School- Wide Events
The christmas bazaar
by sonja johnson
published november 29th, 2022
The Christmas Bazaar is a fun event hosted by our school to fundraise for us and the booster club. Our school rents out spots where people all over the area can come and sell homemade goods and crafts. There were some ambrosial delicacies such as donuts, coffee, and more. The Christmas Bazaar also included homemade jewelry, quaint little wood carvings, and even heatable stuffed animals. We are very thankful for the Christmas Bazaar this year and everyone who participated!
by layla hartley and Kira Renne
published december 1st 2022
What a success the Variety Night was, a whopping $12,000 was made from the auction, way to GO FALCONS!!!! The night was filled with wonderful performances from students, the choir and band. The gym was packed with families and friends enjoying the lovely night!! All of the performances were Amazing!
There were performances from the choir, band, chamber singers, and various students. Some of the special acts included, a barber shop quartet called the “LED'S” starring, Aiden Lee, Isaac Ethridge, Parker Dixon, and Jackson Sayre. Kennedy Gamillo performed a gorgeous dance to “Still Rolling Stones” by Lauren Daigle. Isaac Ethridge performed a dance from “Napoleon Dynamite” , it was definitely a hit! All the performances were wonderful and all of the performers did fabulous!
New Changes at Hcs
By Jack Cummins
Published November 15th 2022
The school underwent some pleasant changes over the summer. Construction of new playground equipment began in August; many volunteers pulled together and completed building all but the climbing net before the start of the new school year.
The school track is also new this year. The goal of completing it before the state tournament was reached, and many people were able to see this great new addition to HCS. Located around the soccer field, it will be ready to use for this year's track season.
The final large, new addition this year, that might not be as well known, is the new heating system that was installed over the summer. Even though this might not be known by all, we will all appreciate this new feature throughout the winter season.
Thank you, on behalf of the HCS family, to all the volunteers who helped with constructing all of these great additions!
Kinder Pajama day / Field Trip / Singing for the Elderly
by Gabriela cox
published November 15th 2022
The Kindergartens have had quite a couple of weeks! Starting off, the students visited Spring Meadows. The kids sang to the people and had conversations with them afterward. The kindergartners brought them fall wreaths that were made in class. Next up the kids had a pajama party, this was their award for good behavior. Pajama days happen when Mrs. Cox puts gems in a jar, if the kids have been good, then they get a gem. So when the jar fills up to a certain point , the kids get to have a party. Last but not least the kids took a Field trip to Rocky Creek Farms to enjoy the Harvest Season. Although there was snow on the ground, the kids had a fantastic day. They got to see sheep and pigs, were able to pick out pumpkins, and enjoyed the tractor ride.
The Pep Rally
By Kira Renne
Published november 8th 2022
The first pep rally of the 2022-23 school year was a big success. The two teams, high school soccer and volleyball, competed against one another in multiple fun activities to get the crowd excited for the upcoming MCAA tournament. The first game was a ‘pass the mint’ challenge. Each member of the teams were given skewer sticks and were challenged to pass the mint down the line with the skewer in their mouths. The volleyball girls won the first challenge. The second challenge was the classic ‘oreo on your face’ challenge. Each team member had to start with an oreo on their forehead, and had to get it into their mouth without using their hands. The boys won this challenge. The final challenge was the popular crowd surfing on a table challenge. Each team picked one member to stand on a table and would ‘surf’ on their team members. The goal was to move forward the fastest. This was done by each member rolling on the floor. You really had to be there! Awards were then handed out for spirit week! Isaac Ethridge won the character day award. Makaila Crum won the country day award for the western category, Audrey Wielenga won the country day award for the international category, and Camryn Miller won the country day award for the country club category. Ayda Tondre won the falcon spirit day award. The crowd was excited for the tournament, and the teams were hyped up and ready to play!
The shoot off
by aaden rietveld
published november 8th 2022
The tension had never been so high, already the Heritage team successfully made it through the first two halves of the game. The first half was a struggle for the Heritage team, they did not score at all, while Billings scored two goals. But after half-time the game turned around for Heritage, Christian Fagan dribbled through the Billings defense scoring Heritage's first goal. Then before the game ended Parker Dixon dribbled through the Billings defense as well, scoring Heritage's second goal. But we can’t forget Heritage's defense, they did not let Billings score at all during the second half. Since the score was two against two the game went into double overtime. Each overtime lasted ten minutes each but there was no scoring at all during the overtimes. So now the game went into a shoot off, five players were chosen from each team to shoot. Micah Roberts, Christian Fagan, Eric Gillis, Parker Dixon, and Geno Graf were all chosen to be the shooters for Heritage Christian. Micah Roberts stepped up first, he struck the ball but Billings goalie blocked the ball. Billings' first shooter went up to shoot but he missed the goal. Next up was Christian Fagan, he stuck the ball, and the goalie blocked it, but he got a second chance, the goalie stepped out of the box! Christian grasped this second chance and scored! The second Billings shooter went up and scored. Next up for Heritage was Eric Gills, Eric attempted to go through the legs of the ginormous goalie but the goalie deflected the ball. The Third shooter for Billings scored as well. Next up Parker Dixon better known as STRIKER PARKER! Parker easily slides the ball into the goal. The fourth shooter for Billings scored as well. Finally Geno stepped up to take the Penalty Kick, Geno made contact with the ball, and the goalie deflected the ball ending the season for Heritage.
Volleyball at the mcaa tournament
By Ava cummins
published november 9th 2022
From October 20 through October 22, Heritage Christian School hosted the annual MCAA Soccer and Volleyball State Tournament. Volleyball was pleased to make State for the first time in seven years. On the first day, October 20, our volleyball team played Stillwater Christian School. Although they played hard, they lost in three sets. They played very well against the undefeated competitors. With only a limited amount of missed serves, a few blocks, and countless kills and saves, it was one of the team’s better games. The volleyball team didn’t play again until the next day, but had an enjoyable time cheering on the Heritage soccer team and various other volleyball teams. On the second day, October 21, our team played two games- the first game against Helena Christian School in the morning, and the second one against Great Falls Home School in the afternoon. They were thrilled to take the win against Helena Christian School in three sets. Even though the game was early in the morning, the girls were fired up and played their best, earning them the much deserved victory. Their next game, that same afternoon, was against Great Falls School. They fought hard, but lost in the end to the home school. Although it meant the end of their season, the team enjoyed their State experience. The seniors (Ashlyn Graham, Camryn Miller, Madison Roberts, Yibi Oberly, and Launna Giovanini) were thankful to be able to make it to State their last year of playing, and the underclassmen (Evie McKay, Greta Berkram, Ava Cummins, and JoeLyn Neiminen) had an exciting time playing the last few games with the seniors. The coaches, Karri Heupel and Cassidy Miller, were pleased to have the opportunity to work with this team throughout the length of the season and especially in the games at State. Throughout the last day and a half of State, the volleyball team enjoyed some bonding time while watching soccer games and cheering on the other school’s volleyball teams. We are thankful that God has blessed us with a functioning school building and gym to host this uniting event, and we are even more thankful for the players, parents, friends, and volunteers who made it possible.
Interview With Mrs. AlberdA
By Sonja Johnson
Published November 15th 2022
We have been blessed this year with Mrs. Alberda this year, we decided to interview her to get to know her more:
Q: Did you have a former job in teaching before this, if so what was it and for how long and what did you teach?
A: I taught at a public middle school in Vernal, Utah for eight years. I taught eighth grade English.
Q: What made you want to teach?
A: I’ve always wanted to be a teacher ever since I was a little girl. I used to make my friends play school with me.
Q:What did you get your degree in?
A: My degree is in English education. I also have a certificate in gifted and talented learning.
Q: What drove you to come to a private christian school?
A: I got married and moved to Bozeman and heard about an opening and applied.
Q: What do you teach?
A: I teach two classes of English, geography, a study skills class, theater, and a yearbook and journalism class.
Q: What has your experience at Heritage been like?
A: It’s been great. I taught public school in Utah before this. I am happy to be able to share my faith outwardly.
Q: What has been your favorite part of the year so far?
A: I think chapel has been my favorite part. I did not experience school chapels at my old school and it is such a blessing.
Q: What have you learned so far this year?
A: I have learned that students at Heritage are some of the best and I am very glad I’m working here.
We are immensely excited for future years with Mrs. Alberda and can’t wait to get to know her better throughout this year.