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Feb. 16: JV/V Boys Basketball vs. Grand Valley (SENIOR NIGHT), 5:30 p.m. | Feb. 17: Varsity Wrestling @ Orange, 9:00 a.m. | Feb. 19: NO SCHOOL - PRESIDENTS' DAY


NEW!  Cardinal Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 15 (3:00-9:00pm) by appointment only.  Signups begin on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.  Call the CMS Office (440/632-0261 ext. 4000) to schedule an appointment or use our online option (either option available starting February 6).  Online signups will close at noon on the day of conferences.  Appointments may still be available by calling the office after that time.

To help you have a successful conference, refer to this checklist before meeting with your student’s teachers.

We hope to see you at conferences!

NEW! CHS 2018-19 SCHEDULING MEETINGS: Parents of current 8th graders are encouraged to attend an information session on Thursday, February 15 to learn more about high school course offerings and scheduling information for the 2018-19 school year. They will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.


NEW!  Beginning February 22, PSI and LifeAct will be providing 7th grade students with a program to help them recognize the symptoms of stress and depression.  |  Life Act Parent Information Letter

NEW! IGNITE YOUR CAREER EVENT: Monday, March 5 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Education Center. Students in grades 7-12 and their parents are invited to this free event to explore careers.  | DETAILS  |  REGISTER

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL: Benefactor tickets on sale now through February 16 for $15.00. Price includes first choice seating, your name in the program, and a free popcorn at the show!  | PURCHASE NOW!

SPRING P2P FEES SET: The Board has approved pay-to-participate fees for Spring 2018.  |  VIEW FEES

1st SEMESTER ACADEMIC AWARDS: Congratulations to all of the students who were recognized during our first semester academic assembly!  | 5th Grade  |  6th Grade  |  7th Grade  |  8th Grade

8th grade TPP starts in JanuaryParent Letter – 8th grade

7th grade will begin February 12, 2018 |  Parent Letter – 7th grade

Place your order online here:  CMS 2017-2018 Yearbook.   Yearbook online ID code is 12446318.  Or complete a paper form (available in the CMS office) & return with payment to the office.

Deadline has been extended to February 21 (paper order form). 

Online orders will be accepted through the end of March.


INCLEMENT WEATHER REMINDER: As the winter weather season starts up, a reminder that you can call our Snow Line at 440-632-0261 option 9, to see if schools are open on a particular day. The message on the line is usually updated by 6:15 a.m. if a closing has been issued. PARENTS – if school has not been closed due to inclement weather, you can choose to keep your child home if you feel it is best. Please call them off to the building secretary, as usual, and we will excuse the absence.  |  Weather Statement

Yoga for Teen Girls  |  Girlvana flyer

PBIS AWARD WINNER: Cardinal Middle School has received a Bronze Award from the state for its positive behavior implementation!  |  READ MORE

Not sure when the next PTO meeting is?  Can’t remember when report cards are available?  Look here any time during the school year – we are continuously updating as events are added.

Early Release dates for February are

                      February 7, 14 & 28

Parents ~ Read all about our CMS Testing Information

Earn even more cash to help your school.

Check out the product lists& how to earn a BONUS!

PRINCIPAL’S BLOG: Stay in touch with Principal Mr. Cardinal all year in his CMS Blog! |  Read It!

Parents’ Guide to Student Success:  Grade 5  |  Grade 6  |  Grade 7  |  Grade 8

CMS Traffic Patterns 2017-2018

RUMOR HAS IT: We all know how quickly rumors can spread and grow – have you heard something about the Cardinal Local School District that you’d like more information about? Share it with us!  |  READ MORE

STUDENT FEES:  Student fees can be paid online through your IC Parent Portal account. Don’t have an account? Click here to sign up!

CMS Monthly Parent Newsletters – Current CMS Parent Newsletter now available online or in the CMS Office!

Shoparoo: CMS PTO has teamed up with Shoparoo to help 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. |  GET CODE

Infinite Campus: Mobile App District Code – LBTSFC


2016-17 PBIS Bronze Award