CB West High School
West Times Newsletter 4.23.18
News from the Guidance Office
District College Fair -- RESCHEDULED!
The Central Bucks School District College Fair has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 6:30 PM at CB South (1100 Folly Road, Warrington PA 18976). This is a great opportunity to learn about colleges and their programs, majors, student life, and financial aid. To see the list of colleges who will be in attendance, go to the Guidance Home Page, and under “Guidance Documents,” click “Colleges Participating in 2018 College Fair.” We will continue to update this list as the Fair approaches. Juniors are highly encouraged to attend!
Pre-Administration Day for AP Exams
On Wednesday, April 25th, all students who have already registered for one or more AP Exams in May must attend a Pre-Administration Session which will take place during an extended Advisory. During this session, students will fill in demographic and other information that is required for all AP exams. Filling in this information in advance saves students up to 45 minutes of additional ‘seat time’ on the day of the exam, reduces anxiety, and makes for a smoother test administration. All students taking AP exams are required to attend this session.
Scholarships for Seniors listed in Naviance
There are many local scholarships available to graduating seniors, recognizing achievement in academics, leadership, athletics, community service, and more! All active scholarships and awards are listed in Naviance (Click the “Colleges” Tab, then scroll down to click “Scholarship List.”). By clicking on the name of the scholarship, you can find the description of the award, directions for submission, and the deadlines. Good luck!
Summer/Enrichment Programs listed in Naviance
Many summer programs for rising Juniors and Seniors are listed in Naviance (Click “College” tab, and under “College Research” section, click “Enrichment Programs”). Programs vary from STEM classes to research projects to fashion camps to performing arts opportunities. Check them out today!
Keystone Testing Information
Below is important information about Keystone Assessments for the 2017-18 school year:
Regarding Winter Testing from December 2017 and January 2018:
If your child participated in Literature, Algebra 1, or Biology Keystone Assessments in December or January, their Best Score for each test is now updated in Parent Portal. Please note, you will not be able to see your student's score for each testing date or for each individual module. Individual score reports (which reports their scores from the Winter Testing dates) will be distributed through your student’s advisory the week of April 16th.
Regarding Spring Testing in May 2018:
Students currently enrolled in English 10, Algebra 1, or Biology will be administered the corresponding Keystone Assessment(s) during the month of May:
Blocks 1 and 3
May 14 and May 15
Blocks 2 and 4 (flipped schedule)
May 16 and May 17
Algebra 1 and Biology
Blocks 1 and 3
May 21 and May 22
Algebra 1 and Biology
Blocks 2 and 4 (flipped schedule)
May 23 and May 24
Additional information will be available on the CBW Keystone Assessment Webpage at http://www.cbsd.org/Page/25869. This webpage includes resources to help students prepare for the assessments.
State Assessment Proficiency Requirements:
Currently, PDE requires students in the class of 2020 and beyond to have reached proficiency on each of the three Keystone Exams prior to graduation. Students will be scheduled to retest if proficiency is not reached on the first attempt. We will continue to monitor and communicate any information from PDE pertaining to this graduation requirement.
Keystone Retake Procedures:
Typically, students are invited to retest the following school year when scheduled for their next math, English, or science course. However, if students who tested in December or January would like to schedule a May retest, please contact Mr. Hoffman at email@example.com.
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. More detailed information about June 14th will be provided later in the school year.
Central Bucks School District Communication Survey
Please be sure to complete the communication survey that was recently emailed to parents by CBSD.
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.
Honoring Hometown Heroes
On April 29th, 2018, Central Bucks West will be hosting our first annual Travis Manion Workout Day (WOD) better known as a Manion WOD. Come out on Sunday, April 29th from 10 am to 2 pm at War Memorial Field to push yourself in honor of our hometown heroes. Whether it be a friend or relative serving in the military or as a first responder here in Bucks County, push yourselves on this day to honor those who in your life who serve and sacrifice day in and day out. Inspired by our very own Hometown Hero, First Lieutenant Travis Manion, the workout will take place on the anniversary of his death while in combat and it will mirror a workout that challenged Travis himself. One round of the workout will consist of a 400-meter run or walk followed by 29 reps of a body weight exercise like squats, crunches, jumping jacks etc. and this will be repeated for 7 rounds. This workout can be modified to any ability so that all members of the CB West community can come together and participate in a day that pays tribute to our Hometown Heroes who put their lives on the line for us! For additional information, contact Lori Bagnick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Prom Information: The 2018 Junior Prom is on Saturday, April 28 from 7-10 PM at Keenan Honda. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased through myPaymentsPlus. Ticket sales were extended through Monday, April 23. TODAY is the last day for ticket sales.
Guests: Any student bringing a guest must complete a guest form (available on myPaymentsPlus.) Guest Forms for non-West students must be printed and submitted to Mr. Cantrell in the Junior House Office. Guest forms are due by 4/26.
Parking: Parking for the Junior Prom is in the Wells Fargo parking lot, adjacent to Keenan Honda. There is no parking at Keenan Honda (drop off only). A walking path is available from the parking lot to the event location.
Student Obligations: Students must clear all outstanding obligations prior to receiving tickets. Obligations can be cleared in the Junior House Office.
- The 2018 Senior Prom “Tale as Old as Time” will be held on June 1st at 7 pm at Spring Mill Country Club, Ivyland, PA.
- Seniors can purchase tickets at mypaymentsplus.com for $65 per ticket from May 1st to May 7th and $70 a ticket from May 8th to May 25th.
- There are no guest forms for out-of-school guests. All information for out-of-school guests must be provided when purchasing tickets through mypaymentsplus.com.
- Sign-ups for table assignments must be completed when purchasing tickets through mypaymentsplus.com. Tables seat 12 people.
- Students will NOT be allowed to enter the prom after 8 pm or be allowed to leave prior to 10 pm.
- Students will NOT receive tickets until all obligations have been cleared. Obligations may be cleared in the 12th Grade Office.
- Students attending the prom MUST be in school on June 1st or they will not be admitted to the prom.
- All seniors will be dismissed the day of the prom at 10:49 am following a class meeting with Dr. Caughie.
- Do not bring any valuables (there is no coat check), large purse/bags, backpacks, or water bottles to the prom.
CB Student Technology Showcase
Mark Your Calendars! The District will be hosting our first CB Student Technology Showcase
When: May 10th from 6:00-8:00pm
Where: CB South Cafeteria
Who Should Attend: All ages and audiences are welcome!
Description: Come celebrate the variety of ways educational technology is being used in K-12 classrooms throughout the district to achieve collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical-thinking. All 23 schools will be represented through student-led exhibits. This will be a fun evening for all ages with prize giveaways, interactive exhibits, and food sales that will benefit a variety of CB South Clubs. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
GOOD NEWS ABOUT CB WEST STUDENTS
Voter Registration Drive
Central Bucks High School West students have spearheaded a voter registration drive. They have constructed a website that offers all the information young and first-time voters need to register, make informed decisions, and get to the polls. Students took turns staffing voter registration tables at lunches during the week.
Check out their work: