December 2, 2022

Upcoming Events

Christmas Coffee House
Friday, December 2
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Atrium

The Project Lead Global Team is hosting a Christmas Coffee House fundraiser for Kids Alive International on Friday, December 2 from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.  Wheaton Academy students will be sharing their talents through music, poetry, dramatic readings, and the visual arts, and the Outspoken club will also be selling the arts journal entitled Overflow for $5 each.  The Coffee House will be held in the Atrium, the price of admission will be $5 per person, and can be paid by cash or PushCoin.  In addition, Project Lead Local will be hosting a wrapping paper drive for the Puente de Pueblo Christmas Store during that week. Please consider bringing some new, unopened wrapping paper to the Coffee House to help support Project Lead Local’s efforts.  

The Christmas Gala
Friday, December 9
7:00-9:30 p.m.
The Baker Hotel

Student Council is inviting the entire student body to attend our all-new event, The Christmas Gala, on December 9. The formal attire event will be held at the historical Hotel Baker in downtown St. Charles, from 7:00 – 9:30 pm.  The night will include dinner, dancing, photo opportunities, and Christmas activities. Students may take guests from other schools as well. Ticket sales closed today. We are looking forward to our students having a new and exciting event this Christmas season!

Gala Gift Donations: Student Council would love a visit from Santa at the Christmas Gala on December 9! We would love to have gift cards or gifts for a Santa giveaway.  If you would like to donate any type of gift, please drop them off at the front office by December 7 to the attention of Jim Holtrop. Any size gift would be appreciated! It can be a $5.00 Starbucks card!! Thanks for making our new Gala an amazing experience!

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, December 10
8:00 a.m.
Alumni White Chapel

On the second Saturday of every month, the men from Wheaton Academy meet to pray for our community and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us Saturday, December 10. This month we will hear from Wheaton Academy teacher Chip Dykema. Light refreshments are served.

Christmas Concerts and Winter Art Show
Wednesday & Thursday, December 14 & 15
Fine Arts Center
7:00 p.m.
Wheaton Academy is proud to present its annual Christmas Concert and Winter Art Show. The concerts will take place on December 14 & 15 in the FAC Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., as well as after the concerts, the Winter Art Show will be on display in the FAC Auditorium and Lobby. It will feature student visual art from this semester’s classes. The Christmas Concert will feature all Wheaton Academy Choral and Instrumental musical groups performing pieces celebrating Christ’s birth and His good news of salvation. Admission is free, and all are welcome!

General News

Christmas Concert Bell Schedule
Tuesday, December 13, we will be operating on a modified bell schedule to allow time for our Christmas Concert during Chapel. 

 Time                                                     Class
8:00 – 8:44                                        Period 1 (44)
8:50 – 9:34                                        Period 2 (44)
9:40 – 10:24                                      Period 3 (44)
10:30 – 11:15                                    Christmas Concert (45)
11:21 – 12:05                                    Period 4
12:05 – 12:30                                    Lunch
12:36 – 1:20                                      Period 5 (44)
1:26 – 2:10                                        Period 6 (44)
2:16 – 3:00                                        Period 7 (44)

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 11.To purchase an ad, you will need to follow this link and select the size you would like to create. More information is explained within your purchase options. You will then need to send your ad’s content (both pictures and written messages) in a single email to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. You may click here for an example of the ad size and layout. The yearbook staff will gladly design the ad for you after confirmation of receipt of these two things! Any questions? Please email yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. Thank you!

Senior Picture Submission Deadline Approaching
If you did not use Prestige Photography for your student’s Senior Portraits, you may use another photography source, but we need you to submit a photo of your own to be included in the yearbook. Photos need to be submitted by December 23 to be included in the yearbook publication. We require a forward-facing portrait taken from the shoulders up, with a plain/non-distracting background. Images will be submitted through this form this year. You may need to log in with a Google account, which all students should have. Any questions can be directed to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org.

Senior Cap and Gown Orders Due December 16
On Monday, November 14 seniors received the information they need to order caps and gowns for graduation. If you have a cap and gown from a sibling who has already graduated, you are welcome to use it if it is in good condition. You would only need to order a new tassel. Students in NHS will receive a tassel and cord in April. Orders will be taken online at Jostens.com. The due date to order is December 16. Prices will rise after the due date so order now.

Executive Functioning Sessions
Does your student lack important self-management skills, seem unmotivated or distracted, or even appear lazy? Executive functioning weaknesses sometimes look like “laziness” but are actually teachable skills. However, the teen years are an optimal time to recognize and understand one’s strengths and weaknesses. The Center for Lifelong Learning offers executive functioning sessions during students’ study halls. Coaching helps students by providing support and guidance to help them develop into independent, confident students who possess a deep knowledge of themselves as learners. For more information on our executive functioning package, please visit our website at: www.thecenterforlifelonglearning.org.

2023-2024 School Session Dates
To view the 2023-2024 School Session Dates, please click here. Please note – all of these dates are subject to change. The most accurate calendar is always the live calendar, which you can view here.

Financial Aid Applications are Now Open — Returning Families Deadline of December 31   —  New Financial Aid Processor
The financial aid process at Wheaton Academy is officially open for the 2023-2024 school year. Like last year, the deadline for a returning family’s financial aid application for the 2023-2024 school year is December 31, 2022.  This timeline allows Wheaton Academy to grant aid awards to returning families before new family aid awards are considered, as over 80% of our financial aid awards are distributed in February. 

This year, we have partnered with a new financial aid processing company—Blackbaud Financial Aid. This new portal will better integrate with the internal systems Wheaton Academy already uses, making it an easier process for both you and our staff. We are no longer using FACTS.®

Click here to create your account and begin your application: Blackbaud Financial Aid

This requirement includes any family who has received or may qualify for an SGO scholarship (Empower IL scholarships). Please read additional information and further instructions here.

If you have specific questions regarding your application and how to upload your required documentation, we recommend you contact Blackbaud Financial Aid Customer Service directly: 800-360-8027 or financialaidsupport@blackbaud.school.  Their service is completely confidential.

If you have any other questions, please contact Pat Brooke or Sandy Dede in the Business Office at aid@wheatonacademy.org.

WA Appreciation Team
There is a group of parent volunteers who organize blessings for the faculty and staff on behalf of ALL Wheaton Academy parents. Please click here for information to learn about their efforts and provide a monetary gift that will be used for the Christmas Season.

Timeshares for Teachers
Timeshares for Teachers is a program at Wheaton Academy that allows you to share your vacation property, airline miles or timeshare unit with teachers and staff. Your generosity helps provide Wheaton Academy teachers and staff with a much-deserved cost-effective vacation. Learn more by clicking here Timeshare for Teachers. This partnership is a direct gift to our faculty and staff and is not a donation to the Academy. We are beginning to gather vacation opportunities for the Summer of 2023. Please let us know your interest in participating by filling out a short form using this link Timeshare Participation Form.

Volunteer Corner

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

College Corner

United States Marine Rep Visit
On Monday, December 5 Sgt. Dunah from the U.S. Marines will be in the Atrium during lunch. Sgt. Dunah will be available to answer questions about applying to the Military Academies and enlisting in the Armed Forces. Please contact Bart Gregersen (bgregersen@wheatonacademy.org) or Kermit Ellison (kellison@wheatonacademy.org) for further questions about college rep visits or anything else related to College Counseling.

How to Access PSAT Results
Parents, please click on this letter to find out how to access your student’s PSAT results. You may contact Gina Churchill with any questions.

November 18, 2022

Upcoming Events

Saturday WA Women’s Prayer
November 19
9:00 a.m.
Alumni White Chapel

On the third Saturday of every month, the women from Wheaton Academy meet and pray for our school and community. Tomorrow, Amy Hogan, Director of Admissions will share with the group. All women are invited to attend. Light refreshments are served.

Seminar: Navigating the World of Dating and Relationships
Saturday, November 19
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Library

One of the big challenges of the teen years is navigating the world of dating and relationships. Through this seminar with Dr. Rob Rienow you will 1) learn new ways to communicate with your teen, 2) be equipped with biblical principles, and 3) develop a game plan to help your son or daughter prepare for their future family. Coffee and donuts are provided. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend. There is no cost, but pre-registration is required at www.visionaryfam.com/WA

Christmas Coffee House
Friday, December 2
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Atrium

The Project Lead Global Team is hosting a Christmas Coffee House fundraiser for Kids Alive International on Friday, December 2 from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.  Wheaton Academy students will be sharing their talents through music, poetry, dramatic readings, and the visual arts, and the Outspoken club will also be selling the arts journal entitled Overflow for $5 each.  The Coffee House will be held in the Atrium, the price of admission will be $5 per person, and can be paid by cash or PushCoin.  In addition, Project Lead Local will be hosting a wrapping paper drive for the Puente de Pueblo Christmas Store during that week. Please consider bringing some new, unopened wrapping paper to the Coffee House to help support Project Lead Local’s efforts.  

The Christmas Gala
Friday, December 9
7:00-9:30 p.m.
The Baker Hotel

Student Council is inviting the entire student body to attend our all-new event, The Christmas Gala, on December 9. The formal attire event will be held at the historical Hotel Baker in downtown St. Charles, from 7:00 – 9:30 pm.  The night will include dinner, dancing, photo opportunities, and Christmas activities. Students may take guests from other schools as well. The cost is $70.00 per person. Tickets will be sold from November  28 – December 2 during lunch in the atrium via Pushcoin. We are looking forward to our students having a new and exciting event this Christmas season!

General News

Thanksgiving Break
Next week school will be in session on Monday & Tuesday, November 21 & 22. There will be no school, and offices will be closed from Wednesday – Friday, November 23-25, to celebrate Thanksgiving. There will be no WA Weekly next week as well. May you and your families enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving during the break!

Coming Change to Door Locks
We are continuing to increase our campus security. Effective December 1, the main doors to the Academic Building will be locked during the school as a new doorbell system has been installed for our visitors to use. We will be sending out more details after Thanksgiving in an email. It will be necessary for students to have their ID cards on them always to access the buildings around campus. If your student has misplaced their ID they can request a new one using this link.

2023-2024 School Session Dates
To view the 2023-2024 School Session Dates, please click here. Please note – all of these dates are subject to change. The most accurate calendar is always the live calendar, which you can view here.

Financial Aid Applications are Now Open — Returning Families Deadline of December 31   —  New Financial Aid Processor
The financial aid process at Wheaton Academy is officially open for the 2023-2024 school year. Like last year, the deadline for a returning family’s financial aid application for the 2023-2024 school year is December 31, 2022.  This timeline allows Wheaton Academy to grant aid awards to returning families before new family aid awards are considered, as over 80% of our financial aid awards are distributed in February. 

This year, we have partnered with a new financial aid processing company—Blackbaud Financial Aid. This new portal will better integrate with the internal systems Wheaton Academy already uses, making it an easier process for both you and our staff. We are no longer using FACTS.®

Click here to create your account and begin your application: Blackbaud Financial Aid

This requirement includes any family who has received or may qualify for an SGO scholarship (Empower IL scholarships). Please read additional information and further instructions here.

If you have specific questions regarding your application and how to upload your required documentation, we recommend you contact Blackbaud Financial Aid Customer Service directly: 800-360-8027 or financialaidsupport@blackbaud.school.  Their service is completely confidential.

If you have any other questions, please contact Pat Brooke or Sandy Dede in the Business Office at aid@wheatonacademy.org.

Senior Cap and Gown Orders Due December 16
On Monday, November 14 seniors received the information they need to order caps and gowns for graduation. If you have a cap and gown from a sibling who has already graduated, you are welcome to use it if it is in good condition. You would only need to order a new tassel. Students in NHS will receive a tassel and cord in April. Orders will be taken online at Jostens.com. The due date to order is December 16. Prices will rise after the due date so order now.

WA Appreciation Team
There is a group of parent volunteers who organize blessings for the faculty and staff on behalf of ALL Wheaton Academy parents. Please click here for information to learn about their efforts and provide a monetary gift that will be used for the Christmas Season.

Timeshares for Teachers
Timeshares for Teachers is a program at Wheaton Academy that allows you to share your vacation property, airline miles or timeshare unit with teachers and staff. Your generosity helps provide Wheaton Academy teachers and staff with a much-deserved cost-effective vacation. Learn more by clicking here Timeshare for Teachers. This partnership is a direct gift to our faculty and staff and is not a donation to the Academy. We are beginning to gather vacation opportunities for the Summer of 2023. Please let us know your interest in participating by filling out a short form using this link Timeshare Participation Form.

Volunteer Corner

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

November 11, 2022

Upcoming Events

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, November 12
8:00 a.m.
Alumni White Chapel

On the second Saturday of every month, the men from Wheaton Academy meet to pray for our community and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us Saturday, November 12. This month we will hear from Wheaton Academy counselor Bart Gregersen. Light refreshments are served.

Saturday WA Women’s Prayer
November 19
9:00 a.m.
Alumni White Chapel

On the third Saturday of every month, the women from Wheaton Academy meet and pray for our school and community. This month, Amy Hogan, Director of Admissions will share with the group. All women are invited to attend. Light refreshments are served.

Seminar: Navigating the World of Dating and Relationships
Saturday, November 19
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Library

One of the big challenges of the teen years is navigating the world of dating and relationships. Through this seminar with Dr. Rob Rienow you will 1) learn new ways to communicate with your teen, 2) be equipped with biblical principles, and 3) develop a game plan to help your son or daughter prepare for their future family. Coffee and donuts provided. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend. There is no cost, but pre-registration is required at www.visionaryfam.com/WA

The Christmas Gala
Friday, December 9
7:00-9:30 p.m.
The Baker Hotel

Student Council is inviting the entire student body to attend our all-new event, The Christmas Gala, on December 9. The formal attire event will be held at the historical Hotel Baker in downtown St. Charles, from 7:00 – 9:30 pm.  The night will include dinner, dancing, photo opportunities, and Christmas activities. Students may take guests from other schools as well. The cost is $70.00 per person. Tickets will be sold from November  28 – December 2 during lunch in the atrium via Pushcoin. We are looking forward to our students having a new and exciting event this Christmas season!

General News

Senior Cap and Gown Orders
On Monday, November 14 seniors will have an assembly in the FAC during Advisory and receive the information they need to order caps and gowns for graduation. Please make sure your student attends so they will receive this important information. If you have a cap and gown from a sibling who has already graduated, you are welcome to use it if it is in good condition. You would only need to order a new tassel. Students in NHS will receive a tassel and cord in April.

WA Appreciation Team
There is a group of parent volunteers who organize blessings for the faculty and staff on behalf of ALL Wheaton Academy parents. Please click here for information to learn about their efforts and provide a monetary gift that will be used for the Christmas Season.

Timeshares for Teachers
Timeshares for Teachers is a program at Wheaton Academy that allows you to share your vacation property, airline miles or timeshare unit with teachers and staff. Your generosity helps provide Wheaton Academy teachers and staff with a much-deserved cost-effective vacation. Learn more by clicking here Timeshare for Teachers. This partnership is a direct gift to our faculty and staff and is not a donation to the Academy. We are beginning to gather vacation opportunities for the Summer of 2023. Please let us know your interest in participating by filling out a short form using this link Timeshare Participation Form.

2023 Winterim Course Registration
Winterim Courses are now live and can be viewed here. Students will register online for an am and pm class in OnCampus at home during the following dates and times:

Sophomores: Monday, November 14, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Freshmen: Wednesday, November 16, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Seniors and Juniors who missed their registration need to stop by to see Mrs. Roberts as soon as possible to register. Specific registration instructions will be emailed home before registration begins. Please contact Jenn Trott with any questions.

Annual Asbestos Notice – 2022-2023
This notice meets a legal requirement to inform you annually that Wheaton Academy continues to meet all federal and state laws concerning asbestos in schools.  All of our educational facilities have been thoroughly inspected, and inspections continue bi-annually by a state-certified asbestos firm, as is required by law.  We continue to carry out all other specific requirements of the “AHERA” legislation, including the maintenance of a management plan.  Our management plan is available for your review in the business office located in the Armour building during normal business hours.  We welcome your questions and input as we continue to meet the necessary requirements and seek to implement any necessary precautions.

Volunteer Corner

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

College Corner

AP Test Information
Please click here for detailed information regarding deadlines and dates for AP Exams. Any questions? Email AP Test Coordinator, Davona Reynolds.

November 4, 2022

Upcoming Events

Tuesday WA Women’s Prayer
The next WA Women’s Tuesday Prayer date is Tuesday, November 8. We meet on campus from 2-3 pm at Luz Vergara’s in the Armour Building. Contact Mary Miller at marym996.mac@mac.com. God delights in keeping company with you. Join us!

Informational Zoom Meeting for Freshman/Transfer Families
Wednesday, November 9
7:00-8:00 pm
The Informational Zoom on November 9 is from 7-8 pm. This is directed toward Freshman and Transfer families, but all are welcome to Zoom in and learn about: A Day in the Life of a Winterim Student, How to Register for Winterim Classes, Internship Deadlines, and Soiree Details. Click here to register for the Zoom meeting.

Get to Know Wheaton Academy
Thursday, November 10
6:45 p.m.

Middle school students and their parents are invited to Get To Know Wheaton Academy on Thursday, October 13, or Thursday, November 10 at 6:45 pm. This evening will provide an opportunity for families to learn about our school’s commitment to academics, spiritual life, co-curricular activities, and college readiness, as well as experience the community, connection, and culture that Wheaton Academy offers our students and families.  

Our time together will include:  

  • Opening Welcome from Mrs. Hockett, Principal  
  • Individual Family Tours  
  • Meet and Greet with Coaches, Teachers, and Program Leaders   

Join us and discover what it’s like to be a Wheaton Academy Warrior. Questions? Please contact Amy Burdett, Admissions Coordinator, or Amy Hogan, Director of Admissions

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, November 12
8:00 a.m.
Alumni White Chapel

On the second Saturday of every month, the men from Wheaton Academy meet to pray for our community and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us Saturday, November 12. This month we will hear from Wheaton Academy counselor Bart Gregersen. Light refreshments are served.

Seminar: Navigating the World of Dating and Relationships
Saturday, November 19
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Library

One of the big challenges of the teen years is navigating the world of dating and relationships. Through this seminar with Dr. Rob Rienow you will 1) learn new ways to communicate with your teen, 2) be equipped with biblical principles, and 3) develop a game plan to help your son or daughter prepare for their future family. Coffee and donuts provided. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend. There is no cost, but pre-registration is required at www.visionaryfam.com/WA

General News

Sophomore Class Ring Orders Due Wednesday, November 9
If your student is interested in ordering a class ring, the due date to do so is Wednesday, November 9. You may purchase the ring on Jostens.com.

WA Appreciation Team
There is a group of parent volunteers who organize blessings for the faculty and staff on behalf of ALL Wheaton Academy parents. Please click here for information to learn about their efforts and provide a monetary gift that will be used for the Christmas Season.

Timeshares for Teachers
Timeshares for Teachers is a program at Wheaton Academy that allows you to share your vacation property, airline miles or timeshare unit with teachers and staff. Your generosity helps provide Wheaton Academy teachers and staff with a much-deserved cost-effective vacation. Learn more by clicking here Timeshare for Teachers. This partnership is a direct gift to our faculty and staff and is not a donation to the Academy. We are beginning to gather vacation opportunities for the Summer of 2023. Please let us know your interest in participating by filling out a short form using this link Timeshare Participation Form.

2022 Winterim Course Registration
Winterim Courses are now live and can be viewed here. Students will register online for an am and pm class in OnCampus at home during the following dates and times:

Seniors: Monday, November 7, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Juniors: Thursday, November 10, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Sophomores: Monday, November 14, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Freshmen: Wednesday, November 16, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Specific registration instructions will be emailed home before registration begins. Please contact Jenn Trott with any questions.

Annual Asbestos Notice – 2022-2023
This notice meets a legal requirement to inform you annually that Wheaton Academy continues to meet all federal and state laws concerning asbestos in schools.  All of our educational facilities have been thoroughly inspected, and inspections continue bi-annually by a state-certified asbestos firm, as is required by law.  We continue to carry out all other specific requirements of the “AHERA” legislation, including the maintenance of a management plan.  Our management plan is available for your review in the business office located in the Armour building during normal business hours.  We welcome your questions and input as we continue to meet the necessary requirements and seek to implement any necessary precautions.

Volunteer Corner

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

College Corner

AP Test Information
Please click here for detailed information regarding deadlines and dates for AP Exams. Any questions? Email AP Test Coordinator, Davona Reynolds.

October 28, 2022

Upcoming Events

You are invited to attend this year’s Fall Show – 12 Angry Jurors
Friday, October 28, 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 29, 7:00 PM
White Chapel

12 Angry Jurors is a courtroom drama that examines the enormous responsibility of 12 ordinary people as they consider the guilt or innocence of a young man accused of his father’s murder.  The 12 jurors bring their own histories, prejudices, and biases to the jury room as they work through this life-or-death decision in the summer of 1957.

Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door, available for purchase by cash, credit card, or check.  Seating is limited, and please plan on arriving early!  The White Chapel will be open for seating 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Seminar – What Are Executive Functioning Skills and Why Does My Child Need Them?
Saturday, October 29
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Library

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Wheaton Academy will be hosting an informational parent workshop on executive functioning skills from 9:00-10:00 am on Saturday, October 29 in the Wheaton Academy Library. Academic Coaches from The Center will walk parents through the components of executive functioning, as well as discuss how these skills will not only strengthen their child’s performance in the classroom but in all areas of life, as well. There is no charge for the workshop, and attendees will receive one complimentary session for their child to work with an Academic Coach. Click here to register.

For more information or to arrange for a free consultation and tour of The Center, contact Cheryl Koslosky at ckoslosky@wheatonacademy.org or Holly Taritas at htaritas@wheatonacademy.org

Please visit our website at www.thecenterforlifelonglearning.org.

Tuesday WA Women’s Prayer
Upcoming WA Women’s Prayer dates are Tuesday, November 1 & November 8. We meet on campus from 2-3 pm at Luz Vergara’s in the Armour Building. Contact Mary Miller at marym996.mac@mac.com.
God delights in keeping company with you. Join us!

Informational Zoom Meeting for Freshman/Transfer Families
Wednesday, November 9
7:00-8:00 pm
The Informational Zoom on November 9 is from 7-8 pm. This is directed toward Freshman and Transfer families, but all are welcome to Zoom in and learn about: A Day in the Life of a Winterim Student, How to Register for Winterim Classes, Internship Deadlines, and Soiree Details. Click here to register for the Zoom meeting.

Get to Know Wheaton Academy
Thursday, November 10
6:45 p.m.

Middle school students and their parents are invited to Get To Know Wheaton Academy on Thursday, October 13, or Thursday, November 10 at 6:45 pm. This evening will provide an opportunity for families to learn about our school’s commitment to academics, spiritual life, co-curricular activities, and college readiness, as well as experience the community, connection, and culture that Wheaton Academy offers our students and families.  

Our time together will include:  

  • Opening Welcome from Mrs. Hockett, Principal  
  • Individual Family Tours  
  • Meet and Greet with Coaches, Teachers, and Program Leaders   

Join us and discover what it’s like to be a Wheaton Academy Warrior. Questions? Please contact Amy Burdett, Admissions Coordinator, or Amy Hogan, Director of Admissions

General News

Timeshares for Teachers
Timeshares for Teachers is a program at Wheaton Academy that allows you to share your vacation property, airline miles or timeshare unit with teachers and staff. Your generosity helps provide Wheaton Academy teachers and staff with a much-deserved cost-effective vacation. Learn more by clicking here Timeshare for Teachers. This partnership is a direct gift to our faculty and staff and is not a donation to the Academy. We are beginning to gather vacation opportunities for the Summer of 2023. Please let us know your interest in participating by filling out a short form using this link Timeshare Participation Form.

Sophomore Class Ring Assembly
Jostens will be in school on Monday, October 31. During Advisory on this day, all sophomores will head to the FAC for an assembly regarding purchasing class rings. Students will be given a packet of information and can order rings online, or on Wednesday, November 2 when they return during lunch.

2022 Winterim Courses Revealed Week of October 31
Our 2023 Winterim courses will be posted on the Wheaton Academy website the week of October 31. We will be offering over 40 exciting and different courses to choose from. Students will register online for an am and pm class in OnCampus at home during the following dates and times:

Seniors: Monday, November 7, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Juniors: Thursday, November 10, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Sophomores: Monday, November 14, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Freshmen: Wednesday, November 16, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Specific registration instructions will be emailed home before registration begins. Please contact Jenn Trott with any questions.

Senior Picture Submission
It’s time to submit Senior Pictures for the Yearbook! If you did not use Prestige Photography for your student’s Senior Portraits, you may use another photography source, but we need you to submit a photo of your own to be included in the yearbook. The submission process looks a bit different this year, so please take notice of the information listed here. Photos need to be submitted by December 23 to be included in the yearbook publication. We require a forward-facing portrait taken from the shoulders up, with a plain/non-distracting background. Images will be submitted through this form this year. You will need to log in with a Google account, which all Wheaton Academy students have. Any questions can be directed to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org.

Volunteer Corner

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

College Corner

AP Test Information
Please click here for detailed information regarding deadlines and dates for AP Exams. Any questions? Email AP Test Coordinator, Davona Reynolds.

Athletics Corner

We have an exciting weekend filled with many co-curricular activities! Please click here for details of all the events. Come out and support our students!

October 21, 2022

Upcoming Events

Mandatory Winterim Trip Parent Meeting
Monday, October 24
7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center
On Monday, October 24, at 7:00 p.m. is a meeting for all the parents of students attending a Winterim Trip. We will meet in the FAC to briefly discuss the trips and go over some of the Student Travel Policies for Wheaton Academy. Then we will dismiss to trip groups where there will be further information about your student’s specific trip. Please contact your trip leader for additional information and the documents you need to bring to this meeting. See you on Monday!

You are invited to attend this year’s Fall Show – 12 Angry Jurors
Thursday, October 27, 7:00 PM
Friday, October 28, 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 29, 7:00 PM
White Chapel

12 Angry Jurors is a courtroom drama that examines the enormous responsibility of 12 ordinary people as they consider the guilt or innocence of a young man accused of his father’s murder.  The 12 jurors bring their own histories, prejudices, and biases to the jury room as they work through this life-or-death decision in the summer of 1957.

Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door, available for purchase by cash, credit card, or check.  Seating is limited, and please plan on arriving early!  The White Chapel will be open for seating 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Seminar – What Are Executive Functioning Skills and Why Does My Child Need Them?
Saturday, October 29
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Library

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Wheaton Academy will be hosting an informational parent workshop on executive functioning skills from 9:00-10:00 am on Saturday, October 29 in the Wheaton Academy Library. Academic Coaches from The Center will walk parents through the components of executive functioning, as well as discuss how these skills will not only strengthen their child’s performance in the classroom but in all areas of life, as well. There is no charge for the workshop, and attendees will receive one complimentary session for their child to work with an Academic Coach. Click here to register.

For more information or to arrange for a free consultation and tour of The Center, contact Cheryl Koslosky at ckoslosky@wheatonacademy.org or Holly Taritas at htaritas@wheatonacademy.org

Please visit our website at www.thecenterforlifelonglearning.org.

Informational Zoom Meeting for Freshman/Transfer Families
Wednesday, November 9
7:00-8:00 pm
The Informational Zoom on November 9 is from 7-8 pm. This is directed toward Freshman and Transfer families, but all are welcome to Zoom in and learn about: A Day in the Life of a Winterim Student, How to Register for Winterim Classes, Internship Deadlines, and Soiree Details. Click here to register for the Zoom meeting.

General News

Sophomore Class Ring Assembly
Jostens will be in school on Monday, October 31. During Advisory on this day, all sophomores will head to the FAC for an assembly regarding purchasing class rings. Students will be given a packet of information and can order rings online, or on Wednesday, November 2 when they return during lunch.

2022 Winterim Courses Revealed Week of October 31
Our 2023 Winterim courses will be posted on the Wheaton Academy website the week of October 31. We will be offering over 40 exciting and different courses to choose from. Students will register online for an am and pm class in OnCampus at home during the following dates and times:

Seniors: Monday, November 7, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Juniors: Thursday, November 10, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Sophomores: Monday, November 14, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Freshmen: Wednesday, November 16, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Specific registration instructions will be emailed home before registration begins. Please contact Jenn Trott with any questions.

Senior Picture Submission
It’s time to submit Senior Pictures for the Yearbook! If you did not use Prestige Photography for your student’s Senior Portraits, you may use another photography source, but we need you to submit a photo of your own to be included in the yearbook. The submission process looks a bit different this year, so please take notice of the information listed here. Photos need to be submitted by December 23 to be included in the yearbook publication. We require a forward-facing portrait taken from the shoulders up, with a plain/non-distracting background. Images will be submitted through this form this year. You will need to log in with a Google account, which all Wheaton Academy students have. Any questions can be directed to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org.

Lego Library
Parents!  The science department at Wheaton Academy is looking to build a “LEGO Library” in our makerspace called the “Idea Lab.”  LEGO is a fantastic medium for all types of learners (from beginner to advanced) to explore engineering and design.  We are looking for any type of LEGOs/LEGO sets that people no longer want.  It could be an organized set or a mish-mash of random bricks in a box!    

If you would be willing to donate, please email Josh Burick at jburick@wheatonacademy.org or give him a call at 630.200.3193. Thank you!

Volunteer Corner

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

College Corner

ACT/SAT Small Group Class
Registration is now open for our next ACT/SAT Small Group Class! We will introduce both college admission tests to the students and go over tips and strategies for them. We will also teach the students how to practice at home. There will be some homework given.

Dates for the fall class: Wednesdays (6:00-8:00 pm) 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, and 12/7.

Visit www.thecenterforlifelonglearning.org to register your student. Your payment is your registration. (materials will be provided)

AP Test Information
Please click here for detailed information regarding deadlines and dates for AP Exams. Any questions? Email AP Test Coordinator, Davona Reynolds.

Athletics Corner

Exciting things are happening in Athletics right now. Our girls tennis team is at State today, our cross country team competes tomorrow, and tonight there is a home Football game – remember it’s Jersey Night.

On Saturday evening, the boys soccer team competes for the sectional title against Westminster. We need a great fan presence, so we have purchased tickets for the first 200 students to enter for free.

Here is what you need to do:
1. Bring your student ID to the gate on Saturday night – the game starts at 7:00 p.m.
2. The first 200 students will get in free
3. If you aren’t one of the first 200 students, the cost is $7.00

Go Warriors!!

October 14, 2022

Upcoming Events

Saturday WA Women’s Prayer
October 15
9:00 a.m.
Alumni Chapel

Every third Saturday of the month the women of Wheaton Academy meet for a time of prayer and to hear from one of our employees. Please join us Saturday, October 15, at 9:00 a.m. We will hear from WA employee Holly Taritas. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday WA Women’s Prayer
October 18
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Armour Building Apartment

Please join the women of Wheaton Academy for prayer Tuesdays. The next Tuesday meeting is on October 18 in Luz Vegara’s apartment in the Armour Building. Contact Mary Miller with any questions.

Evening of Classics
Tuesday, October 18
7:00 p.m.
FAC Auditorium

Evening of Classics is a classical music recital put on by WA students. It takes place in the FAC auditorium, admission is free, and all are welcome. Over twenty students involved in vocal & instrumental solos and small ensembles are excited to perform!

Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
Wednesday & Thursday, October
19 & 20
Parent/Student/Teacher Conference sign-ups will begin on Tuesday, October 11. Please click here for details on how to sign-up. There will be an Off-Campus Learning Day on Wednesday, October 19 as we want students to attend the conferences with their parents. There are no classes on Thursday, October 20, to allow students the flexibility to attend as well.

Seminar – What Are Executive Functioning Skills and Why Does My Child Need Them?
Saturday, October 29
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Library

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Wheaton Academy will be hosting an informational parent workshop on executive functioning skills from 9:00-10:00 am on Saturday, October 29 in the Wheaton Academy Library. Academic Coaches from The Center will walk parents through the components of executive functioning, as well as discuss how these skills will not only strengthen their child’s performance in the classroom but in all areas of life, as well. There is no charge for the workshop, and attendees will receive one complimentary session for their child to work with an Academic Coach. Click here to register.

For more information or to arrange for a free consultation and tour of The Center, contact Cheryl Koslosky at ckoslosky@wheatonacademy.org or Holly Taritas at htaritas@wheatonacademy.org

Please visit our website at www.thecenterforlifelonglearning.org.

General News

HELP NEEDED FOR CONFERENCE DINNERS
Each year the teachers are blessed by parents who provide dinner for them during the conference days, October 19 & 20.  If you would like to be part of donating to these nights, please contact Jim Holtrop. We are looking for crock pots of soup, large salads, breads, and desserts. If you would like to contribute a monetary donation to help supplement the dinner, please let Jim know and drop your donation off at the front desk marked to his attention. Thank you for making this special contribution to our teachers!

2021-2022 Yearbooks
Yearbooks from last school year have been distributed to all students who ordered them ahead of time through Jostens’ website. We have a small number of leftover copies now available to sell to students who did not order. Starting Monday, October 17, while we have copies remaining, they will be for sale at the Front Office for $25. Please note that these will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Senior Picture Submission
It’s time to submit Senior Pictures for the Yearbook! If you did not use Prestige Photography for your student’s Senior Portraits, you may use another photography source, but we need you to submit a photo of your own to be included in the yearbook. The submission process looks a bit different this year, so please take notice of the information listed here. Photos need to be submitted by December 23 to be included in the yearbook publication. We require a forward-facing portrait taken from the shoulders up, with a plain/non-distracting background. Images will be submitted through this form this year. You will need to log in with a Google account, which all Wheaton Academy students have. Any questions can be directed to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org.

Lego Library
Parents!  The science department at Wheaton Academy is looking to build a “LEGO Library” in our makerspace called the “Idea Lab.”  LEGO is a fantastic medium for all types of learners (from beginner to advanced) to explore engineering and design.  We are looking for any type of LEGOs/LEGO sets that people no longer want.  It could be an organized set or a mish-mash of random bricks in a box!    

If you would be willing to donate, please email Josh Burick at jburick@wheatonacademy.org or give him a call at 630.200.3193. Thank you!

Volunteer Corner

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

College Corner

ACT/SAT Small Group Class
Registration is now open for our next ACT/SAT Small Group Class! We will introduce both college admission tests to the students and go over tips and strategies for them. We will also teach the students how to practice at home. There will be some homework given.

Dates for the fall class: Wednesdays (6:00-8:00 pm) 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, and 12/7.

Visit www.thecenterforlifelonglearning.org to register your student. Your payment is your registration. (materials will be provided)

AP Test Information
Please click here for detailed information regarding deadlines and dates for AP Exams. Any questions? Email AP Test Coordinator, Davona Reynolds.

Athletics Corner

Geof Weisenborn Named IHSA Boys Lacrosse 2021-22 Coach of the Year!
​Congrats to Coach Geof Weisenborn who has been named the IHSA Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year for the 2021-22 season. Since coming to Wheaton Academy in 2013 Coach Weisenborn has amassed 88 wins and has led the Warriors to back-to-back top 4 finishes in state. He is now under consideration for both sectional and national coach of the year by the NFHS. Congrats Coach!

October 7, 2022

Upcoming Events

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, October 8
8:00 a.m.
Alumni Chapel

On the second Saturday of every month, the men from Wheaton Academy meet to pray for our community and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us Saturday, October 8. This month we will hear from Wheaton Academy teacher Geof Weisenborn. Light refreshments are served.

Get to Know Wheaton Academy
Thursday, October 13 or Thursday, November 10
6:45 p.m.

Middle school students and their parents are invited to Get To Know Wheaton Academy on Thursday, October 13, or Thursday, November 10 at 6:45 pm. This evening will provide an opportunity for families to learn about our school’s commitment to academics, spiritual life, co-curricular activities, and college readiness, as well as experience the community, connection, and culture that Wheaton Academy offers our students and families.  

Our time together will include:  

  • Opening Welcome from Mrs. Hockett, Principal  
  • Individual Family Tours  
  • Meet and Greet with Coaches, Teachers, and Program Leaders   

Join us and discover what it’s like to be a Wheaton Academy Warrior. Questions? Please contact Amy Burdett, Admissions Coordinator, or Amy Hogan, Director of Admissions

Saturday WA Women’s Prayer
October 15
9:00 a.m.
Alumni Chapel

Every third Saturday of the month the women of Wheaton Academy meet for a time of prayer and to hear from one of our employees. Please join us Saturday, October 15, at 9:00 a.m. We will hear from WA employee Holly Taritas. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday WA Women’s Prayer
October 18
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Armour Building Apartment

Please join the women of Wheaton Academy for prayer Tuesdays. The next Tuesday meeting is on October 18 in Luz Vegara’s apartment in the Armour Building. Contact Mary Miller with any questions.

Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
Wednesday & Thursday, October
19 & 20
Parent/Student/Teacher Conference sign-ups will begin on Tuesday, October 11. Please click here for details on how to sign-up. There will be an Off-Campus Learning Day on Wednesday, October 19 as we want students to attend the conferences with their parents. There are no classes on Thursday, October 20, to allow students the flexibility to attend as well.

Seminar – What Are Executive Functioning Skills and Why Does My Child Need Them?
Saturday, October 29
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Library

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Wheaton Academy will be hosting an informational parent workshop on executive functioning skills from 9:00-10:00 am on Saturday, October 29 in the Wheaton Academy Library. Academic Coaches from The Center will walk parents through the components of executive functioning, as well as discuss how these skills will not only strengthen their child’s performance in the classroom but in all areas of life, as well. There is no charge for the workshop, and attendees will receive one complimentary session for their child to work with an Academic Coach.

For more information or to arrange for a free consultation and tour of The Center, contact Cheryl Koslosky at ckoslosky@wheatonacademy.org or Holly Taritas at htaritas@wheatonacademy.org

Please visit our website at www.thecenterforlifelonglearning.org.

General News

Bell Schedules Week of October 10-14
Monday, October 10: No School/Offices closed to observe Columbus Day
Tuesday, October 11: Regular Tuesday Chapel Schedule
Wednesday, October 12: 8:00 a.m PSAT Testing Starts (No Late Start)
Thursday, October 13: 7-Period Bell Schedule
8:00 – 8:48                Period 1
8:54 – 9:42                Period 2
9:48 – 10:36              Period 3
10:42 – 11:30            Period 4
11:35 – 12:19            Lunch
12:24 – 1:12              Period 5        
1:18 – 2:06                Period 6                    
2:12 – 3:00                Period 7
Friday, October 17: Regular Friday Chapel Schedule

Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Traffic Flow – Use Hawthorne Avenue to enter Campus and Prince Crossing Road to Exit **
We are requesting that all parents who are picking up and/or dropping off students before and after school please use the Hawthorne Avenue entrance ONLY. We are looking to keep open the north drive lane entirely for fire and police should that be needed. Pick-up and drop-off can occur in the central lot circle (please pull all the way through the lot), north drive main entrance circle (please pull all the way through), or in front of the Field House.  Please exit campus out Prince Crossing Road and head to the right out Prince Crossing Road. Should you anticipate waiting longer than 5 minutes, please pull into an open parking spot. Student drivers can still enter campus via either entrance to come to park.

Please click here for a campus map. Thank you for your assistance!

Picture Retakes
On October 11, 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 Picture Submission
It’s time to submit Senior Pictures for the Yearbook! If you did not use Prestige Photography for your student’s Senior Portraits, you may use another photography source, but we need you to submit a photo of your own to be included in the yearbook. The submission process looks a bit different this year, so please take notice of the information listed here. Photos need to be submitted by December 23 to be included in the yearbook publication. We require a forward-facing portrait taken from the shoulders up, with a plain/non-distracting background. Images will be submitted through this form this year. You will need to log in with a Google account, which all Wheaton Academy students have. Any questions can be directed to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org.

Volunteer Corner

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

College Corner

PSAT Test Day
Wednesday, October 12
8:00 a.m. (notice no late start on this day)
On Wednesday, October 12 all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will take the PSAT during school. Please click here for full details regarding the PSAT testing and for opportunities for seniors on that day.

ACT/SAT Small Group Class
Registration is now open for our next ACT/SAT Small Group Class! We will introduce both college admission tests to the students and go over tips and strategies for them. We will also teach the students how to practice at home. There will be some homework given.

Dates for the fall class: Wednesdays (6:00-8:00 pm) 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, and 12/7.

Visit www.thecenterforlifelonglearning.org to register your student. Your payment is your registration. (materials will be provided)

AP Test Information
Please click here for detailed information regarding deadlines and dates for AP Exams. Any questions? Email AP Test Coordinator, Davona Reynolds.

Athletics Corner

Geof Weisenborn Named IHSA Boys Lacrosse 2021-22 Coach of the Year!
​Congrats to Coach Geof Weisenborn who has been named the IHSA Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year for the 2021-22 season. Since coming to Wheaton Academy in 2013 Coach Weisenborn has amassed 88 wins and has led the Warriors to back-to-back top 4 finishes in state. He is now under consideration for both sectional and national coach of the year by the NFHS. Congrats Coach!

September 30, 2022

Upcoming Events

Tuesday WA Women’s Prayer
October 4 & 18
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Armour Building Apartmen
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Please join the women of Wheaton Academy for prayer Tuesdays. This month we will meet on October 4 & 18 in Luz Vegara’s apartment in the Armour Building. Contact Mary Miller with any questions.

Informational Zoom Meeting for Freshman/Transfer Families
Thursday, October 6
7:00-8:00 pm
The Informational Zoom on October 6 is from 7-8 pm. This is directed toward Freshman and Transfer families, but all are welcome to Zoom in and learn about: Parent Teacher Conferences and how to schedule a time, an overview of Winterim Classes, and the guideline and application process for Internships. Click here to register.

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

On the second Saturday of every month, the men from Wheaton Academy meet to pray for our community and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us Saturday, October 8. This month we will hear from Wheaton Academy teacher Geof Weisenborn. Light refreshments are served.

Get to Know Wheaton Academy
Thursday, October 13 or Thursday, November 10
6:45 p.m.

Middle school students and their parents are invited to Get To Know Wheaton Academy on Thursday, October 13, or Thursday, November 10 at 6:45 pm. This evening will provide an opportunity for families to learn about our school’s commitment to academics, spiritual life, co-curricular activities, and college readiness, as well as experience the community, connection, and culture that Wheaton Academy offers our students and families.  

Our time together will include:  

  • Opening Welcome from Mrs. Hockett, Principal  
  • Individual Family Tours  
  • Meet and Greet with Coaches, Teachers, and Program Leaders   

Join us and discover what it’s like to be a Wheaton Academy Warrior. Questions? Please contact Amy Burdett, Admissions Coordinator, or Amy Hogan, Director of Admissions

Save-the-Date for Conferences
Wednesday & Thursday, October
19 & 20
Please take note that conferences are approaching. We will send out more information with sign-ups at a later time but wanted you to get it on your calendars.

Seminar – What Are Executive Functioning Skills and Why Does My Child Need Them?
Saturday, October 29
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Library

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Wheaton Academy will be hosting an informational parent workshop on executive functioning skills from 9:00-10:00 am on Saturday, October 29 in the Wheaton Academy Library. Academic Coaches from The Center will walk parents through the components of executive functioning, as well as discuss how these skills will not only strengthen their child’s performance in the classroom but in all areas of life, as well. There is no charge for the workshop, and attendees will receive one complimentary session for their child to work with an Academic Coach.

For more information or to arrange for a free consultation and tour of The Center, contact Cheryl Koslosky at ckoslosky@wheatonacademy.org or Holly Taritas at htaritas@wheatonacademy.org

Please visit our website at www.thecenterforlifelonglearning.org.

General News

Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Traffic Flow – Use Hawthorne Avenue to enter Campus and Prince Crossing Road to Exit **
We are requesting that all parents who are picking up and/or dropping off students before and after school please use the Hawthorne Avenue entrance ONLY. We are looking to keep open the north drive lane entirely for fire and police should that be needed. Pick-up and drop-off can occur in the central lot circle (please pull all the way through the lot), north drive main entrance circle (please pull all the way through), or in front of the Field House.  Please exit campus out Prince Crossing Road and head to the right out Prince Crossing Road. Should you anticipate waiting longer than 5 minutes, please pull into an open parking spot. Student drivers can still enter campus via either entrance to come to park.

Please click here for a campus map. Thank you for your assistance!

Picture Retakes
On October 11, 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 Picture Submission
It’s time to submit Senior Pictures for the Yearbook! If you did not use Prestige Photography for your student’s Senior Portraits, you may use another photography source, but we need you to submit a photo of your own to be included in the yearbook. The submission process looks a bit different this year, so please take notice of the information listed here. Photos need to be submitted by December 23 to be included in the yearbook publication. We require a forward-facing portrait taken from the shoulders up, with a plain/non-distracting background. Images will be submitted through this form this year. You will need to log in with a Google account, which all Wheaton Academy students have. Any questions can be directed to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org.

NEW Vietnam Winterim Trip: Application Deadline Today!
This trip is a special collaboration project with the International Boarding Program, for the purpose of building bridges with our growing family network in Vietnam. We will be hosted by WA families in Hanoi, who will take us on a journey to experience firsthand the stories that influence modern society in Vietnam — stories of history, economics, and value systems. Students will be expected to play a highly proactive role in the relational aspects and documentation of this trip. Experience with videography, editing, and social media preferred. The application deadline was extended to today, Friday, September 30. (Students joining this trip may be eligible for internship credit depending on their roles/responsibilities.)

National Honor Society
Invitations to apply for the National Honor Society will be mailed a bit late this year. Qualifying juniors and seniors should receive their invitations to apply by the middle of October.  

Volunteer Corner

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

College Corner

PSAT Test Day
Wednesday, October 12
8:00 a.m. (notice no late start on this day)
On Wednesday, October 12 all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will take the PSAT during school. Please click here for full details regarding times and what students need to bring that day.

PSAT Day Opportunities for Seniors
Wednesday, October 12

A letter was emailed home to seniors and their parents this morning with different opportunities for seniors during PSAT testing day. Please click here to read the letter and sign-up.

ACT/SAT Small Group Class
Registration is now open for our next ACT/SAT Small Group Class! We will introduce both college admission tests to the students and go over tips and strategies for them. We will also teach the students how to practice at home. There will be some homework given.

Dates for the fall class: Wednesdays (6:00-8:00 pm) 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, and 12/7.

Visit www.thecenterforlifelonglearning.org to register your student. Your payment is your registration. (materials will be provided)

AP Test Information
Please click here for detailed information regarding deadlines and dates for AP Exams. Any questions? Email AP Test Coordinator, Davona Reynolds.

September 23, 2022

Upcoming Events

Off-Campus Learning Day
Monday, September 26

Monday, September 26 our faculty and staff will be participating in professional development. As a result, students will have an off-campus learning day. Students should plan to allocate the same amount of time for schoolwork as they would for a traditional on-campus day (approximately 7 hours). Teachers will make expectations clear to our students, and they will be able to access all work via OnCampus.

Financial Aid Night
Monday, September 26
7:00 p.m.
Library

Wheaton Academy will host Paul Daly on Monday, September 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. Please join us as he speaks on “College Financial Aid.”

WA Women’s Tuesday Prayer Group
Tuesday, September 27
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Armour Building Apartment

Join us! The WA Women’s Prayer Group will meet this Tuesday, September 27 from 2 – 3 pm. See you on campus at Luz Vergara’s place in the Armor Building. Contact Mary Miller for specific dates, more details, and/or questions. Please note – we will not be meeting every single Tuesday this year. 

See You at the Pole
Wednesday, September 28
8:15 a.m.

See You at the Pole is a time of prayer on the fourth Wednesday of September when students around the country meet at their school flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God. All students are invited to join us on Wednesday, September 28, at 8:15 a.m. in front of the White Chapel to pray with our student body!

General News

Furnace Company Dance and Comedy Improv Auditions
Wednesday, September 28, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Dance auditions are located in the Dance Room. Improv auditions are located in the White Chapel. All students need to bring with them a completed application form attached here. Please contact Abby Woelfel at awoelfel@wheatonacademy.org for any questions.

NEW Vietnam Winterim Trip: Application Deadline Extended
This trip is a special collaboration project with the International Boarding Program, for the purpose of building bridges with our growing family network in Vietnam. We will be hosted by WA families in Hanoi, who will take us on a journey to experience firsthand the stories that influence modern society in Vietnam — stories of history, economics, and value systems. Students will be expected to play a highly proactive role in the relational aspects and documentation of this trip. Experience with videography, editing, and social media preferred. The application deadline was extended to Friday, September 30. (Students joining this trip may be eligible for internship credit depending on their roles/responsibilities.)

National Honor Society
Invitations to apply for the National Honor Society will be mailed a bit late this year. Qualifying juniors and seniors should receive their invitations to apply by the middle of October.  

Five-Year Strategic Plan
Wheaton Academy is in the fifth year of a five-year strategic plan. See plan here. As we begin the planning process for the new five-year strategic plan, we would love any input you would have on what should be a part of that plan. Please email Steve Bult at sbult@wheatonacademy.org with any input or insights you would like to share.

21-22 Yearbook Distribution
If you ordered a 2021-2022 yearbook for your student through Jostens, it will be delivered to your student’s first-period classroom the week of September 26, the week following Homecoming. This applies to all current sophomores, juniors, and seniors who ordered last year’s yearbook.

Volunteer Corner

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

September 16, 2022

Upcoming Events

WA Women’s Saturday Prayer
Saturday, September 17
9:00 a.m.
Alumni White Chapel

On the third Saturday of every month, the women from Wheaton Academy meet to pray for our community and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us Saturday, September 17. Light refreshments are served.

WA Women’s Tuesday Prayer Group
Tuesdays, September 20 & 27
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Armour Building Apartment

Join us! The WA Women’s Prayer Group will meet this Tuesday, September 20 & September 27 from 2 – 3 pm. See you on campus at Luz Vergara’s place in the Armor Building. Contact Mary Miller for specific dates, more details, and/or questions. Please note – we will not be meeting every single Tuesday this year. 

Homecoming Email and Events- September 19-25
Today we emailed a letter detailing the various Homecoming activities and expectations for next week. You may click here to view this letter. For a complete list with bell schedule, please click this link. Please note the different bell schedules for each day, dress-up days, and evening activities. You won’t want to miss out!

Homecoming Family Tailgate
Thursday, September 22
5:00-8:00 p.m.
You and your whole family are invited to be part of the Homecoming Family Tailgate, Thursday, September 22 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, face painting, and more.  The Shack will also be selling ANIJA cinnamon rolls, with proceeds going to Kids Alive International. Each grade can also earn homecoming points when they and their families attend.  Meals can be purchased by cash or using PushCoin.

Please come for a fun evening of food, fellowship, and football! If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Gregersen or Tate Fritz. We hope to see you and your family there.

Off-Campus Learning Day
Monday, September 26

Monday, September 26 our faculty and staff will be participating in professional development. As a result, students will have an off-campus learning day. Students should plan to allocate the same amount of time for schoolwork as they would for a traditional on-campus day (approximately 7 hours). Teachers will make expectations clear to our students, and they will be able to access all work via OnCampus.

See You at the Pole
Wednesday, September 28
8:15 a.m.

See You at the Pole is a time of prayer on the fourth Wednesday of September when students around the country meet at their school flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God. All students are invited to join us on Wednesday, September 28, at 8:15 a.m. in front of the White Chapel to pray with our student body!

General News

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

21-22 Yearbook Distribution
If you ordered a 2021-2022 yearbook for your student through Jostens, it will be delivered to your student’s first-period classroom the week of September 26, the week following Homecoming. This applies to all current sophomores, juniors, and seniors who ordered last year’s yearbook.

Service Project Club Activity
The Service Project Club will be hosting their first project of the year for any interested WA students on Saturday, September 17, from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. We will be working with the Elmhurst Park District to help clean up the Elmhurst Great Western Prairie. Students will meet at 401 Prairie Path Lane, Elmhurst, IL. WA will not be providing transportation to or from the project and students are encouraged to drive themselves or find a ride. Students under 18 will need to have a signed waiver from a parent/guardian present with them on Saturday. Please contact Eric Bowling, Director of Student Leadership and Service for more information. 

Volunteer Corner

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

Upcoming Opportunities to Serve During Homecoming
We are coming upon some of our busiest days and greatest time of need for volunteers. Homecoming (September 19-24) is around the corner! We invite you to review these sign-ups and see if any are of interest to you. We especially need help to serve our Wheaton Academy Alumni. Please consider volunteering today so we can adequately plan these events. We can’t do this without the help of our parent community! Thank you for serving Wheaton Academy with your time and talents.

Alumni and Dance Help

Tailgate Help

Athletics

Athletics needs two parent volunteers to work in the Apparel Store, and sell the merchandise at select athletic competitions.  If interested please contact Dawn Hamm at 630-562-7565 or dhamm@wheatonacademy.org.

September 9, 2022

Upcoming Events

Football & Family Night
Friday, September 9

Our next Football and Family Night is tonight! Bring the family for dinner at The Shack and enjoy the football game. Wheaton Academy will play against Aurora Catholic at 7:30 pm. Shack opens at 6:30 with pulled pork, Shack-n-Cheese, hot dogs, brats, cinnamon rolls, and snacks. The theme for the night is Blackout, so wear all black and support the team!

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, September 10
8:00 a.m.
Alumni White Chapel

On the second Saturday of every month, the men from Wheaton Academy meet to pray for our community and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us Saturday, September 10. This month we will hear from Wheaton Academy teacher Justin Swider. Light refreshments are served.

Off-Campus Learning Day
Monday, September 12
Once again this year, we are excited to provide our students with the opportunity to participate in Off-Campus Learning Days. These days afford our students time for uninterrupted learning on days they typically would have off for in-service/teacher conferences. Additionally, our Off-Campus Learning Days will prepare our students to seamlessly continue in their classes during snow/inclement weather days.

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

Kingdom Community Parent Meeting
Wednesday, September 14
7:00 p.m.
Library

All parents are invited to the first Kingdom Community parent meeting next Wednesday, September 14, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Library. Our desire is that everyone would have a sense of belonging and would flourish here at Wheaton Academy and in God’s greater Kingdom. At our parent meetings, we reflect on scripture, learn from each other, and pray for our students. Other scheduled meetings for this semester are October 26 and November 16. Please contact Brian Hogan at bhogan@wheatonacademy.org if you have questions.

Homecoming Events- September 19-25
Please click this link for a list of all of the activities during Homecoming week. Please note the different bell schedules for each day, dress-up days, and evening activities. You won’t want to miss out!

Homecoming Family Tailgate
Thursday, September 22
5:00-8:00 p.m.
You and your whole family are invited to be part of the Homecoming Family Tailgate, Thursday, September 22 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, face painting, and more.  The Shack will also be selling ANIJA cinnamon rolls, with proceeds going to Kids Alive International. Each grade can also earn homecoming points when they and their families attend.  Meals can be purchased by cash or using PushCoin.

Please come for a fun evening of food, fellowship, and football! If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Gregersen or Tate Fritz. We hope to see you and your family there.

General News

Modified Bell Schedules September 15
Please note that on Thursday, September 15 we will run a modified bell schedule to add Advisory groups. The schedule will be as follows:

8:00 – 9:20                           Period 4
9:26 – 9:51                           Advisory Groups
9:57 – 11:17                          Period 5
11:22 – 12:08                        Lunch
12:14 – 1:34                          Period 6
1:40 – 3:00                            Period 7

Winterim Trips
Fall registration for the remaining open Winterim 2023 trips is now live on our Families webpage here.

If your student is interested in traveling, he/she needs to fill out the application through the button at the top of the page and submit the application by September 13 at midnight.

There is also a deposit due by September 14 at 3:30 p.m. for the application to be considered. The deposit is $1000 for non-mission trips and $750 for mission trips.

Please contact Amy Heavey at aheavey@wheatonacademy.org with any further questions.

Stories of Vietnam: A Documentary Trip (New Winterim Trip Added this Fall)
This trip is a special collaboration project with the International Boarding Program, for the purpose of building bridges with our growing family network in Vietnam. We will be hosted by WA families in Hanoi, who will take us on a journey to experience firsthand the stories that influence modern society in Vietnam — stories of history, economics, and value systems. Following our stay in Hanoi, we will take public transportation through the countryside of Northern Vietnam, traveling to the mountain villages and rice terraces of Sapa, where we will experience a very different perspective with the ethnic minorities and farming communities of this iconic travel destination. Students will be expected to play a highly proactive role in the relational aspects and documentation of this trip. Experience with videography, editing, and social media preferred. As of September 8, 2022, Vietnam does NOT require COVID vaccinations, COVID testing, or a quarantine period before entering the country.

Surface Needs
Replacement Surface pens, batteries, and chargers are available for sale in the Wheaton Academy I.T. Department, using PushCoin as payment.

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

Local Service Opportunity
Project Lead LOCAL will be working closely with the Replanted ministry this year, and we are hoping to get both students and their families involved in service! 

Replanted serves foster and adoptive families in the Chicagoland area.  Replanted will be hosting support groups for foster and adoptive parents once a month – on the 3rd Friday of the month, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Church of the Rez in Wheaton.  We are looking for volunteers to serve in the children’s program while their parents meet in small groups.  This would entail working with kids ages 0-12, and leading games, activities, and crafts. There will only be 8 groups meeting from September – May throughout the year. 

It is a great way to work with and support kids of all different backgrounds and to have fun while serving in an important and life-giving ministry.  This is also ideal for any students who have an interest in psychology, social work, or education in the future!

To sign up and learn more, please contact Hollee Ball at Hball@wheatonacademy.org, or 630-562-7568.

Volunteer Corner

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

Upcoming Opportunities to Serve During Homecoming
We are coming upon some of our busiest days and greatest time of need for volunteers. Homecoming (September 19-24) is around the corner! We invite you to review these sign-ups and see if any are of interest to you. We especially need help to serve our Wheaton Academy Alumni. Please consider volunteering today so we can adequately plan these events. We can’t do this without the help of our parent community! Thank you for serving Wheaton Academy with your time and talents.

Alumni and Dance Help

Tailgate Help

Athletics

Athletics needs two parent volunteers to work in the Apparel Store, and sell the merchandise at select athletic competitions.  If interested please contact Dawn Hamm at 630-562-7565 or dhamm@wheatonacademy.org.