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CBHS Parent News 1-3-17
CBHS Parent News 1-3-17
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Happy New Year!

This is Intensives Week! (Tuesday-Monday the 9th). Our intensives showcase assembly will be next Monday, January 9th from 1 to 2:30. Some intensives work will also be featured during our Family Crew Night on January 19th. More details below.

Our next Parent Advisory Group meeting will be a week from Tuesday, January 10th (5:30-7pm). All are invited. Our agenda items will include time with our math faculty about  our math curriculum and how you can support your students’ success - as well as the spring Math Cup (March 30th).

Upcoming: Family Crew Night – January 19th
Our bi-annual (and 11th Winter) Family Crew Night will be Thursday, January 19th from 6:30-8:00pm –two weeks from next Thursday. The entire community is encouraged to come and eat dessert as well as celebrate the accomplishments of the first half of the year. 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. Students: Please bring a favorite dessert from your family's traditions or heritage for the dessert potluck. Dessert potluck starts at 6:30. The formal program will start at 6:45.

Junior Deadlines: All juniors must turn in their Career Exploration paperwork (or an e-mail confirmation that an internship is set up) by next Tuesday, January 10th. Any junior who has not yet turned in a first payment – or a payment plan-  for Junior Journey must do by a week from Friday, January 13th to remain eligible for the trip. The final payment is due during Winter Conferences, Feb 15th-16th.

Our December News is now available on our website homepage in Arabic and French.

Help Wanted:
We are looking for a nurse in our school community who might be willing and able to join our junior class on Junior Journey to Detroit this year, April 9th-15th. Contact Derek FMI.

Upcoming Key Dates:
1/9 – Intensives Showcase – 1:00-2:30
1/10 – Normal Classes Resume – B Day
1/13 – Grades Close for Progress Reports
1/18 – Progress Reports Due
1/19 – Play is Work Kick-Off
1/19 – Family Crew Night

 
Select Student Announcements
Winter Intensives To Do’s and Knows
We need a student from each intensive to write a brief article for the school newsletter by the end of intensives,  Monday 1/9. Alternatively someone can document key moments through photos or student-created writings. Please submit everything electronically to Ms Kierstead.
Intensive students should also complete thank you notes to experts, location hosts and consultants.  
Plan how your group will share their work with the larger community.  A draft agenda for next Monday's showcase assembly is below.
Lunch at school will be served from 11am-11:30 each day.   
Alumni Luncheon – We will have a pizza luncheon to thank our Alumni Teaching Fellows on Monday from 11:00-11:30 in Canada. Teachers: Please alert your “fellow” so s/he can join us for the fun.  

Intensives Showcase Assembly – Monday – 1:00-2:30 – Draft Agenda
Slam Poetry/Spoken Word - 5
Financial Literacy - 5
Chemistry of Candy  5
Documentary Skills  -5
Pottery - 5
 Songwriting #1 - 5
Food For Life - 5
Swimming  -5
Exploring Fitness - 5
Songwriting #2 - 5
Zine/Graphic Novels - 5
Filmmaking (Trailers) – 10
International Dance - 10

School Meeting 1/18:  Snow-Shoeing,  Winter Sports, Philosophy

Juniors and Seniors: Students on PATHS Probation must be meeting academic eligibility requirements by a week from Friday, January 13th.

Reminders:
Juniors and Seniors who have just completed a college class: if you would like your college class to appear on your transcript and earn CBHS credit, please fill out a transcript request form (available in Ms. Doyle's office)

Juniors and Seniors: This Spring through SMCC we will be offering both Introduction to Psychology and International Relations at Casco Bay. The classes will be held on Wednesday's from to 2:15-5:00.  The University of Southern Maine will be offering a new three-credit course in the second semester, Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity's Crisis, open to academically-qualified junior and senior high school students at no cost. See Ms. Doyle or Mr Hale ASAP to sign up.
 
Cultivating Community Paid Internships
Cook for people in your community, learn about food justice and build your leadership skills while earning money!
Make a difference in the health of your community
Meet new people
Learn leadership, cooking and job- readiness skills
Earn a stipend of $400
Interested? Applications are due on January 20th.  

High School Sailing Information Meeting: High School Sailing is open to any student in grades 7 through 12, and is run by SailMaine at their site on the East End of Portland’s waterfront.  Come to a preseason meeting at Cape Elizabeth High School’s cafeteria on January 12, beginning at 6:00PM to learn about the program. For more information please contact SailMaine’s office at 772-7245 or email  us at office.manager@sailmaine.or.

Are you a CBHS female interested in a Global Discovery Program in Berlin, Germany or Dublin, Ireland? There is a targeted, substantial scholarship available if you apply by February 15th. See Ms. Hagstrom, Mr. Hale or Ms. Doyle FMI.