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.  

Above and Beyond Winners 2018

Congratulations to Ashley Deason and Rachel Lewis, nominated by students and teachers for going Above and Beyond for their Wheeler students. Also, many thanks to Abby Shiffman for going Above and Beyond to support the efforts of the Academic Booster Club!

Academic Success in Abundance!

Congratulations!

Wheeler's Governor's Honors Program Finalists!

Shashaank Aiyer (Mathematics)
Fianko Buckle (World Languages, Spanish)
Stella Gainsford (Theatre)
Andrew McEntaggart (Science)
Poojan Mehta (Engineering, Mechanical Design)
Abhinav Piplani (Science)
Jagpreet Sodhi (Engineering, Mechanical Design)
 

2018 UGA Certificate of Merit students!
Every year the University of Georgia identifies students in the top 5% of their high school and recognizes their academic achievements by awarding them a certificate of merit. Kudos to:

Fianko Buckle
Ishan Chadha
Caden Felton
Cason Fuller
Rucha Gharpure
Ayush Goyal
Raymond Jiang
Michael Jin
Andrew Kehoe
Andrew Kell
Andrew Koo
Vanessa Leonardo
Arya Mevada
Abigail Ochal
Shivam Patel
Nishanth Patil
Abhinav Piplani
Adam Profili
Anoushka Satoskar
Shraddha Sekhar
Keshav Shenoy
Jacob Smith
Andrew Tran
David Weinberg
Daniel Zhou

The Wheeler Academic Bowl Team won the Quarter-Final Round High Q TV show! Competitors included: Aaron Moss,'18, Andrew Benecchi,'18, Andrew McEntaggart,'19, and Rex Martin,'19. That's impressive!

The JV Academic Bowl Team won the Division I GATA (Georgia Academic Team Association) JV Tournament! Team members are Wes Swanson, Sam Maloney, Vishaal Ganesh, Ashrit Jada, Eric Yao & Morris Wan. 

 

Recording of Dr. Terrence Roberts' comments

On February 26, Dr. Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, spoke on his experience as part of the group of African-American students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. A 15 minute video of some of his comments can be found here

Thank you to the East Cobb Middle School Foundation and the ECMS PTSA for hosting this event and to Elizabeth H, the student volunteer who did the recording!

2018 Above and Beyond Awards

Each year the Wheeler Academic Booster Club presents a special award at Honors Night to two exceptional Wheeler Teachers or Counselors who have gone “Above & Beyond,” giving their time and talents to help and encourage our students. Among the recipients for the last six years are Ms. Moudgal, Mr. Lawrence, Dr. Wasson, Ms. Mann, Ms. Polk, Mr. Furstein, Mr. Kent, and Dr. Carter. Nominations can come from both parents and students and will be open until April 20, 2018. To submit your recommendation, click here or visit http://www.wheelerabc.org. 

 

Academic Booster Club Scholarship Applications Available

In keeping with the mission to support and promote academic success for all Wheeler students, the Wheeler Academic Booster Club will award four $500 scholarships to deserving Wheeler seniors who plan to further their education by enrolling in either a four-year college degree program or two-year degree or technical certification program.

Students applying must meet the following criteria:

·       Be a Wheeler student in good standing and graduating in May 2018

·       Complete the online application and answer the short essay prompts found here

·       Submit a current transcript (emailed to president@wheelerabc.org)

·       Adhere to the deadline established and essay word limits.

All applications and transcripts must be received by 11:59 pm on April 16, 2018.

For questions about the scholarship, please contact Patty Pace at president@wheelerabc.org.

 

Dr. Terrence Roberts, member of the Little Rock Nine, to speak

Please take advantage of this incredible opportunity Monday, February 26th at 6:30 pm in the Wheeler HS Performing Arts Center.

Dr. Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, will be speaking on his experience as part of the group of African-American students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

Dr. Roberts is father to Wheeler parent and Academic Booster Club Secretary, Becki Goodloe.

This event is sponsored by the East Cobb Middle School Foundation and the ECMS PTSA, and is for everyone - adults and children. Take a look at this video to hear from him. Or search his name online - there are many, many videos about the Little Rock Nine.

Her dad has written two books, Lessons from Little Rock and Simple, Not Easy. A limited number of both books will be available for sale on Monday evening after her dad's talk. He will be signing books after the event as well.

Please join us!