October 4, 2019

Upcoming Events

Fall Informal
Saturday, October 5
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Academy Building
Student Council would like to invite all students to the 2019 Homecoming Fall Informal, on October 5 at 7:00 p.m. There will be multiple food trucks, street games, caramel apples, pumpkin decorating, and a country band. Tickets are on sale for $20 during lunch in the Atrium. Tickets at the door will be $25.00.

WA Women’s Prayer
Tuesdays, October 8, 15, 22, & 29
1:15-2:45 p.m.
Armour Building
On Tuesdays, the WA Women’s Prayer Group meets from 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. on campus at Luz Vergara’s apartment, which is located in the Armour building. All women are invited. Contact Sarah Gieser or Claudia Fabela with questions.

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, October 12
8:00 a.m.
White Alumni Chapel
On the second Saturday of each month, the men from the WA community meet to pray and hear from one of our WA employees. Please join us for prayer next Saturday, October 12, at 8:00 a.m. in the white Alumni Chapel. Our guest speaker for this month is Brian Hogan, WA’s Dean of Chapel & Spiritual Formation. Light refreshments are served.

General News

Picture Retake Day, Wednesday, October 9
If your student didn’t get a school photo taken, or you would like a retake, Lifetouch will be on campus from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9 for retakes. Your student may pick up an order form at the front office.

PSAT Testing, Wednesday, October 16
Parents, please make a note of some important details for our October 16 PSAT testing date:

  1. Please make sure your student has a good breakfast that morning.
  2. Testing will occur from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and students will be dismissed after the testing.
  3. There will not be lunch available at WA this day due to the early dismissal.
  4. Students must bring two #2 pencils and a PSAT approved calculator .
  5. Students will not be able to check their cell phones for the entire time of the test (9:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.).
  6. We cannot send a visitor to a classroom once the testing has begun.
  7. Students may have a drink or food snack in between testing sections if they pack this and bring it with them the day of the test.  They would need to put it away under their desks at the end of each break. There will not be lunch provided during the time of the test. So, snacks are recommended during breaks.

Students received a PSAT/ NMSQT Student Guide in Advisory a couple of weeks ago.  We recommend students review that booklet or view this information online at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org.  Important information is given in this booklet such as the reminder that there is no penalty for guessing, and students are encouraged to give their best answer to every question.

If you have any questions prior to the PSAT testing date, please contact Gina Churchill, the PSAT Coordinator. 

Senior Class Training, Wednesday, October 16
On October 16, we are excited to be able to provide our senior class with training, from a Biblical worldview, for engaging others in difficult conversations about issues in our culture. We believe this training is consistent with our commitment to College Readiness as well as to building a Kingdom Community. The training will focus on holding fast to Biblical truth when interacting with people who hold different views. Karen Jones, from Sacred Leadership Solutions, will be on campus to engage our seniors in a workshop.

This workshop for the senior class will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., concurrent with our all-school testing for other students. This half-day of school will offer benefits equivalent to a conference where intense learning takes place in a compacted time. We are excited about the unique opportunity this workshop will provide for our senior class in helping them to develop as Christian leaders and influencers.

Junior Cheer Academy
It is that time again!  Football season means Jr. Cheer at Wheaton Academy. Click here to register for our 6th annual football Jr. Cheer game and clinic dates! All of the details are on the registration page, but please do not hesitate to contact Leah Rinker directly at lrinker@wheatonacademy.org if you have any questions!

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.


All-Access Pass
Wheaton Academy Athletics has made it exciting for everyone to attend all sporting events for the year,  and get in FREE!  We are supplying each family with an All-Access Pass that will allow everyone in your family to come and cheer on all our athletic teams for FREE! This was announced at the Fall Kickoff Meeting; however, if you did not have a child participating in a fall sport, you may not have heard this great announcement!!  If you would like your All-Access Pass before out next home football game on September 27, please come to the Athletic Office Monday-Friday from the hours of 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and pick up your All-Access Pass! If you can’t make it to our office, pick it up at the admissions table at the football game. It is a pleasure to offer this great news to all our school families, and hope it will provide a great atmosphere at all our sporting events!