CBHS Parent Newsflash 4-1-19
CBHS Parent Newsflash 4-1-19

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Thanks to Jen Tabb and all of the parents (students and visiting mathletes) who contributed to last week's awesome Math Cup which raised more $ (and fun) than ever for CBHS STEM.  
Juniors will be taking the state science test on Wednesday. They do not have school on Friday. Junior Journey departs at 8am on Saturday, 
Come hear the seniors read original work at Cafe Night Wednesday April 3 and Thursday April 4 in the library 5 to 8pm.  Food, drinks and serious talent. Be there.

Sophomores' Arc Towards Justice Podcast Premiere and Culmination: This Thursday, April 4th  (6:30-8pm) 
Friday will be the first day of Spring Intensives (grades 9, 10 and 12) 
Next week's PAG Meeting will be on Wednesday (note new date) the 10th (5:30-7pm). We will be talking about PAG Scholarships for this spring, the scope and sequence of 9-12 curriculum and PAG events for 2019-2020.
Reminder: We have created a new attendance email for  (This link has been corrected.) Please use this e-mail to notify us of any excused absence. 
Upcoming: CBHS Night at Flatbread Pizza  - April 23rd, a Project Grad Fundraiser
Parent Help Wanted: 
From Ms. Burns:  I am looking for costumes for the 10th grade Macbeth unit - crowns, capes, robes, and dresses, as well as any relevant props. We will be very careful with them and they will be returned to you in June. Thank you!
 SAT Breakfast. 
To help our students bring their very best to the upcoming SAT tests (and help make the experience a little less painful), we are looking to host a healthy breakfast on Tuesday. April 23rd from 7:30-8:00a. 

We are seeking donations of breakfast foods (bagels, fruit) for approximately 125 students, any size donation is welcome. Sign up here (CBHS- Junior SAT Breakfast sign-up 2019)

We are also looking for volunteers to set up, help with food distribution, and pick up. 
Please let me know ASAP if you are willing to participate in either of the two (or both!). Please also spread the word to other CBHSparents & relatives. 

You may contact Sarah Compton with any questions at 
Select Student Announcements: 

Reminder for All Crews: Yearbook crew pages are due by this Thursday, 4/4: please send your page to Tom Victor at    


We will be having our last Courageous Conversation of this school year after spring break in May. Do you have an idea for a great conversation? Submit a proposal form to Mr. Pierce or a Cabinet member by no later than Thursday lunch. (They are available on your grade level team drive or outside Mr. Pierce’s office.)  


Interested in a USM courses for next fall. Check out their new website:


Are you a hacker? Do you like technology? Interested in combating global cyber terrorism? Cyber Security is one of the fastest growing careers in the world...and it pays very well. PATHS has a new Cyber Security program starting this fall. This program is designed to help students explore the process of securing computers and computer networks, conducting cyber crime investigations, forensic analysis of digital devices and cyber terrorism. Pretty cool. See Mr. Hale this week to sign up for a visit. .

Juniors: Do you want to rappel down the side of a building in Monument Square on May 18th? Do you want to help support Senior Quest and Rippleffect?  Then sign up on the sign-up board THIS WEEK  - before leaving for Junior Journey. Next steps after spring break. Learn more about the event at


What a week for March Mathness!  Almost 500 points were awarded this week across all March Mathness activities!  Lunetta and Burns Crews were the big movers with huge gains from the Kahoot, Math Cup and Pi Competition!  Thank you to everyone for your participation and fun over the last four weeks. Only two events have not been added to the final scores and they are:

  • State Math Meet

  • NCAA March Madness Brackets

Current Standings are:

1.  Burns

2.  Leque

3.  Lunetta

4.  Natarajan

5.  Haar


Final standings will be announced at School Meeting when we get back from Spring Break.


The students and staff of the Future Task Force thank you in advance for giving us feedback this week that will inform our big picture look at 9-12 CBHS curriculum.


Seniors: please complete the prom theme survey today! Your crew advisor should have the link.


Peer Mediators: We are moving our meeting to Thursday April 25th, after school in the Hampton crew space. Anyone who is interested in replacing Imti and Raizel next year should fill out the survey on the google classroom before this Thursday (4/2).


Want to spend 3 weeks in the upper midwest hiking along the river between Minnesota and Wisconsin, learning about the Ojibwe story, discovering the cooperative efforts of both large and small scale farmers across the region, getting your hands dirty, listening to the stories of immigrants who have influenced the food landscape and cooking/sharing meals with food experts?  See Ms. Doyle to learn more about Field Academy’s Summer Program.


This Week: Prepping Small Green Act of Environmental Stewardship - Lynch-Nichols Crew

Doing Small Green Act of Environmental Stewardship - Lunetta Crew

Monday -  Please welcome the Bowdoin education students visiting this morning.

Crew - Juniors in Great Space

Ms. Orth's Spanish 2 classes will be culminating in the Great Space during block 4 and 5. Feel free to come by and listen. They will be reading their monologues in Spanish and English based on their research and interviews of the immigrant community.

Acad - Juniors in Great Space

There will be a Model UN meeting today in Russia.

Calling all 9, 10 and 12 actors from beginner to Oscar award winner! The Spring Play, The Government Inspector, needs you! Yes, you. It's fun, downright farcical and directed by professional actress (and CBHS resident director) Moira Driscoll.This year's spring play is an intensive so you need to sign up in order to be in it and then, Presto!, you have a part in the play! There will be additional rehearsals after intensive week that will take place after school leading up to the performances on May 3rd and 4th. Auditions will be after school TODAY Monday, April 1st and Tuesday April 2nd. Theater is awesome! (No Juniors this year: you will be on Junior Journey.)

Tuesday (State Math Meet)

CBHS Night at Gelato Fiasco is this week....Tuesday all day!!!  It’s a Project Grad fundraiser. Pierce and Applebaum will be the Celebrity Scoopers from 4:45 to 6:00!!  We get 100% of purchase so this fundraiser has the potential to be HUGE!!! Customers need to tell the cashier they are with CBHS for it to apply to our account!!

Wednesday - Juniors Science Testing - 11:30 Dismissal

BK 4 - 8-9:07

Bk 5 - 9:11-10:18

Bk 6 - 10:22-11:30

Junior Testing Schedule:

Science Testing: 8-10:30

Acad Support - 10:30-11 (in testing rooms)

Crew - 11:00-11:30

Rm Shifts Bk 4

Junior Sr Alg Remains to Nichols Pre-Calc

Spanish 3 Remains - Library

Rm Shifts BK 5

Geometry to Sudan

ELL Supported Study to Burundi

Jr/Sr Alg Remains (with Burke) to Somalia

Rm Shift Bk 6

Spanish 3 Remains - Library

Fans of poetry, fiction and memoir: Come hear the seniors read original work at Cafe Night Wednesday April 3 and Thursday April 4 in the library 5 to 8pm.  Food, drinks and serious talent. Be there.

Thursday - Here’s a New One; Thursday is an “A Day” for Grades 9 and 10 and a “B Day” for Grades 11 and 12

Chinese 1-3 will meet in Canada.

French classes will meet as follows: French 3 (1st block), French 2 (2nd block) and French ⅘ (3rd block).

Spanish 3 will meet for the 2nd half of First Block (8:42-9:24) and Block 3 (1:14-1:56). 9th and 10th Spanish 3 students will be excused from other classes.

Spanish ⅘ Students will meet in the library during lunch.

Acad - Cabinet Meeting /Jrs in Great Space

Senior Cafe Night - 5 to 8pm - Library

Arc Towards Justice (10th) Podcast Premiere and Culmination: April 4th  (6:30-8pm)

Friday - Day One of Intensives (No School for Juniors)

8:00:15 - Crew

8:20 - Intensives begin

11:00-11:30 - Lunch

Join us at the 2019 New England Youth Identity Summit, an event designed to spark meaningful conversations about identity, diversity, and community at Wayneflete! This event is open to students in grades 8–12 from any school—bring your friends! Friday, April 5th (7-9pm) and Saturday, April 6th (8am-4pm). See Ms. Natarajan FMI.



Junior Journey to the Katahdin Region– April 6th-12th

Come to the 4th Annual Teen Job Fair at the Boys and Girls Club-Portland Clubhouse Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 5:00-7:00 pm located at 277 Cumberland Avenue across from Portland High School. Bring your resume, for 15 year-olds and up, Local Businesses, Summer Camps, and Summer Outdoor Programs will be on hand to talk to you! Apply in person — you could be hired on the spot! Call Sarah Clark if you have any questions (207) 874-1069 x247.

Showcase Assembly - April 11th

Premiere of 199 Miles - April 11th (10pm) and 13th (11am)

Senior Ring-Making - April 22nd-23rd

SAT's for Juniors – April 23rd

Were you inspired by the climate strike? Do you want to continue to fight for climate justice in the state of Maine? On Tuesday April 23, students will be rallying at the state capitol to fight for bold climate action, engage with lawmakers, and learn about the legislative process. It is a student-led initiative and an opportunity for civic engagement for students across the state. Representatives have already begun to learn that we are coming, and are enthusiastic about meeting with youth from their districts. The rally begins at 11:30 and meeting with legislators will end at 3pm. There will be transportation to and from the event. If you are interested in going or want to learn more information, see Lucia, Brianna, or Siri. Juniors will be taking the SATs and will not be able to attend

Sophomores and Juniors: Interested in taking a college course next fall at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) or the University of Southern Maine (USM)?  You will need to attend a mandatory meeting after spring break - Thursday, April 25th in the Great Space. Please see Ms. Doyle with any questions or to get started on an application.

Grades Close for Progress Reports - April 26th

Reminder Tutors Needed:

  1. A math tutor/student aide is needed BK 3. See Mr. Leque.

  2. Several seniors are needed to help with Grad Camp during Intensives Week. Help your classmates get to the stage. See Ms. Hampton to sign up.