CBHS Parent Newsflash 1-14-19
CBHS Parent Newsflash 1-14-19

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Our semi-annual Family Crew Night is THIS Thursday, January 17th - 6:30-8pm (Great Space). All are welcome! Family Crew Night is a chance for the community to come together and celebrate the work of the first half of the year and get a preview of what's to come. The evening will feature various student performances. It's also a dessert pot-luck. 
The event will be preceded by a Shared Space Cafe´ for our multilingual families in the library (5 to 6:30, 1/17). 
Thanks to everyone who's been able to contribute to our PAG Annual Appeal. We are 3/4's of the way to our goal. We have raised over $ 15,000! (And thanks to PAG for the $5500 that was just contributed to enable Winter Intensives to happen.)
We are looking for a 9th or 10th grade parent who would be willing to assist Jen Tabb with co-leading the Math Cup this year. (March 27th). Contact me or Jen ( FMI or if you are interested. 
A week from Wednesday, January 23rd is an evening of Senior Expedition Culminations (5 to 8pm). All are welcome!
Midyear conferences are coming up. January 30th-February 8th. Contact your crew advisor to set up a time. 

1/23 – Sr Expedition Culmination Evening (5-8pm)

1/24-25 and 1/30 – 11th Grade Interviews

1/25, 1/28-29 – 8th Grade Visit Days

1/30-1/31 – Mid-Year Conferences

2/2 - CBHS at Red Claws

Select Student Announcements

If your crew did not get a chance to give feedback on the Environmental Stewardship: Small Green Acts proposal here, please do so this week.


Want free tickets to a Red Claws Games on Saturday, February 2nd (7pm at the Expo)? Thanks to UNUM, we have a free block of tickets. Sign up on the sign up board. 1st Trimester HOW Honor Roll students may request 2 tickets. First come, first served.


The one act play is coming! Listen for details at school meeting. Auditions will be held at the end of the week.


Riverton needs volunteer babysitters for a Math/Technology Night on January 23: 4:45- 6:00.  Please contact Kathy Cole if interested or FMI,

Johan is missing a watch. From Mane: Please be on the lookout for a silver iPhone 6 with no case and an apple sticker on the back. Emma HP: I’m missing a backpack that has props for the play in it and really need it back. Turn into Pierce's office if found. Mr Pierce has several ear-buds turned into his office and some assorted jewelry. Thanks to the students who routinely turn in valuable items they find lying around to Mr. Pierce or the Main Office. Romily and Bella have recently reported money missing/stolen from their bags. Let a staff member know if you are aware of anything related to these missing items.  It’s on each of us to keep our community and belongings safe. Thanks.


HIgh HOWL Honor Roll is earned by a student earning HOWL grades all of 3.75 or higher. High Academic Honor Roll is determined by having a 3.75 average (or higher) in your classes by the end of the trimester.


The Mix it Up Lunch will be a week from this Tuesday. Get to know some new students. Sign up on the CBHS homepage.


Monday – A Day- After School - Ski Club

Tuesday - 8:15-9:15 – SolarRise Portland Meeting  

Acad – Facilitator Training for Courageous Conversation in Great Space


GAP Year/Program Fair at Scarborough HS this Tuesday, January 15th.  

Speaker: 6:00-6:45 PM | Fair: 6:45-8:30 PM Pre-register for free at


Wednesday- School Meeting – Host – Haar Crew (Pathway: Persevere) – Set up: Kutvirt (Be Well)

SMCC Psych Course Begins at CBHS (in Room Australia)

Thursday – Adjusted Schedule for Courageous Conversation

Acad – 11:16-12:13 (Artic Refuge Movie in Great Space)

Crew – 1:40-2:30

5-6:30 – Shared Space Café

6:30-8pm – Family Crew Night

Our semi-annual Family Crew Night is this Thursday, January 17th from 6:30-8:00pm The entire community is encouraged to come and eat dessert as well as celebrate the accomplishments of the first half of the year. Student work and talents will be on display throughout the night.  The event will be preceded by a Shared Space Café event from 5-6:30 in the library for our multi-lingual parents. For Family Crew Night: 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.


2:45- Cabinet


Rolling Tapes Youth Film Festival is happening at 2PM this Saturday, Jan 19th at the Portland Museum of Art. The FREE festival was co-created by CBHS alum Daniel Kayamba who hopes to build the film community of young filmmakers in Maine. Rolling Tapes Short Film and Art Festival focuses on young filmmakers in Maine who are creating unconventional, non-traditional or experimental work.  



Reminder: If you would like help from a CBHS peer mediator, please see any peer mediator or fill out the link now on the CBHS homepage.


The Telling Room’s statewide writing contest is on!  (CBHS students have won this great honor 3 times!) The contest runs from December 20 through January 31, 2019. A panel of professional writers selects one grand prize winner who will receive $200 and publication in our annual anthology. The contest is open to Maine writers ages 12-18 working on prose or poetry related to this year's theme: VOICES.  For more information about the contest, check out the Telling Room website.


Seniors: The 2019 Mitchell Scholarship online application is now open until April 1! You can find the application link, requirements, and a few additional college and scholarship resources on our web site: Due by April 1. Mitchell Scholarship recipients (1 per Maine high school) will each receive a $10,000 scholarship, and may attend two- or four-year degree programs at colleges both in- and out-of-state.  


Juniors and Seniors Apply for Bank of America Student Leader Program by Feb 1st:

The Student Leader program is an 8 week paid internship for Juniors & Seniors in Portland schools at a local non-profit. As part of that 8 weeks, they will spend a week in Washington D.C. at the Student Leader Summit with students from across the country.  The students will be paid $15.00 per hour

Below is the link to the Student Leader program on our website where you can find additional information Bank of America Student Leader Program . See a guidance counselor FMI.