As a community, we continue to lead with empathy and thoughtfulness.

Thursday, June 4, 2020 Vol. 1 Issue 35


Messages from Head of School Allison Gaines Pell to the Wheeler Community

Walk with Us | Repair the World

"If a school is but a microcosm of the world, which I believe it is, it is our responsibility — all of us who collectively raise and educate this generation of children — to instill anti-racism in the next generation to promote wholeness in the world of today and tomorrow."
"This hurt is all of ours. And it is a powerful reminder for me to push away the fog and stay sharp, to put justice into action, as we promised in September of this year."

From Director of Unity and Diversity Princess Bomba

The Promise We Made: To Put Justice Into Action

"Like our country, Wheeler has not conquered the pain and ugliness of racism. However we are doing the work with the recognition that much more has to be done."

From Director of the Middle School Vanessa O'Driscoll to our students

Here's What You Need To Know:

It's our final This Week at Wheeler of the 2019 - 2020 school year! We will be sending emails and updates about our Responsible Reopening throughout the summer, so be sure to check your inbox. See you in September!

Upcoming dates and highlighted calendar events

  • Mentor Program Orientation Session. Thursday, June 4, 4:30pm-5:15pm. We encourage both new and returning Mentors to attend this important session.
  • End of Year Celebration for Families with Children of Color, Friday, June 5 at 5:30 pm on Zoom.
  • Wheeler and Hamilton Lower School Drive-by at The Wheeler Farm, Monday, June 8, at 3 pm.
  • Lower School Closing Assembly, Monday, June 8 at 10 am.
  • Last Day for Middle School (half-day), Monday, June 8.
  • No School for Wheeler Upper School Thursday, June 11.

Hamilton Closing Assemblies, Monday June 8

2020 Wheeler School Commencement Information

Friday Coffee with AGP this Friday at 9 am

Enjoy your favorite coffee on Friday morning with Head of School Allison Gaines Pell

Tomorrow morning at 9 am join AGP for a conversation on any open topic you wish! Members of the Healthy 20-21 Task Force will be there. And we've set dates for Summer Coffee Talks. Drop In!!

Quick Links

Wheeler Voices

The writing found through the link the follows is a sampling of the work of some extraordinary young people in the Aerie writing program.

"The only thing wrong with our time is that it has always been now." - Catherine Sawoski '20

Watching, Listening, and Sharing

View our Awards and Honors page! Two students took 1st and 2nd in the RI Law Day Essay Contest, while another had his design selected for the RI "I Voted" sticker contest.

Watch next week for a Senior Class takeover of Wheeler Instagram!

Join us this Sunday night at 7 pm for Wheeler Radio Variety Hour

Thank you for listening for the past nine weeks, this Sunday will be our final show of the season.

Find an archive of our shows on the Wheeler SoundCloud page.

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