CASA News for Thursday, 3. 9. 23

CASA Art Show Opening at Affirmations

The Annual CASA Art Show opened on March 2 at Affirmations. Our talented artists presented their drawings, paintings and sculptures in this wonderful space. Congratulations to Ms. Johnstone and her students on a beautiful show. The art will be on display until Mach 22, and all are invited to come enjoy the exhibition. Affirmations is located at 290 W. Nine Mile Road in Ferndale.

Japanese Quiz Bowl

On Sunday, March 5, fifteen CASA students attended the Michigan Japanese Quiz Bowl & Culture Fest at the University of Michigan. Japanese 1 students; Josi Baldwin, Truman Nagy, Cameron Poré, and Kaitlin James placed first, and Margo Hartzell, Riley Coleman, Angel Cano, and Ammar Al Saadi placed third. Japanese 2 students Andrés Salinas, Lara Kramer, Sarah Starr, and Shannon Starr placed third. The students were accompanied by their coach Ebisawa-Sensei, the CASA Japanese teacher. All students, including Zh'ion Culpepper, Rian Copeland, and Gray Garska, did cultural activities like trying on kimono, having their names written in calligraphy, and watching taiko drumming.

OWL Day (Open-Minded, Whole-School Learning) February 17. 2023.

On the Friday before Mid-Winter break, CASA held its fourth OWL day. Our theme was, "The Whole Wide World." Our Zoom speakers were Megan Hanks, a recent CASA alumna who is going to college at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, Peter Deegan-Krause, a CASA alum who is doing a year-long study abroad in Morocco, and Jessa Gebbie who traveled and worked in Malaysia and Spain during her gap year, and studied abroad in China. We had globally-themed dance and art classes, as well as cooking and chess. A fun, enlightening time was had by all!

Important Dates and Events

March 9, 2023, 6:30-8:00 pm CASA Open House for New and Returning Students and Families

March 24, 2023: Spring Break Begins AFTER Classes

March 25 - April 2: Spring Break, No CASA Classes

Monday, April 3: CASA Classes Resume

Friday, April 7: Good Friday, No CASA Classes

Center for Advanced Studies and the Arts

CASA is a public consortium school serving Berkley, Clawson, Ferndale, Lamphere, Madison, Oak Park and Pontiac school districts.