Basketball season is just about here at CHS! The two and a half month season is kicking off with pre-season tourneys hosted at CHS on December 1st. The schedule and rules for the tourneys is posted left. Admission will be $5 for students and $2 for students for the day. Concessions will be available at the tourneys. If anybody has any questions regarding the tourneys, email A.D. Randy Morrison at email@example.com.
The annual Band Coffee House will take place at CHS this Friday, November 16th at 6:30PM. This event is a fundraiser for the music department. The event combines the talents of several musicians into a single show. Admission is $6 and coffee and baked goods will be provided. Musicians performing include Christian Emery, Cassie Carr, Patrick Corbett, CMHS Jazz Band, Anne Scott, Dr. Larry Newman, The Double B’s, Keltic Schmeltic, Bob Poirier, and 29 & Holding.
On Friday the 9th, CHS held its annual Homecoming Dance. The dance was well attended by students, both from Calais and neighboring schools. The decorations and atmosphere created by student council were fantastic. The dance was well enjoyed by the attendees. (Pictured left are Homecoming King and Queen Alex Newesome and Grace Duplisea.)
Every year, the Advanced Placement English class at CHS hosts an assembly where they honor veterans of the United States through a series of performances and speeches. In addition to the AP class, the CHS band and chorus perform in the assembly. The assembly consisted of speeches by the students of the AP class, a vocal performance by the chorus, a visual performance, a video presentation, a saxophone performance, and the presentation of flowers to veterans in the audience by the AP class members. This event is one of the most important events of the school year, and the AP class members go out of their way to honor the US veterans. The chorus and band also had strong performances, with the chorus moving several audience members to tears with their singing. Thanks go to all of the AP English class members, the band and chorus, English teacher Lori Ellis, and of course, the veterans of the United States, post present and not present at the assembly. (Pictured left, the US veterans that attended the assembly pose with the members of the CHS AP English class.)
The newly established CMHS Outdoors Club visited Sargent Mountain today. This mountain is 1,373 feet high and is the second highest mountain in Acadia National Park. This new club is led by CHS teacher Stephanie Griffin and the adventures and locations are planned out entirely by the members.
The rules for the Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament this Saturday at CHS have been posted. This event will be a fundraiser for the CHS sophomore class. The rules are as follows:
- Time limit of 50 minutes.
- Best of 3 sets, sets to 25.
- 2 30 second timeouts per team per set is allowed.
- No foot fouls.
- In the net, carries, 2 touches will be called at the referee’s discretion and will be enforced more seriously in the competitive league.
- Pay before first game- automatic forfeit if money is not paid.
- Losers bracket competitive – 1 set sudden death.
- Cannot attack serves.