Congrats to the sophomores for raising about $2000 for their expedition Africa Rising at Friday’s dance.
If you have not yet done so, please contact your child’s crew advisor to sign up for a fall conference time – November 12 and 13th.
9th Culmination This Wednesday
1) 9am-10am Part 1 of Culmination – 9th Grade Friends and Families Welcome!
It will start in the Great Space and then move to 9th Crew Spaces
2) School Meeting – Part 2 of Culmination – for CBHS Students and Staff
Our juniors will be
hosting a “Haunted Walk” for “all ages” pre-Halloween 4:30-6:30, in the
woods behind CBHS-PATHS this Wednesday 10-29. The event will be a
fundraiser for our Junior Journey, the service and documentary project
which our junior class undertakes each year. (For instance, last year’s
juniors helped re-build homes ravaged by Hurricane Sandy in Queens – and
created documentaries about locals whose lives were severely impacted
by the storm.) Please share the attached flyer as appropriate.
Juniors will be sharing their “Air Up There” newscasts with East End 5th
graders on Thursday at 9am – and then heading to the Portland Public
Library for their kick-off of public policy work. On Friday they head to
Augusta for related field work.
CBHS Night at The Nosh Kitchen Bar - Tuesday, November 11th (Veteran’s Day).
Between the hours of 4:30 and 9:00pm. Diners who mention CBHS will earn
the school 10% of the bill. Thanks to Paul Conley for orchestrating
Panel on Sustainability with Russian Students – 11/3
Flu Clinic – 11/4
Soccerfest – 11/6
STEM Symposium – 11/10
Veteran’s Day – 11/11
Conferences -11/12 and 11/13
CBHS Make-a-thon – 11/14
Parent Help Needed
Parent Involvement and Leadership Sought: PAG Chair or Co-Chair …. Contact Derek FMI
From Peg Richard:
I have three advanced art students who are creating a giant sculpture
(an 8 foot figure) and need paper bags to paper mache it. If you have
any paper bags floating around the house, we would love it if you could
donate them to the project. Many thanks, Peg, Matt, Peter and Zach
Project Graduation Fundraisers
Senior Class at Portland’s Casco Bay High School is taking orders for
FRESH CITRUS FRUIT to raise money for Project Graduation. These
boxes of Florida navel oranges and red grapefruit will be delivered in
early- to mid-December, so they are perfect for holiday gifts for
friends, families, and clients.
Seniors will have order forms this week for the sale.
You can order via one of the seniors (or us) using cash or check; or
order with a credit card on the web. You can also order on the web for
shipment to anywhere in the US. Students are returning their order forms
with payment by November 10. The online (credit card) order deadline is
Friday, November 14th.
For web orders for payment with a credit card (plus a $1 fee), go to:
Then click on ‘Order Now’ and enter 771022 in the Organization ID box.
We are selling:
10 lb. boxes of oranges (14-20 pieces) $21
10 lb. boxes of red grapefruit (8-10 pieces) $21
10 lb. box of oranges and red grapefruit $21
20 lb. box of oranges (24-40 pieces) $29
20 lb. box of red grapefruit (16-24 pieces) $29
20 lb. box of oranges and red grapefruit $29
Fruit will arrive at Casco Bay High School in early to mid-December.
We will notify everyone when the fruit is arriving via email so you can
come to the school and pick it up. Typically, we get 24 hours notice of
delivery. If you cannot come and pick up the fruit, contact us to make
arrangements for a delivery. But please try your best to come and pick
up the fruit.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Also, PLEASE pass the word around at work and to friends.
Lauren Goldsmith and Tom Tero
2) Shop to benefit Fair Trade & Casco Bay High School’s Class of 2015 Project Graduation!
Burnell of Karma Fair Trade has graciously offered to give a 5.5%
discount and a 5% donation to CBHS Project Graduation to EVERYONE who
shops and asks that the sale of their purchase benefit CBHS Project
Graduation. She’d rather spend her “marketing budget” as a contribution
to our kids than any other way – therefore the money will go on to do
Its such a win-win situation because we will be:
~supporting a local community business,
~raising awareness about many forms of human trafficking,
~buying quality handmade items crafted with ethically sourced materials
by fairly paid artisans, ~receiving a 5.5% discount personally,
~while returning 5% of your purchase directly to our CBHS community to help fund Project Graduation for our amazing seniors! Further,
this fundraising opportunity will be gifted to the next graduating
class – and each class after that! So we can shop year round,
year-after-year supporting our local economy, purchasing fairly traded
products, and earning money for our own school community! Its SO
EASY…Simply tell your friends and family to tell Karen they want their
purchases to benefit CBHS Project Graduation – they ‘ll save 5.5%
immediately, and 5% will be tracked and given to us closer to Project
Karma Fair Trade L3C:
570 Brighton Ave, Portland, Me 04102 Tuesday – Saturday 11am-6pm
207- 831- 4531 contactus at karmafairtrade.com
Here is another ‘shout out’ to all you who are
contemplating volunteering for our upcoming craft fair in November !!!
We need all hands “on deck” to ensure that we have a successful and
profitable event!! Loads of great vendors and volunteers have signed up
already but we still have some slots to be filled!! This week we are
looking for an outgoing individual who can assist Kim Crabill the day of
the show to greet and assist vendors as they come in to set up. If you
are interested in being that person please email Kim at CBHSCraftFair@gmail.com
How, you may ask, do I volunteer for this great and
worthwhile event? ITS EASY!! Simply click on the very long google docs
link below to access to the sign up sheet for any number of our amazing
volunteer opportunities including donations of food and baked goods.
Remember: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”
-Aesop- . https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AppV0vCYXdysdFdsVkxMSXV4WnpGenAwblBsTlcxMGc&usp=sharing_eid#gid=2
Select Student Announcements
Sophomores and Juniors: Casco
Bay High School needs a new Student Representative to the School Board.
Sophie VanDerburgh’s interim tenure ends in December. (She is also
eligible for the new term.) School Board reps must be able to attend
meetings on Tuesday nights. The deadline for declaring your candidacy is
this Friday at 8am. Interested candidates must submit a form with 25
signatures by the deadline. Signature forms are available outside Mr.
Pierce’s office. An election will be held next Tuesday. See Mr. Pierce
for more details.
New CBHS Communication Team: Jane
Feinstein, a former Communications Director for Boston Public Schools
and a Nellie Mae Consultant will be facilitating a seminar on
communicating school redesign called “Shaping Our Future Together.” Each
HS has been asked to create a communication team of about 2 adults and 4
students to participate. There will be 3 days of training: 12/2, 2/5
and 3/14. If you are interested in learning more and representing CBHS
on our communications team, let Mr. Pierce know.
All high schools throughout Maine are invited to participate in the JA Titan Challenge on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. What is the JA Titan Challenge? The
JA Titan Challenge is an exciting, business competition involving teams
of three students from Maine high schools and volunteers from the
business community. Each three-student team is paired with a business
mentor who helps guide the team through the decision-making process as
they compete against other teams in several rounds of competition (all
during school hours.) Schools can bring up to five teams. Once you have
your 3 person team, see Mr. Pierce to sign up.
Juniors and Seniors: We
will be offering two new SMCC courses at CBHS in the second semester,
for both HS and college credit: Introduction to Sociology and
Introduction to International Relations. Both courses will begin in
January, after intensives. See Mr. Hale or Ms. Doyle FMI or to sign up.
Monday: A Day – 9th Grade Vision Screening in Library
TST – 9th Grade Culmination Prep/Sr’s Pick Their Class Ring Word (in Library)
12 – Roanoke College
Neverland is performing at One Longfellow Square at 6 pm in celebration
of the 18th anniversary party for A Company of Girls, a non profit
after school mentorship program that promotes empowerment for girls
through theatre and visual arts. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds goes
towards programming; however A Co. of Girls welcomes CBHS students to
attend at a student price of $10. In addition to Neverland, there will
be theatrical performances by A Co. of Girl members, as well as
appetizers and desserts.
Tuesday - 12 – UMF Visits
Acad: 9th Grade Culmination Rehearsal
Wednesday – 9th Grade Culmination!
9am – Whitman College
9-10am – Culmination, Pt 1 to Families
School Meeting – 9th Culmination to School Community
4:30-6:30 – Haunted Walk
Thursday – Air Up There Culmination/West VA Visitors
Juniors will be sharing their “Air Up There” newscasts with East End 5th
graders on Thursday AM – and then heading to the PPL for their kick-off
of public policy. Please welcome 5 educators from an Expeditionary
Learning school in West Virginia who will be visiting Thursday.
Friday - Crew at End of Day
Pathway Canvases are due; do the best you can. Freshmen Crews are given an extension given their culmination.
Grade 11 to Augusta
Opening of Crew – Welcome Visiting Students from Our Sister City in Russia
2:15 – Cabinet
Reminder: We will once again have the Portland Pirates intensive. (This time in Portland!). CBHS nights will January 23rd,
and this year for the first time, a CBHS students (or students) will be
able to sing the National Anthem before the game. See Mr. Pierce if you
are interested in learning more.
Seniors: Be sure to check Naviance at least 1x a week