January 24, 2020

Upcoming Events

WA Women’s Prayer
Tuesday, January 28
1:15-2:45 p.m.
Armour Building
On Tuesdays, the WA Women’s Prayer Group meet from 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. on campus at Luz Vergara’s apartment, which is located in the Armour building. Contact Sarah Gieser or Claudia Fabela with questions.

Parent Chapel
Monday, February 3
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
White Alumni Chapel
All parents are invited to this special evening of worship and prayer for Spiritual Life Week, which is  February 10-14. Brian Hogan will speak briefly on the theme “Reals vs. Feels” and will lead parents through a directed prayer time for our students, faculty, and guest speakers Steve Carter and Megan Fate-Marshman.

General News

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.

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.

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.

AP Exams 2020
Parents – Just a reminder that February 3, 2020, is the deadline for paying for AP Exams. All AP Exams not paid for by this date will incur a $25 late fee.  Click HERE to pay for your student’s exams. Please note that there is a registration process required for the Total Registration site; it is not a duplicate, nor will it affect the registration for your student on the College Board website. Please contact Davona Reynolds at dreynolds@wheatonacademy.org if you have any questions.

Through The Storms – A Parent/Teen Event
Saturday, February 15, 2020
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Every family experiences storms. These storms come in many forms – conflict, anger, discouragement, failure, grief, and more. What does your family do when those storms come? How do you respond? Do the storms drive you apart or push you together? This unique seminar experience will equip you and your teenager with biblical principles and practical ways to face the storms of life by building stronger relationships with God and with one another.

Parents, along with junior high and senior high students, are welcome. In the case of students not being able to come, parents are encouraged to attend on their own. This is a free event, but we ask that you RSVP to events@VisionaryFam.com.


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.