Titan Times

Central Bucks High School South Newsletter - March, 2013

Upcoming Events

March 9: SAT Testing (8:00am)

March 15: Southside Jazz Show (TBD)

March 20: District College Fair @CBS (6:30pm)

March 22: Early Dismissal

March 28: Staff Development/No School for Students (No MBIT)

March 29: Good Friday/School Holiday (No MBIT))

April 4: Reading Olylmpics

April 6: Warriors for Tim

April 12: End of Marking Period 3

April 13: ACT Testing (8:00am)

April 19: Report Cards Distributed

April 19-April 21: Spring Musical--Phantom of the Opera

April 25: World Language Honor Society Induction (6:00pm)

April 27: Junior Prom (7:00pm)

South News & Notes

Don't miss out on up-to-the-minute CB South news: follow us on Twitter @CBSouthHS to get important school information, news and activity updates, and more. #Go Titans!

CBSD and Warrington Township Team Up for Student Safety

Thanks to the generous suport of Warrington Township, CBS welcomes back School Resource Officer James Richter! Officer Richter will spend the bulk of his day in the hallways and lunchroom at CBS, but will also spend time visiting and consulting with other Warrington Schools to ensure student safety. We feel fortunate to have Officer Richter's presense and expertise back at CBS.

Parenting Lecture: Raising Resilient Children and Teens

Please join us on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00pm, when CB Cares brings us a parenting lecture by Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg: "Resilience in Action: Raising Children and Adolescents Who are Prepared to THRIVE!" We look forward to hearing advice from Dr. Ginsberg drawn from his 2011 Gold Award winning book, Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings.

Coming Soon to CBS: Drug & Alcohol Awareness Panels

CBS will host two drug and alcohol awareness events on April 4: one assembly during the day for students, and another in the evening that parents and other community members are invited to attend. The goal for these events is to provide information and to spark ongoing dialogue among members of the CBS community about this important issue. The program for both events on April 4 will include a panel discussion featuring local experts, as well as a presentation by nationally-recognized speaker, Jim Matthews, M.Ed. Please mark your calendar for the evening of April 4--the specific time and other details will be publicized soon.

Senior Checklist: Cap? Gown? Diploma Name?

By now, all graduating seniors should have ordered their caps and gowns, as seniors are required to wear a cap and gown in order to participate in graduation ceremonies. However, 12th graders can still place cap and gown orders directly with our vendor, Balfour by calling 570-696-5236.

Seniors and their parents should also take a few moments to ensure that the diploma name will be accurate. The full name currently listed in our Infitite Campus system (student/parent portal) is the one that will be printed onto each student's diploma. In the event that a student or parent would like to make a diploma name change, a written request signed by a parent or guardian must be submitted to the Senior House Office as soon as possible.

We look forward to celebrating with all of our CBS graduates in June!

Connect with our Counselors

Looking for a chance to draw upon the expertise and experience of CBS counselors as you navigate the teen years and college application process? Parents of sophomores are invited to attend the next informal Coffee & Conversation hour on Thursday May 2 at 7:45am. Parents of juniors may consider joining 11th grade counselors for our third College Information Night presentation on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30pm for more useful information for navigating the college search and application process with your son/daughter. We hope to see you at these upcoming events!

Nutrition News

Our school lunch provider, Aramark, has recently begun publishing a monthly Nutrition Newsletter with information specific to the lunch program and meal options available to students at CB South. Take some time to review this new reference for updated cafeteria menu, announcements, and nutritional updates.

The Phantom of the Opera

CBS Titan Thespians and Music Department will premiere The Phantom of the Opera on April 19, 20, and 21. Tickets for the show are on sale now. Order your tickets online at the Titan Thespians website. Tickets may be purchased in person from the box office Mondays-Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m, beginning April 1. On performance days the box office will open one hour before curtain. See you at the show!

CBS Scholars Share a Love of Learning at Science Fun Day

On March 15, over 30 CBS students will lead Science Fun Day at Titan Elementary. This is a day-long exploration of science fun and learning that CBS students have planned and coordinated, including a variety of experiments to engage elementary school students and teach them about the wonderful world of science. Experiments vary from grade level to grade level, expanding on the CB Science curriculum, as well as exploring other types of science such as forensics and food science. It’s a great day full of excitement, exploring, and learning science facilitated by CBS science students!

Points of Pride

Boomerang Awards

Congratulations to our January Boomerang Award winner, Erin Walsh, who exemplifies the asset of Service to Others! Nominations for the February closed on the 19th, and a winner will be announced soon.

In the meantime, there is still time to get your nomination in for next month. March nominees should reflect the asset of Integrity. The young person acts on his or her convictions and stands up for his/her beliefs. Please send in your nomination by Tuesday, March 19th.

Coaches v. Cancer

CBS Athletics has a long tradition of outreach. CBS teams have raised funds and donated time benefiting community organizations such as SPCA, NOVA, Bucs County Housing, Colby Umbrell Foundations, CHOP, Operation Eternal Gratitude, Doyle Dash, Dig Pink, St. Mary's Manor, Warrington Earth Day, Doylestown Food Pantry, Goals Beyond the Net, and Warriors for Tim.

Adding to that tradition, on Friday, February 1, CBS hosted our fourth annual Coaches v. Cancer event. This family-friendly event features 4 basketball games against CB West. A $5 ticket entitled each attendee to sample the wares of local food vendors such as A Taste of Philly, Chickie’s & Pete’s, Darlene Schneider’s Catering, Dominick’s Pizza, Giuseppe’s Pizza & Family Restaurant, Go Bananas Frozen Yogurt, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Philly Pretzel Factory, Pina’s Pizza, Planet Smoothie, Soprano’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, Tomatoes, UNO Chicago Grill, Warrington Pastry Shop, and Wendy’s. Guests also purchased commemorative t-shirts and Honor Wall tags in memory or in honor of those who have suffered from cancer in the past.

We are proud to report that this exiciting annual event raised $2250 for the American Cancer Society. Great job, CB South!

School Board Brief

At the February 12, 2013 School Board Meeting, the Central Bucks School District School Board:

1. Heard the Lenape String Quartet performance before the school board meeting.

2. Heard the Academic Spotlight about the Career Planning Report from Lisa Corr and Ginny Barrett.

3. Heard the Superintendent’s Report and Communications, Finance and Operations Committee Reports.

4. Approved School Board Minutes.

5. Approved the Resolution for the Tax Collection Procedures and Tax Collector Pay for 2014-18.

6. Approved the Bucks County IU #22 Programs and Services 2013-14 Budget.

7. Approved the Construction Contract and Equipment Purchases as follows:

  • HVAC Equipment Contract for Holicong to Myco Mechanical - $244,800
  • Backhoe from Plasterer Equipment Company - $65,600
  • Scissor Lift from Mobile Lifts - $17,260

8. Approved various personnel items and student trips.

9. Discussed process for construction of the CB East Stadium. There will be a public hearing regarding the project on March 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Lenape Auditorium.