Cardinal Notes

information and reflection about Joseph Case High School

Volume 14, No. 15 *** March 12, 2018

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Case High to be part of national student event

The following talking points were reviewed with all Case students this morning as part of our advisory program:

  • Joseph Case High School supports the National School Walkout Day on Wednesday, March 14. The walkout encourages students to leave their classroom for a brief period.
  • High school administration has been in discussion with central office, teachers, Case families, and most importantly, Case students to understand our local needs.
  • Our Case High walkout will evolve into a Day of Action.
  • Participation in this walkout from class is optional. No student must do this.
  • High school administration is providing a safe gathering place for students to assemble. Students may choose to assemble in the auditorium, beginning at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, March 14.
  • Students may also remain in their classrooms.
  • Elected student leaders have designed a student-facilitated agenda that will pay tribute to the 17 lives lost in Parkland while extending beyond the recommended 17 minutes to include specific activities for students to begin and continue this important discussion. Students are driving this forum.
  • Ribbons for Parkland are available for a $1 donation in the Learning Commons. We also encourage our community to wear ORANGE in support of this event.
  • Students will return to class at 10:33 a.m. to begin TS 4.

A reminder that the current student handbook remains in place. No student should leave the building. We will continue to enforce the handbook with possible consequences ranging from “out of location” to “leaving school grounds.” While “out of location” may result in an office detention, “leaving school grounds” is a major offense. Its ramifications include a three-day suspension with no participation in any extra- or co-curricular activity during the suspension, loss of driving privileges for the semester, and loss of senior privilege for the semester. These deterrents have been in place for multiple school years.

We will have extra monitoring of all high school exits and anticipate an increased police presence on campus.

If teachers have any student in their classrooms, they must remain with their children. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of the period.

It is important that students exercise their voice safely. We are proud to provide students with a safe venue for expression.

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Case High Arts Night

Please join me this Friday evening beginning at 6 p.m. for an opportunity for the community to share in the wonderful work by a variety of Case High artists. A formal viewing of Case High art begins in and around the Learning Commons at 6 p.m. Case musicians will be on hand for your listening pleasure. At 8 p.m., the curtain rises on the award-winning and state final-bound production of THE NEW EVERYMAN. Rush seating for the show is $10, with all proceeds benefiting the Drama Boosters efforts to send our large group to Boston on March 22-24.

Congratulations to freshman Jenny Lee for this year's Arts Night poster.

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Case thespians represent Swansea at state finals

After winning a state semi-final round of competition this past weekend, the Case High Theatre Company will be one of 14 schools competing for the state title with its production of THE NEW EVERYMAN adapted by local author Steve Manchester.

The production, directed by Neil Jeronimo, will be presented at John Hancock Auditorium on Saturday, March 24 at 12:30 p.m.

Awards received were:

  • Acting - Jared Nobrega
  • Acting - Brayden Fanti
  • Acting - Hailie Pacheco
  • Ensemble Acting - Makenna Beaudoin and Cameron Sullivan
  • Music Composition- Jameson Ward
  • Musicians - Jameson Ward, Nick Camara, Zack Miranda, Samantha Dias, Henning Anderson, Alex Wilkins
  • Student Choreography - Lynne Notarangelo and Emma Teves

An Excellence in Ensemble Acting Award was given to the following actors:

Makenna Beaudoin

Cameron Sullivan

Derek Alexander

Rylan Costa

Andrew Baptista

Julia Morin

Lynne Notarangelo

Gabriella Bello

Nathaniel James LeBoeuf

Hailie Pacheco

Kylie Howard

John Thomas Garcia

Lorelei Barcelos

Maia Millard

Emma Teves

Abbie Gracie

Chloe Shea

Brianna Pacheco

Sydney Rutkowski

Stephanie Baxter

Alexa Rodrigues

Edward Plante

Logan Medeiros

Collin Shea

Daniel Garcia

Matt Macy

Derek Rivera

Proceeds from this Friday's Arts Night will help with the costs of sending students to Boston for three days. Case was crowned state champion in 2017 and is vying to keep this title in 2018.

Revised course registration timelines

Case High administration and guidance will meet with each individual grade to model how to effectively use the Program of Studies and select classes for next year.

Class of 2020

  • Class meeting, Wednesday, March 14 at 9:15 a.m.
  • Portal open March 19-23

Class of 2021

  • Class meeting, Tuesday, March 6 at 9:15 a.m.
  • Portal open March 12-16

Class of 2022

  • Class meeting, Wednesday, March 21 at 12:15 p.m.
  • Portal open March 22-29

Program of Studies

The 2018-2019 Program of Studies is published as a Google Doc.

Contained in this important school document are detailed descriptions of each course for next school year. The course selection process that gauges student interest in a course is the sole indicator if a course or program will run next year. The Program of Studies is a document of sincere intention.

It is a living document and will be updated in the next weeks. Specific class assemblies are scheduled in the next month's time with strict timelines for student wishes to be curated. This is an opportunity for students to VOICE their CHOICE preferences for 2018-2019.

A final PDF format will be published to the high school's website at the end of March.

Please note new scope and sequence in math and history. There are a few additional half -year courses being offered as well as more phys ed options in grades 11 and 12.

We continue to suggest career pathways via Case courses. This list is updated annually based on the voice of students during advisories.

The published Google Doc can be accessed by clicking here or using the QR Code above.

Spring Sports

A reminder that students must register for Spring Sports via Family ID, found on the high school's website. The portal is open through March 14.

Case Scholarship Trust, Inc.

Scholarship application for the Case High Scholarship Trust, Inc., are available in guidance. Students are required to set up an interview time with the Trustees Committee for April 30 or May 1. Interviews can be scheduled in guidance.

REMINDER: Last Day of School update

A gentle reminder that with no school on Tuesday, March 12, the last day of school has been moved to Monday, June 18. Any additional day will made up during this week. Please be careful in making early summer vacation plans.