February 2, 2024

Upcoming Events

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, February 10
8:00 a.m.
Alumni 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 on Saturday, February 10. This month we will hear from Phil Strzalka, Executive Director of Wheaton Academy Institute and Business teacher. Light refreshments are served.

Student Showcase Night
Thursday, February 15
Wheaton Academy invites middle school families to our Student Showcase Night on Thursday, February 15. The evening begins with a “Get to Know Wheaton Academy” pre-event at 6:00 pm. 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. 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

February 17
7:00 – 10:00 pm

The student council would like to invite the entire student body to our annual Sock Hop. It will take place on February 17, from 7 – 10:00 pm. We will have the Sock Hop in our Warrior Dome and we will roller skate in the field house! 1950’s attire would be fun, but not required. The night includes root beer floats and snacks. The cost is $25.00 per student. Tickets can be purchased in the atrium February 12-17. Tickets at the door will be $30.00. We hope to see all our students there!

Junior Project Lead
If your student is interested in serving on any of the Project Lead Teams during senior year, there will be an informational meeting on February 21 from 8:00-8:50 am in the FAC. If your student cannot attend that meeting, there will be a second meeting on February 22 in Mr. Bowling’s room during lunch. Any junior interested in being a part of Project Lead 2024-2025 will need to attend one of these meetings. Any further questions please contact Mr. Bowling. ebowling@wheatonacdemy.org

General News

“Grace and Truth”
Spring Spiritual Life Week
February 12-16, 2024
Some of the greatest questions of this generation revolve around identity and sexuality. Many young people are asking the question, “What does the Bible really say about these issues?” Students want to know the truth and how to receive and extend grace as they interact with their friends and culture. Dr. Christopher Yuan is one of the most noted voices of our time and we are excited that he will be our speaker for Spring Spiritual Life Week.

Dr. Yuan graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005 and received a Master’s in Biblical Exegesis in 2007 and a Doctorate of Ministry in 2014. Christopher taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for twelve years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at conferences, on college campuses, in schools, and in churches. Dr. Yuan has co-authored with his mother their memoir, Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope, which has sold over 100,000 copies and is now in eight languages. Dr. Yuan’s newest book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story, was named the 2020 Book of the Year for Social Issues by Outreach Magazine. His powerful testimony and Biblical insight will challenge, encourage, and give hope to our students.

The schedule for the week listed below is full of opportunities for our students. Please note however two special gatherings for moms and parents. These are not ticketed events, but for our planning purposes, we ask you to RSVP using the accompanying links if you plan to attend.

Moms Prayer Session
Monday, February 12 from 1:30-2:30 pm in the Library, our moms’ prayer group will host a gathering with Christopher’s mom Angela. She will share her testimony as a praying mom for a prodigal son and will offer great encouragement for praying moms. Moms Prayer RSVP

Parent Session
Tuesday, February 13 from 7:00 -8:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center, Christopher will share his testimony, speak on sexuality and identity, and offer a time of Q and A. Parent Session RSVP

Spring Spiritual Life Week Schedule
Click here for the week’s bell schedule.
Monday, February 12
            Chapel: Christopher Yuan shares his testimony
            Student Lunch in White Chapel: Dr. Yuan discusses key Biblical texts.
Mom’s Prayer Group with Angela Yuan 1:30-2:30 pm in the library
Tuesday, February 13
            Chapel: Christopher Yuan – Sexual Identity/False Identity
            Student Lunch in White Chapel: Dr. Yuan discusses key Biblical texts.
            Parent Session: 7:00 pm Fine Arts Center
Wednesday, February 14
            Student Prayer Breakfast: 8:15 in the library
Chapel: Christopher Yuan – What’s the big deal about holiness?
            Student Lunch in White Chapel: Dr. Yuan discusses key Biblical texts.
Thursday, February 15
            Chapel: Christopher Yuan – Holy Sexuality and the Gospel
            Worship Night: 7:00 in the White Chapel led by Gospelife Worship
Friday, February 16
            Worship Chapel led by Gospelife Worship

Parents, please be in prayer for this exciting week and encourage your students to participate. The testimonies students and alumni share about Spiritual Life Week are profound. It is our prayer that God will use this special week to deeply transform the lives of our students and community.

Preparing for the 2024-2025 School Year: 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 29. 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 Meetings for your student! Meetings begin March 4 through March 11. 

Please contact Jean Ann Parker (studentaccounts@wheatonacademy.org) if you have any questions about completing the re-enrollment deposit.

If you choose to opt out for the 2024-2025 academic year and wish to no longer attend Wheaton Academy, please contact Brittany Klenke (bklenke@wheatonacademy.org) in writing no later than March 1, 2024, to avoid being billed the re-enrollment deposit.

School-Wide Text Communication Confirmation 
Bright Arrow 
We have experienced an unusual amount of inclement weather this January. Wheaton Academy utilizes a service called Bright Arrow for our school-wide communication regarding unexpected school closing or off-campus learning days. To ensure your cell phone number is registered to receive communication from Bright Arrow, please text YES to 79041

Secondly, to confirm the contact information we have on file is correct, please log into your Parent OnCampus account, click your name in the top right corner, select “Profile”, and review your wireless phone number and email under “Contact card.” Finally, scroll down to review your family member’s contact information under “Relationships.” Please email any updates to Angie Roberts at aroberts@wheatonacademy.org. All communication relies on the accuracy of this contact information in OnCampus. Thank you! 

Executive Functioning Spotlight
Does your student have new goals for the new year related to school performance? Our executive functioning coach can walk your student through the essential steps to setting and reaching their goals!

  • Writing SMART goals related to school performance.
  • Planning out their action steps for success.
  • Thinking ahead to avoid obstacles.

Sign up for a 45-minute executive functioning session with The Center for Lifelong Learning…Schedule – The Center for Lifelong Learning.  If you have any specific questions, please email or call our Certified Executive Functioning Coach, Holly Taritas – htaritas@wheatonacademy.org, 630-562-7587.

Volunteer Corner

Sock Hop Helpers Needed
We would love to have you help at our Sock Hop on February 17! We need parents to serve food and help with our roller-skating. Help is needed from 7:00-8:30 pm, 8:30-10:00 pm, or all night!!   Please contact Jim Holtrop if you would like to be part of this fun event.