CBHS Parent Newsflash 5-7-18
CBHS Parent Newsflash 5-7-18

Headline News

Cougar Kudos to Team 9 for their service and leadership with our K-8 friends from King and Presumpscot during Better the World Day. Thanks to the seniors for sharing their voices with intelligence and passion during the soapbox speeches.

PAG  will be hosting  an annual Spring lunch for the teacher + staff on May 9 at 11:30-12:30.  We need a few volunteers to set up (20 mins max) and clean up ( 20 mins max). 

Here is a sign-up sheet for paper goods + drinks + salads.

AP Testing will take place this Wednesday-Friday. Good luck to our test-takers. 

Prom is this Saturday from 8pm-11pm at Mechanics Hall. 

All are invited to Family Crew Night on Thursday, May 24th (6:30-8pm), our semi-annual community gathering and celebration. Student entertainment and work will be showcased throughout the evening.  (Dessert potluck).

The Shared Space Cafe´planned for 5/17 has been postponed until next fall, October 5th, so families celebrating Ramadan can more likely participate.

Help Wanted

PAG is working on Crew leader appreciation project.  If you or your student would like to write a letter (with a story or memory) for a crew leader/ teacher "about how they have impacted your family/student/you", "made a difference, or helped out with something" - Please contact Sarah

CBHS Wishlist
It’s hard to believe we are down to the final weeks of the 2017/2018 school year.  This will be our last request to replenish the Crew Leaders wish list of supplies to finish up the school year.

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 free, 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 Article of the Week: Managing Technology and Sleep


On May 17th at 2:45, A-Z Alliance will be showing the movie "The Way He Looks" in the library. There will snacks sold, and all proceeds will go to supporting Casco's presence at PRIDE! All are welcome to join us and watch this critically-acclaimed Brazilian film.

May 18th – Play is Work Culmination

May 21st – Final Words Begin

May 24th – New Student Orientation (5:30-6:30)

May 24th – Family Crew Night – 6:30-8pm

The Junior Team will have a Walls Down day May 31 and June 

Select Student Announcements

Congrats to the following students for having work in the City-Wide Art Show: Kieran Elliott, Mark Oryem, Ange Izere, Yusur Jasim, Tasha Hipple, Deka Ahmed, Eve Leque, Hadil Ramadan, Audrey Leavitt, Lydia Baker, Madison Hurley, Quincy Kern-Johnson, Eliza Crowley, Evan Haapala, Charlotte Bowder, Oscar McNally, Margarida Celestino, Isabella Muldoon, Wren Auld-Brookish, Ayden Grimm, Ceili Tennenhouse, Gabriel Dumas, Grace Deng, Sophie Szatkowski, Liberty Clark, Eleanor Johnson, Maya Denkmire, Ella Raymond,  Gwen Carhart, Nori Hiltonl, Suzanne Sylvain, Alanna Marr, Sam Spach, Myles Finlay, Zeke Herbert, Alice Thompson, Dylan Kraekel and Joseph Inabanza. Check the exhibit out at City Hall!

If you didn’t get a “Better the World” t’shirt yesterday (L, S and M remain), but would like one, please see Mr. Pierce.  Thanks to Anya Criden Clark for the CBHS design.

The seniors that currently run the sound equipment for school meetings and other events will be graduating this year. Any current freshmen interested in this opportunity, please get in contact with Jacob Libby via text (207-807-6444), email (, FaceBook, etc. No prior experience required.

AP Testing this Week - Good luck AP Students

Wednesday and Friday the test starts at 8am. Thursday the test starts at 11:30am. Tests will be administered in China. (Extended time students will be in the Room of Requirement.)

Wed: AP Lit:

Room Shifts

Bk 4 – Jr/Sr Alg  to Haiti

Bk 5 – Jr/Sr Alg to  Dominican Republic

Bk 6 – Hum 3 Robinson to Wellness

Thursday: AP Env Sci: 11:30 start

Room Shifts

Acad – to Russia (combine)

Bk 3 – Hum 3 Robinson – Wellness

Crew – Burke Crew – 3rd floor hallway

Friday: AP US:

Room Shifts

Bk 4 – Jr/Sr Alg  to Haiti

Bk 5 – Jr/Sr Alg to  Dominican Republic

Bk 6 – Hum 3 Robinson to Wellness

We will release students for language classes and PATHS.

Exciting Green News! Starting today, we will have reusable silverware at lunch. Please place used silverware in the bucket of soapy water when you go to sort your trash.  Help our school become the greenest school in the state. No more plastic utensils. (Note: we are piloting this idea, so there may be times when plastic is necessary to fill in the gaps if we don't have enough silverware)

Crew Advisors: Send Ms. Welch the names of any students BY THE END OF CREW  who would like to participate in today’s Mix It Up Lunch - in Russia and China.

Seniors: Let Mr. Pierce know by day’s end if you would like to be one of three student reps on the committee to choose the class writer for graduation.  

Monday – B Day - TST – Grade 10 – Great Space

Wednesday  - 11:30 Dismissal - Senior Ringmaking Begins

Thursday – Special Schedule for Courageous Conversation and Senior Ringmaking

11:30  - UMPI visits

Crew – 1:40-2:30 – Courageous Conversation 9-11

Friday  -Crew – Seniors Coffee House

2:30 Cabinet

Saturday - Prom – 8 to 11pm, Mechanics Hall

Community Summer OpportunitiesApply to Intern at the  Portland Museum of Art: This position offers high school students the opportunity to learn about the museum industry through the development of youth and teen programs. This seven-week fellowship program is designed to foster creative thinking, to build community, and to use the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) collection for inspiration and idea building. The Homer High School Fellow will be one of seven fellows who will collaborate on projects and programs. Applicants must be rising high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors and have the ability to obtain a work permit if under 16 years of age. The Homer High School Fellows will work at the PMA and offsite daily for a total of approximately 135 hours. Tentatively, seven hours a day for two days a week. Some weekend and evening hours required. It will be from July 9 through August 21, 2018. See Imti Hassan if your interested!  Link below

Women of the Sea:

This program is an integrated two-week STEM-based marine biology and sailing program for Maine High School young women. The lucky 12 participants will spend two weeks learning about oceanography, marine biology, maritime history, sustainability, marine technology, marine debris, etc. on Hurricane Island and aboard a sailing vessel. Each experiencing one week of programming on Hurricane Island and the other week learning aboard Vela, a 50-foot gaff headed sloop, that will travel between Boothbay Harbor and Hurricane Island.

This program was created with the intention of creating a long-lasting and broad-reaching program that focuses on providing Maine young women with STEM experiences. Take your summer experience to the next level with learning and adventure at-sea with other young women who share your passion and excitement about the world around them!

The programs cost is a little less than $2,000 but there is lots of financial aid available. under summer programs, WOTS.

Two free and reduced-cost Rippleffect leadership programs for Maine high school students this summer.   

Youth Leadership Summit (YLS): June 25-29

-        Five-day overnight wilderness leadership program on Cow Island

-        Open to current sophomores and juniors in high school

-        YLS teaches life leadership skills through sea kayaking adventures, guest speakers, team challenges, and outdoor living.

-        Cow Island give-back days 8/7-8/8

-        Students are accepted by application only, and they are asked to pay an amount on a sliding scale between $200 and $650. Full scholarships are available upon request.

Cow Island Environmental Leadership Program (CELP):

Session 1: July 7-18 (current 8th-10th graders)

Session 2: August 4-15 (current 9th-11th graders)

-        12-day outdoor adventure, open to current 8th through 11th graders

-        CELP students explore elements of what it means to be an environmental leader through active community service, community field trips and environmental stewardship.

-        CELP culminates in a four-day sea kayak expedition where students volunteer their time to improve the islands of Casco Bay.  

-        Students are accepted by application only, and they are asked to pay an amount on a sliding scale between $500 and $1,245. Full scholarships are available upon request.

See a CBHS  guidance counselor FMI.