CB West High School
West Times Newsletter 11.6.17
Below is important information about Keystone Assessments for the 2017-18 school year:
Regarding Winter Testing from December 2016 and January 2017:
If your child participated in Literature, Algebra 1, or Biology Keystone Assessments in December or January, scores are available in Parent Portal.
Regarding Spring Testing from May 2017:
If your child participated in Literature, Algebra 1, or Biology Keystone Assessments in May, scores are available in Parent Portal. Additionally, individual score sheets were distributed to parents at Back to School Night on September 14. Any remaining score sheets were then distributed to students during advisory on September 15.
Regarding Winter Testing in December 2017 and January 2018:
Students currently enrolled in English 10, Algebra 1, or Biology will be administered the corresponding Keystone Assessment(s) during the month of December for Literature and January for Algebra 1 and Biology. Our testing schedule will be available on the CBW Keystone Assessment Webpage at http://www.cbsd.org/Page/25869. This webpage also includes resources to help students prepare for the assessments. After-school help sessions for Algebra and Biology are also posted under “Testing Supports at CB West.” Students enrolled in English 10, Algebra 1, or Biology during 2nd Semester will test in May.
State Assessment Proficiency Requirements:
Currently, PDE requires students in the class of 2019 and beyond to have reached proficiency on each of the three Keystone Exams prior to graduation. Students are encouraged to retake the test if proficiency is not reached on the first attempt.
Keystone Retake Procedures:
If proficiency is not met on a Keystone exam, students are encouraged to retest. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Antler Yearbook Information
Attention Senior Parents - Friday, November 10th is the deadline to have your Senior's Baby Photo printed in the Antler Yearbook. Available at an additional cost of $50, you can fill out an order form, available on the Antler website or you can email your picture/message to Stephanie Ferraro (email@example.com). Please email Erin Walsh (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any ordering questions.
NEWS FROM THE SENIOR CLASS
Senior Panoramic Photo:
The Senior Panoramic Photo will be taken on Friday, November 10 during Advisory. Please wear your Class of 2018 Senior Shirt or other CB West gear. If you wish to purchase a photo, the cost is $15. Order forms were distributed in Advisory on November 2 and are also available in the Senior House Office.
Attention all Juniors and Sophomores!
PA mandate requires that every 11th grade student provide a copy of a physical, completed by a physician, to the School Nurse. The physical can be dated anytime from the first day of 10th grade through 11th grade. Please send in a copy of a physical as it is available. You can find an official form here: PHYSICAL FORM
Once again, FEAST is offering meals to families in need during the winter holidays.
The distribution dates are as follows:
Pick up will be at:
2310 Freedoms Way
If you are interested in receiving a meal during these times, please register online:
or E-mail: email@example.com
or Call: (267) 225-8589
Online registration is preferred. Winter coats may also be available.
Parent Information Night Regarding New Safety Protocols
The Central Bucks School District is committed to providing the safest possible environment for our students. In order to maintain a safe learning environment, we constantly work with local and state police to learn and implement the best practices in school safety and security.
The district will be holding a Parent Information Night on a new set of safety protocols we have adopted for use. The program, known as ALICE, will be used in the district for any situation involving an intruder in one of our buildings.
The information night will be held on Monday, November 13 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Lenape Middle School. A flyer for the event is available on our website and can also be accessed HERE.
We hope that you are able to join us.
High School Computer Fair
See flyer for details.
Good News About CB West Students
Art 2 and 3 Classes Visited the Michener Museum of Art
CB West’s Art 2 and 3 classes had the opportunity to visit the Michener Museum of Art on Friday, October 20th. Students viewed “George Sotter: Light and Shadow” and “A Time to Break Silence: Pictures of Social Change”. They also experienced two painting exhibits. Students were able to bring concepts back to the work they are doing in their classrooms at CB West. It was a wonderful and engaging trip for our art students!
History Field Trip - National Veterans Conference
The group interviewed veterans from WWII to today, listened to military leadership presentations, and had the unique experience to meet and listen to Chuck Hagel (former secretary of defense).
This was a very memorable event for all involved!