March 12, 2021
WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, March 13
White Alumni Chapel
On the second Saturday of each month, the men from the WA community meet to pray and hear from one of our WA employees. Please join us for prayer tomorrow, March 13, at 8:00 a.m. in the white Alumni Chapel. Chris Felinski, WA Math Department Head and Cross Country/Track Coach, will be our guest speaker. Light refreshments are served.
Mr. WA Livestream!
Saturday, March 13
Please join us virtually on Saturday, March 13, for our annual Mr. WA performance! This event is designed to develop the community of the student body and raise money for the 25 Haitian and Dominican children that our school sponsors through our Project Lead Global ministry project. This year, the production will be live-streamed with ten contestants. With COVID-19 regulations in place, the show will be presented virtually on Wheaton Academy’s YouTube channel. The winner of Mr. WA will be determined through text voting live from the home audience and announced at the end of the show.
Click here to learn more about Wheaton Academy’s partnership with Kids Alive, donate, and watch the live show on Saturday, March 13! We are accepting donations through March 19.
If students missed buying a Mr. WA t-shirt this past week. They may stop by Ms. Johnson’s classroom to buy one for $15.
Visionary Family Seminar at Wheaton Academy
“Building A Spiritually Strong Family”
Saturday, March 20
Our families have been through a lot this past year. You are invited to join us, with your kids and teens, for a unique, fun, spiritual growth experience for your entire family. When was the last time you set aside time for your family to grow closer to God together? You will come away with key Scriptures and practical ways to build a spiritually strong family. All kids and teens are welcome for this interactive, upbeat, and engaging morning. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required at VisionaryFam.com/Register
Dear WA Parents,
This time last year, I made the Friday afternoon announcement we were going remote for the two weeks prior to spring break due to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. What a year it has been since that day! None of us could have ever predicted what the days and months that followed would hold for our school community. As we reflect on that day last March, it is important to thank God for His many provisions for Wheaton Academy—for faculty and staff that enthusiastically finished last school year remotely and eagerly returned in August, for parents and students who have lived within the constraints of state and local guidelines that have made school more challenging, for parents and supporters who have invested time, talent, and treasure to ensure that WA students could be at school in person for the entire school year, and protection from coronavirus outbreaks or serious health issues related to the virus. It has been a blessing to watch our community bond together during a challenging year. We are so thankful for your continued prayers, encouragement, and support, and we look forward to a strong and exciting finish to the school year!
Over the last week, we had three individuals test positive for COVID-19, and 15 are in quarantine.
Academy Theatre Winter Show
This year, the Winter Show was an opportunity for 61 students to be cast into a selection of songs from 12 different musicals. The show will be live through March 13 at this link, Academy Theatre Winter Show on Livestream.
Contact Information Request
As we continue to navigate the school year, we would like to collect some additional contact information from families. Specifically, we hope to gather information for grandparents and other special family friends in your student’s life. Please click here to share this information with us.
Time to Order the New Yearbook
Your 2020-21 yearbook is now available for purchase at www.jostensyearbooks.com. Go to the Yearbooks dropdown to find “Buy your Yearbook,” then search Wheaton Academy to finish your purchase. They will only be for sale through the website. We do not want you to miss out on receiving a yearbook, so please order yours today! If you do not order via the Jostens link, you will be unable to receive a yearbook next fall.
Senior Ads for Yearbooks
Parents, senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase for $150 per quarter-page ad. Fees for ads will include a yearbook at no additional cost. Orders are due before spring break. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website. You may click here for an example of what an ad should look like. Send your pictures and text to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will design it for you.
Senior Pictures headshots (from the shoulders up) are due Friday, March 26. Please send your student’s picture to email@example.com by this date. If we don’t have a picture from your student, we will take a picture and choose it for you.
Spring Testing (PSAT/SAT/AP Information)
Please click here for information and updates on the test opportunities coming this Spring at Wheaton Academy. If you have a student in an AP class, please review the AP test dates and information carefully. Thank you!