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Week of September 19, 2016
WHEELER FACT OF THE WEEK Thank you to our elected officials – Scott Sweeney – Cobb County School Board Post 6, Sharon Cooper – GA Representative House District 43, and Bob Ott – Cobb Country Commissioner District 2 -- for joining us for the second annual PTSA sponsored Elected Officials Night at the “Battle of East Cobb” football game. Also in attendance were John Adams - CCSD Deputy Superintendent, Kendall Foster - Eastvalley Principal Tynettia Elrod – GA PTA Legislative Chair, Irene Barton – GA PTA District 9 Director, and Kristy Flowers – East Cobb County Council PTA President.
Wheeler High School was well represented in the East Cobber Parade by PTSA President Kerry Covington, Dr. Peter Giles and his family, Teacher of the Year - Patsy Kraj, former Teacher of the Year - Rachel Buhler, and cheer sponsor Chrissy Young. Thank you Newhouse Family for providing their chariot. The cheerleaders and band made us proud by marching and cheering the East Cobb community.
Parent University PTSA and Counseling sponsored a Parent University on bullying with guest speaker Jeff Dess from Cobb's Prevention Intervention Center. Watch for future Parent U topics.
Opportunity School District: Just Vote No Georgia voters will be asked to approve a constitutional amendment that would allow the creation of a state-run school district. A superintendent appointed by the governor would oversee this district. In addition, the language that will appear on the ballot is misleading. Make it simple: just vote no. To learn more, watch the video.
Reflections It’s time to submit your Reflections entry. Send your best art work, musical composition, literary masterpiece, photo, choreography, or film under the theme “What is Your Story?” Any student may enter. Deadline is October 10th. See the rules and forms.
Accident Avoidance Workshops (AAW) Don’t believe the workshops can make a difference? Check out the AAW website to see what others say. The workshops are coming back to Wheeler High School this November and spaces will go fast! Don’t delay, sign up today. Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009. If you are ready to register you may click here.
Mark Your Calendar for Wheeler Homecoming – Oct. 3-8 Themes and activities are here.
Homecoming parade participation/float applications are available outside room 1058 (Ms.Tavares/Art). Details coming soon about carnival booth reservations.
The Hollywood red carpet themed homecoming dance is on Saturday, October 8, here at Wheeler from 6–10pm. Tickets are $10 and go on sale Wed., September 21, during lunch and from Ms. Tavares. Tickets will remain on sale through the week of Homecoming until they sell out. Attire must be appropriate for a high school dance, nothing too revealing or too short allowed. Guests (those who aren't Wheeler students) must be in high school and be in good standing. They must have a guest form signed and turned in prior to purchasing tickets, and Dr Giles must approve them before they attend. Forms are available outside Room 1058 and in the front office.
ACT Prep Classes through Academic Booster Club (ABC) In response to requests for an ACT prep class, ABC is making arrangements for a six-to-eight week series of classes that would take place in October and November. There must be a minimum of 20 students to register in order to host the class. If you are interested and want to receive more information, please contact Patty Pace at email@example.com by Thursday, September 22.
New eBooks and Fiction Writer’s Guides Available on WheelerLibrary.com Satisfy your passion for reading and share the experience with friends, or bring out the novelist in you. See the latest posts on the Wheeler Library Blog for information about the advantages of our new multiuser eBook collections and for access to guides for fiction writers.
Progress Reports Progress Reports were distributed this Friday, September 16th. Please remember you can always access your student’s grades and attendance on ParentVue. If you need a ParentVue login, please call the front office at 770-578-3266.
Junior & Senior Female Students interested in Engineering The Georgia Tech Women in Engineering Program is excited to announce the 18th annual Engineering Career Conference (ECC) for current junior and senior female high school students. The application link may be found here. More info about the program can be found here.
Georgia Tech African-American Recruitment Team Tour & Info Session This one-hour Admission information session is for prospective freshmen, and highlights the campus community, admission process, and resources for African-American students. The session will be followed by a walking tour. Two dates coming up: September 23rd at 3:30 and October 7th at 3:30. More information and registration here.
WHEELER HIGH SCHOOL NEEDS YOU PTSA Volunteers Needed
Sponsorship Chairperson Encourage local business owners to become corporate sponsors. Training and promo materials provided.
PTSA Clean-up Day Chairperson Lead fall clean up and outdoor beautification at the school.
Hospitality Coordinator Coordinate Teacher luncheons and other events that are needed.
WHS Football Needs Volunteers Calling all WHS students who need service hours... WHS Football is looking for volunteers to cover various shifts throughout the season. Opportunities are available on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Shifts include parking, chain crew, press box, and concessions. Sign up at the links below:
Tutoring Available for 10th – 12th Grades First semester sessions will be led by the students of the Academic Honor Societies, and a supervising subject area teacher will be available to answer additional questions. Media Center from 3:40 to 4:30, through December 1 as follows:
New Academic Booster Club Website Launches Have you visited the Academic Booster Club website resource page? It offers links to school resources for academic success, standardized testing, college information and scholarship and financial aid. http://www.wheelerabc.org/resources-1/
Senior Portraits: Final Call. Cady Studios will be at Wheeler Saturday, October 22, from 10:30am-4pm in the upstairs section of the Arena. Make an appointment: http://session.cadystudios.com/, or call 800-547-6237. You must have an appointment to be photographed.