1. Wright Charter Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    –> 8th grade students share facts about MLK’s early life with the 4th graders When planning how to celebrate the life of MLK this year, it was a goal of mine that every staff member on our team would have the chance to participate in helping share his story. That...
  2. CalSERVES Makes a Difference:

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    This is the second post in a series of 4 in which we will be highlighting the amazing efforts of CalSERVES Programs in their Make a Difference Day projects. Each project involved a host of AmeriCorps members and volunteers and provided needed services to the communities in which are programs...
  3. Wright Students Get Nutritious!

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     Every year, students within the CalSERVES program participate in what we call Nutrition Olympics. They spend the afternoon playing games designed to help them learn new facts about fruits, veggies and healthy lifestyle choices. This year, the students at Wright Charter got even more involved in the fun. During “Pepper...
  4. It is in Giving that We Receive

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     I came to the CalSERVES program as an AmeriCorps scholar with the intent to serve my community. Because I moved to Sonoma County straight out of high school, I wanted to be part of a localized movement and see what this place was really all about. Little did I know...
  5. All Are Welcome at Wright “The Farm”

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    An AmeriCorps member reads to a child as part of the CalSERVES program. If I’ve learned anything at CalSERVES, it’s how to be “inclusive.” Deriving, undoubtedly from the Tribes curriculum, it’s one of our favorite buzzwords. The word encourages not only students but also adults to make one another feel...
  6. Meet the Team Leaders: Lauren Loeffler

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    Lauren Loeffler, CalSERVES Team Leader at Wright Charter School Having first joined the CalSERVES family last year as a V.I.P, Lauren Loeffler is now the Team Leader at Wright Charter School. Her belief that that every person, whether they are tall, small, young, or old, deserves a chance to learn...
  7. Make a Difference Day Part 3: RL Stevens and Wright Schools

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    Make a Difference Day, October 27th, 2012, saw some amazing projects around the CalSERVES school sites as AmeriCorps members joined together to provide a day of service. What follows is the third post in series of 3 outlining the projects competed by CalSERVES AmeriCorps members. Each post is written by...
  8. Kindergarten Superstars

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    For kindergarteners, their first school experience is a time of intense learning, and there are some that need a little extra help to master the curriculum. Kindergarten is a huge foundation and starting point for every student going into the academic K-12 institution and it’s crucial that a student is...
  9. Wright Students Have Their Heads in the Clouds

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    For thousands of years, humans have been fascinated by the sky. More specifically, our race has looked to earth’s fellow planets as a way to expand. Is it possible for people to live there? Who else shares the galaxy with us? Are we truly alone? On April 18, Wright’s sixth...
  10. Having Fun with Fruits and Veggies

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    This month, Wright held its annual Nutrition Olympics. Every year, students participate in activities geared toward learning fun facts about fruits and vegetables. Normally, the mentors lead the students in activities similar to fitness centers, but this year, members at Wright Charter took it to another level. Decked in fruit...