Skull & Crossbones

An Update from Cardington-Lincoln High School - 1/06/23

Piracy News and Reminders


February 9th is our first Parent-Teacher Conference Night for the second semester, it will be held 3:00-6:30pm. This is a great opportunity to create a 2nd semester plan for success. Please call our office at 419-864-2691 to schedule a conference with your child's teachers or email Linda Brininger at

Communication is important for a successful school year. Please make sure to update your contact information through the PowerSchool Parent Portal if there have been changes this school year. Contact the high school office if you are having trouble with your account. Fees may hinder your ability to access PowerSchool.

Cardington PNN YouTube - Check PNN's 8th episode: The Christmas Episode. We head into Winter Break with our PBIS Quality of the Month, basketball updates, a piece about pigeons, and a few looks at Reindeer Games.

The Searchlight's 7th Edition features articles highlighting our FFA, winter sports, alumni highlights, and other student interest news. Click here for the website.

If you didn't see the previous edition of the Skull & Crossbones follow this link for news and information from 12/02/22.

OhioMeansJobs-Morrow County Center are the one-stop resource for both job seekers and employers. Please visit their website for helpful information.

Cardington !mprov

Cardington !mprov presents

Alumni Show 2023

"Byerly's 50th Birthday Bash"

January 13 at 7:30

The past and present members of Cardington !mprov team up to share some of their favorite improvisation games of their 24-year history.

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Important Dates and Actions

1/11-1/13 - 1st Semester Exams

1/13/23 - End of the 1st Semester

1/13/23 - Cardington !mprov - Alumni Show 2023 - "Byerly's 50th Birthday Bash"

1/14/23 - Winter Sports Night

1/16/23 - MLK Day - No School

1/18/23 - Two-Hour Delay Schedule

1/19/23 - HS Senior Meeting and FAFSA Night 6:30pm in Auditorium

1/20/23 - Report Cards

1/25/23 - College Credit Plus Night 6-8pm in Auditorium

2/09/23 - Parent & Teacher Conferences (5-12)

2/09/23 - One-Hour Early Release Schedule

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"The Pig Project" at Cardington High School

This January and February, the Cardington FFA will be hosting two pregnant sows (mother pigs) in our shop. They will be farrowing (giving birth) on site and students enrolled in the Advanced Livestock Management Class will be monitoring virtual "farrowing watch" shifts as well as processing the piglets in class for beginning-of-life care including ear notching (identification), docking tails, administering iron injections, and castrating the piglets. This project has been a long-time goal of the program and recently came to reality! We are very excited to offer this industry-level experience to our students who may likely never have this opportunity.

Athletic Campaign

Winter sports athletes have hit the midway point of their seasons. Our athletes continue to work hard and compete everyday.

  • The girls’ basketball team has a 7-4 record to start the season including a 5-0 record in league play. The girls will continue their quest for another league title Saturday as they travel to Mount Gilead in search of the outright lead in the KMAC.

  • The boys’ basketball team have garnered a 4-7 record through the first half of the year including a 1-3 mark in conference play. They will look to improve their conference record on Friday as they travel to Mount Gilead.

  • The girl’s bowling team is currently in first place in the KMAC. The girls will look to continue their win streak in the KMAC as they face Crestline on Friday at Morrow Lanes.

  • The boy’s bowling team currently sits in 5th place in the KMAC. They are looking to get back on track Friday at home against Crestline.

  • The wrestling team has competed against some tough competition to start the season and they will continue that trend Saturday as they travel to Plymouth High School. The grapplers have been gaining some valuable experience as they head into the second half of the season.

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Guidance News


Our 2023-24 CCP Information Night is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25th at 6:30p in the auditorium. MTC will present general information regarding the rules and regulations along with any changes for the 2023-24 school year. They will also discuss specifics about their CCP program, as CLHS does partner with MTC on many classes.

Attending a CCP Information meeting is required for all students & parents for the upcoming year along with completing an "Intent to Participate" form. We are planning on having a digital (Google form) version for 23-24 and should have that link available that night. Intent forms are due by April 1st, 2023 and college application deadlines (specific for CCP) vary so please contact guidance and/or the college you are interested in for those dates.

Seniors and Parents/Guardians of Seniors:

CLHS is hosting a Senior Night and hopefully, we will have a FAFSA representative on hand for those needing assistance with the college application process and/or FAFSA completion. The event is planned for Thursday, January 19th at 6:30p in the auditorium.

Many public colleges have a regular admission deadline of February 1st, 2023, though others have dates beyond that. This is an opportunity to help those still deciding on their post-secondary plans and to learn more about the financial aid process that can play an important role in deciding on a particular college and program.

Tri-Rivers applications are still open. The deadline is approaching in February so be sure to have your sophomores and 9th graders (CTA program only) apply soon. If they help with the application process, please have them stop by the guidance office.

Juniors and seniors - are you still deciding on your post-secondary options? If college is in your plans, don't forget you can visit campuses during the week by filling out the "college visit" permission slip. It would be an excused absence and you have to get teacher signatures at least two days in advance, but it's a great opportunity to see what a potential college campus has to offer. Registration is typically required, so please check out your potential college's "Visit Us"page for more information.

Mid-year transcripts will be available at the end of January (maybe sooner) for seniors needing to send updated onesto your college or for scholarship purposes.

Treca credit recovery - For students needing to make up one or more credits from previous semesters of semester 1 of this school year, Cardington has an option for you. Credit(s) can be made up during the remainder of the school year and if the student has an available period, we can place them in the corresponding study hall. The cost is $95 for a 1/2

credit. If you have any interest or questions about this opportunity, please contact the guidance department.

Please make sure to keep updated on student grades through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Recognizing Student Character Strengths

At Cardington-Lincoln High School we utilize the Mayerson Academy's Thriving Learning CommunitiesTM (TLC) program to help students recognize and apply their own unique combination of character strengths as they learn how to navigate the world. Using their strengths, students explore how to be the best version of themselves inside and outside school.

We have recently partnered with the Cardington Cafe to recognize 40 students during the 2nd 9weeks for displaying the character strengths of TEAMWORK, GRATITUDE, HONESTY and LEADERSHIP. These students received a $5 gift certificate that they can use at the Cardington Cafe.

Character Spotlight: Humility!

Pirate Expectation: Learn with Integrity!

Humility is being humble, focusing on others, and letting your actions talk.

From the Quarterdeck

  • Check out Parent Resources located on our district website by following this link.

  • Communication is important for a successful school year. Please make sure to update your contact information through the PowerSchool Parent Portal if there have been changes. Contact the high school office if you are having trouble with your account. Fees may hinder your ability to access PowerSchool.

  • Did you know that parents can get access to each of their students' Google Classrooms? Please contact each teacher for this important information.
  • The Ohio Department of Education website for graduation requirements is a great source of information for parents and students.