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Art Studio Grand Reopening

The Heritage Christian Academy visual arts department received a big boost with the recent renovation of our visual art studio. Thanks to a generous donation from Roger and Ginny Ratzlaff, our studio has been outfitted with wonderful new furniture for all our art students and iMac computers for photo and …

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HCA Alumnus Michael Mitchell Accepted into Praxis Labs Emerging Founders Program

This past Summer, 2014 alumnus Michael Mitchell, was awarded acceptance into the Praxis Labs Emerging Founders program, which according to the program website is a “highly selective… mentorship driven immersion for next generation founders who are serious about building a redemptive venture.” Check out Michael’s bio page at Praxis. After graduating from Heritage Christian …

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Great Teachers = Great Kids!

A school is successful because of its teachers! Average teachers make an average school while great teachers make a great school. The teachers at HCA are truly GREAT because they follow Jesus Christ, love students, and are passionate about the subject(s) they teach. As we settle into the summer routine, …

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What Worldview Has YOU?

The term “worldviewishly” was coined by John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle in new their book A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today’s World. This book is a required reading assignment for all HCA staff this summer and provides some provocative challenges and practical help for teachers and …

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A Year in Review

Year-end thoughts from HCA Head of School, Rick Lukianuk What a year it has been here at HCA. When 508 students arrived last August for the beginning of classes, we knew that God had many wonderful surprises in store for us, as well as many teachable moments, many problems to …

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The Crown of the Aged: Christian School Alumni Making a Difference

“Grandchildren are the crown of the aged…” —Proverbs 17:6   Over the years (even before I became one of the “aged”) I often referred to this verse when talking with grandparents at our annual Grandparents’ Day. Why does Solomon say that grandchildren are the crown of the aged? Why not …

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Your Steadfast Love Endures Forever

Recently, the Heritage Christian Academy 7th grade girls, under the leadership of teacher Katie Tassy, spent time learning about the Psalms. Their assignment, after studying these works penned by David, was to write their own Psalm, or sacred song or hymn. These young ladies, ages 13 and 14, spent time …

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Do As I Do: Small Words… Huge Impact

“Your walk talks, and your talk talks … but your walk talks louder than your talk talks.” “What you do speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you say.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson Several years ago (OK, many years ago) when my son was in late elementary/early junior high, I was …

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Celebrating a Life Well-Lived; A Tribute to Caleb Schwab

At the end of last summer, we tragically lost a student, classmate and friend, Caleb Schwab, as he was about to enter 5th grade at HCA. We have spent this past school year learning how to deal with our grief and seeking to understand God’s greater plan in the midst …

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Seniors to Kindergarteners Preparing to Soar!

13 Years! In about four months, Heritage Christian Academy will be celebrating the 7th Commencement Exercises for the high school. The 27 current seniors will join a growing list of alumni that have graduated from HCA. Of these 27 seniors, seven have attended Heritage (and Westminster prior to the merger) …

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