CBHS Parent Newsflash 11-12-19
CBHS Parent Newsflash 11-12-19

Headline News
Thanks to all of the parents and guardians who came in for conferences last week, It's always great to do school one student at a time. 
Cougar kudos to Ms Boucher-Hartman, Mr. Hale, Ms. Stubbs and the entire cast and crew of Little Shop of Horrors for a terrific production. 
The November PAG meeting is tonight (Tuesday, 5;30-7pm in Sudan (off the Great Space)!  The minutes from the October PAG meeting are attached. Agenda items include the upcoming Arts & Music Fest and input on the HS selection process.
This Wednesday 11/13 is an 11:30 dismissal day for staff development. 
Nominations are due for the juniors' People of Portland Project by today ,11/12. Nominate someone here!
Help Wanted
1) Arts and Music Fest
 The CBHS/PATHs Art & Music Fest is THIS 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!  

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!)

2) 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
3) Do you have spare reusable shopping bags you can spare?  Please consider donating them to our Friday Food Partners Program.  There will be a collection area located at the Arts/Music Fest to drop off your clean bag(s). 
Thank you!!
4) A Family for ME is doing outreach to Maine high schools in search for more folks interested in becoming foster parents. More information is attached.
Select Student Announcements
Happy Day after Veterans Day… According to the United States Department of Defense, “Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace — dead or alive — although it’s largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices.” Veterans Day “began as Armistice Day, on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the cessation of hostilities in World War I—the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.” There are currently 18.8 million veterans are living in the U.S., 7.6 percent of the population. 

Last Reminder: You can take a (free) dance class this winter and earn UPs.  Get .5 UPs in Art or PE by attending at least 10 classes. Work with two great teachers. You can take one course or both. Both classes meet in the Dance Studio on the 3rd floor. Attend class starting this week!

Tues: Afro-Beat - 2:40-3:40

Thursday: Contemporary - 2:40-3:40


USM classes for the spring trimester (starting in January) are open for registration. See the link below to sign up or see Ms. Doyle. The UMS Early College Application Portal ExplorEC is now LIVE with Spring 2020 courses! There will be a mandatory meeting on November 21st at 12:00 for all students taking a class at USM in the spring. 

Want to start a new X-Block in the 2nd trimester? See Mr. Hale or Mr. Leque before this Friday.  

  • 11/14 - X Block Proposals Due

  • 11/15 to 11/22 - X Block Change Window Open (if you want a different X Block 2nd trimester)

Geometry classes will go straight to the bus to start class Tuesday and Wednesday.  Please do not go to your classroom. Go straight to the bus out in front of the school. 

 Tuesday Schedule -  Deadline to Nominate for Portland People Project

10:30 - Thomas College

Lunch - Courageous Conversation Training in China for Student Facilitators. (Start: 10 minutes into lunch)

After Lunch Schedule

BK 6 - 12:08-1:40

School Meeting (with PATHS students) - 1:44-2:30

(As a reminder, there will be no school meeting the week of 11/18. This is the last one for the trimester. There will be an additional Acad on Wednesday, November 20th in its place.) 


Want to play sports for Deering this winter? DHS is holding a Winter Sports Info. Session TODAY Tuesday, Nov. 12th at 2:45pm at the Caf at DHS! CBHS students are welcome to attend. This will be a half hour general info. session with Athletic Admin and Athletic Training. (SOME) Winter Coaches will be available to meet afterwards to discuss their team tryouts, schedule and answer questions. The sign up for Winter Sports for DHS is at


Wednesday - 11:30 Dismissal

Bk 1 - 8-9:07

Bk 2 - 9:11-10:18

Bk 3 - 10:22-11:30

Upcoming School Meetings


Host Crew


Set Up Crew

Small Green Act



Pursue Personal Best





Be Accountable (Civic  Accountability)



Thursday- Adjusted Schedule for Cour Conv

Thursday 9th Grade Dress Rehearsal Rooms (all day): Burundi, Angola, Haiti, Sweden  and Germany

Rm Shifts on Thursday

Bk 4 - Ford Hum 3 SS to Library; Acad Lang 4 to Japan; 11-12 Supported Study to Make it Happen

BK 5 - Burke Algebra to Sudan; Junior Supported Study to India

Bk 6  - Ford Hum 3 SS to Canada

Crew 1:50-2:30 - Courageous Conversation on Economics


Friday - Peer Mediators ½ Day Training  

2:45- Cabinet



The CBHS/PATHs Art & Music Fest is THIS 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! See Mr. Pierce or Bella Puleo if you want one of the remaining performance slots. See Mr. Pierce or Chloe Brydon if you want to sell your art or crafts. See Elsa, Abby or Mr Pierce if you are able to volunteer before, after or during the event. And if you know how to make cookies, start baking! 


Artsy Folks:  design an ornament for our ornament raffle at the Arts & Music Fest this Saturday. See Ms. Richard to pick up a blank wooden ornament to get started.  All proceeds support things like intensives, Quests and Junior Journey.



9th Culmination - 11/19

Acad instead of School Meeting - 11/20


A Week from Friday, November 22, MOVIE NIGHT AT CBHS.  Please come! Soon you will be able to vote on your favorite movie titles! Donations encouraged to help fund Junior Journey 2020!


End of First Trimester - 11/26 (and 11:30am dismissal)