The Shield

Keeping the Faith and Keeping Connected

AUGUST 23, 2018

Volume 3, Issue 3

"On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness."

Psalm 145:5-7


Character WOW: Gentleness vs. Harshness

“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” (Philippians 4:5)

Early Christians were known by their gentleness towards others. Paul reminded believers of Jesus’ gentleness when he wrote, "By the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you" (2 Corinthians 10:1). Jesus said of himself, "I am gentle and humble in heart" (Matthew 11:29)

Like meekness, gentleness is not weakness; it is strength under control. In John 8, we witness the gentleness of Jesus as he refused to condemn the woman caught in sin. Unlike the Pharisees who were quick to condemn and throw stones; Jesus chose gentleness and healing.

“Ask you walk with Christ today, ask the Lord to grow the fruit of gentleness in you.” (Galatians 5:22-23)

My Declaration: “As a child of God, I pledge to live with gentleness towards others in my words and deeds.”

Bible story: Casting the First Stone (John 8:1-11)

Quote: “I choose gentleness... Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.” ~ Max Lucado

Teacher Appreciation Meals

The parents of Heritage Academy will be providing monthly teacher appreciation lunches for the teachers of Heritage beginning in October. This will be organized by Anita Lee and if you have any questions you can email her at Attached is a sign up list and if you can help with a month or two please sign up. You will be contacted the month prior to the one you signed up for with details regarding the lunch. Thank you for encouraging our teachers with these meals. If you have any questions please contact Anita, and she will be happy to help.

Spirit Wear Ready to Order-DEADLINE August 24th 5:00pm

Below you will find a link to the Heritage Academy Store for your Spirit Wear. There are short sleeve and long sleeve options. You need to have your orders placed by 5:00pm August 24th.

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Heritage Academy does not supply forks/spoons for students during the lunch period. Please make sure you student has the utensils they will need for their lunch.

Girls Volleyball and Boys Soccer-AWAY at Sunnydale

Tuesday, Aug. 28th, 5pm

6818 Audrain Road 9139

Centralia, MO

Girls Volleyball and Boys Soccer-AWAY at Applewood

Friday, Aug. 31st, 5pm

25396 State Highway O

Sedalia, MO

Remind Instructions

Heritage Academy will use REMIND to alert you of any changes in school hours via text or email. Sign up instructions are below.
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27 - Chapel


3 - Labor Day, no school

5 - Family Picnic & Ice Cream Truck

14 - Pep Rally 9:30am

19 - Picture Day

20 - Seniors and Parent Meeting with Mr. Ragsdell and Mr. Schnipper

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



3 - NO Practice-Labor Day

4 - Girls Volleyball 4:30pm at Blue Ridge

4 - Boys Soccer 4:30pm at Blue Ridge


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).