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, please take some time to…  [read the full post]

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 parents. In the fourth…  [read the full post]

A Year in Review

Year-end thoughts from HCA Administrator, 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 be solved together, many teams to cheer…  [read the full post]

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 children?  It has to…  [read the full post]

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 searching their hearts, and committing…  [read the full post]

Staying Involved In Your Children’s Friendships

Friends. Life is certainly richer for the friends who are in our lives. They are the ones who share our laughs and our successes, our fears and our failures. God created us with a desire for deep friendship. Proverbs 17:17 even describes what a true friendship looks like: “A friend loves at all times, and…  [read the full post]

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 JrHi, I was talking with a friend of…  [read the full post]

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

At the end of last summer, we tragically (at least from our human perspective), 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…  [read the full post]

Christian Education – Seniors to Kindergartners Preparing to Soar!

13 Years! In about 4 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) since kindergarten. Their kindergarten teacher…  [read the full post]

Make America Great Again

Disclaimer – THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL POST!! Regardless of your political persuasion, you cannot possibly have navigated the last two years in the US without at some point coming in contact with the phrase “Make America Great Again.”  Mercifully, the election is over.   However, I think former First Lady Barbara Bush got it…  [read the full post]