Wheatley has long prided itself on creating an environment in which students are able to succeed in a variety of different ways. Students have demonstrated excellence in a wide range of artistic, scientific, historical, mathematical, linguistic and athletics pursuits…just to name a few!
Wheatley students have also been successful in both state and national examinations. At last night’s Board of Education work session, an overview of the Regents examinations results and the Advanced Placement results was presented to the community. You can view a copy of the presentation below:
Wheatley Data Overview September 2017
Last night, parents descended upon Wheatley to enjoy our annual Meet the Teacher Night. The hallways were filled with parents following their children’s nine-period schedule for the opportunity to learn about their children’s courses and meet their children’s teachers.
With the support of the PTO, parents enjoyed refreshments in the cafeteria. Thanks to the talents of our Tri-M Music Honor Society students, parents were entertained with music during the passing period. Finally, our National Honor Society students provided assistance to the parents circulating about the hallways.
It was a terrific night for all in attendance!
Wheatley has a wonderfully supportive Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). So much of the “extras” we are able to provide our students come through the support of the PTO. From pizza sales, breakfast sales, mini-grants and Showdown support, our PTO is a wonderfully supportive organization.
On this first Friday of the 2017-18 school year, our Wheatley staff was treated to a lovely breakfast supplied by the PTO! Terrific food, lovely decorations, and inspirational words made for a wonderful welcome back! Thank you to our PTO co-presidents Mrs. Karikas and Mrs. Soleimani —as well as the entire PTO — for this wonderful treat!
The opening of the 2017-18 school year started with our Senior Sunrise. Students in the graduating class gathered together on the athletic fields early this morning to watch the sun rise on the first morning of their Senior Year of school. (In the final week of classes, seniors will gather for their Senior Sunset.)
Thanks to the generous support of our Wheatley PTO, students were treated to bagels, muffins, fruit, coffee and juices!
The weather was beautiful and the sunrise was glorious! All bodes well for what promises to be a fantastic year for members of the Class of 2018!
Before all of the students arrive at our district’s three schools, we kick off the new year with an opening Convocation—this year’s held on Thursday morning. At this event, teachers, administrators, staff and community members throughout the district came together to meet new staff members and share their vision and hopes for the upcoming school years.
After a greeting from our Superintendent, Dr. Elaine Kanas, and our Board President, Mark Kamberg, the building principals (and our new PPS Director, Dr. Lynne Mazza) introduced the new staff members to the district. After everyone was introduced, we used Padlet to dynamically share or hopes for this new school year.
A highlight of this year’s Convocation was hearing for Bert Cumming, the President of the Class of 2018. In a thoughtful and appreciative manner, Bert shared his appreciation for each of the district’s schools, highlighting their importance in helping him develop into the outstanding student he has become.
On Sunday, 18 June, the Class of 2017 was celebrated during Wheatley’s 60th Annual Commencement Exercises! It was a wonderful ceremony filled with outstanding student speeches and musical performances.
Susan Checkla, our District Publicist, has shared some additional photos from the day. Furthermore, I was able to secure from parents some videos of some of the student performances.
You can view the Commencement Program here: Graduation Program 2017
Our friends at Island Photography have been busy! Never-the-less, they found some time to share the following photos from Prom 2017.