CBHS Parent Newsflash 9-5-17
CBHS Parent Newsflash 9-5-17

Headline News  
Today is the first “A” Day; common block classes and PATHS classes begin today.

Next Tuesday (9/12) we will be having a new parent social from 5:30-6:15 in the Great Space followed by Parent Advisory Group Meeting 6:15-7:00. Our focus for this meeting will be on priorities for the year and the Crafts Fair. If you are interested or willing to have a leadership role with the Crafts Fair this fall (11/18), please let Sarah Compton (compton207@gmail.com) know.

Our openi house is a week from Thursday. It starts at 6:30 for new parents and 7pm for returning parents. The evening will end by 8:30pm.

Reminder: please let us know how you would like to be involved at CBHS this year by completing the parent involvement survey.

Thanks for returning opening day paperwork, including (for 9th and 12th) Quest forms and money. 
 
Upcoming
Come meet with representatives from al the Service Academies on Tuesday, September 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel 1230 Congress St. in Portland. Learn more about the 5 branches of the military and their service academies, 2 National Guard programs, 3 military colleges, 3 Reserve Officer Training Corps programs, the Maine Maritime Academy and meet senators Susan Collins and Angus King as well as representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin.

Africa Rising Kick-Off – 9/12
CBHS Open House – 9/14
Freshmen Quest – 9/19-22
Senior Quest – 9/26-29

SALVAGE BBQ FUNDRAISER - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th
5pm to 9pm
919 Congress St.
Portland
To all CBHS Families:
Please join the Parent Advisory Group for a fun evening out
to support Project Graduation.
Salvage BBQ will generously donate 10% of all food and beverage sales.
For those new to our school, PAG supports "Project Graduation" for each graduating class to have a fun and safe all-night event immediately following graduation, an alternative to unsupervised post-graduation parties. Students are bused to and from a location where the Project Grad Committee made up of senior parents hosts a night of exciting activities. (The location and events are kept secret from the students making it a surprise). This is a special moment in the lives of our senior class as they celebrate together for the last time.
All Senior parents are invited to a short Project Graduation meeting at 7:00. Can't be there but want to help? Contact Elizabeth or Gina for details.
elizabeth.szatkowski@opportunityalliance.org
gkenny@maine.rr.com
Hope to see you there!

Select Student Announcements
Common Block and PATHS Courses Begin Today

Chromebook Distribution
During Tuesday ACAD, we will attempt to distribute Chromebooks to students in 9th, 11th, and 12th grades. We will begin calling ACAD classes up to the 3rd floor (beginning with 9th grade). PATHS students can pick up their Chromebooks at 1:30 on the 3rd floor.  During Thursday ACAD, we will distribute for grade 10 ACADs and students who were absent/unprepared on Tuesday.

PLEASE NOTE: Students will need their Metro IDs to get a Chromebook. There can't be any exceptions to this. Students will need to get in their Acceptable Use paperwork turned in by Friday in order to keep their Chromebook (The paperwork is in the packet of paperwork that they took home).

If you are interested in joining the SealsFit progam this fall, see a guidance counselor to apply this week. SealsFit is a partnership between the Maine Leadership Institute and the Portland Police Department.  This fall session is our 12th group and the dates are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sept 18, through November 3rd This program is free to the participants and includes a full set of workout warmups and running shoes. The program is designed to teach our youth about mental toughness, perseverance, the value of diversity, teamwork, and many other valuable leadership skills. Any student interested in improving their own fitness level, leadership skills or who would benefit from civilian interaction with local law enforcement would benefit from the program.
If you would like to make an announcement (or perform or share original work) at tomorrow’s school meeting (or any school meeting), please sign up on the white board outside of Mr. Pierce’s office.

We need your voice! We need three new members to join our student governing council the cabinet. They will join returning members Adam Wendell Pearson (10) and Noah Hager (12). The remaining representatives are for Grade 9 (chosen by lottery), Grade 11 (chosen by election) and 9-12 at-large (chosen by lottery). Any 9-12 studen is eligible to be a candidate for the “At Large” representative. Meetings are typically Fridays at 2:45-3:45. Sign up on the “Sign Up Board” to be a candidate by this Friday at 2:30.

We would like to have more student leadership with this year’s Craft Fair to orchestrate student participation and volunteers. If you are interested in being the student co-chairs of the Crafts Fair, please see Mr. Pierce this week. 


PPS students should show the METRO driver their Transit Pass when they board the bus. If a student loses their pass and needs a replacement, see the Main Office.
1st pass lost: FREE 2nd pass lost: $5 3RD and additional: $10
 
Any students with course schedule issues should see Mr Pierce (Grades 9 and 10), Mr. Hale (Grade 11) and Ms. Doyle (Grade 12) during the block when the problem exists on their schedule (eg: if there is a problem with the BK 4 course, go see the appropriate person BK 4.)

School lockers are available on a limited, first-come, first served basis. See Ms. Kierstead in the main office to get a locker assignment. Only school locks may be placed on school lockers. They can be rented for the year for $5. The $5 deposit will ensure your locker assignment and will be refunded once you return your lock in June.

Juniors and Seniors:
1) All off-campus permission forms for juniors and seniors must be turned in by this FRIDAY 9/8 in order for a student to be eligible for these privileges this trimester.. Any student leaving campus during the school day because of privileges or for an appointment MUST first sign out at the main office. This includes juniors or seniors planning to leave for lunch. If you return to your next class on time, there is no need to sign in. All juniors and seniors must report to academic support this week and next. Off-campus privileges for eligible students will begin next week. Forms are available from your crew advisor.
2) Teacher Aides Needed
For Ms. Natarajan: BK 5 (Pre-Calculus) and BK 3 (Algebra).
For Mr. Morales: BK 2
See these teachers directly if you are interested.
3) SMCC’s Introduction of Sociology and College Algebra begin at CBHS tomorrow. CBHS students should check their SMCC e-mail for the syllabus, etc… There is still room available in both courses. So sign up today!
Island students will be dismissed each day at 2:20, unless they are staying for Block 7 or afternoon activities. All: Please report any issues with transportation to your crew advisor or Mr. Shibles.

Block 7, our after-school tutoring block, has begun and will take place every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 till 3:45. Ask your teachers for details.

Lunch: Students may eat in any open space on the 2nd floor – except the art room. Students are not allowed to eat lunch on the 3rd floor except with a teacher. On days with good weather, students may also eat outside on the front field (away from the PATHS building), or outback by the picnic tables or basketball court. Wherever you eat, be sure to leave no trace and to recycle and compost at the central location on the 2nd floor.
 
Tuesday, September 5th
Acad – 9th Grade in Great Space
PM Common Block Students: Please go to our main office at the beginning of acad today to find out which bus you take and precisely when for your afternoon class at PHS and DHS. 


Wednesday – First B Day
Do you have an idea for a new X Block Activity this fall? Well, get on it! Proposal forms are outside Mr. Pierce's office and due to Mr. Croft by day's end tomorrow. We will meet in Crew during X Block time on Friday to begin sign ups for fall X Block.
School Meeting – Teller Crew Pathway: Pursue Personal Best (on deck: Shibles Crew: Persevere)

Thursday - Acad – 9th Grade in Great Space
Seeds of Peace Alums: Mr. Pierce would like to meet with you in his office during Thursday lunch.

Friday
Calling all mathletes!  CBHS has a thriving math team that is moving practices to lunchtime on Fridays this year to accommodate more students. Please come to Italy this Friday (Sept 8th) to sign up, join the FB group, and get on the email list. It will give you exceeds credit in your math classes, gets you credit towards the STEM endorsement, and we have a lot of fun!  See Martha Thompson, Charlie Compton, or Ms. Natarajan (or any math teacher) for more details.

1:30 – Crew – Grade 12 in Great Space
There will be a cabinet meeting this Friday at 2:40 in the Great Space.

Upcoming
Come meet with representatives from al the Service Academies on Tuesday, September 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel 1230 Congress St. in Portland. Learn more about the 5 branches of the military and their service academies, 2 National Guard programs, 3 military colleges, 3 Reserve Officer Training Corps programs, the Maine Maritime Academy and meet senators Susan Collins and Angus King as well as representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin.