Skull & Crossbones

An Update from Cardington-Lincoln High School - 1/27/23

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

Cardington PNN YouTube - Check PNN's 9th episode: The Semester Exam (banned World Wide) Here's our Super-sized Semester Exam issue... minus a few of the segments that got us "banned" in EVERY country.

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 1/06/22.

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

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.

Parent letter for assistance in addressing vaping.

Over the last several months, we have witnessed a significant increase in the use of e-cigarettes, or vapes among our students at Cardington-Lincoln Schools. We are not alone, at a recent meeting of the Morrow County Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition, administrators agreed that vaping is a major problem in their buildings. This year, the district has seen double the amount of vaping infractions over last year. Additionally, a greater number of these infractions involve THC.

I am writing this as an appeal to our community to work together on this important issue, for the school alone cannot reverse this trend. For our youngest students, simple conversations about good choices can set the tone for years to come. Please follow this link to read the full letter.

Thank you,

Brian Petrie
Superintendent, Cardington-Lincoln Local Schools

ACT & ASVAB Testing - March 14th

Cardington Juniors will take the ACT on March 14th. Additionally, our sophomores will be taking the ASVAB the same day. Our 9th and 12th grade students will be remote this day in order to accommodate all the testing requirements.

Guidance News

Guidance updates:

Due to the inclement weather this past week, we had to reschedule our CCP Information Night to Wednesday, February 1st @ 6p. Attending a CCP Information Night is required by CCP rules for students and parents to familiarize themselves with the current and potential new rules of the program. MTC will present ODE's slides along with information regarding their own program. CLHS partners with MTC for many in-school classes, as well as, offers CCP-specific sections online or on-campus with surrounding secondary schools.

If you cannot attend the rescheduled meeting, MTC and OSU-Marion will each present their own CCP Information Night. More information regarding those options will be posted in your student's Google classrooms. We will also plan on recording the MTC event at CLHS and you can meet the requirement by watching the video and confirming your participation on the digital "Intent to Participate Form". The form will be available after the Information Night and due by April 1st, 2023.

For more information about CCP through ODE, please see their website:


The priority application deadline is February 15th. TRCC will accept applications until the end of August, but students have the best chance of getting into their first choice program by applying by February 15th. To apply, use the link below and create an account. Then follow the instructions. TRCC is planning on having responses to applicants before spring break and will have a welcome meeting in our auditorium for accepted students.


If you're still on the fence about attending a post-secondary institution, don't delay getting your FAFSA submitted. You do not have to commit to the institution and/or the financial aid offer, but submitting after priority deadlines would eliminate students from potential grants & scholarships. February 1st is a significant day for many colleges and institutions. Don't delay!

FSA ID (create this first; 1 student; 1 parent):


SOS Program:

Our Health classes will be presented with the Signs of Suicide (SOS) program on February 6th and 7th. This program has been implemented for all Health classes in the last couple of years and is meant to help students and families identify potential signs of someone needing help. Members from HelpLine will conduct the presentation and Syntero will be on hand to meet with students who identified needing additional assistance. For more information about the program, please see the link below:

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

Important Dates and Actions

2/01/23 College Credit Plus Night 6-8pm in Auditorium (rescheduled)

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

2/09/23 One-Hour Early Release Schedule

2/13/23 CLLS Board of Education Meeting

2/15/23 Two-Hour Delay Schedule -

2/15/23 3rd Quarter Interim Grades

2/20/23 President’s Day - No School

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2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to all of our 2nd Quarter Honor Roll Students. Please follow this link to view students earning All A's, Honor Roll, and Merit Roll.

Baby Pigs at Cardington!

On January 20, 2023, starting at 2:00am, the Cardington FFA welcomed 25 healthy baby pigs into the world from the Ag Shop! The nine barn managers, made up of junior and senior ag students (Dillon Minturn, Silas Horton, Mason Powell, Drew Etgen, Abby Raber, Sage Whetnall, Chloe Sherbourne, Addison Plowman, and Holly Barga) met at the shop in the height of the night to assist in birthing the pigs. Charlotte gave birth to 12 babies between the hours of 2:00am and 6:45am. Lola gave birth to 13 babies between the hours of 7:40am and 6:30pm. With Lola having a very healthy birth during the school day, many students from the high school and middle school were able to stop by and see it first hand! We embraced what quickly became, “piglet day” as many teachers live streamed the birth in their classrooms. The elementary school also took advantage of the day by completing several piglet-themed crafts. Several community members came by before and during the basketball game to ask questions and see the piglets. We are thrilled that, in the coming days, our students will be giving the proper injections, ear notching the piglets, and performing other beginning of life processing. We have partnered with several local community members and industry representatives to see the project through. The piglets will stay with us at the school until they are weaned on February 13. Contact Miss Wollett at if you’d like to stop by and see them!
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Connect: I Am Conference

The Cardington FFA attended the Connect: I Am Conference on January 14th & 15th. Chapters from all over Ohio came together to attend 6 sessions throughout the two days. Members are divided into Freshman and Sophomores, Which attend the “Connect” side of the conference and the Juniors and Seniors attend the “I Am” side of the conference. At the “Connect” Conference they learned about trust, healthy habits and unhealthy habits. At the “I Am” side they learned about goals, time management, and finding balance in life.

Athletic Campaign

It is hard to believe that the Winter sports season is quickly coming to a close. There have been some ups and downs this winter, but our athletes are trending in the right direction just in time for the OHSAA tournaments.

  • For the most accurate updates to schedules go to ArbiterLive. Last minute weather changes may not be reflected.

  • Boys Basketball picked up an important win at East Knox that put them back into the win column with some much-needed momentum heading into the last three games of the regular season. The boys have regular season games against Centerburg, East Knox, Tree of Life Christian Academy and Mount Gilead.

  • The Girls Basketball team has made its way back into first place in the KMAC. They will need to win one of their remaining three league games to capture at least a share of the title. The girls will play East Knox Saturday, followed by Centerburg and Mount Gilead.

  • The wrestling team has gained some valuable experience as we get closer to the league tournament and post season. Wyatt Denney finished 1st at the Triad and Crestview invitationals. Chris Kinney also placed 1st at Crestview. Cameron Sherman finished third at the Clyde invitational.

  • The Bowling teams have been rolling this season. The boys are 7-5 while the girls are 9-3. Payton Goodman Currently holds the best two game series in the KMAC with a 445 series. Silas Horton holds both the high game and two game series mark for the boys with a high game of 280 and a two-game series of 502.

Come out and support all of our Winter athletes as they wrap up their season.

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Character Spotlight: FAIRNESS!

Pirate Expectation: Learn with Integrity!

Fairness is caring about what’s right, treating others fairly and respectfully.

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.