information and reflection about Joseph Case High School
Volume 14, No. 16 *** March 20, 2018
Sophomore science success
- first place in senior division
- BCC/Rensselaer Region III Science COmmittee Award
- Bad Dog Tools Innovation award
Both Martelly and Brown have been invited to present their project later this spring at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Penn.
Spring sports begin
Good luck to Case Theatre's NEW EVERYMAN at METG state drama finals
Joseph Case High School is one of 14 Massachusetts schools competing for the state title in the annual Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild's drama festival. Case will perform at John Hancock Hall on Saturday, March 24 at 12:30 p.m., as part of this three-day event.
Congratulations to Neil Jeronimo and 89 Case thespians for your success this year!
State testing for sophomore students
Sophomore students will take their English Language Arts (ELA) MCAS next week (March 27-29). After last week's organizational meeting with the Class of 2020, Case families can reiterate to their students the need to be in school ON TIME during these testing days. Cell phones are not allowed in the testing areas. Students are strongly urged to keep them in their lockers during the scope of the three-day exam.
The ELA MCAS consists of a one-day Composition session, followed by a two-day Reading Comprehension assessment.
This is the final year the state will have a written exam. Effective with the Class of 2021, the Next Generation MCAS will be totally digital.
The state has randomly selected 25 percent of the current sophomore class to pilot a new exam online. Local dates are in the process of being solidified. Students and families affected by the state-mandated pilot will be notified of the pilot's specifics that will be completed at the end of April/beginning of May.
Autism Awareness Month
April is Autism Awareness month. On behalf of our ARCH program, Swansea Public Schools' teachers and staff have the opportunity to purchase Autism Awareness T-shirts. Each shirt would cost $10 and the money would go to the ARCH program. Here's a great way to build a sense of community, to raise awareness and to show support to our ARCH students.
Many thanks to staff member Katelyn Dawson who is helping to coordinate this event.
Shirt orders can be placed by filling out the form in the main office with Pauline Simmons The cost is $10.
Course selections and AP Night
All students who elect an Advanced Placement course for next year are invited to bring their families for AP Informational Night on April 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. We will have important information -- including cost perspective -- and guest speakers from Mass Insight Education. We will be communicating directly with students and families who have indicated AP interest in the next week.
REMINDER: Last Day of School update
Case Scholarship Trust, Inc.
Finally: World Down Syndrome Day on March 21
Your awareness can be more than a ribbon.
Coordinators of this global event are asking people to "Join us wearing brightly colored socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock… even 3 socks for 3 chromosomes." The point of this #lotsofsocks movement is to wear something that others will ask you about so that you can tell them all about WDSD.
I will proudly wear my two craziest socks I own. I hope you can as well tomorrow in our district-wide quest for #inclusivity and #connectivity.