Cardinal Notes

information and reflection about Joseph Case High School

Volume 12, No. 12 *** January 29, 2016

Term II Report Cards

Term II report cards will be published electronically on Friday, January 29 at the close of the school day via your student's Apen/X2 account.


Specific questions about term grades should be directed to your child's teacher or guidance counselor.


This year's new mid-year exam schedule did not allow all teachers to include exam grades in the grade report. These will be updated for the Term III report card. Parents and families may also check their child's X2 account for this information prior to publication.

Adams Scholars update

Congratulations to the Class of 2016's most recent MCAS scholars, (from left to right) seniors Margaret O'Donoghue and Nicole Serio. The state recently informed the high school that these students are part of our Adams cohort for outstanding academic achievement in the MCAS. Congratulations to both scholars.
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Early Release: Wednesday, February 3

Students will have an early release from school on Wednesday, February 3. Students will be dismissed from school after Time Slot 5 at 12:37 p.m.


Teachers will focus on common best instructional practices, data team meeting, and some clarity on the upcoming student surveys.

Program of Studies 2016-2017

The Joseph Case High School Program of Studies will be released electronically on Wednesday, February 10 during our advisory period.


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 our Learning Commons on Wednesday, February 10, beginning at 6:30 p.m.


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.


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

Parent Professional Development: Google

With the high school transitioning to an all-school Google platform, parents and families of Case students have an opportunity to learn more about Google, including:

Gmail

Google Docs

Google Drive

Google Sheets

Google Slides

Google Classroom


I will hold three parent events on Thursday, February 11 to accommodate the many different schedules in our community:


  • 7:30 a.m.
  • 2:45 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m.


Please consider joining me for a one-hour overview of Google Apps for Education. Please register for the event using the following links. This opportunity is part of the high school's initiative to include parents and families in our professional development plan.

1Parent PD: Google Apps for Education

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 7:30-8:30am

Joseph Case High School, Room 202

A one-hour overview of the core suite of the Google platform for parents and families at Joseph Case High School.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

2Parent PD: Google Apps for Education

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 2:45-3:45pm

Joseph Case High School, Room 202

A one-hour overview of the core suite of the Google platform for parents and families at Joseph Case High School.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

3Parent PD: Google Apps for Education

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 6:30-7:30pm

Joseph Case High School, Room 202

A one-hour overview of the core suite of the Google platform for parents and families at Joseph Case High School.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.