Nominations open for Above and Beyond Awards

For the twentieth year, the Wheeler Academic Booster Club will present a special award to two Wheeler Teachers/Counselors who have gone “Above & Beyond,” giving their time and talents to help and encourage the students of Wheeler High School.

Recipients of this award in the last seven years have been:

2012 - Dr. Dawn Adams, Dr. Jimmy Carter

2013 - Christopher Shields, Julie Walls

2014 - Gerri Hajduk, Sumana Moudgal

2015 - Ray Furstein, Michael Williams, and Jeff Kent

2016 - Nancy Williams and Kamisha Polk

2017 - Dwayne Williams, Sumana Moudgal, Edward Lawrence

2018 - Ashley Deason and Rachel Lewis - special recognition to Abby Shiffman

We are asking parents and students to nominate teachers/counselors who they feel go the extra mile to make Wheeler the great school that it is -- teachers/counselors who are always willing to work hard to help students and to support ideas that improve the school and its reputation in the community.

Please complete the online nomination form by April 26, 2019.

ABC Spring Meeting and Presentation: Ms. Mougdal Discusses Preparing for Exams

All Wheeler HS parents and students are invited to hear Ms. Sumana Mougdal, Wheeler HS Magnet counselor, discuss “How to prepare for Finals,  EOC’s and AP Exams -- General Study Strategies and Managing Stress" at the Wheeler ABC spring business meeting, Tuesday, March 26, at 6:00 pm, in the Wheeler HS Media Center.  As the end of the school year approaches, many students will have a substantial workload as well as other demands on their time, such as participation in sports, clubs, and part-time jobs. Join us as Ms. Mougdal provides guidance on how to help students manage time, effectively prepare for exams and minimize related stress. We look forward to seeing you.

Student Lunch & Learns for SAT & ACT Strategies

Want to find out about effective test preparation and strategies for the SAT or the ACT?  Bring a lunch and join us during 3rd block lunch to hear an Applerouth Tutoring expert talk about how to keep time, manage stress and recall content. 

Wednesday, March 6 ~  Sign up here for best practices for SAT prep & strategies, Wheeler HS Counseling Office CCC.  

Thursday, March 14 ~ Sign up here for the best practices for ACT prep & strategies, Room 1038.  

Seating is limited so sign up today!

Lunch & Learn – Confused about which test to take, SAT? ACT? Both? Join us to find out.

Lunch & Learn – Confused about which test to take, SAT? ACT? Both? Join us to find out.  

February 12, 3rd Lunch Block ~  at the CCC in the Wheeler Counseling Department Which test do you take?  Looking for some guidance? Join us at the CCC as we invite an expert from Applerouth Tutoring to discuss strategies on determining which test is best for you.  

There are only 25 signup slots, so sign up early!

Students attending should bring a brown bag lunch and a bottle of water.

Which Test is Best? The ACT or SAT? Jed Applerouth and ABC Meeting

You are invited to the Academic Booster Club Meeting on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 6 PM in the Wheeler HS Media Center, as we host Jed Applerouth, a teacher and an educational innovator. Jed is a Nationally Certified Counselor with a PhD in Educational Psychology.

Jed is coming to help you make informed decisions regarding testing and the major differences and similarities between the ACT and the SAT tests. Learn how to structure an effective testing plan. Let's discuss the optimal strategy to minimize stress and get your kids ready to hit their best scores for scholarships and admissions.

To RSVP and for more information, visit

Open House: Tuesday, August 21

Open House is Tuesday, August 21st beginning at 6pm! This is the time when parents have the opportunity to meet with their students' teachers. Open house begins in the Performing Arts Center at the back of the school. Parking is available in either the front staff lot or the back student lot. See you there!


Fall Test Preparation Opportunities through the Academic Booster Club

Practice SAT/ACT Tests offered at Wheeler:  One of the best ways to score higher on the SAT or ACT is to practice taking the test. For a nominal fee, the Academic Booster Club offers students three practice options: a full-length SAT, a full-length ACT and a condensed, combination test with SAT and ACT sections. Scores are NOT reported to colleges, but are provided to students in a comprehensive report. With their results broken down by section, students can then focus on the aspects of the test where they need additional preparation. For more information, please visit the Academic Booster website here.

August 25: Mock ACT or Mock SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test     September 8: Mock SAT 

SAT Test Preparation Classes:  The Academic Booster Club sponsors an SAT prep class taught by Wheeler teachers with Princeton Review materials. Beginning on September 16, the course takes place over 6 sessions, 2 1/2 hours each on Sunday afternoons. For more information and to register, please visit the Academic Booster Club test prep page here

ACT Test Preparation Classes:  The Academic Booster Club, in partnership with Applerouth Tutoring, offers an after-school ACT workshop to help students prepare for the ACT test. Beginning on August 27, the Monday afternoon class meets 8 times with the instructor providing a structured review of major concepts and strategies. For more information and to register, please visit the Academic Booster Club website here.