CBHS Parent Newsflash 10-29-19
CBHS Parent Newsflash 10-28-19

Headline News
If you have not already done so, please connect with your crew advisor about a student-parent-advisor conference appointment, typically 11/6 or 11/7. Please submit your parent "crucial question" for conferences here by next Tuesday, 11/5.
Congrats to the Class of 2022 for hosting a successful Halloween Dance on Friday night. They now have over a thousand dollars to support new Mainers as part of their expedition, Beyond Borders. 
Upcoming: Little Shop of Horrors - 11/8-9 at PHS
Help Wanted
Arts and Music Fest
 The CBHS/PATHs Art & Music Fest is on Saturday, November 16th from 10-2pm!  We will be having the world’s largest cookie walk, live, continuous entertainment, one-of-a-kind shopping and art, a basket raffle, CBHS swag, an ornament silent auction, coffee, pizza, nachos, and more!  

 Here is how you can participate:

1) We are accepting ARTISTS for the event – the application to have a table at the event is attached.  
2) Calling all artists, crafters and creative thinkers!  The Casco Bay/PATHS Arts & Music Fest  needs you to design an ornament for our ornament raffle.  Thanks again to all of the great local artists who've donated in the past! Ornaments do not have to be holiday themed -- think of them as miniature pieces of art.  All money raised supports our students.  Stop in the art room (Germany/212) at Casco Bay to pick up a blank wooden ornament to get started. Contact Peg Richard (
And please feel free to pass this on to other artist friends who might be interested.

3) If you would like to VOLUNTEER at the event or donate items such as food for the LUNCH TABLE, cookies for the COOKIE WALK, homemade ornaments for the SILENT AUCTION, please sign up here – Art & Music Fest 2019 sign up sheet (once here please click on the top of the page that reads; OPEN IN GOOGLE SHEETS in order to add your name!)

4) The BASKET RAFFLE was a huge success last year and we are excited to have it again this year.  If you are interested in donating a basket please see the attached form and email Julie Cunningham at

For more information, please contact Nicole O'Brien at

Thank you - it's going to be a great event!


Select Student Announcements 

If you would like to access photo booth photos from the dance join the Halloween Dance google classroom with code: ziklk19. 

Cougar Kudos to Maine’s newest Eagle Scout, Nate Hanscom and to everyone who competed in the X-Country Regionals on Saturday, including top CBHS finishers:  Greta and Alexey, and finally to all of the CBHS musicians who tried out for district 2: Deven A, Lilliana, Aislinn, Audrey L,  Isabella M and Leo Oster

The Cabinet reviewed feedback about what civic accountability looks like between classes in the hallway. The Cabinet consolidated some of the feedback into: “Walk and Talk: Don’t Block and Talk.”  Thanks to everyone who’s already contributed to progress on this issue. 

Want to Play Ultimate this Winter? There are only a few spots left and games start on November 7th!  Follow this link or see Mr. Lunetta to sign up!

Are you interested in a Career in Marine Science? The Maine Department of Marine Resources is holding an event for YOU on Wednesday, November 6th. You do need to register in advance for this event, so please see Ms. Kutvirt (in New Zealand) FMI!

Economic Class/Inequality is one of the topics that Cabinet and faculty leadership supported being a Courageous Conversation topic once every 4 years. Of the other rotating topics, the Cabinet chose it for this year since we have not done it before. On Friday, Cabinet resolved that this Courageous Conversation would be a dialogue. Courageous conversations that are dialogues involve people sharing their likely diverse or divergent perspectives on complex, crucial topics/issue. Each crew is asked to submit some possible discussion questions here by this Friday at 2:30 for the Cabinet to review. (Sample Dialogue Questions: Is it OK that billionaires exist? Do you support the idea of a Universal Basic Income?)

Want to share a talent at Arts & Music Fest on 11/16?  Sign up on the CBHS homepage or see Bella Puleo FMI. Interested in having a booth to sell your art or crafts? Get a form outside Mr. Pierce’s office or see Chloe Brydon.  

Crew Advisees: It’s time to sign up for Fall Conferences - 11/6-7. Ask your crew advisor for details how. 

College Visits This Week

Monday, October 28

  8:30 - Elmira College


University of New Brunswick (1pm)

Finlanda (1:30pm

LaSalle (2pm)


Antioch (10am) 

Thursday, October 31

  8:30 - Bucknell University

  9:00 - Colby College


12:30 - Gettysburg


Monday  - B Day - Visitors from Salem

The first meeting of the Literary Magazine will be today at Team Support. We will meet in the back of the Library and will meet for half an hour. We need organizers, editors, artistic visionaries and fundraisers. 



9:30-11:30- Center for Promise Focus Group #1 (Make it Happen Room)

12-2 - Center for Promise Focus Group #2 





Host Crew


Set Up Crew

Small Green Act








Be Well 



Reminder: 2-4 student and faculty volunteers would be appreciated at the CBHS/DHS co-hosted math meet this Wednesday, October 30th at Deering High School.  Student volunteers will assist from 2:45-5:15 and receive 2.5 hours of STEM ELO credit. Please contact Ms. Natarajan if you'd like to help.


Thursday- Crew - Winter Intensive Sign Ups


Friday - STEM Expo/Grades Close for Danger Reports 

BK 6-  Some Sophs to STEM Expo with Priya

Cabinet - 2:45


Saturday - November SAT’s



School Board Rep Elections - 11/5

Conferences - 11/6-7

Little Shop of Horrors - 11/8-9 (at PHS)

CBHS-PATHS Students at School Meeting - 11/12

Nominations due for People of Portland Project - 11/12

11:30 Dismissal - 11/13

Arts & Music Fest - 11/16