October 14, 2022

Upcoming Events

Saturday WA Women’s Prayer
October 15
9:00 a.m.
Alumni Chapel

Every third Saturday of the month the women of Wheaton Academy meet for a time of prayer and to hear from one of our employees. Please join us Saturday, October 15, at 9:00 a.m. We will hear from WA employee Holly Taritas. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday WA Women’s Prayer
October 18
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Armour Building Apartment

Please join the women of Wheaton Academy for prayer Tuesdays. The next Tuesday meeting is on October 18 in Luz Vegara’s apartment in the Armour Building. Contact Mary Miller with any questions.

Evening of Classics
Tuesday, October 18
7:00 p.m.
FAC Auditorium

Evening of Classics is a classical music recital put on by WA students. It takes place in the FAC auditorium, admission is free, and all are welcome. Over twenty students involved in vocal & instrumental solos and small ensembles are excited to perform!

Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
Wednesday & Thursday, October
19 & 20
Parent/Student/Teacher Conference sign-ups will begin on Tuesday, October 11. Please click here for details on how to sign-up. There will be an Off-Campus Learning Day on Wednesday, October 19 as we want students to attend the conferences with their parents. There are no classes on Thursday, October 20, to allow students the flexibility to attend as well.

Seminar – What Are Executive Functioning Skills and Why Does My Child Need Them?
Saturday, October 29
9:00-10:00 a.m.

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Wheaton Academy will be hosting an informational parent workshop on executive functioning skills from 9:00-10:00 am on Saturday, October 29 in the Wheaton Academy Library. Academic Coaches from The Center will walk parents through the components of executive functioning, as well as discuss how these skills will not only strengthen their child’s performance in the classroom but in all areas of life, as well. There is no charge for the workshop, and attendees will receive one complimentary session for their child to work with an Academic Coach. Click here to register.

For more information or to arrange for a free consultation and tour of The Center, contact Cheryl Koslosky at ckoslosky@wheatonacademy.org or Holly Taritas at htaritas@wheatonacademy.org

Please visit our website at www.thecenterforlifelonglearning.org.

General News

Each year the teachers are blessed by parents who provide dinner for them during the conference days, October 19 & 20.  If you would like to be part of donating to these nights, please contact Jim Holtrop. We are looking for crock pots of soup, large salads, breads, and desserts. If you would like to contribute a monetary donation to help supplement the dinner, please let Jim know and drop your donation off at the front desk marked to his attention. Thank you for making this special contribution to our teachers!

2021-2022 Yearbooks
Yearbooks from last school year have been distributed to all students who ordered them ahead of time through Jostens’ website. We have a small number of leftover copies now available to sell to students who did not order. Starting Monday, October 17, while we have copies remaining, they will be for sale at the Front Office for $25. Please note that these will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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 may use another photography source, but we need you to submit a photo of your own to be included in the yearbook. The submission process looks a bit different this year, so please take notice of the information listed here. Photos need to be submitted by December 23 to be included in the yearbook publication. We require a forward-facing portrait taken from the shoulders up, with a plain/non-distracting background. Images will be submitted through this form this year. You will need to log in with a Google account, which all Wheaton Academy students have. Any questions can be directed to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org.

Lego Library
Parents!  The science department at Wheaton Academy is looking to build a “LEGO Library” in our makerspace called the “Idea Lab.”  LEGO is a fantastic medium for all types of learners (from beginner to advanced) to explore engineering and design.  We are looking for any type of LEGOs/LEGO sets that people no longer want.  It could be an organized set or a mish-mash of random bricks in a box!    

If you would be willing to donate, please email Josh Burick at jburick@wheatonacademy.org or give him a call at 630.200.3193. Thank you!

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.

College Corner

ACT/SAT Small Group Class
Registration is now open for our next ACT/SAT Small Group Class! We will introduce both college admission tests to the students and go over tips and strategies for them. We will also teach the students how to practice at home. There will be some homework given.

Dates for the fall class: Wednesdays (6:00-8:00 pm) 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, and 12/7.

Visit www.thecenterforlifelonglearning.org to register your student. Your payment is your registration. (materials will be provided)

AP Test Information
Please click here for detailed information regarding deadlines and dates for AP Exams. Any questions? Email AP Test Coordinator, Davona Reynolds.

Athletics Corner

Geof Weisenborn Named IHSA Boys Lacrosse 2021-22 Coach of the Year!
​Congrats to Coach Geof Weisenborn who has been named the IHSA Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year for the 2021-22 season. Since coming to Wheaton Academy in 2013 Coach Weisenborn has amassed 88 wins and has led the Warriors to back-to-back top 4 finishes in state. He is now under consideration for both sectional and national coach of the year by the NFHS. Congrats Coach!