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Engaging students in project-based learning through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Ma

Operating as usual

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Celebrating some of our incredible freshmen and sophomores today during our Q3 award ceremony! 🎉 Congrats to our students who made first and second honors and HUGE shoutout to Thor, Marlie & Jess who placed second place at the district science fair! 🔬🪴

17/05/2024

Great night at Prom!

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Congratulations to the FWC Championships SoccerTournament! 🏆🏅⚽️

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🏀🔥Huge congratulations to our championship winning team from our last basketball tournament !🏆Don’t miss the next action and join us for our upcoming soccer and volleyball events. Let’s keep the energy up! 💪⚽️🏐 # NextStopSoccerAndVolleyball

25/03/2024

To celebrate women’s history month students can participate in the women’s spirit week!!

14/03/2024

Happy Women’s History Month from Fairchild Wheeler Campus🌟🌟

12/03/2024

🏀Last Call!!! Register for Friday’s After-School Basketball Tournament Today!
Don’t Miss Out on Freshly Made Popcorn, Cotton Candy and more! 🍿🏀

08/03/2024

Basketball tournament!!
3v3 (1 sub)
$12 per team
$1 for viewers (viewers will pay at the door the day of the tournament)
Sign up ends on March 12!!

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07/03/2024

Please buy some cookie dough online to support our MakerSpace Students fundraiser!
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05/03/2024

For today’s we would like to give a big shout out to Ms. Wang, who has been recognized as 2024 Connecticut Affiliate NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award Honorable Mention.

This award is conferred upon educators who have demonstrated a commitment to encouraging young women’s aspirations in computing.

Young women represent a promising source of technical talent, yet are woefully underrepresented in computing. Great educators are one of the most important factors in inspiring young women to engage with technology in meaningful ways and pursue technical careers. We thank you for all you have done to make computing a reality and we look forward to seeing your students among our Award applicants and recipients for years to come.

This is truly a noteworthy accomplishment for Ms. Wang. We appreciate all of her hard work in ensuring that students get opportunities to expand their learning, specifically with her work over the past year in getting certified as an HCC adjunct professor and is currently teaching a course getting our students working towards CompTIA A+ certifications.

04/03/2024

Empower Creativity! Support our MakerSpace by ordering delicious cookie dough or the chance to win a $100 gift card.

29/02/2024

Very proud of Infotech’s Reading Plus rockstars! 📚🏆

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We’re so proud of our freshmen who turned up and turned out some really incredible Science Fair projects! Congratulations to the 9th grade winners of last night’s Steam Exhibition!⚡️🪴🪻

• 1st - The Effectiveness Off-Grid Power Sources: Jacob Prosnick & Nicholas Kocot

• 2nd - The Great Rooftop Garden Experiment: Jessica Laguerre, Marlie Lackran & Thor Atkins

• 3rd - The Effect of Hyperaccumulators on Metal-Contaminated Soil: Katherine Arevalo & Abraham Romy

• Honorable Mention - The Effect of Different Scents on Student Productivity: Fionnbharr Conlon, Shahan Islam & Ahmad Alaia

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On behalf of the entire FWC Infotech staff - thank you so much to all of the family members, volunteers, judges, and panelists who joined us yesterday evening to support our students during Capstone Night and STEAM Exhibition! 🔬💻 We are SO proud of all of our students who participated in what turned out to be an incredible event! 🧡

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This week’s highlights an incredible member of our Social Studies Department, Mr. Nick Smith! Mr. Smith received his BA in History from Fairfield University and continued his studies there, receiving his MS in Secondary Social Studies Education. Mr. Smith is in his 7th year of teaching and has dedicated all seven of those years to the city of Bridgeport. Mr. Smith started as a Talented and Gifted teacher at John Winthrop School, having then transitioned to Fairchild Wheeler as a Social Studies teacher - a role he has been in for the past six years. Mr. Smith is an integral part of the freshmen team and currently teaches both Perspectives on Race and Civics.

A fun fact about Mr. Smith - he is a passionate NY Rangers fan, so much so that he even named his dog after the team!

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This week’s goes out to the world’s best Physics Teacher, Mr. Suchith Shantharaj! Mr. Shantharaj received his BS in Applied Physics from the University of California, Irvine and continued his studies at John Hopkins University where he received his MS in Secondary Science Education. Mr. Shantharaj has been teaching since 2018 and has spent all six of those years as a Physics Teacher at Fairchild Wheeler. In addition to being a classroom teacher, Mr. Shantharaj is also currently serving as the Teacher Leader for Infotech’s Science Department. Mr. Shantharaj is passionate about providing our students with a holistic educational experience and encourages them to get involved in the many clubs and extracurricular activities that the school offers, a number of which that he advises. This includes: Debate Team, Volleyball Club, Chess Club, and National Honor Society.

A fun fact about Mr. Shantharaj - during his first year of teaching, his students were featured in an article written by the CT Post highlighting an engaging class activity where students tried to use trebuchets to break down medieval castles built by a history class!

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Our fifth highlight is everyone’s favorite Calculus teacher….Mrs. Vanessa Fasanella! Mrs. Fasanella earned her AA in Liberal Arts from Gateway Community College. After graduating, she earned her BA in Mathematics from Southern New Hampshire University, then her MS in Secondary Mathematics Education from the University of Bridgeport, then her 6th Year Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction from Southern New Hampshire University. Mrs. Fasanella worked at Roberto Clemente Leadership Academy in New Haven before coming to the IT school in 2017. She has taught Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, Calculus, Math For College Readiness, and Probability and Statistics. She is the advisor of the Crafting For A Cause Club, and just coordinated a huge donation of gloves, hats, and scarves for the . She is our math department head and one of our IT teacher leaders. In addition, she has taught students in summer STEM classes and Adult Ed. She also teaches College Algebra at the University of New Haven.

Fun fact about Mrs. Fasanella - she is an avid crafter, and knows how to knit, crochet, sew, make jewelry, and more. She teaches craft classes at local libraries.

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Our fourth (a day late 🫣) highlights everyone’s favorite freshmen English teacher… Ms. Emily Aquilino! Ms. Aquilino earned her AA in General Studies from Housatonic Community College. After graduating, Ms. Aquilino earned her BS in Secondary English Education from Southern Connecticut State University. Ms. Aquilino completed her student teaching in the Aero School before being hired in the IT school where she has taught English 12, Capstone, English 9, and English 9 Honors. She is the advisor of the Yearbook and Literary Magazine, as well as coordinating our weekly SEL classroom activities. She is one of our lead freshmen teachers, working to build a positive school climate for our incoming students. In addition, she had taught students in the summer credit recovery program in English 9 and English 10. She also teaches Computer Essentials through Bridgeport Adult Education’s Credit Recovery Program.

Fun fact about Ms. Aquilino - before becoming a teacher, Ms. Aquilino was a full-time makeup artist.

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Our third goes out to a staff member who we are all very thankful for… FWC’s Dean of Students, Mrs. Maggie Oquendo! Mrs. Oquendo started at Michigan State University for her BS in mathematics and continued her studies at Mercy College where she received her MS in secondary mathematics education. Mrs. Oquendo has been at Fairchild Wheeler since the very beginning, having first started as a mathematics teacher. After nine years in the classroom, Mrs. Oquendo received her administration certification from Sacred Heart University and transitioned to an administrative position at FWC as our Dean of Students, a role in which she works closely with students and staff across all three schools to build a positive school culture and climate while also helping our students reach their fullest potential. In addition to her work here at FWC, Mrs. Oquendo has also been involved in the district’s Adult Education program, having worked as a teacher for the program for the past five years. She is currently the facilitator of the Adult Education CDP program, a program that provides the opportunity for individuals to receive their diploma after high school. Thank you for all that you do, Mrs. Oquendo - we are so very thankful for you!

Fun fact about Mrs. Oquendo - she is a proud !

18/11/2023

Congratulations to A***n Gautam (‘25) for breaking the THS record for match play, winning the FCIAC individual tournament, and earning second place in the CHAPPA tournament.

17/11/2023
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Our second goes out to FWC’s Restorative Interventionist Specialist, Mr. Omar Resto! Mr. Resto is currently in his 23rd year in Bridgeport Public Schools . He started off as Special Education paraprofessional at Ho**er. After Ho**er, he worked various positions within the Special Education Department. Next, he worked as the In-School Suspension Officer at Park City Magnet and Central High School. In 2021, Mr. Resto joined the FWC staff and has been imperative in providing student support and building the school culture.

Fun fact - Mr. Resto is a baseball player and coach!

13/11/2023

Students will come down during their English or History class. If you do not have one of these classes this semester, a Teams chat will be sent to you on Tuesday telling you what time to come down.

13/11/2023

Interested in joining the Cheerleading Team? Try out for the Bassick Cheer Team! Tryouts will be held this week, see the flyer attached for more information! 🦁📣

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Our first goes out to FWC Infotech’s fearless leader and principal, Mr. Chris Johnson! Mr. Johnson received his BS in Social Studies & Social Sciences with a focus in Education at Eastern Connecticut State University. He has dedicated his entire educational career to the city of Bridgeport and is currently in his 18th year as an educator for the city. Mr. Johnson first started as a Social Studies teacher at Harding High School. While at Harding, Mr. Johnson served as a classroom teacher for nine years while simultaneously working as the Communications Academy Coordinator for two years, and then as the school’s Athletic Director for his last three years there. For the next three years, Mr. Johnson became the District Athletic Director, a role in which he sourced funding for the athletic programs across the city. Before coming to Fairchild Wheeler, he served as an Assistant Principal at Bassick High School for four years. Last year, Mr. Johnson became the new principal of FWC Infotech and we are so happy to have him!

Fun fact about Mr. Johnson - he is an avid Green Bay Packers fan!

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FCW Infotech staff and students celebrating Bassick Soccer Senior Night ⚽️ Special shoutout to IT’s very own Gabriel Borghi! 🦁🧡

27/10/2023

Bassick senior night! Proud of our IT soccer players. 💚🤍⚽️🧡🖤

24/10/2023

Congratulations to our new National Honor Society inductees! .nhs

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We are so proud of our students in our ECE English and History & Lit Through the Lens of Film classes who placed in the Film Awards 2023!

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