Cardinal Notes

information and reflection about Joseph Case High School

Volume 14, No. 13 *** February 5, 2018

Program of Studies Night

Please join me in the Learning Commons on Thursday, February 8 for our annual Program of Studies Night. Families in grades 8-11 are encouraged to attend to learn about the course offerings in the 2018-2019 school year and find out about the course selection process for the next school year.

Department heads and system-wide directors will be on hand to present some curriculum highlights from their departments as well as answer student and family questions in small groups.

The document will go "LIVE" via the high school's website on Monday, February 12.

Mr. Joseph Case High School

Thank you to all Case faculty and families that supported Mr. Joseph Case High School on Friday night. Six juniors and seniors vied for the title of Mr. Joseph Case High School with Andrew Baptista being crowned at the end of the evening.

Proceeds from Mr. Joseph Case High School help to fund student activities and awards at the high school. This year we raised nearly $1,300.

We are grateful to the Case High Student Council under the leadership of Adam Palmsiciano, all the seniors who put the show together, members of the theater company who supported the technical aspects of the show, as well as our faculty volunteer judges for the evening.

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Early release from school

A reminder to Case families that the high school will release early on Wednesday, February 7. The school day for grades 9-12 will end at 12:37 p.m., so that teachers can continue work on curriculum and analysis of the school's 21st Century Learning Expectations.

21st Century Learning Expectations

The high school published its 16th biannual report on our school's journey of attaining its 21st Learning expectations that complement the school's mission and core values. The report is published digitally under the academics tab of the high school's website ( You can also click here for a PDF of the report.

SBIRT screening concluded

Although we were prepared through the end of February, the high school concluded its first Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program last week after six half-days of interviews.

This year Swansea initiated a screening program in grades 7 and 9 related to the use of alcohol, marijuana and other substances. The program reinforce students' healthy decisions and assisted them in obtaining support if needed for substance use related problems. Screenings were conducted confidentially by our school nurse or guidance counselors in private one-on-one sessions.

Winter Sports Schedules

Here are three resources to access winter sport schedules at Joseph Case High School:

South Coast Conference games

Boys Hockey Co-Op

Girls Hockey Co-Op

REMINDER: Last Day of School update

Given the snow days of January, the last day of school as of February 5 will be Friday, June 15. Any subsequent "no school" day this year will move the close of the year to the week of June 18. Please be careful in making early summer vacation plans.