December 13, 2019

Upcoming Events

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, December 14
White Alumni Chapel
8:00 a.m.
On the second Saturday of each month, the men from the WA community meet to pray and hear from one of our WA employees. Please join us for prayer tomorrow, December 14, at 8:00 a.m. in the white Alumni Chapel. Our guest speaker for this month is Scott Broman, WA Business teacher, and Boys Golf Coach. Light refreshments are served.

Christmas Soirée
Thursday, December 19
3:15 – 10:30 p.m.
Meet in FAC

Students who signed up for the Christmas Soirée will meet in the Fine Arts Center at 3:15 p.m. and be chauffeured down to Navy Pier on coach buses for a 2-1/2 hour boat cruise on the lake with a full dinner. We will return to Wheaton Academy at 10:30 p.m. All students must take the buses to and from Navy Pier. We look forward to celebrating the Christmas season together. Any questions, please feel free to contact Jim Holtrop.

General News

Final Exam Week Schedule
Monday, December 16 – Thursday, December 19
Students must take their finals during the assigned time. If special circumstances create the need to change the day/time of a final, approval must first be given by Ms. Carwell. There is no lunch served, and dress code remains in effect during the week of final exams.

Monday, December 16
Period 1 Final: 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Period 2 Final: 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, December 17
Period 3 Final: 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Period 4 Final: 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, December 18
Period 5 Final: 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Period 6 Final: 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Thursday, December 19
Period 7 Final: 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Make-up Finals: 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Friday, December 20
No School, Offices Open

Will You Help us Finish the Year Strong?
Did you know that for the 2019-2020 academic year, Wheaton Academy was able to provide over $1.6M in financial assistance to our families? This would not be possible, however, without the generosity of our faithful supporters. Would you please help us finish the year strong by prayerfully considering an end-of-year financial gift? 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.

Timeshares for Teachers 2019-2020
Wheaton Academy is once again seeking vacation opportunities to be used by our Living Curriculum Teachers. If you have a timeshare, a privately-owned vacation home, vacation packages, or airline miles and would like to participate in this program, please click here for more information. To fill out an online form, please click here. Questions? Email Chelsea Schillinger or call 630-562-7520.

Need-Based Scholarship Application
The Wheaton Academy 2020-2021 need-based scholarship application is now open.  To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must complete the online application by January 31, 2020.  For more details and/or to complete the online application visit

Toy and Winter Gear Drive
Toy Drive: The Basketball teams are partnering with Project LEAD Local and Youth Service Bureau (a local foster care agency) to collect toys for children and youth in foster care. Toys for ages newborn-18 years old will be accepted at ALL home basketball games running from now through December 14.

Winter Gear Drive: Project LEAD Local is also collecting winter gear for the children of Puente Del Pueblo. The West Chicago teachers have noticed that many of the children are coming to school without coats, socks, and warm clothing. We will collect any and all winter gear – including jackets/coats, warm hats, gloves, socks, scarves, etc. from now through finals week. Sizes for children ages 5-10 years old are needed. Gear can be dropped off in Mr. Rivera’s classroom between now and finals week.

Attention Shoppers – You Can Support WA While You Shop!
Please consider making Wheaton Academy the beneficiary of .5% of your purchases made on – a great way to support our school while doing your Christmas shopping! AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, choose Wheaton Academy as your charitable organization for WA to receive this benefit!

2018-2019 Yearbooks Available!
If you did not order the 2018-2019 yearbook last year, there are extra copies available to purchase now. You can pick them up at the front office for $25.00 each. Stop at the front desk or see Jim Holtrop to buy one.

College Corner

ACT Prep Course Offered through the Wheaton Academy Tutoring Center
Please click here for information on an ACT Prep course that will be offered by the Wheaton Academy Tutoring Center. The classes will be on Monday nights from January 27 – March 23. Click here to see payment information.


Winter sports are off and running!  Please click here to read the monthly athletic newsletter.  It contains important and timely information related to the athletic department.