Parent News 1-24-17
CBHS Parent News 1-24-17
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Thanks to everyone who attended last week’s Family Crew Night or College Info Night. It was wonderful to see our community together celebrating student excelllence - past, present and future. Additional thanks to everyone who brought along a dessert. A final thanks to everyone who was able to contribute to the CBHS family in need. We we able to raise over $500!

Winter Progress Trimester Reports are now viewable online. They will be mailed home this week. Students in grades 9-11 who received a “2” on their progress report may be required or recommended to stay for BK 7 this week in that course.

Winter Conferences are coming up February 15th (4-8pm) and February 16th (2:30-5:30pm). Connect with your child’s crew advisor about a time to meet. 

Wed - CBHS Student Film Festival (PG-13)—  7 to 8:30 – in the Great Space

Saturday = 10-1pm – Junior Journey Clothing Sale -  Please encourage everyone you know to come!

Our next Parent Advisory Group meeting will be a week from Tuesday, January 31st (5:30-7pm). We will begin with an educational presentation on the adolescent brain. Other agenda items will include the Math Cup and the lottery policy. All are welcome!

Junior Parents: The complete payments for Junior Journey are due during Winter Conferences (2/15 and 2/16). Thanks for all of the support so far.

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.

Buy a “Celebrating Africa 2017 Calendar”!
- Ekhlas Ahmed
Get your calendar while supplies last!” Bring in $15 to Ms. Ahmed. (Make any checks out to the fiscal agent for the project, Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus.)

Upcoming Key Dates:
1/30 – King 8th Visits
1/31 – Lincoln 8th Visits
2/3 – Moore 8th Visits’
2/6 – Junior Journey Brainstorm
2/8 – 11:30 Dismissal
2/10 – Public Policy Presentations Begin/Grades Close for Danger Reports
Spirit Week Dance

Select Student Announcements

Sophomores and Juniors: If you are interested in teaching or education as a career, please see Mr. Pierce to learn more about the district’s new “grow your own” program for potential future educators. Students of color are especially encouraged to come forward as the district is eager to move towards a teaching staff that better reflects the demographics of our students.
 
Courageous Conversation student facilitators: please connect with your crew advisor before Tuesday to tweak plans as necessary for your particular  crew.
 
Cabinet is requesting student and staff proposals for our Courageous Conversations in February and March. Forms are available outside Mr. Pierce's office and should be turned into Mr. Pierce or a Cabinet rep by no later than this Friday, January 27th.

Monday – 2nd Semester Courses begins at DHS and PHS.

There will be a mandatory meeting after school today (Monday, January 23) for any member of last year's Model UN team who would like to take on a leadership role this year. We will meet in DR and end by 3:30. See Mr. Ford or Ms. Perkins for more information.

Tuesday – Modified Schedule
Crew (Courageous Conv) – 10:57-11:42

Acad (first 30 minutes): All students interested in serving as student ambassadors for next week’s 8th grade visit days should come to an orientation and training in the Great Space.
 
Wednesday -  8-9:30 – 9th Grade in Great Space
9:30-1:30 - 9th Grade - Religions Fieldwork
School Meeting – Teller (Build Community) – On Deck – Croft (Attain Knowledge)
2:30-4:30 – Make It Happen Talent Show – at CBHS
7:00-8:30 – CBHS Student Film Festival

Apply by this Wednesday, January 25th for SailMaine's FrostTech Academy, a free boatbuilding program that will run for 3 afternoons a week for three weeks. The program begins at SailMaine (58 Fore Street, Portland) on February 1st. In June, FrostTech Academy participants will spend afternoons at SailMaine learning to sail the boat they built.  Applications are available outside Mr. Pierce's office or apply online here: https://sailmaine.wufoo.com/.

Friday
The Telling Room's Annual Writing Contest is upon us!  This year's theme is encounters. Student pieces (fiction, nonfiction, prose, poetry, etc.) are due to The Telling Room by this Friday January 27th by midnight. Send your submissions to: submissions@tellingroom..
Poems must be 40 lines or fewer, in any form.  Prose pieces should be 750 words or fewer.
Please include the following information with your submission: Name, Age, School, Email Address, Phone Number, Parents' Names, and Mailing Address.
Writing Contest prizes awarded to one grand prize winner!
 
2:30 - Cabinet

Reminders: All Sophomores and Juniors: If you are interested in visiting a PATHS course for next year (visits are required in order to be considered for enrollment in the 2017-18 school year – except for returning students),  please sign up with the PATHS Visit Request Google Form; a link is on the CBHS home page.
 
Seniors: Are you a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine? Contact your clubhouse about a new scholarship opportunity.  Also, the University of Southern Maine is waiving application fees through March 1 for all Maine residents applying for undergraduate admission for Fall 2017.