Cardinal Notes

information and reflection about Joseph Case High School

Volume 15, No. 13 *** February 15, 2019

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Senior Night for Boys Basketball this evening

Case basketball hosts rival Somerset Berkley for the South Coast Conference cross-over game this evening. The contest is preceeded by Senior Night where players and their families will be recognized at 6 p.m. The varsity match begins at 6:30 p.m., in Case's Monahan Gymnasium. Pictured above (L-R) are senior boys basketball players Jacob Monteiro, Ryan McConnell, Logan Sherratt, Chris Costa and Dylan Thiboutot.
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Senior Night for Girls basketball

Girls final home game of the regular season on Tuesday, February 19, is also the team's Senior Night. Join us at 6 p.m. for the tribute to senior athletes and their families before the 6:30 p.m. start to the game. Pictured above (L-R) are senior girls basketball players Alisa Feilhauer, Madyson Medeiros, Rachel Davidson and Jenna Zhang.

Winter School

Students and families who are eligible for Winter School credit recovery opportuntiies have been emailed information.


Winter School is a second chance for students who have failed the first semester. It is an opportunity that offers students hope that they can pass for the year, maintains the integrity of the class grade, and gives the students the skills, concepts and knowledge they need to successfully pass the second semester.


Winter School is basically Summer School moved into the Winter at the end of 1st semester.


Students pay a fee, are assigned personalized lessons of study based on what they failed (integrity) first semester, and upon successful completion of all assigned lessons (skills, concepts, knowledge), receive a 65, the lowest possible passing grade for the first semester (hope).


This is all completed using Edgenuity, an online learning forum.


Guidance counselors will meet with all identified students during the week of February 25. Winter School officially starts on March 4.

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Drama Festival to begin March 2

The Case High Theatre Company will host the 90th annual Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild's preliminary round of one-act play competitions. Case High will present an original play written by Case students Stephanie Baxter and Stephen Conos: Society's Beauty begins with today's obsession with physical appearance and journeys on a pathway to ultimately celebrate one's own individuality. The production is directed by Neil Jeronimo and will perform at 5:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 2.

Online Winter Sports Schedules

As winter sports winds down before tournament play begins, click here for the most recent sports schedules.


For the boys co-op hockey team with Somerset Berkley (S-B), click here for a schedule.


For the girls co-op hockey team with S-B and Bishop Stang, click here.

#studentscomefirst web series

Excited to promote this collaboration with Swansea Cable Access that celebrates specifics about Joseph Case High School and Swansea Public Schools. Here is the first of four episodes. Click on the box below to access the video.

Friends of the Cardinals' Softball Clinic Fundraiser

Attached to the email for this Cardinal Notes are two forms: an explanation of an upcoming fundraiser to help a Swansea family and a registration form for the event.


Many thanks to Friends of the Cardinals for organizing this collaborative community outreach.

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In closing: Case High's Valentine visitors

After spending some of the morning of February 12 at the Swansea Council on Aging helping some of our seniors to navigate the digital world on Tech-Know Tuesday, the seniors went on a field trip yesterday to join their friends at Joseph Case High Shool.


Our Bridging the Generation Gap pilot has allowed many different worlds in Swansea to intersect: the chance for seniors to interact with today's teenagers, an opportunity for high school students to show off their school, our wonderful Chartwells Food Service, and the thespian talents of some of our students.


Because of the generosity of Gail Oliveira, Karen Beaulieu and Chartwells, Joseph Case High School hosted a senior Valentine's Luncheon in the cafeteria. We were even surprised by a visit from the pre-schoolers from Case's Little Faces who hand-made valentines for our guests.


Many of the seniors had never been on a school bus ==> so it was an adventure transporting our friends to and from the Ocean Grove facility.


Among the many partnerships this has involved, nothing could have happenend without the cooperation of Superintendent John Robidoux, Swansea's Council on Aging's Executive Director Laurie Pimental, and Supportive Day Care Coordinator Cristina Camarao.


I am truly grateful for moments like these at Joseph Case High School.


Have a great February break,

Brian

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