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Volume 27 Number 06  |  09/25/2020
Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
Genesis 28:15

We Love You Mrs. Hierholzer,
THIS Much!

Heritage School sends Head of School Mrs. Hierholzer and her family lots of love and prayers through this difficult time. Below is the obituary for Mrs. Hierholzer's husband, Rev. John E. Hierholzer, along with details for services in remembrance of him.

Please note that in honor of John and Nancy Hierholzer, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to grant Heritage School early dismissal at 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 28th. 

Obituary for John Edward Hierholzer
John Edward Hierholzer was born on November 18, 1950, in San Antonio, Texas.  His parents were Margaret Gonzalez Hierholzer and Andrew William Hierholzer.   John attended St. Mary Magdalene School through 8th grade and then graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1968. He had been in ROTC and active in speech and debate.  He attended St. Mary’s University, with a major in English and a minor in history.  After college, he was employed in 1972 as an English teacher at Theodore Roosevelt High School (NEISD) in San Antonio.  At Roosevelt, John met Nancy Coleman who was also in her first year of teaching, On June 28, 1975, John and Nancy married at First Baptist Church of San Antonio.  Nancy began teaching at Winston Churchill High School and John taught at James Madison High School.   John pursued post graduate studies in English at St. Mary’s University and worked as a T.A. while attending classes.  A great lover of literature and theology, John later pursued a master’s degree in theology, majoring in New Testament (Greek) at Dallas Theological Seminary, graduating with his Th.M.  
In 1985, John and Nancy moved with their son Jonathan (born in 1983) to Fredericksburg, Texas to become the pastor of the Hill Country Evangelical Free Church where he served for 29 years.  He went on several mission trips including Cuba, and Oaxaca, Mexico.  He participated in the Walk to Emmaus and also served as a frequent speaker.  He spoke at Baccalaureate exercises.  He also taught Latin and Bible courses at Heritage School in its early years and was a frequent graduation speaker for the school.
John was active in the newly formed Needs Council as well as the Gillespie County Ministerial Alliance.
While president of that organization, John wrote a letter which went out to the churches and the Fredericksburg Food Pantry was established, with John as one of its first board members.  He also helped as a board member for the Haven which ministers to pastors and hosts retreats. 
A great lover of classical music, John briefly sang in the Fredericksburg Chorale whose pianist was his brother, Mark Hierholzer.  He also became active as an actor in many plays produced by his friend Jeryl Hoover, beginning with A Christmas Carol and later Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, 1776,  Man of La Mancha, Shadowlands, and Oliver. 
From March of 2019 until the time of his death, John was a beloved resident at Celeste Care Memory Care unit in Fredericksburg, Texas. 
The Rev. John E. Hierholzer is survived by his wife:
Nancy Coleman Hierholzer of Fredericksburg
Two sons: Jonathan Cole Hierholzer of Kerrville
Evan Michael and Erika Hierholzer of San Antonio
One sister, one brother: Imelda Diane and Chris Merino of San Antonio
Robert Wayne and Karin Hierholzer of Knoxville, Tennessee
The Rev. John Hierholzer is preceded in death by his parents and brother: Mark Stephen Hierholzer
Graveside services and interment will be held on Monday, September 28th at 2:30 P.M. in the Greenwood Cemetery, officiated by the Rev. Rob Holster of Hill Country Church.

You can watch a live streaming of the graveside service at

Overflow space will be available at Hill Country Church sanctuary where the service will also be live streamed. Participants will be physically distanced and should wear face masks.

A reception will be held in the church’s newly refurbished fellowship hall—Hierholzer Hall.

The Hierholzer family will be available in the church sanctuary for visitation. 
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be given in Pastor John’s memory to the Hill Country Church, Alzheimer’s Association, or to the charity of your choice.
Face coverings and masks are mandatory at all locations.
Come support your Heritage Eagles!

Tailgate starts at 6:30PM

Events start at 7PM at Shipman Field, helicopter touchdown and kickoff at 7:30PM

Spirit ("Flight") Week

Students and staff celebrated Spirit Week by wearing various fun attire like crazy socks and superhero shirts, all leading up to Homecoming and Flight Night on Friday

Crazy Socks Day

Superhero Day

Crazy Ties Day


Heritage celebrated its annual bonfire on Wednesday night, celebrating fall sports, seniors, and especially our varsity football team in preparation of taking on Leakey on Flight Night, Friday night at 7:30PM! Mrs. Brantley, Athletic Director Mr. Borrer, and fall sports coaches introduced the rosters for their respective sports. Cheerleaders led us in cheers, and seniors rode in on some hotrods to lead the crowd to the bonfire. Seniors lit the bonfire, which started with a wood structure forming their 2021 graduation year in Roman numerals, "XXI."

New Spirit Shirts

Thank you Heritage Varsity Cheerleaders, Dr. Andrea Bray and West End Pizza for the great spirit shirts! 

Not pictured: Alivia Jons, Erin Fritzsch and Olivia Loggie.

Let's go Eagles!

Saying Goodbye to Mr. Mackintosh

Mr. Stephen Mackintosh will be saying farewell to Heritage School this week to pursue a job opportunity in Charlottesville, Virginia. On Friday morning, staff and students voiced their favorite memories of him - from his faithful, freethinking personality, to Grand Canyon trip fellowship, to influential classroom counsel. We will miss Mr. "Mack" greatly - his positive, loving attitude, his individuality, and of course, his beautiful piano playing! Thanks Mr. Mackintosh! God bless you and good luck in all of your endeavors.


Upper School

Coach Jamey Parsons eloquently spoke about the value of being able to adapt to situations like COVID-19 at Upper School chapel.

Grammar School

As Wednesday was Superhero Day during Spirit Week, Mrs. Brantley asked Grammar School kids what their favorite superpower was, then explained that God's superpower was the ultimate power: the love that He has for all of us. 

Upper School Students Gather
"at the Pole"

Students gathered early on Wednesday morning to participate in "See You at the Pole", a prayer rally where students meet at the school flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation. 

First Grade

First Grade is learning about the Bill of Rights and our American Freedoms in History. They used their freedom of assembly, voted and decided to make an amendment to our class rules by adding God to rule #4!

Third Grade Food Drive

Hunger Busters

Please send food for our Hunger Busters
food drive mission. Check your pantries -
anything that does not need to be
refrigerated is great! Help feed hungry
people right here in Fredericksburg!

Seventh and Eighth Grades'
Biblical Performances

The seventh and eighth grade music classes were challenged to create a movement to represent Mass for Christmas Day: Kyrie, which translated is “Lord have mercy; Christ have mercy.” The girl’s class chose to represent it by acting out the sacrifice of a lamb.

Senior Speeches

Half of the seniors, and their teacher, delivered a “Great Speech” today in character. Not only did they enjoy challenging themselves to develop as orators, but they learned (or relearned) - and experienced - powerful moments of our nation’s history. 
  • David Turpin as JFK, delivering his Inauguration Speech (1961)
  • Riley Nix as JFK, delivering his We Choose To Go To The Moon Speech (1962)
  • Josie Fevig as Theodore Roosevelt, delivering his Strength and Decency Speech (1903)
  • Finn Sawtelle as Martin Luther King, Jr, delivering his I Have A Dream Speech (1963)
  • Wess Burnett as Theodore Roosevelt, delivering his Strenuous Life Speech (1899)
  • Josh Hoermann as Frederick Douglass, delivering his What To a Slave Is the Fourth of July Speech (1852)
  • Faith Lindner as Malala, delivering her Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech (2014)

Monday, Sept 28, 6-8 PM


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September 28, 1:00PM

October 2
Heritage moms, please send an email to Kelly Stone if you are interested in joining the Moms in Prayer prayer team.
Missing Library Books!

Please check your personal belongings for library books as the library is still missing 100+ of them!

under the General folder for the list of missing books. Thank you!


Cross Country

Heritage attended their first meet of the season at OLH on Saturday. This is the first time any of these kids have competed in a running event since Novmber of 2019 since we did not get to participate in track in the 2019-2020 school year. Elaina Craven and Quatro Stewart were running their first races at Heritage. We were able to put on a strong performance as four of our athletes placed in their respective races. We will get back to work this week and be ready to compete at the Feast Meet on Saturday. 
Varsity Boys had a total of 62 runners in their race and Josh Tabor ran a 19:23 giving him a 7th place finish. Alex Ludwig took home 11th place with a time of 20:18.

In the varsity girls division, there were a total of 51 girls in the race. Elaina Craven took 8th place with a time of 14:51 and Mady Smith took 24th with a time of 18:26.

In the junior high races there were a total of 49 athletes and Wyatt Burnett took 10th place with a time of 18:06, beating his personal best by nine seconds. Quatro Stewart took 28th and ran the course in 20:29.

Spirit Wear Still Available

Heritage spirit wear is available NOW

until September 27! Get yours today!

Click Here
Champions Club family memberships for entry into ALL Eagles sports events held on the Heritage campus are available for $200.
Order yours today HERE!


Flight Night and Fall Family Tailgate
September 25, 6:30PM

Cross Country Meet, Feast
September 26, 9:30AM

Logic Volleyball at Cross Lutheran
September 28, 5:00PM

Varsity Volleyball vs Cross Lutheran, MPAC
September 29, 6:00PM

Logic Volleyball at Northwest Hills
October 1, 5:00PM

Logic Football vs SA Castle Hills, Shipman Field
October 1, 5:30PM

Varsity Football vs Plano Coram Deo
at Waco Parkview Christian Academy
October 1, 7:30PM
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.


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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