Cardinal Notes

information and reflection about Joseph Case High School

Volume 13, No. 16 *** February 17, 2017

Making up the CPR makeup

We are in the process of rescheduling seniors who did not fulfill their graduation requirement of CPR certification. The one-day make-up class -- scheduled for Friday, February 10 -- was postponed due to our snow day. We are looking to finalize with Swansea Ambulance a date in early March.

Last Day of School revised

A gentle reminder that when winter weather arrives, the final day of school becomes a moving target. Because of recent snow days, the last day of school is Friday, June 16.


Please do not make any vacation plans prior to this date (as of this publication).


Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on February 2, signaling six more weeks of winter: this certainly was reflected in the uncertainty of the last few days. The possibility exists for school extending into the week of June 19 if there are additional school closures this academic year.

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Save the Date: The Tweets

Be on the lookout in Cardinal Notes for information in the next month on The Tweets, our original awards ceremony for locally produced films in the style of the Oscars. In addition to screening some of our student-produced original works, we will also be celebrating Best Foreign Film, an original movie submitted from another school. This highly original celebration of Case High culture is presented by teacher Tommy Whalen and the New Media Club. Please consider joining us on Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m.

Parent Professional Development

Please consider checking out Joseph Case High School Asynchronous Parent Professional Development series via this link. Asynchronous opportunities encourage you to embrace this venture on your own timeline. My thanks to teacher Tommy Whalen for his guidance and patience. Here's Episode #6, the latest installment:
JCHS Parent PD Episode 6

#shadowastudent day

I had the great fortune to shadow Case junior Travis Purcell this past week. Truth be told, it was the first time that I participated in an entire phys ed class since 1980! Here's my Storify of the event from meeting Travis in the parking lot, seven classes, lunch with friends, and ending at his car at the school day's end. So grateful to the many wonderful teachers I bore witness to in action as well as Travis who took a risk in agreeing to be part of this year's national challenge.