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Pumpkin Exploration

First graders get into the Halloween spirit during their “Pumpkin Exploration Day”! Led by teacher Mrs. Pike, students spent the whole day exploring pumpkins – measuring them for math, drawing them, describing their features for reading, and cutting them open and exploring the insides. The class even took out all the seeds and Mrs. Pike roasted them at home so the kids could have them for snack the next day! What a great way to apply a science, reading, math, and writing lesson around the pumpkin!

Pictured In Top Right Photo: First grade students in Mrs. Pike’s class explore the inside of a pumpkin, studying its size, features, and internal characteristics as part of classroom lessons on math, reading, and science.

Intermediate Students Grow Cabbage

A couple of our Intermediate students and their families are enjoying the fruits of their labor after growing cabbage through the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage program! At the end of the year last school year, Mrs. Tropf signed her class up to participate in the program and Bonnie Plants gave each student a cabbage plant to take home and grow. Haylie R. and Brenna S., along with their families, worked hard all summer growing their cabbage and both ended up with good looking crops. The diameter of Brenna’s actual head of cabbage measured well over a foot. Both families say they were able to have a lot of meals with their cabbage crop.

Pictured In Top Middle Photo: CIS student Brenna S. sits next to the cabbage plant she grew through the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage program over the summer. Her actual head of cabbage measured well over a foot in diameter.

Pictured In Left Photo: CIS student Haylie R. takes a photo with the cabbage she grew through the Bonne Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage program.

CMS and CHS Students Attend Kindness Rally

Eleven students from the CMS Student Council and Builder’s Club attended a Kindness Rally and invited twelve students from Cardinal High School to join them at Mentor High School held in early October. Students went to learn more about being advocates for kindness within our schools and how to share simple gestures with others. Students were led in activities that promoted making choices from the heart. CMS Student Council Advisor Mrs. Robinson says, “This was a good event for students to learn that when we have that embarrassing moment, whatever it may be, opening up and being vulnerable could be beneficial and even be a teaching moment. Showing kindness is simple…I’m anxious to see how students take the leap, so to speak, and incorporate some of these practices in school.” CMS Student Council sponsored the event making it possible for everyone to attend.

Cardinal Crowns 2016 Homecoming King and Queen

Pictured In Bottom Right Photo: Seniors Trent M. and Alissa N. are crowned Homecoming King and Queen prior to the start of the October 14th football game. Other members of the court included: Freshmen Sidney S.; Dario D.; Sophomores Adriana N.; Trey S.; Juniors Marina C.,; Parker K.; and Seniors Trisha C., Addison D., Blake H., Erin R., Megan T., and Maxwell W.

Veterans, Community Invited to Attend Free Veterans Day Breakfast and Assembly

The Cardinal High School Key Club is hosting a special Veteran’s Day breakfast and assembly on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. The group, along with the District, is welcoming all Veterans and members of the community to join us for a free breakfast at Cardinal High School beginning at 7:30 a.m. This will be followed by a special assembly in the gym at 8:30 where we would like to honor those with Cardinal and Middlefield connections, who have served in the military. Send pictures of your service member to be recognized, along with their name, military title (if applicable), branch of service, years served, and your name and their relation to you, to We hope you’ll join us!

CHS Fall Play Opens November 10th

Cardinal High School proudly presents, Murder’s in the Heir: A Murder Mystery Comedy by Billy St. John. Turn the game Clue into a play and you have the masterfully entertaining Murder’s in the Heir! Almost every character in this hilarious mystery has the weapon, opportunity and motive to commit the unseen murder. And it’s up to the audience to decide who actually did it! Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on November 10th, 11th, and 12th. All performances will be at Cardinal Middle School. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased online at They are $6.00 for students and $8.00 for all others. Tickets will be $10.00 at the door.

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