Welcome Back!

Important Information From Jason Bucher

My Time At West!

I have thoroughly enjoyed my summer at West and have met so many wonderful people! I am really looking forward to the return of all teachers and students. I know that change is not easy. Therefore, I welcome the opportunity to meet with you so we can become better acquainted. Please contact me if you would like to set up a time to meet prior to the start of the school year. Once again, for your information, my contact information is as follows:


Email: jbucher@cbsd.org


Office Phone: 267-893-2511


Cell Phone: 267-374-0360


Home Phone: 610-967-0579

Opening Week Information

As another summer break quickly comes to an end, my hope is that you have found time to renew your energy for another great school year. The first day for faculty is Monday, August 26, 2013. All faculty members will report at 8:00 AM to the West Auditorium for the opening faculty meeting. Lunch will be on your own from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. The afternoon will be for collegial sharing and planning for the start of the school year. In addition to working on your room and setting up your gradebook, there are many more tasks that you may want to consider working on during this time period. Some of those tasks may include, but are certainly not limited to working on your Schoolwires Website, planning your professional goal(s) and ,if applicable, meeting as a special ed/general ed team.


We welcome to our staff Caroline Fosbenner and Michael Brown (Business); Charlotte Harrington (English); Brad Helsel (Health/Physical Education); Melissa Kehs, Abram Hughes, and Karen Smith (Math); Alexandra Dyer, Jeffery Layton, and Kieran Sweeney (Social Studies); and Marshall Claffy (World Language). We also welcome back Christie Besack (Social Studies) from her leave of absence.


The remaining schedule for the week is below:


Tuesday, August 27 - (8:00 AM - 3:30 PM)

Morning

Faculty Meeting (West Auditorium)

12:00 PM -1:00 PM - Lunch on Your Own

Afternoon

Collegial Planning/Sharing


Wednesday, August 28 - (8:00 AM - 3:30 PM)

Full Day of District Curriculum Staff Development


Thursday, August 29 - (8:00 AM - 3:30 PM)

Conference Model Workshops For All Secondary Teachers


Friday, August 30 (8:00 AM - 3:30 PM)

Morning

District Curriculum Workshop

Afternoon

Building Department Meetings (1:00 PM-2:00 PM)

Collegial Planning/Sharing

The Court Street Cafe Will Be Open On August 26 For Your Enjoyment!

Improvements At West!

During the summer and into the fall, Brian Caughie has arranged for many improvements to be made at CB West. Be sure to check out the following areas of the school:


1) The Boys' upstairs locker room has been greatly improved. The damaged lockers have been repaired and painted. Additonally, new base coving has been installed below the lockers and the walls have been cleaned.

2) The Athletic Hallways will be painted in early fall.

3) The Music Hallways will be painted in early fall.

4) The rusty outside door overhangs along Court Street will be painted shortly.

5) Split rail fences will be installed at the entry way and exit of the Faculty Parking Lot to prevent visitors from parking on the grass.

6) Plans have been put into place to address all three CB West Gyms. The ceilings and walls are in desperate need of some fresh paint.

Goal Development

The CB Board of Directors have officially approved the 2013-2014 District Goals. From the District Goals, West's Adminstrative Team developed building goals that focus on two large areas - Rigorous and Relevant Instruction and Communication and Relationships. We are looking forward to sharing these goals with the West Staff at the opening faculty meeting so that we can create a unified front by all striving to meet the same goals. We are also looking forward to assisting all of you in creating your own professional goals for the 2013-2014 school year!

Class Rosters

Your class rosters will be available on Infinite Campus beginning on August 12, 2013. Please be advised that changes will still occur as our Guidance Staff addresses schedule conflicts and fix errors in students' schedules. We thank you for your patience as we complete these very difficult tasks.

First Week of School

As you may recall, the schedule for the first week of school will be different from past years. ALL students will report on the first day of school (Tuesday, September 3). Here is CB West’s schedule for the first week of school:


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

“A” Day

ALL STUDENTS REPORT - Students Begin Their Day in Block 1 Class

50-MINUTE ADVISORY SCHEDULE:


Block 1: 7:25 - 8:45

Block 2: 8:50 - 10:10

Advisory: 10:15 - 11:05 - Senior Assembly in Auditorium

Block 3: 11:10 - 1:05

A Lunch:

11:10 - 11:40

B Lunch:

11:52 - 12:22

C Lunch:

12:35 - 1:05

Block 4: 1:10 - 2:30


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

“B” Day

50-MINUTE ADVISORY SCHEDULE


Block 1: 7:25 - 8:45

Block 2: 8:50 - 10:10

Advisory: 10:15 - 11:05 - Sophomore Assembly in Auditorium

Block 3: 11:10 - 1:05

A Lunch:

11:10 - 11:40

B Lunch:

11:52 - 12:22

C Lunch:

12:35 - 1:05

Block 4: 1:10 - 2:30


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Rosh Hashanah - No School


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

“A” Day

50-MINUTE ADVISORY SCHEDULE


Block 1: 7:25 - 8:45

Block 2: 8:50 - 10:10

Advisory: 10:15 - 11:05 - Junior Assembly in Auditorium

Block 3: 11:10 - 1:05

A Lunch:

11:10 - 11:40

B Lunch:

11:52 - 12:22

C Lunch:

12:35 - 1:05

Block 4: 1:10 - 2:30


The Advisory Plans will be shared with all staff during the opening Faculty Meeting.