Cardinal Notes

information and reflection about Joseph Case High School

Volume 14, No. 10 *** December 12, 2017

Tonight: Holiday Music Concert

Please join us in the auditorium tonight (Tuesday, December 12) for the Joseph Case High Music Department's annual holiday concert. The event starts at 7 p.m.

Thursday: Cardinal Night for Grade 8 Students

Joseph Case High School will present its annual Cardinal Night geared for grade 8 students who will be part of our Class of 2022 on Thursday, December 14, beginning at 6 p.m., in the auditorium. Interested families should register here. The night begins with an overview of the high school experiences, transitions to facility tours by National Honor Society members, and culminates in a student-led Activities Fair in the cafeteria.

New this year will be an exciting, rapid-fire presentation by the high school curriculum-based leadership team that celebrates the best of their department at Joseph Case High School. The presentation will ignite families' interest in the vast educational programming at Joseph Case High School.

We anticipate School Choice will again be offered this year so that students outside of Swansea may attend Joseph Case High School. This would be a perfect event for any family who is looking at secondary school options in the region.

CPR for seniors

All seniors at Joseph Case High School will complete CPR training in conjunction with Swansea Ambulance Corps all next week, December 18-22, to fulfill our graduation requirement for CPR certification. Now in Year 4, Case was the first high school in Massachusetts to make CPR a graduation requirement. Senior students (as well as Child Care II juniors) will report to the band room instead of phys ed and directed study for the next five school days. No Senior Privilege next week ==> it will resume on January 2.

Annual Giving Tree

The Giving Tree is up in the high school's main lobby and adorned with donation requests. Please consider having your student take an ornament and return an unwrapped present for a child at the Cranwood Italian Home for Children for the holidays. The Case High Student Council under the supervision of teacher Adam Palmisciano oversees this opportunity to celebrate kindness as a community while helping children who may be less fortunate than some. Please return all unwrapped gifts to the high school by Wednesday, December 20.
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Superintendent's Award for Excellence

Congratulations to Kylie Lecomte who received the Superintendent's Award for Excellence at a luncheon last week with students from Somerset Berkley, Seekonk, Dighton-Rehoboth, Apponequet and Taunton. Presenting the award and scholarship to this top-ranking senior was Superintendent of Schools Johh Robidoux, representing both Swansea Public Schools and the Southcoast Educational Collaborative.

Third Annual Mr. Joseph Case High School - February 2

The third annual Mr. Joseph Case High School has been finalized for Friday evening on February 2. This special "Groundhog's Day" edition of Mr. JCHS will be more fun than ever! Mark your calendars for the fundraising event -- hosted by the Case High Student Council -- that benefits all of the clubs and activities at our high school as well as helps us celebrate many students inside and outside of the classroom. More details in the coming weeks!
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And finally: Case's John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Qualifiers

Joseph Case High School is proud to announce 33 members of the Class of 2018 who received John and Abigail Adams Scholarships for outstanding performance on their high school MCAS exams. These scholarships were awarded last Thursday as part of our annual Academic Awards Ceremony and reception that included senior families.

Our 2017-2018 Adams scholars are:

Tyler Abdallah
Derek Alexander
Michael Bisbano
Heather Brabant
Brandon Carvalho
Sydney Correa
James Diamond
Samantha Dias
Sydney Duquette
Macayla Goulet
Abigail Gracie
Ethan Hickey
Britnelyn Keighley
Kyle Koehler
Kylie Lecomte
Fallon Marchand
Ava Marks
Autumn Medeiros
Aidan Mello
Samantha Moreira
Jared Nobrega
Lynne Notarangelo
Sara Orton
Maya Pappas
Travis Purcell
Colin Shea
Paul Sousa
Skyler Steiblin
Emma Teves
Olivia Thompson
Kathleen Toland
Alexia Wagner
Jameson Ward