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Volume 26 Number 16  |  12/19/2019
And she shall bring forth a SON, and thou shalt call his name JESUS:
for he shall SAVE his people from their SINS.

Matthew 1:21

Merry Christmas!


Grammar School

While Rhetoric School students were doing last-minute review for their science and Spanish final exams, the Grammar School gathered in MPAC for their last chapel of 2019. The Chapel opened with the pledge and a heartfelt prayer by Mrs. Brantley. Chapel also featured Mrs. Holster’s 4th grade students, led by Mark Davis, in the Latin version of “O Come All Ye Faithful” (Adeste Fidelis). Mrs. Vaughan led the children in several Christmas songs and then Mrs. Brantley spoke with the children. She first read from Luke 2:1-20 and many of the children recited the familiar passage as she read. She noted that everyone loves to hear favorite stories repeated, and she proceeded to relate the story of the birth of Christ. She used M&Ms for her object lesson.  If you want to know how the M on the candy can be used to tell the Christmas story, ask a Grammar School student!  [Hint:  If you turn the M different ways, you will have an E for “East,” an M for “manger,” and a 3 for “3 wisemen”—finally, you will have a W for “Worship.”]

Thank you, Mrs. Brantley, for always leading our children to the simple truths of God in such a winsome way.

To Our Wonderful Parents...

Gratitude is the Attitude

Four Ways Parents Reduce Gratitude in Their Kids

Click the above title for a Tim Elmore article for an insight into some of the ways that children can be incidentally conditioned to feel less gratitude.


Parents - go to and click on the Eisbahn image to see when you're scheduled!


Christmas Break
Dec 20 - Jan 5

Student Holiday: 
Jan 6
Students Return:
Jan 7

Stock Show Holiday: 
Jan 10
Jan 8   All-School Chapel in MPAC

       Chapel will include a presentation by State Rep. Kyle Biedermann to Heritage football team and Coach Tim Shipman for the Heritage State Football Championship.

Alumni guests will address Grammar School and  
all students; will then head to Herzog Hall to continue their discussion with Upper School.


The amount raised for the Annual Fund now at stands at $83,684, with parent participation at 38%.

Remember, gifts to the Heritage Fund for Excellence are 100% tax deductible.
Please add Heritage to your Christmas giving list
If you have made your gift, THANK YOU.

Please prayerfully consider helping us achieve our goal of 100% participation —  gifts of all sizes are greatly appreciated and help each child at Heritage!
Use the button below if you're ready to give now:
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Remember Heritage when you're doing your holiday shopping!
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.



For his semester exam in Mr. Turpin's 11th grade Spanish class, Sam Richburg made a six-minute presentation, en puro español, instructing the class how to hydro drip, a style of painting. ¡Muy bien hecho!
Upper School music students composed melodies to verses from the book of Psalms in the style of Medieval Chant.



Kindergarten demonstrated a good understanding of Christ’s birth as told to us in Luke 2.

1st Grade

First grade enjoyed the rest of their trip around the world by visiting Israel and playing dreidel, waking up in the Netherlands to find Sinterklass visited, and came back to America to board the Polar Express and have hot chocolate. Merry Christmas! 

2nd Grade

Second grade made houses like Jesus might have lived in out of shoe boxes.

3rd Grade

Third graders made clove-studded apples just like Ma Ingalls did in Little House in the Big Woods.

4th Grade

Fourth grade visited residents at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation to read, sing and deliver Christmas cards. It was such a blessing for everyone!

5th Grade

Spanish students visited and sang "Feliz Navidad" to 5th graders.



2019 All-District and All-State Honors

The Heritage Varsity volleyball team produced several All-District athletes as well as representation at the state level. The TAPPS state meeting convened in Waco on Tuesday, November 12.

We had two athletes honored on the first team All-District - Celia Ashley and Cora Elliott. Athletes named to second team All-District were Alivia Jons, Kate Abel and Caroline Abel.

Athletes awarded Honorable Mention district play were Faith Lindner and Madison Brantley.

At the all state level, Celia Ashley was named to the second All-State team. Cora Elliott made the honorable mention All-State team. Celia and Livy were named to the academic All-State team by maintaining cumulative GPA 90 and above, being a junior or senior and being named to All-District team.
Their season was punctuated with some difficulties in the areas of scheduling, injuries, and team dynamics but also revealed some amazing personal growth in the girls both athletically and spiritually. The volleyball team's theme this year was ”We over me” based on Philippians 2:3-4. The team found themselves in a three-way district tie, requiring additional matches in a highly competitive district to establish seeding. The Eagles fought for the 2nd seed taking them into post-district play. They won their area match against First Baptist Academy Universal City, but were eliminated in a regional match against Bellville Faith who ultimately lost in the semifinal round. 

The future of Heritage volleyball looks strong with the upcoming class of athletes from the junior high level joining a hungry group of veterans. With any season, teams experience high and lows but working through tough issues made us stronger. This team worked through some good adversity. If it doesn’t challenge us, it doesn’t change us.

The Eagles were coached by Tonya Morrow and Clarence Stewart. We appreciate their sacrifice of time and expertise to improve these young ladies. Bravo to the entire team for a great season.


By simply purchasing SCRIP cards for items you are already buying, you 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 can take advantage of our partnership with Shutterfly to earn funds for our school. This is similar to Amazon Smile. Go through the links below to the Shutterfly store to  The school earns 8% for any orders placed through this storefront link.  No funds are earned through the app or the regular Shutterfly website.


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