Cardinal Notes

information and reflection about Joseph Case High School

Volume 14, No. 6 *** October 31, 2017

Halloween Edition

Revised Last Day of School

Yesterday's "No School" due to the aftermath of Sunday's storm moves our last day of school at this point to Wednesday, June 13. Please plan accordingly.

National Honor Society's 1st Halloween Festival

The National Honor Society raised $200 this past Saturday with its first Halloween Festival at Joseph Case High School. It was great to see so many of our upperclassmen leaders give selflessly back to the community. Thanks to our new NHS advisor Dr. Elizabeth Janson for coordinating this event.

Halloween at Joseph Case High School

Best thing about Halloween at Joseph Case High School is the annual parade of Trick-or-Treaters from Case's Little Faces. It's an opportunity to build our community and share a social event with the up-and-coming Cardinals who will return to the nest in a decade.

Ghoulish Lunch

Many thanks to our Chartwells food crew -- under the direction of Gail Oliveira -- for their outstanding decorations this noontime in the cafeteria. From the ubiquitous cobwebs to the spooky music to the "bloody" footprints, your efforts made our day a little brighter (or perhaps darker given the calendar date).

Term I closes Friday

Friday, November 3 is the last day of Term I. With quarterly exams quickly coming to closure, report cards will be published electronically on Thursday, November 9. A gentle reminder that Friday, November 10 is no school for students and will be the second of three school department in-service events.

Looking ahead to November

In advisory on November 1, we will begin to prepare for Spirit Week at Joseph Case High School, a time when school pride and spirit kicks in to overdrive. This year the events include:


Wednesday, November 8 - Wednesday, November 15

Each class will have its own food bins in the library. All proceeds from this food drive will go directly to the St. Anne’s Food Pantry. For every item donated, your class will receive 1 point towards your Spirit Week total. Additionally, this year there will be a creative element. Once the food drive is concluded, class officers will spend the bubble creating a sculpture using exclusively the food boxes and cans that were donated. Judges will then rank the class sculptures. First place receives 400 points, second place receives 300 points, third place receives 200 points and fourth place receives 100 points. All points are awarded to your class Spirit Week total.


Wednesday, November 15 thru Wednesday, November 22

Wednesday, November 15 Black Out Day (Wear All Black)

  • 1 point per article of clothing – 5 points max
  • The Powder Puff Football Game (Rain/Alternate Date: Tuesday, November 21) Game at Cardinal Stadium beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($5) sold at the gate.

Thursday, November 16 America Day (Show Your Patriotism)

  • 5, 3, or 1 points – based on judge’s discretion

Friday, November 17 Pajama Day (Dress in Comfort!)

  • 5, 3, or 1 points – based on judge’s discretion

Monday, November 20 Character Day (Dress Like Your Favorite Character)

  • 5, 3, or 1 points – based on judge’s discretion

Tuesday, November 21 Rainbow Day (Channel Your Inner Rainbow!)

  • 5, 3, or 1 points – based on judge’s discretion

Wednesday, November 22 Maroon and Gold Day (Spirit Rally Attire!!)

**Each day 3 students from the entire school will be selected for their outfits through November 21. First place outfit winner will be awarded 300 points for their grade, second place 200 points and third place 100 points.

*For specific information or details, please see Mr. Coulombe.

Finally, annual Parent-Teachers Conferences

Our annual Parent-teacher Conference nights will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m., on Thursday, November 16 and Monday, November 20. No appointment needed. Teachers will be prepared to provide your some perspective on your student's progress since the beginning of the year. All guidance counselors will be available as well both evenings.

In addition, Case High went into the fall MIAA state tournament in five sports (the first time in more than a decade) with three of these teams competing this weekend. Case High Marching band is preparing for a national tournament over the Veteran's Day weekend, while Case Theatre is deep in rehearsal for the 40th anniversary production of the Theatre Company's first play under Tom Marcello: THE MIRACLE WORKER.

There is a lot going on at this Level One high school!

I look forward to seeing you at some of these events,