Our Voices

My Dream: To build a robotic tiger

September 22, 2020

https://5w0h4hpi7h2f7asf1vun7xyg-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/MAH03211-1.mp4 Through the Aerie Approach, any child’s dream can come true!  This dream was realized in our Hirsch-Alperin Design | Innovate | Build Lab. Read More

What Will We Remember?

September 18, 2020

Seventh and Eighth Grade Parents’ Night Welcome By Vanessa O’Driscoll, Middle School Director   I’d like to start our conversation tonight by reading a poem. I was an English teacher for two decades, and I started every class with a poem. It’s a hard habit to break. Sometimes I… Read More

To A Totally Unpredictable/Predictable Year

September 17, 2020

Upper School Student Welcome 2020-21 By Neeltje Henneman, Head of Upper School Speaking to Upper School students at the start of the ’20-’21 school year, Upper School Head Neeltje Henneman inspires and uplifts with reminders of the importance of everyone’s story, and the uncertainties — yet pure joys —… Read More

How Aerie Happens at Wheeler

September 15, 2020

Wheeler’s enrichment program is as expansive as your ideas How do Aerie courses and tutorials and independent study projects get started at Wheeler? Well, there are probably as many paths as there are projects, and that’s a lot.  Typically there are upwards of 60 offerings in the Upper School… Read More

A reminder of our ‘moai’

August 17, 2020

Dear Wheeler Community, This summer, I had the honor to participate in a small roundtable with Dr. Vivek Murthy, former Surgeon General of the United States, more recently, author of Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World. During the conversation, he referenced the Japanese concept of… Read More

A Revitalized Community Garden at The Farm

August 13, 2020

BY JOSH AND CARA PRIMIANO, WHEELER AUXILIARY PROGRAMS STAFF Hi, we are Josh and Cara Primiano, and we run the Wheeler Community Garden at The Wheeler Farm You may have seen us around the halls of Wheeler this past year, or at Camp last summer. We do a lot at… Read More

Senior Co-President Address by Madeleine Lee

June 14, 2020

Good morning families, faculty, and my fellow graduates; the class of 2020. Before Wheeler, Gordon was my home for ten years. Wheeler had stood tall like a beacon at the top of College Hill for as long as I could remember. Maybe it was because it looked like three separate… Read More

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