CB West High School
West Times Newsletter 6.4.18
News from the Guidance Office
Registration for 2018 Central Bucks Summer School is now open. Remedial courses will only be available in an online format, through Educere. There are no Summer School courses available for initial or enrichment credit, with the exception of Health/PE. Students who wish to take Health/PE in summer school (for either remedial or initial credit) may attend a course taught by a CB instructor, held at Jamison Elementary School. CLICK HERE for detailed information about all summer school courses (this link is also available on the CB West website under “School Links.”)
College Application Process – for Class of 2019
Information about the College Application Process will be posted on the Guidance Website (College Application Process Page) this summer. Counselors will email students specific instructions in August, and will have an assembly in the first week of September to explain the college application process, as well as Guidance Office procedures for requesting transcripts and recommendations.
Rising Seniors are encouraged to continue researching their options for college, employment, technical schools or military programs over the summer. Students may also prepare for additional college admission tests. Some early fall dates are:
- August 25, 2018 (register by 7/2718)
- October 6, 2018 (register by 9/7/18)
- September 8, 2018 (register by 8/10/18)
- October 27, 2018 (register by 9/28/18)
The Central Bucks School District offers a standardized testing prep system, ePrep, to all its students. This free web-based program helps students prepare for the PSAT, SAT and ACT. There are practice tests, test-taking tips, and instructional videos that explain how to do the problem(s) that may have been answered incorrectly during the practice session. The link is http://www.eprep.com.
All CB West sophomores have been registered with accounts. They should log in with their CBSD student email and the password eprep2017. Juniors and seniors who are interested in accessing ePrep but do not have an account should contact Ms. Graney in the CB West Library for an account.
Final Exam Dates
The Final Exam schedule is as follows:
June 12th - World Language, Business and other Electives
June 13th – English and Science
June 14th – Math and Social Studies
Students are not permitted to take final exams earlier than the scheduled date and time. June 12th and 13th will be regular full school days and final exams will occur throughout the day. On June 14th, the math final exam will be administered from 7:30 – 9:00 and the Social Studies final exam will be from 9:15 – 10:45. Make up exams will occur on June 14th at 11:00.
Please refer to this final exam permission slip memo regarding June 14 that was distributed on May 10 in advisory. The permission slip was due to the student’s advisor on May 31.
4th Marking Period Policy Violation Notification
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 marked the beginning of the 4th Marking Period. Any Senior determined to be in violation of the Drug and Alcohol Policy during the 4th Marking Period, will not participate in commencement activities.
Class of 2018
Graduation will be held on Friday, June 15 at 4:15. All Seniors participating in graduation must attend Graduation Practice on Thursday, June 14. We will begin graduation practice at 11:00 with lunch in the Cafeteria. Please click here to find all details related to graduation practice and the graduation ceremony.
Senior Picnic and Graduation Practice will be held on Thursday, June 14 at 11:00.
Graduation DVD Order Form
Please click here to find the Graduation DVD order form.
The 2017 - 2018 Antler Yearbook will be distributed on Wednesday, June 6th only to students who preordered their yearbook. Beginning on Thursday, June 7th, books will then be sold before or after school, or during lunch for $90 on a first come, first serve basis in rooms C135 or D114.
As graduation approaches, you may find it helpful to print a copy of your child’s immunization records from Parent Portal. Your child may need proof of immunizations for post secondary education and/or employment in the near future and this is a complete record. Please contact our nurse, Carol Klein, should you have questions.
Graduating seniors will lose access to their district account (including documents on OneDrive and OneNote Class Notebooks) on July 16th this year.
• Encourage students to backup any desired files onto a USB flash drive or to their OneDrive.
• Directions for Downloading OneDrive files and OneNote archives can be found here (https://www.cbsd.org/Page/37577).
MBIT End of Year Information
The last school day for MBIT is June 20th.
Wednesday, June 13 is the final day for CB West seniors at MBIT.
Seniors should consult our exam schedule and graduation practice regarding Thursday, June 14.
On Friday, June 15 and Monday, June 18 CB West will be following an Early Dismissal Schedule during both days. These are FULL days of school for MBIT.
On Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20 MBIT has school, but Central Bucks is closed.
Please click on the link for details about the MBIT end of year procedures.
GOOD NEWS ABOUT CB WEST STUDENTS
Congratulations to the following Seniors who were recognized at the MBIT Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 24:
The CB West Marching Band honored our fallen servicemen and servicewomen with their performance at the 150th Annual Doylestown Memorial Day Parade. The band marched and held themselves with great pride in front of the thousands of attendees. Our students and staff are honored and humbled to be a part of this magnificent event each year.
Math Class Cooperation
Students in Mrs. Gambles' block 3 General Math class have been working together to explain problems in both English and Spanish, to increase their use of the English language, and also to assist each other with the math content they are learning. Students have worked very hard this year learning new concepts they can take with them to future math courses and any post-secondary educational pursuits they may work towards.
Mrs. Gambles has been working with students to complete activities designed to assist them with their transition from high school into post-secondary education or employment. Students have really enjoyed participating in these activities and have reported that the skills they have learned will be helpful as they advocate for themselves as adults.