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CIS Students Help Read Millions of Books

3,719,043 – that’s the total number of books 3rd and 4th grade students helped read during the nationwide Renaissance Learning Read Quest event March 3rd. Our students joined thousands of others across the country who spent the day reading books and nonfiction articles, and then completed quizzes on what they read. Renaissance tracked the number of quizzes taken to determine the total for this year’s event. Read Quest gives students valuable reading practice – our teachers also allow them to wear pajamas and bring pillows and blankets so they’re comfortable during their day-long reading quest!

Students go to great lengths to find their perfect reading “spot”!

CHS Students Participate In Speech Contest

Congratulations to Cardinal High School students Brendan W., Kailyn F., and Victoria M. on their efforts in the Burton-Middlefield Rotary Club 4-Way Speech Test competition February 22nd! The trio were three of six high school students to compete. Students had to speak about an ethical issue that they applied to the following four questions: 1) Is it the truth? 2.) Is it fair to all concerned? 3.) Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4.) Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Some of the topics this year included the negative impact of drunk driving, benefits of the integration of students with multiple disabilities in the public school setting, and the positive aspects of interracial or multicultural adoption. Victoria and Kailyn came in second and third places respectively! Congratulations to all of the competitors!

Experiment Demonstrates Amount of Water on Earth

Did you know – about 71% of the Earth’s surface is water-covered? Thanks to a cool science experiment with Mr. Z – it’s a fact 1st grade students in Mrs. Wells’ class will hopefully remember for a long time to come! Last week Mr. Z visited students in the class and took turns bouncing a blue, rubber ball to them.

Mr. Z had drawn each of the earth's continents onto the ball with the unmarked space of course representing water. Each time a student caught the ball, Mrs. Wells would record if their thumb was touching land or water. The theory was that students should catch in water more than on land. End result: students had twice as many catches in water than on land, thus proving the theory and demonstrating that there’s more water than land on Earth.

7th and 8th Graders Participate in Math Competition

We are proud of the 7th and 8th graders who represented Cardinal so well at their portion of the Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics Competition recently! 7th grade participants were Tia J., Mia P., Stevie H., Olivia W., Chloe D., Megan E., Olivia O., Josiah K., Anthony L., Colby T., Brenden S., John A., Justin B., & Avery K. 8th grade participants were Josh S., Joe S., Sam L., Micah G., Brandon C., & Jerry R. Not pictured is Justine B. Great job everyone!

 

CMS Paw Pride Winners

Congratulations to the CMS Paw Pride winners for the week ending March 10th: 5th grade – Sarah B. & Lindsey R.; 6th grade – Ava G. & Hanna N.; 7th grade – Emily M. & Chloe D.; 8th grade – John P. & Daisy R. Way to go everyone!

Spring Break Reminder

As a reminder the District will be on Spring Break from March 27th – 31st. All building offices will be closed for the week, however, the Board Office will be staffed should you need to reach anyone. Enjoy the break!

Pictured In Photos

  • Pictured In Top Left Photo: 7th grade participants in the GCCTM Math Competition included: Tia J., Mia P., Stevie H., Olivia W., Chloe D., Megan E., Olivia O., Josiah K., Anthony L., Colby T., Brenden S., John A., Justin B., & Avery K.
  • Pictured In Top Right Photo: 8th grade participants in the GCCTM Math Competition included: Josh S., Joe S., Sam L., Micah G., Brandon C., & Jerry R.
  • Pictured In Bottom Left Photo: Brendan W., Kailyn F., and Victoria M., compete at the Burton-Middlefield Rotary Club’s 4-Way Test Speech competition. Victoria and Kailyn came in second and third place respectively.
  • Pictured In Bottom Center Photo: Third graders Sypher D. and Maggie G. get cozy with a book as they participate in the Renaissance Learning Read Quest event on March 3rd. Students helped read 3,719,043 books!
  • Pictured In Bottom Right Photo: First graders take turns catching a ball bounced by Mr. Z. as a way to demonstrate how much water makes up the Earth’s surface.

 

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