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Statement on Lead Levels in Water: The Cardinal Local School District has fielded several calls over the last week regarding lead levels in our water. With recent news stories regarding elevated lead levels found in other area schools and communities we can certainly understand the concern for the students in our district.

The water provided in our District’s schools comes from a facility maintained, monitored, and serviced by the Village of Middlefield’s Water Department. Our own Maintenance department has been in contact with the Village regarding the Water Department’s lead testing and monitoring practices and the district can report, with confidence, that the drinking water is safe and meets all EPA standards. Detailed information on the Village’s testing process and results can be found here.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Board Office at 632-0261.

Read the official District press release.


BOE Meeting: The Cardinal Board of Education will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, February 10. The meeting will be held in the Board Office at 6:00 p.m.  |  Agenda


2016-17 Kindergarten Registration: Kindergarten registration for the upcoming school year will be held Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the CIS gym. Please call 440-632-0261 x2000 to schedule a registration appointment. Enrollment packets can be picked up at JES or the Board office or downloaded here (the document is 27 pages.) Please note, students must live in the District and be five (5) years of age prior to August 1 to enroll.


Snow Line: As the winter weather finally makes its way into our area, we’d like to remind parents about our Snow Line. The snow line is a number you can call to check to see if our schools are open on a particular day. With the new phone system came a new Snow Line number, so please keep this number on hand should you need to use it: 440-632-0261, option 9. The message on the line is usually updated by 6:15 a.m. if a closing has been issued.


Social Media: The Cardinal Local School District has a NEW Facebook page! The previous page (Cardinal Local Schools Board of Education) will no longer be used by District Staff to keep the community informed of events happening within our schools. Stay connected with Cardinal, give our new Facebook Page, Cardinal Local School District, a “Like!” Huskie Pride!


Parent Notification: The District will soon provide an opportunity for parents to modify a child’s pick-up/drop-off location. Read more about this upcoming opportunity here.


Infinite Campus: Mobile App District Code – LBTSFC


Superintendent’s Message: Updated November 30, 2015 – Let’s Talk!

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CHS Conferences will be held February 23, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  Call the High School Office to make an appointment – 440-632-0261 x 5000.

Feb. 23: Parent Scheduling Info Sessions for current 9th­11th grade parents. 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm

Feb. 23: Parent Scheduling Info Session for current 8th grade parents 7 pm Feb. 23: FAFSA open work session for seniors/parents

Feb. 23: FAFSA open work session for seniors/parents from 6-8:00 pm


Do you want to sit in the Best seat in the house for the Cardinal vs Berkshire basketball game this Saturday? Best seats, pizza, candy and pop all delivered to your comfy seat during the game.

Help support Relay for Life and buy a ticket at lunch all this week. Only $1 gets you a chance to win a great seat with free food to add to it.

Buy your ticket today!!!


Students,

The Rotary International is a service organization. They work collectively to help people around the world. One of their programs is a speech contest open to high school students. For more info. about the contest, go to www.rotarydistrict6630.org. For students to qualify at the district level on Saturday, April 2nd, they must first win at the Burton/Middlefield Rotary Club local level. Our local competition will be held on Wed., Feb. 24th at 7PM. At the local level, students from Cardinal High School will compete against students from Newbury and Berkshire. Monetary prizes will be given for first, second and third place. I can only take three students from Cardinal (unless Burton and Newbury have a lot of students, then it will get reduced to only two from Cardinal). I would like to hold a preliminary competition during Enrichment on Tuesday, Feb. 9th and Thursday, Feb.11th to determine our two or three finalists to go to the local competition at the Welshfield Inn. Even if you already told me that you want to compete at Welshfield, come to see me by the end of the dayWednesday, Feb. 3rd and I will assign a day to you for the preliminary round on Feb. 9th or 11th. See me with any questions.


Yearbooks: On Sale NOW through March 16, 2016! Cost is $65.00. Order forms are available in the office, or place your order online!


Donkey Basketball: Cardinal S.A.F.E. After Prom presents Donkey Basketball – Alumni vs. Amish – on Wednesday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m. Click here for additional information!


Weather Statement: Please visit the Superintendent’s page for important information regarding school closings during inclement weather. Thank you!


Snow Line: As the winter weather finally makes its way into our area, we’d like to remind parents about our Snow Line. The snow line is a number you can call to check to see if our schools are open on a particular day. With the new phone system came a new Snow Line number, so please keep this number on hand should you need to use it: 440-632-0261, option 9. The message on the line is usually updated by 6:15 a.m. if a closing has been issued.


 

Upcoming Sporting Events 

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2/1/16 Girls Basketball Lakeside at Cardinal
2/5/16 Boys Basketball Cardinal at Kirtland
2/6/16 Wrestling CVC Tournament

 

PBIS

Congratulation to this months PBIS post card winners Lilly R., Trey H., Marissa V., Mo S.

Stoller fundraiser winners

Congratulation to our Stoller Fundraiser top sellers, each student has received a ticket to Kalahari.

Cardinal After Prom is selling raffle tickets for $10.00 ea.  “What does one win?”  you may ask.  Your choice of a gas grill, push lawn mower, or gas powered pressure washer.  The drawing will take place April 1st, but their is a limited number of tickets so don’t wait to long!  Tickets can be purchased at Geauga Auto Parts, Sears, Shetler Printing and at many of the home sporting events.  Proceeds will go towards this year’s after-prom.

 

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Levels of Excellence

Megan B and Megan T.

Tuesday, December 15th the National Honor’s Society induction ceremony took place. The ceremony started with the new inductees being introduced and being escorted into the gym by their families. The inductees included Alissa N., Dawn S., Megan T., Aidan W., Megan B., Jordyn S., Erin R., Jessica S., Linsey L., Aleyna B., Emily N., Marissa V., Julia M. and Madison B.. Mrs. Turon gave an outstanding, motivational speech, quoting her grandfather, she said, ”What do you want to accomplish? And how much do you want it?” After that insightful speech, the future members NHS took their oath to fulfill the four pillars of excellence. Following the ceremony was a reception for the inductees and their families which included a cake to congratulate the newest members. Mr. Esinwine has big plans for the future with the National Honors Society and hopes to have a successful year. The members encourage all the students to strive for the four pillars of excellence in the years to come.

 

Russ Ward Tournament 2015

Huskie Wrestlers Take It Again

The Cardinal Huskies Wrestling Team placed first at the Russ Ward Memorial Tournament held at Cardinal High School last Saturday. Some of the schools present were Aurora, Grand Valley, Newbury, Garrettsville Garfield and Cleveland JFK.  Coach, Jeff Ziegler said “The kids really step it up when they wrestle at home. . .”  The Huskies placed first with 139 points, Aurora came in second with 112.5 points and Grand Valley finished third with 111 points.  Brandon N. (120), Trent M. (126) and Kyle S. (170) all placed first in their weight classes.  “Everyone’s hard work during practices paid off at the tournament.”, says junior, Kyle S. Tony B. (113), Craig S. (138), Brandon N. (145), Bryn H. (195) and Alex F. (285) all placed in their weight classes. “It was neck and neck going into the finals. . .”, says Coach Jeff Zeigler. The outcome was victorious.

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Teamwork Pulls It Together

Delaney L., Adriana N., Raina D.

Head Coach Luke Kruse believes that ”the sky’s the limit” for this year’s varsity program. The girls currently hold a record of three wins and three losses. The wins began against Bristol, Hawken, and Newbury and the losses being against Crestwood, Independence and Kirtland. Kruse proceeded to say, “If we are willing to put aside our individual selves and sacrifice for the good of the team, I think we have enough talent to where we can compete with anyone on our schedule. We have a nice group of seniors that have been in the program a long time and are ready to lead us in a great direction. At the beginning of the season, I sat down with the team and talked about our specific goals.” The seniors consist of; Haley A., Maggie C., Cindy D.,  Kathryn D., Emily K., and Michelle M. All of these seniors are returning players and will be a great assets to the team. Freshman, Ashley G., says “Being a freshman playing on the varsity level is a big accomplishment, as well as being starting point guard. It’s great knowing that hard works pays off.” Returning letterman, Delaney L. believes that, “We are a team this year and play as one unit. By doing this, I believe we are a team to watch out for this season.” Kruse’s highlight of the previous season was hands-down the home game against Cardinal’s rivals, the Berkshire badgers.  “Even though it was a one point loss, our home game versus Berkshire was a very competitive and fun high school basketball game. It came down to the last second,” said Kruse, “The girls played with their full hearts and left it all on the line which is all I can ask.” He is looking forward to January 6th which is their first Berkshire game of the season

The junior varsity team is coached by Joe DiMattia and they hold a current record of four wins and two losses. The wins being against Bristol, Newbury, Crestwood and Hawken and the losses being against Independence and Kirtland. Coach DiMattia also had input about the season, “We have a strong group of players returning to the team, and I expect that all the freshmen will contribute to the team as well.”  Coach Joe continued to say, “I’m excited to see what we look like after the few weeks of practicing together. I’m going to challenge them to be tough and play together. If we come together as a team and gel as a team and play tough, we could have an exciting and successful season.”  

Congratulations to our students who made the Merit Roll, Honor roll, or Principals Roll the first nine weeks!

 


CHS MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER: The Cardinal High School Administration is excited to share monthly e-newsletters with the community to outline important dates and highlight exciting news!  Please visit the Newsletter Page for monthly e-newsletters.

Infinite Campus: Mobile App District Code – LBTSFC

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Snow Line: As the winter weather finally makes its way into our area, we’d like to remind parents about our Snow Line. The snow line is a number you can call to check to see if our schools are open on a particular day. With the new phone system came a new Snow Line number, so please keep this number on hand should you need to use it: 440-632-0261, option 9. The message on the line is usually updated by 6:15 a.m. if a closing has been issued.


Chaos Tower

“Ryan & Ryan, Inc.”, two students in Mr. Bronson’s 8th grade science class, created a chaos tower.  Check out the YouTube video below to see it in action.

Both students started this project when studying gravitational potential energy.  They first built a vertical model and then decided to build it horizontal so it would fit into the display case.  Once the ball reaches the top it has multiple pathways it can follow.  There are 2 trampolines (elastic potential), multiple ramps and loops for pathways, but the initial energy at the top is supplied based on the balls mass, height, and gravity.  They spent considerable time getting everything level and making subtle adjustments so there were no issues.

Awesome job, guys!


Attention 7th grade girls & their parents:

The College of Wooster in an educational partnership the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and ABSMaterials, Inc. is again sponsoring the B-WISER Science Camp,  a team-taught, hands-on, week long residential experience in a state-of-the art science facility.  The camp will be held June 5 – 10, 2016 and is open to girls who are completing the seventh grade this school year.  Dedicated to promoting the interest of young women in science and engineering, teachers provide each girl with a full laboratory experience. There will be no textbooks or tests. During the day, students take a full curriculum with classes in chemistry, engineering, physics, life science, robotics and earth science. In the evening, prominent scientists share their enthusiasm in areas such as laser techniques, boomerangs, physics, and energy conservation. More information, including the application, is available on the website: http://bwiser.spaces.wooster.edu

There are a limited number of scholarships available through the support of the Noble Foundation, ABSMaterials, Inc., Dr. Lois Cook, and the American Chemical Society, Section 223 for girls who receive free or reduced lunches. Details are provided on the application.


TPP:  Students that did not participate in TPP in the first semester will be doing so the week of February 8, 2016.  Letters to parents were sent home earlier this school year and can also be viewed here.

5th Grade TPP  |  6th Grade TPP  |  7th Grade TPP  |  8th Grade TPP


Now you can find us on Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/CardinalMiddleSchoolPTSA


CMS PTSA has teamed up with Shoparoo to help us raise funds for our school.   Download this free app and then take pictures of your shopping receipts.  It’s that simple!  Help support our kids by starting today.

Shoparoo  |   http://shoparoo.com/r/slit7909

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CMS Monthly Parent Newsletters – The January Newsletter is now available!


Recognizing the symptoms of stress & depression – 7th grade program:

UROK Middle School Program


Infinite Campus: Mobile App District Code – LBTSFC


Athletic Tickets: Visit the Athletics page for an important announcement regarding ticketing for home sporting events.


Building fees: There will be one flat building fee of $60.00 for CMS this year.


 

 

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Jump Rope for Heart: This exciting event is heading back to our campus soon! Any student who registers at http://heart.org/jump and raises at least $150.00 online BEFORE the kick off presentation February 3, will be honored at the kick off and receive a gift! Get more information here!


2016-17 Kindergarten Registration: Kindergarten registration for the upcoming school year will be held Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the CIS gym. Please call 440-632-0261 x2000 to schedule a registration appointment. Enrollment packets can be picked up at JES or the Board office or downloaded here (the document is 27 pages.) Please note, students must live in the District and be five (5) years of age prior to August 1 to enroll.


Snow Line: As the winter weather finally makes its way into our area, we’d like to remind parents about our Snow Line. The snow line is a number you can call to check to see if our schools are open on a particular day. With the new phone system came a new Snow Line number, so please keep this number on hand should you need to use it: 440-632-0261, option 9. The message on the line is usually updated by 6:15 a.m. if a closing has been issued.


Parent Survey: The YMCA of Greater Cleveland is currently conducting a needs assessment for youth development programming (before and after school, summer camp, and Teen Café) for our school district. Parents, please take a moment to review the program information and then complete the survey so the YMCA can determine if this type of programming would be beneficial to our community! Thank you for your assistance!

YMCA Program Information   |   YMCA Parent Survey


Parent Notification: The District will soon provide an opportunity for parents to modify a child’s pick-up/drop-off location. Read more about this upcoming opportunity here.


PK-3 Parenting Series: So You’re Parenting a PK, K, 1, 2, 3rd Grader?! This series, offered through the Ohio Department of Education, gives parents activity ideas and tips to prepare their children for Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. The tips are easy for parents to work into their activities as they work around the house or run errands. There are a set of tips for each grade from PK-3, click here to get started today!


Giant Eagle Apple for the Students: Click here to learn how to join the program and support our schools!


Infinite Campus: Mobile App District Code – LBTSFC


Parent Portal: This school year we are requesting that all families sign up for an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account.  Interim and quarterly report cards will be posted here and not sent home.  Additional information will be sent home in the Beginning of the Year packet.


Building Fees: There will be one, flat building fee of $50.00 for JES/CIS students this year.

 

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