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CBHS Parent Newsflash 6-10-19
CBHS Parent Newsflash 6-10-19
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What a glorious graduation last week. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the success and humanity of the Class of 2019!
Learn More About CBHS Summer Academic Options (CBHS Sun School, Math Summer Workshop, USM-CBHS Geology Intensive and PPS Summer School) here.
Our final PAG meeting of the year will be at this Tuesday, 5:30pm on June 11th at Sarah Compton's house (159 Glenwood Ave.).

Final assessments will be Tuesday-Thursday this week. A detailed schedule of the week is below.

The annual Cardboard Boat race will take place this Friday at Willard Beach about 9:30am. With explicit parent permission, students may remain on the beach after the event ends about 11am. All other students will be bussed back to Portland for 11:30 dismissal.

We are excited to announce that Ms Manyiel will be with us full-time next year as a Sophomore Humanities teacher and crew advisor!

Select Student Announcements 

Cougar kudos  to the two students who have been selected to participate in the Bank of America Student Leaders program this summer: Gabe Gomez and Imti Hassan.  


Chromebook return will take place this week, starting tomorrow in Mr. Stokes’ office (3rd floor hallway), Tuesday, from 11am to 1pm. The fee for a missing charger is ($45) and a missing chromebook is ($225). Assigned Chromebook devices are expected to be returned at the end of the school year (by day’s end Friday) or before leaving school. IT will report any missing and unreturned devices as  stolen property. If the device is returned damaged, a notice of outstanding fees will be mailed to your home. If these debts to the school are not taken care of by the parent, guardian or student, student privileges, grades, report cards, transcripts, and diplomas may be withheld until fees for the cost of unreturned, lost, or damaged devices are paid.


PPS will again be providing free meals this summer. Pick up a map outside of Mr. Pierce’s office to find out when and where. For an electronic version of the summer meals map please visit: https://www.portlandschools.org/departments/operations/food_service/free_summer_meals


Any sophomores or juniors who are planning on taking AP Environmental Science in the fall should stop in to see Ms Loughlin's on the 3rd Floor (India) to get a copy of the assignments.


We will be interviewing folks to be the new Make it Happen coordinator next week, likely Tuesday morning June 18th. If you would like to be a part of the panel, please let Mr. Pierce know.


The school clinic will have open hours at Portland HS during the summer.  If interested in the schedule, please see Nurse Bell for more information.


Yearbooks will be sold in the Great Space during lunch this week, while supplies last. Copies can also be purchased from Mr. Ford throughout the day.


Rising Juniors and Seniors: Ms. Loughlin is offering some new trimester-long science courses next year. Please see below. Let your crew advisors or a guidance counselor know if you would like to sign up. See Ms. Loughlin FMI.


STEM Investigations

The course will consist of distinctly different trimesters of study and will meet during Academic Support time. Students may sign-up for one, two or all three trimesters. Each trimester will earn .66 credits/UPS towards graduation or a STEM Endorsement. The topic focus will change each trimester. Fall of 2019 will be the Science of Spinning. Students will investigate variables that impact rotation. They will learn how to design for the LASER Cutter/Engraver. The culminating project will be the design of a LASER cut custom top or yoyo. Trimester 2's topic will start at the end of November. It will be related to Architecture and building science. Students will learn about how choices in design and materials can impact the energy efficiency of a house. They will design using a 3D modeling program and actually construct a physical model that is LASER cut. Trimester 3's topic will be announced some time in the winter of 2020.


PLEASE  return any books you have borrowed from the library. Students can check out books for the summer once they have returned what they took out this year.


Summer Academic Offerings; Learn and gain UPs in science and/or math this summer. Sign up for the Math Summer Workshop or GEO 199, a week-long science intensive co-taught for high school and university credit. More info outside Mr. Pierce’s office.


Casco Bay High School will be offering two colleges classes in the fall. Both will take place on Wednesdays after school at CBHS with SMCC professors.. The courses will be: College Algebra (Math-140) and Maine History (HIST-145)  Please see Ms. Doyle if you have any questions or to sign up.


Cardboard Boat Building will begin tomorrow after block 1 and 2 exams. There will be building on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with the painting being done Thursday. A few teachers choose to build in their own crew spaces, and that is fine, but the rest of us will build in the Carpentry Shop on the lowest level of Building B. We are guests in this space, so it is very important that we respect the shop and the PATHS teachers. To that end remember:

PATHS rules:

  • Eye protection must be worn at all times.

  • Closed toe shoes must be worn at all times.

  • Shirts must be on and regular school dress codes must be followed.

  • No wandering to areas outside of your boat building zone.

  • Painting is only done under supervision and outside of building B in the designated spot.

  • Work areas must be cleaned and swept each day.

  • PATHS teachers must be treated with respect and gratitude by your Crew.

Tuesday, June 11th Final Assessments Begin/Vote on School Budget

Crew Meeting: 8:00-8:30   

Block 1 Final Assessment: 8:35-10:05   

Block 2 Final Assessment:  10:15-11:45

Lunch: 11:45-12:15

Final Support/Standards Make-Up: 12:15-2:30   (Cardboard Boat Building)


The A to Z is holding an event to get ready for the Pride Parade. We are having it after school this Tuesday, June 11th. There will be t-shirt decorating, snacks, and planning for the day of pride. Meet in the Great Space at 2:30pm.  Anyone is welcome to come. If people want to decorate shirts, they would have to bring their own.


Wednesday, June 12th

Final Crew Meeting: 8:00-8:30  

8:45-11:45 - Ed Tech Interviews

Block 3 Final Assessment:  8:35-10:05

Block 4 Final Assessment:  10:15-11:45

New Crew Lunch: 11:45-12:15

Final Support/Standards Make-Up: 12:15-2:30   (Cardboard Boat Building)


The spread love club is offering an hour of self-care during finals week! Come to Russia Wednesday, June 12th for the hour after lunch. Sign up on the CBHS website in a google form for a 20 minute slot. During this time you will be able to make and use facemasks, color pretty coloring book pages, do yoga, write poetry and clean out your backpack in order to win a small prize! Keep spreading the love!!!


Thursday , June 13th

Class Meeting (Awards): 8:00-8:30

Block 5 Final Assessment:  8:35-10:05

Block 6 Final Assessment:  10:15-11:45

Lunch: 11:45-12:15

Final Support/Standards Make-Up: 12:15-2:30   (Cardboard Boat Building)

Friday June 14th – Last Day of School

Final Class Meeting (Closing Circle) – 8:00-8:25

Final School Meeting – 8:30-8:55

Cardboard Boat Race – 9:00-11:05

(11:05am` – Busses Leave Willard to Portland for Dismissal)