The Shield

Keeping the Faith and Keeping Connected

AUGUST 30, 2018

Volume 3, Issue 4

"The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all and His mercy is over all that He has made." ~Psalm 145:8-9



Heritage Academy highlighted in Columbia Magazine

The August 2018 edition of Columbia Business Times has an article highlighting Heritage Academy in it. Take a look at the article and share it on social media. Click here to see the article.

Teacher Appreciation Meals-We still need your help

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.

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Family Picnic with Ice Cream Truck September 5th

The Heritage Academy Family Picnic will be September 5th from 12:20-12:45. Parents are welcome to come eat with their children at Heritage. The Kona Ice Truck will be here and the cost is $3-$5.

Character WOW: Joyfulness vs. Self-pity

Joyfulness vs. Self-pity

Character WOW!

“A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.” ~ Proverbs 15:13 (KJV)

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” ~ Proverbs 17:22 (KJV)

“Joy”, more than any other emotional characteristic, serves as a measurement of your closeness to God. Joy is . . . “The spontaneous enthusiasm of my spirit when my soul is in fellowship with God.” The apostle Paul exemplified this joy in his letters and life.

Paul was a prisoner for Christ when he penned his letter to the Philippians. Sixteen times, Paul uses the words “joy” or “rejoice” in his letter. He writes, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Paul had learned the secret of living with joy even in the midst of difficult circumstances.

What’s the secret? Stay close to Jesus and allow His joy to be your joy!

My Declaration: “I will live close to Jesus allowing His joy to be my joy.”

Bible story: Sarah and Isaac (Genesis 21:1-3, 6-7)

Quote: “Joy is the serious business of heaven." ~ C.S. Lewis

Information on Dropping a Class

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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.


A+ Tutor Training

All students involved in the A+ program must go through the A+ training. This will be held on September 6th from 9:00am-10:00am. If you are not familiar with the A+ program please click here. If you have any questions please email our Academic Advisor Mrs. Gutwein at


Girls Volleyball and Boys Soccer-AWAY at Blue Ridge

Tuesday, Sep. 4th, 4:30pm

613 Mill Street

Belton, MO

4:30 Soccer

4:30 Junior Varsity Volleyball

5:30 Varsity Volleyball



3 - Labor Day, no school

5 - Family Picnic & Ice Cream Truck

6 - A+ Training 9:00am-10:00am

7 - Spirit Friday

14 - Pep Rally 9:30am

19 - Picture Day

20 - Seniors and their parents meet 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

11- Girls Volleyball JV at 5:00pm/V at 6:00pm at Heartland

11 - Boys Soccer 5:00pm at Center Place Restoration School

14 - Girls Volleyball 5:00pm at Heritage Academy

14 - Boys Soccer 5:00pm at Cosmo Park Columbia, MO


Click to view the Gradelink calendar


Do you have pictures from Heritage events or get-togethers? Please send and email to: and attach the pictures so that we can use them in The Shield!
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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).