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Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017
Yorba Linda, Calif. (March 27, 2017)— Heritage Oak sent 14 students to the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair the week of March 20th and, for the first time in the school’s history, all 14 projects earned medals.  Additionally, four students received additional recognition for their projects and one student has advanced to the state competition later this year. Eighth grade student Aneal S. received a Honorable Mention for his project entitled, “Potassium Clorate-A New Way to Make... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (February 23, 2017) – Heritage Oak Private Education is proud to announce that its Athletic Director, Ryan Leimkuhler, has been named as a top teacher and featured in Parenting OC’s 2017 Top 25 Teachers of OC.  The issue will be available in March. Parenting OC received almost 124 entries this year from all over Orange County, making it one of the biggest nominee class in the history of the magazine. Leimkuhler was recently honored at the Top Teacher Awards Reception at... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2017
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (February 10, 2017) – On Tuesday, February 7th Heritage Oak Private Education, home of the Huskies, hosted a special assembly featuring wolves, rescued and rehabilitated for educational programs by the Apex Protection Agency. One of the goals of the Apex Protection Project’s is to educate students on the wolves and wolfdogs with the dream of future generations living in a world where the wolf is protected and respected. This matches the fundamental teachings of Heritage Oak... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (December 13, 2016) – Competing against more than 60 contestants, Heritage Oak Private Education (HOPE) eighth grade student Aneal Singh was awarded third place in the poetry category and “Best in Show” at the Yorba Linda Public Library’s art and literature event entitled “Exposed: Hidden Treasures.” The contest is designed especially for teens in grades 7-12. Categories include Art, Photography, Graphic Design, Short Stories and Poetry. This is the second year that Singh... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Heritage Oak Private Education’s eighth grade class recently created and displayed their own Rube Goldberg machines. What is a Rube Goldberg machine you ask? It is a machine that makes things far more complicated than they should be. Rather than a written science test, Heritage Oak students were given the opportunity to combine what they have learned in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) into an exciting and fun project. What it does is take a very simple method, like... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Each year, Heritage Oak students participate in a formal Thanksgiving Feast where they practice their formal dining manners and reflect on all they are thankful for. This year, all remaining homemade food from the feast was donated to the Yorba Linda Fire Department.  While teachers ask that each child try a little of every item to broaden their palate, each year, there is an array of homemade delights leftover and eventually discarded. This year, during one of the school’s “Director’s... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 4, 2016
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2016) – Heritage Oak Private Education (HOPE) students took the pledge to stay drug, tobacco and alcohol free, during Red Ribbon Week and were supported for their efforts with a visit from the LAPD and an Extreme Sports show by Gale Webb Extreme Sports and Vans. The National Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31 each year. To show their support... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016
October 27, 2016 - Heritage Oak Private Education (HOPE) eighth-grade students recently traveled to Washington D.C. and New York, to visit our nation’s capital and other historic sights.   The six-day trip to the nation’s capital is a rite of passage for middle school students, which turns learning history and social studies from homework into a demonstrative experience that the students are emerged in. Each day is filled with education and fun making this an experience to cherish. More than... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016
October 21, 2016 Last week, Heritage Oak Private Education held its first coding class for second graders as part of its regular technology curriculum.  Coding has been added to the curriculum this year for children in grades two through five and the program the school is using utilizes popular characters from Mine Craft, Angry Birds and Star Wars in order to keep students interested and motivated. During their weekly class, Heritage Oak technology teacher Madison Lyn pairs students up by... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2016
September 16, 2016, Yorba Linda, CA - Heritage Oak Private Education celebrated its 50th anniversary on Friday, September 9, 2016 at the school’s annual Welcome Back Celebration. The celebration, held on the school’s campus, featured a performance by the school’s cheerleaders, a school history trivia game (teachers vs. alumni), and various nostalgic images and memorabilia. Over 50 alumni were in attendance among the current students and families. Founded in 1966, the school was originally... Read More