February 3, 2023
Spiritual Life Week February 6-10
Parents, be in prayer for Spiritual Life Week February 6-10. Our theme this year is “Masterpiece” and based on Ephesians 2:10. In the context of our year theme “Story,” Spiritual Life week will focus on our identity in Christ and the truth that we are God’s workmanship, His handiwork, His masterpiece. Each of us is created in God’s image, unconditionally loved by him, and has been given good works to do for the glory of His Kingdom.
Our speakers for the week are incredibly gifted communicators and will bring the scripture to life for our students. Monday & Tuesday — Markus McFolling is a national speaker from Canton, Ohio. He has a powerful testimony and an incredible passion to preach God’s Word.
Wednesday & Thursday — Jon Jorgenson is a national speaker from Chicago. His experience as a spoken word poet and former Broadway actor brings creativity and connection to his preaching. Friday’s chapel will be a time of worship and commitment led by Bridge Worship from The Bridge Community Church in DesPlaines.
In addition to daily chapels…
- Prayer Breakfast Wednesday morning from 8:00-8:45 am. All students are invited for breakfast and a time of prayer for our school.
- Worship Night Thursday from 7:00-8:00 pm in the White Chapel. All students are invited for a time of worship, prayer, and reflection led by Bridge Worship from The Bridge Community Church in DesPlaines.
- An offering will be received throughout the week for our ongoing work with Kids Alive in the Dominican Republic.
We will run a modified bell schedule all week which you may access by clicking here.
WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, February 11
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 Saturday, 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 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.
Saturday, February 18
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 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.
Spiritual Life Week Offering
An important part of Spiritual Life Week is the offering held during the final chapel of the week. The offering is taken and is used to support the 21 children that Wheaton Academy champions through Kids Alive International in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Cash and check (made out to Wheaton Academy) donations will be collected in chapel on Friday, February 10. Students or families may give online towards the offering using this link through Friday evening, February 10. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Gregersen.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Preparing for the 2023-2024 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 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, email@example.com, 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.
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.
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! – Wheaton Academy Concessions
Hello parents! We’re looking for adult volunteers to help run concessions during basketball games. Shifts are only 90 minutes long. No experience is required because training is provided on-site. It’s easy to run, and the time flies by. We’d love to have you! Your presence helps make it possible. Simply sign up below.
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
Sock Hop Helpers Still Needed
Student council will be hosting the return of the Sock Hop on February 18. We are still in need of a few parents to help that evening. Sign-ups are through Sign-up Genius. Please click here to see what our needs are! If the slot you would like is filled, please email Jim Holtrop and let him know where you would like to serve. Thanks.
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.