IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  •  9/3  –  ***TONIGHT*** HS HOMECOMING DANCE – 8:00 – 10:00 PM (See Post for Details)

  •  9/3  –  FOOTBALL FUNDRAISER – Copa Craze 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM (See Post for Details)

  •  9/9  –  HS BASEBALL MEETING – 3:40 PM in room 233 (See Post for Details)

  • 9/15  –  JOSTEN’S ORDER EVENT – 4:00 – 6:00 PM (See Post for Details)

  • 9/15  –  PICTURE RETAKES – (See Post for Details)

  • 9/13-9/16  –  CONSTITUTION WEEK – (See Post for Details)

  • 9/16  –  CONSTITUTION NIGHT – 4:50 – 8:00 pm (See Post for Details)

  • 9/20  –  POWDER PUFF SIGN-UPS – (See Post for Details)

  • 10/28  –  POWDER PUFF GAME – (More Details Coming Soon)

IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFORMATION

HELPFUL LINKS

NO SCHOOL MONDAY 9/6 & TUESDAY 9/7

Just a reminder that we do not have school on Monday 9/6 and Tuesday 9/7! Happy Labor Day!  Enjoy your 5-day weekend with friends and family! See you back on campus on Wednesday, 9/8!

***TONIGHT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd***

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Homecoming will be held TONIGHT September 3rd from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm.  Tickets are $8 each at the door (the couples discount is no longer available).  CASH ONLY.

THIS IS A HIGH SCHOOL ONLY EVENT!  Junior high scholars may not go, even if they are “invited” by a high school scholar.  High school scholars may invite one guest from another school, however a “guest pass” is required and will be turned in at entry.  Guests must strictly follow Heritage standards, present their pass with the ticket at the door, and show a picture ID.

Scholars must strictly follow Heritage standards with their dress or they will not be admitted to the dance!  Attached is a dress code flyer showing acceptable and unacceptable dress attire.

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The dance will be held in gym, so please note that high heels, pointed heels, and stilettos are not permitted on our gym floor.  Wedges and flats are okay to wear.  Please share this information with your guests!
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 WHO’S THE BABY?  

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Next week, take your guess and match the baby picture to the teacher!  Voting ballots and box are located in the front office.

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Prizes for the Winners!!  

 

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HS BASEBALL MEETING
Thursday, 9/9 @ 3:40 PM

There will be a meeting in Coach Carpenter’s room 233 after school on Thursday, September 9th for anyone interested in playing high school baseball in the spring.

If you have any questions, please send Coach Carpenter an email or stop by his room.

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Josten’s Order Event

Wednesday, Sept 15th from 4-6 pm

During this event, graduating seniors and parents will order their cap and gown along with graduation items they would like, such as rings, jackets, and invitations.

 

PICTURE RETAKES 

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Picture Retakes will be Wednesday, September 15th.  All scholars will be required to be in Heritage uniform for pictures.  Please make sure your scholar’s hair, facial hair, and uniform meets Heritage standards to ensure they will have their photo taken.

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CONSTITUTION WEEK IS COMING
SEPTEMBER 13th – 16th

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Scholars will be able  to do Constitution related activities during lunchtime for prizes, goodies, a constitution to sign and raffles! Look for the printable activities in the next newsletter & at lunchtime! Our fun patriotic week culminates with our Constitution Night Concert Thursday 9/16! Come at 5 for OG’z Empanadas, Copa Craze drinks & an art demo! Concert 6-7 and Living History Museum 7-8PM! Wear your patriotic best and come celebrate with us!

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Game Day October 28th at Heritage Academy Field

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL 

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Dribble right.  Crossover.  Dribble left two dribbles, just inside the 3-point line.  Pullup.  Shoot.  Swish!! Tirza Cortez had been there before, against the same team, minus the crossover dribble and the swish.  And with a different result.  A year ago, in their first ever JH basketball game, against Leading Edge, the JH lady Heroes lost 18-17.  This night, the perfect swish by Tirza, affectionately known as “Tarzan”, put the team up 22-0.   THAT is how far JH girls basketball has come.  “I could not believe we were up 22-0,” said coach John Hill.  “I knew we were going to be good, going to be better.  A lot better!  But 22-0 better?  Can’t say I predicted that.”  For coach Colin Comerford and coach Hill, the very play that put the Heroes up 22-0 was microcosm of how far the team has come.  “All the girls are simply better, and it is reflected in our 3-0 record and on the scoreboard.” The Team A girls average win total is double digits.  “We have added a LOT of talent.  Two 8th grade girls joined just this year, and the 6th grade class is extremely talented,” said coach Hill.  “We have a lot to work with on this team and the girls work so hard, are so committed, and care for each other so much.”

The undefeated girls beat Legacy Maricopa 31-14 Tuesday night.  Next Tuesday, Sept 7, they take on undefeated Pathway and the Lady Pumas.  “They beat us twice last year.  We are rivals.  It spills over into boys JH basketball. Two undefeated teams going at it for bragging rights of being the top JH girls team in Maricopa.  It will the game of the year.  We need a packed gym!”  “We talk about winning a championship, hanging a banner, putting a trophy in that new trophy case,” said coach Hill.  “We are not afraid to set big goals and to talk about them.  To do big things you must set big goals, put in the work, and enjoy the fruits of your labor as that ‘tree’ grows.”  For JH girls basketball, the tree is growing, and it is bearing lots of fruit!

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For questions, contact Mr. Lawless at joseph.lawless@heritageacademyaz.com

SENIORS!!!!

Attention ALL Seniors!! Please send a baby picture to Ms. Turik to be used in the yearbook. Parents may also purchase a Senior Spotlight. See flyer for details!

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YEARBOOK ORDERS

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Spirit week was so much fun and we had fantastic scholar and teacher participation!

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We had some great teams compete this year in our Dodgeball tournament for HS and JH, however it was the Teachers that ended up taking the Grand Prize!  
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Heroes Athletics Update

Heritage Varsity Sports Gate Fees for 21-22 Season:

Our fall 21-22 sports seasons are underway!  This week was the beginning of the season for our fall varsity sports; football, girls volleyball, boys soccer, swim, & cross country. 

Home Football Games:
Parking fee: $10 per car
(if spectators walk onto campus, the entry fee is $5 per person)
We have3 home football games left this season, 9/11, 10/9, and 10/21

Home Varsity Volleyball and Basketball games:
Entry fee $5 adult, $2 student
If  student is wearing a RED Heritage shirt and can show student ID, they are FREE
We will be selling ‘Hero Hype’ shirts over the next couple weeks.  They will be available soon at the home volleyball games.  These shirts are available for $25 and will get you into all home games in our gym for FREE.

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For all schedules, please stay current by checking the AZ CAA Preps Site.

Be aware that you will need to REFRESH each schedule page every time you view it. Expect gate fees at varsity away games as well.

Our Varsity Football team took a loss at Thursday night’s Homecoming game, but School spirit and attendance was high for our first home game on Heroes field under the lights. We even had our first Heritage Academy Maricopa Alumni visit for Homecoming!  Thanks for coming Cal!  Our next home game is September 11th.

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Varsity Girls Volleyball was victorious over Heritage Mesa for the first time in program history. Whoo-hoo! The long serving runs, and awesome kills made beating their rival that much sweeter. They are now 2-0.

Varsity boys’ soccer won 5-0. Luca Hernandez scored twice, and Liam Avila had two assists.

Coach Tony Rowan and his Basketball program scholars are still running their amazing fundraiser.  It has about a 2-3 week turnaround from when the shop closes at the end of next week, 9/10. All the proceeds come back into the program. Some items of need are additional basketballs, a rack, additional equipment and travel gear. Please take a look at the shop, there are lots of amazing pieces to choose from. When ordering you can select a specific scholar/player to give credit. They are all trying to reach a personal goal. Share with family and friends. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Coach Rowan. Thank you for your support! Here is the link. https://fancloth.shop/XLETH

We are excited to have fans back at our home games.  In our gym, we ask you to please be responsible, stay home if you are sick.  Also, there is no food or drink, with the exception of water, allowed in the Heroes gym.

**Important reminders** We are a “Pass to Play” school.  We take education seriously and want to see our scholars succeed both off and on their respective court or field.  Parents, please make sure to take an active role in your scholars education by checking their grades on a weekly basis.  It is the scholars responsibility to communicate with their teachers at all times regarding assignments and or grades.

As always, when attending any Heritage sporting event, whether it be on our beautiful campus or away, we expect our scholars, families and their invited guests to conduct themselves with Heritage standards and expectations in mind.  Thank you for your continued support.

Have an amazing 5 day weekend.  We’ll see you next week!

Let’s Go Heroes!

Please send any athletics related questions to Mr Miller (jeffrey.miller@heritageacademyaz.com)

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 The City of Maricopa is expanding their programs and looking for better ways to grow.  Below is a link to their Adaptive Program Survey. This survey is not a guarantee of programs, it is just looking for what families would be interested in seeing from the City of Maricopa in the future.

Here is the link for the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WQW9X7P

For questions, please email Leslie Campos at Leslie.Campos@Maricopa-az.gov 

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COLLEGE CORNER

PSAT/NMSQT Exam – Grades 10 & 11 ONLY

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When: Saturday, October 16, 7:30 – 11:30 am
Where: Heritage Academy Laveen, 4275 W Baseline Rd, Laveen Village, AZ 85339
Cost: $20.
Sign-up now: https://hamaricopa.com/payments/ (Your payment through MySchoolBucks is your registration)
Registration and payment due by Sept. 10th! ONLY 80 seats available for 2 campuses (Laveen and Maricopa).

Description: The PSAT is an optional preparatory test for the SAT with four focus areas: reading, writing, language, and math. The most common reasons for taking the PSAT are:
To help prepare for the SAT. You will become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
To enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade 11).
To assess your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study.
To see how your performance on admissions tests compares to other students applying to college.
To receive information from colleges when you check “yes” to Student Search Service

Questions? Please contact Greg McCambridge, College Relations Manager greg.mcca@heritageacademyaz.com or 602-290-8546

College-Prep
Has your high school scholar created a 4 year plan yet?

Heritage Academy offers advising to every scholar on campus. Mr. McCambridge will coach them along their college prep path, get them enrolled in college while in high school, and set up for future success!

Parents and scholars….. Do you have questions regarding College or high school planning?
Below is a list of topics that you may want to consider.

  • High school course selection
  • Early College Program – Dual enrollment, AP & CLEP
  • Earning an Associates Degree at Heritage Academy
  • ACT/SAT/PSAT (Which test and when?)
  • Financial Aid (Scholarships, Grants, Loans & FAFSA)

To schedule your appointment with Mr. McCambridge, please visit https://calendly.com/greg-mcca

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

DON’T GET BLOCKED IN

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SCHOLARS SHOULD NOT BE SIGNED OUT BETWEEN 2:30-3:40 PM

Need to schedule an appointment for your scholar during school hours? We ask that you try and schedule appointments on Fridays when the scholars are out of school.  We know this isn’t always possible due to days and hours of operation, however due to our driveline, we are not able to sign scholars out after 2:30 pm.  If you have an appointment for your scholar, we will need you to pick them up before 2:30 pm or wait until school is out to pick up your scholar.  

We apologize for any inconvenience.

REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR LUNCH!! 
NO OUTSIDE FOOD IS ALLOWED

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We have a large number of forgotten lunches that are being dropped off at campus.  Please limit this as much as possible and remind your scholars before they leave the house, to grab their lunch.  NO OUTSIDE FOOD (fast food or delivery) is allowed.  The school does not provide a lunch if your scholar forgets.

Friday-Appointments
All appointments including dentist, doctor, orthodontist, etc. should be scheduled on Fridays or after school.  Fridays are the perfect day since we have it off and your scholar(s) will not miss class time.

PHOTO ID REQUIRED

TO SIGN-OUT YOUR SCHOLAR

PHOTO-IDIf you need to sign-out your scholar, you will be required to show your ID and we will make a copy of it for our records.

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  • If scholars are not feeling well, please keep them home.  Please do a daily check before sending them to school.

  • Scholars who are sick (not with Covid) may return back to school when they have been symptom free for 24 hours. 

  • If scholars test positive for Covid, they should quarantine for 10 days.

  • If scholars are exposed to Covid and remain symptom free, they may attend school.  In the case of exposure from an immediate family member, we ask scholars to quarantine for 10 days.

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DID YOU ORDER LUNCH? 

HERE ARE A FEW REMINDERS:  

  1. Communicate with your scholar if you ordered lunch for them so they know to pick it up.
  2. If a lunch is ordered and not picked up, it will be donated.
  3. If your scholar is absent, cancel the order or contact the school if you want it saved, otherwise it will be donated.

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LOOKING FOR PHOTOS 

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Please send any pictures taken at sporting events, performances, or happenings involving Heritage scholars to the yearbook email!!!
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