Cardinal Muscle

What is Cardinal Muscle?

Cardinal Muscle is our after school program for students in grades K-6.  This program is free to all students attending Central Decatur and is funded by a 21st Century Grant.  Kerry Welch serves as the program coordinator, and can be reached during the school day at 446-6521.  Each night, CD teachers and paraprofessionals, community members, and high school students work to support students in the program.  Students complete a variety of activities, including homework, physical fitness, and enrichment.  Students utilize the school facilities and resources, including the gym, library, and computer lab (iPads & laptops).

Students need to be picked up each night by 5:00 at the student’s attendance center. Families may choose to have children ride one of the bus routes to Decatur, Davis City, or Grand River.

Cardinal Muscle before school is provided from 7:15-8:00 am Monday-Friday at each school. Cardinal Muscle after school program operates Monday-Thursday,  from 3:05-5:00 pm at South Elementary (grades K-2) and at North Elementary (grades 3-6).

Longer programming (from 12:45-5:00) is provided on early out days.

Each month, the online sign-up sheet will be emailed to all parent/guardian emails on file in PowerSchool, posted to the school’s Facebook page, and included in the documents on PowerSchool. Families need to complete the sign-up form and indicate the days students will be staying for Cardinal Muscle. Students are welcome to attend as many days of the week or month that they wish.


North Elementary October 2021 CM Form This is for North Elementary students only. After submitting the form, changes can only be made by calling the North Elementary Office (641-446-4452)  before 2:45 PM on the day affected.

South Elementary Aug/Sept 2021 CM Form This is for South Elementary students only. After submitting the form, changes can only be made by calling the South Elementary Office (641-446-6521) before 2:40 PM on the day affected.

North Elementary Aug/Sept 2021 CM Form

South Elementary Aug/Sept 2021 CM Form

Cardinal Muscle Evaluation 2019-2020 (PDF)

Cardinal Muscle Evaluation 2017-2018 (PDF)
21st Century 2015/2016 Evaluation (PDF)
21st Century Eval 20151028 (PDF)
Cardinal Muscle Eval 2015 (PDF)
Cardinal Muscle Eval 2014 (PDF)
Cardinal Muscle Eval 2013-2014 (PDF)
Cardinal Muscle Eval 2011-2012 (PDF)