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By Beka Compton
The Times 

The Cardinal's Nest is going strong

Science, music, art, and more! Waitsburg Elementary's after school program offers enriching activities after the bell rings.


November 21, 2019

Beka Compton

Students enjoy the expansive Lego collection in the Nest.

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg Elementary has a lot to be proud of, from the great teachers surrounding our kids to the wonderful programs it offers, including the Cardinal's Nest. The after school program, which has been shaped over the last 15 years, provides students a safe place to unwind after the school day while they wait for their parents.

Kathy Carpenter, the current Cardinal's Nest Coordinator, recognized the need for an after school program in 2003. The school received a 5-year grant through the 21st Century Community Learning Center program, and the idea took off.

"The 21st Century progra...

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