September 8, 2023

Upcoming Events

WA Men’s Prayer
Saturday, September 9
8:00 am
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 9. This month we will hear from Wheaton Academy teacher Eric Bowling. Light refreshments are served.

Off-Campus Learning Day
Monday, September 11

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 11. 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. 

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

Student Council would like to invite all WA students to our annual Glow Dance on September 15. It is the night of our first home football game and the theme is Neon Night. 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. 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 on Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 a.m. 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.

WA Women’s Prayer
First Tuesday of the Month
1:30-2:30 pm

You are invited to join us for WA Women’s Prayer! We are a group of Wheaton Academy women that includes current moms, legal guardians, grandmothers, staff, and alumni who gather together to pray for our WA community.  We gather on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30-2:30 pm in the Wheaton Academy Library, located in the Academic Building on campus. We follow a “Mom’s in Prayer International” prayer format and pray for the students, staff, faculty, and administration of Wheaton Academy. If you are interested in finding out more about WA Women’s Prayer or to be added to the mailing list for Prayer Group meetings, please feel free to reach out to Jodi Bauer at: to learn more. We hope you will join us.

On the first Tuesday of the month: October 3, November 7, December 5, January 9, February 6, March 5, April 2, May 7. These meetings will be held in the Wheaton Academy Library from 1:30-2:30 pm.

On the third Saturday of the month: September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16, February 17, March 16, April 20, May 18. These meetings will be held in the White Chapel from 9-10 am.

Please mark your calendars!

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

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!

Trap Team
Parents, did you know that Wheaton Academy has a competitive precision team shooting club that meets on Tuesday evenings and Saturday middays in both the fall and spring seasons at the St. Charles Sportsmen’s Club in Elburn?

Trap Shooting is a team sport with a strong individual and team component designed to emphasize safety and improve accuracy when using firearms. 

At least one parent must have an active FOID card for anyone interested in shooting this season. A shooting membership and safety course is offered by St. Charles Sportsmen’s Club Saturday, September 16 at 9:45 a.m. and is required to participate. Existing shooters’ first practice is Tuesday, September 12 at 5:45 p.m. and new members begin Saturday, September 16 at 11:45 a.m. Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Mr. Ellis or Mr. McCallum

Last Chance for Senior Pictures
Lifetouch will return one final time for senior pictures on September 12, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Click here for more information if you haven’t taken your photos yet.

Student Drop-Off
Thank you for your patience and grace as we navigate the construction traffic. One request – When dropping your student off in the Central Lot please pull forward toward the Warrior Dome as space allows. Thank you!

Campus Map

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.