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February 3, 2012    
 
Wheaton Academy Spring Musical Just Around the Corner
It is once again time for the Wheaton Academy Spring Musical! We are so excited about this year's production of Les Miserables. As you know, we could not do our intermission desserts without your help. If you are willing to donate money for a dessert or punch ingredients, bake or purchase a dessert (we will send you a simple recipe), we would appreciate it so much. If you are willing to help in this way, please email Kori Hockett and let her know which weekend you could help (February 24-25 or March 1-3). Thank you in advance for your help in making this a memorable experience for the WA community.
 
Qualified Education Receipts
If you would like to receive a "Receipt for Qualified Education Expenses" for 2011, please call the Business Office at 630-562-7512 or email Leslie Green.
 
Required Parent Meeting for French Exchange
There is a required parent meeting for the French Exchange on Tuesday, February 7. The meeting is in Room 105 at 6:15 p.m. Contact Lynnette Lang with questions. 
 
Prospective Family Night
We invite all parents and students to join us for our upcoming Prospective Family Night on Monday, February 6. The event will include a panel discussion followed by mini-session presentations on academics, fine arts, athletics, and financial aid. Student-led tours, co-curricular sponsors, and administration will also be present at this event. The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Wheaton Academy Atrium. No reservation is necessary.
 
Dads Prayer - Special Guest Ryan Hall
All WA dads are invited to our monthly Dads Prayer on Saturday, February 11 at 8:00 a.m. in the historic white Chapel. We will be introduced to a different teacher or staff member each month who will share some prayer needs from a WA employee’s perspective. Our special guest for February is Ryan Hall, WA Admissions Assistant and alumnus of the class of 2005. Please be in prayer for your students, their teachers and our school.
 
Middle School Night – Varsity Basketball Game
On Saturday, February 4 the Admissions Office invites all middle school students and their immediate family to join us as the Wheaton Academy boys basketball team competes against Marian at the Warrior Dome. Free pizza and refreshments will be available at the top floor of the Field House for all middle school students. Additionally, all middle school students and immediate family members will receive free admission to the basketball game. The tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. and pizza will be served at 7:00 p.m. We will have a special halftime contest for all middle school students in attendance. Additionally, the most spirited Warrior fan will receive a prize. Come dressed in maroon and ready to cheer on your Warriors!

Middle School Musical Matinee – Homeschool Groups
The annual Spring Musical Matinee is on Friday, February 24. All middle school homeschool groups desiring to attend Wheaton Academy’s presentation of  Les Miserables should send the exact number of attendees to Ryan Hall at rhall@wheatonacademy.org . A very limited number of seats are available for this free event.

Target’s Take Charge of Education Program – Support WA!
Many of you may have already been asked in the Target check-out line if you’d like to support your favorite local school through the Take Charge of Education Program. If you have a REDcard (any Target credit or debit card), visit Target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate Wheaton Academy as your beneficiary. From that point forward, WA automatically earns 1% of your purchases. WA has raised over $13,000 via this program and is grateful to any/all parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends who take the time to designate us as your beneficiary. Questions? Contact Nikki Daniels.
 
AP Testing Dates
AP testing will take place May 7-17, 2012. Specific dates are below. Further details on time and location will be released shortly.
Monday, May 7: Chemistry & Psychology
Tuesday, May 8: Spanish
Wednesday, May 9: Calculus
Thursday, May 10: English Literature
Friday, May 11: U.S. History
Monday, May 14: Biology & Physics
Tuesday, May 15: U.S. Government, Comparative Government & French
Wednesday, May 16: English Language & Statistics
Thursday, May 17: World History
    
Driver's Education Course
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 2, 2012 to May 3, 2012. For information on class schedules, pricing and availability, please call 630-983-9235 or visit http://www.exceldrivingschool.com/.
 

Student Services

Two Representatives at WA During Lunch on Monday
The Greek Bible Institute, which offers the Alpha program a one-year accredited Bible study program in Greece - and Northwoods International University, a Bible college in Wisconsin, will be at WA on February 6, 2012.

Accessing Student Transcripts
Have you wondered how to print out your student(s) transcripts (for Good Student Discounts on insurance)? It's easy! Just log in to WA Web. On the left side of your WA Web account, your student's name will appear under "Show for." If you have multiple students, you will need to choose the student you wish to see from the drop down box. Click on the tab that states your student's name and grade (i.e., Billy's grade) - then on Transcript.

Parent Seminars
If you wish to attend any of our parent seminars - please R.S.V.P. to Seminars@wheatonacademy.org so we have enough seating and handouts. We look forward to seeing you! Prospective parents are always welcome.

February 18 - What Is and Is Not Normal in Teenage Emotions and Behaviors?
Presented by: Chris Mazzarella, Psy.D., LCPC, Heritage Professional Associates. 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, and other issues common to teenagers.

March 17 - How to Prepare for a Highly Selective College

Presented by: Dan Crabtree, WA College Counselor. 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.
 
Scholarship Information
Just announced: Scholastic.com is sponsoring a public service announcement contest on the topic of distracted driving. To learn more, go to www.scholastic.com/drive2life/. Information on local scholarships can be found on the WA website. Under Academics, click on College & Career. This list will be updated throughout the spring.

Catch the Bus to Calvin
There are still a few seats remaining for juniors and seniors on the bus going to Calvin College February 16-18. Wheaton Academy will be an area pickup point on the route. For schedule and registration information, go to www.calvin.edu/go/chicago-bus or call 800-688-0122.
 
Guide to Summer Programs
The Guide to Summer Programs is a new resource available in Student Services. Contact Dan Crabtree for more information.

PLAN Test Results
The PLAN test (a pre-ACT) was administered to our sophomores in the fall. The score reports were distributed to the students during last week’s Advisory Group session, with an accompanying booklet titled Using Your PLAN Results. Parents, be sure to take a look at this helpful information.
 
Test Prep Options
The upcoming ACT prep course is full. Another course will begin at the end of April and run through late May. Click here to download the information and registration form for the course. There are many other test prep options for the ACT. You can find information on these options under College & Career on the WA website. 
 
 

Athletics

Track and Field Conditioning
Track and Field continues to meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:25 - 4:00 p.m. in the Heritage Field House for pre-season conditioning.
 
 
 
 
 
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