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Bassick High School gets its turn at a makeover  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Bassick High School is ready for its $115 million makeover. Whether it will take the form of a new building, a renovation or something in ...



City wants a brand new Bassick  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The call to preserve at least some of the Bassick High edifice is growing stronger — but it may be a moot point. The city council's Budget and ...



City School Board wants a new Bassick that pays homage to 1929 design  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Count a majority of the city school board in. They want a brand new Bassick High School too. After a rare Friday evening public hearing, the ...



A new Bassick is the option the state will fund  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A brand new Bassick High School is the preferred option of the state, officials say. The decision pleases many familiar with the protracted ...



No pressure, but ... another principal takes over at Bassick  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — There is a *fresh* optimism that permeates the principal's office at Bassick High School each August. This one is no different.



Bassick High School reinvention under way  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The wheels have been put in motion for a new Bassick High School. Not just a much-needed new building to replace the leaky one built as a ...



New Bassick plan advances to the state  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — The wheels have been set in motion for a new Bassick High School. How new is up for debate. Recommended Video. Created with Sketch.



Will the city pay for a bigger new Bassick?  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — City officials are poised to try to bump up the size of another high school on the premise that if they build it, students will come. The School ...



Charles Brilvitch: Bassick High School — Built for the ages  CT Post

Bassick High School is a building that deserves to be preserved. It is a masterwork of Neoclassic architecture from an era that many consider the absolute ...



State’s share of a new Bassick called into question  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The state office of School Construction Grants authorized the city to proceed with a brand new Bassick High School but not at the 78.9 percent ...



Report: Bridgeport parents pushing back against proposed change for Bassick High School  WTNH.com

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) -- Growing unrest in Bridgeport as city parents push back against a proposed change in leadership at Bassick High School, ...



Potential Bassick principal change challenged  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Inconsistency in Bassick High School leadership has been the only thing parents, students and staff at the city's smallest comprehensive high ...



Bassick High School graduation 2018  CT Post

Image 1 of 53. Graduation for the Bassick High School Class of 2018, held at Kennedy Stadium in Bridgeport, Conn. June 22, 2018. Graduation for the Bassick ...



Bassick rolls over Hillhouse behind Crawford’s 32 points  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — One cannot miss the banner behind one of the baskets inside the Bassick High School gym: “1989 Boys Basketball State Champions.”.



No. 3 Bassick cruises past city rival Central  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — Trap game. It is a cliché to some, but a rather scary prospect for basketball coaches. Bassick High School boys coach Bernie Lofton, however, ...



School board finally accepts Fairchild Wheeler as complete  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT —The city school board has finally accepted its five year old Fairchild Wheeler campus as complete, clearing the way for the city to collect up to ...



Bassick hires Mella as football coach  CTPost

Bill Mella was eager for a challenge. Based on his latest move, it appears that the former Southington and Avon Old Farms football coach found what he was ...



Bassick High School on lock down for half hour  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Bassick High School was on lockdown late Thursday morning after reports of a threat in a bathroom. Assistant Superintendent Christina Otuwa ...



Displaced Bridgeport school leaders reassigned  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Budget cuts have led to more administrative reassignments than usual in a school district that is used to rearranging the deck chairs each ...



Bridgeport school budget conversation off to an early start  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Filling City Council Chambers hasn't given the schools superintendent the budget she says is necessary run the district properly. Neither have ...



Bridgeport turns focus on student attendance  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A fall campaign to curb bullying seemed to work so well the city school district is launching a similar effort to improve student attendance.



Officers Remained at Bridgeport's Central and Bassick High Schools After Investigations  NBC Connecticut

Central High School in Bridgeport was on lockdown as police investigated a social media threat that turned out to be a reference to a school in New Mexico ...



SEEN: Bassick High School Prom 2018  CT Post

Bridgeport's Bassick High School held its senior prom on May 24, 2018 at the Waterview in Monroe. The senior class graduates June 22. Were you SEEN at ...



Bassick cancels baseball season  CTPost

The season is over before it began for the Bassick High School baseball program. The Lions have canceled the upcoming season due to a lack of players.



Design for a new Bassick is authorized  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Hearing that the new Bassick High School is one of just eight projects currently on a priority list sent to the governor and legislature for 2019, ...



10 arrested after fights at Bassick High School  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Ten people were arrested at Bassick High School after several fights broke out around lunch time on Thursday, police spokesman Av Harris ...



Bassick High gets ninth principal since 2010  CT Post

A school administrator with a reputation for improving the climate of Pathways Academy at Briggs, an alternative high school in Norwalk, Allen has been named ...



Bassick upends East Hartford in Division I basketball tourney  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Bassick began Friday night's Division I Tournament game against visiting East Hartford with a flurry, scoring the matchup's first 10 points.



Lamont’s scuttled visit to Bassick debated  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — On a campaign swing through the Park City last week and before attending a Democratic fundraiser at Testo's Restaurant, some wanted ...



Judge resolves high school bullying situation  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Stepping into a role that city school officials either couldn't or wouldn't take on, Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Thursday brokered an ...



Bridgeport PD hosts summer camps  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — More than 200 kids have been able to stay active and off the streets while engaging with police officers through three police department-run ...



Bassick High School graduation 2017  CT Post

Image 1 of 69. Mayor Joe Ganim speaks at Graduation Exercise for the Bassick High School Class of 2017, held at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.



Bassick gets new principal  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — A good number of Bassick High School's 250 first-time freshman filled the bleachers of the school's gymnasium for orientation Thursday and ...



Principal supporters seek answers  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Supporters of Bassick Principal Byron Williams say they will hold a press conference on the steps of City Hall, 45 Lyons Terrace, in search of ...



Central High ribbon-cutting shows off makeover  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Until a couple of weeks ago, Central High School could brag that it was the city's newest local high school — cold comfort for a building that ...



Why Is a High School in One of America's Richest Counties Still Failing?  The Atlantic

For 50 years, Bassick High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut has been neglected and underfunded—despite being just a few miles from extreme wealth.



School board slams bullying report  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — Either city schools could teach other public schools a thing or two about bullying or someone is lying. That was the blunt assessment from the ...



Controversy over Bassick parent election  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Bassick High School has its share of problems. Low graduation rates, a new principal just about every year and frequent fights.



High school students seek court order against alleged bullies  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT - Two female Bassick High School students have filed for civil protection orders against four students they claim are bullying them. The two girls, a ...



Connecticut's Shame: In One of America's Richest Counties, a High School Has Been Failing for 50 Years  The 74

Updated May 17 “What's wrong with Bridgeport is that for quite a few years now not enough people in Washington have cared what's happening here — and in a ...



Bridgeport protestors want better communication between school staff and Latino parents  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — About 25 parents and children staged a protest in front of City Hall Thursday morning demanding that the city's school district improve services ...



Changes ahead for Bassick High School  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT -- It must have seemed like de ja vu for Bassick High School seniors at a Friday assembly, listening as the principal assigned to their class, Linda ...



Bassick losing another principal  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — Bassick High School's string of bad luck when it comes to keeping a principal appears to be continuing. Tomas E. Ramirez, who came to the ...



A charter school puts out the “Students wanted” sign  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Perhaps it is the competition. The city is now home to six charter schools, a half dozen traditional high schools and a smattering of private ...



Bridgeport man critically hurt after being struck by car  News 12 Connecticut

A Bridgeport man is fighting for his life three days after being struck by a car on East Avenue.



Fairchild Wheeler to remain three schools  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A proposed merger of the Fairchild Wheeler campus into one school is off, but frayed nerves and mistrust linger. Parents who heard Schools ...



A jump start on school budget conversations in Bridgeport  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A school district that has had to cut millions from its budget proposal for three straight years wants to get the community talking about properly ...



Boys Basketball: Bassick 73, Central 70  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — A lot has happened recently to Bassick High School and Bridgeport Central, two boys basketball rivals that once dominated the FCIAC scene, ...



Candidates say Bassick election called off  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A controversial parent election scheduled for Friday at Bassick High School has been called off, according to two of the candidates running for ...



Bassick High School graduation  CT Post

Image 1 of 74. Grads Yarrell Battle, left, and Raymond Benson celebrate during the Bassick High School graduation at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, ...



Bassick principal pick doesn’t please everybody  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — He wasn't the pick of the School Governance Council or teachers. He was rejected for the job once before.



Bassick loses its choice for principal  CT Post

Marie Allen, a principal at an alternative school in Norwalk, has notified the Bridgeport school district she is no longer interested in the Bassick job offer which ...



Bassick could get $113 million makeover  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT -- When it comes to selling city officials on the need to give Bassick High School a $113 million makeover, Interim Schools Superintendent Fran ...



New Harding springs a leak, lacks outdoor sound system  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Say it ain't so. The city's brand new $107 million Harding High School has sprung a leak. Recommended Video. Created with Sketch. An Error ...



State SAT scores stumble  CTPost

Math and reading scores for Connecticut public high school juniors took a tumble in 2018, according to school-administered SAT results released Wednesday.



Man charged with sexually assaulting children from mother’s daycare  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT - A local man is accused of sexually assaulting three young children from his mother's daycare. Franklin “Boosie” McKinney, 41, of Newfield ...



Obit: Frank Russo Jr. Of Bridgeport  Bridgeport, CT Patch

Obit: Frank Russo Jr. Of Bridgeport - Bridgeport, CT - He was a U.S. Army staff sergeant and worked in property management after his *service*.



Obit: Eugene Haba, Longtime Trumbull Resident  Trumbull, CT Patch

Obit: Eugene Haba, Longtime Trumbull Resident - Trumbull, CT - He served in the U.S. Navy as a part of the submarine *service*.



Deecken to challenge Moore in 22nd  Trumbull Times

Running for election as a Republican against a popular incumbent in a left-leaning district would be daunting for some. But for Trumbull resident Richard D.



Safety measures taken at Bridgeport school due to concerning Snapchat  WFSB

Bridgeport police responded to Central High School on Friday after a circulating Snapchat photo raised concerns.



New Bassick Principal Makes House Calls In Bridgeport  Bridgeport Daily Voice

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Call it the school of hard knocks.Tomas Ramirez, Ph.D., is so intent on being the best principal he can be for Bassick High School that ...



Inspired Class Of 2016 Celebrates Graduation From Bassick High  Daily Voice

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – On Tuesday morning, with the sun was shining outside and whistles blowing inside the Webster Bank Arena, 200 students from Bassick ...



After teen’s homicide, more gunfire in Bridgeport  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — The 17-year-old killed Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting was a junior at Bassick High School, a quiet young man who enjoyed riding and ...



Bridgeport BOE fights without meeting  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Sometimes it is the meeting itself that the city school board fights about. What was to be a rare Tuesday school board meeting ended up ...



Harding, Central, Bassick and Bullard-Havens Graduation Rates Released  Patch.com

High School's Graduation Rates Released - Bridgeport, CT - The state has released town-by-town data concerning how many local students are graduating from ...



Bridgeport school district mourns beloved security guard  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The city school district and particularly Curiale School are mourning the sudden loss of a beloved security guard, Terra Holloway who passed ...



Ansonia High School principal has ties to Bridgeport, Norwalk  CTPost

ANSONIA —It's not yet July but Paul Giansanti is ready to go to work. “"I'd like to start coming in on Saturdays and opening up the school for meetings with the ...



Bassick High School headed for new leadership again  CT Post

Bridgeport — It looks like Bassick High School is getting another new principal. The city school board will get a recommendation when it meets Monday evening ...



New text picked for Bridgeport’s African American Studies requirement  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The city school district is switching to a more Afrocentric textbook for its mandated African-American course, but not enough to satisfy some.



District wants to renovate three schools  Ct Post

The school district's ambitious school replacement and renovation plan, which has targeted 15 schools since 2006, is looking to add three more schools to its list ...



New principal headed to Bassick High  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — Bassick High School will get another new principal next year. The city Board of Education on Monday unanimously named Tomas E. Ramirez, ...



Connecticut’s shame: Failing schools amidst wealth  CT Post

When veteran Bridgeport journalist Nancy Hendrick greeted the start of 1961 with a blistering column called “What's Wrong With Bridgeport,” the inequalities that ...



Bassick gets new observatory dome  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — When the city finally got around last summer to putting a new roof on Bassick High School's old wing, it also replaced the school observatory's ...



Bassick boys overwhelm Central  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — Bassick's Rajohn James tossed up a high-arching 3-pointer that hit nothing but net and drew a roar from the home crowd late Monday against ...



Bassick Principal To Step Down At End Of The Year  Bridgeport Daily Voice

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Bassick High School's eighth principal since 2010 is resigning at the end of the year, according to the Connecticut Post.Tomas E.



Connecticut’s Shame: The economic divide  CT Post

Bridgeport resembles many American cities struggling to regain their 20th-century prosperity after the factory jobs disappeared and the middle class took its ...



Bruno steps down as Bassick athletic director  CT Post

Bruno steps down as Bassick athletic director After five years as Bassick's athletic director, Bruno has chosen to step down. Bruno's exit continues a shift in ...



Bassick edges Wilby to gain Class L quarterfinals  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — Rajohn James, Davonte Whitehurst and Jordan Gallimore, 60 percent of Bassick's starting lineup, found themselves in foul trouble at halftime ...



City claims it can take on O&G’s construction oversight  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — John Ricci, Mayor Joe Ganim's public facilities chief, says his department will oversee school construction now that O&G Industries has been ...



Family grieving, no funeral arrangements yet in death of Marine  CTPost

Funeral arrangements have not been finalized for a hero U.S. Marine who died in a motorcycle crash outside San Diego. Although early reports said 33-year-old ...



New Harding football field may get new name  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Despite chatter to the contrary the name of Warren G Harding is likely to move along with its high school when it relocates this fall a half a mile ...



FORUM: Two reams per month: The diary of an urban educator in Bridgeport  New Haven Register

Last Monday in the Connecticut Post, Katie Roy of the Connecticut School Finance Project said when discussing Bridgeport School District's drastically low ...



Bassick, St. Vincent’s collaborate in health care program  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — Juan Osorio-Ramirez, 14, dreams of bringing more medical care to the city's West Side. Classmate Kimberly Aguilar can see herself being a ...



Classroom heat leads to early dismissal for city students  Ct Post

the city's after-school Lighthouse program was cancelled, as well as faculty meetings in buildings that lacked air conditioning. Joseph Garcia, a vice president for ...



City abandons pass-to-play rule for student athletes  Ct Post

Jannette Latorre, 15, a Bassick High School sophomore, admits that a districtwide policy that required her to pass core courses in order to play softball motivated ...



State Voters’ Guide  CTPost

PAM STANESKI. Party: Republican Job: State Representative for House District 119; EDUCATION: Old Dominion University: Office/Community Groups: former ...



Bridgeport schools hail their successes  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT -- Bassick High School junior Rami Kharbouch spent his time at the microphone showing the city school board a PowerPoint presentation of a ...



Bassick students see the future at HCC  CT Post

Weekday mornings, 16-year-old Callistus “C.J.” Ephraim is a Bassick High School junior, working his way through math, history and language arts. But at 11:45 ...



Teacher’s union endorses Moore over one of their own  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Education Association's executive board has voted to endorse State Sen. Marilyn Moore, D-Bridgeport, for another term ...



Pride in the lions' den  Ct Post

BRIDGEPORT -- Working alone with a No. 12 brush to highlight the burnt sienna mane of the Bassick High School lion mascot in the school's entryway, ...



Bassick students create best sports documentary  Ct Post

For the better part of the fall, Silver and her students followed the Bassick High football and soccer teams on their daily after school journey of changing in ...



Obituary: Milton W. Hobby Jr. (Wes), of Monroe  Monroe, CT Patch

Obituary: Milton W. Hobby Jr. (Wes), of Monroe - Monroe, CT - As the "voice of the drum corps" for over 40 years, Wes emceed competitions throughout the ...



Where to vote in Tuesday’s primaries  CT Post

Democratic voters in Bridgeport, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull and Republican voters in Shelton will have the opportunity Tuesday to vote in party primaries in ...



New High School Principal Named In Ansonia  Valley Independent Sentinel

Paul Giansanti of Oxford has been appointed as the new principal of Ansonia High School. Dr. Carol Merlone, Superintendent of Schools, made the ...



Obituary: Margaret C. Jones, 91, of Newtown  Newtown, CT Patch

Obituary: Margaret C. Jones, 91, of Newtown - Newtown, CT - Margaret retired from the Fairfield Public School system after several decades of *service* as an ...



Harding, Bassick warned, avoid probation  Ct Post

In an inflatable planetarium set up in the school gym, astronomy students at Bassick High School are learning look to the heavens and know what they are ...



Viewpoint: Bridgeport’s John Godbolt, stolen dreams  CT Post

Bridgeport's own stellar student-athlete, John Godbolt, received a full scholarship to play football for Division I titan, Syracuse University. Godbolt was raised in ...



Unbeaten Bassick wins Ridgefield holiday basketball tournament  CTPost

RIDGEFIELD — It was gut-check time for the Bassick High School boys basketball team late in the third quarter of the Hardwood Holiday Classic tournament ...



Accused killer claims he was just driving past Stratford party  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT - A Stratford man, charged in the drive-by killing of a man who had just gotten out of prison, was not the shooter, his lawyer argued Tuesday.



7 years after double slaying in Norwalk, killer still on loose  Thehour.com

Norwalk police used the seventh anniversary of a double slaying to remind the public the state is offering a $50,000 reward in case. Rickita Smalls, 22, and ...



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