October 7, 2022

Upcoming Events

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, October 8
8:00 a.m.
Alumni Chapel

On the second Saturday of every month, the men from Wheaton Academy meet to pray for our community and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us Saturday, October 8. This month we will hear from Wheaton Academy teacher Geof Weisenborn. Light refreshments are served.

Get to Know Wheaton Academy
Thursday, October 13 or Thursday, November 10
6:45 p.m.

Middle school students and their parents are invited to Get To Know Wheaton Academy on Thursday, October 13, or Thursday, November 10 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 Coaches, Teachers, and 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

Saturday WA Women’s Prayer
October 15
9:00 a.m.
Alumni Chapel

Every third Saturday of the month the women of Wheaton Academy meet for a time of prayer and to hear from one of our employees. Please join us Saturday, October 15, at 9:00 a.m. We will hear from WA employee Holly Taritas. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday WA Women’s Prayer
October 18
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Armour Building Apartment

Please join the women of Wheaton Academy for prayer Tuesdays. The next Tuesday meeting is on October 18 in Luz Vegara’s apartment in the Armour Building. Contact Mary Miller with any questions.

Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
Wednesday & Thursday, October
19 & 20
Parent/Student/Teacher Conference sign-ups will begin on Tuesday, October 11. Please click here for details on how to sign-up. There will be an Off-Campus Learning Day on Wednesday, October 19 as we want students to attend the conferences with their parents. There are no classes on Thursday, October 20, to allow students the flexibility to attend as well.

Seminar – What Are Executive Functioning Skills and Why Does My Child Need Them?
Saturday, October 29
9:00-10:00 a.m.

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Wheaton Academy will be hosting an informational parent workshop on executive functioning skills from 9:00-10:00 am on Saturday, October 29 in the Wheaton Academy Library. Academic Coaches from The Center will walk parents through the components of executive functioning, as well as discuss how these skills will not only strengthen their child’s performance in the classroom but in all areas of life, as well. There is no charge for the workshop, and attendees will receive one complimentary session for their child to work with an Academic Coach.

For more information or to arrange for a free consultation and tour of The Center, contact Cheryl Koslosky at ckoslosky@wheatonacademy.org or Holly Taritas at htaritas@wheatonacademy.org

Please visit our website at www.thecenterforlifelonglearning.org.

General News

Bell Schedules Week of October 10-14
Monday, October 10: No School/Offices closed to observe Columbus Day
Tuesday, October 11: Regular Tuesday Chapel Schedule
Wednesday, October 12: 8:00 a.m PSAT Testing Starts (No Late Start)
Thursday, October 13: 7-Period Bell Schedule
8:00 – 8:48                Period 1
8:54 – 9:42                Period 2
9:48 – 10:36              Period 3
10:42 – 11:30            Period 4
11:35 – 12:19            Lunch
12:24 – 1:12              Period 5        
1:18 – 2:06                Period 6                    
2:12 – 3:00                Period 7
Friday, October 17: Regular Friday Chapel Schedule

Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Traffic Flow – Use Hawthorne Avenue to enter Campus and Prince Crossing Road to Exit **
We are requesting that all parents who are picking up and/or dropping off students before and after school please use the Hawthorne Avenue entrance ONLY. We are looking to keep open the north drive lane entirely for fire and police should that be needed. Pick-up and drop-off can occur in the central lot circle (please pull all the way through the lot), north drive main entrance circle (please pull all the way through), or in front of the Field House.  Please exit campus out Prince Crossing Road and head to the right out Prince Crossing Road. Should you anticipate waiting longer than 5 minutes, please pull into an open parking spot. Student drivers can still enter campus via either entrance to come to park.

Please click here for a campus map. Thank you for your assistance!

Picture Retakes
On October 11, Lifetouch will be at school for students who have not had their picture taken or need to retake their picture. This is the last time they will be at school, so make sure your student stops in the Atrium for a picture.

Senior Picture Submission
It’s time to submit Senior Pictures for the Yearbook! If you did not use Prestige Photography for your student’s Senior Portraits, you may use another photography source, but we need you to submit a photo of your own to be included in the yearbook. The submission process looks a bit different this year, so please take notice of the information listed here. Photos need to be submitted by December 23 to be included in the yearbook publication. We require a forward-facing portrait taken from the shoulders up, with a plain/non-distracting background. Images will be submitted through this form this year. You will need to log in with a Google account, which all Wheaton Academy students have. Any questions can be directed to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org.

Volunteer Corner

Volunteering is the best way to build community, make new friends, and create lasting relationships. Please click here to join us for a variety of opportunities where you can get involved.

College Corner

PSAT Test Day
Wednesday, October 12
8:00 a.m. (notice no late start on this day)
On Wednesday, October 12 all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will take the PSAT during school. Please click here for full details regarding the PSAT testing and for opportunities for seniors on that day.

ACT/SAT Small Group Class
Registration is now open for our next ACT/SAT Small Group Class! We will introduce both college admission tests to the students and go over tips and strategies for them. We will also teach the students how to practice at home. There will be some homework given.

Dates for the fall class: Wednesdays (6:00-8:00 pm) 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, and 12/7.

Visit www.thecenterforlifelonglearning.org to register your student. Your payment is your registration. (materials will be provided)

AP Test Information
Please click here for detailed information regarding deadlines and dates for AP Exams. Any questions? Email AP Test Coordinator, Davona Reynolds.

Athletics Corner

Geof Weisenborn Named IHSA Boys Lacrosse 2021-22 Coach of the Year!
​Congrats to Coach Geof Weisenborn who has been named the IHSA Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year for the 2021-22 season. Since coming to Wheaton Academy in 2013 Coach Weisenborn has amassed 88 wins and has led the Warriors to back-to-back top 4 finishes in state. He is now under consideration for both sectional and national coach of the year by the NFHS. Congrats Coach!