Cardinal Notes

information and reflection about Joseph Case High School

Volume 15, No. 15 *** March 18, 2019

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Program of Studies Night

Please join me in the Learning Commons tomorrow -- Tuesday, March 19 -- for our annual Program of Studies Night. Families in grades 8-11 are encouraged to attend to learn about the course offerings in the 2019-2020 school year and find out about the course selection process for the next school year. We will also provide an overview of Advanced Placement versus Honors courses

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.

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Case High Arts Night this Friday

Please join me this Friday evening beginning at 5 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 5 p.m. Case musicians will be on hand for your listening pleasure.

At 8 p.m., the curtain rises on the award-winning production of SOCIETY'S BEAUTY: A MOVEMENT. Rush seating for the show is $10, with all proceeds benefiting the Drama Boosters efforts.

The theatre company will also be presenting an encore performance on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m.

State testing begins next week for sophomores


Sophomore students will take their English Language Arts (ELA) MCAS next week (March 26-27). With this week's organizational meeting with the Class of 2021, Case families should reiterate to their students the need to be in school ON TIME during these testing days. Cell phones/SMART devices are not allowed in the testing areas. Students are strongly urged to keep them in lockers during the scope of the two-day exam.

Case Scholarship Trust, Inc.

Scholarship applications 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 29 or April 30. Interviews can be scheduled in guidance.

#studentscomefirst web series

Excited to promote this collaboration with Swansea Cable Access that celebrates specifics about Joseph Case High School and Swansea Public Schools. Here is the third of four episodes. Click on the box below to access the video.

And finally....World Down Syndrome Day

Superintendent John Robidoux confirms that Swansea Public Schools will recognize Down Syndrome Awareness Day on Thursday, March 21.

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is a global awareness initiative that has been backed by the United Nations since 2012.

It has been spearheaded by Down Syndrome International, which has linked up with national charities across the world to develop activities and events to raise awareness and support for those living with Down Syndrome.

Swansea Public Schools asks for people to consider wearing blue and yellow this day.

One additional option: Coordinators of this global event are asking people to "Join us wearing brightly colored socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock… even 3 socks for 3 chromosomes." The point of this #lotsofsocks movement is to wear something that others will ask you about so that you can tell them all about WDSD.

I will proudly wear two of the craziest socks I own in addition to blue and yellow. I hope you will join me Thursday in our district-wide quest for #inclusivity and #connectivity.



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