Cardinal Notes

information and reflection about Joseph Case High School

Volume 12, No. 14 *** March 7, 2016

REMINDER: Program of Studies Night


The 2016-2017 Program of Studies is available on the high school's website: casehigh.swanseaschools.org.


Parents and families who want more information on how to use this document to help clarify the course selection process at Joseph Case High School are invited to attend a Program of Studies Information Night in the rear of the auditorium on Wednesday, March 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m.


We will look at grade specific journeys for next year. Among the highlights will be some new courses for grade 9 students, our post-secondary business pathway for students thinking of pursuing business in college, and some exciting new changes to our offerings, including two new Advanced Placement courses.


This evening should help any parent who would like a more detailed overview of what coursework could look like over a four-year period.


Please consider joining me for an informative evening. This is part of our Parent Professional Development initiative this year.

Course Registration

The deadline for submitting course registration forms for the 2016-2017 school year is Friday, March 11. Submission of these forms will result in a guidance meeting to secure your course selections for the next school year.


Your selection choices have a profound effect on next year's schedule. This data is used to determine if a course will run or not next year and how many sections will be offered.

Arts Night on March 12

Joseph Case High School will present its 7th annual Arts Night this Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. Our student art show, Just in Case, will be held on the first floor hallways while different members of music ensembles will perform in the main foyer.


The public exhibition of student art work will feature sculptures, paintings, drawings, photography, printmaking and mixed media. All Case art students will display their favorite art piece from this year. The event's poster was designed by Case sophomore Emma Teves.


The evening culminates in the auditorium at 8 p.m. for the Case High Theatre Company's production of Way to Heaven. Rush seating is available at the doors for $10.

Shadow a Student

Last Friday, I was part of school administrators all over the country who committed to shadowing a student between February 29 and March 4. Beginning the day at senior Branden Cordeiro's bus stop, attending seven classes with him plus lunch, and end with the bus ride home, this was a profound and authentic glimpse into the real life of a student.


I curated the entire day via social media. Click here to see an overview of my experience via the hashtag #shadowastudent.


I am truly grateful to Branden for his graciousness and sense of humor. I learned a lot about Joseph Case High School and myself from the day.

Important Dates

Some upcoming dates:
  • March 11: Term III Progress reports
  • March 17: University of Michigan survey for seniors, 9 a.m.
  • March 18: American Red Cross Blood Drive
  • March 22-24: ELA MCAS
  • March 25: No School - Good Friday
  • April 7: National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 7 p.m.
  • April 18-22: Spring Break