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Program Planning at CB West

CB West students may begin entering course requests into their Student Portals beginning Friday, January 8th. The Registration Portal will remain open until Sunday, February 7th at 11pm. Sophomore and Junior House Counselors will visit each English class before the Registration Portal closes to review with students the process for entering courses, as well as grade-specific information about credits and course options. After students have entered their course requests, counselors will meet with each student individually to review requests, make changes, and answer any questions. Please visit the Program Planning page of the Guidance Website for the following resources:

· Course registration instructions

· Program planning timeline

· Links to the online Program of Studies

· List of all available courses (CBW Course Request Sheet 2016-17) to download/print

· Course planning grid to download/print

You may also visit the District Infinite Campus Course Registration page for links to the Program of Studies, an instructional video demonstrating how to register online, and the link to the Student Portal.

Microsoft Office 365

Central Bucks School District has partnered with Microsoft to offer Microsoft Office 365 to students in Grades 5-12. Office 365's productivity suite enables students and teachers to share documents, access Microsoft software applications online and work collaboratively. As the district increases both teacher and student access to educational technology, we wanted to remind you of a great opportunity.

Microsoft Office is available free for students in grades 5-12. Students may want to take the opportunity to install the full Office applications on up to 5 PCs, Macs or tablets for free. This includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Students can learn more about the process here: http://www.cbsd.org/365

Once downloaded, students can work with classmates online and see each other's changes in real time with Office Online, the full version of Office or OneDrive.

Pop-Up Boutique by Hannah Sexton

Hannah Sexton, CB West Junior, successfully opened a “pop-up boutique” at Buck’s County Housing Group’s Doylestown shelter over the winter break. After collecting clothing donations from the community, Hannah created a true shopping experience to girls her age. The shopping experience in her boutique was truly exceptional. Visitors were able to browse through the many articles of clothing, receive shopping assistance from Hannah and her friends, and even try on the clothing. Visitors from all over Bucks County stopped by the boutique. Due to its success, Hannah hopes to open another “pop-up boutique” later this year.

Congratulations, Hannah! CB West is PROUD!

CLICK HERE to read more about Hannah's boutique.

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a one-hour activity sponsored by Code.org to introduce students to computing. On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, members of Lenape’s IT-Kids came up to CB West to spend an hour coding. They chose from a variety of tutorials (Minecraft, Star Wars, and Frozen) designed to introduce them to the basics of computing. IT-Kids is a technology club organized and run by West’s computer gurus, Gabby and Leilani Peralta. The students went home with certificates, stickers, and big smiles!

Good Luck Christian DeAngelis!

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Athletic Updates

Indoor Track & Field: The Winter track season is well under way and both teams have been enjoying much success! Both teams took part in an invitational over the break and will get back to their normal weekend competitions. We look forward to a large number of participants qualifying for the state championships in February.

Swimming: The boys and girls both swam their way to victory over CB South and Quakertown earlier this week. The teams have been training hard and look to make waves as the season progresses.

Cheer: The girls are getting into the toughest part of their season in January. They have a PIAA District 1 championship competition this Saturday at CB South. They look to gain a bid to the upcoming state championship competition in Hershey later this month.


· The boy’s team enjoyed much success in their holiday tournament in Nashville Tennessee. They were the tournament's runner up. They also defeated Hatboro-Horsham Tuesday night and look forward to their match up with district rival CB East this Friday night.

· The girls spent part of their holiday break in Virginia competing in the Boo Williams tournament. They suffered a few losses in the tournament but continue to battle through injuries. They defeated Hatboro-Horsham on Tuesday night. The girls travel to CB East for an exciting match-up this Friday night.

Wrestling: The boys keep working hard each week preparing for league matches and weekend tournaments. They have a few key injuries right now but hope to get those guys back for the final weeks of the season.


Need Working Papers?

Students can pick up working papers from Mrs. McMahon, CB West's Receptionist, or access them on CB West's Website. A parent will need to sign the form and provide a copy of the student's birth certificate. Questions about the process should be directed to Mrs. McMahon at 267.893.2500.

Boomerang Nominees at CB West

The Boomerang Award is a student recognition program sponsored by CB Cares, Outback Steakhouse in Jamison and the Bucks County Herald. This program recognizes students for living by a 40 Asset principle.

Congratulations to our November 2015 Nominees: Filipp Selitskiy, Kishan Bhut, Macella Molenari, Lucy Thorton, Emily Omesi, Fancesca Crimi, Anna Hall, Nicole Hauser (not photographed), Sophie Caffrey (not photographed), and Ben Bunch (not photographed).

The November Asset was Positive View of Personal Future. Young person is optimistic about his/her own future and strives to reach his/her goals. He/She has hopes, dreams, enthusiasm, and plans. He/She demonstrates strong efforts to achieve his/her goals, whatever they might be.

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CB West Track and Field!

Congratulations to the following boys track and field members for qualifying for the Greater Philadelphia Area Meet of Champions in the first two meets of the season:

-On December 12th, the 4x800 Relay (2nd place, PA #5) Declan McDonald, Ryan McIlhinney, Jake Claricurzio, Carter Zerweck and the Distance Medley (2nd place, PA #2) Brian Iatarola, Teagan Fortna, Alec Hofer, Rock Fortna.

-On December 19th, the Open 800m (1st place, PA #2) Rock Fortna, the Distance Medley (1st place, PA #2) Jake Claricurzio, Carter Zerweck, Declan McDonald, Brian Iatarola and 4x400 Relay (3rd place, PA #5) Carter Zerweck, Jake Claricurzio, Ryan McIlhinney, Rock Fortna.

CB West Performs At Longwood Gardens

A Message From The Sophomore Counselors...

Attention Sophomore Parents:

Please join us for our Winter Parent Meeting. We will discuss the following topics:

Program Planning

Graduation Requirements

PSAT Results

Intro to Career Plan

DATE: Thursday January 21st

TIME: 6:30 PM

PLACE: West Auditorium

We look forward to seeing you then.

Donna Dallam and Mike Curtis

Sophomore Counselors

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CB West In Washington DC

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January Boomerang Award Asset

The January Boomerang Asset is SERVICE TO OTHERS. Young person values service to others, in his/her family, school, or community. He/She commits to meaningful and caring actions. If you know a student who exemplifies this asset, please send your nomination to Mr. David Hoffman at dhoffman@cbsd.org.

Reminder--Volunteer Clearance Information

Volunteers must have their clearances on file with the CBSD Human Resources Department prior to starting volunteer work. The new Pennsylvania State mandate does allow until July 1, 2016 to obtain background checks. However, in the best interest of the safety and security of our students, we are asking volunteers to comply with submitting background checks prior to volunteering in the 2015-2016 school year.

Click link to learn more: http://www.cbsd.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=355

If you have already submitted paperwork you do not need to take any further action at this time.

This online process is ONLY for those who have not submitted clearances / certifications as of October 1, 2015.

Share Good News About CB West Students!

CB West students achieve amazing things and make a difference in school and in the community. Share your story about the accomplishments and good work of a CB West student with Mr. Bucher at jbucher@cbsd.org so that he may highlight this good news in an upcoming edition of the West Times online newsletter.

E-Flyer Folder

Visit the E-Flyer Folder for job and community service opportunities, sporting events, and community events. The site is updated on the 15th and 30th of every month.