Our school office is in need of Adult Supervisors! Job is part-time (casual hire) and averages 15 hours per week; pay is $10.10 per hour. No sick or vacation leave (basically, you are paid for the hours you actually work). Medical coverage is offered (you are responsible for cost). Adult Supervisors work in the front office and also scan IDs during lunch. Basic computer knowledge is required. Must like working with children and must also have basic customer service skills (greeting and helping parents, and helping students when they come to the office).
BUS PASSES: Just a reminder, Wheeler Middle School Staff cannot issue discretionary bus passes to students after school. If your child does not have his/her school ID card, he/she will not be allowed to ride the bus home. Your child will be given the option to call home for their ID card or a ride, or they may purchase a new ID card for $1.00. Wheeler Middle School is aware that many of the students have paid for the privilege to ride the bus. However, proper bus rules and policies still need to be followed to ensure the safety of each student.
CASH ONLY PAYMENTS: Because we're getting close to the end of the school year, checks will only be accepted through Thursday, March 29. Beginning April 2, all payments for bus and lunch payments, field trips, student fees, and any other student obligations, need to be paid in CASH only. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation!
YEARBOOK PRE-ORDERS: Pre-order sales will end on Friday, March 16, the last day before Spring Break. Cost for a yearbook is $35 (cash only). If you will be moving and would like your yearbook mailed to you, please be sure to leave a pre-paid self-addressed Priority Mail envelope in the office!
8th GRADE PARENTS:
** Leilehua High School is offering Summer School classes for incoming 9th graders. This is a great opportunity for students to get a head start on earning high school credits! 9th graders may register for Physical Education (9 & 10), Health, or World History. PE and Health are half-credit classes, and World History is a full credit class. If you noted (on the registration card you completed earlier this year) that your child would be enrolling in Summer School, you may take advantage of Priority Registration, which will be held on April 3, 4, or 5. Otherwise, Open Registration will be held on April 10, 11, and 12. Completed online application and full payment is required at time of registration. The online application will be available on March 19.
** 8th Grade Promotion Pictures will be taken on Tuesday, April 3, through your child's ELA class. Your child will be given a proof sheet sometime in April and parents may order pictures at that time. These pictures will be used on promotion certificates to be given out at our Promotion Ceremony.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8 or FRIDAY, MARCH 9: 8th graders will be going to Pearl Harbor; buses will be leaving at 8:30, so please make sure your students are here on time!
SATURDAY, MARCH 10: Soccer games at Moanalua High School! Girls play at 10:00 and boys play at 11:00; come support our student-athletes, cheerleaders, and coaches as they take on Mililani Middle School!
TUESDAY, MARCH 13: PTSO meeting at 3:00 in the IRC (Library).
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14: 8th-grade clean card trip to Kapolei Theater to see "A Wrinkle in Time." Buses will be leaving at 8:30. Permission slips have been sent out (or will be soon); please sign and return!
THURSDAY, MARCH 15: 6th-grade clean card trip to the Makapu'u Lighthouse. Buses leave at 8:30 (be on the lookout for permission slips that need to be signed and returned).
THURSDAY, MARCH 15: 7th-grade clean card trip to Sea Life Park. Buses leave at 8:30 (permission slips will need to be signed and returned).
MONDAY, MARCH 19 - MONDAY, MARCH 26: Spring Break (the 26th is actually Kuhio Day and school is not in session).
FRIDAY, MARCH 30: No school -- Good Friday.
Check out our school on social media:
Facebook: Search "Major Sheldon Wheeler Middle School" and Click "Like"
If you place orders from Amazon, please consider accessing your Amazon account via the 'smile' program, where Amazon donates a percentage of purchases to our PTSO. Amazon is launching a new promotion, that will take place from March 12 - 31. Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible smile.amazon.com purchase from March 12 - 31.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you'd like to spend 30 minutes with a group of noisy kids, let me know! ;) We have a game room that is open during lunch; if you'd like to spend some time watching the kids, send me an email and I'll give you more information! Great way to spend some time at school and rack up some volunteer hours!
The DOE's School Food Services Branch is transitioning our electronic meal accounting system to a new system (Harris School Solutions eTrition). Please see the information on our school’s home page about how this will affect your child's lunch payments. If you are currently making online deposits through schoolcafe, and have the recurring automatic deposit feature enabled, please log in and turn that feature off.
Just a reminder: PTSO sells school t-shirts ($10) and sweatshirts ($25). They can be purchased in Room P-7 or in the front office.
STUDENT DUES: Please make sure your child's student dues have been paid. Not sure if you're up to date? You can call the office (305-9000) or ask your student to check in the office before school or during recess/lunch. Student dues are only $15 for the whole year; if your child started school after the beginning of the school year, this amount is pro-rated accordingly.
Need to pick up your child from school during the day? If your child has an appointment scheduled, or you know ahead of time that he/she will need to be dismissed during the school day, please send a note to school with your child. He/she should bring the note to the school office before school starts, or during first recess. Student will receive a 'Student Excuse Slip,' which must be presented to teachers whose classes will be missed. The office will issue an 'Off Campus Pass' and a parent or guardian will need to sign the student out from the school office (please have a picture ID with you when you come in to sign your student out of school). If a student needs to be picked up from school and parents have not sent a note in the morning, please expect to wait a few minutes before the student is released. We try not to disrupt instructional time whenever possible, but we're happy to send for your child if needed. Please note that recess and lunch times are not the best time to pick up your child. Once students are released from their classes for recess or lunch, it's difficult to locate them. Recess is 10:10-10:25 (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri); lunch is 11:55-12:25 (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri). On Wednesdays, lunch is from 10:00-10:30 (no additional recess on Wednesdays). Additionally, please try to pick up your child before the end of the day -- preferably by 2:00 pm at the latest. Waiting until just before the final bell rings makes it difficult to pull students out of class, as they are trying to wrap things up for the day!
There is a free online tutoring website that is offered to military families. I've provided this information in the past, but for our new families who may not be familiar with it, here's the link: http://military.tutor.com/home. Tutor.com is a program that allows eligible students (grades K-12) and service members in US military families to connect to a live tutor online at any time for one-on-one help with homework, studying, test prep, proofreading, and more, at no cost.
INFINITE CAMPUS: Infinite Campus is our school's online student information system. It provides parents with the ability to view their children's academic information and communicate with teachers through the Infinite Campus portal. Students are also able to log into the system to see their assignments, grades, class schedules, and attendance records. Parents should have received a Census Verification Form; please verify that the information on this form is correct (or make necessary changes), sign, and return to school. Once this form is returned to school, parents will be able to go to our school's website and click on the Infinite Campus Portal to request a log-in. If you have children at other DOE schools, you will also be able to access their records with just one log-in and password.