The Shield

Keeping the Faith and Keeping Connected

August 22, 2019

Now faith is the confidence of things hoped for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.

Hebrews 11:1-2


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Order Shirts Now-Deadline is September 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.

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Family Picnic-September 4th

Our family picnic will be September 4th from 12:20-12:45. Families are invited to eat lunch with their children on the front lawn. Please bring your lunch and a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on. The Kona Ice Truck will be here for lunch also. The cost for a Kona Ice is $3 for a regular and $4 for a King Kona

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

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

Heritage Academy's Annual Harvest Festival is October 19th! Mark Your Calendars!

New Staff Email Addresses

Greetings Heritage family!

Our old domain -- will no longer function at the end of August. This means that our staff emails which ended in .info will no longer function. Please update Heritage emails in your computer or phone to our new email addresses.

Mr. Ragsdell

Miss Rebecca Reed

Mr. Ben Schnipper

Mrs. Laura Guitwein

Athletic Director

Thank you for giving attention to this transition.

Student Success Center

With the new school year comes tests and with tests comes help! The Student Success Center is designed to provide extra tutoring if your student is struggling in a certain area or has a test coming up. This is also a perfect time for A+ students to come donate time to work towards the required 50 hours of volunteer work. We’ve tried to keep the cost very low at $20/1 hour or $30/2 hours. If you have any questions, contact Pam Tamerius at 573-289-8743 or


Information on Adding and Dropping Classes

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High School Parents Mark Your Calendar For The College Fair!

These colleges and universities have already confirmed that they will be here:

Mizzou, Central Methodist Univ., Hannibal LaGrange Univ., Missouri State Univ., Univ. of Missouri St. Louis, Truman State Univ., William Woods Univ., College of the Ozarks, and Univ. of Central Missouri. More schools to come!

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2019-2020 Theme Shirts

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.


2:45 Pick ups- to help alleviate the end of day pick up crowd in the hallway, elementary teachers will escort your student to the church foyer. Meet you there!

Pictures! Please send a picture of your student as an infant or toddler.



26 - Chapel-Mr. Ragsdell speaker


2 - NO SCHOOL-Labor Day

4 - Family Picnic

16 - Senior & Parent Meeting with Mrs. Gutwein, Mr. Ragsdell, and Mr. Schnipper

26 - Parent/Teacher Fellowship


Varsity Volleyball vs. Tower Grove

Monday, Aug. 26th, 4pm

4257 Magnolia Avenue

St. Louis, MO


3 - Volleyball Away

6 - Volleyball Home


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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).