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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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11/02/2020

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Afterschool and Saturday Academy: The TUTORING SERVICES

GoGuardian

Quarter 1 Ends on Nov 5

Publicity Release Forms

Follow us on Social Media!


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Green School Recycling Day Contest


HS BREAKING NEWS

School's Out | Election Day + Professional Day


EXTRACURRICULARS

Publicity Release GRANT is Required to Join Clubs and STEM Teams!

Photography Club

Master SAT statistics and probability questions this week at SAT Tutoring!

FIRE NSBE JR Can Do VIRTUALLY Anything!

Join CMIT Media Club


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

9th Grade News | Upcoming Event


DEPARTMENT UPDATES

Physical Education Classes


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Coholic's Science Classes

Grease-Spot Test in Biology


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Afterschool and Saturday Academy: The TUTORING SERVICES
CMIT Tutoring Services would like to offer support to students who need extra HELP in Math, English Language, Biology, and Social and other subjects; please check the CMIT website to attend the tutorial service schedule. A mass email was sent to all students this morning to let everyone know that help is available, especially with organizations, submitting assignments, and comprehending core subject areas to complete high school requirements. We greatly appreciate your willingness to allow us to support your learning needs. You may also email the following teachers: kcompton@cmitacademy.org, tbelt@cmitacademy.org & kspeed@cmitacademy.org Tutorials for Algebra 2 and other courses will open soon. Please click the link below to register. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGxBVamBlBzQkGBT5X7cdicZdtnMq4ebRb7y5ECKlVuEiF5Q/viewform?usp=pp_url Here is the schedule and google classroom information.. ALGEBRA Tutoring: Class 1 MON, TUES, & THURS 3-4 PM Class 2: SATURDAY 1:30-2:30PM; SATURDAY 2:30 -3:30PM Google Classroom Code wizrx3z Class link: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTU2NDYyNzMzODE5?cjc=wizrx3z Teacher: kcompton@cmitacademy.org BIOLOGY Tutoring Class 1: MON, TUES, & THURS 4:30-5:30; Class 2: SATURDAY 3:30-4:40 PM; SATURDAY 4:30-5:50 PM Google classroom code 2qcfld5 Class link: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTU2ODI5Mjg0MjAw?cjc=2qcfld5 Teacher: kcompton@cmitacademy.org English Tutoring Class 1: Mon & Wed 4-5PM; 5-6PM Class 2: Friday 3:30- 4:30pm, Sat 10-11am, 11-12 PM Google Classroom Code: robf4mk Class link: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTkyNzMyMjM5MzYx?cjc=robf4mk Teacher: tbelt@cmitacademy.org Class 1: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ 5-6 PM Google Classroom Code: hk6ltjv Class link: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTU2NDY1NTE0NTkx?cjc=hk6ltjv Teacher: kspeed@cmitacademy.org Social Studies Class 1: Tue & Thu @ 4-5 pm Saturday 12-1 Google classroom code: jngb2nm Class link: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTU3NDM4NTg1NTk1?cjc=jngb2nm Teacher: tbelt@cmitacademy.org History Tutoring Class 1: Wed 4-5pm; Saturday 11:30-12:30pm Google Classroom code: nb34xmn Classroom code: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTU3NDMyNzY3NDg5?cjc=nb34xmn Teacher: tbelt@cmitacademy.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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GoGuardian
Dear Parent or Guardian: Chesapeake Math and IT Academy will be implementing GoGuardian during distance learning to help keep your child safer and more scholarly online. Through our extended closure, we have adopted online services provided by GoGuardian for students while logged into the Google Chrome browser using their CMIT Academy Google account. It may be helpful to know that over 10,000 other schools use GoGuardian to protect 5.5 million students across the world, and the Global Educator Institute has endorsed the GoGuardian Teacher product. How are we using GoGuardian? We have chosen GoGuardian Teacher services to: Help protect students against harmful and inappropriate online material. Help students stay scholarly and more focused when learning online. Help assess students’ progress towards class assignments. Facilitate communication between teachers and students during class time. When and how does GoGuardian operate? GoGuardian’s web-based services operate on our school’s managed Google Suite for Education (G Suite) accounts when students are logged into Google Chrome using their CMIT Academy Google account. GoGuardian filters students’ internet browsing, YouTube searches, and Google documents in a very similar way as they would experience filtering at school. The filter prevents students from accessing harmful and explicit content when using their devices while logged into Google Chrome using their CMIT Google account. During typical school hours, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday. Additionally, teachers will use GoGuardian during their online classes to help students focus on their lessons. During class time, teachers may choose to manage students’ websites by blocking sites or closing tabs in their browser, sending links to websites they want students to view, or chat to help students complete an assignment. What are the school’s responsibilities? We will continue to work with students to help teach them digital responsibility and safety. We also want to ensure that the decisions students make when working online meet the expectations and policies included in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook (https://offices.pgcps.org/student_rights_responsibilities.htm). Additionally, we will continue to train teachers about how to operate GoGuardian and about policies and procedures to help protect student privacy. What are my parental/guardian and child’s responsibilities? We ask that students use their CMIT Google accounts for educational purposes within the boundaries of Prince George’s County Public Schools Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. The Handbook includes the Technology Usage Agreement and requirements for using social media, the internet, and consequences for misuse. Since all learning is currently taking place off-campus, parents are also responsible for supervising internet access and usage. We encourage you to discuss rules for appropriate internet usage with your child, and reinforce lessons of digital citizenship and safety with him or her. We also highly encourage you to report any potential cyberbullying or other sensitive issues to us. As with any report of bullying, you may locate the relevant resources on our anti bullying website: www.pgcps.org/antibullying.

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Quarter 1 Ends on Nov 5
The SY21 First Quarter ends on November 5, 2020. Grades will be submitted at this time. Please check SchoolMax for your scholar's grades and reach out to the teachers for any matters that may need addressing. There is still time to improve grades needing improvement. Cumulative averages will continue to change until the end of the quarter. nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram Program Coordinator Grade Manager

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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 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: Publicity Release GRANT is mandatory to be able to participate in extracurricular activities, clubs, and STEM teams. The deadline is Nov 30. nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram Program Coordinator

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Follow us on Social Media!
Follow CMIT-N High School on social media. Follow us on Twitter: @CMITAcademy Follow us on Instagram: cmitacademy Subscribe to us on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPuPgTO2ZyC2WQoTOgBislA?view_as=subscriber Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me at nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator

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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Green School Recycling Day Contest
Do you want the opportunity to put your creativity to the test and possibly win an Amazon, Netflix, or Game Stop gift card? Then, 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, parents, and/or staff 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. Submissions should be made by November 21st. There will be three winners for the most creative piece of art, with winners being announced on November 27th. The winners will appear in the district newsletter, yearbook, appear on CMIT’s Twitter, and be interviewed for further information on their design by the Green School team. I hope to see some creative projects and let your creativity shine. Go Green Tigers! For more information, you may contact any of the members below. * 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 CMIT’s Green School of the MAEOE Member Morgan T. Pringle Ansharan Akbar Zainab Kidd Shawn Conley Micah Davis Deena elzaree Laila Elzaree Peyton Moncrieffe BryantAlexander Oliphant Amanda queen Miguel queen Sarah Suleman Ashley Tchokote Dailyn Wray Damita Wray

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
School's Out | Election Day + Professional Day
Hi Families! This week is a short week for students. Please see the schedule below: - Schools are closed on Tuesday, November 3rd, for Election Day. - The first quarter closes on Thursday, November 5th. - Students have early dismissal on Friday, November 6th, to allow teachers to submit first quarter grades. (You can find the virtual bell schedule, which includes the two-hour early dismissal schedule, on the school's website at this link: http://cmitacademy.org/highschool/bell-schedule/) Please mark your calendars accordingly and enjoy the time off. Respectfully,

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EXTRACURRICULARS
Publicity Release GRANT is Required to Join Clubs and STEM Teams!
Greetings Families, Submitting the publicity release form and granting publicity release is required to be able to join clubs, and STEM teams at CMIT-N HS. The deadline is Nov 30. If your scholar is currently a member of a club and/or STEM team or is planning to join, please fill out the attached Electronic PGCPS 2020-21 SY Publicity Release Form by checking the GRANT Permission box. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11vp6zITFHL1TPbI5a7aUzcf0zWbwSuDbp9uJA210mQM/edit This Form will remain in effect through September 2021. If you already filled the form and granted permission, please disregard this. What if you submitted the form previously but did not grant permission? Submit the form again with granting permission. What if you granted permission but changed your mind? Submit the form again and SEND ME an E-MAIL. Let me know if you have any questions! nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram Program Coordinator

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Photography Club
This month our members of Photography Club have been working on and using different techniques shared by Club Founder Hafsah Ghori, which included the Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, and Framing. Members chose one or more techniques to work with when photographing their subject and practiced during our 60 second challenges as well as their weekly prompt. Members then discussed the techniques present in their peers' photos and applauded their creativity too! See some examples of their amazing work in this post!!

Brittany Gonzalez - Biology Teacher & Photography Club Sponsor
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Master SAT statistics and probability questions this week at SAT Tutoring!
Join Mr. Mirza for SAT tutoring after school this week on Tuesday, 11/3 and Thursday, 11/5. We will be covering Probability in Session 1 (6:00pm-6:45pm). Probability is one of the fundamental topics needed to achieve a high score on the SAT math section, so this short session provides a great opportunity to learn the in-and-outs of these types of questions. We will review basics of probability and solve 18 practice problems. In Session 2 (6:45pm-7:30pm) we will be covering advanced statistics questions. These are among the most challenging question types on the SAT, so this is a fantastic opportunity for students to zero-in on a niche topic, learn the necessary content/skills/tips, and get 18 practice questions in. Please email Mr. Mirza at imirza@cmitacademy.org for the link to SAT tutoring, or to be added to the Google Classroom where practice problems and lessons are posted. Students interested in the SAT Reading prep may reach out to Ms. Beamon at rbeamon@cmitacademy.org for access to the course. See you soon!

-Mr. Mirza
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FIRE NSBE JR Can Do VIRTUALLY Anything!
COVID closures couldn’t stop the Future Innovative Rising Engineers (FIRE) weekly STEM and professional development program. With school buildings closed during PGCPS Distance Learning; the aspiring engineers, scientists, and tech entrepreneurs took their program virtual. Meeting every Saturday in Google Classrooms, the students and their coaches gather to learn about robotics, computer-aided design, programming, college/career preparation, mathematics, and business/wealth creation. Interest in this hands-on experience is as far away as Tuskegee, Alabama. Every student received a kit of all the items needed to complete the weekly activities. The FIRE team distributed robots, microbit motherboards, glue guns, chromatography kits, popsicle sticks, balsa gliders, magnetism kits, circuit kits, batteries, light bulbs, multimeters, and more before the start of the semester. Coaches post assignments for prep work in advance of the sessions midweek. Students pull the items needed for the session and review the PowerPoints. When they meet for the Saturday session, it is electric (electrical engineering—that is)!! Robin Houston  Nsbe Fire Advisor houstonr742@gmail.com

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Join CMIT Media Club
Use your artistic skills to create stunning and innovative social media, Newsletter, and Website content! This club is great for aspiring graphic designers. Additionally, this club supports team building. Members will have to work together to reach success. The purpose of Media Club is to brainstorm, to seek ways, and to take action in order to increase the quality and popularity of CMIT`s social media accounts, website, and Newsletter. Useful Skills Include: Graphic Design Skills Editing Software Proofreading Ability to write short and effective captions. Video editing If you are interested, please fill out the application form: https://tinyurl.com/CmitMediaClubApplication Dailyn Wray dailyn.wray2024@cmitacademy.org

nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
9th Grade News | Upcoming Event
Hi Families! Last week, I shared a bit about the Big 8 and our plans to focus on character building with 9th grade students this year. This week, we will have our first activity after the early dismissal this Friday. It will begin at 1pm, and students will receive a link to join the activity in their school email. Student participation is voluntary but highly encouraged. All the best,

Ms. Colandrea 9th + 10th Grade Assistant Principal English, MAPS, SPED, + Social Studies Departments
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DEPARTMENT UPDATES
Physical Education Classes
During the last few weeks in Lifetime Sports, the classes have been talking about golf and how to play it. Hopefully, in the Spring we will return to school and we can turn the concept into sport. I feel like a lot of the students are looking forward to a sport that we spent a lot of time on in class, and to get a shot at playing themselves. In Lifetime Sports classes, we are now transitioning to games and sports that can be played in various environments where it's played on an official playing surface or in someone's backyard at a cookout. We have talked about Bocce, Disc Golf, and bowling. Students will be learning about croquet, shuffleboard, and various other lawn games in the coming weeks. In Personal Fitness, students have recently completed a Stress Management Unit where they learned physical activities that help to deal with stress. Currently, students are learning about cardiovascular fitness and muscular fitness. We are getting to the end of the quarter students so should be aware of the grades. I understand that virtual learning has its struggles but we are all in this together and need to continue working hard as we move into the next quarter. Personal Fitness is a graduation requirement and is only 1 semester long so doing all your work is important! For anyone who is interested in the Shape America November Calendar it is attached.

Mr. Snyder
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Coholic's Science Classes
Hello Everyone! This coming week, BGC students will begin the elements needed for life. This short section is a prelude to the biochemistry portion of the course. Physics students will be completing the intro to Newton's Laws and their applications. Since much of mechanics is built on Newton's Laws, we will most likely remain in this unit for another week focusing on concepts and quantification. Hope you all have a great week!

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher Science Department Chair
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Grease-Spot Test in Biology
Last week Ms. Gonzalez's 9th grade Biology classes performed a simple experiment right at home! As the classes conclude their study of macromolecules, students tested different foods for the presence of lipids (fats) using the Grease-Spot test (also known as the brown paper test)! Soon to follow, students will observe a live demonstration of indicators being used to find proteins and starch in various foods! This information along with their observed results from their Grease-Spot test will help students classify their food items. See some of their results above!

Brittany Gonzalez - Biology Teacher & Photography Club Sponsor
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