August 19, 2022

Upcoming Events

Sophomore Student Retreat: August 21-22
Students will depart from Wheaton Academy on August 21 at 2 pm and return to Wheaton Academy on August 22 at 5 pm. Contact Jim Holtrop, Special Activities Coordinator, for any questions.

Microsoft Surface Computer and School ID Pickup: 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,

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
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 7-8 pm.
Contact Brian Hogan, Dean of Chapel + Spiritual Formation,

Prayer Walk: Thursday, August 25
Calling Moms, Dads, Grandparents – all welcome. Join us from 2:00-3:00 pm as we walk together around the Wheaton Academy campus & pray at various locations for WA students, faculty, staff & community. We will meet on the FAC grounds off the sidewalk by Alumni Relations Thursday 8/25 at 2:00 pm. contact Mary Miller with any questions at

WA Women’s Prayer will officially kick off this year beginning on Tuesday, September 20. More details to follow.

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,


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

General News

A Message from the Principal
Please make sure to check your email as Kori Hockett sent an important Back-to-School letter today that you will want to be sure to read! You may click this link for the highlights of the email.

New Families
At New Parent Orientation last night, we had a tremendous evening filled with fellowship, great information and practical tips for a strong start to the 2022-23 school year. For those who were unable to attend please visit our New Parent Night resources page where you can view the information that was presented. We also have available in the front office a magnet to put on your fridge with a QR code that will immediately direct you to the Families Webpage. Send your student or stop by to pick one up for your family

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!

Strategic Plan
We are currently in the 5th-year of our strategic plan and starting to begin planning for the next five years.

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