD2Py0NHNl7MbvpZ0dMu2Ixu7NIIxazQsGb80/edit?usp=sharing _______________________ Interested in tutoring opportunities? Please fill out the form below to discuss your schedule and compensation https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenHqIW-nAQZGkdHRIHwIrHT2l6ARKfi5PXkB3Xlv1MJQEdkQ/viewform?usp=pp_url

Sincerely Yours; Gemma Clarke, Ph.D Science Teacher; Academic Support and Tutoring Services Coordinator; Green School Team Organizer; HS Science Fair Coordinator
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CMIT STEAM Fair 2021 - Invitation
High school science researches can be educational and fun, but most CMIT high schools find it optional. Nonetheless, for all students who believe that science innovation and research are an integral part that increases our fundamental knowledge, here is your chance to show off your intelligence and expertise as extremely important to solve important issues pressing the future. We, the Environmental Science class of CMIT, are developing Scientific Research as a course project. Students will submit their proposals by October 16, 2020. We are extending this invitation to all CMIT High school students who have wonderful projects that need to be extended, supplied, or improved from their previous years. There will be five students from our school to join the district competition. These students will be taken from the Environmental Science class upon the students and parent endorsement and consent. If you are interested, please email gclarke@cmitacademy.org for other questions and guidance. Remember that we had the experience to be at the INTEL ISEF competition way back in 2012. (Please, see the link below) We want to continue to harvest the best inventors in our school. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/jack-andraka-the-teen-prodigy-of-pancreatic-cancer-135925809/ http://www.countyfair.org/

Sincerely Yours; Gemma Clarke,Ph.D Science Teacher, Academic Support and Tutoring Services Coordinator Green School Team Organizer HS Science Fair Coordinator
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HS BREAKING NEWS
CMIT North High Schools' Absence Form #PGCPSATTENDANCEMATTERS

Mrs. Christine D. Fermin Secretary I Chesapeake Math & IT Academy PCS 14800 Sweitzer Lane Laurel, MD 20707 Phone: 240.767.4080 Fax: 301.560.3461 Email: cfermin@cmitacademy.org Web: cmitacademy.org<http://www.cmitacademy.org/>
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Upcoming Clinics
Prince George’s County Public Schools is offering free immunization clinics to students in different locations. These free clinics are to assist families in meeting immunization requirements. Families must register online for an appointment. For more information please click on the link below. https://epi.pgcps.org/offices/school-health/immunizations/upcoming-clinics Stay safe, Nurse Abraha

HS Nurse
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EXTRACURRICULARS
Clubs Started!
Clubs started last week and you may still join. You may find the club announcements in this and last week's newsletters and you may still sign up. In addition to Newsletter, you may receive emails for Clubs and STEM Team announcements and recruitments. Please check the weekly newsletter and your emails carefully. Moreover, If you want to see all clubs` info together at one place, visit CMIT-N HS Clubs webpage: http://cmitacademy.org/highschool/clubs-20-21/ The only thing to sign up is to send an email to the club sponsor. A few important points about the SY20-21 Clubs. 1. Clubs and Team Meetings will be online, in a virtual environment. 2. In order for students to participate in Clubs and STEM teams, the Board of Education of Prince George’s County Public Schools shall require students in high school to maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or equivalent. 3.Publicity release google forms should be submitted by selecting the "GRANT PERMISSION" option to be able to participate in Clubs/STEM Teams. Find the Publicity Release Google form in the link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11vp6zITFHL1TPbI5a7aUzcf0zWbwSuDbp9uJA210mQM/edit Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me at nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator

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SCIENCE OLYMPIAD UPDATES
Science Olympiad Team had the season Kick-Off last Wednesday. The meeting started with the Captains` intro and an ice-breaker. Then, The captains informed new members about *What is Science Olympiad? *How does a typical Science Olympiad season look like? *Science Olympiad Manual, 23 events, and categories. *Invitational, Regional, State, and National Tournament. *A typical tournament day. *Science Olympiad Google Classroom. *Science Olympiad REsources and websites. The members will read the manual and decide what events they want to compete in. The goal of the Science Olympiad Team is to win the state this year. We are planning to make 2 teams to increase challenge, so you may still join If you meet the criteria on the flyer. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram Science Olympiad Advisor Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator

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Chess Club
Hello Parents! Our friends at Silver Knights have a great online chess program for our families! They teach new beginners all the way up to advanced tournament players! Registration and more information can be found at chess.skenrichment.com, and if you use coupon code fall2020 you get $20 off your first month! Prices start at $39 month. Contact Daniel Weissbarth at Silver Knights, daniel@skenrichment.com, and he can help customize a program for your scholar.

tdbrown91@gmail.com
Trina Brown
CMIT-N Parent
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CMIT LEAD Week 1 Update!
On Monday, October 5th, Ms. Gaudette hosted our first, weekly, CMIT LEAD club from 3:00-4:00pm! There were many members from various grade levels in attendance and we began by introducing ourselves. We discussed what leadership means to us and our "Leadership Philosophy" as well as what we hope to learn in this club. We spent the rest of the time working through the "True Colors Leadership Assessment" and discussing and analyzing our results and how they apply to us as leaders. CMIT LEAD will not meet on Monday, October 12th due to Parent- Teacher Conferences, but we will resume on Monday, October 19th at 4pm, when members will talk more about their True Colors Assessment Results and identify leaders that align with their results. Miss our first meeting? Still want to join? Make sure to complete the Interest Form and you will be added to our CMIT LEAD Google Calendar events! Interest Form: https://forms.gle/evkRb4XcoHyU12zMA

CMIT Academy North High School Counseling Department Ms. Gaudette (A-J Last Names) - ngaudette@cmitacademy.org Ms. Ryan (K-Z Last Names) - rryan@cmitacademy.org
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Join the Rap Club!
Are you tired of having the same old boring clubs every year? Are you looking for something fun to be a part of? Well look no further! The Rap Club will allow students to use their creative abilities to do anything they want to, as long as it is school appropriate! We will record songs, perform in cyphers, have rap battles, and more. The creativity is up to you and the possibilities are endless! Use the following link to sign up for Rap Club, let us know what you're interested in, and give us your ideas! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfK_XjOcW5WGTv9tSWzlOdDgU-uLu73GeOYA3y5cuQIa6Xzng/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7628

-Mr. Mirza (Teacher Advisor) & Langston Jackson (Student Leader)
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MSA-Muslim Student Association Club-
Dear students, Please take a look at the flier and you would like to participate, join the Google Classroom. Looking forward to seeing you!

Tuba Subasi
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Club Opportunity | LimeLight
LimeLight's primary focus is providing necessary information for 9th grade students that can be used beyond high school. We will be having events that will benefit not only CMIT North but the community around us as well! Links for the meeting platform are forthcoming. We hope to see you there! Are you a 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student interested in working with 9th graders? Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/y3one5zh Nevaeh Cannon Student Club Sponsor

Ms. Colandrea Grade 9 + 10 Assistant Principal English, MAPS, SPED, + Social Studies Departments LimeLight Club Advisor
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VEX Robotics Club Updates
We are holding virtual team meetings every Tuesday and Thursday. Last week, our team talked about last year's competition and learned about this year's game: VEX Robotics Competition Change Up. We also explored http://vr.vex.com online programming environment which will allow us to get used to the programming tools that VRC teams will use for all events. As promised, VEX Robotics Clawbot kits have been ordered. We will start working on robot design along with the programming once we receive the kits. Mr. B Computer Science Teacher

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Join Literary Magazine
For all the writers, readers and artists of CMIT. Literary Magazine is a great place to express your creativity. The Lit Mag staff will write, create digital and print media, and provide a forum for anyone in CMIT to submit work for publication within our community. Join us on Fridays at 3:00 PM. Contact Ms. Houston for more information khouston@cmitacademy.org

Katie Houston
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CMIT ATHLETICS
Hello CMIT Family, As you all are aware, Athletics has been put on pause until further notice. At the moment, students are able to stay engaged in sports virtually through zoom sessions set up by our coaches. Students may join our CMIT Athletics Google Classroom page with the code P6WNC26. There, they will be able to keep up with all updates related to sports associated with CMIT. Governor Hogan has granted the state of Maryland to resume athletic practices (October 7) and athletic contests (October 27), however, this needs to be approved through each county. PGCPS has not given the green light to resume sports in person, therefore, we will continue to provide virtual engagement until further notice. At the moment, athletics will take place in 5 week increments: Fall Season: September 14 – October 16 Volleyball, Girls/Boys Soccer, Cheerleading Winter Season: October 26 – December 14 Girls/Boys Basketball, Indoor Track Spring Season: December 14 – January 22 Outdoor Track, Softball, Baseball, Girls Lacrosse If you have any questions please contact Thomas Dunn at tdunn@cmitacademy.org GO TIGERS!!!

Thomas Dunn, Athletic Director
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday Student Rights + Responsibilities Meetings
Hello, Families! Each year, we review the Students Rights and Responsibilities Handbook with students. This year, we will be doing so via small sessions on Wednesday, October 14th according to the schedule at this link: https://tinyurl.com/yxoelplv Students will receive Zoom links to join these sessions via their school email. Participation in Wednesday's sessions will count as attendance for the period students attend. Respectfully,

HS Administration
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Coholic's Science Classes
Hi everyone! BioGeoChem students have begun the formation of the Solar System and will continue this week. Physics students have been downloading their virtual lab environment as we begin Projectile Motion and Motion in 2 Dimensions. Have a great week!

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher Science Department Chair
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Cybersecurity Awareness Month - This October, Do Your Part #BeCyberSmart
#BeCyberSmart Tip: If you connect it, protect it. Outsmart cyberthreats by regularly updating your software. Any device that connects to the internet is vulnerable to risks. The best defense is to keep device security software, web browser and operating systems up to date. #BeCyberSmart by turning on auto-updates. Learn how you can #BeCyberSmart this #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth at https://staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/ Mr. B Computer Science Teacher

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Dr. Clarke's Environmental Science - Way to go
The Environmental Science Class was finished with the unit on the Hydrological Cycle. Students must complete designated classwork in google classroom. Scientific research proposals are due on October 16, 2020 Remember that student sign-in daily sheet during zoom meetings acknowledges their warm-up activities. It is essential to attend the meeting classes as there are everyday activities to be submitted. All assignments are posted on the google slide agenda containing all the links and instructions for all their work. Our next topic is on Earth Environmental System. Please email gclarke@cmitacademy.org for extended help, attendance, or grade concern.

Gemma Clarke,Ph.D Science Teacher, Academic Support and Tutoring Services Coordinator Green School Team Organizer HS Science Fair Coordinator
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