Homecoming Week | WA on Demand: "Pass the WAmote"

September 19 - September 25, 2022

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.

Parents—We LOVE Homecoming week and we need you to help us make it happen! There are numerous ways to get involved. Take a look at the opportunities to help out and sign up here for activities throughout the week or here to help out with the Tailgate.

Monday, September 19

Bell Schedule

Field Day Schedule

8:00‑8:40 – Meet in Advisory
8:40‑9:30 – Opening Ceremony
9:30‑12:00 – Field Day
12:00 ‑1:15 – Steamboat BBQ Lunch to purchase
1:15‑2:30 – Lip Sync in FAC
2:30 – 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:

  • 6:30 pm – JV Football vs. Bishop Mac

Tuesday, September 20

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

Under the Sea or Out of this World

Dress like something with the ocean/water or with space and sky.

Evening Events

Home Athletic Competitions:

  • 4:30 pm – Girls Varsity Tennis vs. St Francis
Click here to review our away Athletic competitions 

Wednesday, September 21

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: Holidays

Each Advisory Group will dress up as a holiday or special day. 

 

Evening Events

Student Activities: 

7:00-8:30 pm – Service Project at Sonny Acres (Free to WA Students)

Students will bring their collected items (children’s books & pajamas for ages newborn – 12 years; bonus items of diapers, baby bottles, and pacifiers) 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.

Come also for hayrides, bonfires, s’mores, and worship.

Thursday, September 22

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

Good Morning WA:

Wear your PJ’s or dress like anything in the morning hours (cereal, talk show, sunshine, etc). 

Evening Events

Home Athletic Competitions:

  • 4:30 pm – Girls Varsity Tennis vs. IMSA
  • 4:30 + 5:30 pm – Girls Volleyball vs. Westmont 
  • 7:30 pm – Varsity Football vs. Ridgewood, Homecoming Court, Furnace Team Dance, and Cheer Routine during half-time

Student Activities: 

5:00-8:00 pm – Launch Tailgate Party for Project Lead Global ($5 minimum donation to our partners in Haiti and the Dominican Republic)

Join us for a taco dinner in the Central Lot. Students can also pick up their purchased 2021-2022 yearbook. The Shack will be selling cinnamon rolls (using our partner’s recipe!

 

Friday, September 23

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
2:20-2:30 – Meet as a Class
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. Riverside Brookfield
  • 8:00 pm – Varsity Soccer vs. Riverside Brookfield
    2021 Boy’s State Soccer Team Recognition + Cheer Routine during half-time

Alumni Events:

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Alumni Dinner

7:15-7:50 pm: Homecoming Program for all alumni and current families (FAC) 

All are welcome to join us as we honor the Alumni of the Year, Distinguished Young Alumni, and Richard Holt Science Award Recipient

Student Activities + Alumni Events: 

Fireworks: after the Varsity Soccer Game (weather dependent) 

Saturday, September 24

Morning Events

9:00 am – Heritage Breakfast (Atrium – Complimentary) 

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.

 
 

Evening Events

Click here to review our away Athletic competitions 

Student Activities:

7:00 – 9:30 pm – Fall Informal
($30 pre-purchase; $35 at door; Atrium)
Carnival and yard games, food trucks, & DJ dancing

If students would like to bring a guest from another school, they need to connect with Ms. Carwell ASAP for needed paperwork.

Alumni Events:

Individual Class Reunions
Register here

 

Sunday, September 25

Morning Events

10:00 am – Worship Service