The Shield

Keeping the Faith and Keeping Connected

December 5, 2019

For to us a child is born, to us, a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6


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Friday is Spirit Friday

Students can wear blue jeans and a Heritage Academy shirt.
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Gingerbread House Competition is FRIDAY

Students work in groups of 3-5 designing, constructing, and decorating a structure within a limited time-frame, using graham crackers, icing, and limited candy decorations provided by the school. In past years students have built structures of the Sydney Oprah House, a Medieval Castle, a Carousel, A Country Church, a Bank Robbery, and Helm’s Deep. Students are encouraged to bring some of their own candies for decorating, although non-edible items are not permitted. Structures will be evaluated and judged at the end of the time period based on a variety of criteria – complexity of structure, decorative creativity, dramatic interpretation, etc. This event has been a lot of fun in the past and is a great way to close out the semester!

Winter Showcase

Come join families and faculty for an evening that celebrates students’ accomplishments. Performances in the sanctuary at Heritage Academy begins at 7 pm and then a gallery of students’ work from all subject areas will be open in the Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary.

Families A-K, please bring a finger food dessert; families L-Z, please bring a snack (vegetable tray, fruit tray, chips etc.) for the treat table. Treats may be dropped off in the fellowship hall prior to the Winter Showcase beginning.

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6 - Gingerbread House Competition

9 - Winter Showcase

13 - Last Day of School

16-17 - Finals


6 - 1st day of school


Junior High Basketball Game - HOME

Thursday, Dec. 5th, 6pm

606 Ridgeway Avenue

Columbia, MO

vs. Lighthouse Preparatory Academy

Junior Varsity & Varsity Basketball Game - AWAY

Friday, Dec. 6th, 6pm

216 El Mercado Plaza

Jefferson City, MO

vs. Lighthouse Preparatory Academy

Junior High Basketball Game - AWAY

Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 6pm

605 Old Jefferson City Road

Fulton, MO


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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).