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Articles in Pittsburgh Manchester Pre-K-8

Pittsburgh Manchester Prek-8: CD Release Party

June 1, 2015 – 10:19 am
Over the course of 5 weeks, 7th Graders at Pittsburgh Manchester PreK-8 have been working hard creating awesome audio recordings and, to celebrate all their hard work, the students got to throw an awesome party on their final day! Have a great Summer!

Pittsburgh Manchester Prek-8: “What I Want to Be When I Grow Up”

May 18, 2015 – 11:21 am
Students at Pittsburgh Manchester wrote and recorded these pieces where they describe what they want to be when they grow up. These pieces are a result of their weekly sessions in which students will learn about the microphones, mixers and digital recorders used in producing features for radio.

Pittsburgh Manchester Prek-8: “Time Travel”

May 11, 2015 – 10:57 am
Students at Pittsburgh Manchester had a chance to answer the classic hypothetical: "If you could travel back in time, where would you go?"

Pittsburgh Manchester Prek-8: “Pea-Demonium”

April 27, 2015 – 2:51 pm
Students at Pittsburgh Manchester Prek-8 were asked to write a not-so-typical story, one that had to begin like this: "One night, you're eating dinner with your family, when one of the peas on your plate starts whispering to you. What does it say?" Below are their finished and recorded surreal yarns.

Pittsburgh Manchester Prek-8: “Three Things About Me”

April 20, 2015 – 3:54 pm
7th graders at Pittsburgh Manchester PreK-8 got their first taste of Radio Club! After learning about The Saturday Light Brigade and the basic tenets of audio recording, the students then put this new knowledge to work briefly describing themselves in the recordings below.

Manchester Elementary After School

September 11, 2012 – 11:31 am
Manchester After School 2nd and 3rd grade students at Manchester Elementary share their thoughts, stories and poems about math and how it is fun to use in daily life. Students also shared their plan for Summer.

The North Side Songs Project: Pittsburgh Manchester PreK-8

June 13, 2011 – 9:14 pm
North Side Songs 2011 Nearly 100 third, fourth and fifth grade students at Pittsburgh Manchester K-8 participated in this innovative project celebrating neighborhood history through music and art.

Pittsburgh Manchester PreK-8 – North Side Songs – My Favorite Things

April 28, 2011 – 3:05 pm
Students in the 4th grade class at Pittsburgh Manchester PreK-8 spent a class learning about microphones and recording as part of the North Side Songs project. As an introductory activity they recorded these short personal bios containing a few of their favorite things.

Pittsburgh Manchester – “How To” Storybox

August 23, 2010 – 3:46 pm
manchester how to storybox 2010 Listen and learn as Pittsburgh Manchester PreK-8 4th and 5th graders share their expertise, from how to form tackle too how to make hot wings! This project was made possible with generous support from The Buhl Foundation.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Storybox

January 19, 2010 – 4:14 pm
Manchester Elementary - MLK group photo Students in 6th through 8th grade at Pittsburgh Manchester Pre-K-8 took time to reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This StoryBox unit presents the resulting spoken essays about his life as well as through verbal interpretations of specific passages from Dr. King's speeches.