CB West High School
Updates From Mr. Bucher
Opening Days of School
Dear CB West Parents,
I have had the time of my life opening CB West for another great school year! The students, staff, and parents have been so helpful and have made me feel very special. Although I have only been at CB West for a short time, I already feel as though I am part of the CB West Family!
In order to stay in touch with the CB West Community, I plan on publishing brief newsletters each week. The newsletters will highlight just SOME of the events occurring at CB West every day. West is a busy place! Please feel free to send me feedback on the scope of the newsletters. I always value parent input.
CB West Student Wins Seat On All-National Band!
Nicholas Hall, a senior at Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown, has won a seat on the National Association for Music Educators All-National Honors Concert Band. He is the first West musician to earn the honor.
Hall, 17, a flutist who performs with the C.B. West Marching Bucks, the Jazz 1 Ensemble, and Symphonic Band, is one of 150 student musicians chosen from across the country to perform at the NAfME conference in Nashville, TN, on Oct. 30. The Concert Band will perform at Gaylord Opryland. The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top-performing high school musicians in the United States. All-Nationals is the culmination of 2 years of competitions, starting with Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District, Regional, and State auditions and concerts.
A four-year member of the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County, Hall was recently chosen to perform as a soloist for YOBC's fall concert on Nov. 24. The Doylestown native also serves as a drum major for the Marching Bucks, and performs with Quakertown Community Band. He studies with composer and flutist Cathy Block. It is the first time in West's school history a student musician reached the national ensemble level.
The ensembles are made up of selected high school students who are recommended by their state presidents, and endorsed by their school principals and music directors.
CB West Yearbooks Will Be On Sale At Back-To-School Night For A Discounted Price of $70.00!!
Semifinalists Named in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program
On Wednesday, September 11, officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.
Congratulations to the following CB West National Merit Semifinalists:
CB West's Bringing Animals Relief Club
Central Bucks West’s Bringing Animals Relief Club (BARC) will be attending the 4th Annual Tail Waggers Strut Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m at Neshaminy State Park. All proceeds will fund The Crossings Animal Sanctuary, Inc. in building Bucks County’s first no-kill dog & cat sanctuary. BARC welcomes all to join our team and raise funds and support for this great cause. Dogs are also welcome at the park! An informational session will be held 9/16 at 2:30 in B214 (West).
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Central Bucks West’s Back-to-School Night is scheduled for Thursday, September 19, 2013. There will be a presentation in the auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m. Advisory/homeroom will begin at 7:30 p.m. All will have the opportunity to follow the schedule of their son or daughter, meet their teachers, and hear a brief presentation about the courses. A blank schedule is posted on our website. Please ask your student/students to complete this information for your convenience in planning your classroom visits.