West News Archive

Summer Assignment for Honors Functions Students

2018-19 Honors Functions students can access their summer assignment by clicking HERE.

2018-19 Student Parking Information

1. Senior students are allowed to park on the side lot of Jones Gym, on the front lot of Jones gym between the yellow lines and on senior hill. Senior students will collectively be notified in reference to the Senior Parking Applications during orientation.

2. Junior students are not allowed to park on the school lots. Junior students can park on the stadium lot.

3. Students can park their mopeds at the bike racks or on the E-wing sidewalk (baseball side only).

Senior students are reminded that they are allowed to park on Senior Hill, the front lot of Jones Gym between the yellow lines and the side lot of Jones Gym UNTIL THE PARKING PERMITS ARE ISSUED.

Click HERE for parking application!

Details pertaining to the July 15 schedule change deadline

To read a letter from Dr. Morton concerning the July 15 schedule change deadline, click HERE.

2018-2019 Fall Sports Registration
2018-2019 Fall Sports Registration

Fall sports registration begins June 15, 2018!

Important Letter from Dr. Meloche Regarding the NJSLA-S Field Test
Important Letter from Dr. Meloche Regarding the NJSLA-S Field Test

Dr. Meloche has issued an important letter regarding the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science (NJSLA-S) field test, to be administered to 5th, 8th and 11th grade students in May. This assessment replaces the NJASK Sciene and NJ Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) administered in previous years. This letter details the process required for refusing the test. Refusals must be received by building principals by Friday, May 4, 2018.

Summer Workshops from the High School Guidance Departments

For more information on the workshops being offered this summer by the guidance departments of the 2 C.H. high schools, use these links:

ACT Tutorial

College Essay Tutorial
SAT/PSAT Tutorial

THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING FOR THESE WORKSHOPS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JULY 20TH!

The West Schedule during PARCC Testing

Here is the schedule during our 4 PARCC testing days:

4/16 all students arrive 7:30 dismiss 12:40

4/17 all students arrive 7:30 dismiss 12:40

4/18 all students arrive 7:30 dismiss 12:40

4/19 ALL Non-Testers report on 2 hour delay schedule
Dr. Morton's April Newsletter

To read a newsletter from Dr. Morton released on April 2, 2018, click HERE.

Dr. Mahan's Letter about the Upcoming PARCC Testing

To read Dr. Mahan's letter with important information about the upcoming PARCC testing in April, click HERE.

Cars parking on Jefferson property will be ticketed

Students who are parking their vehicles on Jefferson Hospital property are warned that the Cherry Hill Police Department will be ticketing for such unlawful parking.

West Guidance Dept. College Information Program on Wed. Feb. 21

The Cherry Hill High School West Guidance Department will be hosting a college information evening program for junior students and their parents/guardians on Wednesday, February 21. The program will be held in the Cherry Hill High School West main Auditorium at 6:30PM. College representatives will be available in the Atrium of the Auditorium to meet with students and families at 6:30 PM. A panel discussion with college admissions officers giving a brief overview of their schools and admissions protocols will begin at 7:00 PM. Parents/guardians and students will have the opportunity to ask questions and to learn about the admissions process from admissions representatives. Below is the list of colleges that will be participating in our panel:

Camden County College

Rowan College Burlington County &Career Pathways

Rowan University

Rutgers University (Camden)

Temple University

Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend this evening program. If you have any questions, please contact your child's guidance counselor: 856-663-8006, Ext. 1209

Parking applications are no longer being accepted

A notice from West Security: There are no longer any student parking spaces available. Therefore, student parking applications are no longer being accepted.

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Career Exploration Program

ATTENTION SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS AND SENIORS: The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Career Exploration Program is a comprehensive career exploration and planning program designed to help students explore the world of work, and gain confidence in making career decisions.
For more information on it, click HERE.

The East & West African American Culture Clubs present "Still Climbing"

For more information on "Still Climbing," the Feb. 3rd celebration of Black History Month sponsored jointly by the East and West African American Culture Clubs, click HERE.

Spring Sports Registration
Spring Sports Registration

Registration for Spring sports is open from January 10, 2018 - March 2, 2018!

West Weekly Message 12/20/17

Click HERE for Dr. Morton's weekly message from 12/20/17.

Cherry Hill's "Teen Scene Holiday Party"
Cherry Hill's "Teen Scene Holiday Party"

Mayor Chuck Cahn and the Recreation Department invite you to Cherry Hill's Teen Scene Holiday Party. Join your friends for dancing, games, fun and holiday refreshements Friday, December 22, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Carman Tilelli Community Center, 820 Mercer Street. Advanced registration preferred. For information or to register, call 856-488-7868.

Avoid Delays in Clearing Sport Physicals
Avoid Delays in Clearing Sport Physicals

To avoid delays in clearing sports physicals, be sure to turn in your paperwork on time.

MAKE SURE:

  • All sections of the physical examination form are completed in ink.
  • All sections are completed including vision, blood pressure, pulse and date of physical exam.
  • Provide explanations to all yes answers on the history form.
  • The clearance box is checked on both pages 3 and 4.
  • Include clearance notes with date for any injuries and/or illnesses checked off on the history form.
  • The doctor signed the cardiac assessment module on the last page.
  • Lastly, check over the forms before submitting them to make sure they are complete.


Information about the Fri. 10/27 evacuation

For information from Dr. Morton about the Friday, October 27 evacuation that took place at High School West, click HERE.

Rampant yearbooks and baby/business ads now on sale!
Rampant yearbooks and baby/business ads now on sale!

Cherry Hill West's 2018 RAMPANT yearbook is currently on sale for $85. Don't miss out on owning a limited edition collection of our school's stories for this year. Pre-order and reserve your copy today by visiting www.jostens.com!

Winter Sports Registration
Winter Sports Registration

Registration for Winter Sports is open from September 29th to November 3rd!

Staff Parking Permit Application

Staff members in need of a staff parking permit placard should complete an application, and submit it to Officer Graham.

Guidance Senior Application presentation moved

Please note the following important date change: The Guidance Senior Application presentation is moved from September 12th to Thursday, September 28th. Times and location remain the same; 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the West Auditorium.

Summer 2017 PARCC Testing

For information on mandatory PARCC testing for students enrolled in this summer's district-approved, credit-bearing courses, click HERE.

Summer Reading Assignments for Grades 9-12

The 2017 summer reading assignments are available on the District website.

2017 New Jersey State Teen Media Art Contest Award

On May 17, 2017 The Department of Human Services (DHS) honored 14 New Jersey high school and middle school students at an event in Trenton hosted by its Division of Family Development. The students were honored for their winning entries in the 2017 Teen Media Contest, which celebrated the students' artistic portrayal of a favorite weekend memory with their family.
Cherry Hill West's 10th grade student, Sharina Kuo, mentored by art teacher Sandra R. Sharp, won First Place in the High School Division. Winners were chosen based upon their interpretation of the year's theme. In addition to having her hand drawn artwork representing family unity featured in the 2018 calendar, Sharina received a plaque of achievement, an American Express gift card, and a pair of day passes to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey.
All winning entries will be displayed in the Statehouse Annex Tunnel from May 22-24.
Pictured is Sharina Kuo with her winning entry:
Sharina Kuo standing next to her 1st place artwork, holding her placque of achievement

West Art Students Win PAT's Select Pizza/Grill of Cherry Hill Pizza Box Design Contest

Cherry Hill High School West art students won big in the PAT's Select Pizza/Grill Pizza Box Design Contest. Working with art teachers, Sandra R. Sharp and Andrea Savidge, Michelle Karadonis of PAT's Select Pizza/Grill of Cherry Hill, held an art competition for students to design artwork for a new pizza box. Fifty-one entries were submitted by West students in grades 9-12, and winners were selected by a judge's panel at Pat's Select Pizza/Grill.

On May 17th, 2017, Ms. Karadonis came to the Annual West Art Show to present a $1,000 award to the Cherry Hill High School West Art department in support of continuing art education at the highest level. In addition, students received first, second, third place, and honorable mention prizes of $300, $150, $75, and $25 gift certificates, respectively.

10,000 pizza boxes are being printed with Sharina Kuo's 1st place design, and will be distributed throughout the Cheery Hill Community in the Fall.

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Sharina Kuo pointing to her winning design.
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Sharina Kuo & Pat's Select Pizza/Grill representative Michelle Karadonis""
From left to right are prize winning students Sharina Kuo, Marlee Rees, Emry Lloyd, and Kennedy Kaufman. Not pictured is student Jamie Gorlick.""
From left to right are Michelle Karadonis , West art teachers Sandra Sharp, Andrea Savidge; art students Sharina Kuo, Marlee Rees, Emry Lloyd, Kennedy Kaufman; and art teacher Steven Ferenzi
UPDATE 6/23/17: Summer Enrichment Programs at High School East Still Open
UPDATE 6/23/17: Summer Enrichment Programs at High School East Still Open

Select summer enrichment classes are still open at Cherry Hill High School East in drama, art, photography, graphic design, model rockets, knitting, chess and more for Cherry Hill residents entering grades 5-11. Course descriptions and registration form are available online. Please submit registration form and payment ASAP.

Available This Summer: College Essay Workshop, SAT/PSAT and ACT Prep Courses
Available This Summer: College Essay Workshop, SAT/PSAT and ACT Prep Courses

The Cherry Hill Public Schools Guidance Department offers three summer courses to high school students/residents preparing to write their college essay and take the PSAT, SAT and/or ACT exam. Sessions for each course run from July 31-August 3 and August 7-10, with morning, afternoon and evening hours available. Click the links below for details and registration forms for each course.

All checks and registration forms must be submitted to the Guidance Department by Friday, June 16, 2017.

2017 College Essay Prep Course Registration Form

2017 ACT Prep Course Registration Form

2017 SAT/PSAT Prep Course Registration Form

2017 Guidance Departments' Summer Tutorial Workshops

Access these information and registration forms to learn about the 3 summer tutorial workshops being offered by the guidance departments of H.S. East and West:

All Cherry Hill Public Schools Closed for Spring Break April 10-14, 2017
All Cherry Hill Public Schools Closed for Spring Break April 10-14, 2017

All Cherry Hill Public Schools are closed for Spring Break from Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 14, 2017. Schools will reopen for all students and staff on Monday, April 17, 2017 – the makeup day for the inclement weather closure on March 14.

SNJ Today: 'Hate Has No Home in Cherry Hill' Video Created to Stress Community Efforts

Read an article from SNJ Today about the 'Hate Has No Home in Cherry Hill' campaign!

School Will Be in Session Monday, April 17, As an Inclement Weather Make-up Day
School Will Be in Session Monday, April 17, As an Inclement Weather Make-up Day

The make-up day for the snow day on March 14, 2017 will be Monday, April 17, 2017.

West's Thespian Society visits Virtua's pediatric ward

To see photos from the West Thespian Society's visit to the pediatric ward at Virtua as Disney Princesses on Thursday, 12/22, click HERE!

Don't Miss our Holiday Shopping Night At The Roar Store!

You're invited to our first-ever holiday shopping night. Get any last minute spirit item gifts, as the holidays are fast approaching! We will be offering a one-time deal; spend $30.00, receive a $5.00 gift card! With new merchandise just in, you won't want to miss out! Join us on Tuesday, December 20th, during school hours for students, or from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm for parents.


"School of Rock" Gets a Great Review!

Cherry Hill West's "School of Rock" show receives an excellent review from DC Metro Arts' Tim Dunleavy!

Water Testing Information Now Available
Water Testing Information Now Available

The Cherry Hill Public Schools is in the process of doing water analysis in all 19 of our buildings. Please see the District's Water Testing Results & Plan page for updated information.

Letter from Dr. Meloche regarding water testing process

To read the letter recently sent out by Dr. Meloche concerning the beginning of state-mandated testing of water in CH schools, click HERE.

Dr. Morton's November Update

For the latest exciting news and happenings at West as of November 1 in a letter from Dr. Morton, click HERE!

Crossing Chapel Ave. at Garden State crosswalk has resumed

To read Dr. Morton's letter about how the crossing of Chapel Ave. at the Garden State crosswalk is now permitted again, please click HERE.

Letter from Dr. Meloche regarding sports event transportation

To read a letter from Dr. Meloche detailing the challenges faced and procedures used in acquiring transportation for away sports events, click HERE.