Our Voices

A Letter to 8th Graders, Yours Truly, Mrs. R.

May 26, 2020

Moving to virtual learning separated teachers from their students in ways neither side liked all that much.  In advance of 8th-Grade Graduation — a time when separation is a traditional outcome — one teacher emailed her homeroom with memories of them as a class that she will carry always. Read More

Third Graders Wax Eloquent About History

May 20, 2020

By Summer Spiller, Third Grade Teacher Today was the most fun day of digital teaching thus far. I logged onto the computer with my Abraham Lincoln top hat and beard and was greeted by famous baseball player Jackie Robinson, scientist Albert Einstein, and abolitionist Harriet Tubman. As the rest… Read More

Growing Minds: How distance brings us closer

May 7, 2020

Teaching our youngest in the time of distance learning By Mo Abdalah and Michelle Dolan, Nursery Faculty Distance learning has changed the landscape of education in dramatic ways and inevitably affected how we, as teachers, approach instruction. It presented a unique and interesting challenge to us in Nursery… Read More

Head’s Blog: Keeping Connected to Our Alumni

April 29, 2020

Wheeler alumni are often on my mind these days. I frequently think about our young alumni who have returned home from college — some on the cusp of an interrupted graduation. I’m grateful to our alumni doctors and nurses who are courageously meeting this challenge on the front lines. Read More

Student Voice: Beyanca Guilme ’23

April 28, 2020

Upper School student Beyanca Guilme ’23 is involved in the organization Stages of Freedom. She recently recorded a video message with her singing to inspire people to find common ground during the pandemic. “I wanted to share a website that has helped me during this quarantine period. I have been… Read More

Ask A Student: What do we love about Wheeler?

April 27, 2020

A group of Wheeler Student Ambassadors gather for an online panel to talk about what places on the Wheeler campuses are their favorites and what activities are memorable ones.  Want to know more?  Contact Meg Kiley in our Enrollment Office for information.   Student Ambassador… Read More

From the Upper School: A Message to the Class of 2020

April 27, 2020

A special message from Upper School Head Neeltje Henneman to the Class of 2020 The Senior Class of 2020 and the Nursery Class of 2034 at the opening of school assembly. Dear Class of 2020, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge this, your last official full… Read More

Head’s Blog: Interviewing “Swim Shady”

April 27, 2020

Any tips on living in isolation? Head Allison Gaines Pell asks the Class of 2020’s betta fish “Swim Shady” this and other questions in a lighthearted installment of her weekly radio broadcast during distance learning.  Enjoy it here. Read More

Math Matters: Impressive numbers add up at Wheeler

April 21, 2020

Among the leading academic programs at Wheeler, mathematics has as its aim to give students the tools and problem-solving skills to face the challenges of a variety of problems, and to work both individually and collectively in finding solutions. These skills are needed now more than ever. We want each… Read More

Student Voice: Grace Mazurkie ’24

April 14, 2020

The sound of another’s soothing voice, their smile and their patience to take time to teach another are all important aspects of the emotional side of learning. During the pandemic, 8th grader Grace Mazurkie learned that she could help her advisor — Middle School Science faculty member Charlotte Stutz… Read More