Central Bucks High School South
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Mental Health Awareness Month
Hi CB South!
This week was the third week of HOSA’s Mental Health Awareness Month! Our theme this week was Physical Wellness. Check out our most recent Instagram post (@cbsouthhosa) for tips to stay healthy and active during the pandemic!
Stay tuned for next week’s theme of Mental Wellness! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or just want to talk. HOSA is here for YOU!”
Important May Dates
As we inch closer to May, we wanted to remind you of important dates during the month of May. Please be advised that this list is not all-inclusive.
2) Students who are currently enrolled in a class that administers the Keystone Exam, should review the Keystone Exam Testing Schedule here. All 10th grade students received an email on Friday, April 2 outlining the graduation requirements with Keystone Exams. Please contact Mrs. Opdyke, email@example.com, with questions.
3) In order to accommodate the number of students needing to take the Keystone Exams and select AP Exams while maintaining the guidelines of CB's Health and Safety Plan, students who are not involved in the Keystone Exams and/or AP Exams will be asynchronous on the following days:
Monday, May 24, 2021:
Who Reports To South? Students taking the Algebra Keystone Exam, students taking the AP Calculus AB Exam, and students taking the AP Calculus BC Exam. All other students are asynchronous.
South's Unified PE Prom
National Letter of Intent
Central Bucks High School South Athletic Department congratulates all our student athletes who have committed to play at the colligate level.
Maureen Bosak - Track and Field - Elizabethtown College
Jasmine Chui - Softball - Holy Family University
Stella Han - Track and Field - Franklin and Marshall College
Audrey Johnson -Track and Field - Emory University
Molly Keane - Soccer - Charleston Southern University
Isabella Kowalski - Track and Field - Arcadia University
Owen Petrich - Baseball - University of Delaware
Julia Vit -Track and Field - West Chester University
CB South Athletics
Track and Field
Last weekend, the boys' and girls' Track and Field teams competed at the annual SOL Colonial League Championships held at CB East. A vast majority of the team set season bests while placing high in all events. The following were top 5 finishers in the League:
Audrey Johnson – 3rd in the 100m Dash, and 5th in the Triple Jump
Julia Pye – 4th in the 800m Run
Katie Bosak 3rd, Brianna Jucewicz 4th – both in the 1600
Yvonne Burke 3rd, Olivia Dallmer 4th – both in the High Jump
Felicia Oh – 3rd in the 100m High Hurdles and 2nd in the 300m Hurdles. Her time in the 300s sets a new school record!
Ethan Cunningham – 3rd in the 200m Dash
Liam Loynd – 4th in the 800m Run
Aiden Carey – 4th in both the High Jump and Long Jump
3rd place finish for the 4x100m Relay of Brady Berger, Ethan Cunningham, Collin Hartranft, and Colin Chan
4th place finish for the 4x400m Relay of Dean Bullock, Cunningham, Loynd, James Farrell
5th place finish for the 4x800m Relay of Farrell, Loynd, Bennett Drakas, and Dan Strobel
And a huge congratulations to our Double League Champion Tommy Wood in both the Shot Put and Discus!!
This weekend is the District 1 Track and Field Championships at Coatesville Area Senior High School. Congratulations to the following qualifiers:
Tommy Wood in the Shot Put
Liam Loynd in the 800
Ethan Cunningham in the 200
Aiden Carey in the High Jump and Long Jump
Brianna Jucewicz in the 3200
Julia Pye in the 800
Felicia Oh in the 100m High Hurdles and 300m Hurdles
Audrey Johnson in the 100, 200, Long Jump, Triple Jump
4x100 Relay (Audrey Johnson, Athena Tomlinson, Izzy Kowalski, Felicia Oh)
4x400 Relay (Audrey Johnson, Athena Tomlinson, Julia Vit, Julia Pye)
4x800 Relay (Briana Jucewicz, Julia Pye, Katie Bosak, Ali Freund, Bella Smouse, Maureen Bosak)
Good luck teams!
The Boys' Lacrosse team entered post season play as the 18th seed with a regular season record of 12-6. On Tuesday, the team traveled to Strath Haven (15th seed) for the first round of the PIAA District One Playoffs. The Titans got off to a slow start getting behind early in the game. Despite a good effort the team was not able to come back losing the game 12-3, ending the 2020-2021 season for the team.
CB South 2 – North Penn 0
CB South Baseball defeated North Penn 2-0 on Friday. Noah Collier got the win for the Titans. Collier throw six strong innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out three. Joe Rooney threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Rooney recorded the last three outs to earn the save. Owen Petrich lead the defense by making several players to keep the Knights off the score board.
On Friday May 14th ,the JV Titans blanked the Knights 7-0 behind the pitching of Sophomore Jack Carver, who fanned 10 and let up just one hit. The Titans offense was led by Unami 9th grader Braeden Black.
CB South 11 – Pennridge 0
CB South finished the regular season on a high note by defeated Pennridge 11-0 on Tuesday. Alex Balint got the win on the mound. Balint surrendered zero runs on three hits over five innings, striking out four. Noah Collier threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen to keep Pennridge hitters quiet.
JT Anderosky went 4-for-4 at the plate with two RBI to lead the hot bats of the Titans. Dakota Beck added two RBI, Matt Boyce went 2-for-3, Jimmy Kelly went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. Dakota Beck knocked in two RBI. Josh Yang went 2-for-3 with four RBI and finished the game off with a two-run homerun.
On Tuesday May 18th, the JV Titans pitchers Eli Geackel, Scott Lavin, Michael Lui, Sean McDaid, and Owen Wheeler combined to record the team's fifth shutout of the season. Final score Titans 4 Pennridge Rams 0.
FINAL RECORD: 8-12 overall, 8-8 SOL National Conference, 4-6 SOL Colonial Division
Friday, May 14 (6-0 loss vs. North Penn): Sophomore Marlena Hacker and freshman CJ Haney each had singles.
Monday, May 17 (21-8 loss vs. Hatboro-Horsham): Senior Jamie Marks went 3-for-3, including a 3-run double, to lead the Titan offense in this slugfest. Senior Nicole PIlla had 2 hits and 3 RBI.
Tuesday, May 18 (9-5 win at Pennridge): Titan Softball ended its season on a high note with this win. Nicole Pilla ended her 4-year Varsity career in great fashion going 3-for-3 with 3 doubles and 5 RBI. Senior Braylee Webb had 2 hits and 2 runs scored. Freshman Allie Franck blasted her 4th home run of the season (2-run shot in the 1st inning) while junior Suzie Williams collected 2 hits, 1 RBI, and 3 runs scored. Senior Paige LaRosa collected her first career Varsity hit. Sophomore Maddy Borowski notched her 7th victory of the season, striking out four in the complete game effort.
The JV team had a 2-1 week, defeating Hatboro-Horsham and Pennridge while dropping its contest against North Penn.
CB South Softball salutes its five seniors: Jasmine Chui, Paige LaRosa, Jamie Marks, Nicole Pilla, and Braylee Webb!!
Important Information From The Guidance Office!
Sophomore and Junior House Information
**SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS SHOULD CHECK THEIR CLASS OF 2022/2023 CANVAS NOTIFICATIONS FROM THEIR RESPECTIVE HOUSE OFFICES FOR REGULAR ANNOUNCEMENTS. PARENTS CAN SEE THESE NOTIFICATIONS BY HAVING THEIR STUDENT SHARE THEIR JOIN CODE AS THEY CAN FOR ALL OTHER CLASSES.
Deep Dive Into Credit Related to Education Funding
For most families, borrowing for education is part of the equation and can be confusing as families look for the best options to fit their needs. Join Dan Wray and Linda Pacewicz of Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) for a 1 our webinar to increase your financial literacy and knowledge on the process of credit and how to maintain or improve ratings an comparison points to help make informed and affordable education borrowing decisions.
Dates: Tuesday 5/11 and 5/25 6:30pm Thursday 5/13 and 5/27 Noon Register at www.pheaa.org/virtual
JUNIOR COLLEGE PLANNING SESSION
Want to learn about the college search process including how to finalize your lists and hear what you should be doing this summer? Watch the recording of our virtual session for South Juniors and parents held on May 3rd at 6:30 pm. Watch the webinar HERE.
VIRTUAL COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PANEL
On Wednesday March 24, a College Panel was held to address questions regarding admissions, campus life and Covid specific concerns answered by representatives from Bucks County Community College, Delaware Valley University, Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and West Chester University.
For those of you who were not able to attend the live event, the recording has been made available using the following link: https://bit.ly/Panel21Video
Senior House Information
FINAL TRANSCRIPTS TO COLLEGES
All seniors are required to complete their GRADUATION SURVEY in Naviance as part of their success plan, whether they are going to college, military, work, or have other plans. For those heading to college, the only way we will know where to send your final transcript is if you indicate your college choice in the Graduation Survey. If you do not complete the survey, your college won’t receive your final transcript. The Graduation Survey is in Naviance under “About Me” and “Surveys”.
Seniors who are unsure of their plans for after graduation should make an appointment with their counselor ASAP! You may also want to check out Pennco Tech’s Virtual Open House https://www.penncotech.edu/virtual-open-house/.
SUCCESS PLAN 12- Required tasks for graduation
All CBSD students must complete a series of tasks, mainly housed in Naviance, to earn the required .25 Success Plan credit towards graduation. Students who have not yet completed the Success Plan tasks should refer to instructions on the Success Plan Website or contact Dr. Lash at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Looking for Information about Graduation and Senior Walk?
Please be sure to review the emails being sent by Mr. Bucher for all the details!
Important AP Exam Information
This letter is to remind you of the AP exam dates sent in mid-March AP Exam Information (cbsd.org)and process for set up, especially those taking any exams digitally.
-The tests you are taking are listed in your AP Collegeboard account along with the dates and times and method of delivery (in school as paper/pencil or digitally at home).
-Paper and pencil exams will have room assignments posted a couple days prior to the exam and your teachers will also be notified – all morning exams will begin 7:30 am and afternoon exams at 12:00 pm.
Students taking the digital AP exam will need to complete exam set-up ahead of each exam they are taking. The digital set-up will be available three (3) days before exam day and must be completed 24 hours prior to the exam. Students will also need to log in 30 minutes before the exam begins to complete the check-in process. Without taking these steps, students will not be able to take the exam. If the pre-exam set-up and check-in process are not completed before the official start time of the exam, the student will not be permitted to test and must request a make-up exam.
Students should download the app on their CBSD issued laptop or personal laptop or home computer.
Below is the link for set up:
Please Note: Students must remember their College Board username and password to log in for each test.
All students are encouraged to use the App to help prepare for the exams regardless of the method of delivery on exam day.
Students will have access to two practice options:
· Digital Practice: A longer option students can use to fully explore the digital testing application.
· App Demo: A shorter option students can use to quickly confirm that the application is correctly installed, questions are displayed appropriately, and that questions can be answered. Students taking digital exams are strongly encouraged to complete one of these practice options. See Digital Practice for more information.
Exam Day attendance:
Students testing at home for the noon digital exams should attend first and second blocks virtually at home.
Students taking a traditional paper and pencil exam, should be prompt and arrive on time to the testing areas (7:30 am for morning exams or 12:00 pm for afternoon exams). Time is needed for distribution of materials and approximately one-half hour of instructions before the beginning of each test.
AP Statistics will be an afternoon exam that will run for three (3) hours with extra time for administrative tasks, breaks, and distribution and collection of materials. Alternate plans should be made for any after school commitments (job, sporting event(s), appointments, etc.).
No student is permitted to leave any AP testing room early for any reason. Group dismissal will take place when all testing materials are collected and counted.
For attendance purposes for the paper/pencil exams, cancellation of any exam requires a parent email to the AP Coordinator (Mr. Tom Hill) at least 24 hours before the exam - email@example.com
Cancellations and/or non-participation in an exam already paid for will be eligible for a full refund through MyPaymentsPlus.
Over the past several months, we have shared ideas on ways to help your children find their “Spark”. For some this is a longer journey than for others. Often connected to knowing what your passion is and understanding your “purpose”. In William Damon’s (2008) book The Path to Purpose, he states, “A purpose is a deeper reason for the immediate goals and motives that drive most daily behavior.” We see this often with today’s young entrepreneurs who feel a strong social responsibility (e.g., Bombas and Thrive Market, among others).
As parents, you can facilitate discussions regarding purpose by taking the opportunity to:
-listen closely for the spark then encourage further discovery.
-take advantage of any time you have together to talk about their ideas on what is purpose;
-offer your own sense of purpose related to your life/career;
-nurture a positive outlook on life.
- impress upon children a sense of action connected to responsibility.
Schools must work hand-in-hand with families in this effort as we emphasize the importance of our children becoming good citizens of our community and the world.
There will be more to follow on this topic. For comments or questions, please contact Ginny Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beautiful Art Work!
CB South art students from Mr. Kesilman’s Digital Imaging and Computer Graphics classes have work on display at the Doylestown Post Office for the months of May and June. Congratulations to the artists selected for the display!
The Marching Titans
The Central Bucks South Marching Titans will begin that 2021 season in just a few short weeks. All current 8th-11th graders interested in joining the original CBSMT should come to the first Spring Training practice on May 11th at 6pm in the Music Wing to learn more about the Marching Titans. Time to join the family!
National Honor Society Offers Virtual Tutoring!
CB South National Honor Society is offering virtual tutoring for middle school and high school students this year. If you are in need of tutoring, please complete the following form.
If you have any questions, please contact National Honor Society Vice President, Jonah Snyder (SnyderM016@student.cbsd.org).