Calais High School

Quinn Sluzenski

The end of the year is only a few weeks away, and there are still many events yet to come.  The honor parts for the Class of 2014 were announced last week: Quinn Sluzenski is valedictorian, Jordan Daley is salutatorian, Conor McCadden is first honor part, Matthew Bridges is second honor part, Katy Tickle is third honor part, Casey Donovan is fourth honor part, and Tyler Farley is fifth honor part. The Honor Part Assembly, at which one teacher of the student’s choice will speak about each of the honor parts, will be held on May 23 at 8:15. The Blue & White Review, an event celebrating extracurricular activities, will take place on May 29 at 6:00.

The band is very busy right now. On May 21 from 4:00-6:00, they are hosting a McTeacher Night to benefit the band in the 2014-2015 school year. Then they will shift their focus from fundraising to performing in the Memorial Day Parade. Finally, the Tri-M Music Honor Society is sponsoring the First Annual Tri-M Student Concert for Senior Citizens and their Guests. It will be on May 28 from 2:00-3:00. Refreshments will be provided and there is no charge for admission.

SkillsUSA is hosting a car wash at EBS from 10:00-1:00. There is no set price but donations are accepted. All proceeds go towards the trip to the national SkillsUSA competition.

Unfortunately, the G-Force Laser Tag event that was supposed to be held on May 29 has been canceled due to schedule conflicts.

Last week, Calais High School hosted the first annual Open House. It was a very well-run event with food from the culinary arts program, tours done by the Student Council, a student-made slideshow about CHS, and even junior Perry Amos in the Blue Devil mascot costume. Thank you to all of the many teachers and students who helped put this event together, and to the students and families who came to learn about Calais High School.

On a very different note, last Friday was Grim Reaper Day. The Jobs for Maine’s Graduates students dressed up like grim reapers and hung tombstones around various students’ necks in order to represent the lives lost every day due to distracted driving. The students who “died” could not speak for the rest of the day. JMG also had a pledge sheet for students to pledge to not text and drive.

Although the weather doesn’t seem to know (many sporting events have had to be rescheduled), June is almost here. The school year is nearly complete.