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9/4/2015 - TODAY: Mayor Finch Visits New Live Animal Lab at Fairchild Wheeler High School

“In Bridgeport, we are focused on preparing our kids to compete for the jobs of tomorrow. In order to do just that, we’re giving more kids access to high-quality pre-k and we’re building new schools in order to ensure our kids are learning in the right environment.” -- Bridgeport Mayor Finch.

  • WHO: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz, Teachers and Students
  • WHAT: A tour of Fairchild Wheeler Magnet Multi-Magnet High School’s new live animal lab
  • WHERE: Fairchild Wheeler Multi-Magnet High School, 840 Old Town Rd., Bridgeport, CT 06606.
  • WHEN: Friday, September 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Bridgeport, Conn. (September 4, 2015) -- Today, Mayor Bill Finch and Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz will visit the new live animal lab at Fairchild Wheeler Multi-Magnet High School. The lab gives students of Fairchild Wheeler’s Biotechnological Research and Zoological Sciences school hands-on experience with live animals.

“In Bridgeport, we are focused on preparing our kids to compete for the jobs of tomorrow. In order to do just that, we’re giving more kids access to high-quality pre-k and we’re building new schools in order to ensure our kids are learning in the right environment,” said Bridgeport Mayor Finch.

Focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Fairchild Wheeler features three schools: Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Aerospace/Hydrospace Science High School, and Biotechnological Research and Zoological Sciences.

Opened in 2013, Fairchild Wheeler is Bridgeport’s first new high school in 50 years. The $126 million school is one of the largest and greenest school building projects in Connecticut.

Fairchild Wheeler is one of several new renovated schools thanks to the largest school construction effort in Bridgeport’s history. Once complete, more than half of kids in the city will attend a new or newly renovated school. Mayor Finch’s school construction efforts have created 3,000 new jobs in Bridgeport.

Last week, Mayor Finch celebrated the beginning of construction on the new high school to replace the 90 year-old Harding High School.