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Backpacks will be provided to students in PK-4th grade at no cost 

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7th and 8th Grade Supply Lists

21st Century Learning Center Middle School Program (SAIL) 2018 Program Evaluation

21st Century Learning Center Elementary School Program (LIFT)

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FAFSA Night November 27th

The High School Guidance Department will host a FAFSA Night on November 27th in the high school computer lab (room 106) starting at 6:00 p.m.   Computers and staff will be available to help parents and students to begin the college financial aid process.
Items that you will need to bring: Please refer to the financial aid link under Department of School Counseling page of the High School Website

College Credit Plus Night Information for the 2019-2020 School Year to be held December 4th in the High School Auditorium

CCP Night will be held on December 4th in the high school auditorium starting at 6 p.m.
This is a mandatory meeting for students (and their parent/guardian) that have not taken a college course in the past and are planning on taking CCP classes in the future. Both parent/guardian and student need to attend.

Open House Dates and Times

Cardington teachers and staff are excited to start a new school year and look forward to seeing students at open house on Thursday, August 23rd.  Open house will times will be as follows:

Elementary: 5-7pm

Middle School 1-3pm and 5-7pm

High School 5-7pm

Cardington-Lincoln Board of Education to hold Special Meeting on July 18th at 6 pm in the Board Room at Board of Education Office

The Cardington-Lincoln Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting in Accordance with Ohio Revised Code 121.22 (F) and Board Policy 0164 and 0165.2 on July 18th at 6:00 PM at the Board Room at the Board of Education Office located at 121 Nichols St. Cardington, Ohio 43315.

The purpose of the meeting will be to approve salary schedules for administrative employees and exempt non-certified employees, approve placement of administrative and exempt non-certified employees on the approved salary schedules, and to consider/approve recommendations for employment of supplemental, pupil activity, and administrative contracts.

Any individual who wishes to obtain a copy of the agenda in advance shall notify the Board Office in writing, or by email at info@cardington.k12.oh.us


With their 8-2 defeat of Pemberville Eastwood, the Lady Pirates booked their second straight trip to Akron’s Firestone Stadium.  They will face off again Lore City Buckeye Trail on Friday, June 1st at 5:30 pm.  Tickets are available for $8.00 at the Stadium. THERE ARE NO PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE. Students who wish to ride our spirit bus to Friday’s game should click here for the permission slip. It is due by Thursday at 4pm.


Name of Event: State Softball Tournament Semi-Final

Destination: Akron Firestone Stadium

Designated Supervisor of Activity: Mr. Byerly

Date and Time of Departure: Friday, June 1st, 2018, 2:30 pm departure time

Date and Anticipated Time of Return: 10:00 pm

Method of Transportation: School Bus

Student Cost: There are no pre-sale tickets, cost of admission is $8 students must show proof of funds before being admitted onto the bus.

Meals: Students are responsible for purchasing food at the Stadium. No food consumption is permitted on the bus by law. There will not be a meal stop.

Parents of students may ride as chaperones

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Cardington-Lincoln High School is excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Tim Plumley as the new head varsity football coach. We are pleased to welcome Coach Plumley and wife, Amy, to the football community. They have two sons, Logan, who is currently a graduate student at Miami University, and Bailey, who is a sophomore at Ohio University.

Mr. Plumley is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he attended the School of Allied Medical Professions. Mr. Plumley is owner/partner of Mohican Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation specializing in Physical and Occupational Therapy.

He comes with an extensive coaching background that has prepared him for his new role as head football coach at Cardington. Coach Plumley has spent the last several years serving as the Defensive Coordinator, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator, and Assistant/Positions Coach for the football teams at Bucyrus High School.

Coach Plumley stated, “My ultimate goal is to have a program held in high esteem for its on-field success, and just as importantly, for developing our players into outstanding young men. I’m looking forward to the coming season.”

2018-2019 School Calendar

Cardington-Lincoln Local Schools Open Enrollment Period Opens April 2, 2018 And Will Close September 28, 2018

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018 and continuing through 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018, completed Open Enrollment applications  will be accepted at the office of the superintendent located at 121 Nichols Street, Cardington, Ohio.

The priority by which applications will be approved for acceptance will be based upon the date of receipt and then by the time of receipt. The Cardington-Lincoln Board of Education through its policy has established grade level, school building and educational program capacities. The final number of applicants approved for enrollment will be based upon those established capacities.

Once accepted for open enrollment placement in the Cardington District, a student will not be displaced in future years, but you must complete a new application for each new year.  Applications can be found here and in each of the District offices.

Morrow County Board of Developmental Disabilities Newsletter

Small Changes Big Differences

A four part parenting series offered by Syntero and Nationwide Children’s Hospital will be held for parents and caregivers for children under 7 years of age at the Whetstone Center, 406 Bank Street, Mount Gilead in the Ballroom on the following dates:  March 13, 20, 27 and April 3 from 6p.m. to 8 p.m.  Dinner and childcare will be provided at no cost, RSVP at 740- 428- 0428 or email dcombs@syntero.org for childcare and click here for more information.

Information and Directions for the

Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament Game March 2, 2018


The Cardington-Lincoln Varsity Boys travel to Fairfield Christian on Friday, March 2nd.  Game time is 7pm admission is $7

Directions to Fairfield Christian

Boys Tournament Brack

Follow-up Letter From Superintendent Petrie Regarding Todays (2/23/18) OneCall to Parents

2017-2018 Cardington-Lincoln High School Yearbook Information

2018-2019 Preschool Registration and Screening

Cardington-Lincoln Schools are now scheduling appointments for Preschool enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year.  If your child will be 3 years old by August 1, 2018 and you are interested in sending your child to preschool please call the Elementary office at 419-864-6692 to schedule a screening appointment.  Currently appointments are being scheduled for March 2 and March 16, appointments will take approximately thirty minutes, please bring the following to your scheduled appointment: Childs Original Birth Certificate, Proof of Residency (lease agreement or mortgage statement, a utility bill such as water or electric bill; not a cable or cell phone bill), Shot Record,  Photo ID, and any current Custody Documents that are applicable.  Preschool is Monday through Thursday from 9am to 11:30am or 12:30pm to 3pm.


Registration and screenings for kindergarten students entering school for the 2018-2019 school year will take place April 17 and April 19 by appointment only.  Please contact the Elementary office at 419-864-6692 to schedule your appointment.

Kindergarten admission requirements and documents to bring to registration:

  1. Must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2018
  2. Custodial parent or legal guardian must be present at registration/screening
  3. Original birth certificate must be presented at registration along with any appropriate court or custody documents
  4. Parent or legal guardian should bring their current drivers license and or government issued ID
  5. State immunization requirements must be completed and documentation (shot record) is required
  6. Bring completed registration, emergency medical and all other required forms (these will be mailed to the parent once an appointment has been scheduled)
  7. Proof of residency: a utility bill such as water or electric (not a cable or cell phone bill), lease agreement or mortgage statement                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         All required documents must be presented at time of the appointment, if not provided we are unable to screen your child and you will be rescheduled for another date.




Levy Renewal Officially Passes with Certification in Morrow and Marion Counties

On November 28th, the Marion County Board of Elections made the November 7th election official.  The Cardington-Lincoln Local Schools passed a 5-year earned income tax renewal.  This follows the certification on November 27th by Morrow County.  The renewal will start on January 1st, 2019 and run through December 31st, 2024.



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Cardington-Lincoln Homecoming Court Announced!

Senior Queen candidates left to right are:
Aleigha Parsons, Sydney Vaught and Katelyn Denney
Attendants (back row) left to right:
Isabelle Crum (freshman), Kiersen George (sophomore) and Madisin Thompson (junior).
King candidates left to right are:
Daniel Kill, Garrett Wagner and Tyler Villella
The Homecoming ceremony will take place Friday, September 29th at 6:30pm before the start of the football game with a dance to follow.

Thanks to generous donations from our Supply Sponsors, the following grades do not need to purchase following items:

Grade 1:
Large Pink Erasers
Pencil Box
Zippered Pencil Pouch
Grade 2:
Large Pink Erasers
Pencil Box
Grade 3:
Large Pink Erasers
Pencil Box
Grade 4:
Pencil Top Erasers
Zippered Pencil Pouch
Grade 5:
Pencil Top Erasers
Zippered Pencil Pouch
Grade 6:
Zippered Pencil Pouch

 The Sponsors are:  St. John Lutheran Church, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, Cardington Rotary Club

Open House Dates And Times For The 17-18 School Year

Cardington Elementary:                                           August 10th from 5pm to 7pm

Cardington Intermediate and Junior High:        August 10th from 1pm to 3pm and 5pm to 7pm

Cardington High School:                                         August 10th  7pm to 9pm

August 10th Freshmen Orientation 6pm

High School Student may pay their school fees and pick up their schedules beginning on August 1st from 8am to 3pm in the High School office ( the office will be closed noon to 1pm daily and will be closed the entire day on August 4th).

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Congratulations to the Cardington-Lincoln Preschool for earning the highest level possible, 5 Stars, in the STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING

For more information about step up to quality, please visit: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Early-Learning/Step-Up-To-Quality-SUTQ