CBHS News 3-6-17
CBHS Parent Newsflash 3-6-17

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Senior Expedition Culmination Season is here. A sampling of options are listed below. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from and with the Class of 2017.

Parent Advisory Group Meeting - this Tuesday 5:30-7pm: Our parent educational topic will be how to have a challenging conversation with your teenager. We will also be reviewing and awarding spring teacher grants and discussing some future possibilities with facilities.

Wednesday is an 11:30 dismissal. About 40 educators will be visiting us as part of our annual professional development workshop.

The winter trimester ends on Friday. Students should be doing what is necessary to be meeting and exceeding standards before then.  

Friday: 8th grade commitment forms are due. We held our lottery last week, including 154 Portland 8th graders.

Saturday: 8pm – Staged reading of CBHS’s original One Act Play (at Bonney Eagle HS)… Good luck cast and crew!

Upcoming Key Dates:
3/13 – Spring Trimester Begins
3/14 – Courageous Conversation
3/16 – Winter Grades Posted
Next School Meeting –  Koharian Crew  (Craft Excellence and Beauty – 3/15) – (on Deck: Lunetta: Take Action, 3/22)
3/16 - Junior Journey Parent Info Night - 6 to 7pm

3/22 – Junior Journey Fundraiser, Dinner and a Movie
We will start the evening with a one hour version of last year's Detroit documentary and then have a pasta supper.  How can the members of CBHS help us?  Please donate pasta, sauce, meatballs, cheese, etc.  The more that is donated the more we can hope to make on the event.  See Ms Teller with donations.  We hope to see many of you at the event.  Thanks!
Wednesday March 22nd 5:30-7:30
First Parish Church, 425 Congress Street, Portland
$10 suggested donation
3/23 and 3/24 (11:30 release)– Mud School
3/30 – Math Cup

3/31 - We will be having our next Shared Space Cafe for our multilingual families on March 31th (5:30-7:30). The focus will be on keeping our students safe - in school and in the community.

 Reminder: CLYNK Maine Recycles Championship
Between February 17th - April 24th Hannaford will match an extra 50 cents for every $1 raised through CLYNK. Top performing schools also win cash prizes. Help us take advantage of this competition and drop off your CLYNK bags of redeemable cans and bottles at Hannaford between these dates.

CLYNK bags can be picked up by the front office, or email me at
Thank you from the Junior Class!

Select Student Announcements

 Cougar Kudos to Brooks Miller for winning the Telling Room’s state-wide writing contest. And to Adara (creative marketing) and Grace Luka (interviewing) for winning 1st prizes at last week’s DECA conference.
Sophomores: If you would like to apply to be the student representative for the state school board, see Mr. Pierce  

Valuables Turned into Mr. Pierce’s Office: leather wallet, several cell phones, Honda car key on LL Bean chain

Have an idea for a new X Block this spring? Student and faculty proposals for new X Blocks should be submitted by this Thursday at 8am to Mr. Croft. Proposal forms are available outside Mr. Pierce’s office.  

Monday -  TST: Please come to Emma Schwartz’s Senior Expedition culmination at Team Support this Monday, March 6th in the library for a video and dialogue on the Israel/Palestine conflict. This will be a time for you to learn more about the critical conflict and to hear other students’ perspectives on the issue. Students from all grades are welcome!”

9th and 10th: Join Samira Ahmed in Haiti during TST on Monday to find out more about what stem cells are and how they hold promise to cure disease. This is a great preview to one topic you may explore during the upcoming expedition.

Monday: There will be a Model UN meeting after school today from 2:40 to 3:30 in Dominican Republic. We'll share our country assignments and begin learning about them. See Mr. Ford or Ms. Perkins if you cannot attend.

As part of her Senior Expedition Culmination, Maryse is hosting a Black Student Roundtable to discuss the need for a Black Student Union and factors about the White and Black achievement gap. In Mr Nichols room: Sweden, from 2:30 to 5pm, the latest.  

For my Senior Expedition, I have chosen to take a closer look at the hierarchy we have in our education system. Many students who do not excel in the most highly valued subjects-math, english, and science-are left feeling invalidated by their education. The psychological effects on someone who has been labeled as "less than" as a student can be detrimental to their goals for the future and feeling of self worth. Join me for my culmination on Monday, March 6th, from 3:30-4:30 in the CBHS Library to learn more and figure out what type of intelligence you are! - Maddie Lynch  – Check out this video to learn more:   

 Acad – Liva’s Senior Celebration Culmination in the Great Space (Satire and the Media)
Bk 7 – Make Up 11th presentations

Juniors and seniors : You are all invited to Lucy Tabb's senior expedition culmination this Tuesday March, 7th from 2:30-3:30 in the library. There will be refreshments as well as a dialogue on how we can change sex education both in and out of school to create a culture more conducive to productive and honest conversations about consent and pleasure.

The city of Portland is holding a  job fair to be held on Tuesday, March 7.  - 4 to 6 at the Merrill Rehearsal Hall
Wednesday – 11:30 Dismissal/Grading Workshop/Chileans Arrive
BK 1 – 8:00-9:07
Bk 2 – 9:11-10:18  
Bk 3 – 10:22-11:30
Visiting educators will be in and out of many classrooms during BK 2 and Bk 3. Please welcome our guests. Student ambassadors are needed for BK 2 and BK 3. If you are available and interested, please see Mr. Pierce or Mr. Shibles.

Thursday  - Part 2 of the facilitator training for our next courageous conversation will take place during the first part of acad on Thursday.
Revive yourself while revising your work! Come Thursday during acad to the main hallway and buy a delicious, homemade snack that will support the literary magazine. ($1.00 for a brownie or 2 cookies). In the future, you can get a free brownie for a submission to our literary magazine!
Friday - 8th Grade Commitment Forms Due/End of Winter Trimester
2:30 Cabinet
Looking for a dress for prom: Cape Closet is having a big dress giveaway at Cape Elizabeth Community Services this Saturday March 11th from 11am-6pm.  

8pm – Performance of CBHS One Act Play (at Bonney Eagle HS)… Good luck cast and crew!