November 18, 2022

Upcoming Events

Saturday WA Women’s Prayer
November 19
9:00 a.m.
Alumni White Chapel

On the third Saturday of every month, the women from Wheaton Academy meet and pray for our school and community. Tomorrow, Amy Hogan, Director of Admissions will share with the group. All women are invited to attend. Light refreshments are served.

Seminar: Navigating the World of Dating and Relationships
Saturday, November 19
9:00-10:30 a.m.

One of the big challenges of the teen years is navigating the world of dating and relationships. Through this seminar with Dr. Rob Rienow you will 1) learn new ways to communicate with your teen, 2) be equipped with biblical principles, and 3) develop a game plan to help your son or daughter prepare for their future family. Coffee and donuts are provided. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend. There is no cost, but pre-registration is required at

Christmas Coffee House
Friday, December 2
7:00-10:00 p.m.

The Project Lead Global Team is hosting a Christmas Coffee House fundraiser for Kids Alive International on Friday, December 2 from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.  Wheaton Academy students will be sharing their talents through music, poetry, dramatic readings, and the visual arts, and the Outspoken club will also be selling the arts journal entitled Overflow for $5 each.  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.  In addition, Project Lead Local will be hosting a wrapping paper drive for the Puente de Pueblo Christmas Store during that week. Please consider bringing some new, unopened wrapping paper to the Coffee House to help support Project Lead Local’s efforts.  

The Christmas Gala
Friday, December 9
7:00-9:30 p.m.
The Baker Hotel

Student Council is inviting the entire student body to attend our all-new event, The Christmas Gala, on December 9. The formal attire event will be held at the historical Hotel Baker in downtown St. Charles, from 7:00 – 9:30 pm.  The night will include dinner, dancing, photo opportunities, and Christmas activities. Students may take guests from other schools as well. The cost is $70.00 per person. Tickets will be sold from November  28 – December 2 during lunch in the atrium via Pushcoin. We are looking forward to our students having a new and exciting event this Christmas season!

General News

Thanksgiving Break
Next week school will be in session on Monday & Tuesday, November 21 & 22. There will be no school, and offices will be closed from Wednesday – Friday, November 23-25, to celebrate Thanksgiving. There will be no WA Weekly next week as well. May you and your families enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving during the break!

Coming Change to Door Locks
We are continuing to increase our campus security. Effective December 1, the main doors to the Academic Building will be locked during the school as a new doorbell system has been installed for our visitors to use. We will be sending out more details after Thanksgiving in an email. It will be necessary for students to have their ID cards on them always to access the buildings around campus. If your student has misplaced their ID they can request a new one using this link.

2023-2024 School Session Dates
To view the 2023-2024 School Session Dates, please click here. Please note – all of these dates are subject to change. The most accurate calendar is always the live calendar, which you can view here.

Financial Aid Applications are Now Open — Returning Families Deadline of December 31   —  New Financial Aid Processor
The financial aid process at Wheaton Academy is officially open for the 2023-2024 school year. Like last year, the deadline for a returning family’s financial aid application for the 2023-2024 school year is December 31, 2022.  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. 

This year, we have partnered with a new financial aid processing company—Blackbaud Financial Aid. This new portal will better integrate with the internal systems Wheaton Academy already uses, making it an easier process for both you and our staff. We are no longer using FACTS.®

Click here to create your account and begin your application: Blackbaud Financial Aid

This requirement includes any family who has received or may qualify for an SGO scholarship (Empower IL scholarships). 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 or Sandy Dede in the Business Office at

Senior Cap and Gown Orders Due December 16
On Monday, November 14 seniors received the information they need to order caps and gowns for graduation. If you have a cap and gown from a sibling who has already graduated, you are welcome to use it if it is in good condition. You would only need to order a new tassel. Students in NHS will receive a tassel and cord in April. Orders will be taken online at The due date to order is December 16. Prices will rise after the due date so order now.

WA Appreciation Team
There is a group of parent volunteers who organize blessings for the faculty and staff on behalf of ALL Wheaton Academy parents. Please click here for information to learn about their efforts and provide a monetary gift that will be used for the Christmas Season.

Timeshares for Teachers
Timeshares for Teachers is a program at Wheaton Academy that allows you to share your vacation property, airline miles or timeshare unit with teachers and staff. Your generosity helps provide Wheaton Academy teachers and staff with a much-deserved cost-effective vacation. Learn more by clicking here Timeshare for Teachers. This partnership is a direct gift to our faculty and staff and is not a donation to the Academy. We are beginning to gather vacation opportunities for the Summer of 2023. Please let us know your interest in participating by filling out a short form using this link Timeshare Participation Form.

Volunteer Corner

Volunteering is the best way to build community, make new friends, and create lasting relationships. Please click here to join us for a variety of opportunities where you can get involved.