Children are a heritage from the Lord. Psalm 127:3
"In the last 100 years, every important idea
for social change has come from the non-
profit sector." - Peter Drucker, legendary
business and management philosopher
No matter what sector of the economy you are in,
business, education, non-profits, employee or em-
ployer, you are paying close attention to the met-
rics. The numbers move you to tears or laughter.
They wrinkle your brow or create smile lines. Edu-
cating children at a not-for-profit organization re- Students play “When the Saints Go
quires us to pay attention to all available metrics. Marching In” on recorders during
They will tell us whether you can afford to donate, chapel. Many thanks to our volunteer,
June Newton, who teaches recorder to
whether parents can send their children here, and
our 3rd-5th graders. We appreciate you!
which barriers to overcome in order to see better
student achievement. Dizzying, isn't it?
Kindergarten enjoys green eggs and
ham in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday Our staff and teachers at Heritage Academy must
maximize our resources to achieve the best out-
comes for our students. Driven by our mission, we
strive to make each day and every dollar count. Your
contribution to help us educate children from lower-
income families is making a difference. In another Three siblings, all enrolled at Heritage on
school, a low-performing child can simply get ‘lost in GOAL scholarships, say THANK YOU!
the system’ and possibly graduate without the abil-
ity to read. We address this challenge in the most
important area to affect social change – a quality,
college-preparatory Christian education.
8th grader, Roderick, demonstrates
how to stay in control of the ball Take Mariah, for example. Following a conference
with the teacher, Mariah's mother stuck her head in
my office. "I cannot believe the progress my daugh-
ter has made. When she started the year, we found
out how far behind she was. I was nervous about
whether or not she could make it here. Now, she can
do Math and really seems to like it. We are both so Basketball fan Madison poses during a
happy." Mrs. Mack, her teacher, met with Mariah game with future Heritage student Olivia
two times a week before the school day began. She
The Kindergarten class knows how to also received help from volunteers.
celebrate—even 100 days of school! As you look through the pictures of student activi-
ties, keep this phrase in mind: mission driven. Then
ask yourself how you can join us. For the sake of the
children, the future of our city and
the social fabric of our society, I hope
you can find a way.
In March, Paisley represented the king
First Graders audition for anchorman
Linda Tucciarone in the 4th/5th grade play portraying
position at local NBC affiliate WAGT Executive Director Tolstoy’s “The Three Questions”
Students Join Forces to “Make Change for Haiti!”
The children at break mission trip
Heritage Acad- to Haiti.
emy are part-
nering with high Many thanks to
school students Mr. Phin Hitchcock
from Augusta of Fireside Minis-
Christian School tries, who do-
and their Bible nated all the Gos-
teacher, Mr. Bill pel bracelet sup-
Adams. plies; Mr. Michael
Merwin, who pro-
Ms. Gabbi Rol- vided the Gospel
land and the translation in
middle school French; the Au-
girls in her Bible gusta Christian
Study group collected change bracelet and a French trans- faculty and students, who
from students, faculty and lation of the meaning of the will be delivering the bags,
parents to contribute toward gospel bracelet. and everyone at Heritage
the Haiti relief effort. With Academy who donated
$320 in hand, they pur- These bags will be distrib- their change. It is our
chased supplies to make 200 uted by the high school stu- hope, and expectation,
"goody bags." Each bag con- dents from Augusta Christian that all this effort will make
tains water, candy, a Gospel during their annual spring a lasting CHANGE in Haiti!
Heritage Academy is an independent school offering a quality Christ -centered college-
preparatory education to children of diverse economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds, empow-
ering them to become a positive influence for Christ in this community and around the world.
Heritage Academy has an intentional mission to the children of low -income families.
The middle school boys and girls have a Bible Study Four Ways to Support Heritage Academy
on Thursdays. Overheard one morning: Financial Contributions — all donations are tax-deductible. Mail checks to
333 Greene Street, Augusta GA 30901. A receipt will be mailed to you.
Boy's mentor: "Sadly, there are usually just two
times a year when most of the world even thinks Tax Credits—receive 2010 state tax credit in Georgia for contributions made
about Jesus. Does anyone know when those two
to the GOAL Scholarship Organization. For more information, call the school.
times of year are?"
Volunteer — do you have one hour a week? There are just 7 school weeks
Student A: "Well, one is Christmas."
left in the school year: why not come and help out? From office work, com-
Mentor: "Yes, and the other?" puter care, to reading with students, we can always use an extra set of hands!
Or set up a full Saturday workday with your church or civic group—basic reno-
Student B: "When I get in trouble." vation is underway on our second floor. Call Darlene Helmly at the school to
volunteer, and give the gift of time today!
Donate Items — we are in need of violins of any size (our violin program is
growing!), postage stamps, office supply store gift cards, disposable plates and
cups, construction paper, copy paper, etc. A “gift in kind” letter will be mailed.
Budget Update Fiscal Year July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2009-2010
Ann Boardman Kimberly Knox
Jay Harper Greig McCully
Will Hatcher Laurie Myers
Help us finish our year well! Phin Hitchcock Jim Sechrist
87% of our budget is in - T H A N K Y O U for your generosity with contributions Larry Jones Angela Watkins
to Heritage Academy and the GOAL Scholarship Program
NEWSLETTERS NOW AVAILABLE BY EMAIL— Send us your address to HA.firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys and Girls Basketball Teams shoot to work together
Coaches Glenn Glover and Jamelia Jones- coach a love for the
Barefield provided outstanding coaching to our Lord, for the game,
boys and girls basketball teams this year. and for each other.
The Warriors enjoyed
The Lady Warriors’ inaugural season was a 8 wins over the course
wonderful opportunity to learn skills on the of their 12 game sea-
court, and even experience a few wins over son.
their season of 10 games. Special thanks to Mercedes-Benz of Augusta and the
Coach Jones-Barefield for her talents, time and In February, families Wednesday Midday Bible Study of
abilities to give the girls team a great start! and friends enjoyed a Antioch Baptist Church provided a
sports banquet at the fleece for each player
In their second year, the boys learned how to Coach Jamelia Jones- school to celebrate the
work as a team. Coach Glover helped teach the Barefield presents a individual and team
mechanics of the game, but he also helped player trophy to 6th achievements of our
grader Olivia Martin
Awards were presented to:
Meridian Rolland, Most Improved Award
Genesis Stokes, Defensive Player Award
Christian Bailey, Leadership Award
Roderick Demmons, Offensive Player Award The “Lady Warriors” Basketball
Nygl Eaddy, Most Valuable Player Award team enjoyed playing together
Lowell Jefferson, Most Improved Award
College “Road Trip” Promotes a Road Less Traveled
The preparation for college cannot begin too
early. We build the vision in our students to I have a lot of thinking to do for my future. I
attend college from the first day they arrive want to go to college and succeed in life to
at Heritage. the fullest. The starting point is now—and
every homework, class assignment, quiz,
and test counts. I have been blessed to ex-
With financial perience a college day at both schools. The
sponsorship from Lord has a big plan for me and I must ac-
the Watson- cept it in my heart and mind.
tion, this vision Just the kind of results we were hoping for!
building contin- A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO THE WATSON-
ued for a second Touring the Clemson Library BROWN FOUNDATION. They agree with the
year with 7th and 8th grade students visiting promise of the Lord found in Jeremiah 29:11
Clemson University and Furman University “I know the plans I have for you,” declares
in February. Here is what one student, Chris- the Lord, “to prosper you and not to harm
tian, wrote about the College Road Trip: you, plans to give you a future and a hope.”
I had a wonderful experience at Clemson
University. It was an honor to meet our tour
guide, Mr. Bennett. He told us about the
our tour was
Or call the Development Office (706) 821-0034 and provide your email address over the phone. THANK YOU!
Heritage Academy Golf Tournament
Monday, April 19, 2010 - Lunch at 12 Noon - Shotgun Start at 1 p.m.
Belle Meade Country Club, Thomson, GA
Special Thanks to our early Sponsors for making this event
Join us for a fun afternoon of golf!
With thanks to The Knox Foundation, all proceeds go to support Heritage
Academy student scholarships. Your donation is tax-deductible.
There’s still time for you to sign up to play or sponsor
$500 per foursome or $125 per individual
Hole Sponsors, Silver and Gold Sponsorships Available
Raffle Tickets—only $20 each
1st Prize—E-Z-GO Golf Car
2nd Prize—Golf Memorabilia Crystal Ice Tea Set
3rd Prize—Framed Watercolor Print of Heritage Academy
Information and Raffle Tickets available at the school or
Aiken Augusta Evans
Permit No. 603
You are Invited to a
Thursday, May 20th
6 o’clock in the evening
Come join the celebration as
our first “graduates” reach a
milestone in their education
at Heritage Academy
333 Greene Street
Augusta, GA 30901