February 8, 2019
A Message From the Principal
An important component of our academic program is data driven instruction (DDI). This process allows teachers to use student assessment data to form instruction. It involves evaluating student performance and determining the areas in which students are meeting standards and those where reteaching is necessary. Recently our students in grades 5-10 completed their second round of MAP testing. MAP or Measures of Academic Progress testing is a personalized online assessment which measures student growth in a variety of areas. Data from MAP testing provides teachers with insight into specific learning outcomes that students have mastered and identifies those that they are ready to learn. In the upcoming weeks, you will receive an individual report on your child's progress toward meeting learning goals. DDI is one component of our blended and personalized learning initiative. Research supports the benefits of personalized learning for both increasing student engagement and academic progress. For more information on MAP testing, please click on the link below:
Sincerely,

Kathleen St.Laurent
General Information
Parent Calls for Student Absences
Reminder – Whenever a student is absent, the parent is to call and notify the school. The school message machine is in operation 24 hours per day. On a day your son/daughter will be absent, please contact the school by 7:30 A.M.  Mrs. Sousa works very hard to keep track of our students. If you do not call the school, you will receive a call about the absence. This is a very time consuming process.  
Valentine’s Jeans Day
Thursday, February 14  is a red/pink/white jeans day. The cost is $2.00 and benefits the class treasuries. Regular jeans day rules apply (no leggings/jeggings/yoga pants.)  Happy Valentine’s Day! 
Friday, February 15 – Early Release Professional DAY– NO BUS HOME AND NO ESP
Friday, February 15   is an early release professional day. Students will be dismissed at   1:00 P.M   . There will be no afternoon bus and no ESP. Parents, please make transportation arrangements for 1:00 P.M.
High School Section
Shakespeare Competition
Good luck to freshman Karoline Brechter, who will compete in the Massachusetts State Finals of the Shakespeare Competition this weekend! The competition will be held at the UMass Amherst Mount Ida Campus and will feature 10 student actors from across the state. Karoline will be Coyle & Cassidy's 7th student to participate in the state finals of this national competition, but the first freshman. The state winner will compete nationally against 54 other actors at a competition held at Lincoln Center in New York City this April! 

Carol Mecca, M.Ed.
Fine Arts Department 
High School Homeroom Breakfast Meetings
Grade level breakfasts, beginning at  7:30 A.M.   , have resumed. Time will be used to plan class activities and encourage student involvement. Students may purchase breakfast items from the cafeteria or bring in their breakfast. 

  • February 12 - Freshmen
  • February 13 - Seniors
  • February 14 - Juniors
Freshman/Sophomore Social
The Freshman/Sophomore Sem-Formal will be held at the school on Saturday,  March 30 from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M.    The cost of the dance is  $15.00   . Tickets will be on sale from Monday, March 4 through Thursday, March 14. Tickets may be purchased from Mr. LaConte, sophomore class moderator, or Mr. Rusconi, freshman class moderator. The dance is open to CC students in grades 9 and 10 and their pre-approved outside guests from grades   9 or 10 only (no middle school, no junior, and no senior students allowed.)    Any student who wishes to bring an outside guest must pick-up a form from the high school attendance office. Forms will be available on Monday, February 25. The completed form and guest payment are due by 8:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 14. The administration will determine whether or not a guest is approved. Please pay close attention to the deadlines.  A breathalyzer will be used at the event. 
Junior/Senior Prom
On Thursday, May 23, 2019 the Junior/Senior Prom will be held at the Cape Club in Sharon. The cost of the prom is $80.00 per person. There will be two payments: Friday, March 8 ($40.00 per person) and Friday, April 5 ($40.00 per person.) Any payment received late will be subject to a $10.00 late fee – This is for each payment date listed above!  Late fees will be required even if the payment is one day late. No guest information is due at the time of the first payment. Make the first payment even if you are not sure with whom you will be attending. We will adjust the payments if you overpay. We need to have an accurate count – so sign up ea rly!  THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS AFTER FRIDAY - APRIL 26, 2019.   

 Outside guest forms for the prom will be available on Friday, March 8. Completed forms and guest payment are due no later than 8:00 A.M . on Friday, April 5.  Please pay attention to the deadline so you will not be disappointed.  The administration will determine whether or not the guest is approved. 

Parents must attend a mandatory parent pre-prom meeting in order for their son/daughter to attend the prom. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 P.M . This meeting is for the parents of all juniors and the parents of any senior who did not attend last year’s Junior/Senior Prom. Seniors who did attend last year’s prom will receive a form for parents to verify review of the content from the meeting . If a parent does not attend the mandatory pre-prom meeting, the student will not be allowed to attend the prom.  Please mark this important date on your calendar.  
Middle School Section
A Note From Mr. O'Brien
Go Celts, B’s & Sox (pitchers & catchers report next week),
Super Bowl Champs again! Who would’ve thought our D was that good, unreal.
A big congrats to senior Rachael Johnson who became the 5th person in Coyle/Coyle & Cassidy history to surpass 1,000 career points!
Tonight is the 7th & 8th grade winter dance (7-9 P.M.), big fun.

Have a great weekend,

Mr. OB
Book Fair
Our Middle School Book Fair was a great success! Our total sales reached $2,872.00 (which qualified us to receive 50% back in Scholastic dollars). Here is the breakdown:

Scholastic Dollars Profit Selected: $1,436.04
All Scholastic Dollars Reward: $143.60
Previous Account Balance: $0.78
Total Scholastic Dollars available to our school: $1,580.42

In addition to surpassing our sales goal, we had a lot of fun. We played some games and awarded lots of prizes. We donated books to the 5th grade classroom library and awarded a prize basket of books and goodies to Mrs. Williams' class. We were able to stock the next book that will be assigned in the 8th grade ELA class and 27 of the 30 copies we ordered were purchased by our 8th grade families. Our greatest success is that we helped put hundreds of books in the hands of our students! We owe a debt of gratitude to the book fair volunteers who gave so generously of their time:

  • Vicki Goetz
  • Danielle Cochrane
  • Amanda Perrault
  • Christine Toomey
  • Rebecca Villandry
  • Lisa Mikulis
  • Dena Heidt
  • Diane Walker
  • Sharon Dupont
  • Ossie Avila
  • Lisa Canuel
  • Christina Bragan

Thank you for your support, Mr. OB!

Ligia Madeira
Yearbook Information
8th Grade students will be receiving a link on their school email to input their personal information that they want to be seen in their yearbook.
Guidance Section
Save the Dates!
The following events are geared towards juniors but open to all parents of high schoolers:

  • College Admissions and Planning Night sponsored my MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority) on February 28 from 6:00- 7:30 P.M.

  • "Night with College Admissions Counselors": Admission Counselors from Stonehill College, Bridgewater State University and Bristol Community College will explain the admission processes on March 26 from 6:00-7:30 P.M. 
Attention all Juniors! 
Admission representatives from these universities will be attending our school. If you wish to attend please sign up through Naviance:

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville: Friday, February 15 at 1:00 P.M.
  • University of Maine at Machias: Thursday, Mach 14 at 1:00 P.M. 
  • Costal Carolina University: Wednesday, April 3 at 11:15 A.M.
To learn more information about applying to colleges, click the link down below!
SAVE THE DATE!
There will be a Regional College Fair held at Bristol Plymouth on April 11th.  
Important Information from Bridgewater State University:
Students who have applied for admission to  Bridgewater State University (BSU)
 
There are less than two weeks left before the  PRIORITY DEADLINE (2/15/19) . It’s not too late to  apply online   or use the  Common Application  for admission this fall. 
 
If anyone is missing items to complete their application, please email those items directly to taudyatis@bridgew.edu
 
We encourage students who have been offered admission to  register online  for one of our upcoming  Admitted Student Fridays.   Attendees will meet their potential academic dean and current BSU students at this special open house from 2:30 to 5:30 P.M. on the following dates:

  • March 22, 2019
  • April 5, 2019
  • April 19, 2019
  • April 26, 2019
Please Keep in Mind:
Coyle and Cassidy Guidance Department has an open door policy. If any student wishes to speak with Ms. Mozzone, Ms. Araujo or Ms. LaPann, please stop by in the morning and ask for a pass from Mrs. Chaves. We are ALL here to help support the students academic success & emotional wellness. Thank you!
A Message From The Coyle Athletic Association (CCAA)
The CCAA raises funds to supplement the Athletic Department and all funds raised go directly to our student athletes. All help is greatly appreciated.

All parents and friends of Coyle Cassidy athletes (both high school and middle school) are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the CCAA.  

The School Store will be open on Monday, February 11, from 2:00-2:30 P.M.
From the Desk of the Director of Athletics
  • Please be advised that Spring Sport Tryouts will be conducted on Monday, March 18, 2019. All candidates must have an up-to-date physical on file in the Athletics Office. 

  • Congratulations to Rachael Johnson as she scored her 1000th point this past week against Bishop Stang. The third female to do so at Coyle and Cassidy.

  • Congratulations to the Girls Basketball team (Defending Division IV State Champions) for beating previously undefeated Bridgewater-Raynham 51-40 this past week.

  • Congratulations to Julia Bernaiche, as she qualified for the MIAA Swimming Sectional Tournament.

  • Good luck to the Coyle and Cassidy/Bristol Plymouth Wrestling team, as they compete in the Sectional Wrestling Tournament.

  • Congratulations to the Boys Ice Hockey team, as they once again qualified for the MIAA Ice Hockey tournament.


  • Coach Pabst is holding a meeting for anyone interested in playing football this fall on Tuesday, February 12 at 2:00 P.M. in the cafeteria
Please click the link for the Athletic schedule for next week:
Friendly Reminders
Clip of the Week!
Don't forget to watch this week's "Clip of the Week"!
Swap Shop
Our Swap shop is open on the first Friday of the month, from 2:00-3:30 P.M. for anyone in need of these gently worn items:
$5.00 Polos, button downs, vests, fleece

$10.00 Pants and long sleeve sweaters

$15.00 Skorts
Please don’t forget Dr. Audette’s weekly blog!