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Posted by Raisa Mathew on Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017.
Posted by Raisa Mathew on Monday, Mar 20th, 2017.

Dear Parents,

The Aquaculture school hosted a CAPT review session for the sophomores on March 20,2017. Please find attached the link to help your child prepare more for the CAPT's.



The Aqua Team. 

Posted by Raisa Mathew on Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017.

Posted by Raisa Mathew on Tuesday, Nov 1st, 2016.
Dear Aqua Parents,
Report Card conferences for marking period one are just around the corner. As with last year, you will be able to make an appointment electronically to see your child's teacher. Please click the link below (or copy and paste into your browser) in order to sign up for a 10 minute conference. You will  be requested to put in an email address and will receive a reminder at that email. Conferences will take place on Wednesday November 16 th 5:30-8:00pm or Thursday November 17 th 12:30-3:00pm.
Jessica Bell
Carla Ebmeyer
Becky Gladych
Elizabeth Kranyik
Raisa Mathew
Amy Mcleod
Tom McGann
Jan Pikul
Mary Santandrea
Rene Sanz
Kirk Shadle
Paul Trupp
Holly Turner-Moore
If you do not know the teachers name, please refer to the attached list of teachers and courses. If you are unable to attend you may contact your child's teacher via the email on the attached file.
We look forward to seeing you soon,
Team Aqua.
Posted by Raisa Mathew on Monday, Oct 17th, 2016.

Dear Parents,

Welcome back! The 2016-2017 school year is off to a busy start at Aqua. We would like to invite you to join us for our fall Open House for current students & parents. Please come it to meet your child's teacher and find out what they will be learning this semester.

The Open House will be Wednesday October 19th , teachers will host two sessions: 5:00-5:30 & 5:30-6:00pm to share with you about their class, expectations & learning experiences; please come to which ever session works best for your schedule.

Unfortunately, not every teacher is available to join us that evening. Below are the names of teachers who are unable to attend, please feel free to contact them via the provided email address if you have any specific questions or concerns for them:

Mrs. Kranyik ekranyik@bridgeportedu.net AM Freshman Biology & PM Seafood Science

Miss Gladych rgladych@bridgeportedu.net AM & PM UCONN ECE Oceanography

Mr. McGann tmcgann@bridgeportedu.net Marine Design & BACA Statistics will only be available 5:00-5:30pm.

There will also be an APTSSO meeting that evening 6:00-7:30pm, keep an eye out for more information from Michele Modugno.

We hope you can join us.

The Aqua Team.

Posted by Raisa Mathew on Sunday, Oct 16th, 2016.

We are happy to announce that the Angie's at Aqua Seafood Market is now open.

Our regular hours are 3:00pm-6:00pm on Thursdays only.

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 Raisa Mathew on Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016.

Posted by Raisa Mathew on Friday, Jun 3rd, 2016.

Due to predicted inclement weather this Sunday the Aqua Cup boat race has been rescheduled to this Saturday, June 4 th . We will begin the race at 10:30am.
This is our last big Aqua event for the year, we hope you can come out and join us!
Posted by Raisa Mathew on Thursday, May 26th, 2016.

We are delighted to share the accomplishments of our Senior students in Mr.Shadle's BACA program. Check out their projects and awards.

Sara Beck Grade 12 Modified Compost Leacha te as a Narrow Spectrum Targeting Herbicide * Pfizer Life Sciences Awards --- Finalist - Life Science Senior High - CSF Medallion & Acrylic Award * Fox Pest Control Award for Environmental Management --- $150 Cash for Excellence in Environmental Management

Zachary Dillon Grade 12 Novel Application of an Electromagnetic Induction Field to Inhibit Surface Bio-Fouling in the Marine Environment   * Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair Physical Sciences Awards --- Finalist - Physical Sciences Senior High - CSF Medallion & Acrylic Award * ASM Materials Education Foundation --- Certificate & $50 gift card to Amazon given by CSEF * ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives --- Certificate-Nomination to Compete in 2016 Sustainability Solutions Festival and $50 Gift Card

Kylie Fawcett Grade 12 Analyzing the use of Moon Jellyfish, Aurelia aurita, Collagen as a Viable Alternative in Medical Applications * Petit Family Foundation Women in Science & Engineering Awards --- 2nd Place- HS Life Sciences- $250 / plaque * CASE Urban School Challenge Awards with Travelers --- 4th Place High School - Plaque, Medallion

Madeline Gill Grade 12 Development of a biochar based, sorption material to regulate nitrogen compounds in aquatic and terrestrial environments * Environmental Sciences Awards with CACIWC --- HS Finalist - CACIWC gifts, CSF Medallion, Acrylic award * Stockholm Junior Water Prize --- Certificate, $50 gift card to Amazon given by CSEF, possible advance to further competition 

Randy Kaufman Grade 12 Triboelectric Series and its relation concerning power generation in Triboelectric Nano generators * CASE Urban School Challenge Awards with Travelers --- Senior High Finalist - Medallion and acrylic award * Alternative/Renewable Energy Awards --- High School Finalist - Medallion * United Technologies Corporation Awards --- $500 in UTC Common Stock, Plaque, Backpack, Book, and Annual Report

Stephanie Kreitler Grade 12 Observing the Deposition Process of Synthesized of Graphene Oxide and Iron Oxide to Establish a Stable Magnetic Field * Petit Family Foundation Women in Science & Engineering Awards --- High School Finalist- Physical Sciences - Medallion and Acrylic Award * University of New Haven High School Awards in Engineering & Science --- $100 For High School Project in Chemistry

Katharine Morris Grade 12 Analysis of Honey Derivatives as a Functional Tumor Growth Suppressant * Pfizer Life Sciences Awards --- Finalist - Life Science Senior High - CSF Medallion & Acrylic Award * Petit Family Foundation Women in Science & Engineering Awards --- 3rd Place- HS Life Sciences- $150 / plaque * Energize CT/eesmarts Future Sustainability Awards --- High School Finalist - Medallion and Acrylic Award * University of New Haven High School Awards in Engineering & Science --- $100 For High School Project in Biochemistry 

Danielle Peterson Grade 12 Development of a Zero Net Energy Hydrogen Fuel Cell System for the Purpose of Generating Potable Water * Energize CT/eesmarts Future Sustainability Awards --- High School Finalist - Medallion and Acrylic Award

Skylynn Reyes Grade 12 Using biochar and 8-methyl-N-vanillyl-trans-6- nonenamide as a nontoxic agricultural pest inhibitor for glycine max * Environmental Sciences Awards with CACIWC --- 1st Place HS- $500, Plaque, CACIWC gifts , Trip to Compete I-SWEEEP, Houston * University of New Haven High School Awards in Engineering & Science --- $100 For High School Project in Environmental Science


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

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