October 18, 2019

Upcoming Events

Winterim Trip Parent Meeting
Monday, October 21
7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center
7:00-9:00 p.m.
On Monday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. is a meeting for all the parents of students attending a Winterim Trip. We will meet in the FAC to briefly discuss the trips and go over some of the Student Travel Policies for Wheaton Academy. Then we will dismiss to trip groups where there will be further information about your student’s specific trip. Please contact your trip leader for additional information and the documents you need to bring to this meeting. See you on Monday!

Student/Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, October 23 & Thursday, October 24
Registration Ends Today!
Student/Teacher Conference are next week, Wednesday & Thursday, October 23 & 24. Scheduling ends today, Friday, October 18 at 11:59 p.m. Parents may schedule conferences online through MyConferenceTime.com.  Please email Gina Churchill if you have any questions regarding this process. In order for students to attend their conferences Wednesday, October 23 is an Off-campus Learning Day and Thursday there will be no classes held on campus.

General News

Admissions Events and Updates

We are excited to announce that the 2020-2021 application season has begun! The Admissions Office is hosting Co-Curricular Night Tuesday, November 5, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Click here to learn more about it. Registration is required and can be completed online. Please help us spread the word!

Additionally, applications for the 2020-2021 school year are open online. (https://wheatonacademy.org/admissions/apply/how-to-apply/)

If you have any questions, please reach out to Amy Burdett or Brittany Klenke in the Admissions Office: admissions@wheatonacademy.org.

A Note from the Business Office
Dear Wheaton Academy Family,

We want to take this opportunity to ensure our school community is aware of an incident that took place on the Wheaton Academy campus over the summer.  On two separate occasions during the month of July, the Wheaton Academy mailbox was burglarized, and an unspecified number of checks were stolen by the perpetrators.  We discovered in recent months the perpetrators fraudulently signed the checks and illegally deposited the funds into a non-Wheaton Academy account.  We have contacted the West Chicago Police Department and the West Chicago Post Office to report these activities. In addition, we have installed a locked mailbox on campus to prevent this from happening further.

If you sent a check to Wheaton Academy during the month of July, it is possible the check was included among the checks which were stolen.  It is relatively simple to identify whether the check was fraudulently cashed.  Please check the endorsement on the back of the check.  If the endorsement has a handwritten signature, the check was not received or cashed by Wheaton Academy.

If one of your checks was fraudulently cashed, you will need to file a claim with your bank. In some cases, the bank will want Wheaton Academy to sign an Affidavit of Forgery.  Please contact Pamela Larsen at plarsen@wheatonacademy.org or 630-562-7515 if you have a form you need to be signed.  Your bank will file a claim with the bank who erroneously cashed the check.  The bank who cashed the check will return the funds to your bank, who will subsequently return the funds to your account. Please note because of the investigation the banks have to conduct this process can take up to 30 – 60 days to complete.

If you have family or friends who donated funds to a Winterim Missions Trip, we recommend you share this information with them and confirm any checks they sent have been accounted for accordingly.

While this is certainly an unfortunate situation, we are thankful the incidents were quickly identified to prevent further theft from occurring. Please continue to keep Wheaton Academy, the faculty, staff, and students in your prayers as we endeavor together to nurture growth in students through relationships, excellence, and service to the glory of God.


Pamela Larsen
Business Manager

Fall Musical: Little Shop of Horrors
We are excited to announce our Fall Musical! Academy Theatre is proud to present Little Shop of Horrors, a modern-day parable about the human condition, complete with Motown style music, an enormous man-eating plant, and quirky characters that remind us why we need a SaviorThe performances, which will be in the white Alumni Chapel, are scheduled as follows:

October 31 at 7:00 p.m.
November 1 at 7:00 p.m.
November 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Little Shop of Horrors Ticket Sale Information and Policies

  • Tickets for the general public may be purchased beginning Wednesday, October 16, with a credit card online for $10 a seat. All seating for Little Shop of Horrors is general admission; there will be no assigned seating.
  • To purchase tickets, go to the Wheaton Academy website, wheatonacademy.org, and follow the link to Little Shop of Horrors ticket sales. Follow the prompts to purchase tickets for each performance you would like to attend.
  • Tickets can also be purchased on the evening of a performance with cash/check only if there are remaining tickets available.
  • Tickets may be purchased online until 3:00 p.m. on the day of the performance. After that point, all ticket sales will take place at Will Call, which will open each performance night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Purchased tickets can be held for pick-up at Will Call on the nights of the show or can be printed at home (online ticket sales). However, no tickets can be held without being paid for in full.
  • Once tickets are purchased, they may be exchanged for a different performance (if seats are available) at no charge, but we are unable to offer refunds.
  • Seating for performances will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of each show. Once the performance has begun, seating will only occur at rare intervals because our cast uses the aisles during the show.
  • The best and quickest way to get questions answered is to email: tickets@wheatonacademy.org.
  • If you have any special seating needs (wheelchairs, sight or hearing impairments, etc.), please let us know when purchasing your tickets so that we are able to do our best to accommodate your needs.

Winterim Internships
The Winterim Internship program is a unique opportunity for students to get hands-on experience in a workplace setting. All students interested in doing an internship during Winterim need to review the requirements and fill out the application that can be found on the WA website under the Winterim Tab. The deadline to submit your application is November 1st. If you have any questions, please see Miss Davona Reynolds in the library.

College Corner

AP Exam Registration

Please note that due to changes in the College Board’s AP Registration process, AP exams must now be ordered in the fall. Students were given a join code by their AP teachers to access important information, practice exams, and to register for their AP test(s) on the College Board website. Students that joined the class were automatically registered to take the test unless they indicated otherwise. Students that have not joined a class on the College Board website should do so ASAP, by getting the join code from their teachers.  Students who are interested in taking the AP exam, but are not enrolled in the class should see Ms. Reynolds. The deadline for test registration is November 1, 2019. This deadline is for registration only, and no money is currently due. The deadline for payment for the AP exams is February 3, 2020. Please use the following link to pay for your AP Exams. A late fee of$ 25 will be assessed for exams paid for after the February 3 deadline. Furthermore, there will be a $40 College Board fee for all exams canceled after the November 1 deadline, regardless if they were paid for or not. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Davona Reynolds, the AP Exam Coordinator.


Our fall athletic season is wrapping up, and we are looking ahead to our winter season.  The following are the tryout dates for our winter sports:

Girls Basketball- Monday, November 5
Boys Basketball and Wrestling- Monday, November 11

Please make sure your student-athlete has their mandatory paperwork completed and uploaded into Magnus.  This includes the concussion and steroid paperwork, along with a current physical.  Your child will not be allowed to try out or participate in any of these sports without these forms completed. If you have any questions, please call Dawn Hamm at 630-562-7565.