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Heritage Herald

Volume 22 Number 18 01/14/2016

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
—Colossians 1:13-14
Heritage School provides a distinctive classical Christ-centered education that prepares students for servant leadership and lives that glorify God.

Senior Spotlight

Sean O’Leary

October 21, 1997.   After this day, the world would never be the same.  After enjoying a few short years in my hometown of Temple, Texas, I moved to the suburbs of Fort Worth to expand my primary school education.  After getting bored of the suburban life, I left the country and spent half a year exploring the islands of New Zealand during the 6th grade.  Upon return to the States, my parents convinced my four siblings and I to move to the wonderful town of Fredericksburg, Texas.  After an uneventful two years in middle school, I found myself as a freshman at Heritage School.  Since that first day, I have embraced the spirit of hupomone, and I am now active in many different school sports and organizations, including cross country, track, tennis, Student Council, and Nehemiah Fellowship.  In addition to my school activities, I am an active 4-H leader, and an Eagle Scout.  In the future, I hope to graduate from Heritage, and go on to attend a United States Service Academy and study mechanical engineering.   

Jamie Hoermann

I was born January 14, 1998 at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg, Texas.  My parents are Dr. Matt and Angie Hoermann.  My family is known for having the “wild posse of five Js”: Jessica, Jacob, Jamie, Jonathan, and Joshua.  With that being said, there is rarely ever a dull moment in our house.  I have attended Heritage School since kindergarten and have been offered many unique opportunities that I would not have attained elsewhere, such as, having the chance to play any and every sport, my favorite being volleyball, acquiring a love for missions, and developing powerful relationships with fellow classmates and teachers.  Through the course of many class trips, I have obtained a desire for travel and a craving for seeing and understanding new cultures.  As a result, I went on a mission trip to India a few years ago and am in the process of preparing for a trip to Cambodia this winter.  Although Heritage has provided me with people whom I consider family, I must say that I am looking forward to graduating and starting a new chapter in my life, known as “the college years.”  As of now, my plan is to major in Exercise Science, qualifying me with a career in which I am able to help others in the ever-growing world of fitness and human performance.  From my great experiences with sports, I hope to assist other individuals in maintaining a healthy lifestyle while building new strong friendships.

January Chapel Schedule

January 20
  • Grammar School:  Nora Brantley
  • Upper School:  Matt Skinner
January 27
  • Grammar School:  Carla Rogers
  • Upper School:  TBD

Grammar School Village

Kindergartners--learned a new vowel, enabling us to read many new words. We also have enjoyed starting our take home reader classroom library.  
1st Graders--are studying U.S. symbols and reading Sam the Minute Man.
2nd Graders--have started the Science unit on the Solar System.
3rd Graders--are studying about poetry and how it is put together. We have made our own Bio-poem.
4th Graders-enjoyed a visit with our special Heritage seniors on Tuesday. We are having a great time bringing them treats once a month and building friendships with the busiest Heritage students on campus. We pray for them daily and love keeping up with what colleges they are planning to attend and their future plans.
5th Graders--are enjoying learning about mammals and teaching grammar students Latin numbers.


Beginning today, Heritage grammar school will be having a box top competition.  The class that has the highest total number of box tops and the class that has the highest number of box tops per student will win a prize.  The competition will be held until        Friday, February 5th
Starting, last Wednesday, January 6th  HEB will be helping us earn more cash for the school by offering bonus box top certificates.  Get 100 BONUS BOX TOPS when you buy 15 participating Box Tops for Education products, in one trip or get 60 BONUS BOX TOPS when you buy 10 participating Box Tops for Education products.  This offer is good only at HEB from 1/6/15-1/19/16.  Please help Heritage School by purchasing BTFE products and sending your certificates to school with your child.  Our last competition was a huge success and we hope to match or exceed it this time.
Thank you in advance for your support of our school, we appreciate it greatly. 
Please note that Heritage School (Herzog Hall) closes daily at 4:00 p.m.  All students must be picked up by 4:00 p.m. unless they are participating in an athletic practice.   Thank you.
ATTENTION PARENTS:  PLEASE do not park in either of the circle drives in front of the school. These are fire lanes as well as drive through lanes and you are hindering the flow of traffic if you park your car there.  Please use the provided parking spaces if you need to park and come into the school.  

Seriously folks!  PLEASE no parking in the fire lanes.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Heritage Athletics

Week 20

Scoreboard in review (Jan 7- 13)
Junior High Boys vs Towneast W-48-20
Junior High Girls vs Kerrville Covenant W-27-6
Junior Varsity Boys vs LEGACY
Varsity Girls vs LEGACY L
Varsity Boys vs LEGACY W-55-48
Junior High Girls A vs FEAST  L-25-29
Junior High Boys A vs FEAST L-28-31
Junior High Boys B vs FEAST L-5-41
Varsity Girls vs Living Rock  W-22-18
Varsity Boys vs Living Rock W-79-2

Looking ahead on the Eagle Sports Calendar
Jan 14 - Junior High Girls A Basketball vs First Baptist Academy  (4:30) @ MPAC
Jan 14 - Junior High Boys B Basketball vs First Baptist Academy  (5:30) @ MPAC
Jan 14 – Junior High Boys A Basketball vs First Baptist Academy (6:30) @ MPAC
Jan 15- Varsity Girls Basketball vs. **San Marcos Panthers (5:00) @ MPAC
Jan 15 - Junior Varsity Boys Basketball vs San Marcos Panthers (6:00) @ MPAC
Jan 15 - Varsity Boys Basketball vs **San Marcos Panthers (7:30) @ MPAC
Jan 19 - Junior High Girls B Basketball vs Faith Academy (4:00) @ MPAC
Jan 19 - Junior High Girls A Basketball vs Faith Academy (5:00) @ MPAC
Jan 19 - Junior High Boys A Basketball vs Faith Academy (6:00) @ MPAC
Jan 19 - Junior High Boys B Basketball vs Buckner Fanning Christian School (7:00) @ MPAC
Jan 19 – Varsity Girls Basketball @ **Living Rock Bulverde (5:00)
Jan 19 - Varsity Boys Basketball @ **Living Rock Bulverde (6:30)

**District Games

Heritage Calendar

Tami Given

Athletic Director


Heritage School Parent Association

Our new HSPA Chair for the 2015-2016 school year is Elizabeth Harris.  HSPA Meetings are usually held the fourth Monday at 8:15 a.m. in the office of Matthew Skinner. (Exceptions are when the Administration Office is closed.)  HSPA meeting dates:
January 25
February 22
March 21
April 25
May 23

HSPA Positions Open for 2015-16 School Year:
Chair:                 Elizabeth Harris
Chair Elect:   Kimberley Franek
Treasurer:       Kimberley Franek
Secretary:         April Klepac
Upper School Liaison:  Kelly Oosterbahn
Lower School Liaison: Kim Roberts (Matt)
Grandparents Day: Helana Pedregon Chair, Rhonda Hickey Co-Chair
Back to School Night Liaison:  Shelly Gioffre, HSPA Liaison
Baking Committee:  Andrea Gentry
Teacher Appreciation:  Courtney Fritzsch
Spring Fling:   Matthew Franek
Room Moms:
K:  Jill Perry
1st: Shara Zgabay
2nd: Kim Roberts
3rd:  Shelly Gioffre
4th: Karen Willingham
5th: Kim Roberts
6th:  Meredith Plesko
7th:  Christy Klokker
8th:  Wendy Barnett
9th:  Kelly Oosterbahn
10th:  Martha Lucas
11th:  Laurie Crenwelge
12th:  April Klepac

2015 - 2016 Student Council Officers

President- Parker Given
President Elect- Blake Ashley
Secretary-Dylan Sione              
Treasurer-Rose Pedregon
Events Coordinator-Jamie Hoermann
Chaplain- Sean O’Leary
Missions Coordinator-Avery Klepac
Teacher Liaison-Mrs. Sultemeier

Upcoming Events:

Logic School Dance:  Tune in for more information....
MLK Community Service (9th-12th)

Coats for Tots

Student Council is collecting Coats for Tots for the Hill Country Community Needs Council in Gillespie County.  Donation boxes are located in Herzog Hall and the Grammar School.  


You have not because you ask not...

Heritage School would like to make use of technology.  Please let April Klepac know if you have an iPad or Kindle available for school use.

Photo Request!

Please consider sending photos on a thumb drive to April Klepac.
Upper School:
Cross Country
Grammar School:
Field Trips
Class Events

Although a thumb drive is preferred, you may also send them to

PSAT Scores Delayed…. is still processing scores. Mrs. Sauer has received access to the PSAT database and will forward access codes as soon as they are available to her. However, according to the College Board rollout techs, students will receive email notices about the same time as Mrs. Sauer. There is waiting on the Lord and there is waiting on the Board .... 

Acceptance Letters

Class of 2016

Our 2016 Seniors have received acceptance letters from:
  • A&M
  • A&M-Galveston
  • Abilene Christian
  • Baylor
  • Dallas Baptist
  • Hardin-Simmons
  • Santa Fe School of Art & Design
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Texas State
  • Texas Tech
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arizona
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Ohio State
  • Georgia Tech
  • St. John's College
  • UT- San Antonio

Early College Credit Registration Open for Spring

Central Texas College has opened its registration portal for Spring Semester classes. You should start the online application process at:   Complete the one-time online application to CTC, track down your SAT scores and make an appointment with Kristy Kothe at the Hill Country University Center (254-616-3401) You must be a junior or senior to register and are limited to two courses per semester.
More independent souls may find the ONLINE early college offerings at LeTourneau University more suitable:  Although LETU online students do not have designated online class times, they do have weekly deadlines for graded work. LETU courses cost about $360 each.
Early college credit not only saves thousands of tuition dollars ($328/course at CTC  compared to $950 at A&M and $3636 at Baylor), the gift of time and flexibility in your future college schedule can be more advantageous in pursuing a minor or double major. Also, the seniority attained by early college credit can make a huge difference at freshman registration. Of course, early college credits afford little advantage at all if your chosen major degree plan does not call for those courses or your target college does not accept the transfer. Mrs. Sauer can help you find that information and help you make a plan. 

Applications for 2016 college summer camp experiences are coming online already. Camp tuition would make a great Christmas gift!  Check out:
Sam Houston State Pre-Law Academy June 5-11,2016 at www.sfasu/pre-lawacademy
University of Dallas Shakespeare in Italy, Latin in Rome or Arete (on campus in Dallas).
Early applications receive a 10% discount:
Applications for The American Legion Boys State summer leadership camp in Austin opens Jan 4. This is one of the oldest and largest camp experiences in Texas:  The Girls State link is:

2015-2016 SAT and ACT Test Dates and Deadlines

SAT Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
Mar 5 Feb 5 Feb 23
May 7 Apr 8 Apr 26
Jun 4 May 5 May 25
  Heritage Code: 442607
ACT Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
Feb 6 Jan 8 Jan 9–15
Apr 9 Mar 4 Mar 5–18
Jun 11 May 6 May 7–20

2015-16 College Preview Events

UT-Austin:          Feb 14, Mar 20
Texas State:       Feb 13, April 16
Trinity U:            Jan 30, Feb  13
Dallas Baptist:    Jan 30, Feb 15
A&M:                    Feb 13, call Admissions for separate department open house dates
Baylor:                  April 16
LeTourneau        Mar 18, April 23
LETU Engineering :  Feb 11-12
LETU Aviation :  Feb 18-19

Things Parents Should Look for When Visiting a College Campus>>>

Cailloux Scholarship

Comes online Nov 3 at  .
Applications due Feb 2, 2016
SAT + KhanAcademy = free personalized online SAT practice at
This trend-setting company has moved well beyond textbook rentals. Their free online ACT/SAT test prep launches in November. Seniors! The Chegg scholarship search engine is one of the best: Every month Chegg gives away $1,000 to a high school student who best answers their monthly prompt. Apply now for this month's scholarship.


SCRIP has new retailers this year with rebates ranging from 6-12%  Thank you for your support!

Orders are placed every Monday afternoon with a Wednesday delivery.

SCRIP will benefit the Heritage School 15th Graduating Class Expenses for the Class of 2016.

For more information please contact April Klepac 830-997-6597.

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Student Honors and Accolades

Owen Staudt 1st with his Chester Gilt, 5th with his Hampshire Barrow
Aiden Staudt 5th with his Chester Barrow and 8th with his Berkshire Barrow (pictured below)
Justin Goodman showed his pig 'Oinkers' (pictured below)
Please send photos and information of student honors and accolades to:

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