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Game On Player of the Week!
Please visit the link below to cast your vote for CB West’s own, Erich Hohenleitner, nominated for the Intelligencer's Game On Player of the Week.
CB West's Mock Trial Team
CB West’s Mock Trial team successfully defended their case in court against Bensalem High School on Tuesday evening, February 9. The case was argued at the Bucks County Courthouse in front of lawyers who volunteer their time to serve as judge and jurors for the Pennsylvania Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition. The Bensalem Mock Trial team represented the fictional plaintiff Lilienthal Insurance Company well, and did their best to prove that the fictional Natural Habitat Preserve was responsible for an accident involving a drone that left a young man paralyzed. However, in representing the Preserve, CB West was able to prove that the accident was, in fact, an accident. West’s defendant legal team, Macella Molinari, Ashley Jia and Mady Winkler were stellar in their roles and in their careful preparation of their client’s case. Witnesses for the defendant, Sarah Ernst, CJ Fay and Alex Morrow were very believable on the stand and held up admirably during difficult cross examinations.
Our Mock Trial team was back in court on Thursday, February 11. This time they argued for the plaintiff against the team from Archbishop Wood High School. Plaintiff legal team Eliza Prestley, Rob Hughes and Vijay Balaji directly examined witnesses Rachel Swope, Jack Quinn and Lauren DiAngelo. The goal of the plaintiff was to prove that the “accident” was indeed intentional and that the drone involved was materially modified in a way that affected the drone’s airworthiness. Once again, the CB West Mock Trial Team prevailed. They will now move to the semi-final round next week.
AP Exam Registration
Advanced Placement exams will be administered at CB West during the first two weeks of May (dates and times of AP Exams are determined by College Board). This year, students will register for their AP Exams through the online service, My Payments Plus. All students who are enrolled in an AP class (or classes) this school year will receive the AP Bulletin and a letter outlining how to register/pay online for their AP exams. Students will receive this information in their Advisories on Friday, February 12. Once students receive their letter and the AP Bulletin, they may register for their AP Exams (registration window is open from February 15 – March 15, 2016). Any questions regarding AP exam registration should be directed to the Guidance Office, 267-893-2512.
SAVE THE DATE!
CB West's Harlequin Club is proud to present Les Miserables, directed by Jessica Bostock, on March 17, March 18, and March 19. All shows begin at 7:30 PM.
CB West Athletic Updates
Indoor Track & Field: The boys and girls continue to train for the Meet of Champions and State Championships later this month. This coming week, the boys will be competing in the Last Chance meet (Friday) while the girls will participate in the Carnival (Saturday). Both events will take place at Lehigh University. Best of luck to both teams!
Swimming & Diving: Our young divers had a great showing at the league diving championships this past Wednesday evening. They hope to work through their dives as they prepare for the district championships later this month. The swimmers will be hitting the pool this weekend for their league championships. The boys will compete Friday night at CB South. The girls will be competing on Saturday morning at North Penn.
Cheer: The girls had a fantastic trip to Orlando for the High School Nationals. The girls missed advancing to the semi-finals by tenths of a point. The competition season for the girls has ended, and they will focus their efforts now on cheering for our boys and girls basketball teams during their play-off runs.
· Congratulations to the boys on winning the 2016 Suburban One League Championship. The boys played extremely well against two tough teams in PW and Abington. They will now set their sights on the PIAA District One Play-offs. They host Downingtown East at 7pm Friday night. Keep up the great work, boys!
· Congratulations are also in order for the girls for their efforts in this year’s Suburban One League Championship. The girls lost by one point in overtime to top ranked North Penn. Our young team has played some tough teams and gained a ton of great experience. Come out and support them as they prepare to host Kennett High School at 1pm this Saturday in the first round of the District One play-offs. Good luck, ladies!
Wrestling: The boys have spent the week preparing for their final invitational of the season at Neshaminy this coming weekend. Next week, they will prepare for the League Championships at Pennridge. More info to come on this event.
2016 Central Bucks School District College Fair
The 2016 Central Bucks School District College Fair will take place on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, from 6:30 – 8:30pm at Central Bucks South, 1100 Folly Road, Warrington. Over 150 colleges, trade schools, and military representatives will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about their programs. Juniors are highly encouraged to attend.
February Boomerang Award Asset
The February Boomerang Asset is EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. Young person places a high value on assisting those who may need a helping hand. If you know a student who exemplifies this asset, please send your nomination to Mr. David Hoffman at email@example.com.
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.