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School Closed 1/30/15

Cardinal Schools closed Friday 1/30/15 due to weather conditions.
Ohio Senator John Eklund Pledges Support for Huskie Nation Foundation
Sen. John Eklund (center) meets with HNF President Gary Cox (right), and Cardinal Athletic Director Andy Cardinal (left)

The Huskie Nation Foundation is getting recognition from an Ohio lawmaker.  Ohio Senator, John Eklund, (R) 18th District, met with Huskie Nation Foundation President, Gary Cox, and Cardinal Schools Athletic Director, Andy Cardinal, on Friday, January 23, 2015 to learn more about the organization’s goals and pledge his full support in their efforts to construct a new sports complex in Middlefield. “I am impressed by the vision of the Foundation and its willingness to take action on a real need, rather than waiting for someone else to do it for them,” Sen. Eklund said. He adds, “I will do everything in my power to help them succeed.”
Huskie Nation Foundation, a non-profit organization, is currently raising funds to construct a multi-million dollar athletic complex at Cardinal High School.  The three phase project includes an artificial turf field, rubberized track, and upgrades to lighting, grandstands, concessions, and restrooms.  The target completion date, if funded, is the start (August) of the 2016 school year.  Senator Eklund says, “Their choice for helping their community – an athletic field facility – is inspired.   It will, for sure, create a sense of community pride and inspire achievement among young people well beyond the activities conducted on them.”
Huskie Nation Foundation President Gary Cox says, “We’re honored to have the full backing of Senator Eklund, he’s very highly regarded in the District.  Hopefully his support will provide the Foundation with the extra momentum we need to drive this project forward into the next steps.”
Senator John Eklund, a Munson native, is currently serving his first term as State Senator for the 18thDistrict, which is comprised of portions of Geauga and Lake Counties, as well as all of Portage County.  You can read Senator Eklund's full letter of support here.
Auditor of State Award
Cardinal Local Schools Receives Auditor of State Award
The Fiscal Year 2014 financial audit of Cardinal Local Schools by the Auditor of State’s office has returned a clean audit report. Cardinal’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award.
Treasurer Merry Lou Knuckles states it takes the efforts of the whole District to follow the proper procedures so we can continue to have clean audits and receive the recognition for hard work such as this award. She in particular thanks her staff, Rebecca Fisher, Assistant to the Treasurer/Payroll and Terri Fisher, Accounts Payable for all they do to keep the office running smoothly and efficiently.
The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the awards meet the following criteria of “clean” audit report:
The entity must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in accordance with GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles).

A copy of the Cardinal Local School District’s GAAP financial report for Fiscal Year 2014 is on the District’s website under the Finance Department page. Any questions can be directed to the Treasurer at
Cardinal Schools Looking For New Logo!

Cardinal Huskies Logo Contest


Design a Cardinal Schools logo.  Be creative, but submissions should include your artistic interpretation of a Huskie and/or some form of the letter "C" for Cardinal.  Submissions should also include school colors (red, white, gray & black).  Be sure your submission is original.  Do not use another school's or business's logo.


Designs should submitted to Andy Cardinal ( no later than Friday, January 30, 2015.  Submissions will be judged by a panel during the first week of February and announced on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.


The Cardinal logo winner will receive two tickets to see LeBron and the Cavs courtesy of Ten10 Design.


If you have any questions, please contact Andy Cardinal at 440-632-0264 ext 1125 or at andy.cardinal

School Hours

High School -  7:25 - 2:35
Middle School - 7:35 - 2:25
Intermediate School - 8:55 - 3:25
AJ Jordak Elementary - 8:55 - 3:25
For more detailed information about each buildings times, select the building tab on the top of this page to visit that buildings site, then click on the "About Us" link on the left navigation bar.
Huskie Nation Foundation 3200 Club

The Huskie Nation Foundation is a community organization that is hosting the 3200 Club!
Click on the image below for an Adobe Pdf document that can be printed. 

House Bill 264 Energy Conservation Program

The Brewer-Garrett Company has established a commitment as an ongoing energy partner with the Cardinal School District. Brewer-Garrett provided cost savings solutions, which included lighting retrofits, boiler replacements, demand control ventilation and building automation system upgrades.

Cardinal Schools is Energy Star Certified! Watch the video below to learn more!