CBHS Parent Newsflash 5-14-18
CBHS Parent Newsflash 5-14-18

Headline News

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 for hosting a fun (and sold-out) prom. Watch for more photos soon in the Press Herald.

Good luck to our 40 person Model UN team that will be competing in the state meet. They leave Wed after-school and will be returning Friday after school. 

More details are attached and below about CBHS's new GIS Summer Science Intensive (a collaboration with USM) and our Summer Math Workshop.

If you are looking for a writing or SAT tutor for your child, wonderful alum Noah Williams is offering services this summer. Details attached. 

Family Crew Night – Week from Thursday Night, May 24th

Our bi-annual Family Crew Night will be Thursday, May 24th from 6:30-8:00pm –one week from this Thursday. The entire community is encouraged to come and eat dessert as well as celebrate the accomplishments of the second half of the year. Student work and talents will be on display throughout the night.  The event will be preceded by a New Student Orientation for our incoming 9th graders at 5:30pm. Students: Please bring a favorite dessert from your family's traditions or heritage for the dessert potluck. Dessert potluck starts at 6:30. The formal program will start at 6:45.


May 21st – Play is Work Culmination

May 21st – Final Words Begin (in Rm. China)

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

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

May 29th – LT Summit with PAG, Cabinet and Future Task Force

May 30th – Final, Final Words (6 to 8pm)

May 31st – June 1st – Sophomore Solo

May 31st – Question of Conscience Culmination (12-2:30 at UNE)

May 31st – PATHS Celebration (Graduation) – 6 to 8pm, Merrill

The Junior Team will have a Walls Down day May 31 and June 1.

June 1st – Last Day of Senior Classes

June 2nd – CBHS Plant Sale at King

Select Student Announcements

Join the CBHS Outing Club (and other clubs from around the state) at the Teens to Trails (T3) Spring Thing this coming weekend for hiking and white water rafting in The Forks (Caratunk ME). We will leave Saturday at 7AM and return by 6PM on Sunday. Cost is $40 ($20 for free and reduced lunch). Special guest Ms. Dorvee will be joining us! Notify Ms. Crowley if you are interested in going by Tuesday at the end of the day. Bring your money to the Outing Club lunch meetIng on Thursday in Haiti and receive the packing list for this overnight trip.

Sophomores and Juniors: make sure you have completed your course registrations for next year in IC.  

Summer Science Intensives

For Whom? Are you someone interested in science? Or in need of science credit for graduation? Then here are two great opportunities available to CBHS students this summer.

Cost: $100 for one course or $25 for students who receive free lunch.

Credit: One Trimester (.66 UPs)

1)Astronomy – June 25th –June 29th

Faculty:  Ms. Loughlin & Ms. McClure

FMI: Contact Ms. Loughlin (

2) Mapping Portland’s City Rivers – July 30th- August 3rd

Faculty:  Professor Bampton & Ms Crowley

FMI: Contact Ms. Crowley (

In this new course (and partnership with USM) students will explore and map the city using geographic information systems, historical maps, and surveying equipment.  Working in the field, in USM’s Geographic Information System’s laboratories, and in the Osher Map Library students will learn to link data from the past and the present in a digital environment.  Successful completion of this course will also result in 1 college credit.

Summer Math Workshop at CBHS

For Whom? This opportunity is available for any CBHS math student, regardless of whether you are interested in credit remediation, acceleration or just deepening your math skills with more practice. Students will engage in supported and customized sessions on ALEKS.

When? Students will complete 10 (of 12) three-hour sessions with CBHS math faculty support during Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and August. (7/10, 7/12 7/17, 7/19. 7/24, 7/26 1-4pm & 7/31, 8/2, 8/7, 8/9. 8/14 and 8/16: 8:30-11:30)

Cost: $50 for the workshop, $10 for students who receive free lunch.

Credit: typically One Trimester (.66 UPs)

FMI: Contact your math teacher

If you are attending Model UN and you take medications, you must bring them into Ms. Bell by tomorrow.  All meds must be in their original container, enough for 2 days. Please see Ms. Bell with any questions.

The Cabinet on Friday synthesized feedback from the Courageous Conversations and from the Wednesday faculty discussion to draft the guidelines below for being an effective advocate and social justice ally. Thanks to everyone for their input.

Being An Effective Advocate

  1. Be Informed.  Be clear on the who and  what you are advocating for. Use evidence. Avoid over-generalizing (avoid “always and never” statements).

  2. Say something: speak up.  Try to actively make change!

  3. Fight disrespect respectfully. It’s OK to make other people uncomfortable with informed truth or anger, but strive to communicate in a way that will gain more allies.

Being An Effective Social Justice Ally

  1. Listen.

  2. Learn as much as you can about the cause, group, or person you are trying to advocate for so that you know what you are standing up for, how to stand up for it, and how to educate others about this

  3. Reach out to the advocates to figure out what help is needed.

  4. Elevate the people in the group you are supporting;  do not speak for them, give them voice.

Freshmen will be leading science talks on Monday during TST in the following spaces: Sweden,

France, Haiti, Germany, Australia, Japan, Fitness Area, Make It Happen and China

Room Shift: Juniors in China go to Russia and New Zealand

Tonight: Public Hearing and Vote on School Budget at City Council, starting at 5:30pm. Talk to Tiana FMI.

Tuesday and Thursday: Spanish ⅘ students will be heading to PHS to interview native Spanish speakers in the afternoon.

Wednesday School Meeting – Leque/Lunetta Host (Pathways: Be Accountable)  /On Deck and Set up – Lynch-Nichols Crew (Work Ethically)

After-School Model UN Departs

Thursday: Auditions for the class musical performance at graduation are this Thursday during Acad in the fitness room.

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.

Friday - 8:40-1:30 – 9th Grade Fieldwork

2:30 Cabinet

After-School Model UN Returns



Reminder: 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.

Reminders of Community Summer Opportunities

Apply to Intern at the  Portland Museum of Art:  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. Go to 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

-     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

-       - 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.