August 26, 2022

Upcoming Events

First Football Game and Family Night Tonight
Everyone is invited to our first football game of the season tonight! 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 Tonight
Student Council would like to invite the entire WA student body to attend the annual Glow Dance tonight! The dance will be held on the FAC lawn immediately following the Varsity Football game and will conclude at 10:15 pm. (The end time may vary depending on the time the football game concludes). Admission is $5.00 and includes snacks, candy, and glow sticks! If you have any questions, please contact Jim Holtrop. What an exciting start to the new school year!!

School Pictures
Tuesday & Wednesday, August 30-31
Lifetouch Photography will be here next Tuesday and Wednesday, August 30 & 31, for school pictures. Your student may pick up an order form at the front office, or you may order online at Type EVTZM7FFW into the Picture Day ID box to order. All students should stop in the atrium when their schedule allows so that their image is captured for this school year’s yearbook.

Back to School Night
Thursday, September 1
6:30 p.m.

We are excited to welcome you to Back to School night on Thursday, September 1, 2022.  Our goal is that you would have the opportunity to experience life at Wheaton Academy the way your student does each day.  Before you arrive at school, you will need to access your student’s schedule and classroom locations. To find the schedule, please follow these instructions:

  • Login to your Parent OnCampus account
  • Once logged in, click on “Children” in the left-hand corner
  • Click on your child’s name
  • Scroll down to the middle of the page and see your student’s schedule on the left-hand side
  • If you want to see it in period order, click on the Schedule tab, then click on Friday, which shows all seven periods

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

6:30 p.m.                    Scan QR codes for map and event schedule
6:45 – 6:59 p.m.         1st period
7:05 – 7:19 p.m.         2nd period
7:25 – 7:39 p.m.         3rd period
7:45 – 7:59 p.m.         4th period
8:05 – 8:19 p. m.        5th period
8:25 – 8:39 p.m.         6th period
8:45 – 8:59 p.m.        7th period

There will not be classes for study halls or TA periods. You are welcome to head to the Atrium during a study hall period where you can pick up

  • Purchase some WA Wear, pick up a yard sign, car magnet, QR code magnet
  • Get information on volunteering
  • Get information on Winterim
  • Get information on the Center for Lifelong Learning
  • Find out about becoming a host parent for our international students

Freshman/Transfer Family Informational Zoom:
Thursday, September 8, 7:00-8:00 pm
All new freshman and transfer families are invited to an informational zoom meeting. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom Link. You will learn what to expect in September & October and receive more practical tips.

General News

Off-Campus Learning Days
Once again this year, we are excited to provide our students with the opportunity to participate in Off-Campus Learning Days. These days afford our students time for uninterrupted learning on days they typically would have off for in-service/teacher conferences. Additionally, our Off-Campus Learning Days will prepare our students to seamlessly continue in their classes during snow/inclement weather days.

Our first Off-Campus Learning Day this year will take place on Monday, September 12. Students should plan to allocate the same amount of time for schoolwork as they would for a traditional on-campus day (approximately 7 hours). Teachers will make expectations clear to our students, and they will be able to access all work via OnCampus.   

Donations and Volunteers Needed for Homecoming Tailgate
Project Lead Global is hosting a Homecoming family tailgate fundraiser before the Thursday night football game on September 22 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. All proceeds raised will go towards the 24 vulnerable children Wheaton Academy sponsors in the DR and Haiti through Kids Alive International.  We are looking for donations of food and supplies and parent volunteers to help assist in preparing and serving the food and helping with clean-up. Please click here to sign up to donate and/or serve.   If you have any questions please contact, Valerie Gregersen.

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!

Wheaton Academy is Hiring!

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

Volunteer Corner

Volunteering is the best way to build community, make new friends, and create lasting relationships. Please click here to join us for a variety of opportunities where you can get involved.