CBHS Parent Newsflash 3-26-18
CBHS Parent Newsflash 3-26-18

Headline News:
The 9th grade will be launching their Question of Conscience Expedition today. The sophomores launch Play is Work on Tuesday (and will dismiss from downtown. 
Thursday is the Math Cup (6:45-9pm).  
Sign up here if you can donate food or time to next week's (3/29):  Math Cup volunteer spreadsheet  Thanks so much. 
Saturday - Junior Journey Clothing Sale – 9am-noon. Donate clothes this week to any junior crew. More below
Cougar Kudos to 2018 CBHS Pi Champion Luca Germon who memorized Pi to over 200 decimal places.
Help Wanted
We want your bike! Got a bike sitting in your garage that you no longer use? Or do you have a bike that you'd like to tune-up for use this spring? The CBHS Bike Intensive is here to help! We are looking for bikes that we can repair. If you have an old bike that you'd be willing to donate to a student please let us know. We'll come pick it up and get it out of your garage. Or if you have a bike that you'd like us to rehab free of charge, let us know that, too. In both cases, we are looking for bikes that are in reasonably good condition that our students can use to build their skills as mechanics. 
Please contact Stewart Croft at or David Burke at
Help Wanted: I am looking for several parents who might be interested in joining staff and students on our Future Task Force, a group of students, parents and staff which takes a long-term view towards school improvement. Last year, the group worked on the Sophomore Solo and Junior Journey. This year the group will be working on how we can make CBHS “greener” in all aspects. The main commitment will be between 8am-2pm on Thursday, April 26th. Contact me FMI. 

Help Wanted: Need to get rid of those clothes collecting dust in your closet? Need to update your wardrobe? Want to help the junior class raise funds for their Junior Journey coming up in April? If so, please join us for our Clothing Sale on Saturday, March 31st from 9:00am to 1:00pm on the 2nd Floor at Casco Bay High School. All items will be priced to fly off the table or hanger. We will also be selling items donated by local clothiers and shops. Please call 874-8160 x7205 For More Information.

Parent University The next Parent U session is called Saturday, March 31, 11:00-1:00 at Ocean Avenue School Library. Maine Boys to Men’s two-hour adult workshop is a brief but deep dive into issues currently facing young people in our community. The training is designed to begin a conversation about how our current culture of toxic masculinity creates a system of gender-based violence that not only harms women, but also men and other gender identities. Some of the issues we address in the training are gender identity, sexuality, consent, bystander intervention, and how to interrupt gender-based violence. This training is the first step in beginning a process of self-discovery and self-reflection necessary to challenge sexism and ultimately stand up as leaders to end gender bias, harassment, abuse, and violence. The 45-minute movie The Mask You Live In will be screened at 11:00, followed by the workshop at 12:00. Participants can watch the movie on their own, and then join the session at 12:00. The documentary is available on Netflix. Attached is the flyer for the event. Translations of the flyer in our major languages can be accessed through the district’s Translation Library. They are also posted on the ParentU website through this link:
April 2nd – State Test in Science (11th)

April 3rd – Arc Towards Justice Culmination (7-8:30pm)

April 6th – Spring Intensives Begin

April 7th – Junior Journey departs

April 12th – Spring Intensives Showcase

April 13th – Junior Journey Returns

Reminder: Junior Parents: The SAT’s for CBHS 3rd year HS students will be Tuesday, April 24th (Tuesday right after spring break). All juniors are required to take this state test. If you know now that this date will be a problem for your child (eg: away on a family vacation), please let child's your crew advisor and Mr. Shibles know ASAP.

Select Student Announcements

Students needed for a panel discussion with parents about teen technology use next Tuesday, April 3rd at 5:30. See Mr. Pierce if you are interested or want to know more.

Juniors: Let your artistic talent flow! Design the artwork for our Junior Journey Notebooks and T-Shirt. All entries must be submitted to Ms. Appelbaum or Ms. Robinson by this Thursday. The design must consider The Katahdin Region in all its glory! 

Time for spring cleaning of your room. Return all library books borrowed before December including previous years and over the summer.

The Cabinet approved the following modified proposal for expanding the membership of Cabinet. Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, Cabinet will consist of 2 representatives per class (10-12), elected at the start of each school year.  Two freshmen representatives will be chosen at random out of a pool of interested students in the fall.  Two additional representatives will be chosen at random (and from any grade) in the fall from a pool of students interested in serving.  In addition, each spring, one 10th or 11th grader will be chosen to be the Cabinet Chairperson to serve the following year. Candidates will have the opportunity to briefly speak at school meeting before the election. In all elections, students will circle the names of all candidates on the ballot that they would want in the position. Thanks again to Phoebe Kolbert and Raizel McNally for the proposal and to all of the crews for their feedback.

Mud School Students: If you owe money, please turn that into the main office ASAP. If you need a payment plan, see Mr. Pierce or Mr. Shibles. Grades changes will not be made until fees are paid or payment plans are in place. Thanks.

Are you taking the Bicycle Revolution intensive? If so, please take a quick survey so your teachers can get a little more information about you and your needs. You can find the survey on the CBHS website. Look in the "announcements" section. THANKS!

Gateway to Opportunity is a way to learn new skills and get paid this summer. Complete fun, work-based projects at non-profits, local government or business agencies. Rising juniors and seniors that receive free or reduced lunch (or other forms of public assistance) are eligible. See Mr. Hale FMI. Applications due April 1st.

March Mathness!!!  This week win points for your Crew and a shot a free pizza party through these activities.

·       Math Block 7 Attendance:  Attend and do math to earn points

·       Pi-ku:  "Pi-ku:  Create a Piku (math haiku) and post it to #PiKu before Wednesday, March 28th The most liked post wins!"

Reminder: Seniors:  Please bring in $25 to Ms. Teller for your cap and gown.  Cash or checks made out to CBHS.  The deadline for payment is April 5th.

Monday – Spring Sports Begin – See the chart paper in 2nd floor hallway for practice times and locations. See Mr. Shibles FMI.

Team 9 Kick-Off: 12:00-2:30

TST – Team 10 in Library (Seniors to Sudan and Somalia)

Model UN: There will be a Model UN meeting in Dominican Republic after school today (Monday).

Tuesday – Play is Work Kick-Off  - 11:30-2:30 

Acad: Future Task Force (Bring one resource/article that will inspire our thinking about how to become the Greenest School in the State.)

 Wednesday – Acad Lang 3 to USM

 School Meeting –Natarajan (Pursue Personal Best): Set up: Welch (Persevere)

Seal of Biliteracy testing to 2-5  at Deering in the World Languages wing.

Thursday - There will be a Pre-Intensives Meeting during the 2nd half of Acad (starting at noon). Room locations are below. Juniors will have a full class JJ meeting in the Great Space during Thursday Acad.

The 317 Main Beatmaking/Audio Production class (including Simon H, Gabe and Sam C) will present original compositions, live performances and other material they’ve been working on since January at Portland Public Library (downstairs) Thursday at 5:30. 

7-9pm – Math Cup – See a math teacher if you would like to volunteer or compete.

Friday - 8am – UNH visits

Crew – Juniors will meet by team role groups during crew to finalize preparations for Junior Journey filmmaking. Project Managers, meet in China. Art Directors, meet in the library. Tech Leads, meet in Russia.

Interviewers, meet in Senegal.

Cabinet – 2:30