CBHS Parent Newsflash 10-7-19
CBHS Parent Newsflash 10-7-19

Headline News
Wednesday is our first 11:30am dismissal for staff development. There is no school this Friday (or Monday the 14th). 
Grades close for Progress Reports this Thursday (marking the 1/2 point of the first trimester). Progress Reports grades will be viewable via Infinite Campus on 10/17. 
 All are welcome to our next Parent Advisory Group (PAG) meeting, THIS Thursday (October 10th from 5:30-7pm, in the Great Space). Our educational topic will be restorative justice and its applicability to parenting teens. We will also be reviewing and awarding fall teacher grants and planning for Arts and Music Fest (11/16).   
Help Wanted
Our 9th-11th graders will be taking the PSAT's a week from Wed. October 16th, so we will be looking for healthy breakfast donations to help our students do their best (bagels, orange juice. etc.). Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. 
Upcoming PPS Parent University Events
October 17 at Lincoln Middle School, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lessons from the Global LGBT Rights Movement by Kyle Knight, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch.  Here’s the link to the flyer.

November 4 at Casco Bay High School, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Exploring Wabanaki- Maine History by Wabanaki Reach. Here’s the link to the flyer.

Upcoming at CBHS

PSAT's - 10/16

Financial Aid Night with Bill Smith (for senior families) –  Oct 17 from 6-8pm

Picture Day - 10/24

Courageous Conversation - 10/24

Sophomore Team-Building Day at Fort Williams - 10/25

Halloween Dance - October 25th

Select Student Announcements

Congrats to the students who have been chosen for the Telling Room’s Young Writers and Leaders Program: Johan, Joseph, Musab, Diana, Thao, Fatimah and Deka. In addition, Lionel and Queen were chosen for the summer program and Hadil secured a spot in the 2020 program. 

Crews: Our first Courageous Conversation will now take place on Thursday, 10/24. Please choose your student facilitators for the year. Facilitation training for facilitators will take place during Acad on 10/22. The deadline for turning in proposals to Mr. Pierce or a Cabinet member has been extended until this Wednesday at 11:30. 

Next Step With Trying to Improve Hallway Transitions and Behavior

What does Civic Accountability look like in the hallway between classes? Each crew is asked to submit their one best idea on this issue to Cabinet by the end of Crew on Tuesday. Ultimately, we will have a meme competition to promote the best ideas. 

Graduation Robe Proposal

Thanks to all of the crews that gave their input to Cabinet. There was diverse and disparate feedback, but the Cabinet ultimately decided that it was consistent with our school philosophy of student voice and empowerment to give students more say in graduation attire. The following was approved. 

The senior class may decide to change the color of the robes for their graduation within the following parameters: 

  • The decision is cost-neutral; it does not cost substantially more for class members. (Seniors have to buy their own robes.)

  • The whole class will wear the same color robe. 

  • The standard robe choices will be white, black and teal (the school color). In addition, each class could consider one additional color that might have some special significance to their class. 

  • Any vote on graduation robe color will be done as a ranked choice vote to ensure that the choice which the most students like the most wins. Other than that, the decision-making process is up to the senior class, in consultation with the faculty graduation coordinator.  

  • Each subsequent senior class will have the same option. 

Geometry Students: There will be extra support periods after school on Monday and Tuesday this week for students needing help with their Superhero You Concept & Design products.  A few quick notes:

  • If you have been asked to attend a regularly scheduled Block 7 by another teacher, you need to attend that first

  • Mr. Leque will still have my regularly scheduled Block 7 on Thursday in Wellness on the third floor.

  • Monday and Tuesday support periods will be in Sweden

College Visits This Week

Monday, October 7

10:00 - Sarah Lawrence College

11:30 - Pennsylvania State University

Tuesday, October 8

1:00- Mount Allison

12:30 - University of Chicago

2pm - Endicott

Wednesday, October 9

9:30-Claremont Mckenna

10:00-Southeastern University Florida

12:00 - Boston University

Thursday, October 10

  9:00 - University of New England


Monday- TST - Team 10 in Great Space

Freshman will begin preparing for their Rite of Passage during Team Support Time Monday. 

2:45 - SolaRISE Meeting in Sudan


Tuesday - School Visitors from Seattle

X Block Change Requests deadline for Fall Trimester


Wednesday - Yom Kippur - 11:30 Dismissal

Bk 1 - 8-9:07

BK 2 - 9:11-10:18

BK 3 - 10:22-11:30


11:30 - Cabinet meeting in Hampton Crew Space

SENIORS - Did you sign up to be a mentor for a freshman last year? Are you excited to get started? Do you want to eat pizza and talk about it? Come to Crowley's room on Wednesday October 9 at 11:30am for your brief training and conversation about mentor responsibilities.  If you are unsure if you are a mentor, a list will be on Mrs. Crowley and Mrs. Hampton's door. You can also view it here. If you would like to be a mentor, but are not on this list, see Ms. Hampton. Carbs and Convos..... don't miss it! 

Thursday -  Grades Close for Progress Reports

Seniors: Please remember that if you are applying Early Action or Early Decision your packets are due to recommenders by this Thursday October 10th (there is no school on Friday!). See Ms. Doyle FMI.

Crew - 9th Grade in Great Space


Friday - no school



9th Fieldwork - Oct 15th

The junior and senior teams who hope to represent CBHS in Maine’s HS Quiz Show will face-off a week from Tuesday (the 15th)  during Acad in the Great Space. 

Progress Reports - due 10/16 

PSAT’s for Grades 9-11 - October 16th  

Upcoming School Meetings


Host Crew


Set Up Crew

Small Green Act

10/16 (PSAT Day)


Be Accountable (Academic Accountability)



Small Green Act Reminders: Avoid straws. Bring your own cutlery. Turn off lights in empty classrooms. 

Reminder: If you are interested in showing off your amazing talent at school meeting, you must either check-in with the Performance Wizard (Devyn Shaughnessy 10th Grade) or fill out the Google Form on the CBHS homepage. All performances should be well rehearsed and all performers will be required to briefly meet with the Wizards at some point before the date of their performance to preview their act. Break a leg!! Also, JUNIORS AND SENIORS if you are interested in being co-Performance Wizard and helping to pre-screen performances please see Mr. Pierce or Devyn!

Last Reminder: There is still time to join Vocal Ensemble or House Band. Vocal Ensemble meets before school in the PATHS Music Room (7am) Tuesday and Thursday. The House Band meets at the same time and place Wednesday and Fridays. Students who successfully participate earn art UPs. If you would like to join but are having transportation issues, please see Mr. Pierce.