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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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09/27/2021

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

A Trip to Kennedy Space Center, FL!

Nominations for Parent Teacher Student Organization to close on SEPTEMBER 27TH!


UPCOMING EVENTS

CMIT NORTH PICTURE DAY!!

Student Government Association. NOMINATIONS THIS WEEK!

Maryland STEM Festival

STEM Fair 2022 - now Accepting Proposals


HS BREAKING NEWS

PGCPS Student Publicity Release Form

Virtual October Test Prep!!!

CMIT Tutoring Opportunities


AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS&STEM TEAMS SY21-22

Clubs Start on Monday , Sep 27th - You may still Sign Up!!!

Math Olympiads Team: Mathmagicians

Science Olympiad's First Meeting

YEARBOOK CLUB

CMIT Green School

[STOP EVERYTHING] Ever Wanted To Play Music in a Band... Then KEEP READING Below!

Team Illusion

FORENSIC/MOCK TRIAL


DEPARTMENT UPDATES

What's happening in the art room?


GRADE LEVEL UPDATES

Class of 2022 Updates


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Coholic's Science Classes

VOCABULARY.COM TEACHER CHALLENGE!

First Quiz Inbound

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE


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BREAKING NEWS
A Trip to Kennedy Space Center, FL!
Dear Parents and Students, I am excited to announce that I will lead a group of Chesapeake Math & It Academy students on a WorldStrides program to Kennedy Space Center, FL. On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, students will experience incomparable learning moments while exploring the birthplace of U.S. space travel and some of our nation's most diverse marine ecosystems. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will inspire your child to think about the future, pursue goals, and create lifelong memories. Your child will return home excited to tell you about: - Feeling the thrill of blasting into space through a launch simulator at Kennedy Space Center - Learning about the engineering behind roller coasters as you tour a Disney park - Getting up close and personal with some of the unique wildlife found throughout Florida I have chosen to travel with WorldStrides because of their exceptional service, their 50 years of experience, their safety record, and their preventive measures that ensure learning occurs in a safe and fun environment. I will chaperone the program with other teachers as needed, and throughout the program, our group will be guided by a WorldStrides-certified Course Leader 24 hours a day. Since this is not a school-sponsored trip, we will not be attending as representatives or employees of the school. Please read through all the details of this letter, including a sample itinerary on the back of this page, and visit www.worldstrides.com/signup for more details about WorldStrides and our group's trip. If you have any questions via esra.kocaslan@pgcps.org. There will be an online Zoom trip information meeting to discuss on October 7th at 6:30 pm. Join Zoom Meeting https://worldstrides.zoom.us/j/88656944083?pwd=R3BWRkFrcEJRMGd6SlpRN2dGQ2ViUT09 Meeting ID: 886 5694 4083 Passcode: 843341 Sign Up By Thursday, October 28, 2021 The trip ID is 198883. Parents can call our customer service team at 800-468-5899 to register.

Esra Kocaslan esra.kocaslan@pgcps.org
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Nominations for Parent Teacher Student Organization to close on SEPTEMBER 27TH!
The NEW PTSO is ready! We just need the help of parents, teachers and staff. Please consider nominating yourself or someone else for these important positions. WE ARE ALL NEW TO THIS! This is not your usual PTA/PTO and with that we get to make this organization what WE want it to be!! The deadline for nominations is September 27th. The link to the nomination form is below. PLEASE HELP US MAKE THIS YEAR THE BEST FOR OUR KIDS! https://forms.gle/Q8SzBQ8STYyR8edh8 Teachers, staff, students and parents can work together to make our return to the building and resuming in person learning a success. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. O'Donnell: todonnell@cmitacademy.org

Tammy O'Donnell
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UPCOMING EVENTS
CMIT NORTH PICTURE DAY!!
PICTURE DAY IS BACK!! CMIT is working with STRAWBRIDGE STUDIOS this year for our yearbook and pictures. Picture day for GRADES 9-11 is on MONDAY, OCTOBER 25TH SENIOR PICTURES ARE SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 14-17TH. Details on these events will be forthcoming. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. O'Donnell.

Tammy O'Donnell
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Student Government Association. NOMINATIONS THIS WEEK!
The Student Government Association has started the nomination process for the Class of 2022-2025. Nominations forms were shared with each class advisor and distributed to students. A description of officer duties was also shared so that students would have an idea of the responsibilities of eadb position. NEW THIS YEAR: 1. An Executive Board of the SGA to oversee and assist all classes 2. Students will be represented on the PTSO Board and at meetings of the PTSO We are really excited about this year and sharing opportunities for leadership with CMIT students. Nominations for class officers will begin on Friday, September 24th and run through the end of the school day on September 28th. Once the nominations are collected, Mr. Mirza and I will contact the nominees to see if they accept the nomination. Once we have a slate of candidates, the candidates will complete a candidate form that will require ONE (1) teacher recommendation. That will be due on September 30th. Once we have all the completed candidate forms, Mr. Mirza and I will contact each candidate. We will have candidates give one minute campaign speeches during lunch on October 4th. (Senior candidates will prepare a video speech) Election ballots will be shared with students on October 5th and voting will close at the end of the day on the 7th. We plan to announce the winners on Friday, October 8th.

Tammy O'Donnell
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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 (MSF). The MSF is a month-long & highly impact science celebration that takes place every Fall. The events focus is on fun, interactive science learning opportunities. Students, families, friends, STEM professionals, teachers, volunteers will all enjoy events throughout Maryland. CMIT 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 Maryland STEM Festival week. Should you wish to partake in the activities as a CMIT participant, please email gclarke@cmitacademy.org. Link: MD STEM Festival https://marylandstemfestival.org

Dr. Clarke Science Teacher Tutoring & Academic Services (Saturday Academy, Liaison) STEM Fair Coordinator Green School, Advisor
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STEM Fair 2022 - now Accepting Proposals
This is an open invitation for students who would like to submit their proposal to join the CMIT STEM fair 2022. Please submit your proposal to bgonzalez@cmitacademy.org (if you are in Grade 9 or 10) or gclarke@cmitacademy.org (grade 11&12). CMIT was very proud of the student's achievements during last year's STEM Fair competition. Morgan Pringle placed third on PGCPS District, Environmental Engineering. She was also awarded Meritorious Awards from the Clean Air Partners Association of Women Geoscientists (AWG) and the MIT Club of Washington. Morgan represented CMIT on Health risks of poor air quality for Clean Air Partners under the humanitarian issues for AWG and a voice to affect positive change in the world. Jasmyne Wilson placed first on Cellular and Molecular Biology. With very few points away from the INTEL ISEF (national) competition, her project was highly recommended to challenge this year's competition. Finally, Cameron Salisbury was given a special invitation for an NIH position, the Eunice Kenedy Shiver Summer Internship program. G-SOAR students will spend the 2022 summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the world's leading scientists in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

Dr. Clarke Science Teacher Tutoring & Academic Services (Saturday Academy, Liaison) STEM Fair Coordinator Green School, Advisor
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HS BREAKING NEWS
PGCPS Student Publicity Release Form
Greetings families, Throughout the school year, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) and the 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 (Yearbook, school magazine, etc..!!) or online publications (School Youtube, etc..), or videos. The information shared under this publicity release may include certain directory information, which is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released under Administrative Procedure 5134. Please check ONE of the two statements below, include your DIGITAL SIGNATURE, and SUBMIT this form. This Publicity Release Form will remain in effect through September 2022. https://forms.gle/fzW7MTSru3Suf5Pt8 nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram Program Coordinator

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Virtual October Test Prep!!!
Dear Students and Parents, October is going to be a busy month with some really important testing. But no worries, you are covered. At CMIT, we would like to offer virtual PRACTICE study sessions both for ELA and Math to help our students to do better at these high stake tests. Although it is not mandatory to attend these practice sessions, we highly recommend students to be present to have a refresher and learn about last minutes tips and suggestions. These study sessions are free and no prior sign-up is required. Just mark the practice dates and times on your calendar, if it applies to you. Below you will see test names, test dates, eligible test-takers, practice study session dates and times as well as their zoom links. ELA 8 October 5 9th grade students Monday, October 4th 6-7pm https://pgcps-org.zoom.us/j/85769718081 ELA 10 October 5 11th grade students Monday, October 4th 7-8pm https://pgcps-org.zoom.us/j/85769718081 Math 8 October 6 Students who took Math 8 last year Tuesday, October 5th 6-7pm https://pgcps-org.zoom.us/j/82208505056 Algebra 1 October 6 Students who took Algeb1 last year Tuesday, October 5th 7-8pm https://pgcps-org.zoom.us/j/82208505056 PSAT/READING October 13 11th & 9th-grade students. Monday, October 11th 6-7pm https://pgcps-org.zoom.us/j/88956542746 PSAT/Math October 13 11th grade students Monday, October 11th 5-6pm https://pgcps-org.zoom.us/j/82208505056 Before you join these sessions: 1- Make sure that your TestNav app is available on your Chromebook. 2- Use your CMIT email account in order to join the zoom sessions.

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CMIT Tutoring Opportunities
Are your grades after three weeks of classes making you Grinch? Do you need extra help to succeed in your classes? Or do you want to flaunt and maintain your high GPA? 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. Tutoring services are "not only" for those who fail their classes. Tutoring is also for those who would like to excel in class. Remember that after the progress report, identified students whose average is 2.0 below cannot attend the after-school club. Therefore, please take the opportunity to impact your academic success positively by taking tutoring advantage. 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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AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS&STEM TEAMS SY21-22
Clubs Start on Monday , Sep 27th - You may still Sign Up!!!
The first day of high school clubs is Monday, Sep 27th. You may see all clubs and STEM Teams at the link below: https://cmitacademy.org/highschool/clubs-sy21-22/ How to sign up: You may still sign up if there is still any available place in the clubs. You will find the signup info in each clubs` description when you click on the club`s name. 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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Math Olympiads Team: Mathmagicians
Greetings, The Mathmagicians club is CMIT Academy North's math olympiad team since 2018, and we officially started to new school year last Tuesday. Many of the group members have studied last years, and brought success to our school. CMIT Academy North has been compete in district, state, national and International wide contests and competitions. We are so proud of them. We have a really busy schedule this year, and will attend 6 different contests and competitions. To reach out bigger success, we started to meet with club last Tuesday, September 21st. And as I promised, we had our first party on Saturday, September, 25th. It was phenomenal with great breakfast🥐🥤, special Mathmagicans cake🍰, decors 🎈and also games🎲. I believe we charged ourself and ready to work out. 💪 The club is still open to new students who is ready for commitment. 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 Club days: on Tuesdays at 3 - 5 pm & on Saturdays at 9 am - 1 pm For more information about the contests and competitions : 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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Science Olympiad's First Meeting
Dear Students, If you completed the 2022 Science Olympiad Application Form, you should know our first meeting is Saturday, October 2nd at 9 AM and is mandatory. Your parents are welcome to attend and ask any questions when we start the meeting. Once we get introductions out of the way, we will start with team-building exercises and sorting students into your selected events. If you're still interested in joining Science Olympiad but have not yet applied, the application form is still open. The link is below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_4WWUUrlm2tM3OL1pl2Z0z1jI_Kh2AVZDAJmHAnd3sTihjA/viewform?usp=sf_link Reina Finch Science Olympiad Alumni Coach rfinch@cmitacademy.org

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YEARBOOK CLUB
YEARBOOK CLUB is ready to go! We have over 30 students interested in making this year's club the best. After voting on which day to meet, the overwhelming majority of members decided to meet on WEDNESDAYS from 3:15-4:15pm in Ms. O'Donnell's room (217), Club members will be assisting in the development of the yearbook, starting with the SCHOOL PICTURE DAY on OCTOBER 25TH! Our first club meeting will be WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH from 3:15-4:15pm. See you then!

Tammy O'Donnell
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CMIT Green School
CMIT Green school members and newly registered students will meet on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 3 pm in Room 229. Our first meeting agenda will include the event proposal on America Recycles Day and the Marland STEM festival. We will also finalize our Club meeting dates because we have many students, and each group has a different available schedule. Our Club will have a face to face and online meetings as well. This year, selected 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.

Dr. Clarke Science Teacher Tutoring & Academic Services (Saturday Academy, Liaison) STEM Fair Coordinator Green School, Advisor
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[STOP EVERYTHING] Ever Wanted To Play Music in a Band... Then KEEP READING Below!
Students... have you ever wanted to play music in a Band... but did not know where to start? Then keep reading... I have talked to alot of people who wanted to but: - did not know where to start - did not know if they were good enough - have not played an instrument in years - did not know if they could still read music or read at all - did not know if they could learn how to play music in a band Well I am going to solve all of the above in the Jazz/Instrumental Music Club The purpose of the club is to provide the students the opportunity to perform in a jazz band on the instrument of their choice, whether it's woodwind, brass, strings and percussion instruments. The Benefits of joining are to: a. Help cognitive development. b. Provides opportunities for socialization. c. Supports efficient brain processing. d. Encourages self-expression. e. Lowers stress levels. Students will perform jazz/instrumental music of some of the masters of jazz, learn applied music theory, and different styles of jazz, funk, Latin, and other contemporary music. Jazz music that seems unattainable or unplayable at the students current musical ability level will become playable by the means of class rehearsal, modeling and practice. Students will rehearse jazz songs that will be performed at a school concert or event, focusing on ensemble playing/small jazz combo as well as individual musicianship. The Jazz/Instrumental Music Club will provide students the opportunity and experience to make music by preparing students for successful performances through rehearsal, discussion and analysis of standard jazz repertoire. In addition the club will provide students an opportunity to play at school events or concerts. Any requirements to be able to join the club? Wanting to have fun playing music!! Other than that, students need a basic proficiency in playing an instrument and an interest in learning about jazz and contemporary music. However, students are welcome to join even if not currently performing on the instrument. I will instruct them in everything else. I am Mr. Carter: - 4th year piano teacher at CMIT Academy High School! - (20) years as a Woodwind (Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet) and Piano Instructor at the DC Music Center where I supervised the implementation of the music program and taught students with no previous background how to play jazz and contemporary music. - Led my own Jazz and R&B Bands and have performed in local and national R&B, Jazz, Gospel, Hip Hop, African and Latin music bands. - Performed with the legendary Jazz vocalist and band leader, Cab Calloway and the world famous O’Jays R&B vocal group and many others! The Jazz/Instrumental Music Club will meet in Room 320 at the school every Tuesday. The Meeting Time is: 3:10pm - 4:10pm. How To Join: Simply send me an email stating that you are interested. Please list your instrument. Then come to room 320 this Tuesday. That's how simple it is to join. So come check it out!!

Russell Carter
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Team Illusion
Team Illusion has started up a project to add a science station in front of the school.  It will be a solar powered GNSS Reference Station and Weather Center.  We have laid out the equipment that will be needed and talked through the issues. We will beging taking up the design in earnest at the Monday meeting. The idea is to build the power system to Solar Car Challenge standards (locking battery case, positive ventilation, monitoring and so on), but also set up the ability to track the sun as a later part of the project.  We had been planning an experiment to allow us to learn solar power generation and monitoring, so this is right on our plan. The Weather Station fits in with the Seapearch Sesense activity we wanted to try.  Seasense builds an independent payload to piggback on an remotely controlled underwater vessel. We will use the same wireless setup that we had planned for that activity and just substitute air environment based sensors for the water environment based ones. Power will come from the solar panels - data will be shared through the Amazon Web Services Internet of Things servers. The GNSS Reference Station we just want to build because we want to build it. It will also be powered by the solar panels, but will broadcast its data to the rtk2go network.

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FORENSIC/MOCK TRIAL
An acceptance email was sent to those who registered for the "Forensic Mock Trial" after-school Club. Our first meeting is on Monday, September 27, 2021, in Room 229 at 3 PM. Please be ready to take a picture for the Club. Forensic Club aims to learn the role of the laboratory criminal investigator and human identification using forensic pathology and other investigative techniques. In addition, our Club will provide our student members with the opportunity to participate in science and law activities to help them prepare for a career in forensic science.

Dr. Clarke Science Teacher Tutoring & Academic Services (Saturday Academy, Liaison) STEM Fair Coordinator Green School, Advisor
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DEPARTMENT UPDATES
What's happening in the art room?
To start off the year, CMIT art students reflected on their own emotions to create multimedia "Post Secret Postcards." They came up with a secret, fear, embarrassing moment, or desire and created a postcard to represent their story. Here are a couple examples of the final product.

Leora Gottlieb (Ms. GG)
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GRADE LEVEL UPDATES
Class of 2022 Updates
Greetings seniors and Class of 2022 families. I would like to share a few updates with you all. Firstly, this is a reminder that senior pictures will be taken December 14th - 17th. More information will be forthcoming regarding package options and other details. Secondly, I have a meeting this week with a representative regarding cap and gown measurements, so I will pass that info along as soon as I have it. Thirdly, I have reached out to the Board of Ed for District 1, regarding prom. In the age of Covid, we have to adhere to county guidelines regarding prom and other dances, so our BOE member is working on the logistics of what prom will look like and I hope to hear some good news from him soon. Lastly, we have been receiving requests for senior spirit wear, and hooded sweatshirts in particular. Several students are working on designs and we hope to make 2022 spirit wear available in the coming weeks. This is a very busy time for seniors and teachers alike, with deadlines for letters of recommendation and college applications on the horizon, so we appreciate your patience and I look forward to providing you with more information on the aforementioned initiatives in the very near future. Thank you,

-Mr. Hommel, Honors English 10, College Summit 12, 2022 Class Advisor shommel@cmitacademy.org
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Coholic's Science Classes
Hi everyone! Last week, BGC students took a quiz about the scientific method and types of observation. Then they began the 1st quarter curriculum on motion and forces and Newton's 3 Laws. Be sure to check SchoolMax at least once per week. Physics students began to fill in their 'Physics Notecards' of formulae. Students are learning to use the 4 Kinematic Equations with S.I. units and conversions and dimensional analysis. This involved motion in one direction for now, such as driving in a straight line, sprinting, and pushing an object along an imaginary number line (adding and subtracting vectors). Hope everyone has a great upcoming week!

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher Science Department Chair
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VOCABULARY.COM TEACHER CHALLENGE!
CMIT is utilizing a software program called VOCABULARY.COM to improve and increase vocabulary skills. Students are racking up points for their work and as a result, there is a friendly rivalry happening between teachers! So, we have decided to run a TEACHER CHALLENGE. The teacher whose students have the highest number of points on Vocabulary.com by the end of the quarter will win a PIZZA PARTY! The standings will be updated on our hallway leaderboards every MONDAY morning. Now, to be fair, we are going to divide the scores by the lowest number of students a teacher has in a class. So every score will be divided by 20. The total score is next to the adjusted score. The standings as of September 20th are as follows: Mr. Bradshaw: 2,473 (49,460) Mr. Hommel: 41,219. (824,394) Ms. Houston: 251,089. (lowest class number) Ms. Matson: 62,876. (1,257,531) Ms. O'Donnell: 289,848. (5,796,965) Now that the word is out about the prize, students have been playing more so expect to see this score completely change next newsletter!!

Tammy O'Donnell
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First Quiz Inbound
Dear Students and Parents, The first quizzes of the year in Mr. Bevard’s English 9 and 10 courses are tentatively scheduled for the week of 10/4. The first quiz will be an assessment of grammar as measured using the homework tasks assigned between then and the start of instruction. The second quiz will be a short written quiz assessing students’ early ability to determine a main idea and distinguish important details in our first major text of the year. The best way to prepare for these quizzes is to complete the homework assignments, follow the assigned reading schedule, and bring questions about these to class. This is a proposed schedule and may need alteration based on state testing, which fast approaches.

All the Best! Mr. Bevard, MA English 9 & 10 Department Chair CMIT Academy
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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Our Environmental science class will perform experiments this quarter to demonstrate the global warming potential of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas in the Earth's atmosphere. Through the experiments, students will become familiar with the basic properties of carbon dioxide through a series of simple demonstrations on: (1) Properties of Carbon Dioxide (2) Lime water: Animals & Carbon Dioxide (3) Decomposers and Carbon Dioxide (4) Plant & Carbon Dioxide Student's demonstrations and experiments will be posted on CMIT Academy Media. (youtube and tweeter)

Dr. Clarke Science Teacher Tutoring & Academic Services (Saturday Academy, Liaison) STEM Fair Coordinator Green School, Advisor
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