CMITN482 / February 7, 2023
STEM DAY with USNA
There’s no way around it: our students are significantly wonderful with strong science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics skills. That’s why STEM education programs in our school are so important. It’s undebatable that these subjects push CMIT forward, and help students to find fun and engaging ways to teach them.
One hundred thirty-nine (139) students attended the STEM Day with the United States Naval Academy last Saturday, February 04, 2022. Sessions presented hands-on, project-based lessons focused on real-world applications relating to a range of STEM topics, with scalability to grades 9 to 12. Students were able to grasp experiments from Robotics, Neuroscience, Electrochemistry, Bioterrorism, Machine Learning, and Biofuels.
CMIT is greatly appreciative to the United States Naval Academy's midshipmen, Dr. Kristine Endy, Associate Professor, USNA, and Sarah Durkin, Ph.D. the Associate Director of STEM Center for Education and Outreach, USNA.
More pictures and videos will soon be available on our school website.
CHARTER SCHOOL ADVOCACY DAY, 2023
CMIT north high school with teachers, staff, and volunteers, attended the Charters advocacy day on Wednesday, August 1, 2023. We had a great conversation with our Senators, which speaks to the mannerisms and tenors of our students. CMIT is proud of our student's originality, who was responsive without prejudice. They represent CMIT well, act with servitude and execute exemptional professionalism. Proud to be part of CMIT.
More pictures, videos and information will be provided on our school websites
Please support the PTSO as we help to renovate and maintain the WSSC field to serve as HOME FIELD for Lacrosse, Softball and next year, Soccer!
You can make a donation at this link: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=HFVDYVWF78GNC
CMIT is extremely grateful to our families that welcome the HomeVisit team.
We are greatly appreciative of those that continue to stop by our school or honk their car horns and thank us and our admins for the positive conversation that resulted in in-home visits. We thank our students for the continued patronizing and the privilege to talk with us and one on one with their parents about the importance of GPA, afterschool club participation, and students' learning hours.
CMIT's Home visits are established with positive contact and communication with families. They are not a replacement for our parent-teacher conferences but are a process through which our school demonstrates its support for students’ families by visiting the home environment. Our home visits originate from a sincere desire to assist and work with families to assure the success of our students.
More pictures and parents' feedback will be provided on our school website soon.
Laurel Historic Society Essay Contest
Brie Young, CMIT Grade 9
Let's put our hands together to congratulate Brie Young for being one of the winners of the McCeney Scholarship of the Laurel Historic Society Essay Contest, which encourages the understanding and preservation of the history and cultural heritage of Laurel, Maryland.
Here is the link for her essay:
May is Military Appreciation month !!
So, in honor of the upcoming Military Appreciation month, we would like to take a minute to honor all the CMIT golden staff that have served in the military. Thank you for your service. You have had a greater impact on the world than you realize. We also want to recognize all CMIT golden Tigers that are interested in joining the military to complete the google form that corresponds with the branch of the military you wish to join so that we can get a gauge/understanding of how many future marines, coast guards, airmen, soldiers, and sailors we have in the house. We applaud you all in advance and wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
For our future Marines (Marine Corps) & Navy:
For our future Airwomen and Airmen (AirForce):
For our future Coast Guards:
For our future Soldiers (Army):
The Earth Optimism club at CMIT
The Earth Optimism club at CMIT is now running an E-waste collection drive till the end of the year. This drive's goal is to collect all electronic waste so that it can be disposed of somewhere other than a landfill or the Chesapeake Bay, which both contribute significantly to pollution.
We invite both students and their parents or guardians to bring any e-waste they may have lying about at home. Batteries, outdated chargers, and even ink cartridges are all being collected. Simply bring the e-waste into the main office, where there are bins labeled for the various sorts you are bringing in. There will be a bin for other goods if you are unsure of what category it belongs to. A paper containing instructions on what you CAN and ABSOLUTELY CANNOT put in the bins will also be provided.
Please make sure that all of your information is CLEARED out before placing old devices, including computers and phones, in. It's crucial to remove all of your personal information from your devices before giving them up.
Dance and Step Tigerettes Weekly Announcements
February 14: Dance and Step will perform during halftime at the CMIT Basketball game at 5:30pm and 7pm
Team Illusion is starting its competition season.
Our Vex regional tournament is on the 11th in Baltimore. Seaperch is on March 25th in Annapolis. FIRST Robotics will be held the weekends of the 3rd through the 5th of March and the 17th through the 19th of March.
COMING TO AFRICA - An African Student Association Club Program
Powerfully gifted students and members of our afterschool program, the African Student Association Club, showed and spoke ardently about African roots, through music and modeling. Ms. Sabrina Bond, the advisor of the club. engaged the audience through this program in the study of the different cores of Black studies. African Students Association Club of CMIT provides a forum for the meaningful discussion of the political, social, and cultural landscape of Africa, aiming to create a culturally enlightened community on campus by educating people about Africa.
More Pictures and Videos to be posted on our School Website coming soon
Ms. Brown’s Weekly Announcements for U. S. History Classes
Test Date: Monday, February 6 & Tuesday, February 7
Topic: Roaring 20’s and The Great Depression
New Topic: Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Presidency
Students will receive a note sheet on Canvas.
Test Date: TBD
Ms. O’Donnell’s class has been actively participating in Vocabulary.com all year. For second quarter they earned over 6 million points! The class with the most points wins a pizza party. And the student with the most overall points wins a $25 gift card.
Here are the winners:
For Ms. O’Donnell’s 9th grade classes the winner is her 3rd period class with a total of 2,550,257
For Ms. O’Donnell’s elective classes the winner was her Media Class with 3,753,290
And the student with the most points for the quarter was Nathan Enadeghe with 947,809
Congratulations and keep up the good work!!
Community litter cleanup day sponsored by Laurel for the Patuxent
When: Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 10 am - 12 pm
Where: Avondale Pavilion at Riverfront Park Links to an external site. or Stage area at McCullough FieldLinks to an external site.
Trash bags will be provided
Please bring gloves
Questions: Email email@example.com
THE PTSO, ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT AND SENIOR CLASS PRESENT VALENTINE'S SWEETHEART DANCE! SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11th 7-10pm.
Tickets are on sale now for $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Food, Fun, Music and raffles of gift cards will make this dance SWEET! ONLY CMIT STUDENTS MAY ATTEND. Tickets will be sold during lunches. If you have any questions, see Ms. O'Donnell.
CMIT invites all SAT applicants to prep with us and master the SAT exam on March 1, 2023.
Here are the following review dates.
Saturday, February 18, 2023, from 9:00 am to 5:00 PM Bootcamp at 911 Guilford Road, Columbia, MD 21046. Please see the flyer for more information
Additionally, there are reviews dedicated to strategies for taking the test and Mock test that will be conducted in our school.(see below)
Monday through Friday, February 20-24, from 3-4 PM at CMIT north high school.
Saturday, February 22, 2023, from 9:00 am to 5:00 PM
The venue will be announced soon. This is a free review for all students who are registered to take the test.
More information will be sent to parents.
Clarinetists, Flautist, Violinist, Violists, Trumpeters, Trombonists, Horn Players, and Saxophonist Are Needed for the Orchestra/Concert Band Club
We are doing a mid-year recruitment for the Orchestra/Concert Band clubs. If you were interested but could not find the time because of studies or sports etc... but have the time now, then you are welcome to join.
We are especially interested if you play the clarinet, flute, violin, viola, trumpet, trombone and saxophone. You can find more information about the Orchestra/Concert Band Club below.
What Is The Purpose Of The Club/Enrichment/Program?
Many of our students at CMIT have performed in an Orchestra/Concert Band in the past but do not have the opportunity to perform while in High School. Many of our students have NEVER performed in an Orchestra/Concert Band setting but would love to have that opportunity. The purpose of the Orchestra/Concert Band club is to provide the students the opportunity to perform in an orchestra on woodwind, brass, strings and percussion instruments while attending CMIT Academy HS North. The club will also provide students an opportunity to play at school events or concerts.
The Benefits of students joining the Orchestra:
a. Help cognitive development.
b. Provides opportunities for socialization.
c. Supports efficient brain processing.
d. Encourages self-expression.
e. Lowers stress levels.
Other benefits included eye-hand coordination as well as increased cognitive skills such as concentration and visual recognition. Studies indicate that this tends to give kids who participate in orchestra programs higher success in other learning areas like math and reading.
The Orchestra/Concert Band will consist of students who have a basic knowledge of their instruments. If you do not play an instrument but are still interested in joining the the club, it is recommended (but not required) to obtain a private teacher. Students will perform on woodwind instruments, brass instruments and percussion instruments as well as violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Students are highly encouraged to rent an instrument from a local music shop if they do not have one available. A broad range of musical styles will be explored throughout the year, and instruction as well focus on proper instrument positioning and posture, basic sound production, and reading notes in the basic keys (D, G, C, A, F, Bb, and Eb major keys). Students in the Orchestra/Concert Band will perform one - two public concerts each year. Most students need to practice outside of class time for a minimum of 10 -15 minutes per day to show proficiency in this club.
The benefit this club could provide to the CMIT community is to have a Concert Band/Orchestra available to perform at your school function.
The Orchestra/Concert Band Club will provide students with the experience of Music Making, Literacy in Music, Making Connections, Community and Cultural involvement and Careers and Lifelong Learning by preparing students for successful performances through rehearsal, discussion and analysis of the modern and classical repertoire. In addition, the club will provide students an opportunity to play at school events or concerts.
REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN THE CLUB?
The only requirement is to own an instrument and have basic instrumental technique. Beginners are welcome if willing to learn. Students are highly encouraged to rent an instrument from a local music shop if they do not have one available.
The Orchestra/Concert Band Club meets for 1 hour on thursdays at 3pm. If you are interested, please respond to this email
Field Trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture
The African Student Association club of CMIT is going to the National Museum of African American History and Culture on February 10, 2023.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by an Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 40,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
If you want to be a member of the club, please fill out the link for CMIT STUDENTS AFTERSCHOOL REGISTRATION for Second Quarterhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScs0YZw2lY5gsj5kidwtk4dTq6_4MGYjXhMBXeU4S1eoZXWLA/viewform?usp=pp_url
We had a great meeting on January 27th. Thank you for all who came. Please continue to attend and encourage other parents to attend. There is so muh going on at CMIT, within the district and within the State. We want to keep our parents and community informed.
Here’s what PTSO did in January:
Fundraising with snack cart and pizza sales: As a result of inflation we had to raise the prices of some of our items–especially candy. He hasn’t slowed down sales though!
We bought the softball team some much needed equipment–catcher’s equipment and practice equipment. We donated the sales of the snack cart and pizza for one week to the Senior Class.
We need your help for fundraising in February:
PTSO is going to sell candygrams for Valentine’s Day and at the Valentine’s Dance. Please donate bags of candy–snack size or smaller–for us to use in the candygrams.
We are assisting the Athletic Department and Senior class with the Valentine’s Dance. If you are interested in helping set up, clean up or chaperone, please let me know asap.
We are accepting donations for the snack cart–chips, bar sized candy, pop tarts, honeybuns, soda and water.
Please leave any donations at the front desk. We are so grateful for your support!
Our next meeting will be on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd at 6:30pm. We will have updates on CMIT activities, the Board of Education meetings and the Legislative Session in Maryland.
Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation was established in 2003. In 2005 the first of seven STEM focused schools was established. Today, Chesapeake Science Point Middle/High Charter School in Anne Arundel County, and the Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Public Charter Schools, Prince George's County, remain among Best Schools (US News). The 7th school, Chesapeake Science Point Elementary Public Charter School, is slated to open in Fall 2023.