Foundation High School students spent time last year researching how to set up and care for an aquarium. This spring we set up a 40 gallon tank. Students and staff have enjoyed observing and learning about the new ‘schools’ of fish in our school and doing basic tank maintenance. Currently, our tank is home to a school of Zebra Danios, a
Jayden has a great interest in natural phenomena and worked with several teachers to share his interests and creativity. He created a model volcano, wrote and presented an informative slide show about volcanoes, and capped off the project with an impressive eruption.
The Helping Hands Club ended another successful year by participating in the following activities: Preparing monthly lunches for a homeless shelter, Fundraiser for Puerto Rico Hurricane victims, Honoring Veterans on Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Family Food Drive, Projects for the Senior Center, Valentines Candy-grams, Walk For Autism, Puzzle Pop
Thank you to our new talented Art Teacher Ms. Larla for organizing the 2023 Spring Art Show. Students' paintings, woodworking projects, arts and crafts, sewing projects and models were displayed and shared with family and friends. Thank you to the Milford Lions club for their generous subway sandwich donation. The show was a huge success!!
The High School students who visited the West Haven Veterans Museum were intrigued by the stories and information shared by the Veterans who volunteer there. The students left with a greater understanding of the military and appreciation for service men and women.
On Wednesday May 10th, students and staff from our Orange Campus hopped on to the Yankee Clipper train and headed to the Bronx. The weather was absolutely perfect for a baseball game. They enjoyed all of the park’s favorite foods, cheered along to all of the traditional game songs and even got to
Students from both the Orange and Milford campus competed in a tournament to determine our 2023 Bucketball Champion. The gym was rocking as students demonstrated great sportsmanship, focus and execution during the multi-day event! Get ready for an even bigger Bucketball Tournament next year!
On Saturday March 18th, Foundation School students attended GamerCon at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center. It was a jam packed day full of competitive video gaming, retro games, arcade classics, and tabletop games. It was also a celebration of all things Anime, Pokemon, Sci-Fi, and more. There were hundreds of vendors and exhibits to explore. Many
Students in the vocational program in Milford are learning how to sew! After a demonstration from a sewing expert, students were able to pick out fabric at a local store and apply measuring skills when determining how much fabric they would need. We learned how to use and pin a pattern and the different parts of the sewing machine. What will we
This years Fun Run was another huge success. Students from the Milford and Orange ran the course, participated in a pumpkin scavenger hunt and enjoyed music and snacks. Thank you parents, staff and students for cheering everyone on! Also thank you to the Sacred Heart University Occupational Therapy students for helping students prepare for the Fun
Students had fun visiting the Submarine Force Library and Museum on the Thames River in Groton. The museum is full of interesting artifacts and information about submarines. We were able to go aboard the USS Nautilus, the first nuclear powered submarine int the world. It was the first submarine to travel under the polar ice cap and reach the North
The High School students rocked the annual Boo Bash. Students enjoyed dancing, bingo, yummy treats, arts and crafts activities and awards for the best handmade costume, the most realistic and the most creepy costume.
We had a great trip visiting the wall. We looked at the names on the wall of the 58,000+ soldiers killed in the war. We met several Vietnam Veterans, Reggie and Ron who posed for pictures with us. We read biographies of some of the 600 + Connecticut residents who died in the war. Each student received a
Milford Campus vocational team was recently asked to help label candy for Seymour Pink, a local organization that raises money for those with breast cancer. Students were able to resist snacking and helped label over 3000 kisses for their upcoming fundraiser!
Students and staff walked around the Orange Campus for a “Celebrate Our Differences” walk as April is Autism Awareness Month. We also celebrated our school pig’s birthday. Smitty turned 7! Students enjoyed some cold treats, dancing to music, swinging, shooting baskets, and hanging out
Thank you Ms. Ceraso and Mr. Liguori for planning our first annual Spring Fling. It was a hopping success on this beautiful sunny spring day! We had live musical performances, dancing, special treats and games including, bingo and kickball. Corey’s rendition of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean with Chef Sean on the guitar brought everyone
Students and staff enjoyed watching the Bridgeport Islanders vs. Hershey Bears at the Webster Bank Arena. Students had fun dancing to some great music and watching themselves on the Jumbotron. Several students met the Islanders tiger mascot named Storm. We enjoyed eating lunch together and watching the
Students participated in a two-week long bucketball shooting tournament to coincide with March Madness College Basketball. Athletes demonstrated a desire to practice, good sportsmanship, and how to stay calm under pressure all while having a great time! Congratulations Markese for winning the tournament!
Members of the Foundation High School Literature group read the classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. To culminate the unit, students had the opportunity to go to New York City to see the play on Broadway. Students had a wonderful time dining out and taking in Times Square. Later, students enjoyed comparing
Judge Sybil Richards came and read “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss for Read Across America Week. She has been visiting and reading to our students for many years, last year she read a story over zoom. It was so nice to have her back in person. Students enjoyed introducing
The Foundation Orange Campus enjoyed their annual boo bash outside this year. There were fun games, crafts and snacks to keep everyone busy. Our art teacher, along with the students help, made a scary spider for our picture area. After all the festivities we walked around the school to show off our cool costumes.
The Annual Fun Run was held at the Orange Community Center. Many students and staff walked/ran around the track while others hiked the trails. Students worked as teams to complete the pumpkin rolling relay, the zombie walk red light/green light, a hula hoop and Jack-O-Lantern ball toss. A fun time was had by all!!!
Students worked with Mr. Parker this summer learning carpentry skills. As a team, they made a plan, shopped for materials, cut wood and assembled the pieces to create a picnic table. Job well done guys!
Students and staff gathered for a COVID-friendly walk around the campus to celebrate Autism Awareness Month and each others’ differences. Positive messages and balloons were mounted around the school. After walking, students listened to music and socialized with friends.
We couldn´t wait for the virus to go away to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2020, so teachers, friends and relatives got together for individual graduation parades. We are particularly sad to see this graduating class move on, but we they are leaving us to make
Students, and teachers from The Foundation School are staying home to stay safe, but teaching and learning must go on. Parents and other caregivers have been drafted into this effort and we’re working together to provide individualized lessons and activities to keep minds and bodies engaged, active
Our Foundation Middle School took a trip to New York City. They took a train into Grand Central Station and then walked through the holiday decorated streets to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. At the museum, there was an educational program that told them about the history of Madame Tussaud and how
The High School Leo club packaged candy for several of our community friends this fall: out favorite trick or treaters from the Little White House Nursery School, the Lions Trunk or Treat event, and a Senior Center Thanksgiving dinner.
October brings autumn colors, Halloween and the Annual Foundation School Fun Run. Students were joined by families, teachers and the Wesleyan University lacrosse team to complete one, two, or three laps of the school course. The rain held off long enough for everyone to get their exercise and engage with friends.
Mrs. Adams and some of her students continued their studies at the Yale Art Gallery in New Haven. After having studied the masterpieces of Vincent van Gogh, Roy Lichtenstein and Alberto Giacometti, we went on a search to find the originals. The students enthusiastically located works
Every week the high school recognizes a student, or students, for their outstanding work in Art. It is a special honor to have your work displayed for the school community and visitors to admire. Week of March 9th-13th - CONGRATULATIONS Brittany!!!
The Leo’s Club sponsored a School Supply Drive for children in need in the Milford community. Foundation High School students enjoyed organizing the drive, shopping for supplies, and filling backpacks. We donated 11 backpacks filled with school supplies along with several boxes of notebooks,
The Leo Club closed out the school year with a celebration luncheon at On The Border. The kids talked about previous activities, social events, and volunteering opportunities that took place this past year. All the Leo seniors were given an official Leo Club certificate as right of passage for completing their time as a Leo. Sami Morgan the Leo
On May 29th a group of baseball enthusiasts took a bus trip to Yankee Stadium to watch the Yankees defeat the Padres in a shut out game! Home runs, hot dogs and happy faces for all at the ole ball game!!
For the past few months students have attended skating trips at the Milford Ice Arena. Students have practiced skating along the boards, skating in the middle of the ice, balancing to touch their knees and toes, and stopping. It may have been cold but everyone had a great time.
During lunch and recess periods students have participated in baseball outings at local baseball fields. They have practiced hitting from a tee, bunting, hitting soft pitch, and fielding ground balls. Everyone has done awesome and enjoyed the experience.
Foundation High School students toured WEBE108 FM, in Bridgeport on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Students toured the studio and learned about the business of radio. Prior to the trip students learned about some aspects of Radio Stations, including what services they provide (e.g., music, news, weather,
Kathy Kennedy represents the 119th General Assembly District in Connecticut including our High School on Woodmont Road. Accompanied by Harrison Brooks from the House Republican Office, Ms. Kennedy mingled with the
High School students apply the skills they learn in Food Service slass to prepare healthy and appetizing lunches for students on the Orange campus. Visit the High School Menu web page to see this week's offering. https://www.foundationschool.org/resources/high-school-menu
With shared enthusiasm, students practiced to perfect their roles in a Readers Theatre production of Treasure Island. Ultimately, their camaraderie and dedication helped them overcome obstacles, take risks, and present a production to be proud of. Yo ho ho!
Students in Mr. Parker's class have been learning about public transportation options. They studied train schedules and planned a trip to have lunch at a restaurant in Fairfield. They also figured out the total cost of their lunch including sales tax and tip. Then it was off to the Milford Train Station. Each student bought their own train
After toiling through the spring and early summer, Foundation School stiudents were finally able to enjoy vegetables from the school garden. All of their hard work was paid off as they harvested tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, herbs and peppers. Back at school, students made homemade
The Orange campus is participating in Letterboxing activities. Teachers and students follow written directions and maps to find "letterboxes" hidden in rock walls, trees and various places on our school campus. Once a letterbox is found students open it up to find a stamp and an inkpad. Each student has their own notebook in which to
The Foundation School Leos Club attends the Lions Mid Winter Conference each year in February. The Orange Lions pay the admission for all Leos and Advisors. 250 Leos from around the state attended the conference this year. Alongside members from other schools, our Leos mingled and took part in activities
Members of the High School Leo's Club were honored breakfast held by Golden Hill Rehabilitation Pavillion. Our students travel to Golden Hill once a month for community service. They enjoy doing crafts, playing games and socializing with the residents.
The Curious Quest of Benjamin Bunny is a musical tale created by the Connecticut Children’s Theatre and performed at Sacred Heart University. It is an interactive production, inspired by the The Amazing Adventures of Peter Rabbit, filled with music, dancing, sing-a-longs. We had tons of fun!
The High School Leo's Club hosted a Mother's Day Plant Sale to benefit the Stony Brook Farm animal rescue service. Students raised over two hundred dollars for this great cause and went home with many beautiful plants for their loved ones.
Students enjoyed walking around Beardsley Zoo and experiencing animals in their habitats. Favorites included the baby tiger cubs, the anteater and prairie dogs. Each student enjoyed a ride on the beautiful carousel. A fun day was had by all!
Every week the high school recognizes a student, or students, for their outstanding work in Art. It is a special honor to have your work displayed for the school community and visitors to admire. Our final Artist of the Week of the 2018/2019 school year is recognized at the Artist of
Back to School Night was an opportunity for families and learn about our curriculum and meet our staff in an informal setting. It was also an opportunity for students to show off all the awards they won at the Durham Fair last week. Thank you to everyone who worked to make this event successful.
Once a month, Members of the FHS Leo’s Club visit and participate in crafts and activities with residents at the Golden Hill Nursing Home. This week, students prepared a fall themed bulletin board for the residents to enjoy.
The FS Men’s Social Club had their monthly meeting at Rosa Mina Restaurant in Ansonia. After dinner we visited RAD Art (a creative arts studio) in Oxford to participate in a “differently abled” art night. Each student was able to choose from a variety of projects to paint and add their
Firefighters Rob and Tom from the Orange Volunteer Fire Department visited the Orange Campus to talk about fire safety. Students assembled in the gym for the presentation. Firefighter Tom donned his fire fighting gear
This year's Fun Run brought the whole School community together for a chance to get some excercise in the fresh air. We are grateful for the families that were able to join us and want to send a special thank-you to members of the Wesleyan University 2018 NCAA Division III National Championship lacrosse team.
Students from Orange and Milford got together for an evening of fun and games. Tina Turner won with the Most Creative costume, but everyone had a spooktacular time. Thanks for the National Champion Wesleyan Men's Lacrosse team for coming out to help get the party going.
The frigid weather won't stop us from getting to Radio City to see the Holiday Show today. Stay tuned for pictures from New York City. Arrived in Grand Central Station for lunch. Then back out into the cold for the walk to Radio City and
On Wednesday students took a field trip to the Webster Bank Arena to watch the Bridgeport Soundtigers face the WB Scranton Penguins. Students enjoyed the high-flying action of speedy skating, fast shots, and physical play.
Students at the Orange campus celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday with an assembly and reading of a short biography about his life. Later students worked on writing their dreams for the future and decorating paper “quilt”
Lions from the Milford and Orange Clubs came to spend some time with the Leo’s and advisors. They played games, got to know one another, had pizza and dessert. Everyone had a great time and this has become one of the Leos’ favorite social events.
Students joined in the gym for a book reading. The theme was tattling. We discussed kid-versus adult-sized problems, how to handle a conflict before going to an adult (e.g., a teacher or family member), and examples of problems that require immediate attention by an adult. We paused throughout the story
Students had fun and learned a lot at the Connecticut State Science Fair at Quinnipiac University. They were able to watch several demonstrations, one using liquid nitrogen to freeze objects and another about electrical magnetism and static electricity. One student was able to touch a Van de Graaff
Students on the Orange Campus displayed their country and state projects at a Multicultural Fair. Parents, siblings and grandparents enjoyed listening to student presentations and learning facts about the countries and states represented in the fair. Visitors participated in a flag scavenger hunt,
Foundation School students worked in Universal Arts to construct and paint two carousel horses for use in the Paper House Production of Mary Poppins Jr. at Coginchaug High School. Starting with sheets of plywood, students used hand and power tools to create and finish the horses and then their design and
Senator James Maroney, who represents Orange, Milford, West Haven and Woodbridge in the State Senate, visited today to tour school and host a Jeopardy game for teams of students. Students showed off their knowledge of common and obscure facts about our state including our State
Today the Sound Tigers played against the WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON PENGUINS. Both teams played with intensity fighting for a playoff spot. Between periods, two Foundation students got to ride the Zamboni and help clean the ice. Everyone had a great time watching the two teams battle for the puck, score
Officer Steven from Milford Police Department came to the High School and Officer Marilisacame to Milford and Orange show us their new Autism Awareness SUV. Students were able to ask questions and sit in the car. Luckily
A group of students from the Orange campus traveled to the New Haven Museum to see the Amistad exhibity at City Hall. They learned the story of how the Amistad arrived in New Haven and the role the passengers played leading to the abolition of slavery in the United States.
The Leos Club has sponsored a family for the holidays every year since the Club was formed in 1999. Students bring in gifts from a list submitted by family to Operation Hope. The Leos purchase remaining gifts on the family's wish list. Gifts are delivered to Operation Hope and given to the parents so they have for the holidays.
Students enjoyed the day at Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill. They took a hike and played nature bingo. They participated in an interactive dinosaur educational program. Students were amazed to see real dinosaur tracks at the park and they made a plaster cast of dinosaur footprint to take back to school.