CBHS Parent Newsflash 11-6-17
CBHS Parent Newsflash 11-6-17

Headline News 

We look forward to seeing you at conferences THIS Tuesday or Wednesday to review how your child is doing in school and to learn more about what is going on at CBHS this year. Please check in with your child’s crew advisor if you have not yet confirmed a time. In an attempt to increase the substance and value of conferences for all participants, we are going to try two new elements this fall.  

1) A ten minute pre-conference with you and your child prior to your scheduled conference. Details about how this works were sent in an e-mail last week (or ask your child). 

2) For the first time, we will be discussing a “crucial question” that you raise. Please submit your crucial question in advance through this link here - or bring it to the conference.

Wednesday is an 11:30 student dismissal for professional development. 

A week from Tuesday, 11/14 is our next Parent Advisory Group meeting. All are invited. Our parent educational topic will be: helping your teen manage stress and anxiety. Our guests will include the new PPS Director of Social and Emotional Learning, Dr. Brian Cavanaugh, as well as our own social worker, Beth Babcock. We will also be discussing the 11/18 Arts and Music Fest!

 Casco Bay High School Gift Basket Raffle 

We will be having our first gift basket raffle fundraiser at the newly revamped CBHS Arts & Music Fest on Saturday, November 18th! We are seeking gift basket donations. Please feel free to email or call Jen Tabb with any questions or to make a donation. or 207-229-1547. *

Project Grad Citrus Fundraiser

Support CBHS's Project Graduation by ordering citrus by THIS FRIDAY, November 10th.

Click the link below to peruse (and purchase) our Florida Indian River Groves offerings - and feel free to forward the link to family/friends.

Reminder: If you would like your child to get a flu shot through school, find the forms and more info

Please have your student return the form to Nurse Bell and she will schedule your child for the shot. If you have any questions, please call Nurse Bell at 842-4665 or email her at

Select Student Announcements

Cougar kudos 

to Caio for winning a $500 student grant to support the Syrian Museum project for the Class of 2018; 

to Alain for singing the National Anthem at the Red Claws opener;

to Ella, Francesca and Annie for performing for world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma last week at Merrill;

and to Charlie, Berrick and Sam for making it to the state finals with PHS soccer. 

All: be thoroughly prepared for your pre-conference and conference this week!

Meet new people. Make connections across grades. Eat ice cream. Sign up for Tuesday’s Mix it Up Lunch today during crew (last chance) via a link on the CBHS homepage. Each lunch group of six will get a pint of ice cream to share. Locations and groupings will be posted on the sign-up board tomorrow. 

CBHS performers: see Zach Hager, Margarida Celestino or Mr. Pierce to book your time at the Arts and Music Fest 11/18. Slots can be 5 to 20 minutes long.   Are you an artist, crafter or entrepreneur who would like to sell your wares at the Fest? Complete a form outside Mr. Pierce’s office. See Margarida Celestino or Gwen Carhart FMI.

Please turn in your flu shot forms to Ms. Bell. 

The Civil Rights Team asks you to complete a brief survey in crew this week as part of a project about diversity in Portland’s neighborhoods. Check out the link the on the CBHS homepage. 

The Spread the Love x-block had created an interactive domestic violence awareness poster, to educate and provide support surrounding domestic violence. There is some basic facts and myths proven wrong. Most importantly, there are sticky notes on the wall under the poster where students are encouraged to take one and to write a positive message to support members of our community who have experienced domestic violence, and post it on the wall next to the poster.

Only students with medical permission from the nurse may use the school elevator. Thanks.

This week and next, Mr. Croft and Ms. Welch are looking for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a free block during blocks 1, 3, 4, or 6 to assist students as they prepare for their Africa Rising Culmination.  If you are willing to share your own presentation and/or provide constructive feedback and support on students' papers, slideshows, and presentation performances, please see Mr. Croft or Ms. Welch ASAP.  Thank you!

College Visits this Week:

Tuesday – 10:30 – Suffolk, 12 – Maine Maritime

Thurs – 10:20 – High Point, 11 - Champlain


 Monday – B Day

 TST – Sr’s Great Space/Sophs Library

Tuesday – Election Day

“Mix it Up Lunch” 

11-2:30 – Acad Lang 3 to UNE

3:30-7pm – Student Led Conferences

Wednesday – 11:30 Dismissal

3:30-7pm - Conferences

Thursday – Team 9 Walls Down in Great Space

Courageous Conversation Facilitators: there will be a training for the 11/16 Courageous Conversation during the first part of Acad this Thursday in the Wellness Room. Proposals for our next Courageous Conversation are due a week from Friday 11/17.

Outing Club Evo Update:

Only 5 spots remain for Thursday's rock climbing event (2:30-4pm). The cost is $10 or $5 free/reduce lunch. See Ms. Crowley to sign-up and pay by Tuesday. The group will be dismissed from school at 2pm on Thursday to walk to the rock gym. For those who are attending, be sure to have your guardian complete the online Evo waiver.

Friday – No School  

This Friday is Veteran’s Day. Thanks to all of the CBHS alums and family members who have served/are serving our country. 


Africa Rising Dress Rehearsals – 11/13-14

Courageous Conversation – 11/16

Africa Rising – 11/17

Arts and Music Fest -11/18

11:30 Dismissal – 11/20-21

Senior Museum Opening – 11/20-21

Fall Trimester Ends – 11:30 on 11/21