CBHS Parent Newsflash 12-2-19
CBHS Parent Newsflash 12-2-19

Headline News
Today is the beginning of the winter trimester. 
Trimester one course grades and HOWL grades will be viewable online by Thursday.
Our next Parent Advisory Group (PAG) meeting is a week from Tuesday, December 10th (5:30-7pm). We will be talking about equity at CBHS and what parents can do to help make CBHS more just and equitable. We will also be debriefing Arts and Music Fest and discussing the Film Festival in February. 

Thursday, December 5th - Picture Retakes

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

Details about next week's Frost School (12/9, 12/10 and 12/12) for students who are close to meeting T1 standards, but not quite there, are on the CBHS homepage.
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. 
At this January’s Family Crew Night, we will be announcing a Faculty and Alumni navigator award for the first time. Derek is looking for several parents to be on the committees to help with this decision. The alumni navigator award committee will meet at noon on Monday, December 16th. The faculty navigator award committee will meet at noon Tuesday, December 17th. Contact Derek if you are interested.


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

December 10th - PAG - 5:30-7pm

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

Fall Trimester Grades will be viewable online by Thursday. Frost School is December 9, 10, and 12 from 2:45-3:45. Application forms and more information is available outside Mr. Pierce’s office and on the CBHS website. 

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

Mr. Hale will be out this week as he continues to recover from his concussion. Please join us in sending him well wishes. Please see Ms. Doyle, Ms. Hampton or Mr. Pierce if there is something you need this week for which you would typically see Mr. Hale. 


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 a week from this 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 or your Cabinet grade level rep if you are interested.

Upcoming School Meetings


Host Crew


Set Up Crew

Small Green Act



Be Accountable (Civic  Accountability)





Work Collaboratively




Monday -  TST - Team 10 in Great Space

There will be a meeting today of the Literary Magazine. We will meet for the first 30 minutes of Team support, in the back of the library. All are welcome!!



8am - Senior Hum in Great Space

School Meeting - Kutvirt Host/Lunetta Set-Up

1-2pm - Senior Hum in Great Space


Thursday (Burlington VT visits)

8am - Senior Hum in Great Space

Lunch - Grade 9 and 10 Retakes

Acad - Grade 11 and 12 Re-Takes

12:00-12:30- USM Early Studies Meeting

1-2pm - Senior Hum in Great Space


Friday - Seniors Get one Done Deadline


X Block - Adjusted for Winter Trimester


From Junior Naomi Zarin: On this Friday, December 6th (11:30am-1pm),  a "lie-in" will take place at Portland City Hall. We ask you to call on our state legislature and Governor Janet Mills to declare a formal climate emergency. Let's show our government that we only have 10 years to avert the worst effects of climate change! We will be lying down at city hall in mourning for the planet, and to show the consequences of ignoring this emergency. There will be speakers in the first part of the event. See Naomi and Yusur FMI. 


 Crew - Senior Expedition Kick-Off

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.