District News

Athletics Schedule Updates

The following changes or additions have been made to the fall athletics schedule:

  • Freshmen Girls Volleyball Blue Division tournament will be hosted by Cardington on October 11th.  Matches begin at 9:00 am
  • Varsity and JV Volleyball match against Elgin originally scheduled for Thursday, September 24th has been moved to Saturday October 4th.
  • JV Football on September 27th is at home against Buckeye Valley
  • JV and Varsity Volleyball on September 27th involves Danville and New Albany

Athletic schedule Fall 2014 updated.pdf
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on September 3rd, all district buildings were put on lockdown when we were advised that a suspicious person was in the area of the building at 349 Chesterville Ave. In total the lockdown lasted around 20 minutes as the Cardington Police and the Morrow County Sheriff's Department declared the areas safe and apprehended the suspect. Read more...

Drug Abuse Awareness Event to be Hosted by Cardington-Lincoln Schools

Did you know 15% of students have misused prescription drugs? That the average age of a child’s first drug encounter is twelve? That boys and girls are equally likely to abuse drugs? Concerned citizens can help this situation improve.

Jennifer Stovall, former guidance counselor at Cardington-Lincoln H.S., has organized an event to clarify and discuss drug-related issues.

On Sept 24 at 6:00 PM, there will be a Prescription Drug and Drug Abuse Awareness Event at Cardington-Lincoln High School. Wayne Campbell will present “Tyler’s Light,” the story of his son Tyler, who became addicted to pain pills after an injury and then turned to heroin. Tyler’s death inspired Mr. Campbell to try to prevent other deaths.


Important Notice from the Ohio Department of Education

Federal Court Instructs Ohio Districts to Post Information for Parents Concerning Data Release

A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit. 

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.

A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found here. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.


Click Here for the 2014 Fall Athletic Schedule.
Athletic schedule Fall 2014 updated.pdf
Attached is the Tentative Winter Athletic Schedule for 2014-15.
There may be a few changes to come.
Tentative Winter Athletic Schedule 2014-15.pdf
District Financial Information
Select the link below to view a snapshot of the District's financial information for the 2013-2014 (FY14)
Cardington-Lincoln Local Schools Fiscal Overview

The Governor's approval of House Bill 487 will change graduation requirements for the class of 2018. One major change includes the elimination of the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) by a new series of End-of-Course Exams.  For more information from the Ohio Department of Education, read here.


Members of the Cardington-Lincoln FCCLA chapter recently donated $500 toward the relocation of the Morrow County Dog Shelter.  “It really bothers the students that the dogs are in jeopardy when it rains a lot and they wanted to do something to help,” said the club’s adviser, Angie Bush.  "They did a great job with this project."


Grade K-4 supply lists for 2014-2015 school year are available now.
Grades K-2 Lists (PDF)
Grades 3-4 Lists (PDF)

Now that school is out, it is important that parents and community members keep updated about the Measles and Mumps outbreaks in the surrounding counties.  Please view the attachment for the latest news about Measles in surrounding counties. To date, there are NO confirmed cases of Measles in Morrow County.
Situation Update_Measles Outbreak & Response_MCHD_06_02_201.pdf
Cardington-Lincoln to host Robotics Camp June 18th-20th
In association with Tri-Rivers RAMTEC and through the generous support of Honda North America, Cardington-Lincoln Junior High will be hosting a FREE three day Vex Robotics Camp this June.  The camp is designed for students entering grades 4 through 9.  There are still a few FREE spots available. For more information contact Jodi Linkous-Adams at Cardington-Lincoln Junior High School.
Vex Robotic Sky Rise Camp Agenda.pdf
Cardington Elementary hosts Hands-on Math and Science Night on May 22
Thanks to those parents and students who joined us for on Thursday, May 22 at the Elementary School on Nichols St. for a night of fun and learning. Check out the District's Twitter feed for a photo. 
Math and Science NIght Flier.pdf
INFOhio and ODE team up for summer reading resources
"Beach Bags" give parents an easy way to keep their children's reading skills sharp with fun summer activities arranged around five themes: weatherpetstransportationfood, and neighborhoods. Each online Beach Bag includes two free "little books" you can print out at home, two related activities, a list of classic picture books for further reading, and suggested websites to explore. Beach Bags are offered free to all Ohio families by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education. source: ODE
Click here for the link


Dear Cardington Parents,

With the Governor’s final approval of the calamity days bill, here is the year-end plan for the school district:

April 18th will be Blizzard Bag Day 3. 

(assignments are due by May 2)

May 29th is the last day for students.

There will be no need to make up any school days!


You may have heard that there are many changes coming to State level assessments like the OAA and OGT. Here is a first look at how those State level tests will look in our school calendar.  As always, this calendar is subject to change with pending legislation.  In the weeks to come, we will build in our local assessments to this unique calendar view. 2014-2015 Assessment Calendar Long View, 2014-2015 Assessment Calendar Traditional View


Dear Cardington-Lincoln Families,

As of February 10th, we have missed eight (8) days as a result of weather conditions. Considering that we missed three days due to weather just in March in the 2012-2013 school year, I am anticipating that we will have additional calamity days in the next four to five weeks.  Without legislative assistance, the District will be making up school days. The first make-up day will be FOR TEACHERS ONLY on February 17th.  The first make-up day FOR STUDENTS is scheduled for June 2nd and the second make-up will be June 3rd. We are hoping that it will be a little warmer then. If the Governor approves a law change that will impact the status of our make-up days, parents will be informed in writing and by our call system.  Click here to access more information about blizzard bag assignments.

Updated April 1, 2014
With the Governor's signature on Amended House Bill 416, we will not need to make up additional school days this year. 

For those who are wondering where this year stands historically in regards to missed days, it is one of the worst in the last ten years. Click Here to See the History

Without legislative assistance, the District will be making up days.  As of February 7, we have missed 8 days as a result of weather conditions.  Because one of our calamity days was for a scheduled Waiver/Inservice Day, the first make-up day will be FOR TEACHERS ONLY on February 17th.  The first student make-up day is scheduled for June 2nd and the second make-up will be June 3rd. We are hoping that it will be a little warmer then. Read more...

The Cardington-Lincoln Board of Education will be meeting February 5th at 6:30 p.m. at the Board Office for a Work Session.

Protecting Your Child in the Digital Age
Feeling overwhelmed in navigating contestant changes in technology, digital content, and social media?  While there are many advantages to having information immediately available, there are many risks for children who do not have adequate digital supervision.  Please read further to see resources for parents and educators about the challenges of the digital age.

In November 2013, voters in the Cardington-Lincoln Local School District approved a three-quarters percent (0.75%) EARNED INCOME TAX.  The tax is in effect beginning January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2018. The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions answered by the Ohio Department of Taxation: Read more...

If you are visiting the district to attend a special event, please select the following link to view the correct school entry for your event. MAP

The staff and students of the Cardington-Lincoln Local Schools would like to show their deepest appreciation for voter support.  On Wednesday, November 20, the Morrow County Board of Elections certified the November 5th vote that approved the school district levy initiative.  This vote of confidence by the public provides a new path of financial stability for the district. Once again, thank you!!! Read more...

Working on Creating a Shared Vision
Starting December 1st, the District will embark on a revision of the Vision and Mission statements.  These statements are designed to provide the basis for school district decisions regarding academics, finance, and communications. Read more...

Cardington-Lincoln Elementary named "School of Honor" for high performance for the second straight year.
State Superintendent of Schools, Dick Ross, announced in October that the Cardington-Lincoln Elementary School was named a "School of Honor" for High Performance. Read more...
SOH Cardington Lincoln ES_004879.pdf
Cardington-Lincoln High School named "School of Promise" for closing the performance gap for the second straight year.
State Superintendent of Schools, Dick Ross, announced in October that the Cardington-Lincoln High School was named a "School of Promise" for closing the performance gap between groups of students. Read more...
SOP Cardington Lincoln HS_004861.pdf
The Cardington-Lincoln Public Library will be hosting a book signing event for Cardington-Lincoln High School Alumna, Mindy McGinnis on October 5th from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Read more...

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Upcoming Events

Monday, October 13
No School - Staff Professional Development
Regular Board of Education Meeting
7:00 PM
HS Library
Monday, November 10
Regular Board of Education Meeting
7:00 PM
HS Library

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