volunteers both enrich the life of our school and provide vital
support for our programming. We appreciate any time you spend
supporting our school. Please
note that classroom volunteers must complete the Portland Public
Schools' volunteer screening process. Contact Partnership Developer
Kathy Cole for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here is the requisite paperwork: CBHS Volunteer Application
Volunteer Confidentiality Form
Here are some of the ways you can get involved!
Parent Advisory Group (PAG) meets monthly with the principal and is
open to any interested parent. The purposes of the Parent Advisory
advise the principal on select issues.
facilitate communication between the school and the parent body (and
the broader community).
promote parent involvement at Casco Bay High School.
lead efforts to appreciate CBHS staff.
provide feedback on governance proposals.
assist with fundraising and
resources that will improve teaching and learning.
support one another as parents of teens.
are held the second Tuesday or Thursday of the month from
5:30-7:00pm. Please contact Principal Derek Pierce for more
Professional Services/Expertise: Oftentimes, a parent’s special
skill, expertise, experience, hobby, etc., can be brought into the
classroom or contribute to an expedition. Examples of classroom
contributions include a nurse’s aide providing feedback on a
student's health care presentation, an artist teaching animation
skills, an immigrant discussing their native culture or a war veteran
discussing his or her experience. Please contact Kathy Cole or Derek
Pierce if you have a service or expertise that you would be willing
Crew Parent: Each
crew has a designated parent who works with the crew advisor to
contact or organize the crew families when appropriate. Contact your
child's advisor for details. Additionally, parents are sometimes
asked to support events by providing food, drink, or related
Fieldwork Chaperones: We are often in special need of
help on fieldwork days. If you are able to volunteer, please contact
your child’s relevant teacher or crew leader.
Tutoring Help: If you would
like to help out in the classroom or library, or if you could
volunteer as a tutor, please contact Kathy Cole.
School Projects: Parents at our school may lead or help with volunteer projects
ranging from manual labor to school governance. Two years ago, several parents initiated and led our efforts to design a new school logo. Parent contribution
is key to our school’s success. Please contact Principal Derek
Pierce if you are interested in learning or sharing more.