August 27, 2021

Upcoming Events

Back-to-School Night
Thursday, September 2
6:30 p.m.
We are excited to welcome you to Back to School night on Thursday, September 2, 2021.  Our goal is that you would have the opportunity to experience life at Wheaton Academy the way your student does each day.  This year Back-to-School Night is an in-person event only. 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 or your Student’s 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

Due to COVID-19 and the governor’s indoor mask mandate, please bring a mask to wear when you are in the buildings.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

6:30 p.m.                     Parents arrive and scan QR code for evening schedule and map
6:45 – 6:58 p.m.           1st period
7:05 – 7:18 p.m.           2nd period
7:25 – 7:38 p.m.           3rd period
7:45 – 7:58 p.m.           4th period
8:05 – 8:18 p. m.          5th period
8:25 – 8:38 p.m.           6th period
8:45 – 8:58 p.m.           7th period

If your student has a study hall, you are welcome to head to the atrium during that class period. We are so excited to see you and be together to give you a vision for what is happening in the classroom at Wheaton Academy this year. 

Glow Dance

Friday, September 3
After the Football Game

Student Council would like to invite all Wheaton Academy students to a Glow Dance on Friday, September 3. Immediately following the football game, join us for a dance on the Performance Trust Field. The theme for the game will be Neon Night. Come to the game dressed in your bright neon and support the team, then stay for the dance! This event is free of charge and for current WA students only. Any questions, please see Jim Holtrop.

General News

Senior Trip Payment Reminder
The deadline to sign-up for the Senior trip and the first payment of $550 is today, August 27. Please send a check made payable to Wheaton Academy to the attention of Jim Holtrop, and register with Joshua Expeditions at Find the Traveler Application under the MY TRAVEL dropdown. When you register, use Expedition Number X129.  Please do not make payments to Joshua Expeditions.

Senior Ads for Yearbooks
Parents, senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase this year for $150 per quarter-page ad. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website as that fee is included in the $150.  The deadline for the ads is March 12. Ads can be sent to A check payable to Wheaton Academy may be sent to the attention of Jim Holtrop in the front office. You may click here for an example of the ad size and layout. The yearbook staff will gladly design the ad for you if you send in the photo images and text!

Senior Picture Options
Lifetouch will be available at Wheaton Academy to have senior pictures taken on September 16 & 17, from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Please make an appointment by either calling Lifetouch at 630-910-6800 option five or go online at, create an account, select our school, and follow the prompts to book an appointment.

You may choose to use a different source for your yearbook picture or send in one of your own. Images may be sent to The photos need to be submitted by March 12 to be included in the yearbook publication. We require a forward-facing portrait taken from the shoulders up, with a plain background. Click here for examples.

COVID-19 Update
We will provide periodic updates to keep you informed regarding COVID cases at Wheaton Academy throughout the school year. We are grateful that we have not had any positive cases at the end of our second week of school.

The Shack
The Shack, our student-run food truck business, will be OPEN, serving delicious food at Wheaton Academy’s first home football game against Christ the King High School on Friday, September 3.  Come experience community around the Shack! We will be serving Shack n’ Cheese with (or without) pulled pork, brats, and more before, during and after the game!

Winterim Trips 2022
Please click on the video link with information on Winterim 2022 Trips that we revealed in May. All trip information is also available on the website here.

Our trip application will go live on August 30. This Trip application is due by Wednesday, September 8, by midnight. Please contact Amy Heavey if you have any further questions.

Wheaton Academy Online Auction Coming Soon
Wheaton Academy hosts the annual Todd Beamer Benefit Golf Outing each year in honor of 9/11 hero and WA alumnus Todd Beamer. The outing is followed by dinner, awards, and a live auction. In an effort to include more of our Wheaton Academy family, we are offering an online auction as well. The Wheaton Academy online auction will “go live” for bidding Wednesday, September 1 at noon, where auction items can be viewed and bid on by clicking on this link. All funds raised will support need-based scholarships and provide the resources necessary to further the advancement of Wheaton Academy’s mission of nurturing growth in our students through relationships, excellence, and service to the glory of God.

Student Volunteers Needed for Livestream Team
The WAtv Livestream video team is looking for students interested in serving on our team to capture chapels, fine arts, and athletic events. No experience is necessary. Please contact Mr. Hockett ( with any questions or to find out how to get involved.

Welcome Back Volunteers
We missed our parent volunteers last year and are looking forward to partnering with you again! Please click here for the volunteer opportunities sign-up. You can send it to the front office or email it back to Jim Holtrop. Thanks for helping make this new school year successful.

Meet our New Employees
Please click here to meet Wheaton Academy’s new employees. We are excited to add them to our team of faculty and staff for the 2021-2022 school year.

New Parent Night Handouts
We so enjoyed hosting our new families at New Parent Night last week. If you were unable to attend or would like digital copies of the handouts provided, you can find them hereAdditionally, please stop by the Admissions Office if you would like a “Home of Warrior” yard sign. 

AP Exam Timeline
If your student is in an AP class this year, please click here to see a list of important dates and deadlines for registering, paying for, and taking the AP Exams in 2022.