November 22, 2019

Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Break
There will be no school and offices will be closed from Wednesday, November 27 through Friday, November 29 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no WA Weekly published next week as well. The WA Weekly will resume on Friday, December 6. We wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!

WA Women’s Prayer
Tuesday, December 3
1:15-2:45 p.m.
Armour Building
On Tuesdays, the WA Women’s Prayer Group will meet from 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. on campus at Luz Vergara’s apartment, which is located in the Armour building. Please note that we will not be meeting during Christmas break or Winterim. We will resume on January 28. Contact Sarah Gieser or Claudia Fabela with questions.

WA Women’s Prayer Lunch and Fellowship
Tuesday, December 10
12:30-2:45 p.m.
Sarah Gieser’s home
1N457 Indian Knoll Road, West Chicago
Please join us for lunch, fellowship, and prayer. Whether or not you have prayed with us in the past, please come! We would love to see you! Alumni moms are also encouraged to attend. Contact Sarah Gieser or Claudia Fabela with questions.

Christmas Soirée
Thursday, December 19
2:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Meet in FAC

Student Council invites the entire student body to our annual Christmas Soirée on December 19. Please have your child join us for an evening on the Spirit of Chicago Dinner Cruise. We will meet in the Fine Arts Center at 3:15 p.m and be chauffeured down to Navy Pier on coach buses. The night includes a 2-1/2 hour boat cruise on the lake with a full dinner. We will return to Wheaton Academy at 10:30 p.m. All students must take the buses to and from Navy Pier.

The cost is $50.00 per student. Guests from other schools are permitted to join us; however all permission slips for outside students need to be in by December 6. Forms are available at the front desk. Tickets will be on sale December 2-10 only. No tickets are available at the door. This year tickets can be bought by check or through our push coin service!!

We look forward to celebrating the Christmas season together. Any questions, please feel free to contact Jim Holtrop.

General News

Attention Shoppers – You Can Support WA While You Shop!
Please consider making Wheaton Academy the beneficiary of .5% of your purchases made on – a great way to support our school while doing your Christmas shopping! AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, choose Wheaton Academy as your charitable organization for WA to receive this benefit!

De-stress with Dogs
On Monday, December 16 and Tuesday, December 17, the Naperville Area Humane Society Pawsitive Pet Therapy will be coming to Wheaton Academy.  Students with a signed permission slip can interact with certified therapy dogs and unwind after finals.  Dogs will be located in the Warrior Room from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days.

2018-2019 Yearbooks Available!
If you did not order the 2018-2019 yearbook last year, there are extra copies available to purchase now. You can pick them up at the front office for $25.00 each. Stop at the front desk or see Jim Holtrop to buy one.

Important Yearbook Information for all Parents Regarding Yearbook Sales
WA yearbooks are for sale again this year for last year’s price of $25.00 each.  Your 2019-2020 yearbook is now available for purchase at  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. Ads are due by March 1, 2020 and may be submitted to 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.

2020-2021 One-Page Calendar
The 2020-2021 One-Page School calendar is now live on the Wheaton Academy website. You may click here to view it.

College Corner

ACT Prep Course Offered through the Wheaton Academy Tutoring Center
Please click here for information on an ACT Prep course that will be offered by the Wheaton Academy Tutoring Center. The classes will be on Monday nights from January 27 – March 23. The payment option will be available in the next WA Weekly.


Winter sports are off and running!!  Please click here to read the monthly athletic newsletter.  It contains important and timely information related to the athletic department.