August 12, 2022

Upcoming Events

Microsoft Surface Computer and School ID Pickup: August 17-19 and August 22-23
Pickup at Front Desk, 8 am-4 pm; Setup Independently before the first day of school.
Instructions to Setup Surface are linked here.
Contact Bob Vishanoff, Director of IT,

Transfer Student Orientation: August 17
Wheaton Academy, 4 pm-7 pm
RSVP by August 15
Pickup Surface, Student ID, Schedule, and Locker assignment. See below for Book Pickup.
Meet new and current students, learn tips on how to navigate the first week of school, experience a custom tour according to your schedule, and have dinner together.
Contact Amy Burdett, Admissions Coordinator,

New Parent Night Orientation: August 18
Wheaton Academy, 6:30-8:45 pm
RSVP by August 16
We look forward to hosting Parents Only for this event.
Contact Sally Strzalka, Parent Ambassador Coordinator,

Team Picture Day for Fall Sports: August 18 
If your student is participating in a fall sport, save the date for team picture day August 18.
More information to follow from individual coaches.

Sophomore Student Retreat: August 21-22
Lake Geneva, RSVP, and $30 payment are required by August 12
Transportation Provided
Depart from Wheaton Academy on August 21 at 2 pm
Return to Wheaton Academy on August 22 at 5 pm
Contact Jim Holtrop, Special Activities Coordinator,

Book Pick-Up for ALL Grades: August 22 and August 23
Wheaton Academy Commons, August 22 from 2 pm-6 pm and August 23 from noon-4pm
Contact Jenn Trott, Executive Assistant to the Principal,

Freshman Launch: August 23
Wheaton Academy, 9:30-3:00 pm; RSVP by August 12
Includes Book Pick-Up, Schedule, Locker, and customized tour to student schedule.
Contact Jim Holtrop, Special Activities Coordinator,

Parent Social During Freshman Launch: August 23 
Wheaton Academy in the Atrium, 1:30 pm-3 pm
No RSVP necessary. Join us if you would like to come and meet other freshman parents.
Contact Sally Strzalka, Parent Ambassador Coordinator,

1stDay of Classes + Senior Orientation: August 24
8 am-3 pm, 7-period schedule
Senior Orientation will take place during Advisory Groups on the First Day of School
Contact Erin Carwell, Vice Principal and Dean of Students,

Back to School Worship Night: August 24
All students and parents are welcome to worship together at Wheaton Academy from 7 pm-8 pm.
Contact Brian Hogan, Dean of Chapel + Spiritual Formation,

First Football Game and Family Night: August 26
Everyone is invited to our first football game of the season! On August 26, Wheaton Academy will be hosting Marian Central. The JV game starts at 5:00 p.m. and the Varsity game will immediately follow.

You don’t have to cook that night! Our food truck, The Shack, will open at 5:00 p.m. with ShackNcheese, bratwurst, pulled pork sliders, cinnamon rolls, and snacks!

Our theme for the night is Neon, so wear your bright neon colors and enjoy a family night out of food, fun, and halftime games!

Annual Glow Dance: Friday, August 26
The student council will be hosting our annual glow dance on Friday, August 26, immediately following the Marian football game. This event is for all Wheaton Academy students. The cost is $5.00 and includes glow gear and snacks.  Tickets will be on sale August 22-26. Students may pay using Pushcoin. This is a great way for returning and new students to start the school year – a football game and a dance!!!

WA Spirit Wear Store: Pre-Order now!
Back to School SALE for Freshman & Transfer Families!
Kick off the new school year with some WA wear! 
Enjoy 15% off an order of $50 or more. 
The discount coupon code is BACKTOSCHOOL, enter at checkout. 
Orders before August 18 can be picked up at New Parent Night.
All other orders will be available for pickup in the Athletic Office beginning August 23.
Contact Rachel Chaney with any questions,

SEPTEMBER SAVE THE DATES: More details will be in WA Weekly in late August

Back to School Night: September 1 
Freshman/Transfer Family Informational Zoom: September 8, 7pm-8pm
RSVP to receive Zoom Link
Learn what to expect in September & October and receive more practical tips.

Homecoming Week: September 19-24
For more information about the back-to-school process, please review the New Family Checklist here.

General News

Sophomore Retreat RSVP and Forms Needed TODAY
August 21-22

Welcome back, Sophomores! We are so excited that in just over one week we are heading to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for our overnight retreat from Sunday, August 21 – Monday, August 22. We will meet at school at 2 pm on Sunday in front of the Fine Arts Center, with a luggage drop-off in the front circle by the atrium. We will return to WA’s campus around 5 pm on Monday, August 22.

For those who haven’t yet RSVP’d to this retreat, please note that a response is due today. Click HERE to RSVP to ensure your spot! After you complete the RSVP form, please be sure to click the link to pay a $30 registration fee. 

IMPORTANT, time-sensitive materials are needed! In order to attend the retreat, each student needs to fill out and submit this waiver for the camp. Please fill out and return this waiver to the front office or email a signed copy to by today.

Information including a detailed itinerary and packing list is available to view here on the website under the “Sophomore Retreat” header.

We look forward to seeing everyone very soon as we believe this time will be a great kick-off for the new school year!

Back-to-School Checklists
The Back-to-School checklists for new and returning families to Wheaton Academy are available on our website. Click here if you are a new family, and click here if you are a returning family. This is a great resource of what you need to complete and of events before school begins on Wednesday, August 24.

Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Traffic Flow – Use Hawthorne Avenue to enter Campus and Prince Crossing Road to Exit **
We are requesting that all parents who are picking up and/or dropping off students before and after school please use the Hawthorne Avenue entrance ONLY. We are looking to keep open the north drive lane entirely for fire and police should that be needed. Pick-up and drop-off can occur in the central lot circle (please pull all the way through the lot), north drive main entrance circle (please pull all the way through), or in front of the Field House.  Please exit campus out Prince Crossing Road and head to the right out Prince Crossing Road. Should you anticipate waiting longer than 5 minutes, please pull into an open parking spot. Student drivers can still enter campus via either entrance to come to park.

Please click here for a campus map. Thank you for your assistance!

Announcing The Center for Lifelong Learning
This summer, the Tutoring Center changed its name to The Center for Lifelong Learning and adopted a broader vision, developed more offerings, and built a new space in which to supplement the advancement of your student’s academic performance. The Center’s mission is to be the academic performance center that builds lifelong learners. While we will still provide instruction in specific subjects, The Center will now work with students to address the different forces that come to bear on a student’s progress and ability to learn and function in an increasingly complex educational, college and career environment. 

New for this academic year: 

  • Academic Progress Testing and Planning. The Center is introducing the NWEA MAP Growth test as a tool to assess the level and progress of a student, regularly chart goals, and engineer learning to improve academic progress and performance. 
  • Executive Functioning. Our Academic Coaches will teach students executive functioning skills, equipping them to be successful learners.
  • Learning Methods. Based on a student’s level and aptitude, our Academic Couches will adjust our approach to learning using adaptive learning and competency-based learning methods.
  • Unlimited Access.  We now offer unlimited access packages to enable students to use our services more frequently and conveniently in our expanded space.

Please visit our website,, to learn more about what we offer. We would love for you to come check out our new location in Wheaton Academy’s library and/or sign up for a free consultation.

Wheaton Academy is Hiring!

Contact Human Resources or refer to the employment opportunities page of the website for more details.


SWIMMING at Wheaton Academy
Although Wheaton Academy does not have swim practices together, we do go to the Sectional Meet with students who practice and participate in club teams. Girl’s swimming is in the fall (sectional meet on Saturday, November 5) and Boy’s swimming is a winter sport (Sectional Meet on Saturday, February 18.) If your son or daughter is interested in participating, please contact Mr. Mack at