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April 5, 2012    

GOLFERS NEEDED for the Spring Golf Outing
Register now for the Alumni & Friends Booster Scramble! The golf outing will be held on Thursday, May 24 at Mill Creek Golf Club in Geneva. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. and shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Join us for lunch, a putting contest, four-person scramble, and a buffet dinner with special prizes and awards. Individual golfer - $125; Individual Young Alumni golfer (graduates of 2001-2011) - $100; and Foursome - $500. Invite a few of your friends or coworkers for a great day of golf! For more information contact Natalie Gagliano via email or 630-562-7559. Click here to register for this exciting event.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the Spring Golf Outing
Wheaton Academy is seeking volunteers willing to serve on the golf course during the Alumni & Friends Booster Scramble on Thursday, May 24 at Mill Creek Golf Club in Geneva. No knowledge of or affection for golf is required; just a friendly smile and love for WA! We need volunteers from noon-6 p.m. but half-shifts are available (noon-3 p.m. or 3 p.m.-6 p.m.). Volunteers can come early for lunch and/or stay late for dinner if they’d like. To sign up or to get more information, contact Natalie Gagliano via email or 630-562-7559.

The WA Video Store opened last month, and already we have additions to the video library. Recently added are Mr. WA videos from '09, '10 and '11; LEAST 2010; and the Percussion performance from May 2011. Also up there from the past is the WA 2011 Commencement, last November's Evening in the Furnace, and the Christmas Concert from three months ago. Nearly all the video downloads are $5 for the entire show, and each purchase can be downloaded up to three times. For more information, visit or go to

Just a reminder to NHS students that your service hours are due to Mrs. Hockett or Mr. Tink.

We are in need of volunteers to help with Grandparents Day and Graduation. Volunteers are needed to serve lunch to grandparents on April 24TH , plate cookies on June 2ND , or serve at graduation on June 3RD. Please contact Jim Holtrop via email if you would like serve. Thank you for your willingness to make our events a success.

Mark your calendars NOW!!! Join us for one of the most exciting and entertaining nights of the year: Mr. WA!! The event is Saturday, April 21st at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center!

The Ceramics III class will be holding their Pottery Sale in conjunction with "Mr. WA" this year on Saturday, April 21st in the FAC lobby. All proceeds will go toward helping our school's "adopted" orphans in Haiti! Come prepared to buy quality, hand-crafted mugs, bowls, pitchers, vases and teapots, as well as Haiti-themed necklaces and bracelets! This is your opportunity to support the work of our Fine Arts Department and to benefit this very worthy ministry. Come early for best selection!

Worship Team applications and recommendations are now available from Mr. Jasper's room (Academy Hall room 119) or by clicking here. Applications and recommendations are due to Mr. Jasper by 3 p.m. on Monday, April 23. Auditions will be held Wednesday, April 25, from 6-9 p.m.

As warm weather is here a bit early, please keep in mind the student Appearance Code at Wheaton Academy. Parents, please remind your student(s) of these guidelines.
   ++  The general guideline for the length of skirts and dresses must be modest and touch the knee. Shorts do not need to reach the knee, but must be modest. An inseam of 4” or greater would be considered modest at Wheaton Academy. Skirts and dresses worn with leggings do not need to reach the knee but should not be much shorter and must always be modest.
   ++  Clothing should completely cover undergarments and necessary parts of the body at all times. Boys and girls both should take care to wear modest clothing styles that consistently cover their midsections while standing in a normal posture. Tank tops for girls or boys are not acceptable school attire. Girls may wear sleeveless shirts or dresses that are modest and fully cover the shoulder.

We invite all parents and students to our upcoming Prospective Family Night on Monday, April 9 beginning at 7:00 p.m. This will be a great opportunity for 7th and 8th grade students as well as prospective transfer student families to learn about Wheaton Academy. The evening will begin with a panel discussion followed by mini-session presentations and a co-curricular fair. Student-led tours will be available as well as opportunities to visit with administrators and faculty. No reservations are necessary; please contact the Admissions Office with questions at (630) 562-7501.

An informative session on the international student program and host family opportunities will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, in the Fieldhouse classroom. If you are interested in this opportunity, you are encouraged to attend.

Student Services
If your student is interested in taking a class this summer, there are a few spots still available. Starting April 2, enrollment will require a full payment – no deposits will be accepted. Balances will be billed through FACTS. Information and registration is available under the Registration Button on the WA home page. As courses become full, we will list the course as “closed” on the website.

PARENT SEMINARS - TWO seminars offered on Saturday 4/21
We are pleased to offer two different seminars on April 21. If you are interested in attending one of the seminars listed below, please RSVP to Please specify in your e-mail which seminar you wish to attend so we can plan accordingly. These will be our last Parent Seminars for the 2011-2012 school year.

   ++ April 21 - ADHD, Executive Function, and Working Memory
Presented by: Chris Mazzarella, Psy.D., LCPC, Heritage Professional Associates.
Explore the meaning of ADHD and Executive Functioning problems and how working memory deficits may explain why your child underachieves in school or has difficulty performing essential tasks such as following directions, paying attention, staying focused, self-control and/or time management. Learn about an exciting alternative to medication to treat these problems.

   ++ April 21 - So You Want to Play Sports in College?
Presented by: Dan Crabtree, WA College Counselor and Paul Ferguson, WA Athletic Director.
How does a student prepare to pursue sports in college? What should students and parents know? NCAA and NAIA guidelines and procedures will be discussed.

Representatives from these schools will visit Wheaton Academy next week: COD, Samford and Northern Iowa on April 11, Judson on April 12, and Truman State on April 13.

June 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $285.00 for the entire course

At Wheaton Academy, we are committed to helping students grow in 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 freshman students with the critical skills to succeed academically, socially, and spiritually while attending Wheaton Academy.

Freshman Academy is six sessions (two sessions per week) for approximately 1.5 hours each session. Each week will focus on a specific aspect of the freshman year, with a specific focus on the academic, social, and spiritual expectations of being a Wheaton Academy student.

Enrollment is limited and closes on June 1! To enroll click here. For more information, please contact Mr. Bowling at 630-562-7505 or through

Junior meetings have begun. Parents have been emailed an online questionnaire that needs to be completed prior to scheduling a junior meeting. Parents, please complete your questionnaire right away. Contact Dan Crabtree with any questions.


Local scholarships can be found in the College & Career section of the WA website. One of the new scholarships listed this week is the West Chicago Lions Club Scholarship, open to seniors residing in West Chicago. It has a May 18 deadline.

WA parents: Do you have (or know) a sophomore or junior in college, majoring in computer science or related field, and looking for a paid summer internship? AT&T is looking for an intern for ten weeks this summer. For more information, contact Dan Crabtree


Register Now for Athletic Summer Camps
Registration is now open for the 2012 Wheaton Academy Athletic Summer Camps! Click here  to register today. Visit our Summer Camps page on the Athletics website for camp information, registration, and the cancellation policy. 
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