have our Parent Advisory Group meeting this Tuesday night at 5:30. All
are welcome. Agenda items will include school technology policies,
cultivating an inclusive and diverse school community and the Math Cup. Project Graduation meeting for all Parents of Seniors: We’ll have our first meeting for planning the Project Grad event immediately after Tuesday’s PAG meeting.
Intensives Showcase Assembly has been moved to this Wednesday from
10am-11:10am. Parents are welcome. Details below. In case you missed it,
here is the link to a Press Herald article that featured our new aerial
silks intensive from last week: http://www.pressherald.com/2015/01/07/circus-training-program-takes-flight/
A group of students will be visiting the UMO engineering program on Thursday.
Our bi-annual (and 10th Winter) Family Crew Night will be this Thursday, January 15th from 6:30-8:30pm –a week from this Thursday. The entire community is encouraged to come and eat as well as celebrate the accomplishments of the first half of the year – including Winter Intensives Week. Student work and talents will be on display throughout the night. The event will be preceded by a college information night for students in grades 9-11 at 5:30pm in the library. Students: Please bring a favorite dish from your family’s traditions or heritage. Below are the guidelines for each crew.
Bernstein – Main Dish
Cameron – Dessert
Donaldson – Main Dish
Doyle – Main Dish
Richard – Main Dish
Weigel – Main Dish
Welch – Appetizer/Side Dish
Croft – Main Dish
Loughlin – Main Dish
Lunetta – Dessert
Morales – Appetizer/Side Dish
Natarajan – Main Dish
Nichols – Beverages
Shibles – Main Dish
Burke – Dessert
Haar – Main Dish
Hagstrom – Main Dish
Hale – Appetizer/Side Dish
McNally – Paper Goods
Murray – Main Dish
Teller – Beverages
Appelbaum – Appetizer/Side Dish
Ford – Main Dish
McCray – Paper Goods
Pierce – Desserts
Robinson – Appetizer/Side Dish
Reminder Senior Families: Contact Stephanie Doyle if you would like help with the FAFSA.
MLK Day – 1/19
2nd ½ of Year Begins – 1/20
Lincoln Visits & 10th Grade Expedition Kick-Off – 1/22
CBHS Pirates Night – 1/23
Intervention Week – 1/26
ELL Access Day – 1/29
8th Grade Commitment Form Deadline – 1/30
CBHS Winter Play: Almost Maine – 1/30 & 1/31
year Casco Bay has a great opportunity to spend January 15th from 8-5
at The University of Maine Orono and tour the Engineering Program. We
are looking for 3-4 parents/chaperones who would be willing to accompany
the students on the trip. There will be three Casco Bay staff members
attending, but we are seeking a few more adults to help. If you are
interested or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January Clynk for Project Graduation: CBHS’s
Project Graduation is this month’s charity at Riverside Hannaford! That
means that any “charity” Clynk contributions at Riverside Hannaford
will go to our Project Grad–but for January only, and Riverside only.
You need to have a special bag-tag for this donation–NOT the regular
CBHS tag. You can get bag tags (and bags) from Jill Tabbutt-Henry at
the next PAG meeting or at Family Crew Night. OR you can ask for the
“charity bag tag” at the Customer Service Desk at Riverside Hannaford.
There is also a kiosk just inside the doorway where people can make
donations in cash and Clynk receipts. (Thanks to Kendra Lavigne for
setting this up!)
Hannaford card orders: The Hannaford card order for this month will go in next Wednesday, January 21.
Please send a check made out to “CBHS PAG” to Jill Tabbutt-Henry, 1711
Washington Ave, Portland 04103. OR you can give Jill a check at this
week’s PAG meeting or Family Crew Night.
CBHS Night Out: Wednesday, January
21st. At Buck’s Naked BBQ, 50 Wharf St (the corner of Wharf and Union,
across the street and half way between the Portland Harbor Hotel and
Three Dolar Deweys)
From Paul Conley: “The deal is that we must tell the
waitress and hostess that we are there in support of Casco Bay High
School’s fundraiser. The event runs from 5pm until closing.”
Hope that we can get a lot of money and good times out of this.
Select Student Announcements
ACCESS speaking test begins this week.
Congrats to Azari Minter’s whose original artwork will be the cover for the NAACP’s MLK Breakfast Program. This is the first time in 34 years that a student has designed the cover.
Juniors and Seniors Taking a College Course This Semester: Classes begin THIS week at both USM and SMCC, including SMCC courses on Wednesdays at CBHS. See Ms. Doyle or Mr. Hale with any questions.
Sophomores and juniors will be receiving their PSAT score reports by week’s end.
classes have been shortened a few minutes to create one last intensive
meeting during Team Support Time (11:30-12:42) in the usual spaces.
Songwriting Students will be leaving at 11am to go to 317 Main Street for their performances.
students should check in with their intensives teacher before PATHS
today to confirm if they are required to attend all or part of this
final session – or if work needs to be done following PATHS today.
who are missing Exceeds Reading on Thursday due to the trip to Orono,
please attend Tuesdays group. Sign-up at Ms. Appelbaum’s desk in the
8th Grade Visit Days on Tuesday (Moore) and Thursday (King): What Everyone Needs to Know
will have 110-120 students visiting from each MS, each day from about
9:30am-1pm. (We will only have 3 visit days, not 6 this year.) Please
make our visitors feel welcome.
students will be visiting 2 classes (9-12) for the last hour of Block 2
on Tuesday – and Block 1 on Thursday. Two groups of 8 to 10 8th graders will be in these classes for about 20 minutes each (between 10:05-50).
•We will be switching the order of Bk 1 and Bk 2 on Thursday as a part of the visit.
•We will have a special crew lunch on Thursday to accommodate the visitors. Prepare to welcome visitors.
•Both the library and the Great Space will be taken up during Acad this week by activities involving the 8th
graders and their hosts. Seniors who are normally in the library should
report to Sweden with Mr. Nichols or Cuba with Mr. Ford.
ambassadors meet at 11:10 in the Great Space TODAY to get more details
about how the process will work. A listing of who is hosting each day is
now posted outside Mr. Pierce’s office.
Revised Wednesday Schedule for the Intensives Showcase Assembly
Classes are a bit shorter, and the middle of the day will look like this:
Intensives Showcase Assembly – 10:00-11:10
Intensives Showcase Assembly – Wednesday – 10:00-11:10 – Draft Agenda
Aerial Silks – 5
Portland Pirates – 5
Documentary Skills – 5
Geometry of Anatomy – 5
My Brother’s Keeper – The Pitch – 5
Journalism – 5
Playwriting – 5
Mindfulness and Fitness – 5
Songwriting – 10*
Artronics – 5
Filmmaking Trailers- 5
International Dance – 10*
School Meeting 1/21: Winter Sports, Snow-Shoeing, Financial Literacy, Philosophy of Love, Structural Engineering
Thursday – UMO Engineering Trip, King visits
Bk 2 and BK 1 Switched
Friday – Grades Close for Progress Reports – and Crew after lunch
From City Councilor (and CBHS parent) Ed Suslovic:
Consider yourself invited to an informational meeting of the Greater
Portland Archangel Committee to plan the 2015 program which includes an
outbound high school exchange trip to Arkhangelsk in April 2015. The
meeting will take place THIS Saturday January 17 from 10am to 12noon in
Room 24 at Portland City Hall. The snow date, if required, is Sunday,
January 18 same time same location. Please use the Myrtle St entrance. A
group will be traveling to Arkhangelsk sometime between April 11 and
April 26, the week before and the week of April vacation. I am pursuing
grant funding to cover 50% of the travel costs leaving an estimated
amount of $1,000 to $1,500 per person traveling. Host families will
provide lodging and Schools 6 and 21 will be assembling a full academic
and cultural program. Please feel free to contact Councilor Ed Suslovic
at 671-6320 or via email with any questions.
Upcoming: Seniors: FAFSA Sunday
What: Receive free on-site assistance completing the FAFSA from FAME (Finance Authority of Maine) professionals. Event is open to students and parents!
When: Sunday, January 25th 12:00-3:00
Where: Portland Arts & Tech
REMINDERS: 9th and 10th graders: Applications for next summer’s Maine Seeds of Peace are due January 18. See Mr. Murray FMI or http://www.seedsofpeace.org/?page_id=21330
9-12 Student Pulse Team:
We are looking for one representative per crew to be a part of an
ongoing student team that will meet periodically with a professional
facilitator in the 2nd
half of the year (3 or 4 times) during acad to provide input about how
the year is going: what’s working, what’s not and suggestions for
improvement. This input will be shared with faculty leadership as part
of our school improvement process. The first meeting will be next Tuesday, January 20th. Advisors: once your rep is chosen, add their name to the google doc, “Days of Cougar and Student Pulse Team.”
Juniors and Seniors Who Took a College Course Last Semester:
Please make sure to submit some official documentation of the grade
(eg: screen shot from SMCC student portal) to the guidance office in
order to earn CBHS credit and have the course added to your transcript.