had a remarkably smooth first few days of school last week – especially
given our increased size and new spaces. Thanks for all you did to make
your student ready for school (and to complete the tsunami of
paperwork). And thanks to all of the volunteers who helped lug and paint
and scrape and tidy to get our space looking good.
Parent Advisory Group (PAG) is meeting THIS Tuesday (9/9) – 5:30 to
7pm. All are welcome. We will be looking at the year ahead, getting to
know one another, filling vacant leadership positions, reviewing recent
school achievement data, discussing the O’Toole Award, setting budget
priorities and reviewing Open House. Please come if you can.
for more details later this week about how you can help CBHS increase
our 1 in 6 chance to win a $100,000 prize for student-centered learning.
you know of another CBHS parent who would like to receive the weekly
parent newsflash, please ask them to contact Deb Kierstead (874-8160 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and request to be added to the parent e-mail list for their child’s grade.
Parent Involvement and Leadership Sought
following positions in our Parent Advisory Group are open. They are
described in a bit more detail in the attached. Please let me know if
you are interested. Thanks! (And thanks to everyone who has already
volunteered to serve.)
PAG Chair or Co-Chair
Freshmen PAG Liaison
Junior Journey Parent Co-Chairs
Annual Appeal Chair or Co-Chair
10th Anniversary Chair
CBHS Open House
Casco Bay High School Parents’ Night (Open House): September 18th
6:30-8:30 for 9th Grade and New 10th-12th Grade Parents
7:00-8:30 for Returning CBHS Parents
9th Grade Quest – 9/23-26
Senior Quest – 9/30-10/3
Select Student Announcements
During Team Support Time: Ms. Doyle will be presenting a talk about
preparing to apply to college. *** If you go to PATHS, you are required
to meet in the library at 1:30 Monday for your session. All seniors
should bring a highlighter or a pen to this session. You will be
working on a calendar for college applications.
student governance system – Cabinet – has three openings this year: one
for a 9th grade rep, one for an 11th grade rep, and one for an “at
large” rep. The “at large” rep can be from any grade. The 11th grade rep
will be chosen by a vote from the junior class. The other two spots are
chosen by lottery. If
you would like to be a candidate, sign up outside of Mr. Pierce’s
office or see Paige Pelzer. Deadline to sign up: Friday at 2pm.
MOCK TRIAL CLUB: Mock
trial club is starting! There will be a meeting on Monday 9/8 during
lunch in China and another one on Wednesday 9/10 during lunch in Senegal
for those who can not make it on Monday. See Melody FMI.
Outing Club is launched! Please join us every Thursday after school at
2:30 for a trail run and/or walk on the trails behind CBHS. Meet by the
picnic tables. Also, join us on our very first intro to Outing Club hike
at Bradbury Mt on Friday 9/19 after school. We will leave school at
2:15 and return to school around 4:30. No experience necessary, but
space is limited. This trip costs $3 per participant to cover the cost
of gas. Please see Ms. Hagstrom to sign up.
you! Did you know that the world is not a perfect place? As it turns
out, many people, animals, places, and communities need a lot of
assistance. So what can you do to help? First, you can join volunteer
club! We work at soup kitchens, help clean up Portland, work with little
kids, and do much, much more to help ourselves and our earth feel a
little bit better. First meeting is today, Monday, in Sudan during
lunch. See Franci Bliss with any questions.
9th and 10th Graders:
If you would like to lead your class’s campaign to help CBHS win a
$100,000 prize to support our continued innovation, please see Maggie
Ruff, Izzy Baker-Pitre or Caity Conley.
College Visits: Tues: Univ. of Chicago (10am) and Middlebury (11:30)
Opening of School Reminders:
Block 7, our
after-school tutoring block, has begun will take place every Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday from 2:15 till 3:30. Ask your teachers for details.
No iPAD’s will be issued
to students who have not returned the iPAD protection forms and
appropriate fees ($25). Students experiencing financial hardship may pay
$10 for the protection plan. Students with further extenuating
circumstances should see Mr. Pierce.
Casco Bay High School will be offering an after school yoga class this
fall. The class will run from mid September until January and be held on
Mondays from 2:30 PM until 3:30 PM. Successful completion of the class
will earn participants .5 Physical Education credit. The course is
limited to 25 students and will cost $25 per student for the entire
session; the cost for students who receive free lunch is $5. Sign up outside Mr. Pierce’s office. See Mr. Shibles FMI.
Do you love literature and exploring the ideas behind great writing?
Come join “Exceeds Reading” during Academic Support, starting this week.
This offering is for 9th and 10th graders looking to expand their
reading and writing horizons. We will meet once a week and credit will
be applied to your English class. (It will meet in the new Wellness
Center). See Ms. Appelbaum FMI.
Please sign up to
make an announcement at our school meeting (each Wednesday, starting
next week) on the white board outside Mr. Pierce’s office. Would you be
interested in performing at a future school meeting (eg: playing music,
singing, juggling, sharing photography, etc.)? See Mr. Pierce.
9/10 Hosts – Appelbaum Crew – Take Action
9/17 Hosts – Ford Crew – Work Independently and Collaboratively
School lockers are available on a limited, first-come,
first served basis. See Ms. Kierstead in the main office to get a locker
assignment. Only school locks may be placed on school lockers. They can
be rented for the year for $5. The $5 deposit will ensure your locker
assignment and will be refunded once you return your lock in June.
Juniors and Seniors:
permission forms for juniors and seniors must be turned in by this
THURSDAY 9/11 in order for a student to be eligible for these privileges
this trimester.. Any
student leaving campus during the school day because of privileges or
for an appointment MUST first sign out at the main office.
This includes juniors or seniors planning to leave for lunch. If you
return to your next class on time, there is no need to sign in. All
juniors and seniors must report to academic support this week and next.
Off-campus privileges for eligible students will begin a week from
today, Monday, 9/15. Forms are available from your crew advisor.