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Volume 27 Number 06  |  09/18/2020
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13


Upper School

In upper school chapel, speaker Wess Henson, youth pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Kerrville, talked about chipping away at issues in our lives. He gave the example of digging a fence post hole, and the tediousness of that task in relation to how it feels when getting better in different areas of life; it happens slowly but surely.
Thanks once again to our chapel band for leading us in song!

Grammar School

The ninth grade was in charge of presenting Grammar School Chapel. The ninth grade class is studying the early church as seen in Acts 1-5. Each group developed an age appropriate assignment to present these ideas within the Grammar School. Eleanor Loggie, Ellie Shipman, Lilli Bray and Acelynn Thomson presented an original children's book to the kindergarten and first grade. Mady Smith, Elaina Craven, and Ellah Brillhart used words and pictures to create a storybook of the events to share with the second and third grade. Tres Jons, Trace Atkinson, Tristan Roberts and Tanner Tippens presented an original stop-motion video and narration to the fourth and fifth grade. They really enjoyed spending time with the grammar school!

Kindergarten is Reading!

The students love reading with their “whisper phone.” 
The class also enjoyed creating a drawing of a tree like Georgia O’Keefe’s painting titled The Lawrence Tree.
Students are working hard to read, spell, and write the letter H.

Second Grade Planting Fall Garden

Third Grade's Puppet Theatre

Third grade students were divided into two groups, given a box, and told to write a script and make a puppet theatre to put on a finger puppet show based on the characters in their literature book, The Courage of Sarah Noble. 

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!

Fifth Grade's
Mechanically Inclined Visitor

On Thursday, fifth grade students had a special treat! Luther Schumann (Keely’s dad) brought a model gasoline engine and explained how it works. Students were excited to see the workings of an engine since they just finished a science unit on energy and engines. Students asked question after question! Thank you to Mr. Schumann!

Summer of the Monkeys

Fifth graders wrote scripts for three different scenes that they wanted to act out from a chapter in their first literature book, Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls.

Houses Meet

In upper school, all houses met during 4th period on Friday. Mr. Turpin challenged them to find things in life that bring them contentment and happiness. Houses broke out to discuss and write them down. 

College Corner Updates

3 Seniors received early decision acceptance letters from Abilene Christian University. Congrats to Livy Jons, Sam Richburg, and Josh Hoermann!

In-house SAT will be given this coming Wed morning, Sept 23, in attempt to make up for some of the cancelled Spring testing sessions. Reservations have been made for all juniors and seniors.

Mrs. Sauer has attended several virtual College Counselor info sessions with reps from A&M, UT Austin, Dartmouth, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Wellesley, and U VA. Here are some of the highlights:

All these schools are experiencing a wave of new and returning student requests for gap year deferrals. (Yale reported that 20% of their anticipated Fall 2020 freshman class has opted to defer their college start for a year.) However, all the schools named above insist that this will not create more competition for seats in the next 2021 freshman class -- that class will just simply be expanded by the number of deferring students.

Most of these schools are delegating online off-campus course work to various percentages of upperclassmen in order to bring all their freshmen on to campus with proper social distancing. All of these colleges have suspended the SAT/ACT scores requirement for this one year and claim confidence in their "holistic" review protocols. Sending or not sending scores will not put anyone at an advantage nor disadvantage. All understand that activities and leadership opportunities, maybe even academics, have been reduced significantly by the lockdown. Hence, most are requesting an extra essay concerning the applicant's personal experience and perspective on the COVID lockdown.

In particular, A&M reports that 47% of this freshman class was automatically accepted by ranking in the top 10% of their high school class. All other admission decisions were made by holistic review. Academic admits have been permanently discontinued. The A&M rep touted its expanded pathways into the Engineering department via junior colleges and satellite campuses as well as a new major in Women & Gender Studies. A&M is now the largest university in the US with 71K students.

UT Austin's threshold for automatic acceptance is a rank in the top 6%. All application and admission management has been contracted out to a marketing/PR firm in Austin. UT has welcomed 4000 freshmen with many accommodations for COVID and personal safety. This includes using BEVO's horn spread to gauge 6 feet for social distancing and free Lyft rides after dark. UT is ranked #1 in Texas for academics.

The Ivy League universities listed above and UT emphasized their many initiatives to encourage and support diversity and racial equity. There are NO merit scholarships at the ivy leagues; all financial aid is based on need. Only U VA accepts AP or dual credits.

Monday, Sept 28, 6-8 PM


The Christian School at Castle Hills
2116 NW MIlitary Hwy, San Antonio

Abilene Christian, Azusa Pacific, Bellhaven, CO Christian, Dallas Baptist, Hardin Simmons, Houston Baptist, Westmont, and more.

Register and get more info at .

For virtual national college fairs:


September 23, 7:15AM

September 23, 8AM

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!


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!


OLH Invitational
September 19, 8:30AM @ OLH

Spirit Week
September 21-25

Logic Volleyball at First Baptist Academy
September 21, 5PM

Logic Football vs Round Rock Christian @ Wilco Field
September 24

Varsity Volleyball vs. Marble Falls Faith
September 24, 6PM

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