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June 1, 2012    


Baccalaureate Service -- TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m. in the FAC
All seniors and their families are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Service on Friday, June 1st. 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.
 

The 2012 Commencement Ceremony
The 2012 commencement ceremony will take place this Sunday, June 3rd at 4:00 p.m. on the  Wheaton Academy graduation grounds (east of the FAC). There are no tickets for graduation and it is open seating. Please click here for updates and current information. This section of the Wheaton Academy website will be updated regularly. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live on the internet through a link on the Wheaton Academy web site.
 

Video of Commencement Ceremonies
We have offered a DVD of the commencement ceremonies in years past. This year, with the addition of the WA Video Store, we have moved away from the traditional DVD and now offer separate events for direct digital download to your home computer. There are no more DVD sales, instead you can visit the WA Video Store - http://store.imagodeimedia.com/ - and download the video. The prices for the videos will be:

WA Academy Awards - $5
Last Senior Chapel - $5
Baccalaureate Service - $5
Commencement - $25

All purchases can be made through PayPal or credit card through the site.

SUMMER JOBS -- OFFERED and NEEDED
Click here to see summer jobs offered by WA families and WA students seeking summer work.  This list will run in the WA Weekly for two more weeks.  Email Barb Frost with additions or removals.
 

Habitat for Humanity - Winterim Service Trip
If your son or daughter has a heart to serve, willingness to work, and a desire to be a light of Christ to those in need, come on a service trip to Tucson, AZ over Winterim 2013. We will work with Habitat for Humanity, building homes in some capacity and one day working in the Habitat Restore (HabiRestore). We will work six days and have a couple days devoted to sightseeing the beautiful outdoors. Our free time will be physically active with activities like hiking; a spirit of adventure is a must. Per Habitat rules, you must be at least 16 years old by the time Winterim begins. Applications are due to Mr. Jasper ASAP.
 

SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR WA STUDENTS:
WA’s Project Lead Local has been working with Puente del Pueblo, an outreach ministry from Wheaton Bible Church. Puente Del Pueblo is in need of teen volunteers to work during several summer camps this summer. Obviously any WA students who speak Spanish would be especially helpful.
Back to School Camp runs July 30 through August 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. and volunteers would be helping students with either math, reading, social studies, writing, science or PE.
Water Camp runs Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Both of these camps are tons of fun and there is a free lunch with the kids each day!
Contact Kim Rivera for more information or to volunteer for one or both of these camps.
 

Reminder from the Student Health Office:
All students who carry inhalers or Epipens at school need a "Request for Self-Administration of Medication" form filled out yearly. Also also students who have individualized care plans need them updated every year as well.
All forms can be found on our web site under Student Life, Health Services. As you have summer physicals this is a good time to get all these forms done.
 

MEDICAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR
All medical requirements for the upcoming year can be found on our web site.
Below are the links to each specific student group.
Please contact Julie Grant, school nurse with any questions at jgrant@wheatonacademy.org or 630-562-7504.

Returning students click here.
 
Freshman students click here.
 

SUMMER READING for ADVANCED CLASSES
Students who will be enrolled in English II ADV, English III ADV, British Literature ADV, or AP English for the 2012-2013 school year must read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak before the first day of school. Students are encouraged to purchase a copy of the book or check it out at the local library. They will need a copy of the book to use in class during the first two weeks of school. Questions should be directed to English Department Head Trish Main via email or 630.710.0084.
 

LOOM FOR SALE
The Art Department is looking to sell a floor model handweaving loom.
  If you are interested and/or want more information, please contact Barb Frost.
 

Parking Permits for Next Year - 2012 - 2013:
Parking permit applications are now available for next year. Applications should be turned into the front office receptionist with a check made out to Wheaton Academy. A driver's license number is required as part of the application. Applications are available in the front office, outside Mr. McDonell's office or on the website under Forms and Documents on the Parent or Student Page.
 

DRIVER'S EDUCATION COURSE
In an effort to accommodate student schedules and extracurricular activities, Wheaton Academy offers after school and summer driver’s education courses. These schedules are designed to allow students to take an extra academic class during the semester and also accommodate athletes’ busy schedules throughout the year. Two classes will be offered this summer that will run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 4, 2012 to June 27, 2012. The first class will run from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The second class will run from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. For information on class schedules, pricing and availability, please call630- 983 -9235 or visit www.exceldrivingschool.com. Gift Certificates are available as well and make a great gift for any student!
 

Student Services

STUDENT LOCKS – RETURN TO STUDENT SERVICES
At the start of each school year, Wheaton Academy provides lockers and school-issued locks to help keep students' property safe and secure. Some lockers have built-in locks – but many require a removable lock. The removable locks are the property of Wheaton Academy and provided free of charge as long as they they are returned to Student Services. Please remind your students to turn in their lock to Student Services before their last final. Thank you for your help in keeping our costs down.
 

Summer Academy schedules and Work Study commitments are available on WA Web
You can access schedules by logging into WA Web, choose Registration (located near the top) then change the Session (located on the left) to Summer Academy or Summer Work Weeks. Note: parent logins for incoming freshmen were mailed home with the placement information.

Lunch service is NOT available during Summer Academy. Students should pack a lunch if they wish/need to eat lunch during Summer Academy. Please contact either Mrs. Shelly Rose or Mrs. Case if you should have any questions.
 

BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR SUMMER VACATION ….
Don’t forget to mark your calendar - August 1 is an important date! 2012-13 "Back to School" forms are due to Student Services BEFORE August 1. "Back to School" information and forms will be mailed home mid-July for you to review and complete. If we do not have the required forms in Student Services BEFORE August 1 – your student(s) will not be allowed to participate in any athletic activities, tryouts, school events and/or retreats until the paperwork is received. So, please watch for this important paperwork to arrive in your mailbox mid-July!
 

SUMMER ACADEMY
Information and registration is available by clicking on the Registration button on www.wheatonacademy.org. As courses become full, we will list the course as “closed” on the website. Current WA students who paid only a deposit when registering for Summer Academy should have received a bill for the balance and payment was due to FACTS by May 1. Incoming freshmen who paid only a deposit will receive a bill for the balance and payment is due to the Wheaton Academy Business Office by the date listed on the invoice.
 

GOOD STUDENT DISCOUNTS
Parents ask us all the time, “How do I send my student’s GPA information/report card to our insurance company?” It’s very easy! Just log into WA Web, go to "Students", then "Transcript" and print the transcript.
 

Service Opportunity
Looking for a one-week service opportunity? A Neighborhood Bible Club will be held August 6-10 and is looking for buddies to work with special needs kids. Contact Cristi Foos (a former WA teacher) at 630-876-2851 or jcfoos@comcast.net.
 

Test Prep Information
Kaplan Test Prep is offering a free online practice test, plus other specials. For information on the practice test, go to www.kaptest.com/PracticeTest.
 

SCHOLARSHIPS
Senior student-athletes can apply for a $500 scholarship. Here is the website: www.bigsunathletics.com.
 

 Athletics


Register Now for Athletic Summer Camps
There are still spots available in the Wheaton Academy Summer Athletic Camps! There are a variety of camps available for elementary through high school -- basketball, soccer, wrestling, baseball, volleyball, football, fitness, lacrosse, and tennis camps. Sign up by clicking here today!
 

Booster Physicals
The booster club will be offering IHSA sports' physicals for $30 on Wednesday, June 6th, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the Wheaton Academy Library. All proceeds will go to the Booster Club. This physical is a sports physical and will not count for the required incoming freshman or transfer physical. Click here for a copy of the IHSA physical form. For more details and for “Frequently Asked Questions,” please see our flyer.
 

Locker Clean Out
All students need to take the locks off and clean out their lockers in the Field House locker rooms by Friday, June 8th, so that the locker rooms can be cleaned over the summer.
 

Summer Training for Warrior Athletes
Anyone interested in doing performance training this summer is invited to train with Coach Ragan to improve strength, speed, power, agility and more. Training sessions will be focused on overall athletic development and are for any athlete (male and female) from any sport – There is no fee. Below is a general weekly schedule throughout the summer beginning June 4th and continuing through July 27th . There will be no performance training the week of July 4th.

Monday -- Friday 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Monday – Lift
Tuesday – Speed & Agility
Wednesday – OFF
Thursday – Lift
Friday – Speed & Agility

* If your coach has already given you a performance training schedule, please disregard this announcement and follow the calendar your coach gave you.
 

 
 
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