CBHS Parent Newsflash 10-2-17
CBHS Parent Newsflash 10-2-17

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This Thursday night is FAFSA night in the Great Space for Senior Families- 6:30-8:30. Please attend if you can.

All are invited to the Parent Advisory Group Meeting a week from Tuesday (10/10, 5:30-7pm). Agenda items will include a review of teacher grant proposals, the Crafts Fair and educational topics for the year.

If you would like your child to get a flu shot through school, find the forms and more info
Please have your student return the form to Nurse Bell and she will schedule your child for the shot. If you have any questions, please call Nurse Bell at 842-4665 or email her at

Our annual storytelling event, the Moth, will take place Friday evening, October 13th from 7 to 8:30pm (and also by day in select crews). Dessert pot-luck. Parents and students are welcome to this free event. Performers also welcome. If you have ideas about a possible theme or would like to perform, please let Mr. Pierce, Ms. Richard or Mr. Burke know.
Reminder Sophomores and Juniors: The PSAT’s cost $16. Fees are waived for students who receive free/reduced lunch. The Accuplacer is free. Turn in fees to your crew advisor. Checks should be made out to Casco Bay High School. We are also seeking healthy breakfast foods, snacks and drinks for a pre-PSAT breakfast, the day of the test, a week from this Wednesday, October 11th.

Leo Tinkham has put together a Teacher Wish List. Please see the attached and thanks for any help you can provide.

Indigenous People’s Day (no school) – 10/9
School Picture Day – 10/10
PSAT’s – 10/11
Courageous Conversation – 10/12
Fall Moth – 10/13 (7:00-8:30, dessert potluck)
Week of 10/16 – Intervention Week
Select Student Announcements
Any submissions (photos or articles) for the October CBHS newsletter should be in by this Friday, October 6th.

Seniors in Ms. Loughlin's Introduction to Engineering are reminded that they may need to work during Team Support or Block 7 today to ensure their LASER projects are completed by Thursday.

We are sad to report that Mr Zwayyer has had to leave his position as Make It Happen coordinator to attend to some family issues back home in North Carolina. We are grateful for his service and will work diligently to find a replacement as soon as possible.

College Visits this Week:
Monday – New School (10), Sarah Lawrence (11:30), Colorado College (2pm)
Friday – Suffolk (11:30), Endicott (12)

Revised Expectations for PATHS Students on Monday
PATHS students on Monday should be dismissed at 11:00 for an 11:15 arrival at PATHS. Only Chemistry students may be dismissed at 11:15 on Mondays (because this course is most impacted by PATHS students). PATHS students are universally dismissed at 10:50 on other days. Sorry for the confusion and miscommunication.
Monday - TST – Juniors PSAT meeting
This Monday, PATHS juniors must attend their Post-PATHS Supported Study in the Library to do their PSAT/NMSQT Prep with Ms. Randall and Mr. Hale.

9th Grade Rite of Passage Prep:
Monday TST
If you were working on the part of the Rite of Passage with Mr. Morales on Friday afternoon, please report to Sweden.
If you were working on the part of the Rite of Passage with Mr. Bernstein on Friday afternoon, please report to France.
If you were working on the part of the Rite of Passage with Ms Richard, Mr. Leque, Ms. Randall, and Ms. Crowley on Friday afternoon, please report to Australia.

Tuesday Crew - All 9th Graders to the Great Space
Thursday ACAD - All 9th Graders (other than Courageous Conversation facilitators) to the Great Space
Thursday Crew - All 9th Graders to the Great Space

Acad: Courageous Conversation Facilitator Training in Wellness Room
Evening: Proj Grad Fundraiser at Gorgeous Gelato

Wednesday - 1st 11:30 Dismissal
8:00-9:07 – Bk 4
9:11-10:18 – Bk 5
10:22-11:30 – Bk 6
Thursday Acad – Courageous Conversation Facilitator Training in Wellness Room/
Crew - 9th Grade Rite of Passage
6:30 – FAFSA Night for Senior Families

Friday – Grades Close for Progress Reports
Cabinet – 2:30

Members of Ms Loughlin's DIY XBlock are reminded that we will have a table at First Friday Artwalk on October 6 (this Friday).

Community Opportunities
Juniors and Seniors: If you have BK 1 or BK 4 free and would like to volunteer to lead a club a morning or two a week at Lyseth Elementary, please see Mr. Pierce.

The ACE mentor program is open to any high school student interested in Architecture, Construction, Engineering, seeing local projects under construction, visiting professional offices, developing relationships with mentors in the ACE professions, or internship & scholarship opportunities. We meet Wednesdays from 3:30 – to 5 at Consigli Construction (15 Franklin St, Portland). See Mr. Hale or Ms. Hampton FMI.

Portland Ovations Offstage is launching an Ambassador Program to enroll Maine high school students to spread the word about the magic of the performing arts and to provide them with an in depth semester-long (December-June) opportunity to explore what a professional commitment to the performing arts truly entails.  Offstage Ambassadors will attend performances and various outreach events presented by Portland Ovations to expand their interest in the arts. They will be asked to post reviews on social media sites or on the organization’s website
Applications are due by November 1, 2017. To apply, students:
    Must complete the Ovations Offstage Ambassador program application available at
    For more information please visit the Offstage Ambassador web page at

The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers is sponsoring The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2018 and is calling all educators and parents to encourage their young writers (grade 7-12) to submit their work. They are accepting work in the categories of Drama/script, fiction, nonfiction, Journalism, essay, memoire, poetry, short stories, and many others.  The deadline is December 14, 2017. For more info visit