November 5, 2021

Upcoming Events

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, November 13

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Alumni White Chapel

On the second Saturday of each month, the men of Wheaton Academy meet to pray for our school and hear from one of our employees. Please join us on November 13, at 8:00 a.m. in the Alumni White Chapel. Wheaton Academy Bible teacher and basketball coach, Tate Fritz, will be our speaker for this month. Light refreshments are served.

Navigating the World of Dating & Relationships, Parent Seminar with Dr. Rob Rienow
Saturday, November 6
9:00-10:30 a.m.

Library (Park in the East Lot, near the Science & Technology wing)
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
3) develop a game plan to help your son or daughter prepare for their future family

This is a free event, sponsored by Wheaton Academy, but space is limited so pre-registration is required.

Freshman/Transfer New Family Informational Zoom
Monday, November 8
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Registration Required

These calls are designed for new families and transfers, or for anyone who would like more information about the following topics:

Learn how to choose Winterim classes, view a Winterim registration demo, find out what a day of Winterim looks like for your student, learn five things you need to know about Internships, and important deadlines related to both Winterim and Internships.

We will check registration up until 6:30 p.m. on the day of scheduled Zooms. Please register as early as possible to receive the link in a timely manner. November Zoom Registration

Get to Know Wheaton Academy
Tuesday, November 9
7:00 p.m.

Middle school students and their parents are invited to Get to Know Wheaton Academy on November 9 at 7:00 p.m. This evening will provide an opportunity for families to learn about our school’s commitment to academics, spiritual life, co-curricular activities, and college readiness, as well as experience the community, connection, and culture that Wheaton Academy offers our students and families.

Our time together will include:  

  • Opening Welcome from Mrs. Hockett, Principal  
  • Individual Family Tours  
  • Meet and Greet with Coaches, Teachers, Program Leaders   

Join us and discover what it’s like to be a Wheaton Academy Warrior.  Questions? Please contact Amy Burdett, Admissions Coordinator, or Amy Hogan, Director of Admissions.

Evening in the Furnace
Friday, November 12
7:00 p.m.

Furnace Company Dance and Comedy Improv will be having their fall performance called “Evening in the Furnace” on November 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the FAC auditorium. Tickets are $5.00 and will be available at the door! Come for a night of fun!

Little Women
Thursday, November 18 
Friday, November 19
Saturday, November 20
7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center

Tickets will be available for online purchase to anyone starting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 8.  To purchase, visit our website: and follow the prompts for Little Women tickets. Complete ticketing policies and guest guidelines in place for this event are available on our ticketing website.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact We look forward to seeing you at the show!

General News

Veteran’s Day Chapel
Wheaton Academy parents and Army veterans John and Connie Shank will be our special guests for our Veteran’s Day Chapel Friday, November 12.  Not only will they tell stories of their experiences but they will also share how Jesus has been the center of their lives and service. This will be a special time as we honor those who’ve served in the military and cultivate a heart of service as followers of Christ.

2022 Winterim Course Registration
Our 2022 Winterim courses are available to view on our website. We are offering over 50 exciting and different courses to choose from. Students will register online for an am and pm class in OnCampus at home during the following dates and times:

Seniors: Monday, November 8, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Juniors: Wednesday, November 10, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Sophomores: Monday, November 15, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Freshmen: Wednesday, November 17, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Specific registration instructions will be emailed home before registration begins. Please contact Jenn Trott with any questions.

Winterim Internships
Many students are beginning to solicit and secure Winterim 2022 internships. If your student is completing an internship during Winterim this year, please have him/her register the internship in OnCampus during the registration times for his/her class which are listed above. WA is also soliciting Internship Hosts. Please contact Phil Strzalka at if you or your organization would be interested in hosting a student as an intern.

Wheaton Academy’s Business & Innovation Program
Our Business & Innovation program continues to thrive. Our Business of…students have been discovering God’s plan for their lives by exploring the business or industry they feel passionate about. Read more about the INCubatoredu course and community of parents and volunteers by clicking here. If you are interested in visiting or zooming a class to engage students regarding your career, please contact Phil Strzalka at

Financial Aid Applications are Now Open; New Deadline of December 31 for Returning Families 
Wheaton Academy Financial Aid applications for the 2022-2023 year are now open must be completed by December 31, 2021—a new deadline this year. All families who will need to apply for aid will be required to complete a financial aid application through FACTS®. 

This requirement includes any family who has received or may qualify for an SGO scholarship (Empower IL and Children’s Tuition scholarships). Please read additional information and further instructions here.

If you have any questions regarding your FACTS® application, please contact FACTS customer service directly: 866-315-9262.  If you have any other questions, please contact Pat Brooke

McNally Award Application
For those submitting a McNally Award Application, please note that the deadline has been extended to Friday, November 12. Please click here to view the application.

International Host Family Informational Meeting
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to host one of our international students in your home? Come to a zoom meeting on November 17 at 8:00 a.m. or 7:30 p.m. to learn about this great ministry opportunity for your family. Please email Julie Grant at for the zoom link and any questions.

2020-2021 Yearbooks
Yearbooks from last school year have been distributed to all students who ordered them ahead of time through Jostens’ website. We have leftover copies now available to sell to students who did not order. While we have copies remaining, they will be for sale at the Front Office for $25. Cash or a check made payable to Wheaton Academy will be accepted forms of payment. Email with any questions!

COVID Update
Over the last week, there have been no positive Covid cases.  As a reminder, we ask that you keep your kids home if they are experiencing cold or flu symptoms.  If your student is not feeling well, please keep them home and contact Jenn Sezonov –  Also, consider consulting with a doctor to evaluate further and determine if testing is necessary. 

College Corner

AP Exam Registration Deadline
The registration and payment deadline for AP Exams are quickly approaching. The deadline for final decisions on exams is November 6, and the deadline for payment before a late fee is applied is November 13. Please contact Davona Reynolds with any questions.

Two Wheaton Academy Seniors Named National Merit Semi-Finalists
Congratulations to Wheaton Academy’s National Merit Semi-Finalists Jeremy Kang and Daniel Olson! This award recognizes academically exceptional students and sets them apart in the college application process.

Over 1.5 million juniors entered the competition last year by taking the PSAT exam in October. Approximately sixteen thousand of these students—less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors—were selected as semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship program.  In February, NMSC notifies principals of their Semifinalists who have advanced to the Finalist level.

Six Wheaton Academy Seniors Named National Merit Commended Students
Congratulations to Jude Barton, Colton Gomoll, Noah Husted, Caroline Kelly, Jacqueline Ogden, and Thorin Phinney who were recognized as National Merit Commended Students for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not compete for National Merit Awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2022 competition.


Winter Sports Season Physical
In order to be eligible for a sport in the 2021-2022 Wheaton Academy athletic season, every athlete (regardless of season) must have an updated physical and athletic packet on Magnus before the first day of his/her tryout, or he/she will not be allowed to participate. Boys basketball and wrestling begin Monday, November 8.

The physical must be from the past 13 months and be signed by a parent/guardian. The winter sports schedules are available on

Please contact Dawn Hamm at if you have any questions or concerns.