The Shield

Keeping the Faith and Keeping Connected

January 23, 2020

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,

Philippians 3:8-10


Dress Code Change for 2020-2021 School Year

The Heritage Academy Family Manual states, “The school’s dress code provides a standard which will help students balance expressions of individuality with love for others, which, in community, often requires deference.” Boys are to “wear collared shirts” and girls are to wear a “nice shirt with sleeves or a cardigan over it.” Up to this point, we have allowed students to wear hoodies over their collared shirts or nice shirts but that will change next year. Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, students will not be permitted to wear hoodies to class. Hoodies are athletic wear and not considered a collared shirt or a nice shirt. Students will be permitted to wear the Heritage Academy zippered pullovers to class or a zippered pullover or jacket that has NO writing or logos on it. Students wearing a ¼ zip pullover that has a collar are not required to wear a collared shirt under it. If a student is wearing a full zippered jacket they are required to wear a collared shirt under it.

On the first Friday of each month when we have Spirit Friday students will be allowed to wear a hoodie of their choosing as long as it is modest and does not have any crude or inappropriate pictures or words on it.

You can purchase Heritage Academy 1/4 zip pullovers and Heritage Academy shirts at the link below. Remember Heritage Academy receives a portion of every sale made. We are also selling t-shirts in YOUTH SMALL sizes for our primary students.

Heritage Academy Store

Heritage Academy Spirit Wear For Sale

We have opened our Heritage Academy store and you can purchase the pullovers and the t-shirts. WE HAVE YOUTH SMALL SIZE T-SHIRTS FOR SALE. If you would like to purchase some Heritage Spirit Wear click the link below. The store will be open until February 14th so ORDER FAST.

Heritage Store

Valentines for Troops-January 24

Stay after school on Friday, January 24th to make cards for the men and women who serve our country every day. Mrs. Boyer will meet with students in the Fellowship Hall 3:00-4: 00pm. Sign up in the hallway! This event is open to elementary and secondary students. If you are an elementary parent and you would like to help with this event please email Ruth Jorden.
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Clorox Wipes Needed

We are asking families to consider donating 1-2 containers of Clorox Wipes as the flu season is in full swing. These are used in the fellowship hall each day to wipe down tables and it would be nice for every classroom to have one so that they can wipe down doorknobs, tables, chairs, etc. Please drop these items off at Mr. Schnipper's office. Thank you for your help!!

2020 Spring Directory for Heritage Academy

Below you will find a link to our updated 2020 Heritage Academy Spring Directory. If your information is not correct please let Ms. Rebecca Reed know in the office.

Spring Directory

Amazon Orders Help Heritage Academy

Many of you place orders on on a regular basis. Did you know that placing those orders can help Heritage Academy? Go to Amazon Smile's website and log in to your Amazon account there. Next time you place an order on Amazon do it through Amazon Smile and Heritage Academy gets a percentage of the sale. Every little bit helps Heritage Academy grow.


Primary Participating in Valentines for Troops

Parents of primary students your kids will be making valentines for troops during class time. Check with your chid's teacher to see if they need any help.


Youth Small T-shirts

Parents we are selling Heritage Academy t-shirts in youth small sizes. You have two colors to choose from. Click on the link below to go to our Heritage Academy Store.

Heritage Academy Store


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Celebrating National School Choice Week

During the week of January 27-31, we will be celebrating National School Choice Week. National School Choice Week first began in 2011 and is now celebrated all over the country and the world. The goal of National School Choice Week is to raise public awareness about the K-12 school choice options available to children and to raise awareness of the importance of education. We understand that choosing a school for your children is a big decision and we want to thank you for choosing Heritage! During this week we will engage in activities in which we will celebrate the blessing of having educational choices and highlight the wonderful education, students, faculty, and families at Heritage Academy.
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24 - Valentines For Troops 2:45-4:00

27 - Trivia Chapel

29 - Moberly Area Community College dual credit representative here 9:45-10:15

Dates for Your Calendar

February 27 & 29 - State of the School

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

March 23-27 - Spring Break

April 18 - Spring Formal

April 27 - Spring Showcase

May 2 - Secondary Theater Production
May 15 - Senior Celebrate
May 16 - Commencement


Junior Varsity and Varsity Basketball Game - HOME

Friday, Jan. 24th, 6pm

701 East Ash Street

Columbia, MO

6:00 PM Junior Varsity

7:15 PM Varsity

Junior Varsity and Varsity Basketball Game - AWAY

Monday, Jan. 27th, 6pm

819 West Waldo Avenue

Independence, MO

At Center Place Restoration School

6:00 PM Junior Varsity

7:15 PM Varsity

Junior Varsity & Varsity Basketball Game - HOME

Friday, Jan. 31st, 6pm

701 East Ash Street

Columbia, MO

Versus Lighthouse Christian Academy

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).