Cardinal Notes

information and reflection about Joseph Case High School

Volume 15, No. 6 *** November 2, 2018

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Band heading to Nationals

The Joseph Case High Cardinals Marching Band left early this morning for Allentown, Penn., to compete in the Super Bowl of competitive marching this Saturday. Best of luck to this dedicated group of artists who will be part of this weekend's USBands event.

Metta Student of the Month: senior RebeccaProulx

Metta Students Foundation visited Joseph Case High School last Friday to honor Rebecca Proulx. Rebecca is the October 2018 and 56th Metta Students recipient. Metta Students Foundation's mission is to recognize high school students who perform random acts of love and kindness. Because Rebecca epitomizes the foundation's core value, she received this prestigious award and $1,000.

Rebecca Proulx was nominated by teacher Janet Blair for this award. The check was presented by Norm Kelly from the Metta Students Foundation.

Senior Rebecca Proulx is involved in many community service opportunities at Joseph Case High School. She volunteers her time assisting in special needs programs at school. Rebecca is a member of Arch Buddies always donating her free time and energy. She is a Unified Sports Basketball partner. Rebecca participates in the Homecoming with Autism. She attended special needs prom. Rebecca speaks to the School Committee about ARCH Buddies. She recruits students to be Buddies.

To see video of how the Metta Students Foundation began or for more information about the foundation, log onto

Please join me in congratulating Rebecca Proulx and her family for being the gold standard of kindness at Joseph Case High School.

MIAA fall sports tournamnet

Good luck to both the boys and girls soccer teams as they begin post-season MIAA tournament play this afternoon. Girls soccer travels to Sandwich High School for this preliminary round while boys will be hosted at Hanover High School in Division 3 play.

Volleyball is moving on to the second round of MIAA tournament play in Division 3 South with a sweep last night of Fontbonne Academy. Keep an eye to Twitter's @josephcasehs for information on the next game as soon as it becomes available.

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Bridging the Generation Gap

Joseph Case High School is looking for a core group of volunteers who would like to be part of monthly events with our community’s seniors in conjunction with the Swansea Council on Aging.

We will be having a brief informational meeting on this pilot program next Monday, November 5 during the bubble period. Students can sign-up using a Google Form that was emailed to all in grades 9 through 12 via their school email account.

Case particiates in the Massachusetts Craft Summit

Congratulations to sophomore Samantha Mello, who was Case High Art Department's choice for the Massachusetts Craft Summit at Snow Farm in Williamsburg, Mass. Samantha represented the Cardinals during the weekend of Oct 27 - 28. We are proud of your representation and artistry!!
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Term II begins Monday, November 5

Term II begins on Monday, November 5. Term I report cards will be published electronically via Aspen X2 on Friday, Novermber 9 at the close of the school day.

In-service - Tuesday, November 6

A gentle remnder that there is NO SCHOOL for students on Tuesday, November 6, due to regular state elections being held in the gymnasium. Faculty and staff will be sharing in a district-wide in-service event that focuses on currciulum updates and vertical alignment, culminating in an afternoon #edcamp at Joseph Case High School for teachers in grades 6-12.

Senior Class Fundraiser

Joseph Case High School's Class of 2019 are planning a fundraiser at Panera Bread in Seekonk on Tuesday, November 6, from 4-8 p.m. If you pre-order online, you can use the code PRFUND to have a portion of the proceeds go to our senior class to offset costs of spring activities.
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Homecoming Dance

Permission Forms for Case High students and guests are available in the main office for our annual Homecoming Dance on Friday, November 16, from 7-10 p.m.

The permission form also informs stakeholders of the Breathalyzer protocols in place.

All student in grades 9-12 are invited to attend. Guests from outside of Joseph Case High School must be current high school students. No admittance without a signed permission slip. All school rules are in effect for school dances.

Advance sales are $8. All tickets are $10 at the door. Tickets may be pruchased during all three lunches.

Thank you Class of 1978!

Our most sincere thanks to the Joseph Case High School Class of 1978 for its donation of a park bench as part of the class' 50th high school reunion.
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And finally...Friends of the Cardinals community service event

Please consideri dropping off a flashlight in the high school's main office to benefit the Friends of the Cardinals' Goodnight Lights for Sam. I have attached a detailed letter for your consideration in continuing to provide a Swansea boy with hope and support each night as he and his family navigate life's road post-stroke.