March 2015 Students of the Month

Veronique Horup Jasmine Chee

Additional Pottery Photos

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Field trip for Art Students

The Art Classes went to the Art Café and did our interpretation of a Greek Plate.

Language Arts 'Chew On This' Presentations

Chase Phillips presents his power point during Mrs. Zmarzly’s Language Arts class.

The 7th/8th grade class read the thought provoking book Chew on This about the fast food industry.  Students were given a choice to either write an essay or design a poster board/power point. Students then gave a classroom presentation on the topic “How fast food effects people, communities and the food industry.”

Earlier this month, the 7th/8th grade students worked on presentation skills during a Study Skills class with Mrs. Wynne.  All students were asked to apply what they have learned as they gave their oral reports to the class.  Students were critiqued by both Mrs. Zmarzly and Mrs. Wynne over the delivery, content/organization and enthusiasm/audience awareness of their presentations.

A super job done by all students!!


Won Jun has success in Geometry!






Barbour Geometry


Today the students in Mrs. Barbour’s afternoon Geometry class finally understood their “PROOFS.” No one was more excited than Won Jun!

Pennies for Patients Service Project with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Pennies for Patients service project is underway at Heritage Academy.  Leukemia is the most common cancer in children, adolescents and young adults younger than 20 years and it causes more deaths than any other cancer among this age group. Thanks to LLS funded research and the fundraising effort of programs like Pennies for Patients, survival rates for some blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled. Critical treatment innovations have originated through blood cancer research – radiation, chemotherapy, stem cell transplantation, and new targeted therapies. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The National Honor Society members are leading the way with the Pennies for Patients service project by making signs, announcements, and walking around to classrooms encouraging donations. We have already collected over $250 in three days. One classroom, Mr. Costakis’s 3rd block class, has already reached the $100 mark and will be awarded a pennant from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to acknowledge their generosity. Now we are asking you, our extended family, to join us in our efforts to assist those diagnosed with blood cancers and help fund research for the cure. Designate the classroom of your choice to receive credit for your donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Go to to make you donation online. Thank you in advance for all your support and generosity.

NHS take 2 Fall 2014

Ancient Worlds Unit

Ancient Worlds PhotoStudents wrote their names in cuneiform.  They illustrated the background with images from the ancient civilizations we studied in this unit.  Pictured:  Maurizio DeBono, Ana Paula Valdez, Jasmine Chee, Gabby Teran.

Government Students Take On the Abortion Debate

Abortion Debate

A debate on Abortion was held in Mr. Ted Zawacki’s Government class. Controversial topics centered on Roe vs. Wade, Religious Views, Extent of Abortion in the United States, Unwanted Pregnancies and the Role of Government. The Pro Life position was represented by Arthur Yeager and Nicholas Russell and the Pro Choice position was represented by Rhea Bhagia and Samuel Cochrane.