Cardinal Notes

information and reflection about Joseph Case High School

Volume 14, No. 8 *** November 15, 2017

Spirit Week Day 1: Tremendous Participation in Case Black Out Day

This afternoon: Unified Basketball Jamboree wraps up season

Unified basketball wraps up its season this afternoon at Dartmouth High School with a southeastern Massachusetts jamboree.

Case will play two games today: 3: 30 and 5 p.m., versus Plymouth North High School.

Unified Sports brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities to compete. Leagues are organized by Special Olympics and work in conjunction with the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. Unified basketball focuses on skill development in a season that begins in mid-September and ends today.

Many of our ARCH students are members of this team. Congratulations to all Case unified athletes for connecting to bring the Case community this inclusive opportunity.

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Tonight: Powder Puff

The first day of Spirit Week concludes tonight with a 6:30 pm. kickoff at Cardinal Stadium when the junior girls take on senior girls in this annual flag football game. All tickets are sold at the gate: $5 per person.

Spirit Week is upon us!

Thursday, November 16 America Day (Show Your Patriotism)

  • 5, 3, or 1 points – based on judge’s discretion

Friday, November 17 Pajama Day (Dress in Comfort!)

  • 5, 3, or 1 points – based on judge’s discretion
  • Homecoming Dance, 7-10 p.m. Student permission forms and guest forms available in main office. Tickets $7 in advance, $10 at door.

Monday, November 20 Character Day (Dress Like Your Favorite Character)

  • 5, 3, or 1 points – based on judge’s discretion

Tuesday, November 21 Rainbow Day (Channel Your Inner Rainbow!)

  • 5, 3, or 1 points – based on judge’s discretion

Wednesday, November 22 Maroon and Gold Day (Spirit Rally Attire!!)

**Each day 3 students from the entire school will be selected for their outfits through November 21. First place outfit winners will be awarded 300 points for their grade, second place 200 points, and third place 100 points.

*For specific information or details, please see Mr. Coulombe.

Tomorrow night: Parent-Teacher Conferences

Our annual Parent-Teacher Conference nights will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m., on Thursday, November 16 and Monday, November 20. No appointment needed. Teachers will be prepared to provide perspective on your student's progress since the beginning of the year. All guidance counselors will be available as well both evenings.
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School store open during Parent-Teacher Nights

Check out The Cardinal's Nest, our new school store located outside of the cafeteria! The Cardinal's Nest will be open during Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 16 and Monday, November 20. It's a perfect time to order apparel for the holidays!

Case students can shop during all three lunches on regular school days.

Thanksgiving Football

Joseph Case High School hosts the annual Thanksgiving Football game with rival Somerset-Berkley, beginning at 10 a.m. on November 23. Tickets for the game will be on sale during all three lunches on Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21. Tickets will also be on sale in the high school's main office on Wednesday, November 22 from 8-11 a.m. Tickets are $3 students and $5 adults in advance. All tickets at the gate on Thanksgiving Day are $5.
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Coming Attraction: Case Theatre presents 'The Miracle Worker'

The Case High Theatre Company will present William Gibson's classic American drama "The Miracle Worker" on December 8 and 9 at 7 p.m, with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on December 10.

"The Miracle Worker" is the story of Helen Keller as a child seen through the journey of her teacher, Annie Sullivan. This production also celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first Case High production of the play in 1977, which was the late Tom Marcello's first show in Swansea. Case Drama Boosters are planning a reunion event around the Sunday matinee for the 1977 cast and crew.

General admission is $10. Tickets can be reserved via email at

And finally: World Kindness Week

This week student advisories focused on the notion of kindness. In my group of seniors -- an activity that was replicated across all four grade levels -- we defined kindness, spoke of what kindness looks like, and challenged ourselves to commit random acts of kindness.

When we speak of kindness and establishing it as a common bar we must all reach for, Joseph Case High School seems like a terrific place to send your children. There will be bumps in every road, but at the end of the day, students will remember if someone was kind to them far longer than curricula minutiae that seems important for a short period of time.

Please continue to model kindness. Your children, your neighbors, and your co-workers are looking to you as a model of behavior.



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