August 30, 2019

Upcoming Events

No School and Offices Closed
On Monday, September 2 there will be no school and offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

WA Women’s Prayer
Tuesdays, September 17 & 24
1:15-2:45 p.m.
Armour Building

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.

General News

Glow Night Tonight
Student council and Boosters will be hosting a Glow Night Dance tonight. 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.

Study Halls for 2019-2020
A letter was emailed home today to all families with students in grades 9-11 regarding Study Hall. You may click here to read it.

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 Thank you for volunteering!

Quiz Bowl
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

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:
  1. 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
  2. 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.

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.

Health Office Hours
The Health Office hours are from 10:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. While there is a registered nurse on campus for emergencies, the school nurse will not arrive and be available to dispense medicine until 10:00 a.m. If your student is feeling ill in the morning, please consider keeping him/her home. Please also partner with us in communicating this with your students.

Nut-Aware Campus
Due to the many students at Wheaton Academy that are severely allergic to peanuts and or tree nuts, our campus has adopted guidelines to help all of our students be safe at school. Nuts/tree nuts are only allowed to be eaten at a group of marked tables in the commons during lunch. All other areas are nut-free. This applies to after school snacks for athletic teams as well. Thank you for reminding your students and remembering as you pack lunches and bring snacks to school.

Families won’t want to miss LAUNCH on October 3 (Thursday of Homecoming) from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Wheaton Academy. Essentially—we are planning a big tailgate before the Varsity football game for everyone—families and students! This is an opportunity to raise money for the children we support in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. We need food donations as well as parent volunteers to help serve. Please click here to sign-up for donation and/or to serve. Any questions? Ask Ms. Johnson at

College Corner


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: to register online.

SAT test date:

10/5/2018 – Registration Deadline: September 6, 2019;  Late Registration Deadline: September 17, 2019

Go to: to register online


Elementary and Middle School FCA Sports (Lacrosse and Basketball) opportunities:
FCA Lacrosse Free Beginner Clinic: Does your son or daughter want to try lacrosse? We’re offering a free clinic for boys and girls, grades K – 5, who would like to give lacrosse a try. Join us Saturday, September 7 from 8:00-9:00 a.m. at Wheaton Academy. No money and no equipment needed. For more information, please see our Web or Flier.

Fall Specialty Clinics: Want to brush up your lacrosse skills for fall? We’re also offering a short clinic series for boys (Grades 1 – 8) who want to develop their skills further. Saturday, September 7 & 14 from 8:00-9:00 a.m at Wheaton Academy. Cost is $40. For more information see our Web or Flier. For more information on either of the Lacrosse clinics, please email Coach Beth with any questions. You may also visit the website to learn more about FCA Lacrosse.

FCA Basketball Winter Team Evaluations: Evaluations will be held on Monday, September 16, and Wednesday, September 18. More information is available on our website.