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Heritage Herald

Volume 22 Number 19 01/28/2016

Once you were alienated from God ... but now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.
—Colossians 1:22
Heritage School provides a distinctive classical Christ-centered education that prepares students for servant leadership and lives that glorify God.

Surprise!  It's Spring Fling!

Mark your calendars:  Spring Fling is Friday, May 13th.  That's right, you read that right!  We will continue to have a Spring Fling field day each year, however the element of surprise is going away.  We know that this slight change will only improve the event.  

Matthew Franek is the Chairperson of the event this year.  He is calling all interested volunteers to work different stations throughout the day.  Please contact him directly if you are able to be here that day. or 512-709-3424.  

Stay tuned for further information.

Hoodie Order Form

Name:_______________________  Grade:______
Sweatshirt $20 (dark green with hood)
Size:       YXS  YS   YM   YL   YXL    AS   AM   AL   AXL   A2X
Sweatpants $10 (matching dark green, no printing)
Size:       YXS  YS   YM   YL   YXL    AS   AM   AL   AXL   A2XL
Total Payment:______________________
Please attach check payable to Heritage School and return form by Thursday, February 4 to Administration Office.

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.

February Chapel Schedule

February 3
  • All School ~ MPAC
February 10
  • Grammar School ~ Mrs. Heirholzer
    • 100th Day of School
  • Upper School ~ TBD
February 17
  • Grammar School ~ Mrs. Brantley
  • Upper School  ~ TBD
February 24
  • Grammar School ~ Mrs. Ashley
  • Upper School ~ TBD

Grammar School Village

Kindergartners--have enjoyed playing number bingo and working on Valentine cards for our Grandparents.
1st Graders--have learned the "noun jingle" in grammar and American symbols in History such as the American flag and the Liberty Bell.
2nd Graders--are learning how to write a two point paragraph in Grammar.
3rd Graders--are learning about the Middle Colonies of Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
4th Graders--are writing descriptive paragraphs using all five of their senses and awesome adjectives. 
5th Graders-started a new literature book this week, A Wrinkle in Time . They also presented posters on various mammals in front of the class.

All Hail the Chief

Kerri Zschappel’s fourth graders gave epoch bibliography addresses to their fellow class mates along with parents and grandparents.  We heard from First Ladies, Former Presidents and presidential hopefuls.  Taylor Harris portrayed First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt superbly dress in period style.  Jake Plesko sported a fake mustache and a suit that nearly tripled his size to accommodate President William Howard Taft, who incidentally is accredited to being stuck in the bath tub at the White House.  
You are cordially invited
to view artwork of
 Heritage School Rhetoric artists
Whistle Pik Galleries
Artists’ Reception:
 Friday Night, February 5th
Art Walk until 7:00 PM

Artwork will be on display in the gallery through February 14th
Usual Gallery Viewing Hours
Monday ~ Saturday from 10 am to 5:00 pm
425 East Main Street
 Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Tim & Pamela Taylor, Proprietors
The Artists
Sarah Andrews                       “At the Cafe with Norman” oils
Elliot Armes                            “Jesus Ikon” altered book diptych
Noelle Christensen  “Jesus Ikon” altered book diptych
Bryce Kitzmiller                      “St. Thomas Ikon” altered book diptych
Cierra Crenwelge                    “Angel Ikon” altered book diptych
Dylan Eggleston                      “Angel Ikon” altered book diptych
Sam Garza                               “Jesus Ikon” altered book diptych
Jamie Hoermann                     “On the Bay with Cassatt” oils
Skylar Kitzmiller                     “In the Storm with Homer” oils
Avery Klepac                          “At the Cafe with Vincent” oils
Harleigh Klepac                       “St. George Ikon” altered book diptych
Amy Lucas                              “Noah’s Ark Ikon” altered book diptych
Kate McComack-Morris         “St. George Ikon” altered book diptych
Lilly Mills                               “Angel Ikon” altered book diptych
Sean O’Leary                          “Hats Off to Magritte” oils
Rose Pedregon                        “In the Garden with Monet” oils
Lindsey Pressler                      “On the Trail with Bonheur” oils
Hope Stephens                        “On the Balcony with Matisse” oils
Alec Sawtelle                          “In the City with Hopper” oils
Lane Sawtelle                          “Noah’s Ark Ikon” altered book diptych
Dylan Sione                            “Angel Ikon” altered book diptych
True Stephens                         “Jesus Ikon” altered book diptych
Jonathan Tucker                      “At the Circus with Signac” oils
Sam Tucker                             “Jesus Ikon” altered book diptych
Jack Wynne-Smith  “In the Sun with Hockney ” oils
Abbey Zschappel                    “Madonna and Child Ikon” altered book diptych
Heritage Rhetoric Art Educator: Suzanne Mc Comack
Dear Parents, Students, Faculty, & Friends;
When you come to the Whistle Pik Galleries
to view the artwork, please come to the building
behind the main gallery, right across the
court yard.  That is where the student art will be
on display.  Don’t forget to take time to enjoy
cookies and hors d'oeuvres in the main gallery!
We are so grateful that Pam and Tim Taylor
have opened their lovely gallery to allow
young artists from Fredericksburg to shine!

Looking forward to seeing you there,
Suzanne Mc Comack 


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. 

Important Notices

Your Child's Safety is Important!

Heritage School has the safety of our students in mind as we post new signs on the playground.  We welcome student activity at Heritage School.  However, we ask that if your student would like to play on the playground after school hours, a parent or guardian must directly supervise their play.  Thank you for your cooperation!
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 22

Scoreboard in review
Varsity Boys Basketball vs FEAST L-56-64
Junior High Boys B Basketball vs Legacy Christian L-6-48
Junior High Girls Basketball vs Legacy Christian L-8-38
Junior High Boys A Basketball vs Legacy Christian L-33-39
Junior High Boys A Basketball vs Trinity W-43-29
Junior High Girls Basketball vs Trinity W-15-11
Varsity Girls Basketball vs San Marcos Panthers L-26-39
Varsity Boys Basketball vs River City Believers W-72-46

Looking ahead on the Eagle Sports Calendar
Jan 27 Junior Varsity Boys Basketball vs FISD Freshman @ MPAC (6:30)
Jan 30 Junior Varsity Boys Basketball vs **Cornerstone @ MPAC (11:00)
Jan 30 Varsity Boys Basketball vs **Cornerstone @ MPAC (12:00)
Jan 30 Varsity Girls Basketball vs **Cornerstone @ MPAC (1:00)
Jan 29-30 Junior High Girls Basketball @ CALSA Championship Tournament (4:00)
Feb 2 Varsity Boys Basketball vs **Lifegate @ MPAC (7:00)

**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:
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:  February 27
Spring Formal 9th-12th:  May 14 at the Nimitz

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.  

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. 
Summer Academic Camps

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
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.


Bonus $20 for $20 Dave & Buster's® Gameplay Starting January 23

JANUARY 16, 2016
The Big Game is coming up soon, and if you watch at Dave & Buster's® you can play more for less! Place an order for $25 or more of Dave & Buster's® scrip and receive a bonus $20 for $20 Dave & Buster's® electronic Gameplay Coupon. Supplies are limited so mark your calendars! Offer valid on physical or ScripNow eCards on from January 23 - 29.

When your qualifying order is released, you will receive a coupon at your ShopWithScrip email address within 24 hours.* Just click the link in the email and confirm your email address to retrieve your Bonus $20 For $20 Dave & Buster's® electronic Gameplay Coupon! Bring your $20 for $20 coupon into Dave & Buster's®, and when you spend $20 on gameplay you'll get a bonus $20!
Dave & Buster's® is the new mix of FUN. Eat the latest chef-crafted dishes. Drink with friends at one of our bars. Play the hottest games in our Midway. Watch your favorite teams on game day. You can have it all under one roof.
Find your location for fun at
*The order must be placed on a ShopWithScrip account with a valid email address to receive the electronic coupon. One (1) electronic coupon per order.

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

Please send photos and information of student honors and accolades to:

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