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  3rd Annual MultiCultural Festival: Participation Sign-Ups Now!  
 


Hello Parents,

Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation's 3rd Annual Multi-Cultural Festival is fast approaching! This exciting event will take place at Chesapeake Science Point (7321 Parkway Drive South. Hanover, MD 20176) on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Please join us as this is an exciting time for all CLF Schools to come together to celebrate and share our diverse cultures. Great fun infused with a cultural extravaganza will be had by all at this event, and everyone is sure to benefit from the multicultural displays, food and performances.

In order to participate with a booth, display, bringing food or performing, please use the links below to sign-up.

To register for a performance:
http://www.123contactform.com/form-1276736/Multicultural-Festival-Registration

To register for a Booth/Display/Food:
http://www.123contactform.com/form-1276761/Booth-Registration-Form

Doors open at 5:00 for booth, displays and food. The performances will start at 6:30! We look forward to seeing everyone!

Please contact Mrs. Ingulia with any questions at tingulia@mycsp.org

Mrs. Ingulia-- Liberal Arts Department Chair

 
   
 

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  CSP HIGH SCHOOL MATH TEAM'S WINNING STREAK AT AACC MATH COMPETITION EXTENDS TO 17-IN-A-ROW!  
 


February 11st, 2015 - Chesapeake Science Point (CSP) Public Charter School's Math Team continued its winning ways, winning today's 4th competition of the Anne Arundel Community College’s (AACC) High School Math Competition season. This win extended CSP's winning streak to an outstanding 17 events in a row, extending over four seasons.

In this competition, students compete in two rounds, an individual round where students have thirty minutes to complete six hard problems, and a team round where a team of five students must work together to complete six more very challenging problems in thirty minutes. A team’s top three scoring individual scores are averaged and added to their top scoring team score to create the schools final score for each meet.

As the season advances, the AACC mathematics professors that run the contest move into more challenging material. In today's contest there were no perfect scores earned in either round. The highest score earned in the individual round was 5 out of 6. Three students earned this including CSP 10th grader Anthony Krieger. Along with Anthony, other high scoring individuals for CSP today included 9th grader Glenn Boyette, 10th graders Benjamin Kelm and Ryan Budahazy and 11th grader Kyle Yamaguchi. In the team round, the highest score team today was CSP's team of Anthony, Glenn, Benjamin, Ryan and Clarissa Sorrels who together scored 5 out of 6 correct.

Chesapeake Science Point was represented at today's competition by:
6th grade: Emily Zhu
8th grade: John Gallerizzo, Mark Kelm, Connor Parker, Nathan Taylor, Bosith Weerasinghe and Stanley Zhu
9th grade: Glenn Boyette and Kaitlin White
10th grade: Matthew Boyer, Ryan Budahazy, Benjamin Kelm, Anthony Krieger and David Kravets
11th grade: Chynna Jones and Kyle Yamaguchi
12th grade: Clarissa Sorrels
Coaches: Mr. Bernie Kelm and Mrs. Imelda Valencia

AACC High School Math Competition Season Standings After 4 Events:

Season Standing Total Score School
1st 41.00 Chesapeake Science Point
2nd 32.00 South River
3rd 29.67 North County
4th 25.33 Spalding
5th 24.33 Severn
6th 24.00 Arundel
7th 19.67 Severna Park
8th 19.00 Southern
9th 18.00 Key School
10th 15.00 Old Mill
11th 14.00 Chesapeake
12th 7.67 Annapolis
13th 6.00 Meade
14th 2.67 Northeast
15th 0.67 Glen Burnie


Chesapeake Science Point students earn these outstanding results due to the hard work and dedication of the students, their teachers, coaches and parents. CSP's Math Team practices competitive math every morning, starting an hour and half before school starts every day, with their math team coaches: Teachers Mrs. Lyniper Al-Os , Mr. David Hamrum , Mr. Vincent Njong, Mrs. Diana Stinson , Mrs. Imelda Valencia, Mr. Regie Zamora and Parent Volunteer Mr. Bernie Kelm. This extended team of coaches has a great experience base that enables CSP to provide the math team members with fun ways of learning critical thinking and math techniques that helps them not only excel in competitive math but to learn lessons that extends to all aspects of their studies and life beyond.

Mrs. Valencia/Math Department Chair

 
   
 

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  CSP Robotics Team receives $1.5K sponsorship from United Therapeutics Corporation  
 

Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School is proud to announce that United Therapeutics Corporation* approved CSP Robotics Team’s sponsorship application thus donated $1,500.00 to be used in purchasing materials and other competition expenses for FLL and FTC.

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society. FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles.

This school year, CSP FLL team won at the regional competition by getting first place on the robot performance and brought back home 2 trophies for Design award and Best Performance award. CSP FTC team amazed judges with their unique robot design and brought back home 3 trophies for design award, motivate award and finalist alliance award.

CSP Robotics Team, Tiger Bots, thanks United Therapeutics for their generous donation and continuous on their great journey of success on the state level competitions.
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*United Therapeutics Corporation is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of unique products to address the unmet medical needs of patients with chronic and life-threatening conditions.

Sinan Bilgen - Kazim Cicek

 
   
 

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  Trip to Washington  
 

Students in AP United States History at Chesapeake Science Point Charter School got a chance to meet and talk with one of the pioneers of the civil rights movement this week. In an inspiring talk, the Honorable John Lewis (D-GA05) talked about growing up in rural Alabama, how he became involved with civil rights and what it was like working beside Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Because students had already taken a field trip to see “Selma,” Mr. Lewis’s talk was especially salient since he is one of the main characters in the movie and the only living leader in the “Big Six” of the civil rights movement. “Seeing the movie and learning about what happened in Selma is one thing, but to hear how it happened from someone who was there, and to see what happened when he crossed the bridge on newsreels was really cool to see. We got to talk to him and it was awesome!” said student Seray Cerezo. Counselor Darryl Gonzalez remarked, “I had met Mr. Lewis several times before and wanted more people to hear his message because it is important for young people to know. He is living history and there is no better way to bring history alive than experiences like this.”

Caption for photo:
The Honorable John Lewis takes time to point out some of the memorabilia in his Washington, D.C. office with students from Chesapeake Science Point Charter School.

Dr. Gonzalez

 
   
 

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  CSP Boys and Girls Basketball  
 

The CSP Boys Basketball Team enjoyed their finest season in school history, finishing with a record of 15-1. Along the way the team showed a tremendous amount of character, perseverance, and determination! The season was filled with many exciting and memorable moments including dramatic comebacks, down to the wire finishes, and last second buzzer beating shots!

Coach AJ did an outstanding job leading the boys in his first season as Head Coach! For next year the team returns virtually the entire team in tact, losing only one starter (Yusef Ali) to graduation! Expect the boys to continue to compete on a very high level as they move up from J.V. to Varsity next season!

The CSP Girls Basketball Team showed continuous improvement all season and also displaying a tremendous amount of heart, hustle, and character! They started the season as a very young, inexperienced team but finished by showing they can compete at a very high level! Coach LeGrand did an outstanding job with the team and expect big things from these ladies in future seasons as they continue to grow and mature!

Thank you all, our CSP family, for all your encouragement and support throughout the course of the season!

Erik W. Johnson

 
   
 

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  Middle School Dance  
 

Attention Middle School Students: There will be a Middle School Glow in the Dark Dance Friday, 3/6 from 6:30-8:30 in the Cafeteria.
Tickets are $5 with a free glow stick bracelet and will be sold during Middle School lunches starting on Monday, 3/2.
See Ms. Durgin in Room 115 for any questions.

Ms. Durgin

 
   
 

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  Science Olympiad  
 

Due the weather this past Saturday the Regional Science Olympiad was canceled. And good news!!! The Regional Science Olympiad has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 28th at UM College Park. This is first Saturday of Spring Break. . If you have had the opportunity to attend the Science Olympiad you realize there is a great deal of work involved in setting up the competition. When we receive more information we pass it on.
The State Science Olympiad is scheduled April 11th at Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus.

The Science Olympiad club will continue to meet Tuesday through Friday. There are projects still to build, test, and improve. Also students can receive help on topics or practice lab skills for the competition.

PS Thank you for the water and snack donation. We will put it aside for the next competition.

Yasmin Beazer

 
   
 

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  SECAC STAR AWARDS  
 

Parents,
During the year, AACPS offers numerous opportunities to nominate teachers and staff for awards that recognize their dedication to the profession. Often, these awards can help many of us to advance our careers in different ways. Below is a link to one such award, nominations for which may only be submitted by a certain subsection of our parents. Our staff would very much appreciate you taking the time to look at the criteria for nominations for this particular award. Please see the information about the award below.



"The Anne Arundel County Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee (SECAC) is now accepting nominations for SECAC Star awards. Our SECAC Star awards program recognizes individuals whose work with students receiving special education services in Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) demonstrates extraordinary effort above and beyond normal job duties. Nominees must be employees of AACPS or related service providers who work directly with AACPS students with an IEP or IFSP. Potential nominees include but are not limited to, teachers, teaching assistants, administrators, therapists (speech, occupational, physical), nurses, bus drivers and aides, custodians and cafeteria employees. Nominations may only be submitted by parents or guardians of students who have an IEP or IFSP."


http://www.aasecac.org/star-awards

Yours in Education,

Ms. Bulisco

 
   
 

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  Changes to Student Information  
 

Please send me an email immediately with any changes to phone numbers, emails addresses, residency, etc. Current residency documents must be on file for every student.

jcalvert@mycsp.org

June Calvert

 
   
 

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  Interims - Go Home March 6th  
 

All students will receive their 3rd marking period interim report on Friday, March 6th. Please ask your student to share this information with you.

Mrs. O'Brien

 
   
 

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  11th Grade Class Payments  
 

11th grade class payments are past due. Payments were due February 2nd and there are still a few outstanding payments. Please make sure your child has paid their class dues. Payments for 11th graders is $35.00 and can be paid by cash, check, or money order. Checks should be made payable to CSP. Please do not combine payments.

Mrs. O'Brien

 
   
 

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  Anne Arundel County Public Library - Homework Center  
 

Hello,

Anne Arundel County Public Library unveiled our completely redesigned online Homework Center recently. The Homework Center is a student's secret weapon for acing school assignments from Kindergarten through high school graduation. This new interface was developed by librarians, in consultation with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, to be easier for students to navigate and use. On this page you'll find access to premium electronic resources that are high quality, from reputable publishers, and cannot be found online. These materials, including reference books and test prep programs, are only available through our website with your Anne Arundel County Public Library card. For more help, students can always speak with a librarian at any time of the day or night with our AskUsNow chat service, and have access to absolutely free online tutoring in most subject areas, including math, with HelpNow through Brainfuse, which is available from 2 pm to midnight every day.

www.aacpl.net

Thank you,

Aimee Maranto, Library Associate, Linthicum, MD

 

 

 
 
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