November 17, 2023

Upcoming Events

WA Women’s Prayer
Saturday, November 18
9:00 am
White Chapel

There are multiple opportunities for the women of Wheaton Academy to meet and pray. We meet on the third Saturday of every month, at 9 a.m. in the white Chapel, and on one Tuesday a month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Library. Mark your calendar with the following dates women can join us to pray:
Saturday, November 18, 9 am in the white Chapel (Virginia Poe is this month’s guest).
Tuesdays, December 5, January 9, February 6, March 5, April 2,  and May 6 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Library (please sign in at the front desk when you arrive during the school day).

Christmas Coffee House
Saturday, December 2, 6:00 p.m.
The Project Lead Global Team is hosting a Christmas Coffee House fundraiser for Kids Alive International on Saturday, December 2, at 6:00 p.m.  Wheaton Academy students will be sharing their talents through music, poetry, dramatic readings, and the visual arts. The Coffee House will be held in the Atrium, the price of admission will be $5 per person and can be paid by cash or PushCoin. 

Wheaton Academy Christmas Market
Thursday, December 14

3:30 pm

Get ready to spread the spirit of innovation and Christmas. On Thursday, December 14, the Business and Innovation Club will host the first Wheaton Academy Christmas Market. If you or someone you know owns a small business or has a product they would like to sell, sign up to reserve a booth using this link. We are encouraging students and other small business owners to showcase their products, ranging from ornaments and artwork to clothing and more! There will be a $25 fee to reserve a booth, which will provide vendors with a booth (and a POS system if needed). If you are not selling a product, bring your entire family to enjoy Christmas shopping and entertainment before enjoying the live performance at the Christmas concert! The Business Club wishes you a very Merry Christmas!

General News

Thanksgiving Break
There will be no school, and offices will be closed November 22-24 for Thanksgiving Break. There will be no WA Weekly next week, either. Enjoy the holiday!

2024-2025 School Session Dates
To view the 2024-2025 school session dates you may click here. Please note – all of these dates may change due to the construction activity on campus. We appreciate your flexibility as we navigate this exciting time at Wheaton Academy.

Christmas Gala 2023
Friday, December 8
Student Council invites the entire WA student body to attend the annual Christmas Gala on December 8. All WA students are invited to a night of dinner, dancing, a visit from Santa, and a Christmas celebration. Tickets are on sale November 20, & 21 at lunch in the Atrium for $70.00. Please click here for all the details. If you have questions, please email Jim Holtrop.

Gala Give-a-Ways Needed
The Student Council would love to have Santa return to the Gala again this year and raffle off presents. Donations would be greatly appreciated. Gift cards from Starbucks, Target, McDonald’s, etc., of any denomination would be welcomed. You can drop them off at the front desk to the attention of Jim Holtrop anytime from now until December 8. Thanks for making this night an amazing celebration for our students!

Executive Functioning
Four weeks left until finals!  How are your students’ executive skills in planning/prioritizing, time management, organization, and stress level?  Need help mapping out a study schedule or a coach to prepare your child to finish the semester well?  The Center for Lifelong Learning can help with executive function coaching…Executive Functioning – The Center for Lifelong Learning

Senior Cap and Gown – Orders Due November 27
Senior cap and gown orders should be made online. Orders are due November 27 – any orders placed after this time will be subject to increased pricing. For more details and a QR code to order, click here. If you have a cap and gown from a sibling, you are welcome to use that. Please ensure it is in good condition. You would only need to order a tassel if you use a sibling’s cap and gown. All NHS members will receive a good tassel and cord in April when cap and gowns are delivered, and the senior photo is taken.

Financial Aid Applications are Now Open — Returning Families Deadline of December 31  
The financial aid process at Wheaton Academy is officially open for the 2024-2025 school year. Like last year, the deadline for a returning family’s financial aid application for the 2024-2025 school year is December 31, 2023.  This timeline allows Wheaton Academy to grant aid awards to returning families before new family aid awards are considered, as over 80% of our financial aid awards are distributed in February. 

Like last year, we have partnered with the financial aid processing company—Blackbaud Financial Aid. This portal better integrates with the internal systems Wheaton Academy already uses, making it an easier process for both you and our staff. 

Click here to log into your Blackbaud Financial Aid account and begin your application: Blackbaud Financial Aid. Please read additional information and further instructions here.

If you have specific questions regarding your application and how to upload your required documentation, we recommend you contact Blackbaud Financial Aid Customer Service directly: 800-360-8027 or  Their service is completely confidential.

If you have any other questions, please contact Pat Brooke in the Business Office at

Apply to Wheaton Academy for 2024-2025!
We are excited to announce that the 2024-2025 School Year application is open! If you know any prospective students who are interested in Wheaton Academy, we invite you to tell them to APPLY NOW by visiting Applicants who apply this fall will be considered for an early decision (before Christmas time).

2023-2024 Yearbook Sales
You may now purchase your yearbook for this school year. Go to to make your purchase. The current school yearbook will be delivered during Homecoming of next year.

Senior Picture Submission
It’s time to submit Senior Pictures for the Yearbook! If you did not use Prestige Photography for your student’s Senior Portraits, you are welcome to use another photography source, but we need you to submit a photo of your own to be included in the yearbook. Photos must be submitted by December 20 to be included in the yearbook publication. We require a forward-facing portrait taken from the shoulders up, with a plain/non-distracting background. Please submit your student’s chosen picture via email to Please also include your student’s first and last name. Please contact Kristen Rusthoven ( with any questions. Thank you!

Senior Ads for Yearbooks!
Parents – 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 11. 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. You will then need to send your ad’s content (both pictures and written messages) in a single email to The yearbook staff will gladly design the ad for you after confirmation of receipt of these two things! Any questions? Please email Thank you!