April 14, 2023

Upcoming Events

WA Women’s Saturday Prayer
April 15
Alumni White Chapel
9:00 a.m
Every third Saturday, women from the Wheaton Academy community meet to pray for our school. Please join us Saturday, April 15, at 9:00 a.m. in the white chapel for our next prayer time. We will hear from WA employee Val Gregersen. Light refreshments are served.

WA Women’s Tuesday Prayer
WA Women’s Prayer will meet Tuesday, April 18 to finish praying for the Senior class.
Then, Luz Vergara will celebrate her birthday on Tuesday, April 25 so we are adding this as a day of prayer! We invite you to join us from 2-3 pm in the Armour Building apartment to pray for our WA faculty, staff, students & community.

Mr. WA Live Performance!
Saturday, April 15
7:00 p.m. (Doors Open at 6 p.m.)
Please join us for our annual Mr. WA performance sponsored by Project Lead Global. This in-person event is a celebration of our community and an opportunity for you to support the 21 Haitian and Dominican children that our school champions through our partnership with Kids Alive International. During the performance, seven senior students will compete for the title “Mr. WA,” and you’ll cast your vote for the winner! The Shack will be selling yummy concessions on-site before and after the performance.  All proceeds will be donated to Kids Alive International. Admission is $10/person via cash or PushCoin. If you are unable to attend the performance but would still like to donate and learn more about our partnership with Kids Alive International, click here. Online Donations will be accepted through April 15.

Junior/Senior Formal
WA Junior/Senior Formal will be held on April 21, 2023, at Company 251 in Aurora. The event is for all WA juniors and seniors. The evening will include heavy appetizers and desserts from Movable Feast, so dinner prior to the event is not needed. We will also have a dance, photo booth, and trivia contest. Tickets are on sale now for $75.00 per person. The event is from 7:00 – 9:30 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Holtrop.

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

Monday, April 26: Jazz, Percussion, & Acappella Show
Friday, April 28: Spring Choral Concert
Saturday, April 29: Spring Instrumental Concert

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

Springfest 2023
Thursday, April 27
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All students and families are invited to Springfest 2023 in the parking lot at Wheaton Academy on Thursday, April 27th from 5 pm – 7 pm. Listen to live cover and original music performed by student bands – Lilyvera and The Scotty Murray Band! Enjoy dinner and yard games. Stay and cheer on the Girl’s soccer team as they host Marian Central Catholic and celebrate Senior Night. The Shack will be serving a pasta dinner, salad bar, drink, and dessert for $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. See you there!

Upcoming Bell Schedule Changes

Friday, April 21 Early Dismissal for Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon
8:00 – 8:30          Period 1
8:35 – 9:05          Period 2
9:10 – 9:40          Period 3
9:45 – 10:15        Period 4
10:20 – 10:50      Period 5
10:55 – 11:25      Period 6
11:30 – 12:00      Period 7

Tuesday, April 25 Grandparents Day
8:00 – 9:00        1st Period
9:10-10:10        2nd Period
10:20-11:20      3rd Period
11:30-12:30      4th Period
12:30                Early Dismissal

Wednesday, April 26
9:00-10:30          5th Period
10:40-11:10        Community Time
11:16-12:46        6th Period
12:46-1:25          Lunch
1:30-3:00            7th Period

Thursday, April 27
8:00 – 8:48           Period 1
8:54 – 9:42           Period 2
9:48 – 10:36         Period 3
10:42 – 11:30       Period 4
11:35 – 12:19       Lunch
12:24 – 1:12         Period 5             
1:18 – 2:06           Period 6                             
2:12 – 3:00           Period 7

General News

Order the 2022-2023 Yearbook – Deadline Today
The last day to guarantee your copy of this year’s yearbook is today, April 14. Yearbooks are only available to order through the Jostens website. Please click here to place your order. As a reminder, if you previously ordered a senior ad for your graduating senior, you DO NOT need to order a yearbook, as one copy is already included in the ad cost.

Senior Graduation Details
Cap & Gown Delivery and Senior Class Photo
Jostens will be at Wheaton Academy on the morning of Monday, April 24, 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 during Advisory on the same day, April 24. 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 24 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.

Complimentary Class of 2023 Yard Sign-Complete the form by May 1 
Parents of graduating seniors–we would love to celebrate your student’s upcoming graduation with a complimentary yard sign. Please complete this form to indicate your family’s interest in a yard sign, and we will order one for your family. Please complete this form by May 1. We hope to have them delivered to the school for pick-up in mid-May. 

Senior Lunch and Graduation Practice, Tuesday, May 30, 12:00-2:30 p.m.
After finals on Tuesday, May 30, 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 2, 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 4, 3:00 p.m. Wheaton College, Edman Chapel
We are pleased that the commencement ceremony will be at Wheaton College. More details will follow, but there will be no limit to seating for families and no tickets needed to attend.

Grandparents Day, Tuesday, April 25
We are excited to share that Wheaton Academy’s annual Grandparents Day will be held on Tuesday, April 25. All grandparents and “grand-friends” are invited to participate on campus from 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Share this link with your grandparents to RSVP.

2023-2024 Calendar is Now Live
We have just released the 2023-2024 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 and is subject to change.

Summer Academy Registration
Summer Academy registration is now open. Information about Summer Academy and the registration link may be found at https://wheatonacademy.org/summer-academy.

Kari Jobe Concert for Outreach 
Saturday, April 22, 2023
The Wheaton Academy community has partnered with Outreach over the years, and we want to share information about their 50th-anniversary celebration! Join them for a concert and evening of worship with nationally known Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winner, Kari Jobe. Ticket sales benefit Outreach’s ministries which transform lives through youth and family programs, transitional housing, counseling, and other vital community services. For more information, please visit weareoutreach.org/50

Volunteer Corner

Volunteering is the best way to build community, make new friends, and create lasting relationships. Please click here to join us for a variety of opportunities where you can get involved.


High School Summer Camp Registration
The High School summer camp registration link is now online and available for you to sign your child up for all the High School camps offered this coming summer.  You may click here to register. Hurry before all the slots are filled!