News From the Hill

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

We are greatly saddened to pass on the news of the death of Michael Locurto ‘89.

Mike was a tireless advocate for the City of Buffalo and was also the first recipient of the City Honors Alumni Award.

We will post arrangements when they become available.

Michael LoCurto, a lifelong Buffalo resident who represented the Delaware District on the common council from 2006 to 2015, has died.

We are super excited to announce that Pelion has been awarded a Sponsor-a-Hive grant from The Honeybee Conservancy!

This spring we will be introducing mason bees to the garden, and in the summer, leafcutter bees. Both species of bees are gentle and hard-working pollinators and will increase yield in our garden as well as in other neighborhood gardens.

Thanks @honeybeetweets!

On the day before Thanksgiving, the CH/FMP Foundation held a reception for family members of several loved ones who had been connected to City Honors. They gathered for the dedication of plaque recognizing trees planted in memory of those lost around the City Honors campus.





















































Registration for the CHS Middle School Ski & Snowboard Club is still open! Middle School skis Kissing Bridge on Sunday mornings. Middle School Students are welcome to ride the bus, middle school families may all register for the club!

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

Please contact Dave Reading, City Honors Middle School Ski Club Advisor, with any questions you may have about CHS Ski & Snowboard Club.

Submitted by:  Dave Reading,

City Honors is phasing out letter grades. This letter located at this link explains the changes and how they are being implemented.

On October 20, 2017, CHS was pleased to have Victor Wooten visit the school and engaged students in a workshop today.

On Friday, October 20, 2017 the City Honors School music department had the honor of hosting five-time Grammy Award winning base player, Victor…

Congrats to City Honors 1982 Alumna, Michelle Leftwich, on her new position with the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks!

Leftwich becomes the latest woman to hold a prominent post in basketball operations for an N.B.A. team.

Cardinal Craze week wrapped up at CHS last week with a flourish. In the week-long competition to win ‘The Rock’, the 8th graders proved victorious by a hair over the senior class who took second place and the grade 11 students who took third place. This is first time an 8th grade class has won The Rock and the second time the Class of 2022 has won The Rock.

Just as importantly as the CHS spirit that was on full display throughout the week, were some of the outcomes to benefit others. CHS was able to send off a truck load of supplies to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane relief. In addition, nine full carloads of non-perishable food items were dropped off by Dr. Kresse and a group of student volunteers to the Macedonia Food Pantry on Wednesday. These donations will help to sustain the food pantry throughout the winter as it assists families in need. This is largest donation CHS has ever made to the food pantry! The Macedonia community wishes to express that they are overwhelmed and grateful for the support from their neighbors at CHS. Thank you to all the students, staff and CHS families who helped to make Cardinal Craze week a success this year!


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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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