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Oct. 16: Varsity Boys Soccer @ Cornerstone, 4:30 p.m. | Oct. 17: Early Release Day | Oct. 17: CMS PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m. | Oct. 18: JES Picture Day | Oct. 19: Varsity Football vs. Richmond Hts., 7:00 p.m. (Homecoming) | Oct. 20: JV Football @ Chagrin Falls, 10:00 a.m. | Oct. 20: HS XC @ Trumbull Co. Fairgrounds (Districts), 11:00 a.m. | Oct. 20: Varsity Volleyball, 1:30 (Districts) - TBD



CMS Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 (3-9pm) ~ by appointment only.  Sign-ups begin on Tuesday, October 2nd  —  online or by calling the CMS Office at 440/632-0261 ext. 4000.

Be prepared!  Use this Checklist for Parent-Teacher Conferences to help make the most of your conference time.

Have a student at the high school?  They have online sign-ups as well!

Click HERE for CHS conference signups!

NEW!  ShopWithScrip —  Sign up by October 31 & be entered into a drawing to win a $50.00 gift card.  |  Drawing DETAILS

Raise money for CMS PTO simply by using gift cards where you’re already shopping!  It’s easy, rewarding & fits perfectly into your busy life.   |  ShopWithScrip – DETAILS

Beginning September 27-28, 2018, CMS 6th & 7th graders will participate in an important program call E Risk – Relating in a Digital World.  |  Read More: E Risk – Relating in a Digital World

Round One is currently in progress!

Boys vs. Girls (by grade level) ~ Deadline is October 25th ~ 

Prizes include choice of: 

  • Prize Pass Gift Exchange  – includes lunch in the gym & a gift exchange game (gifts provided by PTO);
  • Goodie Grab – includes lunch in the gym & a scramble to win goodies for dessert;
  • Free Gym – includes lunch in the gym, plus FREE gym time; 
  • Trivia Time with Prizes – includes lunch in the gym & a trivia game with prizes;
  • Goof-Off – includes lunch in the gym & a team game that is both silly & goofy!

VISION & HEARING SCREENINGS: District health administrators will be conducting vision and hearing screenings throughout the year for new students, Kindergarteners, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th graders. Notifications will be sent home only if your child needs additional screenings. Contact the school health nurse for questions.

P2P FEES REDUCED: At their August 8, 2018 regular meeting, members of the Cardinal Local School District Board of Education unanimously voted to approve a reduced pay to participate fee schedule. The reduced fees come after a generous donation from the Joe Peters Memorial Pig Roast and Car Raffle. The reduced fees are as follows: 

  • High school sports: $180
  • Middle school sports: $90
  • Music activities: $45

Deadlines for full payments are unchanged and can be found here HERE

BUS ROUTES: Bus Routes for the 2018-19 school year have been posted.  |  VIEW ROUTES

FINAL FORMS: The district is now partnering with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service, for our athletic/activity participation information.   |  DETAILS

FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS:  Through our partnership with University Hospitals, we are able to provide FREE sports physicals to our students. Click the links for additional information. |  LETTER TO FAMILIES   |  PHYSICIAN LIST  |   MEDICAL FORMS

BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CARE: The YMCA is offering a before and after school care program for the 2018-19 school year at Jordak Elementary School.  |   DETAILS   |   REGISTER NOW

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

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.


PBIS AWARD WINNER: Cardinal Middle School has received a Silver Award from the state for its positive behavior implementation during the 2017-18 school year!

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!

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

2017-18 PBIS Silver Award