information and reflection about Joseph Case High School
Volume 13, No. 19 *** April 4, 2017
Case High Theatre Company: State Drama Champs!
Case won three awards at the state finals. Sophomore Gabriella Bello was selected to the All State Cast for her role as the White Snake. Senior Ryan Lewis was also awarded for his original musical composition for the show.
Case's third award went to the show's ensemble. This was the largest group award from Saturday night presented to the following Case actors: Noah Santos, Tyler-Lynn Tavares, Gabrielle Hunt, John Garcia, Jazmyn Pacheco, Nick Lannigan, Nathaniel Leboeuf, Lorelei Barcelos, Abagael Buckborough, Casey Frazier, Maylin Raymondo, Sydney Rutkowski, Stephanie Baxter, Emma Teves, Kylie Howard, Samantha Rigo, Alexandria Dube, Derek Alexander, Derek Rivera, Mathew Macy, Taylor Sarnecky, Brayden Fanti, Slade Alves, Makenna Beaudoin, Nolan McKenzie, Alexa Rodrigues, Devin Proulx, Nick Bello, Rebecca Hetherson and Daniel Garcia.
The road to the New England festival is costly. Just to feed the 80+ students journeying back and forth to Norwood over April vacation will cost approximately $5,600.
In order to defray this unexpected expense, THE WHITE SNAKE will have a special encore performance this Saturday night at 8 p.m. in the auditorium. All seats for this performance are $10. Please consider attending to support our students on the road to Norwood.
Girls Volleyball State Champs Celebration
Program of Studies Night: Wednesday, April 5
Course Selection Sheets
The Tweets are coming next Wedenesday!
Sock Drive: April 3-7
Reflection: April 10's Teacher In-Service Becomes FedEx Day
At my opening meeting with teachers in August, I had just finished George Couros' THE INNOVATOR'S MINDSET. I told our collected faculty and staff that I yearned for us to be innovators for our students,
I had no idea how I was going to do this until I finished reading Daniel Pink's DRIVE during one of our recent snow days.
So, although there is no formal school for students on Monday, April 10, the learning will be infectious at Joseph Case High School when all case faculty and staff take part in our first FedEx Day. Inspired by Couros and Pink, the day is all about teacher innovation.
FedEx Day inspires autonomous, non-commissioned work by educators on any project of their own design: a new idea, a prototype, or a better internal process. The proposal reflects something new rather than a task that a teacher was endeavoring to do. The event is a FedEx Day because all product deliveries must be made 24 hours later at an April 11 faculty meeting where all teams will present their innovations in the auditorium beginning at 2 p.m.
As I told teachers a month ago when I proposed this idea: how can we expect our students to take risks if teachers don't. We must model our expectations!