Buffalo School District Info

This is Kim Hernandez of the Buffalo Public Schools‘ District Parent Coordinating Council inviting you to our next DPCC Business Meeting on Tuesday, December 11th from 6 – 8 pm at Stanley Makowski School #99, located at 1095 Jefferson Avenue. Dinner and childcare will be provided.

ALL of our meetings are open to the public. We always welcome school, district, and community members wishing to work with parents to support the District’s Mission of: “Putting Children and Families First to Ensure High Academic Achievement for All”!

Our agenda will include follow-up from our discussions this fall and planning the topics for our spring meetings.  We hope to see you next Tuesday, December 11th. Please like us on Facebook at Buffalo DPCC for updates on all of our events.

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Have you been asked by your child’s teacher to serve as a Homeroom Parent Representative?  Homeroom Parents as well as all other parents and caregivers, please mark your calendars to attend a BPS Parent Congress, Thanksgiving-themed, Parent Leadership Dinner Forum that will be conducted on Tuesday, November 20th, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts School located at 450 Masten Avenue. You’ll engage in parent-to-parent dialogue, problem-solving, networking, and feedback to help strengthen communication to support student success. Childcare and interpreters will be available. Please contact the Office of Parent and Family Engagement at 716-816-3170 for more information. Thank you.BPS_Parent Leadership_v6 %28FINAL%29 jpeg.jpg

Click here for the 2018-2019 Buffalo Public School district calendar.

Northrop Grumman is now accepting applications until midnight, February 4, 2018 for the 2018 Engineering Scholars Program. Two (2) scholarships of $8,000 over the course of four years ($2,000 a year) will be awarded by Northrop Grumman to qualified graduating high school seniors in Erie and/or Niagara County (ongoing eligibility requirements apply). Applications are accepted on-line only.

Northrop Grumman provides engineering scholarships in selected areas through the Engineering Scholars Program

Click on the links below for important information for our Class of 2018 Centaurs!




Saturday testing dates for CHS and Olmsted MS/HS admissions were posted several weeks ago by BPS. If you know any family in our city who has the potential to succeed in our program, please share this flyer with them: http://www.buffaloschools.org/files/122064/testing%20dates.pdf. Families with a child from non-BPS schools should be sure to read the requirements for proof of residency closely. Building-based testing is available once again to all current BPS students currently in grades 4,6, and 8. Student ranking of their school preferences will no longer prevent them from a seat at these schools. If they earn a seat, they will be offered the seat. Please encourage any child that has the potential to succeed at CHS to participate in the assessment!

The PSAT will be held this year for all students at CHS on the morning of October 11th. The PSAT is an important opportunity for families to identify their child’s strengths and areas for reinforcement prior to taking the actual SAT. There is no penalty for doing poorly on this assessment, but a strong performance during grade 11 can qualify students for the National Merit Scholarship competition and/or bring attention from college admission and scholarship opportunities.

City Honors is offering a PSAT Workshop to help prepare students for the test on October 11th, 2017. The class will be taught by Brian Eldridge, a leading SAT/ACT tutor and founder of Courier College Prep. To learn more about Brian, visit his website @ http://www.couriercollegeprep.com

In addition to comprehensive content review for every section of the PSAT, there will be a strong emphasis on:
-Mental Readiness and Reliable Strategies
-Pacing and Time-Management Techniques
-How to Establish Confident, Flexible Thinking

The workshop will be held at CHS in the LGI Room on Tuesday, October 3rd from 3:00pm-4:30pm

REGISTRATION: Students must register online at http://www.couriercollegeprep.com/workshops to reserve their spot in the class. COST for Workshop and Classroom & Practice Materials – $10.00. Payment may be brought to the class, checks made payable to Courier College Prep.

DEADLINE for registration is Friday, September 29th. The Workshop is open to both sophomores and juniors

The 2017 Back-to-School Mailing is on its way to you.  But there’s no need to wait. Everything you need to know about the start of school at City Honors can be found right here!

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At the Board of Education meeting held Wednesday, April 19, 2017, the Board Members approved the 2017-2018 BPS District Calendar.
Please click on the link to download and print.
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  • Events at a Glance

    Jun 3: Regents Exams
    Jun 6: PTSCO Mtg, 5:30p, LGI Room
    Jun 18: Faculty/Staff Appreciation Breakfast
    June 18-25: Regents Exams
    Jun 20: Strawberry Social @ Pelion, 3:30-6:30p
    June 26: Last Day of Classes


    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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