Cardinal Notes

information and reflection about Joseph Case High School

Volume 13, No. 15 *** February 8, 2017

Reminder: No School and School Delay Announcements

Superintendent John Robidoux will announce all closures and delays via Twitter @superswansea16.

From the current JCHS student handbook: All no school and school delay announcements due to inclement weather or other reasons are broadcast on WJAR/NBC – Channel 10 and posted on the Swansea School Dept. website (

Please do not call the high school for information about school closings.


The high school will be closed to all teaching and office personnel. That particular day in the academic cycle will be skipped.

  • Example: Tuesday - Day 2
  • Wednesday - SNOW DAY
  • Thursday - Day 4


The following adjustment will be made to the school day:

  • 8:31-8:35 a.m. Passing
  • 8:35-9:02 a.m. First Time Slot
  • 9:06-9:44 a.m. Second Time Slot

The rest of the school day will follow the regular bell schedule.


The following adjustment will be made to the school day:

  • 9:01-9:05 a.m. Passing
  • 9:05-9:20 a.m. First Time Slot
  • 9:24-9:44 a.m. Second Time Slot

The rest of the school day will follow the regular bell schedule.


The following adjustment will be made to the school day:

  1. 9:31-9:35 a.m. Passing
  2. 9:35-9:44 a.m. First Time Slot
  3. 9:48-10:33 a.m. Second Time Slot

The rest of the school day will follow the regular bell schedule.


School delays and cancellations will also be announced on the high school's Twitter feed: @josephcasehs.

Superintendent's Award for Excellence

Congratulations to senior Lauren Davidson who was Case's recipient of the 2017 Superintendent's Award for Academic Excellence. Lauren was presented the award by Superintendent of Schools John Robidoux while Principal Brian McCann proclaimed her accomplishments during her four years at Case. Lauren is looking to study biology next year with the dream of becoming a high school science teacher.

Ping Pong Club

Ping Pong has quickly become an after school highlight each week at Joseph Case High School. Founded by sophomore Courtney Jacobson at the end of last year, three tables are set up in the media center hallway on Tuesday afternoon. Case teachers Joel Brown and Catia Pereira volunteer time to supervise the ping pong club and maybe catch a game or two. This club certainly is testament to student voice and perseverance.

CPR makeup

Seniors who did not fulfill their graduation requirement of CPR certification will have the chance to attend a one-day make-up class this Friday, February 10. Sponsored in conjunction with the Swansea Ambulance Corp, Joseph Case High School is the first CPR Smart School in the Commonwealth.

National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week 2017 has been celebrated nationwide during the first full week in February. The week focuses public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems.

This year's national theme is School Counseling: Helping Students Realize Their Potential.

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by American School Counselor Association, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

The notion of guidance has evolved tremendously in the past decade to include social-emotional learning. Please join me in thanking our hard-working guidance staff at Joseph Case High School.

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Case High celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Congratulations to Hayley Armburg and Kylie Lecomte who represented Joseph Case High School at the National Girls and Women in Sports Day held at Boston's Faneuil Hall. Both juniors represented all female athletes from our high school.

Under the sponsorship of Case volleyball and softball coach Michaela Goncalves, the Case students were able to be a part of the 31st anniversary of this national observance that celebrates the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports.

BCC's Enrollment-Palooza

Bristol Community College’s Office of Admission’s in conjunction with the Financial Aid Office, the Testing Center, and the Office of Academic Advising will be at Joseph Case High School on Tuesday, February 14 offering an Enrollment Palooza to seniors who plan on attending Bristol Community College.

Enrollment Palooza combines the initial stages of a student’s college enrollment into a one day opportunity at Joseph Case High School.

Benefits of attending the Enrollment Palooza are numerous. Besides the support of your

school's guidance department, participating students will:

  • Gain Admission to their program of choice*
  • Schedule their placement testing appointment
  • Meet with an Academic Advisor to review their selected program of interest
  • Complete their FAFSA and/or receive information about financial aid
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions of staff professionals
  • Learn about the transfer programs offered

Register for an Enrollment Palooza appointment in the Guidance Office. See your Guidance Counselor for more information.

** Please note that BCC’s selective admission majors (Health Science programs and Culinary Arts) are not included in this activity. Students will be appropriately advised of additional requirements needed to pursue these programs.

And finally: maximizing resource utilization...

I was so happy to have the resources to live stream the Patriot's Parade yesterday inthe auditorium during all three lunches. Students and teachers alike appreciated the opportunity to bear witness to history while having their lunch with their friends.

We are so lucky to have the digital capacity and equipment to offer opportunities like this. Coming together as a community to celebrate only helps to strengthen school culture.

By the way, not one piece of trash was left in the auditorium after more than 90 minutes of student dining and viewing. Now THAT's #casepride.