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Good Evening CHS Parents and Families,Celebrating 50 Years
If your child made either First or Second Honors for the 1st marking period, please join us on Friday, December 19th at 12:45 pm for a ceremony recognizing your child's accomplishment of making the Honor Roll. Light refreshments will be served and the Central Choir and Band will be performing a Holiday Concert for you as well. Your child has been given an invitation to this event. Please ask them to show you their congratulatory letter. We hope to see you on Friday the 19th for the recognition ceremony. Please remind your child that they must be in uniform and also have their school ID on in order to attend the ceremony. If you have any questions, please contact us at 203-275-1502.
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Central celebrated the 50 years at 1 Lincoln Boulevard with students and clubs helping to decorate the building.
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Graduation 2014 Summer ReadingThe Ring Dance
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.
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.
Science Fair Winners buildOn
"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
President Obama at CentralAmerica's Next Top Model
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|Keith Carlos, Class of 1997, has been selected as the winner of America's Next Top Model. Keith was a First team All State football player at Central and also played baseball for Coach Eric Graf. Keith went on to star in football at Purdue. Keith signed contracts with the Philadelphia Eagles and then the New York Giants, but an injury ended his football career.|
Keith is the first male winner of America's Next Top Model.
Keith, shown here with Coach David Cadelina, having just been named MVP of the 1996 Thanksgiving Game.
SAT and ACT Schedule 2014-15
SATs Caribbean American Heritage
December 6: Registration deadline: November 6
Late registration: Nov. 24
January 24: Registration deadline: December 29
Late registration: January 13
March 14: Registration deadline: Feb. 13
Late registration: March 3
May 2: Registration deadline: April 6
Late registration: April 21
June 6: Regular Registration: May 8
Late registration: May 27
TEST: Feb. 7
Register by Jan. 9
TEST: April 18
Register by March 13
TEST: June 13 Register by May 8
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.
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
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
State Coach of the Year
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
State Championship Game
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.
Central High Football Golf Tournament FundraiserHilltoppers Help at the Rescue Mission
|Central defeated Prep 76 - 73 to win the State Championship. It is Coach McLeod's 3rd State Championship.|
DRAFT of Central High School Core Values - Mission Statement
The football team helped out the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.Click here
Important Documents2014 - 2015 CalendarSchool Governance Council
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.
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.
Parent and Family Engagement
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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