CENTRAL BUCKS HIGH SCHOOL WEST
Message FROM MR. JASON BUCHER West's New Principal
Dear West Parents/Guardians:
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the CB West Community. My name is Jason Bucher and I am the new Principal of CB West. It is with great honor that I will have the opportunity to work with the students and parents of the CB West Community.
I have been an employee of the Central Bucks School District for the past 18 years. I have spent most of my time at Holicong Middle School as Science Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal. Most recently, I have served as Holicong Middle School’s Principal for the past 8 years.
I have been so impressed with the academic program, athletic program, music program and so much more as I have gotten to know CB West over the past few months. However, I have been most impressed with the student body. The students at CB West were so welcoming during my initial visits to the school as they shook my hand, said hello, and simply smiled at me as I walked the halls. I am looking forward to the first day of school!
I would like to extend an invitation to all students and parents to contact me over the summer months in order to express any concerns, share ideas, or simply to talk in order to get to know me better. If you are interested in contacting me, I can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 267-893-2509. If you would like to make an appointment to meet with me, please call the number listed above.
I wish you and your family the best throughout the summer months and look forward to the start of a great school year.
Jason H. Bucher
GRADUATION - JUNE 19, 2013
June was a busy month for the Class of 2014. We created and sold official Class of 2014 senior t-shirts. Students wishing to purchase a senior t-shirt in September may contact Mrs. Porytko or any class officer. The class officers and members of the leadership circle hosted Move-Up Day on the morning of June 19th. Move-Up Day is a tradition that started at CB West in 2000. This ceremony is held each year to mark the transition when the juniors officially become seniors. Mr. Caughie officially addressed members of the Class of 2014 for the first time as “seniors” during this ceremony. At the end of June, Mrs. Porytko and Mr. Caughie met with the class officers and members of the leadership circle to begin planning for senior year. The Class of 2014 has many exciting events planned and we are looking forward to a great senior year.
- 7/8 -7/18: Senior Portraits. Make your appointment at www.ouryear.com (school code 75).
- 10/5/13: SAT's at C. B. South and C. B. East. Registration is open at www.collegeboard.org.
- 10/26/13: ACT's at C. B. South. Registration is open at www.actstudent.org.
Best wishes for a healthy and restful summer, Mr. Caughie and Mrs. Porytko
Class of 2015
The Class of 2015 has wrapped up a great first year at CB West. Over the course of this year, sophomores survived the adjustment to 90-minute classes and block scheduling, the confusing but logical layout of the hallways, new teachers, new subjects and new faces.
This past school year also marked the introduction to the Pennsylvania Keystone Examinations in Algebra I, Biology and Literature. While juniors also tested in these subjects, it was more wide spread among the sophomores. We are proud of our students results and proud of the hard work of our faculty and staff for all they do for the students of CB West.
The Class of 2015 Student Council worked hard to promote unity and pride. Among their events and efforts for this year are the Homecoming Dance, Fun night at Planet Smoothie, Mr. West and relocating the 2015 Senior Prom to a new venue, The FUGE. Stay tuned to the CB West website for upcoming events as we begin the school year in September. http://cbsd.schoolwires.net/Page/53
Have a restful and enjoyable summer. Enjoy the time to recoup and reboot and be fresh for September!
Looking forward to a great Junior year Class of 2015!
WILL MR. DELSON WIN A GRAMMY?
We are excited to announce Mr. Neil Delson, band director and trumpet player, of Central Bucks High School West, is a quarterfinalist for Grammy Foundation’s Music Educator Award.
The award recognizes teachers who have made significant and lasting contributions to music education, who are committed to keeping music in schools and who have positively impacted the lives of students.
Nationwide, more than 30,000 nominations were submitted, with 217 quarterfinalists selected - including 16 from Pennsylvania.
Mr. Delson said it’s an honor just to be nominated. “I feel very lucky to have gotten this far."
Prior to his tenure at C. B. West he was the band instructor at Mill Creek, Titus and Bridge Valley Elementary from 2006 to 2010 after which he became the director of bands at C. B. West. In this role he directs and oversees Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, and the Life Skills and Developmental music program.
Nominees were asked to submit information about music education, the challenges and their teaching philosophies.
An ethusiastic supporter of music education Mr. Delson feels “We have startling(ly) talented students who are incredibly passionate. It’s student-driven education. I get out of their way,” said Mr. Delson. He believes strongly in keeping music in the schools - not simply because it’s his livelihood - but because it helps to produce well-rounded students and it offers many kids an outlet for their creativity. (The arts) rounds out education in a way certain other academics cannot".
Semifinalists will be announced in August. After that, the field will be narrowed to 10 finalists. The winner will accept the award and attend the Grammy Awards next year. The schools of the 10 finalists will receive matching grants and the nine runners-up will get $1,000 each.