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COLLEGES VISITING CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 2015-2016 (MEETINGS IN A109)
LYNDON STATE COLLEGE (Vermont) 8:00
UTICA COLLEGE (Utica, New York) 7:55
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS – BOSTON 7:55
YALE UNIVERSITY 7:55 MOST COMPETITIVE
HAMILTON COLLEGE (Upstate New York) 7:55 VERY COMPETITIVE
UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON (Virginia) 12:45
COLGATE UNIVERSITY (Upstate New York 9:15 VERY COMPETITIVE
HARTWICK COLLEGE (Upstate New York 12:35
SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE (Springfield, Mass.) 11:30
SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY 7:55
AMHERST COLLEGE (Mass.) 9:30 MOST COMPETITIVE
TUFTS UNIVERSITY (Boston) 12:30 VERY COMPETITIVE
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT 7:55 VERY COMPETITIVE
HOWARD UNIVERSITY (Washington, DC) 12:45 VERY COMPETITIVE
FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY 7:55 VERY COMPETITIVE
CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (Pennsylvania) 1:00
SOUTHERN CT. STATE UNIVERSITY 1:00
ALBERTUS MAGNUS COLLEGE (New Haven, Ct.)
EASTERN CT. STATE UNIVERSITY 7:55
HOUSATONIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE 7:55
CENTRAL CT. STATE UNIVERSITY 7:55
St. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY ((New York City) 8:00
WESTERN CT. STATE UNIVERSITY 7:55
The College Fair is October 29 at 5:30 and our Financial Aid Night is November 4 at 5:30.
Anything Goes Video Clip
Anna in the Tropics Video
Blithe Spirit Video
Almost Maine Pictures
Greetings Parents, Teachers and Students; Mr. Mitchell a Finalist
The Parent, Teacher, Student Action team would love to see you at our first meeting of the year on Thursday, October 1st at 6pm in room F105. The PTSA-team's primary job is to work with each of you collaboratively to provide information and support to further the mission and vision of Central High School.
Please join us on Thursday, October 1st at 6pm to discovery the new exciting things we are planning for our 2015-16 school year.
Bridgeport Teacher of the Year
Will lightening strike twice in Stratford?
Will it strike for the first time in Waterbury?
Time will tell as the state begins site visits to find its 2016 Connecticut State Teacher of the Year. One of the four finalists is Shaun Mitchell, an English and drama teacher at Central High School in Bridgeport.Another is Dylan Connor, a Latin teacher at Bunnell High School in Stratford.
The others are Jahana Hayes, a history teacher at Kennedy High School in Waterbury and Daniel Clement, a Somers High School business teacher.
The four were selected from more than 100 district selected Teachers of the Year.
Stratford’s Bunnell is no stranger to state Teacher of the Year awards. In 2011, physics teacher Kristen Record held the honor. Bridgeport last held the honor in 1994. In Waterbury, officials are over joyed because they’ve never had the distinction come to their school district. The Connecticut Teacher of the Year Program began in 1952.The state winner will be announced the week of October 7 and the winner gets to represent the state in the National Teacher of the Year contest.
Central Students Wins Scholarship
BRIDGEPORT — Shaun Mitchell, with the district just six years as a Central High SchoolEnglish and drama teacher, has something else to add to his resume.
He is Bridgeport’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, a distinction that will allow him to compete for the statetitle. The state winner gets to compete for the national title.
More than 100 districts name teachers of the year in Connecticut. From those, about a dozen or so areselected as finalists. Typically, the winner is named before December.
Two years ago, Mitchell was a recipient of the Margaret and Theodore Beard Award, a cash prize of$25,000 that is given to two Bridgeport teachers deemed to be exceptional. He also sits on thesuperintendent’s advisory council, was master of ceremony’s at Central High Schools 2015graduation and even moderated the district’s spelling bee this year.
In his application Mitchell defended his profession and said he fights for the rights of his studentsevery day.
“Complacency in teachers is never a good thing for schools. As a young teacher I look forward to improving,” said Shaun Mitchell.
Interim Schools Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz called him truly a champion of students and awonderful team player.
SAT and ACT Schedule
Kijhauna Autumn Stevens, the first person in her family to go to college, is attending Fairfield University this fall with help from UIL Holdings Corporation and its employees.UIL, headquartered in New Haven, is the parent company of The United Illuminating Company and The Southern Connecticut Gas Company.Stevens, a graduate of Central High School in Bridgeport, is the recipient of the 2015 Kim Norris Scholarship. UIL awarded the $2,000 scholarship to Stevens for the 2015-16 academic year. This is a renewable four-year scholarship for Stevens, who will be studying accounting.
The scholarship fund was established in memory of Kimberly J. Norris, a training specialist who worked for The United Illuminating Company for 30 years before passing away in September 2012. She returned to school later in life to get her associate’s degree as she pursued professional growth. The scholarship in her name is awarded to a graduating Bridgeport public high school student majoring in business at a two- or four-year college, is a partnership between UIL employees and The Bridgeport Public Education Fund.
Steven’s application highlighted her leadership skills, her academic achievements and her involvement in the community. In her essay, she expressed her love of math and her goal to become an accountant.
“I want to show my little sister that working hard does pay off and that giving back to your community is important. Both are ideals my parents instilled in me early on. I’m grateful and proud to receive the scholarship,” said Stevens.
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School Uniform Letter 9th Grade Orientation Graduation PicturesSummer Reading
All students entering grades 9-12 will be required to read two books (three books if enrolled in Central Magnet) from a list of twelve choices. The choices selected represent a range of reading levels, a mix of genres, and demonstrated high interest for young adults. As you read either fiction or non-fiction, take notes using the appropriate graphic organizer. Graphic organizers for fiction and non-fiction are attached.Click Here for Summer Reading
AP Summer Assignments
Barnum Essay Contest
In 1884, P.T. Barnum created a contest, giving an award to the two members of the Senior Class who wrote the best English orations. This years winners were Emmanuel Chery and Destiny Erazo. Click Here
for the Barnum Essay Page
Student-Teacher Tennis Day
Daniel Trust Scholar
The CABE (Connecticut Association of Boards of Education) Student Leadership Awards Program honors Connecticut High School and Middle School students who exhibit exemplary leadership skills. Camille Di Bella and Emmanuel Chery were winners from Central.
Cynthia Vu, who will be attending Yale, has been named a Daniel Trust ScholarLink here
Program of Studies and Course Selection Forms College Acceptances
The Central Players All American Celebrating 50 Years
You can check out the college acceptances for the Class of 2015 by clicking on the link below.
Central Magnet Information Governor's Scholar
Central celebrated the 50 years at 1 Lincoln Boulevard with students and clubs helping to decorate the building.
Click Here for Pictures
Over 150 juniors were selected from high schools statewide and were judged by a committee of administrators on their cumulative PSAT scores, GPAs, class ranks, and their scores on an essay administered by the committee. Camille was awarded with a $25,000 scholarship to UConn and was given the opportunity to take free college courses during next year’s fall and spring semesters at Fairfield University and Yale University, among others.
"Service is the core of buildOn’s mission, an instrumental vehicle for youth development and empowerment. Through service, students address problems in their communities while developing personal leadership and teamwork skills." - buildOn.org UConn Early College Experience
The buildOn office is located in E221 upstairs.
To learn more or to apply click here
NEASC Peer to Peer Program
Central High School is proud to offer support for students that are struggling with substance abuse issues. Counselors and social workers are available at ALL times during the school day to provide support. Small groups meet periods 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7 in room E107A, or students may seek individual counseling or referrals to community based programs. Additionally, there is a Substance Abuse Counselor available every day after school from 2:30-4:00 with whom students may meet if they do not wish to miss important class time during the day or if they would like support that is more intensive. Please contact any administrator, counselor, or social worker for more information. School Uniforms
Pants/Shorts/Skirts/Skorts = black or tan/khaki
Polo shirts = black, red, or whiteSchool Uniform Letter (Click here)All students must be in school uniform, effective August 29, 2011
Central High School has unveiled the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS). PBIS is a systems' approach to discipline that emphasizes prevention, instruction on social skills, and data-based decision-making to both reduce problem behavior and improve academic performance. Letters
For more information, like our behavior matrix and how PBS works, please click on the link :Link
Advanced Placement Scholars
Central Magnet Application Process
College Board Designated AP Scholars 2015
Central had 19 AP Scholars
AP Scholars with Distinction (Received average score of 3.5 on all AP exams and 3 or higher on 5 or more exams taken)
Camille Di Bella (Attending Brown University)Cynthia Vu (Attending Yale University)
AP Scholar with Honor (Received an average of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken)
AP Scholars (Received scores of 3 or higher on 3 or more AP exam)
Merquiadez (Mickey) Arce
Central Alumnus Fred DeLuca dies
Beginning with the 2016-2017 School year, Central Magnet Application is now Online.
To apply to Central Magnet, please follow the following steps:
1. Go to the Bridgeport Public Schools website https://www.bridgeportedu.com/
2. Click on 2016-2017 Magnet Application Information
3. Click on BPSapply.com
4. Click on High Schools
5. Click on Central High School
6. Go to "Click Here to Apply"
7. Read "Requirements and Policies" before proceeding
8. Log into your account OR create an account if you do not have one to apply
9. Please note that hardcopies of the Online application and supporting materials must be received by Central Magnet by December 4th, 2015 to qualify for the lottery
Hilltopper Legend dies
Fred DeLuca, who co-founded the Subway sandwich chain to finance his college studies before it grew to overtake McDonald’s Corp. in size, has died. He was 67.
Read story here
Learn-Grow-Play Activity Guide
Lou Saccone, who some people feel is the best athlete to ever attend Central, died on September 9th.
Read the story here
Rotary Club Award Winners
The 2015-2016 Learn-Grow-Play School Year Activities Guide, which contains information on programs available to students and families, is now available online.
Please feel free to visit the City of Bridgeport website, www.bridgeportct.gov
First Team All FCIAC
Rotary Club Award Winners Elaine Herlihy and Brynn Assignon
Law Day Winners
Dora Vang, Camille Di Bella, Judge Eddie Rodriguez, Crystal Vu
In an essay contest was sponsored by the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association Central on the topic Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law
, Central had three of the top winners in the area. Camille DiBella finished first for twelfth graders, Dora Vang came in second for eleventh graders, and Crystal Vu came in third for tenth graders.
Meet the Leaders at Central COLT Poetry Contest
The 32rd Annual Connecticut High School Scholar-Athlete Awards Program was held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. One male and one female scholar-athlete were selected from each high school in Connecticut.
The winners for Central High School were:
Dondre Daniels - Male Scholar Athlete Winner
Tajzhane Freeman - Female Scholar Athlete Winner
Writing Sparks Acting
Central High School had winners in the COLT State-wide Foreign Language Poetry Contest.
Click Here for results
Central athletes talk to pros at NYU
How does a former Central High School football star go from having hopes of a pro career on the gridiron to winning a Screen Actors Guild Award for his acting chops in the Netflix hit series "Orange is the New Black"?
The answer: A high school creative-writing class.Click Here
President Obama at Central The Inspiration Awards
One hundred and thirty FCIAC athletes traveled to New York City on March 16, 2015, for the opportunity to have live discussions with current and former professional athletes as well as sports experts and New York University professors.
Click Here for story
Student Code of Conduct Parents'Center Vision Statement and Mission Statement
Shaun Mitchell has been named the winner of The Theodore and Margaret Beard Excellence in Teaching Award. Shaun is an English and African American Literature Teacher and has been teaching in the Bridgeport Public Schools for four years. Mr. Mitchell brings an unparalleled level of energy and enthusiasm into his classroom every day. His passion for his students and his subject area is evident in the academic proficiency exhibited by his students. Students are fully engaged whether working alone or collaboratively with each other. Mr. Mitchell was nominated by Patricia Anekwe with a supporting letter from his student Merquiadez Arce Jr. who wrote, “He changes lives; he inspires others, and goes above and beyond at Central High School. These are the perfect reasons why he is the perfect candidate for the BEARD award. Teacher, director, mentor, friend what ever you want to call him Mr. Mitchell deserves this award for his work at Central High School.”
Mathematics teacher Kate Preston will also be honored at The Inspiration Awards for her leadership and outstanding work.
The Inspiration Awards, sponsored by the Bridgeport Education Fund and the Fairfield County Community Foundation, will be presented on May 7th at 3:30Pm at the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport.
Important Documents School Calendar School Governance Council
Our Vision is to be a model urban high school that values and celebrates diversity and is renowned for its academic excellence and its support of the emotional well-being of the school community.
The mission of Central High School is to inspire our diverse community to work together in order to foster growth and development of our students. We will support the development of a collaborative community, and utilize our unique resources to challenge and cultivate well-balanced individuals who seek knowledge and make significant contributions to society throughout their lives.
Parent and Family Engagement
Overview: School Governance Councils were created by the state’s recent education reform law (Public Act 10-111) to enable parents, school staff, students (where appropriate) and community leaders to work together to improve student achievement in the state’s lowest performing schools. School Governance Councils serve in an advisory capacity and are charged with assisting the school administration in making programmatic and operational changes to improve the school’s achievement.
(CT State Department of Education website)
· For more information, please visit the following State Department of Education website: Click Here