O’Toole Award Update: The
depth and breadth of support for Casco Bay has been amazing! With one
day remaining, we have over 6000 votes, and we still have the lead that
we first gained during that school meeting a few weeks back. Thanks to
many of you have done to get out the vote, especially Maryanne Lloyd
and Jane Wellehan who have led the CBHS parent efforts. Voting ends
(finally) tomorrow, Tuesday, at noon.
seniors should be dropped off at the Maine State Pier – will all of
their gear – tomorrow by 7:15am for the launch of Quest! They will
return about 12:30pm on Friday.
sophomores have a day of field work and team-building from 9am to 6pm
on Thursday. (Those with sports commitments will be back earlier.)
The juniors will be having their “summit on the summit” on Pleasant Mountain this Friday. They will return about 3:30.
College Essay Launch – 10/6
Senior Kick-Off – 10/8
Grades Close for Progress Reports – 10/10 (No PATHS)
Picture Day – 10/14
PSAT’s – 10/15
Fall Moth – 10/17
Crews: Reminder: Your Crew Pathway canvas should be completed by October 17th.
Parent Help Needed
Parent Involvement and Leadership Sought: PAG
Chair or Co-Chair. We also need a new parent rep to the Cabinet, one of
our key decision-making bodies. Cabinet meets from 2:15-3:15 most
Contact Derek FMI
Volunteers Needed for Crafts Fair:
We are in the beginning of organizing our CBHS’s 6th annual Craft Fair
which will be held on Saturday November 22nd, from 9am-2pm. Many
anticipated events, such as the famous “cookie walk” and “silent
auctions”, are going to be included again this year. It is sure to be
loads of fun for all. In order to make this a great community event
CRAFT FAIR VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! lots of them!
To volunteer please email volunteer coordinator Katherine Devine firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her at 812-6424.
As your new Wishlist
Coordinator I have been granted the power to let each and every one of
you become a Fairy God Mother or Father — wave your magic wand and make a
wish come true! Below and attached is the (quite small) Wishlist with
requests from CBHS teachers and staff. Let’s grant every one of these
wishes for our dedicated faculty.
Please do what you
can. Email me what wish you are going to grant and put items in the
Wishlist Box in the Great Space labeled with the name of the ‘Wisher’
(if there is one). Voila! If you need help getting something to someone I
would be glad to assist in whatever way I can. Thank you and I hope you
enjoy your powerful role as much as I am enjoying mine.
Amy Thompson ( omemama at yahoo.com)
Wishlist Coordinator CBHS
CASCO BAY WISHLIST 2014-2015
Tissues, earphone, hand sanitizer, sharpies – Heidi Cameron
Colored pencils, pencils, tissues – Peg Richard
5 Copies of When We Were the Kennedy’s – Sarah Welch
Snowshoes – Scott Shibles
Batteries size AA, AAA – office
Staples gift cards for low-income students
Computer speakers, power strips, audio/video equipment (cords etc.) – Nathan Nichols
Socks for wet feet – Nurse
Lots of Tissues – Alberto Morales
Drill with cord – Anne Loughlin
Whiteboard markers – Sarah Welch
Dice, protractors, pencils, pencil sharpener – Helen Weigel
300 index cards
Pens, pencils, folders, snacks, notebooks, planners, good reads — Mary Ellen Randall
White men’s dress shirts (for costumes) – Peg Richard
Calculators for PSAT/SATs – Michael Hale
Lots of colored markers — Susan McCray
3 Hole punch, Whiteboard markers — Nancy Hagstrom
Scotch tape refills – Alberto Morales
Laminator, pens, folders, tissues – Leslie Appelbaum
Mini whiteboards and whiteboard markers
Library parent – Leslie Applebaum
Main Office support parent – Deb Kierstead and Michael Hale
Select Student Announcements
8 colleges are visiting today! Check them out in the College Cave (formerly Shibles’ and Doyle’s office off of the Great Space)
to Marta, Nate and Sophie for being willing to serve as the interim
CBHS School Board representative. Congrats to Sophie for winning the
Pierce is seeking a Class Journalist and Photographer at each grade
level to report grade level news and photographs for the school
newsletter which comes out about 6 times a year. (This is different from
The Compass, the student newspaper.) See him to tell your class’s story.
The Vocal Ensemble and House Band will continue to launch
this week in the mornings before school with Ms. Stubbs in the PATHS
music room (7am to 7:40am). Ms. Stubbs knows some students busses arrive
later, but come as soon as you can.
The vocal ensemble will meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The House
Band will meet Wednesdays and Fridays at the same time. Participating
students are expected to attend each session and perform publicly with
the group. Arts credits can be earned. All are welcome.
Interested in Big Brothers Big Sisters? Sign up at lunch on Tuesday in the lunch checkout area before heading to crew lunch.
Wednesday – 1:05 Dismissal
Wed Hagstrom Crew – School Meeting – Pathways: Be Well
On Deck (and doing Recycling Promotion duty starting this Wednesday – Burke Crew (Be Accountable).
PATHS College Fair – CBHS students are welcome to attend during lunch – or with their crew advisor.
Crew After Lunch – Soph Expedition Kick-off in Great Space
Cabinet Proposal Update: Changing Back to Room Numbers
Most crews provided
feedback that was largely mixed about this room proposal. There was a
recognition that a number system could be clearer for many, especially
visitors, newcomers and emergency folks. But many like the “fun” in the
current system and how it made our community feel more distinct and
inclusive; some also found it easier to remember country names than
numbers. The idea of having “both” room numbers and a country name was
common in the feedback. Eventually the Cabinet approved an amended
We will use both room
numbers and country names for classrooms (except for where neither is
needed: eg: Art Room, Library and Main Office).
We will re-order (and post) the room numbers in a sensible way, similar to what Ms. Teller suggested.
Cabinet will create
signs with maps at the entrance to each continent to help guide folks.
We will post floor maps at strategic places.
Cabinet will re-do clearer signs outside each classroom which indicates teachers and courses.
In the Community
UNE and the Telling
Room are hosting a storytelling night this Wednesday (6 to 8pm, Ludcke
Auditorium). The theme for the stories is racial microaggression. The
goals of the evening are to deepen participants’ understanding of what
microaggressions feel like and create a community of people that feel
safe talking about these issues. Contact Lori email@example.com FMI or if you would like to tell a story.
Medical Explorer Open House – Wednesday, October 1 (5:30 – 6:30) – at Maine Med (Dana Auditorium). FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is open to high school students ages 15 – 20 who are or may be interested in medicine as a career.
Join Teen Trendsetters.
This program allows middle school or high school students the
opportunity to be reading mentors to 1st, 2nd or 3rd graders. FMI Jaclyn
you would like to volunteer to be an elf for the Maine Narrow Gauge
Railroad’s “Polar Express,” see Mr. Hale or Ms. Doyle for an