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Volume 27 Number 19  |  1/22/2020
For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.
Hebrews 3:4

Shakespeare Day Next Week!

Shakespeare Day 2021 will take place at the Grammar School village courtyard. Parents may arrive beginning at 8:30AM. All attendees are asked to wear a mask. After the performance, Grammar School students will be let out for early release. 


Grammar School

Mrs. Brantley used a keyring full of keys to make the example that of her many keys, the only one that she really needed in order to get to school was her car key. She explained that God is the "key." Out of all of the pursuits that we have in life, He is the only one that we really need.

She reminded students of the lesson they learned about receiving gifts, and explained that with God as the "key," all we have to do is believe in Him to receive His many gifts.

Mrs. Brantley told students that she had just taken a dollar from PJ, and pointed out the "In God We Trust" motto that is on every bill. In times of struggle, instead of worrying and building anxiety, we should consider pulling out a dollar, reading those words, and trust in Him.

Upper School

Led by the seniors, upper school chapel featured a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. Students and faculty watched videos of well-known Martin Luther King, Jr. speeches, one of which was delivered to junior high school students, asking "What is your life's blueprint?" After hearing his words directly, seniors read MLK quotes and discussed his philosophies and ideas.

Class Trips for Spring

As previously announced, the upper school class trips for
6th, 8th, 9th & 10th are still on! The 6th grade class trip will be May 3-7th at Camp Eagle.

The 8th grade trip to West Texas, the 9th & 10th grade trip to Grand Canyon are scheduled for March 7-12,  the week prior to Spring Break (which is March 15-19).  

The 11th grade and 12th grade trip to Washington, DC is in the planning stages. More information will be forthcoming.


PSAT, 8-11th
Jan 26, 8AM

Shakespeare Day

Jan 29, 8:30AM - 11AM
Early Release for Grammar School
after event concludes

Individual Picture Retakes/
Class Group Photos

Feb 3

Kindergarten Preview
Feb 24

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Kindergarten Has Some Fun with Math 

Kindergarten used “dot cubes” to create math sentences with a partner.

STEM Class Builds On

STEM class enjoys creating, building, and programming custom lighting patterns using a variety of colors inside the barns they constructed.

Music Class Prepares
for Shakespeare Day

Tenth grade tried on costumes for Shakespeare Day on Friday. They will be the intermezzo entertainment (music in between performances).

Thesis Students Dine with Mentors

Thesis instructor and grillmaster Mr. Turpin fired up the grill and cooked up some tasty burgers outside of Herzog Hall to bring together thesis mentors and students for a lunch discussion. Seniors introduced their thesis topics to the group and spoke to mentors about areas they are excited to learn about in regards to their topics. With their combined years of experience, mentors Chris Johnston, Eddie Kramer, Esteban Garza, and Jason Banks offered some general words of wisdom to thesis students on the process of researching for their papers, how to utilize a Christian perspective as they do research, and how to delineate between truthful and biased information.




Heritage                               7        7        7     18    -     39
San Angelo Cornerstone      6      12      12       6    -     36

Points: Josh Hoermann 12, Aidan Hickey 12, John Fritzsch 7, Jack Henderson 2, Finn Sawtelle 2,  Rory Shelton 3, Josh Tabor 1

Coach's Comments: We struggled offensively in this game. San Angelo packed the paint and dared us to shoot from the outside. We were cold in our shooting, also missing 13 free throws. We dialed up the pressure and got things going in transition and outscored the opponents in the fourth quarter. Aidan Hickey got it going on the inside and scored 6 of his 12 points late in the fourth quarter. Jack Henderson and Rory Shelton gave us some great minutes off the bench, combining for 7 steals. Josh Hoermann and John Fritzsch battled, playing all 32 minutes, keeping their composure through their physical play tonight. This was just an all-around great team win.

- Coach Clarence Stewart


Heritage                               8        10      8      8    -     34
San Angelo Cornerstone      11       9      15     7    -     42

Coach's Comments: After a hard-fought battle with a really good team, the Lady Eagles fell to 1-1 in district play. They will play San Marcos Hill Country Friday night to see who is in second place in the district. We played a good game, but some things just didn’t go our way. We had some turnovers early in the game and in the third quarter, and that hurt us in the long run. We were right there with them in the game, and the girls did everything I asked of them. We just have some things that we need to clean up in order to pull out a tough win against a good team. As I said before, Cornerstone is a great team that is well coached. They are going to bring the best out of you in order to beat them. It’s going to be a fun game when they have to come to our house in February. We will get back to practice, clean some things up, and be ready for them later down the road. After tonight and having such a quick turnaround, now we have to get focused on San Marcos. That’s the toughest/greatest thing about basketball - you have to have a quick memory and move on to the next play. The girls are starting to play some good basketball. Our next step forward is getting everything together for four quarters, and once we can do that, I think we are going to be a pretty scary team down the road.

- Coach Kevin Perez


Varsity Girls Basketball vs. SMHC
Jan 22, 6PM

Varsity Boys Basketball vs. SMHC

Jan 22, 7:30PM

Logic Basketball Games
@ Cross Lutheran (New Braunfels)
Jan 25, 5PM

Logic Basketball Games
@ San Marcos Academy
Jan 28, 5PM

Varsity Girls Basketball
vs. San Antonio Atonement

Jan 29, 6PM

Varsity Boys Basketball
vs. San Antonio Atonement

Jan 29, 7:30PM
vs. = Home Game
@ = Away

Thank You from Mrs. Hierholzer

Mrs. Hierholzer thanks all who have expressed sympathy and condolences on the death of her 102-year-old father.  Your prayers and kindness are the words of Christ to me.

Annual Fund

PSAT on Tuesday

The National Merit Scholarship Qualifying PSAT is scheduled for Tuesday morning on Jan 26. All of our Heritage tenth and eleventh grade students will take the exam. Eighth and ninth graders will take a shorter practice version of the test on the same morning. This event was postponed from its traditional mid-October date to accommodate inconsistent Fall semester school schedules.

Community Event

The City of Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the second annual Kid Fish Event at Live Oak Creek located within Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. The event is scheduled for January 22 - 24, 2021. Live Oak Creek will be stocked with rainbow trout just north of the crossing to the golf course. In order to give the trout time to acclimate to the water, we ask that you do not begin to fish until Friday, January 22nd. Families are encouraged to continue fishing through Sunday, January 24th.

Please remember to bring your own fishing equipment and supplies. Due to COVID-19, there will not be any booths or educational stations at the event this year. Anyone over the age of 17 must have a valid fishing license. For more information on licensing, please visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s website at:

Any questions regarding the Kid Fish Event should be directed to Park Headquarters at (830)997-4202.


By simply purchasing SCRIP cards for items you are already buyingyou raise money for the school.
Do you buy:
  • Food
  • Gasoline
  • School Uniforms
By purchasing SCRIP cards for HEB, Walmart, and Walgreens plus thousands of other companies, a portion of your gift card purchase is rebated to Heritage School. For example, Land’s End offers a 15% rebate.  If you buy $100 worth of uniforms using a gift card purchased through the scrip program Heritage receives $15!
It’s Simple:
  1. Create a new account at
    1. On the home page click on the blue “Join A Program” button. 
    2. The school enrollment code is: 8L89BAL714532. Enter this code then click on the blue “Register” button. 
    3. Complete the registration information then click on the blue “Register” button.
    4. Sign up for online payments (PrestoPay) if you would like.
  2. Order on a weekly basis, by Monday @ 5 pm.
  3. Pay through PrestoPay or send a check with your child to school labeled SCRIP, attention: Teresa Basse.
  4. Your cards will be sent home with your child as early as Thursday.
This is money you are already spending, not additional funds. By simply purchasing your cards through the SCRIP Program, you can turn your normal buying into fundraising for the school….it’s also a great way to stick to a budget!
If you have questions, or need help setting up your account, your SCRIP coordinator is:
Teresa Basse 997-6597 or
Heritage moms, please send an email to Kelli Stone if you are interested in joining the Moms in Prayer prayer team.
Especially at this time, use Amazon Smile at NO COST to you!
There is an extension to your internet browser that is free and simple to add that will automatically make your Amazon purchases into AmazonSmile purchases that will benefit Heritage... Remember there are zero drawbacks to using AmazonSmile, it works just as a normal Amazon transaction works, only benefits the school. When selecting the charity, search for "Heritage Family School" and we should come up close to the top of the list.


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