This Week at Wheeler

Congratulations to Genevieve Steever, Class of 2022 for being selected as this year's featured Mystery Door artist.

October 1, 2020 | Vol 2. Issue 5

Inspiring Active Citizenship at Wheeler

We are in the midst of an election season that has been and will continue to be marked by lack of civility, the likes of which we have not seen in our lifetimes – and I hope we will not see again. While we can continue to hope that better angels will prevail outside of our school community, our work is to provide the best possible experience for our children to embody active citizenship by engaging in dialogue that is respectful, productive, and informative. I want to share with you the essence of the guidelines that we have shared with our student community, created by our Strategic Initiatives Council, a group of faculty, and school leadership. - Allison Gaines Pell Head of School

This Week

This Week at Wheeler: The Mystery Door has piqued curiosity and imagination since its discovery last summer during our Hope Building Renovations. Find out whose art has been selected as the first Mystery Door installation.

The stark separation that COVID-19 created during quarantine has had lasting effects; some manifested into beautiful and creative outputs, like this piece of music by Upper School Jazz Teacher with Wheeler alumni and faculty.

Also, this week, we want you to meet our Enrollment team and enjoy one of Wheeler's favorite traditions, Jamboree! The Advocacy & Activism Club reminds us to vote, and are you curious about what our Warriors are up to? Visit www.wheelerwarriors.org for the most up-to-date information.

The Wheeler Calendar

The Wheeler Calendar is online. Please log into the Parent Portal for the most up to date calendar information.

News and Events

Wellness Company Flu Vaccine Clinic Thursday, October 15 and Wednesday, October 21

College Admissions in the Age of COVID and Beyond: A free online event. Join The Wheeler School’s Office of College Counseling Director Amy Baumgartel Singer ‘89 on Wednesday, October 7, from 7:30-8:30 pm, as we present a free online event featuring college admission administrators from four prestigious national public and private institutions. Registration is required and the public is invited.

Important tidbits

Updating your Safety App: If you are suddenly experiencing trouble submitting your student's Safety App form, and it worked well for you previously, or if you hear an alarm sound when you try to submit your form, you may need to update your Safety App.

Check if you are running the latest version (1.4) by opening your app and selecting Settings > About This App. If you need to update the app, please search for the app in your settings and update it.

All food orders for next week must be placed by midnight tonight. Wheeler Food Service web page

Our annual Multicultural Performance Showcase is scheduled for November 13, 2020. While we will be celebrating our diversity through the performing arts differently this year, celebrate we will!

We hope you will consider sharing your ethnic or cultural tradition with a dance, music, song, or spoken word performance. We encourage traditional cultural attire for the performance. Due to health guidelines, each performance will be recorded separately in the Gilder Center for the Arts Auditorium with only staff from Wheeler School Broadcasting. The recordings will be developed into a video released following a zoom surprise.

If you are interested, please contact me at your earliest convenience. All my best,

Princess Sirleaf Bomba, Director of Unity & Diversity

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Strategic Communications