Important Upcoming Event Dates

New Student Orientation: August 30th, 2019.

First Day of School for Students: September 3rd, 2019.

Back to school night; 9th graders: September 5th, 2019.

Back to School Night; 10th, 11th, 12th graders: September 10th, 2019.

STEM Info/Recruitment night: Friday September 13th, 2019.

Congratulations CLF Schools’ 2019 Annual Awards Winners

Chesapeake Education STEMazing Service Award:

Spear Lancaster

Student of the Year:

Maya Holloman—CSP MS

Hana Motta—CSP HS

Zachary Akyeampong—CMIT Elementary (N)

Louel Alan Maman—CMIT Elementary (S)

Eniola Dosu—CMIT Academy North MS

Donovan Perry—CMIT Academy North HS

Cayman Curry—CMIT Academy South MS

Sophia Montgomery—CMIT Academy South HS

Teacher of the Year:

Eugene Malloy—CSP MS

Fatima Smith—CSP HS

Michelle Tolbert—CMIT Elementary (N)

Victor Hawkins—CMIT Elementary (S)

Dana Wake—CMIT Academy North MS

Jessica Cunning—CMIT Academy North HS

Jemise Sawyer—CMIT Academy South MS

Lori Payne—CMIT Academy South HS

Support Staff of the Year:

Davette Phifer—CSP MS/HS

Ecola Virgil—CMIT Elementary (N)

Erika Herbert—CMIT Elementary (S)

Ronina Spence—CMIT Academy North MS

Mehmet Elmaci—CMIT Academy North HS

Tavon Cooke—CMIT Academy South MS/HS

Volunteer of the Year:

Peggy Klappenberger—CSP MS/HS

Kim Tavel—CMIT Elementary (N)

Trina Aime—CMIT Elementary (S)

Robert L. Jones—CMIT Academy North MS

Mary Milline—CMIT Academy North HS

Michelle Marshall—CMIT Academy South MS

Germansh Eshete—CMIT Academy South HS

MDOT SHA “RIDES” Launch & Ribbon Cutting / AASHTO “TRAC” National Bridge Builder MD Finalists Awards Ceremony

On May 10th, 2019, MDOT SHA kicked off the “Roadways in Developing Elementary Students” (RIDES) at CMIT Academy North Elementary after a successful launch of the program for 2018-2019. RIDES allows students to utilize their creativity through math and science activities to learn real-world transportation and civil engineering concepts. We appreciate the tools and training provided and together, with our MDOT SHA partners, the Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (CLF) looks forward to the program expansion to our CMIT Academy South Elementary in 2020!

After the historic pilot run in 2018-2019 of the “TRansportation And Civil engineering” (TRAC) Bridge Builder Module at CMIT Academy North that resulted in Maryland’s inaugural debut in the AASHTO National TRAC Bridge Builder Challenge, all CLF MS and HS’s launched TRAC. With the bar set higher, three CLF school teams rose to the challenge and were among only (18) teams nationally selected to participate in AASHTO’s National TRAC Bridge Challenge on May 22nd in Park City, Utah.

To commemorate this historic moment for Maryland, MDOT SHA’s Deputy Administrator Jason Ridgeway presented Chesapeake Science PointCMIT Academy North HS, and CMIT Academy North MS each with certificates and trophies. We celebrated this tremendous achievement at the 05/10/2019 Media Event hosted at CLF Central Office in Laurel, MD.

2018: MD’s Inaugural Debut at the AASHTO TRAC Bridge Builder (CMIT N HS)

2019: MD returns & this time with 3 of 18 teams from across the USA. All (3) from a CLF Public-Charter School and MD now ranks 2nd for participating teams.

We were excited when Deputy Administrator mentioned expanding RIDES to our newest school, CMIT Elementary South!


Congratulations to our three CLF schools with National Finalists and good luck in Utah later this month!