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Wednesday, 14 May 2014Issue No. 21 


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"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruits are sweet"



CSP's First Annual Prom Was A Huge Success!

Chesapeake Science Point had its first ever Prom dance last Friday, May 9, 2014! The event was held on the Spirit of Baltimore, a cruise that took students through the Inner Harbor and into the Chesapeake Bay. The night was filled with fun dancing, lively music, delicious food, and enduring memories which students and staff will remember for years to come.

School Picnic

The CSP High School Student Government will be having its first ever school-wide End-of-Year Picnic on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 11:30am - 4:30pm. This event is FREE for students, staff, and family of all grades here at CSP. There will be a barbeque, sports competitions, fun games, and much more! Additionally, we will be raffling fun items throughout the day, including CSP Jackets and Dress-Down Tickets for students! Tickets cost $1 each, or 7 tickets for $5.

CSP Outdoor Classroom and Cafeteria

The High School Student Government Association has been working on a project called the CSP Outdoor Classroom and Cafeteria. The goal of this project is to place 8 picnic tables outside so that students are able to have classes and lunch outside.

However, it is very costly to purchase all these tables. That’s where we need your help! To fundraise for this project, we’re extending the opportunity to you, the CSP Community, to sponsor a picnic table.

Middle School students, High School students, CSP Staff, and CSP Parents are all welcomed to sponsor a table. Each table costs $120 to sponsor; sponsors will receive a plaque dedicated in their honor embedded into the table. Alternatively, you and three others can sponsor one table for $30 per person for a grand total of $120. Each individual will receive their own plaque; groups of more than 4 will receive one giant plaque instead (smaller groups or individuals may request a giant plaque instead of individual plaques).

We also want to extend this sponsorship idea in another way. Apart from sponsoring the picnic tables, you can also sponsor a decorative rock to be used as lining for our new flower gardens that will accommodate the tables. Each rock costs $5, and you will be able to paint and decorate the rock with your name on it to show your CSP school spirit.

All money is due by May 23, 2014 to Ms. Neal, Room 207, or Ishmam Mirza (11th Grade).

The tables and the rocks will be here for years to come, so this your chance to leave your mark on CSP! 

For more information, contact SGA President Ishmam Mirza: mirzacubing@gmail.com

Sports Banquet

To celebrate its first season, CSP Athletics will be hosting its first annual End-of-Year Sports Banquet to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of CSP’s student athletes. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 28, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Tickets cost $10 each. Three special awards will be given: the Courage Award, the Scholar Award, and the 3-Star Award.

For more information, contact Mr. Stedman: tstedman@mycsp.org

HSA Exams Quickly Approaching!

A reminder from Mrs. Valencia that the High School Assessments (HSA) are just around the corner! Students are encouraged to study for the exams which include Algebra 1, Biology, Government, and English 10. Practice exams are available on www.mdk12.org.

Exam days are as follow:

May 19, 2014 - Government

May 20, 2014 - Biology

May 21, 2014 - Algebra 1

May 22, 2014 - English 10

School-wide Field Trip to the National Zoo

After successfully raising 27,000 pounds of food for the Harvest for the Hungry food drive last November, beating every other school in the county, we will be having a field trip to the National Zoo in Washington D.C. on Thursday, May 29, 2014, to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our community. Students need only pay a $2.00 fee, which includes transportation to the zoo via bus and a bag lunch provided by the school (students may pack lunch and/or purchase food on site at their own expense).


CSP’s 5th annual EarthFest celebration will take place on Friday, May 30, 2014. EarthFest is a day where students relax after exams and have fun by participating in games, sports, and competitions while also learning about improving our environment.

We need parent volunteers to help throughout the day. For more information, contact

Claudia Chang: claudiadchang@gmail.com

Recyclable Items Needed for EarthFest

The 6th grade is working towards making CSP a greener school. To support their effort, we will have an art and crafts table at EarthFest using recycled materials. We need your help! If you would like to support and contribute to our cause please bring in any of the following materials:

?       Bottle Caps

?       Empty Bottles

?       Toilet paper/Paper towel rolls

?       Newspapers

?       Magazines

?       Buttons

?       Shoe laces

?       Shoe boxes

?       Egg cartons

?       Tissue boxes

All donated materials must be clean and in good condition. If you would like to bring in any unlisted materials please ask a 6th grade homeroom teacher.

Contact Mrs. Pitaniello for any more questions: cpitaniello@mycsp.org

CSP High Schooler Represents at I-SWEEEP International Science Fair

CSP Freshman Brynna Neal represented Chesapeake Science Point at the International Sustainable World (Energy Engineering Environment) Project Olympiad (I-SWEEEP) in Houston, TX on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, receiving Honorable Mention in the Environment category. Brynna’s project, Feeding the World: A Study to Determine the Most Effective Organic Fertilizer to Grow Soy in Sand, placed second in the Environmental Management category at the Anne Arundel County Regional Science Fair held at North County High School on March 8, 2014, where she first received the invitation to attend I-SWEEEP. Neal, 14, tested two different types of cost efficient organic fertilizers - organic chicken litter and compost tea -to determine which was more beneficial to soy growth in sand. The experiment tested over 200 soybean plants! Neal’s data and analyses show that chicken litter is the better of the two organic fertilizers. She believes that, if used in moderation, chicken litter used as soybean fertilizer could not only be used to produce, consume, and profit from various foods, but could also be “a viable solution to reduce world hunger.” 

The entire CSP community congratulates Brynna for her hard work and prolific achievements, as well as Mrs. Beazer, for her continued dedication to helping our students maximize their capabilities.

School Play T-Shirts On Sale Now

CSP’s first annual school play, The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, which starred freshmen Deji Adeleye (9th) as Romeo and Lillyanna Flower (9th) as Juliet, was a major success! The cafeteria was packed all three nights as CSP students, staff, and parents laughed and enjoyed the play’s comical take on a Shakespearean classic.

T-Shirts from the play are now available for only $16 each! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to remember this great experience.

See Mrs. Adolfsen for more information.

Limited shirts available, hurry while supplies last!

7th Grade Service Learning Project: Support the SPCA of Anne Arundel County

The 7th grader students will be collecting donations, school-wide- for the animals at the County’s shelter in Millersville.

Donations can include the following:  Premium Brand Dry dog, cat, kitten, and puppy food, 6 foot nylon and leather leashes, adjustable nylon puppy and adult collars, towels, blankets, sheet, non-medicated dog/puppy and cat/kitten shampoo, toys cat litter, scratching posts, covered cat beds, small bath mats, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, tissues, bleach, paper towels, gift certificates to pet stores.

In addition to these physical donations, we hope to “ADOPT A CAGE” by raising at least $500.00.  If we raise that money, the school will get their name on one of the cages at the SPCA.  The money will go toward all of the needs for that animal for 365 days.

We intend to raise the money by hosting “The Cutest Pet Contest”. Teachers and staff will enter their own pets into the contest.  Students will have the opportunity to vote for the cutest pet by putting quarters into the jar with the pet’s picture.  Students can vote for more than one animal with as many quarters as he/she wishes to donate.  The pet who raises the most money wins the contest.

Donations will be accepted ASAP.  Take all donations to homeroom teacher.   The homeroom with the most donations will win a “party”.

Please direct all questions to Mrs. McCallister - dmccallister@mycsp.or or Mrs. Bulisco – lbulisco@mycsp.org

7th Grade Field Trip

The 7th Grade will take a field trip to Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis on May 28, 2014… For more information, contact Mr. Hamrum: dhamrum@mycsp.org

8th Grade Promotion

The 8th Grade promotion and ceremony will take place on June 17th (time TBD). For more information, contact Ms. Moore: amoore@mycsp.org.