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Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District

Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District With approximately 6,500 students, Ken-Ton serves the Village of Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda.

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The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District (commonly shortened to “Ken-Ton”) encompasses the vast majority of the Town of Tonawanda and all of the Village of Kenmore. With strong institutional traditions and a long and proud history going back more than 125 years, the Ken-Ton School District continues to define itself

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The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District (commonly shortened to “Ken-Ton”) encompasses the vast majority of the Town of Tonawanda and all of the Village of Kenmore. With strong institutional traditions and a long and proud history going back more than 125 years, the Ken-Ton School District continues to define itself

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Yesterday afternoon, 4 lucky Holmes Elementary students were chosen to ride home in a fire truck! They earned this exper...
11/23/2022

Yesterday afternoon, 4 lucky Holmes Elementary students were chosen to ride home in a fire truck! They earned this experience by being some of Holmes' "November Upstanders"! Special thanks goes out to the Sheridan Park Fire Company for providing this opportunity for our students!

Reminder: There will be no school tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 23) through Friday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving Recess. We look...
11/22/2022

Reminder: There will be no school tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 23) through Friday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving Recess. We look forward to seeing our students return on Monday, Nov. 28 and we wish all students/families a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

11/22/2022

As Thanksgiving nears, we had to sit down and chat with some of our youngest students about what they're thankful for, what they're most excited to eat, and how they would cook a turkey. Their answers made us chuckle and we hope you enjoy what they had to say just as much as we did!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Ken-Ton students, staff, families, and community!

Last Thursday, just before the winter weather hit the Buffalo area, kindergarteners in Samantha Page's classroom celebra...
11/22/2022

Last Thursday, just before the winter weather hit the Buffalo area, kindergarteners in Samantha Page's classroom celebrated their Friendsgiving! Students made muffins, butter, and enjoyed the cafeteria turkey feast in their classroom. The students helped set the tables and wore their turkey hats. Ms. Page called it, "a special day enjoying the friends and teachers we are thankful for."

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11/22/2022

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Throughout the school year, we will be honoring students, teachers, and support staff through our weekly "Ken-Ton Spotli...
11/22/2022

Throughout the school year, we will be honoring students, teachers, and support staff through our weekly "Ken-Ton Spotlight".

These recognitions will rotate between all of our schools and will give our administrators the chance to recognize even more outstanding individuals who make their school the amazing place it is!

This week we head to Hoover Elementary School to recognize 3rd grader Sergio Pomaquiza-Castro. Thanks for being such a bright light, Sergio!

November in the Farm to School program has reminded us to be thankful for our farmers! The Food Service department serve...
11/22/2022

November in the Farm to School program has reminded us to be thankful for our farmers! The Food Service department served up some delicious NYS produce in the cafeteria including roasted broccoli and cauliflower, butternut squash, NY coleslaw, NY fresh carrots with dip, and Dutch apple pie.

Also, a big CONGRATULATIONS to Franklin 5th grader Natalie Liszka for winning the Farm the School T-shirt design contest! The order form to purchase this t-shirt is included below and will close on December 2nd. The shirts are $21.00 with $1.00 from each shirt ordered being donated to the Ken-Ton Closet. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Purchasing form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DTgoBmnon97xWr-b3nlplNMcLe08sOzDNv9GiCuSNNc/edit?ts=637676dd

Please note that Ken-Ton Schools will reopen tomorrow (Tuesday, November 22nd) and all activities will resume as normal....
11/21/2022

Please note that Ken-Ton Schools will reopen tomorrow (Tuesday, November 22nd) and all activities will resume as normal. Thank you for your cooperation!

Due to the extensive regional impact of this historic winter storm and the high winds that are expected, Ken-Ton Schools...
11/20/2022

Due to the extensive regional impact of this historic winter storm and the high winds that are expected, Ken-Ton Schools will be closed tomorrow (Monday, November 21st). This closure will include all after-school, evening, and athletic events. We fully anticipate reopening on Tuesday, November 22nd. This decision was made in collaboration with Erie County and other school district superintendents throughout Western New York out of an abundance of caution as the region remains under a state of emergency.

There will be no school tomorrow (Friday, November 18th) due to the severe winter storm that is expected to impact all o...
11/17/2022

There will be no school tomorrow (Friday, November 18th) due to the severe winter storm that is expected to impact all of Western New York. This closure includes all after-school and evening activities that are scheduled for tomorrow.

Please note that after-school/evening activities and sports WILL proceed as normal today (Thursday, November 17th) unless otherwise noted.

You can find the most up-to-date information, including canceled activities here: https://www.ktufsd.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=2012&ModuleInstanceID=26048&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=53761&PageID=18418

We will keep the entire community informed as this storm progresses. Thank you for your cooperation and please stay warm and safe!

A few weeks ago, the Kenmore East High School LEO Club teamed up with Journey's End on a "Home Again" project to assist ...
11/17/2022

A few weeks ago, the Kenmore East High School LEO Club teamed up with Journey's End on a "Home Again" project to assist and provide housing for a refugee family of seven.

What an incredible effort from our students, staff, and all of those who donated household items to make this project such a success!

Read more about their project here: https://www.ktufsd.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=21332&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=53764&PageID=1

Lindbergh Elementary 4th graders have been hard at work creating "A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS", a musical that follow...
11/16/2022

Lindbergh Elementary 4th graders have been hard at work creating "A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS", a musical that follows two great friends - Frog and Toad - through four fun-filled seasons. Today, the 4th grade class performed in front of their Lindbergh classmates and teachers and there were a lot of laughs!

The musical is directed by Jamie Holden and Laura Waggoner. Several teachers and parent volunteers also put in a lot of time and effort to help with makeup, costumes, and set designs.

We were proud to hear that Holmes Elementary School teacher Tracy Caruana was selected as a recipient of the Exceptional...
11/16/2022

We were proud to hear that Holmes Elementary School teacher Tracy Caruana was selected as a recipient of the Exceptional Cooperating Teacher Award from Buffalo State College! The award is given annually to an outstanding cooperating teacher who collaborated with the Exceptional Education department at Buffalo State College and who demonstrates excellence in mentoring Buffalo State teacher candidates. Tracy received her award on Saturday, November 12th at the 27th Annual Recognition and Awards Reception of the Exceptional Education Department at SUNY Buffalo State. As a recipient of this award, Tracy’s name was added to a plaque that is located at Buffalo State Campus. Please join us in congratulating Tracy on this distinction!

11/16/2022

Today, Lindbergh Elementary 4th graders performed "A Year with Frog and Toad Kids" for the entire staff and student body. We'll post pictures from their performance in a little bit!

But first, we have to share this video of 4th grader Jackson displaying his piano skills following today's performance. He's only been playing a few years and we're extremely impressed! Enjoy!

Throughout the school year, we will be honoring students, teachers, and support staff through our weekly "Ken-Ton Spotli...
11/16/2022

Throughout the school year, we will be honoring students, teachers, and support staff through our weekly "Ken-Ton Spotlight".

These recognitions will rotate between all of our schools and will give our administrators the chance to recognize even more outstanding individuals who make their school the amazing place it is!

This week we head to Ben Franklin Elementary School to recognize classroom aide Marion Giannantonio. Thanks for making such a difference, Marion!

Today, schools across New York State are observing School-Related Professionals (SRP) Recognition Day. This is a special...
11/15/2022

Today, schools across New York State are observing School-Related Professionals (SRP) Recognition Day. This is a special day meant to recognize the hard work and dedication of all school support staff and the vital role they play in K-12 education. This includes bus drivers, food service workers, custodial/maintenance staff, technology staff, teacher aides, monitors, nurses, human resources/finance staff, and office/clerical workers.

You may have already noticed that we're observing individual staff appreciation days throughout the year to celebrate and recognize their hard work and contributions, but SRP Day gives us a chance to reflect on the collective efforts of our support staff.

Please take a moment to reflect on the invaluable contributions of school-related professionals and say thank you to members of our support staff!

Kenmore East Band students are in for a treat today as they welcome special guest Chris Tedesco!Tedesco, a WNY native, h...
11/15/2022

Kenmore East Band students are in for a treat today as they welcome special guest Chris Tedesco!

Tedesco, a WNY native, has been considered one of the top call trumpet players in the Los Angeles music scene since 1987. He's been credited in countless TV shows and movies including Homeland, Batman Begins, and The Greatest Showman.

Before heading to LA, Tedesco freelanced in WNY in the Artpark Theater Orchestra, which allowed him the chance to play with members of the Buffalo Philharmonic, The National Ballet of Canada and the Martha Graham Dance Company.

Thanks for spending time with our students, Chris!

A HUGE thank you to Buffalo Sabres players Peyton Krebs and Owen Power for spending part of their afternoon with our Ken...
11/14/2022

A HUGE thank you to Buffalo Sabres players Peyton Krebs and Owen Power for spending part of their afternoon with our Kenmore East High School Best Buddies!

Today's Friendsgiving event featured dancing, the limbo, a photo booth, and many pictures/autographs with two of our favorite players! We loved seeing so many smiles!

Hey Ken-Ton 3rd graders... have you signed up yet???Thanks to our Farm to School grant, you're eligible to sign up for a...
11/14/2022

Hey Ken-Ton 3rd graders... have you signed up yet???

Thanks to our Farm to School grant, you're eligible to sign up for a take home baked apple kit! The deadline to sign up is THIS THURSDAY, November 17th so be sure to secure your kit now!

Here's the sign-up link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5c_2At__FeNZcbZe0C3l4Jyae6pPHSGCWI3cRLRv4IhEtPA/viewform

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Last Thursday, the Ken-Ton School District recognized and honored the many brave men and women who've served our country...
11/14/2022

Last Thursday, the Ken-Ton School District recognized and honored the many brave men and women who've served our country. Our schools found many different ways to pay tribute to veterans in our community including:

• Special assemblies and receptions honoring veterans
• Making cards for veterans in the community
• Welcoming veterans into our classrooms to answer questions and read to students
• Parade of Honor as veterans walked the halls and were cheered on by students

We'd like to thank all current and former members of the Armed Forces for their service and sacrifice. We'd also like to thank those who visited our students this past week or contributed to these activities in helping our students learn what it means to be a veteran!

Weeks of hard work by eight Franklin Elementary School students culminated in their first Boys on the Right Track 5K run...
11/14/2022

Weeks of hard work by eight Franklin Elementary School students culminated in their first Boys on the Right Track 5K run on November 5th. The team was coached by Alex Bianchi, Becky Kobielski, Jordana Montani, and Larissa Gramza. Boys on the Right Track is a non-profit youth organization for boys ages 8-13. Participants develop social and emotional skills including communication, collaboration, and resilience through a nine-week running program that prepares them for a noncompetitive 5K race. Great job to everyone involved!

Be sure to listen to today's Brian Graham podcast (Achieving Joy and Mastery in Public Schools) which features Superinte...
11/11/2022
KenTon Supports - Achieving Joy and Mastery in Public Schools

Be sure to listen to today's Brian Graham podcast (Achieving Joy and Mastery in Public Schools) which features Superintendent Cimato and several others from Ken-Ton including Elaine Ablove, Lisa Carver, Jeff Richards, Tracy Spagnolo, Kari Schultz, and Tom Wolff! The episode focuses on 3 unique Ken-Ton programs: the Mentor Program, Staff Development Center, and Family Support Center. You can listen at the following link:

https://www.buzzsprout.com/2041840/11629933

It also appears on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Amazon Music (search for "Achieving Joy and Mastery in Public Schools" and look for episode 9 - KenTon Supports).

In this episode we interviewed Sabatino Cimato, the Superintendent of the KenTon Union Free School District. Tino and his team shared information on their Teacher Mentoring Program, their Staff Development Center and the good work of the Family S...

Today we celebrate Accounting & Finance Staff Appreciation Day! This national observance recognizes the vital role accou...
11/10/2022

Today we celebrate Accounting & Finance Staff Appreciation Day! This national observance recognizes the vital role accountants and other finance-related staff play in businesses, organizations, and operations which we interact with daily. Please join us in recognizing our Business Office team for their amazing work which facilitates everything we do for our students!

Throughout the school year, we will be honoring students, teachers, and support staff through our weekly "Ken-Ton Spotli...
11/09/2022

Throughout the school year, we will be honoring students, teachers, and support staff through our weekly "Ken-Ton Spotlight".

These recognitions will rotate between all of our schools and will give our administrators the chance to recognize even more outstanding individuals who make their school the amazing place it is!

This week we head to Kenmore East High School to recognize senior Alondra Pacheco. Thanks for being such a positive leader, Alondra!

Holmes Elementary School was very well represented at today's Board meeting! Congratulations to the 3 outstanding indivi...
11/09/2022

Holmes Elementary School was very well represented at today's Board meeting! Congratulations to the 3 outstanding individuals from Holmes who were recognized by Superintendent Cimato and the Board of Education today: student Harmony Jackson, teacher aide Julie Ackendorf, and teacher David O’Connor. You can read more about these and all those who have been recognized by the Board on our Board Recognition page:

https://www.ktufsd.org/Page/17179

A big welcome to Cameron Lauricella and Lucien LoDestro, our two new full-time and dedicated groundskeepers at our athle...
11/08/2022

A big welcome to Cameron Lauricella and Lucien LoDestro, our two new full-time and dedicated groundskeepers at our athletic facilities! These new positions will assist us in performing maintenance and routine repairs, providing supervision and coverage while the field is in use, and safeguarding our community’s investment in these facilities.

Read more here: https://www.ktufsd.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=21332&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=53719&PageID=1

Here's a friendly reminder about our Farm to School Program T-Shirt Design Contest! It's open to Ken-Ton students in ALL...
11/08/2022

Here's a friendly reminder about our Farm to School Program T-Shirt Design Contest! It's open to Ken-Ton students in ALL grade levels.

Details of the contest are below. Submissions need to be e-mailed by this Friday, November 11th!

Tonight, the Kenmore East Wind Ensemble is hosting the Erie County Wind Ensemble for a special concert in the Kenmore Ea...
11/08/2022

Tonight, the Kenmore East Wind Ensemble is hosting the Erie County Wind Ensemble for a special concert in the Kenmore East Auditorium.

Kenmore East Band Instructor Phil Aguglia said, "It will be a night to remember. The kids have been working very hard on their program and would love to share it with you."

This a reminder for all Ken-Ton School District families that there will be no school tomorrow (Tuesday, November 8th) f...
11/07/2022

This a reminder for all Ken-Ton School District families that there will be no school tomorrow (Tuesday, November 8th) for the scheduled Superintendent Conference Day. This impacts all students in UPK through Grade 12. Thank you!

Today is the first day of School Psychologist Appreciation Week, which takes place until November 11th. This national ob...
11/07/2022

Today is the first day of School Psychologist Appreciation Week, which takes place until November 11th. This national observance gives us a chance to show our appreciation for School Psychologists, who play an extremely important role in our schools. Thank you to our incredible team (including those who missed the picture!) across the district!

Kenmore East High School 8th & 9th grade students in Ms. Costello's and Ms. Maltby's English classes explored some new w...
11/04/2022

Kenmore East High School 8th & 9th grade students in Ms. Costello's and Ms. Maltby's English classes explored some new ways to select books for DEAR (drop everything and read)!

Librarians Amy Young and Mara O'Shei created stations that allowed students to explore books available in the library.

The reading stations included:
1. It's a 10
2. Book Trailers
3. Judge a Book by its Cover
4. Sneak Peek
5. Keep it Real

Each student left with a book and reading list for the future!

Don't forget - Kenmore East High School will proudly present its fall play, "Cinderella: The Real Story," at 7 p.m. on F...
11/04/2022

Don't forget - Kenmore East High School will proudly present its fall play, "Cinderella: The Real Story," at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, November 4-5. Tickets are $8 presale and $10 at the door. The play, which was written by Rayven Craft, John Maclay, Austin Nelson, and Emma Swain, is a new take on an old classic that tells the forgotten stories hidden in the fairy tale we all know so well. Hilarious, imaginative, and powerful, this play is specifically designed to be performed by young performers.

Don't forget - Kenmore West Theatre is proud to present its fall play, "A Piece of My Heart," at 7:30 p.m. tonight, tomo...
11/03/2022

Don't forget - Kenmore West Theatre is proud to present its fall play, "A Piece of My Heart," at 7:30 p.m. tonight, tomorrow and Saturday! All tickets are $10. This award-winning production, written by Shirley Lauro, tells the true stories of six courageous women sent to Vietnam and their struggle to make sense of a war that irrevocably changed them and a nation that shunned them. It features the music and soul of a tumultuous era in our history. The show is directed by Diana Gruninger with lighting design by Chris George. General admission tickets and reserved seating is available online at theaterwest.booktix.com

Earlier today, our Board of Education members visited Holmes Elementary School as they held a meet-and-greet with teache...
11/03/2022

Earlier today, our Board of Education members visited Holmes Elementary School as they held a meet-and-greet with teachers before taking a look around the school. Our BOE members were able to chat with Principal Matt Raines about the school's "Rise Program" and see some of the newer building additions, including the drop-off lane and cafe-style workspace in the main lobby.

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The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District (commonly shortened to “Ken-Ton”) encompasses the vast majority of the Town of Tonawanda and all of the Village of Kenmore. With strong institutional traditions and a long and proud history going back more than 125 years, the Ken-Ton School District continues to define itself through the passion and dedication of its students, parents, staff, administrators, Board of Education, community, and alumni.

Ken-Ton has fostered a world-class teaching staff through an innovative and comprehensive framework of mentoring, coaching, and staff development. A significant number of Ken-Ton teachers have earned National Board Certification, which is considered to be the gold standard in teaching, and many staff have been distinguished at the regional level and beyond for demonstrating excellence in their professions.

The Ken-Ton School District prides itself on its exceptional K-12 music and art programs, a comprehensive framework for social-emotional success, and extensive high school offerings including the International Baccalaurate (IB) Program, CTE-certified Career Academies, Project Lead the Way pre-engineering curriculum, art career pathways, Honors/AP programs, and the innovative Big Picture non-traditional high school program.

Ken-Ton School District alumni include two national TV news anchors, a U.S. Court of Appeals judge, a former Skylab astronaut, the former president and CEO of Dunkin' Brands, and individuals who have achieved the highest levels of success in their careers, from professional athletes, actors, comedians, and musicians to business leaders, doctors, engineers, and educators.

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Wednesday, May 11th was a special day as the Kenmore East and Kenmore West Unified Basketball Teams came together for the annual East vs. West game. It was Senior Night for the Kenmore East team, providing an opportunity for the team to highlight and celebrate its graduating seniors, and Kenmore East senior Olivia Wood did a phenomenal job performing the National Anthem on violin.

Unified Sports brings together students of all different abilities to join together and use their own unique skills to contribute to the team. Unified Sports were first established in Ken-Ton last year beginning with the basketball program with bowling added this year as Ken-Ton’s newest Unified Sports program.
Please note that the 2022-23 Instructional Calendar has been updated to include open house and early release dates for the 2022-23 school year. You can find it at www.ktufsd.org/calendar. Early release dates will be as follows:

9/28/22 (Gr. K-7)
11/30/22 (Gr. 5-7)
12/8/22 (Gr. K-4)
12/16/22 (Gr. K-4)
2/1/23 (Gr. K-7)
2/9/23 (Gr. 5-7)
3/27/23 (Gr. K-4)
5/12/23 (Gr. K-4)
6/6/23 (Gr. K-7)

The 2022-23 District Calendar booklet with detailed event/activity information will be sent home to families in August. Up-to-date online/Google web calendars will also be posted to the district calendar page at www.ktufsd.org/calendar over the summer. Thank you!
The artistic talents of Hoover Elementary students were on display at a very special event on Friday, May 6th: the Hoover Art Show and Family Fun Night. Every student in school had at least one piece of artwork displayed for the event. Students and families were also able to come together and enjoy a variety of fun activities and games sponsored by the Home School Association (HSA).

The centerpiece of the event was a special "Glow Gallery" in the school's Wellness Room which featured "Under the Sea" artwork with select works from each classroom. These pieces glowed under black lights which created an amazing effect that dazzled everyone in attendance. Great job to everyone who was involved in coordinating the event, art teacher Jennifer Lynch and all Hoover students!
Thank you to everyone who voted in today's Budget Vote and Board of Education Election! Proposition 1, the proposed 2022-23 school year budget, was approved by voters (yes votes: 1,232 no votes: 332). Proposition 2, the annual bus purchase, was approved by voters (yes votes: 1,223 no votes: 325). There were also two terms on the Board of Education that will begin July 1, 2022 and end June 30, 2025. The seats will go to the two candidates who received the highest number of votes. The candidates who received the highest number of votes were Matthew Chimera, who received 1,354 votes, and Paul Spors, who received 1,290 votes. They ran unopposed.

For more information on the budget, propositions, and candidates for the Board of Education, visit www.ktufsd.org/budget and www.ktufsd.org/candidates.
Reminder: The Ken-Ton School District Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program (UPK) is extremely excited to welcome all incoming UPK students and families for an Open House tomorrow (Wednesday, May 18th) from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Hamilton Elementary (44 Westfall Drive, Tonawanda). Children are welcome to attend!
Hoover Middle School recently wrapped up this year’s Roller Coaster Club with a presentation in the school library where all working coasters were displayed, operated and celebrated. Videos were also taken of each coaster and shared during daily announcements. The club is led by Hoover Middle sixth-grade social studies and science teacher Tina Pilato. Students worked in groups of various sizes to design and build a functional coaster using specific materials. Through this process of planning, building, and decorating, students developed a deeper understanding of mechanical energy, problem solving, perseverance, and collaboration.
Hoover Elementary students recently had a wonderful time at the school's first all-school assembly in more than two years which featured a fun, fast-paced and extremely entertaining science-based program presented by Red Tie Variety. The program was made possible by a Young Audiences grant written by Fran Paskowitz. Music teacher Jill Cumbo and her students did a phenomenal job kicking off the assembly with a patriotic color guard followed by the introduction of the speaker by science teacher Anthony Orzel. Students were fascinated and engaged throughout the presentation and excited to be together as a united Gr. K-4 student body!
Please remember that the annual Budget Vote & Board of Education Election takes place today (Tuesday, May 17th) from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Hoover Middle School. Use the Sheridan Drive entrance. On the ballot is the proposed 2022-23 budget, annual bus purchase, and candidates for the Board of Education. All school district residents are encouraged to learn about the budget and vote. You can find more information on the budget, propositions and candidates at www.ktufsd.org/budget.

Voters must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older, and a resident of the district for 30 days prior to the vote. Those who are not registered to vote will need to complete an affidavit confirming that they are a qualified voter. Photo identification and proof of citizenship, age, and residency are required for those who are not registered.
May 15, 2022

Dear Ken-Ton Community,

It was with great sorrow that we learned of a mass shooting that took place in Buffalo on Saturday. We have never had such a terrible event happen so close to home. This unthinkable act also appears to have been motivated by hate, which makes it all the more difficult to cope with. Even if not directly impacted, we will have students, faculty, and staff who feel like they are, or could have been a victim.

All across the country, people are struggling to come to terms with this senseless tragedy and mourning the terrible loss of life. Arrangements have been made to have counseling and support services available in all of our schools beginning tomorrow, Monday, May 16th. We will do whatever it takes to support our students, families and staff during this difficult time. The services of our Family Support Center are also available to all students, families and staff. You can reach the center by calling 716-874-8510.

The Ken-Ton School District stands united in fierce opposition to violence, racism and hate. Our hearts go out to the innocent victims of this tragedy as well as their families and loved ones. We are here for each other and will remain united as one Ken-Ton family.

Sincerely,

Sabatino Cimato
Superintendent of Schools
The extraordinary artistic achievements of our Kenmore East students were celebrated on Thursday, May 12th during the school's annual art show.

Student artwork from this past year was displayed throughout the Kenmore East auditorium for the Kenmore East High School 2022 Arts Fest. There were contributions from all different grade levels and art classes, and our art teachers did an amazing job curating the hundreds of different pieces that were featured.

It was a wonderful way to celebrate the talents and hard work of our students this year!
The extraordinary artistic achievements of our Kenmore West students were celebrated on Thursday, May 12th during the school's annual art show.

Student artwork from this past year was displayed throughout the Kenmore West Library for the Kenmore West High School 2022 Art Exhibition. There were contributions from all different grade levels and art classes, and our art teachers did an amazing job curating the hundreds of different pieces that were featured.

It was a wonderful way to celebrate the talents and hard work of our students this year!
We are extremely proud to recognize dozens of students across the district who earned a place in the highly selective Erie County Music Educators Association (ECMEA) All-County ensembles. Acceptance into these ensembles is by audition only and participants represent the most talented music students in Erie County. Performances took place in March. Several Ken-Ton music teachers (Kristen Hill, Ciaran Krueger, Jill Neuhaus, Jessica Leary, and Elaine Grant) served as event chairpersons with Phil Aguglia serving as conductor of the junior high jazz band. You can find the full list here:

https://www.ktufsd.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=21332&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=51238&PageID=1

Additionally, four extremely talented Ken-Ton students will be performing in the Junior High Area All-State Band later this month: Alistair Gianni (Kenmore West), Bari Sax; Dylan Kociencki (Kenmore East), Tenor Sax; Owen Shotwell (Kenmore East), string bass; and Nolan Vitko (Kenmore East), Trumpet.
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