CBHS Parent Newsflash 3-11-19
CBHS Parent Newsflash 3-11-19

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The Spring Trimester begins today. Wednesday is an 11:30am dismissal for staff development

Winter Trimester grades will be viewable online on Thursday. Any student eligible for Mud School (a week from Friday) should take advantage of the opportunity to earn more UPs. Relevant forms and more information is attached.

March Mathness - CBHS Math Cup March 27, 6-8
We are seeking donations of lasagna, salad, desserts, drinks and paper goods as well as volunteers for the day of the event. Please click the link here to sign up!

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Cougar kudos to the student writers, directors, cast and crew on the CBHS One Act team! They won Class B Runners Up for Best Play and the Writing Award for the performance of the original play "Every Move You Make." Cougar kudos to David Botana who was chosen to represent the United States in an international Para Dressage competition.

The Cabinet also wants to recognize students for more civil and ethical behavior on the lunch line. There is less crowding and cutting. Keep it up!

Please welcome the students from Chile who will be visiting us for the next month for so: Thais, Gaspar, Benjamin and Florencia. They will be primarily shadowing sophomores.


Do you have an idea for our next Courageous Conversation? Please complete a proposal form (available outside Mr. Pierce’s office and online in your grade level team drive). The deadline for submission (to Mr. Pierce or any Cabinet member) is this Friday, March 15th.


From Green Team: This Friday, March 15th, students from across the world will be striking for our climate and to demand action from legislators. Students from across southern Maine will be leaving school and gathering for a rally at City Hall at 1pm. Casco Bay students interested in participating in the strike should plan on either carpooling or taking the METRO bus from school about 12. On Tuesday, Crews will be asked to complete a brief survey in order to see how many students plan to participate. There will also be an optional informational meeting about the strike on Tuesday during lunch in the Library. If you are not comfortable striking but would like to support the mission, please wear green on Friday in solidarity. If you have any questions, please see any member of Green Team (Elinor, Erica, Aimee, Brianna, Lily, Lucia, Ella, or Siri).


From Mr. Pierce: We fully support our students' rights to express their perspectives and take action on this most vital issue. We also support students' right not to participate in this event. Please know that this is not an event sponsored by Portland Public Schools. (The Portland event is sponsored by 350Maine.)  School will be in session at CBHS, as normal, until 2:30pm this Friday. Participating students should seek parental permission to participate and will be responsible to make up any work missed.


For more information about the purpose of the climate strike, look at this article:


Here are the top Crews in the March Mathness Mad Dash for Pizza on Pierce (so far). Tied for 1st: Bernstein and Richard…. Tied for 3rd: Dorvee, Crowley, Dodson and Pierce….There are a ton of points to be earned over the next three weeks so every Crew is still has a great chance to win March Mathness.  Again, here is how you can earn points: Block 7 Attendance, Math Team Attendance, Pi-ku (March 20), Pi Competition (March 20), School Math Kahoot (March 27), NCAA Basketball March Madness Brackets, Math Cup Participation (March 27th).

Please respect teacher spaces. The microwaves and refrigerators in the 2nd and 3rd floor kitchens are for teachers only. Students are not allowed in these spaces without teacher permission first. Student microwaves are on the 2nd floor in the purple room.

Student volunteers are needed on Friday, March 22nd at the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) fundraiser.  Students sell raffle tickets, bus tables, and do other as-needed tasks throughout the evening. The event is semi-formal.  We have the opportunity again to take 10-17 students to volunteer at the event. It will be held at the Ocean Gateway Terminal on Commercial Street in Portland.  Students are expected to attend from 4:30-9 p.m. Dinner is provided. You must find your own transportation to and from the event. Student volunteers must commit to the entire event, not just a few hours.  Please email Ms. Natarajan at to get on the list. Thank you to Evie Ford for her prompt, first-in-line email!


Prepping Small Green Act of Environmental Stewardship - Croft Crew

Doing Small Green Act of Environmental Stewardship - Burns Crew

Monday - A Day - Spring Trimester Begins

TST - Senior Class Meeting

2:45-3:30 - Future Task Force  (Hampton Crew Space)


Model UN will officially start for all members on March 11th (today), in China starting at 2:40. Please be there if you are planning to participate. If you cannot attend tomorrow’s meeting due to Ski Team, that is understandable, please tell Imti, and make sure to come to next Monday’s meeting.



8:15-9:15 - SolaRISE Portland

Acad - Courageous Conversation Facilitators Training - Fitness Room

Wednesday  - 11:30 Dismissal

8-9:07 - BK 1

9:11-10:18- BK 2

10:22-11:30 - BK 3

Seal of Biliteracy Testing  

We will do a final round of language testing for the Seal of BIliteracy on Wednesday, March 13 (1:30 at Deering and Portland) and Saturday, March 16 (9 am at Deering).  This will be the last opportunity for testing this school year. Beginning this year, the Maine Department of Education will be awarding the State Seal of BIliteracy to students who meet the requirements.  Please contact Ms. Orth with any questions!

Thursday  - Adjusted Schedule for Courageous Conversation (1 hour long crew)

1:30-2:30 - Crew - The Courageous Conversation on race will take place with buddy crews (9 & 12, and 10& 11), the same pairings as Winter Carnival. .


2:45 - Cabinet

Come to Model UN Movie Night next Friday, March 15th, from 6-9pm! We will be showing Spiderman into the Spiderverse, Roma, Spirited Away, and Crazy Rich Asians. Concessions will be sold and there will be a suggested donation of $5. All proceeds support model UN scholarships.


3/19 - NGLC/Barr Foundation Visit

Spread the Love is hosting another Mix It Up Lunch- next Tuesday, March 19th! It’s spring, so it’s a great time to meet some new people. If you are interested in participating, you can just show up in China (3rd floor)  at the beginning of lunch. Treats included!


3/20 - Facilitator Training for Arc Towards Justice

Upcoming: School Meeting - Host Lunetta Crew (Take Action to Better the World)/ Set Up: Lynch-Nichols (Pursue Personal Best)

On March 20 2019 - a week from Wednesday - Margarida and Alain will be hosting a special school meeting based on appreciating our cultures, traditions and hobbies. It is an opportunity for students to showcase what they have been individually working on in or outside of school. This is a chance for students to bring in a poem, a song, a dance routine, or a story that was passed down from generations to generations to share with our CBHS community. Everyone is welcome to share a piece of what makes them who they are. The sign up sheet is on the Sign Up Board, or you can also find Alain or Margarida to put your name on the performance list.

We also invite crews to precede the event with a special crew lunch in which students are encouraged to bring in foods from their cultural heritage (or other family favorites)

3/21 - Spanish ⅘ to Boston

3/22 - 11:30 Release/ Mud School

3/25 - Spring Sports Begin

3/27 - Math Cup

3/29 - CBHS Comedy Night

Knock knock. Who's there? It's Casco Bay Comedy Night! Casco Bay Comedy Night who? Casco Bay Comedy Night Project Grad Fundraiser!  On March 29th, there will be a comedy night held at CBHS to fundraise money for Project Grad and ANYBODY can sign up to perform!! There is a sign up sheet in the Great Space. Ask Justin Anderson, Julia Burell, or Evie Ford if you have any questions.


The seniors have resolved that this year’s prom will be Saturday, May 18th at Mechanic’s Hall from 8:30-11:30pm.



Reminder: Do you want to share something at an upcoming School Meeting as “the Culture Moment”? Then please complete the google form here.

Reminder: Sophomores and Juniors: A reminder that the PATHS visit request form and your scheduled visit date are both posted on the Casco Bay website in the announcement section. You and your crew adviser will also receive an email from PATHS with your visit date. You must attend a PATHS visit in order to be considered for possible enrollment in the course.