Fall 2020

A Semester of InnovationResilienceCelebrationCompetitionWorshipService

Students create claymation project during in-person learning at Wheaton Academy, a Private Christian High School
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Days of In-Person Learning
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Minutes of Instruction
Students gather in chapel
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Chapels

This year, the focus in chapel is to have our “eyes up” on Christ. We should not look to the world for satisfaction or answers but immediately turn to Christ, the supplier of surpassing peace. We all face the same difficulties, but at Wheaton Academy, the solutions we are taught depend on Christ alone.

Bella Agnello

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students involved in after-school sports & practices

Boys Golf won a Conference Championship and competed at Sectionals

Cross Country teams competed at the Illinois Cross Country Championship

Kaleb performs at WAvinia drama show
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Fine Arts Performances

I believe that singing has created a newfound sense of hope in the hearts of many. Singing is a way to shed light on a dark situation. As we sing to glorify the Lord, the Lord is blessing us daily with the ability to even perform at concerts like Evening of the Classics.

Anna Jones

Spirit Week

Wheaton Academy Spirit Week

5 Days

of costumes, competitions, food trucks, and festivities

660+

packets of school supplies collected for kids aged 3-5 in West Chicago District 33

$6,600

raised to support sponsored students at KidsAlive in the Dominican Republic and Haiti

Drive-Thru Live Nativity

Over 600 cars experienced our Drive-Thru Live Nativity organized by the Project LEAD Global & Discipleship teams.

1,000 lbs

of food collected for Neighborhood Food Pantry in West Chicago

High school students present a live nativity on the campus of Wheaton Academy, a private Christian high school

$8,500+

raised to support sponsored students at KidsAlive in the Dominican Republic and Haiti

Livestream

1,750

# of minutes streamed by our livestream team

In my role as a camera operator, I get to serve my school community by working to make chapel the best experience that it can be for everyone who is watching.

Catherine Yu

The Pixar Project

During a full-day in-house field trip, freshman students combined skills from Physics and English classes to create a stop-motion animation video.

I love hearing students talk about pursuing a career in animation, film-making, or coding because of their experience with this project.

Ms. Johnson

Managing a project with hundreds of moving pieces is an incredible challenge that is both difficult and extremely rewarding. The Server Project has allowed me to learn about computer technology in a way that is usually reserved for hard-to-get internships at large cloud providers, and will surely provide a stepping stone for my future.

Peter Sorenson

Co-Curriculars

The Server Project is one of many co-curriculars that continued to meet this semester. Students involved in the Server Project built and maintain a high-powered computer server where they run large-scale projects, such as website hosting, email hosting, and various artificial intelligence (AI) programs.

A Message from Our Principal

What a semester! In August, we didn’t really have any idea of what to expect. We began a journey, committed to our mission and to our students – that they would be able to experience community and in-person learning even amidst challenging circumstances around us. As a community, we have come together to execute our UNITE plan, and have been able to be together to worship, learn and grow throughout the semester. With each passing week, our team would daily thank the Lord for His provision, protection and strength for our students, faculty and staff.    

Even in these challenging times, we have been overwhelmed with all that God has done in and through the lives of our students, faculty and staff. So as we conclude and celebrate the resilience, work, service, leadership, worship, learning and growth that has taken place this semester, we want to rightly position our gratitude. Isaiah 26:12 aptly summarizes the semester – “LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.” All glory to God for the work He has done at Wheaton Academy this semester.

We have so much gratitude for this community – for our students, parents, faculty and staff. We are truly blessed by the support, hard work, and willingness to come together to do in-person learning. Thank you for your partnership as we have walked through this semester. 

In Luke 2:14, the Angels came to the shepherds proclaiming the good news of Christ’s coming: 

Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests  

Like the shepherds, who upon hearing this good news, went and worshipped the baby Jesus, we pray that you will find hope, peace, and joy in our Savior, Christ the Lord. We hope that you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!