July 15, 2021

Upcoming Events

Business & Innovation Program Volunteer Kick-Off Event
Wednesday, August 4
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
A recent Gallup poll suggests that many students in the U.S have entrepreneurial aspirations. 77% of students in grades 5-12 say they want to be their own boss, 45% say they plan to start their own business, and 42% say they will invent something that changes the world. At Wheaton Academy, we are preparing Christian leaders to have this type of impact.

We need your help! As a coach, subject matter expert, mentor, or Intern Host, you can make a difference by sharing your expertise and partnering with us to bring real-world business experience and a biblical worldview to our students as they explore. Please mark your calendars for a Business & Innovation Program Volunteer Kick-Off Event in the Library on Wednesday, August 4, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

We are excited to develop the Christian business leaders of the future and hope you will partner with us.  Please feel free to reach out to pstrzalka@wheatonacademy.org should you have any questions at any time.

Sophomore and Junior Retreats
August 15-16
As we look ahead to the 2021-2022 school year, we are so excited to offer the opportunity for Sophomore and Junior students to gather as a class before the academic year begins. Wheaton Academy is hosting an overnight retreat in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, from Sunday, August 15 – Monday, August 16 for both the Sophomore and Junior classes. This retreat is designed to help students build community with one another, hear from Faculty members, and participate in fun recreational activities to prepare for the new school year and bond as a class. Please click on your class link below to find out more information and RSVP to ensure your spot! After your fill out the registration form, be sure to click the link to pay the $30 registration fee.

Sophomores: Information and Sign Up
Juniors: Information and Sign Up

Freshman Launch
Tuesday, August 17
We are excited to host your freshman student on campus for LAUNCH on August 17 from 11:30 to 5:30 pm. This day is designed to help your freshman student start well at Wheaton Academy as we discuss details for the first day of school, jump-start their mentorship with Project IX seniors, and establish friendships with their peers. Freshmen may pick up their books either before or after this event in the Commons. For more information and sign-up, click here.

General News

Book Rentals for 2021-2022 – Textbook Acquisition Form in Magnus
For the 2021-2022 school year, each family will be required to indicate whether they wish to OPT-IN to ALL ACCESS and have Wheaton Academy place the book rental orders for them or OPT-OUT and purchase/rent all books on their own. This Textbook Acquisition Form is located with all the other Back-to-School forms in Magnus. The textbook form needs to be completed by July 26, 2021. Your family will automatically be placed in the OPT-IN category if the form is not completed by July 26, and your Smart Tuition account will be billed in September.  You must complete the form for each student who is enrolled. Please contact Jenn Trott with any questions.

Book Lists for Families who OPT-OUT        
If you choose to OPT-OUT of Wheaton Academy purchasing your book order for you and plan to rent/buy your own books, the book lists for courses are available on our website. You will need to click on the eCampus Bookstore link. Once you get to the bookstore, go to the Sign-in button under My Account. Your login is your student’s wascholar email (i.e., firstname.lastname@wascholar.org), and you will need to click “forgot my password” to begin. You may then search for course names to see which books are needed for your student’s schedule. You do not need to rent/buy the books from eCampus. However, this is the location where you will find the books for each course. Please remember to complete the Textbook Acquisition Form by July 26, 2021, to avoid being charged a second time for books. Important Note: You need to rent/purchase all books listed even if they are listed as Optional. The Optional reference is an internal note for the book company, not for our families to think the books are optional. Please contact Jenn Trott if you have questions.

OnCampus Login Changes Coming July 8
Parents, on July 8, you should have received an email from wheatonacademy@myschoolapp.com to change your OnCampus login.  The email provides an invitation to create a Blackbaud ID, or you will be prompted to re-register at your next login attempt.  OnCampus remains the same; it is only your login password that will need to be reset. 

Fall Schedule Changes
The deadline for schedule changes is August 4. Student Services will not make any more schedule changes until after the first day of school, and those changes will be limited. Contact Angie Roberts in Student Services to make any changes or work out conflicts.

WA Service Team 2021-2022 Sign-Ups
Click here to see the service opportunities available and click here to sign-up!

College Corner

ACT Class
Is your student planning on taking the September 11 ACT? The Wheaton Academy Tutoring Center offers a small group class that leads right up to September 11, with a special “Night Before” review on September 10. We will cover tips and strategies for all areas of the ACT and go over effective ways to practice at home. There will be homework between each class.
Cost: $410 (materials provided)
Place: Wheaton Academy
Dates: Tuesdays (6:00-8:00 p.m.) August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, and a special “Night Before” review on Friday, September 10.

Spots are limited, so don’t delay! (Your payment is your registration.) Register at wa-tutoring.org/payments.


Corporate Sponsors
The Wheaton Academy Athletic Department is now looking for corporate sponsors. We have four packages as well as a build-your-own package. To learn more about how this benefits both your company and Wheaton Academy Athletics, please email sid@wheatonacademy.org.

Fall Sports
We are excited to have sports being played again and look forward to the upcoming fall sports season!  As we look ahead, we want to give you information about the upcoming Fall Sports seasons:

  • First Day Of Tryouts–  All Fall sports will begin on Monday, August 9, 2021.

As in the past, all athletes must have a new physical and the athletic packet completed and uploaded onto Magnus in order to participate on the first day of tryouts.  You can log in to Magnus through your OnCampus account.  Once you are in Magnus, you will also find a printable Athletic Packet form on this site to print, complete and upload. 

If you have any questions feel free to contact Dawn Hamm in the Athletic Department at 630-562-7565.