February 21, 2020

Upcoming Events

Modified Schedule Next Week: February 26-28
We will be running a modified bell schedule next week beginning on Wednesday. Please note we begin at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26.

Wednesday, February 26
8:00 – 8:50 Period 1
8:56 – 9:46 Period 2
9:52 – 10:42 Period 3
10:48 – 11:38 Period 4
11:38 – 12:18 Lunch
12:18 – 1:08 Period 5
1:14 – 2:04 Period 6
2:10 – 3:00 Period 7

Thursday, February 27
8:00 – 9:10 Period 1
9:15 – 10:25 Period 2
10:30 – 11:35 Period 3
11:35 – 12:05 Lunch
12:15 – Student Musical Performance

Friday, February 28
8:00 – 9:00 Period 4
9:05 – 10:05 Period 5
10:10 – 11:10 Period 6
11:15 – 12:15 Period 7

Returning Student Registration Night
Monday, March 2
3:40 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Academic Building

On Monday, March 2, we will host the first-ever Returning Student Registration Night. Wheaton Academy parents and students will meet with a faculty or staff member for 20 minutes to register for classes for the 2020-21 school year. Time slots for registration on Monday, March 2, will be from 3:40 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please sign up using the link Returning Student Registration Night.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Information
We are excited to invite you to our 2020 Spring Musical!  Academy Theatre is proud to present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  The performances are scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, February 28, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 29, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are available for purchase online to all families and the general public at www.wheatonacademy.org. Click on Fine Arts, Spring Musical, Purchase tickets.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact tickets@wheatonacademy.org.  We look forward to seeing you at the show!

General News

Communication from the Head of School
At this time of year with re-enrollment and registration coming up, we want to ensure we have accurate contact information for all students and families.  This includes having student cell phone numbers for those who have cell phones. Our communication system allows us to communicate with all students and parents quickly and efficiently about events and or in case of an emergency. 

As parents, we ask you to check your profile information – especially cell phone and email at this time. If your information is incorrect, please contact Angie Roberts with your new/corrected information at aroberts@wheatonacademy.org.

Thanks for your help in verifying your contact information and helping us communicate well with you and your student. 

Wheaton Academy Tutoring Center
Please click here for information regarding the Wheaton Academy Tutoring Center.

URGENT Musical Intermission Help Needed
Our amazing musical is approaching fast! Each year we love to provide an awesome intermission experience for everyone. We are short of volunteers this year and are in need of chocolate chip cookies and grapes. If you can donate 5 dozen chocolate chip cookies or 4 pounds of red or green grapes for either of these weekends, please contact Jim Holtrop. Thanks for making our musical amazing!

Informational Prospective Host Family Meeting
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to host an International student in your home?
On Tuesday, March 3, there will be an informational meeting at 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in Student Services to find out more about becoming a host family. Come to hear a short presentation and ask questions. RSVP to Julie Grant, International Host Family Coordinator, at jgrant@wheatonacademy.org.

Re-Enrollment Deposit for 2020-2021
As we prepare for the 2020-2021 academic year, this is a reminder that current Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will be automatically re-enrolled as part of the Continuous Enrollment Policy.  We look forward to continuing to build a relationship with your student over the course of his or her entire high school experience.  In March 2020, we will bill the re-enrollment deposit of $175 to your 2019-2020 Smart Tuition account, and this deposit will be applied to the 2020-2021 tuition bill.  (Please include the Smart Tuition ID number from the invoice when remitting payment.)

If you choose to opt out for the 2020-2021 academic year, please contact the Wheaton Academy Business Office in writing no later than February 28, 2020, to avoid being billed the re-enrollment deposit. If you notify us of your student’s withdrawal for the 2020-2021 academic year after February 28, 2020the re-enrollment deposit will be applied to your final month’s tuition bill for 2019-2020.

Please contact Pamela Larsen, Business Manager, at plarsen@wheatonacademy.org or Sheri Guarnizo, Finance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator, at sguarnizo@wheatonacademy.org  if you have any questions.

Order Your Yearbook Now!
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 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. Ads are due by March 1, 2020, and may be submitted to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website.

College Corner

Christian College Fair at Wheaton Academy
Monday, March 2
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wheaton Academy Commons
You and your student won’t want to miss out. Currently 34 Christian colleges and universities are registered to attend. If you plan on coming, you may pre-Register at: https://myblueprintbarcode.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?StateName=Illinois


If your child is planning on trying out for a spring sports team and has yet to participate on a sports team this year,  now is the time to make sure they have their physical and athletic packet paperwork completed. Tryouts for the spring season begin March 2, and your child will not be allowed to participate without this paperwork updated and completed in Magnus.