February 10, 2023

Upcoming Events

WA Men’s Prayer
Tomorrow, February 11
8:00 a.m.
Alumni White 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 tomorrow, February 11. This month we will hear from Wheaton Academy teacher David Moran. Light refreshments are served.

Student Showcase Night
Thursday, February 16
Pre-Event 6:00 p.m.
in Atrium
Showcase begins 6:30 p.m. in FAC

Wheaton Academy invites middle school families to our Student Showcase Night on Thursday, February 16. The evening begins with a “Get to Know Wheaton Academy” pre-event at 6:00 pm in the Atrium. This pre-event is an introduction to Wheaton Academy designed for families who are still exploring the school or were not able to attend the “Get to Know Wheaton Academy” events this fall.

All other families are invited to join us at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center for the Student Showcase night. During this evening, you will hear from Wheaton Academy Principal and Vice Principals as they explain our vision for your student’s freshman year, offer some practical tips for you to consider, and recommend immediate next steps you can take, including class placement and registration. You will also have the opportunity to attend optional breakout sessions to learn more about maximizing specific programs.

Join us and discover what it is like to be a Wheaton Academy Warrior! Questions?  Contact Amy Burdett, Admissions Coordinator, aburdett@wheatonacademy.org

Sock Hop
Saturday, February 18
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Student Council invites the entire student body to the 50’s Sock Hop and Roller-skating Party on Saturday, February 18, from 7 – 9 pm. in the Academic Building. Students will be instructed in swing dance by Mrs. Woelfel and they will be roller-skating in the school hallways. Skates are provided or students may bring their own. Tickets for this event will be on sale for $25.00 during lunch on February 13-17 and for $30.00 at the door on the 18th.  We hope to see all the students in attendance. If you have any questions, please email Jim Holtrop.

General News

FEBRUARY 15 DEADLINE: Returning Student Class Registration and Re-Enrollment Deposit 
All parents of current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors need to complete two important steps to prepare for the next school year:

  • Pay a $350 re-enrollment deposit through OnCampus by February 15. You can find step-by-step instructions for submitting your deposit here: https://families.wheatonacademy.org/re-enrollment/
  • Mark your calendar and attend this year’s Registration Night on Monday, March 13.

Please contact Sandy Dede, sdede@wheatonacademy.org, if you have any questions about completing the re-enrollment deposit.

If you choose to opt-out for the 2023-2024 academic year and wish to no longer attend Wheaton Academy, please contact the Wheaton Academy Business Office in writing no later than February 15, 2023, to avoid being billed the re-enrollment deposit.

Junior Parents – SAT on Wednesday, April 12
Your student will take the SAT test on Wednesday, April 12. More details will be shared closer to testing day, but there are free resources to help your student prepare! College Board has leveled the playing field, giving all students access to tutoring in their weakest areas at no cost. It is up to the student to go online and practice for the spring SAT. Your student can strengthen essential skills for standardized testing with free personalized practice on Khan Academy®. Please click the link for specific directions on how to link your student’s fall PSAT NMSQT score to the practice exams. As a parent, you might consider asking your student to add you to their College Board account so you can monitor their practice. You may want to set a goal for your student to log a certain amount of practice time between semesters and over the summer. Some parents may consider rewarding this time since higher test scores translate to increased college financial aid. Please reach out to Kermit Ellison or Bart Gregersen with questions.

Senior Ads for Yearbooks!
Parents – 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 11. To purchase an ad, you will need to follow this link and select the size you would like to create. More information is explained within your purchase options. You will then need to send your ad’s content (both pictures and written messages) in a single email to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. You may click here for an example of the ad size and layout. The yearbook staff will gladly design the ad for you after confirmation of receipt of these two things! Any questions? Please email yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. Thank you!

Hosting an International Student
Have you ever wondered about hosting one of our international students in your home? Did you know we have students from nine countries? We are currently looking for host families for next fall. As the world has opened up after COVID, we are excited to welcome more students next year. Please contact Julie Grant, International Student and Host Family coordinator at jgrant@wheatonacademy.org for more information.

Spring ACT/SAT Group Class
Registration for the spring ACT/SAT group class is now open. This group class will be a comprehensive overview of both college admission tests and will include tips and strategies as well as how to apply them to practice test questions. There will be some homework given. The classes lead right up to the April 12 PSAT/SAT and the April 15 ACT.

Dates for the class: Mondays – February 27, March 6, 3, & 20, April 3 & 10

6:00 pm-8:00 pm in the Wheaton Academy library.

Materials will be provided.

Register at thecenterforlifelonglearning.org. Your payment is your registration.

Volunteer Corner

WA Appreciation Team
There is a group of parent volunteers who organize blessings for the faculty and staff on behalf of ALL Wheaton Academy parents. They are currently planning the Faculty and Staff Appreciation luncheon in April and are seeking your support to make this event possible. Please click here for information to learn about their efforts and provide a monetary gift that will be used for this special day. If you are able to volunteer on April 21 please click here to sign up to serve that day.

Parent Volunteers Wanted! – Youth Basketball Tournament
The business club has the privilege of running concessions for the DYTBL Basketball Tournament on Saturday, February 18, and we would love your help that day! Shifts are approximately 90 minutes long. No experience is required because training is provided on-site. It’s easy to run, and time flies by. We’d love to have you! Your presence helps make it possible. Sign up by clicking here.

Volunteer Opportunities
We have multiple opportunities to support the school community this Spring by providing funds or food for an event. Please review the sign-up sheet and see if there is something you would like to help with!  Provide Food for An Event

Food for Musical Intermission
We are excited about Fiddler on the Roof coming to WA in March! Please check our Sign-up Genius link for opportunities to bring food for our intermission. We need cookies, rice krispies, and grapes for our five performances. Thanks for being part of this exciting event.