This Week at Wheeler September 5, 2019

A Freshly Renovated Hope Building

First glimpse of the Cummings Room
"When we designed the first floor of Hope, we had three goals: first, to more actively display, elevate and narrate Mary C. Wheeler’s work (soon to be re-hung in studio-style); second, to create a space that would be fitting for all kinds of collaboration and connection, between all members of our community; and third, to represent upon first entry into the building the kind of environment Wheeler is: open, inviting, thought-FULL, and bustling. As we complete the final touches, including photographs and art for the hallways, hanging Mary Wheeler’s portrait, and displaying our mission, we hope that as any visitor and student enters 216 Hope Street (and alumni return), they will feel the energy and dynamism of this wonderful place of learning." Allison Gaines Pell, Head of School.

This Week

This week, we uncovered a secret door and shared our best back to school moments in this #FirstDayWheeler photo album. Girl's Varsity Tennis has their eyes set on a championship season, and the Envirothon team returns from a Top 20 (#19) spot in the Nationals excited for new challenges. We welcome Rachel Spaulding to the Wheeler community as the new Head of Advancement, and we welcome the Providence Children's Film Festival to our campus, the second community non-profit to find its home at Wheeler. Don't forget, picture day is coming up!

Around Campus


The first day always goes by in a flash!

Next Week

  • Friday, September 6 - 8:30am - 3pm, 6th Gr Orientation at The Farm
  • Friday, September 6 - 6 - 8pm, Welcome BBQ for Families with Children of Color
  • Tuesday, September 10 - 7:45 - 9am, Donation Day for Wheeler Clothing and More Sale
  • Wednesday, September 11 - 8am - 2:45pm, MS Student Photos including Hamilton
  • Wednesday, September 11 - 6 - 7:30pm, Diversity Committee Meeting
  • Thursday, September 12 - 8am - 2:45pm, LS Student Photos including Hamilton
  • Thursday, September 12 - 5:30 - 7pm, Welcome Celebration for LGBTQ Families

Important Tidbits

Safety First! A reminder to all that when crossing the street to use the crosswalks. This is a safety precaution that is incredibly important for us all. And for drivers, please look LEFT and RIGHT to check for people crossing!

WSPA Volunteer Request: The WSPA is asking families for donations of breakfast items for a Welcome Back Breakfast for Faculty & Staff on Monday, September 23.

Volunteers are also needed to help with set up, delivery, and clean-up that morning. Any questions, please contact event chairs Christine Rogers at ckrogers0109@gmail.com or Sibel Yuzbasiolgu at sibelnickerson@hotmail.com.

Created By
Meryl Willett