April 9, 2021

Upcoming Events

Modified Schedule Next Week
Due to the testing day on Tuesday, April 13 of next week, we will operate on the following bell schedules for the week:

Monday, April 12 – Regular Bell Schedule

Tuesday, April 13 – SAT/PSAT testing from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (End time depends on which test student takes)

Wednesday, April 14 – 7 period day 
7:55-8:45 – 1st period 
8:52 – 9:42 – 2nd period 
9:49 – 10:39 – 3rd period 
10:46 – 11:36 – 4th period 
11:36 – 12:05 – LUNCH 
12:10 – 1:00 – 5th period 
1:07 -1:57 – 6th period 
2:04 – 3:00 – 7th period 

Thursday, April 15
8:55 – 10:30 1st Period
10:40 – 12:10 2nd Period
12:10 – 12:45 Lunch
12:50 – 2:20 3rd Period
2:30 – 3:00 Chapel

Friday, April 16 – Regular Bell Schedule

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, April 10
8:00 a.m.

Alumni White 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. Please join us for prayer tomorrow, April 10, at 8:00 a.m. in the Alumni White Chapel. Light refreshments are served. Our guest speaker for tomorrow is Brad Thornton.

WA Women’s Prayer
Tuesdays
1:45 -2:45 pm.
Room 102
All women are invited to join us for WA Women’s prayer in room 102. Please note the following dates through the end of the school year:
April 13 – No meeting due to all school SAT testing
April 20 – WA Prayer
April 27 -WA Prayer
May 4 – Senior Prayer day – Mom’s to pray over their sons/daughters – exact time to be determined
May 11 – Luncheon with Alumni Mom’s

General News

COVID-19 Case Update
Over the last week, we had two positive cases for COVID-19, and six are currently in quarantine.

A Year Like None Other
Many thanks to those who have already responded to the video message that was sent by our Head of School, Steve Bult, earlier this week.  If you have not had the opportunity yet, please take a few minutes to view the video and contribute if you feel led.

Senior Cap & Gown Delivery and Class Photo
Jostens will be at Wheaton Academy on the morning of Thursday, April 22, to deliver cap & gowns, announcements, etc. Orders will be available for pick-up in the Senior Lounge from 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.  ALL balances with Jostens must be paid in full at that time. 

The senior class group photo will also be taking place after chapel on the same day, April 22. If you already have graduation regalia and did not order from Jostens, please make certain that it is in good condition and bring it to school on April 22 for the photo.  If you are a member of the National Honor Society, you will receive a gold tassel and cord at the senior class group photo session. 

Seniors are asked to dress professionally and neatly for the photo, including shoes – specifically:

  • Women: skirt & top or dress, pants, & dress shoes
  • Men: dress shirt and tie, dress pants & dress shoes

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Trott

Worship Team Auditions
Please click here for information on Worship Team Auditions for the 2021-2022 school year. You may contact Mr. Jasper with any questions.

Volunteer Help
The WA Appreciation Volunteer Committee welcomes any help with supplies and funds to provide a luncheon on April 23 for the Faculty and Staff. If you would like to provide supplies, please use the sign-up genius list provided. To contribute funds that will be used for supplies, please use the funds form to provide your information. A volunteer team member will contact you with details for submitting those funds.

This link will take you to the list of specific items needed and allow you to sign-up:
SUPPLY LIST SIGN UP

To provide funds for supplies, please provide your contact information on this form:
FUNDS SIGN UP

Calendar Update
The school calendar has been updated through the end of the school year. Please click here to see the online calendar with the latest events.

College Corner

PSAT/SAT Testing Day April 13
Please click here for details regarding our PSAT/SAT testing for all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. You will find all the information regarding test times, what students need to bring, and what time to pick them up. Please contact Gina Churchill with any questions.

March 26, 2021

Upcoming Events

Spring Break
March 29 – April 5
There will be no school from March 29 – April 5 due to Spring Break. The offices will be open on March 29 & 30, then closed from March 31 – April 5. There will be no WA Weekly during Spring Break. Enjoy your time away, and Happy Easter!

WA Mom’s Prayer
Tuesdays
1:45 -2:45 pm.
Room 102
All women are invited to join us for WA Mom’s prayer in room 102. Please note the following dates through the end of the school year:
April 6 – WA Prayer
April 13 – No meeting due to all school SAT testing
April 20 – WA Prayer
April 27 -WA Prayer
May 4 – Senior Prayer day – Mom’s to pray over their sons/daughters – exact time to be determined
May 11 – Luncheon with Alumni Mom’s

General News

COVID Policy Update
We want to thank you for your cooperation and partnership with us throughout the year on the UNITE plan.  We are grateful to be in person with students and look forward to a strong conclusion this year. As you know, the guidelines regarding COVID-19 are ever-changing, and we want to communicate a change in our UNITE plans and policies to you.   

Recently, the CDC determined that daily symptom checks for K-12 schools are no longer recommended as part of the guidance for reopening schools.  Therefore, Wheaton Academy will no longer require daily self-certification for students.   

To maximize the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff, please continue to keep your student home from school in the following circumstances: 

  • If there has been an exposure to someone with confirmed COVID-19  
  • If the student or anyone in the household is being tested or waiting for test results for COVID-19 
  • If the student is exhibiting any symptoms 

Students who need to stay home can continue to learn via our remote learning options.  If you have any questions, please contact Jenn Sezonov.   

COVID-19 Case Update
Over the last week, one student tested positive for COVID-19, and fifteen are currently in quarantine.

Note from Steve Bult
All parents will receive an email message on Tuesday after spring break alerting you to an opportunity to be a part of Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week coming up in late April.

Senior Cap & Gown Delivery and Class Photo
Jostens will be at Wheaton Academy on the morning of Thursday, April 22, to deliver cap & gowns, announcements, etc.   Orders will be available for pick-up in the Senior Lounge from 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.  ALL balances with Jostens must be paid in full at that time. 

The senior class group photo will also be taking place after chapel on the same day, April 22. If you already have graduation regalia and did not order from Jostens, please make certain that it is in good condition and bring it to school on April 22 for the photo.  If you are a member of the National Honor Society, you will receive a gold tassel and cord at the senior class group photo session. 

Seniors are asked to dress professionally and neatly for the photo, including shoes – specifically:

  • Women: skirt & top or dress, pants, & dress shoes
  • Men: dress shirt and tie, dress pants & dress shoes

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Trott

Senior Pictures
Senior Pictures headshots (from the shoulders up) are due today. Please send your student’s picture to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org by this date. If we don’t have a picture from your student, we will take a picture and choose it for you.

Calendar Update
The school calendar has been updated through the end of the school year. Please click here to see the online calendar with the latest events.

Volunteer Help
The WA Faculty and Staff Appreciation Team is seeking volunteers to help with the Faculty and Staff Luncheon on April 23.  If you cannot volunteer in-person, there is an opportunity to show your support in other ways by donating items to be used at the luncheon or providing funds to help with purchasing supplies. Please fill out this form with your interest: Parent Volunteer and Donation Opportunity for April 23rd

Contact Information Request
As we continue to navigate the school year, we would like to collect some additional contact information from families.  Specifically, we hope to gather information for grandparents and other special family friends in your student’s life.  Please click here to share this information with us.

College Corner

PSAT/SAT Testing Day April 13
Please click here for details regarding our PSAT/SAT testing for all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. You will find all the information regarding test times, what students need to bring, and what time to pick them up. Please contact Gina Churchill with any questions.

SAT Update for Juniors
We want to update you regarding the upcoming SAT testing date on Tuesday, April 13.  Previously, we have required Juniors to complete the SAT writing section during the Spring in-school testing date.  However, this year we are making the writing section optional.  We are adjusting this based on the College Board’s recent decision to no longer offer the writing section part of the SAT effective June 2021. 

We are prepared to offer the writing section on April 13 if desired.  Please respond to the survey link below to indicate whether you want your student to complete the SAT essay section.  Please note that opting-in to take the writing section of the SAT would extend the test day slightly. Please respond by Thursday, April 8.  We will not be able to accommodate changes after the 8th.

SAT Writing Survey

For further information regarding the pros and cons of the SAT writing section, please refer to this helpful blog

Please contact Gina Churchill or Brad Thornton with further questions.
Gina Churchill – Test Coordinator – gchurchill@wheatonacademy.org
Brad Thornton – Vice Principal – bthornton@wheatonacademy.org

ACT/SAT Group Class
Registration for the next ACT/SAT Group Class is now open. These two college admission tests have never been more similar, so we combine our tips and strategies for both tests and teach them in one group class. The class will be taught by Kelley Severance and Cheryl Koslosky Monday nights (April 12, 19, 26, and May 3, 10, & 17) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Wheaton Academy in Room 125.  The cost is $390 for six two-hour classes. Only 15 spots are available, so don’t delay! Your payment is your registration. Register here.

Athletics

Game Attendance for Warrior Volleyball Fans:
Due to COVID-19 and IHSA regulations, Wheaton Academy will adhere to the following policies for all home games:

March 19, 2021

Upcoming Events

Visionary Family Seminar at Wheaton Academy 
“Building A Spiritually Strong Family”
Saturday, March 20
9:00 a.m.
Atrium

Our families have been through a lot this past year. You are invited to join us, with your kids and teens, for a unique, fun, spiritual growth experience for your entire family. When was the last time you set aside time for your family to grow closer to God together? You will come away with key Scriptures and practical ways to build a spiritually strong family. All kids and teens are welcome for this interactive, upbeat, and engaging morning. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required at VisionaryFam.com/Register

Spring Break
March 29 – April 5
There will be no school from March 29 – April 5 due to Spring Break. The offices will be open on March 29 & 30, then closed from March 31 – April 5. Enjoy your time away, and Happy Easter!

General News

COVID-19 Update
Over the last week, no students tested positive for COVID-19, and no one is currently in quarantine.

Calendar Update
The school calendar has been updated through the end of the school year. Please click here to see the online calendar with the latest events.

Volunteer Help
The WA Faculty and Staff Appreciation Team is seeking volunteers to help with the Faculty and Staff Luncheon on April 23.  If you cannot volunteer in-person, there is an opportunity to show your support in other ways by donating items to be used at the luncheon or providing funds to help with purchasing supplies. Please fill out this form with your interest.

Senior Ads for Yearbooks
Parents, senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase for $150 per quarter-page ad.  Fees for ads will include a yearbook at no additional cost.  Orders are due before spring break. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website. You may click here for an example of what an ad should look like. Send your pictures and text to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org and we will design it for you.

Senior Pictures
Senior Pictures headshots (from the shoulders up) are due Friday, March 26. Please send your student’s picture to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org by this date. If we don’t have a picture from your student, we will take a picture and choose it for you.

Time to Order the New Yearbook  
Your 2020-21 yearbook is now available for purchase at www.jostensyearbooks.com.  Go to the Yearbooks dropdown to find “Buy your Yearbook,” then search Wheaton Academy to finish your purchase. They will only be for sale through the website. We do not want you to miss out on receiving a yearbook, so please order yours today! If you do not order via the Jostens link, you will be unable to receive a yearbook next fall.

Contact Information Request
As we continue to navigate the school year, we would like to collect some additional contact information from families.  Specifically, we hope to gather information for grandparents and other special family friends in your student’s life.  Please click here to share this information with us.

College Corner

Spring Testing (PSAT/SAT/AP Information)
Please click here for information and updates on the test opportunities coming this Spring at Wheaton Academy.  If you have a student in an AP class, please review the AP test dates and information carefully. 

ACT/SAT Group Class
Registration for the next ACT/SAT Group Class is now open. These two college admission tests have never been more similar, so we combine our tips and strategies for both tests and teach them in one group class. The class will be taught by Kelley Severance and Cheryl Koslosky Monday nights (April 12, 19, 26, and May 3, 10, & 17) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Wheaton Academy in Room 125.  The cost is $390 for six two-hour classes. Only 15 spots are available, so don’t delay! Your payment is your registration. Register here.

Athletics

Game Attendance for Warrior Volleyball Fans:
Due to COVID-19 and IHSA regulations, Wheaton Academy will adhere to the following policies for all home games:

March 12, 2021

Upcoming Events

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, March 13
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. Please join us for prayer tomorrow, March 13, at 8:00 a.m. in the white Alumni Chapel. Chris Felinski, WA Math Department Head and Cross Country/Track Coach, will be our guest speaker.  Light refreshments are served.

Mr. WA Livestream!
Saturday, March 13
7:00 p.m.
Please join us virtually on Saturday, March 13, for our annual Mr. WA performance! This event is designed to develop the community of the student body and raise money for the 25 Haitian and Dominican children that our school sponsors through our Project Lead Global ministry project. This year, the production will be live-streamed with ten contestants. With COVID-19 regulations in place, the show will be presented virtually on Wheaton Academy’s YouTube channel. The winner of Mr. WA will be determined through text voting live from the home audience and announced at the end of the show.

Click here to learn more about Wheaton Academy’s partnership with Kids Alive, donate, and watch the live show on Saturday, March 13!  We are accepting donations through March 19.

If students missed buying a Mr. WA t-shirt this past week.   They may stop by Ms. Johnson’s classroom to buy one for $15. 

Visionary Family Seminar at Wheaton Academy 
“Building A Spiritually Strong Family”
Saturday, March 20
9:00 a.m.
Atrium

Our families have been through a lot this past year. You are invited to join us, with your kids and teens, for a unique, fun, spiritual growth experience for your entire family. When was the last time you set aside time for your family to grow closer to God together? You will come away with key Scriptures and practical ways to build a spiritually strong family. All kids and teens are welcome for this interactive, upbeat, and engaging morning. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required at VisionaryFam.com/Register

General News

Dear WA Parents,
This time last year, I made the Friday afternoon announcement we were going remote for the two weeks prior to spring break due to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  What a year it has been since that day!  None of us could have ever predicted what the days and months that followed would hold for our school community.  As we reflect on that day last March, it is important to thank God for His many provisions for Wheaton Academy—for faculty and staff that enthusiastically finished last school year remotely and eagerly returned in August, for parents and students who have lived within the constraints of state and local guidelines that have made school more challenging, for parents and supporters who have invested time, talent, and treasure to ensure that WA students could be at school in person for the entire school year, and protection from coronavirus outbreaks or serious health issues related to the virus.  It has been a blessing to watch our community bond together during a challenging year.  We are so thankful for your continued prayers, encouragement, and support, and we look forward to a strong and exciting finish to the school year!

COVID-19 Update
Over the last week, we had three individuals test positive for COVID-19, and 15 are in quarantine.

Academy Theatre Winter Show
This year, the Winter Show was an opportunity for 61 students to be cast into a selection of songs from 12 different musicals. The show will be live through March 13 at this link, Academy Theatre Winter Show on Livestream.

Contact Information Request
As we continue to navigate the school year, we would like to collect some additional contact information from families.  Specifically, we hope to gather information for grandparents and other special family friends in your student’s life.  Please click here to share this information with us.

Time to Order the New Yearbook  
Your 2020-21 yearbook is now available for purchase at www.jostensyearbooks.com.  Go to the Yearbooks dropdown to find “Buy your Yearbook,” then search Wheaton Academy to finish your purchase. They will only be for sale through the website. We do not want you to miss out on receiving a yearbook, so please order yours today! If you do not order via the Jostens link, you will be unable to receive a yearbook next fall.

Senior Ads for Yearbooks
Parents, senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase for $150 per quarter-page ad.  Fees for ads will include a yearbook at no additional cost.  Orders are due before spring break. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website. You may click here for an example of what an ad should look like. Send your pictures and text to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org and we will design it for you.

Senior Pictures
Senior Pictures headshots (from the shoulders up) are due Friday, March 26. Please send your student’s picture to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org by this date. If we don’t have a picture from your student, we will take a picture and choose it for you.

College Corner

Spring Testing (PSAT/SAT/AP Information)
Please click here for information and updates on the test opportunities coming this Spring at Wheaton Academy.  If you have a student in an AP class, please review the AP test dates and information carefully.  Thank you!

March 5, 2021

Upcoming Events

Returning Student Registration Night
Monday, March 8
1:00 – 9:00 p.m.
If you couldn’t make registration night on March 1 – you still may sign-up for March 8.   This night’s purpose is to ensure that students and parents feel confident with the class choices being made for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year and ensure that students maximize the many opportunities for learning at Wheaton Academy. Please sign up for registration by clicking this link: Registration Night Signups

Junior Leadership Academy
Saturday, March 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Project LEAD is comprised of seven teams that serve in various capacities on our campus, in our communities, and throughout the world. To be eligible for application to Project LEAD, interested juniors are required to attend the mandatory Junior Leadership Academy, designed to teach leadership principles and concepts to prepare them for being a part of Project LEAD. Due to the current limitations we have with gathering and the need for social distance,  we are offering Junior Leadership Academy via Zoom to accommodate student and family schedules this year. Students should check in OnCampus for a message from Mr. Bowling and the zoom link.

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, March 13
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. Please join us for prayer next Saturday, March 13, at 8:00 a.m. in the white Alumni Chapel. Light refreshments are served.

Mr. WA Livestream!
Saturday, March 13
7:00 p.m.
Please join us virtually on Saturday, March 13, for our annual Mr. WA performance! This event is designed to develop the community of the student body and raise money for the 25 Haitian and Dominican children that our school sponsors through our Project Lead Global ministry project. This year, the production will be live-streamed with ten contestants. With COVID-19 regulations in place, the show will be presented virtually on Wheaton Academy’s YouTube channel. The winner of Mr. WA will be determined through text voting live from the home audience and announced at the end of the show.

Click here to learn more about Wheaton Academy’s partnership with Kids Alive, donate, and watch the live show on Saturday, March 13!

The Project Lead Global team is selling Mr. WA t-shirts for $15 during lunch and after school. 

General News

Academy Theatre Winter Show
This year, the Winter Show was an opportunity for 61 students to be cast into a selection of songs from 12 different musicals. The show will be released at this link, Academy Theatre Winter Show on Livestream, at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5, and be available until March 13. Check out this promo! WA Winter Show

COVID-19 Update
Over the last week, we had no individuals test positive for COVID-19 and no one in is quarantine. We are thankful for God’s continued care over our community.

Contact Information Request
As we continue to navigate the school year, we would like to collect some additional contact information from families.  Specifically, we hope to gather information for grandparents and other special family friends in your student’s life.  Please click here to share this information with us.

Calendar Update
Thank you for your patience with the many changes in our calendar this year, as we have made revisions based on changing circumstances and COVID guidelines. Throughout the year, we have and will continue to find ways to ask, “What can we do” for our students.  The current 2020-21 school calendar is up-to-date through April 17 of this school year.   Keep checking back as we will be finalizing the May calendar with many opportunities and activities and the end-of-year celebrations in the upcoming weeks.

You may access the calendar on our website by clicking here. This online calendar is always the most accurate.

Time to Order the New Yearbook  
Your 2020-21 yearbook is now available for purchase at www.jostensyearbooks.com.  Go to the Yearbooks dropdown to find “Buy your Yearbook,” then search Wheaton Academy to finish your purchase. They will only be for sale through the website. We do not want you to miss out on receiving a yearbook, so please order yours today! If you do not order via the Jostens link, you will be unable to receive a yearbook next fall.

Senior Ads for Yearbooks
Parents, senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase for $150 per quarter-page ad.  Fees for ads will include a yearbook at no additional cost.  Orders are due before spring break. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website. You may click here for an example of what an ad should look like. Send your pictures and text to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org and we will design it for you.

Senior Pictures
Senior Pictures headshots (from the shoulders up) are due Friday, March 26. Please send your student’s picture to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org by this date. If we don’t have a picture from your student, we will take a picture and choose it for you.

College Corner

Spring Testing (PSAT/SAT/AP Information)
Please click here for information and updates on the test opportunities coming this Spring at Wheaton Academy.  If you have a student in an AP class, please review the AP test dates and information carefully.  Thank you!

February 26, 2021

Upcoming Events

Returning Student Registration Night
Monday, March 1 and March 8
On Monday, March 1, and Monday, March 8, we will host the Returning Student Registration Night.  Like last year, we will allow students and parents to meet with a Wheaton Academy faculty or staff member for 20 minutes to register for classes for the 2021-22 school year.  In addition to registering for classes, students and parents will be able to have questions answered regarding the school’s suggestions for class registration.  This night’s purpose is to ensure that students and parents feel confident with the class choices being made for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year and ensure that students maximize the many opportunities for learning at Wheaton Academy.
Time slots for registration on Monday, March 1 and Monday, March 8 will go from 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. Please sign up for registration by clicking this link: Registration Night Signups

Junior Leadership Academy
Saturday, March 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Project LEAD is comprised of seven teams that serve in various capacities on our campus, in our communities, and throughout the world. To be eligible for application to Project LEAD, interested juniors are required to attend the mandatory Junior Leadership Academy, designed to teach leadership principles and concepts to prepare them for being a part of Project LEAD. Due to the current limitations we have with gathering and the need for social distance,  we are offering Junior Leadership Academy via Zoom to accommodate student and family schedules this year. Students should check in OnCampus for a message from Mr. Bowling and the zoom link.

General News

Academy Theatre Winter Show
This year, the Winter Show was an opportunity for 61 students to be cast into a selection of songs from 12 different musicals. The show will be released at this link, Academy Theatre Winter Show on Livestream, at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5, and be available until March 13. Check out this promo! WA Winter Show

COVID-19 Update
Over the last week, we have had three individuals test positive for COVID-19, and there are seven people in quarantine. We have followed the same protocols, contacting those who have been in close contact with any positive individual, instructing them to quarantine at home for the appropriate time. We appreciate your continued vigilance and look forward to continuing on-campus, in-person instruction and discipleship with your support of these protocols. 

Business & Innovation Program Launch
If you missed it, February 23 kicked off the launch of a new program at WA, The Business & Innovation Program. The program is designed to prepare students to be versatile, forward-thinking Christian Leaders in a rapidly changing global economy.

A few main notes for you:

1) The program is an optional path students may take as part of their WA roadmap to better equip themselves to take the lead in today’s competitive marketplace by developing core business knowledge and skills with a Christian mindset. More info: https://wheatonacademy.org/academics/business

2) One component of this program is the addition of the INCubatoredu program. This year-long program offers students an authentic, collaborative, and entrepreneurial experience that allows students to build a business from concept to a business model ending with a ‘shark-tank’ pitch at the end of the year to a live audience shark panel.  INCubatoredu Overview

3) Parents and friends of WA have several opportunities to share their experiences or work with aspiring students in this program. You can express your interest in getting involved or learn more via the link. Express Interest or Make Inquiry

If you have a student interested in exploring business, innovation, or entrepreneurship, or you are a parent or friend of WA and would like to enrich students’ lives in these areas, I encourage you to check it out or inquire at WA.

Calendar Update
Thank you for your patience with the many changes in our calendar this year, as we have made revisions based on changing circumstances and COVID guidelines. Throughout the year, we have and will continue to find ways to ask, “What can we do” for our students.  The current 2020-21 school calendar is up-to-date through April 17 of this school year.   Keep checking back as we will be finalizing the May calendar with many opportunities and activities and the end-of-year celebrations in the upcoming weeks.

You may access the calendar on our website by clicking here. This online calendar is always the most accurate. We want to highlight the following updates:

  • Friday, March 5 – Regular school day (because there is no Spring Musical that day now)
  • Friday, March 19 – Off-Campus Learning Day

Enrollment Contract & Deposit for 2021-2022
If you haven’t completed the re-enrollment contract in Magnus yet, we do need your immediate attention to sign it if you intend to return to Wheaton Academy next year.  The Enrollment Contract is available for review and signature via your Magnus account now, and it is due by or before February 28, 2021.   Please download the contract, sign, then upload via Magnus.  All families who have completed the enrollment contract will be billed the re-enrollment deposit of $175 to your Smart Tuition account on March 1, which will be due within 25 days to continue your student’s enrollment next Academic year (late fees will apply).  This re-enrollment deposit payment will be applied to the 2021-2022 tuition bill.  (Please include the Smart Tuition ID number from the invoice when remitting payment outside of your Smart Tuition account.)

If you choose to opt-out for the 2021-2022 academic year, please contact Patrick Brooke, our Controller, at pbrooke@wheatonacademy.org or Sheri Guarnizo, Finance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator sguarnizo@wheatonacademy.org in the Wheaton Academy Business Office in writing no later than February 28, 2021, to avoid being billed the re-enrollment deposit.  Re-enrollment deposits are non-refundable, so should you notify us of your student’s withdrawal for the 2021-2022 academic year after February 28, 2021the re-enrollment deposit payment will be applied to your final month’s tuition bill for the current academic year.

Please, if you have any questions, please contact Patrick Brooke or Sheri Guarnizo.

College Corner

Visionary Family Seminar at Wheaton Academy Presents
“Helping Your Teenager Walk with God”
Saturday, February 27
9:00 a.m.
Atrium

The teen years are vitally important for your son or daughter’s spiritual life. Most teens experience dramatic ups and downs in their faith and relationship with God. Your student needs a spiritual connection with you more than ever before. Whether your student is spiritually thriving or struggling, this seminar with Dr. Rob Rienow will encourage you. You will be equipped with key Scriptures and practical ways to build a stronger relationship with your teen so you can help them follow Jesus. Register for this free event at www.VisionaryFam.com/Register

Athletics

Girls Softball
Wheaton Academy softball will be holding a meeting next Wednesday, March 3,  at 11:15 a.m. in the Warrior Room during Lunch. Any students interested in joining the team should plan to attend. If you have any questions, please contact bbyrne@wheatonacademy.org.

Game Attendance for Warrior Fans
­Due to COVID-19 and IHSA regulations, Wheaton Academy will adhere to the following policies for all home games:

  • Two family members per player per game will be permitted to attend a game. If a student plays in both the JV and the Varsity games, we ask that the two individuals exit the gym as soon as the JV game ends to allow for our cleaning protocols. The two individuals may re-enter once the gym is sanitized.
  • Every fan will be required to social distance when at games and will be required to wear masks at every game.
  • Upon arrival to Wheaton Academy, fans will be certified by a member of the Athletic Department and have their temperature checked.
  • We will require attendance registration for games, which must be completed at least 24 hours before game time to ensure that attendance will be counted. Please click on the links below to register to attend games:
    Girls Games
    Boys Games (Varsity)
    Boys Games (Soph)
    Boys Games (Fresh)

February 19, 2021

Upcoming Events

Parent Ambassador Program: New Family Connection Zoom Call
Monday, February 22 
7:00  – 8:00 p.m.
NO registration needed
This new family zoom call is designed for new families and transfers, or for anyone who would like more information about the following topics: Instructions for returning student class registration for the 2021-2022 school year, important dates for March, Spring sports update, and future admissions events. To join  the zoom meeting, click on:
https://zoom.us/j/9175959781?pwd=WEpvZldrd1BWTjBVdDhjUDFqS09vUT09
Meeting ID: 917 595 9781
Passcode: 5p6yiY

New Business & Innovation Program – Launch Event
Tuesday, February 23
7:00-8:00 p.m.

Fine Arts Center
We are excited to announce on Tuesday, February 23, from 7:00-8:00 p.m., we will be launching the new Business & Innovation Program in the Fine Arts Center (FAC) with an informational event for all parents.  Sign up to attend in person using this link B&I Program Sign Up and Volunteer Form (in-person sessions are limited to 50 people). Dessert and Coffee will be provided. We will discuss the new course offerings, internships, parent involvement opportunities, a new student club, and the first student-run business – The Shack.
To enrich our students’ education and immerse them into real-world applications, we are looking for people who would like to share their knowledge and experiences with students in this program. We welcome you to be involved in the new program as a Subject Matter Expert, Mentor, Coach, Internship Host, or Student Host Organization. These roles are described at the link B&I Program Sign Up and Volunteer Form, where you can Register to express your interest.
We are very excited about this new Program at Wheaton Academy and encourage you to learn more and get involved! 

Countywide Inservice and Off-Campus Learning Day
Friday, February 26
Next Friday is the DuPage Countywide Teacher Inservice day. Due to this, we will have an off-campus learning day for periods 4-7.

Junior Leadership Academy
Friday, February 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Project LEAD is comprised of seven teams that serve in various capacities on our campus, in our communities, and throughout the world. To be eligible for application to Project LEAD, interested juniors are required to attend the mandatory Junior Leadership Academy, designed to teach leadership principles and concepts to prepare them for being a part of Project LEAD. Due to the current limitations we have with gathering and the need for social distance,  we are offering Junior Leadership Academy via Zoom to accommodate student and family schedules this year. Students should check in OnCampus for a message from Mr. Bowling and the zoom link.

General News

Returning Student Registration Night
On Monday, March 1, and Monday, March 8, we will host the Returning Student Registration Night.  Like last year, we will allow students and parents to meet with a Wheaton Academy faculty or staff member for 20 minutes to register for classes for the 2021-22 school year.  In addition to registering for classes, students and parents will be able to have questions answered regarding the school’s suggestions for class registration.  This night’s purpose is to ensure that students and parents feel confident with the class choices being made for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year and ensure that students maximize the many opportunities for learning at Wheaton Academy.

On Monday, February 22, returning students will receive a presentation during advisory to hear about curricular updates and new courses and receive their course recommendations.  At that point, students will bring their recommended schedules home for review with parents. This registration sheet should be brought to Registration Night to help guide the conversation with a Wheaton Academy faculty or staff member.

Time slots for registration on Monday, March 1 and Monday, March 8will go from 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. Please sign up for registration by clicking this link: Registration Night Signups

FAQs

Q: What if we are unable to come to Returning Student Registration Night?
A: That’s OK!  We will collect the recommendation worksheet in Advisory on Monday, March 15, if you cannot come to Registration Night.  Shortly after collecting the recommendation worksheet, a member of the student services staff will find a time to meet with all students unable to attend Registration Night to sign up students for classes.  These meetings will happen before Spring Break.

Q: What if my student is going to be a freshman? Can we come to this night?
A: We can register incoming freshmen on this night; however, incoming students need to have already taken the placement test to have accurate placement recommendations.  The first date for the placement test is on Saturday, February 22, from 8:00-11:30 a.m.  If you have an incoming freshman student, you can register for the placement test here: Freshman Placement Test

Q: Do Parents AND Students need to be present to complete registration?
A: No.  Ideally, we would like both parents and students to be a part of the conversation on Registration Night, but we know that scheduling conflicts exist.  Either parents OR students can come for registration on March 1 or March 8. 

Q: What if we can’t make it that night but would still like to meet with Student Services to discuss my student’s recommendations?
A: You can schedule a time to meet with Angie Roberts, the school registrar, by emailing her at aroberts@wheatonacademy.org

COVID-19 Update
Over the last week, we have had three individuals test positive for COVID-19, and there are fourteen people in quarantine. We have followed the same protocols, contacting those who have been in close contact with any positive individual, instructing them to quarantine at home for the appropriate time. We appreciate your continued vigilance and look forward to continuing on-campus, in-person instruction and discipleship with your support of these protocols. 

Calendar Update
Thank you for your patience with the many changes in our calendar this year, as we have made revisions based on changing circumstances and COVID guidelines. Throughout the year, we have and will continue to find ways to ask, “What can we do” for our students.  The current 2020-21 school calendar is up-to-date through April 17 of this school year.   Keep checking back as we will be finalizing the May calendar with many opportunities and activities and the end-of-year celebrations in the upcoming weeks.

You may access the calendar on our website by clicking here. This online calendar is always the most accurate. We want to highlight the following updates:

Friday, February 26 – Countywide Inservice and Off-Campus Learning Day

Friday, March 5 – Regular school day (because there is no Spring Musical that day now)

Friday, March 19 – Off-Campus Learning Day

Kingdom Community Parent Meetings
We’re excited to be hosting our Kingdom Community Parent meetings again this semester and hope you’ll join us for these important times of prayer and discussion. With Biblical Kingdom teaching as our foundation, we aspire to be a community that expresses genuine love for one another and celebrates each individual’s unique gifts. Parents, if you would like more information on meeting dates and how you can get involved, contact our Dean of Chapel and Spiritual Formation, Brian Hogan.

Enrollment Contract & Deposit for 2021-2022
If you haven’t completed the re-enrollment contract in Magnus yet, we do need your immediate attention to sign it if you intend to return to Wheaton Academy next year.  The Enrollment Contract is available for review and signature via your Magnus account now, and it is due by or before February 28, 2021.   Please download the contract, sign, then upload via Magnus.  All families who have completed the enrollment contract will be billed the re-enrollment deposit of $175 to your Smart Tuition account on March 1, which will be due within 25 days to continue your student’s enrollment next Academic year (late fees will apply).  This re-enrollment deposit payment will be applied to the 2021-2022 tuition bill.  (Please include the Smart Tuition ID number from the invoice when remitting payment outside of your Smart Tuition account.)

If you choose to opt-out for the 2021-2022 academic year, please contact Patrick Brooke, our Controller, at pbrooke@wheatonacademy.org or Sheri Guarnizo, Finance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator sguarnizo@wheatonacademy.org in the Wheaton Academy Business Office in writing no later than February 28, 2021, to avoid being billed the re-enrollment deposit.  Re-enrollment deposits are non-refundable, so should you notify us of your student’s withdrawal for the 2021-2022 academic year after February 28, 2021, the re-enrollment deposit payment will be applied to your final month’s tuition bill for the current academic year.

Please, if you have any questions, please contact Patrick Brooke or Sheri Guarnizo.

College Corner

Visionary Family Seminar at Wheaton Academy Presents
“Helping Your Teenager Walk with God”
Saturday, February 27
9:00 a.m.
Atrium

The teen years are vitally important for your son or daughter’s spiritual life. Most teens experience dramatic ups and downs in their faith and relationship with God. Your student needs a spiritual connection with you more than ever before. Whether your student is spiritually thriving or struggling, this seminar with Dr. Rob Rienow will encourage you. You will be equipped with key Scriptures and practical ways to build a stronger relationship with your teen so you can help them follow Jesus. Register for this free event at https://wheatonacademy.org/visionary-family/

Athletics

Game Attendance for Warrior Fans

­Due to COVID-19 and IHSA regulations, Wheaton Academy will adhere to the following policies for all home games:

  • Two family members per player per game will be permitted to attend a game. If a student plays in both the JV and the Varsity games, we ask that the two individuals exit the gym as soon as the JV game ends to allow for our cleaning protocols. The two individuals may re-enter once the gym is sanitized.
  • Every fan will be required to social distance when at games and will be required to wear masks at every game.
  • Upon arrival to Wheaton Academy, fans will be certified by a member of the Athletic Department and have their temperature checked.
  • We will require attendance registration for games, which must be completed at least 24 hours before game time to ensure that attendance will be counted. Please click on the links below to register to attend games:
    Girls Games
    Boys Games (Varsity)
    Boys Games (Soph)
    Boys Games (Fresh)
  • The games will be either be broadcasted by WAtv or filmed by our new Hudl Focus cameras for those unable to attend home games. Links to those and away games can be found at https://athletics.wheatonacademy.org/sports/womens-basketball/schedule. We will do our best to keep this updated and provide Livestream links when applicable for away contests.

February 12, 2021

Upcoming Events

President’s Day Observed
Monday, February 15
There will be no school, and offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, to observe President’s Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, February 13
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. Please join us for prayer tomorrow, February 13, at 8:00 a.m. in the white Alumni Chapel. Our guest speaker this month is Kermit Ellison, WA Guidance Counselor. Light refreshments are served.

WA Women’s Prayer
Tuesdays, February 16 & 23
1:45-2:45 p.m.
All women are invited to attend WA Women’s prayer each week. When you check-in at the front desk, you will learn the location for the day. Questions or special prayer requests should be directed to Mary Miller at 847-404-7529 or marym996.mac@mac.com.

New Business & Innovation Program – Launch Event
Tuesday, February 23
7:00-8:00 p.m.

Fine Arts Center
We are excited to announce on Tuesday, February 23, from 7:00-8:00 p.m., we will be launching the new Business & Innovation Program in the Fine Arts Center (FAC) with an informational event for all parents.  Sign up to attend in person using this link B&I Program Sign Up and Volunteer Form (in-person sessions are limited to 50 people). Dessert and Coffee will be provided. We will discuss the new course offerings, internships, parent involvement opportunities, a new student club, and the first student-run business – The Shack.

To enrich our students’ education and immerse them into real-world applications, we are looking for people who would like to share their knowledge and experiences with students in this program. We welcome you to be involved in the new program as a Subject Matter Expert, Mentor, Coach, Internship Host, or Student Host Organization. These roles are described at the link B&I Program Sign Up and Volunteer Form, where you can Register to express your interest.

We are very excited about this new Program at Wheaton Academy and encourage you to learn more and get involved! 

Junior Leadership Academy
Friday, February 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Project LEAD is comprised of seven teams that serve in various capacities on our campus, in our communities, and throughout the world. To be eligible for application to Project LEAD, interested juniors are required to attend the mandatory Junior Leadership Academy, designed to teach leadership principles and concepts to prepare them for being a part of Project LEAD. Due to the current limitations we have with gathering and the need for social distance,  we are offering Junior Leadership Academy via Zoom to accommodate student and family schedules this year. Students should check in OnCampus for a message from Mr. Bowling and the zoom link.

General News

Returning Student Registration Night
On Monday, March 1, and Monday, March 8, we will host the Returning Student Registration Night.  Like last year, we will allow students and parents to meet with a Wheaton Academy faculty or staff member for 20 minutes to register for classes for the 2021-22 school year.  In addition to registering for classes, students and parents will be able to have questions answered regarding the school’s suggestions for class registration.  This night’s purpose is to ensure that students and parents feel confident with the class choices being made for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year and ensure that students maximize the many opportunities for learning at Wheaton Academy.

On Monday, February 22, returning students will receive a presentation during advisory to hear about curricular updates and new courses and receive their course recommendations.  At that point, students will bring their recommended schedules home for review with parents. This registration sheet should be brought to Registration Night to help guide the conversation with a Wheaton Academy faculty or staff member.

Time slots for registration on Monday, March 1 and Monday, March 8will go from 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. Please sign up for registration by clicking this link: Registration Night Signups

FAQs

Q: What if we are unable to come to Returning Student Registration Night?
A: That’s OK!  We will collect the recommendation worksheet in Advisory on Monday, March 15, if you cannot come to Registration Night.  Shortly after collecting the recommendation worksheet, a member of the student services staff will find a time to meet with all students unable to attend Registration Night to sign up students for classes.  These meetings will happen before Spring Break.

Q: What if my student is going to be a freshman? Can we come to this night?
A: We can register incoming freshmen on this night; however, incoming students need to have already taken the placement test to have accurate placement recommendations.  The first date for the placement test is on Saturday, February 22, from 8:00-11:30 a.m.  If you have an incoming freshman student, you can register for the placement test here: Freshman Placement Test

Q: Do Parents AND Students need to be present to complete registration?
A: No.  Ideally, we would like both parents and students to be a part of the conversation on Registration Night, but we know that scheduling conflicts exist.  Either parents OR students can come for registration on March 1 or March 8. 

Q: What if we can’t make it that night but would still like to meet with Student Services to discuss my student’s recommendations?
A: You can schedule a time to meet with Angie Roberts, the school registrar, by emailing her at aroberts@wheatonacademy.org

COVID-19 Update
Over the last week, we have had three individuals test positive for COVID-19, and there are five people in quarantine. We have followed the same protocols, contacting those who have been in close contact with any positive individual, instructing them to quarantine at home for the appropriate time. We appreciate your continued vigilance and look forward to continuing on-campus, in-person instruction and discipleship with your support of these protocols. 

Kingdom Community Parent Meetings
We’re excited to be hosting our Kingdom Community Parent meetings again this semester and hope you’ll join us for these important times of prayer and discussion. With Biblical Kingdom teaching as our foundation, we aspire to be a community that expresses genuine love for one another and celebrates each individual’s unique gifts. Parents, if you would like more information on meeting dates and how you can get involved, contact our Dean of Chapel and Spiritual Formation, Brian Hogan.

Enrollment Contract & Deposit for 2021-2022
Last Friday, we notified parents via email of the requirement to sign a new Enrollment Contract via Magnus Health accounts.  Yesterday, parents should have a received an email from Magnus stating that there were pending requirements that have not yet been completed.  This email auto-generated, and we are sorry that it was confusing as it had language more relevant for the beginning of the school year.

Nonetheless, we are using the Magnus Health application to gather your signature for this new Enrollment Contract.   We do need your immediate attention to sign the Enrollment Contract should you intend to return to Wheaton Academy next year.  The Enrollment Contract is available for review and signature via your Magnus account now, and it is due by or before February 28, 2021.   Please download the contract, sign, then upload via Magnus.  All families who have completed the enrollment contract will be billed the re-enrollment deposit of $175 to your Smart Tuition account on March 1, which will be due within 25 days to continue your student’s enrollment next Academic year (late fees will apply).  This re-enrollment deposit payment will be applied to the 2021-2022 tuition bill.  (Please include the Smart Tuition ID number from the invoice when remitting payment outside of your Smart Tuition account.)

If you choose to opt-out for the 2021-2022 academic year, please contact Patrick Brooke, our Controller, at pbrooke@wheatonacademy.org or Sheri Guarnizo, Finance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator sguarnizo@wheatonacademy.org in the Wheaton Academy Business Office in writing no later than February 28, 2021, to avoid being billed the re-enrollment deposit.  Re-enrollment deposits are non-refundable, so should you notify us of your student’s withdrawal for the 2021-2022 academic year after February 28, 2021the re-enrollment deposit payment will be applied to your final month’s tuition bill for the current academic year.

Please, if you have any questions, please contact Patrick Brooke or Sheri Guarnizo.

Calendar Update
We work each month to analyze and revise our current school calendar based on the changing COVID guidelines. The current 2020-21 school is up-to-date through April 17 of this school year. You may access the calendar on our website by clicking here.

Pushcoin
Parents – we have a page on our website which provides information regarding ordering lunches, how to use Pushcoin, and how to receive a refund if your student is absent. Please click this link if you need any information regarding lunch at Wheaton Academy.

Parents of WA Student Drivers
To maintain safety on our campus, all student drivers should have at least one of the cars they drive to school registered and a current parking permit hanging from the rearview mirror for easy identification.  We will continue to monitor the parking lots and make sure we can identify each car parked on our campus has a valid parking permit.  Please make sure your student’s parking permit is current and has been paid. This will save many students from having to park off campus for not having a valid parking permit.  If there are any questions, please contact Kermit Ellison at kellison@wheatonacademy.org.  If you need to register your child’s car and get a parking permit, register by clicking this link.

Athletics

Game Attendance for Warrior Fans
­Due to COVID-19 and IHSA regulations, Wheaton Academy will adhere to the following policies for all home games:

  • Two family members per player, per game, will be permitted to attend a game. If a student plays in both the JV and the Varsity games, we ask that the two individuals exit the gym as soon as the JV game ends to allow for our cleaning protocols. The two individuals may re-enter once the gym is sanitized.
  • Every fan will be required to social distance when at games and will be required to wear masks at every game.
  • Upon arrival to Wheaton Academy, fans will be certified by a member of the Athletic Department and have their temperature checked.
  • We will require attendance registration for games, which must be completed at least 24 hours before game time to ensure that attendance will be counted. Please click on the links below to register to attend games:
    Girls Games
    Boys Games (Varsity)
    Boys Games (Soph)
    Boys Games (Fresh)

February 5, 2021

Upcoming Events

Spiritual Life Week
“Keep Hoping” Hebrews 10:23
February 8-12, 2021

We’re excited for spiritual life week next week. Our theme is “Keep Hoping,” which is drawn from our week verse Hebrews 10:23. “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” In addition to daily chapels, there are some morning events to be aware of. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings at 7:15 is “The Worship Room” in the FAC auditorium. This is a time of music and prayer led by our worship team and Project LEAD Chapel team, giving students time to begin the day seeking God. Thursday morning at 8:15 is a prayer breakfast. Students can pick up food in the Atrium then gather in the Commons and Library for a time of directed prayer for our school led by our Project LEAD Chapel and Discipleship teams. Please be in prayer that God would move in power among our community during this special week. Please click here for the week’s bell schedule.

WA Women’s Prayer
Tuesdays, February 9, 16 & 23
1:45-2:45 p.m.
All women are invited to attend WA Women’s prayer each week. When you check-in at the front desk, you will learn the location for the day. Questions or special prayer requests should be directed to Mary Miller at 847-404-7529 or marym996.mac@mac.com.

Informational Prospective Host Family Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, February 10
8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Hosting one of our International students in your home can be a wonderful experience for your family. There will be an informational zoom meeting on February 10 for all of those interested in this unique ministry. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Julie Grant (Host Family Coordinator) for the Zoom link and to ask any questions.

Junior Leadership Academy
Friday, February 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Project LEAD is comprised of seven teams that serve in various capacities on our campus, in our communities, and throughout the world. To be eligible for application to Project LEAD, interested juniors are required to attend the mandatory Junior Leadership Academy, designed to teach leadership principles and concepts to prepare them for being a part of Project LEAD. Due to the current limitations we have with gathering and the need for social distance,  we are offering Junior Leadership Academy via Zoom to accommodate student and family schedules this year. Students should check in OnCampus for a message from Mr. Bowling and the zoom link.

General News

COVID-19 Update
Over the last week, we have had one individual test positive for COVID-19, and there is one person in quarantine. We have followed the same protocols, contacting those who have been in close contact with any positive individual, instructing them to quarantine at home for the appropriate time. We appreciate your continued vigilance and look forward to continuing on-campus, in-person instruction and discipleship with your support of these protocols. 

Enrollment Contract & Deposit for 2021-2022
As we prepare for the 2021-2022 academic year, we will require all current Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors to re-sign the Enrollment Contract not later than February 28, 2021.  The Enrollment Contract will be available for review and signature via your Magnus account in the second week of February.  Please download the contract, sign, then upload via Magnus.  All families who have completed the enrollment contact will be billed the re-enrollment deposit of $175 to your 2020-2021 Smart Tuition account, which will be due within 25 days to continue your student’s enrollment for the coming Academic year (late fees will apply).  This re-enrollment deposit will be applied to the 2020-2021 tuition bill.  (Please include the Smart Tuition ID number from the invoice when remitting payment outside of Smart Tuition.)

If you choose to opt out for the 2021-2022 academic year, please contact the Wheaton Academy Business Office in writing no later than February 28, 2021, to avoid being billed the re-enrollment deposit. If you notify us of your student’s withdrawal for the 2020-2021 academic year after February 28, 2020the re-enrollment deposit will be applied to your final month’s tuition bill for 2020-2021.

Please contact Patrick Brooke, our Controller, at pbrooke@wheatonacademy.org or Sheri Guarnizo, Finance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator sguarnizo@wheatonacademy.org, if you have any questions.

Calendar Update
We work each month to analyze and revise our current school calendar based on the changing COVID guidelines. The current 2020-21 school is up-to-date through April 17 of this school year. You may access the calendar on our website by clicking here.

Pushcoin
Parents – we have a page on our website which provides information regarding ordering lunches, how to use Pushcoin, and how to receive a refund if your student is absent. Please click this link if you need any information regarding lunch at Wheaton Academy.

Parents of WA Student Drivers
To maintain safety on our campus, all student drivers should have at least one of the cars they drive to school registered and a current parking permit hanging from the rearview mirror for easy identification.  We will continue to monitor the parking lots and make sure we can identify each car parked on our campus has a valid parking permit.  Please make sure your student’s parking permit is current and has been paid. This will save many students from having to park off campus for not having a valid parking permit.  If there are any questions, please contact Kermit Ellison at kellison@wheatonacademy.org.  If you need to register your child’s car and get a parking permit, register by clicking this link.

Athletics

We are happy to announce that we have been given the” green light” to begin boys and girls basketball, so tryouts have begun with games to follow soon.  We are following the COVID guidelines, and the Athletic Department is excited to see sports return!

This being said – In-person learners can only participate in co-curriculars if they are in school that day.  Virtual learners working with Ms. Carwell may participate in after-school co-curriculars. If your student arrives for any after-school sports activity,  it is imperative that he/she self-certifies on the Magnus app BEFORE attending the activity. If students don’t self-certify, they will not be able to participate in the practice/game for that day. For questions regarding the app, please contact our school nurse Jenn Sezonov, jsezonov@wheatonacademy.org.

Also, now that sports are beginning to ramp up, your student needs an updated sports physical and the athletic packet completed and uploaded onto Magnus in order for your child to participate on their sports team.  Dawn Hamm, the Administrative Assistant in the athletic office, will be notifying you if your child needs a new physical or has not completed his/her athletic packet.  She will be emailing you from the Magnus website, so please make sure to look at emails from Magnus.

January 29, 2021

Upcoming Events

Spiritual Life Week
“Keep Hoping” Hebrews 10:23
February 8-12, 2021

We are excited to have Jeff Brooke and Gloria Umanah as guest speakers in our daily chapels of Spiritual Life Week “Keep Hoping.” Please click here for the week’s bell schedule.

General News

COVID-19 Update
Over the last week, we have had no individuals test positive for COVID-19, and there is one student in quarantine. We have followed the same protocols, contacting those who have been in close contact with any positive individual, instructing them to quarantine at home for the appropriate time. We appreciate your continued vigilance and look forward to continuing on-campus, in-person instruction and discipleship with your support of these protocols. 

Reminder – Financial Aid Applications Now Open!
We are currently accepting financial aid applications for the 2021-2022 school year.  Wheaton Academy uses an outside vendor, FACTS™, to collect and review financial information.  All families wishing to apply for financial aid must complete this application each year.  Please apply early as funds are limited In order to be considered in the first round of financial aid decisions, the application and ALL supporting documentation must be submitted by no later than February 2, 2020.  Please see our website for complete details on the financial aid process https://wheatonacademy.org/affordable/.
If you have any questions, contact Pat Brooke, at pbrooke@wheatonacademy.org or Sheri Guarnizo, Finance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator, at sguarnizo@wheatonacademy.org

It’s Time to Buy Next Year’s Yearbook!
Your 2020-21 yearbook is now available for purchase at www.jostensyearbooks.com.  Go to the Yearbooks dropdown to find “Buy your Yearbook,” then search Wheaton Academy to finish your purchase. They will only be for sale through the website. We do not want you to miss out on receiving a yearbook, so please order yours today! If you do not order via the Jostens link, you will be unable to obtain a yearbook next fall.

Senior Ads for Yearbooks
Parents, senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase for $150 per quarter-page ad.  Fees for ads will include a yearbook at no additional cost.  Orders are due before spring break. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website. You may click here for an example of what an ad should look like. Send your pictures and text to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org, and we will design it for you.

College Corner

AP Test Payment Deadline
Parents of AP students: January 30 is the final day to pay for your AP test before the $25 late fee is assessed. This is only for payment, not for ordering the exam.  Please click here for more information. Contact Davona Reynolds for more details.

January 22, 2021

General News

COVID-19 Update
Over the last week, we have had three individuals test positive for COVID-19, and there are six students in quarantine. We have followed the same protocols, contacting those who have been in close contact with any positive individual, instructing them to quarantine at home for the appropriate time. As we begin second semester, we appreciate your continued vigilance.  We know how vital in-person instruction is for student learning and discipleship, and we look forward to continuing on-campus with your help. 

Personnel Update

Dear WA Parents, 
We wanted to make you aware that  English/Bible teacher Matt Dominguez has decided to leave Wheaton Academy prior to the beginning of second semester after 20 years of service at Wheaton Academy.  For 2nd semester, WA alum Autumn Ratliff ’15 has taken over Mr. Dominguez’s English 2 classes, and English teacher Brad Skeba has taken over Mr. Dominguez’s Shakespeare class. 

Please read Mr. Dominguez’s statement below, as well as the attached letter Mr. Dominguez sent to faculty and staff. 

“After clear and consistent confirmation of a word from God in early October that it was time to transition beyond WA, and after much prayer, fasting, discussion, and consideration, and after 20 years of service, I have decided it is time for me to transition out of my roles of teaching full time and directing the adventure program at Wheaton Academy. I want the community to know that I am grateful to have had the honor to adventure with my amazing friends, students, and colleagues for 20 wonderful years at Wheaton Academy. “    

Please join us in prayer for the Dominguez family as they pursue what God has for them in the next chapter of their journey.

2021-2022 Calendar At-A-Glance
Please click here to see the Calendar-At-A-Glance for the 2021-2022 school year.

Reminder – Financial Aid Applications Now Open!
We are currently accepting financial aid applications for the 2021-2022 school year.  Wheaton Academy uses an outside vendor, FACTS™, to collect and review financial information.  All families wishing to apply for financial aid must complete this application each year.  Please apply early as funds are limited In order to be considered in the first round of financial aid decisions, the application and ALL supporting documentation must be submitted by no later than February 2, 2020.  Please see our website for complete details on the financial aid process https://wheatonacademy.org/affordable/.
If you have any questions, contact Pat Brooke, at pbrooke@wheatonacademy.org or Sheri Guarnizo, Finance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator, at sguarnizo@wheatonacademy.org

Substitute Teacher Openings
Wheaton Academy is accepting applications for substitute teachers.  If you feel called to explore how you may be able to support in-person instruction, please complete the substitute teacher application or contact Betsey Doebler, Human Resources Manager, for more information.

It’s Time to Buy Next Year’s Yearbook!
Your 2020-21 yearbook is now available for purchase at www.jostensyearbooks.com.  Go to the Yearbooks dropdown to find “Buy your Yearbook,” then search Wheaton Academy to finish your purchase. They will only be for sale through the website. We do not want you to miss out on receiving a yearbook, so please order yours today! If you do not order via the Jostens link, you will be unable to receive a yearbook next fall.

Senior Ads for Yearbooks
Parents, senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase for $150 per quarter-page ad.  Fees for ads will include a yearbook at no additional cost.  Orders are due before spring break. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website. You may click here for an example of what an ad should look like. Send your pictures and text to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org and we will design it for you.

College Corner

AP Test Payment Deadline
Parents of AP students: January 30 is the final day to pay for your AP test before the $25 late fee is assessed. This is only for payment, not for ordering the exam.  Please click here for more information. Contact Davona Reynolds for more information.

ACT/SAT Class
Registration for the ACT/SAT Group Class is now open! These two college admission tests have never been more similar, so we are combining our tips and strategies for both tests and teaching them in one group class. The class will be taught by Kelley Severance and Cheryl Koslosky Monday nights (1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Wheaton Academy in Room 125.  The cost is $390 for six two-hour classes. Only 15 spots are available, so don’t delay! (Your payment is your registration.) Register at https://wheatonacademytutoringcenter.com/payments/.

January 15, 2021

Upcoming Events

Second Semester Begins Wednesday, January 20
The second semester bell schedule is slightly changed from first semester. Please click here for the new bell schedule. Please note that our first day back to school is Wednesday, January 20, and we will operate an alternative 7-period bell schedule (see below). Thursday and Friday will begin the new Thursday/Friday bell schedules.

Wednesday, January 20
7-Period day
1st 7:55 – 8:43
2nd 8:53 – 9:41
3rd 9:51 – 10:39
4th 10:49 – 11:37
Lunch 11:37 – 12:11
5th 12:16 – 1:04
6th 1:14 – 2:02
7th 2:12 – 3:00

General News

Winterim Recap
Please click here for a recap of week two of Winterim.

COVID-19 Update
Over the last week, we have had one individual test positive for COVID-19, and there are four students in quarantine. We have followed the same protocols, contacting those who have been in close contact with any positive individual, instructing them to quarantine at home for the appropriate time. As we begin second semester, we appreciate your continued vigilance.  We know how vital in-person instruction is for student learning and discipleship, and we look forward to continuing on-campus with your help. 

Second Semester Opt-In for Virtual Learning
As we plan for second semester, if you would like to register your student for Session #1 of virtual learning, please complete this form. Session #1 will run from January 20 – February 26.  If you have any questions, please contact Erin Carwell.

2021-2022 Calendar At-A-Glance
Please click here to see the Calendar-At-A-Glance for the 2021-2022 school year.

Honor Roll
Please click here to view the first semester honor rolls.

Reminder – Financial Aid Applications Now Open!
We are currently accepting financial aid applications for the 2021-2022 school year.  Wheaton Academy uses an outside vendor, FACTS™, to collect and review financial information.  All families wishing to apply for financial aid must complete this application each year.  Please apply early as funds are limited In order to be considered in the first round of financial aid decisions, the application and ALL supporting documentation must be submitted by no later than February 2, 2020.  Please see our website for complete details on the financial aid process https://wheatonacademy.org/affordable/.

If you have any questions, contact Pat Brooke, at pbrooke@wheatonacademy.org or Sheri Guarnizo, Finance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator, at sguarnizo@wheatonacademy.org

Substitute Teacher Openings
Wheaton Academy is accepting applications for substitute teachers.  If you feel called to explore how you may be able to support in-person instruction, please complete the substitute teacher application or contact Betsey Doebler, Human Resources Manager, for more information.

Friday Fundays
For over 15 years, Wheaton Academy faculty and staff have been blessed by many parents that have brought us wonderful treats on Friday mornings! We have been blessed with donuts, cookies, fruit, candies, and encouragement. With the COVID-19 restrictions this school year, we have limited the amount of food coming into the school. Many of our parents have asked if they could bring in Friday treats again, so we will reinstate our Friday Fundays while following some safety precautions. If you would like to bring in treats for our staff next semester, please contact Jim Holtrop, and he will get back to you with dates and specifics. Thank you for partnering with us as we continue to meet face to face!!!

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.

It’s Time to Buy Next Year’s Yearbook!
Your 2020-21 yearbook is now available for purchase at www.jostensyearbooks.com.  Go to the Yearbooks dropdown to find “Buy your Yearbook,” then search Wheaton Academy to finish your purchase. They will only be for sale through the website. We do not want you to miss out on receiving a yearbook, so please order yours today! If you do not order via the Jostens link, you will be unable to receive a yearbook next fall.

Senior Ads for Yearbooks
Parents, senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase for $150 per quarter-page ad.  Fees for ads will include a yearbook at no additional cost.  Orders are due before spring break. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website. You may click here for an example of what an ad should look like. Send your pictures and text to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org and we will design it for you.

College Corner

AP Test Payment Deadline
Parents of AP students: January 30 is the final day to pay for your AP test before the $25 late fee is assessed. This is only for payment, not for ordering the exam.  Please click here for more information. Contact Davona Reynolds for more information.

ACT/SAT Class
Registration for the ACT/SAT Group Class is now open! These two college admission tests have never been more similar, so we are combining our tips and strategies for both tests and teaching them in one group class. The class will be taught by Kelley Severance and Cheryl Koslosky Monday nights (1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Wheaton Academy in Room 125.  The cost is $390 for six two-hour classes. Only 15 spots are available, so don’t delay! (Your payment is your registration.) Register at wa-institute.org/payment.