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Ensuring Success for Every Student Since 1968 - Phone: (808) 305-9000

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Hawaii Principal of the Year!

Brenda Vierra-Chun

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Wheeler Middle School is located on 11 acres of State property within Wheeler Army Air Field in the midst of the Koolau and Waianae Mountains.

Our school has three two-story buildings, with facilities for music, art, science, industrial arts, and physical education.

The faculty is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students through middle school components. They strive to provide an exemplary education for our 6th through 8th graders.
Our school has been accredited for a period of 6 years (2016-2022) by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges. The Wheeler Middle School faculty and staff hope that all middle level learners will enjoy their time of exploration and learning.

Major Sheldon Wheeler Middle School is part of the Leilehua Complex.
The schools in the Leilehua Complex are:
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  • Alma Mater - Mission - Vision - Plans
    Alma Mater

    From the Waianae to the Koolau Mountains
    Stands A School With Rightful Pride
    Where We Strive For Truth and Beauty
    In Everything We Try;

    Hail! Mighty Spartans
    With Banners Blue and White
    All Hail! to Wheeler
    All Hail! Hail! Hail!
    The Mission of Wheeler Middle School

    To Ensure the Success of Every Student
    The Vision of Wheeler Middle School

    Wheeler Middle School is a community where students:
    • meet high expectations
    • are life long learners
    • make responsible decisions and healthy choices
    • practice good citizenship
  • History of Wheeler Middle School
    • February 1922
    Construction work began on a new airfield in Hawaii, located at Schofield Barracks on the island of Oahu.
    It was named Wheeler Field on 11 November 1922 in honor of Major Sheldon H. Wheeler, former commander of Luke Field on Ford Island, who died in a plane crash on 13 July 1921.

    • August 31, 1939
    Wheeler Field became a separate permanent military post. By that time it had developed into a large and productive air base where constant training was conducted for combat units stationed there.

    Wheeler was the site of several major historic aviation events, including:
    • the first nonstop Mainland-to-Hawaii flight by Army Air Corps Lieutenants Lester J. Maitland and Albert F. Hegenberger in 1927
    • the Great Dole Derby air race from California to Hawaii, also in 1927
    • the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia, by Australian Squadron Leader Charles E. Kingsford-Smith
    in 1928
    • and the first Hawaii-to-Mainland solo flight in 1935 by Amelia Earhart, who flew from Wheeler Field to Oakland, California.

    • December 7, 1941
    When the Japanese attacked military installations in Hawaii on 7 December 1941, twelve pilots assigned to the 15th Pursuit Group at Wheeler (predecessor of the 15th Air Base Wing) succeeded in getting their P-36 and P-40 aircraft off the ground, engaged the enemy in furious dogfights, and scored some of the first American victories of World War ll (10 downed enemy aircraft).

    Casualties at Wheeler totaled 33 killed and 75 wounded. Of the 233 aircraft assigned to the Hawaiian Air Force, 146 were in commission before the attack; afterward, only 83 were in commission (including 27 P-40s), and 76 had been totally destroyed.

    During World War ll and until 1949, Wheeler was assigned to the Seventh Air Force (former Hawaiian Air Force) and successor commands.

    • 1948
    Wheeler Army Air Base was redesignated Wheeler Air Force Base. The following year, the installation was placed on minimum caretaker status; however, with expansion of the Air Force during the Korean conflict, Wheeler AFB was restored to fully operational status in 1952.

    • February 24,1952
    The 1508th Support Squadron was organized to provide administrative and logistical support to activities at Wheeler AFB.

    • April 1, 1955
    The unit was redesignated the 6487th Support Squadron

    • November 1, 1971
    Inactivated, concurrent with activation of the 15th Air Base Squadron. A subordinate unit of the 15th Air Base Wing, the 15 ABS served as the host organization at Wheeler AFB, which consisted of approximately 1,389 acres of land and facilities valued at over $37 million.

    Responsibilities of the 15 ABS included providing munitions service and support to all Air Force activities within the Hawaiian area, in addition to operating a small arms firing range where personnel of the Air Force, US Customs, and local law enforcement agencies were
    certified.

    • August 1987
    The Secretary of the Interior designated Wheeler AFB as a National Historic Landmark, recognizing it as a site of national significance in the history of the United States and, in particular, World War II in the Pacific.

    • October 31, 1991
    The 15th Air Base Squadron inactivated at Wheeler on 31 October 1991, one day before the US Army assumed operational control of the installation in accordance with a memorandum of understanding signed by the Commander in Chief, Pacific Air Forces, and the Commander, US Army Western Command.

    • November 1, 1991
    The Army held a simple ceremony to signify their takeover of the base, then changed the sign at the main gate to "Wheeler Army Airfield." The installation, however, remained on the real property records of the 15th Air Base Wing until 15 March 1993 when an Action Memorandum signed by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Environment, Safety and Occupational Health) and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations and Housing) authorized the exchange of Wheeler AFB for Fort Kamehameha Military Reservation.
  • Sheldon Harley Wheeler: Biography
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    On 11 November 1922, the new airdrome at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was named Wheeler Field in honor of Major Sheldon H. Wheeler, who was killed in an air-craft accident on 13 July 1921 at Luke Field.

    Located on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Luke Field was commanded by Major Wheeler at the time of his death.

    Born on 6 April 1889 in New York City, Sheldon Harley Wheeler received his early education in Vermont. After attending the University of Vermont for two years, he was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduated on 12 June 1914, and was commissioned a second lieutenant.

    A dark-complected man, his nickname at West Point was "Black Sambo," which led to his being called "Sam" the rest of his life.
    Lieutenant Wheeler served one year with the 25th Infantry before starting his aviation career in the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps at Rockwell Field, California, where he was rated a junior military aviator on 2 September 1915.

    As a member of the 1st Aero Squadron, Lieutenant Wheeler served with distinction during the punitive expedition into Mexico under the command of General John J. Pershing. He received his promotion to first lieutenant on 1 May 1916, then transferred later that year to the cavalry.

    On 8 June 1917, he attained the rank of captain of cavalry and, that same year, transferred back to the air service. He was assigned to Kelly Field, Texas, as officer in charge of flying and commanded the 8th Aero Squadron. After a month there, he became officer in charge of flying at Scott Field, Illinois. From September 1917 until the spring of 1918, he served in the same capacity at Love Field in Dallas, Texas, and at Carlstrom Field in Arcadia, Florida.

    In March 1918, Captain Wheeler joined the American Expeditionary Force in France, where he was placed in charge of the flying field at Orly. On 1 August 1918, he was promoted to major, Aviation Section, Signal Corps.

    Upon returning to the United States in April 1919, he was stationed at Hazlehurst Field at Long Island, New York, and given the full rating of military aviator. Major Wheeler next transferred to Hawaii, arriving on 25 October 1919, and assumed command of Luke Field on 4 November 1919. His commission as a major in the Air Service was made permanent in the Regular Army on 1 July 1920.
    On 13 July 1921, Major Wheeler was killed instantly with Sergeant Thomas Kelly when the observation bi-plane he was flying fell into a flat spin while landing and burst into flames after crashing at Luke Field. Major Wheeler's assignment with the Hawaiian Department was scheduled to terminate on 1 October 1921, and he had already received orders detailing him to the field officers' school at Langley Field upon completion of his tour of duty in Hawaii.

    Sheldon H. Wheeler, only 32 years old when he died, was survived by his wife and two sons. His widow died in 1939. One son, Pat, graduated from West Point in January 1943, served with the 11th Airborne Division, and was killed in Manila in January 1945.

    His other son, S. Harley Wheeler, was commissioned in the ROTC from Purdue in 1941, and attained the rank of colonel in the U. S. Army. In January 1968, while on R&R from Vietnam, he and his wife visited Wheeler AFB. Following retirement from military service, he became a trust officer in the National Bank of Commerce of San Antonio. Two of his children, Kathie and Gil, visited the base named after their grandfather in 1976 and 1981 respectively .

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  • Admin Team
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    Principal
    Brenda Vierra-Chun
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    Vice-Principal
    Grade 8
    Kristin Walje
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    Vice-Principal
    Grade7
    Leighton Nakamoto
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    Vice-Principal (TA)
    Grade 6
    DeLeon, Carla
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  • Office Personnel
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    Registrar
    Jodi Chang
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    SASA
    Teresa Morales
    305-9003
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    Attendance Questions?
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    Account ClerK
    Marcy Ching
    305-9030
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    Rivera, Tracy - Cafe Manager (TA)
    Telephone: 808-305-9010
    FAX: 8808-621-8655
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    SSC Clerk
    Oyama, Kaylene
    305-9086
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    Office Clerk
    Pebenito, Donna
    305-9001
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    Lunch System
    Chang, Jane
    305-9004
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    Health Aide
    Lobitos, Marie
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    Transition Center
    Tagudin, Michele
    305-9109
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  • Student Support Advisors (Counselors)
    Our school advisors help students develop their full potential as individuals.
    This team of advisors and teaching staff, in partnership with parents, are committed to providing students with experiences that impart knowledge, attitude and skills in the personal, social educational, and career development of our youth.

    More details:
    • Brochure (forthcoming)
    CSSS Brochure

    Student Support Advisors
    Click on name to send an eMail:

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    Minehira, David
    (808) 305-9051
    Grade 8
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    Vierra, Leilani
    305-9053
    Grade 6
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    Minehira, Daye
    (808) 305-9060
    Grade 7
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    Fukunaga, Lurline
    (808) 305-9052
    Student Services Coordinator (SSC)
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    Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Services (ASACS)
    Johnson, Justine
    (808) 305-9020
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    Tripler Team

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    Barber, Shelley
    (Psychologist)
    (808) 305-9021

    Days at Wheeler:
    • Monday
    • Wednesday
    • every other Friday
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    Saito, Kevin
    (LCSW)
    (808) 305-9022

    Days at Wheeler:
    • Monday
    • Tuesday PM
    • Wednesday
    • Thursday AM or PM
    • and every other Friday
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    Chiu, Sara
    (Psychiatrist)
    (808) 305-9013

    Days at Wheeler:
    • Wednesday
    • Tuesday/Thursday PM as needed

    every other Friday

    SBBH / MFLAC / Speech
    Click on name to send an eMail:

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    Kaiser, Joe
    SBBH
    (808) 305-9050
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    Lukowicz, Teresa
    SBBH
    (808) 305-9050
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    Days at Wheeler:
    • Monday (8:00 - 11:00)
    • Wednesday (All day)
    • Friday (11:00 - 3:00)
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    TBA
    Speech Pathologist
    (808) 305-9096

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    Oishi, Nikki
    MFLC -
    website
    (808) 305-9066
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  • Curriculum Coaches

    Curriculum Coaches
    (808) 305-9009

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    Lin, Alvin
    (Temporary Assignment)
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    Lin, Teri Ann
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  • Educational Assistants
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    Arase, Aimee
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    Nacario, Tammy
    Testing - RTI
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    Oishi, Kyle
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    Raymond, Janelle
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    Sie, Susan
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    Souza, Barbie
    IRC - RTI
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  • Support Staff

    Cafeteria Staff

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    Rivera, Tracy - Cafe Manager (TA)
    Telephone: 808-305-9010
    FAX: 8808-621-8655
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    Phillips, Natalie- Helper

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    Agno, Nora - Helper

    Custodial Staff

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    Hirokane, Kevin - Head Custodian
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    Foster, Alvin
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    De Castro, Manuel
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    Monji, Neal
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    Security

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    Sanborn, Sialasa
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    Tyrell, Ulysses
    Security
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    Tauilo, Taumaoe
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  • Special Programs
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    ELL-RTI
    Lee, Joanne
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    FSC
    Goodrich, Michael
    Grade 6, 7, 8
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    RTI - Math
    Pagan, Krystal
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    RTI - Math
    Tadaki, Erin
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  • Grade 6
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    Kawano, Lindsay
    English / Social Studies/Inclusion
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    Kimmel, Madeline
    Math / Science/Inclusion
    Grade 6
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    Brembeck, Leah
    ELA/SS
    Grade 6
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    Campbell, Ethan
    Math / Science
    Grade 6
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    Looper, Troy
    ELA/SS
    Grade 6
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    Smee, Ryan
    Math / Science
    Grade 6
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    Rosadino, Jonathan
    Math / Science
    Grade 6
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    Yatogo, Keri Ann
    English / Social Studies
    Grade 6
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    Belloli, Ian
    Math / Science
    Grade 6
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    Schambs, Stephanie
    ELA/SS
    Grade 6
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    Alsbergas, Mark
    Resource
    ELA / SS
    Grade 6
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  • Grade 7
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    Gallivan, Matt
    Math / Science
    Grade 7
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    Weathersbee, James
    Inclusion
    ELA / Social Studies
    Grade 7
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    DelGreco, Matthew
    Math / Science
    Grade 7
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    Dembart, Lucas
    ELA/SS
    Grade 7
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    Ozawa, Todd
    English / Social Studies
    Grade 7
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    Shikari, Natasha
    Math/Science/
    Grade 7
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    Kelly, Mackenzie
    Inclusion
    ELA/ SocialStudies
    Grade 7
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    Nepshinsky, Megan
    Inclusion
    Math / Science
    Grade 7
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    Allen, Mary
    Inclusion/Resource
    ELA/SS
    Grade 7
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    Bachmann, Jenna
    Resource / RTI
    Math / Science
    Grade 7
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  • Grade 8
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    Jester, Hailey
    Math / Science
    Grade 8
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    Geyelin, Alexander
    ELA/SS
    Grade 8
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    Dolgopolova, Olga
    English / Social Studies
    Grade 8
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    Shutley, Michael
    Math / Science
    Grade 8
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    Burnham, Jennifer
    Math/Science/Inclusion
    Grade 8
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    McAdams, Richard
    ELA / Social Studies / Inclusion
    Grade 8
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    Schimmoeller, Kallie
    Math/Science
    Grade 8
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    Timmerman, Katelyn
    ELA/SS/
    Grade 8
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    Chun, Branson
    Inclusion
    Grade 8
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    Kahoano, Everett
    Inclusion
    Grade 8
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  • Fine Arts
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    Art
    Wada-Goode, Jenny
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    AVID
    Okemura, Lori
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    Home Economics
    Kato, Sheilynn
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    Band
    Ikehara, Brett
    Dept. Chair
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    Industrial Arts
    Mori, Shirley
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    Leadership / SAC
    Morimoto, Kimberly
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    Multi-Media/News Writing
    Chang, Jordan
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    Mad Science
    Falzarano, William
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    Yearbook &
    Science, Technology Engineering, Art & Mathematics
    (STEAM)
    Lee, Michelle
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    Physical Ed.
    Yap, Paul
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    Tech Support
    Lee, Cheryl
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    Robotics
    Watanabe, Zachary
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2021 - 2022

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Enroll students:
please call for appointment
(808) 305-9000

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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SY 2021-2022 Free school meals
for all enrolled students
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Notice of Nondiscrimination: Wheeler Middle School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:
Principal of Wheeler Middle School, 2 Wheeler Army Air Field, Wahiawa, HI 96786