I asked the kids to tell me about their favorite part of the day, then we talked about their families. I got to hear about uncles, dads, and grandfathers who had served and their service branches ... The opportunity to have time like this to get to know our kids is an unexpected bonus to this work. Judy Poirier
As 8th graders move into the Cityside Program, they enjoy interdisciplinary learning to explore Providence’s 25 neighborhoods and work with various NGOs, non-profit organizations, community groups, and branches of government for civic engagement, project-based learning, inquiry, and research.
The link leads you to three vignettes of recent connections our students have made as shared by Judy Poirier, a veteran middle school mathematics faculty member, Assistant Head of School, and a teacher in the Cityside Program. Judy was the coach for these three student groups in their site visits.
This Week at Wheeler, We were first in line to get tickets for the fall US Play, "Night Watch/ Tracks" — we'll see you at the theater! Fall sports are winding down and we're watching the results roll in. Let's tip our mouthguards, wait... hockey sticks? To the Girls Field Hockey team on an incredible season. And our second parent /guardian workshop, this one on “Learning without limits on a permeable campus - how does this benefit my child?” is November 14, 8:30-9:30 AM in the Eliza Mauran Blackwell Pavilion at the Wheeler Farm. RSVP to Lisa Mello, x2126. And those sounds you hear? That's 6 Middle School choral groups in this year's Middle School Choral Festival arranged by our very own Kristin Sprague.
Special Note: In observance of Veterans' Day we're sharing stories of RI veterans of post 9/11 wars recorded by our US History students last spring for the book "War Memories and Everyday Objects: Conversations with Veterans." Senator Jack Reed recently displayed the book during a Fireside Chat with the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden to promote the Veterans History Project.