Jun 11 2012
Parent Newsflash 6-11 – Grade 11 Culminates 6/11 and Soph Passages 6/11 & 12
CBHS Parent Newsflash 6-11-12
Thanks to all of you for helping to make last week’s graduation so wonderful. A special thanks to the Kusturins for putting together the program, to Sue Reed for hosting the graduation reception and to Dawn and Anne and the mass of chaperones and volunteers who made Project Graduation such a success. There are plenty of free commemorative graduation programs available at school for those interested. Final Word books are available while supplies last from Ms. Appelbaum for $5. Graduation photos should be available soon at www.digiproofs.com (Password: cascobay2012). Contact TV3 to order a graduation DVD (email@example.com).
Culmination Monday – Sophomore Passages (11:45-2:10pm) and Appalachia Unplugged at 6pm (at Salt Gallery). Sophomore Passage Presentations will also take place from 8-11am on Tuesday. Good luck sophomores and juniors! Parents and loved ones are welcome to both the sophomore and junior culminations..
Freshmen Finale will take place through Crews on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Final PAG meeting of the year: 6 to 7pm 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!
Thursday – Last Day of Regular Classes
Friday – 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 and PPS Summer School Applications are now available outside Mr. Pierce’s office.
Crafts Fair 2012 – Update from Tiki Fuhro
Some parents met last week to brainstorm about Crafts Fair 2012. Here’s Tiki’s summary….
There were some great ideas for different kinds of fundraisers. In the end, we moved to a re-done craft fair. Reasons – outside money and easy to re invent. I am willing to chair again. Reaching out to crafts people is easier this year with the list from last year and I can manage this as well. I would love to have a co – chair or craft recruitment co – leader.
- No crew baskets
- food donations and student help assigned by crew
- Mary Anne has a great idea for getting donated hand painted ornaments from well known illustrators and create a table of lovely decorative “ornaments” from both professionals and students. We can auction the high profile artist donations to the highest bidders.
- Raise the crafter table price (I will do some research on this)
- Keep the cookie walk
- keep the wonderful entertainment
- keep the food sales
- publicize our high profile artists and some of better known crafts people
One main hope is that people are willing to step back into last years roles
Jobs we need to fill:
a table finder and transporter
advertising coordinator – a lot of emailing to newspapers, online ads, event guides, social media, radio and tv.
Co - chair and /or craft person co leader
Thank you so much and please let me know your thoughts about helping for next year.
Cardboat Boat Race: Latex Paint Needed: As usual we hope to paint the cardboard boats with the usual flair of household leftovers. If you have latex paint to donate please drop it by. You can bring your partially used cans to the kitchen. The race, weather permitting, will take place around 9:45 on 6/20 at Willard Beach.
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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).
Reminder: Lock your bikes at the bike rack outside. Do not bring them into the building. Thanks for riding.
Search your homes for any school property to return (library books, school texts, chargers, netbooks, etc.). All school property that was issued to you must be returned or paid for. The cost for replacing a charger is $49, FYI.
Netbook collection has started and will wrap up this Wednesday, June 13. Students: please back up your files. Crew advisors should collect the netbooks of students who no longer use their netbook immediately. Students will be re-issued netbooks for CBHS summer school. Students who are attending PPS summer school will be issued a netbook at PPS summer school.
All students will learn about their summer reading assignment through Humanities class before school lets out. Details will also be available on the website under “academics” over the summer. During the month of July, CBHS will be hosting a summer reading group. All students are encouraged to participate to complete their summer reading in a fun and supportive setting. See the door of the blue room for the schedule and texts. See Ms. Hicks for additional information.
Portland students are being sought to be trained to participate in a “Youth Diversion Court” There are many youth diversion court models, but all attempt to divert first time, juvenile, non-violent offenders away from the judicial system. It could be a great opportunity for students to develop leadership skills AND especially relevant for any students interested in careers in law enforcement or law. See Mr. Pierce about next steps.
METRO and South Portland Bus Service offer Programs for Children & Teens this Summer.
Get on the Bus with the 2012 Summer Youth Bus Pass.
For only $20, children and teens – ages 18 and younger – can ride METRO and South Portland City Bus anywhere the bus goes, anytime from June – August.
It’s Cardboard Boat time. Start your engineering. You may start designing anytime, but the construction part of the competition runs from Friday until Tuesday evening. Race Day is a week from Wednesday (the last student day). Students may work after the exam times, or when you arrange to supervise your team. Be prepared that each team will have less cardboard to work with than in previous years. Wise Engineering will matter more than ever. There is oak-tag paper cut to the scale of the cardboard left out in the kitchen. Feel free to use these to prototype with your Crew. Crews may check out the Cardboard Boat Google Doc for tips on building, and feel free to add your ideas to it.
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.
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.
Sophomores: Anyone interested in being the Junior Journey Student Coordinator should write Mr. Pierce 1-2 pages about their interest and qualifications by Friday, June 15th.
Monday: Photography Club: There will be a brief meeting for students interested in the photography club during the second half of lunch on Monday (today) in the great space. We will discuss summer plans to meet, photograph and share photos. A few loaner cameras will be available if you don’t have one, and you don’t need to have taken the Photography Intensive to participate. Find Mr. Ford if you have questions or can’t meet during lunch.
Juniors will meet as a class during crew for a reflection about the year’s theme of Service.
The Freshmen Finale will take place during crew (and last block) – after school meeting.
Thursday: Last Day of Regular Classes
During the first part of Acad., current sophomores will meet in the great space to get a preview of junior journey 2013 with Ms. Teller.
Don’t miss the After Ours Summer Salute Potluck (rescheduled for) this Thursday, June 14th! Bring your friends and your favorite snack or dish, and meet us after school in Japan for some fun and games!
Crew: 8:00-8:30: DEADLINE FOR PICKING PATHWAYS WINNERS
Block 1 Final Assessment: 8:35-10:05
Block 2 Final Assessment: 10:10-11:40
Final Support/Standards Make-Up: 12:10-2:10 (Cardboard Boat Building for those meeting standards)