September 30, 2022
Tuesday WA Women’s Prayer
October 4 & 18
Armour Building Apartment
Please join the women of Wheaton Academy for prayer Tuesdays. This month we will meet on October 4 & 18 in Luz Vegara’s apartment in the Armour Building. Contact Mary Miller with any questions.
Informational Zoom Meeting for Freshman/Transfer Families
Thursday, October 6
The Informational Zoom on October 6 is from 7-8 pm. This is directed toward Freshman and Transfer families, but all are welcome to Zoom in and learn about: Parent Teacher Conferences and how to schedule a time, an overview of Winterim Classes, and the guideline and application process for Internships. Click here to register.
WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, October 8
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, October 8. This month we will hear from Wheaton Academy teacher Geof Weisenborn. Light refreshments are served.
Get to Know Wheaton Academy
Thursday, October 13 or Thursday, November 10
Middle school students and their parents are invited to Get To Know Wheaton Academy on Thursday, October 13, or Thursday, November 10 at 6:45 pm. This evening will provide an opportunity for families to learn about our school’s commitment to academics, spiritual life, co-curricular activities, and college readiness, as well as experience the community, connection, and culture that Wheaton Academy offers our students and families.
Our time together will include:
- Opening Welcome from Mrs. Hockett, Principal
- Individual Family Tours
- Meet and Greet with Coaches, Teachers, and Program Leaders
Save-the-Date for Conferences
Wednesday & Thursday, October 19 & 20
Please take note that conferences are approaching. We will send out more information with sign-ups at a later time but wanted you to get it on your calendars.
Seminar – What Are Executive Functioning Skills and Why Does My Child Need Them?
Saturday, October 29
The Center for Lifelong Learning at Wheaton Academy will be hosting an informational parent workshop on executive functioning skills from 9:00-10:00 am on Saturday, October 29 in the Wheaton Academy Library. Academic Coaches from The Center will walk parents through the components of executive functioning, as well as discuss how these skills will not only strengthen their child’s performance in the classroom but in all areas of life, as well. There is no charge for the workshop, and attendees will receive one complimentary session for their child to work with an Academic Coach.
Please visit our website at www.thecenterforlifelonglearning.org.
Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Traffic Flow – Use Hawthorne Avenue to enter Campus and Prince Crossing Road to Exit **
We are requesting that all parents who are picking up and/or dropping off students before and after school please use the Hawthorne Avenue entrance ONLY. We are looking to keep open the north drive lane entirely for fire and police should that be needed. Pick-up and drop-off can occur in the central lot circle (please pull all the way through the lot), north drive main entrance circle (please pull all the way through), or in front of the Field House. Please exit campus out Prince Crossing Road and head to the right out Prince Crossing Road. Should you anticipate waiting longer than 5 minutes, please pull into an open parking spot. Student drivers can still enter campus via either entrance to come to park.
Please click here for a campus map. Thank you for your assistance!
On October 11, Lifetouch will be at school for students who have not had their picture taken or need to retake their picture. This is the last time they will be at school, so make sure your student stops in the Atrium for a picture.
Senior Picture Submission
It’s time to submit Senior Pictures for the Yearbook! If you did not use Prestige Photography for your student’s Senior Portraits, you may use another photography source, but we need you to submit a photo of your own to be included in the yearbook. The submission process looks a bit different this year, so please take notice of the information listed here. Photos need to be submitted by December 23 to be included in the yearbook publication. We require a forward-facing portrait taken from the shoulders up, with a plain/non-distracting background. Images will be submitted through this form this year. You will need to log in with a Google account, which all Wheaton Academy students have. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW Vietnam Winterim Trip: Application Deadline Today!
This trip is a special collaboration project with the International Boarding Program, for the purpose of building bridges with our growing family network in Vietnam. We will be hosted by WA families in Hanoi, who will take us on a journey to experience firsthand the stories that influence modern society in Vietnam — stories of history, economics, and value systems. Students will be expected to play a highly proactive role in the relational aspects and documentation of this trip. Experience with videography, editing, and social media preferred. The application deadline was extended to today, Friday, September 30. (Students joining this trip may be eligible for internship credit depending on their roles/responsibilities.)
National Honor Society
Invitations to apply for the National Honor Society will be mailed a bit late this year. Qualifying juniors and seniors should receive their invitations to apply by the middle of October.
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.
PSAT Test Day
Wednesday, October 12
8:00 a.m. (notice no late start on this day)
On Wednesday, October 12 all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will take the PSAT during school. Please click here for full details regarding times and what students need to bring that day.
PSAT Day Opportunities for Seniors
Wednesday, October 12
A letter was emailed home to seniors and their parents this morning with different opportunities for seniors during PSAT testing day. Please click here to read the letter and sign-up.
ACT/SAT Small Group Class
Registration is now open for our next ACT/SAT Small Group 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) 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, and 12/7.
Visit www.thecenterforlifelonglearning.org to register your student. Your payment is your registration. (materials will be provided)