August 23, 2019
Thursday, August 29
Please join us for Back-to-School night on Thursday, August 29. The evening is designed to introduce parents to the students’ daily lives at Wheaton Academy. You will meet administrators as well as your student’s teachers. You won’t want to miss out!
Todd Beamer Golf Outing
Monday, August 26
Stonebridge Country Club
Enjoy a beautiful day of golf to support Wheaton Academy! The entire Wheaton Academy family – past, present, and future – is invited to join us for our annual Todd Beamer Benefit Golf Outing on Monday, August 26 at Stonebridge Country Club in Aurora. Proceeds benefit financial aid scholarships at Wheaton Academy. Click here to register and/or sign up to be an event sponsor! If you are unable to play this year, please take advantage of the dinner-only option. We hope to see you there!
WA Women’s Prayer
Tuesdays, September 17 & 24
On Tuesdays, beginning September 17, the WA Women’s Prayer Group will meet from 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. on campus at Luz Vergara’s apartment, which is located in the Armour building. Contact Sarah Gieser or Claudia Fabela with questions.
Glow Night Event
Student council and Boosters will be hosting a Glow Night Dance on Friday, August 30. After our first football game of the season, all students are invited to celebrate the beginning of school, on the football field, with a Glow in the Dark Dance. This event is open to all students and friends. There will be no charge for this event! The night will conclude at 10:30 p.m. Student council is partnering with Athletics to provide a fun, casual, and all-inclusive night of fun! Please email Jim Holtrop with any questions.
Wheaton Academy needs you! Whatever your time constriction or skill set, we need your help. Please click here for a list of volunteer opportunities where you can become a part of our community and help make our events amazing! Volunteer forms can be sent into the front office or emailed to Jim Holtrop at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for volunteering!
If your son or daughter enjoys trivia, learning, playing games, fellowship, and having fun, he/she should consider joining Quiz Bowl! We practice Mondays during lunch and Tuesdays from 3:15-5:00 p.m. in Academy Hall room 119 and eventually play schools on Tuesdays, along with an occasional Saturday tournament. For more information, contact Evan Jasper or 630-562-7560.
Measles Prevention Update from the DuPage County Health Department
There has been an ongoing increase in measles cases in the U.S. across several states (including Illinois), largely due to cases among persons from the U.S. and abroad who were either unvaccinated or with unknown vaccination status. Due to the presence of measles in our region, we would like to make you aware of important and timely prevention measures to help keep our schools and childcare centers safe, open, and operational. Please click here to read this important letter from the DuPage County Health Department. Measles Schools and Child Care Centers Letter
NEW: STUDENT DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP TRAFFIC FLOW – USE HAWTHORNE AVENUE ENTRANCE ONLY***
We are requesting that all families who are picking up and/or dropping off students before and after school to please use the Hawthorne Avenue entrance ONLY. We are looking to keep open the north drive lane entirely for fire and police should that been needed. Pick up and drop off can occur in the central lot circle, north drive circle, or in front of the Field House. Please click here for a campus map. Thank you for your assistance!
Updated Attendance Policy for 2019-2020
Parents, please note the bolded change below that we have added to our attendance policy which states, “If your student is going to be absent, please call 630-562-7500 ext. 7300 and let us know before 9:00 a.m. If we haven’t received a call by 9:00 a.m., someone from the school will be contacting you to inquire about your child’s attendance at school that day. You should also call this number to notify us if your student has an appointment in the morning and will be coming to school later in the day. If Wheaton Academy has not heard from a parent or guardian within 24 hours of the student’s absence, he/she will be marked as unexcused and will receive a consequence.” Please see page 19 for full attendance details and contact our Dean of Students, Erin Carwell with any questions.
Important Details if Your Family OPTED-IN for Books:
- Please verify all books received are correct for the corresponding courses your student is currently registered for.
- If schedules have changed within the last few weeks and you have received a book you no longer need, your family will still be responsible for returning all books at the end of the school year, even books from dropped classes. If your student’s books have changed, you have two options:
- You may hold on to the book (Don’t lose it or forget about it!) and return the book at the end of the year, or
- You may give the book with you student name listed on the book to Jenn Trott, and she will return it immediately.
- We can serve you better knowing you didn’t receive a book at the beginning of the school year rather than finding out at the end of the school year so please let Jenn Trott know if you are missing a book.
School pictures for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will be taken on August 27 and 28. Lifetouch pictures will be at school from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on both days. Order forms will be available at the front desk. Please pick up an order form and look over the picture options before picture day. If you have any questions, contact Jim Holtrop.
Meet Our New Employees
We are excited to welcome many new employees to Wheaton Academy for the 2019-2020 school year. Please click here to learn more about them.
From the Wheaton Academy I.T. Department:
This year, we are discontinuing the practice of issuing loaner Chromebooks to students. Please make sure your student brings their Surface Pro 6 to school fully charged. If they have questions or difficulties, the Wheaton Academy I.T. department is glad to help. We are located on the second floor of the academic building next to room 202. Please don’t hesitate to send your students for help!
Mozart and Muffins
To all singers and instrumentalists: Interested in sharing your musical gifts in a relaxed, warm environment of a WA family’s living room? Mozart and Muffins is the perfect venue! After a wonderful start to our community house concerts last year, we are giving you an opportunity to start early this fall. The first M & M is Saturday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m. If you are interested in performing, email Mrs. Westerfield. Include your name, the title, and composer of your piece and the timed length.
There are still a few dates before the early action or early decision deadlines for seniors to sit for the ACT or SAT.
ACT test date:
9/14/2019 – Late Registration Deadline: August 17–30, 2019
10/26/2019 – Registration Deadline: September 20, 2019; Late Registration Deadline: September 21-October 24, 2019
Go to: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html to register online.
SAT test date:
10/5/2018 – Registration Deadline: September 6, 2019; Late Registration Deadline: September 17, 2019
Go to: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines to register online
Fall Sports Kickoff: Saturday, August 24
This event is for all fall sport athletes, and at least one of their parents. It will take place in the Fine Arts Center at 10:00 a.m. and should last approximately 30 minutes. Marketing update and Booster club information will be presented, and individual team/parent meeting may take place that day. Team head coaches will communicate with the parents when their individual team meeting will take place.