CB West High School

West Times Newsletter

CB West Graduation Is Scheduled For Wednesday, June 15th At 4:15 PM!

A Special Thank You To All CB West Parents Who Made Teacher Appreciation Day So Special For CB West Staff!

News From The Yearbook Staff

Pre-orders for the 2015-2016 Antler yearbook will be accepted until Friday May 13th. After that, any leftover yearbooks will only be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. We’ve sold out the last 3 years, so don’t let this happen to your child – reserve yours by next Friday!

There are several easy ways to order a yearbook: print an order form from the Antler website http://www.cbsd.org/Page/1185, or place an order online at www.jostens.com.

Please email Mrs. Ferraro at sferraro@cbsd.org or Ms. Walsh at elwalsh@cbsd.org with questions!

West Varsity Singers With Composer Judith Sapperstein

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The Talent Tree

After reading, “I Don’t Want to be a Frog” by Dev Petty and illustrated by Mike Boldt, the social skills class wanted to share their unique talents and place them on display for everyone at CB West. They decided to create a “Talent Tree” and asked other students and advisories to “Leaf us their talents!” for all to enjoy. The book is still making its way around to advisories and leaves are being added daily. It’s great to see how special and diverse all of our CB West community truly is!

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Important Reminder For All Seniors!

Friday, April 8, 2016 was the beginning of the 4th marking period. For seniors, this means that if you are charged with a violation of the Drug and Alcohol Policy (SB #227) during the 4th marking period, you will not participate in commencement activities. We are required to remind seniors of this policy statement.

CB West Band Travels To Washington D.C.

The CB West Band recently had the opportunity to visit Washington D.C.

While in Washington, our students spent time touring historical sites, visiting national monuments, and interacting with local experts. Students, many of whom had never seen a live performance from a professional orchestra, were treated to an exceptional performance from the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.

Members of our Concert Winds engaged in two separate and profound clinic performances: one with Dr. Chad Nicholson of the University of Delaware and a second with Dr. Michael Nickens of George Mason University. The band performed on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial for the hundreds of spectators lucky enough to be touring the monument at the time of our performance. The crowd reception was exceptional, with audience members personally congratulating our students and occasionally (and quite humorously) stepping inside the band formation to take close up photos. The Marching Band also gave an electric encore performance of their fall field show, complete with Color Guard flag work.

Our Color Guard members had the opportunity to work with staff members of the University of Delaware Marching Band as well as Carloyn Drislane, a GMU professor of Biochemistry who also happens to direct their Color Guard and is a veteran of the multiple award-winning DCI corps, Carolina Crown. The girls got a little wet outside on Sunday morning, but Carolyn’s clinic was astounding.

Members of the CBW Jazz Ensemble also traveled with the band and participated in a performance and clinic that is unquestionability one of the highlights of Mr. Delson's teaching career. Our students have been preparing music from the U.S. Army Blues library in preparation for clinics on this trip. We knew we would be observing the Army Blues’ rehearsal and the Army Concert Band rehearsal, but as a special surprise, the band cut their rehearsal time short and invited our band on stage. Our band performed their repertoire at Fort Meyer, with members of the Blues sitting in with our band and the composers of each and every tune we played on site to give feedback on our performance.

CB West Orchestra

West Orchestra recently returned from a successful trip to Disney, including a wonderful music workshop in a Disney Recording studio where we recorded Disney Music including everything from “It’s a Small World,” “The Little Mermaid,” and “Duel of the Fates,” from Star Wars.

The trip also included a featured Orchestra performance at the Waterside Stage at Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney). CB West Orchestra was joined by the South Orchestra for the performances and workshops.

CB West Art Students Visit "International Pop" Exhibit At The Philadelphia Museum Of Art

Twenty one upper level Senior art students from CB West had the opportunity to view the “International Pop” art exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on May 3, 2016. Students viewed works of art from renowned Pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg and many other fabulous artists. Students will use their inspirations from this visit in a culminating project to end their high school art experience.

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May Boomerang Award Asset

The May Boomerang Asset is POSITIVE PEER INFLUENCE. Young person's best friends model responsible behavior. They are a good influence and make good choices. If you know a student who exemplifies this asset, please send your nomination to Mr. David Hoffman at dhoffman@cbsd.org.

CB West Spring Band Concert

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Students Relax Before The AP Calculus BC Exam

CB West Athletics


Track & Field:

  • West Boys Track and Field convincingly defeated CB East 91-59 on Tuesday at home to put an exclamation point on their 5-2 dual meet season. Scoring hard fought points for the Bucks were Joe Manetta, Evan Washington, Carter Zerweck, Jake Claricurzio, Ryan McIlhinney, Rock Fortna, Christian Bobowicz, Brian Iatarola, Ben Bunch, Luke Fehrman, Ryan Walsh, Griffin Shields, Noah Griffin, Damian Refice, Alec Hofer, Brian Mass, Erik Metz, Jacob Schiela, Corey Cepeda, and Jamie Fitzsimmons.

  • CB West Girls suffered a tough loss to district rival CB East last week. The girls are now heading into the post season segment of the season. This coming weekend is the SOL conference championships followed by the District One meet and States later this month. Finish strong, ladies!

Boys Tennis:

  • Congratulations to Brad and Dale Johnson who won the conference doubles title last week. The team heads into the post season tournament this week. This week they will travel to Strath-Haven for their first round match-up. Two wins in the post season will get them a bid to the state tournament!

Boys Volleyball:

  • The boys had a rough week with tough losses to Pennridge and CB East. The boys did rebound with a comfortable win over Upper Dublin on Friday night. The boys have their senior night on Monday evening and look to host their district opponent as the post season approaches quickly.


  • The boys opened the week with a comfortable win over Hatboro-Horsham. The boys did a great job of spreading the scoring around as there were several players with assists and goals recorded in the win. The boys then played in a disappointing loss to CB East that saw their hopes for a share of the league championship fade away. The boys will be heading into the final week of the regular season with games against CB South and Hatboro-Horsham, two must-wins in hopes of securing a home playoff game.

  • The girls continued their winning ways with convincing wins over Souderton and Council Rock North early last week. The girls did get a bit of a challenge from Strath-Haven in their final game of the week. The girls continue to impress as they march toward the post season.


  • The girls lost their lone game of the week. They lost 6-5 to North Penn on the road. The rain hasn’t allowed us to play to many games over the last two weeks. This week will be action packed as we try to make up rained out games.


  • The boys were able to beat North Penn, the defending state champions, for the second time this season. Senior Luke Irons was dominant in both games and did not allow a run. The boys secured the win in extra innings after Frank Amsler’s RBI single plated the game’s only run. The boys have their senior night this week and will fill most of the week with make up games.


Sophomore Student Of The Month Recognition

The Sophomore Class Council is starting a Student of the Month Program to highlight and recognize sophomores who have unique talents and make unique contributions to our school and/or community. Please complete this

nomination form

if you would like to nominate a sophomore.

Reminder--Volunteer Clearance Information

Volunteers must have their clearances on file with the CBSD Human Resources Department prior to starting volunteer work. The new Pennsylvania State mandate does allow until July 1, 2016 to obtain background checks. However, in the best interest of the safety and security of our students, we are asking volunteers to comply with submitting background checks prior to volunteering in the 2015-2016 school year.

Click link to learn more: http://www.cbsd.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=355

If you have already submitted paperwork you do not need to take any further action at this time.

This online process is ONLY for those who have not submitted clearances / certifications as of October 1, 2015.

Share Good News About CB West Students!

CB West students achieve amazing things and make a difference in school and in the community. Share your story about the accomplishments and good work of a CB West student with Mr. Bucher at jbucher@cbsd.org so that he may highlight this good news in an upcoming edition of the West Times online newsletter.

E-Flyer Folder

Visit the E-Flyer Folder for job and community service opportunities, sporting events, and community events. The site is updated on the 15th and 30th of every month.