PATRIOT PAGES

News and Notes for December 2012

Welcome to Patriot Pages, the newsletter that keeps you connected to what's happening at Central Bucks High School East, all in one easy location. Please scroll down to see some recent highlights and information about upcoming events at our school.

PATRIOT PLAYERS

Congratulations to the cast, crew, producer and director of our theater organization, PATRIOT PLAYERS, for their incredible performance of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" this past weekend. Sold out audiences were treated to four shows and gave rave reviews! The group now turns its formidable talents toward the production of "West Side Story." Stay tuned for upcoming details on show times, and check out a few pictures from the performance.

HOLIDAY CONCERTS

The winter season provides many opportunities to see some of CB East's finest musical groups and ensembles on stage. Our holiday concerts provide a beautiful accent to the holiday season, and we'd love to see you there! See below for show times:

BAND CONCERT

Wednesday, Dec. 5th 2012 at 7:30pm

CB East Auditorium

ORCHESTRA CONCERT

Wednesday, Dec. 12th 2012 at 7:30pm

CB East Auditorium

CHOIR CONCERT

Wednesday, Dec. 19th 2012 at 7:30pm

CB East Auditorium

RENOVATIONS UPDATE

We are excited to conclude Phase II of our multi-year renovation and construction project and unveil a new front entrance, lobby atrium and 18 classrooms. Phase III will begin in February and feature new spaces for our band, orchestra and chorus.

WINTER SPORTS SEASON

The winter sports season is underway with teams working hard in preparation for a successful campaign. A special note of congratulations to our boys' and girls' soccer teams for another outstanding season that saw both teams go deep into districts and qualify for the state playoffs. We are proud of your hard work and accomplishment.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

CB East is pleased to welcome 171 new members into the National Honor Society. These outstanding young men and women are commended for their excellence in academics, commitment to service, demonstration of character and their penchant for leadership.

KEYSTONE EXAMS

December marks the beginning of Keystone Exams in Literature for all sophomores and juniors. The Keystone Exams replace the 11th grade PSSA tests and now serve as Pennsylvania's standardized assessment for determining CB East's AYP status. Tests will be administered December 4th-December 7th. Best wishes to all of our test takers.

COURSE SELECTION PROCESS

The holiday season moves quickly, and just around the corner in January is course registration for the 2013-2014 school year. You can utilize the link below to start studying potential course selection options for next year. The portal will open in January with more details to follow.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

The impact of hurricane Sandy served as a stark reminder about the importance of helping those in need. We are grateful for the many efforts of organizations in our school to help those less fortunate in our immediate community, and also, to support our troops overseas. Through our Thanksgiving food drive, our coat drive, our toy drive and care packages sent to soldiers in foreign countries, CB East continues to rise to the challenge of supporting others.

UPCOMING EVENTS

December 11: Operation Home Front @ Willow Grove Naval Air Base - 3:00PM

December 11: FBLA Application ONLY Test for RLC

December 12: FBLA On-line site test for RLC

December 15: OEG Wreaths Across America @ Washington Crossing National Cemetery

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

On behalf of our school community, we'd like to wish you all a joyous holiday season, and best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year. Thank you for your continued support of our school and our students!

Sincerely,

Central Bucks HS East Administrative Team