The Shield

Keeping the Faith and Keeping Connected

January 24, 2019

Volume 3, Issue 21

"My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me."

Psalm 63:1-3


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Teacher of the Year Nominations

This year, we will be honoring all of our wonderful teachers by selecting a teacher of the year. This is no easy task as all of our teachers work tirelessly to educate our students. So we need your help! In order to qualify, teachers must have taught for more than 1 year and preference is given to teachers who teach more than one class (but exceptions will be made if necessary). Students, parents, faculty, and staff can nominate a teacher. If you would like to nominate a teacher for this annual award, please send one or two paragraphs answering the question: “Why I think Mr./Mrs. Teacher deserves to be the teacher of the year for 2018-2019.” Please email your nominations to Mr. Ragsdell

Looking for a 1st and 2nd grade teacher

We are excited to announce that Heritage Academy is looking for a 1st or 2nd-grade teacher for next school year. If you or someone you know would be a great fit for Heritage Academy, please encourage them to visit this link and apply for the job.

Heritage Academy Teaching Application

Looking for a Project Specialist

Mr. Ragsell is in search of someone to fill the position of Project Specialist. This position requires a person who can coordinate, organize, and follow-up on projects on behalf of the Head of School’s office. The Project Specialist assists the Head of School in public relations, promotions, and connecting with constituency groups. If you know of someone who is interested in this position, please contact Mr. Ragsdell at 573-449-2252 or


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25 - Valentines for Troops

28 - Chapel Speaker Dr. Chris Gadsden

30 - Moberly Area Community College Representative 9:45-10:15

Mark Your Calendars

February 13 Primary and Elementary Valentine Party during Incredikids

February 13 Primary Open House(students Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade)

February 21 & 23 State of the School

March 8 & 9 Junior Retreat

March 16 Trivia Night

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

*Upcoming Athletics*

Junior Varsity & Varsity Basketball Game-Home

Friday, Jan. 25th, 6pm

1425 East Boone Industrial Drive

Columbia, MO

Varsity Boys Basketball Game-Away

Monday, Jan. 28th, 6pm

819 West Waldo Avenue

Independence, MO

Home Basketball Game vs. Plaza Heights

Friday, Feb. 1st, 6pm

1425 East Boone Industrial Drive

Columbia, MO

6:00 PM Junior Varsity

7:15 PM Varsity


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).