CB West High School

West Times Newsletter

Game On Player of the Week!

Please visit the link below to cast your vote for CB West’s own, Maddie Maio, nominated for the Bucks County Courier Times Game On Player of the Week.


Important Message From Guidance!

The Course Registration Portal will close on Sunday evening, February 7th, 2016, at 11pm. By then, it is expected that all Sophomore and Junior students will have entered their preliminary course requests into their Portal. Over the next six weeks, guidance counselors will meet with each student to review his/her course requests, answer questions, and make appropriate changes to the requests.

Please visit the Program Planning Page of the Guidance Department website for instructions on using the Portal, links to the Program of Studies, and the entire Program Planning Timeline. Verification sheets will be sent home through Advisory on Monday, March 14th, at which time parents should review course requests with their students, make any changes, and sign/return the form. All course requests must be finalized by March 23, 2016.

Thank you for your cooperation during this process!

2nd Semester Back-To-School Night

You are invited to the Central Bucks High School West Back-To-School Night on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM. The majority of students will begin entirely new 9 week or 18 week classes on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. The second Back-To-School Night provides an opportunity to meet these new teachers and hear a brief presentation about their classes.

Your student's schedule can be found on parent portal. Please print that schedule at home as we will not have paper copies at West on that evening. Classes will meet on a "B" Day schedule, which will impact music and physical education classes. Maps will be available.

Representatives from the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology will be in Room D125 to discuss their programs.

In the event of inclement weather, Back-To-School Night will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2016.

The time schedule for February's Back-To-School Night is located on CB West's Website.

Big image

CB West's Family and Consumer Sciences Program

CB Superintendent Search Survey

The Central Bucks School District – School Board of Directors is entering into a search for a new Superintendent of Schools. The Bucks County Intermediate Unit is assisting them in the search.

The School Board is interested in hearing from the Central Bucks Community regarding the strengths, challenges, goals, and personal attributes that will help determine the candidate who will be the best fit for the district through a Superintendent Search Survey.

The link to the survey can be found on the front page of the Central Bucks School District Website starting on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 or at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CentralBucks.

The survey will take about ten minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous and confidential. The School Board of Directors requests that you respond only once to this survey. Paper copies of the survey will also be available in the Front Offices of all Central Bucks Schools.

Please note that the survey will close on February 9, 2016 at 11:45 PM.

Thank you for your effort in helping the Central Bucks School Board of Directors with this important task.

Big image

Students Art on Display at Phillip's Mill Youth Art Exhibition

Congratulations are in order for Emily Omesi, Rylee Cassel, Paige Katona, Rebecca Watson, Remy DeRoma, Meredith Puida, Jocelyn Lugo, Ryan Carbone and Matthew Anderson for their participation in the Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Exhibition in New Hope. All nine students are in CB West's art program with Mrs. Levin and Mrs. Hunter. Students’ work hung amongst artwork from other public and private schools in the area. An extra congratulations goes out to Emily Omesi and Remy DeRoma for winning an Honorable Mention prize in the show. We are all so proud of all nine students and it was a great experience! Students and families attended an opening at the Mill on Saturday, January 30th. The Mill will be open on weekends only from 1-5 PM through February 14th. For more information, please visit:


West Women's Choir

West Women’s Choir has been selected to perform at the prestigious American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA) Eastern Division Conference in Boston next week. They are the only high school women’s choir in the eleven state division invited to perform. This is the highest honor in choral music in our country. The girls have been diligently preparing for months and will present an incredible program featuring 12 works written for them (10 by women composers). World-famous Latvian composer, Eriks Esenvalds, is flying in for the performance. CB West is Proud!

CB West Versus CB South Basketball Game

Athletic Updates

Indoor Track & Field: With only several weeks to go, the boys and girls continue to train hard in preparation for the Meet of Champions and the upcoming PIAA Indoor State Championships. Both teams will be heading to Lehigh again looking to gain even more qualifiers for this month’s big meets.

Swimming & Diving: The boys and girls swim team had great performances against Pennsbury this past Monday. The teams will spend this upcoming week preparing for the Suburban One League championships next week. The divers will compete on Wednesday night at North Penn at 6pm. The boys will go Friday night at CB South with the girls to follow Saturday morning at North Penn. Good luck to all!

Cheer: The girls represented us well at States this past weekend, advancing to the second day. They are currently in Orlando, FL at the national competition. We are hoping for great news to share in next week’s update. Good luck, girls!


The boys are welcoming back some of their injured players and having success with the full squad intact. The boys swept their CB rivals this week with nice wins over East on Tuesday and South on Thursday. The boys will play in the SOL championship tourney this Saturday at 4:30pm against Plymouth-Whitemarsh at CR North. Good luck, boys!

The girls also won both of their games this week against the other CB high schools. The girls enjoyed a nice win over East on Tuesday night. Thursday night’s game was a thriller against South. The win has put the girls in the SOL championship tourney where they will try to defend their title. The girls will play Upper Dublin at 3:00 pm at CR North this Saturday. Best of luck to the girls!

Wrestling: The boys suffered another team loss this week against Quakertown. However, they are progressing nicely in their individual weight classifications. The SOL league meet will be held on 2/20/16 at Pennridge High School. Keep up the hard work boys!


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 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.