Confidential Parent Survey Is Here!
We value your feedback! Every other year Wheaton Academy conducts a confidential parent/guardian satisfaction survey through SureVista, an independent consulting firm. This survey is completely confidential and only SureVista will see your answers. SureVista will tabulate the results and pass on the report to our administration and Board of Trustees. We really look forward to this valuable information as we desire to run the best school possible, all to the glory of God. Please take some time to complete the survey by following the link which was sent to your family’s primary email last week. If you did not receive an email link, please contact Barb Frost via email or 630-562-7546 and she’ll make sure you receive one.
Instrumental Tour Home Concert at Windsor Park Manor
The WA Band and Orchestra will kick off their spring tour to Mississippi & Louisiana with a home concert at Windsor Park Manor on North Avenue in Carol Stream on Monday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend and help send these students off as they minister to others with music.Deadline for Yearbook Senior Ads
Senior Parents: The deadline for Yearbook Senior Ads is coming up quickly! The yearbook staff will be accepting them until March 25. Please do not miss this opportunity to congratulate your graduate in their final WA yearbook. Send your information by mail to Jim Holtrop
or by email to email@example.com
Dads’ Prayer – Special Guest Joel Visker
Please join us for prayer this Saturday, March 12, at 8:00 a.m. in the white Chapel. Our faculty guest for March is Joel Visker, WA choral activities director.
Mouse in the House
Wheaton Academy has recently undergone roof construction and unfortunately as a result has opened the door to some unwanted mouse guests. We want to assure the Wheaton Academy community that the situation is being dealt with safely and professionally. A licensed exterminator will be at Wheaton Academy this weekend to safely resolve the issue. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Don't Forget to Sign Up for Driver's Education
In an effort to accommodate student schedules and extracurricular activities, Excel Driving School is now offering after school driver’s education courses at Wheaton Academy. Two courses will be offered each semester that will run on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. The next available session will run from April 4 to May 5, 2011. For information on class schedules, pricing and availability, please call 630-983-9235 or visit http://www.exceldrivingschool.com/
. Gift certificates are available as well and make a great present for a 15-year-old.
Spring Sports/Activities Yard Sign Sale
We have WA yard signs for drama and music as well as a Warrior (generic) sign. We also have track, soccer, tennis, softball, baseball, volleyball, and cheerleading yard signs available. Click here
for an order form and to view a sampling of the signs. Yard signs can be ordered at the Spring Sports Kick Off on March 12. All orders are due by Monday, March 14. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hunters Safety Class
Hunters Safety Class will take place on April 16 and April 23 from 2:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Gun Club. The class is free and anyone considering joining the Wheaton Academy Trap Team is required to take this class. Contact Ken Ellis at 630-562-7532 if you are interested in signing up for the class.
Did You Get Your WA Car Magnet?
For those of you who were unable to attend Curriculum Night last month – parents of seniors, this includes you! - we have a WA car magnet available for each current school family (one per family, please). Stop by the Front Office any time before Spring Break to pick yours up and proudly display your school spirit wherever you drive! Questions? Contact Nikki Daniels
There are a variety of options for preparation for the ACT. The course taught by WA teachers begins April 25 and runs through May. A small group ACT study course (limit 5) is being offered through Ignite beginning the week of April 4. Their website is www.igniteprogress.com
. Other local prep options are available. The College & Career section
of the WA website has more information on test prep.
Upcoming College Rep Visits
March 18: Quincy
March 22: North Central (MN)
March 24: Samford (AL), Dordt (IA)
The Illinois College Exposition will take place Monday, March 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Recreation Center at North Central College in Naperville. Over 200 colleges and universities will be in attendance.
March 18 is the deadline to register for Advanced Placement exams. Registration takes place via the WA website. For further information, contact Dan Crabtree.
Fermilab is hosting a career expo that explores careers in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. The expo is Wednesday, April 13 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Fermilab’s Wilson Hall. More information is available at http://ed.fnal.gov/programs/careerfair
2011 Class Registration Closes Monday, March 14
Please make sure your student(s) complete their registration for 2011-2012 before
midnight on Monday, March 14. Registration closes at midnight on Monday 3/14
. Students can register by clicking on the AP Exam, Summer Academy, WA Web button
on our main page and logging into their WA Web account.
Summer Academy Classes and AP Exams are Filling Up!
Have you visited our website to see what Summer Academy classes and AP Exams are being offered this summer? If your student is interested in taking a class or an AP exam this summer, spots are still available. Registration information is on our website by clicking on the AP Exam, Summer Academy, WA Web button
on our main page.
The 2011-2012 Curriculum Guide is Online
We encourage parents and students to review the 2011-2012 Curriculum Guide
found on our website under Academics. Our 2011-2012 Curriculum Guide will help familiarize you with course offerings, prerequisites, graduation requirements, Wheaton Academy grading system/credit information…and so much more. Many of your questions can be answered by reviewing this informative document.
Parent Seminars - TWO Seminars Offered on Saturday 3/19
This week we are pleased to offer TWO
seminars for our WA parents on Saturday, March 19. If you are interested in attending one of the seminars listed below, please RSVP to Seminars@wheatonacademy.org
. Please specify in your email which seminar you wish to attend so we can plan accordingly.
How to Prepare for a Highly Selective College
Presented by: Dan Crabtree, WA College Counselor and Kori Hockett, WA Asst. Principal
Saturday, March 19, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Some students set their sights on applying to highly selective colleges. This session explores the processes and expectations of selective college admission and how to best prepare for them.
What is and is Not Normal in Teenage Emotions and Behaviors?
Presented by: Chris Mazarella, Psy.D.,LCPC, Heritage Professional Associates
Saturday, March 19, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
This session will explore the turbulent and confusing nature of teenage emotions and behaviors. We will look at normal teenage emotions and behaviors as well as problematic emotions and behaviors. We will also discuss depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD as well as other issues common to teenagers.
The most up-to-date game results and summaries are available on the athletics website
Spring Kick Off for All Spring Athletes This Saturday, March 12
This meeting is mandatory for all spring athletes and at least one parent. For a full schedule of the Spring Kick Off, please check the Athletics website
Summer Athletic Camp Schedule
Registration for Athletic Summer Camps is NOW OPEN. Visit the Athletic Summer Camp Web Page
for the full schedule, camp policies, descriptions, and more. We are offering 24 camp opportunities with something available for students of all ages and skill levels. If you have any questions please contact the Athletic Department at email@example.com
Spring Sport Physicals
All students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade who intend to tryout for a spring sport are required to have a current sports physical on file. Sports physicals are valid up to 365 days after the initial examination date. Students without current sports physicals will not be permitted to tryout. Contact Ryan Hall
Web Resource of the Week
Faculty and Staff Directory
The Wheaton Academy website is valuable resource to the Wheaton Academy community and we would like to take the time to highlight a new useful feature every week. One of the features of the new website is the Faculty/Staff Directory. See pictures and bios of each faculty and staff member at Wheaton Academy by clicking here
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