October 6, 2023
Homecoming Fall Informal
Saturday, October 7
The student council would like to invite the entire student body to the fall informal on October 7. Our annual event will be held in the central parking lot from 7:00 – 9:30 pm. The night will include multiple food trucks, carnival games, a giant slide, pumpkin decorating, and our homecoming dance. Tickets will be on sale for $40.00 at the door. Push coin is available. This event is informal and casual attire is the norm. Although students may attend with a date, friend groups are encouraged. We are looking forward to an amazing, fun, and safe night!
Virtual EVENT: Informational Meeting for Parents of Freshmen and Transfers
Wednesday, October 11
This virtual meeting is for parents of Freshmen and Transfers, or for anyone who would like more information about the following topics: Parent Teacher Conferences, How to Register for Conferences, Understanding Winterim and Internships. Click on VIRTUAL Event to register.
Get to Know Wheaton Academy
October 12 or November 9
Middle school students and their parents are invited to Get To Know Wheaton Academy on October 12 or November 9 at 6:45 pm. 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 Teachers, Coaches, and Program Leaders
Guys Campout 2023
Parents of Freshman through Senior boys… Guy’s Campout is a long-standing tradition of forging bonds across classes over a weekend of camping with outdoor fun including Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Soccer, 9 Square, Capture the Flag, campfires, and more. The cost is $100 and includes breakfasts, dinners & snacks plus a sweatshirt. Students can choose to lounge and relax with a card game or join in an impromptu soccer match, it’s up to them. We’ll bond over incredible food at mealtime and the adventure of a weekend camping in the woods. They won’t want to miss it. Students need A SLEEPING BAG, AN EXTRA BLANKET, WARM CLOTHES, and A TENT or TARP. Please encourage your son to register to attend Guy’s Campout! For questions or help with CAMPING GEAR? CONTACT SEAN MCCALLUM. Click here to sign up.
Save the Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
How can we help equip our kids to have a Christian worldview in an increasingly secularized culture? Join us on November 14 to hear from author, singer, and apologist Alisa Childers. She will share tips about how Christian parents can teach their kids discernment by exposing them to bad ideas in an age-appropriate manner and teaching them to analyze media from a biblical perspective. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Please use this link to secure your registration https://wheaton.typeform.com/alisachilders.
Bell Schedule Next Week
Monday, October 9 – Columbus Day, no school
Wednesday, October 11 – Testing Day
8:00 – 11:00 PSAT NMSQT and PSAT 8/9
(Seniors arrive for 1st period at 11:50 am)
11:00 – 11:45 Lunch
11:50 – 1:05 Period 1
1:10 – 1:40 Community Time
1:45 – 3:00 Period 2
Thursday, October 12
8:00 – 9:10 Period 3
9:16 – 10:26 Period 4
10:32 – 11:42 Period 5
11:50 – 12:28 Lunch
12:34 – 1:44 Period 6
1:50 – 3:00 Period 7
Tuesday, October 10 at 6 pm – Monday, October 16 (at midnight) -Normal signup for conferences
Monday, October 16-Signups Close at Midnight
October 18 and 19 Conferences
Parent/Student/Teacher Conference sign-ups will begin on Tuesday, October 10. Please click here for details on how to sign up. There will be an Off-Campus Learning Day on Wednesday, October 18, as we want students to attend the conferences with their parents. There are no classes on Thursday, October 19, to allow students the flexibility to attend as well.
Tell Your Wheaton Academy Story
To celebrate Wheaton Academy’s 170th birthday, we are launching an exciting storytelling initiative during homecoming! Your story matters—and we would love to include you in the project!
There are two ways to participate:
- Visit the storytelling booth! The booth will be available today before and during the Soccer game. The booth will be located in the parking lot under the tent.
- Tell us your story through our online storytelling platform here: wheatonacademy.org/storyOur faculty will prompt you through the steps to record and share your story.
2024-2025 Application Process Now Open!
We are excited to announce that the Application for the 2024-2025 School Year is open! If you know any prospective students who are interested in Wheaton Academy, we invite you to tell them to APPLY NOW by visiting wheatonacademy.org/apply. Applicants who apply this fall will be considered for an early decision (before Christmas time).
Timeshare for Teachers
We are beginning to gather vacation opportunities for the Summer of 2024. Click here to learn about our Timeshares for Teachers program. If you have a timeshare, a privately-owned vacation home, vacation packages, or airline miles, we invite you, as a friend and supporter, to provide our faculty and staff a much-deserved vacation at little or no cost to them. This partnership is a direct opportunity for our teachers and staff and is not a donation to the Academy. We will put you in touch with the teacher who selects your property, and you will work directly with them to make all arrangements. The process for vacation selection by teachers begins in January. Please fill out the Timeshare Participation Form by December 1.
WA Appreciation Team
Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are the WA Appreciation Team, a group of parent volunteers who plan, organize, and host two events during the school year for teachers and staff. These events help express our gratitude for all the ways teachers and staff not only teach, but inspire, nurture, and guide our kids throughout the school year. The WA Appreciation Team manages these events on behalf of ALL Wheaton Academy families and represents our collective gratitude.
We are already planning our first event, in December, where we serve coffee, donuts, and a Christmas blessing. You will also be hearing from us this spring, as we begin to plan an appreciation luncheon in April.
These events are funded solely through contributions from the school community (which are completely optional and not tax-deductible). Please click on the CheddarUp link to provide funds that will contribute towards making these events possible. Thank you!
PSAT Wednesday, October 11
The PSAT is next week. You may click here for additional details of the day, and you may click here for the 2023 PSAT student guide. Please note the bell schedule for October 11 & 12 (listed above) – we will have school after the testing which is different from previous years. Seniors should plan to arrive for first-period class. Please contact Gina Churchill if your student will miss the test day and you are interested in scheduling a make-up.
AP Testing Timeline and Deadlines
Please click here for important AP Test timeline information including signing up for tests and test payment.
If your child is not on a Fall sports team, please come to the Athletic Office and pick up your ALL-ACCESS pass that allows you into any home game for the whole school year. All fall sports athletes should have received them from their coaches, but all other students/families should come to the Athletic office and pick theirs up. Thank you.