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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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11/09/2020

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Teens with Heartsongs

Publicity Release Forms


HS BREAKING NEWS

CMIT North High Schools' Absence Form #PGCPSATTENDANCEMATTERS

Health Resources


EXTRACURRICULARS

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

Photographer of the Week

Team Illusion Goes Virtual the Rest of the Way

Science Olympiad Updates

CMIT Lead - November 2 Meeting Summary

Join CMIT Media Club

Join FORENSICS/ MOCK TRIAL TEAM


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

9th Grade News | House Activity #2 is Coming!


DEPARTMENT UPDATES

Science Department

Social Studies Department


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Coholic's Science Classes


PTO UPDATES

PTO GENERAL BODY MEETING AND ELECTION


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Teens with Heartsongs
I hope you and your family are safe and healthy! I’m reaching out today to share information about a program that I’m raising money for called Teens with Heartsongs. I, alongside a group of students from my school, are fundraising for the housing program at Children’s National Hospital. The families who come to Children’s take on a massive financial burden by doing so, and the housing program strives to raise enough money so the cost of living here during treatment is completely paid for. This costs about $400,000 every year, solely raised by donations. If you can contribute, that would be incredible, because the housing program can only stay alive through the generosity of others. Teens with Heartsongs is a program that allows teens to be a part of the effort that goes into raising enough money for these families going through difficult times. My Chesapeake team is participating in various fundraising efforts, such as the Race for Every Child, etc. I decided to participate in Teens with Heartsongs because every family deserves a safe place to stay while receiving care. If you would like to donate, here is the link to our Team Page Donor Page: https://tinyurl.com/Teens-with-Heartsongs Makeda Daring CMIT-N HS Senior makeda.daring2021@cmitacademy.org

Nuri Bayram nbayram@cmitacademy.org Newsletter 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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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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Health Resources
Hello Parents and Students, I hope you are doing well. In Maryland the cases of Covid-19 continues to increase based on lab collection data. I just want to remind you to follow CDC guidelines and measures to keep yourself and the community safe. Please click the link below to watch the video on "How COVID-19 Can Spread in a Community." https://video.link/w/WXFwb Thank you, Nurse Abraha

HS Nurse
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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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Photographer of the Week
Our Photographer of the Week is.... Susan Kamara! Hello CMIT! Photography Club would like to proudly present our first ever Photographer of the Week! Each week of club meets, Photography Club members receive a prompt for inspiration and submit their best work. Then, members will vote for their favorite photo(s) which we will show you all right here in our Newsletter! This week we proudly present 11th grader Susan Kamara! Her work takes on a creative approach to common household objects in a natural light and setting. Great creativity & great work Susan! Be on the lookout for our next Photographer of the Week!

Brittany Gonzalez - Biology Teacher & Photography Club Sponsor
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Team Illusion Goes Virtual the Rest of the Way
This week Team Illusion presented a session on working in the cloud. Our affiliation with FIRST Robotics gives us credits with Amazon Web Services (AWS Educate) and free access to certain cloud resources. If you are a member of Team Illusion, you can just follow the link in the invitation email that you received to https://aws.amazon.com/education/awseducate/apply/ and sign up. Team members have access to $75 worth of credits, which is quite a bit of run time. We intend to use Amazon's RoboMaker and an instance of Robot Operating System 2 to build our future projects virtually before we try to build them physically.

Steven Lavalle FIRST Robotics Coach firstrobotics@cmitacademy.org
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Science Olympiad Updates
The Science Olympiad Team is well underway at this time in the year. After a nail-biter election, the science olympiad met to catch up on the events that they are working on. They also ironed out everything to make sure that the plans set in place will work for everyone in the future. Since the competition has been declared to be online this year (excluding some events), there is a practice regional that is forthcoming which we look forward to! Nevaeh Cannon On behalf of the Science Olympiad Council The Captains scienceolympiad@cmitacademy.org

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CMIT Lead - November 2 Meeting Summary
Last week, the main theme was working with personal values and understanding others, leading to boosting each other’s confidence. The topic mainly generalizes being ¨aware of our value traits. ¨ We discussed the activities that recently brought us joy and made us feel proud. Everyone openly engaged in the activity and shared their experiences of what made them happy. Things like overcoming hard classes, driving permit successes, or performing live in front of others, were a few topics that were mentioned in this meeting. Using what everyone shared, we pointed out and determined what kind of skill or leadership skills belongs to each individual based on how they were able to take on their personal challenge. Next, we decided to revive an old topic from last week’s meetings: True Colors. Based on the stories we told, everyone tried to guess what "color" results each student got. What could be learned from these discussions, is how we could portray our values in the future and how we see others based on their own experiences. The final topic that was discussed was what we wanted as the first qualities we would like people to notice about us. From there, many other topics were brought out like individuality, standing by our morals in the midst of people, and finding our identity through middle school and high school, to embracing it in our young adult years. The topics that were discussed in this meeting definitely helped students open up about their difficulties. Students were able to effectively share their own opinions, have proper discussions, and relate to each other’s experiences. We became more comfortable with talking to each other so, we were able to have really great open discussions. This week was a nice session and there were many things that our peers were able to take into account to boast each other confidence in the future.

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 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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Join FORENSICS/ MOCK TRIAL TEAM
This year's MOCK TRIAL Competition Case was revealed. It is a Museum robbery case. You can be an attorney, prosecutor or witness of this real case. FORENSICS/ MOCK TRIAL TEAM has started and welcomes new members this year. What is Mock Trial? A mock trial is a reenactment of a courtroom trial in which high school students become the lawyers, plaintiffs, defendants, and witnesses of a real court case. They compete against teams from other schools in Mock Trial Circuit 7. The program's objectives are to (1) Further understanding of the law, court procedures, and the legal system; (2) Increase proficiency in soft skills such as listening, speaking, reading and reasoning; and (3) Heighten appreciation for academic studies as well as career consciousness of law-related professions. A mock trial is not a dramatic play, a speech competition, a debate, or a game, though it incorporates facets of all four. Successful mock trial participants possess excellent public speaking skills, an acute ability to think on their feet, a thorough understanding of trial procedures and rules, and a healthy competitive spirit. I hope that you consider joining our team! If you want further information, feel free to attend a meeting or email me. All meetings and competitions are virtual this year. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 3:30 in Mr. Ozdem's Zoom classroom. Before the competition we will meet twice a week. (TBA) This week's meeting is on Wednesday 9/30 at 3:30 pm. Email me to get invitation for the meeting. fozdem@cmitacademy.org VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE is needed to coach the team. Volunteers interested in helping our students to get court experience are welcome. Advocate coach will join the ZOOM meetings to coach. Please contact to me for further information.

Fethi Ozdem, MEd. Chemistry Teacher Forensics Teacher
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
9th Grade News | House Activity #2 is Coming!
Hi 9th Grade! Thanks to everyone who participated in our first house event. More than 1/3 of the 9th grade and a fair number of teachers attended. It was a relaxing time of reflecting on who we are and how we want to grow. It was also a pretty fun way to spend time with each other. Mark your calendars for our next event which will be on Wednesday, November 18th. We will be focusing on Gratitude. Respectfully,

Ms. Colandrea 9th + 10th Grade Assistant Principal English, MAPS, SPED, + Social Studies Departments
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DEPARTMENT UPDATES
Science Department
The Science Department's Dr. Clarke provided information to the science team about Biology tutoring. This tutoring aims to prepare CMIT High School students for BioGeoChem and Chemistry courses, successful completion of the MISA standardized test at the end of the year, and equip students for the rigors of high school biology and chemistry curricula. Many colleges and universities have 'block programs' for freshmen students pursuing any scientific degree. This 'block' for the first year is frequently Biology 1 and 2 followed by the sophomore 'block' with Inorganic Chemistry 1 and 2 in the second year. A solid foundation in high school biology and chemistry is clearly essential for college preparation. Interested students or students struggling are encouraged to sign up for tutoring. 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

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher Science Department Chair
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Social Studies Department
The Social Studies Department would like to help make communication and scheduling appointments during Office Hours on Wednesdays easier. Please click on the attached PDF link (not the image above), and once you open the PDF, you can click on the image for the teacher that you are interested in meeting with to schedule an appointment.

Mrs. Jessica Cunning, Social Studies Department Chair
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Coholic's Science Classes
Hi everyone! BioGeoChem students have begun a unit on biochemistry. This will include some biology review and some new material. This should last about 2-3 weeks followed by an assessment. Physics students are concluding Newton's Laws and Friction, and a review of concepts and practice problems will prepare them for an assessment in the next week. Enjoy the week!

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher Science Department Chair
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PTO UPDATES
PTO GENERAL BODY MEETING AND ELECTION
PTO General Body Meeting and Election - Thursday, Nov. 19th When: November 19, 2020, 06:30 PM Eastern Time (the US and Canada) This month's meeting has been moved to the Teams platform: You can join a Teams meeting anytime, from any device, whether or not you have a Teams account. Go to the meeting invite below and select Join conversation. ... That'll open a web page, where you'll see two choices: Download the Windows app or Join using Microsoft Edge. You will not be able to call into the meeting by phone. Please plan accordingly. Join conversation teams.microsoft.com Executive Board Slate Executive Board candidates may make brief introductory remarks during the November 19th General Body Meeting. Please attend to learn more about the candidates ahead of the vote opening that day for members in good standing. High School President: Dorothy Simmons High School Vice President: Monica Pringle High School Recording Secretary: Alicia Baines High School Corresponding Secretary: Kryshana Hicks High School Treasurer: No Candidate Upcoming General Body Meeting Dates* January 21, 2021 February 25, 2021 March 25, 2021 April 22, 2021 May 27, 2021 - Annual Meeting. Nominations for upcoming school year Board vacancies to occur. *Dates may be subject to change. Help Fundraise with AmazonSmile Simply click the link below to shop or turn on Smile in the Amazon app to benefit your PTO. A portion of eligible purchases will be paid directly to the PTO each quarter. smile.amazon.com/ch/47-1975548 From, High School Corresponding Secretary The CMIT Academy North -- High School PTO

“Where Our Voices Are Heard” To learn more about the CMIT North PTO, visit our website at http://www.cmitnorthpto.org/. Got questions? Contact the CMIT North PTO at information@cmitnorthpto.org.
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