April 14, 2022

Upcoming Events

Friday, April 15, No School, Offices Closed
There is no school tomorrow on Good Friday and the offices will also be closed. We wish you a wonderful weekend celebrating the resurrection of our Lord!

Monday, April 18

5:45-8:30 p.m.
Do you know a student who is in graduating Class of 2026 (incoming freshman) or someone wanting to transfer to WA? How about a junior high student in 6th or 7th grade who would love to be a future Warrior? Invite them to the Co-Curricular EXPO on April 18, 5:45 -8:30 p.m. This event is designed for prospective, newly enrolled, and incoming transfer families. There will be something for everyone to enjoy!

This interactive and engaging experience will show families the many ways their students can be involved from center stage to mid-field. Meet teachers, talk with other students who have similar interests, hear from coaches, and learn about the latest scholastic or academic club that takes a student’s hobbies or interests to the next level. Encourage them to bring the whole family! There will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Use these digital resources to post onto your Instagram, or Facebook or use as a text to invite a friend. Be sure to include the registration link.
Digital Resources
Registration Link

If you would like to help us make this day successful, volunteer to be a part of the setup crew!
Co-Curricular EXPO Set up Crew

Junior/Senior Formal
Friday, April 22
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Company 251

The Junior class would like to invite all Juniors and Seniors to attend the Junior/Senior Formal on April 22. All WA Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend an evening of hors-d’oeuvres, desserts, dancing, trivia, and community. The event will be held at Company 251 in Aurora. Today is the last day your student can buy tickets in the Atrium for $70.00 per person. Push-coin will be available. This night is for our WA students and a date is not required! If you have any questions, please email Jim Holtrop.

Spring Concerts
All are welcome to join us for three upcoming concerts featuring students in Wheaton Academy’s music groups:

Monday, April 25: Jazz, Percussion, & A Capella Show
Friday, April 29: Spring Choral Concert
Saturday, April 30: Spring Instrumental Concert

All concerts start at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium and are free of charge. All are welcome!

General News

2022-2023 Calendar is Now Live
We have just released the 2022-2023 school calendar. You may access it here. As we have previously mentioned, this online calendar is the most accurate and up-to-date Wheaton Academy Calendar.

April Bell Schedule Changes
Please note the following bell schedule changes for the next two weeks:

Friday, April 22, Early Dismissal for Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon, Periods 1-3
8:00-9:15        Period one
9:30-10:45      Period two
11:00-12:15    Period three

Tuesday, April 26, Grandparent’s Day, Student Bell Schedule, Periods 4-7
8:00-8:58      Period four
9:03-10:01      Period five
10:05-10:30    Reception
10:30-11:30    Period six
11:35-12:35    Period seven

Grandparents Day, Tuesday, April 26
We are excited to share that Wheaton Academy’s annual Grandparents Day will be held on Tuesday, April 26. All grandparents and “grand-friends” are invited to participate on campus from 9:00 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. Share this link with your grandparents to RSVP: https://forms.gle/soyXAa9kDw5hNfw77

Grandparents Day Help Needed
We are so pleased to welcome our grandparents back to campus this year on April 26!  We could use your help serving refreshments that day. If you would like to help out from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. please contact Jim Holtrop. Thank You!

Please read more about the INCubatoredu course and community of parents and volunteers within Wheaton Academy’s Business program by clicking here. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Phil Strzalka.

Senior Graduation Details
Cap & Gown Delivery and Senior Class Photo
Jostens will be at Wheaton Academy on the morning of Monday, April 25, to deliver cap & gowns, announcements, etc.  Orders will be available for pick-up in the Senior Lounge from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. ALL balances with Jostens must be paid in full at that time. 

The senior class group photo will also be taking place after Community Time on the same day, April 25. If you already have graduation regalia and did not order from Jostens, please make certain that it is in good condition and bring it to school on April 25 for the photo.  If you are a member of the National Honor Society, you will receive a gold tassel and cord at the senior class group photo session. 

  • Seniors are asked to dress professionally and neatly for the photo, including shoes – specifically:
    Women: skirt & top or dress, pants, & dress shoes
  • Men: dress shirt and tie, dress pants & dress shoes

This is the only time a senior class photo will be taken. We cannot guarantee that students who do not attend school at this time will be photo-shopped into the picture. Therefore, please make sure your student is at school.

Senior Lunch and Graduation Practice, Tuesday, May 31, 12:00-2:30 p.m.
After finals on Tuesday, May 31, Seniors will meet in the Commons for lunch, then travel to Wheaton College for graduation practice. Attendance at this practice is mandatory. Seniors will receive more details as the date draws closer.

Baccalaureate Service, Friday, June 3, 7:00 p.m. WA Fine Arts Center
Please join us for a time of worship and prayer over our graduating seniors.

Commencement Ceremony, Sunday, June 5, 3:00 p.m. Wheaton College, Edman Chapel
We are pleased that the commencement ceremony will return to Wheaton College. More details will follow, but there will be no limit to seating for families and no tickets needed to attend.

WA Appreciation Team Update
We humbly thank you for helping us exceed our goal and closing the gap of necessary funds. Be a part of our work crew or grab a few items off the supply list. The sign-up sheets are below. We are so excited to share this special day with the faculty and staff.
Supply List Donations
Volunteer Help on Day of Luncheon April 22nd

Summer Serve
Come and serve at Wheaton Academy this summer!  Summer Serve provides an opportunity to volunteer in a variety of capacities to make an impact on the presentation of our school facilities and help with projects to control costs and allow for a smooth transition into the fall. Summer Serve will be June 13- 17 and July 18-21. You can sign for just a day, or come for more, as we get the school ready for the next school year! Sign up using this form to join us this summer.

Summer Academy Registration
Summer Academy registration has opened. Summer Academy is June 13-July1. The deadline to register is May 1. Click here to register. Questions – email Angie Roberts, aroberts@wheatonacademy.org.

Worship Team Auditions
Is your son or daughter interested in Worship Team?  We are beginning the process of application and auditions for instrumentalists, vocalists, and those interested in technical production including sound, lighting, and graphics. Click here for the application and instructions.  Applications, recommendations, and video submissions are due April 21.  Contact Mr. Jasper at ejasper@wheatonacademy.org or Mr. Hogan at bhogan@wheatonacademy.org with questions.