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Clubs & Activities

High School Clubs and Activities are offered once a week during the school day. Club and activity offerings change weekly.

Student Government 

Advisors:  Curioso and Ms. Higginbotham 

Student leaders meet to collaborate and plan activities that will enrich our school community. Student Government advertises and coordinates spirit week, food drives, community service projects and discusses important issues about High School climate. 

National Honor Society

Advisory: Jes Cawley 

National Honor Society is  the oldest, largest, and most widely recognized co-curricular student organizations in American high schools. The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.

 

Debate Team

Advisor: Mr. Mann 

During Debate Club, we are given prompts and we have several debate competitions against other schools. It's a wonderful opportunity to improve argumentation skills and public speaking skills. Additionally, last year we were able to reach the finals in the spring, held at the Legislative building in Hartford. We highly encourage new members.

Model UN

Advisor: Mr. Heughins

The Model UN club participates in the annual UConn conference. Model UN asks students to research an assigned country and represent their interests in global issues and events in committees entrusted with solving those issues. Students act as that country's representative and communicates and compromises with other nations to solve the issue. 


Math Team

Advisor: Mr. Grande

The math team competes against area schools in a monthly competition that tests students' abilities to perform in topics throughout Geometry, Algebra I, Algebra II, and higher level math concepts. Students of all grades and levels are invited to join in a fun, competitive environment to boost their math skills and confidence in the subject.

Drama Club

Advisor: Mr. Mendolia

At Wheeler Drama, creativity and passion for the arts are the foundations of this organization.  Whether you are an actor, a stage manager, prop master, or a member of tech crew. Each student in Wheeler Drama demonstrates employer-seeking skills that are readily used in the world of theatre; from quick decision making, to art design and customer service, Wheeler Drama continues to help all students prepare for their next act in life.

 

GSA

Advisors: Ms. Sorder and Ms. Welborn

Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) is an inclusive club for any student in grades 9-12. The mission of this club is to provide a safe and supportive environment for all; a space for students to engage in discussion and activities to celebrate each others’ similarities and differences. GSA aims to promote unity and a sense of community for all within our school.


Traveling Literaries

Advisor: Mrs. Tavares 

Traveling Literaries is a book club and more. Students in this club will read a variety of texts and then participate in a related, enriching activity. For example, students may read the Greek myth of Orpheus & Euridice and then attend a performance of Hadestown on Broadway in NYC. Other enrichment activities include meals to appreciate the culture of text, author meetings, and more. If you enjoy reading and want to take it to the next level, this is the club for you!

 

Adventure Club

Advisor: Mrs. Tavares

Adventure club introduces high school students to a variety of experiences, such as hiking, biking, rafting, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, and more. Each year a variety of activities will be chosen. All adventures will take place after school or on weekends. This club is a great way for students to discover the natural world while they learn about themselves and build relationships with peers. Through participating in Wheeler Adventure club, students gain a sense of independence and self-reliance that will follow them through life. We welcome all students and help them find their place of comfort, enjoyment and belonging in our various adventures!

 

Cribbage & Kings

Advisor: Mrs. Devaux

This is a high school club where students play each other in large or small groups at either Cribbage or Kings - both card games.  At times we create a tournament to battle it out.  Learn to use terminology like crib, pegging, his heels and skunk! Strategy, luck and fun competition are a great way to spend time together and improve our skills.

 

Technology Student Association 

Advisor: Mrs. Devine 

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization of students engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Together, TSA chapter members work on competitive events, learn and apply leadership skills, and may attend state, regional, and national conferences.

Other activities offered from time to time have included: Uno, Video Games, Nature Walks, Book Clubs, Music Appreciation, Scattergories, Current Events, Legos  AND MORE! 

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