August 28, 2020

Upcoming Events

Back to School Night
Tuesday, September 1
6:45 p.m.
We are excited to welcome you to Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.  Our goal is that you would have the opportunity to experience life at Wheaton Academy the way your student does each day. Due to COVID-19, we have important protocols in place for this evening (self-certify, mask use, only one parent may attend with Zoom available for another parent, etc.). Please click here for a detailed letter explaining the evening.

Furnace Company Auditions
Improv Team: Wednesday, September 2
Dance Team: Thursday, September 3
Furnace Company is a Dance and Comedy Improv team that is passionate about worshipping the Lord through Dance and Comedy! Improv Team auditions are Wednesday, September 2, in the Warrior Dome from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Students should sign up for just one time slot. 

Dance Team auditions are Thursday, September 3, in the Warrior Dome from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Students auditioning will need to fill out an application that can be found on OnCampus under Student Center or picked up from the Theater Board in the main hallway. Questions? Contact Mrs. Abby Woelfel at

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, September 12
8:00 a.m.

Location TBD
On the second Saturday of each month, the men from the WA community meet to pray and hear from one of our WA employees. Please join us for prayer next Saturday, September 12, at 8:00 a.m. Light refreshments are served.

Wheaton Academy Todd Beamer Benefit Golf Outing
Monday, September 14
Stonebridge Country Club
10:30 a.m.
The entire Wheaton Academy family–past, present, and future–is invited to join us for our annual Todd Beamer Benefit Golf Outing on Monday, September 14, at Stonebridge Country Club in Aurora. Click 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!

All funds raised support need-based scholarships as well as 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.

Wheaton Academy Online Auction Coming Soon
Each year Wheaton Academy hosts the annual Todd Beamer Benefit Golf Outing in honor of 9/11 hero and WA alumnus, Todd Beamer. Traditionally, the outing is followed by a dinner and live auction. This year, 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 Tuesday, September 1, at 10:00 a.m. Auction items can be viewed, and bid on, at the following link:

All funds raised support need-based scholarships as well as 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.

Kingdom Community Parent Group
Wednesday, September 16
7:00 p.m.
All parents are invited to an informational meeting about Kingdom Community Wednesday, September 16, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Commons. While our world seems increasingly divided, we want to create an environment for listening, learning, and dialogue that honors one another and reflects unity in the body of Christ.  In this meeting, we will share the vision, purpose, and plans for our Kingdom Community initiative and spend time praying that God would bless us in this pursuit.

General News

Calendar Change
Our faculty and staff continue to learn a lot about how to be most effective in teaching in-person learners and virtual learners simultaneously.  As you can imagine, it is more complex than teaching all in-person learners or all virtual learners.  Therefore, we have decided to make Monday, September 14,  an off-campus learning day for students and a professional development day for teachers.  There will be no in-person classes that day, so classes/lessons will be virtual for all students.  These classes will not be synchronous, so students can access work and lessons anytime after 9:00 a.m.  Please adjust your calendars accordingly.

Reporting Absences
Any time your student will be absent from school, please make sure to call and notifying Wheaton Academy’s attendance line (630-562-7500, ext. 1) and report your students’ absence. We want to be sure that any student not at school is accounted for by the parent/guardian. If you have any questions about attendance procedures please contact Erin Carwell (  

Parent Volunteers Needed
Wheaton Academy is making plans for the Student Homecoming week of September 21-26! Student Council and the administration are planning an amazing week of celebration within the CDC guidelines!! We would appreciate parents to help us make this a possibility. We need help on the evening of Wednesday, September 23, at Sonny Acres and on Saturday evening, September 26, with the student event on campus. If you can help, please e-mail Jim Holtrop. Thank you for always making Wheaton Academy a success.

Book Bundle Reminder
If your student’s schedule changed once school began and you rented the book bundle through Wheaton Academy, just a reminder that all books of courses dropped need to be returned. You may hold on to them until the end of the school year and return all books together, or you may have your student give them to Jenn Trott in the front office to return for you now. Please make sure your student’s name is on a post-it note if you decide to return it now.

WA Appreciation Committee
A team of volunteer parents has joined to organize ways to show gratitude to the Wheaton Academy Faculty and Staff on behalf of all WA families. This is a newly formed committee, and we would like to introduce them!

Please click here to learn what is planned and how to contribute toward these efforts. All collected funds are not considered to be a donation toward Wheaton Academy.

WA Tutoring Center
Does your child need a tutor? Visit to schedule sessions with qualified tutors in all subject areas, including SAT and ACT prep. The Tutoring Center is conveniently located on Wheaton Academy’s campus, so students are able to meet during their study hall or after school.

Each Monday, WAtv produces a video for Community Time. If you missed this week’s video, click here to see it!

Tell Us Why You Love Wheaton Academy
We can say that Wheaton Academy is great, but people really listen when you say it. Our marketing department is asking you to fill out a quick five-question survey sharing why you love Wheaton Academy. With your permission, we may use your testimonials on our website and in our marketing materials. Take the survey:

Quiz Bowl
If your son or daughter enjoys trivia, learning, playing games, fellowship, and having fun, they should join Quiz Bowl!  We practice Mondays during lunch and Tuesdays from 3:15-5:00 p.m. in Academy Hall, room 119. Eventually, We play schools on Tuesdays, along with an occasional Saturday tournament, though the specifics of the competitions are still being worked out.  For more information, contact Evan Jasper at or 630-562-7560.

Find Our Lunch Menu
We are so excited about a new microsite: This will be the place that you find announcements, resources, and important links that will help you stay up to date with our community. Also, the lunch ordering process is located at:

College Corner

Parents of Seniors and Seniors: On Wednesday, October 14, Wheaton Academy is planning to have an all-school testing day.  An SAT Day test for seniors will run concurrently with the PSAT for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students.  Senior SAT test results can be used for college admissions and scholarship purposes.  Consider doing some test preparation via Khan Academy as it is free and can be linked with your College Board account.  The Wheaton Academy Tutoring Center is also available for test prep help as well.


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