Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District

Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District With approximately 7,000 students, the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda ("Ken-Ton") School District is among the largest school districts in Upstate New York and has a legacy of educational distinction going back more than 125 years.

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. With a long history of athletic achievement, the Athletics Department oversees 46 varsity sports during the fall, winter, and spring seasons, which have ranked among the top teams in the league, section, and state. 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.

Operating as usual

Kenmore West High School teachers were out in force today setting up lawn signs for our Class of 2021! Both high schools...
05/19/2021

Kenmore West High School teachers were out in force today setting up lawn signs for our Class of 2021! Both high schools are once again undertaking this initiative to celebrate our graduating seniors.

***VOTING RESULTS***Thank you to everyone who voted in today's Budget Vote and Board of Education Election! Proposition ...
05/19/2021

***VOTING RESULTS***

Thank you to everyone who voted in today's Budget Vote and Board of Education Election!

Proposition 1, the proposed 2021-22 school year budget, was APPROVED by voters (yes votes: 1,636; no votes: 478).

Proposition 2, the annual bus purchase, was APPROVED by voters (yes votes: 1,595; no votes: 474).

There is one term on the Board of Education that will begin July 1, 2021 and end June 30, 2024. This seat will go to the candidate who received the highest number of votes. The candidate who received the highest number of votes was Todd Marquardt, who received 1,193 votes. Christine Cavarello received 856 votes.

For more information on the budget, propositions, and candidates for the Board of Education, visit www.ktufsd.org/budget and www.ktufsd.org/candidates.

***VOTING RESULTS***

Thank you to everyone who voted in today's Budget Vote and Board of Education Election!

Proposition 1, the proposed 2021-22 school year budget, was APPROVED by voters (yes votes: 1,636; no votes: 478).

Proposition 2, the annual bus purchase, was APPROVED by voters (yes votes: 1,595; no votes: 474).

There is one term on the Board of Education that will begin July 1, 2021 and end June 30, 2024. This seat will go to the candidate who received the highest number of votes. The candidate who received the highest number of votes was Todd Marquardt, who received 1,193 votes. Christine Cavarello received 856 votes.

For more information on the budget, propositions, and candidates for the Board of Education, visit www.ktufsd.org/budget and www.ktufsd.org/candidates.

At last week's Board meeting, we were extremely excited to recognize Paul Spors with the Community Connection Award. Pau...
05/18/2021

At last week's Board meeting, we were extremely excited to recognize Paul Spors with the Community Connection Award. Paul serves as a volunteer coach for Kenmore East Baseball and has done so much to support athletic programs at Kenmore East and across the District. Paul has been a very familiar face at Board of Education meetings and other District events for years. He has been involved in school and district planning in too many ways to count including the Facilities Committee, District Parent/Teacher/Student Association and Superintendent Search Committee. Paul has always been a tireless advocate for the District and its students, from fighting against the Gap Elimination Adjustment to campaigning for the capital projects. Paul has always been one of the first people in the community to step up, volunteer his time and ensure that parents’ voices are heard.

The Community Connection Award is meant to recognize parents, volunteers, residents, business owners, and others who have furthered or contributed to the betterment of the district and its schools, students, and staff. Submit your nomination at www.ktufsd.org/nominate

05/18/2021

With new NYSDOH guidelines in place, Kenmore West High School will host its first live theater performance in the Starr Auditorium in more than a year. The students of Theatre West will proudly present "She Kills Monsters" on stage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 20-22 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Students are excited to be able to perform for a live audience once again. Many seniors did not think they would have this opportunity before graduating. Please come out and support this talented cast and crew as they bring this amazing show to life live on stage! Purchase your tickets at theaterwest.booktix.com

More info can also be found at:

https://www.ktufsd.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=21332&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=44515&PageID=1

The annual Budget Vote and Board of Education Election will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, May 18) ...
05/17/2021

The annual Budget Vote and Board of Education Election will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, May 18) at Hoover Middle School (use the Sheridan Drive entrance). Please learn about the budget/propositions and vote in tomorrow's election! There are two propositions on the ballot. One is the proposed 2021-22 school district budget, which funds all District-operated public schools and educational programs as well as services provided for all non-public and private schools located in the District as required by law. The other is the annual bus purchase, which replenishes the District's bus fleet incrementally each year with most funding provided by the NYS Education Department. You can find a great deal of information, including line-by-line budgetary details and voting information, on the District website at www.ktufsd.org/budget.

The annual Budget Vote and Board of Education Election will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, May 18) at Hoover Middle School (use the Sheridan Drive entrance). Please learn about the budget/propositions and vote in tomorrow's election! There are two propositions on the ballot. One is the proposed 2021-22 school district budget, which funds all District-operated public schools and educational programs as well as services provided for all non-public and private schools located in the District as required by law. The other is the annual bus purchase, which replenishes the District's bus fleet incrementally each year with most funding provided by the NYS Education Department. You can find a great deal of information, including line-by-line budgetary details and voting information, on the District website at www.ktufsd.org/budget.

***REMINDER FOR Gr. K-4 FAMILIES***Friday, May 28 has been scheduled as an early release day for elementary school stude...
05/17/2021

***REMINDER FOR Gr. K-4 FAMILIES***

Friday, May 28 has been scheduled as an early release day for elementary school students (grades K-4). All elementary schools will dismiss at 12:40 p.m. on Friday, May 28. Families who utilize bus transportation can expect their child to be dropped off at their bus stop approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes ahead of schedule on Friday, May 28 (kindergarten students must be met at the bus stop). Lunch will be served in school. This only impacts elementary schools, and it will be the final early release day of the current school year. Schools will provide additional details about dismissal for those who do not take the bus. Thank you!

***REMINDER FOR Gr. K-4 FAMILIES***

Friday, May 28 has been scheduled as an early release day for elementary school students (grades K-4). All elementary schools will dismiss at 12:40 p.m. on Friday, May 28. Families who utilize bus transportation can expect their child to be dropped off at their bus stop approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes ahead of schedule on Friday, May 28 (kindergarten students must be met at the bus stop). Lunch will be served in school. This only impacts elementary schools, and it will be the final early release day of the current school year. Schools will provide additional details about dismissal for those who do not take the bus. Thank you!

In recognition of Nurses Appreciation Week last week, Kenmore West's Shared Decision Making Team(SDMT) in collaboration ...
05/14/2021

In recognition of Nurses Appreciation Week last week, Kenmore West's Shared Decision Making Team(SDMT) in collaboration with Student Council and our supportive Ken-Ton community raised enough money to purchase 252 Carrubba's chicken dinners for the hard-working nurses at Kenmore Mercy Hospital and our nurses there at Ken-West. What an outstanding showing of generosity and selflessness! KW seniors were excited to give back to the community as they were raising funds for the senior class and several showed up to assist with the chicken dinners and help load vehicles with the meals to be shipped over to Kenmore Mercy Hospital at the end of the evening.

Special thanks go out to Susan Jandzinski, Executive Director of the Kenmore Mercy Foundation for coordinating with the SDMT committee to organize this effort. We also appreciate the efforts of Dawn Cwierley, Public Relations Manager for Kenmore Mercy Hospital for joining Sue at the front door to greet the team and organize the transfer of the meals from the vehicles into the hospital. And a huge shout out to Carrubba’s Chicken Pit for creating some delicious meals for our nurses and for also jumping right into their assembly line and putting the meals together. And finally to the SDMT Charity group (Hope Bongiorno, Nadine Brown, Brandon Hafner, and Roberta Merkling) for their hard work and commitment to giving back to the community! Way to go Kenmore West!

We are excited to announce that Summer Day Camp registration is now live! It is open to children ages 6 to 12 and runs f...
05/13/2021

We are excited to announce that Summer Day Camp registration is now live! It is open to children ages 6 to 12 and runs for three (3) two-week sessions (a total of six weeks during the summer). Along with a fun-filled day of activities, breakfast and lunch will be available to all campers. Additionally, all camp registrants will receive a Kenmore Day Camp T-shirt. You can find more details at www.ktufsd.org/daycamp. Here you will find the application if you wish to pay by check, or you can register and pay online at the following link:

https://register.ktufsd.org/wconnect/ace/CourseStatus.awp?&course=21SRKTCAMP

We are excited to announce that Summer Day Camp registration is now live! It is open to children ages 6 to 12 and runs for three (3) two-week sessions (a total of six weeks during the summer). Along with a fun-filled day of activities, breakfast and lunch will be available to all campers. Additionally, all camp registrants will receive a Kenmore Day Camp T-shirt. You can find more details at www.ktufsd.org/daycamp. Here you will find the application if you wish to pay by check, or you can register and pay online at the following link:

https://register.ktufsd.org/wconnect/ace/CourseStatus.awp?&course=21SRKTCAMP

Today, the Ken-Ton School District is proud to recognize School Nurses Day! In 1902, nurse Lina Rogers Struthers entered...
05/12/2021

Today, the Ken-Ton School District is proud to recognize School Nurses Day! In 1902, nurse Lina Rogers Struthers entered a New York City school as the nation's very first school nurse. She was challenged with providing school nursing service to four city schools where absentee rates were among the highest due to communicable diseases. One year later, the absentee rate in these four schools was decreased by 90%.

Fast forward to 2021, where the role of the school nurse has expanded to include that of educator, advocate, manager, change agent and, of course, care provider. Students with asthma, diabetes, seizure disorders and specialized health care needs are able to successfully attend school when a school nurse is present. School nursing has developed into a specialized practice that promotes the academic success of students through collaboration with parents, school staff, physicians, and the community.

We recognize all of our school nurses for the vital work you do every day in our schools, especially this year. Your efforts have helped keep our entire community healthy and safe and made it possible for students to return to school!

Today, the Ken-Ton School District is proud to recognize School Nurses Day! In 1902, nurse Lina Rogers Struthers entered a New York City school as the nation's very first school nurse. She was challenged with providing school nursing service to four city schools where absentee rates were among the highest due to communicable diseases. One year later, the absentee rate in these four schools was decreased by 90%.

Fast forward to 2021, where the role of the school nurse has expanded to include that of educator, advocate, manager, change agent and, of course, care provider. Students with asthma, diabetes, seizure disorders and specialized health care needs are able to successfully attend school when a school nurse is present. School nursing has developed into a specialized practice that promotes the academic success of students through collaboration with parents, school staff, physicians, and the community.

We recognize all of our school nurses for the vital work you do every day in our schools, especially this year. Your efforts have helped keep our entire community healthy and safe and made it possible for students to return to school!

Congratulations to the combined Kenmore Girls Swimming Team which capped off their amazing undefeated season with a 1st-...
05/11/2021
Kenmore wins Niagara Frontier League girls swim championship

Congratulations to the combined Kenmore Girls Swimming Team which capped off their amazing undefeated season with a 1st-place finish in the Niagara Frontier League Championship! As a relay team, KW senior Bailey Wigand, KE senior Payton Taylor, KW 9th-grader Rachael Coupal and Hoover Middle 7th-grader Cadence Pisa won 1st in the 200 medley. Taylor and Wiegand along with KW 11th-grader Kennedy Dickinson and KW 9th-grader Emma Jones won 1st in the 400 free relay. Individually, Wiegand won 1st in the 100 butterfly and Jones won 1st in the 500 free.

The team, coached by KE teacher Nathan Bourke, has been dominant throughout the "Fall 2" season. They defeated Niagara Falls on April 30 with a score of 78-22, Grand Island on May 4 with a score of 115-60, and Lockport on May 6 with a score of 111-68 to end their perfect 9-0 season. The 10-team championship meet was swam in 5 different locations (the Kenmore team at Niagara Wheatfield), and results were merged together. Ken-Ton won the championship with a score of 267. Coming in 2nd was Niagara Wheatfield with a score of 190, and not far behind in 3rd was Lockport with a score of 186.

https://buffalonews.com/sports/high-school/kenmore-wins-niagara-frontier-league-girls-swim-championship/article_393f2ee2-b10a-11eb-993b-ef1bd689da70.html

Behind victories in the 400 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay and two individual events, the Kenmore girls swimming team claimed first place in the Niagara Frontier League championship meet.

Congratulations to Anthony Scime, a senior at Kenmore West High School, who received the Outstanding Acting Award at thi...
05/10/2021
The 2021 Kenny Awards | Shea's Performing Arts Center

Congratulations to Anthony Scime, a senior at Kenmore West High School, who received the Outstanding Acting Award at this year's Kenny Awards! No less than 50 schools participated in this year's competition with 300 video submissions. The Kenny Awards, presented by Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation, is an endeavor that recognizes the talent, dedication, and efforts of our local high school youth in theatre. Congratulations to all participants and to Anthony who received a generous scholarship to continue his theater arts studies!

https://www.sheas.org/arts-engagement-and-education/2021-kenny-award-submission-resources/

Shea’s Performing Arts Center (Shea's PAC) is a campus of three theaters in downtown Buffalo comprised of Shea’s Smith Theatre, Shea’s 710 Theatre, and the historic crown jewel, Shea’s Buffalo Theatre.

The annual Budget Vote and Board of Education Election takes place on Tuesday, May 18. In-person voting will resume this...
05/10/2021

The annual Budget Vote and Board of Education Election takes place on Tuesday, May 18. In-person voting will resume this year with the ability to request absentee ballots for qualified reasons. Voting takes place from 7am-9pm Tuesday, May 18 at Hoover Middle School (use the Sheridan Drive entrance).

You can find a great deal of information about the proposed budget as well as the annual bus purchase and candidates for Board of Education on our website at www.ktufsd.org/budget. All Ken-Ton School District residents are encouraged to learn about the budget and vote!

The annual Budget Vote and Board of Education Election takes place on Tuesday, May 18. In-person voting will resume this year with the ability to request absentee ballots for qualified reasons. Voting takes place from 7am-9pm Tuesday, May 18 at Hoover Middle School (use the Sheridan Drive entrance).

You can find a great deal of information about the proposed budget as well as the annual bus purchase and candidates for Board of Education on our website at www.ktufsd.org/budget. All Ken-Ton School District residents are encouraged to learn about the budget and vote!

Congratulations to all those who were recognized at the recent Board of Education meeting: From Hoover Elementary School...
04/29/2021

Congratulations to all those who were recognized at the recent Board of Education meeting: From Hoover Elementary School, PE teacher Heather Ratka, teacher aide Tracey Weber, and student Leo Burt; from Hoover Middle School, teacher aide Jennifer Krieger, PE teacher Lisa Siegel, and student Caiden Tyree; and our Community Connection Award Recipient, Jennifer Hayes!

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

Anyone living near Kenmore West, consider setting aside your cans and bottles to support the Kenmore West Class of 2021!
04/27/2021

Anyone living near Kenmore West, consider setting aside your cans and bottles to support the Kenmore West Class of 2021!

Anyone living near Kenmore West, consider setting aside your cans and bottles to support the Kenmore West Class of 2021!

Address

1500 Colvin Blvd
Buffalo, NY
14223

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District:

Videos

Our Story

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.

Nearby government services


Other Buffalo government services

Show All