CBHS Parent Newsflash 1-9-18
CBHS Parent Newsflash 1-9-18

Headline News 

Intensives will continue Monday and Tuesday this week. Year-long classes will resume Wednesday. The Intensives Showcase Assembly will occur this Thursday from 1pm-2:30. You can get a sense where each intensive is each day by viewing this link. (Subject to change. Please call us if you need more information.)

All our welcome to our next Parent Advisory Group Meeting, this Tuesday night (January 9th  5:30-7pm). Our agenda will include a discussion with local experts on teen sexuality as well as agenda items such as Family Crew Night, the Math Cup and the Care Committee.

 Family Crew Night – January 18th

Our bi-annual (and 11th Winter) Family Crew Night will be Thursday, January 18th from 6:30-8:00pm –one week from this Thursday. 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 college information night for students in grades 9-11 at 5:30pm. Students: 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.

Community Input Needed: Would you like to join our sophomores for a community dialogue on reducing bias and discrimination on January 22nd (8:30-2:30pm)?  Sign up here. More information is attached. We are aiming for 20-40 community members to participate. Join Councilor Ali and Supt. Botana in sharing your voice in this vital discussion.


Senior Bystander Training – 1/16 and 1/23

Family Crew Night – 1/18

Grades Close for PR’s – 1/19

Throwback Dance – 1/19

2nd Semester Begins – 1/22

Arc Towards Justice Community Dialogue – 1/22

Courageous Conversation on Privilege – 1/25

Addams Family Musical – 1/26-27

Select Student Announcements

Revised Winter Intensives Schedule:

Monday - Full Day of Intensives

Tuesday - Full Day of Intensives

Wednesday - "A" Day Classes (11:30 Dismissal for Staff Development)

Thursday - "B" Day classes + Intensives Showcase Assembly (1:00-2:30pm)

(no Academic support block and shorter course blocks – showcase line up below)

Friday - Normal A Day

·       We will have 10 minutes for intensives to gather before the Intensives showcase assembly on Thursday so you can review plans for the showcase assembly and all sit together in the assembly.

·       Alumni Luncheon – We will have a pizza luncheon to thank our Alumni Teaching Fellows on Tuesday from 11:00-11:30 in Canada. Please alert your “fellow” so s/he can join us for the fun.

Juniors and Seniors: We have more space in the SMCC Introduction to Psychology course beginning a week from Wednesday after school at CBHS. Please contact Mr Hale, Ms. Hampton or Mr. Pierce by ASAP if you are interested.

There will be no house band or vocal ensemble this week.

Ski Club begins today after school. See Mr. Shibles FMI.

Portland Youth Court Volunteer Training will take place this week after-school: Monday, January 8th - Friday, January 12th (from 3-5:30 pm each day). Interested students should email Monica, to reserve a spot.

Juniors and Seniors: As part of Portland Public Schools Teach Portland program, USM is offering EYE108 - Culture, Identity and Education this spring.  The course will be offered at Deering High School in room 212 on Mondays from 4:10pm-6:40pm beginning on January 22.  See Ms. Hampton or Mr. Hale this week if you are interested.

EYE108 - Culture, Identity and Education

This course explores the basic question of "Who are you?" and "What/who has influenced who you are and whom you wish to become?" Students will engage in a personal examination of culture and education as components of personal identity. Drawing from concepts borrowed from sociology and educational psychology. Students will be asked to analyze educational materials, settings, aims, and procedures, compare these to their own successes or challenges with institutional learning, and frame their future learning goals.

Students Participating in a Panel for Faculty After School on Wednesday: If you spoke with Ms. Haar or Mr. Pierce before break about participating in a panel to help out teachers, it’s this Wednesday from 12:00-1pm. Meet in the Great Space at 11:30 on Wednesday to get some lunch (provided) and review the questions. See Ms. Haar or Mr. Pierce FMI.

In preparation for the student-facilitated discussions that will be at the heart of the sophomores’ upcoming Community Dialogue on bias, student facilitators will be trained from 8-1:30pm this Friday, January 12th with Stewart and me. This will involve 14 students , mostly Seeds of Peace alums.  Watch for a list of participants soon.

Upcoming: Courageous Conversation on Privilege

1/18 Acad - training of facilitators

1/24 - Preview in School Meeting

1/25 - Courageous Conversation in Crew

 Grades will close for progress reports on 1/19, a week from Friday, marking the mid-point of the winter trimester (and the year).

Second Semester Courses at SMCC (including Intro to Acting and Psych at CBHS) start the week of January 15th. USM second semester courses begin the week of January 22nd.

Community Opportunities:

Let’s Get Ready’s spring SAT prep programs start in late January or early February, and spots will fill up quickly. Apply today: HighSchool Student Application:

Cultivating Community

Youth Leadership Intensive 2018 PROGRAM APPLICATION

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FRIDAY JANUARY 19th at 5:00PM! Applications are now available outside Mr. Pierce’s office.

You can also find this form online:

If you are 17 or older:  Reiche School and LearningWorks are looking for mentors/tutors to dedicate 5 hours to their students after-schools. If a student is to complete a service term with AmeriCorps and LearningWorks they would receive an educational award of $1,230. Contact Jordan Carpenter