CBHS Parent Newsflash 2-26-18
CBHS Parent Newsflash 2-26-18

Headline News
We have two weeks left in the Winter Trimester. Grades close on March 9th. 

Engineering students will be going to the Boston Museum of Science on Thursday.

Read Tiana, Zoscia and Martha's editorial in The Forecaster here

Our next PAG meeting (March 13th: 5:30-7pm) will include a presentation and discussion about what parents need to know about the teenage brain - as well as an update on the Math Cup. All are welcome. This meeting will be followed by a Project Graduation meeting for all interested senior parents. 

It’s not too late to donate to The 2017-18 Annual Appeal! This is the biggest fundraiser at CBHS, with a goal of raising $15,000 to support our outstanding community and programs. Last year we exceeded our goal. With the support of every family and friend, we know we can do it again this year! Your tax deductible donation can be made by mail or online:
Mail your check (payable to CBHS PAG) to CBHS 196 Allen Ave. Portland, ME 04103.
Or donate online though a secure PayPal account at (Click “full site" and then "Donate to CBHS")
Does your employer offer a matching gift program?
BONUS: You can receive a CBHS bumper sticker with your donation.
On behalf of CBHS, we thank you for your generous support!
Gloria Aponte Clarke Willa Vennema Jeanne Handy Betsy Hanscom
Freshman/Senior Parent     Junior Parent   Sophomore Parent Freshman Grandparent


March 7th – Grading Workshop for Visiting Educators and 11:30 Dismissal

March 8th – Casco Talks (1:30-2:30)

March 8th – Junior Journey Parent Info Night - 6 to 7pm

March 9th – End of Winter Trimester/8th Grade Commitment Forms Due

One Act Play Festival

March 12th – Spring Trimester Begins

Help Wanted - Faculty Wish List
Now that the Crew Leaders and their crews have completed 100 days of school,  
it's time to replenish their wish list supplies.  To help with the purchasing of

>> the "wish list " items easier, the online Registry at Target is still available.  All items purchased will be shipped directly to the school for easy distribution.
 If you have any questions, please contact Leo Tinkham at
Happy Shopping!
 Check it out:
Casco Bay High School's crew wish list registry:
Parent University Event This Wednesday at PHS
“What Me Worry? Kids, Anxiety and How We Can Help” to be held on February 28, from 6-8 pm at Portland High School. The session will feature the documentary “Angst,” followed by a panel discussion led by Dr. Brian Cavanaugh. Panelists include DHS Principal Gregg Palmer, Social Workers Catherine Hass and Sophie Payson Rand, and LCSW Steffanie Alexander. The film is available in closed caption and in four of our major language groups: Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. We will screen the film at the same time - the English version with closed caption in the auditorium and we will use four other classrooms for the film subtitled in the languages mentioned above. After the viewing, we will all be at the auditorium for the panel discussion.  RSVP. Here’s the link to our events page on Facebook:
Select Student Announcements

Kudos to Tiana, Zoscia and Martha for their clear and compelling editorial in The Forecaster about our gender neutral bathrooms. (and to everyone else who helped out and wrote letters). Kudos to Tasha Hipple and Mo Omar for their local leadership in response to the Parkland school shooting. Congrats to the Deering  X-Country Ski team for finishing 2nd in the state, led by Captain Morgan Aponte Clarke and featuring 9th graders Ella Raymond and Sierra Aponte Clarke.


Auditions for the spring play are TODAY and TOMORROW at 2:30 in the Great Space.  You do not need to prepare.  Ms. Driscoll will provide scenes.  She will be in the Great Space during Team Support today if you have any questions.
The play will be performed April 27 and 28 in the PATHS Dance Studio.


Students enrolled in Ms. Loughlin's Engineering Classes are reminded to bring in their signed permission slips on Tuesday for our trip on Thursday March 1.


The final Math Meet of the year will be held next Wednesday, March 7 at 3 p.m. at CBHS!  Math Team members

please attend practice this Friday to be ready for the meet.  Volunteers are also needed.  Please see Ms. Natarajan if you're willing to help out.

Student Tutors in Math and Physics are needed for BK 7 (1 or 2 times a week); See Ms Knox of Mr. Pierce if you are interested. 


Check out Charlie Compton’s petition about a flexible schedule for high school students (as part of his senior expedition)

Monday – B Day

Literary Magazine subcommittee for Friendship Fundraiser will meet in the great space today, Monday February 26th during Team Support. 


TST – Sophomores in the Great Space and Seniors in the Library

2:30- Spring Play Auditions


Tuesday  2:30 – Spring Play Auditions


Wednesday  - School Meeting Host: Robinson Crew (Collaborate with Diverse Individuals) : Set Up: Croft Crew


Thursday  - Engineering Students to Boston


Friday -2:30 – Cabinet

Junior English classes will have a Q and A and reading with author Monica Wood this Friday and Monday.



The time is here for the annual Celesoiree fundraiser for the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project.CBHS sends around 15 volunteers to this event each year and it is a blast!  This year it will be heldon Friday, March 23rd from 5-10 p.m.  Dinner is included.   Volunteers need to have their own transportation to and from the event and be able to stay the entire evening.  Please see Ms. Natarajan in Italy or email her at if you'd like to volunteer. 


Waynflete is hosting (for the third year) a youth identity summit in partnership with Seeds of Peace camp. We are looking for students who might be interested in performing for our kick off event on Friday night. If you are a student who can offer a voice to support diversity and personal identity through music or spoken word be in touch!  

 Summit - Friday, April 6th and Saturday, April 7th 

Friday night kick off - performances already in place: Maine Inside Out, Pihcintu chorus, Marco and Mimi spoken word

and Sudo girls dance group

We are still looking for student singers, musicians, poets, dancers or spoken word artists who might fill out the evening. See Mr. Pierce if you are interested.


Juniors: USM will have their Junior Preview Days April 16-20: from 9:30 - 3:30pm, starting at the Abromson Center