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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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03/08/2021

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Top Six Tiger Scholars to compete on the 73rd Annual Area Science Fair - Calvert, Saint Mary’s, and Prince George’s

Mathmagicians Team | Math Madness

SAT ID Drive


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Mindful March Events Offered for Students, Staff


HS BREAKING NEWS

Regular Tutoring Attendance Results in Strong Gain Grades


EXTRACURRICULARS

BHM by Photography Club

Media Club

Yearbook Club

Drama Club

Baseball

VEX Robotics Club Updates

MSA-Muslim Student Association Club's Friday discussions


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

9th Grade Academy House Event | Boldness + Execution


DEPARTMENT UPDATES

English Department--Vocabulary.com Update

Physical Education Classes

Personal Safety Lessons being delivered to students beginning March 15


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. O'Donnell's English 11 Novel Study

Computer Science Updates

Environmental Science Advocacy Challenge Video Project


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Top Six Tiger Scholars to compete on the 73rd Annual Area Science Fair - Calvert, Saint Mary’s, and Prince George’s
The congratulatory email was sent from PGCPS Science Office, Department of Curriculum and Instruction to our six Top Tiger scholars whose projects have been approved for entry into our 73rd Annual Area Science Fair. These top six tigers will compete among participants from Calvert, Saint Mary’s, and our own Prince Georges county. The Scientific Review Committee has evaluated their registration packet. Our six CMIT projects have met the criteria for participation, held virtually from May 9-14, 2021. These finalists will have the opportunity to compete for scholarships and prizes valuing over one million dollars. Meet our 6 contenders: Project Title: Over My Dead Body!: The Effect of Mummification on Enzymes My name is Jasmyne Wilson, and I’m a high school freshman at CMIT. For as long as I could remember, I’ve always been somewhat of a perfectionist, always going above and beyond and trying my absolute best when accomplishing goals. I carry this wherever I go and apply it to my academics as well as my personal hobbies. I love giving back to the world, and this STEM fair is exactly what I’m doing. I want to share my research and data with others to utilize it to better this world and make people happy and healthy. Project Title: Can Radishes Prevent Soil Erosion? My name is Zainab AIKidd, and I am a junior HS. I believe that success is achieved through passion and hard work. Winning a science fair is always secondary to me. As an environmentalist, I recognize the importance of sharing my research for continuous development of testing radishes and other well-rooted plants to prevent soil erosion, which has led to increased pollution and sedimentation in streams and rivers, clogging the waterways and causing declines in fish and other species. Project Title: Yellow Rain My name is Kyree Wilson. I am 17 and in the eleventh grade attending CMIT North Academy. Ever since I was young, my mother placed a quote on my wall that sticks with me to this day. It says, "Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know." That quote sticks with me in everything I do and motivates me to break barriers as well as go beyond the boundaries placed in front of me. When I was first introduced to the idea of doing a stem fair project, I wanted to put my all into it because I wanted to make that quote a reality in my life by going beyond what I believed I could do as well as pushing myself to do something that benefits more than just myself. After being given the opportunity to participate in this stem fair with my fellow classmates, I cannot wait to see where I get in stem in the future. Project Title: Probiotic Solubility in Water Qualities Gabriella Solomon, student-athlete and a hard-working student. She is passionate about pursuing a career in the medical field. Gabriella is a team-player and always looks for solutions when things get tricky. She enjoys helping others and is actively involved in afterschool activities like CMIT Lead, Yearbook Club, Asian-American Pacific Islander Union, and Women’s Varsity Lacrosse. Project Title: Can You Handle the Heat? My name is Morgan Pringle, and I'm a junior in HS. Norman Vincent Peale once said, "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars". I live by this motto to motivate me to pursue ambitious goals; even if I fail to achieve them, I can still accomplish other great things if I try my best. Although winning the STEM fair is a great accomplishment, and I am proud of my hard work, I aspire to do continuous research to find innovative ways to help people in need with solar energy, and in the future, Psychological processes. Project Title: Fruit Water Filtration My name is Cameron Salisbury, and I am a junior in high school. A quote from a wise man named J.Cole states, “Anything is possible, you gotta dream as you’ve never seen obstacles.” I remind myself of this quote often because it tells me that through unrelenting determination and hard work, that even the unachievable can be achieved. For me, STEM is using science to progress the advancement of society. While winning the STEM fair is a goal of mine, I hope that my research will inspire more research relating to finding alternative ways of filtering water which contribute to overall health.

Dr. CLARKE Science Teacher Academic Support & Tutoring Services Coordinator HS Science Fair Coordinator Green School Club Advisor
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Mathmagicians Team | Math Madness
Greetings CMIT family, I have great news. The mathmagicians team students matched Valor Eagles High School for Math Madness Competition this week, and beat them with a 24-3 lead! Yayyyy!!!🎉🎉🎉 We have a rocket team.🚀 I am thrilled, let's celebrate our students. Congratulations to: Suhani Patel Izuchukwu Nwadike Nigel Seymour Favour Nwogu Christina Thomas Leah Brooks Renee Ogoh Jayden Russell Hannah Simmons Kanyinsola Ijaduola We have a mid-round this week. I look forward to your support, collaboration, and prayers for the Mathmagicians! Go Mathmagicians! Go Tigers!

Esra Keskin, MBA Math Teacher Math Contests & Competitions Coach ekeskin@cmitacademy.org
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SAT ID Drive
This is a reminder that if you are planning to take the SAT, you need to bring a valid form of identification (in addition to other items highlighted below on the "College Board ID Checklist" link). Please remember that school IDs from past school years are considered "expired" - this means that Testing Locations may turn you away if you present an old School ID without another form of identification. One form of accepted ID is a College Board Form that can be provided by the School. If you would like this form, you will need to attend our SAT ID Form Drive (information below). If you plan to attend the SAT ID Drive, please complete the following Google Form by Tuesday, March 9th at 2:45pm Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegpSvnqm-l867uB3Ke_0NquEKj46bOIXqB1Jk68nIztwAGsg/viewform SAT ID Form Drive: Date/Time: Wednesday, March 10 from 9:00am-10:00am and 3:00-4:00pm at the High School. What to Bring: Your own pen, a recent passport-sized photo that clearly matches your appearance on test day, and the photo on your Admission Ticket. Logistics: Do not leave your car - all parties in your car must be wearing a mask. Ms. Gaudette will come to your car with a Clipboard and your form. Ms. Gaudette will affix your photo to the form and apply the School Seal as required. Note: if you do not follow the safety instructions, you will not receive a form. If you do not submit the Google Form by the deadline, we will not be able to provide your form. If you do not bring a qualifying photo, we cannot provide the form. Questions? Don't hesitate to reach out! College Board ID Checklist: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/id-requirements

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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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Mindful March Events Offered for Students, Staff
Each weekday during March, CMIT students and staff are encouraged to participate in wellness activities to celebrate Mindful March. This month-long initiative involves daily activities sent via email to students. The full calendar for the events is attached to the newsletter! If you have any questions, please email Ms. Ryan at rryan@cmitacademy.org.

Rebecca Ryan, Professional School Counselor rryan@cmitacademy.org
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Regular Tutoring Attendance Results in Strong Gain Grades
The above data (tables and charts) explain a great increase in the overall progress during tutoring sessions. Much of this progress can be attributed to the students` crowning their strong willingness to attend the extra class and the attention placed in their lessons through their tutors' help. Combined with the tutor's smart, creative, and caring personality and the student's respective teachers' collaborations, Ninety-five percent of the students attending tutorial increase grades by the end of the quarter. While most sessions revolve around assignment support, students also learned many new strategies to use daily to complete their work to foster understanding. With 44 rendered services among 33 students, attending tutoring regularly always results in strong grades, and personal growth in academics is a testament to the above data.

Dr. CLARKE Science Teacher Academic Support & Tutoring Services Coordinator HS Science Fair Coordinator Green School Club Advisor
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EXTRACURRICULARS
BHM by Photography Club
Hello CMIT! In honor of Black History Month last month, photography club members created photos that portrayed representations of "what it means to be black." Photo submissions ranged from recreating movie scenes with their own creative twist, to imitating memes that may resonate with many. Here are a few words from our photographers: From Susan Kamara (photos in black and white): "My inspiration was from the movie `The Watsons go to Birmingham.`" I deeply connected with the movie so I thought that it would be a great idea to do a remake of it. In the picture, my sister is holding my brother's hand while looking at him which was the scene in the movie. This could mean something different to others, but to me, it means that your family will always be there for you in spite of all of our tribulations. As black people, we have gone through many hardships but because we had a loving family around us we were able to have someone to lean on to encourage us!" From Tatiana Emeruwa (meme recreation: washing your hair): "Do you guys remember this?? The time when your mom was washing your hair over the sink and your neck starts cramping! Being an African American, this is something we all go through at one point in our lives. If not, you've either seen your sister or mom doing this as well. Being black has power and shows how we aren't like everyone else." We have such talented members, well done!

Brittany Gonzalez - Biology Teacher & Photography Club Sponsor
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Media Club
Help promote all of CMIT's events and clubs through social media. Members will help create attractive and innovative post ideas for our followers. This club is great for aspiring graphic designers and journalists. The purpose of the Media Club is to promote the achievements of CMIT students and extracurricular activities. Useful Skills Include: - Graphic Design Skills - Proofreading - Consistency - Ability to write short and effective captions. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Bayram. Media Club Student Sponsor Dailyn Wray

nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator
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Yearbook Club
Yearbook club has been hard at work putting together a yearbook like no other! We are trying to capture the crazy year we have had and need your help. Please submit candid pictures of CMIT life during distance learning. Help us capture these moments so you can look back and remember how you never gave up! Candids of you playing basketball outside, working in class, chatting with friends through apps....all of this will help us create a yearbook that defines this time. If you want to submit a drawing, a poem, or even a joke, please send your submissions and photos to yearbook@cmitacademy.org. If you have any questions, please let Ms. O'Donnell know at todonnell@cmitacademy.org ALSO: The yearbook portal is open and ready for business. Parents can purchase ads for their students (all grade levels) as well as the yearbook itself. The yearbook is $55 this year and ads range in price from $5 to $25. The deadline for purchasing an ad is April 9th. All orders can be placed through: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob Use school code: 12278721 Thank you for supporting the yearbook club!

Tammy O'Donnell
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Drama Club
We have been busy in Drama Club this month! Drama Club recorded our performance of TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK for Black History Month and Women's History Month. This is a self portrait of Lorraine Hansberry, the first African American female playwright to have a play performed on Broadway. Look for it on the CMITYouTube page soon. Congratulations to Nkechi Ekekwe, Damilola Bright, Moyo Adyemo, Mikayla Mensah, Masai Wray and Tatiana Emeruwa on their performances. Bravo!!

Tammy O'Donnell
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Baseball
Spring is coming and so are spring sports! This means BASEBALL IS BACK!!! Any guys grades 9-12 who are interested in playing baseball this spring need to reach out to me at msnyder@cmitacademy.org. Baseball conditioning begins April 6th and the season begins April 25th. The following items are needed in order to join us for conditioning or to try out for the team. - Email: Coach Snyder asap - msnyder@cmitacademy.org - Physical (signed by a doctor) - formreleaf.com filled out - 2.0 GPA in Q2

Coach Snyder
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VEX Robotics Club Updates
We are holding virtual team meetings every Tuesday and Thursday. We completed almost all levels of the activities on 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. The VEX Robotics kits we ordered have been picked up by our team members. They built their robots at home. The team will improve their programming and robot driving skills in the upcoming weeks, and make some improvements to their robots. Here https://tinyurl.com/u62zstvk is a short video that we wanted to share with the community. Please take care and stay tuned. CMIT Academy North HS - VEX Robotics Team

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MSA-Muslim Student Association Club's Friday discussions
On February 19th, the Cmit MSA club hosted an online discussion and presentation about important Black Muslim figures in America such as Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Ilhan Omar, and many more. We discussed the impact Islam made on the civil rights movement. It was a great discussion as part of Black History Month and the participants were informed and had fun at the same time with the Kahoot game we played. On February 26th, the Cmit MSA club hosted another online discussion, and we had a guest speaker, Brother Tarif Shraim who is the Chaplain at UMD. It was so empowering and beneficial and we were sure that everyone was inspired by his wise words. Thank you so much to everyone who was able to make it to our event, we had an amazing turnout and we are so excited to hold more exciting events in the future. If you would like to be part of these discussions, please fill out the rsvp form: https://forms.gle/KLXVqTBxueUYTiRs6

Tuba Subasi
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
9th Grade Academy House Event | Boldness + Execution
Hi Families! We're getting back in the swing of things this week with our next 9th Grade Academy House Event. This Wednesday at noon, we will be hosting two panels of students who exemplify the expectations of Boldness and Execution. They will share their experiences and offer some tips to students working to grow in these areas. Ninth grade students received information about how to join this event via email and the Class of 2024 Google Classroom. However, we are extending an invitation to this event to all high school students and will send the information to join schoolwide today! We look forward to seeing your student there!

Ms. Colandrea 9th + 10th Grade Assistant Principal English, MAPS, SPED, + Social Studies Departments
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DEPARTMENT UPDATES
English Department--Vocabulary.com Update
The winners for this week's Vocabulary. com Challenge in Ms. O'Donnell's class was 8TH PERIOD MEDIA ARTS and 4TH PERIOD ENGLISH 11. So far for the third quarter, all of Ms. O'Donnell's students have earned a total of 4,567,154 points. That is amazing! Congratulations! Ms. Houston's classes have earned a total of 376,538 points for the third quarter. Mr. Hommel's classes have earned a total of 261,458 points for the third quarter. BUT THE QUARTER IS NOT OVER YET!! Overall CMIT is in 11th place in Maryland in total points for this past week, and right now we are in 10th place overall in Maryland!! Keep going Tigers!!! We are close to beating the three PGCPS High Schools above us. Keep playing and excellent job everyone!

Tammy O'Donnell
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Physical Education Classes
Physical education classes have been learning about ways to manage stress over the last few weeks. Hopefully, you have seen your student practicing yoga during class or you might have noticed them laying on the floor as well. Both are ways that our students are learning to manage stress. This unit is designed to show students positive methods for managing their stress. For those of you who were looking for the Shape America Mind and Body March Calendar, sorry for not putting it in last week. I have attached both an English and Spanish calendar.

Coach Snyder
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Personal Safety Lessons being delivered to students beginning March 15
The Professional School Counseling Department is delivering Semester 2 Personal Safety lessons, beginning on March 15, 2021. Parents are encouraged to read the letter below, which is also being sent to families on Monday, March 8, 2021. Please see below! Dear CMIT High School Families, Prince George’s County Public Schools’ strategic plan promotes academic achievement for all students. In order for our students to learn, we recognize that safe and supportive environments must exist. While many strategies are implemented daily to ensure our students’ safety, we acknowledge the value of providing educational opportunities for our students to learn “personal safety”. Through classroom counseling lessons, your professional school counselor can assist your child in learning: Differences between appropriate and inappropriate physical contact Personal body safety rules and when to use them How to identify trusted adults to whom they can report when they feel unsafe In accordance to the PGCPS Board of Education Policy #0126, all schools are required to present personal safety lessons to our students. Implementing an effective curriculum on personal safety for children can raise our students’ awareness of abuse, increase disclosure when abuse has occurred and serve as a preventative measure in the future. This letter is to inform you that your child’s school counselor will be implementing age-appropriate personal safety lessons with students during the second semester of the 2020-21 school year, beginning the week of March 12, 2021. Parents/Guardians are more than welcome to preview the lessons beginning on March 9, 2021. In doing so, you can re-enforce these tools for personal safety with your child. We will lead the way to stop the cycle of child abuse in Prince George’s County. If you have any questions about the personal safety lessons or to preview the content that will be shared with students, please feel free to contact Ms. Ryan at rryan@cmitacademy.org or Ms. Gaudette at ngaudette@cmitacademy.org. With care, Ms. Ryan and Ms. Gaudette, Professional School Counselors

Rebecca Ryan, Professional School Counselor rryan@cmitacademy.org
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. O'Donnell's English 11 Novel Study
Students just finished the novel "The Poet X" by Elizabeth Acevedo. The novel was written in poetry, which was a challenge at first for students but introduced them to a different kind of poetry--Slam Poetry. Overall, the students gave it a 4.8 out of 5 stars! Definitely worth the read. Our next novel study will begin on March 8th with some anticipatory and introductory lessons regarding the subject. The novel selection is "JUST MERCY: A Story of Justice and Redemption", by Bryan Stevenson. It is our first non-fiction book this year and I am really looking forward to the discussions we will have in class (I HOPE!). There will be a PDF version of the book provided on google classroom, but in case you want your student to have a hard copy of the book to read instead, I have put the information below. I hope you will consider reading along with your student and sharing with them. It is a timely topic. “[Bryan Stevenson’s] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.”—John Legend Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Tammy O'Donnell
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Computer Science Updates
AP Computer Science A We covered eight units in Java curriculum and started the ninth unit "Inheritance". Our plan is to finish all ten units and spend more time on APCSA exam questions. AP Computer Science Principles We covered almost all units in APCSP curriculum. Next step is to focus more on APCSP exam questions and Performance Task. Introduction to Computer Programming We covered ten units in Python Programming curriculum so far and started working on short programming projects. Students also practice Python Programming on a wide variety of topics by answering multiple choice questions. Mr. B Computer Science Teacher

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Environmental Science Advocacy Challenge Video Project
Environmental Science will make a 1-minute video advertisement to demonstrate Student-Driven Advocacy of Sustainable practices. These videos will be shared every day starting April 1st to 30th in our CMIT social accounts and morning announcement to reference our Earth day celebration. What is Inside The 1-Minute Video Ad? Submit a 30-second to a 1-minute video (2 minutes will be the maximum time) with any of the following content - in which you answer the question: “What environmental problem are you most concerned about, and what is the most important thing people can do to address it?” This will be GRADED on your poise and diction, explain the environmental challenge, and the effectiveness of the strategy you provide to address the environmental challenge. - singing a song, reciting a poem, or rapping to educate people about why protecting the earth’s forests is important to help combat climate change. This will be GRADED on your creativity and the effectiveness of linking forest conservation and human wellbeing to climate change. - "on ways CMIT students Can Become a Leader in Addressing Climate Change.” This will be GRADED on your poise and diction, persuasiveness, and soundness of your arguments. All rules and regulations will be discussed in the class, including publicity reports.

Dr. CLARKE Science Teacher Academic Support & Tutoring Services Coordinator HS Science Fair Coordinator Green School Club Advisor
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