Homecoming Week | October 4 - October 10, 2021

We are excited for a week celebrating the Wheaton Academy community–both past and present! 

Alumni–be sure to register for events using our 360 Alumni platform and review a detailed schedule here.

Monday, October 4

Bell Schedule

Field Day Schedule

8:00‑8:20 – Meet in Advisory
8:20-8:35 – Class Meetings 
8:50‑9:30 – Opening Ceremony 
9:30‑11:45 – Field Day
11:45‑12:45 – Lunch (Steamboat BBQ)  
1:15‑2:00 – Powderpuff Game:
Junior vs Sophomores
2:15‑3:00 – Powderpuff Game:
Freshmen vs Seniors
3:00 – Dismiss

 

Theme

Color Day

Wear at least 2 articles of clothing in the color of your class:
Freshmen:  Blue 
Sophomores:  Green 
Juniors:  Yellow  
Seniors:  Red  
Faculty/Staff:  Black  

Evening Events

Home Athletic Competitions:

4:30 pm – Varsity Girls Tennis vs. Rosary

5:00 pm – JV Football vs. IC Prep

Tuesday, October 5

Bell Schedule

Chapel Schedule

8:00–8:44 – Period 1
8:50–9:34 – Period 2
9:40–10:24 – Period 3
10:30–11:08 – Assembly 
11:14–11:58 – Period 4
11:58–12:31 – Lunch
12:36–1:20 – Period 5
1:26–2:10 – Period 6
2:16–3:00 – Period 7

 

Theme

Party of the Decades

Dress to represent your favorite decade–the 50s, 60s,70s, 80s, 90s, or 2000s

Evening Events

Home Athletic Competitions:

4:30 pm – JV Girls Volleyball vs. Aurora Central Catholic  

5:30 pm – Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Aurora Central Catholic  

Wednesday, October 6

Bell Schedule

Modified Block  

9:00‑10:30 – Period 1
10:35‑11:20 – Assembly
11:25‑12:55 – Period 2
12:55‑1:30 – Lunch
1:30‑3:00 – Period 3 

Theme

Advisory: Coaches’ Huddle

Each Advisory Leader will be the “coach” of a team. The team can be an Olympic team, a sports team, or a co-curricular club, team, or group. 

 

Evening Events

Student Activities: 

7:00-9:00 pm – Service Project at Sonny Acres (Free to WA Students)
Students will bring their collected items (stuffed animals, children’s books, & pajamas) to organize, and participate in hayrides, bonfire, and s’mores. The evening will conclude in worship. All donated items will support the foster care efforts of the Youth Services Bureau.

Thursday, October 7

Bell Schedule

Modified Block

8:00‑9:25 – Period 4
9:30‑10:55 – Period 5
11:00‑11:25 – Assembly
11:25‑12:00 – Lunch
12:05‑1:30 – Period 6
1:35‑3:00 – Period 7 

 

Theme

Hype it Up

Dress up like a super fan of a team, show, or group–something you love! 

Evening Events

Home Athletic Competitions:

4:30 pm – JV Girls Volleyball vs. Elmwood Park

5:30 pm – Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Elmwood Park

7:00 pm – Varsity Football vs. St. Edward (UPDATED TIME)
(Half-time will feature a routine from our Cheer Team and a poms routine from our Furnace Company) 

 

Student Activities: 

5:00-8:00 pm – Launch Tailgate Party for School Community ($5 minimum donation)
Join us for a taco dinner in the Central Lot. Proceeds will support our partners in Haiti and Dominican Republic. Students can also pick up their purchased 2020-2021 yearbook. The Shack will be selling cinnamon rolls (using our partner’s recipe!

 

Alumni Events:

7:30 pm – Alumni Tent Opens
Visit the tent to register! Class of 2021 grads who ordered a yearbook can pick it up here.

Friday, October 8

Bell Schedule

Pep Rally Schedule

8:00‑8:40 – Period 1
8:46‑9:26 – Period 2
9:32‑10:12 – Period 3
10:18‑10:55 – Chapel
11:00-11:40 – Period 4
11:41-12:05 Lunch
12:08-12:48 Period 5
12:54–1:34 – Period 6
1:40–2:20 Period 7
2:30–3:00Pep Rally

 
 

Theme

Warrior Day 

Wear your Maroon and White to support the Warriors! 

Evening Events

Home Athletic Competitions: 

6:00 pm – JV Soccer vs. South Elgin

8:00 pm – Varsity Soccer vs. South Elgin (Homecoming Court honored at half-time)


Student Activities: 

3:15 pm – Powderpuff Consolation Game (Freshman/Sophomore)

3:45 pm – Powderpuff Final Game (Junior/Senior)

Fireworks Cancelled due to safety concerns of Fire Department from the week’s weather

 

Alumni Events:

5:30 pm – Catered Alumni Dinner (Atrium – $22 per person)

7:00 pm – Alumni Tent Opens 
Visit the tent to register! Class of 2021 grads who ordered a yearbook can pick it up here.

7:00 pm – Alumni Family Picnic Begins Alumni are invited to bring their families. Food available for purchase at The Shack food truck

7:00-7:50 pm: Homecoming Program for all alumni and current families (FAC) 
Join us as we honor the Alumni of the Year, Distinguished Young Alumni, and Richard Holt Science Award Recipient

8:00 pm – Alumni Dessert Reception (Atrium–Complimentary)

8:00 pm – Rally Around the Reunion Flags
Meet your classmates around your flag!
 

Saturday, October 9

Morning Events

9:00 am – Heritage Breakfast (Atrium – Complimentary) 
Jennifer (Marshall ’90) Patterson will be featured speaker as we celebrate God’s faithfulness at the Academy over the years.

10:30 am – Memorial Brick Dedication and Campus Tour
Beloved members of the WA community will be remembered in the Emmy Gaffey ’10 Memorial Garden.

 
 

Afternoon Events

2:00 pm: Gene Frost Celebration of Service 

Join us as we honor Dr. Frost in the FAC followed by a reception.

Evening Events

Student Activities:

7:00 – 9:30 pm – Fall Informal
(For WA student only; $25 pre-purchase; $30 at door; Atrium)
Carnival and yard games, food trucks, & DJ dancing

 

Alumni Events:

Individual Class Reunions
Register here

 

Sunday, October 10

Morning Events

9:00 am – Alumni Choir Practice (Alumni Chapel)
Choir is open to all alumni. 

9:30 am – Coffee Fellowship (Alumni Chapel)

10:00 am – Worship Service (Alumni Chapel)

Message by Nate Nupanga ’10 and music by Alumni Choir