The Shield

Keeping the Faith and Keeping Connected

October 10, 2019

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

1 John 5:3-5


One More Day To Order!

We have heard from families that they would like to order a Live Your Faith t-shirt so we will open the online store for one more week. The order will be placed on Friday so get your order in today! Click the link below to order a shirt.

Theme Shirt

COMING SOON: Heritage Academy t-shirts and a Heritage Academy fleece.

7th-8th Grade Fundraiser Lunch This Friday

Each semester we ask the secondary grades to do a fundraiser lunch. The money they raise from this semester's fundraiser lunch will be used to make their auction basket for the Heritage Academy Trivia Night. This Friday's fundraiser lunch is put on by the 7th-8th grade students. The students will be serving Chinese food and the cost is $7.00.

Box Top Collection

We will be collecting box tops until Wednesday, October 23rd. The box top program is transitioning away from cutting them off the boxes and moving to an app-based program. You will still find some products that have the cutout box tops, but most of them now have a digital box top that will require you to scan your receipt, within two weeks of purchase, into the box top app. You can find the app in the Apple app store or on Google Play. When you download the app search for Heritage Academy of Columbia. See the link below for more information


Spring Registration Due October 11th

Those who attended the Parent-Teacher Fellowship for Elementary & Secondary families received an envelope containing the spring schedules their students are currently enrolled in FOR SPRING on Gradelink. Families who did not attend the meeting have been mailed their forms! At the bottom of these forms, there is a place for you to indicate if you wish to add or drop courses, as well as register for a winter/spring sport if you have not already. Information regarding the spring schedule and classes being offered for Elementary & Secondary are at the following links:

Elementary Schedule

Secondary Schedule

Please fill-out, sign, and return the forms to the office by Friday, October 11th. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Reed in the office!

Only 3 More Volunteers Needed For Harvest Festival-October 19th

The Heritage Academy Harvest Festival is about a week away and we need your help. Click the link at the bottom to sign up and help.

We need volunteers to:

bring hot dogs

bring hot dog buns

help with clean up

Harvest Festival Sign Up

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Monday is our Heritage Academy College Fair

Parents make sure you are planning on coming with your students to the College Fair. We have 17 colleges and universities that will have representatives here from 6:00-8:00 pm. This event is NOT limited to just Heritage Academy families so invite family and friends that have high school students.
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*Primary and Elementary*

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Primary Enrichment Program (Beginning Spring 2020)

Beginning January 2020, parents will have the option of enrolling their students in the afternoon enrichment program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (12:45-2:45 PM).

Click the link below to see what subjects will be covered in the enrichment program.

Program Overview



11 - 7th-8th-grade fundraiser lunch-serving Chinese Food

14 - College Fair

14 - Chapel - Pastor Jason Jones speaking

16 - PSAT

19 - Harvest Festival

25-26 - Free Fall Weekend


Volleyball Match-Away

Friday, Oct. 11th, 5pm

17178 Missouri 5

Sunrise Beach, MO

5:00 pm Junior Varsity

6:00 pm Varsity

Volleyball Match-Away

Monday, Oct. 14th, 5pm

4600 Christian Fellowship Road

Columbia, MO

5:00 pm Junior Varsity

6:00 pm Varsity

Volleyball Match - Home SENIOR NIGHT

Friday, Oct. 18th, 5pm

701 East Ash Street

Columbia, MO


This home match is NOT at Karis Church but is at The Armory Sports Center, see address above.

Come and support the girls at their last home match and cheer on our senior, Maddie Risner.

5:00 pm Junior Varsity

6:00 pm Varsity

Basketball practice will begin the week of October 28th.


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).