June 11, 2021

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

General News

COVID-19 Case Update
Over the last week, we had no positive cases for COVID-19, and no one is currently in quarantine.

Face Masks for Summer Academy
To bring clarity to some confusion on masks/face coverings in Wheaton Academy buildings for Summer Academy, we recommend that while inside our buildings, families adhere to the current CDC guidelines that recommend face coverings for those not vaccinated.  As we enter Phase 5 in Illinois this week, we will no longer be enforcing the indoor mask mandate, but desks will still be positioned 6 feet apart.  We suggest that families make the choice they feel is currently best for their students when it comes to wearing a mask.   Students should know that there may be times when masks are required in certain areas, and we would ask that they comply with this direction when it arises. Thank you again for your partnership.

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

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

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

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

College Corner

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

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

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

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

Athletics

Exciting Day for Wheaton Academy Athletics
Today is a massive day for Wheaton Academy Athletics!  Our athletes will be competing in the following three state tournaments:

Boys Tennis State Final – All Day at Hersey High School
Boys Lacrosse Sectional Final – 4:30 p.m. at Wheaton Academy on Performance Trust Field
Girls Soccer Sectional Final – 7:30 p.m. at Wheaton Academy on Performance Trust Field

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 4, 2021

Upcoming Events

Baccalaureate
Saturday, June 5
7:00 p.m.(Gates open at 6:30)
Performance Trust Field

WA families are invited to celebrate what the Lord has done in the lives of our graduates and their families.  We will pray for and commission our seniors as they start new chapters in their lives.  Please join us for this night of worship and celebration!

Commencement
Sunday, June 6
3:00 p.m. (Gates open at 2:30)
Performance Trust Field

Thank you for your patience as we plan for a commencement service on campus in place of Wheaton College’s Edmund Chapel.  In a previous communication, we had mentioned that each family would receive a minimum of four tickets.  As we have reviewed current guidance in Illinois for gatherings, we no longer need to limit the number of guests for our ceremony.  We will provide seating on Performance Trust Field for nearly 1500.  If you do not get a seat on the field, there will be additional seating in the bleachers as well as room for guests to set up their own chairs outside of the stadium (viewing from a distance is possible thanks to our jumbotron). The gate will open at 2:30 p.m. for general admission seating.

Summer Academy
Summer Academy starts Wednesday, June 9. Teachers and room numbers will be posted in the Atrium and in Student Services on the first day. If you have not received any information regarding Summer Academy and had planned on your student taking summer classes, please contact Angie Roberts, aroberts@wheatonacademy.org, as soon as possible.

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

For more information about Summer Academy, click here.

General News

COVID-19 Case Update
Over the last week, we had three positive cases for COVID-19, and one person is currently in quarantine.

End of the Year Locker Cleanout
It is the responsibility of students to clean all books and personal belongings out of their lockers by Friday, June 4. Wheaton Academy will begin summer cleaning, including clearing out all lockers, on June 14.  Any personal items remaining in lockers after that date will be discarded.

Last Chance to Purchase a Yearbook
If you haven’t bought the 2020-2021 yearbook, this is your last chance! They won’t be available to purchase after this week. The cost is $25, and you may purchase directly from Jostens.com.

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

Winterim 2022
Parents – Here is a video with information on Winterim 2022 Trips! You may also click here for additional details.

These are our plans as they stand right now but know that with further guidance, plans may change. We will have final trip announcements at the end of August and want to give you this information now to begin planning and budgeting. The prices that are listed are subject to change. Thank you in advance for your patience and flexibility! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Amy Heavey with any questions.

Athletics

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

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

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

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

As in the past, all athletes must have a new physical and the athletic packet completed and uploaded onto Magnus in order to participate on the first day of tryouts.  Attached is the link to upload this information onto Magnus.  You will also find a printable Athletic Packet form on this site to print, complete and upload.  https://magnushealth.com

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

May 28, 2021

Upcoming Events

Disney’s High School Musical
Friday, May 28, at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 29, at 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 29, at 6:00 p.m.
Come join us for our first-ever outdoor spring musical!  The Academy Theatre is proud to present Disney’s High School Musical.  Performances will be held in front of the Fine Arts Center, rain or shine. Tickets are available for online purchase on our website: www.wheatonacademy.org and follow the prompts for Disney’s High School Musical tickets. 

Complete ticketing policies and guest guidelines in place for this event are available on our ticketing website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact tickets@wheatonacademy.org. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Final Exam Schedule
Monday, May 31 – Memorial Day, No School, Offices Closed

Tuesday, June 1
Period 1 final – 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Period 2 final – 9:45-11:15 a.m.

Wednesday, June 2
Period 3 final – 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Period 4 final – 9:45-11:15 a.m.

Thursday, June 3
Period 5 final – 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Period 6 final – 9:45-11:15 a.m.

Friday, June 4
Period 7 final – 8:00-9:30 a.m.

Book Bundle Rental Return
Thursday & Friday, June 3 & 4
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Commons
If you rented the book bundle this year, you will receive an email from Mrs. Trott with the list of books that need to be returned on the above dates. Please have your student return them on these days to avoid additional fees. Fees for books that have been lost may be paid for at this time through your pushcoin account. Please see Mrs. Trott with any questions.

Baccalaureate
Saturday, June 5
7:00 p.m. (Gates open at 6:30)
Performance Trust Field

WA families are invited to celebrate what the Lord has done in the lives of our graduates and their families.  We will pray for and commission our seniors as they start new chapters in their lives.  Please join us for this night of worship and celebration! See the commencement announcement for details regarding seating.

Commencement
Sunday, June 6
3:00 p.m. (Gates open at 2:30)
Performance Trust Field

Thank you for your patience as we plan for a commencement service on campus in place of Wheaton College’s Edmund Chapel.  In a previous communication, we had mentioned that each family would receive a minimum of four tickets.  As we have reviewed current guidance in Illinois for gatherings, we no longer need to limit the number of guests for our ceremony.  We will provide seating on Performance Trust Field for nearly 1500.  If you do not get a seat on the field, there will be additional seating in the bleachers as well as room for guests to set up their own chairs outside of the stadium (viewing from a distance is possible thanks to our jumbotron). The gate will open at 2:30 p.m. for general admission seating.

Summer Academy
Summer Academy starts Wednesday, June 9. Teachers and room numbers will be posted in the Atrium and in Student Services on the first day. If you have not received any information regarding Summer Academy and had planned on your student taking summer classes, please contact Angie Roberts, aroberts@wheatonacademy.org, as soon as possible.

The lunch hour will be from 12:00 to 1:00pm each day for all classes.  Both new and returning students will need to preorder lunch through PushCoin during Summer Academy if they would like a school lunch.  The deadline for preordering lunches is the Thursday evening before the following week of school. Lunch price is $6.50. ORDER DEADLINE FOR FIRST WEEK OF SUMMER SCHOOL IS THURSDAY, JUNE 3 AT 9PM.  NO SAME DAY PURCHASES WILL BE AVAILABLE.

New students will receive their PushCoin code to set up and fund their PushCoin account.  Instructions regarding Pushcoin setup may be found here: https://families.wheatonacademy.org/food-services/pushcoin/

Students may also bring their own lunch.

General News

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

Seniors News
Last week, a letter was emailed to seniors and their parents regarding details about the final week of school and graduation. Please click here to read it.

Seniors Surface Pro 6 Return Next Week:
Please help us ensure your senior student returns their Surface and accessories in time for us to reset them for incoming freshmen (please note, no personal data is retained).  All seniors must return the Surface Pro 6, case, pen, charger, and keyboard to the Wheaton Academy I.T. department during the week of May 24, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 28.  Seniors who are taking final exams may return their devices the following week (June 1-4), no later than noon on Friday, June 4.  All stickers (except the serial number barcode) must be completely removed.

Fees for damaged or missing Surfaces or Accessories (diplomas and transcripts are withheld until full payment is received):

If necessary, it may be most cost-effective for the Keyboard and case to purchase a replacement in advance on Amazon and turn it in with the Surface Pro on or before Friday, May 28.  Questions?  Please contact Bob Vishanoff bobvishanoff@wheatonacademy.org or 630-562-7554.

Graduation Photos: Lifetouch, our official commencement photographer, will have portraits available online at Events.Lifetouch.com approximately ten days after the ceremony. Celebrate your achievement with these professional portraits.

Transcripts & Diplomas: Transcripts and diplomas will be released to colleges and mailed home once all academic and financial requirements have been met.

End of the Year Locker Cleanout
It is the responsibility of students to clean all books and personal belongings out of their lockers by Friday, June 4. Wheaton Academy will begin summer cleaning, including clearing out all lockers, on June 14.  Any personal items remaining in lockers after that date will be discarded.

Last Chance to Purchase a Yearbook
If you haven’t bought the 2020-2021 yearbook, this is your last chance! They won’t be available to purchase after next week. The cost is $25, and you may purchase directly from Jostens.com.

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

Furnace Company Dance and Improv Auditions
Furnace Company will be having auditions for the 2021-2022 school year for the dance team and the improv team. Auditions will be on Wednesday, June 2, 12:15-2:15 p.m. Dance auditions will be held in the Warrior Dome and Improv auditions will be held in the Alumni White Chapel. Questions? Please contact Abby Woelfel at awoelfel@wheatonacademy.org. Students will need to click here for the application and bring it with them to their audition.

We also have some staff openings on the team for those who have experience with video, photography, and graphic design. Students who are interested will need to fill out a separate application by clicking here and turn it in to Abby Woelfel by June.

Spark Camp
Calling all kids interested in science and engineering! Spark is a brand-new summer camp for rising 4th-6th graders who want to explore science’s history and future, including electricity, flight, chemistry, and more! Learn about the scientific discoveries that shaped history, participate in fun, hands-on STEM projects, and learn how to test and run your experiments! Join us at the Wheaton Academy campus from June 14-18, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $120 per student. Register here.

Winterim 2022
Parents – Here is a video with information on Winterim 2022 Trips! You may also click here for additional details.

These are our plans as they stand right now but know that with further guidance, plans may change. We will have final trip announcements at the end of August and want to give you this information now to begin planning and budgeting. The prices that are listed are subject to change. Thank you in advance for your patience and flexibility! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Amy Heavey with any questions.

Athletics

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

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

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

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

As in the past, all athletes must have a new physical and the athletic packet completed and uploaded onto Magnus in order to participate on the first day of tryouts.  Attached is the link to upload this information onto Magnus.  You will also find a printable Athletic Packet form on this site to print, complete and upload.  https://magnushealth.com

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

May 21, 2021

Upcoming Events

Disney’s High School Musical
Thursday, May 27, at 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 28, at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 29, at 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 29, at 6:00 p.m.
Come join us for our first-ever outdoor spring musical!  The Academy Theatre is proud to present Disney’s High School Musical.  Performances will be held in front of the Fine Arts Center, rain or shine. Tickets are available for online purchase on our website here: wheatonacademy.org/highschoolmusical.

Complete ticketing policies and guest guidelines in place for this event are available on our ticketing website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact tickets@wheatonacademy.org. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Book Bundle Rental Return
Thursday & Friday, June 3 & 4
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Commons
If you rented the book bundle this year, you will receive an email from Mrs. Trott with the list of books that need to be returned on the above dates. Please have your student return them on these days to avoid additional fees. Fees for books that have been lost may be paid for at this time through your pushcoin account. Please see Mrs. Trott with any questions.

Baccalaureate
Saturday, June 5
7:00 p.m.(Gates open at 6:30)
Performance Trust Field

WA families are invited to celebrate what the Lord has done in the lives of our graduates and their families.  We will pray for and commission our seniors as they start new chapters in their lives.  Please join us for this night of worship and celebration! See the commencement announcement for details regarding seating.

Commencement
Sunday, June 6
3:00 p.m. (Gates open at 2:30)
Performance Trust Field

Thank you for your patience as we plan for a commencement service on campus in place of Wheaton College’s Edmund Chapel.  In a previous communication, we had mentioned that each family would receive a minimum of four tickets.  As we have reviewed current guidance in Illinois for gatherings, we no longer need to limit the number of guests for our ceremony.  We will provide seating on Performance Trust Field for nearly 1500.  If you do not get a seat on the field, there will be additional seating in the bleachers as well as room for guests to set up their own chairs outside of the stadium (viewing from a distance is possible thanks to our jumbotron). The gate will open at 2:30 p.m. for general admission seating.

General News

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

Seniors News
Senior Final Week: Earlier today a letter was emailed to seniors and their parents regarding details about the final week of school and graduation. Please click here to read it.

Seniors Surface Pro 6 Return Next Week:
Please help us ensure your senior student returns their Surface and accessories in time for us to reset them for incoming freshmen (please note, no personal data is retained).  All seniors must return the Surface Pro 6, case, pen, charger, and keyboard to the Wheaton Academy I.T. department during the week of May 24, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 28.  Seniors who are taking final exams may return their devices the following week (June 1-4), no later than noon on Friday, June 4.  All stickers (except the serial number barcode) must be completely removed.

Fees for damaged or missing Surfaces or Accessories (diplomas and transcripts are withheld until full payment is received):

If necessary, it may be most cost-effective for the Keyboard and case to purchase a replacement in advance on Amazon and turn it in with the Surface Pro on or before Friday, May 28.  Questions?  Please contact Bob Vishanoff bobvishanoff@wheatonacademy.org or 630-562-7554.

Graduation Photos: Lifetouch, our official commencement photographer, will have portraits available online at Events.Lifetouch.com approximately ten days after the ceremony. Celebrate your achievement with these professional portraits.

Transcripts & Diplomas: Transcripts and diplomas will be released to colleges and mailed home once all academic and financial requirements have been met.

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

Furnace Company Dance and Improv Auditions
Furnace Company will be having auditions for the 2021-2022 school year for the dance team and the improv team. Auditions will be on Wednesday, June 2, 12:15-2:15 p.m.. Dance auditions will be held in the Warrior Dome and Improv auditions will be held in the Alumni White Chapel. Questions? Please contact Abby Woelfel at awoelfel@wheatonacademy.org. Students will need to click here for the application and bring it with them to their audition.

We also have some staff openings on the team for those who have experience with video, photography, and graphic design. Students who are interested will need to fill out a separate application by clicking here and turn it in to Abby Woelfel by June.

Spark Camp
Calling all kids interested in science and engineering! Spark is a brand-new summer camp for rising 4th-6th graders who want to explore science’s history and future, including electricity, flight, chemistry, and more! Learn about the scientific discoveries that shaped history, participate in fun, hands-on STEM projects, and learn how to test and run your experiments! Join us at the Wheaton Academy campus from June 14-18, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $120 per student. Register here.

College Corner

AP Exams
Please click here for a list of dates/times of the AP Exams.

Athletics

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

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

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

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

As in the past, all athletes must have a new physical and the athletic packet completed and uploaded onto Magnus in order to participate on the first day of tryouts.  Attached is the link to upload this information onto Magnus.  You will also find a printable Athletic Packet form on this site to print, complete and upload.  https://magnushealth.com

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

May 14, 2021

Upcoming Events

Junior/Senior Formal
Saturday, May 15
7:00 p.m.
FAC Lawn
It has definitely been a year of changes for everyone, and we appreciate your patience as we navigate our way through this school year. With regulation changes for outdoor events and the number of ticket sales, we will now be able to host one combined Junior/Senior Formal on Saturday, May 15, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. There will no longer be an event on Friday, May 14.  We look forward to an exciting “Evening Under the Stars” all together beneath our big tent. If you are a junior and can no longer attend with the date change to May 15, please talk to Mr. Holtrop for a refund. Thank you again for walking alongside us in these ever-changing times.

Disney’s High School Musical
Thursday, May 27, at 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 28, at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 29, at 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 29, at 6:00 p.m.
Come join us for our first-ever outdoor spring musical!  The Academy Theatre is proud to present Disney’s High School Musical.  Performances will be held in front of the Fine Arts Center, rain or shine.

We will be opening ticket sales early for the families of cast, crew, and pit orchestra members starting at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 17 through Tuesday, May 18.  These families will be able to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public.  To take advantage of the pre-sale option, use the link and password that will be provided to your student via their WAscholar email.

Tickets will be available for online purchase to the public starting at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 20.  To purchase, visit our website: www.wheatonacademy.org and follow the prompts for Disney’s High School Musical tickets. 

Complete ticketing policies and guest guidelines in place for this event are available on our ticketing website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact tickets@wheatonacademy.org. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Baccalaureate
Saturday, June 5
7:00 p.m.(Gates open at 6:30)
Performance Trust Field

WA families are invited to celebrate what the Lord has done in the lives of our graduates and their families.  We will pray for and commission our seniors as they start new chapters in their lives.  Please join us for this night of worship and celebration! See the commencement announcement for details regarding seating.

Commencement
Sunday, June 6
3:00 p.m. (Gates open at 2:30)
Performance Trust Field

Thank you for your patience as we plan for a commencement service on campus in place of Wheaton College’s Edmund Chapel.  In a previous communication, we had mentioned that each family would receive a minimum of four tickets.  As we have reviewed current guidance in Illinois for gatherings, we no longer need to limit the number of guests for our ceremony.  We will provide seating on Performance Trust Field for nearly 1500.  If you do not get a seat on the field, there will be additional seating in the bleachers as well as room for guests to set up their own chairs outside of the stadium (viewing from a distance is possible thanks to our jumbotron). The gate will open at 2:30 p.m. for general admission seating.

General News

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

Graduation Photos
Lifetouch, our official commencement photographer, will have portraits available online at Events.Lifetouch.com approximately ten days after the ceremony. Celebrate your achievement with these professional portraits.

College Corner

AP Exams
Please click here for a list of dates/times of the AP Exams.

Athletics

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

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

National Signing Day – Today after School
The Wheaton Academy Athletic Department is excited to announce that we will be holding a 2021 National Signing Day for our student-athletes who will be continuing their playing careers at the next level. We wanted to wait until the weather warmed up so that the event can be held outside at Performance Trust Field to allow for as many spectators as possible while following COVID-19 guidelines. Below is information on the event:

  • When: Friday, May 14 after school (3:30 p.m. start)
  • Where: Performance Trust Field
  • Who: Any Wheaton Academy graduating senior that will be competing in their respective sport in college, surrounded by their family, friends, coaches, etc.
  • What: 2021 National Signing Day will be a day to celebrate the high school accomplishments of these student-athletes and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors

To participate in Signing Day, student-athletes must complete this form:  https://forms.gle/WgVnUAnzpJGC5moy6

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

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

As in the past, all athletes must have a new physical and the athletic packet completed and uploaded onto Magnus in order to participate on the first day of tryouts.  Attached is the link to upload this information onto Magnus.  You will also find a printable Athletic Packet form on this site to print, complete and upload.  https://magnushealth.com

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

May 7, 2021

Upcoming Events

Theatre Fest
May 7-8
FAC Lawn

We are excited about all of the upcoming Academy Theatre events in May, including our Theatre Fest weekend.

There are four performances to left to see. Tickets will cost $5 per show and will be available for purchase at the entrance to the show.  Tickets will be available for cash-only purchase.

For the Musical Theatre Studies show, Frozen Jr, the show will be performed outdoors, under a tent on the FAC lawn.  Please plan to bring your own chairs – when you arrive, you will be seated by an usher according to proper distancing guidelines.  Please wear a face-covering upon arrival.

For the Advanced Drama shows, Mousetrap and Much Ado About Nothing, the FAC auditorium will perform the shows.  You will be seated with your party upon arrival according to proper distancing guidelines.  Please wear a face covering for this indoor performance.

Please see the times and dates of the shows below, including the times seating will open:

Friday, May 7

Frozen Jr. at 5pm, FAC Lawn, Tent
Seating opens at 4:30pm

Much Ado About Nothing at 7pm, FAC Auditorium
Seating opens at 6:30pm

Saturday, May 8

Much Ado About Nothing at 3pm, FAC Auditorium
Seating opens at 2:30pm

Mousetrap at 7pm, FAC Auditorium
Seating opens at 6:30pm

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, May 8
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. Evan Jasper is the speaker for tomorrow.

Choral and Instrumental Concerts
May 10-12
FAC Lawn

We are excited about the upcoming Choral and Instrumental Concerts in May and are so excited for the opportunity to showcase students’ gifts and talents.  We wanted to share some important logistical details about the upcoming concerts.

There will be no charge to attend the Choral and Instrumental performances.  We will be hosting the concerts in an outdoor venue, under a large tent on the FAC lawn.  Accordingly, we are asking that you bring your own chairs.  Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a Wheaton Academy usher and seated according to proper distancing guidelines.  We ask that you wear a face-covering while being seated, and after being seated, you will have the option to remove the face covering.

Please see the times and dates of the shows below, including the times seating will open:

Monday, May 10

Choral Concert at 7pm, FAC Lawn, Tent
Seating opens at 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 12

Instrumental: Jazz & Percussion at 4pm, FAC Lawn, Tent
Seating opens at 3:30pm

Instrumental: Band & Orchestra at 6:30pm, FAC Lawn, Tent
Seating opens at 6pm

If you will be attending the Instrumental concerts on May 12, please enter and exit using the Hawthorne Street entrance. Willow Care Center will be in the Science Parking lot, and the Prince Crossing entrance will be used for the Care Center.

Junior/Senior Formal UPDATE
Saturday, May 15
7:00 p.m.
It has definitely been a year of changes for everyone, and we appreciate your patience as we navigate our way through this school year. With regulation changes for outdoor events and the number of ticket sales, we will now be able to host one combined Junior/Senior Formal on Saturday, May 15, from 7:00-9:00 pm. There will no longer be an event on Friday, May 14.  We look forward to an exciting “Evening Under the Stars” all together beneath our big tent. If you are a junior and can no longer attend with the date change to May 15, please talk to Mr. Holtrop for a refund. Thank you again for walking alongside us in these ever-changing times.

General News

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

College Corner

AP Exams
Click the button for a list of AP exams.

For at-home exams, students will need to be prepared to set up a quiet testing location and ensure a strong internet connection.  Teachers will walk students through getting all steps set up to ensure the successful administration of the at-home exam.  If you are interested in providing support from home, refer to this resource from College Board. https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap-2021/updates

Athletics

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

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

National Signing Day
The Wheaton Academy Athletic Department is excited to announce that we will be holding a 2021 National Signing Day for our student-athletes who will be continuing their playing careers at the next level. We wanted to wait until the weather warmed up so that the event can be held outside at Performance Trust Field to allow for as many spectators as possible while following COVID-19 guidelines. Below is information on the event:

  • When: Friday, May 14 after school (3:30 p.m. start)
  • Where: Performance Trust Field
  • Who: Any Wheaton Academy graduating senior that will be competing in their respective sport in college, surrounded by their family, friends, coaches, etc.
  • What: 2021 National Signing Day will be a day to celebrate the high school accomplishments of these student-athletes and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors

To participate in Signing Day, student-athletes must complete this form: https://forms.gle/WgVnUAnzpJGC5moy6

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

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

As in the past, all athletes must have a new physical and the athletic packet completed and uploaded onto Magnus in order to participate on the first day of tryouts.  Attached is the link to upload this information onto Magnus.  You will also find a printable Athletic Packet form on this site to print, complete and upload.  https://magnushealth.com

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

April 30, 2021

Upcoming Events

Theatre Fest
May 6-8
FAC Lawn

We are excited about all of the upcoming Academy Theatre events in May, including our Theatre Fest weekend.  We want to share some important logistical details about the theatre shows on May 6-8.

Over the course of the weekend, we will be putting on six different performances across three days!  Tickets will cost $5 per show and will be available for purchase at the entrance to the show.  Tickets will be available for cash-only purchase.

For the Musical Theatre Studies show, Frozen Jr, the show will be performed outdoors, under a tent on the FAC lawn.  Please plan to bring your own chairs – when you arrive, you will be seated by an usher according to proper distancing guidelines.  Please wear a face-covering upon arrival.

For the Advanced Drama shows, Mousetrap and Much Ado About Nothing, the FAC auditorium will perform the shows.  You will be seated with your party upon arrival according to proper distancing guidelines.  Please wear a face covering for this indoor performance.

Please see the times and dates of the shows below, including the times seating will open:

Thursday, May 6

Frozen Jr. at 5pm, FAC Lawn, Tent
Seating opens at 4:30pm

Mousetrap at 7pm, FAC Auditorium
Seating opens at 6:30pm

Friday, May 7

Frozen Jr. at 5pm, FAC Lawn, Tent
Seating opens at 4:30pm

Much Ado About Nothing at 7pm, FAC Auditorium
Seating opens at 6:30pm

Saturday, May 8

Much Ado About Nothing at 3pm, FAC Auditorium
Seating opens at 2:30pm

Mousetrap at 7pm, FAC Auditorium
Seating opens at 6:30pm

Choral and Instrumental Concerts
May 10-12
FAC Lawn

We are excited about the upcoming Choral and Instrumental Concerts in May and are so excited for the opportunity to showcase students’ gifts and talents.  We wanted to share some important logistical details about the upcoming concerts.

There will be no charge to attend the Choral and Instrumental performances.  We will be hosting the concerts in an outdoor venue, under a large tent on the FAC lawn.  Accordingly, we are asking that you bring your own chairs.  Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a Wheaton Academy usher and seated according to proper distancing guidelines.  We ask that you wear a face-covering while being seated, and after being seated, you will have the option to remove the face covering.

Please see the times and dates of the shows below, including the times seating will open:

Monday, May 10

Choral Concert at 7pm, FAC Lawn, Tent
Seating opens at 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 12

Instrumental: Jazz & Percussion at 4pm, FAC Lawn, Tent
Seating opens at 3:30pm

Instrumental: Band & Orchestra at 6:30pm, FAC Lawn, Tent
Seating opens at 6pm

If you will be attending the Instrumental concerts on May 12, please enter and exit using the Hawthorne Street entrance. Willow Care Center will be in the Science Parking lot, and the Prince Crossing entrance will be used for the Care Center.

Junior & Senior Formals
Friday, May 14 – Junior Class Formal
Saturday, May 15 – Senior Class Formal
7:00 p.m.
Wheaton Academy will be hosting the Junior Formal and the Senior Formal, “Evening Under the Stars.”  The Junior class formal is May 14, and the Senior class formal is May 15. The evenings will be held on the Fine Arts Center lawn at Wheaton Academy from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The night will be a formal sit-down dinner with a few fun activities. Tickets for both events will be on sale May 3-7 only. Tickets can be purchased in the Atrium before school and during lunch for $60.00 per person.  There will no tickets sold after May 7. This event is for WA students only. We look forward to celebrating the classes during this new event.

General News

Summer Academy
If your student is planning on taking a summer class and has not registered yet, please register by Monday, May 3. After Monday, availability may be limited. Click here to register.

COVID-19 Case Update
Over the last week, we had four positive cases for COVID-19, and 11 are currently in quarantine.

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.

College Corner

AP Exams
The AP exams are just around the corner, and we want to remind you of some important details.  For most students, exams hosted at Wheaton Academy will be inside the fieldhouse, gym, or Warrior Room.  

For at-home exams, students will need to be prepared to set up a quiet testing location and ensure a strong internet connection.  Teachers will walk students through getting all steps set up to ensure the successful administration of the at-home exam.  If you are interested in providing support from home, refer to this resource from College Board. https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap-2021/updates

Athletics

National Signing Day
The Wheaton Academy Athletic Department is excited to announce that we will be holding a 2021 National Signing Day for our student-athletes who will be continuing their playing careers at the next level. We wanted to wait until the weather warmed up so that the event can be held outside at Performance Trust Field to allow for as many spectators as possible while following COVID-19 guidelines. Below is information on the event:

  • When: Friday, May 14 after school (3:30 p.m. start)
  • Where: Performance Trust Field
  • Who: Any Wheaton Academy graduating senior that will be competing in their respective sport in college, surrounded by their family, friends, coaches, etc.
  • What: 2021 National Signing Day will be a day to celebrate the high school accomplishments of these student-athletes and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors

To participate in Signing Day, student-athletes must complete this form: https://forms.gle/WgVnUAnzpJGC5moy6

High School Athletic Camps
We are finalizing dates and times for summer camps. They will be on our website soon to register.

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

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

As in the past, all athletes must have a new physical and the athletic packet completed and uploaded onto Magnus in order to participate on the first day of tryouts.  Attached is the link to upload this information onto Magnus.  You will also find a printable Athletic Packet form on this site to print, complete and upload.  https://magnushealth.com

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

April 23, 2021

Upcoming Events

Grandparents Day Virtual Chapel
Tuesday, April 27
9:45 a.m.
Due to Covid guidelines and restrictions, we cannot host an in-person Grandparents Day at Wheaton Academy this year.  However, our Chapel on Tuesday, April 27, will be focused on how grandparents and other special family friends impact the lives of our students and our community.  Please join Chapel virtually on Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. by clicking here.  Parents, please feel free to pass this link along to grandparents or others who may enjoy tuning in!

Academy Awards & Spring Art Show
Wednesday, April 28
7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center and Livestream
Each April, we celebrate the talents and achievements of our students throughout the past year. If your student will be recognized this year for a specific achievement, you should have been notified. Due to COVID-19 spacing restrictions, each award winner is allowed two additional guests to attend the ceremony. The Academy Awards will be Livestreamed, and we encourage our community to watch the event as it happens!

Theatre Fest
May 6-8
FAC Lawn

We are excited about all of the upcoming Academy Theatre events in May, including our Theatre Fest weekend.  We want to share some important logistical details about the theatre shows on May 6-8.

Over the course of the weekend, we will be putting on six different performances across three days!  Tickets will cost $5 per show and will be available for purchase at the entrance to the show.  Tickets will be available for cash-only purchase.

For the Musical Theatre Studies show, Frozen Jr, the show will be performed outdoors, under a tent on the FAC lawn.  Please plan to bring your own chairs – when you arrive, you will be seated by an usher according to proper distancing guidelines.  Please wear a face-covering upon arrival.

For the Advanced Drama shows, Mousetrap and Much Ado About Nothing, the FAC auditorium will perform the shows.  You will be seated with your party upon arrival according to proper distancing guidelines.  Please wear a face covering for this indoor performance.

Please see the times and dates of the shows below, including the times seating will open:

Thursday, May 6

Frozen Jr. at 5pm, FAC Lawn, Tent
Seating opens at 4:30pm

Mousetrap at 7pm, FAC Auditorium
Seating opens at 6:30pm

Friday, May 7

Frozen Jr. at 5pm, FAC Lawn, Tent
Seating opens at 4:30pm

Much Ado About Nothing at 7pm, FAC Auditorium
Seating opens at 6:30pm

Saturday, May 8

Much Ado About Nothing at 3pm, FAC Auditorium
Seating opens at 2:30pm

Mousetrap at 7pm, FAC Auditorium
Seating opens at 6:30pm

Choral and Instrumental Concerts
May 10-12
FAC Lawn

We are excited about the upcoming Choral and Instrumental Concerts in May and are so excited for the opportunity to showcase students’ gifts and talents.  We wanted to share some important logistical details about the upcoming concerts.

There will be no charge to attend the Choral and Instrumental performances.  We will be hosting the concerts in an outdoor venue, under a large tent on the FAC lawn.  Accordingly, we are asking that you bring your own chairs.  Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a Wheaton Academy usher and seated according to proper distancing guidelines.  We ask that you wear a face-covering while being seated, and after being seated, you will have the option to remove the face covering.

Please see the times and dates of the shows below, including the times seating will open:

Monday, May 10

Choral Concert at 7pm, FAC Lawn, Tent
Seating opens at 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 12

Instrumental: Jazz & Percussion at 4pm, FAC Lawn, Tent
Seating opens at 3:30pm

Instrumental: Band & Orchestra at 6:30pm, FAC Lawn, Tent
Seating opens at 6pm

Junior & Senior Formals
Friday, May 14 – Junior Class Formal
Saturday, May 15 – Senior Class Formal
7:00 p.m.
Wheaton Academy will be hosting the Junior Formal and the Senior Formal, “Evening Under the Stars.”  The Junior class formal is May 14, and the Senior class formal is May 15. The evenings will be held on the Fine Arts Center lawn at Wheaton Academy from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The night will be a formal sit-down dinner with a few fun activities. Tickets for both events will be on sale May 3-7 only. Tickets can be purchased in the Atrium before school and during lunch for $60.00 per person.  There will no tickets sold after May 7. This event is for WA students only. We look forward to celebrating the classes during this new event.

General News

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Thank You
Thank you to so many parents who contributed to the Faculty & Staff Appreciation Fund.  Your generosity allowed us to give each of our faculty and staff a special $500 bonus at the Appreciation Luncheon today!  We are thankful for our school community and proud of all that has been accomplished this year!

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

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.

College Corner

AP Exams
The AP exams are just around the corner, and we want to remind you of some important details.  For most students, exams hosted at Wheaton Academy will be inside the fieldhouse, gym, or Warrior Room.  

For at-home exams, students will need to be prepared to set up a quiet testing location and ensure a strong internet connection.  Teachers will walk students through getting all steps set up to ensure the successful administration of the at-home exam.  If you are interested in providing support from home, refer to this resource from College Board. https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap-2021/updates

Athletics

High School Athletic Camps
We are finalizing dates and times for summer camps. They will be on our website soon to register.

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

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

As in the past, all athletes must have a new physical and the athletic packet completed and uploaded onto Magnus in order to participate on the first day of tryouts.  Attached is the link to upload this information onto Magnus.  You will also find a printable Athletic Packet form on this site to print, complete and upload.  https://magnushealth.com

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

April 16, 2021

Upcoming Events

Academy Awards & Spring Art Show
Wednesday, April 28
7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center and Livestream
Each April, we celebrate the talents and achievements of our students throughout the past year. If your student will be recognized this year for a specific achievement, you will receive an invitation in the mail by the end of next week. Due to COVID-19 spacing restrictions, each award winner is allowed two additional guests to attend the ceremony. We ask that parents RSVP promptly as per the instructions on the invitation. The Academy Awards will be Livestreamed, and we encourage our community to watch the event as it happens!

Junior & Senior Formals
Friday, May 14 – Junior Class Formal
Saturday, May 15 – Senior Class Formal
7:00 p.m.
Wheaton Academy will be hosting the Junior Formal and the Senior Formal, “Evening Under the Stars.”  The Junior class formal is May 14, and the Senior class formal is May 15. The evenings will be held on the Fine Arts Center lawn at Wheaton Academy from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The night will be a formal sit-down dinner with a few fun activities. Tickets for both events will be on sale May 3-7 only. Tickets can be purchased in the Atrium before school and during lunch for $60.00 per person.  There will no tickets sold after the May 7. This event is for WA students only. We look forward to celebrating the classes during this new event.

General News

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

A Year Like None Other
If you haven’t had a chance to contribute to the Wheaton Academy Faculty & Staff Appreciation Fund, there’s still time!  Click here to give!

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

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: