The Shield

Keeping the Faith and Keeping Connected

November 15, 2018

Volume 3, Issue 14

"Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble."

Psalm 107:1-2


NO School

There will be no school the week of November 19-23, have a great Thanksgiving!

Shirts Available until November 26

If you are looking for Christmas ideas why not get a Heritage Academy t-shirt or long sleeve shirt. Our online store is open until November 26th to purchase the shirts. We have youth and adult sizes available for the short sleeve and long sleeve. Click on the link to order your shirt.

Heritage Academy Store

Plaid Pattern Friday

On Friday, November 16th students may wear plaid patterns and jeans (no distressed, torn, or ill-fitting, please) to school. We will also enjoy "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" during Community Life period.


After school on Monday, November 26, 3-4: 30pm, teams of 1-4 will be decorating doors in the school for Christmas. The theme is: "Merry and Bright." Sign up your team and have a design plan to Mrs. King by Friday, November 16th. Elementary students must have a parent for each team.

Winter Showcase December 10

Come join families and faculty for an evening that celebrates students’ accomplishments. Performances in the sanctuary of Karis Church begins at 7 pm and then a gallery of students’ work from all subject areas will be open in the Activities Building.

Families A-K, please bring a dessert; families L-Z, please bring a snack (vegetable tray, fruit tray, etc.) for the treat table. Treats may be dropped off in the activities building between 6:40 and 6:50, before the evening’s outline of events begin. The sanctuary will open at 6:45 pm.

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School Cancellation Policy Due To Weather

Heritage Academy will often follow the judgment of Columbia Public Schools regarding wintry weather and the possibility of a school-day closing. However, Heritage Academy’s final response related to wintry weather will be made independently from the public schools.

In light of this, please know that any school-day cancelation or delayed start notification will be posted to Heritage Academy’s website by 6:25 a.m. on mornings when school will have an altered start-time or not be in session. Additional announcements will then also be posted on Heritage Academy’s Facebook page and placed on the school’s phone answering system.



Basketball Pep Rally



19-23 - NO School Thanksgiving Break

26 - Association of the Beautification of the Halls of Our Glorious School 3:00-4:30


3 - Christmas Carol Chapel

7 - Gingerbread House Competition 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

10 - Winter Showcase

*For all upcoming events, click below to go to the calendar on Gradelink.



26 - Home Junior High Basketball Game 6:00 PM

26 - Home Varsity Basketball Game 7:00 PM

27 - Junior High Basketball Game 5:00 PM at Christian Fellowship

27 - Junior Varsity Basketball Game 6:00 PM at Christian Fellowship

27 - Varsity Basketball Game 7:15 PM at Christian Fellowship

30 - JV and Varsity Basketball Game Away


Click to view the Gradelink calendar


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Old School Values, New School Schedule

Heritage Academy is a University-Model® School, facilitating students' access to excellent education, increased time with family, and opportunities for growth toward maturity while providing a cost-effective, college-preparatory education. In an age where family life is becoming increasingly fragmented, the unique structure of the model also serves to “turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers ” (Malachi 4:6).