It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Cathie Banks, “Mother of the Magnet,” passed away peacefully at Piedmont Hospital late Saturday evening, November 9. Cathie was one of the visionaries for Wheeler’s Magnet Program, and she served as Magnet Academic Advisor for the program’s first 11 years before retiring in 2011. Cathie made an amazing impact on literally thousands of students, teachers, and parents over her 40+ year educational career, and we know that every single person who ever had the pleasure of meeting her feels blessed to have known her. Cathie will be greatly missed. Our science building is appropriately named in her honor.
We mourn together the loss of a great woman. More Info about Wheeler's Celebration of Cathie's life and legacy on Dec. 21
STEM Certification Video
GA STEM Certification The Center for Advanced Studies has been awarded STEM Certification from the Georgia Department of Education. We are the first program in Georgia to be awarded this designation!
Congratulations to our new Club 36 members: Stephen Johnston,'15, scored a 36 on both the Reading and Science sections of the ACT, Camille Mapua,'14, scored a 36 on both the Math and Reading sections, and Aishwarya Rameshkumar,'14, scored a 36 on the Math section.
Three Magnet juniors, Anna Awald, Kelly Fitzgerald and Claire McCoy, from Team Shift, the 2012 US National Champions for the F1 in Schools program were selected to speak at this year's TEDx Youth event. TEDx is an annual event modeled after TED conferences, which bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to share "Ideas Worth Spreading". TEDx's vision is to: inspire curiosity, ignite new ideas and empower young leaders. Coinciding with Universal Children's Day, there were over 100 TEDx Youth Day events in 50 countries this past week! Anna, Kelly and Claire were honored to be one of 10 speakers chosen for the Atlanta TEDx. Their theme was "Inspiring People to Follow Their Passion".
Congratulations to Wheeler's Robotics Team, The CircuitRunners! Our Team won the highest award given at FTC competitions – the Inspire Award, at the 2013-2014 Robotic Explorers Qualifying Tournament. The Inspire Award is given to FTC Teams seen as role models who excel not only in the STEM field but also in their inspiring efforts to spread their enjoyment of STEM to the community. This award qualifies the team for the State Championship for the 4th year in a row. The CircuitRunners also won 2nd Place in the Robot Competition at the Tournament.
Congratulations to our newest 800 Club members! Martin Cheung,'15, scored an 800 in Critical Reading, Tim Gregg,'14, scored an 800 in Math, and Jason Peng,'14, scored an 800 in Math.
Congratulations to Jason Boone '14 and Ryan Peck '15 who represented Wheeler at the GHSA state cross country championship this past weekend in Carrollton. They earned their spots at the Region 5-AAAAAA meet Saturday, November 2, where Ryan placed 4th and Jason, 5th. Good luck to both in Carrollton.
Congratulations to Wheeler debaters Richard Udall '16 and Akilan Narayanaswamy '16 for their 4th Place JV finish at the recent Houston County Debate tournament! Kudos to Richard who was also named 2nd Place JV Speaker.
What an amazing job all our Wheeler Debaters did at the Sequoyah High Tournament on November 9! Congratulations to: Erin Kreus '15 and Alissa Ji '16 as Co-champions earning a State Varsity Tournament invitation as well as 2nd and 6th place Varsity Speaker Awards, respectively; Richard Udall '16 and Jonathan Paul '17 for their 5th Place JV Team award as well as 4th and 8th place JV Speaker Awards, respectively; Grace Maloney '16 for her 6th place JV Speaker Award; Laura Zhang '17 and Jash Padhiar '16 for their 5th place Novice Team Award: Sophia Freaney '16 for being awarded 6th place Novice Team and 8th place Novice Speaker; Mihir Bellamkonda '17 and Shreya Krishnan '17 for their 7th place Novice Team Award; Sophia Azhar '17 and Meghana Sridhar '17 for their 10th Place Novice Team Award as well as 7th and 9th place Novice Speakers, respectively.
New AP Final Exam Policy
If students register and pay for the AP exam on or before December 1 (for fall AP Courses), or if students take the AP exam before spring final exams (for Spring AP Courses), the teachers may administer an "alternative" final exam to those students.
This alternative final exam may be turned in any time prior to or on the day of the final exam.
The max grade on this alternative final exam must be no greater than the student's current grade.
Students must have a minimum grade of 80 to qualify for the alternative final exam. Students may choose to take the traditional final exam if they are trying to raise their final average in the course. See more info