October 21, 2022

Upcoming Events

Mandatory Winterim Trip Parent Meeting
Monday, October 24
7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center
On Monday, October 24, 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!

You are invited to attend this year’s Fall Show – 12 Angry Jurors
Thursday, October 27, 7:00 PM
Friday, October 28, 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 29, 7:00 PM
White Chapel

12 Angry Jurors is a courtroom drama that examines the enormous responsibility of 12 ordinary people as they consider the guilt or innocence of a young man accused of his father’s murder.  The 12 jurors bring their own histories, prejudices, and biases to the jury room as they work through this life-or-death decision in the summer of 1957.

Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door, available for purchase by cash, credit card, or check.  Seating is limited, and please plan on arriving early!  The White Chapel will be open for seating 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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.

Informational Zoom Meeting for Freshman/Transfer Families
Wednesday, November 9
7:00-8:00 pm
The Informational Zoom on November 9 is from 7-8 pm. This is directed toward Freshman and Transfer families, but all are welcome to Zoom in and learn about: A Day in the Life of a Winterim Student, How to Register for Winterim Classes, Internship Deadlines, and Soiree Details. Click here to register for the Zoom meeting.

General News

Sophomore Class Ring Assembly
Jostens will be in school on Monday, October 31. During Advisory on this day, all sophomores will head to the FAC for an assembly regarding purchasing class rings. Students will be given a packet of information and can order rings online, or on Wednesday, November 2 when they return during lunch.

2022 Winterim Courses Revealed Week of October 31
Our 2023 Winterim courses will be posted on the Wheaton Academy website the week of October 31. We will be offering over 40 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 7, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Juniors: Thursday, November 10, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Sophomores: Monday, November 14, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Freshmen: Wednesday, November 16, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

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

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

Exciting things are happening in Athletics right now. Our girls tennis team is at State today, our cross country team competes tomorrow, and tonight there is a home Football game – remember it’s Jersey Night.

On Saturday evening, the boys soccer team competes for the sectional title against Westminster. We need a great fan presence, so we have purchased tickets for the first 200 students to enter for free.

Here is what you need to do:
1. Bring your student ID to the gate on Saturday night – the game starts at 7:00 p.m.
2. The first 200 students will get in free
3. If you aren’t one of the first 200 students, the cost is $7.00

Go Warriors!!