Bear AmbassadorThe Bear Ambassador Program was started as a way to help seventh grade students have a smoother transition into the junior high setting. It allows seventh grade students to become better acquainted with their school, fellow students, and themselves through a series of activities, events, and experiences throughout seventh grade. The Bear Ambassadors are a select group of ninth graders who lead seventh graders in many activities. They are chosen for their leadership, character, and school spirit. They must also represent and promote the Boyertown Junior High Schools in the community. As a Bear Ambassador students will mentor small groups of seventh graders, act as guides for activities in our building and assist with other various events throughout the school year.Bear Ambassador Applications
Bear Ambassador Applications will be available until April 9th for 8th grade students in the main office.
All Bear Ambassador applications are due by Wednesday, April 9th!
School DancesPeriodically throughout the school year the Student Council and other groups sponsor several dances. School dances usually run from 7:00-9:30 pm. The dress code for the dance is as follows: NO SNEAKERS, WORK BOOTS or DENIM. Student dress should be in good taste – neither too showy nor too provocative. BOYS: A shirt and tie OR a collared shirt (polo, dress; long or short-sleeved) must be worn, tucked in, with pants/slacks and shoes. GIRLS: Dress, nice dress pants or skirt and blouse, shoes. Strapless, single strap and open back dresses are not permitted. Shirt/blouse must have two straps with widths of at least two inches. Skirts and dresses must be at least fingertip length. Spaghetti straps are only permitted on dresses. Attendance will be limited to students who attend Junior High West. Pupils wishing to leave the dance before its conclusion, must have written permission from their parents and be given to a chaperone upon entering the dance. Students must bring their West ID along with $5 to gain entry to the dance. Students who have lost their ID can stop in the office on the day of the dance for a form in lieu of their ID.
Flex Period Enrichment
West provides a wide variety of clubs, activities, sports, music programs and other "Westivities." In addition to our regular extra-curricular activities, West has added Flex Period Enrichment activities for the 2011-2012 school year. The Flex Period Enrichment include programs and extended opportunities for students through technology, art, computer, and physical education activities.
In order to participate in enrichment activities, students must meet several requirements. Students who are not enrichment eligible for a session can become eligible for the next session as long as they meet the criteria listed below. To be eligible to sign up for flex period enrichment activities, students must meet the following criteria:
- No grades below a 70% in any class
- No more than 2 missed assignments in any class
- May not be on the restricted list
We think extra-curricular and enrichment programs are an essential part of the over-all school experience. Students will succeed where their interest is the strongest. West tries to combine academic, enrichment, and extra curricular programs to help develop a well-rounded student.