Following a request last month by the CHS Site Based Management Team, the Buffalo Public School District has agreed to answer parent and student questions regarding the status of the labor impasse at our school that may lead to a reduction in the teaching force in the coming weeks. A group of parent and student leaders from our school, along with parent leaders from the district, will present questions to the school district attorney, the deputy superintendent and an associate superintendent. It is hoped that parents, guardians and students will take the opportunity to submit the questions you have regarding this issue. The meeting with the parent leaders and the school district will take place next week. We are asking that you submit your questions by Sunday, February 11 at noon so they can be compiled prior to this meeting. Once all the questions have been answered, the parent leaders will distribute the responses for your review.

Many of us have already written letters, made phone calls and sent e-mails regarding this issue to school and district leaders. While Dr. Kresse has sent home two letters to help keep us apprised of the situation, many of us still have questions regarding the legalities of this complicated matter. As parents we need to be as informed and educated as possible so we can best advocate for our children. Sitting down directly with the school district will hopefully provide valuable information. Please submit your questions right away as every question is valuable in helping to understand this situation. Please see the link below to access the Google Survey where questions can be posted.


Donna Graham

Parent Teacher Student Community Organization (PTSCO)-Lead Parent

City Honors School

Save the date for the Talent Show!

Friday, April 20 —  6:30 PM – 8 PM


Click here for the most recent School Counseling & Guidance Office Newsletters.

YOU are invited to our LOVELY garden party!

Friday, June 15 – 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Pelion Community Garden at City Honors School will host students, parents, faculty, neighbors and even the curious public in our garden to welcome Spring blooms and celebrate the strawberry season (shhhhh and the nearly finished school year).

Join us for strawberry treats, friendship and live entertainment. View student artwork, poetry, music and small demonstrations while you tour the garden.

(bring a little scratch if you want …


Please take a moment to read these important letters from Dr. Kresse:

Letter from Dr. Kresse to CHS parents 1.9.18

Letter from Dr. Kresse to CHS Parents 1.31.18

The University at Buffalo is again providing our school community with tickets to another Distinguished Speaker Series event. The tickets available are to hear Ambassador Susan Rice speak at Alumni Arena on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. This UB’s 42nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Keynote Speaker.
Ambassador Rice served as President Obama’s National Security Advisor from 2013-2017 and before that served as U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of President Obama’s cabinet from 2009-2013. Read more about Ambassador Rice here:
 20 tickets have been allocated (with a possibility of receiving 10 additional tickets) to our CHS community to hear Susan Rice speak at Alumni Arena on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
 If you would like tickets to this event, please fill out the google docs form available at:

Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. However, those who have NOT received/been offered tickets this school year will be given priority.

Additionally, due to the limited number of tickets available, there is a maximum of two (2) tickets available per request.

You will be notified on or before Monday, February 26, 2018 regarding whether we were able to fulfill your request and, if so, when tickets are available for pick up in the IB Office.

The tentative schedule for the evening is as follows:

• 6:30 pm Doors to the lecture seating (Main Gym) open

• 7:00 – 7:30 pm Pre-lecture entertainment

• 7:30 pm Welcome, Lecture, Question & Answer period

• 9:00 pm (approx.) Lecture & Q&A ends

The next middle school dance sponsored by PTSCO and the class of 2022 is scheduled for 2-9-18 from 6:30 to 8:30 at St George Church at the corner of Amherst and Nottingham.  P
Permission slips are available on the CHS website and at the door.
We are in need of parent chaperones and/or snack donations to help make this dance a success.   Please contact Donna Graham at if you are able to help!

*Tomorrow*, Friday, February 9th, City Honors students are asking the school community to donate $1.00 and dress in their favorite Buffalo Sports team attire. All proceeds will be donated to 2017 graduate Amber Conti and her family whom recently lost their home and family member to a tragic fire. We are encouraging students to dress in Buffalo-themed baseball caps, hoodies, tees, jerseys to help support this family in need. Student representatives will visit homerooms to collect donations for those wearing Buffalo sports gear.

Thank you for supporting the yearbook. Just a quick reminder, the last day to order a full City Honors School yearbook is SaturdayFebruary 10th. Very few “extra” copies are supplied to us as overruns. Ordering now is the only way to guarantee a yearbook in May.

Yearbooks may be purchased at:

Our yearbook code: 8772.

The yearbook could use your help!

You can now participate in the building of the yearbook. Spring and summer and events are always difficult for us to cover. We would appreciate your help by snapping a few pictures of any event your student is involved in and submitting them directly to the yearbook for consideration. Team sports are especially appreciated.

1. Take a great photo.

2. Visit

3. Enter the school code: cityhonors  (one word all lowercase)

4. Fill out the information and upload.


The Yearbook Staff

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Jan Dylewski

Yearbook Adviser

Our fall/winter Box Tops for Education homeroom contest ends on February 16.  Students and fans will have turned in envelopes filled with Box Tops and we need to “process” them ALL before the deadline; otherwise, we miss out.

We need helpers to clip and sort several hundred Box Tops!

  • When:   Tuesday, February 20, 6-8 p.m.
  • Where:   279 Northampton St., Buffalo, 14208

Your assistance is GREATLY appreciated as each one equals 10 cents toward our school-garden funding.

Bring your favorite scissors!


  • Box Tops Homeroom Contest – Now through 2/16/18!

    Box Tops for Education Loyalty Program Coupons
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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

    Click here to view or download the 2017-2018 BPS District Calendar.

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