Our Voices

Senior Co-President Address by Arvind Shridhar

June 14, 2020

Good morning everybody, I’m incredibly honored to have the opportunity to speak today, on behalf of the class of 2020, to a Whole Foods parking lot. I wasn’t really sure how to go about writing this speech. They say to gear what you say towards your audience, but I’m not… Read More

Commencement 2020 Welcome & Speaker Introduction

June 12, 2020

Welcome and Speaker Introduction by Allison Gaines Pell, Head of School Welcome, all. It’s such a pleasure to see each of you here this morning on such an important day.  While this was not what we envisioned in September, I will tell you that standing up here with you in… Read More

Graduation Address by The Hon. Edward Clifton P’02 ’98

June 12, 2020

Delivered June 12, 2020 to the 131st graduating class of The Wheeler School   WELL, HERE YOU ARE AT ONE OF THE POINTS IN YOUR LIFE WHERE YOU SHOULD BE CAREFREE.  ENJOYING YOUR LAST MOMENTS AS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.  HANGING WITH YOUR FRIENDS. GETTING READY FOR THE NEXT ACT… Read More

Walk with Us

June 3, 2020

Walk with Us Searching for signs of the goodness that I believe lives in all of us in the sea of deeply sorrowful news, I came across a video from Flint, Michigan. A local Sheriff asked a group of protestors how he and his officers could help and they all… Read More

The Promise We Made: To Put Justice Into Action

June 2, 2020

Dear friends, I am writing to you as your colleague, friend, Director of Unity & Diversity, and the mother of two Black sons many of you know and love. While anxiety is a daily constant in my lived experience as a Black mother in the US,  the recent events which… Read More

Repair The World

June 1, 2020

Hear this message in an audio version.   To our Wheeler Community, I have been thinking a lot about the Jewish concept of tikkun olam, or repair the world, this week, because my daughter will become bat mitzvah this weekend (over Zoom, of course),… Read More

Literary Voices 2020

June 1, 2020

The writing that follows is a sampling of the work of some extraordinary young people in the Aerie writing program. Their voices are compelling and deep, and worthy of an audience. For those who’d like to read more, there IS lots more. Stay tuned! Mark Harris, Director of… Read More

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