Homecoming Week | WAlking through Life: "Game of Life" Theme

Monday, Oct 2 - Sun, Oct 8, 2023

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

Alumni—be sure to register for events using our 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, October 2

Bell Schedule

Field Day Schedule

8:00‑8:40 – Meet in Advisory
8:50‑9:30 – Opening Ceremony
9:40‑12:00 – Field Day
12:00 ‑1:15Lunch 
Note: Lunch will proceed as normal
1:15‑2:30 – Lip Sync in FAC
2:30 – Dismiss


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

Athletic Events: 

5:00pm – JV Football at Bishop Mac

Tuesday, October 3

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



Career Day

Dress as your future career

Evening Events

Athletic Events: 

4:30 pm – Girls Freshman Volleyball vs. Timothy

4:30 pm – Girls JV Volleyball vs. Timothy

5:00 pm – Boys JV Soccer at Maine South

5:00 pm – Boys Varsity Soccer at Bishop Mac

5:30 pm – Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Timothy (Watch it live)


Wednesday, October 4

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 


Advisory: Game Day

Each Advisory Group will dress up as a board game or video game.


Evening Events

Student Events: 

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.

Parent Events:

7:00 – 8:30 pm – Parent Fall Social for Freshmen and Transfer Families.  

Registration Required

Join us at WA in the Atrium for some light refreshments, a time to meet other parents and receive a special gift!

Thursday, October 5

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 



Rewind or Retire

Wear something from childhood or old age. 

Evening Events

Athletic Events: 

7:30 pm – Varsity Football vs. Christ the King (Watch it live)
Homecoming Court and Cheer Routine during half-time, including our Junior Cheer participants!

Events for our whole Community:

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

Parents, help serve or provide food items for tailgate. To sign up click on Taco Tailgate

Alumni Events:

7:00pm: Alumni Tent Opens, Class of 2023 Yearbooks

Friday, October 6

Bell Schedule

Pep Rally Schedule

8:00‑8:38 – Period 1
8:44‑9:22 – Period 2
9:28‑10:06 – Period 3
10:16‑10:53 – Chapel
11:03-11:41 – Period 4
11:41-12:09 – Lunch
12:14-12:52 – Period 5
12:58–1:36 – Period 6
1:42–2:20 Period 7
2:20-2:30 – Meet as a Class
2:30–3:00Pep Rally



High School Reunion Day

Wear your Maroon and White to support the Warriors! 

Evening Events

Athletic Events: 

6:00 pm – JV Soccer vs. Riverside Brookfield

8:00 pm – Varsity Soccer vs. Riverside Brookfield, (Watch it live)
Halftime will include a
Furnace Dance Company performance and Lacrosse state ring ceremony

Alumni Events:

5:00 pm: Catered Alumni Dinner Sign-in Begins (Atrium) 

5:30 pm: Catered Alumni Dinner (Atrium)

7:00 pm: Alumni Tent Opens, with a family picnic and Class of 2023 yearbooks

7:00-7:50 pm: Homecoming Program for all alumni and current families (FAC) (Watch it live

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

8:00 pm: Rally Around the Reunion Flags + Alumni Dessert Reception (Atrium) 

Student Events + Alumni Events: 

Fireworks: after the Varsity Soccer Game (weather dependent) 

Saturday, October 7

Morning Events

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

10:30 am – Campus Tour and presentation regarding For Generations to Come campus updates 

Evening Events

Athletic Events:

TBD – Varsity Girls Tennis at Timothy 

9:00 am – JV Football Game vs. Rich Township

Student Activities:

7:00 – 9:30 pm – Fall Informal
($35 pre-purchase; $40 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, October 8

Morning Events

10:00 am – Worship Service 

 Located in the
Alumni White Chapel

Special music by the Alumni Choir