January 19, 2024

Upcoming Events

Helping Your Teen Keep The Faith Through College
Saturday, January 27
9:00-10:30 am

Alumni Chapel
The sad reality is that many teens who are raised in Christian homes and attend Christian schools leave their faith behind during their college years. What can we do to help our children follow Jesus for a lifetime? Through this workshop will be equipped with biblical principles and parenting approaches which will strengthen your spiritual connection with your son or daughter and help them keep the faith. There is no cost, but pre-registration is required so that we have the right amount of refreshments. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Register at www.visionaryfam.com/wa

WA Women’s Prayer Afternoon Tea Gathering
Tuesday, January 30
1:00–2:45 pm

Mark your calendars for the WA Women’s Afternoon Tea – Please RSVP to Jodi Bauer at jodisuebauer@gmail.com by January 26.

Tuesday Women’s Prayer Meetings
1:30—2:30 pm
WA Library

All women of Wheaton Academy are welcome to join in prayer one Tuesday a month. Here are the dates for the rest of this school year: February 6, March 5, April 2, and May 7.

Saturday Women’s Prayer Meetings
9:00-10:00 am
White Chapel with Kori Hockett

Additionally, the women of Wheaton Academy are invited to join in prayer on the third Saturday of every month. Mark your calendars for the following dates: February 17, March 16, April 20, and May 18.

General News

Second Semester Begins Tuesday, January 23
The second semester begins on Tuesday, January 23 at 8:00 am. We will run 7-period days each day that week. Tuesday and Friday will be regular chapel schedules. There will not be late start on Wednesday, January 24. Wednesday and Thursday schedules are below:

Wednesday, January 24
8:00 – 8:45                 Period 1
8:51 – 9:36                   Period 2
9:42 – 10:27                Period 3
10:37 – 10:57               Community Time
11:07 – 11:52                 Period 4
11:52 – 12:25                 Lunch
12:33 – 1:18                   Period 5
1:24 – 2:09                  Period 6
2:15 – 3:00                  Period 7

Thursday, January 25
8:00 – 8:48                Period 1
8:54 – 9:42                 Period 2
9:48 – 10:36                Period 3
10:42 – 11:30               Period 4
11:35 – 12:19                 Lunch
12:24 – 1:12                  Period 5        
1:18 – 2:06                   Period 6                    
2:12 – 3:00                  Period 7

“Grace and Truth”
Spring Spiritual Life Week
February 12-16, 2024
Some of the greatest questions of this generation revolve around identity and sexuality. Many young people are asking the question, “What does the Bible really say about these issues?” Students want to know the truth and how to receive and extend grace as they interact with their friends and culture. Dr. Christopher Yuan is one of the most noted voices of our time and we are excited that he will be our speaker for Spring Spiritual Life Week.

Dr. Yuan graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005 and received a Master’s in Biblical Exegesis in 2007 and a Doctorate of Ministry in 2014. Christopher taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for twelve years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at conferences, on college campuses, in schools, and in churches. Dr. Yuan has co-authored with his mother their memoir, Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope, which has sold over 100,000 copies and is now in eight languages. Dr. Yuan’s newest book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story, was named the 2020 Book of the Year for Social Issues by Outreach Magazine. His powerful testimony and Biblical insight will challenge, encourage, and give hope to our students.

The schedule for the week listed below is full of opportunities for our students. Please note however two special gatherings for moms and parents. These are not ticketed events, but for our planning purposes, we ask you to RSVP using the accompanying links if you plan to attend.

Moms Prayer Session
Monday, February 12 from 1:30-2:30 pm in the Library, our moms’ prayer group will host a gathering with Christopher’s mom Angela. She will share her testimony as a praying mom for a prodigal son and will offer great encouragement for praying moms. Moms Prayer RSVP

Parent Session
Tuesday, February 13 from 7:00 -8:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center, Christopher will share his testimony, speak on sexuality and identity, and offer a time of Q and A. Parent Session RSVP

Spring Spiritual Life Week Schedule
Monday, February 12
            Chapel: Christopher Yuan shares his testimony
            Student Lunch in White Chapel: Dr. Yuan discusses key Biblical texts.
Mom’s Prayer Group with Angela Yuan 1:30-2:30 pm in the library
Tuesday, February 13
            Chapel: Christopher Yuan – Sexual Identity/False Identity
            Student Lunch in White Chapel: Dr. Yuan discusses key Biblical texts.
            Parent Session: 7:00 pm Fine Arts Center
Wednesday, February 14
            Student Prayer Breakfast: 8:15 in the library
Chapel: Christopher Yuan – What’s the big deal about holiness?
            Student Lunch in White Chapel: Dr. Yuan discusses key Biblical texts.
Thursday, February 15
            Chapel: Christopher Yuan – Holy Sexuality and the Gospel
            Worship Night: 7:00 in the White Chapel led by Gospel Life Worship
Friday, February 16
            Worship Chapel led by Gospel Life Worship

Parents, please be in prayer for this exciting week and encourage your students to participate. The testimonies students and alumni share about Spiritual Life Week are profound. It is our prayer that God will use this special week to deeply transform the lives of our students and community.

Lost and Found
There are a large number of items in the Lost and Founds. If you are missing things, please have your students check by the trophy case that is by the stairway in the Academic Building. There is also a Lost and Found in the Field House. We will be donating all unclaimed items in two weeks.

Executive Functioning Spotlight
Does your student have new goals for the new year related to school performance? Our executive functioning coach can walk your student through the essential steps to setting and reaching their goals!

  • Writing SMART goals related to school performance.
  • Planning out their action steps for success.
  • Thinking ahead to avoid obstacles.

Sign up for a 45-minute executive functioning session with The Center for Lifelong Learning…Schedule – The Center for Lifelong Learning.  If you have any specific questions, please email or call our Certified Executive Functioning Coach, Holly Taritas – htaritas@wheatonacademy.org, 630-562-7587.

Volunteer Corner

Volunteering is the best way to build community, make new friends, and create lasting relationships. Please click here to join us for a variety of opportunities where you can get involved.