Parent Involvement and Leadership Sought
Parent Advisory Group (PAG) is meeting NEXT Tuesday (9/9) – 5:30 to
7pm. All are welcome. We will be looking at the year ahead, getting to
know one another, filling vacant leadership positions and setting budget
priorities. Please come if you can.
The following positions are open. They are described in a bit more detail here:PAG Open Leadership Positions (9:14)
. Please let me know if you are interested. Thanks! (And thanks to everyone who has already volunteered to serve.)
PAG Chair or Co-Chair
Freshmen PAG Liason
Junior Journey Parent Co-Chairs
Annual Appeal Chair or Co-Chair
10th Anniversary Chair
O’Toole Award Communication Lead (First Strategy Session is Wednesday 9/3 at 4pm) – See below…
Parent Volunteers Sought to Help CBHS Win $100,000 Prize
CBHS is the Maine nominee for the Larry O’Toole Award from the Nellie
Mae Education Foundation (the largest philanthropic education
foundation in New England). The award recognizes our leadership and
innovation for student-centered learning, and we are honored by the
nomination. There are six nominated leaders and organizations (one from
each New England state).
The winning organization receives $100,000. We were asked within a
few days (and with a few words) to explain how we would use the money to
further student-centered learning. Here is what we submitted:
- $50,000 would be allocated to scholarships that ensure that
all CBHS students, regardless of family income, can continue to
participate in our most transformative educational experiences – the
Freshmen Quest, the Junior Journey and the Senior Quest- even as we
- $25,000 would be dedicated to supplies and equipment for a
nascent “Maker Lab” so CBHS students would have more opportunity to
explore, design, invent, experiment, create, tinker, fail and try again
- $15,000 would be reserved for micro-grants to help students actualize promising plans for addressing local needs.
- $10,000 would be set aside to expand our capacity for hosting
visiting educators and leading workshops on student-centered learning.
The winner of this award will be chosen on the basis of online voting between September 9th and 30th.
Watch for more details soon. Admittedly, we are not big fans of online
voting competitions, and we know this is an especially busy time of
year. But, in a time of scarce resources, the one-in-six chance for
$100,000 to further student-center learning is too good to pass up.
And so, we are looking for a small cohort of parent
volunteers with time during September as well as skills in
communication, graphic design, PR and/or social media to take on aspects
of getting the word out. We our hoping to have a team of students,
parents, staff and alumni (and alumni parents) spearhead a manageable,
ethical effort that deepens school pride without generating too much