CBHS Parent Newsflash 4-23-18
CBHS Parent Newsflash 4-23-18
Welcome to the home stretch!

Headline News
You can find updated information about the PPS school budget process here

Tuesday - SATs for all juniors. Thanks to everyone who can contribute to the SAT's breakfast, 7:25-7:55 in the Great Space.
Wed - 11:30am dismissal for staff development

Casco Bay High School presents the Spring Play “I Think I Know What You Mean  (dance studio) THIS Friday April 27 at 6:00 & Saturday April 28 at 2:00 and 6:00: Admission $5 adults/$3 students

The minutes and handouts from the April PAG meeting are attached. The next PAG meeting is a week from this Tuesday, May 1st. Agenda items will include the school budget, PAG scholarships, planning for next year and the Plant Sale. 

Help Wanted: I am looking for several parents who might be interested in joining staff and students on our Future TaskForce, 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 8:30am-2pm this Thursday, April 26th. Contact me (Derek) FMI. 

Information about the upcoming (5/19) "Girls on Fire" event is attached, hosted by CBHS parent Kristen Areglado Hurley. 

Cougar Kudos to PATHS Students of the Trimester: Zole M (PATHS Music) and Jon Harm (Manufacturing Tech).

Select Student Announcements

 Spring play actors: We are rehearsing EVERY DAY this week, including Wednesday after 11:30 release.

What does the Washington Monument have in common with a pet cemetery for Irish setters? Find out by visiting CBHS’s new pop-up museum, The Islands of Casco Bay, in the 3rd floor gallery. The Island Hopper intensive students have created a variety of interesting exhibits about the islands that are just a short boat ride away from our home town—check it out!

Students musicians and singers interested in performing on Friday, May 4th between 12:30 and 2:30pm (during school) at “Better the World Day” sign up on the Sign Up Board. See Mr. Pierce FMI.

Get fit! Ms. Koharian will now have the fitness center open for student use every Monday and Wednesday morning at 7:15am. See her FMI.

Sophomores and Juniors: Are you interested in taking an AP course next year that’s not offered at CBHS? AP courses are offered online for most any AP class, for free. See Mr. Hale or Ms. Hampton FMI. Courses include: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP European History, AP Macroeconomics, , AP Music Theory, AP Physics I: Algebra-Based , AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP United States Government and AP World History.

Sophomores and Juniors: We will be offering a new science course, Introduction to Anatomy, next fall for up to 16 students, BK 3 or BK 6. Let your crew advisor know if you are interested (to add it to the scheduling google notes).

Join the Outing Club this Saturday April 28th for a day hike and overnight in the Maine Backcountry at Poplar Hut, one of the Maine Huts & Trails Huts in Carrabbassett Valley near the Bigelow Mountain Range. Don't be fooled by the term "hut". Although the huts are "off the grid" they are more like lodges with comfortable bunk rooms, kitchen, showers and toilets. We will be leaving CBHS Saturday morning and returning by early afternoon on Sunday. The cost is $30 or $15 for free and reduced lunch. This experience usually costs $75-100 so don't miss out on this great opportunity! Bring money or a check made out to CBHS and stop by Thursday's Outing Club lunch meeting in Haiti to get more details (packing list, permission forms, etc). 

Check out  FMI.

Are you a person of color considering a career in education or teaching? Consider being a part of the Teach Portland Educator Institute: The 2018 summer program includes a classroom internship 4 mornings per week (Monday-Thursday) for 4 hours, and an optional professional development opportunity on Friday mornings (college coursework or a skill-based workshop). A stipend of $700 will be provided to all participants in the classroom internship who are eligible to be paid and who meet attendance criteria. Tentative dates for the program are July 9-Aug 3. Participants will be asked to complete a language assessment as part of the program registration process. See a guidance counselor FMI or to apply.

Monday – B Day

Survivor Intensive will be having a Post Intensive Meeting during lunch on Monday in Australia (to finish the culminating product and prep for school meeting).

TST – Juniors bubble for SAT’s

Look for special groupings and room assignments. PATHS students are encouraged to come bubble in team support. If they choose not to, they will have to either come to Mr. Shibles office at 1:30, or stay after the SAT to bubble (nobody wants that.)

Gr 10 in Great Space/Gr 9 in Library

Senior Library TST to Sweden and France

Tuesday – SATs for 3rd Year Students – Special Schedule

SAT Breakfast for Juniors (Only) in Great Space - 7:25-7:55    

Block 1:  8:00 – 9:20

Block 2:  9:24 – 10:44

Crew Lunch:  10:44 – 11:17

Bk 3 – 11:21-12:41

Acad -12:45-1:45  (Special Cabinet Meeting in Mr. Pierce’s Office)

School Meeting:- 1:49-2:30 (Woidt Crew Hosts (Be Well)) – Set up/On-Deck – Bernstein/Crowley (Work Independently)

Wednesday – 11:30 Dismissal

Thursday Future Task Task Force Summit –On becoming more green (8:30am-2pm)

 9:45-2:30 – Acad Lang 3 to Bowdoin

Friday- Crew – Grade 10 Shelter Challenge (Great Space)/Grade 9 Crew (Library)

Senior Coffee House? – China

CBHS Spring Play – 6pm, Dance Studio

Saturday – Outing Club to Poplar Hut

CBHS Spring Play – 2pm and 6pm


May 1 – Mix It Up Lunch, #2

May 4th – EL Better the World Day

Week of May 7th – AP Tests

May 9th – 11:30 Dismissal

May 9th & 10th – Senior Ringmaking

Community Opportunities

Signups are open for a new chorus for high school girls. Rehearsals will begin in September and will be held at the Maine Girls Academy on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30To sign up for an audition time, go to
or contact the directors: Ann Dillon at or Catherine Beller-McKenna at For more information: or see Ms. Randall.

Summer Work for 18-year-olds
My name is Will Monaco, I graduated from Casco Bay in 2013 and am currently a Campaign Director with Environment Maine. This summer, we will be launching a campaign to ban expanded polystyrene (commonly known as "Styrofoam"), specifically products like take out containers and disposable cups throughout the state. This shift will be necessary to conserve natural resources, curb pollution and address the mounting crisis of climate change.   We are currently hiring paid staff to work on this campaign full-time through the summer, based out of our Portland office. These are grassroots outreach positions where you can make a difference in the immediate term and learn skills to run political campaigns in the future. If you are interested, please reach out to me at the phone number or email below. You can also learn more and apply online at  Will - 207-318-1979,