February 23, 2024

Upcoming Events

Academy Theatre presents “Newsies”
March 1, 2, 7, 8, & 9
7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center

Wheaton Academy Theatre invites you to attend this year’s Spring Musical, Newsies. Ticket sales are open to the general public now. To purchase a ticket, please click on the date/link below which you would like to attend.

Father Son Connect
Saturday, March 9
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Alumni Chapel
Dads, your relationship with your son is of the utmost importance. Building a great relationship during the teen years takes intentionality. Fathers and sons (ages junior high and up) are invited to “Father Son Connect,” a low-key gathering (with food!) and interactive conversation about how we can strengthen our relationships in Christ. There is no cost, but pre-registration is required at www.visionaryfam.com/wa

Course Registration for the 2024-2025 School Year
Students will receive their course recommendation sheets on Monday, February 26. Please go over the recommendations with your student and fill in any elective spots with their class requests. Class registration for returning students will be available on the following dates.

Friday, March 8, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Student Services – Please park in the East Lot and enter Door 12
Monday, March 11, 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Atrium
Friday, March 15, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Atrium

Registration will be in an open-house format. Families are welcome to come anytime, but you may need to wait a few minutes for an open spot. It typically takes around 15-20 minutes to register your student.

If you are not able to make any of the scheduled times, please reach out to Angie Roberts, aroberts@wheatonacademy.org to schedule another time to register your student.

Summer Academy registration opens on March 1st.

Christian College Fair
Monday, March 11
6:30-8:30 pm

Wheaton Academy will be hosting a Christian College fair on March 11 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Library.  We will have around 30 Christian College and University Reps here to talk with students/parents and answer questions on all things college.  Click here to see the flyer for the event. If you would scan the QR code and register in advance to the fair you’ll be able to walk right into the fair and have college reps interact and scan you to get your information for their admissions office.  Please don’t wait to register if you and your parents plan to attend.

General News

Modified Bell Schedule Next Week
Due to the musical, we will run the following bell schedule changes on Wednesday and Thursday:
Wednesday, February 28
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, February 29
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 – 12:10   Check in with Advisor in FAC
12:15 – 3:00     Student Musical Performance

Musical Help
We have several students who are in the musical who live a long distance from Wheaton Academy. If you live close to school and would be willing to house one or more of them overnight next week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday so they don’t have to make the long drive after rehearsals, please contact Jenn Trott.

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.

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. 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!

WA Appreciation Team
Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are the WA Appreciation Team, a group of parent volunteers who plan, organize, and host two events during the school year for teachers and staff. These events help express our gratitude for all the ways teachers and staff not only teach, but inspire, nurture, and guide our kids throughout the school year. The WA Appreciation Team manages these events on behalf of ALL Wheaton Academy families and represents our collective gratitude. Click here for more details on the WA Appreciation Team.

We are ready to begin planning for our second event, in April, where we serve the entire Wheaton Academy faculty and staff an appreciation luncheon. This year the event will take place on Friday, April 26th. This event is funded solely through contributions from the school community (which are completely optional and not tax-deductible). Click here to give

Spring ACT/SAT Group Class
Registration for the spring ACT/SAT group class is now open. This group class will provide a comprehensive overview of both the ACT and SAT college admission tests and will include tips and strategies for taking both tests as well as how to apply these tips and tricks to practice test questions. The classes lead right up to the April 10th PSAT/SAT and the April 13th ACT exams.
Dates for the class: Monday Evenings: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM – March 4, 11, & 18 and Saturday Mornings: 10 AM – 12 PM – March 9, 16, and April 6.
All classes will be held in Classroom #104 in Wheaton Academy’s Academic Building. Materials will be provided. REGISTER HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Valerie Gregersen.

Volunteer Corner

Volunteering is the best way to build community, make new friends, and create lasting relationships. Please click here to join us for a variety of opportunities where you can get involved.