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CMS Teacher Retires After Sixteen Years of Service

Congratulations to CMS Teacher Mrs. Sue Libby – she officially retired from the Cardinal Local School District on Wednesday, August 31st. Students at the middle school held a clap out for her at the end of the day as she left for the final time. Mrs. Libby has been in the District for 16 years working as an Intervention Specialist. Thank you for your time and dedication to our students – best wishes and enjoy your retirement!

Kindergarten Students Perfect Their Names

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Dyer's class have been working really hard at learning the letters in their names and how to write their names correctly! Recently, students tore construction paper to cover the letters of their name to make a colorful display for the hallway at Jordak Elementary School. Mrs. Dyer says her students had so much fun and adds they all did an amazing job! Way to go!

Two Cardinal High School Athletes Named Ward’s Lawn Care and Landscape Players of the Week

Congratulations to Junior Jacob R. AND Senior Maddie B., on being named as Ward’s Lawncare and Landscape Co. Players of the Week for the week of August 29th!

Jacob is a member of the Varsity Soccer team. His recognition comes after scoring six goals in two wins against Berkshire and St. Martin DePorres. Coach Mike Topalian says, “Jacob has started the season quickly on the offensive end. He has tallied six goals in the first two games leading his Cardinal teammates in offensive production. Jacob enters his junior year maintaining a well-rounded academic and activity schedule. He is involved in school leadership activities and participates in other Cardinal sports.”

Maddie is a member of the Varsity Volleyball team. Her recognition comes after tallying 104 assists in three games. Coach Karisca Chambers says, “She has the most varsity experience on that volleyball court and in our program from starting freshman year to senior year. She is a natural leader and completely controls the tempo and offense on our side of the net. She has reached well over 1,000 assists in her career and is getting close to 1,500. We are lucky to have her and a huge reason this program has been so successful is due to Maddie B.” Congratulations Jacob and Maddie!

Early Release Days Returning for the 2016-2017 School Year

As a reminder, the 2016-17 school year will again see the implementation of early release days for students. The Cardinal Local School District is part of Cohort 2 for the State Personnel Development Grant.  The grant requires all participants to implement the state model, Ohio Improvement Process, which requires the development of teacher based teams. The 2016 – 2017 School Year will continue to focus on creating and improving these high functioning teacher-based teams (TBT’s) so that best instructional practices can be implemented for ALL students. The Early Release Days will provide the necessary time for those teams to develop.

2016-17 early release days will again be on Wednesdays, students will get out of school two hours earlier than their regular dismissal time. The middle school will release at 12:20 p.m., the high school at 12:28 p.m. and Jordak and CIS will release at 1:10 p.m. for car riders and walkers and 1:20 p.m. for bus riders. Student athletes in grades 7-12 will attend study tables so they will not have to leave campus on scheduled practice/game days. There are no early release days planned during weeks when quarters end or there is no school due to holiday breaks.

In the month of September early release dates will be on the 14th, 21st , and 28th. A complete schedule can be found online at

Pictured In Top Right Photo:  Students in Mrs. Dyer’s Kindergarten class tear pieces of colored paper and glue the pieces onto the letters of their name. Along with the colorful display, the artwork helps students with letter recognition.

Pictured In Bottom Right Photo: Students in Mrs. Dyer’s class adds color to their classroom by creating signs with their names on them.

Pictured In Top Left Photo: Cardinal Middle School students give retiring teacher, Mrs. Libby a clap-out as she leaves the middle school for the final time. Mrs. Libby officially retired from the district August 31 after 16 years of teaching.

Pictured In Bottom Left Photo: Superintendent Dr. Scott J. Hunt with retiring CMS teacher Sue Libby on her last day August 31.

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