February 11, 2022

Upcoming Events

February & March Modified Bell Schedules
During February and March, we will be operating many different bell schedules due to a variety of reasons. Please click here to see the changes.

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, February 12
8:00-9:00 a.m.
White Alumni Chapel

On the second Saturday of every month, the men from Wheaton Academy meet to pray for our community and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us Saturday, February 12. We will hear from WA Science Department Head and teacher, Luke Regan. Light refreshments are served.

SPRING MUSICAL Information
We are excited to invite you to our 2022 Spring Musical!  Academy Theatre is proud to present The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The performances are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, February 24
Friday, February 25
Saturday, February 26
Thursday, March 3
Friday, March 4
Saturday, March 5

All performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and include a dessert intermission. Seating is reserved and tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 17. All tickets sales are online and can be purchased through our Eventbrite platform. Please visit www.wheatonacademy.org/fine-arts/theatre/edwindrood to select the specific performance dates you want to attend.

General News

Spiritual Life Week Offering
An important part of Spiritual Life Week is the offering held during the final chapel of the week. The offering is taken and is used to support the 23 children that Wheaton Academy sponsors through Kids Alive International in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  An offering was collected in chapel today. Students or families may also give online by using this link through Friday evening. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Gregersen.

Re-Enrollment Deposits for the 2022-2023 School Year—NOW OPEN and Due February 28 
As we prepare for the 2022-2023 academic year, we require all parents of current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to pay a re-enrollment deposit of $175 in February. 

The process for paying the $175 has changed. Please follow the instructions here. Please refrain from using the Smart Tuition website log-in and only access Tuition Management through your OnCampus. 

If you choose to opt-out for the 2022-2023 academic year and wish to no longer attend Wheaton Academy, please contact the Wheaton Academy Business Office in writing no later than February 28, 2022.

Host families of international students—you, nor your student’s parents, need to complete these steps as international students utilize a different re-enrollment process.  Please contact Sheri Guarnizo, Finance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator sguarnizo@wheatonacademy.org, if you have any questions. 

Course Registration for Returning Students
On Monday, February 28, and Monday, March 7, we will host the Returning Student Registration Night.  Like last year, we are inviting students and parents to meet with a Wheaton Academy faculty or staff member for 20 minutes to register for classes for the 2021-22 school year.  In addition to registering for classes, students and parents will be able to have questions answered regarding the school’s suggestions for class registration.  This night’s purpose is to ensure that students and parents feel confident with the class choices being made for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year and ensure that students maximize the many opportunities for learning at Wheaton Academy.

On Wednesday, February 16, returning students will receive a presentation during advisory to hear about curricular updates and receive their course recommendations.  At that point, students will bring their recommended schedules home for review with their parents. This registration sheet should be brought to Registration Night to help guide the conversation with a Wheaton Academy faculty or staff member.

Time slots for registration on Monday, February 28 and Monday, March 7 will go from 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. We have also opened up some additional time slots in the afternoons of March 1, 2, 3, and 4.  Please sign up for registration by using the following links:

Monday, February 28
Tuesday, March 1 – Friday, March 4
Monday, March 7

If you are unable to make any of the times offered, you can schedule a time to meet with Angie Roberts, the school registrar, by emailing her at aroberts@wheatonacademy.org

Second Semester Kingdom Community Parent Meetings
All Wheaton Academy parents are invited to our Kingdom Community parent meetings. Partnership with parents is foundational in our community and these meetings provide an opportunity to learn from God’s Word, hear from each other, and pray for our students. We will meet in the library from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, February 16
Wednesday, March 16
Wednesday, April 20
Wednesday, June 8

Please contact Brian Hogan (bhogan@wheatonacademy.org) if you have questions.

You Are Needed!
We would love to have our dessert intermission for the musical return this year, however, without additional support, it may not happen.  Our intermission is such a great time for community fellowship and loved by everyone, so please consider helping out.  The dates are February 24, 25, & 26, and March 3, 4, & 5. We NEED about 12 people per show to make three dozen large cookies each. We also need volunteers to donate four pounds of grapes per show.  So, if you would like to bake your favorite cookie (your choice) or drop off grapes, please contact Jim Holtrop. Thanks for helping to make this event happen!

Jostens Ring Service Visit
On Wednesday, February 23, representatives from Jostens will be in the Atrium during lunch to service class rings. If your student ordered a class ring this year, he/she will also be able to pick up the backpack gift at this time.

Youth Summer Camps hosted at Wheaton Academy
As we prepare for Summer 2022, we invite families in our community to join the youth summer camps hosted on our campus. Click here to review the camps and register for more information.

2021-2022 Yearbook
It is time to order the 2021-2022 yearbook!  The cost is $25.00 per book. Please click here to place your order. Yearbooks are only available through the Jostens website. If you are placing a senior ad for your graduating senior you DO NOT have to order one, it is included in the ad cost.

Timeshares for Teachers
We invite you to support our Living Curriculum Teachers through the Timeshare for Teachers program. Your generosity blesses many faculty and staff with a much-deserved vacation at little or no cost to them. To learn more visit Timeshares for Teachers – Wheaton Academy. It is our hope that we can continue or begin a partnership with you to provide the use of a privately owned vacation home, vacation package, or airline miles for use during 2022.

Click on the link below if you would like to participate in Timeshare for Teachers: Timeshare for Teachers Participation

Wheaton Academy is hiring!

Contact Human Resources or refer to the employment opportunities page of the website for more details.

Athletics

February 28, 2022, the spring sports programs begin in athletics! If your student is planning on participating in one of the spring sports teams (Baseball, Boys Tennis, Track and Field, Girls Soccer, Lacrosse, Softball, or Boys Volleyball), he/she must have a valid physical AND the Athletic Packet completed, and uploaded onto Magnus.  Please make sure this is complete, or your student will not be allowed to participate on February 28.  Thank you in advance for having these completed, and uploaded onto Magnus.  

February 4, 2022

Upcoming Events

Parent Seminar: Making a Spiritual Impact Through Sports
Tomorrow, February 5
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Library
Does your son or daughter enjoy sports? Being a part of a team can help us grow in our faith and make a difference in the lives of others. Join Dr. Rob Rienow and his son RW as they share biblical principles and practical action steps for how your student (and your family) can make a difference for Christ through athletics. RW (WA Class of ’16) played baseball and basketball in high school and four years of baseball in college at Olivet Nazarene University. Students (of all ages) are welcome to attend. There is no cost, but space is limited so please register by clicking here.

Spiritual Life Week
Spiritual Life week is February 7-11 and we are excited to see what God has in store for us. Our theme for the week is ROOTED and based on Colossians 2:6-7 “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

Speakers Hannah Gronowski and Chris Reed will challenge us with the importance of being rooted in Christ, maturing in our faith, and bearing fruit for His Kingdom. Jana Dukes and team will lead our Thursday night worship night as well as Friday worship and response chapel. Please be in prayer for our community during this very special week. You may click here for the full week’s details. See below for next week’s bell schedule.

February & March Modified Bell Schedules
During February and March, we will be operating many different bell schedules due to a variety of reasons. Please click here to see the schedules for Spiritual Life Week, off-campus learning days, and musical show days.

Student Showcase Night
Tuesday, February 8
6:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center

Newly enrolled and accepted families are invited to our Student Showcase Night on Tuesday, February 8!  We have designed this night to explain to parents the onboarding process for your incoming freshman. We will provide an overview of our vision for your student’s freshman year, practical tips for you to consider, and immediate next steps for your family to take, including class placement and registration. You will also have the opportunity to attend optional breakout sessions to learn more about maximizing specific programs.

Our schedule for the evening includes:

  • 6:30 p.m. Student Showcase Night Check-In (Fine Arts Center)
  • 6:40 p.m. Introduction
  • 7:00-7:45 pm Starting Well
  • Curriculum options and our approach to classes
  • Cultivating a school community where freshmen can thrive
  • 7:45pm–8:00 p.m. Preparing for Next Steps
  • 8:15 p.m. Optional Break-Out Sessions on maximizing specific programs

If you are a newly enrolled family, please click here to register.

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, February 12
8:00-9:00 a.m.
White Alumni Chapel

On the second Saturday of every month, the men from Wheaton Academy meet to pray for our community and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us Saturday, February 12. We will hear from WA Science Department Head and teacher, Luke Regan. Light refreshments are served.

SPRING MUSICAL Information
We are excited to invite you to our 2022 Spring Musical!  Academy Theatre is proud to present The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The performances are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, February 24
Friday, February 25
Saturday, February 26
Thursday, March 3
Friday, March 4
Saturday, March 5

All performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and include a dessert intermission. Seating is reserved and tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 17. All tickets sales are online and can be purchased through our Eventbrite platform. Please visit www.wheatonacademy.org/fine-arts/theatre/edwindrood to select the specific performance dates you want to attend.

General News

Spiritual Life Week Offering
An important part of Spiritual Life Week is the offering held during the final chapel of the week.  The offering is taken and is used to support the 23 children that Wheaton Academy sponsors through Kids Alive International in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  Cash and check (made out to Wheaton Academy) donations will be collected in chapel on Friday, February 11.   Students or families may give online towards the offering using this link through Friday evening. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Gregersen.

Re-Enrollment Deposits for the 2022-2023 School Year
As we prepare for the 2022-2023 academic year, we require all parents of current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to pay a re-enrollment deposit of $175 in February. More information will be announced soon so please be on the lookout as the process has slightly changed.

If you choose to opt out for the 2022-2023 academic year and wish to no longer attend Wheaton Academy, please contact the Wheaton Academy Business Office in writing no later than February 28, 2022, to avoid being billed the re-enrollment deposit.

Please contact Sheri Guarnizo, Finance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator sguarnizo@wheatonacademy.org, if you have any questions.

Second Semester Kingdom Community Parent Meetings
All Wheaton Academy parents are invited to our Kingdom Community parent meetings. Partnership with parents is foundational in our community and these meetings provide an opportunity to learn from God’s Word, hear from each other, and pray for our students. We will meet in the library from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, February 16
Wednesday, March 16
Wednesday, April 20
Wednesday, June 8

Please contact Brian Hogan (bhogan@wheatonacademy.org) if you have questions.

Musical Dessert Help Needed
We are so happy that the musical intermission is returning and we certainly could use your help! The musical dates this year are February 24, 25, & 26, and March 3, 4, & 5. We NEED about 12 people per show to make three dozen large cookies and six people per show to donate four pounds of grapes. If you would like to bake your favorite cookie (your choice) or donate grapes for our intermission,  please contact Jim Holtrop. Thanks for being part of this event!

Youth Summer Camps hosted at Wheaton Academy
As we prepare for Summer 2022, we invite families in our community to join the youth summer camps hosted on our campus. Click here to review the camps and register for more information.

2021-2022 Yearbook
It is time to order the 2021-2022 yearbook!  The cost is $25.00 per book. Please click here to place your order. Yearbooks are only available through the Jostens website. If you are placing a senior ad for your graduating senior you DO NOT have to order one, it is included in the ad cost.

Timeshares for Teachers
We invite you to support our Living Curriculum Teachers through the Timeshare for Teachers program. Your generosity blesses many faculty and staff with a much-deserved vacation at little or no cost to them. To learn more visit Timeshares for Teachers – Wheaton Academy. It is our hope that we can continue or begin a partnership with you to provide the use of a privately owned vacation home, vacation package, or airline miles for use during 2022.

Click on the link below if you would like to participate in Timeshare for Teachers: Timeshare for Teachers Participation

Wheaton Academy is Hiring!

Contact Human Resources or refer to the employment opportunities page of the website for more details.

Athletics

February 28, 2022, the spring sports programs begin in athletics! If your student is planning on participating in one of the spring sports teams (Baseball, Boys Tennis, Track and Field, Girls Soccer, Lacrosse, Softball, or Boys Volleyball), he/she must have a valid physical AND the Athletic Packet completed, and uploaded onto Magnus.  Please make sure this is complete, or your student will not be allowed to participate on February 28.  Thank you in advance for having these completed, and uploaded onto Magnus.  

January 28, 2022

Upcoming Events

Re-Enrollment Deposits for the 2022-2023 School Year
Beginning next week

As we prepare for the 2022-2023 academic year, we require all parents of current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to pay a re-enrollment deposit of $175 in February. More information will be announced in next week’s WAweekly, so please be on the lookout as the process has slightly changed.

If you choose to opt out for the 2022-2023 academic year and wish to no longer attend Wheaton Academy, please contact the Wheaton Academy Business Office in writing no later than February 28, 2022 to avoid being billed the re-enrollment deposit.

Please contact Sheri Guarnizo, Finance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator sguarnizo@wheatonacademy.org, if you have any questions.

WA Women’s Prayer
February 1, 8, 15, & 22

All women are invited to join us for prayer on Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. in Luz’s apartment. Please join us once or repeatedly as your schedule allows. We simply want to meet to hold up our precious WA community! God is Faithful! Standing on Isaiah 26:3 – You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you!

Parent Seminar: Making a Spiritual Impact Through Sports
Saturday, February 5
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Library
Does your son or daughter enjoy sports? Being a part of a team can help us grow in our faith and make a difference in the lives of others. Join Dr. Rob Rienow and his son RW as they share biblical principles and practical action steps for how your student (and your family) can make a difference for Christ through athletics. RW (WA Class of ’16) played baseball and basketball in high school and four years of baseball in college at Olivet Nazarene University. Students (of all ages) are welcome to attend. There is no cost, but space is limited so please register by clicking here.

Junior Leadership Academy
Project LEAD is comprised of seven teams that serve in various capacities on our campus, in our communities, and throughout the world. To be eligible for application to Project LEAD, interested juniors are required to attend the mandatory Junior Leadership Academy, designed to teach leadership principles and concepts to prepare them for being a part of Project LEAD. Juniors should plan to attend two sessions to complete the Academy. For the first session, students can choose to attend either Wednesday, February 2 in person at 8:00 a.m. or they can attend virtually on Tuesday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. (link will be sent via OnCampus). The second session should be attended by all who completed the first and it will take place in person on Wednesday, February 16 and 8:00 a.m. If you have any questions about the Junior Leadership Academy or Project LEAD in general contact Eric Bowling

Student Showcase Night
Tuesday, February 8
6:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center

Newly enrolled and accepted families are invited to our Student Showcase Night on Tuesday, February 8!  We have designed this night to explain to parents the onboarding process for your incoming freshman. We will provide an overview of our vision for your student’s freshman year, practical tips for you to consider, and immediate next steps for your family to take, including class placement and registration. You will also have the opportunity to attend optional breakout sessions to learn more about maximizing specific programs.

Our schedule for the evening includes:

  • 6:30 p.m. Student Showcase Night Check-In (Fine Arts Center)
  • 6:40 p.m. Introduction
  • 7:00-7:45 pm Starting Well
  • Curriculum options and our approach to classes
  • Cultivating a school community where freshmen can thrive
  • 7:45pm–8:00 p.m. Preparing for Next Steps
  • 8:15 p.m. Optional Break-Out Sessions on maximizing specific programs

If you are a newly enrolled family, please click here to register.

Youth Summer Camps hosted at Wheaton Academy
As we prepare for Summer 2022, we invite families in our community to join the youth summer camps hosted on our campus. Click here to review the camps and register for more information.

Spiritual Life Week
Spiritual Life week is February 7-11 and we are excited to see what God has in store for us. Our theme for the week is ROOTED and based on Colossians 2:6-7 “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

Speakers Hannah Gronowski and Chris Reed will challenge us with the importance of being rooted in Christ, maturing in our faith, and bearing fruit for His Kingdom. Jana Dukes and team will lead our Thursday night worship night as well as Friday worship and response chapel. Please be in prayer for our community during this very special week.

Bell Schedule for the Week:
Monday, February 7, 2022                                                                                                            
8:00 – 8:45                           Period 1
8:51 – 9:36                             Period 2                                                               
9:42 – 10:27                          Period 3                                                               
10:33 – 10:58                        Chapel                                         
11:04 – 11:49                          Period 4
11:49 – 12:28                         Lunch                                          
12:33 – 1:18                            Period 5                                                               
1:24 – 2:09                            Period 6                                                              
2:15 – 3:00                            Period 7

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
8:00 – 8:44                          Period 1
8:50 – 9:34                           Period 2
9:40 – 10:24                         Period 3
10:30 – 11:08                         Chapel
11:14 – 11:58                           Period 4
11:58– 12:31                            Lunch
12:36 – 1:20                           Period 5
1:26 – 2:10                              Period 6
2:16 – 3:00                            Period 7

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
9:00 – 10:25                          Period 1
10:30 – 11:15                           Chapel
11:20 – 12:00                          Lunch
12:05 – 1:30                            Period 2
1:35 – 3:00                             Period 3

Thursday, February 10, 2022
8:00 – 9:20                           Period 4
9:25 – 10:45                           Period 5
10:50 – 11:35                          Chapel
11:40 – 12:10                           Lunch
12:15 – 1:35                             Period 6
1:40 – 3:00                            Period 7

Friday, February 11, 2022
8:00 – 8:44                          Period 1
8:50 – 9:34                           Period 2
9:40 – 10:24                         Period 3
10:30 – 11:08                         Chapel
11:14 – 11:58                           Period 4
11:58– 12:31                            Lunch
12:36 – 1:20                           Period 5
1:26 – 2:10                              Period 6
2:16 – 3:00                            Period 7

General News

2021-2022 Yearbook
It is time to order the 2021-2022 yearbook!  The cost is $25.00 per book. Please click here to place your order. Yearbooks are only available through the Jostens website. If you are placing a senior ad for your graduating senior you DO NOT have to order one, it is included in the ad cost.

Senior Ads for Yearbook Deadline – March 12!
Parents – Reminder that senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase this year for $150 per quarter-page ad. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website as that fee is included in the $150.  The deadline for the ads is March 12. Ads can be sent to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. A check payable to Wheaton Academy may be sent to the attention of Jim Holtrop in the front office. You may click here for an example of the ad size and layout. The yearbook staff will gladly design the ad for you if you send in the photo images and the message you would like included.

ZOOM Links Due to Illness
Please see below for our student procedures to access zoom links:

  • For students to access ZOOM, parents need to call the front office and report the student as absent due to illness.  
  • Therefore, students who attend any classes via ZOOM will not be permitted to participate in co-curricular activities.   
  • Students in COVID protocol will be eligible to take tests, quizzes, or other assessments via ZOOM.  Students absent due to other illnesses will need to take tests, quizzes, or other assessments in person when they return to school.   Please contact Ms. Carwell – ecarwell@wheatonacademy.org – with any questions.     
  • Students on ZOOM will be marked present virtually.   To be marked present virtually, students need to have their camera turned on and be dressed professionally for school.   
  • Teachers will post a ZOOM link on the bulletin board for each class  

Thanks for your continued partnership.

Timeshares for Teachers
We invite you to support our Living Curriculum Teachers through the Timeshare for Teachers program. Your generosity blesses many faculty and staff with a much-deserved vacation at little or no cost to them. To learn more visit Timeshares for Teachers – Wheaton Academy. It is our hope that we can continue or begin a partnership with you to provide the use of a privately owned vacation home, vacation package, or airline miles for use during 2022.

Click on the link below if you would like to participate in Timeshare for Teachers: Timeshare for Teachers Participation

Wheaton Academy is Hiring!

Contact Human Resources or refer to the employment opportunities page of the website for more details.

Athletics

February 28, 2022, the spring sports programs begin in athletics! If your student is planning on participating in one of the spring sports teams (Baseball, Boys Tennis, Track and Field, Girls Soccer, Lacrosse, Softball, or Boys Volleyball), he/she must have a valid physical AND the Athletic Packet completed, and uploaded onto Magnus.  Please make sure this is complete, or your student will not be allowed to participate on February 28.  Thank you in advance for having these completed, and uploaded onto Magnus.  

January 21, 2022

Upcoming Events

WA Women’s Prayer
January 25
February 1, 8, 15, & 22

All women are invited to join us for prayer on Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. in Luz’s apartment. Please join us once or repeatedly as your schedule allows. We simply want to meet to hold up our precious WA community! God is Faithful! Standing on Isaiah 26:3 – You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you!

Parent Seminar: Making a Spiritual Impact Through Sports
Saturday, February 5
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Library
Does your son or daughter enjoy sports? Being a part of a team can help us grow in our faith and make a difference in the lives of others. Join Dr. Rob Rienow and his son RW as they share biblical principles and practical action steps for how your student (and your family) can make a difference for Christ through athletics. RW (WA Class of ’16) played baseball and basketball in high school and four years of baseball in college at Olivet Nazarene University. Students (of all ages) are welcome to attend. There is no cost, but space is limited so please register by clicking here.

General News

ZOOM Links Due to Illness
Please see below for our student procedures to access zoom links:

  • For students to access ZOOM, parents need to call the front office and report the student as absent due to illness.  
  • Therefore, students who attend any classes via ZOOM will not be permitted to participate in co-curricular activities.   
  • Students in COVID protocol will be eligible to take tests, quizzes, or other assessments via ZOOM.  Students absent due to other illnesses will need to take tests, quizzes, or other assessments in person when they return to school.   Please contact Ms. Carwell – ecarwell@wheatonacademy.org – with any questions.     
  • Students on ZOOM will be marked present virtually.   To be marked present virtually, students need to have their camera turned on and be dressed professionally for school.   
  • Teachers will post a ZOOM link on the bulletin board for each class  

Thanks for your continued partnership.

Timeshares for Teachers
We invite you to support our Living Curriculum Teachers through the Timeshare for Teachers program. Your generosity blesses many faculty and staff with a much-deserved vacation at little or no cost to them. To learn more visit Timeshares for Teachers – Wheaton Academy. It is our hope that we can continue or begin a partnership with you to provide the use of a privately owned vacation home, vacation package, or airline miles for use during 2022.

Click on the link below if you would like to participate in Timeshare for Teachers: Timeshare for Teachers Participation

Wheaton Academy is Hiring!

Contact Human Resources or refer to the employment opportunities page of the website for more details.

College Corner

Registration for the next ACT/SAT Group Class is now open! These two college admission tests have never been more similar so we are combining our tips and strategies for both tests and teaching them in one group class. The class will be taught by Cheryl Koslosky and Kristen Rusthoven Tuesday nights (2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, and 3/22) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Wheaton Academy in Room 125.  The cost is $410 for six two-hour classes. Only 15 spots are available, so don’t delay! (Your payment is your registration.) Register here.

January 14, 2022

Upcoming Events

First Week of Second Semester
Second semester begins on Wednesday, January 19. We will run 7-period bell schedules during this first week back. Friday, January 21 will be a regular chapel schedule.

Wednesday, January 19
8:00 – 8:44                Period 1
8:50 – 9:34                 Period 2
9:40 – 10:24               Period 3
10:30 – 11:08               Advisory
11:14 – 11:58                 Period 4
11:58– 12:31                  Lunch
12:36 – 1:20                 Period 5
1:26 – 2:10                   Period 6
2:16 – 3:00                  Period 7

Thursday, January 20
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

General News

Second Semester Updated Guidance
We are excited to welcome students back on campus for the second semester next Wednesday, January 19, at 8:00 am.

Both the CDC and IDPH have recently updated the guidelines for isolation after a positive test. If a student has tested positive, they may return to school after five days if they have remained without symptoms or their symptoms are resolving. The priority is to have students back in class as soon as they are well.  To help make this possible; we ask our community to: 

  • Notify our school nurse, Jenn Sezonov, when your student or family is dealing with a positive COVID test, and she will work with you to determine when your student may return to school. 
  • Please continue to keep students home when they feel sick and have symptoms of any kind.    

Please take a few minutes to review our updated health plan on the Wheaton Academy website – https://families.wheatonacademy.org/health/.

THANK YOU!
We are so grateful to our Wheaton Academy family for your support in helping us reach our end-of-year $100,000 matching gift goal. During the month of December, over 275 faithful partners gave a gift toward our goal. Thank you for your generosity in helping us achieve our mission of nurturing growth in students through relationships, excellence, and service to the glory of God.

Not to us, Lord, not to us but to Your name be the glory. Psalm 115:1

Timeshares for Teachers
We invite you to support our Living Curriculum Teachers through the Timeshare for Teachers program. Your generosity blesses many faculty and staff with a much-deserved vacation at little or no cost to them. To learn more visit Timeshares for Teachers – Wheaton Academy. It is our hope that we can continue or begin a partnership with you to provide the use of a privately owned vacation home, vacation package, or airline miles for use during 2022.

Click on the link below if you would like to participate in Timeshare for Teachers: Timeshare for Teachers Participation

Wheaton Academy is Hiring!

Contact Human Resources or refer to the employment opportunities page of the website for more details.

Endowed Scholarships
The Wheaton Academy 2022-2023 endowed scholarship application is now open.  To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must complete the online application by January 15, 2022.  For more details about each scholarship and/or to complete the online application, visit https://wheatonacademy.org/affordable/endowed-scholarships/.

College Corner

Registration for the next ACT/SAT Group Class is now open! These two college admission tests have never been more similar so we are combining our tips and strategies for both tests and teaching them in one group class. The class will be taught by Cheryl Koslosky and Kristen Rusthoven Tuesday nights (2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, and 3/22) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Wheaton Academy in Room 125.  The cost is $410 for six two-hour classes. Only 15 spots are available, so don’t delay! (Your payment is your registration.) Register here.

January 7, 2022

Upcoming Events

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, January 8
8:00-9:00 a.m.
Alumni White Chapel

On the second Saturday of every month, the men from Wheaton Academy meet to pray and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us Saturday, January 8. We will hear from WA Director of Instructional Technology and teacher, Josh Burick. Light refreshments are served.

Parent Seminar: Helping Your Teen Find Freedom From Anger
Saturday, January 8
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Library
Does your teen struggle with anger, bitterness, or holding grudges? Does your son or daughter have a pattern of chaotic relationships? You can help! At this seminar with Dr. Rob Rienow, we will explore essential Scriptures and practical ways we can encourage our teens to experience the forgiveness of God and freedom from anger. The event is free, but space is limited so pre-registration is required at www.VisionaryFam.com/events

First Week of Second Semester
Second semester begins on Wednesday, January 19. We will run 7-period bell schedules during this first week back. Friday, January 21 will be a regular chapel schedule.

Wednesday, January 19
8:00 – 8:44                Period 1
8:50 – 9:34                 Period 2
9:40 – 10:24               Period 3
10:30 – 11:08               Advisory
11:14 – 11:58                 Period 4
11:58– 12:31                  Lunch
12:36 – 1:20                 Period 5
1:26 – 2:10                   Period 6
2:16 – 3:00                  Period 7

Thursday, January 20
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

General News

Timeshares for Teachers
We invite you to support our Living Curriculum Teachers through the Timeshare for Teachers program. Your generosity blesses many faculty and staff with a much-deserved vacation at little or no cost to them. To learn more visit Timeshares for Teachers – Wheaton Academy. It is our hope that we can continue or begin a partnership with you to provide the use of a privately owned vacation home, vacation package, or airline miles for use during 2022.

Click on the link below if you would like to participate in Timeshare for Teachers: Timeshare for Teachers Participation

Wheaton Academy is Hiring!

Contact Human Resources or refer to the employment opportunities page of the website for more details.

Endowed Scholarships
The Wheaton Academy 2022-2023 endowed scholarship application is now open.  To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must complete the online application by January 15, 2022.  For more details about each scholarship and/or to complete the online application, visit https://wheatonacademy.org/affordable/endowed-scholarships/.

December 31, 2021

Upcoming Events

Winterim 2022!
Monday, January 3 – Friday, January 14
8:00-11:00 a.m. – Morning Courses
11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Afternoon Courses
Winterim classes begin on Monday, January 3. Students may see which courses they are taking and classroom locations in OnCampus. If you have any questions regarding classes, please contact Jenn Trott.

Parent Seminar: Helping Your Teen Find Freedom From Anger
Saturday, January 8
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Library
Does your teen struggle with anger, bitterness, or holding grudges? Does your son or daughter have a pattern of chaotic relationships? You can help! At this seminar with Dr. Rob Rienow, we will explore essential Scriptures and practical ways we can encourage our teens to experience the forgiveness of God and freedom from anger. The event is free, but space is limited so pre-registration is required at www.VisionaryFam.com/events

First Week of Second Semester
Second semester begins on Wednesday, January 19. We will run 7-period bell schedules during this first week back. Friday, January 21 will be a regular chapel schedule.

Wednesday, January 19
8:00 – 8:44                Period 1
8:50 – 9:34                 Period 2
9:40 – 10:24               Period 3
10:30 – 11:08               Advisory
11:14 – 11:58                 Period 4
11:58– 12:31                  Lunch
12:36 – 1:20                 Period 5
1:26 – 2:10                   Period 6
2:16 – 3:00                  Period 7

Thursday, January 20
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

General News

Will You Help Us Finish the Year Strong?
A generous supporter has stepped forward with a $100,000 matching gift that will double every gift given, up to $100,000. Would you please help us finish the year strong by prayerfully considering an end-of-year financial gift to help us meet our matching gift goal? Your gift on behalf of our mission directly impacts our students as they are molded and shaped into young men and women who understand every discipline in light of the truth of the Gospel. Thank you for partnering with us in our mission as the Lord leads you.  Click here to provide a gift.

Endowed Scholarships
The Wheaton Academy 2022-2023 endowed scholarship application is now open.  To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must complete the online application by January 15, 2022.  For more details about each scholarship and/or to complete the online application, visit https://wheatonacademy.org/affordable/endowed-scholarships/.

Deadline for Financial Aid Application for Returning Families – TODAY
Wheaton Academy Financial Aid applications for the 2022-2023 year must be completed by today. All families who will need to apply for aid will be required to complete a financial aid application through FACTS®. 

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

If you have any questions regarding your FACTS® application, please contact FACTS customer service directly: 866-315-9262.  If you have any other questions, please contact Pat Brooke pbrooke@wheatonacademy.org.

December 17, 2021

Upcoming Events

Holiday Office Hours and WA Weekly Schedule
During the weeks over Christmas and New Year’s, the offices will be closed from December 22-29, and open on December 30-31. There will be no WA Weekly published on Friday, December 24. We wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you have a blessed break!

Winterim 2022!
Monday, January 3 – Friday, January 14
8:00-11:00 a.m. – Morning Courses
11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Afternoon Courses
Winterim classes begin on Monday, January 3. Students may see which courses they are taking and classroom locations in OnCampus. If you have any questions regarding classes, please contact Jenn Trott.

Parent Seminar: Helping Your Teen Find Freedom From Anger
Saturday, January 8
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Library
Does your teen struggle with anger, bitterness, or holding grudges? Does your son or daughter have a pattern of chaotic relationships? You can help! At this seminar with Dr. Rob Rienow, we will explore essential Scriptures and practical ways we can encourage our teens to experience the forgiveness of God and freedom from anger. The event is free, but space is limited so pre-registration is required at www.VisionaryFam.com/events

First Week of Second Semester
Second semester begins on Wednesday, January 19. We will run 7-period bell schedules during this first week back. Friday, January 21 will be a regular chapel schedule.

Wednesday, January 19
8:00 – 8:44                Period 1
8:50 – 9:34                 Period 2
9:40 – 10:24               Period 3
10:30 – 11:08               Advisory
11:14 – 11:58                 Period 4
11:58– 12:31                  Lunch
12:36 – 1:20                 Period 5
1:26 – 2:10                   Period 6
2:16 – 3:00                  Period 7

Thursday, January 20
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

General News

Will You Help Us Finish the Year Strong?
A generous supporter has stepped forward with a $100,000 matching gift that will double every gift given, up to $100,000. Would you please help us finish the year strong by prayerfully considering an end-of-year financial gift to help us meet our matching gift goal? Your gift on behalf of our mission directly impacts our students as they are molded and shaped into young men and women who understand every discipline in light of the truth of the Gospel. Thank you for partnering with us in our mission as the Lord leads you.  Click here to provide a gift.

Endowed Scholarships
The Wheaton Academy 2022-2023 endowed scholarship application is now open.  To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must complete the online application by January 15, 2022.  For more details about each scholarship and/or to complete the online application, visit https://wheatonacademy.org/affordable/endowed-scholarships/.

Deadline for Financial Aid Application for Returning Families – December 31
Wheaton Academy Financial Aid applications for the 2022-2023 year must be completed by December 31, 2021. All families who will need to apply for aid will be required to complete a financial aid application through FACTS®. 

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

If you have any questions regarding your FACTS® application, please contact FACTS customer service directly: 866-315-9262.  If you have any other questions, please contact Pat Brooke pbrooke@wheatonacademy.org.

Senior Pictures
The end of the first semester is coming fast! If you have not submitted your child’s yearbook picture, please send it in before Christmas break. Pictures should be sent to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. We need front-facing and shoulder-up portraits only.

Senior Ads for Yearbooks!
Parents – Reminder that senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase this year for $150 per quarter-page ad. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website as that fee is included in the $150.  The deadline for the ads is March 12. Ads can be sent to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. A check payable to Wheaton Academy may be sent to the attention of Jim Holtrop in the front office. You may click here for an example of the ad size and layout. The yearbook staff will gladly design the ad for you if you send in the photo images and the message you would like included.

December 10, 2021

Upcoming Events

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

On the second Saturday of every month, the men from Wheaton Academy meet to pray and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us Saturday, December 11. We will hear from WA Instrumental teacher and Fine Arts Department Head, Steve Willemssen. Light refreshments are served.

Christmas Soirée
Thursday, December 16
3:30-10:30 p.m.
Meet in the FAC

Students attending the Soiree should meet in the FAC at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 16. Parents may pick them up at 10:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Holtrop.

General News


Wheaton Academy Spiritwear
Order your Wheaton Academy Spiritwear today! New items are available for pickup by Christmas. Place your order by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 16. All orders must be picked up by Friday, December 17 at 3:00 p.m.
Shop now: store.wheatonacademy.org.

Final’s Week Schedule
Monday, December 13
8:00-9:30       Period 1 Final
9:45-11:15     Period 2 Final

Tuesday, December 14
8:00-9:30       Period 3 Final
9:45-11:15     Period 4 Final

Wednesday, December 15
8:00-9:30       Period 5 Final
9:45-11:15     Period 6 Final

Thursday, December 16
8:00-9:30       Period 7 Final

WA Athletics Podcast
We have started up a weekly podcast that looks at the past week in sports at Wheaton Academy. Matt Hockett analyzes the stats from the latest athletic contests and gives you must-know information about what is upcoming. Check it out at anchor.fm/wheaton-academy or by searching Wheaton Academy on Spotify.

INCubatoredu
Please read more about the INCubatoredu course and community of parents and volunteers within Wheaton Academy’s Business program by clicking here. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Phil Strzalka.

Will You Help Us Finish the Year Strong?
A generous supporter has stepped forward with a $100,000 matching gift that will double every gift given, up to $100,000. Would you please help us finish the year strong by prayerfully considering an end-of-year financial gift to help us meet our matching gift goal? Your gift on behalf of our mission directly impacts our students as they are molded and shaped into young men and women who understand every discipline in light of the truth of the Gospel. Thank you for partnering with us in our mission as the Lord leads you.  Click here to provide a gift.

Endowed Scholarships
The Wheaton Academy 2022-2023 endowed scholarship application is now open.  To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must complete the online application by January 15, 2022.  For more details about each scholarship and/or to complete the online application, visit https://wheatonacademy.org/affordable/endowed-scholarships/.

Financial Aid Applications: New Deadline of December 31 for Returning Families 
Wheaton Academy Financial Aid applications for the 2022-2023 year are now open and must be completed by December 31, 2021—a new deadline this year. All families who will need to apply for aid will be required to complete a financial aid application through FACTS®. 

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

If you have any questions regarding your FACTS® application, please contact FACTS customer service directly: 866-315-9262.  If you have any other questions, please contact Pat Brooke pbrooke@wheatonacademy.org.

Senior Pictures
The end of the first semester is coming fast! If you have not submitted your child’s yearbook picture, please send it in before Christmas break. Pictures should be sent to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. We need front-facing and shoulder-up portraits only.

Senior Ads for Yearbooks!
Parents – Reminder that senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase this year for $150 per quarter-page ad. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website as that fee is included in the $150.  The deadline for the ads is March 12. Ads can be sent to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. A check payable to Wheaton Academy may be sent to the attention of Jim Holtrop in the front office. You may click here for an example of the ad size and layout. The yearbook staff will gladly design the ad for you if you send in the photo images and the message you would like included.

December 3, 2021

Upcoming Events

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

On the second Saturday of every month, the men from Wheaton Academy meet to pray and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us Saturday, December 13. We will hear from WA Instrumental teacher and Fine Arts Department Head, Steve Willemssen. Light refreshments are served.

Christmas Soirée
Thursday, December 16
3:30-10:30 p.m.
Meet in the FAC

Monday, December 6, will be the final day to purchase tickets for the Christmas Soirée. All students are invited to attend the soirée on December 16.

Bus signups for transportation will be on December 7 & 8 during lunch in the Atrium. All students attending must sign up for a bus. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Holtrop.

General News

Christmas Concert Bell Schedule   
Tuesday, December 7, we will be operating on a modified bell schedule to allow time for our Christmas Concert during Chapel. 

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

Final’s Week Schedule
Monday, December 13
8:00-9:30       Period 1 Final
9:45-11:15     Period 2 Final

Tuesday, December 14
8:00-9:30       Period 3 Final
9:45-11:15     Period 4 Final

Wednesday, December 15
8:00-9:30       Period 5 Final
9:45-11:15     Period 6 Final

Thursday, December 16
8:00-9:30       Period 7 Final

WA Athletics Podcast
We have started up a weekly podcast that looks at the past week in sports at Wheaton Academy. Matt Hockett analyzes the stats from the latest athletic contests and gives you must-know information about what is upcoming. Check it out at anchor.fm/wheaton-academy or by searching Wheaton Academy on Spotify.

INCubatoredu
Please read more about the INCubatoredu course and community of parents and volunteers within Wheaton Academy’s Business program by clicking here. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Phil Strzalka.

Will You Help Us Finish the Year Strong?
A generous supporter has stepped forward with a $100,000 matching gift that will double every gift given, up to $100,000. Would you please help us finish the year strong by prayerfully considering an end-of-year financial gift to help us meet our matching gift goal? Your gift on behalf of our mission directly impacts our students as they are molded and shaped into young men and women who understand every discipline in light of the truth of the Gospel. Thank you for partnering with us in our mission as the Lord leads you.  Click here to provide a gift.

Endowed Scholarships
The Wheaton Academy 2022-2023 endowed scholarship application is now open.  To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must complete the online application by January 15, 2022.  For more details about each scholarship and/or to complete the online application, visit https://wheatonacademy.org/affordable/endowed-scholarships/.

Financial Aid Applications: New Deadline of December 31 for Returning Families 
Wheaton Academy Financial Aid applications for the 2022-2023 year are now open and must be completed by December 31, 2021—a new deadline this year. All families who will need to apply for aid will be required to complete a financial aid application through FACTS®. 

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

If you have any questions regarding your FACTS® application, please contact FACTS customer service directly: 866-315-9262.  If you have any other questions, please contact Pat Brooke pbrooke@wheatonacademy.org.

Senior Pictures
The end of the first semester is coming fast! If you have not submitted your child’s yearbook picture, please send it in before Christmas break. Pictures should be sent to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. We need front-facing and shoulder-up portraits only.

Senior Ads for Yearbooks!
Parents – Reminder that senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase this year for $150 per quarter-page ad. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website as that fee is included in the $150.  The deadline for the ads is March 12. Ads can be sent to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. A check payable to Wheaton Academy may be sent to the attention of Jim Holtrop in the front office. You may click here for an example of the ad size and layout. The yearbook staff will gladly design the ad for you if you send in the photo images and the message you would like included.

2020-2021 Yearbooks
Yearbooks from last school year have been distributed to all students who ordered them ahead of time through Jostens’ website. We have leftover copies now available to sell to students who did not order. While we have copies remaining, they will be for sale at the Front Office for $25. Cash or a check made payable to Wheaton Academy will be accepted forms of payment. Email yearbook@wheatonacademy.org with any questions!

COVID Update
This week, Wheaton Academy has had one positive Covid case.  Gratefully, our campus has experienced low or no Covid case numbers for several weeks.  As a result, we will return to periodic announcements.

November 19, 2021

Upcoming Events

Little Women
Friday, November 19
Saturday, November 20
7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center

Tickets are available for online purchase. Visit our website: www.wheatonacademy.org and follow the prompts for Little Women 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!

WA Women’s Prayer
Tuesdays, November 30 & December 7
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Armour Building Apartment

All women are invited to pray for our students, teachers, staff, and school on Tuesdays. During November there will not be prayer on the Tuesday of Thanksgiving week. If you are interested in meeting for prayer the evening of Monday, November 29 from 7:00-8:00 p.m., please contact Mary Miller at marym996.mac@mac.com, location TBD.

Christmas Soirée
Thursday, December 16
3:30-10:30 p.m.
Meet in the FAC

The student council is inviting the entire student body to the annual Christmas Soirée on Thursday, December 16. This will be a formal attired event on the Odyssey Cruise Ship.

We will depart at 3:30 p.m. from Wheaton Academy by motor coach bus. We will board the Odyssey at Navy Pier for a sit-down dinner cruise/dance and return to the Academy around 10:30 p.m.

Tickets will be on sale for $60.00 per person from November 29 – December 6 during lunch. No tickets will be sold after December 6.  Students may take guests from other schools once completing the guest form. Contact Jim Holtrop for more information. Student Council is looking forward to starting our Christmas season together!

General News

Thanksgiving Break
Next week school will be in session on Monday & Tuesday, November 22 & 23. There will be no school, and offices will be closed from Wednesday – Friday, November 24-26, to celebrate Thanksgiving. There will be no WA Weekly next week as well. May you and your families enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving during the break!

Endowed Scholarships
The Wheaton Academy 2022-2023 endowed scholarship application is now open.  To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must complete the online application by January 15, 2022.  For more details about each scholarship and/or to complete the online application, visit https://wheatonacademy.org/affordable/endowed-scholarships/.

Financial Aid Applications: New Deadline of December 31 for Returning Families 
Wheaton Academy Financial Aid applications for the 2022-2023 year are now open must be completed by December 31, 2021—a new deadline this year. All families who will need to apply for aid will be required to complete a financial aid application through FACTS®. 

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

If you have any questions regarding your FACTS® application, please contact FACTS customer service directly: 866-315-9262.  If you have any other questions, please contact Pat Brooke pbrooke@wheatonacademy.org.

Plan for ZOOM for the Remainder of the Semester 
Over the past three weeks, we re-instituted access to ZOOM for students who are out of school due to illness.  We are still committed to students learning in person throughout this school year, however; we also realize that when students have to be out of school, they want to have the option to stay connected to their classes to help prevent them from falling behind.  Therefore, we have decided to continue the access to ZOOM for the rest of the semester.  Here are the important elements to help make this successful: 

  • For students to access ZOOM, parents need to call the front office and report the student as absent due to illness.  
  • Therefore, students who attend any classes via ZOOM will not be permitted to participate in co-curricular activities.   
  • Students in COVID protocol will be eligible to take tests, quizzes, or other assessments via ZOOM.  Students absent due to other illnesses will need to take tests, quizzes, or other assessments in person when they return to school.   Please contact Ms. Carwell – ecarwell@wheatonacademy.org – with any questions.     
  • Students on ZOOM will be marked present virtually.   To be marked present virtually, students need to have their camera turned on and be dressed professionally for school.   
  • Teachers will post a ZOOM link on the bulletin board for each class  

Thanks for your continued partnership.

Senior Pictures
The end of the first semester is coming fast! If you have not submitted your child’s yearbook picture, please send it in before Christmas break. Pictures should be sent to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. We need front-facing and shoulder-up portraits only.

Senior Ads for Yearbooks!
Parents – Reminder that senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase this year for $150 per quarter-page ad. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website as that fee is included in the $150.  The deadline for the ads is March 12. Ads can be sent to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. A check payable to Wheaton Academy may be sent to the attention of Jim Holtrop in the front office. You may click here for an example of the ad size and layout. The yearbook staff will gladly design the ad for you if you send in the photo images and the message you would like included.

2020-2021 Yearbooks
Yearbooks from last school year have been distributed to all students who ordered them ahead of time through Jostens’ website. We have leftover copies now available to sell to students who did not order. While we have copies remaining, they will be for sale at the Front Office for $25. Cash or a check made payable to Wheaton Academy will be accepted forms of payment. Email yearbook@wheatonacademy.org with any questions!

Winterim Internships
Many students are beginning to solicit and secure Winterim 2022 internships. If your student is completing an internship during Winterim this year, please have him/her register the internship in OnCampus during the registration times for his/her class which are listed above. WA is also soliciting Internship Hosts. Please contact Phil Strzalka at pstrzalka@wheatonacademy.org if you or your organization would be interested in hosting a student as an intern.

COVID Update
Over the last week, there were no positive Covid cases.  As a reminder, we ask that you keep your kids home if they are experiencing cold or flu symptoms.  If your student is not feeling well, please keep them home and contact Jenn Sezonov – jsezonov@wheatonacademy.org.  Also, consider consulting with a doctor to evaluate further and determine if testing is necessary. 

November 12, 2021

Upcoming Events

Evening in the Furnace
Friday, November 12
7:00 p.m.
FAC

Furnace Company Dance and Comedy Improv will be having their fall performance called “Evening in the Furnace” on November 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the FAC auditorium. Tickets are $5.00 and will be available at the door! Come for a night of fun!

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, November 13

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Alumni White Chapel

On the second Saturday of each month, the men of Wheaton Academy meet to pray for our school and hear from one of our employees. Please join us tomorrow, at 8:00 a.m. in the Alumni White Chapel. Wheaton Academy Bible teacher and basketball coach, Tate Fritz, will be our speaker for this month. Light refreshments are served.

WA Women’s Prayer
Tuesdays, November 16 & 30, December 7
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Armour Building Apartment

All women are invited to pray for our students, teachers, staff, and school on Tuesdays. During November there will not be prayer on the Tuesday of Thanksgiving week. If are interested in meeting for prayer the evening of Monday, November 29 from 7:00-8:00 p.m., please contact Mary Miller at marym996.mac@mac.com, location TBD.

Little Women
Thursday, November 18 
Friday, November 19
Saturday, November 20
7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center

Tickets are available for online purchase. Visit our website: www.wheatonacademy.org and follow the prompts for Little Women 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!

General News

November 17 Modified Bell Schedule
Please note the slight change in bell schedule for Wednesday, November 17 for an added assembly:

9:00 – 10:20                      Period 1
10:25 – 10:55                    Advisory Groups
11:00 – 12:20                    Period 2
12:25 – 12:55                    Assembly
12:55 – 1:35                      Lunch
1:40 – 3:00                        Period 3

Senior Cap and Gown Assembly, Wednesday, November 17
On Wednesday, November 17 during Advisory the seniors will meet in the FAC with our Jostens representative for an important assembly regarding purchasing cap and gowns for graduation. Jostens will return on Friday, November 19 during lunch to take orders. Please be sure your student attends are receives the packet necessary for ordering.

Thank you
The WA Appreciation team has raised enough funds to provide a wonderful Christmas treat for faculty and staff because of your generosity. We look forward to the sweet treats and special blessings we can give to them in December.  We will do another request for sponsorship for the April Appreciation Luncheon in the Spring. Thank you again for your support!  

Senior Pictures
The end of the first semester is coming fast! If you have not submitted your child’s yearbook picture, please send it in before Christmas break. Pictures should be sent to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. We need front-facing and shoulder-up portraits only.

Senior Ads for Yearbooks!
Parents – Reminder that senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase this year for $150 per quarter-page ad. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website as that fee is included in the $150.  The deadline for the ads is March 12. Ads can be sent to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. A check payable to Wheaton Academy may be sent to the attention of Jim Holtrop in the front office. You may click here for an example of the ad size and layout. The yearbook staff will gladly design the ad for you if you send in the photo images and the message you would like included.

2022 Winterim Course Registration
Our 2022 Winterim courses are available to view on our website. We are offering over 50 exciting and different courses to choose from. Students will register online for an am and pm class in OnCampus at home during the following dates and times:

Sophomores: Monday, November 15, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Freshmen: Wednesday, November 17, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

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

Winterim Internships
Many students are beginning to solicit and secure Winterim 2022 internships. If your student is completing an internship during Winterim this year, please have him/her register the internship in OnCampus during the registration times for his/her class which are listed above. WA is also soliciting Internship Hosts. Please contact Phil Strzalka at pstrzalka@wheatonacademy.org if you or your organization would be interested in hosting a student as an intern.

Wheaton Academy’s Business & Innovation Program
Our Business & Innovation program continues to thrive. Our Business of…students have been discovering God’s plan for their lives by exploring the business or industry they feel passionate about. Read more about the INCubatoredu course and community of parents and volunteers by clicking here. If you are interested in visiting or zooming a class to engage students regarding your career, please contact Phil Strzalka at pstrzalka@wheatonacademy.org.

Financial Aid Applications are Now Open; New Deadline of December 31 for Returning Families 
Wheaton Academy Financial Aid applications for the 2022-2023 year are now open must be completed by December 31, 2021—a new deadline this year. All families who will need to apply for aid will be required to complete a financial aid application through FACTS®. 

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

If you have any questions regarding your FACTS® application, please contact FACTS customer service directly: 866-315-9262.  If you have any other questions, please contact Pat Brooke pbrooke@wheatonacademy.org.

International Host Family Informational Meeting
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to host one of our international students in your home? Come to a zoom meeting on November 17 at 8:00 a.m. or 7:30 p.m. to learn about this great ministry opportunity for your family. Please email Julie Grant at jgrant@wheatonacademy.org for the zoom link and any questions.

2020-2021 Yearbooks
Yearbooks from last school year have been distributed to all students who ordered them ahead of time through Jostens’ website. We have leftover copies now available to sell to students who did not order. While we have copies remaining, they will be for sale at the Front Office for $25. Cash or a check made payable to Wheaton Academy will be accepted forms of payment. Email yearbook@wheatonacademy.org with any questions!

COVID Update
Over the last week, there have been two positive Covid cases.  As a reminder, we ask that you keep your kids home if they are experiencing cold or flu symptoms.  If your student is not feeling well, please keep them home and contact Jenn Sezonov – jsezonov@wheatonacademy.org.  Also, consider consulting with a doctor to evaluate further and determine if testing is necessary.