September 11, 2020

Upcoming Events

WA Men’s Prayer

Saturday, September 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. Our guest speaker for tomorrow is Eric Bowling, Director of Student Leadership and Service and WA teacher. Please join us for prayer tomorrow in the white Alumni Chapel. Light refreshments are served.

Off-Campus Learning Day
Monday, September 14

Monday, September 14,  is an off-campus learning day for students and a professional development day for teachers.  There will be no in-person classes that day. Classes/lessons will be virtual for all students.  These classes will not be synchronous, so students can access work and lessons anytime after 9:00 a.m. 

Wheaton Academy Online Auction
Each year Wheaton Academy hosts the annual Todd Beamer Benefit Golf Outing in honor of 9/11 hero and WA alumnus, Todd Beamer. Traditionally, the outing is followed by a dinner and live auction. This year, in an effort to include more of our Wheaton Academy family, we are offering an online auction as well. Auction items can be viewed, and bid on, at the following link:
All funds raised support need-based scholarships as well as provide the resources necessary to further the advancement of Wheaton Academy’s mission of nurturing growth in our students through relationships, excellence, and service to the glory of God.

Wheaton Academy Todd Beamer Benefit Golf Outing
Monday, September 14
Stonebridge Country Club
10:30 a.m.
We are excited to share that our annual Todd Beamer Benefit Golf Outing on Monday, September 14, at Stonebridge Country Club in Aurora, is sold out! Thank you to everyone who registered to golf! There are still a few sponsorship opportunities available, and we’d love to have you join us for the dinner and auction. Click here to register for dinner and/or sign up to be an event sponsor! We hope to see you there!
All funds raised support need-based scholarships as well as provide the resources necessary to further the advancement of Wheaton Academy’s mission of nurturing growth in our students through relationships, excellence, and service to the glory of God.

WA Women’s Prayer
Tuesdays, September 15, 22 & 29

1:45 p.m.
All women are invited to attend WA Women’s Prayer. Meetings will begin on Tuesday, September 15, from 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.  While the weather is pleasant, meetings will take place outside.  Please bring your lawn chair or a blanket and plan to meet on the lawn to the east of the Fine Arts Center.  Please keep in mind: While meetings are planned to take place outside, a location alternative inside the building will be available.  Social distancing guidelines will be observed, and masks are required when entering the buildings.  Questions or special prayer requests should be directed to Mary Miller at 847-404-7529 or

Kingdom Community Parent Group
Wednesday, September 16
7:00 p.m.
All parents are invited to an informational meeting about Kingdom Community Wednesday, September 16, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Commons. While our world seems increasingly divided, we want to create an environment for listening, learning, and dialogue that honors one another and reflects unity in the body of Christ.  In this meeting, we will share the vision, purpose, and plans for our Kingdom Community initiative and spend time praying that God would bless us in this pursuit.

Parent Ambassador Program: New Family Connection Zoom Call
Thursday, September 17
7:00 p.m.
These calls are designed for new families and transfers, or for anyone who would like more information about the following topics: Homecoming, October Happenings, Spotlight on Virtual Learning, and Admissions.  Please join us for the New Family Connection Zoom Call. Use this link and passcode to dial in:
Meeting ID: 917 595 9781
Passcode: 5p6yiY

General News

COVID-19 Update  
As we end week four of the school year, we remain thankful for the general health and well-being of our student body.  We appreciate the increased efforts of parents and students to complete the health certification process by 7:45 a.m. each day.  Over the last week, we had five individuals test positive for COVID-19.  As we have done in previous weeks, we have contacted those who were in close contact with these individuals and asked them to quarantine at home for the appropriate time.  As an added precaution, we chose to limit after school activities yesterday and today by canceling all sports activities, not in season. 

We will continue to enforce practices to respond to potential COVID cases as follows:  

  • Students and staff who become ill with COVID-like symptoms will promptly be placed in a separate supervised area away from others until they can be sent home.  
  • We are regularly sanitizing high-touch surfaces.  
  • As we receive more information from the local health department and other entities, we will consider implementing additional recommendations and guidelines and will communicate them to families and staff members. 

As always, everyone should monitor their health and stay at home if they develop COVID-19 symptoms. If symptoms develop, persons should contact their health care provider to determine if testing is needed. Students and staff who have a fever of 100.4 must stay home and may not return until fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication. Staff members or students who test positive for COVID-19 (or are suspected of having COVID-19) will not be permitted to return until they have met the CDC’s criteria to discontinue home isolation.  If your student has had close contact with a known case of COVID-19, keep the student at home and notify your primary healthcare provider, Wheaton Academy, and your local health department. In that instance, the student must self-quarantine for 14 days. 

Lunch Orders with Push Coin
As you are entering lunch orders for PushCoin, please make sure you are checking your student’s most updated schedule as some classrooms have changed.

Volunteers for Lunch Help
If you would like to help with lunches, use this sign-up sheet to volunteer on a regular or as-needed basis. Thank you in advance for your help!

Sophomore Class Ring Sales
Representatives from Jostens were on campus today to take ring orders. They will return to campus next Friday, September 18, to take ring orders if your student was absent or forgot. You may also order them directly at

Annual Asbestos Notice – September 2020
This notice meets a legal requirement to inform you annually that Wheaton Academy continues to meet all federal and state laws concerning asbestos in schools.  All of our educational facilities have been thoroughly inspected, and inspections continue bi-annually by a state-certified asbestos firm, as is required by law.  We continue to carry out all other specific requirements of the “AHERA” legislation, including the maintenance of a management plan.  Our management plan is available for your review in the business office located in the Armour building during normal business hours.  We welcome your questions and input as we continue to meet the necessary requirements and seek to implement any necessary precautions.

College Corner

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