September 13, 2019

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, September 14
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. The guest this week is Elliot Thompson, WA Faculty Support and Strength & Conditioning teacher. Please join us for prayer tomorrow, September 14, at 8:00 a.m. in the white Alumni Chapel. Light refreshments are served.

WA Women’s Prayer
Tuesdays, September 17 & 24
1:15-2:45 p.m.
Armour Building
On Tuesdays, beginning September 17, the WA Women’s Prayer Group will meet from 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. on campus at Luz Vergara’s apartment, which is located in the Armour building. Gene Frost will be joining us to share on September 17. Contact Sarah Gieser or Claudia Fabela with questions.

Off Campus Learning Day
Friday, September 20
Please mark your calendars for Friday, September 20 as an off-campus learning day. Students will not be required to be present at school this day but will be required to complete a day’s work of assignments online. Teachers will communicate through OnCampus what assignments will be due.

Warrior Preview Night
Friday, September 27
7:00 p.m.
Future Warriors – please join us at our Warrior Preview Night on Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. The Wheaton Academy football team will play Christ the King at 7:30 p.m. Come hang out with us on campus, enjoy this athletic event, and learn about our co-curricular opportunities – everything is on us!

Registration is on our website at

General News

Meet Our New Employee
We are pleased to announce that Rob Shuman will be serving as our International Student College Counselor.  Rob comes to us from Black Forest Academy in Germany, where he has been Principal for the past ten years.  He and his family are spending a year of home assignment in Wheaton, prior to an anticipated return to Germany.

This is Rob’s 28th year in education.  During the course of his career, he has served as a history teacher, school counselor, and school principal.  Rob looks forward to joining the Wheaton Academy community and working with a team to support and encourage students through the college process. In doing so, he hopes that students will learn more about who God made them to be, the gifts and passions He has given them and how that fits with the work they do today and the decisions they make about tomorrow.

Rob is married to Heather, and they have three boys. Their oldest just graduated from college, their middle son just started college, and their youngest is attending Wheaton Academy.

In his free time, Rob enjoys American football, taking walks, and traveling to new places.  Welcome, Rob!

Sophomore Class Rings
On Wednesday, September 11, the sophomores met in the FAC during Advisory for a class ring assembly.  Jostens representatives will return to Wheaton Academy to take orders today, Friday, September 13 and Thursday, September 19, during lunch in the Atrium.

Homecoming Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help with alumni events over the Homecoming weekend (October 4-6). We are especially in need of people to help serve and clean-up at the Alumni Dinner and Dessert Reception on Friday, October 4. Your service is a blessing to our WA alumni. We need volunteers for the following events:

  • Friday, October 4 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)- Set-up/ decorating for Alumni Dinner
  • Friday (5:00-8:30 p.m.) -Serving/clean-up at the Alumni Dinner
  • Friday (8:00-10:30 p.m.) – Serving/clean-up for the Alumni Dessert Reception
  • Saturday, October 5 (10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) – Clean-up Heritage Breakfast

If you would be willing to help with any of the above activities, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Dawn Earl at 630-562-7510 and let her know your interest and availability.

Parents Please Sign-in for Chapel
Parents are welcome to attend chapel on Tuesdays and Fridays. We ask that if you plan to attend, that you first come to the front office, sign-in our visitor’s log, and get a name tag. Thanks in advance for your help with this.

Parking Permits
Just a reminder that if students are driving to school, they need a parking permit to park on campus. They may complete this link, then see Ms. Carwell in Service Services to pay the $75 fee and get their permit.

Upperclassman Privileges
Junior and Senior Privileges began immediately at the beginning of the school year. Please contact Ms. Carwell if you have any questions. The privileges, as described in the Student Handbook, are as follows:

  • Junior Privileges – Junior privileges are in place to prepare students for the responsibilities and privileges of being an upperclassman. These privileges go into effect at the discretion of the administration, typically at the beginning of the school year. The continuation of junior privileges depends upon the overall ability of the class members to accept the responsibilities that necessarily go along with the additional privilege. Misconduct or academic ineligibility will result in the revoking of these privileges. Junior privileges include going off campus for lunch on combined lunch days and parking in any student-designated parking lot.
  • Senior Privileges – Senior privileges go into effect at the discretion of the administration, typically at the beginning of the school year. The continuation of senior privileges depends upon the ability of the class members to accept the responsibilities that necessarily go along with the additional privilege. Misconduct or academic ineligibility will result in the revoking of senior privileges. Senior privileges include parking in any student-designated parking lot, going off campus on all combined lunch days, going off campus after signing in for Study Hall, preferred seating in chapel, and the opportunity to participate in the senior trip.

Annual Asbestos Notice – September 2019
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.

On Thursday, October 3, Project LEAD Global invites the Wheaton Academy community to an all-school tailgate event before the Homecoming Football game starting at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is invited for a night of tacos, games, fun, football, powderpuff, and Homecoming activities for all ages! All proceeds will go towards the children the Wheaton Academy community sponsors in the DR and Haiti. A minimum donation of $5 gets you all this fun!

College Corner

There are still a few dates before the early action or early decision deadlines for seniors to sit for the ACT or SAT.

ACT test date:

9/14/2019 – Late Registration Deadline: August 17–30, 2019

10/26/2019 – Registration Deadline: September 20, 2019;   Late Registration Deadline: September 21-October 24, 2019

Go to: to register online.

SAT test date:

10/5/2018 – Registration Deadline: September 6, 2019;  Late Registration Deadline: September 17, 2019

Go to: to register online


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!

Wheaton Academy Boosters
A big thank you to those who have signed up for the 2019-2020 Booster Club.  We are so excited for ways the Boosters are contributing to an amazing athletic year already!  Be a part of this select group by signing up for membership (all donations are tax-deductible and go directly to our Athletic Department) and or by volunteering at our events throughout the year.  All Booster Club members should plan to join us for complimentary food/drinks during halftime of the varsity football game during homecoming week.  When you sign up, be on the lookout for the Booster Club Tent during Homecoming! To become a Booster now, click here.