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Wheeler Information


    “Wheeler Wildcats  !I just want to let you know that we all miss you!  On behalf of everybody our teachers our staff, myself, everybody we really miss you!  We hope that you are all doing well.  Please stay tuned for more information but please stay busy at home.  We will let you know what our next steps are.  We can do this together.  Listen to your parents and take care.”


                    -Dora Saldamando

                    Principal, Wheeler Elementary

What Makes Us Special


Our staff encourages community, family, fun, commitments and goals. Wheeler creates a positive unified culture for both students and staff to collaborate with and empower one another.

Our mission is to create LEADS students who show college and career readiness. Wheeler leads the way by building outstanding learners who embody leadership, effort, actions, decision-making, and showing respect.

To ensure these goals are met, our school offers GATE, OMA Gold, and houses a strong PTA.

We have many exciting opportunities at Wheeler Elementary that provide our students with a well-balanced and challenging education program.

We have a self-contained Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program for grades K-5 that will identify the specific abilities and needs of these students.

As an OMA (Opening Minds through the Arts) Gold School, we provide our students the opportunity to use instrumental music, opera, dance, theater and visual arts to help teach reading, writing, math and science by one of our outstanding Arts Integration Specialists.

We invite you and your family to call and set up a tour of our campus, meet with some of our wonderful teachers and staff, and see for yourself why “Wheeler LEADS the Way!”

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