This Week at Wheeler September 12, 2019

Opening Assembly

Head of School, Allison Gaines Pell set a positive tone for the school year during Opening Assembly Friday, September 6.

The Class of 2020 sit with Wheeler Nursery Class of 2034 and Head of School, Allison Gaines Pell
"The idea of justice can help us strive for a more perfect union in our school, our country and our world. But the word justice is a noun; without any verb or action word by its side, it stands alone, in some ways at arms’ distance. Justice in Action, our chosen theme for this year, is something quite different. It reminds us that justice happens as a result of action. To make it real, we have to strive for it, live it, inhabit it in our bodies and souls. So, how do we do that? How will we do that this year?" Allison Gaines Pell, Head of School.

This Week

This Week at Wheeler, we announced our 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists and dove deeper into marshmallows and data sets; what is an N-8 identity? We got a glimpse of our Middle School Rowers out on the water at the Narragansett Boat Club, and found "Inspiration in Everyday Splendors" with Catherine Sawoski `20. We experienced Cityside through the eyes of a student, celebrated a 3rd grader's love of art, and with fall right around the corner, Boys Varsity Soccer Coach, Oscar Zorilla reminds us that with a "new season comes new expectations."

Around Campus


An 8th grader's perspective on the new Cityside program.

Left side: Two Lower School students enjoy a walk in the rain during morning recess, WSPA Volunteers at Clothing Sale Donation Day. Right side: Senior Class 2020 rushes classmate holding Go Pro, 8th Gr students begin work in the new Cityside classroom at Waterfire Arts Center, Middle School Rowers out on the water.

Next Week

  • Thursday, September 12 - 5:30pm, LGBTQ + Family Planning and Dinner Meeting
  • Friday, September 13, 8am - 5pm, Wheeler 6th Parent Orientation (NO SCHOOL for Wheeler 6th grade)
  • Friday, September 13, 8am - 3pm, Hamilton Middle School Parent/Guardian Conferences (NO SCHOOL for Hamilton MS students)
  • Friday, September 13, 6pm-8pm, Welcome BBQ for Families with Children of Color (in Madden Gym)
  • Saturday, September 14 - ACT Test Date, Wheeler is NOT a test site
  • Tuesday, September 17 - 7pm - 9pm, LS Parents' Night (Gr. N-2 & Hamilton Gr. 1-2)
  • Wednesday, September 18 - 8am - 9am, WSPA All School Meeting
  • Thursday, September 19 -7th Grade Overnight Trip
  • Thursday, September 19 - Senior Retreat, Alton Jones
  • Thursday, September 19 - 5pm - 8pm, Chazan Gallery Opening: Robert Datum and Neal Walsh

Important Tidbits

Enrollment Tour Guides: To volunteer as a Family Tour Guide for Wheeler's Enrollment Office during the Ocotber 26th Open House, please contact, enrollment@wheelerschool.org

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.

The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler presents, By Other Means, an exhibition featuring the work by Markus Berger, Gabriel Feld, Jeffrey Katz and Kyna Leski, from October 17 to November 6, 2019, 2019. There will be an opening reception for the artists on October 17, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. The public is invited.

Based on recent communications from the RI Department of Public Health that 2019 is a "higher-than average risk year for mosquito-borne disease", the Wheeler School has contracted with a company for a one time spraying of the Providence campus on Saturday morning, September 14th. All Saturday activities will be moved indoors or rescheduled.

Created By
Meryl Willett