CLMS Family Update

September 16, 2022

From CLMS Principal, Mr. Eric Pettit

Good Afternoon CLMS Families!

It's been a busy week around the building and I want to again share how proud I am of the students we are teaching this year! Thank you for providing us the opportunity to teach such wonderful students. It is a responsibility we do not take lightly!

This week, students in every grade started to take the Fall NWEA Assessment. This is an important measure that indicates what students have learned and what they are ready to learn. Continue to encourage your students to take their time and show off what they know!

Yesterday, the Ohio Department of Education released their annual district and building report cards. Let me say that I am one proud principal! Our dedicated students and staff worked hard throughout the year. Over the next two months in our family newsletters, I will provide more information about the Middle School ratings, what they mean, and how CLMS is addressing each area to provide the best possible learning environment for our students.

Thank you for your time in reading our newsletter and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!

As always, Go Pirates!

Eric Pettit

Principal, Cardington-Lincoln Middle School

(419) 864-0609

CLMS State Report Card- Overview

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The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has moved from "grading" schools on an A-F scale and has moved to star ratings. CLMS received a rating in Achievement, Progress, and Gap Closing. The other three areas in the report are not applicable to the building, and are therefore not scored. A three star ranking indicates that the building is performing at state expectations, while a 4 star rating means that the building is performing above state expectations. As you can see, CLMS is at or above state expectations in all areas! In the next family newsletter, there will be a detailed explanation on Achievement.

2-Hour Late Start Wednesday, September 21st

As a reminder, we will have our first 2-hour late start of the year on Wednesday, September 21st for professional development. Classes will begin at 10:30am.
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Fundraisers Happening Now!

CLMS is in the middle of two important fundraisers! 8th grade students are currently selling Little Caesars pizza from now until September 23rd to raise money for the annual spring trip to Washington, D.C.

All students are also participating in the Pals of Pirates Pizza Roller fundraiser. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Pals and allows for several opportunities for our middle school students!

Information for both fundraisers can be found below!

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From CLLS Nurse, Mrs. Lower

Vision and hearing screenings will begin soon for students in preschool, kindergarten, first, third, fifth, seventh, ninth, and eleventh grade as required by state law. Please make sure your student has their glasses at school each day if they have them.

Why is it important to have your child’s vision and hearing screened?

Young children with vision problems do not know the way that they see the world is not the way they should be seeing it. Without early detection and treatment, children’s vision problems can lead to permanent vision loss and learning difficulties.

Hearing is important for speech, language development, reading and learning. A hearing screening can detect if your student needs further hearing testing. Even if your student has passed a hearing screening previously, their hearing can change. Hearing problems can be related to medical problems. Hearing loss is invisible, and your student may appear to not be paying attention.

How will the results be shared?

If your child does not pass the vision screening, the school nurse will send a letter to share the results and may make a recommendation for further evaluation by an eye care specialist. If your child does not pass the hearing screening, a re-screen and/or referral will be made.

If your child passed the vision and/or hearing screening, you may not be contacted. You are welcome to contact the school nurse to learn the screening findings.

Vision and hearing screenings are not a substitute for a complete hearing evaluation or comprehensive eye exam.

If you have any questions about the school vision or hearing screening program, please contact our school nurse, Bridget Lower, at or 419-864-3691 ext 2014.

Important D.C. Reminder- 8th Grade Families

Any 8th grade family who was unable to attend the informational meeting this week, the presentation is included below. Important Reminder- A $200 downpayment is required by September 30th to secure a spot on the trip. Space is limited! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kill ( or Mrs. Adams ( Thank you!

Title I/Parent Right to Know Meeting

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Student Lunch Information

Please note that the program allowing all students to receive free breakfast and lunch from the USDA has expired. Lunch, without any "extras" will cost $3.05 and breakfast will be $1.50. Families are encouraged to complete the "Free/Reduced Meal" application below to see if they qualify for this program. Important- You will only need to fill out 1 form for all students that attend CLLS. Cafeteria staff will accept cash, or money can be added to a student's lunch account by going to The lunch menu for September thru December is below!

CLMS Cheerleaders Supporting our Middle School Football Team!

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