information and reflection about Joseph Case High School
Volume 14, No. 15 *** March 12, 2018
Case High to be part of national student event
- 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.
Case High Arts Night
Congratulations to freshman Jenny Lee for this year's Arts Night poster.
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:
Nathaniel James LeBoeuf
John Thomas Garcia
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
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.