September 24, 2021

General News

Homecoming 2021
Student Council would like to invite all WA students to our Homecoming Informal on Saturday, October 9, from 7:00 –9:30 p.m. under the WA tent. This will be a night of food trucks, carnival games,  yard games, and dancing. Tickets will be on sale starting September 29 for $25.00 per person or $30.00 at the door. Students can use pushcoin to purchase tickets. For information on all the week’s activities click here or email Jim Holtrop.

Homecoming Volunteers Needed for Alumni Events
We need volunteers to help with Alumni events over Homecoming weekend, October 8-10, in the following areas:

Friday, October 8 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)- set-up/ decorating for Alumni Dinner
Friday, October 8 (4:30-8:30 p.m.) – serving/clean-up at the Alumni Dinner
Friday, October 8 (8:00-10:30 p.m.) – serving/clean-up for the Alumni Dessert Reception
Saturday, October 9 (10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) – clean-up Heritage Breakfast

We especially need people to help serve and clean up at the Dinner and Dessert Reception on Friday, October 8. Your service is a blessing to our WA Alumni. If you would be willing to help with any of the above activities, please contact Director of Alumni Relations, Dawn Earl, at 630-562-7510 and let her know of your interest and availability.

Donations and Volunteers Needed for Homecoming Tailgate
Project Lead Global is hosting a Homecoming family tailgate fundraiser before the Thursday night football game on October 7 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. 

Homecoming Family Tailgate, October 7
You and your family are invited to be part of the Homecoming Family Tailgate, Thursday, October 7 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the parking lot next to Performance Trust Field. The Project Lead Global team hosts this event as a fundraiser for the 24 vulnerable children Wheaton Academy sponsors through Kids Alive International. For a donation of $5 per person with a cap of $25 for a family, you will receive a yummy walking taco dinner and will be able to hang out and play fun yard games. The Shack will also be selling cinnamon rolls, with proceeds going to Kids Alive International. Each grade can also earn homecoming points when they and their families attend.

Please come for a fun evening of food, fellowship, and football! The girls’ championship Powder Puff Game will be held before the varsity football game. If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Gregersen. We hope to see you all there.

Business & Innovation Program
Wheaton Academy’s Business & Innovation Program has had an excellent start to the school year with 75 Club members, the launch of our first student-run business, The Shack, and three new courses seeing full enrollment including 25 students participating in our INCubatoredu class this year. The students have ideated on their business ideas, formed teams, and are getting ready for their Coach Match Day. Please read the Newsletter focused on the INCubatoredu community of parents and volunteers by clicking here.

Picture Retakes
On October 12, Lifetouch will be at school for students who have not had their picture taken or need to retake their picture. This is the last time they will be at school, so make sure your student stops in the Atrium for a picture.

Senior Pictures
On October 22 Prestige will be in the Atrium after school for the final session of senior pictures. Please call them for an appointment if you are interested in having them take your student’s senior pictures.

Parking Privileges on Campus
Parents, please remind your students who drive to school to make sure they have registered the car(s) they drive and have received a Brand-New Parking Permit. This would be very helpful. Please look to see if they have the new sky-blue permit hanging in their cars.  With Homecoming quickly approaching and the addition of many alumni being on campus, being able to identify vehicles in our parking lots will be imperative.  Many students do not understand that they need to register their car every year, regardless of if they paid for multiple years last year.  Have your student visit with Mr. Ellison if there are any questions.

Interested in Sponsoring a Faculty or Staff Member for WA Appreciation Events?
The Wheaton Academy Appreciation team is seeking your help. Would you be interested in sponsoring a faculty/staff member of our school? Click here for full details and to sign-up. You may contact Sally Strzalka with any questions.

Test-to-Stay
As of Monday, September 13, 2021, the DCHD has said that Test-to-Stay is now an option for schools pending they follow these guidelines:

Students may return to school after being named a close contact as long as they:
-remain asymptomatic and monitor symptoms daily before arriving at school
-test on days 1, 3, 5, and 7 and provide the test results to the school nurse after each test
-wear a mask consistently and correctly each day (mask exempt students would need to wear a mask unless medically contraindicated with a note from their doctor on file stating it would be harmful to their health to wear it)
-stay home if any symptoms do develop

If students are unable to comply with these guidelines, they can remain home in quarantine for 10 days. Wheaton Academy began Test-for-Stay procedures for any new quarantine on Monday, September 20.

You may click here to see the information from the DCHD.

Winterim Trip Rosters
Hello families! Click here to view the 2022 Winterim Trip Rosters. These are still subject to change, so please notify Amy Heavey if you have any questions.

You’ll be hearing from your trip leader soon with more details on important dates and information about your trip. Thank you all!

Winterim Classes
If you have an idea for a Winterim class or know of someone who may be interested in teaching a Winterim class, please reach out to Jenn Trott.

College Corner

Financial Aid Night
Wheaton Academy will host Paul Daly on Monday, September 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the Library.  Please join us as he speaks on “College Financial Aid.”

PSAT Test Day Wednesday, October 13
Please click here to find instructions for the PSAT testing on Wednesday, October 13. You may contact Gina Churchill with any questions.

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.

Athletics

The All-Access Passes are available for pick up in the Athletic Office between the hours of 12-3 p.m.  If your student is in a fall sport, you should have received your family passes from the coach or team parent.  If your child is NOT on a fall sport and you have not picked up your pass yet, please come to the athletic office between the hours of 12-3 p.m Monday-Friday and get your family pass.  This All-Access Pass gets your family into every sporting event held at Wheaton Academy for free admission.  A helpful hint: Take a picture of it and have it on your phone if you are all not arriving together. 

Swimming at Wheaton Academy 
Although Wheaton Academy does not have swim practices together, we do go to the Sectional Meet with students who practice and participate on club teams. Girl’s swimming is in the fall (sectional meet on Saturday, November 6) and Boys swimming is a winter sport (Sectional Meet on Saturday, February 19.) If your son or daughter is interested in participating, please contact Mr. Mack at kmack@wheatonacademy.org

September 17, 2021

Upcoming Events

Off-Campus Learning Day
Friday, September 24

Our first off-campus learning day of the semester is Friday, September 24 while faculty and staff have a professional learning day. Students will be able to access their assignments after 9:00 a.m. on this day.

WA Women’s Prayer
All Women of Wheaton Academy are invited to participate in WA Women’s prayer. We meet weekly; however, we invite you to attend as your schedule allows –  from week to week, month to month….we want you to feel welcome to come and pray whenever time allows! The dates for September are:

September 21 & 28 from 1:30 -2:45 p.m. at Luz’s apartment in the Armour Building.

General News

Homecoming 2021
Student Council would like to invite all WA students to our Homecoming Informal on Saturday, October 9, from 7:00 –9:30 p.m. under the WA tent. This will be a night of food trucks, carnival games,  yard games, and dancing. Tickets will be on sale starting September 29 for $25.00 per person or $30.00 at the door. Students can use pushcoin to purchase tickets. For information on all the week’s activities click here or email Jim Holtrop.

Interested in Sponsoring a Faculty or Staff Member for WA Appreciation Events?
The Wheaton Academy Appreciation team is seeking your help. Would you be interested in sponsoring a faculty/staff member of our school? Click here for full details and to sign-up. You may contact Sally Strzalka with any questions.

Test-to-Stay
As of Monday, September 13, 2021, the DCHD has said that Test-to-Stay is now an option for schools pending they follow these guidelines:

Students may return to school after being named a close contact as long as they:
-remain asymptomatic and monitor symptoms daily before arriving at school
-test on days 1, 3, 5, and 7 and provide the test results to the school nurse after each test
-wear a mask consistently and correctly each day (mask exempt students would need to wear a mask unless medically contraindicated with a note from their doctor on file stating it would be harmful to their health to wear it)
-stay home if any symptoms do develop

If students are unable to comply with these guidelines, they can remain home in quarantine for 10 days. Wheaton Academy will begin allowing the Test-for-Stay procedures for any new quarentine situations beginning Monday, September 20.

You may click here to see the information from the DCHD.

Homecoming Volunteers Needed for Alumni Events
We need volunteers to help with Alumni events over Homecoming weekend, October 8-10, in the following areas:

Friday, October 8 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)- set-up/ decorating for Alumni Dinner
Friday, October 8 (4:30-8:30 p.m.) – serving/clean-up at the Alumni Dinner
Friday, October 8 (8:00-10:30 p.m.) – serving/clean-up for the Alumni Dessert Reception
Saturday, October 9 (10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) – clean-up Heritage Breakfast

We especially need people to help serve and clean up at the Dinner and Dessert Reception on Friday, October 8. Your service is a blessing to our WA Alumni. If you would be willing to help with any of the above activities, please contact Director of Alumni Relations, Dawn Earl, at 630-562-7510 and let her know of your interest and availability.

Donations and Volunteers Needed
Project Lead Global is hosting a Homecoming family tailgate fundraiser before the Thursday night football game on October 7 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. 

Homecoming Family Tailgate, October 7
You and your family are invited to be part of the Homecoming Family Tailgate, Thursday, October 7 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the parking lot next to Performance Trust Field. The Project Lead Global team hosts this event as a fundraiser for the 24 vulnerable children Wheaton Academy sponsors through Kids Alive International. For a donation of $5 per person with a cap of $25 for a family, you will receive a yummy walking taco dinner and will be able to hang out and play fun yard games. The Shack will also be selling cinnamon rolls, with proceeds going to Kids Alive International. Each grade can also earn homecoming points when they and their families attend.

Please come for a fun evening of food, fellowship, and football! The girls’ championship Powder Puff Game will be held before the varsity football game. If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Gregersen. We hope to see you all there.

Winterim Trip Rosters
Hello families! Click here to view the 2022 Winterim Trip Rosters. These are still subject to change, so please notify Amy Heavey if you have any questions.

You’ll be hearing from your trip leader soon with more details on important dates and information about your trip. Thank you all!

Winterim Classes
If you have an idea for a Winterim class or know of someone who may be interested in teaching a Winterim class, please reach out to Jenn Trott.

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 yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. 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!

College Corner

Financial Aid Night
Wheaton Academy will host Paul Daly on Monday, September 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the Library.  Please join us as he speaks on “College Financial Aid.”

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.

Athletics

The All-Access Passes are available for pick up in the Athletic Office between the hours of 12-3 p.m.  If your student is in a fall sport, you should have received your family passes from the coach or team parent.  If your child is NOT on a fall sport and you have not picked up your pass yet, please come to the athletic office between the hours of 12-3 p.m Monday-Friday and get your family pass.  This All-Access Pass gets your family into every sporting event held at Wheaton Academy for free admission.  A helpful hint: Take a picture of it and have it on your phone if you are all not arriving together. 

Swimming at Wheaton Academy 
Although Wheaton Academy does not have swim practices together, we do go to the Sectional Meet with students who practice and participate on club teams. Girl’s swimming is in the fall (sectional meet on Saturday, November 6) and Boys swimming is a winter sport (Sectional Meet on Saturday, February 19.) If your son or daughter is interested in participating, please contact Mr. Mack at kmack@wheatonacademy.org

September 10, 2021

Upcoming Events

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, September 11
8:00 a.m.
White Alumni Chapel

On the second Saturday of each month, the men from the WA community meet to pray and hear from one of our WA employees. This month, Justin Swider is our guest speaker. Please join us for prayer on September 11, at 8:00 a.m. in the white Alumni Chapel. Light refreshments are served.

Kingdom Community Parent Meeting
Wednesday, September 15
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Commons

All parents are invited to our first Kingdom Community parent meeting Wednesday, September 15 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Commons. At the heart of our Kingdom Community initiative is a desire to celebrate the truth that we are all created in God’s image and are called to reflect his kingdom in our relationships here on earth.  We want every student and family to feel a sense of belonging and to contribute to the mission of WA and God’s greater Kingdom work in our school and throughout the world.  Join us as we share the vision, build community, and pray for our students.

WA Women’s Prayer
All Women of Wheaton Academy are invited to participate in WA Women’s prayer. We meet weekly; however, we invite you to attend as your schedule allows –  from week to week, month to month….we want you to feel welcome to come and pray whenever time allows! The dates for September are:

September 21 & 28 from 1:30 -2:45 p.m. at Luz’s apartment in the Armour Building.

General News

COVID-19 Update
Over the past two weeks, we have had four positive cases at Wheaton Academy. Thank you all for your diligence in helping to keep our school safe.

Inspirational Article on 9/11 
This weekend, as we remember the sobering and tragic events of September 11, 2001, this Wall Street Journal article is a powerful reminder of how God uses His people in the midst of all types of circumstances.  This article highlights former WA student, Todd Beamer’s heroic actions aboard Flight 93 on that fateful morning.  20 years later, such courage continues to inspire.

Guy’s Campout
Today is the last day to sign up for Guy’s Campout! All guys are invited to our Guys Campout Weekend, September 24-26. If you are interested please contact Sean McCallum or fill out the application here: https://forms.gle/rfyHj26rqmYEna296

New Law Enforcement and Medical Emergency Response System
We are very excited to share with you that Wheaton Academy partnered with BluePoint Alert Solutions and has installed an instant alert system that allows for automatic emergency notifications and faster response times to police and medical first responders. Throughout our school buildings, new Police and Medical pulls have been installed, which, when activated, will initiate immediate communications with the police or medical personnel and set off strobe lights, a public announcement through our PA speakers, and alert leadership at the school.  The system is integrated with our comprehensive security camera system and provides first responders with increased situational awareness for potential or active threats. BluePoint Alert does for law enforcement or EMS what a fire alarm does for the fire department. https://bluepointalert.com/

Students were introduced to this system and its functionality during their advisory time Wednesday, September 1. 

Should you have questions about this system and how it works, please contact Vice Principal Erin Carwell at ecarwell@wheatonacademy.org

Donations and Volunteers Needed
Project Lead Global is hosting a Homecoming family tailgate fundraiser before the Thursday night football game on October 7 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. 

Senior Trip Fund Raiser Lunches
We are happy to announce that our taco salad lunches will be returning. These bi-monthly lunches help offset the senior trip costs each year. If you are willing to help serve, donate, bake goods, or help in any way, please contact Jim Holtrop. You do not need to be a senior parent!!

Our first lunch will be Friday, September 17, and we could certainly use your help!

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 yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. 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 prestigeappointment.comcreate 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 yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. 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.

Wheaton Academy Online Auction
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 is now live. You may bid on items 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.

College Corner

ACT Group Class
Registration for the next ACT Group Class is now open! This class is specially designed to prepare for the exam on October 23. If you have not registered your child for that test, go to ACT.org. We will cover tips and strategies for all areas of the ACT and go over effective ways to practice at home. There will be homework between each class.

Cost: $410 (materials provided)

Place: Wheaton Academy Room 125

Dates: Tuesdays (6:00-8:00 p.m.) September 14, 21, 28, October 12, 19, and a special “night before” review on Friday, October 22.   (There is no class on October 5 due to Homecoming activities)

Spots are limited, so don’t delay! (Your payment is your registration.) Register at wa-tutoring.org/payments.

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.

September 3, 2021

Upcoming Events

No School and Offices Closed
Monday, September 6
On Monday, September 6, there will be no school, and offices will be closed to observe Labor Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

Friday. Football. Food. Fun.
Tonight! September 3
7:00 p.m.

Join us for our first home football game AND Friday. Food. Fun. We will have games, inflatables, and our own WA food truck serving pulled pork sliders, Shack n Mac, cinnamon rolls, and Bosco sticks. The weather is perfect for a football game, so come out, support our team, and enjoy dinner and fun!! All families are welcome to this football night celebration.

Glow Dance
Friday, September 3
Tonight 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.

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, September 11
8:00 a.m.
White Alumni Chapel

On the second Saturday of each month, the men from the WA community meet to pray and hear from one of our WA employees. This month, Justin Swider is our guest speaker. Please join us for prayer on September 11, at 8:00 a.m. in the white Alumni Chapel. Light refreshments are served.

Kingdom Community Parent Meeting
Wednesday, September 15
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Commons

All parents are invited to our first Kingdom Community parent meeting Wednesday, September 15 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Commons. At the heart of our Kingdom Community initiative is a desire to celebrate the truth that we are all created in God’s image and are called to reflect his kingdom in our relationships here on earth.  We want every student and family to feel a sense of belonging and to contribute to the mission of WA and God’s greater Kingdom work in our school and throughout the world.  Join us as we share the vision, build community, and pray for our students.

WA Women’s Prayer
All Women of Wheaton Academy are invited to participate in WA Women’s prayer. We meet weekly; however, we invite you to attend as your schedule allows –  from week to week, month to month….we want you to feel welcome to come and pray whenever time allows! The dates for September are:

September 21 & 28 from 1:30 -2:45 p.m. at Luz’s apartment in the Armour Building.

General News

Book Rental Fees Due by September 5
The book bundle rental fee of $375 is due on Sunday, September 5- late fees do apply.  Please check your Smart Tuition account to ensure the $375 per student fee is paid. Thank you!

New Law Enforcement and Medical Emergency Response System
We are very excited to share with you that Wheaton Academy partnered with BluePoint Alert Solutions and has installed an instant alert system that allows for automatic emergency notifications and faster response times to police and medical first responders. Throughout our school buildings, new Police and Medical pulls have been installed, which, when activated, will initiate immediate communications with the police or medical personnel and set off strobe lights, a public announcement through our PA speakers, and alert leadership at the school.  The system is integrated with our comprehensive security camera system and provides first responders with increased situational awareness for potential or active threats. BluePoint Alert does for law enforcement or EMS what a fire alarm does for the fire department. https://bluepointalert.com/

Students were introduced to this system and its functionality during their advisory time Wednesday, September 1. 

Should you have questions about this system and how it works, please contact Vice Principal Erin Carwell at ecarwell@wheatonacademy.org

Donations and Volunteers Needed
Project Lead Global is hosting a Homecoming family tailgate fundraiser before the Thursday night football game on October 7 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. 

Senior Trip Fund Raiser Lunches
We are happy to announce that our taco salad lunches will be returning. These bi-monthly lunches help offset the senior trip costs each year. If you are willing to help serve, donate, bake goods, or help in any way, please contact Jim Holtrop. You do not need to be a senior parent!!

Our first lunch will be Friday, September 17, and we could certainly use your help!

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 yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. 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 prestigeappointment.comcreate 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 yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. 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.

Winterim Trips 2022
Please click on the video link with information on Winterim 2022 Trips. All trip information is also available on the website here.

Our trip application is now live is due by Wednesday, September 8, by midnight. Please contact Amy Heavey if you have any further questions.

Wheaton Academy Online Auction
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 is now live. You may bid on items 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.

College Corner

ACT Group Class
Registration for the next ACT Group Class is now open! This class is specially designed to prepare for the exam on October 23. If you have not registered your child for that test, go to ACT.org. We will cover tips and strategies for all areas of the ACT and go over effective ways to practice at home. There will be homework between each class.

Cost: $410 (materials provided)

Place: Wheaton Academy Room 125

Dates: Tuesdays (6:00-8:00 p.m.) September 14, 21, 28, October 12, 19, and a special “night before” review on Friday, October 22.   (There is no class on October 5 due to Homecoming activities)

Spots are limited, so don’t delay! (Your payment is your registration.) Register at wa-tutoring.org/payments.

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.

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 joshuaexpeditions.org. 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 yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. 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 prestigeappointment.com, 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 yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. 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 (mhockett@wheatonacademy.org) 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.

August 20, 2021

Upcoming Events

WA Women’s Prayer
All Women of Wheaton Academy are invited to participate in WA Women’s prayer. We meet weekly; however, we invite you to attend as your schedule allows –  from week to week, month to month….we want you to feel welcome to come and pray whenever time allows! Please consider joining on the following occasions:

  • Prayer Walk around Campus – Tuesday, August 24, from 1:45 -2:45 p.m. Meet on Grad grounds (next to the Fine Arts Center) to walk the campus together & pray for our school community.
  • WA Women’s Prayer will meet weekly starting Tuesday, September 21, from 1:30-2:45 p.m. We will meet in Luz Vergara’s apartment again, which is attached to the Tutoring Center. Follow the sidewalk past the Tutoring Center & you will find her place!

Please connect with Mary Miller @ marym996.mac@mac.com or 847.404.7529 with any questions.

New Parent Zoom Training
Wednesday, August 25
7:00 p.m.
Join our first New Parent Zoom training/touch-point on Wednesday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m. with the Parent Ambassadors. The time is designed to answer any additional questions you have after the first week of school. We will also offer some tips to help your freshman or transfer student continue to thrive during their first few weeks at Wheaton Academy. Please RSVP here so we can send you the Zoom link. Please email Brittany Klenke if you have any questions. 

General News

School Pictures
Tuesday & Wednesday, August 24-25
Atrium
Lifetouch Photography will be here next Tuesday and Wednesday, August 24 & 25, for school pictures. Your student may pick up an order form at the front office, or you may order online at mylifetouch.com. Type EVTD2HP9N into the Picture Day ID box to order.

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 (mhockett@wheatonacademy.org) with any questions or to find out how to get involved.

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. 

Purchasing Lunch at WA
Our cafeteria will be open for full service this school year. If your student would like to purchase a lunch from one of our regular vendors, our salad bar, or our ala carte table, they are welcome to do so. Your student will need to have their student ID card with them to purchase a lunch with their PushCoin account. No cash or credit cards can be used for purchasing lunch. For instructions on setting up your PushCoin account please click here. To see the menu, please click here.

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.

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

August 13, 2021

Upcoming Events

First Day of School, Wednesday, August 18
We are thrilled to welcome back our students to the first day of school on Wednesday, April 18 at 8:00 a.m. We will operate on a 7-period day. The bell schedules for the entire week may be seen in General News.

New Student Surface Pro Pickup
Front Office
Parents of Freshmen and new transfer students, please stop by the Wheaton Academy front desk to pick up your student’s Surface Pro 6 laptop and account information.  Please show a photo ID to help us validate who picks up the Surface.  Detailed setup instructions can be found at wheatonacademy.org/surface.

Important Retreat Information and Update
August 15-16

UPDATE! Due to bus logistics, students will be returning to Wheaton Academy’s campus at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. This is a change from the previously stated end time. Thank you for your understanding with this change. Please pick up your book bundles in the Commons upon return from the retreat.

IMPORTANT, time-sensitive materials needed! In order to attend the retreats, each student needs to fill out and submit TWO forms. All students need to have our school’s “Acknowledgement of Risks” form digitally signed as well as this waiver submitted for the camp. Please fill out and return this waiver to the front office or email a signed copy to JHoltrop@wheatonacademy.org by end of day today, Friday, August 13, or bring a paper copy to school when the classes meet.

For Sophomores, we will meet at school at 2:00 p.m. in the Fieldhouse Courts, with a luggage drop-off in the Fieldhouse circle. Juniors will meet over by the FAC lawn at 2:30 p.m., with a luggage drop-off in the front circle by the atrium.

Information including a detailed itinerary, packing list, and bus assignments are available to view here on the website. Please note that students will need to bring bed linens and bath towels as these are not provided by the camp! Students must also have all health forms completed in Magnus in order to attend.

Freshman Launch
Tuesday, August 17
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
We are so excited to host your student on campus Tuesday for LAUNCH!  A reminder, all health forms must be completed in Magnus in order to attend the retreat. Students may be dropped off at the Performance Trust field at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 17.

Before picking up your students, please have them pick up their book bundles in the Commons. If your child is not taking a school tour he/she may be picked up at the FAC lawn at 5:00 p.m. If your child is taking the tour, pick up will be at 6:00 p.m. at the FAC Lawn.

Please check the Wheaton Academy website for more details. You can contact Jim Holtrop if you have any questions.

Book Bundle Pick-Up
Monday, August 16, from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Commons
Books may be picked up for families who rented the textbook bundle on Monday and Tuesday, August 16 & 17. Please note your student will receive the English and Bible books during class within the first week of school. Books from these two subjects are yours to keep at the end of the year. We ask that the following grades come at these times:

  • Monday, August 16 from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Sophomores and Juniors (pick up after retreat)
  • Tuesday, August 17 from 11:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Seniors (pick up from 11:00-4:00) and Freshmen (pick up before or after retreat).

If your student can’t make the assigned time slot, they are welcome to come during either of these times on these days. Please contact Jenn Trott with any questions.

**Student schedules are posted in OnCampus, but a hard copy will be available at this time if desired.

General News

2021-2022 Bell Schedule
To view the 2021-2022 Bell Schedule, please click here. We return to 7-period days on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Block days are Wednesdays and Thursdays, with late-start returning to Wednesdays.

First Week of School Bell Schedule
We will have 7-period days for the first three days of school. Please note the change at the end of the day on Friday. The schedules are as follows:

Wednesday, August 18
8:00 – 8:40                   1st Period
8:46 – 9:16                   Welcome Assembly (30 minutes)
9:22 – 10:02                 2nd Period
10:08 – 10:48               3rd Period
10:54 – 11:34               4th Period
11:34 – 12:08               Lunch (34 minutes)
12:14 – 12:54               5th Period
1:00 – 1:40                   6th Period
1:46 – 2:14                   Advisory (28 minutes)
2:20 – 3:00                   7th Period

Thursday, August 19
8:00 – 8:44                   1st Period
8:50 – 9:34                   2nd Period
9:40 – 10:24                 3rd Period
10:30 – 11:08               Assembly (37 minutes)
11:14 – 11:58               4th Period
11:58– 12:31                Lunch
12:36 – 1:20                 5th Period
1:26 – 2:10                   6th Period
2:16 – 3:00                   7th Period

Friday, August 20
8:00 – 8:40                   1st Period
8:46 – 9:19                   Chapel (33 minutes)
9:25 – 10:05                 2nd Period
10:11 – 10:51               3rd Period
10:57 – 11:37               4th Period
11:37 – 12:11               Lunch (34 minutes)
12:17 – 12:57               5th Period
1:03 – 1:43                   6th Period
1:51 – 2:31                   7th Period
2:31 – 3:00                   School Launch Celebration

August Calendar at a Glance
The 2021-2022 school year is upon us! In addition to centralizing some of our school calendars, we included some calendar highlights of major school events in August to this page. While you have already received information about each of these events individually, here is the information consolidated for your planning purposes. Thank you for adding the appropriate and applicable dates and times to your calendar, and for submitting your RSVP when necessary.  

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

Purchasing Lunch at WA
Our cafeteria will be open for full service this school year. If your student would like to purchase a lunch from one of our regular vendors, our salad bar, or our ala carte table, they are welcome to do so. Your student will need to have their student ID card with them to purchasea lunch with their PushCoin account. No cash or credit cards can be used for purchasing a lunch. For instructions on setting up your PushCoin account please click here. To see the menu, please click here.

Welcome Back Volunteers
We missed our parent volunteers last year and our 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.

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

Book Lists for Families who OPTED-OUT        
If you chose to OPT-OUT of Wheaton Academy purchasing your book order for you, and plan to rent/buy your own books, the book lists for courses are available on our website. You will need to go to Families and click on the eCampus Bookstore link. Once you get to the bookstore, choose the ORDER NOW box and search for your student’s course names to see which books are needed for your student’s schedule. You do not need to rent/buy the books from eCampus. However, this is the location where you will find the books for each course. Important Note: You need to rent/purchase all books listed even if they are listed as Optional. The Optional reference is an internal note for the book company, not for our families to think the books are optional. Please contact Jenn Trott if you have questions.

August 6, 2021

Upcoming Events

New Student Surface Pro Pickup
Begins August 11
Front Office
Parents of Freshmen and new transfer students, sometime on or after Wednesday, August 11, please stop by the Wheaton Academy front desk to pick up your student’s Surface Pro 6 laptop and account information.  Please show a photo ID to help us validate who picks up the Surface.  Detailed setup instructions can be found at wheatonacademy.org/surface. Please note that accounts will not be operational until August 11. 

Transfer Student Orientation
Thursday, August 12
12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
We invite all sophomore, junior, and senior transfer students to an orientation on Thursday, August 12, from 12:00-2:30 p.m. During our time together, your students will meet classmates, hear about school culture and first-day logistics, and receive a personal campus tour walking their schedule.  Your students will also have the opportunity to pick up their Surface Pro tablets. Food will be provided—please complete this RSVP form by August 9th as we prepare to host your student.  Please note: This orientation is in addition to the Sophomore and Junior Retreats on August 15-16. 

New Parent Night
Thursday, August 12
6:45-8:45 p.m.
We look forward to hosting new parents at our New Parent Night on Thursday, August 12, from 6:45-8:45 p.m. This night is designed for you as parents to meet fellow Wheaton Academy parents, hear from our school leadership, and ask questions about your student’s start of school. 

The night will highlight and include:
– An opportunity to meet with other Wheaton Academy parents, including a time to ask questions of our Parent Ambassador team, while enjoying coffee and dessert 
– Our commitment as a school to you as parents as we begin our partnership 
– Logistics needed for the first day of school 
– Excerpts from the Student Handbook regarding attendance, dress code, and other practical tips 
– COVID guidelines and updated school procedures 

Please complete this RSVP form by August 9th as we prepare to host you. We ask only parents attend this event—we will have other orientation opportunities for your students. 

NOTE: ALL freshman and transfer parents are welcome to attend this night, even if you have previously enrolled a student at Wheaton Academy.

Sophomore and Junior Retreats
August 15-16

Welcome back, Sophomores and Juniors! We are so excited that in just over a week we are heading to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for our overnight retreats from Sunday, August 15 – Monday, August 16. For Sophomores, we will meet at school at 2:00 p.m. in the Fieldhouse Courts, with a luggage drop-off in the Fieldhouse circle. Juniors will meet by the FAC lawn at 2:30 p.m., with a luggage drop-off in the front circle by the Atrium. Both classes will return to WA’s campus around 5 pm on Monday, August 16.

IMPORTANT, time-sensitive materials needed! In order to attend the retreats, each student needs to fill out and submit TWO forms. All students need to have our school’s “Acknowledgement of Risks” form digitally signed as well as this waiver submitted for the camp. Please fill out and return this waiver to the front office or email a signed copy to JHoltrop@wheatonacademy.org by Friday, August 13.

Information including a detailed itinerary, packing list, and bus assignments will be available to view here on the website in the next few days. Please keep your eyes peeled!

We look forward to seeing everyone very soon as we believe this time will be a great kick-off for the new school year!

Freshman Launch
Tuesday, August 17
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
We are excited to host your freshman student on campus for LAUNCH on August 17. This day is designed to help your freshman student start well at Wheaton Academy as we discuss details for the first day of school, jump-start their mentorship with Project IX seniors, and establish friendships with their peers. Magnus health accounts need to be updated in order for students to participate. Freshmen may pick up their books either before or after this event in the Commons.

Book Bundle Pick-Up
Monday, August 16, from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Commons
Books may be picked up for families who rented the textbook bundle on Monday and Tuesday, August 16 & 17. Please note your student will receive the English and Bible books during class within the first week of school. Books from these two subjects are yours to keep at the end of the year. We ask that the following grades come at these times:

  • Monday, August 16 from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Sophomores and Juniors (pick up after retreat)
  • Tuesday, August 17 from 11:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Seniors (pick up from 11:00-4:00) and Freshmen (pick up before or after retreat).

If your student can’t make the assigned time slot, they are welcome to come during either of these times on these days. Please contact Jenn Trott with any questions.

**Student schedules are posted in OnCampus, but a hard copy will be available at this time if desired.

General News

2021-2022 Bell Schedule
To view the 2021-2022 Bell Schedule, please click here. We return to 7-period days on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Block days are Wednesdays and Thursdays, with late-start returning to Wednesdays.

First Week of School Bell Schedule
We will have 7-period days for the first three days of school. The schedules are as follows:

Wednesday, August 18
8:00 – 8:40                   1st Period
8:46 – 9:16                   Welcome Assembly (30 minutes)
9:22 – 10:02                 2nd Period
10:08 – 10:48               3rd Period
10:54 – 11:34               4th Period
11:34 – 12:08               Lunch (34 minutes)
12:14 – 12:54               5th Period
1:00 – 1:40                   6th Period
1:46 – 2:14                   Advisory (28 minutes)
2:20 – 3:00                   7th Period

Thursday, August 19
8:00 – 8:44                   1st Period
8:50 – 9:34                   2nd Period
9:40 – 10:24                 3rd Period
10:30 – 11:08               Assembly (37 minutes)
11:14 – 11:58               4th Period
11:58– 12:31                Lunch
12:36 – 1:20                 5th Period
1:26 – 2:10                   6th Period
2:16 – 3:00                   7th Period

Friday, August 20
8:00 – 8:40                   1st Period
8:46 – 9:19                   Chapel (33 minutes)
9:25 – 10:05                 2nd Period
10:11 – 10:51               3rd Period
10:57 – 11:37               4th Period
11:37 – 12:11               Lunch (34 minutes)
12:17 – 12:57               5th Period
1:03 – 1:43                   6th Period
1:51 – 2:14                   School Launch Celebration (23 minutes)
2:20 – 3:00                   7th Period

August Calendar at a Glance
The 2021-2022 school year is upon us! In addition to centralizing some of our school calendars, we included some calendar highlights of major school events in August to this page. While you have already received information about each of these events individually, here is the information consolidated for your planning purposes. Thank you for adding the appropriate and applicable dates and times to your calendar, and for submitting your RSVP when necessary.  

Welcome Back Volunteers
We missed our parent volunteers last year and our 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.

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

Will You Partner with us in our Mission?
Did you know that Wheaton Academy provides over $2M in financial assistance to over one-third of Academy students each year? This would not be possible, however, without the generosity of our faithful supporters. Would you prayerfully consider a financial gift today? Your gift on behalf of our mission directly impacts our students as they are molded and shaped into young men and women who understand every discipline in light of the truth of the Gospel. Thank you for partnering with us in our mission as the Lord leads you. Click here to provide a gift.

Guitar Lessons
If your son or daughter is interested in taking guitar lessons at Wheaton Academy after school, please click here for more information or contact Evan Jasper at ejasper@wheatonacademy.org or 630-520-1478.

OnCampus Login Changes
Parents, on July 8, your OnCampus login was changed to be more secure.  You should have received an email from wheatonacademy@myschoolapp.com with an invitation to create a Blackbaud ID. Please follow those directions.  OnCampus remains the same; it is only your login password that will need to be reset.  If you encounter difficulties or need the invitation re-sent, please contact Bob Vishanoff bobvishanoff@wheatonacademy.org.

Book Lists for Families who OPTED-OUT        
If you chose to OPT-OUT of Wheaton Academy purchasing your book order for you, and plan to rent/buy your own books, the book lists for courses are available on our website. You will need to go to Families and click on the eCampus Bookstore link. Once you get to the bookstore, choose the ORDER NOW box and search for your student’s course names to see which books are needed for your student’s schedule. You do not need to rent/buy the books from eCampus. However, this is the location where you will find the books for each course. Important Note: You need to rent/purchase all books listed even if they are listed as Optional. The Optional reference is an internal note for the book company, not for our families to think the books are optional. Please contact Jenn Trott if you have questions.

Athletics

All Fall sports will begin on Monday, August 9, 2021. As in the past, all athletes must have a new physical and the athletic packet completed and uploaded onto Magnus in order to participate on the first day of tryouts.  You can log in to Magnus through your OnCampus account.  Once you are in Magnus, you will also find a printable Athletic Packet form on this site to print, complete and upload. 

If you have any questions feel free to contact Dawn Hamm in the Athletic Department at 630-562-7565.

July 29, 2021

Upcoming Events

Business & Innovation Program Volunteer Kick-Off Event
Wednesday, August 4
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Library
A recent Gallup poll suggests that many students in the U.S have entrepreneurial aspirations. 77% of students in grades 5-12 say they want to be their own boss, 45% say they plan to start their own business, and 42% say they will invent something that changes the world. At Wheaton Academy, we are preparing Christian leaders to have this type of impact.

We need your help! As a coach, subject matter expert, mentor, or Intern Host, you can make a difference by sharing your expertise and partnering with us to bring real-world business experience and a biblical worldview to our students as they explore. Please mark your calendars for a Business & Innovation Program Volunteer Kick-Off Event in the Library on Wednesday, August 4, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

We are excited to develop the Christian business leaders of the future and hope you will partner with us.  Please feel free to reach out to pstrzalka@wheatonacademy.org should you have any questions at any time.

Sophomore and Junior Retreats
August 15-16
As we look ahead to the 2021-2022 school year, we are so excited to offer the opportunity for Sophomore and Junior students to gather as a class before the academic year begins. Wheaton Academy is hosting an overnight retreat in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, from Sunday, August 15 – Monday, August 16 for both the Sophomore and Junior classes. This retreat is designed to help students build community with one another, hear from Faculty members, and participate in fun recreational activities to prepare for the new school year and bond as a class. Please click on your class link below to find out more information and RSVP to ensure your spot! After your fill out the registration form, be sure to click the link to pay the $30 registration fee.

Sophomores: Information and Sign Up
Juniors: Information and Sign Up

Freshman Launch
Tuesday, August 17
We are excited to host your freshman student on campus for LAUNCH on August 17 from 11:30 to 5:30 pm. This day is designed to help your freshman student start well at Wheaton Academy as we discuss details for the first day of school, jump-start their mentorship with Project IX seniors, and establish friendships with their peers. Freshmen may pick up their books either before or after this event in the Commons. For more information and sign-up, click here.

General News

2021-2022 Bell Schedule
To view the 2021-2022 Bell Schedule, please click here. We return to 7-period days on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Block days are Wednesdays and Thursdays, with late-start returning to Wednesdays.

First Week of School Bell Schedule
We will have 7-period days for the first three days of school. The schedules are as follows:

Wednesday, August 18
8:00 – 8:40                   1st Period
8:46 – 9:16                   Welcome Assembly (30 minutes)
9:22 – 10:02                 2nd Period
10:08 – 10:48               3rd Period
10:54 – 11:34               4th Period
11:34 – 12:08               Lunch (34 minutes)
12:14 – 12:54               5th Period
1:00 – 1:40                   6th Period
1:46 – 2:14                   Advisory (28 minutes)
2:20 – 3:00                   7th Period

Thursday, August 19
8:00 – 8:44                   1st Period
8:50 – 9:34                   2nd Period
9:40 – 10:24                 3rd Period
10:30 – 11:08               Assembly (37 minutes)
11:14 – 11:58               4th Period
11:58– 12:31                Lunch
12:36 – 1:20                 5th Period
1:26 – 2:10                   6th Period
2:16 – 3:00                   7th Period

Friday, August 20
8:00 – 8:40                   1st Period
8:46 – 9:19                   Chapel (33 minutes)
9:25 – 10:05                 2nd Period
10:11 – 10:51               3rd Period
10:57 – 11:37               4th Period
11:37 – 12:11               Lunch (34 minutes)
12:17 – 12:57               5th Period
1:03 – 1:43                   6th Period
1:51 – 2:31                   7th Period
2:31 – 3:00                  School Launch Celebration

Will You Partner with us in our Mission?
Did you know that Wheaton Academy provides over $2M in financial assistance to over one-third of Academy students each year? This would not be possible, however, without the generosity of our faithful supporters. Would you prayerfully consider a financial gift today? Your gift on behalf of our mission directly impacts our students as they are molded and shaped into young men and women who understand every discipline in light of the truth of the Gospel. Thank you for partnering with us in our mission as the Lord leads you. Click here to provide a gift.

Guitar Lessons
If your son or daughter is interested in taking guitar lessons at Wheaton Academy after school, please click here for more information or contact Evan Jasper at ejasper@wheatonacademy.org or 630-520-1478.

OnCampus Login Changes
Parents, on July 8, your OnCampus login was changed to be more secure.  You should have received an email from wheatonacademy@myschoolapp.com with an invitation to create a Blackbaud ID. Please follow those directions.  OnCampus remains the same; it is only your login password that will need to be reset.  If you encounter difficulties or need the invitation re-sent, please contact Bob Vishanoff bobvishanoff@wheatonacademy.org.

Book Lists for Families who OPTED-OUT        
If you chose to OPT-OUT of Wheaton Academy purchasing your book order for you, and plan to rent/buy your own books, the book lists for courses are available on our website. You will need to go to Families and click on the eCampus Bookstore link. Once you get to the bookstore, choose the ORDER NOW box and search for your student’s course names to see which books are needed for your student’s schedule. You do not need to rent/buy the books from eCampus. However, this is the location where you will find the books for each course. Important Note: You need to rent/purchase all books listed even if they are listed as Optional. The Optional reference is an internal note for the book company, not for our families to think the books are optional. Please contact Jenn Trott if you have questions.

Fall Schedule Changes
The deadline for schedule changes is August 4. Student Services will not make any more schedule changes until after the first day of school, and those changes will be limited. Contact Angie Roberts in Student Services to make any changes or work out conflicts.

Athletics

Fall Sports
We are excited to have sports being played again and look forward to the upcoming fall sports season!  As we look ahead, we want to give you information about the upcoming Fall Sports seasons:

Athletics

  • First Day Of Tryouts–  All Fall sports will begin on Monday, August 9, 2021.

As in the past, all athletes must have a new physical and the athletic packet completed and uploaded onto Magnus in order to participate on the first day of tryouts.  You can log in to Magnus through your OnCampus account.  Once you are in Magnus, you will also find a printable Athletic Packet form on this site to print, complete and upload. 

If you have any questions feel free to contact Dawn Hamm in the Athletic Department at 630-562-7565.

July 15, 2021

Upcoming Events

Business & Innovation Program Volunteer Kick-Off Event
Wednesday, August 4
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Library
A recent Gallup poll suggests that many students in the U.S have entrepreneurial aspirations. 77% of students in grades 5-12 say they want to be their own boss, 45% say they plan to start their own business, and 42% say they will invent something that changes the world. At Wheaton Academy, we are preparing Christian leaders to have this type of impact.

We need your help! As a coach, subject matter expert, mentor, or Intern Host, you can make a difference by sharing your expertise and partnering with us to bring real-world business experience and a biblical worldview to our students as they explore. Please mark your calendars for a Business & Innovation Program Volunteer Kick-Off Event in the Library on Wednesday, August 4, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

We are excited to develop the Christian business leaders of the future and hope you will partner with us.  Please feel free to reach out to pstrzalka@wheatonacademy.org should you have any questions at any time.

Sophomore and Junior Retreats
August 15-16
As we look ahead to the 2021-2022 school year, we are so excited to offer the opportunity for Sophomore and Junior students to gather as a class before the academic year begins. Wheaton Academy is hosting an overnight retreat in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, from Sunday, August 15 – Monday, August 16 for both the Sophomore and Junior classes. This retreat is designed to help students build community with one another, hear from Faculty members, and participate in fun recreational activities to prepare for the new school year and bond as a class. Please click on your class link below to find out more information and RSVP to ensure your spot! After your fill out the registration form, be sure to click the link to pay the $30 registration fee.

Sophomores: Information and Sign Up
Juniors: Information and Sign Up

Freshman Launch
Tuesday, August 17
We are excited to host your freshman student on campus for LAUNCH on August 17 from 11:30 to 5:30 pm. This day is designed to help your freshman student start well at Wheaton Academy as we discuss details for the first day of school, jump-start their mentorship with Project IX seniors, and establish friendships with their peers. Freshmen may pick up their books either before or after this event in the Commons. For more information and sign-up, click here.

General News

Book Rentals for 2021-2022 – Textbook Acquisition Form in Magnus
For the 2021-2022 school year, each family will be required to indicate whether they wish to OPT-IN to ALL ACCESS and have Wheaton Academy place the book rental orders for them or OPT-OUT and purchase/rent all books on their own. This Textbook Acquisition Form is located with all the other Back-to-School forms in Magnus. The textbook form needs to be completed by July 26, 2021. Your family will automatically be placed in the OPT-IN category if the form is not completed by July 26, and your Smart Tuition account will be billed in September.  You must complete the form for each student who is enrolled. Please contact Jenn Trott with any questions.

Book Lists for Families who OPT-OUT        
If you choose to OPT-OUT of Wheaton Academy purchasing your book order for you and plan to rent/buy your own books, the book lists for courses are available on our website. You will need to click on the eCampus Bookstore link. Once you get to the bookstore, go to the Sign-in button under My Account. Your login is your student’s wascholar email (i.e., firstname.lastname@wascholar.org), and you will need to click “forgot my password” to begin. You may then search for course names to see which books are needed for your student’s schedule. You do not need to rent/buy the books from eCampus. However, this is the location where you will find the books for each course. Please remember to complete the Textbook Acquisition Form by July 26, 2021, to avoid being charged a second time for books. Important Note: You need to rent/purchase all books listed even if they are listed as Optional. The Optional reference is an internal note for the book company, not for our families to think the books are optional. Please contact Jenn Trott if you have questions.

OnCampus Login Changes Coming July 8
Parents, on July 8, you should have received an email from wheatonacademy@myschoolapp.com to change your OnCampus login.  The email provides an invitation to create a Blackbaud ID, or you will be prompted to re-register at your next login attempt.  OnCampus remains the same; it is only your login password that will need to be reset. 

Fall Schedule Changes
The deadline for schedule changes is August 4. Student Services will not make any more schedule changes until after the first day of school, and those changes will be limited. Contact Angie Roberts in Student Services to make any changes or work out conflicts.

WA Service Team 2021-2022 Sign-Ups
Click here to see the service opportunities available and click here to sign-up!

College Corner

ACT Class
Is your student planning on taking the September 11 ACT? The Wheaton Academy Tutoring Center offers a small group class that leads right up to September 11, with a special “Night Before” review on September 10. We will cover tips and strategies for all areas of the ACT and go over effective ways to practice at home. There will be homework between each class.
Cost: $410 (materials provided)
Place: Wheaton Academy
Dates: Tuesdays (6:00-8:00 p.m.) August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, and a special “Night Before” review on Friday, September 10.

Spots are limited, so don’t delay! (Your payment is your registration.) Register at wa-tutoring.org/payments.

Athletics

Corporate Sponsors
The Wheaton Academy Athletic Department is now looking for corporate sponsors. We have four packages as well as a build-your-own package. To learn more about how this benefits both your company and Wheaton Academy Athletics, please email sid@wheatonacademy.org.

Fall Sports
We are excited to have sports being played again and look forward to the upcoming fall sports season!  As we look ahead, we want to give you information about the upcoming Fall Sports seasons:

  • First Day Of Tryouts–  All Fall sports will begin on Monday, August 9, 2021.

As in the past, all athletes must have a new physical and the athletic packet completed and uploaded onto Magnus in order to participate on the first day of tryouts.  You can log in to Magnus through your OnCampus account.  Once you are in Magnus, you will also find a printable Athletic Packet form on this site to print, complete and upload. 

If you have any questions feel free to contact Dawn Hamm in the Athletic Department at 630-562-7565.

June 25, 2021

Upcoming Events

Wheaton Academy Summer Office Hours & Summer WA Weekly
June
Monday – Friday
7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
July
Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fridays: All Offices Closed
Independence Day observed, Monday, July 5, offices closed.
The WA Weekly will be published on July 15 and July 29.

Kick-off for the NEW School Year!
For the 2021-2022 school year, we will have a kick-off for the Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior classes!

Incoming Freshmen will have a day called “Freshman Launch” on Tuesday, August 17. This event will be on the Wheaton Academy’s campus! Be sure to attend and receive all the details about the Freshman year experience! Keep an eye out for more details to come later this summer.

Sophomores and Juniors, mark your calendars for August 15-16! Each class will have its own retreat that Sunday-Monday in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin! This is going to be a fun and informational reboot for the new school year. More details to come at a later date. We hope you have a great summer and look forward to seeing you in August!

General News

Book Rentals for 2021-2022 – Textbook Acquisition Form in Magnus
For the 2021-2022 school year, each family will be required to indicate whether they wish to OPT-IN to ALL ACCESS and have Wheaton Academy place the book rental orders for them or OPT-OUT and purchase/rent all books on their own. This Textbook Acquisition Form is located with all the other Back-to-School forms in Magnus. The textbook form needs to be completed by July 26, 2021. Your family will automatically be placed in the OPT-IN category if the form is not completed by July 26, and your Smart Tuition account will be billed in September.  You must complete the form for each student who is enrolled. Please contact Jenn Trott with any questions. Booklists will be available on the Wheaton Academy website beginning July 9.

OnCampus Login Changes Coming July 8
Parents, on July 8, your OnCampus login will be changing to be more secure.  You will receive an email from wheatonacademy@myschoolapp.com with an invitation to create a Blackbaud ID, or you will be prompted to re-register at your next login attempt.  OnCampus remains the same; it is only your login password that will need to be reset. 

Fall Schedule Changes
The deadline for schedule changes is August 4. Student Services will not make any more schedule changes until after the first day of school, and those changes will be limited. Contact Angie Roberts in Student Services to make any changes or work out conflicts.

WA Service Team 2021-2022 Sign-Ups
Click here to see the service opportunities available and click here to sign-up!

College Corner

ACT Class
Is your student planning on taking the September 11 ACT? The Wheaton Academy Tutoring Center offers a small group class that leads right up to September 11, with a special “Night Before” review on September 10. We will cover tips and strategies for all areas of the ACT and go over effective ways to practice at home. There will be homework between each class.
Cost: $410 (materials provided)
Place: Wheaton Academy
Dates: Tuesdays (6:00-8:00 p.m.) August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, and a special “Night Before” review on Friday, September 10.

Spots are limited, so don’t delay! (Your payment is your registration.) Register at wa-tutoring.org/payments.

Athletics

Corporate Sponsors
The Wheaton Academy Athletic Department is now looking for corporate sponsors. We have four packages as well as a build-your-own package. To learn more about how this benefits both your company and Wheaton Academy Athletics, please email sid@wheatonacademy.org.

Fall Sports
We are excited to have sports being played again and look forward to the upcoming fall sports season!  As we look ahead, we want to give you information about the upcoming Fall Sports seasons:

  • First Day Of Tryouts–  All Fall sports will begin on Monday, August 9, 2021.

As in the past, all athletes must have a new physical and the athletic packet completed and uploaded onto Magnus in order to participate on the first day of tryouts.  You can log in to Magnus through your OnCampus account.  Once you are in Magnus, you will also find a printable Athletic Packet form on this site to print, complete and upload. 

If you have any questions feel free to contact Dawn Hamm in the Athletic Department at 630-562-7565.

June 18, 2021

Upcoming Events

Wheaton Academy Summer Office Hours
June
Monday – Friday
7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
July
Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fridays: All Offices Closed

Kick-off for the NEW School Year!
For the 2021-2022 school year, we will have a kick-off for the Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior classes!

Incoming Freshmen will have a day called “Freshman Launch” on Tuesday, August 17. This event will be on the Wheaton Academy’s campus! Be sure to attend and receive all the details about the Freshman year experience! Keep an eye out for more details to come later this summer.

Sophomores and Juniors, mark your calendars for August 15-16! Each class will have its own retreat that Sunday-Monday in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin! This is going to be a fun and informational reboot for the new school year. More details to come at a later date. We hope you have a great summer and look forward to seeing you in August!

General News

Summer Academy Lunch
The lunch menu for Summer Academy will be available to view on Fridays. Please submit your order no later than the Thursday prior.

Book Rentals for 2021-2022 – Textbook Acquisition Form in Magnus
For the 2021-2022 school year, each family will be required to indicate whether they wish to OPT-IN to ALL ACCESS and have Wheaton Academy place the book rental orders for them or OPT-OUT and purchase/rent all books on their own. This Textbook Acquisition Form is located with all the other Back-to-School forms in Magnus. The textbook form needs to be completed by July 26, 2021. Your family will automatically be placed in the OPT-IN category if the form is not completed by July 26, and your Smart Tuition account will be billed in September.  You must complete the form for each student who is enrolled. Please contact Jenn Trott with any questions. Booklists will be available on the Wheaton Academy website beginning July 9.

Fall Schedule Changes
The deadline for schedule changes is August 4. Student Services will not make any more schedule changes until after the first day of school, and those changes will be limited. Contact Angie Roberts in Student Services to make any changes or work out conflicts.

WA Service Team 2021-2022 Sign-Ups
Click here to see the service opportunities available and click here to sign-up!

College Corner

College Destinations
Click here to see where our 2021 graduates will be attending college.

ACT Class
Registration for the summer ACT Group Classes is now open! We will cover tips and strategies for all areas of the ACT and go over effective ways to practice at home. There will be homework between each class.

Cost: $410 (materials provided)
Place: Wheaton Academy
Dates:
•In preparation for the July 17 ACT Test:
Tuesdays (6:00-8:00 p.m.) June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, and a special “night before” review on Friday the 16th.
•In preparation for the September 11 ACT Test:
Tuesdays (6:00-8:00 p.m.) August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, and a special “night before” review on Friday the 10th.

Spots are limited, so don’t delay! (Your payment is your registration.) Register at wa-tutoring.org/payments.

Athletics

Exciting Weekend for Wheaton Academy Athletics
Girls soccer is currently playing in the semi-finals at Hoffman Estates. Check the Wheaton Academy Athletic website for details on game times for tomorrow – either 10:00 a.m. in Palatine or 2:00 p.m. in Hoffman Estates, depending on today’s results.

Boys Lacrosse will play tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. in the consolation game at Forest View Education Center in Arlington Heights.

Come on out and support our Wheaton Academy Warriors! 
(Please note: there is a $5.00 IHSA tournament entry fee for events!)

Wheaton Academy Summer Camps
WA High School camps are now posted on our Wheaton Academy Athletic Website.  From the Wheaton Academy Main page, click on the athletics page.  On the far right tab, click on summer camps.

We have Youth Camps and High School Camps to choose from and offer a wide variety of sports.  Please check the dates and times to work around your family vacations, and join us here at Wheaton Academy for some great coaching, activity, and fun!!      

Fall Sports
We are excited to have sports being played again and look forward to the upcoming fall sports season!  As we look ahead, we want to give you information about the upcoming Fall Sports seasons:

  • First Day Of Tryouts–  All Fall sports will begin on Monday, August 9, 2021.

As in the past, all athletes must have a new physical and the athletic packet completed and uploaded onto Magnus in order to participate on the first day of tryouts.  You can log in to Magnus through your OnCampus account.  Once you are in Magnus, you will also find a printable Athletic Packet form on this site to print, complete and upload. 

If you have any questions feel free to contact Dawn Hamm in the Athletic Department at 630-562-7565.