Welcome To Wheeler High School
PTSA Survey - We need your help!
The PTSA would like to conduct a survey
of our families to determine ways we can
improve family engagement at Wheeler.
This survey is anonymous and the results
will be reported to National PTA as part
of our consideration for School of
Excellence. We need results by
November 7. Open the survey by clicking
CCSD Updates Enrollment Protocol
and safety of our students and school
staffs is our highest priority. National
and international health authorities are
currently working to manage an ongoing
outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in
several countries in West Africa. The
Cobb County School District has released
an update to the Enrollment Protocol as
well a letter to parents informing them
of the changes. Please see the links
Download the Enrollment Protocol Memo
Download the Parent Letter regarding
AP Exam Registration Open on Monday,
October 20, 2014
Although AP Exams are not until May,
students may begin registering on
October 20, 2014, through March 20,
2015. Students interested in
taking advantage of the AP Alternate
Final Exam policy for Fall semester must
register for AP Exams for Fall classes
by December 1. For more info about
the AP Exam registration process and
Alternate Final Exam Policy, click
AP Transportation and Absence
Georgia Apply to College Day - November
7, 10 am - 2 pm
Annual Georgia Apply to College Day will
be Friday, November 7th from
10am-2pm. Seniors can sign up for a 45
minute time slot to get help with their
applications. Students will sign up on
the Counseling office Bulletin Board
outside of the Counseling office. You
must sign up by Wednesday, November 5th.
College and Chattahoochee Tech will be
on hand to help with their applications
from 10am-12:15 and Georgia State
University will be on hand from
Ga Apply to College Day needs
Volunteers! We are looking for people to
help with sign in/sign out, set up,
clean up, applications and more! Please
feel free to sign up for more than one
click here to sign up to help.
Wheeler students attend the 2014-2015
ADDO Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy
On October 9, 2014, Dr. Crooks and Mr.
Barnes took a group of Wheeler students
to the Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy.
Chris Darley served as the local
Chick-Fil-A Operator Sponsor. The
Fall Kick Off conference took place at
McEachern High School.
Wheeler hosts educators from around the
On October 3, 2014, Wheeler hosted 28
educators from around the country as
part of the EdLeader 21 4th annual event
in Atlanta. Visitors included
principals and district leaders from
schools across the nation. Wheeler
showcased our great programs and
students in Culinary Arts, Horticulture,
Healthcare Sciences, Video Productions,
Magnet Internship/Research, Physics and
Robotics, as well as Senior Project and
the STEAM Symposium. Wheeler got
outstanding feedback from our visitors.
Wheeler announced as a Winner in the
2014 STEM Education Awards!!
On September 26, 2014, at the 3rd Annual
TAG STEM Education Awards,
Wheeler was named the winner in the
category of STEM Certified School
Outreach. Wheeler has received
this recognition for helping other
schools seeking to develop STEM
Programs. For more information about the awards
Congratulations to Wheeler's faculty,
students, and parents for all you have
done to support so many schools in
developing their STEM Programs!
Congratulations to the Inductees in the
Class of 2014 Wheeler High School Hall
School Athletic Hall of Fame members
including the Class of 2014 inductees
On September 27, 2014, five new members
were inducted into the Wheeler High
School Hall of Fame. We honored
these five individuals for their great
athletic performance at Wheeler and
beyond. They are outstanding
individuals who are part of the
incredible Wheeler legacy of strong
athletics and great character.
Karen Chandler Kasprowicz
To learn more about the inductees and
their accomplishments, please click
Congratulations to Coach Mike Collins
for being named Head Coach for the Cobb
County All-Star Senior Bowl
Organizers recently announced the head coaches for the eighth annual Cobb
County All-Star Senior Bowl, which will
be held Dec. 20 at McEachern’s Walter
Cantrell Stadium. Wheeler’s Mike Collins
will helm the Americans.
Wheeler Hosted Congressman Tom Price and
Superintendent Chris Ragsdale
On Wednesday, September 24, Congressman
Tom Price and Superintendent Chris
Ragsdale visited Wheeler High School.
The tour was inspired by members of our
Robotics Team/Circuitrunners who met
Congressman Price this summer. More
specifically, Zachary Cloud, Harris
Minear, Jackson Palmer and Naim Vasaya
were instrumental in inviting the
Congressman and leading the tour. The
goal of the visit was to highlight STEM
opportunities at Wheeler. The tour went
very well and both gentlemen were very
impressed with all of our students. The
best part was that the visit was totally
initiated by our students. Thank you
Congressman Price and Superintendent
Ragsdale for taking the time to visit
Wheeler High School.
New Wheeler Rock Garden
The Wheeler Horticulture classes created
a new Rock Garden on Wheeler's campus
this week. The Rock Garden is
located right off the breezeway going
from the 3-story building to the Science
a gift to the one you love, your style, your way.
celebrate your Senior your way by designing an ad that makes
them shine! You select the photos, you select your
words and you create an unforgettable moment for your
is easy. Simply
and click on the “Recognition Ad” icon to begin the
process of creating your design!
Deadline to submit ads is December 12, 2014.
AD Size and
1/4 Page $170
1/2 Page $300
Full Page $475
Next Wildcat Wednesday - October 22
Wildcat Wednesday is a fantastic time for remediation and
extension opportunities for all Wheeler students. Juniors
and seniors who made all A's and B's last semester are eligible
to leave if they returned their signed parent permission form.
To learn more about Wildcat Wednesday, click
Parents and Students: Please note
the school day (classes) will begin at 8:20. See the Bell
School bus routes for the 2014-2015 school year
are now available on the CCSD web site at
Runs and maps will be posted at your local school for review
prior to the first day of school.
refer the two maps linked below that outline our
Arrival/Dismissal procedures for buses, car riders, and students
with parking permits. Please note: Buses enter and leave on
North Side Drive, car riders enter on Northside Drive, drop off
by the Main Lobby of the school and exit only to the right onto
Holt Road, and students with parking permits enter on Northside
Drive during morning arrival and exit on Southside drive during
Northside Drive beyond the bus port toward student parking is
One-way around campus through the Student Parking Lot past the
Magnet Building to Holt Road. Please be aware of the
Do Not Enter Signs that are now
posted on Southside Drive by the construction fence.
The first week will be a learning curve for
all so please be patient and follow the directive of our campus
officers and crossing guard.
here for Morning Traffic Patterns and
for Afternoon Traffic Patterns
Fall 2014 Student Parking
With the addition of the new bus port and
parking lot, students will be able to park in the lower parking
again!! With the new
lots we are going to make Northside Drive (road alongside the
Auditorium and new bus
port) a one way road for the entrance to the lower lot and
Southside drive will be a one way exit to Holt Road.
At some point during the fall semester (hopefully fall
break in September) Southside Drive will be closed for
construction and Northside Drive will be a two way road.
Until that point PLEASE remember that to enter the Lower
lot use Northside Drive and Southside Drive will be exit only.
to view and download the necessary documents. All forms
must be completed entirely in order to qualify for parking.
Parents and Students:
to read Dr. Chiprany's Welcome Letter to you
and Drugs Awareness Program)
By law, Georgia teens under the age
of 18 are required to successfully complete ADAP in order to
obtain their Class D Georgia driver’s license. Please
click here to
take advantage of eADAP
Our Vision: Inspiring a Community with a Passion for Learning
Our Mission: Wheeler pledges its resources to the development of the whole student, engaging the community through relevance and
rigor, emphasizing citizenship, and celebrating diversity.
Our Values: Safety, Respect, Integrity, Self-Advocacy, Critical Thinking
Our Theme: Establishing a Culture for All to Succeed - eCATS
- We believe the Wheeler community is a unique blend of cultures, languages, socioeconomics, and opportunities.
- We believe each student is a valued individual, and all children are creative and can succeed.
- We believe a safe and encouraging environment promotes student learning.
- We believe relevance and rigor in the classroom keep students engaged.
- We believe in a commitment to lifelong learning that encourages students to be confident and self-directed.
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This year Wheeler
Athletics will sponsor a tailgate party before each home
football game. The Wheeler tailgate party is a social
event / pep rally that will be held in the south end of our bus
port. Tailgating, an American tradition, involves playing loud
music, participating in leisure games, and grilling food.
Tailgate parties usually occur in parking lots at stadiums,
before games. Many people participate even if their
vehicles do not have a tailgate. In schools and communities
throughout the United States, there are athletic departments,
coaches and parents of student athletes who rely on pre-game
tailgating parties to build community and support for their
program and team. Wheeler’s Tailgate was developed to energize
the Wildcat Nation and establish a strong core of support year
every home Varsity Football game at 4:30 PM
Port Bay - adjacent to café, Fieldhouse, and bus pavilion.
New Student Information
No habla Inglés? Necesita ayuda?
Las familias que no hablen Inglés y necesiten ayuda con el proceso de matriculación de sus hijos en la escuela pueden
llamar al Centro Internacional de Bienvenida al (678) 331-3086.
Centro de Recursos
Note: Non-English speaking families in need of assistance with registration in the ESOL Program may call the
Phone: 678-331-3086 (main line, translation/interpretation)
678-331-3134 (Student Advisement - intake and transcript information); 678-331-3964 Fax,
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Visit our SPLOST Renovation COnstruction Website
(last updated June 13, 2012)
The Wheeler Heritage Site has pictures of the benches made from the old gym bleachers.
Raymond Chevy Drive for Perfection
Test Drive a New Chevrolet and Support
Wheeler! Wheeler has a chance to receive a monetary donation
from Steve Rayman Chevrolet through an upcoming “Test Drive
Period.” You can go to Steve Rayman Chevrolet at 2155 Cobb
Parkway in Marietta and for each test drive through the rest of
November Wheeler will receive a $50 donation, new or pre-owned.
Once you make your test drive, ask for a voucher that gives you
a code and directs you online to
enter the code and select Wheeler High School. It’s that
easy! Last year we raised over $1100 dollars. We are competing
against Osborne High School! Also, from now through the end of
the year, our school will get a $100 donation per new and
pre-owned car bought by a Wheeler family.