CB West High School
Updates From Mr. Bucher
A Ceramic Class Experience...
On Saturday November 2nd, Mrs. Boulanger’s Advanced Ceramic students celebrated a day of Raku Firing with Ceramic Artist Ken Vavrek. Raku is an ancient Asian firing technique. The process creates color and texture variations that appeal and make reference to the Shinto-based Japanese aesthetic. The term Raku literally, means “enjoyment” and has been translated as a “serendipitous event”.
Mr. Vavrek has received numerous awards for his Ceramic works of art since the 1970s. Mr. Vavrek was a professor at Moore College of Art and Design from 1970 until his retirement in 2003. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions and has works of art at museums around the world. He has been published in many books regarding contemporary 20th century Ceramics. Locally his work can be seen in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rosenfeld Gallery.
Students had an incredible experience. They were able to participate in an advanced firing technique. Students also had the opportunity to spend time, ask questions and gain knowledge from one of America’s great contemporary Ceramic Artists.
101 Objects That Made America
Please join me in congratulating several CB West students for their contributions to a book that is getting national attention. The Smithsonian Institute published 101 Objects that Made America last week to national acclaim. It has been featured on several national television broadcasts. It is now a hardback book as well as a stand-alone issue of Smithsonian Magazine.
During the composition of the book, the Smithsonian Institute asked several hand-picked groups to preview the list and suggest additions, subtractions, or edits. As they hoped the book would be read by all age groups of all levels of interest, they asked Mrs. Lynne O’Hara and Mr. Brian Weaver, Social Studies Teachers at CB West, to contribute with a group of high school students to get their perspective. Only three other schools in America were consulted. I am proud to report that CB West is mentioned by name. I am also proud to report that the CB West students are thanked by name in this new work. This is a tremendous honor for the entire CB West Community, and a great recognition on the national scale of the kind of students that CB West continues to produce.
Once again, please join me in congratulating the following CB West students:
Students Working Together....
National Honor Society
The C.B. West chapter of the National Honor Society would like to introduce our newest members, inducted in our fifty-ninth induction ceremony on November 7: Madeline Auman, Matthew Bahner, Margaret Baltes, Jillian Bamford, Eric Baumher, Mira Bhut, Shelby Bingaman, Rebekah Bolton, Rebecca Boyle, Elisha Brinker, Mackenzie Carroll, Avery Cox, Amanda Craine, Sarah Cullen, Lillian Davis, Ryan Devlin, Vincent DiNardo, Jason Douple, Christopher Farnin, Jacqueline Fitzgerald, Sarah Gebre, Orli Glickman, Corrinne Godshall, Alexis Hack, Emily Hadfield, Madeleine Haney, Erin Hank, Amanda Haque, Jade Hebling, Shane Hensel, Olivia Hurtado, Ryan Insley, Laura Johnson, Alexa Kaminski, DhungJoo Kim, Casey Koodray, Megan Leahy, Kelly Magri, Erin Maguire, Madeline Mandeville, Jake Metzer, Stephanie Mitchell, Matthew Navarro, Christopher Parkinson, Ruhy Patel, Molly Power, Erin Rafferty, Ashley Resuta, Candace Rupert, Christian Rupert, Madeline Seiden, Amanda Sergeyev, Abigail Staskel, Raymond Szymkiewicz, Heather Tanner, Madison Thomson, Edin Thornton, Blair Tracy, Peyton Traina, Sophia Vicente, Elizabeth Watkins, Stephen Werner, Shelby Zanine, & Dana Zimmermann.
Look for our members volunteering at Jimmy’s Run and home football games, hanging holiday decorations in Doylestown Borough, and ringing the bells at Salvation Army kettle campaigns at the Doylestown Acme. NHS also will be sponsoring our annual Thanksgiving collection drive from November 15 – 22. Collections of non-perishable food and household items will take place in all advisories, and throughout the day. The three advisories who bring in the most items win a party. The class that brings in the most items will win the coveted ‘Golden Antlers’! All donations will be delivered to the New Britain Food Larder just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Any donations will be gladly accepted to help our friends and neighbors this holiday season.
A Message From The Antler....
To All Parents of Seniors: The deadline to have your child’s baby photo and personalized message included in the 2013-2014 Antler yearbook is Friday November 15th. The cost is $50 and order forms can be picked up at Reception or printed off the CB West website. The required Baby Picture Form is located on the back of the Senior Yearbook Order Form. Photos and messages may also be emailed to email@example.com
Jimmy's Run: The Jimmy Cogan Memorial 5K
Thursday, November 28, 2013 @ 9:00 AM
Central Bucks High School West
375 West Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
CLICK HERE to register for the event.