Debra Frederiksen


Ms. Taggart and Ms. Krawczyk, currently part of the CHS clerical team, will have their final day with us on Friday, October 11. Both recently tested, scored highly and received promotions to permanent clerk. Their promotions require that both of them to leave our building in order to accept these promotions.

Congratulations to both of them and a HUGE thank you for their dedicated service to our school and students. Neither one of them was content just to ‘do the work’. They were truly committed to the mission of the school and the wellbeing of our students. They will be truly missed.

If you have a chance between now and October 11, please drop them a ‘thank you’ for what they have done for our school community.

Lydia Ortiz will be joining Ms. Maracle in the main office as a new Permanent School Clerk. Carolyn Inwood will be joining our school clerical staff as the new Permanent Typist working out of the school counseling office. Both are scheduled to start with us on October 15, 2019. Please provide them with a warm welcome at this time.

Cardinal Craze Week 2019 (October 31-November 8)

The planning for CHS Cardinal Craze Spirit continues! Here are a few important dates to add to your calendar:

October 31- Halloween- First day of Cardinal Craze Week and first opportunity for students to score points for their class by dressing up (no masks, no blood and nothing inappropriate for a school setting please!). Students may also begin bringing in food donations to benefit the Macedonia Food Pantry.

November 1- Cardinal Craze Kick-Off Assembly in auditorium. All students wearing cardinal red and silver/CHS gear will be awarded a point for their class. Sectional girls’ volleyball game after school in the CHS gymnasium. We are hoping to break our all-time record for students attending an indoor CHS sporting event!

November 4: Cardinal Craze class T-shirts go on sale for $5.00 each. Dress up theme days continue throughout the week as well as hallways decorating contest.

November 8- Pep Assembly and Awarding of ‘The Rock’; Cardinal Craze Dance 7-9pm (students in grades 9-12).


Thank you for supporting our wonderful school garden. Get your bulbs and do your part to contribute to a beautiful Buffalo!

Do you love flowers? Because Pelion Garden sure does! Help us keep our garden blooming by purchasing some bulbs for your own garden! We keep 50% of every purchase to help our school garden and bulbs can be ordered and shipped directly to you by following this link:

All orders must be placed no later than October 15, 2019.  

The Pelion Community Garden at City Honors School is a thriving outdoor learning space that engages students and our community with the natural world. The students use the garden for hands-on opportunities, learning about plants, nutrition, science, and sustainable living.   

We need your help to keep this garden growing!  Please contact Ellen Barnum at with any questions. Check out what our students are dong in the garden by following our Facebook page: https://www.facebook! .com/PelionGarden/

Our CHS boys’ JV and Varsity volleyball teams faced Lafayette at CHS right before our Back-to-School party on September 20, 2019. After five months of learning the game and scrammaging, the teams were able to participate in their inaugural game on the Hilltop!

We welcome dedicated athletes of any size and experience.

Our team consists of novices, varsity rowers and state champions.

If you’re ready to practice hard and be on a great team, we have a boat for you!

  • We compete against high schools across New York, and Ontario at regattas in Buffalo, Rochester, Welland, St. Catherines and Saratoga Springs.
  • We face schools across the nation in Philadelphia each Fall.
  • We often qualify for nationals in New Jersey and Ohio.

Email Patrick Lakamp, club president, at for more information.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars with the CHS Back-To-School Food Truck Party (Friday, September 20, 2019, 5:00-8pm).

This event will not only include food trucks, but tables set up about all sorts of clubs, sports and activities at CHS as well as live music. Read the flyer her

The Buffalo Public Schools have posted the 2019-2020 school year calendar! We’ve modified the district ‘calendar at a glance’ to include many additional important dates specific to CHS. Please review this document  and note the important upcoming dates for this school year.

September 18: Senior Photo Retake/Make-Up Day

October 10: Underclassmen Photo Day

November 14: Underclassmen Photo Retake/Make-Up Day

CHS Parents- please be sure to check in on your child’s progress toward completing their CHS Summer reading list. This is an important tradition at our school that helps to keep reading skills alive and well during the summer months and prepare students to meet the curriculum goals for the upcoming school year. Summer reading lists for all grade levels can be found at this link:

Supply lists are included at the end of grades 5,6,7,8 reading lists. High school grades are handled on a teacher-by-teacher basis.

Grades 5-12 Summer Reading List 2019-2020 

Grade 5 School Supply List 2019-2020

Grade 6 School Supply List 2019-2020

Grade 7 School Supply List 2019-2020

Grade 8 School Supply List 2019-2020

After a record number of CHS students qualified for the State Championship for Speech & Debate this year in New York City, we had the most students ever to advance to Day 2 of the quarterfinals.
Highlights included:

  • In his 1st state tournament ever, freshmen Roman Rogalski finished among the top 24 debaters in his category.
  • Sophomore Ella Kaderbeck was also among the best to qualify for Day 2 in her speech category.
  • Joining Ella and advancing in Oral Interpretation was senior Alexis Marshall!
  • After going nearly perfect with a 4-1 debate record on Saturday, senior Gabby Merlo lost a close debate to the eventual state finalist on Day 2.

Congratulations to all 23 students who qualified to attend the state championships and to all the members of the team for an unprecedented year of success at tournaments throughout the year.

Thank you to our dedicated and fearless CHS Speech and Debate Team Advisor, Mr. Belge!

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  • Events at a Glance

    October 14: Columbus Day – No School
    October 16: PSAT Testing, Gr 10 & 11 (Periods 1-4)
    October 19: CHS Admissions Testing @ Olmsted
    October 25: Ice Cream Social/Haunted Lockers, Gr 5&6, 6:30-8:30p
    October 26: CHS Admissions Testing @ Olmsted
    October 31: Pelion’s Spook-a-Rama
    October 31 – November 8: Cardinal Craze Week


    Looking for sports-related event dates? Click on the link to the master calendar: Open CHS Master Calendar

    Click here to view or download the 2019-2020 BPS District Calendar.

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