Our Voices

Student Voice: Junia Janvier ’19

June 21, 2019

Junia writes of her Haitian identity in this poem published in The Quill, Wheeler’s 100+ year-old literary magazine. Sometimes, I think of my mother. And when I say think, I mean I think. Mwen panse de Manman. I think of sacrifice — I picture her fresh-faced, new to New… Read More

Into The Woods We Must Go

May 25, 2019

I am following a line of 3 year-olds into the woods.  Their feet hit the soft carpet of leaves and pine needles with an energetic rhythm not yet syncopated to their fellow walkers as most older hikers would do. They are led — and also followed… Read More

The Need of Being Versed In Farm Things

May 25, 2019

As I follow the stretch of pavement that leads to Fire Pond, tall, powerful trees loom over the path, guarding this hidden paradise like armor.  The laughter from my classmates emerges from the forest; they are at the peak of pure happiness. They may be walking out onto the meager… Read More

Testifying To A Learning Difference

April 3, 2019

Last week at the Rhode Island Statehouse I had the opportunity to hear students, teachers, parents, national experts, and others speak in support RI House Bill 5426 designed to improve the education of students with dyslexia in public schools in the state of Rhode Island.   The bill was drafted… Read More

Define Rigor

February 21, 2019

What is rigor: debates about the economy among 5th graders headed to recess;  DNA research conducted voluntarily (and not for extra credit) by molecular biology students; four 6th-grade novelists taking their work for feedback from an accomplished author. There is a thirst for excellence and a rigorous intellectual drive in… Read More

A Visit to the YURT

November 13, 2018

How does Wheeler’s Aerie Program find new opportunities to take our curriculum and make it soar?  Sometimes it just means looking in your own backyard as Aerie founder Mark Harris explains. I’d read about the “YURT” for quite some time, and knew it was an advanced computer lab… Read More