February 23, 2024

Upcoming Events

Academy Theatre presents “Newsies”
March 1, 2, 7, 8, & 9
7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center

Wheaton Academy Theatre invites you to attend this year’s Spring Musical, Newsies. Ticket sales are open to the general public now. To purchase a ticket, please click on the date/link below which you would like to attend.

Father Son Connect
Saturday, March 9
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Alumni Chapel
Dads, your relationship with your son is of the utmost importance. Building a great relationship during the teen years takes intentionality. Fathers and sons (ages junior high and up) are invited to “Father Son Connect,” a low-key gathering (with food!) and interactive conversation about how we can strengthen our relationships in Christ. There is no cost, but pre-registration is required at www.visionaryfam.com/wa

Course Registration for the 2024-2025 School Year
Students will receive their course recommendation sheets on Monday, February 26. Please go over the recommendations with your student and fill in any elective spots with their class requests. Class registration for returning students will be available on the following dates.

Friday, March 8, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Student Services – Please park in the East Lot and enter Door 12
Monday, March 11, 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Atrium
Friday, March 15, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Atrium

Registration will be in an open-house format. Families are welcome to come anytime, but you may need to wait a few minutes for an open spot. It typically takes around 15-20 minutes to register your student.

If you are not able to make any of the scheduled times, please reach out to Angie Roberts, aroberts@wheatonacademy.org to schedule another time to register your student.

Summer Academy registration opens on March 1st.

Christian College Fair
Monday, March 11
6:30-8:30 pm
Library

Wheaton Academy will be hosting a Christian College fair on March 11 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Library.  We will have around 30 Christian College and University Reps here to talk with students/parents and answer questions on all things college.  Click here to see the flyer for the event. If you would scan the QR code and register in advance to the fair you’ll be able to walk right into the fair and have college reps interact and scan you to get your information for their admissions office.  Please don’t wait to register if you and your parents plan to attend.

General News

Modified Bell Schedule Next Week
Due to the musical, we will run the following bell schedule changes on Wednesday and Thursday:
Wednesday, February 28
9:00 – 10:15    Period 1
10:21 – 11:36     Period 2
11:40 – 12:19    Lunch
12:25 – 1:39      Period3
1:45-3:00        Period 4
Thursday, February 29
8:00 – 9:05     Period 5
9:10 – 10:15      Period 6
10:20 – 11:25    Period 7
11:25 – 12:00    Lunch
12:00 – 12:10   Check in with Advisor in FAC
12:15 – 3:00     Student Musical Performance

Musical Help
We have several students who are in the musical who live a long distance from Wheaton Academy. If you live close to school and would be willing to house one or more of them overnight next week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday so they don’t have to make the long drive after rehearsals, please contact Jenn Trott.

Preparing for the 2024-2025 School Year: Returning Student Class Registration and Re-Enrollment Deposit 
All parents of current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors need to complete two important steps to prepare for the next school year:
·       Pay a $350 re-enrollment deposit through OnCampus by February 29. You can find step-by-step instructions for submitting your deposit here: https://families.wheatonacademy.org/re-enrollment/
·       Mark your calendar and attend this year’s Registration Meetings for your student! Meetings begin March 4 through March 11. 

Please contact Jean Ann Parker (studentaccounts@wheatonacademy.org) if you have any questions about completing the re-enrollment deposit.

If you choose to opt out for the 2024-2025 academic year and wish to no longer attend Wheaton Academy, please contact Brittany Klenke (bklenke@wheatonacademy.org) in writing no later than March 1, 2024, to avoid being billed the re-enrollment deposit.

Senior Ads for Yearbooks!
Parents – Senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase this year for $150 per quarter-page ad. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website as that fee is included in the $150.  The deadline for the ads is March 11. To purchase an ad, you will need to follow this link and select the size you would like to create. More information is explained within your purchase options. You will then need to send your ad’s content (both pictures and written messages) in a single email to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. The yearbook staff will gladly design the ad for you after confirmation of receipt of these two things! Any questions? Please email yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. Thank you!

WA Appreciation Team
Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are the WA Appreciation Team, a group of parent volunteers who plan, organize, and host two events during the school year for teachers and staff. These events help express our gratitude for all the ways teachers and staff not only teach, but inspire, nurture, and guide our kids throughout the school year. The WA Appreciation Team manages these events on behalf of ALL Wheaton Academy families and represents our collective gratitude. Click here for more details on the WA Appreciation Team.

We are ready to begin planning for our second event, in April, where we serve the entire Wheaton Academy faculty and staff an appreciation luncheon. This year the event will take place on Friday, April 26th. This event is funded solely through contributions from the school community (which are completely optional and not tax-deductible). Click here to give

Spring ACT/SAT Group Class
Registration for the spring ACT/SAT group class is now open. This group class will provide a comprehensive overview of both the ACT and SAT college admission tests and will include tips and strategies for taking both tests as well as how to apply these tips and tricks to practice test questions. The classes lead right up to the April 10th PSAT/SAT and the April 13th ACT exams.
Dates for the class: Monday Evenings: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM – March 4, 11, & 18 and Saturday Mornings: 10 AM – 12 PM – March 9, 16, and April 6.
All classes will be held in Classroom #104 in Wheaton Academy’s Academic Building. Materials will be provided. REGISTER HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Valerie Gregersen.

Volunteer Corner

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

February 16, 2024

Upcoming Events

WA Women’s Saturday Prayer
February 17
Admissions Office
9:00 a.m
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Every third Saturday women from the Wheaton Academy community meet to pray for our school. Please join us on Saturday, February 17 at 9:00 a.m. in the Admissions Office for our next prayer time. We will hear from WA teacher Effie Damianidou. Light refreshments are served.

SOCK HOP
February 17
7:00 – 10:00 pm

Fieldhouse
The student council would like to invite the entire student body to our annual Sock Hop. It will take place on February 17, from 7 – 10:00 pm. We will have the Sock Hop in our Warrior Dome and we will roller skate in the field house! 1950’s attire would be fun, but not required. The night includes root beer floats and snacks. The cost is $25.00 per student. Tickets can be purchased in the atrium February 12-17. Tickets at the door will be $30.00. We hope to see all our students there!

Junior Project Lead
If your student is interested in serving on any of the Project Lead Teams during senior year, there will be an informational meeting on February 21 from 8:00-8:50 am in the FAC. If your student cannot attend that meeting, there will be a second meeting on February 22 in Mr. Bowling’s room during lunch. Any junior interested in being a part of Project Lead 2024-2025 will need to attend one of these meetings. Any further questions please contact Mr. Bowling. ebowling@wheatonacdemy.org

General News

Preparing for the 2024-2025 School Year: Returning Student Class Registration and Re-Enrollment Deposit 
All parents of current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors need to complete two important steps to prepare for the next school year:
·       Pay a $350 re-enrollment deposit through OnCampus by February 29. You can find step-by-step instructions for submitting your deposit here: https://families.wheatonacademy.org/re-enrollment/
·       Mark your calendar and attend this year’s Registration Meetings for your student! Meetings begin March 4 through March 11. 

Please contact Jean Ann Parker (studentaccounts@wheatonacademy.org) if you have any questions about completing the re-enrollment deposit.

If you choose to opt out for the 2024-2025 academic year and wish to no longer attend Wheaton Academy, please contact Brittany Klenke (bklenke@wheatonacademy.org) in writing no later than March 1, 2024, to avoid being billed the re-enrollment deposit.

Course Registration for the 2024-2025 School Year
Students will receive their course recommendation sheets on Monday, February 26. Please go over the recommendations with your student and fill in any elective spots with their class requests. Class registration for returning students will be available on the following dates.

Friday, March 8, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Student Services – Please park in the East Lot and enter Door 12
Monday, March 11, 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Atrium
Friday, March 15, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Atrium

Registration will be an open house format. Families are welcome to come anytime, but you may need to wait a few minutes for an open spot. It typically takes around 15-20 minutes to register your student.

Summer Academy registration opens on March 1st.

If you are not able to make any of the scheduled times, please reach out to Angie Roberts, aroberts@wheatonacademy.org to schedule another time to register your student.

Christian College Fair
Wheaton Academy will be hosting a Christian College fair on March 11th from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Library.  We will have around 30 Christian College and University Reps here to talk with students/parents and answer questions on all things college.  Click here to see the flyer for the event. If you would scan the QR code and register in advance to the fair you’ll be able to walk right into the fair and have college reps interact and scan you to get your information for their admissions office.  Please don’t wait to register if you and your parents plan to attend.

Spring ACT/SAT Group Class
Registration for the spring ACT/SAT group class is now open. This group class will provide a comprehensive overview of both the ACT and SAT college admission tests and will include tips and strategies for taking both tests as well as how to apply these tips and tricks to practice test questions. The classes lead right up to the April 10th PSAT/SAT and the April 13th ACT exams.
Dates for the class: Monday Evenings: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM – March 4, 11, & 18 and Saturday Mornings: 10 AM – 12 PM – March 9, 16, and April 6.
All classes will be held in Classroom #104 in Wheaton Academy’s Academic Building. Materials will be provided. REGISTER HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Valerie Gregersen.

Newspapers Needed!
Extra! Extra! We need your extra newspapers for our Spring Musical Newsies! Drop off any newspaper donations to the front office. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Chaney.

Volunteer Corner

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

February 9, 2024

Upcoming Events

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

On the second Saturday of every month, the men from Wheaton Academy meet to pray for our community and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us on Saturday, February 10. This month we will hear from Phil Strzalka, Executive Director of Wheaton Academy Institute and Business teacher. Light refreshments are served.

Student Showcase Night
Thursday, February 15
Wheaton Academy invites middle school families to our Student Showcase Night on Thursday, February 15. The evening begins with a “Get to Know Wheaton Academy” pre-event at 6:00 pm. This pre-event is an introduction to Wheaton Academy designed for families who are still exploring the school or were not able to attend the “Get to Know Wheaton Academy” events this fall.

All other families are invited to join us at 6:30 p.m. for the Student Showcase night. During this evening, you will hear from Wheaton Academy Principal and Vice Principals as they explain our vision for your student’s freshman year, offer some practical tips for you to consider, and recommend immediate next steps you can take, including class placement and registration. You will also have the opportunity to attend optional breakout sessions to learn more about maximizing specific programs.

Join us and discover what it is like to be a Wheaton Academy Warrior! Questions?  Contact Amy Burdett, Admissions Coordinator, aburdett@wheatonacademy.org

WA Women’s Saturday Prayer
February 17
Admissions Office
9:00 a.m
.
Every third Saturday women from the Wheaton Academy community meet to pray for our school. Please join us on Saturday, February 17 at 9:00 a.m. in the Admissions Office for our next prayer time. We will hear from WA teacher Effie Damianidou. Light refreshments are served.

SOCK HOP
February 17
7:00 – 10:00 pm

Fieldhouse
The student council would like to invite the entire student body to our annual Sock Hop. It will take place on February 17, from 7 – 10:00 pm. We will have the Sock Hop in our Warrior Dome and we will roller skate in the field house! 1950’s attire would be fun, but not required. The night includes root beer floats and snacks. The cost is $25.00 per student. Tickets can be purchased in the atrium February 12-17. Tickets at the door will be $30.00. We hope to see all our students there!

Junior Project Lead
If your student is interested in serving on any of the Project Lead Teams during senior year, there will be an informational meeting on February 21 from 8:00-8:50 am in the FAC. If your student cannot attend that meeting, there will be a second meeting on February 22 in Mr. Bowling’s room during lunch. Any junior interested in being a part of Project Lead 2024-2025 will need to attend one of these meetings. Any further questions please contact Mr. Bowling. ebowling@wheatonacdemy.org

General News

“Grace and Truth”
Spring Spiritual Life Week
February 12-16, 2024
Some of the greatest questions of this generation revolve around identity and sexuality. Many young people are asking the question, “What does the Bible really say about these issues?” Students want to know the truth and how to receive and extend grace as they interact with their friends and culture. Dr. Christopher Yuan is one of the most noted voices of our time and we are excited that he will be our speaker for Spring Spiritual Life Week.

Dr. Yuan graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005 and received a Master’s in Biblical Exegesis in 2007 and a Doctorate of Ministry in 2014. Christopher taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for twelve years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at conferences, on college campuses, in schools, and in churches. Dr. Yuan has co-authored with his mother their memoir, Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope, which has sold over 100,000 copies and is now in eight languages. Dr. Yuan’s newest book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story, was named the 2020 Book of the Year for Social Issues by Outreach Magazine. His powerful testimony and Biblical insight will challenge, encourage, and give hope to our students.

The schedule for the week listed below is full of opportunities for our students. Please note however two special gatherings for moms and parents. These are not ticketed events, but for our planning purposes, we ask you to RSVP using the accompanying links if you plan to attend.

Moms Prayer Session
Monday, February 12 from 1:30-2:30 pm in the Library, our moms’ prayer group will host a gathering with Christopher’s mom Angela. She will share her testimony as a praying mom for a prodigal son and will offer great encouragement for praying moms. Moms Prayer RSVP

Parent Session
Tuesday, February 13 from 7:00 -8:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center, Christopher will share his testimony, speak on sexuality and identity, and offer a time of Q and A. Parent Session RSVP

Spring Spiritual Life Week Schedule
Click here for the week’s bell schedule.
Monday, February 12
            Chapel: Christopher Yuan shares his testimony
            Student Lunch in White Chapel: Dr. Yuan discusses key Biblical texts.
Mom’s Prayer Group with Angela Yuan 1:30-2:30 pm in the library
Tuesday, February 13
            Chapel: Christopher Yuan – Sexual Identity/False Identity
            Student Lunch in White Chapel: Dr. Yuan discusses key Biblical texts.
            Parent Session: 7:00 pm Fine Arts Center
Wednesday, February 14
            Student Prayer Breakfast: 8:15 in the library
Chapel: Christopher Yuan – What’s the big deal about holiness?
            Student Lunch in White Chapel: Dr. Yuan discusses key Biblical texts.
Thursday, February 15
            Chapel: Christopher Yuan – Holy Sexuality and the Gospel
            Worship Night: 7:00 in the White Chapel led by Gospelife Worship
Friday, February 16
            Worship Chapel led by Gospelife Worship

Parents, please be in prayer for this exciting week and encourage your students to participate. The testimonies students and alumni share about Spiritual Life Week are profound. It is our prayer that God will use this special week to deeply transform the lives of our students and community.

Preparing for the 2024-2025 School Year: Returning Student Class Registration and Re-Enrollment Deposit 
All parents of current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors need to complete two important steps to prepare for the next school year:
·       Pay a $350 re-enrollment deposit through OnCampus by February 29. You can find step-by-step instructions for submitting your deposit here: https://families.wheatonacademy.org/re-enrollment/
·       Mark your calendar and attend this year’s Registration Meetings for your student! Meetings begin March 4 through March 11. 

Please contact Jean Ann Parker (studentaccounts@wheatonacademy.org) if you have any questions about completing the re-enrollment deposit.

If you choose to opt out for the 2024-2025 academic year and wish to no longer attend Wheaton Academy, please contact Brittany Klenke (bklenke@wheatonacademy.org) in writing no later than March 1, 2024, to avoid being billed the re-enrollment deposit.

Spring ACT/SAT Group Class
Registration for the spring ACT/SAT group class is now open. This group class will provide a comprehensive overview of both the ACT and SAT college admission tests and will include tips and strategies for taking both tests as well as how to apply these tips and tricks to practice test questions. The classes lead right up to the April 10th PSAT/SAT and the April 13th ACT exams.
Dates for the class: Monday Evenings: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM – March 4, 11, & 18 and Saturday Mornings: 10 AM – 12 PM – March 9, 16, and April 6.
All classes will be held in Classroom #104 in Wheaton Academy’s Academic Building. Materials will be provided. REGISTER HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Valerie Gregersen.

Newspapers Needed!
Extra! Extra! We need your extra newspapers for our Spring Musical Newsies! Drop off any newspaper donations to the front office. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Chaney.

Executive Functioning Spotlight
Does your student have new goals for the new year related to school performance? Our executive functioning coach can walk your student through the essential steps to setting and reaching their goals!

  • Writing SMART goals related to school performance.
  • Planning out their action steps for success.
  • Thinking ahead to avoid obstacles.

Sign up for a 45-minute executive functioning session with The Center for Lifelong Learning…Schedule – The Center for Lifelong Learning.  If you have any specific questions, please email or call our Certified Executive Functioning Coach, Holly Taritas – htaritas@wheatonacademy.org, 630-562-7587.

Volunteer Corner

Sock Hop Helpers Needed
We would love to have you help at our Sock Hop on February 17! We need parents to serve food and help with our roller-skating. Help is needed from 7:00-8:30 pm, 8:30-10:00 pm, or all night!!   Please contact Jim Holtrop if you would like to be part of this fun event.

February 2, 2024

Upcoming Events

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

On the second Saturday of every month, the men from Wheaton Academy meet to pray for our community and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us on Saturday, February 10. This month we will hear from Phil Strzalka, Executive Director of Wheaton Academy Institute and Business teacher. Light refreshments are served.

Student Showcase Night
Thursday, February 15
Wheaton Academy invites middle school families to our Student Showcase Night on Thursday, February 15. The evening begins with a “Get to Know Wheaton Academy” pre-event at 6:00 pm. This pre-event is an introduction to Wheaton Academy designed for families who are still exploring the school or were not able to attend the “Get to Know Wheaton Academy” events this fall.

All other families are invited to join us at 6:30 p.m. for the Student Showcase night. During this evening, you will hear from Wheaton Academy Principal and Vice Principals as they explain our vision for your student’s freshman year, offer some practical tips for you to consider, and recommend immediate next steps you can take, including class placement and registration. You will also have the opportunity to attend optional breakout sessions to learn more about maximizing specific programs.

Join us and discover what it is like to be a Wheaton Academy Warrior! Questions?  Contact Amy Burdett, Admissions Coordinator, aburdett@wheatonacademy.org

SOCK HOP
February 17
7:00 – 10:00 pm

Fieldhouse
The student council would like to invite the entire student body to our annual Sock Hop. It will take place on February 17, from 7 – 10:00 pm. We will have the Sock Hop in our Warrior Dome and we will roller skate in the field house! 1950’s attire would be fun, but not required. The night includes root beer floats and snacks. The cost is $25.00 per student. Tickets can be purchased in the atrium February 12-17. Tickets at the door will be $30.00. We hope to see all our students there!

Junior Project Lead
If your student is interested in serving on any of the Project Lead Teams during senior year, there will be an informational meeting on February 21 from 8:00-8:50 am in the FAC. If your student cannot attend that meeting, there will be a second meeting on February 22 in Mr. Bowling’s room during lunch. Any junior interested in being a part of Project Lead 2024-2025 will need to attend one of these meetings. Any further questions please contact Mr. Bowling. ebowling@wheatonacdemy.org

General News

“Grace and Truth”
Spring Spiritual Life Week
February 12-16, 2024
Some of the greatest questions of this generation revolve around identity and sexuality. Many young people are asking the question, “What does the Bible really say about these issues?” Students want to know the truth and how to receive and extend grace as they interact with their friends and culture. Dr. Christopher Yuan is one of the most noted voices of our time and we are excited that he will be our speaker for Spring Spiritual Life Week.

Dr. Yuan graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005 and received a Master’s in Biblical Exegesis in 2007 and a Doctorate of Ministry in 2014. Christopher taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for twelve years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at conferences, on college campuses, in schools, and in churches. Dr. Yuan has co-authored with his mother their memoir, Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope, which has sold over 100,000 copies and is now in eight languages. Dr. Yuan’s newest book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story, was named the 2020 Book of the Year for Social Issues by Outreach Magazine. His powerful testimony and Biblical insight will challenge, encourage, and give hope to our students.

The schedule for the week listed below is full of opportunities for our students. Please note however two special gatherings for moms and parents. These are not ticketed events, but for our planning purposes, we ask you to RSVP using the accompanying links if you plan to attend.

Moms Prayer Session
Monday, February 12 from 1:30-2:30 pm in the Library, our moms’ prayer group will host a gathering with Christopher’s mom Angela. She will share her testimony as a praying mom for a prodigal son and will offer great encouragement for praying moms. Moms Prayer RSVP

Parent Session
Tuesday, February 13 from 7:00 -8:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center, Christopher will share his testimony, speak on sexuality and identity, and offer a time of Q and A. Parent Session RSVP

Spring Spiritual Life Week Schedule
Click here for the week’s bell schedule.
Monday, February 12
            Chapel: Christopher Yuan shares his testimony
            Student Lunch in White Chapel: Dr. Yuan discusses key Biblical texts.
Mom’s Prayer Group with Angela Yuan 1:30-2:30 pm in the library
Tuesday, February 13
            Chapel: Christopher Yuan – Sexual Identity/False Identity
            Student Lunch in White Chapel: Dr. Yuan discusses key Biblical texts.
            Parent Session: 7:00 pm Fine Arts Center
Wednesday, February 14
            Student Prayer Breakfast: 8:15 in the library
Chapel: Christopher Yuan – What’s the big deal about holiness?
            Student Lunch in White Chapel: Dr. Yuan discusses key Biblical texts.
Thursday, February 15
            Chapel: Christopher Yuan – Holy Sexuality and the Gospel
            Worship Night: 7:00 in the White Chapel led by Gospelife Worship
Friday, February 16
            Worship Chapel led by Gospelife Worship

Parents, please be in prayer for this exciting week and encourage your students to participate. The testimonies students and alumni share about Spiritual Life Week are profound. It is our prayer that God will use this special week to deeply transform the lives of our students and community.

Preparing for the 2024-2025 School Year: Returning Student Class Registration and Re-Enrollment Deposit 
All parents of current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors need to complete two important steps to prepare for the next school year:
·       Pay a $350 re-enrollment deposit through OnCampus by February 29. You can find step-by-step instructions for submitting your deposit here: https://families.wheatonacademy.org/re-enrollment/
·       Mark your calendar and attend this year’s Registration Meetings for your student! Meetings begin March 4 through March 11. 

Please contact Jean Ann Parker (studentaccounts@wheatonacademy.org) if you have any questions about completing the re-enrollment deposit.

If you choose to opt out for the 2024-2025 academic year and wish to no longer attend Wheaton Academy, please contact Brittany Klenke (bklenke@wheatonacademy.org) in writing no later than March 1, 2024, to avoid being billed the re-enrollment deposit.

School-Wide Text Communication Confirmation 
Bright Arrow 
We have experienced an unusual amount of inclement weather this January. Wheaton Academy utilizes a service called Bright Arrow for our school-wide communication regarding unexpected school closing or off-campus learning days. To ensure your cell phone number is registered to receive communication from Bright Arrow, please text YES to 79041

Secondly, to confirm the contact information we have on file is correct, please log into your Parent OnCampus account, click your name in the top right corner, select “Profile”, and review your wireless phone number and email under “Contact card.” Finally, scroll down to review your family member’s contact information under “Relationships.” Please email any updates to Angie Roberts at aroberts@wheatonacademy.org. All communication relies on the accuracy of this contact information in OnCampus. Thank you! 

Executive Functioning Spotlight
Does your student have new goals for the new year related to school performance? Our executive functioning coach can walk your student through the essential steps to setting and reaching their goals!

  • Writing SMART goals related to school performance.
  • Planning out their action steps for success.
  • Thinking ahead to avoid obstacles.

Sign up for a 45-minute executive functioning session with The Center for Lifelong Learning…Schedule – The Center for Lifelong Learning.  If you have any specific questions, please email or call our Certified Executive Functioning Coach, Holly Taritas – htaritas@wheatonacademy.org, 630-562-7587.

Volunteer Corner

Sock Hop Helpers Needed
We would love to have you help at our Sock Hop on February 17! We need parents to serve food and help with our roller-skating. Help is needed from 7:00-8:30 pm, 8:30-10:00 pm, or all night!!   Please contact Jim Holtrop if you would like to be part of this fun event.

January 26, 2024

Upcoming Events

Helping Your Teen Keep The Faith Through College
Saturday, January 27
9:00-10:30 am

Alumni Chapel
The sad reality is that many teens who are raised in Christian homes and attend Christian schools leave their faith behind during their college years. What can we do to help our children follow Jesus for a lifetime? Through this workshop will be equipped with biblical principles and parenting approaches which will strengthen your spiritual connection with your son or daughter and help them keep the faith. There is no cost, but pre-registration is required so that we have the right amount of refreshments. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Register at www.visionaryfam.com/wa

WA Women’s Prayer Afternoon Tea Gathering
Tuesday, January 30
1:00–2:45 pm

Mark your calendars for the WA Women’s Afternoon Tea – Please RSVP to Jodi Bauer at jodisuebauer@gmail.com by January 26.

Student Showcase Night
Thursday, February 15
Wheaton Academy invites middle school families to our Student Showcase Night on Thursday, February 15. The evening begins with a “Get to Know Wheaton Academy” pre-event at 6:00 pm. This pre-event is an introduction to Wheaton Academy designed for families who are still exploring the school or were not able to attend the “Get to Know Wheaton Academy” events this fall.

All other families are invited to join us at 6:30 p.m. for the Student Showcase night. During this evening, you will hear from Wheaton Academy Principal and Vice Principals as they explain our vision for your student’s freshman year, offer some practical tips for you to consider, and recommend immediate next steps you can take, including class placement and registration. You will also have the opportunity to attend optional breakout sessions to learn more about maximizing specific programs.

Join us and discover what it is like to be a Wheaton Academy Warrior! Questions?  Contact Amy Burdett, Admissions Coordinator, aburdett@wheatonacademy.org

SOCK HOP
February 17
7:00 – 10:00 pm

Fieldhouse
The student council would like to invite the entire student body to our annual Sock Hop. It will take place on February 17, from 7 – 10:00 pm. We will have the Sock Hop in our Warrior Dome and we will roller skate in the field house! 1950’s attire would be fun, but not required. The night includes root beer floats and snacks. The cost is $25.00 per student. Tickets can be purchased in the atrium February 12-17. Tickets at the door will be $30.00. We hope to see all our students there!

General News

“Grace and Truth”
Spring Spiritual Life Week
February 12-16, 2024
Some of the greatest questions of this generation revolve around identity and sexuality. Many young people are asking the question, “What does the Bible really say about these issues?” Students want to know the truth and how to receive and extend grace as they interact with their friends and culture. Dr. Christopher Yuan is one of the most noted voices of our time and we are excited that he will be our speaker for Spring Spiritual Life Week.

Dr. Yuan graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005 and received a Master’s in Biblical Exegesis in 2007 and a Doctorate of Ministry in 2014. Christopher taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for twelve years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at conferences, on college campuses, in schools, and in churches. Dr. Yuan has co-authored with his mother their memoir, Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope, which has sold over 100,000 copies and is now in eight languages. Dr. Yuan’s newest book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story, was named the 2020 Book of the Year for Social Issues by Outreach Magazine. His powerful testimony and Biblical insight will challenge, encourage, and give hope to our students.

The schedule for the week listed below is full of opportunities for our students. Please note however two special gatherings for moms and parents. These are not ticketed events, but for our planning purposes, we ask you to RSVP using the accompanying links if you plan to attend.

Moms Prayer Session
Monday, February 12 from 1:30-2:30 pm in the Library, our moms’ prayer group will host a gathering with Christopher’s mom Angela. She will share her testimony as a praying mom for a prodigal son and will offer great encouragement for praying moms. Moms Prayer RSVP

Parent Session
Tuesday, February 13 from 7:00 -8:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center, Christopher will share his testimony, speak on sexuality and identity, and offer a time of Q and A. Parent Session RSVP

Spring Spiritual Life Week Schedule
Click here for the week’s bell schedule.
Monday, February 12
            Chapel: Christopher Yuan shares his testimony
            Student Lunch in White Chapel: Dr. Yuan discusses key Biblical texts.
Mom’s Prayer Group with Angela Yuan 1:30-2:30 pm in the library
Tuesday, February 13
            Chapel: Christopher Yuan – Sexual Identity/False Identity
            Student Lunch in White Chapel: Dr. Yuan discusses key Biblical texts.
            Parent Session: 7:00 pm Fine Arts Center
Wednesday, February 14
            Student Prayer Breakfast: 8:15 in the library
Chapel: Christopher Yuan – What’s the big deal about holiness?
            Student Lunch in White Chapel: Dr. Yuan discusses key Biblical texts.
Thursday, February 15
            Chapel: Christopher Yuan – Holy Sexuality and the Gospel
            Worship Night: 7:00 in the White Chapel led by Gospelife Worship
Friday, February 16
            Worship Chapel led by Gospelife Worship

Parents, please be in prayer for this exciting week and encourage your students to participate. The testimonies students and alumni share about Spiritual Life Week are profound. It is our prayer that God will use this special week to deeply transform the lives of our students and community.

Preparing for the 2024-2025 School Year: Returning Student Class Registration and Re-Enrollment Deposit 
All parents of current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors need to complete two important steps to prepare for the next school year:
·       Pay a $350 re-enrollment deposit through OnCampus by February 29. You can find step-by-step instructions for submitting your deposit here: https://families.wheatonacademy.org/re-enrollment/
·       Mark your calendar and attend this year’s Registration Meetings for your student! Meetings begin March 4 through March 11. 

Please contact Jean Ann Parker (studentaccounts@wheatonacademy.org) if you have any questions about completing the re-enrollment deposit.

If you choose to opt out for the 2024-2025 academic year and wish to no longer attend Wheaton Academy, please contact Brittany Klenke (bklenke@wheatonacademy.org) in writing no later than March 1, 2024, to avoid being billed the re-enrollment deposit.

School-Wide Text Communication Confirmation 
Bright Arrow 
We have experienced an unusual amount of inclement weather this January. Wheaton Academy utilizes a service called Bright Arrow for our school-wide communication regarding unexpected school closing or off-campus learning days. To ensure your cell phone number is registered to receive communication from Bright Arrow, please text YES to 79041

Secondly, to confirm the contact information we have on file is correct, please log into your Parent OnCampus account, click your name in the top right corner, select “Profile”, and review your wireless phone number and email under “Contact card.” Finally, scroll down to review your family member’s contact information under “Relationships.” Please email any updates to Angie Roberts at aroberts@wheatonacademy.org. All communication relies on the accuracy of this contact information in OnCampus. Thank you! 

Winterim Trips 2025
We are looking for any connections or ideas you may have for Winterim 2025 trip locations. Do you have a ministry connection? Is there someone you know who could connect us with trip guides or travel companies? I’d love to hear your ideas or connections! Please email Amy Heavey, Winterim Trip Coordinator aheavey@wheatonacademy.org.

Lost and Found
There are a large number of items in the Lost and Founds. If you are missing things, please have your students check by the trophy case that is by the stairway in the Academic Building. There is also a Lost and Found in the Field House. We will be donating all unclaimed items in two weeks.

Executive Functioning Spotlight
Does your student have new goals for the new year related to school performance? Our executive functioning coach can walk your student through the essential steps to setting and reaching their goals!

  • Writing SMART goals related to school performance.
  • Planning out their action steps for success.
  • Thinking ahead to avoid obstacles.

Sign up for a 45-minute executive functioning session with The Center for Lifelong Learning…Schedule – The Center for Lifelong Learning.  If you have any specific questions, please email or call our Certified Executive Functioning Coach, Holly Taritas – htaritas@wheatonacademy.org, 630-562-7587.

Volunteer Corner

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

January 19, 2024

Upcoming Events

Helping Your Teen Keep The Faith Through College
Saturday, January 27
9:00-10:30 am

Alumni Chapel
The sad reality is that many teens who are raised in Christian homes and attend Christian schools leave their faith behind during their college years. What can we do to help our children follow Jesus for a lifetime? Through this workshop will be equipped with biblical principles and parenting approaches which will strengthen your spiritual connection with your son or daughter and help them keep the faith. There is no cost, but pre-registration is required so that we have the right amount of refreshments. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Register at www.visionaryfam.com/wa

WA Women’s Prayer Afternoon Tea Gathering
Tuesday, January 30
1:00–2:45 pm

Mark your calendars for the WA Women’s Afternoon Tea – Please RSVP to Jodi Bauer at jodisuebauer@gmail.com by January 26.

Tuesday Women’s Prayer Meetings
1:30—2:30 pm
WA Library

All women of Wheaton Academy are welcome to join in prayer one Tuesday a month. Here are the dates for the rest of this school year: February 6, March 5, April 2, and May 7.

Saturday Women’s Prayer Meetings
9:00-10:00 am
White Chapel with Kori Hockett

Additionally, the women of Wheaton Academy are invited to join in prayer on the third Saturday of every month. Mark your calendars for the following dates: February 17, March 16, April 20, and May 18.

General News

Second Semester Begins Tuesday, January 23
The second semester begins on Tuesday, January 23 at 8:00 am. We will run 7-period days each day that week. Tuesday and Friday will be regular chapel schedules. There will not be late start on Wednesday, January 24. Wednesday and Thursday schedules are below:

Wednesday, January 24
8:00 – 8:45                 Period 1
8:51 – 9:36                   Period 2
9:42 – 10:27                Period 3
10:37 – 10:57               Community Time
11:07 – 11:52                 Period 4
11:52 – 12:25                 Lunch
12:33 – 1:18                   Period 5
1:24 – 2:09                  Period 6
2:15 – 3:00                  Period 7

Thursday, January 25
8:00 – 8:48                Period 1
8:54 – 9:42                 Period 2
9:48 – 10:36                Period 3
10:42 – 11:30               Period 4
11:35 – 12:19                 Lunch
12:24 – 1:12                  Period 5        
1:18 – 2:06                   Period 6                    
2:12 – 3:00                  Period 7

“Grace and Truth”
Spring Spiritual Life Week
February 12-16, 2024
Some of the greatest questions of this generation revolve around identity and sexuality. Many young people are asking the question, “What does the Bible really say about these issues?” Students want to know the truth and how to receive and extend grace as they interact with their friends and culture. Dr. Christopher Yuan is one of the most noted voices of our time and we are excited that he will be our speaker for Spring Spiritual Life Week.

Dr. Yuan graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005 and received a Master’s in Biblical Exegesis in 2007 and a Doctorate of Ministry in 2014. Christopher taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for twelve years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at conferences, on college campuses, in schools, and in churches. Dr. Yuan has co-authored with his mother their memoir, Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope, which has sold over 100,000 copies and is now in eight languages. Dr. Yuan’s newest book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story, was named the 2020 Book of the Year for Social Issues by Outreach Magazine. His powerful testimony and Biblical insight will challenge, encourage, and give hope to our students.

The schedule for the week listed below is full of opportunities for our students. Please note however two special gatherings for moms and parents. These are not ticketed events, but for our planning purposes, we ask you to RSVP using the accompanying links if you plan to attend.

Moms Prayer Session
Monday, February 12 from 1:30-2:30 pm in the Library, our moms’ prayer group will host a gathering with Christopher’s mom Angela. She will share her testimony as a praying mom for a prodigal son and will offer great encouragement for praying moms. Moms Prayer RSVP

Parent Session
Tuesday, February 13 from 7:00 -8:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center, Christopher will share his testimony, speak on sexuality and identity, and offer a time of Q and A. Parent Session RSVP

Spring Spiritual Life Week Schedule
Monday, February 12
            Chapel: Christopher Yuan shares his testimony
            Student Lunch in White Chapel: Dr. Yuan discusses key Biblical texts.
Mom’s Prayer Group with Angela Yuan 1:30-2:30 pm in the library
Tuesday, February 13
            Chapel: Christopher Yuan – Sexual Identity/False Identity
            Student Lunch in White Chapel: Dr. Yuan discusses key Biblical texts.
            Parent Session: 7:00 pm Fine Arts Center
Wednesday, February 14
            Student Prayer Breakfast: 8:15 in the library
Chapel: Christopher Yuan – What’s the big deal about holiness?
            Student Lunch in White Chapel: Dr. Yuan discusses key Biblical texts.
Thursday, February 15
            Chapel: Christopher Yuan – Holy Sexuality and the Gospel
            Worship Night: 7:00 in the White Chapel led by Gospel Life Worship
Friday, February 16
            Worship Chapel led by Gospel Life Worship

Parents, please be in prayer for this exciting week and encourage your students to participate. The testimonies students and alumni share about Spiritual Life Week are profound. It is our prayer that God will use this special week to deeply transform the lives of our students and community.

Lost and Found
There are a large number of items in the Lost and Founds. If you are missing things, please have your students check by the trophy case that is by the stairway in the Academic Building. There is also a Lost and Found in the Field House. We will be donating all unclaimed items in two weeks.

Executive Functioning Spotlight
Does your student have new goals for the new year related to school performance? Our executive functioning coach can walk your student through the essential steps to setting and reaching their goals!

  • Writing SMART goals related to school performance.
  • Planning out their action steps for success.
  • Thinking ahead to avoid obstacles.

Sign up for a 45-minute executive functioning session with The Center for Lifelong Learning…Schedule – The Center for Lifelong Learning.  If you have any specific questions, please email or call our Certified Executive Functioning Coach, Holly Taritas – htaritas@wheatonacademy.org, 630-562-7587.

Volunteer Corner

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

January 12, 2024

Upcoming Events

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, January 13
8:00 a.m.
Alumni White Chapel

On the second Saturday of every month, the men from Wheaton Academy meet to pray for our community and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us tomorrow. We will hear from Wheaton Academy Vice Principal Brad Thornton. Light refreshments are served.

Helping Your Teen Keep The Faith Through College
Saturday, January 27
9:00-10:30 am

Alumni Chapel
The sad reality is that many teens who are raised in Christian homes and attend Christian schools leave their faith behind during their college years. What can we do to help our children follow Jesus for a lifetime? Through this workshop will be equipped with biblical principles and parenting approaches which will strengthen your spiritual connection with your son or daughter and help them keep the faith. There is no cost, but pre-registration is required so that we have the right amount of refreshments. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Register at www.visionaryfam.com/wa

WA Women’s Prayer Afternoon Tea Gathering
Tuesday, January 30
1:00–2:45 pm
Doris Romans’ home near WA

Mark your calendars for the WA Women’s Afternoon Tea – Be on the lookout for more details!

Tuesday Women’s Prayer Meetings
1:30—2:30 pm
WA Library

All women of Wheaton Academy are welcome to join in prayer one Tuesday a month. Here are the dates for the rest of this school year: February 6, March 5, April 2, and May 7.

Saturday Women’s Prayer Meetings
9:00-10:00 am
White Chapel with Kori Hockett

Additionally, the women of Wheaton Academy are invited to join in prayer on the third Saturday of every month. Mark your calendars for the following dates: February 17, March 16, April 20, and May 18.

General News

No School and Offices Closed on Monday, January 15
On Monday, January 15 there will be no school and offices will be closed to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Winterim will resume on Tuesday, January 16.

Second Semester Begins
Tuesday, January 23
The second semester begins on Tuesday, January 23 at 8:00 am. We will run 7-period days each day that week. Tuesday and Friday will be regular chapel schedules. There will not be late start on Wednesday, January 24. Wednesday and Thursday schedules are below:

Wednesday, January 24
8:00 – 8:45                 Period 1
8:51 – 9:36                   Period 2
9:42 – 10:27                Period 3
10:37 – 10:57               Community Time
11:07 – 11:52                 Period 4
11:52 – 12:25                 Lunch
12:33 – 1:18                   Period 5
1:24 – 2:09                  Period 6
2:15 – 3:00                  Period 7

Thursday, January 25
8:00 – 8:48                Period 1
8:54 – 9:42                 Period 2
9:48 – 10:36                Period 3
10:42 – 11:30               Period 4
11:35 – 12:19                 Lunch
12:24 – 1:12                  Period 5        
1:18 – 2:06                   Period 6                    
2:12 – 3:00                  Period 7

Executive Functioning Spotlight
Does your student have new goals for the new year related to school performance? Our executive functioning coach can walk your student through the essential steps to setting and reaching their goals!

  • Writing SMART goals related to school performance.
  • Planning out their action steps for success.
  • Thinking ahead to avoid obstacles.

Sign up for a 45-minute executive functioning session with The Center for Lifelong Learning…Schedule – The Center for Lifelong Learning.  If you have any specific questions, please email or call our Certified Executive Functioning Coach, Holly Taritas – htaritas@wheatonacademy.org, 630-562-7587.

Volunteer Corner

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

January 5, 2024

Upcoming Events

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, January 13
8:00 a.m.
Alumni White Chapel

On the second Saturday of every month, the men from Wheaton Academy meet to pray for our community and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us on Saturday, January 13. This month we will hear from Wheaton Academy Vice Principal Brad Thornton. Light refreshments are served.

General News

Winterim 2024!
Monday, January 8 – Friday, January 19
No School and Offices Closed on Monday, January 15
8:00-11:00 a.m. – Morning Courses
11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Afternoon Courses
Winterim classes begin on Monday, January 8. Students may see which courses they are taking and classroom locations in OnCampus. Here are a few things about Winterim:

-There is no late start on Wednesdays during Winterim. All classes begin at 8:00 am every day.
-The dress code remains in effect.
-Students are welcome to bring a lunch from home, but we will have our usual lunch menu available for purchase. There will not be soup or salad bar during Winterim. 
-Due to the concentrated framework of Winterim, consistent attendance is very important. This year, Winterim is only nine days long. Even one class missed is a significant absence and may result in no credit being awarded for the class. Winterim credits are required toward graduation credit.

If you have any questions regarding classes, please contact Jenn Trott.

Wheaton Academy’s Used Book “Sale”
All of our remaining books from our former library need a new home. Stop by during the weeks of Winterim, January 8-19 from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and shop our book inventory. Take as many books home with you as you would like for a donation of your choice to go towards renovating the new space.

Volunteer Corner

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

December 22, 2023

Upcoming Events

Christmas Break Office Hours
Offices are open today until noon. The offices will be closed from December 25-January 2 and will reopen on January 3. There will be no WA Weekly published over the break. Winterim begins Monday, January 8, 2024. Have a wonderful Christmas Break celebrating our Lord’s birth!

General News

Winterim 2024!
Monday, January 8 – Friday, January 19
No School and Offices Closed on Monday, January 15
8:00-11:00 a.m. – Morning Courses
11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Afternoon Courses
Winterim classes begin on Monday, January 8. Students may see which courses they are taking and classroom locations in OnCampus. If you have any questions regarding classes, please contact Jenn Trott.

Wheaton Academy’s Used Book “Sale”
All of our remaining books from our former library need a new home. Stop by during the weeks of Winterim, January 8-19 from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and shop our book inventory. Take as many books home with you as you would like for a donation of your choice to go towards renovating the new space.

Financial Aid Applications are Now Open — Returning Families Deadline of December 31  
The deadline for a returning family’s financial aid application for the 2024-2025 school year is December 31, 2023.  This timeline allows Wheaton Academy to grant aid awards to returning families before new family aid awards are considered, as over 80% of our financial aid awards are distributed in February. 

Like last year, we have partnered with the financial aid processing company—Blackbaud Financial Aid. This portal better integrates with the internal systems Wheaton Academy already uses, making it an easier process for both you and our staff. 

Click here to log into your Blackbaud Financial Aid account and begin your application: Blackbaud Financial Aid. Please read additional information and further instructions here.

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

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

Volunteer Corner

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

December 15, 2023

WA Women’s Saturday Prayer
December 16
Alumni White Chapel
9:00 a.m
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Every third Saturday women from the Wheaton Academy community meet to pray for our school. Please join us on Saturday, December 16 at 9:00 a.m. in the white chapel for our next prayer time. We will hear from WA employee Light refreshAnna Joy Setran. Light refreshments are served.

Upcoming Events

Mark your Calendars: Cook’s Night Out at Chick-fil-A
Tuesday, December 19
4:00-8:00 pm
301 E. Loop Road (Danada)

Do you love Wheaton Academy? Are you tired of cooking? Do you love Chick-fil-A? Then you can enjoy dinner and help support the school at our first Cook’s Night Out at Chick-fil-A in Wheaton, 301 E. Loop Road (Danada). On December 19, from 4:00-8:00 pm, 20% of the sales will be given back to Wheaton Academy! Please enjoy dinner with the WA community and support the school. All you need to do is mention Wheaton Academy before you place your order. If you use the mobile app, you will need to use the code “Academy” when ordering. That’s all it takes to help our school! We hope to see you there! Thanks for supporting the school in this new adventure!

General News

Wheaton Academy’s Used Book “Sale”
All of our remaining books from our former library need a new home. Stop by during the week of finals on Monday, December 18-Thursday, December 21, from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and shop our book inventory. Take as many books home with you as you would like for a donation of your choice to go towards renovating the new space.

Final Exam Bell Schedule
Monday, December 18
1st Period: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
2nd Period: 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Tuesday, December 19
3rd Period: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
4th Period: 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Wednesday, December 20
5th Period: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
6th Period: 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Thursday, December 21
7th Period: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m

Christmas Break Office Hours
Friday, December 22 there is no school but offices are open. The offices will be closed from December 25-January 2 and will reopen on January 3. Winterim begins Monday, January 8, 2024. Have a wonderful Christmas Break celebrating our Lord’s birth!

Financial Aid Applications are Now Open — Returning Families Deadline of December 31  
The financial aid process at Wheaton Academy is officially open for the 2024-2025 school year. Like last year, the deadline for a returning family’s financial aid application for the 2024-2025 school year is December 31, 2023.  This timeline allows Wheaton Academy to grant aid awards to returning families before new family aid awards are considered, as over 80% of our financial aid awards are distributed in February. 

Like last year, we have partnered with the financial aid processing company—Blackbaud Financial Aid. This portal better integrates with the internal systems Wheaton Academy already uses, making it an easier process for both you and our staff. 

Click here to log into your Blackbaud Financial Aid account and begin your application: Blackbaud Financial Aid. Please read additional information and further instructions here.

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

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

Senior Picture Submission – Due December 20
It’s time to submit Senior Pictures for the Yearbook! If you did not use Prestige Photography for your student’s Senior Portraits, you are welcome to use another photography source, but we need you to submit a photo of your own to be included in the yearbook. Photos must be submitted by December 20 to be included in the yearbook publication. We require a forward-facing portrait taken from the shoulders up, with a plain/non-distracting background. Please submit your student’s chosen picture via email to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. Please also include your student’s first and last name. Please contact Kristen Rusthoven (krusthoven@wheatonacademy.org) with any questions. Thank you!

Senior Ads for Yearbooks!
Parents – Senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase this year for $150 per quarter-page ad. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website as that fee is included in the $150.  The deadline for the ads is March 11. To purchase an ad, you will need to follow this link and select the size you would like to create. More information is explained within your purchase options. You will then need to send your ad’s content (both pictures and written messages) in a single email to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. The yearbook staff will gladly design the ad for you after confirmation of receipt of these two things! Any questions? Please email yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. Thank you!

College Corner

PSAT Results
Dear Wheaton Academy Families,
This past October many of our students participated in the PSAT suite of assessments offered by the College Board. These tests help us monitor student growth and progress over time and can provide both us and you with insight into areas of strength and growth for your student.  We are happy to let you know that test results are available for viewing and can be accessed through your student’s College Board profile. (studentscores.collegeboard.org ).

The College Board implemented a new test format this year; all PSAT Fall testing was completed digitally, and the updated format allowed for test redesign. College Board piloted these changes, and they are confident that the scores on the new tests are comparable to previous assessments. We will keep you informed of any new information that becomes available as they analyze the results from this fall.

As you access and seek to understand test results, please let us know if you have questions.  You can reach out to Vice Principal Brad Thornton (bthornton@wheatonacademy.org) with questions.

Thank you,
Brad Thornton

December 8, 2023

Upcoming Events

Wheaton Academy Christmas Concert
Wednesday & Thursday, December 13 & 14
Fine Arts Center
7:00 p.m.
Wheaton Academy is proud to present its annual Christmas Concert. The concerts will take place on December 13 & 14 in the FAC Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.  The Christmas Concert will feature all Wheaton Academy Choral and Instrumental music groups performing pieces celebrating Christ’s birth and His good news of salvation.  Admission is free, and all are welcome!

Wheaton Academy Christmas Market
Thursday, December 14
3:30 pm
Atrium

Get ready to spread the spirit of innovation and Christmas. On Thursday, December 14, the Business and Innovation Club will host the first Wheaton Academy Christmas Market. If you or someone you know owns a small business or has a product they would like to sell, sign up to reserve a booth using this link. We are encouraging students and other small business owners to showcase their products, ranging from ornaments and artwork to clothing and more! There will be a $25 fee to reserve a booth, which will provide vendors with a booth (and a POS system if needed). If you are not selling a product, bring your entire family to enjoy Christmas shopping and entertainment before enjoying the live performance at the Christmas concert! The Business Club wishes you a very Merry Christmas!

Mark your Calendars: Cooks Night Out at Chick-fil-A
Tuesday, December 19
4:00-8:00 pm
301 E. Loop Road (Danada)

Do you love Wheaton Academy? Are you tired of cooking? Do you love Chick-fill-A? Then you can enjoy dinner and help support the school at our first Cooks Night Out at Chick-fil-A in Wheaton, 301 E. Loop Road (Danada). On December 19, from 4:00-8:00 pm, 20% of the sales will be given back to Wheaton Academy! Please enjoy dinner with the WA community and support the school. All you need to do is mention Wheaton Academy before you place your order. If you use the mobile app, you will need to use the code “Academy” when ordering. That’s all it takes to help our school! We hope to see you there! Thanks for supporting the school in this new adventure!

General News

Gala Give-a-Ways Needed
The Student Council would love to have Santa return to the Gala again this year and raffle off presents but we can’t do that without your help! Please consider donating gift cards from Starbucks, Target, McDonald’s, etc., of any amount. You can drop them off at the front desk to the attention of Jim Holtrop anytime from now until TODAY. Thanks for making this night an amazing celebration for our students!

Christmas Concert Bell Schedule
On Tuesday, December 12, we will be operating on a modified bell schedule to allow time for our Christmas concert during chapel. 
 Time                                  Class
8:00 – 8:43                          Period 1
8:49 – 9:32                          Period 2
9:38 – 10:21                        Period 3
10:30 – 11:15                      Christmas Concert
11:24 – 12:07                      Period 4
12:07 – 12:33                      Lunch
12:39 – 1:22                        Period 5
1:28 – 2:11                          Period 6
2:17 – 3:00                          Period 7

Final Exam Bell Schedule
Monday, December 18
1st Period: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
2nd Period: 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Tuesday, December 19
3rd Period: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
4th Period: 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Wednesday, December 20
5th Period: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
6th Period: 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Thursday, December 21
7th Period: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m

Christmas Break Office Hours
Friday, December 22 there is no school but offices are open. The offices will be closed from December 25-January 2 and will reopen on January 3. Winterim begins Monday, January 8, 2024. Have a wonderful Christmas Break celebrating our Lord’s birth!

2024-2025 School Session Dates
To view the 2024-2025 school session dates you may click here. Please note – all of these dates may change due to the construction activity on campus. We appreciate your flexibility as we navigate this exciting time at Wheaton Academy.

Financial Aid Applications are Now Open — Returning Families Deadline of December 31  
The financial aid process at Wheaton Academy is officially open for the 2024-2025 school year. Like last year, the deadline for a returning family’s financial aid application for the 2024-2025 school year is December 31, 2023.  This timeline allows Wheaton Academy to grant aid awards to returning families before new family aid awards are considered, as over 80% of our financial aid awards are distributed in February. 

Like last year, we have partnered with the financial aid processing company—Blackbaud Financial Aid. This portal better integrates with the internal systems Wheaton Academy already uses, making it an easier process for both you and our staff. 

Click here to log into your Blackbaud Financial Aid account and begin your application: Blackbaud Financial Aid. Please read additional information and further instructions here.

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

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

Apply to Wheaton Academy for 2024-2025!
We are excited to announce that the 2024-2025 School Year application is open! If you know any prospective students who are interested in Wheaton Academy, we invite you to tell them to APPLY NOW by visiting wheatonacademy.org/apply. Applicants who apply this fall will be considered for an early decision (before Christmas time).

Senior Picture Submission
It’s time to submit Senior Pictures for the Yearbook! If you did not use Prestige Photography for your student’s Senior Portraits, you are welcome to use another photography source, but we need you to submit a photo of your own to be included in the yearbook. Photos must be submitted by December 20 to be included in the yearbook publication. We require a forward-facing portrait taken from the shoulders up, with a plain/non-distracting background. Please submit your student’s chosen picture via email to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. Please also include your student’s first and last name. Please contact Kristen Rusthoven (krusthoven@wheatonacademy.org) with any questions. Thank you!

Senior Ads for Yearbooks!
Parents – Senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase this year for $150 per quarter-page ad. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website as that fee is included in the $150.  The deadline for the ads is March 11. To purchase an ad, you will need to follow this link and select the size you would like to create. More information is explained within your purchase options. You will then need to send your ad’s content (both pictures and written messages) in a single email to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. The yearbook staff will gladly design the ad for you after confirmation of receipt of these two things! Any questions? Please email yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. Thank you!

College Corner

PSAT Results
Dear Wheaton Academy Families,
This past October many of our students participated in the PSAT suite of assessments offered by the College Board. These tests help us monitor student growth and progress over time and can provide both us and you with insight into areas of strength and growth for your student.  We are happy to let you know that test results are available for viewing and can be accessed through your student’s College Board profile. (studentscores.collegeboard.org ).

The College Board implemented a new test format this year; all PSAT Fall testing was completed digitally, and the updated format allowed for test redesign. College Board piloted these changes, and they are confident that the scores on the new tests are comparable to previous assessments. We will keep you informed of any new information that becomes available as they analyze the results from this fall.

As you access and seek to understand test results, please let us know if you have questions.  You can reach out to Vice Principal Brad Thornton (bthornton@wheatonacademy.org) with questions.

Thank you,
Brad Thornton

December 1, 2023

Upcoming Events

Christmas Coffee House
Saturday, December 2, 6:00 p.m.
Atrium
The Project Lead Global Team is hosting a Christmas Coffee House fundraiser for Kids Alive International on Saturday, December 2, at 6:00 p.m.  Wheaton Academy students will be sharing their talents through music, poetry, dramatic readings, and the visual arts. The Coffee House will be held in the Atrium, the price of admission will be $5 per person and can be paid by cash or PushCoin. 

Wheaton Academy Christmas Concert
Wednesday & Thursday, December 13 & 14
Fine Arts Center
7:00 p.m.
Wheaton Academy is proud to present its annual Christmas Concert. The concerts will take place on December 13 & 14 in the FAC Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.  The Christmas Concert will feature all Wheaton Academy Choral and Instrumental music groups performing pieces celebrating Christ’s birth and His good news of salvation.  Admission is free, and all are welcome!

Wheaton Academy Christmas Market
Thursday, December 14
3:30 pm
Atrium

Get ready to spread the spirit of innovation and Christmas. On Thursday, December 14, the Business and Innovation Club will host the first Wheaton Academy Christmas Market. If you or someone you know owns a small business or has a product they would like to sell, sign up to reserve a booth using this link. We are encouraging students and other small business owners to showcase their products, ranging from ornaments and artwork to clothing and more! There will be a $25 fee to reserve a booth, which will provide vendors with a booth (and a POS system if needed). If you are not selling a product, bring your entire family to enjoy Christmas shopping and entertainment before enjoying the live performance at the Christmas concert! The Business Club wishes you a very Merry Christmas!

General News

Gala Give-a-Ways Needed
The Student Council would love to have Santa return to the Gala again this year and raffle off presents but we can’t do that without your help! Please consider donating gift cards from Starbucks, Target, McDonald’s, etc., of any amount. You can drop them off at the front desk to the attention of Jim Holtrop anytime from now until December 8. Thanks for making this night an amazing celebration for our students!

2024-2025 School Session Dates
To view the 2024-2025 school session dates you may click here. Please note – all of these dates may change due to the construction activity on campus. We appreciate your flexibility as we navigate this exciting time at Wheaton Academy.

Financial Aid Applications are Now Open — Returning Families Deadline of December 31  
The financial aid process at Wheaton Academy is officially open for the 2024-2025 school year. Like last year, the deadline for a returning family’s financial aid application for the 2024-2025 school year is December 31, 2023.  This timeline allows Wheaton Academy to grant aid awards to returning families before new family aid awards are considered, as over 80% of our financial aid awards are distributed in February. 

Like last year, we have partnered with the financial aid processing company—Blackbaud Financial Aid. This portal better integrates with the internal systems Wheaton Academy already uses, making it an easier process for both you and our staff. 

Click here to log into your Blackbaud Financial Aid account and begin your application: Blackbaud Financial Aid. Please read additional information and further instructions here.

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

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

Apply to Wheaton Academy for 2024-2025!
We are excited to announce that the 2024-2025 School Year application is open! If you know any prospective students who are interested in Wheaton Academy, we invite you to tell them to APPLY NOW by visiting wheatonacademy.org/apply. Applicants who apply this fall will be considered for an early decision (before Christmas time).

2023-2024 Yearbook Sales
You may now purchase your yearbook for this school year. Go to Jostens.com to make your purchase. The current school yearbook will be delivered during Homecoming of next year.

Senior Picture Submission
It’s time to submit Senior Pictures for the Yearbook! If you did not use Prestige Photography for your student’s Senior Portraits, you are welcome to use another photography source, but we need you to submit a photo of your own to be included in the yearbook. Photos must be submitted by December 20 to be included in the yearbook publication. We require a forward-facing portrait taken from the shoulders up, with a plain/non-distracting background. Please submit your student’s chosen picture via email to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. Please also include your student’s first and last name. Please contact Kristen Rusthoven (krusthoven@wheatonacademy.org) with any questions. Thank you!

Senior Ads for Yearbooks!
Parents – Senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase this year for $150 per quarter-page ad. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website as that fee is included in the $150.  The deadline for the ads is March 11. To purchase an ad, you will need to follow this link and select the size you would like to create. More information is explained within your purchase options. You will then need to send your ad’s content (both pictures and written messages) in a single email to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. The yearbook staff will gladly design the ad for you after confirmation of receipt of these two things! Any questions? Please email yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. Thank you!

College Corner

PSAT Results
Dear Wheaton Academy Families,
This past October many of our students participated in the PSAT suite of assessments offered by the College Board. These tests help us monitor student growth and progress over time and can provide both us and you with insight into areas of strength and growth for your student.  We are happy to let you know that test results are available for viewing and can be accessed through your student’s College Board profile. (studentscores.collegeboard.org ).

The College Board implemented a new test format this year; all PSAT Fall testing was completed digitally, and the updated format allowed for test redesign. College Board piloted these changes, and they are confident that the scores on the new tests are comparable to previous assessments. We will keep you informed of any new information that becomes available as they analyze the results from this fall.

As you access and seek to understand test results, please let us know if you have questions.  You can reach out to Vice Principal Brad Thornton (bthornton@wheatonacademy.org) with questions.

Thank you,
Brad Thornton