December 6, 2019

Upcoming Events

WA Women’s Prayer Lunch and Fellowship
Tuesday, December 10
12:30-2:45 p.m.
Sarah Gieser’s home
1N457 Indian Knoll Road, West Chicago
Please join us for lunch, fellowship, and prayer. Whether or not you have prayed with us in the past, please come! We would love to see you! Alumni moms are also encouraged to attend. Contact Sarah Gieser or Claudia Fabela with questions.

Christmas Concerts and Winter Art Show
Wednesday & Thursday, December 11 & 12
Fine Arts Center
7:00 p.m.
Wheaton Academy is proud to present its annual Christmas Concert and Winter Art Show. The concerts will take place on December 11 & 12 in the FAC Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.  Beginning at 6:30 p.m., as well as after the concerts, the Winter Art Show will be on display in the FAC Auditorium and Lobby. It will feature student visual art from this semester’s classes. The Christmas Concert will feature all Wheaton Academy Choral and Instrumental musical groups performing pieces celebrating Christ’s birth and His good news of salvation.  Admission is free, and all are welcome!

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 next Saturday, December 12, 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
2:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Meet in FAC

Student Council invites the entire student body to our annual Christmas Soirée on December 19. Please have your child join us for an evening on the Spirit of Chicago Dinner Cruise. We will meet in the Fine Arts Center at 3:15 p.m and be chauffeured down to Navy Pier on coach buses. The night includes 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.

The cost is $50.00 per student. Guests from other schools are permitted to join us; however all permission slips for outside students need to be in by December 6. Forms are available at the front desk. Tickets will be on sale December 2-10 only. No tickets are available at the door. This year tickets can be bought by check or through our push coin service!!

We look forward to celebrating the Christmas season together. Any questions, please feel free to contact Jim Holtrop.

General News

Modified Bell Schedule this Tuesday

Tuesday, December 10, we will be operating on a modified bell schedule to allow time for our Christmas Concert during Chapel.

Time                            Lunch                          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              11:15 – 11:46              Period 4A
11:46 – 12:30              12:05 – 12:36              Period 4B
12:36 – 1:20                                                    Period 5
1:26 – 2:10                                                      Period 6
2:16 – 3:00                                                      Period 7

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

De-stress with Dogs
On Monday, December 16 and Tuesday, December 17, the Naperville Area Humane Society Pawsitive Pet Therapy will be coming to Wheaton Academy.  Students with a signed permission slip (which can be picked up at the front office) can interact with certified therapy dogs and unwind after finals.  Dogs will be located in the Warrior Room from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days.

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.

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 will open Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  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 on or after Tuesday, December 10

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.

Important Yearbook Information for all Parents Regarding Yearbook Sales
WA yearbooks are for sale again this year for last year’s price of $25.00 each.  Your 2019-2020 yearbook is now available for purchase at  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. Ads are due by March 1, 2020 and may be submitted to 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.

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.