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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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09/19/2021

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

CLUB EXPO 2021

CMIT Academic and Tutoring Services


UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming State Testing - October 5 - October 7

PSAT 8/9 and PSAT/NMSQT Testing on October 13

Maryland STEM Festival


HS BREAKING NEWS

Student Government Association


AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS&STEM TEAMS SY21-22

Clubs Start on Monday , Sep 27th - How to Sign Up

FIRE NSBE Jr. STEM Program

TEAM ILLUSION (Solar Car+Seaperch+FIRST Robotics)

Science Olympiad Team

Math Olympiad Team: Mathmagicians

STEM Zone

Our People, Our Heritage

Join Studio Magic Art Club!

Web Design Club

Creative Writing Club

Join the Fantasy Footballers!

CMIT ALL STARS - Table Tennis Club

Photography Club

Girls Who Code Club

Yearbook Club is ready to go!

CMIT Anime Club Now Recruiting!

Greetings Adventurers!

Tiger Gaming Now Recruiting Competitive and Casual Gamers!

MSA-Muslim Student Association invites everyone to join the club!

Are You Interested in Chess?

CMIT Green School- come and participate!

Forensic/Mock Trial

Express Yourself in Print

Join The Den magazine staff


EXTRACURRICULARS

Athletics Week in Review


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Senior Portrait Dates Set!


DEPARTMENT UPDATES

English 9-10 Diagnostic Week


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Grading Policy Updates for Mr. Bevard's English 9 and 10 Classes

Mrs. Eclevia's Class Announcement


PTO UPDATES

PTSO is ready! Are you???


FAQs
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BREAKING NEWS
CLUB EXPO 2021
CMIT-N High School showcased after-school clubs, STEM, and Academic Teams on the CLUB EXPO on Saturday, Sep18th. Students and parents had a chance to learn about more than 25 clubs. Many thanks to all After School Club Sponsors, STEM/Academic Team coaches, student representatives, parents, and volunteers for their contributions to the Expo.

Mr. Bayram Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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CMIT Academic and Tutoring Services
Do you need extra help to master your classes? Bear in mind that tutoring services are not only for those who fail their classes but also for those who would like to learn techniques to be prepared with their curriculum and excel in class. CMIT tutors are happy to help you maximize your potential and earn better grades. You can also discuss strategies to reach your course goals through consultation. Identified students whose average is 2.0 below cannot attend the after-school club. Please take the opportunity to impact your academic success positively by taking tutoring advantage of the tutoring classes. Click the link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGxBVamBlBzQkGBT5X7cdicZdtnMq4ebRb7y5ECKlVuEiF5Q/viewform?usp=pp_url

Dr. Clarke Science Teacher Tutoring & Academic Services (Saturday Academy, Liaison) STEM Fair Coordinator Green School, Advisor
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming State Testing - October 5 - October 7
On October 5th, 6th, and 7th, we will taking the Fall MCAP State Testing. Students who were in a tested course last year will be testing this fall to meet the testing graduation requirements. All students testing MUST have a chromebook managed by the school! The testing schedule is as follows: Tuesday - ENGLISH - ELA8 and ELA10 8:05 - 8:15 Period 1 for Attendance 8:19 - 11:10 Testing 10:00 - 10:33 *Only 12th grade students not testing will move to lunch 10:37 - 11:10 *12th grade students will go back to their non-testing room and 10th grade students not testing will move to lunch 11:15 - 11:48 Period 5 11:52 - 12:25 Period 3 12:29 - 1:02 Period 1 1:06 - 1:39 Period 2 1:43 - 2:16 Period 7 2:20 - 2:51 Period 8 Wednesday - MATH - Math 8 and Algebra 1 8:05 - 8:15 Period 1 for Attendance 8:19 - 9:56 Testing 10:00 - 10:46 Period 3 10:50 - 11:36 Period 4 11:40 - 12:26 Period 5 12:30 - 1:16 Period 6 1:20 - 2:06 Period 7 2:10 - 2:51 Period 8 Thursday - SCIENCE - Biology, Biogeochem, Chem H 8:05 - 8:15 Period 1 for Attendance 8:19 - 9:56 Testing 10:00 - 10:46 Period 3 10:50 - 11:36 Period 4 11:40 - 12:26 Period 5 12:30 - 1:16 Period 6 1:20 - 2:06 Period 1 2:10 - 2:51 Period 2 I will be sending out individual emails to inform you of what tests you will be taking and in which room you are scheduled to test in. If you have an abbreviated schedule, you are required to follow this schedule and be present in your classes that you have scheduled at CMIT. If you have a class and then a gap and then a class, you cannot leave the building. You must go to the media center for that gap. For example, on Tuesday, you have a classes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, so during Periods 1 and 2, you will go to the media center.

Casandra Andrew
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PSAT 8/9 and PSAT/NMSQT Testing on October 13
On October 13th, all 9th grade students will be taking the PSAT 8/9 and the 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT. The testing will be during the school day at CMIT. The test is paid for by CLF and all registration is completed by CMIT. There are NO make up days. Students need to present and on time to take the test. The test is a paper test, so students should only bring a pencil and a calculator to the testing room. Information and Practice for PSAT 8/9: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/inside-the-test Information and Practice for PSAT/NMSQT: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10 In March, 10th graders will be taking the PSAT 10 and 11th graders will be taking the SAT. This test is paid for by CLF and all registration is completed by CMIT.

Casandra Andrew
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Maryland STEM Festival
The CMIT Green School and Environmental Science invite all students and staff to join the Maryland STEM Festival. https://marylandstemfestival.org/ by contributing your creation of recyclable materials into valuable and usable products. The Festival highlights the educational, cultural, and financial impact of science in Maryland. Students will showcase how valued items are made from converting scraps, plastics, and trash. In addition, the student will inspire the audience on America's recycle day in the form of expos, exhibits, games, and performances (subject to approval) during the Festival week. Further information will be supplemented every week through the newsletter. Contact gclarke@cmitacademy.org for more information.

Dr. Clarke Science Teacher Tutoring & Academic Services (Saturday Academy, Liaison) STEM Fair Coordinator Green School, Advisor
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Student Government Association
Welcome Back! This year's SGA will be full of leadership opportunities and collaborations with other SGA groups in the county. Nominations for class officers will begin September 25th and elections will be held shortly after. This year, class officers will be a part of the Parent Teacher Organization of CMIT North HS. Information will be shared with class advisors next week on how students can nominate each other for officer positions. We are looking forward to working with you-if you have any questions, please let us know! Mr. Mirza and Ms. O'Donnell

Tammy O'Donnell
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AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS&STEM TEAMS SY21-22
Clubs Start on Monday , Sep 27th - How to Sign Up
The first day of high school clubs is Monday, Sep 27th. You will find the club descriptions below in this newsletter for SY21-22. How to sign up: You will find the signup info in each clubs` Newsletter announcement. Otherwise, feel free to send an email to club sponsors. Minimum GPA Requirements for Club Participation: In order for students to participate in Clubs and STEM teams, the Board of Education of Prince George’s County Public Schools shall require students in high school to maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or equivalent. In addition to this, Clubs and STEM Teams may set a higher GPA requirement as an acceptance requirement. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me! at nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator

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FIRE NSBE Jr. STEM Program
FIRE NSBE Jr. Email us: advisor@firestem.org Saturday Mornings 10:00 am-1:00 pm Programs costs range between $40 - $150 Clubs vary in format--In-person and Hybrid Register Here http://www.firensbejr.org/join-now.html Math Counts 6-8 Grade The competition builds math skills, promotes logical thinking, and sharpens students’ analytical abilities. MATHCOUNTS motivates and rewards students by fostering teamwork and a competitive spirit. It involves students and teachers in year-long coaching sessions and helps students at all levels improve their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. VEX V5 Robotics 9-12 Grade Via autonomous and remote-drive robotics skill challenges, students in 9th-12th grade will learn C/C+ Programming and mechanical design, fabrication, and assembly. Teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. VEX IQ Robotics 5-8 Grade VEX IQ offers students in 5th-8th grades the opportunity to develop STEM research skills, mechanical design and assembly experience, and programming autonomous and remote-drive robotics skills. Teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play with other groups in a game-based engineering challenge. Aero Tech Innovation: FIRE Rocket Challenge 5-12 Grade Students in 5th – 12th grade in teams of threes will compete for various prizes. The challenge requires students to design, build, and launch model rockets, test hypotheses, analyze data and share their results with a panel of aerospace & STEM professionals. Ten80 Racing and Autonomous Vehicles Team 7-12 Grade Middle and high school-age students learn the skills needed to design and market a racing team successfully. Learned skills include but are not limited to engineering design and manufacturing, programming and electronics, project management, as well as business marketing. Groups of students are tasked with designing and building an RC car to meet specific targets and race the car in a NASCAR-like challenge. Tech Entrepreneurship Junior Achievement 9-12 Grade In a competitive atmosphere, high school students will take a business idea from conception to the creation of a fully functioning retail business. Students learn entrepreneurship, logistics, marketing and branding, website development, and project management skills. Try-Math-A-Lon (TMAL) 9-12 Grade Try-Math-A-Lon (TMAL) is a weekly math practice program meant to foster good study habits to help prepare students for standardized exams such as the ACT and SAT, groom them for success in STEM courses, and promote competition and good sportsmanship. The TMAL competition consists of two components: in-person testing as a team and a quiz bowl. Groups of students compete in fast-paced math and science Olympiad style format. Professional & Personal Development 9-12 Grade This program is a must for high school students interested in getting a head start to a successful college or career experience. Students will learn the “soft skills” needed to succeed in life. Some of the topics covered include Interview Prep, Resume Writing & Critique, Navigating College App, Developing Your Brand, Strengths Assessment, Public Speaking, Life Skills, and Financial Literacy.

Coach Robin
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TEAM ILLUSION (Solar Car+Seaperch+FIRST Robotics)
Team Illusion is CMIT North Academy's Robotics club, specializing in the FIRST Robotics program, Solar Car, and SeaPerch. Each of these programs explore different facets of Computer Science, Design, Manufacturing, Making, Problem Solving, and Robotics. This year, we have decided to join forces across our three different robotics teams and create a super-team of robotics enthusiasts! Team Illusion currently meets three times a week, Monday at 4:00 PM, Friday at 4:00 PM, and Saturday, starting at 10:00 AM and running until about 2:00 PM. While the pandemic is on, we open up the Zoom session even though the meetings are now primarily in person on the 3rd floor, in either room 304 or Mr. McKinley's room just down the hall. During competitions, more times are set up as build requirements are developed. The team is devoted to robotics and remotely operated vehicles, with a healthy interest in vehicles in general. We are developing a capacity to build solar-powered vehicles and plan on competing in the Solar Car Challenge in Austin Texas in July of 2022. We have committed to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition, which kicks off its official competition year starting the first Saturday of the year - this year's theme is transportation, with the title "Rapid React." We also intend taking part in Sea Perch, with competition in the spring, but we have not yet signed up. It would be nice to be able to take part in Sea Perch in the Wild, which has participants running experiments using submersible vehicles in local lakes. We also have plans for the Vex Competition, where we are looking at virtual quadcopters, but this year's standard game, Tipping Point, also looks interesting, but we have not yet committed to that either. To understand the scale of this operation, SeaPerch is a submersible vehicle about 30 centimeters in all directions. It is powered by a twelve-volt battery through a fifteen-meter umbilical cable, running three tiny motors. Vex Robots are about 45 centimeters on a side, wheeled, and steered using a gamepad or joystick attached to a smartphone. The FIRST Robotics Competition robots are about a meter in width and length and may be up to two or three meters tall, depending on the competition rules. Solar Car entries are five meters long, 1.8 meters wide, and 1.2 meters in height. To join Team Illusion, you have to complete a safety agreement and get it signed by your parents and also register online for the various competitions, which are not part of the school system. Your parents also have to approve these forms online. Our constitution requires members to maintain a 2.0 GPA. Check the following websites for more info: https://www.firstinspires.org/ https://www.solarcarchallenge.org/challenge/ https://seaperch.org/ If you want to join Team ILLUSION, Please fill out the google form below: https://forms.gle/FouEx6rdLexRfNeH8 Team Illusion Coaches and their contact info: Steven Lavalle - slavalle@cmitacademy.org Zachary McKinley - zmackinley@cmitacademy.org Fethi Ozdem - fozdem@cmitacademy.org We have a contact mailbox teamillusion@cmitacademy.org for your questions. Please cc all coaches in your e-mail.


Team Illusion teamillusion@cmitacademy.org
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Science Olympiad Team
Science Olympiad is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving and increasing student’s interest in STEM education. By joining Science Olympiad, you will be introduced to a new perspective on STEM education. Along with your teammates, you will prepare materials to compete against other schools in 23 STEM-related events throughout the year. Even better, you will have fun! Tournaments happen at different colleges/universities such as John Hopkins, UMD, and Montgomery College. Our goal? Expand STEM education and make it to the National tournament. Requirement: Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Meetings: Fridays, 6pm-7pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm. Friday meetings will be virtual while Saturdays will be in-person. All meetings will be mandatory unless you have an excused absence. You can only have two excused absences for Fridays and Saturdays (4 excused absences in total). Watch Science Olympiad Movie Presentation to have a better idea of Science Olympiad Team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZOUaBtbc6E Check the national website for more information: www.soinc.org Interested? Sign up using the QR code on the attached flyer or by the link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_4WWUUrlm2tM3OL1pl2Z0z1jI_Kh2AVZDAJmHAnd3sTihjA/viewform?usp=sf_link If you have any questions, contact the Science Olympiad coaches below: Reina Finch: rfinch@cmitacademy.org Carvengy Milfort: cmilfort@cmitacademy.org John Ikegwu: johnikegwu@cmitacademy.org Joshua Ikegwu: joshuaikegwu@cmitacademy.org And CC Nuri Bayram at nbayram@cmitacademy.org

Reina Finch Science Olympiad Coach
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Math Olympiad Team: Mathmagicians
Greetings dear students, their parents, and guardians, How exciting to start a new school year with club openings. Thank you so much to all students and their parents who came to Club Expo, visited us, and say hi. I am so happy to announce that we are so ready for Math Olympiad Team: Mathmagicians. Let’s talk about what will happen if you join Mathmagicians. Students will prepare to attend the district, state, national, and international-wide competitions. They will be able to learn question tips, hints, and shortcuts to solve more math problems in less time. Students should be willing to study, make a commitment to join the sections, and do assign works. Students will represent our school in competitions. To do so they will need some motivation, and we will have some fun activities too, such as field trips, game days, pizza parties, etc. Please find the presentation as attached, and review it if you are interested in it. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17sw3--Ibelzxyy6aXHANFaSrw9SpLz2s/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=113729842347032391578&rtpof=true&sd=true For more information : http://mathcomp.math.umd.edu https://www.maa.org/math-competitions/about-amc https://cariboutests.com https://www.mathleague.com/index.php/about-the-math-league https://perennialmath.com https://www.aretelabs.com/math_madness/about If interested, please email me with your name, grade level, which math course you are taking this year. ekeskin@cmitacademy.org

Esra Keskin, MBA Math Teacher Math Olympiad's Coach ekeskin@cmitacademy.org
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STEM Zone
Greetings dear students, their parents, and guardians, How exciting to start a new school year with club openings. Thank you so much to all students and their parents who came to Club Expo, visited us, and say hi. I am so happy to announce that we are so ready for STEM Zone. By joining STEM Zone, students will discover everyday STEM. They will do hands-on activities. Specifically, we will focus on Energy-related activities and will be in a partnership with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project. The National Energy Education Development Project promotes an energy-conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government, and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs. NEED works with energy companies, agencies, and organizations to bring balanced energy programs to the nation’s schools with a focus on strong teacher professional development, timely and balanced curriculum materials, signature program capabilities, and turn-key program management. Please find the presentation link below and review it if you are interested in joining. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cSRoChxYo2yz4dAMk5xqSP_kxry08ivx/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=113729842347032391578&rtpof=true&sd=true Please visit the website for more information: https://www.need.org/about-need/ If you would like to join, please email me. ekeskin@cmitacademy.org

Esra Keskin, MBA Math Teacher Math Olympiad's Coach STEM Zone's Mentor ekeskin@cmitacademy.org
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Our People, Our Heritage
Description: Our People, Our Heritage Club is an enrichment that is looking for scholars that are interested about themselves or others within the various areas of the black diaspora. Sponsor Name: Mr. Je (Je Wilson) Sponsor Email: jwilson@cmitacademy.org Requirements for Club Membership: None Meeting Time/Type: Thursday at 6 via Zoom Method of Recruitment: Recruitment will be made via announcements

"A mind is a terrible thing to waste." -Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson Je Wilson
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Join Studio Magic Art Club!
Feeling creative? Join Studio Magic art club if you have a passion for creating things with your own two hands! You can work on the project for that week or bring your own projects to work on! We will meet every MONDAY from 3-4pm in Ms. GG's room (146). No experience necessary, just sign up using this short google form below! https://forms.gle/P2YmXTVrppPoPQFb7 Flyer credit: Keren Larios (Alumna)

Leora Gottlieb
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Web Design Club
In this club, students will learn how to build their own web pages. Students will learn the languages HTML and CSS, and will create their own live homepages to serve as portfolios of their creations. By the end of this club, students will be able to explain how web pages are developed and viewed on the Internet, analyze and fix errors in existing websites, and create their very own multi page websites. Students will learn the foundations of user interface design, rapid prototyping and user testing, and will work together to create professional, mobile responsive websites. For more details, please go to https://forms.gle/bZhEafBsVmK4Z9ACA Mr. B Computer Science Teacher

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Creative Writing Club
Hello CMIT Students! The CMIT Academy North High School Creative Writing Club is officially recruiting new members! The club will take place in Ms. Gaudette's Office on Mondays from 3:00-4:00pm. Students should come prepared with a notebook and writing utensil of their choice and a Chromebook. During the club, students will have the opportunity to practice their creative writing skills as well as the art of "workshopping" each other's writing pieces. Interested in joining? Sign up via the Google Form below! https://forms.gle/CCBkro7WV8tn9tTdA

Ms. Gaudette (ngaudette@cmitacademy.org) Professional School Counselor (Grades 11 & 12) School Counseling Department Chair
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Join the Fantasy Footballers!
This club is open to anyone with an interest in fantasy sports, seasoned players and novices alike. We will be discussing different league formats and scoring settings, draft strategies, waiver wire priorities, trade scenarios, lineup questions, daily fantasy, and more! Sponsor: Mr. Hommel has been playing fantasy sports since 2007, in many different types of leagues, and has won several championships. Sponsor Email: shommel@cmitacademy.org Requirements to join the club: An interest in fantasy sports Club Day-Time: Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30pm Meeting type: Virtual

-Mr. Hommel, Honors English 10, College Summit 12, 2022 Class Advisor shommel@cmitacademy.org
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CMIT ALL STARS - Table Tennis Club
Welcome ONE. Welcome All. Bring whatever skill you have, or don't have and we will train you. Club meetings are on Thursdays at school in room 313, between 3-4PM. If you want to join CMIT All Stars/Table Tennis Club, Please fill out the google form below: https://forms.gle/4xph7eajJKzST4t6A

Let me know if you have any questions! Kem Djer kdjer@cmitacademy.org
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Photography Club
Greetings CMIT North HS! Interested in photography? Digital art? Perhaps you're more of an editor? If any of these things catch your eye, you should come join our Photography Club! A picture says 1000 words, and yours could too! Photography Club is a community open to all for your creative take on our prompts to spark inspiration and ability to capture moments in time. Students of all levels should come and practice their technique with us. This club is an opportunity for all to appreciate the art of photography in a shared space. All students are more than welcome to join and no previous photography experience is necessary (nor do you need to have a professional camera to join - a phone camera works just fine)! All you need is an interest in photography, editing, or content creation along with a willingness to share and learn with us! All are welcome! If you're interested, do not hesitate to sign up. Meetings are on Mondays from 3-4pm afterschool . Be sure to fill out this form if you would like to join! https://forms.gle/TJjXr7Be9nMb7Bq29

Brittany Gonzalez - Science Teacher
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Girls Who Code Club
Hello CMIT staff and students, We are introducing a new club this year title, The Girls Who Code Club. This club is ran by Gabrielle Pierce (President) and Ashley Tchokote (Vice-President), two ITEC seniors who have experience in coding and technology. This club is open to everyone whether you're a beginner to coding and technology or very experienced and will create a family-like atmosphere for people who enjoy technology. We will also learn about certain programming languages, research potential careers and internships, and have multiple guest speakers come in and talk to us about the different fields of technology. Being a member of this club will introduce potential scholarships, resume-building workshops, and many more opportunities! During the club, we will be doing a lot of hands-on activities and projects, so it is highly recommended that you are vaccinated. To join this club you must have a 3.0 GPA or higher. We will only be admitting 7-13 people due to COVID and we will meet on Mondays from 3PM-4PM in room 135. The club advisor for this club is Ms. Graham. If you would like to know more and are interested in joining please contact either Gabrielle Pierce (gabrielle.pierce2022@cmitacademy.org) or Ashley Tchokote (ashley.tchokote2022@cmitacademy.org). We hope to see you there!

Gloria Graham
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Yearbook Club is ready to go!
This year we will be able to record life AFTER virtual learning! We need reporters, photogrpahers, writers, artists, web designers, and editors to help create a yearbook of memories. If you are interested in joining, please email Ms. O'Donnell -- todonnell@cmitacademy.org by September 24th. We will hold an interest meeting the week of September 27th to determine what day and time works best for the members. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. O'Donnell.

Tammy O'Donnell
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CMIT Anime Club Now Recruiting!
Sponsor: Mr. Dorris Meeting Times: Mondays 3:15-4:15 PM Room: 222 (Mr. Dorris' Room) Contact Mr. Dorris with any questions at: ldorris@cmitacademy.org CMIT Anime Club is recruiting new members for school year 2021-22! Last year, the club watched the first episode of a new anime every week, completed club projects, and learned about some of the processes behind creating anime. This year we hope to create a club Discord for easier communication, create a short custom animation, and collaboration on additional club projects. Participation in anime club includes: * Weekly meetings and anime viewings to introduce long time fans to new series and help initiate new members into the genre. * A custom Discord server created to have an open forum to discuss the hobby and socialize. * Anime Club projects, such as the "Black Characters in Anime" showcase from last year, based on different themes. * Students can work together to collaborate on creative art, animation, or writing projects. * Students will have the opportunity to practice leadership skills by applying to serve as an officer of the club. Please contact Mr. Dorris with any questions. First day of Anime Club is September 27, 2021. We hope to see you there!

Mr. Dorris (Anime Enthusiast)
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Greetings Adventurers!
With the return to in-person teaching the CMIT Tabletop Adventurers Society is once again having face to face meetings. We are a club of creative problem solvers who enjoy riddles, tactical combat, stealthy intrusions, high stakes diplomacy, and lots of other things that would be terrifying if you actually did them for real. Fortunately the only thing that is real about Tabletop Roleplaying Game (TTRPGs) is how much fun you have. This will be the 4th year of the club and we have a limited number of seats open for new members. We play using the Cypher System, it’s like Dungeons and Dragons but way more flexible and without any of those pesky conspiracy theories from the 80s. There are no requirements to join the club other than a commitment to attend all meetings (seriously, it's a pain when your Tank mysteriously disappears halfway through a battle), be creative, and play cooperatively (griefers need not apply). If this sounds like you, come talk to Mr. Elrod in Room 220 or send an email to gelrod@cmitacademy.org. We will be meeting Thursdays after school in room 220 from 3 to 4:30. Due to the nature of TTRPGs there is a limit to the number of people who can participate in a single campaign. The Tabletop Adventurers Society is always on the lookout for players who are willing and able to run their own campaign as a GM or Game Master. Right now Mr. Elrod is the only GM so having another would let us double the number of club members. If you think you have what it takes please see Mr. Elrod ASAP.

Mr. Elrod
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Tiger Gaming Now Recruiting Competitive and Casual Gamers!
Club: Tiger Gaming (Video Games) Student Sponsor: Dwayne Crooks Teacher Supervisor: Mr. Dorris Meeting Days: Tuesdays 3-4 PM Room: 222 (Mr. Dorris' Room) Contacts: Mr. Dorris - ldorris@cmitacademy.org | Dwayne Crooks - dwayne.crooks2022@cmitacademy.org Tiger Gaming is looking for gamers of all skill levels, but is focused on practicing and working together in preparation for competing in Esports tournaments! ______________________________________________________ A Message from Club Leader Dwayne Crooks: Gaming plays a part in the lives of a a majority of kids from our generation. But many parents still don’t like it! Well, what if gaming could be more than just a hobby? What if gaming could even help you get a college scholarship? Our mission is to help you achieve that! Together, we can help one another improve while having loads of fun trying out different games along the way. Hopefully, we can kick it up to the next level by January and play competitively in local or online tournaments! __________________________________________ Students interested in any and all games are welcome to join! At the recent Club Expo, students expressed an interest in such games as Super Smash Bros., Brawlhalla, League of Legends, Dragon Ball Fighters, Rocket League, NBA 2k20/21, Madden, and we are open to considering other games as well! Whether you want a place to simply chill and play video games casually with the CMIT community, up your game by practicing against other skilled and interested opponents, or creating team to practice regularly, Tiger Gaming could be the place for you! First session takes place Tuesday September 28th. Please contact Dwayne Crooks if you are interested in joining the club and Mr. Dorris if you have any other questions. We hope to see you there!

Mr. Dorris (Gaming Enthusiast)
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MSA-Muslim Student Association invites everyone to join the club!
OPEN TO ALL HS STUDENTS COME JOIN OUR CLUB! -Monthly Charity Events -Bi-weekly discussions on a variety of Islamic topics and more -Open environment welcome to all students Goals of Our MSA: Serve Muslim students and alumni and facilitate their efforts to establish, develop, and maintain professionally-supported chapters of Muslim Student Associations. Emphasis is placed on the spiritual, religious, and social, civic growth and well-being of students. Vision: All Muslim students have a safe space in which to build a closer relationship with God and their community. Instagram: @cmitn.msa Email: msa@cmitacademy.org

Zainab Al-Kidd-12th grade- MSA club president
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Are You Interested in Chess?
CMIT is offering chess as an afterschool club. ALL high school students are encouraged to sign-up for this club regardless of skill level. The chess club will meet on Fridays after school from 3:00-6:00 pm. We need a minimum of ten (10) students to participate, in order to have this club. Our instructor is CMIT alumnus, Christopher Salley. Christopher was a founding member of CMIT’s award-winning Chess Team from 2011-2018. There will be a fee for this club. Fees are $10 for each 3-hour lesson, per student, per week. Lessons will be divided into three multi-week sessions and fees will be collected at the beginning of each session. Payment information will be sent to parents once students sign up for this club. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Trina Brown, our Chess Coordinator at tdbrown91@gmail.com for additional information.

Ms. Trina Brown tdbrown91@gmail.com
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CMIT Green School- come and participate!
CMIT has been honored as a certified Maryland Green School for the last three years. Founded in 1999, the Maryland Green Schools Program (MDGs) is nationally recognized as significantly impacting students and schools, supporting Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, and promoting Maryland State Department of Education graduation requirements and standards. The CMIT Green School Members lead the activities on America Recycles Day, Marland STEM festival, and Earth Day Activities to educate our schools on a green environment, build sustainable energy such as aquaponics, and promote environmental literacy. Students will earn community hours, a certificate of participation and appreciation, and; letters of recommendations for their college applications as concerns for environmental conservation and improved environmental health. This year, Green School members will join a competition on “Envirothon, is a series of environmental competitions in which teams of students move beyond the classroom to solve real-life environmental problems in a natural setting. The club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4:00. Only vital members are required to stay until 4:30 pm to review for the Envirothon. Please come, participate and join the members by registering from the link below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf74zzK_xw_bqOCnOuFYFoTIiCY6KUYXvGGX6ZlY5MSyO2ukQ/viewform?usp=pp_url

Dr. Clarke Science Teacher Tutoring & Academic Services (Saturday Academy, Liaison) Green School, Advisor HS Science Fair Coordinator
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Forensic/Mock Trial
Do you like shows like "Law and Order, Victims Unit, and CSI?" Then join the Forensic Club to learn the role of the laboratory in criminal investigation and human identification using forensic pathology and other investigative techniques. Our primary purpose is to provide our student members with the opportunity to participate in science and law activities to help students prepare for a career in forensic science. The Forensic Mock Trial Club provides events and field trips; the Club will be active in numerous activities in the school community. The Group's activities, events, or programs include the following: Guest speakers in the field of forensics, mock crime science, Murder Mystery Dinners, information on student jobs and internships in the field, field trips, and opportunities to attend conferences and symposiums. We provide a place for students to network and learn about forensics and pursue a career in this field. The members meet on Mondays from 3-4:30 pm, face to face, and Wednesdays online from 4:00-5:30 pm. Want an idea of what we do?... view the videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRyTVI6APxg and then register at this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf74zzK_xw_bqOCnOuFYFoTIiCY6KUYXvGGX6ZlY5MSyO2ukQ/viewform?usp=pp_url

Dr. Clarke Science Teacher Tutoring & Academic Services (Saturday Academy, Liaison) STEM Fair Coordinator Green School, Advisor
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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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Join The Den magazine staff
Ever looked at a magazine, in print or online, and thought, “I could do that?” Whether you want to write, design, contribute art, or edit, this is the place for you. Contact Ms. Houston at The Den for more information TheDen@cmitacademy.org

Katie Houston
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EXTRACURRICULARS
Athletics Week in Review
Athletics at CMIT is underway and our girls varsity volleyball team kicked off the season with a road victory against Crossland High School bringing their record to 1-0. The Lady Tigers had a dominant performance, winning 25-11, 25-7, and 25-5 in 3 straight sets. The Lady Tigers will have their first home game this week on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 6:30 pm against International Langley. Tickets will be $5.00 at the door and you must wear a mask to attend. This is the FIRST EVER home game for our volleyball team so come out and support our Lady Tigers!!! The boys and girls soccer teams will kick off their season this week with games against Surrattsville High School on Monday, September 20 and Oxon Hill High School on Thursday, September 23. Both games will start at 3:00 pm for boys and 4:45 pm for girls. Note that there will be a charge to enter all home soccer and volleyball games at Surrattsville High School but NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTD AT THE GATE. To purchase tickets go to events.ticketspicket.com. GO TIGERS!!!

Thomas Dunn, Athletic Director
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Senior Portrait Dates Set!
Thank you to the Class of 2022 students and families for your patience as we transition to a new vendor for pictures and the yearbook. The date for pictures is December 14th-17th. Information will be forthcoming from the company on picture packages, poses and reserving your sitting time. Thanks again! If you have any questions you can contact Ms. O'Donnell or Mr. Hommel.

Tammy O'Donnell
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DEPARTMENT UPDATES
English 9-10 Diagnostic Week
Dear Students, Parents, Guardians, and Friends, Next week is Diagnostic Week in the English Department for grades 9 and 10. Students will undertake a comprehensive benchmark of their reading, writing, and inferential reasoning skills. This work is crucial for establishing a baseline for each student’s preparedness for instruction. The schedule of this diagnosis will stretch across four days, as we aim for a robust, authentic, yet manageable and accurate measurement of each student’s ability at the start of the year. The schedule for the week of September 20th through the 24th is as follows: Monday: Cold Reading, 45 minutes - Students will have 45 minutes to complete a preliminary reading of the assessment text, taking notes and marking up the text.   Tuesday: Selected Response, 45 minutes - Students will have 45 minutes to complete 18 selected response questions.     Wednesday: Essay Planning, 45 minutes - Students will have 45 minutes to read the essay prompt, review the text, and plan their responses.   Thursday: Essay Composition: 45 minutes - Students will have 45 minutes to compose their responses. Friday: Makeup Work/Regular Classroom Tasks

All the Best! Mr. Bevard, MA English 9 & 10 Department Chair CMIT Academy
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Grading Policy Updates for Mr. Bevard's English 9 and 10 Classes
Dear Students, Parents, Guardians, and Friends: This is just an announcement to share some updates to the course policies in English 9 and 10. The county recently distributed updates to the Grading and Reporting procedure, which impact the scheme of our class. The relevant changes are that all assignment categories weighted at more than 25% must have at least four assignments. At the time of distribution, the syllabus indicated that there would be a maximum of two assessments in English 9 and 10: one at progress reports, and one at the end of the quarter. Moving forward, you should expect there to be four assessments in the assessment category. The assessments at the time of progress reports and the end of the quarter will remain in effect, but there will be two additional, smaller quizzes to ensure compliance. These grades will be taken from among any of the practice assignments which students perform in their Digital Interactive Notebooks, and they will be unannounced. If you have any questions, please reach out to me using the messaging feature in Canvas.

All the Best! Mr. Bevard, MA English 9 & 10 Department Chair CMIT Academy
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Mrs. Eclevia's Class Announcement
For the week of Sept 20 to Sept 24, students in my class will: Algebra 1: Learn, Explore and Discuss topics on Chapter 2 Lessons 2.1 to 2.3 Lessons: Solving One-Step Equations, Solving Two-Step Equations and Solving Multi-Step Equations Friday Quiz on Lessons 1.2, 1.7, 1.8 and 1.9 PreCalculus: Learn, Explore and Discuss topics on Chapter 1 Lessons 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6 Lessons: Building Functions from Functions, Parametric Relations and Inverses and Graphical Transformations Friday Quiz on Lessons 1.3 and 1.4 Always check Announcements and Modules (Classwork, Homework, Notes and Videos) postings on Canvas.

Mrs. Mace Eclevia Secondary Mathematics Teacher
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PTO UPDATES
PTSO is ready! Are you???
The Parent Teacher Student Organization is gearing up for a great year. Nominations are still open for officer positions (see link below) and elections will be held at the end of September. Our first meeting will be in mid-October--date to be determined. Join us as we make this year at CMIT North HS the best ever! If you have any questions, please contact Ms. O'Donnell.

Tammy O'Donnell
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