March 22, 2024

Upcoming Events

Spring Break
March 25 – April 1 is Spring Break. There will be no WA Weekly during Spring Break. School will resume on Tuesday, April 2. Enjoy the break and Happy Easter!

Co-Curricular Expo: An Event for Future Warriors
Thursday, April 11 – 6:00pm

Please invite all future Warrior families to our final Admissions event, our Co-Curricular Expo! Middle school students and their parents will experience all of our co-curricular clubs, teams, and activities. They will have an opportunity to meet program leaders, hear from coaches, talk with other students who have similar interests, and participate in fun activities throughout the evening. Register today.
The event is open to all future warriors–those already enrolled through not yet applied!

Questions?  Contact Amy Burdett, Admissions Coordinator, or Amy  Hogan, Director of Admissions.

Junior/Senior Formal
Friday, April 19
7:00-10:00 p.m.
The Matrix Club

All Juniors and Seniors are invited to the Jr/Sr Formal on April 19, 2024. The event will be held in a brand new venue in Naperville called The Matrix Club from 7-10 pm.  This is a formal attire event. The evening will include dinner, a dance, a trivia contest, and a Photo Booth. Students may invite guests from other schools who are also Juniors or Seniors after completing the guest form.  Tickets are $80.00 per person and will be sold April 8-12 only. For more information contact Jim Holtrop. 

General News

Winterim Trips 2025 are LIVE
Trip information and application are available on the Families webpage. Applications are due Wednesday, April 10, 2024, by midnight. Any questions, please email Mrs. Heavey at

Download Newsies Photos
Thank you to Molly Grace Bornfriend and Laura Birkey ’02 for providing photography of the show! Families are invited to view a photo gallery and download photos for free here: You may also choose to order prints through the gallery website.

Upcoming Bell Schedule Changes
Wednesday, April 10 is All-School testing for 9-11th grades. See below in College Corner for all the details and times. Seniors have no school that day.
Thursday, April 11 we will run a 7-period day. The schedule will be:
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

Wheaton Academy Parents,

This is an exciting time on Wheaton Academy’s campus. I imagine you are waiting with great anticipation, as I am, for the completion of our expansion. As you may have seen in my announcement on Thursday, beginning this fall our students will have access to extensive new learning spaces!

This expansion requires support from partners like you—parents who champion the power of a Wheaton Academy education to shape, disciple, and prepare young men and women to serve Christ as leaders and shapers of culture in the years ahead.

That’s why I’m writing to you today. I want to invite you to prayerfully consider your role in supporting the For Generations to Come campaign.

Nearly $27 million has been committed to this $30 million dollar project. These funds will be used to expand our Academic Building adding 43,000 square feet of new and remodeled space including:

  • Video Production and Broadcast Studio to elevate our award-winning video program
  • Business Center where students will learn to apply Biblical ethics in the marketplace
  • Student Union to cultivate connection and community
  • an expanded IDEA Lab to serve as our technology incubator
  • new flexible learning spaces
  • Cross Plaza to visibly proclaim our faith

Will you help us cross the finish line? To reach our $30 million goal, the participation of the entire Wheaton Academy community is critical. Your generous support now will be integral to Wheaton Academy’s success and ability to set the stage for the next generation of Warriors!

Find detailed plans and see the difference you can make at

Give a Gift

Thank you for your loyalty to the mission of Wheaton Academy. Your gift will help ensure that we extend our mission for students today and For Generations to Come.

Soli Deo Gloria,
Steve Bult
Head of School

Senior Ads for Yearbooks – Deadline Extended!
Parents – Senior yearbook ads will be available for purchase this year for $150 per quarter-page ad.  The deadline for the ads has been extended to April 1, 2024. To purchase an ad, you will need to follow this link and select the size you would like to create. More information is explained within your purchase options. It will prompt you to design your ad for your child and once you submit it will be sent to us to add to the yearbook. If you have any questions, please contact Don’t forget to order your yearbook as well. This is a change from last year that Jostens made.

WA Appreciation Team
Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are the WA Appreciation Team, a group of parent volunteers who plan, organize, and host two events during the school year for teachers and staff. These events help express our gratitude for all the ways teachers and staff not only teach, but inspire, nurture, and guide our kids throughout the school year. The WA Appreciation Team manages these events on behalf of ALL Wheaton Academy families and represents our collective gratitude. Click here for more details on the WA Appreciation Team.

We are ready to begin planning for our second event, in April, where we serve the entire Wheaton Academy faculty and staff an appreciation luncheon. This year the event will take place on Friday, April 26th. This event is funded solely through contributions from the school community (which are completely optional and not tax-deductible). Click here to give

Senior News and Graduation Dates to Remember
Senior Parents – Please disregard any Magnus reminders you receive from now until the end of the year we aren’t able to turn them off until after graduation. We also want to provide upcoming dates regarding graduation for you to mark your calendars. More details about these events will follow next month.
Monday, April 22 – Cap & gown delivery and senior class photo during Advisory
Tuesday, May 28 – 12:00-2:30 p.m. Senior lunch and graduation practice
Friday, May 31 – Baccalaureate Service at 7:00 p.m. WA Fine Arts Center
Sunday, June 2 – Commencement Ceremony, 3:00 p.m. Wheaton College, Edman Chapel

College Corner

Wednesday, April 10 is test day at Wheaton Academy for all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Please click here for full details and information you will need for your student to be prepared. Any questions? See Gina Churchill.