September 16, 2022
WA Women’s Saturday Prayer
Saturday, September 17
Alumni White Chapel
On the third Saturday of every month, the women from Wheaton Academy meet to pray for our community and hear from one of our faculty/staff members. Please join us Saturday, September 17. Light refreshments are served.
WA Women’s Tuesday Prayer Group
Tuesdays, September 20 & 27
Armour Building Apartment
Join us! The WA Women’s Prayer Group will meet this Tuesday, September 20 & September 27 from 2 – 3 pm. See you on campus at Luz Vergara’s place in the Armor Building. Contact Mary Miller for specific dates, more details, and/or questions. Please note – we will not be meeting every single Tuesday this year.
Homecoming Email and Events- September 19-25
Today we emailed a letter detailing the various Homecoming activities and expectations for next week. You may click here to view this letter. For a complete list with bell schedule, please click this link. Please note the different bell schedules for each day, dress-up days, and evening activities. You won’t want to miss out!
Homecoming Family Tailgate
Thursday, September 22
You and your whole family are invited to be part of the Homecoming Family Tailgate, Thursday, September 22 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the parking lot next to Performance Trust Field. The Project Lead Global team hosts this event as a fundraiser for the 24 vulnerable children Wheaton Academy sponsors through Kids Alive International. For a donation of $5 per person with a cap of $25 for a family, you will receive a yummy walking taco dinner and will be able to hang out and play fun yard games, face painting, and more. The Shack will also be selling ANIJA cinnamon rolls, with proceeds going to Kids Alive International. Each grade can also earn homecoming points when they and their families attend. Meals can be purchased by cash or using PushCoin.
Off-Campus Learning Day
Monday, September 26
Monday, September 26 our faculty and staff will be participating in professional development. As a result, students will have an off-campus learning day. Students should plan to allocate the same amount of time for schoolwork as they would for a traditional on-campus day (approximately 7 hours). Teachers will make expectations clear to our students, and they will be able to access all work via OnCampus.
See You at the Pole
Wednesday, September 28
See You at the Pole is a time of prayer on the fourth Wednesday of September when students around the country meet at their school flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God. All students are invited to join us on Wednesday, September 28, at 8:15 a.m. in front of the White Chapel to pray with our student body!
Donations and Volunteers Needed for Homecoming Tailgate
Project Lead Global is hosting a Homecoming family tailgate fundraiser before the Thursday night football game on September 22 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. All proceeds raised will go towards the 24 vulnerable children Wheaton Academy sponsors in the DR and Haiti through Kids Alive International. We are looking for donations of food and supplies and parent volunteers to help assist in preparing and serving the food and helping with clean-up. Please click here to sign up to donate and/or serve. If you have any questions please contact, Valerie Gregersen.
21-22 Yearbook Distribution
If you ordered a 2021-2022 yearbook for your student through Jostens, it will be delivered to your student’s first-period classroom the week of September 26, the week following Homecoming. This applies to all current sophomores, juniors, and seniors who ordered last year’s yearbook.
Service Project Club Activity
The Service Project Club will be hosting their first project of the year for any interested WA students on Saturday, September 17, from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. We will be working with the Elmhurst Park District to help clean up the Elmhurst Great Western Prairie. Students will meet at 401 Prairie Path Lane, Elmhurst, IL. WA will not be providing transportation to or from the project and students are encouraged to drive themselves or find a ride. Students under 18 will need to have a signed waiver from a parent/guardian present with them on Saturday. Please contact Eric Bowling, Director of Student Leadership and Service for more information.
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.
Upcoming Opportunities to Serve During Homecoming
We are coming upon some of our busiest days and greatest time of need for volunteers. Homecoming (September 19-24) is around the corner! We invite you to review these sign-ups and see if any are of interest to you. We especially need help to serve our Wheaton Academy Alumni. Please consider volunteering today so we can adequately plan these events. We can’t do this without the help of our parent community! Thank you for serving Wheaton Academy with your time and talents.
Alumni and Dance Help
Athletics needs two parent volunteers to work in the Apparel Store, and sell the merchandise at select athletic competitions. If interested please contact Dawn Hamm at 630-562-7565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.