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Welcome to Wheeler

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Major Sheldon Wheeler Elementary School is situated on historic Wheeler Army Airfield. The school in named in honor of Major Sheldon H. Wheeler, a former commander of Luke Field on Ford Island who lost his life when his plane crashed during a demonstration exercise on July 13, 1921. Our school has five multi-classroom buildings, nine portable classrooms, a library, and a cafeteria shared with neighboring Wheeler Middle School. Students travel from Schofield Barracks, Camp Stover, Wheeler Army Airfield, Launani Valley, and the Waikalani Woodlands.   The faculty and staff of Wheeler Elementary are committed to the task of working together towards a common belief that all students will learn and that each student is a unique and valued individual.  We believe that when education is a shared responsibility between the school and family we can best meet our students’ academic, social and emotional needs.  This shared responsibility is captured in our school’s brand, “One Team, One Mission.”  Wheeler Elementary school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. 

Recent News

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications - Please Help

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Aloha Families. We would like to encourage all families to fill out an online application for Federal Free and Reduced lunch program. Other federal benefits that qualified families received last school year included hundreds of dollars in P-EBT benefits for every child in the household and free bus transportation. Most importantly your qualification will help our school with Title I funding that pays for equipment and extra programs for our students.

School Shirt Purchases- All Sizes and Colors of Shirts Now Available

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WE are very happy to announce that The Custom Company has restocked all sizes and colors of our school shirts. You will be able to go online to purchase shirts at https://www.uniformsbytcc.com. If you would like to save on shipping, visit them at their store site: 98-027 Hekaha St #1 in Aiea.

Shortage of Bus Drivers

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The Department of Education's Student Transportation Services Branch (STSB) has been working to fulfill student transportation needs for the 2021-2022 school year. Due to the economic impact of COVID-19, all of our transportation contractors have been severely impacted by labor shortages. As a result, the STSB has had to reduce service, consolidate routes, and adjust timing. In the past thirty days, bus service contractors have reported an increase in driver resignations for various reasons. The contractors are doing everything they can to minimize the impact on service levels including utilizing managers and supervisors as temporary drivers.

Federal Govt Lunch Program - Please Help

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Aloha Wheeler Ohana, please note that the USDA will continue to fund the free school breakfast and lunch program through the 2021-22 school year. However, we would urge all parents to continue to submit an. application for the Free and Reduced Lunch benefits using EZMealApp.com. Qualifying families will benefit from free school bus transportation and P-EBT food assistance. Our school also benefits from federal Title I funding based on the number of eligible free and reduced lunch students.