News From the Hill

Congratulations to Class of 2007 Alumna Molly Burhans on being selected as a 2018 Ashoka Fellow.

“Ashoka evaluates more than 500 promising nominations every year in the United States and conducts hundreds of hours of in-person interviews before selecting Ashoka Fellows. This year’s Fellows come from small towns and urban centers all across the country. With creativity and commitment, they tackle complex challenges, imagine a new way forward and build it for everyone, for the good of all. They forge partnerships and pathways for everyone – all ages, backgrounds, walks of life – to contribute fully as changemakers.”…/can-this-lay-woman-transform-the…/…


Families need to complete only one form, regardless of the number of children attending Buffalo Public Schools. Although you may not have submitted a form in the past, ALL families are asked to submit these applications. We cannot tell you how many times we have had families fill out these forms and find, to their surprise, that they do indeed qualify. Schools that include secondary grade levels, such as City Honors, historically have fewer families applying for this program than actually qualify. This lack of participation hurts the school district when it comes to state and federal funding, which in turn hurts our school. In addition, many families fail to realize that the State, College Board, and the International Baccalaureate Program assist with the cost of expensive AP and IB examinations if you qualify for these programs. There are also other programs, grants, and scholarships your child may have access to if they qualify. So, regardless of whether you think you qualify, we ask all families to submit this form for the possible multiple benefits to the school and your child.

2018-2019 Household Income Form in English Click HERE , in Spanish Click AQUI

Please return your completed form to our school guidance office, Rm. 106 no later than Friday, November 16th. Forms can also be scanned and returned via email to Ms. Islanda Taggart at

Registration is now open for the City Honors Middle School and High School Ski Clubs!* Please register as soon as possible while seats remain. Information and registration forms can be found at the links below.

Middle School Ski Club Document #1
Middle School Ski Club Document #2
Weekend Registration Form
High School Ski Club Document

*Please note that this activity is organized by parent volunteers and is not organized by City Honors School or the Buffalo Public Schools staff or endorsed by these organizations.

Congratulations to Eliot Solomon ‘19 and Hannah Murphy ‘19 who were named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

Congrats also to Connor Desai, Stuart Jarzab, Alaya Kirkley, Julia Penchaszadeh Robert, Trinity Ridout, Pepper
Schneekloth and Valerie Wales, all from the senior class, who were named commended students in the competition.

The yearbook could use your help gathering photos that represent all areas of student life. Please consider sending your photos of City Honors School sporting events, clubs and everyday school life directly to the yearbook. To submit a photo please go to: and use the school code: cityhonors

Yearbooks are officially on sale! Buy one now and save $10 on the full book.

  • Full yearbook cost: $72 through November 16th
  • Full yearbook cost: $82 after November 16th
  • Middle school book (5th – 8th) only $24

Parent volunteers from CHS will be offering Middle Soccer to the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls again this Fall 2018! There will be 4 teams (dependent upon number of registrations):

-5/6 Girls Soccer Team
-5/6 Boys Soccer Team
-7/8 Girls Soccer Team
-7/8 Boys Soccer Team

The game schedule usually includes some co-ed and some non-co-ed games for all teams. The CoEd soccer games occur due to other school requests and what their population of their soccer team is.

The cost per play is $45. All fees go toward helping to pay for our insurance, officiating (increased by $1 from last year per contract agreement), first aid, general soccer supplies, and end of season party.   Checks can be made out to: “City Honors PTSCO”.

Middle School Soccer is a Club Sport at CHS, run entirely by parent volunteers. All are welcome regardless of experience. This is a fun, non-competitive program, with a concentration on ball skills, scrimmaging, team building, and sportsmanship. It is a great way to get a fresh air and exercise as well as make new friends (or become re-acquainted with old friends).

Each player is required to have the following:
-Soccer Ball (size 4 for 5/6 and size 5 for 7/8)
-Shin guards
-Black Soccer Socks (for games only- otherwise any color is fine for practice)
-Black Soccer Shorts (for games only)
-Water Bottle (this is important for practice and games- please make sure your child has one)

Game jerseys are provided and must be returned at the end of the season.   The game schedule usually includes some co-ed and some non-co-ed games for all teams.

There will be a Parent Meeting in September.  We are waiting for a room to be assigned to us, an email will go out to let everyone time and place. We will discuss the program as well as parents will sign waivers and submit the fee for participating in the soccer program.

Families are encouraged to register as soon as possible using the link below. To sign up, please submit your information on this form and email back to

We are looking for Coaches/Assistant Coaches for Grade 5/6 Boys and Girls level as well as Grade 7/8 Boys and Girls level. We are also looking for an assistant administrator to help run the program.  If you are able to help out in either capacity, please contact me direction at .

Thank you for your support and your time! We look forward to another awesome season!

Liz Laczi, Administrator
CHS Middle School Soccer

Fall athletic practices started on Monday, August 13, 2018. Middle school cross country will start the week of September 10. Contact information for all coaches is listed below if you would like to inquire about participation.

Health, friendships and lessons for life! Join CHS athletic teams!

Girls JV and Varsity Field Hockey
Ms. Mroz

Girls Varsity Diving

Ms. Cranston

Girls Varsity Swimming

Mrs. Yager
Ms. Crittenden

Girls Varsity Volleyball

Ms. Matos

Girls JV Volleyball
Ms. Schweigel
Girls Cross Country
Mr. DiLeo

Boys Cross Country

Mrs. Van Remmen

Boys & Girls Modified Cross Country

Mr. Little

Boys Soccer

Mr. Perla

Boys JV Soccer

Mr. Catalano

Girls Varsity Soccer

Mr. Milne

Girls JV Soccer
Ms. Galante

Boys Golf

Mr. Krause

Girls Golf

Mr. Kudla

Mr. Truilizio

The BPS Athletic Registration Form and Health Form can be found at this link:

Information about the Athletic Placement Process for grade 7/8 students wishing to play JV or Varsity sports can be found at this link:

*CHS students play on a unified football team under Hutch-Tech name as part of BPS joining state play-offs.





Mr. Bittinger, one of our IB Physics teachers, announced his resignation earlier this week in order to take a teaching position closer to his family’s home in the Southern Tier. Mr. Bittinger has been an outstanding teacher for the past three years at CHS and he will be greatly missed. Mr. Bittinger’s final day at CHS will be September 21.

We are working quickly with the BPS HR office to fill this position. Mr. Richards will be teaching two sections of our IB Physics juniors, but we need your help in finding our next full-time IB Phyiscs Teacher. Please share the link below with anyone you think would be a strong candidate for the position. Candidates must have NYS certification in physics. Experience teaching physics in the IB is desirable but not a must. Thank you for sharing this posting!

Bethany Halbreich ’08 is involved in a very special project. Below are her words, followed by a link if any CHS community members would like to help with this amazing undertaking.
On July 15th, we take off to drive 10,000+ miles from Berlin through Eastern Europe and Mongolia to Ulan-Ude, Russia, crossing 23 borders, and partnering with TEDx communities along the way to host events around building bridges using the arts and dialogue to spark conversation. Read more about my 3 spectacular teammates here:, and view our route here: Migration is one of the most pressing issues in the world right now, and I believe passionately in what we’ve set out to do. However, we can’t do it without a strong community behind us. This GoFundMe is not just about raising money; it’s about building a unique and active community of believers, supporters, and doers. But the money is the machinery, and every bit makes a difference.
I deeply believe that if access to tools and opportunity to embrace creativity were ubiquitous, more of the world would be empowered to further social progress, and solutions to our greatest challenges would move forward like wildfire. In my eyes, in every community, there is an undeniably strong correlation between equal opportunity investment in the arts and economic/social progress. In 10 locations along our route, I’ll be setting up a big blank canvas for the community to create collaborative visual records of their state of affairs to share with the world. We’ll also be filming the journey to share during screenings and impact-oriented events post-trip, to continue moving the mission forward.
This work, this bridging between cultures, working within community lines, and beyond.. is not only critical to empowering communities, but also strengthens local business, and – therefore – our capacity to effectively integrate the best parts of our world. This work transcends community-building, and plays a larger, critical role in building peace, resilience, and prosperity on our planet.
Please support this mission and, if you’re unable to at this time (please.. no pressure, we just want you to be a part of this!), it would mean the world to me if you shared this project with your network. We’re ready to learn, to do, and to make some magic happen …and we want you along for the (10,000+ mile) ride.

The CH/FMP Foundation is seeking a part-time campaign coordinator.  This position will work with City Honors/Fosdick Masten Park Foundation for seamless implementation of the capital campaign to restore Fosdick Field – a fundraising effort to restore the former athletic field and parkland in front of City Honors School. By mid-June we’re looking to hire a development professional with 3-5 years experience who will help take this campaign to the next level. The part-time campaign coordinator will manage the donor and alumni database, assist in identification and research of donor prospects, coordinate meetings and campaign events, implement a communications plan and assist with campaign volunteer organization. This grant-funded position is temporary through May 1, 2019. The position offers flexible working arrangements. Visit this link for full job description:

Please forward this notice to anyone in our school community that you think may qualify and have interest. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to Stephanie Argentine at

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  • Events at a Glance

    Nov 22-23: No School-Thanksgiving Recess
    Nov 29: Parent-Teacher Conference Day
    Dec 21: Last Day of Classes
    Jan 2: Classes Resume
    Jan 15: CHS Winter Vocal Concert, 6:30p
    Jan 21: No School
    Jan 22-25: Regents Week – Only Gr 5-8 Report


    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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