CBHS Parent Newsflash 1-11-20
CBHS Parent Newsflash 1-11-20
Headline News

Cougar kudos to the Class of 2021 for reinventing the March to the Post Office on Friday and thanks to all of the seniors’ loved ones who shared such lovely tributes to their children. Local new coverage of the event is here. 

Our next PAG meeting, this Tuesday, January 12th at 5:30 will begin with a discussion about the future of college in a post-COVID world. Special guests, including USM President (and CBHS alum parent) Glenn Cummings and college guru Bill Smith,  will be a part of the discussion. We will also be discussing the Annual Appeal, Family Crew Night and spring events. All are welcome. Here are the December PAG Meeting Minutes.

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Meeting ID: 891 5008 7245 & Passcode: BkLmi0

Thanks to everyone who’s already contributed to this year’s Annual Appeal! We are over halfway to our goal of $24,000, having raised about $14,000 thanks to nearly 60 gifts. We hope to double the number of donors, so we can meet our goal and fully fund upcoming PAG programming such as Spring Intensives, student scholarships and teacher grants.  If you prefer online donating, please visit the CBHS website, and click on the "Donate to CBHS" button in the upper righthand corner. As always, thank you so much for your generosity and support for outstanding public education! ~The PAG Annual Fund Team

January 21st - Family Crew Night - 6:30pm-7:30pm - The whole community is invited to this webinar in celebration of student work and learning from the first half of the year. Each grade level will have a chance to strut its stuff, and we will get to hear from some great student performers,  Save the date and time - January 21st - 6:30-7:30. Look for the webinar link in an upcoming CBHS Parent Newsflash and on the CBHS home page. 

Mid-Year Conferences will now be Wednesday, February 3rd (4pm to 8pm)  and Thursday the 4th (3:30-6:30pm).  You will be hearing soon from your child’s crew advisor to sign up for a specific time.

Student Announcements for the Week are here

Help Wanted

Dear CBHS Community:

As you may know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many CBHS musicians have had more limited opportunities to play music.  Fortunately for our musicians, though, Ian Zickler, a CBHS Special Education teacher, directs the CBHS Jam Band, which is a club that meets in the Great Room on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00.   It's a great opportunity for our students to play music this year and to engage in an in-person, creative, and collaborative activity, and I know that playing in the band is one of the highlights of my son's week.  In order for the band to continue to grow, they need our help, so I am working with Mr. Zickler and Mr. Pierce to organize a donation drive to acquire some new (and much needed) music equipment.  If you are able to donate new or gently used equipment (or funds to purchase equipment), or if you have any questions, please email me at michaeliaingoldman@gmail.com.   Mr. Zickler and his students have compiled a wish-list of equipment that they would like, which I have pasted below.  Thank you in advance for supporting CBHS!

Michael Goldman 

Stands for the kick drum

18"-22" ride cymbal with stand

Crash cymbal with stand

High tom with stand

drum stool

hi hat stand 

5x7 drum rug 

Drum sticks

A good keyboard 

3x20' cables

3x6' cables

6x1' cables

1 midi cable

2 good mic stands with booms

A workhorse bass amp/cab combo

12 educational licences for Reaper (recording software; for a songwriting/computer music intensive) 

4-input computer interface