This Week at Wheeler October 24, 2019

Vol. 1 Issue 8

From the Growing Minds Blog

Why Wheeler's multifaceted, interdisciplinary, rigorous, curiosity-based curriculum is a natural fit for curious middle-grade kids.

Middle School Director Vanessa O'Driscoll shares a smile with 8th graders before they head off to the Cityside Studio Classroom at WaterFire Arts Center.
In these exploratory years, adolescents try on ideas like outfits, and a rigid style is nobody’s goal. This is precisely why the nuanced discussions that happen in our middle school are some of the most exciting moments of the day. Our students learn how to explore ideas, their own and their peers’, in all sorts of discussion models that allow them to shape and reshape opinions, gather evidence, and imagine others' perspectives. - Vanessa O’Driscoll Middle School Director.

This Week

This Week at Wheeler,This Week at Wheeler, we shared a joyous moment with our 7th-grade algebra students for identifying the rules of tables and graphs, Global Education Coordinator Amy Bonnici asks us to pack our bags for the trip of a lifetime, and we shared breakfast with our Lower School during Heritage Day (the first of our new Wheeler Days). We celebrated during Wheeler Reunion, with an amazing acceptance speech by Betsy West '69, plucked out a few notes during the first day of rehearsal for our new String Ensemble, and tried to keep up with our Freshmen XC Team, but they were too fast. Last but not least, we are proud to be listed as the #1 school in Rhode Island.

(L-R) Cityside student talks with Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the renovated Woonasquatucket park, students in Lisa Brackett's Theater Class practice the art of makeup special effects, Head of School, Allison Gaines Pell, Founder's Award Recipient Betsy West `69, and President of the Board of Trustees Alisia St. Florian `86 pose during Wheeler Reunion, a kind thought from Fall Family Fest, Club for a Cure selling waffles to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research, and the 18 Wheelers perform at reunion. 

Next Week at Wheeler

  • Thursday, October 24 - 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Cityside Open House at Waterfire Arts Center
  • Friday, October 25 - 1st Quarter Closes, Upper School
  • Friday, October 25 - US Halloween Event
  • Saturday, October 26 - 8:00 am, ACT Test Date - Wheeler is NOT a test site
  • Saturday, October 26 - 9 am - 12 pm, Wheeler Fall Open House - tell your friends!
  • Thursday, October 31 - 8 - 9 am, WSPA Executive Board Meeting
  • Thursday, October 31 - 8:15 am, Learning Differences Coffee
  • Friday, November 1 - 1st Quarter Closes, Middle School

Important Tidbits

Interested in helping plan this year's Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon? Join the WSPA on Wednesday, November 6, at 8 AM in the Nulman Lewis Student Center for an informational meeting on how you can help plan this special event to honor the people who work with our children every day. Any questions, please contact Christine Rogers at ckrogers0109@gmail.com or Sibel Yuzbasiolgu at sibelnickerson@hotmail.com.

Wheeler's Multicultural Showcase is Friday, November 8: Don't forget to RSVP and enjoy an evening of performance and community.

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