Cardinal Notes

information and reflection about Joseph Case High School

Volume 16, No. 3 *** September 23, 2019

Late start: Tuesday, September 24

Tomorrow (9/24) will be our first late start of the year for Case teachers to continue working in earnest on the accreditation process.


Students should not arrive to school before 9:45 a.m. Classes will begin at 10 a.m.


Buses are scheduled to pick up students two and one-half hours after their regularly scheduled times.

Interdisciplinary Summer Reading Day

Here's a collection of some of the fabulous interdisciplinary class activities that took place on September 13th in honor of our 7th annual school-wide summer reading day at Joseph Case High School. This year we celebrated Mark Haddon's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME.


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Tickets: MAMMA MIA!!

Ticket sales are brisk for the Case High Theatre Company's season opener Abba's MAMMA MIA presented on October 10 at 7:30 p.m., October 12 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and October 13 at 2 p.m., in the Case High auditorium. Check out ticket details below.
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Class of 2020 Yearbook now on sale

The 2020 Chief, Case High's Yearbook, is at its lowest cost of the year through September 27. Order forms can be found in the main office

Ongoing plea: Student Information Forms

Updated student information forms must be returned to the main office. The forms were mailed to all Case families in August. Blank copies are also available in the main office. Updated Student Information Sheets enable the school to safely contact you in the event of an emergency, inclement weather, or when family contact is needed by a teacher.

Deadline approaching: Friends of the Cardinal Scholarship Information

The Friends of the Cardinals is the athletics booster club for Joseph Case High School. In

addition to supporting our student athletes and athletics teams, we also offer a one-time

scholarship in the amount of $500 to graduating seniors. In order to be eligible to receive The

Friends of the Cardinals Scholarship, student athletes must apply to become part of the

committee, and will be expected to participate in a minimum number of board meetings as well as fundraising events over the course of a two year term.


Students will apply in their junior year, and sit on the board for both their junior and senior years. Four students from the junior class will be chosen each year. During their time with us, these student athletes will act as a liaison between the board and the athletics teams at Case High School, providing input and ideas from their peers. They will also assist in coordinating volunteers for fundraising events as needed. Student athletes chosen to be part of The Friends of the Cardinals will be expected to conduct themselves in accordance with MIAA standards as well as school conduct policies.


Upon graduation, these student athletes will be required to provide the Friends of the Cardinals with a college tuition bill, at which time they will receive their $500 scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded during the class night ceremonies.


Student athletes wishing to be considered for this opportunity must be a Joseph Case

High School junior having earned at least two units of participation in a sport and be in good

academic standing.


To apply, please provide the Friends of the Cardinals with a one-page, typed essay letting us know why you would like to be a member of The Friends of the Cardinals, and what would make you a good candidate. Please provide us any information including sports, activities and plans for college you think would be useful in helping us make our decision. In addition, please provide us with two written references, one of which should be from one of your coaches here at Case High School. All entries should be submitted to the guidance office by Friday September 27.


If you have any questions, please email The Friends of the Cardinals at

friendsofthecardinals@gmail.com .

School Council

The first school council meting will take place on Thursday, September 26 beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the main office conference room. This meeting is open to the public.

College Night: October 10

Join Joseph Case High School when it co-hosts this year's College Fair with Somerset-Berkley Regional High School. The event takes place at Case this year with more than 70 colleges and universities available on Thursday, October 10 from 6-8 p.m. For parents and families, this is not an event solely for seniors. Underclassmen are encouraged to start formulating initial post-secondary plans as early as grades 9 and 10. We will soon be posting a link of schools that are scheduled to attend this year's event.

Reminder: Inservice Day on October 11

There is no school for students on Friday, October 11 so that Swansea Public Schools can use this contractual time for educators to work on building-based and department-designated professional development projects.

PSATs scheduled for October 16

Joseph Case High School will host the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during school on Wednesday, October 16. The PSAT/NMSQT is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States.


Tickets for the event are $18 and can be purchased in guidance during all three lunches. In past years we have sold out prior to the test date so get tickets early! As of this morning, we had 40 tickets remaining.


Approximately 3.5 million students take the PSAT/NMSQT each year. See your guidance counselor for more details.

Finally: a Case High farm to cafeteria event

Today's shucking contest was not only a fun event during all three lunches, but it prepped us to serve fresh local corn for Wednesday's noontime meal. Many thanks to Chef Karen, Gail Oliveira, Swansea Cable Access, and Chartwells Foods for always looking at new ways to making our school lunch program not only delicious and nutritious, but fun and relevant!!
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