Manchester Elementary School Poets Featured on Be More Now Radio

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KZYX&Z’s Be More Now Welcomes Manchester Elementary School Poets!

Tune into KZYX&Z’s Be More Now program at 7pm on Thursday, June 2 when host Blake More 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 with this very special fundraiser.

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


This show originally airs at 7pm Thursday June 2, 2022 on KZYX&Z 90.7FM Philo, 88.1FM Fort Bragg, and 91.5FM Willits, as well as streams on the web

Listen to a replay here when it is available.