Wheeler Clubs

Wheeler Clubs

Art Club
sponsored by Mrs. Childers-Hansen

Art club is open to students in grades 3 - 5. In the past, students have created art pieces based on the styles of O'Keefe, Escher and others. 

Birthday Book Club
sponsored by Mrs. Gendreau and Mrs. Derichs

Our Birthday Book Club consists of students and teachers who have contributed $10 towards the purchase of a new book for Wheeler's Media Center.  Members choose a book from our special Birthday Book Club collection which we then stamp with their names and dates of purchase.  We add their names to our Birthday Book Club display, take photographs of our members with their selected books, and present them with a special bookmark and a birthday treat.  The selected book is brought home to share with the member's family prior to its placement in our collection for circulation.

The Birthday Book club is a voluntary program.  It's continued success is due to the pride that Wheeler parents and students take in our school and it expresses our shared love of reading.  We appreciate the contributions our Book Club has made to our media center and encourage everyone in our school to join.

Chorus
sponsored by Mrs. Naber
Chorus is open to students in grades 4 and 5. The fifth grade chorus meets before school from 7:55 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. on Wednesdays  and the fourth grade club practices before school from 7:55 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. on Tuesdays. Both clubs perform twice per year.

Destination Imagination
Sponsored by Mrs. Hough 
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.

Garden club
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.

Safety Patrol
Fifth grade students are trained to become Safety Patrol team members who help students cross at the school crosswalks and help in the parking lot.

Spanish Club
sponsored by the Wheeler PTA

The 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.

Student Council
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.

Tech club
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
Study 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.

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