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|Choir and Music!|Graduation 2014 Summer ReadingPromThe Ring Dance
Welcome back students! Even though the schedule may not say it, choir is making a comeback and is bringing a strings/guitar class with it! Piano will also be offered. For more information and to find out what period these classes will be meeting, head down to the Music Department in A house and find Ms. Filush in the choir room.
You can contact Ms. Filush at CFilush@bridgeportedu.net
Junior Princess: Dajha
Junior Prince: Michael
"Grecian Nights" Junior Ring Dance
May 9, 2014
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Class of 2015 Advisors: Mrs. Abraham and Mrs. Murphy
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The Inspiration Awards
Camille Di Bella was selected as one of 30 Governor’s Scholars from the state of Connecticut. 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.
Words on Wheels Winners
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.
The following students were winners in Words on Wheels Poetry Contest and will have their poems published on the Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority buses.Super 15 Basketball
Favor Ajayi 9th grade (Central)
Carolina Santiago 9th grade (Central)
Dennys Hernandez 9th grade (Central)
Ulisses Rivera 9th grade (Central)
Dyshona Richards 9th grade (Central Magnet)
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Tyler Ancrum has been named the Hearst Connecticut Media Super 15 Boys Basketball All-Star Team MVP. A lightning-quick point guard who can get to the hoop for baskets or assists and plays solid defense. ... Led the Hilltoppers to the FCIAC and Class LL titles. ... Two-time FCIAC playoff MVP and all-league first team selection as well as FCIAC All-Defensive first team. ... Trailing Fairfield Prep by 18 at halftime of the Class LL championship, Ancrum put the team on his back en route to winning the title ... Will play for Connecticut in the JCC Schoolboy Classic game.
Sha'Quan Bretoux has also been named a member of the Super 15 team. The All-FCIAC first teamer could truly do it all. ... One of the league's top outside threats, Bretoux could get to the hoop and was especially dangerous in transition. ... His length on defense made him a matchup nightmare for opponents.
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"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
NEASCPeer 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
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America's Next Top Model?
Central had four finalists in the Caribbean American Heritage Essay Contest sponsored by Sacred heart University.
The Finalists and their teachers are :
- Geranne B. S. Darbouze - Teacher: Mrs. Joanne Ryan
- Gissell Reid - Teacher: Mrs. Joanne Ryan
- Takeyce Powell - Teacher - Mr. Joseph Jeffery
- Looney Chery - Teacher - Mr. Joseph Jeffery
The awards presentation is on September 6, 2014 at the Commons, Sacred Heart University, 6 - 8 pm.
|BRIDGEPORT - A Bridgeport native is one of the contestants on this season's "America's Next Top Model."Keith Carlos, who now lives in Atlanta, went to Central High School in Bridgeport, where he played football. Carlos says he got into modeling when he had to give up football after injuring his leg.|
Carlos says getting onto the show was tough. After he made the cut, he spent more than two months filming in California and Seoul, South Korea.
Carlos' family and friends gathered in Shelton to watch the show's premiere and he says he is very grateful to have them all supporting him.
Today, August 15, 2014, at 9:22 A.M. a motion was made by Edward Vilorio to convene an Executive Session of the School Governance Council of Central High School. The motion was seconded by Glenda Perry. There were no objections.AP Scholars
The attendees were:
Along with Mr. Graf, the Council members interviewed six candidates for the positions of Assistant Principal and Interim Assistant Principal at Central High School. The Council subsequently came to a consensus on the two most qualified candidates and forwarded their names to the Superintendent via Ms. Mason.
At 1:10 P.M., a motion was made by Andrew McConnell to end the Executive Session of the SGC; the motion was seconded by Ann Trapasso and there were no objections.
These meeting minutes were recorded by Andrew McConnell
Central had 16 AP Scholars this year. All the Scholars passed at least 3 Advanced Placement tests.AP Scholar with Distinction
Sam ChengAP Scholars
Alejandra Cuevas (11th grade)
Camille Di Bella (11th grade)
Cynthia Vu (11th grade)
National Honor Society Seniors
British Summer Studies
Akosua Agyei - UCONN
Annel Alcantara - Sacred Heart University
Diamond Allen - North Carolina Wesleyan College
Kassi Araujo - University of Scranton
Jennifer Arias - Fairfield University
Shannalee Brown - UCONN
Rhamzi Burks - Long Island University - Brooklyn
Amy Cerezo - UCONN
Sam Cheng - Princeton University
Djenifer DaGraca - HCC
Heimi Dominguez - Fairfield University
Leana Gomes - Franklin and Marshall College
Nicole Gomez - UCONN
Akili Marshall - Fairfield University
Natalie Ortiz - Fairfield University
Dominique Pierce - University of Bridgeport
Yoricka Powell - Northeastern University
Jasmine Riodin - University of Pennsylvania
Zoila Rodriguez Colgate University
Gabriela Rodriguez - Tufts University
Zerin Sattar- Fairfield University
Michellia Sumigar - Sacred Heart University
Kimlee Heng and Charlene Pires were accepted in to the British Studies Program. They won an all expense paid travel study program to London and will visit the Tower of London, Oxford, Parliament, the Globe Theater and Westminister Abbey. The girls will be learning about art, economy, literature, theater and music.
Almost MaineCentral Softball Strikes Out Cancer
Bridgeport Central's Kanajzae Brown, left, leads in the girls 100 meter dash final at the CIAC Class LL Connecticut Outdoor Track & Field State Championship at Danbury High School in Danbury, Conn. Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Kanajzae won the event with a time of 12.45. Kanajzae also won the State Championship in the 200 meter dash wih a time of 25.31.
Central's 4x100 relay team consisting of Clivea Baker, Kanajzae Brown, Chineka Haye and Thea Stephens also won the State Championship with a time of 49.62
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The Central High School Varsity and JV softball teams will be hosted our first annual Strike Out Cancer Game on Wednesday, May 14th against Staples High School. The game is at home and will start at 4:00 pm following a brief ceremony. The girls are going around distributing Cards of Hope to remember or honor a friend or relative that has battled cancer; the cards will be displayed on banners during the games. Our goal is to raise $1000 to donate to the American Cancer Society. Please consider helping us reach our goal by making a donation to any member of the softball team or any of the coaches. The girls will start collecting donations during report card conferences tomorrow. We appreciate your help in towards meeting our goal and are so happy to have the opportunity to support the American Cancer Society's goal of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Coach Barry McLeod has been named the State Boys Basketball Coach of the Year by the New Haven Register. Coach McLeod led the Hilltoppers to a 27-1 record and the Class LL state championship. Central finished No. 1 in the final Register Top 10 poll. This was his third state title in 22 years at Central, and the program’s fifth overall. Coach McLeod was the Register’s State Coach of the Year and FCIAC coach of the year in 2010.
Tyler Ancrum was named First Team All-State by the New Haven Register. Tyler was also the FCIAC Player of the Year and a Coaches Class LL All-State pick.State Championship Game
Central High Football Golf Tournament FundraiserState Weightlifting Tournament
|Central defeated Prep 76 - 73 to win the State Championship. It is Coach McLeod's 3rd State Championship.|
The Nutmeg Games sponsored the Ct State Weight Lifting competition at New London High Schoolon Sat Mar 22nd. 19 teams from across the state competed. Awards were given out to the team with the highestamount of weight lifted. In addition, awards were given out to top individuals in the 5 weight classes.Several Central Football players were recognized at the event and the team finished in the top 10.For full results see the attached article or visit the nutmeg website. www.nutmegstategames.org, or click here
Led by Mr. Shaun Mitchell, Central High held its first annual student Playwright festival. It featured nine short plays written acted and directed by students. Almost 200 students, parents and guests attended the performances. Central Apparel
Kate Preston has been named as the recipient of one of seven of the Bridgeport Public Education Fund’s “Outstanding Teacher Recognition” awards.
Central Apparel Is Here!!
Show your school spirit at the next school event by purchasing your very own Central Apparel. We will kick off our Central SWAG (School With Awesome Gear) Fundraiser with hooded sweatshirts and t shirts.
The hooded sweatshirts are dark grey and the t shirts are available in grey or white. Both come in the following sizes: Youth Medium, Youth Large and Adult sizes Small through 3XL . Payment is required to guarantee your order and must be CASH ONLY. Please complete the order form below and return it with payment to Mrs. Ready (E120) or Ms. Preston (B115) directly. All orders must be made by Friday April 4th .
Hooded Sweatshirts (Dark Grey)
Youth Medium - Adult XL . . . . . . . . . $20
Adult 2XL - 3XL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25
T Shirts (White or Grey)
Youth Medium - Adult XL . . . . . . . . . $10
Adult 2XL - 3XL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12Order Form
Thanks for supporting the Class of 2017.
Hilltoppers Help at the Rescue Mission
|Shortly after defeating Trinity Catholic for the FCIAC title last season, one word crept into the minds of the Bridgeport Central basketball players -- repeat. Sparked by FCIAC Tournament MVP Tyler Ancrum and a tenacious defensive effort, the Hilltoppers earned that sweet repeat Thursday night. Read Story Here | DRAFT of Central High School Core Values - Mission Statement
The football team helped out the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.Click here
Based on feedback from teachers, community service providers and parents, some changes have been made to the belief statements attached to core values around which our Mission Statement is constructed. 10/30/2013
As members of the Central High School learning community we seek to hold ourselves and one another accountable for performing at a high level as we strive to achieve academically and socially, and to demonstrate civic responsibility. We are empowered to make choices that direct our lives. Our belief is that we make a meaningful contribution when we choose to work together. When we choose to learn, we increase our potential. When we reflect on our actions, we make our next choices clearer. When we consider how our actions affect ourselves and others we make our community stronger. We are our most reliable advocates in the shared pursuit of life-long learning.
Reflection –As we think about our actions we raise our awareness of the fact that what we do is a reflection of what we believe and who we are as a person, and in a larger sense, as a community.
Empowerment –We are increasingly aware that each of us has the power to choose to move toward our potential. We have a responsibility to make sure that not even one of us is alone and disconnected. Each of us has the power to help every other one of us to find a place, to feel the benefit of belonging. We are strongest when we work at learning and helping one another.
Accountability – All of us are responsible for our actions. We must be diligent in our pursuit of excellence for ourselves, our families our community and the next generation.
Life-long learning – Every day we commit ourselves to speaking the truth and to searching for the truth. We are in an endless endeavor to understand how others think and how our world works.
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Gabriela Rodriguez(Right) received a certificate of Commendation for her exceptional academic promise and outstanding performance on the PSAT. Sam Cheng(Left) was named a Semifinalist in the Merit Scholarship competition.
Yoricka Powell has been recognized as an Outstanding Participant in the 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Central Alumnus Wins Congressional Gold Medal
School Governance Council (SGC) Information
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.
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Central High Alumnus Knighted
BRIDGEPORT -- Shortly after graduating from Central High School in 1943, 17-year-old Lavell Lynch heard African-Americans could join the U.S. Marine Corps. He figured he would try it out. "I was an adventurous type of young man," he recalled.Lynch's parents didn't know their 5-foot-7-inch, 130-pound son had enlisted. "My father had a fit," Lynch said. His mother simply said, "Let him learn for himself."
On Tuesday, Lynch, now 85 years old, will receive a Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, D.C., for his service as one of the first African-American Marines in the country.
Lynch was a member of the Montford Point Marines, a segregated group of African-American Marines based in Jacksonville, N.C.
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Bridgeport's soon-to-be British knight eschews shining armor -- and for that matter, he doesn't often wear white tie and tails, which is the usual getup for a man in his position.But on Tuesday, May 15, Antonio "Tony" Pappano -- a 1977 graduate of Central High School -- has an invitation to join Queen Elizabeth at London's Buckingham Palace. And for the occasion, he will be "dressed to the nines," wearing a morning outfit -- daytime formal wear that includes full tails, a waistcoat, tie, striped or black trousers and a top hat.
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