The Shield

Keeping the Faith and Keeping Connected

September 27, 2018

Volume 3, Issue 8

"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might."

~Deuteronomy 6:4-5


Parent-Teacher Fellowship tonight

Parents, this is a great way to connect with your student's teachers about progress, concerns, and encouragement. Join us in the sanctuary on September 27th from 7:00-8:15 p.m. We will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. with an opening prayer and an encouraging word about partnership.

Spring semester registration forms will also be available for pick up at this time.

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2018 Harvest Festival

The 2018-2019 school year is Heritage Academy’s 17th year, and we’re celebrating! Saturday, October 20th our Harvest Festival will have student-made booths 6:30-7:00pm and a square dance 7:00-8:30pm. All of this fun will happen in the Activities Building at Calvary Baptist Church.

Bring your favorite fall snack or dessert to share as current and alumni families, students, faculty, and staff party it up with food, games, booths, and square dancing!

We need your help to make this event happen. If you would help with decorating, bringing chili, bringing a drink, managing the food and drinks for an hour, or clean up please sign up here.

Our Beloved, Mrs. Jessica Weaver is getting a promotion!

We are blessed with competent and committed people on our staff and faculty. Mrs. Jessica Weaver is one such staff member! For nearly four years, Mrs. Weaver has served as the Administrative Assistant at Heritage Academy. During that time she has helped our school run smoothly and left a positive impact on all of us.

For a few years now, Mrs. Weaver has desired to work in her husband's law practice. Stepping back from her role as Executive Assistant will afford her this opportunity. Jessica will continue to volunteer at the school from time to time and currently serves as a class sponsor on Friday mornings.

As you have opportunity, please express your appreciation directly to Mrs. Weaver for her years of service.

Kind Regards, Mr. Ragsdell

Character WOW: Sensitivity vs. Callousness

Sensitivity vs. Callousness

Character WOW!

“Developing my emotional intelligence so that I can perceive the true spirit and emotions of those around me.”

“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.” ~ Romans 12:15-16

Ezekiel 36:26 records God’s promise to his people with these words, “ I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”

Sometimes life has a way of “hardening our hearts.” Remember the parable of the sower (Matthew 13)? Jesus taught us that the soil of our hearts can sensitive, distracted or callous. “Callousness” can be defined as “insensitive, indifferent, or unsympathetic.” Hearts that are callous struggle to be sensitive to God and others.

Jesus showed us the way by offering sensitivity to the multitudes when he fed the 5,000 (John 6). The Good Samaritan who was sensitive to the needs of a wounded stranger on the side of the road. (Luke 10:30-37). In the Old Testament, Joseph’s sensitive to the condition of the butler and the baker (Genesis 40) eventually led to his release from prison.

God wants us to become sensitive to others by developing a soft heart towards His word and His Spirit.

My Declaration: “I will live with a soft heart towards God and others by allowing God’s word and Spirit to transform my heart..”

Bible story: The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37)

Quote: “I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head. ” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Spirit Week-October 15-19

Students and faculty are encouraged to dress up for our daily themes.

Monday - Hoodie and Sweats Day

Wear your favorite hoodie and sweats! The sweats can have nothing written on them.

Wednesday - Crazy Sock Day

Wear the craziest socks you have. Don't have any crazy socks? Then just mismatch them.

Friday - Twin Day

Find a friend or two to dress identically with.

* Students who wish not to participate can wear Spirit Wear and jeans; otherwise please dress according to the dress code. As always we expect each of our students to dress with modesty in mind.

Student Success Center Takes Off

Two weeks ago Heritage Academy began it's Student Success Center. The Student Success Center is a place where students can get tutoring for any number of subjects. The center is led by Mrs. Pam Tamerius. You can make an appointment for your student on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 1 pm to 3 pm. Since starting two weeks ago Mrs. Tamerius has helped multiple students in Algebra, History, Science, Organization, Reading, and English. If you have questions or want to make an appointment email Mrs. Tamerius. The cost is $20 for a one-hour session and $30 for a two-hour session.


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Home Boys Soccer Game

Friday, Sep. 28th, 5pm

1615 Business Loop 70 West

Columbia, MO

Field #7

Girls Varsity Volleyball Tournament September 28-29

Friday, Sep. 28th, 12:30pm

4600 Christian Fellowship Road

Columbia, MO

Friday's Games

Game #1 12:30 pm

Game #2 2:30 pm

Game #3 5:30 pm

Saturday game times are dependent on Friday's wins and losses.

Girls Volleyball Game-Away

Tuesday, Oct. 2nd, 5pm

4600 Christian Fellowship Road

Columbia, MO

5:00pm Junior Varsity

6:00pm Varsity

Home Girls Volleyball Game vs. Heartland

Friday, Oct. 5th, 5pm

606 Ridgeway Avenue

Columbia, MO

5:00pm Junior Varsity

6:00pm Varsity



27 - Parent/Teacher Fellowship 7:00-8:15pm


1 - Chapel Speaker-Joseph Lanham, Associate Pastor at Columbia First Assembly

5 - Spirit Friday

15-19 - Spirit Week

20 - Harvest Festival

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



8 - Girls Volleyball home

9 - Girls Volleyball away

9 - Boys Soccer home

12 - Boys Soccer home-Senior Night


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).