CBHS Parent Newsflash 5-2-22
CBHS Parent Newsflash 5-2-22

Headline News - May 2, 2022   - Eid Mubarek

Thanks to junior parents for the generous breakfast donations that kept all of our students well-fortified during last week’s SATs. 

AP exams at CBHS begin on Tuesday and continue through next Monday. 

Spring Trimester progress report grades will be viewable on Infinite Campus on Thursday. 

On Friday, EL Education’s Better the World day, from 11am-1pm out back 25 juniors will be joining 25 7th graders from King and 25 5th graders from Presumpscot to continue our collaboration with Pamela Moulton and make fabulous art for her “Every Tree Tells a Story” piece. More details in this press release


The next PAG meeting will be a week from Tuesday, May 10th (5:30-7pm) - in person (CBHS library) and over zoom. Agenda items will include Arts and Music Fest, senior scholarships, Family Crew Night (5/26) and next year’s PAG leadership. 

In case you missed  Spring College/Career & Financial Aid Night with Bill Smith:

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As you may have heard, Maine Community College will be tuition-free for high school graduates from the Class of 2020, the Class of 2021, the Class of 2022 (and the Class of 2023). The main resource to learn more is  www.freecommunitycollegemaine.com. Here is a flyer and a QR code you can download.

Reminder: All are invited to Spring for Teachers, the Foundation for Portland Public Schools’ (FPPS’s)  annual fundraising event for our Equity and Innovation Teacher Grants program. This will be the first time FPPS is holding this event since 2019! It’s Wed, May 11, 2022 fron 5:30 PM – 7:30 at Bunker Brewing. FMI or get your tickets, go here.  

Student Announcements for the Week are here

CBHS Arts and Music Fest Update - Less than 2 Weeks Away

Do you love art and music?  If so, please consider joining us for the Arts and Music Festival scheduled for May 14th (11am-3pm).  We would love to have more students, parents, guardians, extended family, and all community members help make this a fun, community event.  Here are some ways you can help: 

- sign up to share your specific creative talent!

- donate gift cards or other goods from a business you own or love!

- help with other logistics for the May 14 event!

For those interested in donating for baskets, here are a few ideas to get you thinking:

  • Game Night Basket

  • Peaks Island Basket

  • Wine and Cheese Basket 

  • Buy Local Basket

  • Craft Beer Basket

  • Gardening Basket

For those who are interested in signing up for artisan tables, performances, or basket donations, please checkout our 5/14/22 Arts& Music Festival landing page:  


Please read this Music and Arts Gift Basket Donation Letter for more detailed information about donating a gift basket.

Want to help, or have a question?  Don’t hesitate to email:  [email protected]

Help Wanted

Senior Parents: Save the Date!  Project Graduation will happen directly after Graduation on June 2nd, from 8pm until 6am the following morning.  This will be a fun and substance-free night full of activities for Seniors to cap off their high school career. The event is parent-organized and run.  

We need more volunteers to make this happen for our children!  Please fill out your contact information here and we will back in touch with details on volunteer opportunities.  There will be a variety of tasks, from small to larger -- something for everyone to help out with. You can email Melissa McStay at [email protected] with questions about volunteering.

Reminder - Senior Families: Please ask your senior to bring a check in for $40 and give it to their advisor. The check should be made out to “Casco Bay High School.” $30 will cover the cost of their cap and gown and $10 will cover the materials cost for the class ring. You can find more details about the Class of 2022’s year-end events, including Graduation 6/2, here. 

21-22 Year End Event Schedule - Draft 5/2/22

May and June are teeming with events at CBHS. Here’s what’s happening between now and the last day of school….

Make It Happen Celebration -May 11th (4:30-6pm)

Model UN - May 11th (after school) - May 13th (crew)

9-11 Final Courageous Conversation/Senior Skip Day - May 12th

May 14th - Spring Arts & Music Fest (11am-3pm)

SENIOR FINAL WORDS – May 16th-25th

NHS Spring Induction – May 17th

Final Word Evening  - May 19th - 6-7:30pm

(9-11) Grades Close for Warning Reports: 5/20 (due 5/25)

The People of Portland Project Culmination/Live Storytelling Performance, May 20 (9am)

 Junior/Senior Prom – May 21st - 7:45-10:45

Seal of Biliteracy - May 25th - 4-5:30pm

Play is Work- May 26th - 11-2:30

9th Grade Family Orientation: May 26th: 5:30-6:30

Spring Family Crew Night:  May 26th: 6:30-8:00

Last Day of Senior Classes: Friday, May 27th

Sophomore Solo, Friday May 27th (rain date, May 31st)

First Marching Practice - TST on 5/27

Senior Marching Practice- 5/31 & 6/1 - 8 to 10am

Senior Awards Ceremony –  June 1st - in school (10am-noon)

Graduation – Thursday, June 2nd: 6pm, Merrill Auditorium

Project Graduation – June 2nd: 8:30pm On

College Pro Day – June 6th & 7th

9th Grade Finales – June TBD

Sophomore Passage Presentations - June 6 & 7 in the AM

Last Day of Regular Classes (and Last School Meeting) - June 8th

Final Assessments - June 9th, 10th, and 13th

9-11 Class Awards - June 13th 

LAST STUDENT DAY/Cardboard Boat Race – June 14th - 11:50 Dismissal

Last Teacher Day - June 15th