September 15, 2023

Upcoming Events

Glow Dance
Friday, September 15
9:30-11:00 pm

Student Council would like to invite all WA students to our annual Glow Dance tonight. The dance will be from 9:30-11:00 pm in the field house. It will include snacks, glow mini golf, and glow games. Tickets will be on sale in the atrium during lunch, September 11-15, for $15.00 and $20.00 at the door that night. Push coin is available. Pick-up for the Glow Dance will be in the drop-off circle on the south side of the fieldhouse at 11:00 p.m. See you all at the football game!

WA Women’s Saturday Prayer
September 16
9:00 am
Alumni White Chapel

Every third Saturday women from the Wheaton Academy community meet to pray for our school. Please join us tomorrow at 9:00 am in the white chapel for our first prayer time of the school year. Light refreshments are served.

WA Women’s Prayer Brunch
Tuesday, September 19|
9-11 am

You are invited to the WA Women’s Prayer Brunch. We will gather together for a time of informal fellowship, introductions to the Women’s Prayer Group format, and prayer for our WA Community. Please email Jodi Bauer at to sign up to attend. The brunch is free; however, we kindly ask that you sign up to attend to assist with our planning. Beverages will be provided, but the rest of the brunch is potluck, so when you sign up to attend, please let us know if you would like to bring a dish to pass. Some brunch ideas are muffins, breakfast casseroles, fruit, sweet bread, or salad.

Spiritual Life Week
September 25-2
We’ve had a great start to chapel this fall as our Bible department has been launching our year theme, “Journey.” Our first sub-theme “Look Up” has dealt with the importance of where we place our focus on our journey. Virginia Poe and Brad Thornton will wrap up this sub-theme during Fall Spiritual Life Week from Monday, September 25 through Thursday, September 28. In addition to these special chapels, we’ve scheduled some special events on Wednesday, September 27. At 8:15 a.m., we will meet on the south end of the athletic field for a “See You at the Pole” prayer rally. Joining with schools across the country, we will pray for revival on our campus and in our community. Then, Bridge Music will lead a worship night at 7:00 p.m. in the White Chapel. Parents, we invite you to pray for this special week and to encourage your students to attend the Wednesday events. Please click here for a modified bell schedule for the week.

Save the Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Alisa Childers
7:00 pm
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

General News

Off-Campus Learning Day, Friday, September 22
Next Friday will be our second off-campus learning day while faculty have professional development. All assignments should be posted by 9 a.m.

2024-2025 Application Process Now Open!
We are excited to announce that the Application for the 2024-2025 School Year opened on Thursday, September 14! If you know any prospective students who are interested in Wheaton Academy, we invite you to tell them to APPLY NOW by visiting Applicants who apply this fall will be considered for an early decision (before Christmas time).

For Parents of Freshmen & Transfer Students
The Parent Ambassador team invites parents of Freshman and Transfer students to join us for a time of fellowship and light refreshments. We also have a special gift just for you! Drop your student off at Sonny Acres for the service project then head over to Wheaton Academy and let’s continue to build relationships within our parent community.

Registration required FALL SOCIAL for Parents of Freshmen and Transfers
Wednesday, October 4, 7-8:30 pm
Atrium, Wheaton Academy

Guys Campout 2023
October 27-29
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.

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!

College Corner

PSAT Wednesday, October 11
An email went home this week regarding the details of the PSAT next month. 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 – 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.

Wednesday, October 11
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

AP Testing Timeline and Deadlines
Please click here for important AP Test timeline information including signing up for tests and test payment.