September 2, 2022
No School and Offices Closed
Monday, September 5
On Monday, September 5, there will be no school, and offices will be closed to observe Labor Day. Enjoy the long weekend!
Freshman/Transfer Family Informational Zoom:
Thursday, September 8, 7:00-8:00 pm
The Informational Zoom on September 8 is from 7-8 pm. This is directed toward Freshman and Transfer families, but all are welcome to Zoom in and learn about how to make the most out of the next 6 weeks of school! Click the link above to register.
Football & Family Night
Friday, September 9
Our next Football and Family Night will be on September 9! Bring the family for dinner at The Shack and enjoy the football game. Wheaton Academy will play against Aurora Catholic at 7:30 pm. Shack opens at 6:30 with pulled pork, Shack-n-Cheese, hot dogs, brats, cinnamon rolls, and snacks. The theme for the night is Blackout, so wear all black and support the team!
WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, September 10
Alumni White 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, September 10. This month we will hear from Wheaton Academy teacher Justin Swider. Light refreshments are served.
Modified Bell Schedules September 8 & 15
Please note that on the next two Thursdays, September 8 & 15 we will run a modified bell schedule to add Advisory groups. The schedule will be as follows:
8:00 – 9:20 Period 4
9:26 – 9:51 Advisory Groups
9:57 – 11:17 Period 5
11:22 – 12:08 Lunch
12:14 – 1:34 Period 6
1:40 – 3:00 Period 7
We love for our parents to be actively involved in Wheaton Academy. A few specific ways you can partner with us this year are:
First, pray for us. In addition to praying for us each day, there are several opportunities for corporate prayer at WA.
- We have two options for women
- Every Tuesday at 1:30 pm in the white chapel
- Every 3rd Saturday from 9:00-10:00 am in the white chapel
- For men, we have set aside the 2nd Saturday of the month from 8:00-9:00 am in Alumni White Chapel
Second, we have many options for you to volunteer throughout the year. You can locate these on our website Parent Volunteer Opportunities – wheatonfamily (wheatonacademy.org)
Lastly, we welcome your financial support. More information on the various opportunities for support can be found here on our website Make a Gift – Wheaton Academy.
There are spaces left in our ACT/SAT Small Group fall 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) September 7, 14, 21, 28, and October 5 with a special Tuesday night class the night before the PSAT (October 11).
Visit thecenterforlifelonglearning.org to register your student. Your payment is your registration.
Off-Campus Learning Days
Once again this year, we are excited to provide our students with the opportunity to participate in Off-Campus Learning Days. These days afford our students time for uninterrupted learning on days they typically would have off for in-service/teacher conferences. Additionally, our Off-Campus Learning Days will prepare our students to seamlessly continue in their classes during snow/inclement weather days.
Our first Off-Campus Learning Day this year will take place on Monday, September 12. 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.
Replacement Surface pens, batteries, and chargers are available for sale in the Wheaton Academy I.T. Department, using PushCoin as payment.
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.
Local Service Opportunity
Project Lead LOCAL will be working closely with the Replanted ministry this year, and we are hoping to get both students and their families involved in service!
Replanted serves foster and adoptive families in the Chicagoland area. Replanted will be hosting support groups for foster and adoptive parents once a month – on the 3rd Friday of the month, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Church of the Rez in Wheaton. We are looking for volunteers to serve in the children’s program while their parents meet in small groups. This would entail working with kids ages 0-12, and leading games, activities, and crafts. There will only be 8 groups meeting from September – May throughout the year.
It is a great way to work with and support kids of all different backgrounds and to have fun while serving in an important and life-giving ministry. This is also ideal for any students who have an interest in psychology, social work, or education in the future!
To sign up and learn more, please contact Hollee Ball at Hball@wheatonacademy.org, or 630-562-7568.
Wheaton Academy is Hiring!
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 is around the corner! We invite you to review these sign-ups and see if any are of interest to you. September 19-24 is the week of Homecoming. 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