CBHS Parent Newsflash 11-25-19
CBHS Parent Newsflash 11-25-19

Headline News
The Fall Trimester ends this Tuesday. Tuesday is an 11:30 dismissal.  Students should do everything they can to be meeting or exceeding standards before then. 
Details about Frost School (12/9, 12/10 and 12/12) for students who are close to meeting T1 standards, but not quite there, are attached.
The superintendent's monthly column is attached. 
Attached is a document with information about free holiday food resources in the region, FYI. Happy Thanksgiving!
Help Wanted
About 8 CBHS parents are needed from 7:00 to 8:15pm on Thursday, December 12th to help with our annual 8th Grade Family Night. Parent ambassadors will help to welcome prospective families and provide tours. Let Derek know if you are interested or would like more info. 


December 2nd - Beginning of Winter Trimester

December 5th - Picture Retakes

December 6th - Seniors: Get One College App Done Deadline

December 9th, 10th, 12th - Frost School

December 11th - 11:30 Dismissal

December 12th - Pre-Intensives Meeting

December 13th - March to the Post Office (Parade down Congress about 1:40pm)

December 17th - Sophomore Culmination - Beyond Borders

December 18th-19th - Public Policy Culmination (Grade 11)

December 20th - Winter Solstice

Select Student Announcements

The fall trimester ends tomorrow Tuesday, November 26th (with an 11:30 dismissal). Students must be meeting standards in at least five courses (excluding crew) to be athletically eligible and, for PATHS students, to remain off PATHS probation.

Class journalists and photographers: Please submit any submissions for our next school newsletter electronically to Ms. Kierstead (  and Mr. Pierce ( before Thanksgiving break.

Help out CBHS Alum Lorien Fish:

I am an alumni of CBHS, having graduated last spring with the class of 2019. I am currently a student at USM and am part of an honors immigration class. For our final, we are asked to create a project that focuses on an aspect of what it is like to be a refugee. I am looking for 2-4 people who are refugees in Portland, Maine that are interested in being interviewed and being in my final project. Please reach out to me on my personal email ( If you have even a small interest or further questions, please email! Thank you! 

Please see Ms. Doyle if you are planning on taking a course at USM or SMCC in the 2nd semester. Courses start in January, including an Introduction to Psychology (Thursday afternoons at CBHS) and an Introduction to Acting (Wednesday afternoons at CBHS). See Ms Doyle ASAP to sign up and complete the required paperwork.

The annual 8th grade Family Night is Thursday, December 12th from 6:30-8:30pm. Mr. Pierce is looking for 6 to 8 student ambassadors from each grade level to help with the evening (welcoming prospective students, answering questions, providing tours). See Mr. Pierce if you are interested.

Monday - Deadline for receiving recommender packets from seniors


9th Grade Crews - Cabinet Representative Elections


Winter Sports Intensive students: please meet during lunch in Japan (Ms. Dodson’s room) for a quick check-in about equipment.


There will be a mandatory meeting for all students signed up for the Career Exploration Intensive ½ way through TST today - at 12:30 in the Great Space. 

Tuesday - 11:30 Dismissal

Bk 4 - 8:00-9:07 

Bk 5 - 9:11-10:18

Bk 6 - 10:22-11:30

11:30 - Outing Club - Evo Climbing



The 14th Annual JA Titan Challenge will take place on Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 from 8:15am-2:15pm (snow date March 4th) at six locations across the state. Sponsored by KeyBank, the day-long online business strategy competition is designed for high school students to learn business trends through teamwork and mentorship. Teams of three students work with a mentor from the business community to manage a virtual company in a competitive marketplace. If you would like to form a team, see Mr. Pierce.