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Posted by Raisa Mathew on Monday, May 23rd, 2016.

CT Expo Fest 2016

Students in Ms.Ebmeyer's Biotechnolgy class and Mrs.Mathew's Advanced Engineering class competed at the CT Expo Fest on May 14, 2016 at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford,CT. Four teams entered different levels of Science and Technology competitions and the following teams won awards at their respective levels.

First Place: Aquaculture Sikorsky STEM challenge team

First Place: Thermal Life

Second place: Turbine Team

Sustainability Award: Turbine Team

Congratulations to all the teams for their stellar work!


Posted by Raisa Mathew on Monday, May 16th, 2016.
New Student Orientation 2016-2017
New Student Orientation is on for Thursday May 19 th 6-7:30pm. All incoming first year students grades 9-12 should attend to learn what to expect next year, acquire necessary documents and get a brief tour of the facility.
If you are unable to attend, the documents and information from the orientation will be mailed home.
Posted by Raisa Mathew on Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016.


Dear Parents and Students,

Please click on the link below to access the application for the ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY INC/ZETA PHI LAMBDA CHAPTER 2016 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. The scholarship is due May 5th - the fraternity has three $1,000 scholarships that they can award.

Qualifications: Any African-American or Latino male high school senior who resides in and who attends school in the Greater Fairfield County, who has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8, and who has been accepted to and plans on attending a four-year college is eligible.


Posted by Raisa Mathew on Tuesday, Apr 5th, 2016.
Report Card Conference Spring 2016
Dear Parents,
Report card conferences will take place Wednesday April 20 th from 12:30pm-3:00pm and Thursday April 21st from 5:30-8:00pm. Please choose the day which works best for your schedule.  I am enclosing a list of teacher's emails along with the link to Volunteerspot.  Volunteerspot is the name of program that schedules the report card conferences.  If you cannot attend any of the listed times you can email your child's teacher directly. The teachers look forward to seeing you and discussing your child's progress & accomplishments at Aqua!
* You can copy and paste the link.  It will go directly to the teacher's sign up spot for both days.  You have to enter an email address once you link in and a confirmation will be sent to you.
Ms. Bell jbell@bridgeportedu.net http://vols.pt/28fRHY
Mrs. Ebmeyer ebmeyerbiotech@gmail.com http://vols.pt/mRX15n
Ms. Gladych rgladych@bridgeportedu.net http://vols.pt/zuAMXa
Mrs. Kranyik ekranyik@bridgeportedu.net http://vols.pt/ok7wpf
Mr. Larnerd rlarnerd@bridgeportedu.net http://vols.pt/T5jC7R
Ms. Mathew rmathew@bridgeportedu.net http://vols.pt/qPXs3w
Ms. Mcleod amcleod@bridgeportedu.net http://vols.pt/PdWCmc
Mr. McGann tmcgann@bridgeportedu.net http://vols.pt/evbY33
Mr. Pikul janpikul@yahoo.com http://vols.pt/1RoLbh
Mrs. Pikul Janpikul@yahoo.com http://vols.pt/Z2XUXq
Mr. Sanz rsanz@bridgeportedu.net http://vols.pt/dV3Z1n
Mr. Shadle kshadle@bridgeportedu.net http://vols.pt/b6twbg
Mr. Trupp ptrupp@bridgeportedu.net http://vols.pt/ZyWdRN
Mrs. Turner-Moore hturner@bridgeportedu.net http://vols.pt/9qtEgo
Posted by Raisa Mathew on Monday, Mar 7th, 2016.

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Please take a moment to have your child/children complete a student feedback survey for their Fall course at Aqua. An additional survey for their spring course will be sent at the end of the semester. This survey is short (10 questions) and the data  collected will be utilized to improve courses and instruction at Aqua so your child's feedback is very important. Students should ONLY complete the survey for the course they were enrolled in for the Fall semester of 2015. Survey data will be finalized Friday March 11th so please encourage them to complete the survey as soon as possible. 

Biology - Ms. Bell


 Biology - Mrs. McLeod


 Marine Manufacturing - Mr. Larnerd


 Marine Energy Technology - Mr. Trupp


 Marine Design (CAD) - Mr. McGann


 Conceptual Physics - Mrs. Mathew


 Ecology - Mrs. Turner


 Culture of Aquatic Species - Miss. Gladych


 Honors Chemistry 1 - Mr. Pikul


 Med/Vet - Mrs. Ebmeyer


 Seafood Science - Mrs. Kranyik


 Aqua Physics - Mr. Sanz



 ECE Environmental Science - Mr. Shadle


 Statistics - Mr. McGann


 A feedback survey for parents will be sent home later in the spring, this survey is only for student feedback.

 Thank you,

Lea Catherman


Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture School

Posted by Raisa Mathew on Thursday, Mar 3rd, 2016.
It's almost course selection time at Aqua! Students will be using course recommendations from their Student Success Plan (grades 9 & 10) or from a career/post-secondary interest sheet to begin this process. They will identify a handful of courses which are recommended for them to consider based off of their interests. They will then attend our "Course Selection Fair" on Thursday March 24 th during Aqua time to learn about the content & activities of the recommended courses. Students will select a #1 and #2 choice for each semester for their schedule next year. Students will bring these selections, as well as course descriptions, home to discuss with you over the Easter Holiday Weekend. If you approve of the courses your child has selected, you should sign off on their sheet & have the student return it to the main office at Aqua.
Students will be scheduled for their 1 st choice classes as often as possible, 2 nd choice classes are utilized only if courses are overcrowded.
The only course students cannot self-select is Honors Chemistry 1. All freshman (and sophomores who have not already taken chemistry) will take a pretest to determine if they have mastered certain math & science skills necessary for success in honors chemistry. Their teachers will then rate them on classroom attributes such as study skills, independence, etc. Only the top students will be offered the opportunity to take honors chemistry as a sophomore (although they will retest prior to junior year to assess growth). All juniors must have chemistry, either regular or honors, unless a parent specifically requests otherwise. The chemistry pretest will be administered on Thursday March 17 th during Aqua time. Students do not need to study for this test, we would like it to be an accurate reflection of their current knowledge to ensure that they are not placed in a course for which they are ill-equipped to succeed. If you have questions or concerns regarding the course selection process you may contact Ms. Catherman directly at Lcatherman@bridgeportedu.net
Posted by Raisa Mathew on Friday, Feb 5th, 2016.

Aquaculture School will be Closed 02/5/16

Hello Aquaculture Parents/Guardians,

Bridgeport Public Schools will be closed today, 02/05/2016 due to inclement weather. Aquaculture school will not be in session.Please make any necessary arrangements.
Thank you.

Posted by Raisa Mathew on Thursday, Nov 19th, 2015.

Bren Smith wins the Buckminster Fuller Innovation Award

Bren Smith has won the Buckminster Fuller Innovation Award! Bren is the owner of Green Wave, an ocean farming non-profit, and a longtime friend and partner of Bridgeport Aquaculture Science & Technology Education Center. He has been implementing a farm design which resulted from a research partnership between BRASTEC and UCONN and  we are proud to process and package Bren's seaweed for sale in restaurants. Bren Smith is an innovative pioneer in the field of sustainable aquaculture in CT and we applaud him! Click the link to listen to the full story.


Posted by Raisa Mathew on Thursday, Nov 19th, 2015.

Bridgeport Aquaculture School FFA at National FFA Convention

LOUISVILLE- Members of the Bridgeport Aquaculture School FFA Chapter in Connecticut were one of  34 teams participating in the National FFA Agricultural Communications Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. The team, led by advisor E.A. Kranyik, was awarded a Bronze emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 99 other participants. Kylie Fawcett received a Gold emblem, Ben Faria received a Bronze emblem, and Taisha Rivera received a Silver emblem.

The top ten individuals and the national winning team members received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the agricultural communications event are sponsored by Osborn & Barr as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and the National FFA Organization.

"The success of our industry depends upon growing young communicators with a passion for global farming and food production issues," says Osborn Barr CEO Michael Turley. "The National FFA career development event brings together some of the brightest young talent in communications, and showcases the strength we're developing for the future of agriculture."

The National FFA Agricultural Communications CDE is a competitive event that tests students' skills in all areas of the agricultural communications field and evaluates how well they can apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. Participants attend a simulated news conference and use the information gathered to complete individual practicums in writing, electronic media and design. Prior to the event, students compile media plans related to innovative agricultural practices, management techniques and marketing tools. Each team then creates a 15-minute presentation based on their proposal. Members also compete in an editing exercise and a general communications quiz.

The event, held at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg, Ind., is one of many educational activities at the National FFA Convention & Expo in which FFA members practice the lessons learned in agricultural education classes.

About National FFA Organization

The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 629,367 student members as part of 7,757 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at www.ffa.org, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.

A team photo, if available, is accessible through this link: http://ffa.judgingcard.com/NatReg/CFFA/Results/GetFile.ashx?ID=43058&P=SCKGZV

Posted by Raisa Mathew on Tuesday, Nov 17th, 2015.

Report Card Conference November 18th and 19th,2015

Dear Parents,

Please note that the Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on the following days at the Aquaculture School.

Wednesday: Novemeber 18th from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday: Novemeber 19th from 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Please make sure you check your emails for directions on making an appointment, if you haven't done so already.

See you at the conference!

Posted by Raisa Mathew on Monday, Nov 9th, 2015.

Advanced Engineering Team at Sikorsky STEM challenge 2015-2016 kick-off event

The Aqua Team went to the Chester airport for the Sikorsky STEM challenge 2015-2016 Kick-off meet, where they presented their first module. The team was thrilled to witness and experience the Black-Hawk in person.  Looking forward to another successful year at the Sikorsky STEM challenge. Sharing some captured moments ...

Posted by Raisa Mathew on Saturday, Sep 26th, 2015.

Deat Parents,

We are happy to announce that the Open House will be held at the Aquaculture School on October 1st, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Please stop by to meet our staff and to see the wonderful things our students are learning at Aquaculture school.

Please note that the following teachers will be unable to attend the Open House on October 1st,2015. If you would like to meet with them in person, please contact them at their e-mail.

Jessica Bell (Aqua Biology)- jbell@bridgeportedu.net

Becky Gladych (Culture) - rgladych@bridgeportedu.net

Jan Pikul (Chemistry) -janpikul@yahoo.com

See you at the Open House!


The Aqua Team.

Posted by Raisa Mathew on Tuesday, Sep 15th, 2015.

Informational Sessions

Posted by Raisa Mathew on Tuesday, Sep 15th, 2015.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 16th is a half-day for all Bridgeport Public Schools. This half-day was not originally on the calendar, so please note that all PM schools will not be attending Aqua on September 16th!

Posted by Raisa Mathew on Wednesday, Sep 9th, 2015.

We will operate on a half day schedule today, September 9,2015 due to the intense heat and humidity. Students attending Aquaculture school in the afternoon, from the following schools and districts must are reminded to check edmodo for assignments/announcements: Shelton,Trumbull.Milford,Monroe,Bassick,Harding and BIA.

Posted by Raisa Mathew on Wednesday, Sep 9th, 2015.

The Opening Day of Angie's Seafood market for the 2015-2016 school year will be Wednesday September 17th.

The school and Angie's Seafood market will be closed on September 23rd,2015 for Yom Kippur. Please stop by Angie's on September 24th,2015.

Our regular hours are 3:00pm-6:00pm Wednesdays & Thursdays.

If you would like to recieve a list of market products & prices each week please email:

angiesaqua@bridgeportps.net to be added to our mailing list

Posted by Lea Catherman on Monday, Aug 24th, 2015.

The start dates for the sending schools/districts at the Aquaculture school for 2015-2016 is as follows:

Central High School - August 27th,2015

Fairfield - September 3rd, 2015

Stratford - September 3rd, 2015

Milford - August 28th,2015

Monroe - August 28th,2015

Shelton - September 1st, 2015

BIA - August 28th,2015

Trumbull - September 1st, 2015

Bassick - August 28th,2015

Harding - August 28th,2015

If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 203-275-2929.

Posted by Lea Catherman on Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015.
I am pleased to announce that the online Health course offered by Aquaculture is now available & free of charge. This course will be offered multiple times throughout the year so that all interested students can take advantage of the course at a time that works best for them. Students who are participating in multiple sports will receive preferential registration for the summer & vacation sessions.
Summer Session 2015: July 24th-September 8th Orientation July 24th 10:00am
Fall: September 10th -November 5th Orientation September 10th 2:45pm
Winter Vacation: December 21st-January 7th Orientation December 21st 2:45pm
Spring 1: February 4th – March 31st Orientation February 4th 2:45pm
April Vacation: April 7th-April 22nd Orientation April 7th 2:45pm
Spring 2: May 5th- June 30th Orientation May 5th 2:45pm
Fifty seats will be available during each session. Course work (approximately 15 hours) during these sessions is to be completed off campus; test sessions (9) will be scheduled at Aquaculture to demonstrate mastery. This is an “independent study” course, students are responsible for ensuring that work is completed by assigned deadlines.
Students are not required to take this health course, they may take a traditional health course at their sending school if they prefer.
To register for the summer session please email me the following information at: lcatherman@bridgeportedu.net by Thursday July 23rd:
• Student Name (first & last)
• Email address (primary contact for Apex Health)
Registration for all other sessions will be available until September 9th.
Please choose the session which will work best for you.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this option please email me directly at: LCatherman@bridgeportedu.net or call on weekdays (Monday through Friday, 8AM - 2:30PM) 203-275-2926 or 203-275-2929.

Thank you,
Lea Catherman

Lea Catherman
Bridgeport Aquaculture School
Posted by Raisa Mathew on Wednesday, Sep 9th, 2015.
We will operate on a half day schedule today- September 9,2015, due to the intense heat and humidity. Students attending Aquaculture school in the afternoon from the following schools and districts must are reminded to check edmodo for assignments/announcements: Shelton,Trumbull.Milford,Monroe,Bassick,Harding and BIA.
Posted by Raisa Mathew on Wednesday, Sep 9th, 2015.
Half Day on September 9,2015

We will operate on a half day schedule today, September 9, 2015, due to the intense heat and humidity. The students attending Aquaculture in the afternoon, from the following schools/districts are reminded to check edmodo assignments/announcements : Shelton,Milford,Monroe,Trumbull, Bassick, Harding and BIA . Please call the main office at 203-275-2929 should you have any questions.
Posted by Lea Catherman on Monday, May 18th, 2015.
Thursday May 21st 6:00-7:30 pm we will be hosting an Orientation for newly accepted students. This session will provide you and your child with some general procedures & guidelines, answers to frequently asked questions, necessary forms in preparation for your child's enrollment, an opportunity to be measured & order lab coats & tours of the facility. Please come join us.
Posted by Lea Catherman on Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014.
Thursday November 20th we will be hosting our second Information/Recruitment Session for prospective new students & parents. Interested parties should join us at Aquaculture (60 St. Stephens Rd., Bridgeport) from 6:30-7:30pm for an overview of the program and application process.
Posted by Lea Catherman on Thursday, Oct 23rd, 2014.
We will be collecting gently used coats for kids and families in Bridgeport who will be participating in Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s (BRM) Great Thanksgiving Project, which takes place on November 19th – 25th.

Families in need will receive a turkey, a bag of fixings, and a warm winter coat for everyone in the family who needs one. BRM needs coats in all sizes for children as well as for men and women. So, now’s the time to clean out your closets and donate a coat that no longer fits!

Bring your coats to school through November 11th. THANK YOU for working together to make sure families in our community receive the coats they need to stay warm and healthy this winter.

For more information about Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s Great Thanksgiving Project call 203-333-4087
Posted by Lea Catherman on Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014.
To help Aqua seniors showcase their unique educational experiences here we are now offering an Aqua Program Transcript. This transcript will be tailored for each student's individual experience and will explain the courses they selected as well as provide an opportunity for them to summarize their SAE experience.
The directions for students to download and customize transcripts are available in the Applications & Forms section of the website.
Posted by Lea Catherman on Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014.
Students & parents considering enrollment at Aqua beginning in the Fall of 2015 are invited to join us for an informational session on Thursday October 16th from 6:30-7:30pm. During this session we will present an overview of the program and the unique learning experiences we offer, provide you with applications if desired and answer questions regarding the application process & student experiences at Aqua.
If you are unable to join us this week, we are offering another session on Thursday November 20th 6:30-7:30pm.
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