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11/16/2020

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Debate Team Takes Home Trophies at WUDL Thanksgiving Showdown Saturday

New Procedure | Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation Reporting

Teens with Heartsongs


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

High School Open House Sessions Are Approaching

Parent Academy Session 1 Invitation to Register

SAT Practice TEST Registration (Saturday Academy)


HS BREAKING NEWS

Q1 Report Cards and Grade Appeals

Publicity Release Forms


EXTRACURRICULARS

Photographer of the Week!

Yearbook Club

Drama Club

Express Yourself in Print

Women of Power

CMIT Tutorial Services

Last 2 weeks to submit Publicity Release GRANT for Clubs and STEM Teams!

FAVE Is Quickly Becoming a Saturday Morning FAVE-o-rite!


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

9th Grade House Activity Goes Schoolwide


DEPARTMENT UPDATES

Science Department

Social Studies Department


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

This coming week...

Dr. Clarke Environmental Science Classes Reminders

Media Production Class


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Debate Team Takes Home Trophies at WUDL Thanksgiving Showdown Saturday
On Saturday, Nov. 14, CMIT North High School's Debate Team won a combination of six individual and team awards! This was the team's second competition, and 8 students (4 pairs) competed in debating the topics of police brutality and school resource officer roles. It was an exciting and long Saturday, but the students were very proud of their performance and are excited to continue to grow as a team. For many of the students, this event was their first debate competition ever. Novice Division Individual Awards: 10th place: Precious Sobowale 8th place: Jayden Russell 6th place: Cameron Rogers Novice Division Team Awards: 10th place: Ashley Tchokote and Chelsea Ayitey-Adjin 3rd place: Makeda Daring and Pierre-Alain Hayford-Winful  2nd place: Cameron Rogers and Jayden Russell Please be sure to congratulate all of the students! We are very excited to continue to compete at more competitions throughout the season. Our next competition is December 12, 2020.

Rebecca Ryan, Debate Coach & Professional School Counselor rryan@cmitacademy.org
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New Procedure | Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation Reporting
Hello, Families: PGCPS has updated its procedure for reporting incidents of student-to-student Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation. The paper form has been discontinued. Instead, all incidents should be reported online via stopbullying.pgcps.org or the "PGCPS iStopbullying" app. You also will be able to find a link to this form on the CMIT website under the counseling tab. Respectfully,

Ms. Colandrea 9th + 10th Grade Assistant Principal English, MAPS, SPED, + Social Studies Departments
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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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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
High School Open House Sessions Are Approaching
CMIT Academy high school is having three Open House sessions for prospective students. If you will have a student new to the high school next year, you are invited to come out and get to know about our program and have your questions answered. November 21, 2020 @ 9am Join Zoom Meeting https://pgcps-org.zoom.us/j/92868353176 Meeting ID: 928 6835 3176 December 3, 2020 @ 6pm Join Zoom Meeting https://pgcps-org.zoom.us/j/92868353176 Meeting ID: 928 6835 3176 December 5, 2020 @ 9am Join Zoom Meeting https://pgcps-org.zoom.us/j/92868353176 Meeting ID: 928 6835 3176 We hope to see you there!

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Parent Academy Session 1 Invitation to Register
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students, Please see attached the bulletin on our first Parent Academy. We ask that you RSVP if you plan to attend. If you’re unable to attend but have specific questions which you’d like to ask, please submit them using the registration form. All the Best, Mr. Bevard.

All the Best! Mr. Bevard
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SAT Practice TEST Registration (Saturday Academy)
Dear 11th-grade Students and Parents, The 11th-grade year is the most important year for college preparation. A better part of this preparation goes through getting desirable test scores for college applications and scholarships that you will be applying for during the Senior year. Throughout our SAT prep programs, CMIT students continue to get the best scores in the county and the state. Below you will see our average scores for the last year's SAT. SAT 2020 RESULTS: - CMIT Mean score: 1032 (Went up by 21 points) - PGCPS mean score: 886 (Went down by 5 points) - Maryland mean score: 920 (Went down by 12 the points As a school community, we should continue to do the hard work needed to create the best opportunities for colleges and scholarships. While students will be getting instructional support and practice during their college summit classes, we will also implement Full-Length SAT practice tests on Saturdays, one per month until March. Please mark your calendar for the practice test dates shown below and use the form to register. Note: Research shows that taking full-length practice tests help students to overcome the testing anxiety as well as becoming familiar with the content and timing of the testing. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJuAodG21gXH15KOx8-nX2PqVrV8-yjLZa7Wi3BcGp8ND_5Q/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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HS BREAKING NEWS
Q1 Report Cards and Grade Appeals
Due to the shift in distance learning, 1st quarter report cards will not be printed. Parents and students will be able to view the published grades on the Family Portal. First Quarter grades were posted online on November 13 even though it had been scheduled for Nov 19 previously! The Parent Grade Appeal window will be from Nov 20 - Dec 1. You may find the grade appeal form and the instructions in the link below: http://cmitacademy.org/highschool/parent-grade-appeal-form/ If you need more detailed info, please check Administrative Procedures (AP 5116): Grade Change Authorization and Appeals from the link below: http://cmitacademy.org/highschool/administrative-procedures-ap-5116-grade-change-authorization-and-appeals/

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me at nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram 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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EXTRACURRICULARS
Photographer of the Week!
This week our Photographer of the Week is... Ella Solomon! Congratulations Ella! Her work beautifully captures fall themes and colors in her chosen perspective underneath the tree. One may feel a sense of peace, gratitude, or wonder when looking at her photo. -- We also have an honorable mention that goes to... Club Founder Hafsah Ghori! This week in a very close tally of votes, Hafsah's work was chosen due to the artistic portrayal of the fall season in a different perspective: a close up of a leaf carrying droplets of water. The beaded water on the leaf shows a different side of fall on a smaller, more delicate scale in comparison to a grand tree, which is such large part of nature. These photos compliment one another, capturing the various elements of our fall theme for this week's prompt. Nice job Ella & Hafsah! Keep an eye out next week for our third Photographer of the Week!

Brittany Gonzalez - Biology Teacher & Photography Club Sponsor
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Yearbook Club
Yearbook club meets every WEDNESDAY from 12-1PM. We are looking for grade level representatives in 9th and 10th grade to ensure that all grade levels are represented in the club and have input into the design of the yearbook. We are looking for artists, poets, writers, photographers and graphic artists too! If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please contact Ms. O'Donnell: todonnell@cmitacademy.org.

Tammy O'Donnell
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Drama Club
Looking for an outlet to be goofy, dramatic and creative? Join Drama Club on Tuesdays at 4pm. We are planning a radio play to present to the school via zoom and would love to have more voices, sound effect designers and writers join us! This week, we will have two guest speakers who are professionals in costume design and playwriting. No experience necessary! For more information, contact Ms. O'Donnell: todonnell@cmitacademy.org

Tammy O'Donnell
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Express Yourself in Print
You’re a writer. You’re an artist. You have a voice. “The Den” needs you. CMIT Literary Magazine is accepting submissions for the first publication. Put your words, your art, your expression in print. To submit your work for consideration, follow the link to the form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfo5z-167tuNFevfJgGYS_gMqk67Q1UZj0iK8vaqV74w_4ClA/viewform?usp=sf_link Contact Ms. Houston with any questions. khouston@cmitacademy.org

Katie Houston
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Women of Power
Hey! Do you want to be a part of a strong and powerful group of women who come together making a difference in our community ? Where we build self-esteem, self-confidence, and learn how to communicate with others. Are you looking for a safe place to gain support from other girls while having real honest exchanges about growth and challenges being a girl growing up in today’s society. Women Of Power is the perfect club for you. Come join us every Thursday from 3-4pm. You can contact Amanda Laurent( amanda.laurent2022@cmitacademy.org) or Mrs. Houston (khouston@cmitacademy.org) to join.

Katie Houston
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CMIT Tutorial Services
Did you know that CMIT offers tutorial services with English Language Arts, Biology, Social Studies, and Algebra? Our tutors are happy to help you maximize your potential and earn better grades. Click the link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGxBVamBlBzQkGBT5X7cdicZdtnMq4ebRb7y5ECKlVuEiF5Q/viewform?usp=pp_url If you need a one-on-one appointment, they can also be available during the session via breakout rooms and discuss strategies to reach your course goals. You may email the following tutors, tbelt@cmitacademy.org and kcompton@cmitacademy.org, to help you pace with your courses. You may also join their google classroom with the following google codes: wizrx3z for Algebra Schedule: MON, TUES, & THURS 3-4 PM; SATURDAY 1:30-2:30PM & 2:30 -3:30PM robf4mk for English Schedules: Mon & Wed @4-6PM/ Fri@3:30 4:30pm 2qcfld5 for Biology Schedule Mon, Tues & Thurs 4:30-5:30; Sat 3:30-4:40 PM & 4:30-5:50 PM jngb2nm for Social Studies Schedule Tue & Thu @ 4-5pm Saturday 10-11

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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Last 2 weeks to submit Publicity Release GRANT for 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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FAVE Is Quickly Becoming a Saturday Morning FAVE-o-rite!
FIRE-Autonomous-Vehicle-Engineering (FAVE) Students in the FIRE Jr. NSBE Virtual Program learn about computer-aided design, programming robots, and a variety of scientific and engineering concepts! Click the link below to check out a few of the activities! Open the attached PDF to read the full news! Robin Houston advisor@firestem.org nsbefirejr@cmitacademy.org

nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram STEM Coordinator
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
9th Grade House Activity Goes Schoolwide
Congratulations to the House of Optimism for have the highest attendance at the first house event!! This Wednesday, November 18th, the 9th Grade Academy, in conjunction with the Green Team, will host a 4pm the second house event on the expectation of Gratitude. Ninth grade students will earn points for their houses through their participation. In order to extend this focus on gratitude, especially as Thanksgiving approaches, we are opening this invitation to the entire school. Students should check their school email for an invitation. Respectfully,

Ms. Colandrea 9th + 10th Grade Assistant Principal English, MAPS, SPED, + Social Studies Departments
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DEPARTMENT UPDATES
Science Department
Hi everyone, Aspire- John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL) The ASPIRE program at APL is a unique opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to experience and explore STEM careers before committing to an area of study in college. During the intensive summer session and the longer academic year session, ASPIRE interns are paired with APL staff mentors to complete projects, solve problems, and learn and apply crucial technical and interpersonal skills in a hands-on, professional environment. During their internship, students also have access to many of APL’s considerable technical and professional resources. The ideal ASPIRE intern is a student who is successful in science, mathematics, and programming, in either grade-level or Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The ideal student is also curious, dedicated, ambitious, and ready to explore every facet of a STEM career. ASPIRE students must be able to work independently, communicate with APL staff members and mentors, persist when faced with challenges, and continually think outside of the box. ASPIRE students must also meet certain eligibility requirements, including maintaining a 2.8 GPA and holding U.S. citizenship. A complete list of requirements is provided in the link below. If you’re ready to explore this unique APL experience and you meet our minimum requirements, please read the application instructions below and get ready to join us for the STEM experience of a lifetime. The ASPIRE program is competitive. Applying does not guarantee acceptance. Eligibility Requirements: High school junior or senior during program participation. Students applying to the summer program should be going into their junior or senior year. Students must be at least 15 years old. U.S. citizenship (green card holders are not eligible) Minimum unweighted GPA of 2.8 Reliable transportation to APL throughout the program No criminal record Students must be committed to the program and its time requirements. For more information visit -- https://secwww.jhuapl.edu/stem/aspire/

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
This coming week...
Hi everyone! This coming week, BioGeoChem students will complete a Light/Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis review. We've gone into a little more depth than last year's Biology course to prepare for the level of understanding and questioning required for the MISA test at year's end. The week will wrap up with the FAST-1 standardized test on Thursday and Friday for BioGeoChem. This 2-DAY test is required by PGCPS to assess student learning of the course material so far. The test will take both class periods (Thursday and Friday) and be administered on TESTNAV, which students should have already successfully downloaded to their devices to take the "Bridge Diagnostic" in September/October. Physics students began the concept of Work last week and will continue the Work and Energy portion and prepare to move into Momentum. Students can find many example problems to assist with extra practice in their etext. All my students have been doing well with their Wednesday Independent Assignments! Remember Kiddos! You can always email me with questions or request time for a Zoom meeting on Wednesdays if needed. Have a great week.

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher Science Department Chair
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Dr. Clarke Environmental Science Classes Reminders
Please update your research STEM PROJECT Due date of the Template 12/20/2020 Project presentation 01/11/2021 Please register on the SAT PRACTICE TESTS Reducing Carbon Footprints Project Due: November 20, 2020

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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Media Production Class
Ms. O'Donnell's Media Production classes just finished a 6 week video project titled: "Life and Learning during the Pandemic". It was in conjunction with the PGCP/PGCC Annual Media Day that will take place VIRTUALLY on November 19th. The students learned editing techniques, camera angles, graphics and completed a 30-60 second video on their experiences during the pandemic. The videos were amazing and some of them are being considered in the Media Day contest. Some student entries will be considered for live broadcast on PGCC-TV and students will be selected for anchor positions and reporter positions. It is a great opportunity and I am so proud of the videos they created. We will keep you posted on the outcome, but in the meantime, ask your scholar to show you their video!

Tammy O'Donnell
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