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Spring baseball for CHS middle school students is about to get going! These are parent organized teams that begin the last week in April.

Coach Mann will be coaching the grade 7/8 team this year. We are still looking for a parent to coach the grade 5/6 team. We are also still looking for additional players. If your child has interest in playing on the 7/8 team or you would like to coach the grade 5/6 team, please email Coach Mike Mann at m.mann11@verizon.net

CHS Crew, Spring Season Approaches!

Have you ever considered rowing?  City Honors Crew Spring season is starting!  Practices are held at the West Side Rowing Club (WSRC) at 48 Porter Avenue, Buffalo 14201

Join us for an Open House on March 10 at 10am at WSRC for parents and interested rowers

Practice schedule:

Novice Rowers (New Rowers: 8th  9th & 10th graders)

  • Monday      3:30 pm — 5:30 pm
  • ,Tuesday     3:30 pm — 5:30 pm
  • ,Thursday   3:30 pm — 5:30 pm,
  • Saturday   11:00 am—1:00 pm

Youth/ Modified (7th graders)

Beginning April 14, every Saturday 11:00 am -1:00 pm through June, expanded to additional weekdays (probably Tuesday and/or Thursday) as the season progresses.

Contact Parent Board members, Chip Grieco cgrieco@bsk.com or Efrat Forgette esforgette@gmail.com  with any questions.

The University at Buffalo is again providing our school community with tickets to another Distinguished Speaker Series event. The tickets available are to hear James Balog, a global expert on climate change and the founder of the Extreme Ice Survey. Mr. Balog is scheduled to speak at Alumni Arena onThursday, April 12, 2018.
Read more about Mr. Balog at: http://jamesbalog.com/about-james/
20 tickets have been allocated (with a possibility of receiving 10 additional tickets) to our CHS community to hear James Balog speak.
If you would like tickets to this event, please fill out the google docs form available at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0WF2IQ_uzbyxuB3z24UdZtPK0g3fdcFrrftYXpwwFPgahrw/viewform

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, April 9, 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

Friday was the Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog). Over 300 students a year study Mandarin at CHS and our students have been celebrating the New Year in a number of ways!

-Students in our Mandarin Language Program created this video to educate their classmates about Chinese New Year. This video was viewed in all homerooms on Friday morning: Link: https://vimeo.com/255959412/ Password (all uppercase): YEAROFTHEDOG

-Students from the Mandarin Language program also decorated the front hallways to the school with elaborate Chinese lanterns and other decorations were placed throughout the school.

On Friday afternoon, Dr. Kresse, Mrs. Zheng, and Mrs. Lu surprised all students in grade 7-12 with special CHS Mandarin Language Program golf shirts to celebrate the New Year and to thank all of the students for their extraordinary work in the classroom. Thank you to assistant principal, Mrs. Barinas for helping to coordinate this special gift for our students and to the UB Confucius Institute for making the funding available through the ongoing Confucius Classroom grant program.

On Saturday, the UB Confucius Institute held the annual Chinese New Year Gala at the UB Center for the Arts. The sights and sounds were incredible. Mrs. Zheng, Mrs. Lu and Mr. Sharratt organized a group of CHS Mandarin Language students to perform at the event. Watch their performance here!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-ZLy8Evh-M&t=175s

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:https://www.caaspeakers.com/ambassador-susan-rice/
 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:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MpDkxtKj99E0uGC8dkj97WsiJvma4OXbXtLbpgpQMnI

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.
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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: https://cityhonors.org/page/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, readingfamily@roadrunner.com

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  • Events at a Glance

    May 19-20: Fantasy Island Music Competition for Middle School
    May 22: Senior Dinner @ Riverworks, 7-10p
    May 25: Junior & Senior Prom, 6-10p
    May 26-27: Darien Lake Music Competition
    May 28: No School- Memorial Day
    Jun 3: CHS Performance @ Kleinhans
    Jun 11: Senior Service Learning Initiative (SLI) Ends

    May 31: 11th Grade Senior Pictures
    May 31-Jun 3: Gr 8 Camp Pathfinder Trip
    Jun 3: CHS Music Dept performs for BPO Community Spotlight
    Jun 5: Regents Exam- No classes Gr 9-12
    Jun 5: Regents Transition Exam-Global History
    Jun 12-22: Regents Exams – no classes Gr 9-12
    Jun 15: Strawberry Social, 3:30-6:30p
    Jun 20: Gr 8 Moving Up Day, 9a
    Jun 21: Senior Graduation @ Kleinhans
    Jun 22: Last Day of School
    Jul 20: 8th Annual Alumni Reunion Kick-off Party, 6:30-8:30p

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