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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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10/17/2021

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

SATURDAY ACADEMY

Quarter 1 Progress Reports

Morning Drop Off Tips!

Mask Up! Wipe Down!

Together Against Bullying

YEARBOOK COVER ART CONTEST

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE GRADES- GRAB IT!

Follow us on Social Media!


UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY


HS BREAKING NEWS

Environmental Science Virtual farm Tour


EXTRACURRICULARS

Student Government Officers Meeting Planned

Yearbook Club

Anime Club Full Member Meeting Monday 10/18

Tiger Gaming Tuesday 10/19: Xbox and PC Players Only

Athletics Week in Review


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

CMIT SATURDAY ACADEMY TUTORING - THE USNA STEM education


DEPARTMENT UPDATES

Science Department Says THANK YOU!


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BREAKING NEWS
SATURDAY ACADEMY
CMIT-N HS continues to serve students with very rich Saturday Programs. Please find the Saturday Academy Programs below and the links with more info. You may find the sponsors` contact info in the links If you would like to join the Saturday Academy Programs. Mathmagicians (High School Math Olympiad Team) https://newsletter.clfportal.org/Newsletter/Index/CMITN427#Section4Article11 Science Olympiad: https://newsletter.clfportal.org/Newsletter/Index/CMITN427#Section4Article10 Team Illusion (Solar Car, FIRST Robotics, Seaperch, VEX Robotics): https://newsletter.clfportal.org/Newsletter/Index/CMITN427#Section4Article9 NSBE Fire Jr. (Rocketry, VEX IQ 5-8, Math Count 6-8, VEX V5 9-12 TEN80 Car racing, Entrepreneurship, T-MAL ) https://newsletter.clfportal.org/Newsletter/Index/CMITN427#Section4Article8 Tutoring (CTAS: CMIT Tutoring and Academic Services) https://newsletter.clfportal.org/Newsletter/Index/CMITN428#Section3Article9

Mr. Bayram Program Coordinator Saturday Academy Coordinator STEM Coordinator Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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Quarter 1 Progress Reports
The progress reports will be available online at the Schoolmax family portal on Oct 18. Prince George's County Public Schools provides a Family Access Portal that allows authorized caretakers to log into SchoolMAX from any computer with an Internet connection. The parents/Guardians can view the child's student information, including current attendance records, assignment scores, progress report grades, and quarterly report card grades. Parents, Please sign up for school max with the link below If you haven`t done yet: https://www.pgcps.org/schoolmax-support/ If you have any difficulty in registering school max family portal, you may contact Mrs.Bond at sbond@cmitacademy.org Important Notes: *SY22 report cards will be mailed home. All other grading documents will be available on the SchoolMAX Family Portal.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me at nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram Program Coordinator Grade Manager STEM Coordinator
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Morning Drop Off Tips!
Greetings! We appreciate your cooperation, parents and guardians, during the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. Here are a few tips and reminders! We're suggesting that scholars sit on the left side in the back of cars so they can quickly and safely exit on the left side of the vehicle. Students must use the sidewalk and crosswalks as they proceed to the cafeteria entrance. Students may be dropped off BEFORE they get to the cafeteria doors. We're asking drivers to keep moving forward and when traffic stops, they can allow scholars to safely exit on the left. Be sure to use the LEFT lane for drop-off! The right lane is for cars to exit. Thanks again for keeping our scholars safe and following our procedures.

Rosalynn Gaskins
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Mask Up! Wipe Down!
CMIT teachers and administrators appreciate your support as it relates to our safety procedures. Please continue to practice social distancing and follow CDC guidelines for handwashing and wearing masks. Masks must be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth. We encourage all students to bring wipes and hand sanitizer to school daily. Hand sanitizer and wipes are available in all classrooms and common areas such as the cafeteria, media center, gym, etc. Extra masks are available as well. Thanks again for your cooperation!

Dr. Rosalynn Gaskins Program Coordinator
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Together Against Bullying
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and this year's theme, Together Against Bullying: UNITED for Kindness, Acceptance, and Inclusion is more appropriate than ever! Let's adhere to our core values and treat one another with respect and dignity. The "CMIT Way" involves all teachers and students collaborating to ensure all members of our community feel safe and welcomed. Be careful while engaging with others on social media. Text messages, social media posts, and other online messages can be copied and shared with others. Avoid all forms of bullying, harassment, and Intimidation. https://www.pgcps.org/antibullying/ See definitions below: 1. Bullying – A pattern or behavior when a person repeatedly uses power in an intentional manner, including verbal, physical, or written conduct or intentional electronic communication against one or more students. 2. Cyberbullying – The use of electronic communication to harm or harass others in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner. 3. Harassment – Includes actual or perceived negative actions that offend, ridicule, or demean another individual with regard to race, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ancestry, physical attributes, socioeconomic status, familial status, physical or mental ability, or disability. 4. Intimidation – subjecting an individual to intentional action that seriously threatens and induces a sense of fear and/or inferiority. Bullying, harassment, and intimidation are serious and will not be tolerated. In order to report an alleged incident please complete the attached form and submit it to the principal. Check out this Anti-bullying cheer by our Golden Tigers! https://youtu.be/llFpOTN3Pco

Dr. Rosalynn Gaskins Program Coordinator
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YEARBOOK COVER ART CONTEST
Hello!! The YEARBOOK CLUB selected 5 possible themes for the 2021-2022 CMIT North HS Yearbook. The possible themes were: 1. Cameras off, Masks on 2. Let's Run that Back/Rewind 3. CMIT Met Gala 4. Back to the Future 5. CMIT High School: The Sequel Students voted on Thursday and the winning theme was...CMIT MET GALA!!! So, now we need a cover to reflect the awesomeness that is CMIT North HS. So....Yearbook Club is hosting a Yearbook Cover Contest. BE CREATIVE! BE COLORFUL! BE CMIT TIGERS! Create a cover!! The winning artist will receive a $25 GIFT CARD! CONTEST WILL RUN FROM NOW UNTIL October 25th. Submit your artwork to YEARBOOK@CMITACADEMY.ORG by 3pm on October 25th. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. O'Donnell. GOOD LUCK!

Tammy O'Donnell
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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Greetings CMIT Tiger Family! On Friday October 8, our CMIT Tigers participated in a Hispanic Heritage Month virtual event that included two wonderful guest speakers. The students started the day by reflecting on their own cultural identity. They answered the questions: Who are you? Who do you want to be? How do you want others to see you? After reflecting on their identities, students complete a Social Identity Wheel in which they explored parts of their identity that they think the most and the least about, that have had the greatest effect and least effect on their lives, and that they might want to learn more about. Our first of our two phenomenal guest speakers was Dr. Jeannette Noltenius, president and founder of the Salvadoran Cultural Institute. She enlightened our school community about the Salvadoran people and culture--a segment of our society that accounts for the third largest Hispanic population in the United States. Our second guest speaker was a talented playwright from GALA Theatre, Cornelia Cody, who has written a great play entitled "La Llamada de Sylvia Méndez: Separate is Never Equal." Cornelia shared with the students the inspiration for one of her most recent plays being presented at GALA Theatre October 16, 17, 23 and 24. Even though we are not able to take our students on a field trip to see the play, I would encourage anyone interested in seeing a dramatization of a historical figure who played an important role in desegregating schools in the United States to visit GALA Theatre and view the live play. I want to give a special thanks to the CMIT staff for being so accommodating during the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. I truly appreciate all the hardwork and dedication by Ms. Colandrea, Mr. Bayram, Mr. McKinley, and Mr. Dorris for really helping to make this event the best it could be. Thank you students for attentively listening and learning about just a few aspects of the vast meaning that the phrase Hispanic Heritage truly has. I am humbled and thankful that at CMIT Academy North High, multiculturalism is valued, appreciated, and highlighted in all we do. Go Tigers! Videos Salvadoran Cultural Institute Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8gFDkOFIRg Sylvia Mendez at GALA Theatre Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvHcZ5pGjWY

Mr. Conde Professional School Counselor Grades 9 and 10
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OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE GRADES- GRAB IT!
Sometimes we feel it's awkward or cumbersome to think we are being tutored; however, after the progress reports and issues like difficulty submitting work on Canvas, too long being in virtual learning, and other things, students should consider getting help. CMIT Tutoring & Academic Services gives free assistance to improve grades, support academic challenges, and basic homework help. We have high-caliber tutors benefiting anyone struggling with a difficult subject. In addition, our tutors have approaches centered on students' strengths to help them feel less stressed about the subject. Finally, our tutor can customize the program to tailor your needs to pass your course, including honors and & AP courses. Please email gclarke@cmitacademy.org to ease difficulties with independent work, organization, or you need to complete regular assignments. In addition, our tutors help develop basic study habits and strategies that can use in the student's essential skills. NOTE: Any student who receives a GPA of 2.0 or below and whose grades are below 70% after progress report cannot attend the after-school club or athletics. Therefore, please take the opportunity to impact your academic success by taking tutoring advantage.

Dr. Clarke Science Teacher Tutoring & Academic Services (Saturday Academy, Liaison) STEM Fair Coordinator Green School, Advisor
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Follow us on Social Media!
Hey Tigers! Follow us on social media not to miss the latest updates! Below are CMIT-N High School`s official social media accounts: Follow us on social media to get the latest news and updates. Twitter: @CMITAcademy Instagram: cmitacademy Facebook: @CmitNorthHighSchool YouTube: CMIT Academy Media https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPuPgTO2ZyC2WQoTOgBislA?view_as=subscriber nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator

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UPCOMING EVENTS
SCHOOL PICTURE DAY
School pictures will be taken on MONDAY, OCTOBER 25TH. Students will need to wear their OXFORD uniform shirt (and tie/bow) for pictures. In the event that you do not have a shirt, we do have some extras that can be borrowed for pictures. They will be sprayed and disinfected after each use. YOU WILL NEED TO SUBMIT A PGCPS MEDIA RELEASE IN ORDER TO BE INCLUDED IN THE YEARBOOK. I must have a completed form on file giving permission to print your picture in the yearbook. This includes clubs and athletics!! Here is the link to the form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenFHH8qJRy670kGqUFnOB_mLAZU8SkYHqNC4jvH0-bT2Urug/viewform It is also posted in the newsletter. Our photography will be provided by STRAWBRIDGE STUDIOS. Package details will be shared with families next week and range in price from $9-$38. SENIOR PORTRAITS ARE SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 14-17th. INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW AS WE GET CLOSER TO THAT DATE. If you have any questions, please let Ms. O'Donnell know.

Tammy O'Donnell
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Environmental Science Virtual farm Tour
The virtual farm tour on environmental science did not ply with 135 students who signed in due to the construction of our gym. CMIT has to control the number of students six feet apart from each other. Therefore only a few students volunteered and were selected to echo the global demand for dairy products with their classmates. Last Thursday, October 14, the virtual field trip also provided a venue for students' knowledge of conserving and protecting natural resources and habitats. There will be a second-round out for this virtual trip.

Dr. Clarke Science Teacher Tutoring & Academic Services (Saturday Academy, Liaison) STEM Fair Coordinator Green School, Advisor
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EXTRACURRICULARS
Student Government Officers Meeting Planned
Class officers will meet with SGA Advisors, Mr. Mirza and Ms. O'Donnell, next week to outline agendas, create a Constitution and apply for membership at District, State and National SGA Associations. Later in the week our Principal, Ms. Ozturk, will meet for lunch with each of the classes. One of the items on the agenda to discuss is the possibility of a Spirt Week/Homecoming. We are off to a great start. At these meetings, the SGA Class Officers will discuss meeting dates to gather the members of each class and work on fundraising goals, event planning and issues of concern for students. We will post minutes from the meetings as they happen. GO TIGERS!

Tammy O'Donnell
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Yearbook Club
This year our EDITOR IN CHIEF for the yearbook will be Senior: KENNEDY JOHNSON! Kennedy worked as Associate Editor last year and we are so proud of her work! CONGRATULATIONS KENNEDY!!! Yearbook Club met virtually last week and worked on possible themes for this year's yearbook. A list of 15 were generated and the club voted on the top five to be presented to the school. Voting occurred on Thursday and students selected CMIT MET GALA! Our Yearbook Departments have been established and in the coming weeks we will assign Associate Editors for each area. The yearbook departments are: Publicity and Marketing Sales Photography-Clubs Photography-Events Photography-Athletics Photography-Candids Administrative We can't wait to begin our work! Be sure to have your best mask on and smile!

Tammy O'Donnell
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Anime Club Full Member Meeting Monday 10/18
This Monday 10/18 from 3-4 PM will be the last time in a while that the entirety of Anime Club will meet. During this meeting we will be deciding and voting on how to split the club into halves to make meetings more manageable. We will also finalize and confirm rules, requirements, and deadlines for this month's Inktober art event. Finally we will talk about progress that is being made on a potential club Discord server and other communication matters. All club members are expected to attend this Monday. Beginning this Monday we will be tracking individual attendance and students who are not attending on a regular basis will be removed from the club rosters. If you have not completed the Anime Club Registration Google Form please find the link below. After this Monday if you have not registered using the form you will not be considered an official member of Anime Club. As always if you have any questions please stop by Room 222 or email Mr. Dorris at ldorris@cmitacademy.org . Anime Club Registration Form 2021 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaH0afJEoXdC8-F6solCAs5L4Ej17mUcDZ1iCf12jJ23XkQQ/viewform?usp=sf_link See you soon!

Mr. Dorris (Anime and Gaming Enthusiast)
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Tiger Gaming Tuesday 10/19: Xbox and PC Players Only
This will be the first week where we have only one half of the club, Xbox and League of Legends players, meeting separately from the Nintendo gamers. This Tuesday 10/19 from 3-4 PM in Room 222, Xbox players and League of Legends players will meet. The following Tuesday 10/26, Nintendo players only will be meeting. Please be sure to always check the CMIT newsletter and your emails Sunday/Monday for updates about club meetings and to confirm which group is meeting that week. During the meeting Tuesday 10/19 we will be confirming the games that will be available in the club and discussing potential leagues, tournaments, and competitive formats for different games. We will also begin discussing how club officers and Team Captains for different games will be decided. Come to Tuesday's meeting ready to commit to one or two games. If you are not willing commit to practicing and playing at a competitive level in one of the games on offer you will be removed from the club roster. The primary platform we will be using for participating in organized competitions is called PlayVS. ( https://www.playvs.com/high-school ). Most games available through that platform will be available to play, if there is enough interest, but a couple may be removed if we cannot get enough players for a team. A nearly complete list of games that will be pursued by the club is below. XBOX - Madden - FIFA - Rocket League (if enough interest) - Brawlhalla (Not PlayVs. but we have confirmed alternative tournaments) PC (Will meet with Xbox group) - League of Legends - Smite (if enough interest) - Rocket League (if enough interest) Nintendo Switch - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Splatoon 2 (if enough interest) - Rocket League (if enough interest) As our first year we are attempting to keep the game list more focused, but there is a possibility of this list expanding in future years. We apologize if you attended earlier sessions expecting additional games to be available. For those who still wish to participate, individual attendance will now be tracked for each group. Failure to attend club meetings for your chosen game/platform on a regular basis will result in removal from the club. See you on Tuesday!

Mr. Dorris (Anime and Gaming Enthusiast)
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Athletics Week in Review
The volleyball team played three games this week, winning two and losing to Oxon Hill bringing their record to 8-1. The lady tigers will take on Douglass and High Point this week. The boys and girls soccer teams both had wins against Douglass and Crossland this past week. The girls soccer team remains undefeated at 7-0 and the boys soccer team improved to 5-3. The girls will wrap up their season against International Langley on Monday the 18th and the boys will end their season against CMIT South on Thursday the 21st. Both games will be played at the old Fairmont Heights High School, 1410 Nye St. in Capitol Heights.

Thomas Dunn, Athletic Director
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
CMIT SATURDAY ACADEMY TUTORING - THE USNA STEM education
Were you thinking of a career as a coder, game developer, designer, or robotics engineer? Then join the experience of a world-class program of the CMIT Saturday Academy. On Saturday, November 13, 2021, the United States Naval Academy (USNA) STEM Professors and Midshipmen will visit CMIT Saturday Academy to manifest about exploring, creating, building, and making things better you'll never see before in the field of engineering and architecture. Experience STEM with the #1 Top Public College in the Country and #5 "Best Undergraduate Engineering Program" in the Country (released 2021 U.S. News & World Report College Ranking Report) Click the link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjKPWCtNWJMQUTvu23AkawSQAukg-64hmtmhPrN_3iIys8qA/viewform?usp=pp_url

Dr. Clarke Science Teacher Tutoring & Academic Services (Saturday Academy Tutoring Liaison) STEM Fair Coordinator Green School, Advisor
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DEPARTMENT UPDATES
Science Department Says THANK YOU!
Thanks to all of the wonderful parents and guardians (and some students too!) who joined us on the Parent-Teacher calls on Monday, Oct. 11! It is always a pleasure to meet with the parents and tell them how their children are doing in class and the give-and-take about courses, grades, etc. If you have any questions or concerns as the school year unfolds, please feel free to email us via CMIT email or through Canvas. We will respond within 24 hours (unless on weekends or holidays). We always look forward to hearing from you.

Suzanne Coholic High School Science Teacher Science Department Chair
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