October 29, 2021

Upcoming Events

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.

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

The Academy Theatre is proud to present the musical Little Women. We will be opening ticket sales early for the families of cast, crew, and pit orchestra members starting Monday, November 1, through Tuesday, November 2.  These families will be able to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public.  To take advantage of the pre-sale option, use the link and password that will be provided to your student via their Wheaton Academy email.

Tickets will be available for online purchase to anyone starting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 8.  To purchase, visit our website: www.wheatonacademy.org 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 tickets@wheatonacademy.org. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

General News

Save the Date—Financial Aid Applications Open November 1; New Deadline of December 31 for Returning Families  Wheaton Academy Financial Aid applications for the 2022-2023 year open this Monday, November 1 and 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 pbrooke@wheatonacademy.org.

COVID Update
We continue to see Covid cases declining in the Wheaton Academy community. Over the last week, there have been five 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 – jsezonov@wheatonacademy.org.  Also, consider consulting with a doctor to evaluate further and determine if testing is necessary. 

Sophomore Class Ring Assembly
A representative from Jostens will be here on Wednesday, November 3 during Advisory to provide information regarding purchasing sophomore class rings. Please ask your students to see the information they are given. Jostens will return on Friday, November 5 during lunch to accept ring orders.

New Item Added to Ala Carte
We have added Anu Sushi rolls to our ala carte line each day during lunch. This is a mission-oriented company that provides meals for children for each sushi roll sold. So far, the sushi rolls are have sold out each day. Please click here for more information about Anu Sushi.

2022 Winterim Courses Revealed Week of November 1
Our 2022 Winterim courses will be posted on the Wheaton Academy website the week of November 1. We will be 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.

College Corner

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.

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 dreynolds@wheatonacademy.org with any questions.


October 29-30 Playoff Games
It’s a big playoff weekend for Wheaton Academy Athletics!

⚽️ Boys Soccer vs Timothy Christian – Oct 29, 5pm @ East Peoria High School
🏆 State Semi-Final
Tickets: https://gofan.co/app/events/414889?schoolId=IL21441
Livestream: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/ihsa/gam4b44a70b68

🏈 Football vs Coal City – Oct 29, 7:30pm @ Wheaton Academy
🏆 First Round of State Playoffs
Tickets: $5 at the Gate
Livestream: https://youtu.be/_mi57961m7o

👟 Cross Country – Oct 30, 9am @ Lisle High School
🏆 SectionalsTickets: Free

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. Girls basketball tryouts begin Monday, November 1, and 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 athletics.wheatonacademy.org

Please contact Dawn Hamm at dhamm@wheatonacademy.org if you have any questions or concerns.