Jun 03 2012
CBHS Parent Newsflash 6-4-12 and Graduation Week Events
Seniors have required marching practice from 8am-9:30, Monday-Wednesday.
Monday: At the last PAG meeting, we decided to spend a bit more time considering whether or not we should continue doing the Crafts Fair in 2012 – or whether we should consider a new or modified event. There will be a meeting for all parents interested in brainstorming about this from 5pm-5:45pm (NOTE ADJUSTED TIME), THIS Monday, June 4th in the CBHS Great Space. If you have ideas or input, but are unable to attend, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday – Senior Celebration (for seniors and staff) – 6 to 8pm – Fort Williams Park
Wednesday- Senior Awards Assembly – 9:00-10:30am, starting in the library. Parents and loved ones welcome.
Thursday- Graduation – 6pm at Merrill Auditorium!…Seniors will report to Merrill by 3pm – but will otherwise not be at school. There will be a reception post-graduation in the Merrill Rehearsal Hall. The entire CBHS community is welcome and encouraged to attend. It’s free and no tickets are necessary. Students will leave for Project Graduation from the post-Graduation reception – and then they will be dropped back at CBHS by 6am Friday morning.
Friday – College Pro Day – juniors will be excused from classes about 6 at a time for 30 minute interviews with “college pros” about their draft plans for the future.
The date of our final PAG meeting of the year has been moved. It will now be from 6 to 7pm or so on Wednesday, June 13th at the Great Lost Bear.We will be reviewing the year, celebrating and looking ahead. We will also begin work on selecting new officers for next year. All are welcome!
June 11th/12th – Sophomore Passage (CBHS Parents and Loved Ones Welcome)
June 11th – Appalachia Unplugged (6pm at SALT – CBHS Parents and Loved Ones Welcome)
June 12th and 13th – Freshmen Finale
June 14th – Last Day of Regular Classes
June 15th – Final Assessments Begin (Bks 1 and 2)
June 18th – Bk 3 and Bk 4 Finals
June 19th – Final Class Meeting and BK 5 and 6 Finals
June 20th – Final Assembly and Cardboard Boat Race
Casco Bay Summer School will take place this year from Friday, June 22nd to Thursday, June 28th in Humanities (8-11am) and math and science 11:30-2:30). Portland Public Schools Summer School will run this summer from July 9th-30th at Deering. Offerings will include English 9 – 12, Pre Alg, Algebra, Geometry, Alg II, World Civ, US History, physical science and life science. CBHS Summer School Applications are now available outside Mr. Pierce’s office.
Who? 2 Volunteers needed! Why? The BINGO hall gives money to the Portland MUSIC Boosters monthly (when we help). The Portland MUSIC Boosters then gives money back to the schools, including CBHS.
Where? BINGO Hall in SoPo When? Monday, June 4th, 4:30 until close (or whatever time you can be there).
How? Jill Talbutt-Henry and Heidi Nottonson will be there to show you how. It’s EASY and FUN!!! Please RSVP to us. Thanks!
Parents of Seniors -
Please sign up here to contribute food to Project Graduation. You have been invited to a potluck.
Click on the link below to view potluck details:
Anne and Dawn
P.S. And don’t forget to get those permission slips turned in! Item to add to what your student should bring to PG: sneakers!
Select Student Announcements
Summer Reading for rising 9th graders and Casco Bay Quest forms (for rising freshmen and seniors) are both now on the website (in the “Academics” section).
Earn math credit and do some important research that will further improve our math program.
We are looking for a dozen students in grades 9-11who are:
- interested and able to work on their math skills this summer in topics including Accuplacer Fundamentals, SAT Prep Math, Calculus or another topic of personal interest.
- interested in computer-based math learning
Please see Mr. Pierce for additional information. First come, first served.
The proposal to have students wear a uniform shirt next year was not approved by Cabinet last week. The majority of student and staff feedback was not in support of this idea. The Cabinet wishes to thank Nusom/Hicks crew for raising this proposal and all of the related discussions about equity, identity, freedom of expression and a culture of acceptance. There is one final new Cabinet proposal (on the reverse) to consider.
New Courses Next Fall: Mr. Donaldson is planning to teach one section of (non-AP) Environmental Science for juniors and seniors next year. If you are interested, please let Mr. Hale know. We will be also offering two new SMCC courses next fall (after school on Wednesdays, on campus) – International Relations and College Algebra. If you are interested in either option, please see Mr. Hale or Mr. Pierce.
All sophomores and juniors planning to take a college course next fall. Make sure you have completed the requisite paperwork from SMCC or USM. See Mr. Hale. Ms. Doyle or Mr. Pierce with any questions.