April 19, 2024

Upcoming Events

WA Women’s Saturday Prayer
April 20
9:00 am
Admissions Office

Every third Saturday, women from the Wheaton Academy community meet to pray for our school. This week we will hear a testimony from Jessica Hands. Please join us tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in the Admissions Office for our next prayer time. Light refreshments are served.

Spring Concerts
Fine Arts Center
7:30 pm

All are welcome to join us for three upcoming concerts featuring students in Wheaton Academy’s music groups:
Monday, April 29: Jazz, Percussion, & Acappella Show
Wednesday, May 1: Spring Choral Concert
Saturday, May 4 Spring Instrumental Concert
All concerts start at 7:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium and are free of charge. All are welcome!

WA Women’s Tuesday Prayer
May 7
1:30–2:30 pm 
WA Library

All Women are welcome to join us for prayer in the Library on Tuesday, May 7. Please consider joining us as we lift up our school in prayer.

General News

Upcoming Bell Schedule Changes:
Friday, April 26 – Half Day of School
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
Wednesday, May 1, Grandparent’s Day
9:00 – 9:50 Period 1
10:00 – 10:50 Period 2
11:00 – 11:50 Period 3
11:50 Early Dismissal

Grandparent’s Day Help Needed
Our annual Grandparent’s Day is Wednesday, May 1.  We could use help with serving refreshments that morning, from 8:30-10:00 am. Please let Jim Holtrop know if you can help.

Summer Academy Registration Deadline is May 1
If your student plans on taking a Summer Academy class, they need to register and pay through this link to be officially enrolled in their Summer Academy class.

Senior Ads for Yearbooks!
Did you want to include a senior ad for your student in the yearbook but missed the deadline? You are in luck! We have an extension on ad sales! Senior yearbook ads are available for purchase this year for $150 per quarter-page ad. The deadline for the ads has been extended to May 1, 2024. Please note, this is a hard deadline as the pages will then go to print. To purchase an ad, you will need to follow this link and select the size you would like to create. More information is explained within your purchase options. It will prompt you to design your ad for your child, and once you submit it, it will be sent directly to the yearbook. If you have any questions, please contact yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. Please note, if you would like to purchase a yearbook, you will need to order one separate from your ad. This is a change Jostens has made from pervious years. Yearbooks are no longer included with the purchase of a senior ad.

Yearbooks for Sale!
Yearbooks are now on sale through the Jostens website! Please follow this link to purchase a copy of the 2023-2024 yearbook!

Parents of Seniors: If you would prefer to have the yearbook sent to your home instead of coming to campus to pick it up, there is now an option for that! Please select the home delivery option at checkout, and your yearbook will be sent directly to your home. Please note, this is a senior-only option. All other grade levels will receive their yearbooks at school in the Fall.

Senior Graduation Details
Cap & Gown Delivery and Senior Class Photo
Jostens will be at Wheaton Academy on the morning of Monday, April 22, 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 22. 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 22 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 2024 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 28, 12:00-2:30 p.m.
After finals on Tuesday, May 28, Seniors will meet in the Library for lunch, and 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, May 31, 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 2, 3:00 p.m. Wheaton College, Edman Chapel
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.

The Center for Lifelong Learning – Summer ACT/SAT Group Class
Registration for the summer ACT/SAT group class is now open. This group class will provide a comprehensive overview of both the ACT and SAT college admission tests and will include tips and strategies for taking both tests as well as how to apply these tips and tricks to practice test questions. The classes prepares students to take the late Summer and early Fall ACT and SAT exams.
Dates for the class: 
Tuesday Mornings:  10 AM – 12 PM – June 11, 18 and 25
Thursday Mornings: 10 AM – 12 PM – June 6, 13, and 20 
All classes will be held at Wheaton Academy. 
Materials will be provided. REGISTER HERE
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Valerie Gregersen.

The Center for Lifelong Learning Executive Functioning Class and Coaching this Summer
The Executive Functioning Class will be at lunch over the first two weeks of summer school. Geared toward incoming freshmen and sophomores, we will focus on executive functioning strengths and weaknesses (panning/prioritizing, organization, time management, task initiation, and metacognition).
Tuesdays – June 11 & 18, from 12:15-12:45.
Thursdays – June 13 & 20, from 12:15-12:45.
We will meet at The Center in the Armour Building on Wheaton Academy’s campus (they can bring their lunch). 

The Center is also offering coaching this summer for both parents and students providing space (in the Armour building) for conversations and connections.  Forty-five-minute sessions are available with our certified executive functioning coach.  We will provide executive functioning assessments for the parent and child.  If you are interested in this class or coaching sign up at: Schedule – The Center for Lifelong Learning

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