April 7, 2023

Upcoming Events

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, April 8

8:00 a.m.
Alumni White Chapel

On the second Saturday of every month, the men from Wheaton Academy meet to pray for our community and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us tomorrow to hear from Wheaton Academy teacher Evan Jasper. Light refreshments are served.

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.

Upcoming Bell Schedule Changes
Wednesday, April 12 is testing day for all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Please note the school day begins at 8:00 am on this day.

Thursday, April 13 we will run a 7-period day
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

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

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.

General News

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.

Campus Update: A Letter from the Head of School 
Before Spring Break, Steve Bult sent a letter regarding some campus updates to our current parents. In case you missed it, read his letter here and learn about some updates to Academy Hall. 

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.

Order the 2022-2023 Yearbook
The last day to guarantee your copy of this year’s yearbook is Friday, 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.

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

College Corner

Testing Day for Freshmen, Sophomores, & Juniors, Wednesday, April 12
Please click here for details regarding the school testing on April 12. Seniors have the day off.


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!