Destination Imagination is a
community-based, school-friendly program that builds participants'
creativity, problem solving, and teamwork in enjoyable and meaningful
ways. Teams of five to seven members work together to apply creativity,
critical thinking and their particular talents to solve a Team
Challenge. This competition is open to students in grades 3, 4 and 5.
We hope to have several teams attending the regional tournament this
year.We had 3 teams attend last year.
sponsored by Mrs. Childers-Hansen
The Garden club is open to students in grades k-5. Each year we work on an assigned garden to beautify the school landscape.
Golden Sower Book Club
sponsored by Mrs. Derichs and Mrs Gendreau
Fourth and fifth graders meet once a week
on Wednesday mornings from January through April to discuss the 10
Golden Sower Nominees and complete activities based on the books. These
activities have included chat rooms on Gaggle, playing pioneer games and
learning crafts. Club members who have read at least 8 of the nominees
can participate in the district-wide Quiz Bowl which is held in April at
Wheeler at 4 p.m. Teams from six other schools will also attend.
Fifth grade students are trained to become Safety Patrol team members
who help students cross at the school crosswalks and help in the parking
sponsored by the Wheeler PTA
Wheeler Spanish Club provides education in Spanish language and Hispanic
culture in a fun environment. This club, which is organized by the PTA,
is now in its fifth year of operation. Spanish Club is currently
offered to first through fifth graders, and is divided into a Level 1
class for beginners and a Level 2 class for those with more experience.
It runs for eight weeks in the fall semester, and again for eight weeks
in the spring semester.The Wheeler PTA is excited to be able to provide
this opportunity at our school.
sponsored by Ms. Mohr and Ms. Brown
Student council members plan special days and events for
the entire school as well as learn about leadership. They have helped with a student mission statement, promoted Free HUG Fridays and heard our superintendent, Dr. Sutfin, speak.
sponsored by Mrs. Derichs
Tech clubs meet for two week periods throughout the year.
This year our fifth graders will be creating slideshows using iPhoto and
Garageband, fourth graders will be using websites and programs to add
special effects to their digital photos and third graders will be
creating power point presentations. Information about each of these
clubs will come home about two weeks before they begin. Look for a sign
up sheet in your Friday folder.
Wildcat Study Den
coordinated by Mrs. Masek
Den is a teacher invitation club that provides a resource to students
for small group tutoring in math and/or reading after school hours. It
is also a place for students who need a "quiet place" or assistance to
complete homework. This club is funded by a grant from the Millard
Public Schools Foundation. Study Den will begin in October.