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March 27, 2018
2018-19 School District Calendar Adopted

On March 13, the Board of Education adopted the 2018-19 Instructional Calendar which provides a snapshot of the 2018-19 school year with important dates/holidays. The one-page calendar can be found on the school district website at The District Calendar publication, which includes the dates of school events and activities, will be mailed to student households in August.
Faculty Show Will Return With 'Viva Las Kenton!'
Teachers, administrators and staff across the Ken-Ton School District will show off their talents at "Viva Las Kenton!", a special variety show production on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kenmore West High School auditoriumAll proceeds will fund visual and performing arts scholarships. Click here to read the story.
Music Teacher Joins BPO for International Tour
Lindbergh Elementary School instrumental music teacher Miranda DelBello is currently performing in Poland with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra as its piccolo player after being invited to join the orchestra for its ground-breaking international tour, the first in three decades, by BPO Music Director JoAnn Falletta. Click here to read the story.
Several Teachers Among JazzBuffalo Winners
Several music teachers were among those honored in the 2017 JazzBuffalo Poll: Laura Anderson (Jazz Bari Sax Winner), Lisa Hasselback (Jazz Piano Winner), Phil Aguglia (Jazz Educator Winner), E.J. Koeppel (Jazz Accompaniment Runner-Up and as a member of the Hot Club of Buffalo) and Michael Ihde (Jazz Alto Sax Honorable Mention). Click here to read the story.
Kenmore East/Kenmore West Winter Sports Highlights
Team and individual highlights from the winter sports season including Swimming, Indoor Track, Wrestling, Boys Hockey, Kenmore East Girls Basketball, individual athletes Christina Wende and Kayleen Jenkins from Kenmore West, Serena Sordetto and Kobi Gendron from Kenmore East, and more Click here to read the story .
Ken-Ton Launches New Board Docs Site
Beginning in March 2018, the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda UFSD will be using Board Docs for improved access to all Board of Education meeting documents and resources. The agenda for each meeting will give you access to all related documents and resources. Click here for more information or visit the Ken-Ton Board Docs Site.
Students Leverage $10,000+ to Fight Polio
An effort by Rotary International, the World Health Organization and UNICEF to eradicate polio received a boost thanks to a long-standing Purple Pinkie Project initiative in the Ken-Ton School District spearheaded by students and Rotary International's local chapter, the Kenmore Rotary Club. Click here to read the story.
Community Education Spring Registration Underway
Registration for the spring 2018 Community Education season is underway and the spring/summer catalog is available online. Spring classes run April 9 to June 22 and summer classes run July 3 to August 25. Visit the Adult & Community Education site at to view the catalog, find registration information, and more.
Board Recognitions - March 2018
Congratulations to those from Kenmore West High School who were recognized by Superintendent Stephen Bovino, Board President Dr. Jill O'Malley, and the entire Board of Education for the month of March: student Christopher Orrange, school counselors Bettymarie Sullivan and Joseph Lorentz, and Terri Lucinski in the Attendance Office. Visit the Board Recognitions Page to learn more about these outstanding individuals as well as all those who have been recognized by the Board.
Residents to Vote on Sale of Philip Sheridan Building

During the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda UFSD Budget Vote and Board of Education Election on Tuesday, May 15, school district voters will have the opportunity to vote on the proposed sale of the Philip Sheridan Building, located at 3200 Elmwood Ave. This referendum must be approved by voters for the district to sell the Philip Sheridan Building. More information on the proposal can be found here: Philip Sheridan Building Proposition.
Kenmore West Basketball Players Inspire Future Blue Devils
Kenmore West boys and girls varsity basketball players are inspiring future Blue Devils and helping them hone their basketball skills. The girls team visited Lindbergh Elementary physical education classes on Feb. 12 and the boys team visited Hoover Elementary first-grade classes on Feb. 12. Click here to read the story.
Kenmore West Student Accepted Into Harvard
Kenmore West senior Christopher Orrange was honored by the Board of Education in March after being accepted into Harvard University. He is an International Baccalaureate (IB) student and was among three seniors from Kenmore West to be named Commended Students as part of the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Click here to read the story.
Students Win 1st, 2nd at WNY National History Day
Students from the Kenmore East IB Economy class won first- and second-place honors at the Western New York National History Day competition which was held March 10 at Canisius College. This year's theme was "Conflict and Compromise." Both teams are now proceeding to the state competition in Cooperstown. Click here to read the story.
Students Compete at Shakespeare Competition
Kenmore West students Gillian Lawrence and Luci Weatherbee did a phenomenal job at the 2018 Niagara Frontier Shakespeare Competition on Feb. 24. Both had to perform a Shakespeare monologue and sonnet. Luci placed second and is the alternate to perform at the National Competition on April 23 at the Lincoln Center. Click here to read the story.
Kenmore East Students Perform in Inspiring Concert
Staff, family members and other guests were recently treated to an amazing and inspirational concert by students in three special education classrooms at Kenmore East. All in attendance agreed that the performances were nothing short of remarkable, and that the concert was a memorable experience they won't soon forget. Click here to read the story.
Prudential Spirit of Community Local Honoree Named
Congratulations to Kenmore West senior Hannah Rutkowski who was named as this year's 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award Local Honoree. Local Honorees represent a very tiny fraction of young people who demonstrate initiative, effort, and personal growth in implementing impactful community service activities.
Edison Elementary Hosts Living Museum & Colonial Trade Show
On Feb. 27 and 28, students, teachers, parents and other guests had the opportunity to learn about some of history's most influential individuals and a wide variety of professions from colonial America at Edison Elementary School's Living Museum and Colonial Trade Show. Click here to read the story.
Dedicated Challenge Club members prepare carnations for the school's annual "Show You Care" event
Holmes Elementary students and staff raise $1,387.50 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Students and staff at Franklin Elementary celebrated the start of the Winter Olympics with special activities
Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District