CBHS Parent Newsflash 3-5-19
CBHS Parent Newsflash 3-5-19

Headline News
There will be a Parent Advisory Group Meeting THIS Thursday, March 7th (5:30-7pm) in the Great Space. All are welcome! Agenda items include the Math Cup, SolaRISE Portland, PAG and equity as well as a brainstorm about parent and community events and fundraisers for 2019-20.
The winter trimester ends Friday. 
Good luck to the student writers, directors, cast and crew of the CBHS entry at the one act play festival. The show will be performed this Friday at 6pm at Thornton Academy.
We held a lottery last week for prospective students in the Class of 2023. It included 199 students, our largest cohort ever. 
March Mathness Has Begun! CBHS Math Cup March 27, 6-8
Our annual Math Cup is coming up in March and we would love your help! Do you know a company or organization that would like to participate or sponsor a student team? Please contact Jen Tabb via email at or by cell at 229-1547 - or pass on the attached Math Cup docs. 
We are also 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 Liam Swift for earning a Gold Key for a Senior Portfolio in the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. And to Owen Mason for competing in the Junior Olympics in Fencing. Cougar kudos also to Avery, Grace Cowie, Pita and Orianna for Movin’ on Up last week - and to the juniors for raising nearly $1000 at Friday’s dance


The winter trimester ends this Friday -  March 8th. Due whatever is needed between now and then to meet standards in all courses.


Grades 9, 10 and 12: Please sign up for Spring Intensives this week in Crew, starting during crew lunch tomorrow... A link is on the CBHS homepage.

All Students: Watch for periodic e-mails from Mr. Pierce with a subject line, such as “Community Opportunities for CBHS Students.” This will include intriguing job and learning possibilities (and often including related links, flyers and applications). The sources will be outside organizations, both local and far-flung. For example…

Juniors and Seniors: Goodwill is again sponsoring Gateway to Opportunity paid summer "internships" for low income youth that will be juniors and seniors next year Applications are accepted April 1st – June 17th, but students are encouraged to apply early.  See a guidance counselor FMI

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.

9th Graders: Get involved this spring. Here’s how.

March Mathness is on! Earn points for your crew through Math Team  and BK 7 Math attendance. More details at School Meeting.

Enas is concerned that her Black iPhone X and airpods may have taken out of her bag in the 2nd floor gender neutral bathroom (on the right) during the break after BK 2 on Friday. If you know anything about this, please let Enas or a staff member know.

PATHS Students: Anna Power-Rokowski is the PATHS School Board rep (and a CBHS senior). She is also willing to serve as a liaison between CBHS and PATHS for our students in both schools. If you have any concerns or ideas related to PATHS-CBHS, please let Anna know.


The Trimester 3 X Block change window is open until this Friday March 8th.  The form has been uploaded to the Casco Bay High School website under the X Block tab in the Student dropdown menu. Students only need to complete a form if they would like to change their X Block for the spring trimester (starting March 15th). Short URL -


New X Blocks for Spring (starting a week from Friday, 3/15

Freestyle - Rapping:  what comes to mind over a beat.

Knitting for Change - Learn to knit, explore different stitch patterns, and make different projects.  After completing a project we would donate them to people who need them.

Smash Block - You want to play some video games.  Join this X Block.

See Mr. Leque and Mr. Hale with any questions.



Prepping Small Green Act of Environmental Stewardship - Burns Crew



BK 2 - Spanish 4-5 to Maiz Restaurant


Reminder that Spanish lunch is held every Tuesday in Australia. All levels are welcome and attendees will gain exceeds credit in Spanish class. Hope to see you there!


Wednesday -School Meeting - Host Croft Crew (Be Accountable)/ Set Up Koharian (Build Community)


Thursday The All-City Combined Orchestra's rehearsal will be this Thursday, March 7, at King Middle School, 9 to 10:45 a.m., with students returning around 11:00 a.m.   

9th, 10th and 12th Graders: All students interested in doing an Internship in a field of interest for their spring intensive, there will be an informational meeting during the first part of Acad this Thursday, March 7th .

Friday - End of Winter Trimester

2:45 - Cabinet

One Act Play Performance - 6pm at Thornton Academy


3/11 - Spring Trimester Begins

3/13 - 11:30 Dismissal

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!

3/14 - Courageous Conversation on Race

Our upcoming Courageous Conversation on race (3/14) will take place with buddy crews (9 & 12, and 10& 11), the same pairings as Winter Carnival.  Training for facilitators will take place next Tuesday (a week from today) during Acad.

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.

3/21 - Spanish ⅘ to Boston

3/22 - 11:30 Release/ Mud School

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 will be a sign up sheet in the Great Space this week. Acts must be appropriate and prepared by March 10th to be reviewed before the event. More details TBA. Ask Justin Anderson, Julia Burell, or Evie Ford if you have any questions.



Reminders: Juniors and Seniors: Do you have any textbooks from USM or SMCC college classes (eg: Intro to Psych, Stats, Calc, etc) that you no longer need and would be willing to donate to CBHS to help defray costs for future CBHS students? If so, you are awesome, please donate your texts to Ms. Doyle or Mr. Hale.

Reminder Juniors: Are you a junior who is interested in STEM? Consider applying to the free University of Maine Consider Engineering Summer Program!  This program is sponsored by the UMaine Pulp and Paper Foundation and is a great way for current High School Juniors who excel at math and science to learn more about engineering, career options, and college life.  Applications are due no later than April 22nd and we will competitively select 102 students from across Maine. Talk to Ms. Kutvirt or check out the application instructions at

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