January 17, 2020

Upcoming Events

Second Semester Begins Wednesday, January 22

Second semester begins on Wednesday, January 22 at 8:00 a.m. Both Wednesday and Thursday of next week will be 7-period days. The bell schedule for the first two days of the semester is as follows:

Wednesday, January 22 (Community Time Schedule)
Time                            Class
8:00 – 8:45                   Period 1
8:51 – 9:36                   Period 2
9:42 – 10:27                 Period 3
10:33 – 10:58                Community Time
11:04 – 11:49                Period 4
11:49 – 12:33                Combined Lunch
12:33 – 1:18                 Period 5
1:24 – 2:09                   Period 6
2:15 – 3:00                   Period 7

Thursday, January 23
8:00 – 8:50                   Period 1
8:56 – 9:46                   Period 2
9:52 – 10:42                 Period 3
10:48 – 11:38                Period 4
11:38 – 12:18                Lunch
12:18 – 1:08                 Period 5
1:14 – 2:04                   Period 6
2:10 – 3:00                   Period 7

General News

Mozart and Muffins
Calling all musicians! (Instrumentalists and/or singers)  Please consider sharing your music at the next Mozart and Muffins (and more!) recital at Anna Jones’ home, very near WA on Saturday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m.  Repertoire can include classical music, classic jazz or folk songs.  Please contact Helen Westerfield hwesterfield@wheatonacademy.org if you would like to perform, or have a friend you would like to encourage to perform!

Reminder – Financial Aid Applications Now Open!
We are currently accepting financial aid applications for the 2020-2021 school year.  Wheaton Academy uses an outside vendor, FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, to collect and review financial information.  All families wishing to apply for financial aid must complete this application each year.  Please apply early as funds are limited.  To be considered in the first round of financial aid decisions, the application and ALL supporting documentation must be submitted by no later than February 7, 2020.  Please see our website for complete details on the financial aid process https://wheatonacademy.org/affordable/.

Contact Pamela Larsen, Business Manager, at plarsen@wheatonacademy.org or Sheri Guarnizo, Finance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator, at sguarnizo@wheatonacademy.org  if you have any questions.

IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION  – 2019 Tuition Statements – NOW Available!
Year-end statements for tax purposes are now available on your Smart Tuition account. Please log in to https://parent.smarttuition.com and enter your user name and password.  On the main page, two buttons will display the option for family or student-based year-end statements.  If families need assistance obtaining user information to log in, they may contact the Smart Tuition parent help center at 888-868-8828.

Need-Based Scholarship Application
The Wheaton Academy 2020-2021 need-based scholarship application is now open.  To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must complete the online application by January 31, 2020.  For more details and/or to complete the online application visit https://wheatonacademy.org/affordable.

Attention Sophomore ParentsThe Class of 2022 is holding a spaghetti lunch fundraiser during lunch on Friday, February 14. We are looking for parent volunteers and food donations.  Please click here to see and sign up for donation and volunteer needs.  We would love all sign-ups to be completed by Wednesday, February 12. If you have questions, please contact the sophomore class sponsor, Mrs. Valerie Gregersen.

Peanut/Nut-Free Reminder
As the new semester begins, it is a good time to remind your students that we are a peanut/nut free aware school. Peanuts and nuts are not to be eaten except during lunch at the four marked tables in the Commons. This applies to after school snacks brought in for sport’s teams as well. Thank you for your help in making our school a safe place for all of our students.

New Dental Exam Requirement for the Class of 2023 (Current 9th Graders)
The State of Illinois has implemented a new dental requirement for the 2019-2020 school year that impacts current 9th grade students. According to the new requirement, all 9th grade students are required to have an oral health examination within the 18 months prior to May 15, 2020. An email with more detailed information will be sent to all parents of current 9th graders next week. If you have any questions, please contact our school nurse, Rachel Austin, at raustin@wheatonacademy.org.

College Corner

ACT Prep Course Offered through the Wheaton Academy Tutoring Center
Please click here for information on an ACT Prep course that will be offered by the Wheaton Academy Tutoring Center. The classes will be on Monday nights from January 27 – March 23. Click here to see payment information.


The winter sports are in the middle of their season. If your child is planning on trying out for a spring sports team and has yet to participate on a sports team this year,  now is the time to make sure they have their physical and athletic packet paperwork completed. Tryouts for the spring season begin March 2, and your child will not be allowed to participate without this paperwork updated and completed in Magnus.

Click here to read the January newsletter from Wheaton Academy’s Athletic Director, Brad Bryne. It contains some interesting and informative news.