February 17, 2023

Upcoming Events

WA Women’s Saturday Prayer
February 18
Alumni White Chapel
9:00 a.m
Every third Saturday women from the Wheaton Academy community meet to pray for our school. Please join us tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in the white chapel for our next prayer time. We will hear from WA employee Betsey Doebler. Light refreshments are served.

WA Women’s Tuesday Prayer
Upcoming WA Women’s Prayer on Tuesday,  February 21, March 7 & March 21. Let us exalt His name together! We invite you to join this time in prayer for our junior class, our own students, & this school community. Hope to see you at Luz Vergara’s place in the Armour Building. Contact Mary Miller at marym996.mac@mac.com.

Parent Seminar with John Stonestreet
Monday, February 27
Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.
Please join us for what is sure to be an inspiring evening with John Stonestreet as he helps parents equip their children to think biblically about current cultural issues. John is a respected voice in the Christian community who will provide insight and encouragement to parents and grandparents of K-12 children as we navigate cultural hot topics such as identity, substance abuse, LGBTQ issues, and more. This will be an evening you won’t want to miss!

Modified Bell Schedules over the Next Weeks
Monday, February 20
President’s Day, No School, Offices Closed

Additional bell schedule changes:

Monday, February 27 (Half day of school)
8:00 – 8:30         Period 1
8:35 – 9:05         Period 2
9:10 – 9:40         Period 3
9:45 – 10:15       Period 4
10:20 – 10:50      Period 5
10:55 – 11:25      Period 6
11:30 – 12:00      Period 7

Wednesday, March 1
9:00 – 10:15    Period 1
10:21 – 11:36     Period 2
11:40 – 12:19    Lunch
12:25 – 1:39      Period3
1:45-3:00        Period 4

Thursday, March 2
8:00 – 9:05     Period 5
9:10 – 10:15      Period 6
10:20 – 11:25    Period 7
11:25 – 12:00    Lunch
12:00               Student Musical Performance

Friday, March 3
Off-Campus Learning Day and Countywide Inservice Day

Friday, March 10
No School for Middle School Workshops & Matinee

General News

Returning Student Registration
Returning Registration sign-up is live on our website. Please sign up for a time to meet with Student Services staff or a faculty member to register your student for classes for next year.

Students will receive their course registration sheets on Tuesday. Make sure you bring those to your registration meeting.

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.

2022-2023 Yearbook
It is time to order the 2022-2023 yearbook! Please click here to place your order. Yearbooks are only available to order through the Jostens website. If you are placing a senior ad for your graduating senior you DO NOT have to order one, as it is already included in the ad cost.

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!

Christian College Fair
Monday, March 13
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Please join us on Monday, March 13 for the Christian College Fair. Over 30 different Christian colleges from around the country will be in attendance. Please register in advance by clicking here and scanning the barcode.

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

Props Needed for Fiddler on the Roof
The Fine Arts Department is looking for some large vintage milk cans to borrow for the spring musical. If you have any that you think might work. Please contact Rachel Chaney

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.

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.

Athletics Corner

High School Summer Camp Registration
The High School summer camp registration link is now online and available for you to sign your child up for all the High School camps offered this coming summer.  You may click here to register. Hurry before all the slots are filled!