The Bulldog Bark

January 2023

An Update from Ms. McFall

Wheaton JH/HS Families,

We hope everyone enjoyed their holidays! We are excited to have students back in the building and to begin second semester. As you know, the second half of school will fly by. It is important for students to stay on top of their work. Parents and guardians have access to their student's grades through Lumen. If you are unsure of how to login to Lumen, please contact the office and we can help you out.

Ms. McFall

JH/HS Principal

Homecoming 2023


Junior High Mathletes competed at Marionville. Andy Bui received 1st for the Sprint test and 3rd overall individually. Ava Bui received 4th in the Target test and 5th overall individually. They received 5th as a team for sweepstakes. Great job guys!
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2nd Quarter 'A' Honor Roll

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2nd Quarter 'A/B' Honor Roll

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1st Semester 'A' Honor Roll

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1st Semester 'A/B' Honor Roll

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December Students of the Month

Congratulations to our December Students of the Month:

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Ricardo Cunningham 8th grade son of Ricardo and Asheley Cunningham.

Truman Thompson Senior son of Sean Thompson, Dana Parnell and nephew of Barret and Kaci Garner.

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Lunch Balance Information

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting online payments through Paywat, a secure K-12 focused online payments provider. You can now conveniently manage, monitor, and pay your child's school meal balance online. The new online payment platform is available within your current Lumen Parent Portal, accessible from the school district's website. You will login to your parent portal to add funds to your student(s) accounts. If you have multiple children, no problem, you can add to all their accounts separately. You must have an email in our Lumen system for this to work. If you do not have one in our system please contact your child's building and that can be taken care of very quickly so you can utilize online payment. If you have any problems accessing your parent portal or if you need help navigating the online payment please contact us.

Important Dates

January 19- Boys basketball @ Hurley

January 20- GO CAPS here for sophomores and juniors

January 21- STEM @ Lebanon

January 24- Boys/Girls Basketball @ McAuley

January 27- Boys/Girls Basketball @ College Heights

January 28- STEM @ Drury

January 30- Boys/Girls Basketball vs Lighthouse

January 31- Girls Basketball vs Southwest

February 2- FBLA District Leadership Conference

February 2- Girls basketball @ Hurley

February 7- Boys/Girls Basketball vs Verona-Senior Night

February 10 & 13- NO SCHOOL

Attendance Policy

Having good attendance is imperative when it comes to our students success. It is very important that they attend school every day. Life presents challenges sometimes and we are absent but it is extremely important that your child be at school every day when they are able.

If you have to miss school, please remember, students are allowed 8 absences per semester. Students are encouraged to bring documentation upon returning to school for reason of absence in case the appeals process is needed (doctor's note, counselor's note, note from a parent, etc.).

If a student has excessive absenteeism they could be subject to attending summer school or losing credit.

Please see our handbook for the full description of our policy. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. McFall.

AMI (Alternative Method of Instruction)

Winter is approaching and that means that we could have inclement weather that would require us to cancel school.

A local education agency (LEA) will not be required to make up school hours that are lost or canceled due to exceptional or emergency circumstances (up to 36 hours). This allows our school district to implement alternative learning methods in place of up to 6 days of learning.

  • Teachers will be working remotely and will be checking their email and Google Classroom throughout the day. Please reach out to your teachers with any questions.
  • Students are responsible for logging on and completing their work.
  • If you do not have stable internet at home, please call the office to check out a hotspot.
  • Completing the assigned AMI work will result in your student being present and they will receive credit for their assignments.

Lumen Parent Portal

The Lumen Parent Portal is a very important tool when it comes to the school and parent partnership. You can check you student's grades and lunch balance through this portal.

Grades are updated weekly by teachers. This is a quick and convenient way for you to find out how your child is progressing through the school year.

Lunch balances are updated daily through this portal. If you need to pay a lunch balance, you can do that through Dale at the HS office of Theresa at Central Office. If you need a free/reduced lunch form, please contact Dale.

If you are unsure of how to access Lumen as a parent, please contact the office.

Be sure to follow our Facebook page and website for weekly updates on athletics and activities.

Cell Phone/Electronic Devices Policy

Please partner with us on our cell phone/electronics policy. When students are being disrupted by their phones throughout the day, it makes it difficult for them to learn. We ask that if you need to get in touch with your child, please call the office phone and we can get them for you or get a message to them. If you text/call your child during the day, they are able to respond at the following times, passing time, lunch, and Bulldog Time if they do not have any Ds or Fs.

Passing Times:




Lunch- 11:42-12:16



Bulldog Time 2:52-3:15 (Students who do not have D/F grades can use their phones at this time)

Cell phones, headphones, ear phones, and smart watches must be turned off, put away and completely out of sight throughout the duration of class time. In the case of an emergency only, students will be allowed to use the school telephone to make phone calls.

Cell Phone/Electronics Violation

1st Offense- Item confiscated and can pick up at the end of the day

2nd Offense- Item confiscated and parent will pick up at the end of the day

3rd Offense- Item confiscated, parent pick up at the end of the day, and a minimum 1 day ISS

2022-2023 JH/HS Student Handbook

Click here to view the JH/HS Student Handbook

Wheaton Schools 2022-2023 District Calendar

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