CHS Grade 7-12 Parents: On Monday (12/18) at 2:55 in the LGI Room, there will be an organizational meeting for any student in grades 7-12 interested in playing baseball for CHS this spring. Students unable to attend this meeting, but with an interest in participating, should provide their name and homeroom number to Ms. Taggart in the school counseling office.

Registration for the CHS High School Ski & Snowboard Club is now open!

Register by October 31 to avoid late fee.

Click here for registration form and additional details.

This information may also be found on the City Honors website under School Life > Clubs/Activities:

Please contact Alex Thomson, City Honors Ski Club Advisor, with any questions you may have about CHS Ski & Snowboard Club.

Alex Thomson, 716-884-8532,

The CHS Girls XCountry Team headed off to the ‘Grand Daddy’ of all meets on September 30, 2017, the McQuaid Invitational, and did not disappoint!

The Centaurs placed 4th overall in their division. 11th graders Ryan James and Cecilia Favorito came in 3rd and 6th overall respectively.

Ryan James was also named a Buffalo News Runner of the Week! Congrats Girls!






















On Friday, September 15, 2017, the basketball courts at Masten Park were dedicated in honor of Lamont Edwards Yancey, Jr., a City Honors School student who passed away two years ago in September 2015. He was a volunteer for The Ride For Roswell & Habitat for Humanity Buffalo.

Click here for video of Masten Park Basketball Courts honoring the memory of Lamont Yancey.

The video may also be found here on WGRZ’s Kelly Dudzik’s Facebook page.









Almost two years ago, CHS lost Lamont Yancey, Jr. ’18 to a heart condition while playing basketball at Masten Park. On September 15 at 4:30, prior to the CHS Annual Back-to-School BBQ, the Masten Park courts will be dedicated to Lamont. Please join Lamont’s family and our school community to memorialize this very special student and classmate. Thank you to county legislator, Barbara Miller-Williams, for her work to make this tribute to Lamont a reality.

Masten Park basketball court will be dedicated to student who died young
The basketball court where City Honors student Lamont Edward Yancey Jr. enjoyed so much time will be dedicated in his memory this month d…

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Over the weekend of June 3, 2017, the CHS Women’s rugby team completed another successful season, lead by Senior Rose Durnell, and Senior Captains Aria Moore and Payton McKelvey.

The girls finished the regular season placing second in the division, with their only loss coming to nationally ranked (#3) Orchard Park. On June 3rd-4th, the team competed in the State Championship tournament at SUNY Binghamton.

After a tough loss in the opening round, the women put together a complete team effort to defeated the Syracuse Silverhawks, 65-0, placing 3rd in the state for the third straight year.

Congratulations Ladies!


The State Championships for Crew took place this past weekend (May 13-14, 2017) in Saratoga Springs and City Honors again placed extremely well against competition from around NYS.

Congratulations to:

Our Freshman Girls 4+ team of Lily Lettieri, Kate Connolly, Maya Fuller, Katie Mahoney, and coxswain Kate Hassett for winning the NYS Championship in this category!

The City Honors Boys Varsity A Boat 4+, manned by Joey Hassett, Benjamin Spencer, Ben Dimitroff, Michael Pratts, and coxswain Ryan Lakamp that won Bronze and qualified for Nationals.

The Girls Varsity 4+ team of Sophie Quigley, Megan Grieco, Sam Lonas, Robbie Williams, and coxswain Hannah Murphy came in 4th place and also qualified for Nationals.

And finally, Freshman Sabrina Lonas, who teamed up with a student from Maritime Charter under the auspices of Buffalo Scholastic to win the State Championship in the Junior Double event.

























A signing ceremony took place on Tuesday, April 25th at 9 am in the Museum Room of City Honors School for three of four seniors who will be playing NCAA-level athletics in college next year.

Jenna Szopinski has committed to playing Division 1 Soccer at the University of Evansville, Indiana, where she plans to double major in criminology and sociology. Szopinski has been playing soccer since she was four-years-old. She started at City Honors as a 7th grader, joining the varsity soccer team that year, and is currently finishing her second year as a Diploma Candidate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Szopinski has been a leader in points in the Section VI division, racking up 334 points during her six years on varsity. She is currently ranked number 13 in New York State in points, and number 133 in the United States. She also holds the #1 spot for assists throughout all of New York for the 2012, 2014, and 2016 seasons and is currently ranked #1 for career assists in New York State. Szopinski has received numerous player of the week awards, including the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Maxpreps State Player of the Week during the 2016 season.

Emily Pyne, Szopinski’s teammate, has been recruited to play Division 3 Soccer at SUNY Cortland next year and plans to major in Conservation Biology. Pyne has attended City Honors since 5th grade and is also an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Candidate. Pyne also began her soccer career at age four and has been on the City Honors varsity soccer team since 7th grade.  In 2016, she received Honorable Mention for the Section 6 Scholar Athlete Award.

In addition to being teammates on the City Honors varsity soccer team, where they were captains of the team in 2016, Szopinski and Pyne played together with the Delaware Soccer Club and four years ago went on to play premier level soccer with GPS-NY. Pyne served as captain of her GPS team the last two seasons.

Alexandra “Allie” Banas will be playing Division 3 Women’s Ice Hockey at SUNY Potsdam next fall. Banas was offered, and accepted, placement in Potsdam’s Honors Program. This program only offers admission to applicants in the top 5% of each admission class. She will be majoring in Exercise Science/Physical Therapy. Like Pyne and Szopinski, Banas is also an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Candidate. She has been playing hockey since age five for the Buffalo Bisons organization and has played for City Honors Club teams since 6th grade. She has been a member of two Girls Tier 1 New York State Championship teams that went on to compete at the USA Hockey Nationals in Boston in 2012 and Minneapolis in 2016. Banas has played for the City Honors Varsity Club Hockey team, a member of the WNY High School Club Hockey League (WNYHSCHL), since 10th grade. Banas was the only girl in the traditionally male league this season and was the only member of her team to be named as a WNYHSCHL First Team All Star for the 2016-2017 season – becoming the first female skater to receive this honor from the league.

A signing ceremony was held in the fall for varsity softball standout, Jenna Balducci. Balducci, a 2016 All WNY Small Schools team member and recipient of six tournament MVP awards committed to playing Division 2 softball at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA.








Pictured L to R: Balducci, Szopinski, Pyne, Banas
















The Modified and Junior Varsity BPS Lacrosse teams are open to all 7th – 10th grade students in Buffalo Public Schools.

Practices are underway for Junior Varsity but there’s still time to sign up and participate. Practices are daily at Riverside Field, 3:45 pm until 5:30 pm. Contact Coach Lovelock at for more information.

Modified practice is right around the corner, starting on Monday, March 13 at Johnnie B. Wiley Stadium, 3:15 pm until 5:00 pm. Contact Coach Pacifico at 523-9342 or email: for more information.

Visit the 2017 BPS Lacrosse Page to download the BPS Lacrosse Registration Packet and for more information:

Fax (851-3561) or email all forms back to the BPS Athletics department as soon as possible. Registration will close on Friday, March 24, 2017.

Girls on the Run / Heart and Sole at City Honors

Practice afterschool will be Mondays and Wednesdays starting the week of March 20-June 4th

From 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM – Girls will meet with coaches in the Atrium

Registration is now open, go to for details and to register online.

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  • Events at a Glance

    Feb 9: Sports Day to Benefit Conti Children
    Feb 9: 2nd Camp Pathfinder Deposit Due
    Feb 9: Middle School Dance, 6:30-8:30p
    Feb 10: Last Chance to Purchase Yearbook
    Feb 13: IB Parent Night, 5:30-7p
    Feb 19: President’s Day (No School)
    Feb 20: BoxTops Clip Party @ 279 Northampton, 6-8p
    Feb 20-23: Mid-Winter Recess (No School)
    Feb 26: Classes Resume
    Mar 15-18: CHS Spring Musical: “Anything Goes!”
    Mar 30-Apr 6: Spring Recess (No School)
    Apr 9: Classes Resume
    Apr 11-13: Gr 3-8 NYS ELA Testing
    Apr 17: I See IB Night, 6-8p
    Apr 18: Early Release Day
    Apr 19: Superintendent’s Conference Day (No School)
    Apr 20: Talent Show
    Apr 25: Spring Vocal Concert, 6:30p
    Apr 26: UNYTS Blood Drive
    Apr 26: Spring Instrumental Concert, 6:30p
    May 8-9: Cleveland Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Trip
    May 11: Senior Service Learning Initiative (SLI) Begins
    May 22: Senior Dinner @ Riverworks
    Jun 3: CHS Performance @ Kleinhans
    Jun 11: Senior Service Learning Initiative (SLI) Ends
    Jun 15: Strawberry Social, 3:30-6:30p
    May 31-Jun 3: Gr 8 Camp Pathfinder Trip
    Jun 20: Gr 8 Moving Up Day, 9a
    Jun 21: Senior Graduation @ Kleinhans

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

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