Cardinal Notes

information and reflection about Joseph Case High School

Volume 15, No. 16 *** April 8, 2019

Remember: early dismissal of school

A gentle reminder to Case families that the high school will dismiss students at 12:37 p.m., on Tuesday, April 9, for the final release day of the 2018-2019 school year.

This Thursday: our third annual Tweets

Joseph Case High School’s New Media Club will be holding its third annual Tweets, a student film festival and award ceremony in the style of the Oscars on Thursday, April 11, beginning at 7 p.m.

Complete with red carpet, paparazzi and fresh popcorn, the event consists of presenters, short comic bits and full short films. Awards will be given to the best films and performances as chosen by a panel consisting of both Joseph Case High School faculty and industry-professionals.

The event begins with “red carpet” photos starting at 6:30 p.m.. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10 at the door and at all lunches this week.

All proceeds go towards the New Media program at Joseph Case High School with scholarships benefiting graduating students pursuing media studies.

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Student Government Day 2019

Congratulations to our two outstanding Student Governmebnt Day representatives this past week in Boston: Riley Burgess and Zachary Barao.

Grateful to history teacher David Silva who annually oversees this wonderful opportunity for two elected Case students.

National Honor Society Induction

Thirty new Case juniors and seniors were inducted on April 4 to the Kappa Tau chapter of the National Honor Society. The formal, candle-lit ceremony is a long-standing Case High tradition under the supervision of advisor Dr. Elizabeth Janson.

Congratulations to the entire membership of Kappa Tau:

Class of 2019

Henning Anderson
Kristin Anselmo
Zachary Barao
Abigail Beaudry
Jillian Beaupre
Gabriella Bello
Chloe Bibeau
Mikayla Bushell
Ashley Carvalho
Samuel Chace
Samantha Chaput
Christopher Costa II
Rylan Costa
Veronica Costa
Rachel Davidson
Abigail Desmarais
Cole Escobar
Jacob Estrela
Alisa Feilhauer
Christopher Ferreira
Kyle Furtado
Courtney Jacobson
Nathanial Keighley
Cameron McCombs
Madyson Medeiros
Cassandra Melker
Maia Millard
Zachary Miranda
Ryan Nascimento
Annabelle Paiva
Hollie Paquette
Lauren Resendes
Samantha Rigo
Jeremy Rocha
Jennifer Rodrigues
Rebecca Rodrigues
Gina Rounds
Casey Santerre
Kathryne Soper
Jamie Travis
Jenna Zhang

Class of 2020

Amber Arruda
Haley Barbosa
Lorelei Barcelos
Kaylyn Beaupre
Drew Borden
Riley Burgess
Alexandruia Dube
Aidan Emerson
Ariel Ferreira
Ellen Fitzsimons
Ashlynne Ford
Sydney Hajder
Nicholas Lannigan
Nathaniel LeBoeuf
Keagan Lecomte
Elizabeth Lepage
Ryan Martin
Haley Nelson
Mackenzie Orton
Julia Pacheco
Derek Rivera
Daniel Silva
Alyssa Sousa
Kyla Zorra

Summer Reading Input

I will be convening a small Case parent group who may be interested in a voice in summer reading before the Tweets on Thursday night.

Interested members of the Case community are invited to join me in the Learning Commons at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 11, for a brief meeting to begin conversations regarding the selection of a schoolwide summer reading title.

This idea was presented to me by some Case families after the announcement of last year's schoolwide title. Family voice matters and is heard!

Term III Report Cards

Term III report cards will be available electronically via Aspen/X2 at the close of the school day on Friday, April 12.

Term III report cards will determine athletic and extra-curricular eligibility for the remainder of the school year.

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 fourth of four episodes. Click on the box below to access the video.

Term IV Calendar of Events (as of April 8, 2019)

April 25 -- SCC Academic All-Stars, Independence Harbor, Assonet, Mass., 10:30 a.m.

May 6-17 -- AP Exams

May10-12 -- Case Theatre: Cabaret

May 13 -- Annual Water Board Meeting, Auditorium, 7 p.m.

May 20 -- Annual Town Meeting, Auditorium, 7 p.m.

May 16 -- High School Spring Music Concert, 7 p.m.

May 21 and 22 -- Math MCAS

May 21 -- Child Care Banquet, Venus deMilo, 6 p.m.

May 22 -- Senior Ice Cream Social and Yearbook Distribution, 1:30-2:15 p.m.

May 23 -- Last day for Seniors - graduation rehearsal; senior dismissal at 10 a.m.;

Case PROMenade, Auditorium, 4:30 p.m.

Junior-Senior Prom, Lakeview Pavilion, Foxboro, Mass., 6-11 p.m.

May 24 -- Senior grades finalized: All academic and financial responsibilities should be completed.

May 27 -- No School: Memorial Day

May 28 -- Senior Class Outing, Six Flags Amusement Park, Agawam, Mass.

May 29 -- Senior Graduation Rehearsal – 8:30-10:30 a.m.

May 30 -- Senior Graduation Rehearsal - 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Senior Stroll, 10:30 a.m.

Class Night, 7 p.m.

June 2 -- Graduation, 1 p.m., Cardinal Stadium

June 4 and 5: Science MCAS

June 5 -- Case's Little Faces family event, Case High auditorium, 12:30 p.m.

June 6 -- Spring Athletic Assembly – Dinner, 6 p.m.; Assembly, 7 p.m.

June 12 and 13 -- Passion Days

And finally....Assistant Principals Week

A much-deserved public thank you to our high school's outstanding Assistant Principal Chris Costa. We are a better place for learning because of his positivity, wealth of knowledge, and quiet strength. Please take a moment sometime this week and thank him for all he does for students and teachers alike at Joseph Case High School.

I am grateful to be his peer and his friend.