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Please join us for a Mother's Day Celebration Thursday May 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm in the cafe F-105. We will have a guest speaker, CHS students will recite poetry, dance and sing. Parents You Are Our Greatest Resource !!Flyer
Mr. Graf gets Principal Job
There will be an Open House for incoming 9th grade students on Tuesday, May 19th from 5:00 - 7:00PM.Flyer
BRIDGEPORT – After spending a year as Interim Principal of Central High School, Eric Graf will get to shed the interim title as he is on the school board’s agenda to be appointed to the job “permanently” at a meeting Monday, April 27.Read More
Central High School offers scholarships through its various endowments to qualified students. To be eligible, students must pick up an application in either the Main Office or the Magnet office, complete it, and return it to Dr. Anekwe by May 15. No applications will be accepted after May 15 and all requested information but be completed.Daniel Trust Scholar
Cynthia Vu, who will be attending Yale, has been named a Daniel Trust ScholarLink here
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College Acceptances are starting to come in. You can check out the colleges for the Class of 2015 by clicking on the link below.
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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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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.
"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.
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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
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Law Day Winners
Dora Vang, Camille Di Bella, Crystal Vu
Meet the Leaders at CentralCOLT Poetry Contest
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Central High School had winners in the COLT State-wide Foreign Language Poetry Contest.
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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.
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President Obama at CentralAmerica's Next Top Model
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.
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|Keith Carlos, Class of 2007, 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 2006 Thanksgiving Game.
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SATs AP Scholars
June 6: Regular Registration: May 8
Late registration: May 27
TEST: June 13 Register by May 8
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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)
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.
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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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· For more information, please visit the following State Department of Education website: Click Here 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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