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.
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

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

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

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 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 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.