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May 13, 2011    
Dads’ Prayer
Please join us for prayer this Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 a.m. in the white Chapel. Our guest for May is Gene Frost, WA Head of School, who will share some prayer needs from an administrator’s perspective. This will be our last meeting for the 2010-2011 school year.
 
Junior Senior Banquet
The Junior Senior Banquet will be held this Saturday, May 14 from 7:00-10:00 p.m in the Wheaton Academy Commons. Hors d' oeuvres and desserts will be served.
 
1. Juniors: Final time to participate in decorating for Junior/ Senior:
Friday, May 13 from 3 p.m. until we're done (We need many of our juniors to participate this evening.)

2. We need many WHITE Christmas lights for decorations. Please have junior students bring the Christmas lights to either Mrs. Main's or Ms. Daniels's room. Please clearly label your lights so that we can return them to you.  

Academy Awards – Wednesday, May 18 – 7:00 p.m.
All Wheaton Academy families are invited to celebrate the gifts of character and achievement that God has bestowed on our students. Invitations were mailed out last week. If your student will be receiving an award, you received an insert in the invitation. To maintain the element of surprise; we are not permitted to disclose who is receiving which award prior to the ceremony. We look forward to celebrating our students with you on Wednesday night!  
 
Arts Exhibit & Ceramics Sale – Wednesday, May 18 – 6:00 p.m.
We are excited to offer our annual Arts Exhibit & Ceramics Sale. The exhibit and sale will be open before and after the ceremony. Begin your tour with the Hadi Flora Memorial Gallery located in the Atrium and see some amazing art work from our Visual Arts classes. Conclude your visual art experience in the Senior Lounge. You will be able to view and purchase beautiful ceramic pieces made by our own Ceramics students – and help a very worthy cause. Proceeds will go to benefit Hand and Cloth, a ministry which helps the women of Bangladesh and Calcutta. The students and missionaries from Hand and Cloth appreciate all purchases made this evening.

2011-2012 Billing
All returning students will be receiving an invoice from FACTS Tuition Management this month for 2011- 2012 tuition and fees. Please contact Leslie Green in the Business Office if you have any questions.
 
Golf for WA - Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wheaton Academy is pleased to announce our 11th Annual Alumni & Friends Booster Scramble on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Mill Creek Golf Club in Geneva. Register your foursome today for $500 (or yourself for $125); all proceeds benefit WA's scholarship fund. Registration/lunch/putting contest start at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Click here to download a registration form. Not a golfer? We also need volunteers to staff the event and area businesses to sign on as sponsors. Contact Nikki Daniels via email or 630-562-7580 for information.
 
 REMINDER: Prescription and Over the Counter Medications
Any and all medications must be dispensed from the nurse's office. Students may not carry medicine with them, except for emergency self-administered medication with a doctor's permission. This is in accordance with Illinois State Law. Please contact Mrs. Grant, school nurse at (630) 562-7504 with any questions. Parents, thanks for your help!
 
Save the Date for the Baccalaureate Service
All seniors and their families are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Service on Friday, June 3 in the Fine Arts Center. The service will begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude around 8:00 p.m. The service will include a time of worship, students and parents sharing what Wheaton Academy has meant to them, recent alumni sharing thoughts about what next year will hold for our graduates, and a time of prayer and commissioning. Please join us for this night.

Seniors Last Weeks at WA
Please consult the document senior families received in the mail last week, or look on our website for details on the seniors’ final weeks at Wheaton Academy.

2011 Commencement
Graduation is Sunday, June 5 at 4:00 p.m. Please visit our website for more details.
  
Summer Ceramics
Once again this summer, in addition to the regular summer school ceramics class, we will have an evening ceramics class for the extended WA community – parents and friends, faculty, any alumni or even graduating seniors who never had time to take ceramics during their four years (or did, but can’t get enough). Now is your chance to learn wheel and handbuilding techniques. This class will run June 6 – 17, and space will be limited. Mark your calendars and click here to fill out the registration form.  Contact Melissa Euler via email for more information.
 
Freshman Academy
WA is committed to nurturing growth in our students through relationships, excellence, and service to the glory of God. Freshman Academy was created to be an integral part of Wheaton Academy’s mission by providing incoming freshmen support and encouragement in their transition to high school. Attending Freshman Academy will provide freshmen students with the critical skills to succeed academically, socially, and spiritually while attending Wheaton Academy. Click here for more details and registration.
 
Graduation Volunteers Needed
We are in need of volunteers to help with graduation. Volunteers are needed to serve lunch and plate cookies on June 4 or serve at graduation on June 5. Please contact Jim Holtrop via email if you would like to serve. Thank you for your willingness to make our events a success.
 
Ladies Craft Night
All WA ladies are invited to Ladies Craft Night on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. Meetings will take place in the Art Room in the Fine Arts Center from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Feel free to stay for the whole time or just visit for a little while. Bring your sewing, crocheting, knitting, or any other craft that you would like to work on. Contact Shirley Keith via email or 630-562-7547 with questions.
 
Retirement Party for Edie Rooks
There will be an open house in honor of Edie Rook's retirement on Sunday, May 22, 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Wheaton Academy Atrium. Please join us!
 
Volunteer to be a Cook for Moms' Hot Lunch
The Moms' Hot Lunch Committee is looking for an additional mom to cook for Mom's Hot Lunch one Friday a month from October 2011 - April 2012. It's a great opportunity to meet other WA moms and serve the student body. Contact Amy Burdett via email for more information.
  
Students - Come Run with Us
Thinking about running cross country next year? Or just like to run because it’s FUN? Come join Rebekah Jordan and a few other people after school on Mondays for runs and Thursdays for lifting as we get ready for the June 4 Chicago Half Marathon. Stop by Room 107 if you have questions or want a copy of the training schedule we are using.
 
Happenings at WA on Facebook
"Like" Wheaton Academy on Facebook, and check out what's happening at WA!
  

 
Student Services

Cutco Rep to Visit
A representative from Cutco will be at WA during lunch on May 17 to talk with students about summer jobs.  

Athletics

 
Game Cancellations and Reschedules
Up-to-date information on all sports activity cancellations and reschedules can be found on the front page of the athletics website
  
Up-to-Date Game Results
The most up-to-date game results and summaries are available on the athletics website.
 
Girls Training Camp
Dates: 8 week session -T/Th June 14 - Aug 11 (no sessions July 26th and 28th)
Cost : $160 made payable to Jan Day
Minimum participants : 10 girls; incoming 9-12 graders
  
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 athletics@wheatonacademy.org.
 
Booster Club Sponsored Physicals For ALL Athletes
On Wednesday, June 8 the Wheaton Academy Booster Club will be hosting the annual Booster Sports Physicals event. All athletes are required to have a valid physical on file before they are eligible to compete. Physicals are valid for a year after the examination date. The event will take place in the Library and the price for the IHSA Sports Physical is $30. A detailed flyer is available in the Athletic Office. All proceeds from this event will go towards supporting Wheaton Academy Athletics. This physical does not qualify for the 9th grade school physical required by law. Incoming freshman you do not need an IHSA Sports Physical in order to participate in sports..
 
 
 
 
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