CBHS Parent Newsflash 2-12-18
CBHS Parent Newsflash 2-12-18

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We look forward to seeing everyone at conferences this week (typically Wednesday or Thursday night). Contact your child's crew advisor with any questions. Submit your "crucial question(s)" here. Thanks for making the time. 
Wednesday 2/14 is the deadline for 8th graders to submit a lottery form if s/he is interested in attending CBHS next fall. Siblings of current 9th-11th graders are guaranteed a spot, but still must complete a form (attached).
Volunteer to help with the Math Cup on March 29th here. We need both folks willing to donate lasagnas, salad, bread or dessert for our dinner or to help out the night of the event. (It's actually a very fun event.) Contact Jen Tabb (cc'd here) FMI.
At last Tuesday's PAG meeting, the group approved $4000 worth of spring teacher grants, everything from books to promote equity literacy to materials for new science tables. Thank You PAG! The minutes from the meeting are attached. Our next meeting (March 13th) will include a focus on the Math Cup and an educational presentation on the teenage brain. 
Juniors will be sharing their public policy presentations at the Portland Public Library (downstairs) over the next two days. The most recent schedule is attached. Family and friends welcome! Juniors will also be engaged in internships off-site (except for their presentation day) - Monday through Thursday. (Juniors without an internship scheduled should be at the library Monday and Tuesday - and at school as normal on Wednesday and Thursday.)
You can learn more about Tamara's Senior Expedition and how to support it here....

Senior Expedition Gala:  A Night of Art and Workshops

CBHS, Thursday, February 15, 6:00 - 8:00

Seniors are culminating their senior expeditions in a variety of ways this week and some of them will be presenting this coming Thursday night here at CBHS.  Join us on the 15th to learn about a range of current issues through visual art and interactive workshops.  There will be workshops on using a range of art therapies and strategies to combat stress, anxiety, and depression.  There will also be short plays addressing rape culture, a performance art piece drawing attention to the opioid epidemic, and a couple of musical pieces.  Art works will address the destruction of sacred archeological sites, our society's views of death and dying, the way plastics are polluting our oceans, and more! Come support our seniors!

Friday is our annual Winter Carnival and an 11:30am dismissal. 
Select Student Announcements: 

Cougar Kudos to Liam Swift for having 2 of his poems chosen for the national Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. To Kieran Elliot for being the latest person to join the Trimester One academic honor roll. To Thea, Aliyah, Abigail and Grace Haynes for successful student grant proposals.

Winter Carnival Prep:

1)             With your buddy crew, sign up for events and determine any crew outfit/uniform. (Grade 9& 12 crews during Crew Lunch on Wed 2/14)

2)             Get clear on how your event will run, who will run it, materials needed, etc.


Small 3rd floor rooms--the map room, the Room of Req., the little room next to the map room are reserved for testing for the next two weeks of school.


Monday – Junior Culmination at PPL/Internship Week

TST – Senior Class Meeting in Library


Tuesday - Junior Culmination at PPL/Internship Week

One Acts Meeting in the Wellness room Tuesday lunch and first rehearsal Tuesday after school in Wellness room. Cast list on sign up board in Great Space.


Wednesday  - Junior Internship Week/Deadline for Lottery Submission

Crew Lunch – 9/12 Buddy Crews for Winter Carnival Sign Up

School Meeting – Croft (Work Ethically) Set Up: Giese (Build Community)


4 to 8pm – Conferences (typical)


Thursday –  Acad – Fences Performances

2:30-5:30 – Conferences


Friday – Winter Carnival

8:00-20: Buddy Crew and Preparations

8:25-8:55 -Session #1 – Grade 9 Events

9:00-30 – Session #2 – Grade 10 Events

9:35-10:05 – Session #3 – Grade 11 Events

10:10-40 – Session #4 – Grade 12 Events

10:45-11:30: Winter Carnival Finals





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


9th-11th Females: Girls Rock! Awards on March 2 in Portland.  We've booked an incredible speaker: Amanda Gorman. She is the inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate. The rest of the program is honoring six Maine girls who are doing awesome things in several categories. There are some free tickets available. If you are interested in attending, see Mr. Pierce.


Reminders: Seniors: Dont forget to give Mrs. Hampton all of your awards letters from all the colleges you were accepted to - even if you are not going there....We need it to develop a list of scholarship totals for graduation. Give it up!


AP Students! Have you paid for your AP tests yet?? If not, WHY NOT?! See Mrs. Hampton ASAP  - Remember after the 16th you will have to pay an additional late fee. $94 per test - Free/reduced Lunch $15. Checks made payable to CBHS.


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.