Cardinal Notes

information and reflection about Joseph Case High School

Volume 12, No. 10 *** January 8, 2016

TONIGHT: Mr. Joseph Case High School

History will be made in the Case High Auditorium tonight with our first Mr. Joseph Case High School Contest for junior and senior boys who will compete for prom prizes and bragging rights as the first titled in our history.

The event will take place in the auditorium on Friday, January 8, beginning at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Advance tickets for $5 will be on sale through the close of school on Friday.

All tickets will be $7.50 at the door. Please enter the high school through the front doors.

Boys will be judged by a panel of high school teachers on formal wear, sports wear, interview questions and talent. Adam Palmisciano and his Student Council are leading this fundraising effort that will support the Student Activity Fund in a variety of Case clubs and events. Many Case High School students have been working on this venture to make it a success. Our sincere thanks to Mark Velozo and Slade Formalwear for their generosity in donating the tuxedos for this evening.

All proceeds will benefit the Joseph Case High School Student Activities Fund.

Don't miss out on being at this FIRST for Joseph Case High School.

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Who will be selected as the first Mr. Joseph Case High School?

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Case teachers invited to be a part of #NipmucChat

I invite all Case faculty and staff to join me next Wednesday afternoon for an informal edchat with Nipmuc Regional High School from central Massachusetts. Educators from the Mendon-Upton and Swansea school districts will be utilizing Twitter to discuss strategies regarding student engagement. Nipmuc's principal John Clements generously invited us to share in the learning on Wednesday afternoon, January 13 beginning at 2:15 p.m., with his educational community. The chat will last one hour: we truly appreciate your willingness to continue your professional development in a vibrant medium. Use the hashtag #NipmucChat.

Science Fair

Please join us on Thursday, January 14 for the annual Joseph Case High School Science Fair. The event begins after 2:30 p.m. in our new Learning Commons. Science chair Peter Brock is the coordinator of the event.

Reminder: Case High Arts Night rescheduled

Please note the new date of our annual Case High Arts Night: Saturday, March 12. In addition to a showcase of student art work, we will be entertained by musicians from the high school and a performance of the Case High Theatre Company's production of Way to Heaven at 8 p.m.

Case High Night at Fenway Park

Kris Lucca is organizing Case high Night at Fenway Park for all faculty, staff and students in our educational community. The date of the event is Wednesday, April 27. Tickets are $20 which covers game ticket and transportation. Limited tickets are available. Please make payment to Mrs. Lucca by February 2.

Important Dates

Some upcoming dates:
  • January 14 - Science Fair
  • January 18 - No School: Martin Luther King Day
  • January 22 - Term II ends
  • January 22-27 - Mid-Year Exams
  • January 26 - Late Start for students, 10 a.m.
  • January 29 - Term II Report Card issued electronically
  • February 3 - Early Release for Students, 12:37 p.m.

Final reflection: Mock AP Exams

Tomorrow -- Saturday, January 9 -- Case High will host its first Saturday Advance Placement class for students who are currently taking AP English Language and Composition and AP English Literature and Composition. This is their second Saturday class this year. More than 60 students will have the opportunity to experience the actual AP exam that they will take in May. We will replicate authentic testing conditions tomorrow for these students and the tests will be graded by outside adjudicators. Most importantly, our students will receive valuable feedback in April on the tests to help clarify their strategies to take the real test in the beginning of May.

We are proud at Joseph Case High School for being a part of the Mass Insight Education initiative that encourages more high school students to have an AP college experience in high school. As well, we are grateful for this program's funding by Superintendent Bob Monteiro and our generous teachers, Like April Hanks and Kendra Brooks, who will oversee tomorrow's events.

Only through a shared vision of ongoing excellence will we remain a strong academic school that seeks improvement of programs while prioritizing student relationships.

THAT is the best New Year's commitment we can have.