The Shield

Keeping the Faith and Keeping Connected

September 5, 2019

Jesus said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”

Matthew 17:20


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Students can wear a Heritage Academy t-shirt along with blue jeans this Friday.

Picture Day Coming Soon

The Heritage Academy Picture Day is scheduled for September 27th. Lifetouch will be here to take pictures all day.

Job Opportunities at Heritage Academy

1. Cleaning services -- As we move into the new building we need to make arrangements to hire a cleaning crew for Friday after school so that the building is ready to go for Higher Ground Church over the weekends. Cleaning includes vacuuming floors, trash removal, and cleaning the restrooms. If you are interested in cleaning the building and making some extra cash, please contact Mr. Ragsdell.

2. Substitute / Lunch Monitor List -- We are in the process of enlarging our substitute and lunch monitor lists. If you would like to consider substitute teaching or serving as a lunch monitor, please contact Miss Rebecca Reed in the office.

3. Athletic Director -- We are enlarging our search for an Athletic Director. If you have an interest or know of someone who might be a good fit, please reach out to Mr. Ragsdell at

T-Shirt Store Closes Friday Sept. 6th

Our 2019-2020 theme this year is Live Your Faith.

Here is a link to order your 2019-2020 Heritage Academy Theme shirts. Parents feel free to order one for yourself also, and show off your Heritage Academy pride.

Online Store

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New Media Release Form

We are asking all parents to fill out a new Media Release Form for Heritage Academy. If you did not fill one out at the Back to School Bash you can find a link to the form below. We will also have blank copies in the office if you need one.

Media Release Form

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Student Council Speeches and Elections Friday

Friday during Community Life time all of the secondary students will gather together for student council elections. The students will listen to speeches made by those running for president and vice president of each class. The students will also vote on Friday for the positions in each class.

10+ Colleges and Universities Attending Heritage Academy College Fair

The list of Colleges and Universities attending our college fair is growing. Schools that have confirmed attendance include:

Missouri S & T
Missouri State
Missouri Baptist University

Hannibal LaGrange University
Truman State University
College of the Ozarks
William Woods University


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T-Shirt Store Closes Friday Sept. 6th.

Elementary parents, please be aware that you can purchase youth sizes of our 2019-2020 theme shirt. You can find the link towards the top of The Shield to order a shirt.




5 - A+ Tutor Training

11- MACC Representative meets with dual credit students

16 - Senior & Parent Meeting with Mrs. Gutwein, Mr. Ragsdell, and Mr. Schnipper
25 - See You at the Pole

26 - Parent/Teacher Fellowship

27 - Picture Day


Volleyball at HOME

Friday, Sep. 6th, 6pm

606 Ridgeway Avenue

Columbia, MO

6:00 pm Junior Varsity

7:00 pm Varsity


Tuesday, Sep. 10th, 5pm

606 Ridgeway Avenue

Columbia, MO

5:00 pm Junior Varsity

6:00 pm Varsity


Friday, Sep. 13th, 5pm

606 Ridgeway Avenue

Columbia, MO

5:00 pm Junior Varsity

6:00 pm Varsity

Junior Varsity Volleyball Tournament-AWAY

Saturday, Sep. 14th, 12am

49 Lawrence Street

Saint Charles, MO

Time is still to be determined.

20 - Varsity Volleyball away

23 - Volleyball away

24 - Volleyball away

27-28 CFS Volleyball Tournament


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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).