May 19, 2023

Upcoming Events

WA Women’s Prayer Upcoming Events: 

WA Women’s Saturday Prayer
May 20
9:00 am
Alumni White Chapel

Every third Saturday women from the Wheaton Academy community meet to pray for our school. Please join us Saturday, May 20 at 9:00 a.m. in the white chapel for our next prayer time. This month we will hear from WA employee Joy Crowe. Light refreshments are served.

Saturday, May 20, 10 am- 12 pm Reception
Please drop by the WA Atrium to see Luz & other friends during this Casual Reception for alumni & current mothers, grandmothers & aunts of prayer. Light refreshments will be served. This is a time of fellowship & brief prayer as we close another blessed year here!

Campus Prayer Walk – Wednesday, May 24, 10 – 11 am.
Meet outside on the sidewalk of the Armor Building to walk the campus to pray with specific points in small groups. 

We invite you to join us to cover our school in prayer! 

Coffee with The Center for Lifelong Learning 
Thursday, June 8 (first day of Summer Academy)
8:00 am
Wheaton Academy Library

Enjoy some coffee and meet with Cheryl Koslosky, the director of The Center, and Holly Taritas, Executive Functioning Coach, to learn more about what The Center has to offer.        

General News

Finals Week Schedule
Monday, May 29 – No School, Offices Closed for Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 30
8:00-9:30 a.m.     1st Period Final Exam           
9:45-11:15 a.m.   2nd Period Final Exam

Wednesday, May 31
8:00-9:30 a.m.      3rd Period Final Exam                
9:45-11:15 a.m.    4th Period Final Exam

Thursday, June 1
8:00-9:30 a.m.       5th Period Final Exam                
9:45-11:15 a.m.     6th Period Final Exam

Friday, June 2
8:00-9:30 a.m.        7th Period Final Exam

ALL Families: 2023-2024 Tuition payments due June 5
The first tuition payment for the 2023-2024 school year is due June 5. On May 17, families should have received their invoice email notification from Families on ACH payments will receive an email prior to debit 10 days before the due date.

Please email if you have any questions regarding the invoiced amount or would like to change your payment plan.

  • Three payment plan options are available: 1-payment, 2-payments, and 12-payments. Multiple payment plans have financing fees: $175 for a 2-payment plan, and $380 for a 12-payment plan.

If you would like to change your payment method or bank account, please contact BB customer service at 888-868-8828.

New One-Way Traffic Pattern on Campus Starting June 5
We wanted to make you aware of some upcoming changes to our campus as construction begins to make way for exciting updates. Our campus will have a new, one-way traffic pattern during this season of construction: all traffic must enter campus only from Hawthorne and all traffic must exit only onto Prince Crossing. For more information about this traffic pattern, new drop-off/pick-up locations, and parking, please review the resources HERE: This traffic pattern begins Monday, June 5.

Winterim 2024 Trip Rosters
Please click here to see the 2024 Winterim Trip rosters. Look for an email coming from your trip leader with further directions. Please reach out to Amy Heavey with any other questions at

Summer Serve
Come and serve at Wheaton Academy this summer!  Summer Serve provides an opportunity to volunteer in a variety of capacities, make an impact on the presentation of our school facilities, and help with projects to control costs to allow for a smooth transition into the fall. Summer serve will be June 19-21 and July 10-12. You can sign up for just a day, or come for more, as we get the school ready for the next school year! If those dates don’t work with your schedule you can also suggest dates you are available to serve. Sign up using this form to join us this summer.

Ivy Propagation
Do you have a green thumb? We would like to propagate as much of the Academy Hall ivy as possible to save for future use. If you have any interest in helping with the propagation process, please contact Rachel Chaney.

Technology Update
After every four years, we update our student technology, so Wheaton Academy will no longer use the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 for student-assigned laptops. This year we are pleased to offer the option of keeping the Surface Pro for a fee of $75; simply keep the laptop, and the fee will be charged to your account. Students who do not return the laptop, keyboard, and charger in good condition by noon on Friday, June 2, will be charged the $75 fee. Please note that software licenses for Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud are not included.  Those will stop working.  Students are best served by factory resetting their Surface Pro (in Settings, Update & Security, Recovery) and using a personal Microsoft account.  Questions? Please contact Bob Vishanoff at or 630 562 7554.


REMINDER: Return Your Student’s Book Bundle 
Thursday & Friday, June 1 & 2
7:30 am – 12:00 pm
For families that rented the book bundle, please make sure your student returns their books to avoid a non-return fee. Books must be returned on either Thursday, June 1 or Friday, June 2 in the Commons. Please see Jenn Trott with questions.

You may also return your books on your own. For directions on how to do this, please click here.

UPDATE: Book Acquisition Progress Changes for the 2023-2024 School Year 
The book acquisition for the 2023-2024 school year will be different than previous years. 

There will no longer be a book bundle option for families. Families will now be responsible for purchasing or renting books for their student(s). Wheaton Academy has worked with our bookstore company, eCampus, to provide each family with a convenient option to purchase or rent books.

Families can shop for each student’s books using eCampus’ “Shop by Schedule” option on their website. Then, eCampus will ship the purchased or rented books directly to each family’s home. For full details on this new process click here. The bookstore for next year opens July 12.

We believe this option will provide an economical and streamlined process for families. Thank you for navigating this change with us. Please see Jenn Trott with questions.

Friends of Wheaton Academy Israel Trip
We are planning an adult trip to Israel in the Spring of 2024. If you are interested in attending, please see the letter from Steve Bult by clicking here.

Senior Class News
We have created a webpage for seniors and their families with all details you will need to know for the end of the year. You may click here for the Senior webpage.

Senior Yard Signs
The yard signs have arrived and can be picked up in the front office.

Senior Lunch and Graduation Practice, Tuesday, May 30, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
After finals on Tuesday, May 30, Seniors will meet in the Commons for lunch, then travel to Wheaton College for graduation practice. Attendance at this practice is mandatory. Seniors will receive more details as the date draws closer.

Baccalaureate Service, Friday, June 2, 7:00 p.m. WA Fine Arts Center
Please join us for a time of worship and prayer over our graduating seniors.

Commencement Ceremony, Sunday, June 4, 3:00 p.m. Wheaton College, Edman Chapel
We are pleased that the commencement ceremony will be at Wheaton College. More details will follow, but there will be no limit to seating for families and no tickets needed to attend.

College Corner

ACT/SAT Prep Class
Registration for the JUNE ACT/SAT Prep Class is now open. This group class will be a comprehensive overview of both college admission tests and will include tips and strategies as well as how to apply them to practice test questions. There will be some homework given. Materials will be provided.

Dates for the class: 9:00 am-11:00 am Mondays and Wednesdays in June (June 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28) 

Register at Your payment is your registration.


Youth Summer Camps hosted at Wheaton Academy
As we prepare for Summer 2023, we invite families in our community to join the youth summer camps hosted on our campus. Click here to review the camps and register!

High School Summer Camp Registration
The High School summer camp registration link is now online and available for you to sign your child up for all the High School camps offered this coming summer.  You may click here to register. Hurry before all the slots are filled!