Parent News 1-10-17
CBHS Parent News 1-10-17
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Today is the last day of Intensives Week! Our intensives showcase assembly will be today, Monday 1 to 2:30. Parents and loved ones are welcome! (Though be forewarned, it will be crowded.) Some intensives work will also be featured during our Family Crew Night coming up on January 19th. More details below. Normal classes resume tomorrow.

Our next Parent Advisory Group meeting will be this Tuesday, January 10th (5:30-7pm). All are invited. Our agenda items will include time with our math faculty about  our math curriculum and how you can support your students’ success - as well as the spring Math Cup (March 30th).

Wednesday is an 11:30 dismissal day for staff development.

Upcoming: Family Crew Night – January 19th
Our bi-annual (and 11th Winter) Family Crew Night will be Thursday, January 19th from 6:30-8:00pm –one week from this Thursday. The entire community is encouraged to come and eat dessert as well as celebrate the accomplishments of the first half of the year. Student work and talents will be on display throughout the night.  The event will be preceded by a college information night for students in grades 9-11 at 5:30pm. Students: Please bring a favorite dessert from your family's traditions or heritage for the dessert potluck. Dessert potluck starts at 6:30. The formal program will start at 6:45.

Junior Deadlines: All juniors must turn in their Career Exploration paperwork (or an e-mail confirmation that an internship is set up) by this Tuesday, January 10th. Any junior who has not yet turned in a first payment – or a payment plan-  for Junior Journey must do so by this Friday, January 13th to remain eligible for the trip. The final payment is due during Winter Conferences, Feb 15th-16th.

The Junior Class greatly appreciates and needs your continued donations of returnable cans and bottles through using Hannaford's CLYNK bags. All the CLYNK proceeds go towards supporting Junior Journey. If you're out of CLYNK bags, please ask your student to bring some home (they're in a basket by the front office) or send me an email at and I'll make sure you get some. Thank you very much! Helen

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: We at Rippleffect are excited to offer a semester long Rippleffect Outdoor Leadership Education (ROLE) course at CBHS this January! Rippleffect is looking for 12 High School students who are currently a sophomore, junior or senior at CBHS to participate in the semester program. Through wilderness expeditions, community building activities and leadership curriculum, the ROLE semester program will offer participants a platform for investigating their leadership potential and provide skills, trainings and a​ certification that will prepare them for applying to jobs as wilderness professionals.  The course will meet once a week, and includes wilderness expeditions, a student lead project and a Wilderness First Aid Certification. If you and your family are interested in hearing more, there will be a general information night on this Thursday night at January 12th at 6:00pm at CBHS.  All applications for this program are due by January 20th and can be given to Derek Pierce. Students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Applications are available outside Mr. Pierce’s office.

Help Wanted:
We are looking for a nurse in our school community who might be willing and able to join our junior class on Junior Journey to Detroit this year, April 9th-15th. Contact Derek FMI.

Upcoming Key Dates:
1/18 – Progress Reports Due
1/18 – Student Film Festival
1/19 – Play is Work Kick-Off
1/19 – College Night for Grades 9-11/Family Crew Night
1/23 – Second Semester Begins
1/25 – Make it Happen Talent Showcase
1/28 – JJ – Winter Clothes Sale

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Winter Intensives To Do’s and Knows
We need a student from each intensive to write a brief article for the school newsletter by the end of the day today,  Monday 1/9. Alternatively someone can document key moments through photos or student-created writings. Please submit everything electronically to Ms Kierstead.
Intensive students should also complete thank you notes to experts, location hosts and consultants.  
The agenda for today’s showcase assembly is below.
Alumni Luncheon – We will have a pizza luncheon to thank our Alumni Teaching Fellows today from 11:00-11:30 in Canada. Teachers: Please alert your “fellow” so s/he can join us for the fun.  

Intensives Showcase Assembly – Monday – 1:00-2:30 – Revised Draft Agenda – Please sit with your intensive
Slam Poetry/Spoken Word - 5
Financial Literacy - 5
Chemistry of Candy  5
Documentary Skills  -5
Pottery - 5
Songwriting #1 - 5
Food For Life - 5
Zine/Graphic Novels  -5
Exploring Fitness - 5
Songwriting #2 - 5
 Swimming - 5
Filmmaking (Trailers) – 10
International Dance - 10

School Meeting 1/18:  Snow-Shoeing,  Winter Sports, Philosophy
Student Film Night – 1/18 – 7 to 8:30

Need a grant to support your Senior Expedition or other project? Apply for “Painting for a Purpose” grants. Grants are accepted and awarded on a rolling basis See Mr. Pierce or   FMI.

Seniors: The Mitchell Scholarship is open.The 2017 Mitchell Scholarship online application link is now accessible at: The completed application is due April 1st.  In addition to the $9000 scholarship that we will award to a senior from every public high school in the state, we provide numerous resources and programs for Mitchell Scholars. The strongest applicants demonstrate financial need, academic promise, and community impact.
Juniors and Seniors: Students on PATHS Probation must be meeting academic eligibility requirements by this Friday, January 13th.

11-11:30 – Alumni Luncheon
1pm-2:30 – Intensives Showcase Assembly
Tuesday – B Day, Normal Classes Resume
 Wednesday – 11:30 Dismissal
Thursday  - 11:10-12:40 - 10th to Lyman Moore
 All students who are planning on taking a college course in the spring please meet in Australia during TST on Thursday for a 20 minute meeting.

Ski Club after-school
Friday – Grades Close for Progress Reports
Visitors from VT
2:30 - Cabinet
Juniors and Seniors who have just completed a college class: if you would like your college class to appear on your transcript and earn CBHS credit, please fill out a transcript request form (available in Ms. Doyle's office)

Juniors and Seniors: This Spring through SMCC we will be offering both Introduction to Psychology and International Relations at Casco Bay. The classes will be held on Wednesday's from to 2:15-5:00.  The University of Southern Maine will be offering a new three-credit course in the second semester, Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity's Crisis, open to academically-qualified junior and senior high school students at no cost. See Ms. Doyle or Mr Hale ASAP to sign up.
Cultivating Community Paid Internships
Cook for people in your community, learn about food justice and build your leadership skills while earning money!
Make a difference in the health of your community
Meet new people
Learn leadership, cooking and job- readiness skills
Earn a stipend of $400
Interested? Applications are due on January 20th.  

High School Sailing Information Meeting: High School Sailing is open to any student in grades 7 through 12, and is run by SailMaine at their site on the East End of Portland’s waterfront.  Come to a preseason meeting at Cape Elizabeth High School’s cafeteria on January 12, beginning at 6:00PM to learn about the program. For more information please contact SailMaine’s office at 772-7245 or email  us at office.manager@sailmaine.or.

Are you a CBHS female interested in a Global Discovery Program in Berlin, Germany or Dublin, Ireland? There is a targeted, substantial scholarship available if you apply by February 15th. See Ms. Hagstrom, Mr. Hale or Ms. Doyle FMI.