The Shield

Keeping the Faith and Keeping Connected

December 12, 2019

But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” which means, God with us.

Matthew 1:20-22


Elementary and Secondary Gingerbread House Competition

We had a great Gingerbread House Competition on Friday, December 6th. We had about 30 elementary and secondary students compete. The students outdid themselves in expressing their creativity on the Gingerbread Houses. Thanks to all the parents and teachers that stayed and helped make this a great event.

Winter Showcase Recap

Monday, December 9th truly was a showcase of Heritage Academy talent. We had groups sing, act, and do much more. Events like this would not take place without the hard work of our great Heritage Academy teachers and the parents partnering with us. Thank you for making this night a great success.

COMOGives Information

The Board of Trustees has pledged to match $1000.00 given through Gifts of all sizes are needed (minimum is $10). So we are encouraging staff, teachers, students, parents, grandparents, and friends of Heritage to give something through this end-of-year giving campaign. The more participants involved, the more likely we are to rise in the leader board or receive a special grant.

Go to the following link to donate today or until December 31, 2019.

COMO Gives

Thanks for your partnership at Heritage Academy.


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1. Students need to arrive at least 15 minutes before their final is scheduled to start.

2. Students need to bring something quiet to do once they have completed their final.

3. Students will be asked to place their cell phones on a table in the room and make sure they

are on silent. They may have their phones when everyone has completed their final.

4. Students will be asked to remove their watches and place them in their backpacks.

5. Students staying for lunch will eat lunch in the fellowship hall and will have access to


6. If your student only has a morning final please pick them up by 12:00.

7. Students may wear Spirit Wear and blue jeans for finals.



13 - Last Day of School

16-17 - Finals


6 - 1st day of school

Dates for Your Calendar

March 6-7 - Junior Class Retreat
March 13 - Trivia Night

March 23-27 - Spring Break

April 18 - Spring Formal
May 15 - Senior Celebrate
May 16 - Commencement


Junior High Basketball Game-AWAY(in Columbia)

Thursday, Dec. 12th, 6pm

4600 Christian Fellowship Road

Columbia, MO

Junior Varsity and Varsity Basketball Game - HOME

Thursday, Dec. 12th, 6pm

701 East Ash Street

Columbia, MO

6:00 pm Junior Varsity

7:15 pm Varsity

Junior Varsity and Varsity Basketball Game - HOME

Friday, Dec. 13th, 6pm

701 East Ash Street

Columbia, MO

6:00 pm Junior Varsity

7:15 pm Varsity


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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).