This Week at Wheeler September 19, 2019

Design With Students In Mind

With faculty resources and facilities as varied as the Digital Production Studio, Hirsch/Alperin Design Innovate Build Lab and our newest: the NuVuX Studio, students have more places than ever to exercise their creativity. #everyclassroomisastudio

From the Digital Production Studio, John Campbell's Short Story English elective students have written and produced two radio dramas — most recently “Small Town Crier,” a farcical audio drama created last spring by Ada Bruno, Lucas Kranseler, and Catherine Sawoski. As a group, they conceived of the bitter rivalry that afflicts two neighboring, but fictional, Rhode Island villages and their eccentric citizens as they compete for the title of Quaintest Village in the Ocean State. Hear it below.
"The first thing that visitors see as they enter Hutchinson is not our 100% graduation rate or our clean drinking water, it’s the hydrangeas in front of the historical society, the lilacs that circle the gazebo, and the daffodils behind the dugouts. It takes a firm hand and an iron heart to be good at what I do. Jessica: I admire your conviction, Ms. Lloyd-Waterman. But tell me, why. . ." Excerpt from Small Town Crier: Episode 1.

This Week

This Week at Wheeler, we started discovering our favorite places and the opportunities they provide for inspiration. In the NuVuX Studio we found 8 students beginning a project in extraterrestrial communication using design, math, animal behavior and problem-solving. At the Farm, our Early Childhood Forest Fridays students collaborated to build the forts and forest classrooms they'll use all year. Upper School science students volunteered to share a love for science with the wider community at the upcoming Big Bang Science WaterFire on September 28, and we found new ways to celebrate all we love about Wheeler in this month's DIB Lab sticker design challenge.  Plus, we learned that THREE global trips are set for 2020 as part of our Strategic Design to engage local and global communities as critical resources for learning, experience, and impact. Miss Wheeler called her school a "hive of industry." That's still so true!


Boys Varsity Basketball Coach and Enrollment Associate Sean Kelly '02 (left) talks to new Phys. Ed. faculty member and Girls Varsity Soccer Coach Eric Delgado (right) in the latest Words With Warriors podcast on our SOUNDCLOUD account.

Forest Friday At The Farm

The Early Childhood grades of Nursery, PreKindergarten and Kindergarten made their first forays into the forests of the Wheeler Farm this week. First grade (many of whom are Forest Friday alums) also returned to the Farm for a week of outdoor learning. Discovery and working together is so much fun.

Next Week Highlights

  • Thursday, September 19 - 5pm - 8pm, Chazan Gallery Opening: Robert Datum and Neal Walsh
  • Friday, September 20 - 8th Gr. Advisor Trips, Upper School Class Retreats
  • Monday, September 23 - 7:30am, Faculty & Staff Appreciation Breakfast sponsored by WSPA, Nulman Lewis Student Center
  • Monday, September 23 - 7pm, Meet n' Greet for Seniors/Sr. Families with new College Counselor Michael Geller, Hale Family Assembly Space
  • Tuesday, September 24 - 7:45am - 9am, Clothing & More Sale Donation drop off at the Meeting St. Gazebo
  • Tuesday, September 24 - 7pm - 9pm, LS/HLS Parents/Guardians' Night (Gr. 3-5)
  • Wednesday, September 25 - 8:15 am, Learning Differences Coffee, Smith Conference Room at Hamilton (open to all and note new location)
  • Thursday, September 26 - 5 pm -7 pm, MS Parent Orientation & Parents/Guardians' Night (Gr.7-8)
  • Thursday, September 26 - 5:30pm - 9pm, US Parents/Guardians "Back To School Night (Gr. 9-12) Light dinner at 5:30 in Nulman Lewis Student Center; Global Education trips info session; 6:30 pm Opening Remarks, Wheeler Memorial Hall

Important Tidbits

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

UPCOMING: WSPA Fun at the Farm for Parents and Guardians, September 27, 11am-2pm. Parents and guardians, please join the WSPA for a day of fun on Wheeler's Farm Campus. Activities include our Ropes Course, Tennis and Yoga. All parents are welcome to participate. There is a $15 charge for this event, and participants are asked to bring a water bottle, snacks/lunch, and a yoga mat or tennis racket. Please RSVP here.

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