Cardington-Lincoln School District recieves donations from area

The Cardington-Lincoln Board of Education approved several donations announced by Supt Brian Petrie during the board’s regular meeting on March 13, 2017.

Approved were donations from Mr and Mrs. Pat Drouhard, Mr. and Mrs.

Jim Morris, Mr and Mrs. Ned Cunningham and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Roberts

to the Cardington Elementary Library Book Fund in the amount of $125;

a $75 donation from the Morrow County Cattlemen’s Association to the

Cardington FFA; $100 cash and cups and napkins for the FFA banquet

from Ag Credit (an estimated value of $250); $5,000 from the Athletic Boosters to the football program (reimbursement for the cost of football equipment for the 2017 fall season); $7,307 (5,000 for the banquet, $2,307

for jackets) from the Cardington Farm Association to the FFA.

Supt Petrie also announced that Jennifer Price, high school faculty

member, received a scholarship to study at Colonial Williamsburg this

summer. The award includes $2200 for tuition and educational materials, room and board and travel to Williamsburg.

Recognition was given Pam Beery and Deb Hart for organizing the

successful Community Health Fair.

District treasurer Jon Mason said the February financial statement was doing well. He said the real estate settlement was received last week and “that

was good.” He will have a report next month that compares “our valuation

growth to our collections and will show our PI. We moved a mill from our

debt to our permanent improvement fund.” The board approved his report.

School principals gave their reports to the board. High School principal

Joe Mills said the testing season was to begin this week. Winter sports

have concluded successful seasons and the winter sports banquet was

scheduled for Sunday, March 19. ACT testing is to be given March 21

at the American Legion Hall. End of course testing was to be given to

students in grades 7-10 – juniors will have to take the American Government

test. Math testing will be given in mid April and Science and History at

the end of April. Four teachers attended the “High School that Works”

Conference – they were “excited” about Dr. Kates’ system, he said.

They shared what they had learned from her during a conference held

at the school.

He said two scholar athletes have been nominated – Derek Goodman and Nadia Kerman. Mills said he attended an SEA Student Leader session in Columbus and Goodman gave a presentation.

Jenny Zierden, Intermediate Principal said “we have a reading program and we celebrated that over 70 students achieved their AR goal and they cele-

brated with a dessert.” She noted “ Now we have 160 students who want to meet that goal the next nine weeks.” Zierden also noted “We are conducting the homework recovery program – 40 students are coming in as early as 45 minutes get help from their teachers. “

Scott Hardwick, elementary principal, said teacher conferences have been

completed. “That engagement is exciting to me- everybody being on a

collective team about the learning of the children.” He thanked the com- mittee for putting the health fair together.

Hardwick described the recent visit of State Representative Wes Goodman

to the third grade classroom of Dawn Ruehrmund. “I’m glad he could come

to visit – he got quite a perspective of Cardington that day.” Goodman also

visited a kindergarten class.

Hardwick added “It’s exciting to see the awards taking place on Fridays- we have the treasure chest where students work throughout the week – and their cumulative efforts during the week or what they save for goes to the

treasure chest on Friday- this is paid off with pizza from the principal.”

He thanked Todd Brininger for putting on “our youth program and the hours he, Troy and Chuck spent working with our youth program. They hosted the annual youth tournament that is a huge fund raiser for our softball and basketball program for both the girls and boys. We had 15 different teams with probably 100 games or more on campus – feedback was great.”

The board approved reimbursement to the Athletics Account for the cost

of Senior Passes at 75% or a total of $4,317.00.

Approval of the consent agenda included the following:

Supplemental contracts for Beau Wolford, physical fitness director retro

active to January 4, 2017; Tonya Bonnette, high school cheer volunteer,

2017-2018 and John Brehm, V. track volunteer, amended from volunteer


Employment of pupil activity contracts approved included Tod Brininger,

varsity softball (2016-2017) modification of approval at October 10th meeting; William Bowin, rescind JV baseball contract ( did not fulfill

contract); Bill Kerman, varsity assistant track, amended from V. Track

volunteer; and the following for 2017-2018: Lori Vance and Joey Reed,

each .5 contract as high school cheer; Tamera Vanhoose-Huff, high school

cheer volunteer; Jamie Ames, junior high cheer; and for 2017: Mark Spires, JV baseball; Tyler Hall, varsity assistant baseball; Chris Pearl, varsity baseball volunteer; Lyle Reppart, JV baseball volunteer; Alan Adams, varsity assistant softball; Joel Partlow, varsity assistant softball and Tim Maceyko, JV softball.

Tutors employed include Jane McClish; Diane Tucker and Dionne Lawson.

The Mid-Ohio Substitute teacher list was approved.

The board set Tuesday, May 16, 2017 as the date for a special meeting for

scholarship interviews. The 2017-2018 calendar will be voted on at the

April meeting.

Petrie said the FFA Spring Awards banquet will be held Friday, April 7,

and the Prom will take place April 21st at the Glenross Country Club,