Cardinal Notes

information and reflection about Joseph Case High School

Volume 15, No. 4 *** October 4, 2018

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Upgraded track opens at JCHS

REMINDER==> District In-Service: October 5

A reminder to Case families that there is no school for students on Friday, October 5. Swansea faculty and staff will be engaged in a district-wide in-service. We will focus on a granular examination of assessment information, curriculum revision, updating digital learning skills, and strategies to implement certain components of the school improvement plan.

JOSEPH opens next Thursday with special faculty performances

Tickets will be on sale during all three lunches beginning Tuesday, October 9, for next week's fall production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.

Performances are;

  • Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 13 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 14 @ 2 p.m.

More than 200 Swansea students are involved in this production from all six schools. The Rice/Webber musical is one of the most popular, family-friendly musicals of the 20th century.

Thursday night's performance will have guest appearances from Case faculty representing most of the acadmic departments in the school. There are also scheduled guest performances from high school and junior high school leaders! Thursday's school community show will surely be a highlight of this fall!

All tickets for JOSEPH are $10 general admission. Doors will open 30 minutes before curtain for each performance

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Three Friday home games: field hockey, Case football and volleyball's Dig Pink Night

Case field hockey will start off a three-home game sporting event at Joseph Case High School on Friday, October 5. Field hockey plays rival Somerset Berkley at 3:30 p.m., on Judge Antone Aguiar Field. The JV match is scheduled to follow the varsity match.

Wear your PINK on Friday night as Case volleyball hosts SCC rival Fairhaven. JV is set to begin at 4:45 p.m., with a 6 p.m. varsity start. All door proceeeds will benefit breast cancer research through the Side Out Foundation.

The PINK continues at Cardinal Stadium when Cardinal Football takes on Seekonk at 7 p.m.

Friends of the Cardinals hosts concessions at all three events. New this week at FOTC football concessions are chourico and pepper subs and Asian wings from the Gridiron Club as well as Portuguese soup.

So many terrific venues to be inclusive and supportive of our high school community.

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National Principals Month

I was honored this week to be shadowed by two elected officials from our area. On Tuesday, Swansea Selectman Chris Carreiro spent the morning with me. The next day, Senator Michael Rodrigues was a morning shadow with the principal in which he participated in his first advisory.

Both gentlemen remarked on the kind and happy temperment of our students.

Case High is fortunate to have our elected officials bear witness to the awesome experience that students have here daily.

Friends of the Cardinals Scholarship

Case High's Friends of the Cardinals, the high school's athletic booster club, now has its annual scholaship information available in guidance.

In addition to supporting student athletes and athletics teams, the group also offer a one-time $500 scholarship to graduating seniors.

In order to be eligible to receive this 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 this time, these student athletes will act as liaisons between the board and athletic 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.

The application includes 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. In addition, the scholarship now requires two written references, one of which should be from one of your coaches at Joseph Case High School.

All entries should be submitted to the guidance office by Friday, October 12.

Rescheduled: Financial Aid Workshop

A financial aid workshop will be offered at Someset Berkley Regional High School on Thursday, October 11 in its auditorium, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This date is a rescheduling of previously published information.

The Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority also offers free informative seminars about college planning, including financial aid. The web address is:

Locally, the following Massachusetts financial aid seminars will also be offered:

  • Tuesday, October 9, Atlantis Charter School, Fall River, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 10, Franklin High School, Franklin, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 10, Old Colony Regional Voke Tech, Rochester, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 11, Attleboro High School, Attleboro, 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 11, Dartmouth High School, Dartmouth, 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 16, Norton High School, Norton, 7 p.m.

Unified Basketball

Please consider joining me next Wednesday, October 10 at Case Junior High School beginning at 3:15 p.m., for the high school's first Unified Basketball game of the season.

Unified Basketball is an MIAA-sponsored sporting event. Special Olympics aptly defines Unified Sports on its website:

Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability.

If you want a visual of what JOY looks like, consider supporting a Unified Sporting event.

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