October 30, 2020

Upcoming Events

Modified Bell Schedules in November
The state of Illinois has made Election Day a state holiday. For this reason, students will have an Off-Campus Learning Day on Tuesday, November 3. This will be an asynchronous seven-period day. School offices will remain open.

Wednesday, November 4, we will run a seven-period day. The bell schedule will be as follows:
1st 7:55 – 8:43
2nd 8:53 – 9:41
3rd 9:51 – 10:39
4th 10:49 – 11:37
Lunch 11:37 – 12:11
5th 12:16 – 1:04
6th 1:14 – 2:02
7th 2:12 – 3:00

Thursday & Friday, November 5 & 6, are regular bell schedule days.

Monday, November 16, will be an Off-Campus Learning Day for students and a Professional Learning Day for faculty. This will also be an asynchronous seven-period day, and offices will remain open.

Monday & Tuesday, November 23 & 24, will both be seven-period days. There will be no school, and offices will be closed on November 25-27 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. No WA Weekly will be published the week of Thanksgiving as well.

Women’s Prayer
Tuesday, November 3, 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 10, 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 17, 1:30 p.m.
Please join us for Women’s Prayer during the month of November. Tuesday, November 3, will be a Zoom meeting since there is an off-campus learning day. The link is below. November 10 and 17, the meetings will be in the white heated tent.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 735 1141 2380
Passcode: 084138

General News

A Message from the Principal
We are so grateful to have completed eleven weeks of in-person learning.  God has gone before us and taken care of our students, faculty, and staff, and we give Him the glory for what He has done.  Our faculty have worked hard to provide outstanding learning experiences for all of our students – our in-person and virtual learners.  This has involved new technology, planning for new lessons, and adapting activities to ensure high-level learning occurs within the COVD-guidelines.  As we finish the semester, Monday, November 16, will be an Off-Campus Learning Day and a Professional Learning Day for our faculty.  Students will get their assignments for all seven classes at 9:00 a.m. and the rest of the week will follow a normal schedule.  This time will allow us to plan for the semester’s final push as we seek to finish well and effectively.  Thank you for your on-going support as we UNITE together to serve our students well.  

COVID-19 Update  
At the end of our 11th week of school, we had one individual test positive for COVID-19. As we have done in previous weeks, we have contacted those who were in close contact with this individual and asked them to quarantine at home for the appropriate time. 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 will be found on the webpage included above starting November 2.

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

2021-2022 Application for Enrollment
We are excited to announce that our 2021-2022 application season has begun! Applications are open online now. We will be hosting in-person and virtual events this fall to showcase our school. The in-person event is November 12 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and the virtual opportunities are November 5 and 19 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.   
Click here to learn about each event. Registration is required and can be completed online.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Amy Burdett, Amy Hogan, or Brittany Klenke in the Admissions Office: admissions@wheatonacademy.org.

Second Semester Schedules
All schedule changes for 2nd semester are due by November 13. Please contact Angie Roberts, aroberts@wheatonacademy.org, to make any changes.

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

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’.


BOYS SWIMMING at Wheaton Academy
Wheaton Academy goes to the Sectional Meet with students who practice and participate on club teams. Boys swimming is a winter sport (Sectional Meet on Saturday, February 20). If your son is interested in participating, please contact Mr. Mack at kmack@wheatonacademy.org