October 23, 2020

General News

COVID-19 Update  
At the end of our 10th week of school, we are pleased to announce we had no individuals test positive for COVID-19 this week. Even though there are new restrictions placed for DuPage County, these restrictions do not apply to schools. We continue to be pleased with how well our students are doing with the guidelines set out for them. Please continue to self-certify and follow the protocols we have set in place.

Winterim 2021
If you missed the video announcement regarding Winteirm 2021, you can find it here: https://families.wheatonacademy.org/winterim/

The Winterim guide will go live on Monday, November 2. The guide will have information about each of the classes as well as further information about how to apply for an internship. This year we will offer various new courses, from all-day courses like Intro. to Robotics, Intro. to Ceramics, and Government, to a variety of half-day courses like Stage Combat, SAT/ACT Review, Cooking, and Gaming courses. You will find the complete guide starting November 2 here: https://families.wheatonacademy.org/winterim/

Registration for classes in OnCampus will follow this schedule:

  • Seniors: Monday, November 9, 6:00 p.m.
  • Juniors: Wednesday, November 11, 6:00 p.m.
  • Sophomores: Monday, November 16, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Freshman: Monday, November 16, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Internship application will be due on Tuesday, November 24. The application can be found on this webpage beginning on November 2.

Please feel free to contact Brad Thornton (bthornton@wheatonacademy.org) with further questions about Winterim 2021.

Picture Retakes
Lifetouch will be back to take pictures on Thursday & Friday, October 29 & 30, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. If your student has not had his/her picture taken yet, please have him/her stop in the Atrium during those times. If you are not satisfied with your last pictures, they may be retaken during these times, but you will need to return the old pictures to have them retaken.

Important Yearbook Information for all Parents
Due to COVID-19 shutdowns, the production of the 2019-20 yearbook was slowed down. We anticipate receiving the yearbooks soon. You may already begin ordering the 2020-2021 yearbook for last year’s purchase price of $25.00 at www.jostensyearbooks.com.  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. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website as that fee is included in the $150. Turn in your ad with a check out to Wheaton Academy and send it to the front office to the attention of Jim Holtrop. You may click here for an example of what an ad should look like.

College Corner

Financial Aid Night – Wheaton Academy
Monday, October 26, 2020
7:00 p.m.
Wheaton Academy will virtually host Paul Daly on Monday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m.  Please join us as he speaks on how to get college financial aid.

Financial Aid Handout Link 

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 822 7265 2609
Passcode: 236513

AP Test Timeline
If your student is taking an AP class this year, please click here for information and important dates/deadlines for test registration.

WA Tutoring ACT/SAT Class
Registration for the Wheaton Academy Tutoring Center’s ACT/SAT Group Class is now open! These two college admission tests have never been more similar, so we are combining our tips and strategies for both tests and teaching them in one group class. The class will be taught by Kelley Severance and Cheryl Koslosky Monday nights from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Wheaton Academy. (November 2 – December 7) Only 15 spots are available, so don’t delay! To register, go to wa-tutoring.org and click on ‘payments’.

College Early Action/Priority Deadlines are Fast Approaching
Senior parents, college deadlines are fast approaching for your students who have chosen Early Action, Early Decision, or Priority deadline for applying to a college or university.  Encourage your student to check their SCOIR account or speak with Mr. Gregersen or Mr. Ellison if there are any concerns about their applications.  Many colleges/universities are test-optional for the class of 2021, which means that other aspects of your student’s application will be more important this year, such as letters of recommendation.  Students should give a teacher at least a month’s notice to complete the letter of recommendation.