Cardinal Notes

information and reflection about Joseph Case High School

Volume 15, No. 14 *** March 1, 2019

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Drama Festival postponed to Sunday

Due to Saturday's storm, the drama festival has been moved to Sunday, March 3

The Case High Theatre Company will host the 90th annual Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild's preliminary round of one-act play competitions. Case High will present an original play written by Case students Stephanie Baxter and Stephen Conos: Society's Beauty begins with today's obsession with physical appearance and journeys on a pathway to ultimately celebrate one's own individuality. The production is directed by Neil Jeronimo

Winter School

More than 30 students have embraced the opportunity for credit recovery in Winter School pilot program.

Winter School is a second chance for students who have failed the first semester. It is an opportunity that offers students hope that they can pass for the year, maintains the integrity of the class grade, and gives the students the skills, concepts and knowledge they need to successfully pass the second semester.

Winter School is basically Summer School moved into the Winter at the end of 1st semester.

Students pay a fee, are assigned personalized lessons of study based on what they failed (integrity) first semester, and upon successful completion of all assigned lessons (skills, concepts, knowledge), receive a 65, the lowest possible passing grade for the first semester (hope).

This is all completed using Edgenuity, an online learning forum.

Winter School will officially start on Tuesday, March 5 for all enrolled students. We will review expectations for the program, provide log in information, and talk about how students will be scheduled after school. There is a maximum of 15 students using the venue at any given time. We will identify which days your child is expected after school.

Spring sports information

Spring sports registration is now open through March 13 for any student-athlete intersted in playing this season. Students can access Family ID by visiting the athletic department's website

Informational meetings will be held as follows immediately after school:

  • Girls Tennis - Tuesday, March 5, Room 100
  • Boys Tennis - TBA
  • Baseball - Wednesday, March 6 , gymnasium
  • Softball - Friday, March 1, cafeteria
  • Unified Track - Tuesday, March 5, Room 214 (ARCH)

Winter sports banquet

Joseph Case High School is excited to host our annual Winter Sports Banquet on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The evening begins with the traditional pot luck supper at 6 p.m., in the cafeteria with awards to follow in the auditorium at 7 p.m.

The "Friends of the Cardinals" are making the following requests for student-athlete/family donations to the pot luck supper.

  • Girls Varsity & JV Basketball - main dish
  • Boys Varsity & JV Basketball - side dish (salads etc.)
  • Boys & Girls Indoor Track - drinks (preferably individual bottles of water, Gatorade etc.) please bring COLD if possible.
  • Cheerleading - desserts

If you have any questions concerning the pot luck supper, please contact:

Winter Ball

Tickets are on sale in the Learning Commons for the Winter Ball sponsored by the National Honor Society. The event will take place at Hillside Country Club in Rehoboth on Friday, March 15, from 6-10 p.m.

Tickets are $38 per person which indules a chicken parmesan dinner and profssional DJ.

Permission slips are required for this breathalyzed event.

Ski with the Cardinals at Pat's Peak

Permission forms are available from Mr. Chy and in the main office for a ski trip for Saturday, March 16 at Pat's Peak in New Hampshire. $85 covers round trip transportation and a lift ticket. There is also an option to take a lesson. The permission form includes information on ski rentals as well.

High Art Installation Project

Students interested in being part of a team-building competitive art experience are encouraged to attend the first meeting in Room 108 after school on Tuesday, March 5. The theme of this year's project - sponsored by the Attleboro Art Museum - is Metamorphosis.

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

SPAC movie screening

Below is a flyer for a documentary movie about adults with disabilities being screened in the auditorium on Tuesday, March 12 in conjunction with our Swansea Parent Advisory Council (SPAC). Reserve your FREE tickets by clicking here.
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In closing: February at Joseph Case High School

I had the opportunity to visit every classroom during the month of February and celebrate how teachers build relationships with students at Joseph Case High School. To see a curation of this effort -- called #ProjectFEBulous, check out this link.

This past week, I had the great fortune to spend an entire school day, including two bus rides, with a freshman stduent. Click here for some photos and blogs from this national challenge to #shadowastudent.

Stay safe in this weekend snow storms,