School Happenings

Congratulations to senior Katherine Wachter on being named a 2018 fall sports All-Western New York Scholar-Athlete Team member for varsity soccer.

To be nominated for the team, students must have carried a 90-plus average for the previous six semesters and been a starter or significant player in their fall sport.

Congratulations also to the following students for receiving Honorable Mention: Cecelia Favorito for Cross Country; Julia Penchaszadeh Robert for Swimming; Shanaz Uddin for Golf; and Hannah Fisher, Aniejah Humphrey, Mackenzie Milne, Natasha Panepinto, and Anna Pyne for Soccer.

Click link below to access the Buffalo News article.

All-WNY Scholar Athletes: Fall 2018

Spring will be here before you know it. Information on the upcoming crew season (starting in March) will be published soon.

Alumni, friends and community members: Please join us for the 39th Annual ‘Keeping the Dream Alive’ Assembly.

The assembly will take place on Friday, January 18 and will begin at 9:00 am and end at 10:30 am.

For our outside guests, please call 716-816-4230 to RSVP.

Celebrate winter–and the survival of our tiny evergreen tree!

We will adorn our tree with solar lights, spangles, poetry and song.
SING with us, drink hot cocoa and cider, nibble on cookies and chase away the shivers.

When:  Wednesday, December 19 – 4-6:30 p.m.

Where: Pelion Community Garden, 206 Best St.

Dress appropriately, this is SNOW OR SHINE.

A special thank you to Nate Buckley for donating his family’s live holiday tree and to the volunteers that helped us plant it on Earth Day 2018.

It’s not every day that a Pulitzer Prize winner visits with our students!

We were thrilled to welcome back Jake Halpern ’93 to talk during a special assembly for our 600+ grades 9-12 students on November 27, 2018.

City Honors holds a special place in Jake’s heart, and he has been extremely generous with his time over the years. Today’s visit marked the fourth time in the last ten years that he’s taken time, while back home visiting family in Buffalo, to come to City Honors and meet with our students.

Of course, Jake winning the Pulitzer Prize earlier this year made today’s visit the most special yet.

The fact that you could hear a pin drop for the almost 40 minutes he spoke is a testament to Jake’s great talent as a story-teller.

Thank you to Jake, and all of our alumni who have continued to give back to City Honors with their time and/or money. Your contributions enrich the lives of the students who have followed after you.

Please remember to join us on December 5th at 5:30pm in the LGI room for our next PTSCO meeting. A few topics on the agenda include but are not limited to:

1. The Winter Bazaar
2. Brief announcements from the DPCC, Clubs and Parent groups are welcome to be made.
3. Updates on PTSCO Finances
4. Enhancements to IB Middle School Personal Project

Students, Teachers, Parents, Guardians are all welcome. Hope to see many of you there!

Your PTSCO Team

-For more information about happenings on The Hilltop, please be sure to check out and bookmark The CHS View, our online newsletter run by PTSCO.
-For more information about PTSCO, grade level contacts etc.visit the PTSCO webpage

On Friday, December 14th during school lunches, PTSCO will be holding their annual Winter Bazaar.

It will be held in the school Atrium during lunch periods. Classes and clubs are invited to sell items to our student body.

This is a joyful activity for the students to do a little holiday shopping and for clubs to promote themselves while raising funds.

Message from the 8th Grade Class:

The 8th grade class will have a table at the bazaar and they will be selling baked goods and food/candy items to raise money for the Class of 2023 trip to Camp Pathfinder. They are in need of donations from the 8th grade class. If you are able to donate items, please contact Tracy King Rosenhahn. She can be reached at or you can text or call her at 716.241.2022. Please have the donated items individually wrapped and/or packaged to be sold to the students. Volunteers are also needed to help sell the items.

Questions about the winter bazaar may be directed to Maureen Chapman at

City Honors Middle School Sky Zone Jump Party Sponsored by PTSCO

Thursday, December 13th

Come anytime between 4:00-8:00 pm

Jump for a 2 hour session

425 Cayuga Road
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

$15.00 per person

Proceeds to benefit the Class of 2023 trip to Camp Pathfinder

Save time and fill out the waiver online

Click HERE  for the flyer

Ms. Moda, CHS Visual Arts Teacher, is leading high school students through a one hour Vinyasa-style yoga class. No prior experience is needed. Students are encouraged to bring a towel and a water bottle. Please wear comfortable clothes. Yoga mats will be provided. This class is for high school students only.

We will focus on slow mindful movements that are appropriate for all levels. By practicing slow thoughtful postures we will work toward reducing stress and anxiety, improve optimism, focus and encourage creativity. This is a great opportunity for students find balance in their lives and prioritize mental health when dealing with the demands of being a CHS student.

Permission slips and waivers for new students can be obtained from Ms. Moda. We will discuss how the class will work including postures, music playlists and needs of students. No student will be able to participate in the yoga class without a signed permission slip and waiver. Students are not obligated to attend every class but are encouraged to.

Where & When: Tuesdays & Thursdays for 3:10-4:10 pm in the Orchestra room (112)

Students are encouraged to come ten minutes early and relax on their mat prior to the start of class. Classes run until Mid-May.

Ms. Moda has been art teacher at CHS for the last five years. She has been practicing yoga daily for the last twelve years and will be working toward a yoga certification starting in January 2019.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact her at

All CHS students should have received a “Mission Possible” bag in homeroom. The CHS Key Club wants you to bring in non-perishable food items in the bag and then the bag is yours to keep. All food can be brought to homeroom. Remember, the homeroom that brings in the most food items wins a breakfast party!

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  • Events at a Glance

    Dec 21: Last Day of Classes
    Jan 2: Classes Resume
    Jan 7: Pelion Committee Mtg, 6:30p
    Jan 15: CHS Winter Vocal Concert, 6:30p
    Jan 18: “Keeping the Dream Alive” – 9-10:30a
    Jan 21: MLK Day – No School
    Jan 22-25: Regents Week – Only Gr 5-8 Report
    Feb 18: President’s Day – No School
    Feb 19-22: Mid-Winter Recess – No School
    Apr 2-4: NYS ELA Testing (Gr 3-8)
    Apr 10: Early Release Day
    Apr 11: Superintendent Conf Day – No School
    Apr 19-26: Spring Recess – No School


    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 2018-2019 BPS District Calendar.

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