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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North Middle School

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10/17/2021

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

Free Student Covid-19 Testing Registration


UPCOMING EVENTS

Kinsa App


TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

PE UNIFORMS


PTO Announcements

First Meeting Information/Join the PTO


Teacher Spotlight

Welcome to Our Staff Tamikah Evans-Brown


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BREAKING NEWS
Free Student Covid-19 Testing Registration
Dear Families, Capitol Diagnostics is partnering with PGCPS to provide COVID testing for students within the school setting. Each Monday morning, 10% of students registered for free COVID testing will be randomly selected to receive a test. Parents that would like their children to participate must register by completing the steps below: Step 1: Please click on this link to register for testing: REGISTER HERE: https://capitaldx-patient.limsabc.com/#/ Note: On the registration page the top right corner says EN. If you drop down it will say ES (Spanish) and EZ (Chinese). Families can also call the lab as we have Spanish speaking staff that can help them register over the phone (301) 498-0340. Step 2: Type in Office Location Code to register with the correct school. Our Office Location Code for registering for the testing at the online website is: PGCMITMS Step 3: Parents, please fill out the registration information with your child's information (name, address, date of birth). Step 4: Please click "Maryland K12 testing" on the payment tab for free testing. You only need to register once.

CMIT Nurse
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Kinsa App
Kinsa is a school health program that allows families to access FREE smart thermometers and health tools to assist the school in maintaing a healthy environment for students, staff and families. For more information on Kinsa and how to get your FREE thermometer, check out these videos and flyers. https://vimeo.com/586835312/8688f730bf https://kinsahealth.com/visit-the-kinsa-app
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TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
PE UNIFORMS
Greetings Parents and Students! A quick reminder as we are well into the first quarter of school and I want to make sure every student is prepared for active participation in class. THE CMIT PE SHIRT IS BACK IN STOCK! :) The uniform supplier has both the black CMIT sweatpants and gym shorts in stock as well, which should be worn only on PE days. (The A-day, B-day schedule can be checked on the pgcps.org website daily.) The CMIT PE uniform consists of the blue CMIT logo T-shirt and black CMIT logo pants or shorts. Branded bottoms such as Adidas, Nike, PINK, etc. are not approved for school wear unless on a dress down day, Leggings are also not permitted. Hoodies should also have the CMIT logo on them and may not be branded. Students should wear athletic shoes on their PE day to be prepared and safe for activities. Uggs, heeled boots and shoes without a back are not safe for physical activity. Please ensure your student has their uniform on for the days they have PE (2-3 times a week depending on their schedule). There will be a grace period for uniform infractions (PE only) until November 1, 2021. After that date, students who are not properly dressed in their PE uniform will complete an alternative assignment for that day. Please note, students who are wearing their khaki and polo shirt combination uniform are considered to be out of uniform for PE days. If you have any questions or issues, or you are in need of uniform assistance for your child, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email. Looking forward to a great rest of the year!

Ms. McCain
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PTO Announcements
First Meeting Information/Join the PTO
First PTO Meeting Slides - Missed the first PTO Meeting? Don't worry!! Find the slides here for reference: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1yM0CTw7W8BKAJhyEBEUxRzNKYTMGJgbr/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=117948476788828100159&rtpof=true&sd=true Join the PTO - We need you and most of all we need Volunteers!!! Membership is our biggest fundraiser and the best way to keep you connected to the Tiger community. Your membership dues help us to support our Students and Teachers throughout the school year and beyond. Dues are $10 per family per school year and donations of any amount are welcome and encouraged ūüėä. Please pay the $10 dues for your family by using our QR Code above or via the following PayPal link: http://paypal.me/cmitnorthmspto by choosing Payment Type: Friends and Family (to avoid incurring a fee) and entering your Name and Email in the payment message (*very important*). We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank You, MS CMIT PTO
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Teacher Spotlight
Welcome to Our Staff Tamikah Evans-Brown
My name is Tamikah Evans-Brown, my background spans the Information Technology and education fields. Before CMIT I worked as an IT Project Manager at Dallas ISD school district in Dallas Texas. Prior to that I was an IT Manager at Prince’s George’s County Community College and adjunct IT professor. Regarding my own personal education journey, I have a Bachelor in Science in Information Systems, from St. Augustine’s College, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Strayer University and currently I am completing my Masters in Cybersecurity, from the University of Maryland University College. I enjoy working with students and providing a hands-on teaching experiences for them. I enjoy teaching and hope to start an IT club to teach students about cybersecurity Technology and careers.

James Screven, Assistant Principal
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FAQs

Q: Is CMIT North MS a public school? 

A: Yes We are a public charter school who is staffed by PGCPS teachers and administration, and support staff who work along side of a limited CLF staff. We have access to PGCPS support but also benefit from additional guidance, management and financial support from Chesapeake Light House Foundation, whose educational concept this school is based on. 

Q: Do siblings get preference in applying to CMIT?

A: The process of gaining entry to any charter school in Prince George's County is through a lottery. However, siblings of already attending CMIT students are weighted differently during the lottery process. This different weighting gives preference to siblings. 

Q: What makes CMIT different then any other school in the district? 

A: Although we are a PGCPS public charter, we are given some autonomy over curriculum. This autonomy allows us to fast track students, who are academically ready, through selected high school courses in math, foreign language, science and technology. It is that fast tracking that opens up opportunity to more advanced  coursework on the college level while still in high school.  Additionally, we offer students supports and enrichments to every student, not available at most schools. Lastly, we are a uniform school which takes away the distraction, the competition and the social stratification that is brought on by non uniform dress in a school. 

Our test scores oustrip not only county averages but also state avaerages. This, along with other metrics has made us a 5 star school. 

Q: Do you offer everything the big middle and high school's offer? 

A: Unlike many school in Maryland, we do not have a  full spectrum offerings in sports.  Instead, our focus is on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). Therefore, our sports offerings are more limited.  We offer, boys and girls soccer, basketball, girl's softball, boy's baseball and club lacrosse in the middle school. Additionally, boys and girls basketball, track/field and volleyball at the high school level. With that said we recently (2017) won the girls county basketball championship and made it to the playoffs in soccer. Our high school opened a multi-million dollar, state of the art gym complex, competitive with all schools of their size. The middle school has also added an indoor gym space.  Lastly, we do offer special educational services, but becuase we are a school of choice, the amount of service hours we can provide is limited to 7.5 hours a week, split between literacy and math. Services hours are delivered by special education teachers but are limited to literacy and math courses. 

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