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11/23/2020

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Green School Reducing Carbon Footprints Art Contest


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Grade 11 SAT Practice Test Registration - Parents Please Encourage your Child


HS BREAKING NEWS

Publicity Release Forms

CMIT High School Field Trip Refund Checks are in the mail

School Buildings Closed

Charter Schools Lottery 2021

CMIT North High Schools' Absence Form #PGCPSATTENDANCEMATTERS

Resources from Health Room


EXTRACURRICULARS

Publicity Release GRANT Submission Deadline is Nov 30!

Photographer of the Week!

CMIT Muslim Student Association Friday Discussions!

Are your grades making you a Grinch?

Science Olympiad - Tournaments of SY20-21


DEPARTMENT UPDATES

Second Quarter Novel Study!

Science Department Updates


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Coholic's Science Classes

Physical Education Classes

Dr. Clarke's Environmental Science Class


PTO UPDATES

Executive Board Election Results


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Green School Reducing Carbon Footprints Art Contest
On behalf of the Green School Club members, I would like to thank students for participating in the Green School Recycling Day Art Contest. All submissions will be compiled by the team and will be judged by teachers and parents. Winners will be announced on December 4, 2020, contrary to November 27, 2020, which was previously announced to give way to the Thanksgiving break. If you are interested in Judging, please click the link to join, and the Green team will be happy to connect with you at their meeting that will be held on November 30 and December 3 at 4 pm and 3 pm, respectively, to judge the said Artworks. The rubrics/criteria will be published during the announcement of the winners. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_kbZ1ekt-1yq419B5J7JP3xjkC17M-4EWKybp9vICTGmh1Q/viewform?usp=pp_url 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 Suhani Patel

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 UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Grade 11 SAT Practice Test Registration - Parents Please Encourage your Child
Why SAT Really Mean In College Admissions? Being a part of the College Board admission for many years in one of the prestigious universities in the United States, I know how important the SAT is. The first is at the beginning of an application's review, and the second is at the end. The initial reviews include a glimpse at standardized test scores and a few other factors like grades and extracurriculars or honors. If your scores in combination with these other factors do not compel the admissions committee to look further, there's a possibility that your application won't be completely reviewed. The second instance in which your standardized test scores can be critical is when the admissions committee finalizes their acceptances. Imagine this—the committee has narrowed its choices to 50 applicants but only has room for half of them. Their job now is to compare the applicants and choose the ones who are most likely to succeed. If your application is identical to the next one, but you outscore him or her by 100 points on your SAT, you will likely become the more desirable candidate. A better part of this preparation goes by getting desirable test scores for college applications and scholarships you will be applying for during the Senior year. Throughout our SAT prep programs, CMIT students continue to get the county's best scores 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 points) Parents, please encourage your child 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 helps students overcome the testing anxiety and become familiar with the testing's content and timing. 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
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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CMIT High School Field Trip Refund Checks are in the mail
Hello everyone, To remain in line with the PGCPS mandate, the school building will be closed to all vistors. All field trip refund checks that were not picked up by the end of last week, have been mailed out to the address that we have on file. Please be sure to check your mailbox during this week. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. Thank you and enjoy your week.

Mrs. Bond, Registrar
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School Buildings Closed
Hello CMIT families, In line with the PGCPS mandate to decrease public building occupancy levels, CMIT North High School building will be closed to all visitors effective Monday, November 16, 2020, until further notice. School and office visits are available by appointment only. Please reach out via email or phone if you need to schedule an appointment. Thank you in advance.

Mrs. Bond, Registrar
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Charter Schools Lottery 2021
Hello All! It is that time of year again when the lottery period opens for prospective students. Please see the information below regarding applying for the upcoming school year 2021-2022. Applications can be completed by visiting http://lottery.pgcps.org/. All applications are given a waiting list number based on their Specialty Program choice, grade level, and sequence number. The submission of an application is not a guarantee of placement. The computerized lottery system will assign a random number to each application. Applications are sorted based on this randomly assigned number and assign a sequential number. The lowest random number is assigned number one, the next lowest number two, and so forth. Applications are then sorted by program. Placements are then made on a space availability basis only. The application form permits multiple Specialty Program choices per student. If more than one Specialty Program choice is selected, each choice will be treated equally and placement will be made according to the first available opening. Placement is granted for one Specialty Program choice only. Once placement is made, the other Program selections are no longer an option. Online applications will begin starting November 2, 2020 through January 29, 2021. The lottery will be held at the end of March. Announcement of student selection will not be made at that time. Students selected through the lottery will be notified by email. Assignments will be made from the waiting list until September 30. Waiting lists will not carry over to the following school year. Continuous updates will not be provided. Notification will be made only when space becomes available. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out via email or phone call. Thank you in advance.

Mrs. Bond, Registrar
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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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Resources from Health Room
Hello parents and students, According to CDC recommendations, getting a flu vaccine every year is the best way to prevent flu and other complications. I am sending this information to remind you to take the flu shot, especially in the current pandemic. Let's work together on keeping our family and community safe. Please click the link below for more information. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/freeresources/video/media-video.htm Thank you Nurse Abraha

HS Nurse
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EXTRACURRICULARS
Publicity Release GRANT Submission Deadline is Nov 30!
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!
This week our Photographer of the Week is... Kennedy Jones! Congrats Kennedy! Her creative take on the monochromatic prompt this week is inspiring. She designed her backdrop and focal points using common household products only. Her chosen colors are bold and vibrant! Give it a try at home & see what you can do! I'd also like to share our honorable mentions all tied for 2nd place... Susan Kamara, Giselle Coplan, & Hafsah Ghori! Stay tuned for our Instagram coming soon to see their fabulous work!

Brittany Gonzalez - Biology Teacher & Photography Club Sponsor
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CMIT Muslim Student Association Friday Discussions!
On a mission to promote interfaith unity and awareness, CMIT’s Muslim Student Association invites everyone to participate in Friday Discussions. We talk about various topics from Islamophobia to Racism. Everyone is welcomed to be a part of this wonderful discussion every Friday at 3 PM. When coming into this meeting you will learn more about various topics and leave with a new perspective. If you are interested, please fill out the Google form. https://forms.gle/PG5Me4r6DsXFJVCN7 We are looking forward to seeing you on Friday! For more info, please email tsubasi@cmitacademy.org.

Tuba Subasi
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Are your grades making you a Grinch?
Ninety percent of the students who took the opportunity to attend the CMIT tutorial services have increased from 30 -50% of their grades based on the last First progress report to the First Quarter monitoring. CMIT afterschool and Saturday Tutoring supports increasing students' motivation and attitude to reach their full academic potential. Our Tutors assist students in thinking critically about their worksheets. Our tutors work closely with their teachers to prepare students to face the classroom challenges, especially during this new norm. Bear in mind that tutorial is not sought only for those that fail their classes but for those who would like to learn techniques to be prepared with their curriculum and excel in class. 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 Green School Team Adviser Afterschool & Saturday Academy Coordinator
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Science Olympiad - Tournaments of SY20-21
Hey Science Olympiad Family, The Science Olympiad team is preparing for the tournaments of the year. Please mark your calendar for the upcoming tournaments. National Cathedral School Invitationals: Dec 12, 2020 UMD Invitational: Jan 30, 2021 Regional at Montgomery College-Germantown Campus: Feb 20, 2021 ***QUALIFICATION is required for the state and invitational tournament! State Tournament at JHU: Apr 17, 2021 National Tournament at Arizona State University - May 21-22, 2021 Nuri Bayram Science Olympiad Team Advisor nbayram@cmitacademy.org

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DEPARTMENT UPDATES
Second Quarter Novel Study!
With quarter one officially in the books (pun intended), the English department has embarked on its second quarter novel studies: Ms. Beamon's classes - Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older (students should obtain their copy to begin reading the week of November 23rd) Mr. Bevard's classes - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper (digital texts available) Mr. Hommel's classes - Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (digital text available) Ms. Houston's classes - The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (digital text available) Mrs. O'Donnell's classes - The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (digital text available) We look forward to reading and analyzing these texts with our students, engaging in rich discussions, and reading their written responses to comprehensions questions and essay prompts about the novels. Happy reading!

-Mr. Hommel, English Dept. Chair shommel@cmitacademy.org
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Science Department Updates
Hi everyone, Science teachers met today with Assisstant Principal, Mr. Avsar, to talk about amount of time spent on homework, the importance of the Independent Assignments in lieu of homework in SchoolMax, and making a 'good faith' effort to learn by completing homework and turning it in on time. Students who make a 'good faith' effort to complete the Independent Assignments (remember, there is no homework category in SchoolMax during distance learning) will receive at least a 50% grade just as if school was taking place in the physical building. At the beginning of the year, the science department agreed that a 'good faith' effort meant the student did his/her own work, completed the work by answering all portions to the best of his/her ability, and submitted on time. Being teachers, if a student does not understand, we're happy to assist the student by answering questions in class zoom or by email. We want to see our students succeed! We may even suggest the student partake of our school's Tutoring Service depending on need. The amount of homework per core science class PER WEEK was discussed and should not be more than 1 hour to 1.5 hours. (AP classes usually require more time.) Sometimes there is time at the end of class for independent work so students can begin homework, other times, an Independent Assignment for Wednesday will be assigned. Grades for these Independent Assignments appear as such under that heading in SchoolMax. Independent Assignments in science count for 25% of the students overall grade, whereas homework was 15% of overall grade. Questions that students (and parents) may have about the Independent Assignments provided to students can be directed to the course teacher. Additionally, the course syllabus for each science class should have information about these assignments as well. Enjoy the week and Happy Thanksgiving!

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher Science Department Chair
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Coholic's Science Classes
Hello all! This week is a short one as we prepare to give thanks with our friends and families. BioGeoChem students are doing 2 things: 1) those who missed the FAST 1 test parts 1 and 2 last week will have make-ups Monday and Tuesday; 2) students who completed FAST 1 last week will have classwork. Physics students will begin Work-Energy Theorem concepts and applications Monday and Tuesday. Happy Thanksgiving! See you on the 30th!

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher Science Department Chair
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Physical Education Classes
My PE classes are beginning to talk about flexibility. We are coming full circle as back in September we talked about stress management and students were doing yoga in class. To stress the importance of flexibility, students are and will be doing yoga during class again. If you see your student laying on the floor with their eyes closed this is how each session of yoga in my class will end. The response from students about yoga in class has been exceptional as many students have expressed their desire to continue practicing yoga. Students have also expressed that they feel more relaxed, and less stressed after a session. Yoga is something that anyone can do and it can be modified for all skill levels. So if you are stuck inside this winter, give yoga a try.

Mr. Snyder
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Dr. Clarke's Environmental Science Class
Reminder: Please check your schoolmax for grade updates every Monday. This will allow you to keep track of the grades. Bear in mind that High School grades carry much more weight in high school than you did in middle or elementary school because it indicates post-secondary career, especially if you are thinking about scholarships and college admission. This 3rd week of the 2nd quarter topic is on "Levels of Ecological Organization and Population tracking Size." To reiterate the procedure for opening your work on google classroom, you must: 1. Log in to your zoom for Live Discussion 2. Go to your Classwork - Always open your "Daily Bellwrok and Attendance." - Next, on the same Classwork page, go to your "2nd QUARTER WEEKLY AGENDA. " to allow you to see your work accordingly. Each slide represents what the work for is each day and includes the link for the worksheet. It also includes due dates and how you are going to be scored. - On Wednesdays, go to "2nd Quarter Wednesday Activity." There is no way you will get confused as long as you follow the procedures. Please email me at gclarke@cmitacademy.org for any questions, and I am happy to help you. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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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PTO UPDATES
Executive Board Election Results
Executive Board Election Results Elections were held during the November 19, 2020 general body meeting. A full slate was accepted and the candidates ran unopposed. Your new Executive Board Members are: 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: Boris Johnson 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, Do your Holiday Shopping 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

Christine Fermin 240.767.4080
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