Upcoming Events

The All City Jazz Band, a pre-BPO performance for the Community Spotlight in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall, will take place on Sunday, October 22 from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

The All City Jazz Band is directed by Dr. Mark Filsinger and is comprised of students from the following Buffalo Public Schools:

BAVPA: Directed by Tim
City Honors: Directed by Donna Kerr
Hutch-Tech: Directed by Amy Steiner
Olmsted: Directed by Bryan Pullins
South Park: Directed by Ellen Pieroni

The Buffalo Philharmonic Concert following is Russian Fantasy featuring 5 time Grammy winning bassist, Victor Wooten in a performance of his and Conni Ellisor’s original composition The Bass Whisperer, and the BPO Chorus and Orchestra performing the music of Borodin.

Mention the All City Jazz Band by phone or in person at the box office and you will receive the following discount for tickets:

All City Jazz Band
$20 – Adults
$7 – Students

Your ticket will provide you with the much anticipated performance of our students in the All City Jazz Band at 1:30pm and the BPO concert to follow at 2:30pm.

Financial Aid Night will take place on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5:30-7 p.m. in the City Honors’ Large Group Instruction Room (LGI).  The School Counselors are pleased to have Mr. Daniel Tramuta from the Financial Aid Office at Fredonia State College as our guest speaker. All juniors and seniors, and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Some things to keep in mind relative to financial aid:

Families can begin applying for financial aid on October 1- https://fafsa.ed.gov/

In addition, families will now use tax data from two years prior to complete the FAFSA. For the 2018-19 FAFSA, students will use their families’ 2016 income and tax information.

How will this benefit your high school seniors?

Because the FAFSA is available earlier, students and their families can have more time to explore and understand their financial aid options before selecting a college.

Also, because the FAFSA will ask for older income and tax information, families will already have filed their taxes and won’t need to estimate their tax information or go back into the FAFSA later to update it. In addition, more families will be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to automatically import their tax information into their FAFSA.

We encourage you and your senior students to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1.

Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2019.

Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 14, 2019.

Students and parents/guardians can register for FAFSA completion assistance by going to HESC’s website dedicated to encouraging completion of the FAFSA – StarttHereGetThere.org<https://www.startheregetthere.org/>.

* Sign up for a hands-on FAFSA workshop on the statewide calendar of FAFSA completion events.
* Chat online or speak with a HESC representative weekdays between 9am-4pm at 800-808-1790.

It’s our first PTSCO Middle School Dance of the year!  This dance will be sponsored by PTSCO and the Class of 2022.

October 13, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

St. George Orthodox Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace Buffalo, NY 14216

Grades 5-8 Welcome

Click on the links below to download the flyer as well as the dance rules and permission slip.

Parent volunteers are needed to help chaperones.  Snacks will also be greatly appreciated.

Please contact Donna Graham at 697-1447 (donnamariegraham@mac.com) if you have questions, wish to volunteer and/or would like to donate snacks.

Our first PTSCO (Parent Teacher Student Community Organization) meeting will be on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the LGI Room.

As part of the social and community building aspect of City Honors, we have events planned for the upcoming months that will require the support of our parents and guardians to be successful!

Please come with your ideas, talents and energy to help make this year a memorable one for our students and community.

Feel free to contact Donna Graham at donnamariegraham@mac.com with any questions.

We hope to see you there!

City Honors School’s Parent-Teacher “Get Acquainted” Night will take place on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This annual event will provide our CHS parents with an opportunity to move through their child’s daily schedule for brief presentations from their teachers regarding their ‘roadmap for learning’ this school year.

We encourage all families to arrive early as the schedule will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Arriving early will allow time to find parking and become familiar with the locations of your child’s classrooms.

Your child will provide you with their daily schedule that they have completed for your benefit. Please be sure to bring this schedule with you as you will need it to attend the appropriate courses.

Please understand that the goal of the evening is for teachers to provide presentations in the brief amount of time allotted. Although most teachers will allocate time for some general questions, we ask that issues pertaining to individual students be handled by contacting the teacher for a conference or during our traditional parent-teacher conference system following the end of the first marking period.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

Mark your calendars for the annual Welcome Back Picnic scheduled for Friday, September 15 from 5-8 p.m. at City Honors School!

Click here for the flyer and order form:


Cost is $10; $12 at door.

Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner served beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • Check Out Clubs, Athletics and Organizations
  • Learn About Volunteer Opportunities
  • Visit Pelion Community Garden
  • Buy Your City Honors School Merchandise

It’s a time to welcome students back to school AND THE GARDEN! We will have fresh veggies and herbs to harvest. Plus, special sunflower TREATS and our amazing, delicious, fizzy CHOKE BERRY SODA which we prepare on-site.

Join us for a relaxing time, art, SUNFLOWER SELFIES, maybe even some poetry and jokes.

The Sunflower Social will take place on Friday, September 15 from 4-6 p.m. at Pelion Community Garden.  Stop by the garden before you head over to the “Welcome Back Picnic!”


Pelion Community Garden will be holding its “1st Saturday Volunteering” on this Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 9 a.m. to noon.

There are lots of “highway flowers” to pull; bags of choke berries to harvest; butterfly bush and daisies to deadhead and divide; and many other small tasks.


If you have a power mower, we would really appreciate borrowing it for the morning.

Rember that every first Saturday, Pelion Community Garden welcomes students, parents, community members to assist with seasonal tasks: watering, weeding, transplanting, harvesting, mowing, etc.  We provide training and tools, but you might want to bring your own work gloves if you’re particular.

Free Summer Workshops in the Garden

You’re INVITED to attend a series of free workshops held weekly this summer on a variety of gardening topics. Meet instructor and garden manager, Caesandra. See what’s blooming. Learn how to start and grow your own fruits, vegetables and flowers. Find new recipes and nutritional facts. Connect with local resources. Take home samples and information to share. Additional information about each workshop will be made available during the open house.

These scheduled Thursday workshops run from 5-7 p.m.  Additional details on these workshops may be found on Pelion Garden’s Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/PelionCommunityGarden/

  • JULY 13: Garden Heroes & Villains
  • JULY 20: Vermicompost & Healthy Soil
  • JULY 27: Pollinator Buffets
  • AUG 3: Rain Gardens
  • AUG 17: TOMATOES!!
  • AUG 24: Edible Flowers & Creative Container Gardening
  • AUG 31: Cool Crops & Extending the Season

Free & Open to the public

Workshops are sponsored by Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Adopt-a-Week Summer Watering

Help water the garden this summer and earn fresh veggies, fruits and herbs for your efforts.

Your family, office, community group, frat, class or SELF can sign up for a week or a day.   Morning is best for the plants; it will take about an hour each morning.  It’s a lot of FUN and super inspiring to hang out with all the flowers and sunshine!

No skills necessary, we will train you and be there the whole time to guide. Connect with Garden Coordinator, Caesandra Seawell at peliongarden@gmail.com or 716-803-5566 to choose your week.

All alumni (21 and over) are invited to the Kick-Off Party for Alumni Weekend on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 7-9 p.m.  Come hang out at City Honors with alumni from other years before heading to your Class Reunion event(s) during the weekend! (Individual class-only events *may* be organized by each reunion class.)

The cost is $20/person and beer, wine, and heavy appetizers will be served.

Special Guests: Reunion Classes of 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012!

If you are planning reunion activities for your class, please email us at: cityhonorsreunion@gmail.com so we can get your contact information and help publicize your event in addition to our own!

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  • Events at a Glance

    Oct 17: Picture Day, Grades 5-8
    Oct 19: Picture Day, Grades 9-11 & STARS
    Oct 22: All City Jazz Band @ Kleinhans, 1:30p
    Oct 23: WNY Consortium College Fair
    Oct 24: Financial Aid Night, 5:30-6:30p
    Oct 27: “I Scream!” Social, 6:30-8:30p
    Oct 28: Engineering Rocket Club @ Geneseo Airport
    Oct 28: Speech & Debate Meet, Rochester
    Oct 31: Ski Club Registration Due (late fee after 10/31)
    Nov 1-7: National French Week
    Nov 7:  Election Day (No School)
    Nov 10: Veterans Day (No School)
    Nov 11: Speech & Debate Meeting, Canisius
    Nov 15: Picture Retake Day
    Nov 15: Rock the Hilltop, 6:30p
    Nov 23-24: Thanksgiving Recess (No School)
    Nov 30: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 5-7p
    Dec 1: City on Stage Musical Revue, 6:30p
    Dec 25-29: Winter Recess (No School)
    Jan 1: New Years Day (No School)
    Jan 12: Keeping the Dream Alive Assembly
    Jan 15: MLK Day (No School)
    Jan 22-25: HS Regents Exams
    Feb 19: President’s Day (No School)
    Feb 20-23: Mid-Winter Recess (No School)

    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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