CBHS Parent Newsflash 6-11-18
CBHS Parent Newsflash 6-11-18
Headline News
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the betterment of the 90 wonderful humans in the Class of 2018 who graduated last Thursday night at Merrill Auditorium! 
And thanks to the senior parents and friends who pulled off another successful Project Graduation. 
Tuesday is voting day -- on the school budget and a slew of other matters. The junior documentary premiere is also this Tuesday - from 5:30-7:30pm at USM's Hannaford Hall. 
Final Assessments start Friday and continue next Monday (the 18th) and Tuesday (the 19th). The Annual Cardboard Boat Race will start about 12:15 at Willard Beach on Wednesday, 6/20. Details of the schedule are below. 
The final PAG meeting of the year will take place this Thursday night from 5:30-7pm at Sarah Compton's house (159 Glenwood Avenue). All are welcome.
Help Wanted
Donations of your unwanted cans of latex paint for our cardboard boat race preparation - ideally by this Friday. All colors and amounts welcome - as long as it is latex.  Boat Czar David Burke is cc'd here should you have any questions. Thanks!

We are looking for volunteers to help CBHS get ready for our summer renovations by helping to empty out some CBHS classrooms - from 11:30-2:30 on June 21st and June 22nd.

Select Student Announcements

Cougar kudos to the sophomores for their splendid Sophomore Passages.

Cougar kudos to Mouna, Oumal, Asha, Ms. Ahmed and everyone else who contributed to the success of the 3rd annual Abaya Day last Friday night.

Ms Welch will be taking a leave next year :(... We will be interviewing for her replacement THIS Wednesday the 13th (4 to 6:30pm) and 2:30-6pm on Friday. We are looking for a few current 9th and 10th graders to be on the panel. See Mr. Pierce if you are interested. Thanks!

All students: KEEP your 2017-2018 METRO Student Transit Passes (they are purple) to use throughout the summer.   New 2018/2019 METRO passes will be distributed to 10-12 graders during the first few days of school next fall.

Applications for all CBHS Summer Academic offerings are available on the CBHS website as well as outside Mr. Pierce’s office.

Reminder to anyone interested in attending the astronomy intensive June 25-29. There are only 3 spaces remaining. Get sign-up forms from your Science Teacher and then turn them in to Ms. Loughlin in room 315 (India) to ensure that you are enrolled.

Reminder to students who have enrolled in AP Environmental Science for next fall. Copies of the summer reading assignments and anchor text can be picked-up from Ms. Loughlin in room 315 (India) anytime between now and the last day of school.

Thanks to all of the 9 candidates interested in being our first ever Cabinet Chairperson next fall. Each candidate will have the opportunity to speak for up to 1 minute at Wednesday’s School Meeting. Voting will take place during crew on Thursday.

Each junior will be meeting with a “college pro” for about 20 minutes either Wednesday or Thursday. See your crew advisor FMI.

The 2018-19 SMCC courses are as follows:

Fall 2018: College Algebra AND Introduction to Philsophy

See Mr. Hale or Ms. Hampton to sign up for fall SMCC semester courses today!

Monday - Bk 6 - Ms. Orth’s Spanish class to Lyseth

Tuesday – Documentary Premiere/School Budget Referendum  

5:30-7:30 – Juniors’ Documentary Premiere at Hannaford Hall

Wednesday – College Pro Day – Last B Day (2:30 Dismissal)

School Meeting – 11:49-12:52 (Host: Richard Crew (Build Community)/Set up Appelbaum Crew (first to host next fall)

ELL students (and parents) - Wednesday June 13th from 2:30 - 3:30 in the Make It Happen Room

Come meet Floreka Malual, a college planning advisor from the Financial Authority of Maine (FAME) who works to help immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers understand how to navigate and pay for higher education. You will learn about the FREE counseling services provided, the Next Gen Maine 529 College Savings Plan as well as application support and scholarships.

4:00-6:30 – English Interviews

Thursday – College Pro Day – Last A Day (Last Day for PATHS Juniors)

Friday   - First Day of Final Assessments/Eid

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)

2:30-6pm – English Interviews


Monday, June 18th

Crew Meeting: 8:00-8:30

Block 3 Final Assessment

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)

Tuesday , June 19th

Final Crew: 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)

Wednesday June 20th – Last Day of School

8-9:30 Crew Breakfast

9:35-10:35 Class Meeting (Awards and Closing Circle)

10:40-11:10 Lunch

11:10-11:40 Final School Meeting

11:45-1:45 – Cardboard Boat Race

(1:15 – Busses Leave Willard to Portland for Dismissal)


June 25th-26th – CBHS Summer School (9-10)

Community Opportunities

4-H Teen Teacher applications. Below is a link to the program description

Hardy Girls Healthy Women is recruiting incoming members for our Girls Advisory Board, a coalition of youth between 9th-12th grade who wish to empower young girls through organizing events, programming activities, and discussing issues regarding social justice and feminism. Applications can be found on the Advisory Board information page and are due June 30th.

*Open Future **Films Contest* /The Economist/’s Films unit is launching a global video contest called, “A Minute to Change the World.” Participants are invited to submit an idea in video format that will answer the question: “What is the one thing you would change to build a more open world—and how would you go about it?” The contest is aimed at people aged 16 and older. The deadline for submissions is August 1st 2018. A selection of entries will be published on /The Economist/’s Open Future site and the winner will be invited to participate in the Open Future Festival on September 15th to be held simultaneously in New York, London or Hong Kong, with air travel and hotel paid for by /The Economist/. Details on the contest and how to enter is at: *

*Open Future Essay **Contest* /The Economist/ is running five essay competitions, one for each of the five Open Future themes: immigration, free speech, free markets, diversity and technology. The specific essay questions are available online (such as: “Does immigration strengthen or undermine tolerance?”).

The winner in each category will have their essay published on /The Economist/’s Open Future site and will be invited to participate in the Open Future Festival on September 15th to be held simultaneously in New York, London or Hong Kong, with air travel and hotel paid for by /The Economist/.

Details on the contest and how to enter is at: * *