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Weekly Prayer Meeting
Mon, Oct. 17
@ HCS Kitchen
Picture Days
Wed, Oct. 19
PreK-3rd Grade
Thurs, Oct. 20
4th-8th Grade
H.A.N.D.S. Bonfire
Sun, Oct. 23
Middle School Lock-In
Fri, Oct 28 - Sat, Oct 29
Veterans Day Celebration
Fri, Nov. 11
9:45am-11:15 am
@HCS Gym
School Dismisses at 11:40am
Fri, Oct. 21
No Chapel - PALS
Pray for the Nations
October: Namibia
Prayer Requests:
  • Pray for continued religious freedom
  • Pray for reformation among Christians who cling to unbiblical beliefs.
  • Pray for life-sustaining jobs for the 35% who are unemployed

Friday, October 14, 2016

Veterans Day Celebration Photos

If your child(ren) is new to Heritage Christian School and he/she has a relative that is a veteran or currently enlisted in the United States Armed Forces, please send a picture (preferably electronic) to Brenda Wichhart at wichhartb@hcs-nl.com. These pictures will be added to a slide show and to a wall recognizing the families that have sacrificed for the security and safety of our nation. Please send all photos by Friday, October 28. All hard copy photos will be returned. Pictures submitted in previous years do not need to be resubmitted as we have kept electronic copies of them. No more than three pictures per family please.

Please include the following information with your photo:
  • Name
  • Branch of Service
  • Years of Service
  • Relationship to Heritage student
Boxtops for Education
Once again we're collecting Boxtops for Education this year at Heritage. Please turn in all box tops you've collected over the summer and throughout September and October by Monday, October 31! Each month the classes have a little competition for collecting box tops. The winner receives a small prize. At the end of the year, the winning class gets a bigger prize (ice cream party!) In the past few years we've collected anywhere from $1700-$2300 through this program so it's an easy way to earn money for our school. If you have questions regarding the program, feel free to contact Deb Horning, our boxtop coordinator.
Smile! Picture Days are next week
School picture days are next Wednesday for PreK through 3rd graders and Thursday for 4th through 8th graders. If you would like to order pictures, please return the form and payment with your student on those days.

Heritage Family Bonfire on Sunday, Oct 23 from 4-5:30pm

Bring your lawn chairs and family to the Heritage H.A.N.D.S. bonfire at the school on Sunday, October 23 anytime from 4-5:30pm for s'mores and hot chocolate. This is a great time to meet new families and connect with old friends!
Heritage is searching for a PreK 3 Day Teacher's Aide
We are currently looking for a teacher's aide to work with Mrs. Rachel Super in our 3 day Pre-K classroom. A description of the position can be found on our website or by clicking here. If you or someone you know would be interested in this, please email Mike Annis at annism@hcs-nl.com.  

After School Care Program Full - Additional Supervisor Needed

Due to the current size of the After School Program, we are no longer able to enroll any more students. If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please contact the office. We are still searching for an additional supervisor for the program.  The time commitment would be from 3:15 to 5:30pm, five days a week. This position is a great opportunity to play with and supervise the children. For a complete description of the position, go to our website or click here. If you or someone you know (college age or above) would be interested, please email Mike Annis at annism@hcs-nl.com.  
As the weather cools down, it is time to start thinking about basketball season. This year we will be offering a 5/6th boys basketball team led by Head Coach Greg Lybeck and Assistant Coach Jeff Schweitzer, a 7/8th girls basketball team led by Head Coach Matt Traetow and Assistant Coach Greg Lybeck, a 7/8th boys basketball team led by Head Coach Jim Turnbough and Assistant Coach Lisa Turnbough, a 5/6th girls cheerleading squad, and a 7/8th girls cheerleading squad both led by Head Coach Nichole Early and Assistant Coach Mary Mysnyk. Once again we are blessed with a great group of coaches this year who are dedicated to helping your children grow as student-athletes. If your 5-8th grade student is interested in playing basketball or participating in cheerleading this fall, please e-mail Serah Snell at snells@hcs-nl.com by Friday, November 4th. All athletic forms and fees are due on Friday, November 4th.

7/8th Soccer Recap
If you've been around Heritage Christian School for any length of time you know the INCA-HCS rivalry is real. It may not be the Battle for the Boot or the Cy-Hawk Trophy but its every bit as intense at the middle school level as it is in upper divisions. The past three year record indicates just how close the soccer series is with Heritage holding a slim 4-1-3 series lead.
After losing back to back games to INCA (1-2 and 0-2) over the past two games to fall to 3-0-2 the Eagles needed a win or a tie to preserve their 4th consecutive winning season. Playing inspired, scrappy defense led by Cael Austin, Ethan Bailey and Mason Slaymaker on the back line; tremendous midfield support by Spencer Hollman; and outstanding goal keeping by Trey Montgomery (12 saves) the Eagles frustrated and thwarted every INCA attack. Offensively the Eagles had chances created by Adu Habte, Sam Young, Eli Young and Hunter Schau but ultimately couldn't get anything past an equally tough Patriot back line.
The Eagles end their season 3-1-2 and we thank our departing 8th graders for their leadership over the past several seasons. Our 8 th graders this season were Cael Austin, Ethan Bailey, Spencer Holman, Christopher Nair, Gianna Rocca, Mason Slaymaker, and Eli Young. Thank you parents, students, alumni and fans for making your way across eastern Iowa to support this great group of young men and women. We're excited for next year and await #WhatsNext

5/6th Volleyball Recap
The 5th/6th volleyball team played Lutheran Interparish on Thursday and were challenged to overcome quite a few obstacles throughout the match.  With the start of the first game came the realization that they were playing with a heavier ball, deeper serving line and higher net!  The girls persevered despite the physical and mental challenges that accompanied these surprises and learned to adjust the way they played to accommodate these changes.  They lost the first game to LIS, but showed much improvement in the second game which allowed them to maintain a lead throughout most of that game.  An unfortunate injury during the second game contributed to a loss of momentum, and the Eagles ended up losing the second game to LIS as well.  However, success is not determined by wins and losses, and the Eagles learned some valuable lessons in tonight's game, making it a success.  They saw firsthand that when we allow discouragement to overtake our minds, our playing ability goes down too!  The Eagles fought through this discouraging mind game, and due to great serving from all the players, they were able to win the third game!

Next week's schedule
Fri, Nov. 4          
Sign-up Deadline
Athletic Forms & Fees Due

Mon, Nov. 14
Practices Start


Mon, Oct 17         
7/8th Practice

Tues, Oct 18          
5/6th Game at INCA
7/8th Game at INCA

Thurs, Oct 20
5/6th Home Game
7/8th Home Game
Fri, Oct 21
5/6th Practice
Sat, Oct. 22
Trinity Round Robin Tournament
5/6th Game vs. INCA 11 am
7/8th Game vs. INCA 12 pm
5/6th Game vs. Trinity 1 pm
7/8th Game vs. Trinity 2 pm

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