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Feb. 11: MS Girls Basketball @ Orange, 4:00 p.m. | Feb. 11: Music Booster Meeting, 6:00 p.m. | Feb. 11: Athletic Booster Meeting, 6:00 p.m. | Feb. 12: JV/V Boys Basketball @ Py Valley, 5:30 p.m. | Feb. 12: JES PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m. | Feb. 13: Early Release Day | Feb. 13: MS Girls Basketball @ Perry, 4:00 p.m. | Feb. 13: 9th Boys Basketball @ Py Valley, 4:30 p.m. | Feb. 13: Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Fairport (Senior Night), 6:00 p.m. | Feb. 13: BOE Meeting, 6:00 p.m. | Feb. 14: Happy Valentine's Day! | Feb. 14: MS Girls Basketball vs. Geneva, 4:30 p.m. | Feb. 14: 9th Boys Basketball vs. Fairport, 5:30 p.m. | Feb. 14: Varsity Wrestling (HOME) - Senior Night, 6:00 p.m. | Feb. 15: JV/V Boys Basketball @ Grand Valley, 5:30 p.m. | Feb. 15: 7th & 8th Formal, 6:00 p.m. | Feb. 16: Varsity Wrestling @ Orange, 9:00 a.m. | Feb. 16: JV/V Girls Basketball vs. Independence, 1:00 p.m.


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Beginning Tuesday, February 12, conference signups will once again be available online or by calling the CMS office at 440.632.0261 ext. 4000.

  • Grades 5, 6 & 7 parent-teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, February 28 (3:00 – 9:00 pm).  These conferences will be with individual teachers, so be sure to sign up for EACH teacher that you wish to see.
  • Grade 8 parent-teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, February 26 (2:30 – 8:30 pm).  These conferences will be a team conference; however, individual teacher conferences are available at the parent request.  Please note ~ Miss Karg will be available on Thursday, February 28 (2:30-5:30 pm) only.

** Parent-Teacher Conferences are by appointment only. **


Join us on conference night for our Cardinal Family Fest.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 (4:00 – 8:00 pm)

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NEW!  Have any CMS pictures you’d like to see in the yearbook?  Lifetouch is looking for you! Find out how to see your photos in print.  Deadline is February 22, 2019.  |  CMS Yearbook Photo Submission info

  NEW!  Box Tops contest – Round #2 —  Bring in those Box Tops for Education before February 22 & help win a party with your friends!  Teams are the same as in the past – boys vs. girls for each grade level.  Collection boxes are in the CMS office.

NEW! PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Cardinal Athletic Department is hosting an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 2 from 7:30 a.m. – noon in the CMS Cafe! Cost is $8.00 and kids 12 and under are $5!  Hope to see you there!  |  DETAILS!

NEW! Students from Cardinal Middle School have created a student leadership group that is part of a Youth Led movement throughout Ohio.  These youth leaders are asking for all students in the school to participate in a confidential & voluntary survey. |  Read more here: Youth Led Prevention – Jan 2019

SNOW LINE:  440-632-0261, option 9. 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 cancelled due to inclement weather, you can choose to keep your child home if you feel it is best. Please call them off to the respective building secretary, as usual, and we will excuse the absence.  |  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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.

FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM:  Cardinal Local Schools knows that a healthy meal helps fuel students for better learning opportunities.  Applications for Free/Reduced meals may be completed at any time throughout the school year.  A new application is required every year.  Please direct your application request to the CMS office at 440/632-0261 ext. 4001  Mrs. Tally Hostetler.

Eligibility Guidelines 2018-2019


  • 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

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

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.  |  CMS Calendar Dates 2018-2019

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!

Infinite Campus: Mobile App District Code – LBTSFC

2016-17 PBIS Bronze Award

2017-18 PBIS Silver Award