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Up to the Challenge: Arizona State Fair Art Contest

     The Visual Arts Program at Heritage Academy Laveen is constantly striving to allow scholars to show their work in the community.  The first opportunity this year was the Arizona State Fair.  Ms. Kuecker opened up the challenge to all advanced art scholars.  Each scholar was given the criteria and asked to submit at [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Getting techie at the Tech Shop!

A field trip to the Tech Shop is a dream come true for many technology-curious students! Last month Mr. Brimhall, from the Heritage Academy Laveen campus, sponsored a field trip to Tech Shop in Chandler.  Tech shop is Arizona's largest Maker Space where people go to make personal projects or personally crafted items for small [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Getting techie at the Tech Shop!

Varsity Volleyball: Four by Four

This article is reposted from the Heritage Gazette: These past couple of weeks may seem to have been a bit volleyball-less, but not so my friends; the last two weeks have been comprised of away games that our Heroes brought the heat to! To kick us off was the rematch game against LFPA Gilbert. Our [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Varsity Volleyball: Four by Four

A Matter of Manners

Since at least kindergarten we have all been taught to be nice, share with others, and not talk when the adults were talking. We were told to not talk with our mouths full, not to be crude, and not to scream when we didn’t get what we wanted. As we got older we learned not [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on A Matter of Manners

Serving A Worldwide Community Through Volunteerism

The Christian non-profit organization, Feed My Starving Children, founded in 1987, provides nutritionally complete meal to malnourished children in many third world countries. Heritage Academy Gateway’s very own National Honors Society, Scholar Council, and Yearbook members took pleasure volunteering at the organization’s Mesa location on February 2, 2017, to pack food that was shipped to [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Serving A Worldwide Community Through Volunteerism

Does Practice REALLY Make Perfect? How Instrumentalists Should Practice

1.      Beginners should practice 15-20 minutes per day on three or four days per week; Advanced players should practice 30-60 minutes, as often as possible (this can include multiple practice sessions on a single day, adding up to several hours when needed). 2.      Warm up. Brass players should buzz, wind players [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Does Practice REALLY Make Perfect? How Instrumentalists Should Practice

Does Class Size MATTER? A Student’s Perspective:

Class size and student teacher ratio Class size and student teacher ratios go hand in hand. Class size is the number of students and teachers in a given class. A student teacher ratio is the number of students compared to the number of teachers. Mrs. Higgins, a Heritage Academy English and History teacher, stated “Anything [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Does Class Size MATTER? A Student’s Perspective:

Costco Night!

There is a special night reserved for Hero families to shop Costco discounts and support Heritage Academy at the same time! LAVEEN:  Everyone with a Costco membership is invited to come shop on October 7th from 7pm - 9pm.  There is plenty of parking! So Save the Date, and hold off on purchases until that [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Costco Night!

7 Tips for a Successful Audition

Anyone who has ever participated in a performing arts program can tell you that auditions are just part of the system. Band, orchestra, choir, and drama programs all have elements of auditioning, starting at the earliest grade levels and continuing on … well, forever. The bottom line is: If you want to be on the [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 7 Tips for a Successful Audition

Boosting Creative Capabilities with New Tech!

Being on the cutting edge of technology is key to the future.  That’s why Heritage Academy continues to partner with the best technology providers for your scholar. Over the summer Heritage installed the complete Adobe Creative Cloud suite on every computer in the computer labs. Being proficient in Adobe tools such as Photoshop and Lightroom [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Boosting Creative Capabilities with New Tech!
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