January 28, 2022

Upcoming Events

Re-Enrollment Deposits for the 2022-2023 School Year
Beginning next week

As we prepare for the 2022-2023 academic year, we require all parents of current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to pay a re-enrollment deposit of $175 in February. More information will be announced in next week’s WAweekly, so please be on the lookout as the process has slightly changed.

If you choose to opt out for the 2022-2023 academic year and wish to no longer attend Wheaton Academy, please contact the Wheaton Academy Business Office in writing no later than February 28, 2022 to avoid being billed the re-enrollment deposit.

Please contact Sheri Guarnizo, Finance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator sguarnizo@wheatonacademy.org, if you have any questions.

WA Women’s Prayer
February 1, 8, 15, & 22

All women are invited to join us for prayer on Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. in Luz’s apartment. Please join us once or repeatedly as your schedule allows. We simply want to meet to hold up our precious WA community! God is Faithful! Standing on Isaiah 26:3 – You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you!

Parent Seminar: Making a Spiritual Impact Through Sports
Saturday, February 5
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Does your son or daughter enjoy sports? Being a part of a team can help us grow in our faith and make a difference in the lives of others. Join Dr. Rob Rienow and his son RW as they share biblical principles and practical action steps for how your student (and your family) can make a difference for Christ through athletics. RW (WA Class of ’16) played baseball and basketball in high school and four years of baseball in college at Olivet Nazarene University. Students (of all ages) are welcome to attend. There is no cost, but space is limited so please register by clicking here.

Junior Leadership Academy
Project LEAD is comprised of seven teams that serve in various capacities on our campus, in our communities, and throughout the world. To be eligible for application to Project LEAD, interested juniors are required to attend the mandatory Junior Leadership Academy, designed to teach leadership principles and concepts to prepare them for being a part of Project LEAD. Juniors should plan to attend two sessions to complete the Academy. For the first session, students can choose to attend either Wednesday, February 2 in person at 8:00 a.m. or they can attend virtually on Tuesday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. (link will be sent via OnCampus). The second session should be attended by all who completed the first and it will take place in person on Wednesday, February 16 and 8:00 a.m. If you have any questions about the Junior Leadership Academy or Project LEAD in general contact Eric Bowling

Student Showcase Night
Tuesday, February 8
6:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center

Newly enrolled and accepted families are invited to our Student Showcase Night on Tuesday, February 8!  We have designed this night to explain to parents the onboarding process for your incoming freshman. We will provide an overview of our vision for your student’s freshman year, practical tips for you to consider, and immediate next steps for your family to take, including class placement and registration. You will also have the opportunity to attend optional breakout sessions to learn more about maximizing specific programs.

Our schedule for the evening includes:

  • 6:30 p.m. Student Showcase Night Check-In (Fine Arts Center)
  • 6:40 p.m. Introduction
  • 7:00-7:45 pm Starting Well
  • Curriculum options and our approach to classes
  • Cultivating a school community where freshmen can thrive
  • 7:45pm–8:00 p.m. Preparing for Next Steps
  • 8:15 p.m. Optional Break-Out Sessions on maximizing specific programs

If you are a newly enrolled family, please click here to register.

Youth Summer Camps hosted at Wheaton Academy
As we prepare for Summer 2022, we invite families in our community to join the youth summer camps hosted on our campus. Click here to review the camps and register for more information.

Spiritual Life Week
Spiritual Life week is February 7-11 and we are excited to see what God has in store for us. Our theme for the week is ROOTED and based on Colossians 2:6-7 “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

Speakers Hannah Gronowski and Chris Reed will challenge us with the importance of being rooted in Christ, maturing in our faith, and bearing fruit for His Kingdom. Jana Dukes and team will lead our Thursday night worship night as well as Friday worship and response chapel. Please be in prayer for our community during this very special week.

Bell Schedule for the Week:
Monday, February 7, 2022                                                                                                            
8:00 – 8:45                           Period 1
8:51 – 9:36                             Period 2                                                               
9:42 – 10:27                          Period 3                                                               
10:33 – 10:58                        Chapel                                         
11:04 – 11:49                          Period 4
11:49 – 12:28                         Lunch                                          
12:33 – 1:18                            Period 5                                                               
1:24 – 2:09                            Period 6                                                              
2:15 – 3:00                            Period 7

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
8:00 – 8:44                          Period 1
8:50 – 9:34                           Period 2
9:40 – 10:24                         Period 3
10:30 – 11:08                         Chapel
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

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
9:00 – 10:25                          Period 1
10:30 – 11:15                           Chapel
11:20 – 12:00                          Lunch
12:05 – 1:30                            Period 2
1:35 – 3:00                             Period 3

Thursday, February 10, 2022
8:00 – 9:20                           Period 4
9:25 – 10:45                           Period 5
10:50 – 11:35                          Chapel
11:40 – 12:10                           Lunch
12:15 – 1:35                             Period 6
1:40 – 3:00                            Period 7

Friday, February 11, 2022
8:00 – 8:44                          Period 1
8:50 – 9:34                           Period 2
9:40 – 10:24                         Period 3
10:30 – 11:08                         Chapel
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

General News

2021-2022 Yearbook
It is time to order the 2021-2022 yearbook!  The cost is $25.00 per book. Please click here to place your order. Yearbooks are only available through the Jostens website. If you are placing a senior ad for your graduating senior you DO NOT have to order one, it is included in the ad cost.

Senior Ads for Yearbook Deadline – March 12!
Parents – Reminder that senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase this year for $150 per quarter-page ad. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website as that fee is included in the $150.  The deadline for the ads is March 12. Ads can be sent to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. A check payable to Wheaton Academy may be sent to the attention of Jim Holtrop in the front office. You may click here for an example of the ad size and layout. The yearbook staff will gladly design the ad for you if you send in the photo images and the message you would like included.

ZOOM Links Due to Illness
Please see below for our student procedures to access zoom links:

  • For students to access ZOOM, parents need to call the front office and report the student as absent due to illness.  
  • Therefore, students who attend any classes via ZOOM will not be permitted to participate in co-curricular activities.   
  • Students in COVID protocol will be eligible to take tests, quizzes, or other assessments via ZOOM.  Students absent due to other illnesses will need to take tests, quizzes, or other assessments in person when they return to school.   Please contact Ms. Carwell – ecarwell@wheatonacademy.org – with any questions.     
  • Students on ZOOM will be marked present virtually.   To be marked present virtually, students need to have their camera turned on and be dressed professionally for school.   
  • Teachers will post a ZOOM link on the bulletin board for each class  

Thanks for your continued partnership.

Timeshares for Teachers
We invite you to support our Living Curriculum Teachers through the Timeshare for Teachers program. Your generosity blesses many faculty and staff with a much-deserved vacation at little or no cost to them. To learn more visit Timeshares for Teachers – Wheaton Academy. It is our hope that we can continue or begin a partnership with you to provide the use of a privately owned vacation home, vacation package, or airline miles for use during 2022.

Click on the link below if you would like to participate in Timeshare for Teachers: Timeshare for Teachers Participation

Wheaton Academy is Hiring!

Contact Human Resources or refer to the employment opportunities page of the website for more details.


February 28, 2022, the spring sports programs begin in athletics! If your student is planning on participating in one of the spring sports teams (Baseball, Boys Tennis, Track and Field, Girls Soccer, Lacrosse, Softball, or Boys Volleyball), he/she must have a valid physical AND the Athletic Packet completed, and uploaded onto Magnus.  Please make sure this is complete, or your student will not be allowed to participate on February 28.  Thank you in advance for having these completed, and uploaded onto Magnus.