December 18, 2020
Holiday Office Hours and WA Weekly Schedule
During the weeks over Christmas and New Year’s, the offices will be closed from December 23-25, and from December 31-January 1. There will be no WA Weekly published on Friday, December 25. We wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you have a blessed break!
Monday, January 4 – Friday, 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 4. Students may see which courses they are taking in OnCampus. The lunch menu is available to view and place orders. We will continue lunch delivery as in first semester and deliver lunches at the end of your student’s morning class. Please order lunch by the Thursday before each week of Winterim. You may find your student’s AM classroom location in OnCampus.
A Message from the Principal
As we have come to the end of a semester like no other, I want to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart. Our faculty, staff, students, and parents have all come together in powerful ways this semester, and we give all glory to God for allowing us to be in-person at Wheaton Academy.
During this season of advent, the good news of the Gospel is at the forefront of our lives. Often in the classic Christmas carols, that message of hope is so clearly communicated. In Silent Night, verse three:
Silent night, holy night
Son of God, oh, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth
We are reminded of the love of Christ, who came to earth for us. And that because of Him, God’s redeeming grace is available to us. Jesus Christ, the holy one, is our Savior and Lord. My prayer is that you would find great hope and peace in the good news of Jesus Christ. We wish each of you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2021!
First Semester Recap
Please click here to see some highlights from our first semester at Wheaton Academy.
Over the last week, we had five individuals test positive for COVID-19 , with 7 students in quarantine. As we have done in previous weeks, we have contacted those who were in close contact with this individual and asked them to quarantine at home for the appropriate time.
Second Semester Opt-In for Virtual Learning
As we plan for second semester, if you would like to register your student for Session #1 of virtual learning, please complete this form. Session #1 will run from January 20 – February 26. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Carwell.
You can make an impact while you Christmas shop online. Simply go to smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2388793, and AmazonSmile will donate to Wheaton Academy at no cost to you.
Will You Help us Finish the Year Strong?
Did you know that for the 2020-2021 academic year, Wheaton Academy was able to provide over $2M 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.
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Update
The WA Appreciation team used your generous donations to provide a lovely hot cocoa and donut day for all Faculty and Staff on Tuesday, December 15. The Christmas tree in the Atrium was decorated with gift card ornaments, and each person received a special treat to their favorite store. It was such a great day and brought everyone good cheer. Thank you, and Merry Christmas!
The Wheaton Academy, 2021-2022 need-based scholarship application is now open. To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must complete the online application by January 31, 2021. For more details and/or to complete the online application, visit https://wheatonacademy.org/affordable.
Timeshares for Teachers 2020-2021
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.
Time to Order the New Yearbook
Your 2020-21 yearbook is now available for purchase at www.jostensyearbooks.com. Go to the Yearbooks dropdown to find “Buy your Yearbook,” then search Wheaton Academy to finish your purchase. They will only be for sale through the website. We do not want you to miss out on receiving a yearbook, so please order yours today! If you do not order via the Jostens link, you will be unable to receive a yearbook next fall.
Senior Ads for Yearbooks
Parents, senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase for $150 per quarter-page ad. Fees for ads will include a yearbook at no additional cost. Orders are due before spring break. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website. You may click here for an example of what an ad should look like. Send your pictures and text to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will design it for you.
Parents of Junior Students,
There was a bubbling error when students filled out the preadministration session for the SAT, which prevented them from opting to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship. Mrs. Churchill, in student services, has communicated with the National Merit Scholarship organization to fix this error. Therefore, all junior students scores have been shared with the National Merit Scholarship organization, and no further action is required for students or families. Please reach out to Gina Churchill if you have any further questions or concerns at email@example.com.