Poets from Manchester Elementary School on Cartwheels on the Sky
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Cartwheels on the Sky Featuring Manchester School Poets on KGUA FM Gualala

This month’s Cartwheels on the Sky celebrates the successful end of the 2021-22 school year with a show featuring the literary voices of K-8 students at Manchester Elementary School in Manchester, CA.  The last school year has not been without its ups and downs, so 5th grader Max and his fellow students came to me with the idea to close the school year on an especially high note. The show will air on KZYX&Z 90.7FM Philo, 88.1FM Fort Bragg, and 91.5FM Willits, as well as stream live on the web www.kzyx.org

This year Manchester Elementary School participated in Student Led Projects (SLED,) as part of Prosolve’s Nationwide education program. SLED is a national network of student chapters focused on identifying civic issues in their community and implementing sustainable solutions for improvement. With support from national Trail Guides and their classroom SLED Advisor, students in grades 3rd through 8th formed leadership teams and designed projects for school improvement.

The Sled team projects included replacing a playground structure that had broken, creating a school leadership and spirit team, rehabilitating our woodland that has been devastated by tree die off, and recruiting volunteers to lead enrichment workshops. The teams have held fundraisers throughout the year to finance the play-structure and woodland project. Many thanks to the community for amazing support at the student’s tamale sale, bake sale and lap-a-thon!

Currently the students have been preparing for a “Read-a-thon Fundraiser.” The Manchester school students wrote poems and were recorded reading them. Proceeds from the fundraiser will fund Student Led Projects (SLED.)

To donate to the fundraiser drop off or mail your contribution:

In person:

Manchester Elementary School
19550 Highway 1. Manchester, CA. 95459
via mail to:
Manchester Elementary School
P.O. Box 98 Manchester, CA. 95459.
For tax deductible receipt include name and address.

Tune in and hear the kids read their poems!!



Originally aired 7-7:30pm, Saturday, June 4 at 88.3, KGUA FM Gualala. Also streams live at https://kgua.org

Listen to Replay here after the show airs on KGUA FM.

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