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CBHS Parent Newsflash 5-22-17
CBHS Parent Newsflash 5-22-17

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This Thursday: Family Crew Night - 6:30pm – 8pm – Thurs May 25th
Our semi-annual showcase and celebration of student work. Come one, come all. Dessert potluck. (This event will be preceded by an orientation for our new students from 5:30-6:30pm.)

Final Words start today and run through May 31st. A link to a detailed schedule is on the homepage.

More on Ms Teller - http://www.theforecaster.net/portland-high-school-teacher-named-best-in-cumberland-county/
Cougar Kudos
... to our Model UN delegation, including the following students who received awards for their contributions: Alice Kenny, Tyler Doss, Noah Gill, Sophia Nolan and “distinguished delegate,” Violet Sulka/Hewes.
... to Amanda Thompson, the Prom Committee and the Class of 2017 for a spectacular event. And thanks to Pitbull for making his presence known.
… to our PATHS seniors (and a few junior) graduates, including the following who graduated with honors: Thomas Shadis, Saule Bukaukus, Dequnyah Simms, Brooke Teras, Adara Bankhead, Grace Luka, Arthur Johnson, Zoe Coffin, Sigrid Harmon, Spencer Coleman, Daniel Kayamba, Gage Klein and Peter Merrill

Staffing Update for Next Fall:
Ms Doyle will be taking a leave next year, and hoping to return for the 2018-19 school year. We will be interviewing candidates for this position on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 31st. If you are interested in participating, please let Mr. Pierce know.
You can expect to learn more about crews for next year before this Thursday.
Here are the teaching teams for next fall:
Grade 9: Ms Crowley, Mr. Leque, Mr. Morales, Mr. Bernstein, Ms. Richard
Grade 10: Ms. Woidt, Ms. Natarajan, Ms. Welch, Mr. Croft and Ms. Koharian
Grade 11: Ms. Teller, Mr Nichols, Ms Robinson, Ms. Appelbaum and Ms. Doane
Grade 12: Ms. Loughlin, Mr. Burke, Ms. McCray, Mr. Ford
ELL – Ms Dodson (Grades 9 and 10), Ms Haar (Grades 11 and 12)
Special Ed: Ms Giese (Grades 9 and 10), Mr. Murray (Grades 11 and 12), Mr Lunetta (Grade 9-12)
Spanish: Ms. Lynch-Nichols (1-2) and Ms. Hagstrom (3-5)
French: Ms. Dorvee (1-4)

Upcoming:
Spanish 2 Culmination: May 30: 6 to 7pm
Final Final Words – May 31st (6 to 8pm)
Grade 9: Question of Conscience Culmination – June 1st
Team 10 Walls Down – June 1st
June 1st – Fall Athlete Meeting (6pm) – at DHS and PHS
Last Day of Senior Classes - Friday, June 2nd
Sophomore Play is Work Culmination – June 2nd
Marching Practice – June 5th-7th
College Pro Day – June 5th and 6th
Senior Awards Assembly – June 7th
Graduation – June 8th
Play is Work Culmination – June 9th

Select Student Announcements
 
Seniors Who Still Need to Complete Service: Help is need with setting up and cleaning up Thursday’s event. See Mr. Pierce FMI.
Exceeds Reading 9 and 10 will be cancelled this week. Please continue on with the syllabus both reading and writing!  See you next week.  Ms. Appelbaum
Final Words begin TODAY. Please be quiet coming and going in the Great Space during Final Word. Each grade level has a designated time to attend so that everyone will have an opportunity to see several. When underclassmen are invited to see a particular seniors’ talk, they will come and sit in a designated row, they should arrive one speaker early and return to class after the designated person as spoke.

At next School Meeting, during Movin’ On Up, please keep bringing the love, but please do not stand on your chairs so folks in the back can still see.
Blunt Youth Radio Project is seeking new members for our year-round, free journalism and media production program. We are having an open house June 19, Monday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at our broadcast home: WMPG on the USM Portland Campus. The station's address is 92 Bedford St.
Sophomores and Juniors
1) The deadline to sign up for fall college classes at USM or SMCC is this Friday May 26th. See Ms. Doyle or Mr. Hale FMI. Introduction to Sociology and College Algebra are the two SMCC courses that will be offered on our campus on Wednesday afternoons next fall.
Monday – B Day – Final Words Begin!
BK 4 – Final Word
TST – Final Word/10th Grade – Library (Engineers w/o Borders)
BK 6 – Final Word

Tuesday
11:30-1:00 – Sophs Bystander Training, Pt 2
Sophomores will once again swap lunch and crew on Tuesday, so they can have 90 minute blocks. The training will again take place in Russia, China and the Library.

Room Shifts for Tues 5/23
Library Acad to Italy
Russia Acad to Sudan
China Acad to Somalia
Acad – Final Word
Bk 3 – Final Word

Wednesday
Bk 4 – Final Word
School Meeting – Richard/Galasso (Investigate Deeply) (On Deck 5/31: Dodson/Leque)

Thursday
Acad – Final Word
Bk 3 – Final Word
Thursday Crew – Junior Class Meeting in Great Space
5:30- New Student Orientation
6:30-8 – Family Crew Night

Friday – Grades Close for Gr 9-11 – Danger Reports/Ramadan begins
Bk 6 – Final Word
Crew – Final Word/10th Grade Videos for Culmination
Cabinet – 2:30


Summer Opportunities:
10th-12th graders: Interested in a paid internship at the Portland Public Library. Apply by this Friday. The opportunity is specifically intended to attract more diversity into the library and information fields.
Reminders
Free SAT Prep Course this summer through Let’s Get Ready at Deering, starting 6/15. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-8:30. See Ms. Doyle to sign up or go to letsgetready.org.
See Mr. Hale or Ms. Doyle to apply for the Gateway to Opportunity summer program. Get job skills, job training and get paid $10.68 an hour. To be eligible, you must receive free or reduced lunch or any other type of public assistance.  The program will run from Monday, June 26th – Thursday, August 3rd from 10:00 – 3:30 Monday – Thursday.  Students need to be available for the duration of the program.