Important! Early Release on Thursday the 10th
Next Week: Homecoming
Let’s all dress up!
Monday: PJ Day
Tuesday: Disney Day
Wednesday: Area 51 Day Space Aliens
Thursday: Decades Day ~ Freshman (50's) Sophomore (70's) Juniors ( 80's)Seniors (90's)
Parade after school
Friday: Spirit Day and Game
Saturday: Dance Theme "City of Lights"
What's the Transition Academy all about?
If you are interested in finding out more about Cobb County School District’s Transition Academies, please make plans to attend one of our Open Houses. Transition Academy candidates are usually on an alternative pathway toward graduation. Students generally apply during their 4th year of high school. Applications for Fall 2020 will be distributed in October 2019.
Pope High School
For more information contact:
Transition Resource Specialist
Keep in mind these helpful transition topics
,That's a line from High School Music, but yes, it is a new year! Some new things at Wheeler as well as some old favorites. We have a new principal, Mr. Paul Gillihan and what I have seen and heard from him, I am very impressed with his leadership and deep caring for the students. We also have a new special ed department lead, Mrs. Lori Barger, who has jumped in wholeheartedly to manage the sometimes unmanageable group of special educators, scheduling whatever other magic that happens on a daily basis. Our administrator for the special education department is Mrs. Pam McCabe; she, however is not new. But if you are reading this Mrs. McCabe, you are FABULOUS!
I am in the same room, 1055 and from what I know, have 5 returning students and 2 new freshmen coming. Total of 7, 2 boys and 5 girls.
I will be sending home all of the forms for you on the first day, so ignore the forms tab on this blog, However you can take a look at the supply list. Look up to the top and click on the supplies/forms tab. No rush to get the supplies in. Try to find the best sales! You can send in the items over the first 10 days. However........Please return the forms as soon as possible!!!
If you would like to send a note or pictures about what your child did over the summer, that would be great so that we can share. I had a very balanced fun and productive summer. I went on a 7 day cruise to Cozumel, Haiti and Jamaica with my 3 grown children. While there, we rode jet skis, snorkeled, swam with dolphins, rode horseback in the surf and had an overall wonderful time. Once back, I poured myself into my masters program that I am working on in special education and kept myself on pace to finish by November.
I'm very excited about this upcoming year and look forward to seeing your children's smiling faces on August 1st.
This year our intellectual disability classes are using the Unique Learning System. It is a wonderful differentiated curriculum that is aligned to meet state extended standards. It also provides materials to use for functional life skills. This month’s chapter book is about a family visiting an amusement park. The unit highlights physical science, providing lessons on force and motion as applied to amusement park rides. The past week we have graphed the students’ favorite rides, read a pie chart depicting the concession stand sales and divided snacks equally on trays to work on multiplication. We also worked on using Touchpoints to add, paying to the next dollar and how to handle frustration.
Please note upcoming events:
Wed., Aug. 21 Picture day
Thurs., Aug. 22 Open House 6:30-8:00
Wed., 28 Early Release 11:30
Mon., Sept. 2 Holiday
Sept. 23-27 Fall Break
Please note upcoming events:
Aug 21 - Picture Day
Aug 22 6pm-9pm - Wheeler Open House
Aug 28 - Early Release at 11:30am
Please note our upcoming CBI trips-
This Monday, the 11th we are going to the ADPE Dance at Pope. We leave around 9:30, so make sure your child is not late to school. It’s a fun time, not to be missed!
On April 10, we are going to visit and be trained to ride a Para transit bus. If you are interested in applying for para transit services, please download the application from their website or ask me for one. As long as you authorize me to release information regarding your child on the enclosed authorization form, then all you have to do is fill out the forms and mail them in. If your child is approved before we make the visit, then they will receive the official training. For more information about the program visit their website.
Their coverage is limited, but if you live within the area, the transportation can increase independence for your child to go to programs or ultimately a job. I have a friend near Wheeler that used it for her son to go to a Friday night program in Kennesaw. She had to meet the bus on Terrell Mill because her home wasn’t within the area, but it saved her an hour driving time and the son loved the independence.
Upcoming Dates of Interest:
January 21 MLK, Jr. Holiday NO SCHOOL
February 11 Dance at Kennesaw HS during school
February 12 Waivers Transition Talk at Pope High School 6:30 – 7:30pm
February 18-22 February Break NO SCHOOL
March 13 Early Dismissal 11:30
March 25 Field Day at Kennesaw HS
April 1-5 Spring Break NO SCHOOL
April 10 CBI to Cobb Transit
May 8 Last CBI
May 20 Class End of the Year Party
May 21-22 Early Dismissal 11:30 (22nd is LAST DAY)
We have been practicing 30 minutes of "playful" yoga on Thursdays. There are a lot of benefits including body awareness, stretching and mindful breathing. However, we just do it because it's fun. Everyone participates to the best of their ability, which may just be stretching out on the mat... If you would like to see our routine click on the Yoga for kids button below.
Dates Coming Up:
November 6 Student Holiday
November 19-23 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 20 and 21 Half Days
December 24-January 4 Winter Holiday
After a very hot Summer and Fall, we finally have a chill in the air and some viruses to go with it! This picture hangs outside the nurse's office and is a good guide. However, since some of our guys have a rough time managing their mucus, I would ask you all to err on the side of caution and keep your child home if their their nose is very drippy or their cough isn't under control. Thanks for your cooperation in keeping our class well!