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This Week at Wheeler April 30, 2020

Staying active and getting outdoors is important as this Kindergarten student shows!

Vol. 1 Issue 30

Here's What You Need To Know

Upcoming dates and highlighted calendar events

  • Wheeler's diversity virtual discussion group for parents, "CCC" (Coffee, Cupcakes and Conversation), is Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 pm.
  • After-School Sports programs from Warriors Athletics begin Monday, May 4 for MS/US students. Watch for email from Sean Kelly.
  • Upper School Orientation and information session for Wheeler and Hamilton families with rising 9th grade students. Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00 pm.
  • Senior Projects begin on Monday, May 11.
  • Upper School AP Exams Monday, May 11 - 22.
  • A special birthday art lecture about Mary C. Wheeler is Friday, May 15 at 7pm. Watch for email invitation.
  • Middle School Orientation and information session for Wheeler and Hamilton families with rising 6th grade students. Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm.

Login to the parent portal to see the complete school calendar.

Wheeler's 106th Virtual Field Day

New date and plans coming soon!

WSPA All Division Annual Meeting, May 6

Wednesday, May 6 at 9:15 am. This meeting will thank the 2019-20 WSPA volunteers and present and approve the 2020-21 WSPA slate. We look forward to seeing you! ZOOM meeting link.

Listen

Head Allison Gaines Pell interviews the Class of 2020’s betta fish “Swim Shady” in a lighthearted installment of her weekly radio broadcast during distance learning. Enjoy it here.

Student Voice:

Beyanca Guilme ’23

I have been working with Stages of Freedom since I was in the 6th grade. It is an organization that focuses on uncovering, interpreting, and empowering the African-American history in Rhode Island through speaking programs, events, exhibits, and more. One of their main goals is to raise money to fund swimming lessons for African-American Youth (and others, of course). They have recently launched a website called Connected that addresses COVID-19 and provides a way for people to “connect” and find common ground during this difficult time.

Quick Links

DIB LAB Helps Out During COVID-19

Meghan Jimenez Hirsch/Alperin Design-Innovate-Build Lab Director at Wheeler has made more than 400 frames for PPE face shields to help front line workers during Covid-19 as part of an effort with other STEM teachers in RI.

We're Looking and Listening

Ask a Student: What do we love about Wheeler?

Wheeler Student Ambassadors talk about which places on Wheeler's two campuses are their favorites and what activities are memorable ones.

Two Faculty Selected for Endowed Chairs in Teaching Excellence

Wheeler is proud to announce that its faculty and staff have selected two veteran faculty members as the latest recipients of two endowed chairs in excellence in teaching. The first, the Jason & Carly Siperstein Master Faculty Chair has been awarded to Megan O’Hara, 4th-grade teacher at The Hamilton School at Wheeler. The second, the Wheeler Endowed Chair for Excellence in Upper School Teaching, has been awarded to Ann Bruno, a member of the English Department.

Wheeler Radio Variety Hour

Sunday evenings at 7 pm on 88.1 FM WELH for quality programming brought to you by the Wheeler community! Music, poetry, commentary and a PUZZLE!

Tune in this Sunday to 88.1 FM on an FM radio (no smart devices will work).

Shows will be archived on:

wheelerschoolbroadcasting.org click on the Event Archives panel that says WELH Radio Show and listen at your leisure.

Each radio hour is followed by our WELH favorites from 8-10 pm.

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