January 2018

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful respite over the break.  It is time to get back to work.  Over the break it is natural to forget some of the norms that make CBHS special.  I ask that you help your son remember CBHS dress code policies so that they start off the new year on the right foot.  As a reminder, hoodies are NEVER allowed to be worn during the school day.  Along the same lines, the only outerwear to be worn is that with a CBHS logo.  Helping your son adhere to these regulations will be greatly appreciated.

Fall Band Concert

The student body was treated to wonderful concert by the CBHS Honor Band on December 7th.

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Christmas Lunch

The Brothers Leadership Council treated the student body to Christmas candy during our last official lunch.  They also gave some gifts to our wonderful kitchen staff who keep us well fed!


December 2017

Clash II Final
Clash II Final Scoreboard

Clash III will begin after the new year.  There will be individual events throughout the month of December.

There will be another House Breakfast on December 5th with Christmas themed trivia and prizes.

Additionally, the CBHS Theater will be presenting “Little Shop of Horrors” this week!  Shows are Thurs – Sat @7pm, Sun @2pm.

Little Shop of Horrors

Come out and support the CBHS Theater this week!


“Clothe the Naked” Clothing Drive

The CBHS students came together in early November to provide much needed clothing items for the less fortunate in our area.  Ms. Gerry Taulman led the effort and the students collected the following items.  The Distance Learning Center adjacent to the Library was packed!

Total  Pants: 736 out of a goal of 500
Total Jackets: 296 out of a goal of 250
Misc.  Items: 173 (shoes, belts, shirts)

Total House Points earned toward the Clash II:
Abban              99              Anthony          28
Bernardine     42              Clement         349
Flavian          180              Luperious       59
Lyne                 74             Maurelian       95
Osmund         340            Schneider      320

Rock Paper Scissors Tournament

On November 2nd, the entire school held a Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament.  Each Advisory class competed and sent their winner to the courtyard for bracket style challenge for all the marbles.

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Congratulations to the champion, Lyne House Junior Shuan Harris!  The tournament was broadcast by Mr. Norton’s broadcasting class so the entire school could watch!  See the livestream video here:

Football Fun

Students supported the CBHS Football Team’s run to State.  Students competed at lunch for a chance to win a free or reduced price playoff ticket.  The engineering challenge of a paper airplane toss was devised by Dr. Whitmer consisting of 3 distance zones and strict rules on the plane’s construction.  The further the student’s plane went, the more of a discount they received.  As you can tell, there was keen competition!  Congratulations to the Football team on an amazing season!

Vaping Update

Whether it’s smoking cigarettes or vaping, the end result is the same.  Please see the following video regarding smoking and its effects on the lungs.

November 2017

Current Clash II Scoreboard
Clash II Scoreboard

Upcoming events: 

3   Brothers Madness
6   Pick ‘ems XI due
7   Advisory Schedule Brothers Way (Love)
9   Mission Collection VI
10  BLC Cookout (playoffs)
13  Pick ‘ems XII due
14  Advisory Schedule Trivia
15  Video Game Intramural
20  Pick ‘ems XIII due
28  Advisory Schedule
29  Captains Meeting
30  Mission Collection VI



Vaping (electronic cigarettes) is a relatively new phenomenon.  Like the rest of the United States, CBHS has had to learn to deal with vaping and the legal and health ramifications it brings.  Over the last two months, I have dealt with several cases of vaping by students from all demographic and social backgrounds.  It’s not isolated.  They are all exploring this latest “new thing”.

It is time to raise your awareness to this trend, so that you can continue to be effective partners with us in combating the dangers of this trend.

Vaping has recently been addressed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Bottom line is that vaping devices are classified as nicotine delivery systems and they cannot be sold to those under the age of 18.  Please see the links below for more information on this recent ruling.

The Facts on the FDA’s New Tobacco Rule
Vapes, E-Cigs, Hookah Pens, and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)
FDA’s New Regulations for E-Cigarettes, Cigars, and All Other Tobacco Products

These devices use a liquid (“juice”) that is vaporized by a high voltage device.  This vaporized liquid is then inhaled or “vaped”.  There is an opportunity for uncontrolled “mixing” of the “juice” that is used in these devices by virtually anyone.  This results in the possibility for “juice” to be laced with almost any substance.  The dangers of this practice, in which some of our students have partaken, are clear.

There are also some devices that can use substances that do or do not contain nicotine.  Because of the indistinguishable nature of the “juice” in these devices being nicotine containing or not, the FDA has classified all vaping devices as potentially nicotine containing.

Finally, because of the negative effects of nicotine and the ruling by the FDA, CBHS will treat these devices like cigarettes.  Please see the handbook policy regarding tobacco products.  Above I have posted a picture of vaping devices that were confiscated on school property.  If you see these devices (or something similar) in the possession of a minor, know that the FDA has ruled that minors should not have access to them.  Please have a discussion with your son about the dangers of nicotine addiction and its detrimental health effects.

BLC and Class Captains Leadership Series: Integrity

Mr. Matt Morley gave a talk on Integrity to our BLC and Class Captains.  He discussed personal integrity in terms of structural integrity (Golden Gate Bridge, Statue of Liberty, vs. Challenger and the I-35 bridge) being a flaw that eventually showed itself.  Mr. Morley is a former Air Force Officer, Toyota employee current FedEx employee.  He is also a CBHS past parent.  The students asked some very good questions and the presentation was outstanding.  Thank you, Mr. Morley!

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Football Toss – Homecoming – T-Shirts

Homecoming week, although short, was a rousing success, culminating in a football victory over SBA and a very enjoyable Homecoming Dance.  To offset the cost for students, the BLC gave chances to win a free Homecoming Dance ticket by throwing a football into a net.  The BLC gave out 18 free Homecoming Dance tickets through this promotion.  Also, to help offset the cost, the BLC sold Homecoming t-shirts.  Several outstanding t-shirt designs are pictured here.  Finally, the band led the way through the 100 and 300 hallways calling the Brothers’ Boys to the gym for our Homecoming Pep Rally.

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Frank Horton Cross Country Invitational

The Brothers’ Boys were out in force for the Frank Horton Cross Country Invitational.  The XC team really felt the love as the students spread out throughout the entire 5K course to cheer on their fellow Brothers’ Boys.  Special thanks to the CBHS Wrestling team for showing up in force!

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Friday Night Lights

Football continued to draw amazing crowds.  The Brothers’ Boys were out in force for all home games during the month of October and the one away game at MUS where the Brothers rolled over the Owls.

Dodgeball Intramural – Rock Paper Scissors Tournament

On October 19, a Dodgeball tournament was held at CBHS in the BDC gym.  The students were treated by the BLC to FREE Little Caesar’s Pizza and drinks.  This week, we are in the midst of a Rock Paper Scissors Tournament.  House points for the champion will be awarded Thursday, November 2.

Super Smash Brothers Intramural

From September 20-22, we had an extremely successful Super Smash Brothers gaming tournament.  SSB has a huge worldwide following and our students are no exception.