April 8, 2022

Upcoming Events

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, April 9
8:00 a.m.
White Alumni 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, April 9. We will hear from WA Bible teacher, David Moran. Light refreshments are served.

Luz Vegara’s 90th Birthday Celebration
Saturday, April 9
12:00-3:00 p.m.

You are invited to join in the celebration of Luz Vergara’s 90th Birthday! Luz is our resident prayer warrior. Please mark your calendar for Saturday, April 9. Stop by the Atrium between 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. for cake & refreshments!

Mr. WA Live Performance!
Saturday, April 9
7:00 p.m. (Doors Open at 6:15 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 24 Haitian and Dominican children that our school sponsors through our partnership with Kids Alive International. During the performance, ten students will compete for the title “Mr. WA” and you’ll cast your vote for the winner! The Shack will serve snacks and refreshments on site and 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.

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. Tickets will be on sale April 11-14, during lunch, 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.

General News

Zoom Update
With the decreasing amount of COVID illnesses as well as the decreasing need for extended quarantines/absences, Wheaton Academy will no longer be offering Zoom classes. Students were informed this week that this will take effect on Monday, April 11. We will return to all in-person classes, and if a student is sick or needs to miss school, it will be counted as an absence. If special circumstances should arise in your family, and you would like to discuss them with an administrator, parents may reach out to Vice Principal, Brad Thornton.

April Bell Schedule Changes
Please note the various changes in the student bell schedules during the month of April:

Wednesday, April 13, All-School SAT for freshmen, sophomores, juniors. Seniors have no school.
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (No late start)

Thursday, April 14, 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 15, Good Friday, No School, Offices Closed

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.  Invitations with details were mailed to grandparents last week.

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 are almost there! We have a $600 gap to close and there is still time to cross the finish line for the Appreciation Luncheon. If you have not already, please consider sponsoring a faculty/staff member for the upcoming Luncheon on April 22.  If you prefer to provide supplies or volunteer your time, we have a place for you to serve. Explore the many ways you can contribute to the success of this special day.
Supply List Donations
Volunteer Help on Day of Luncheon April 22nd
Sponsor Faculty/Staff Member

Updated 2022-2023 One-Page Calendar
To see the updated 2022-2023 Calendar, please click here. The full school calendar for next year will be published after Spring Break. As a reminder, the most accurate calendar is the online version.

Summer Serve
Save the date for an opportunity to come and serve at Wheaton Academy! Each summer our campus works hard to reset for the next school year and we have a handful of projects we would love some help in. 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 next school year. Summer serve will be June 13- 17 and July 18-22. You can volunteer as an individual or serve together as a family. More details and signups will become available after spring break.

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.

College Corner

School-Wide Test Day
Wednesday, April 13
8:00 a.m. – Please note the change of start-time on this Wednesday

Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 13. All juniors will take the SAT with essay, due to this being a requirement for the state of Illinois. Please see this link for more details about why we are taking the test with essay and how to prepare for the essay portion of the test. All sophomore students will take the PSAT 10. Freshmen will take the PSAT 8/9. For detailed information about the schedule for that day please click here. Please feel free to email Gina Churchill at gchurchill@wheatonacademy.org with questions. Seniors will have no school.