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Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017
We are thrilled to announce that Heathwood Upper School English teacher Dr. Sally Plowden has been named 2017 South Carolina Independent Schools Association Teacher of the year. Dr. Plowden is the 12th Heathwood teacher to earn SCISA Teacher of the Year honors since 2001. Upper School Head Dr. George Scouten nominated Dr. Plowden for the award because of her passion and talent for teaching, her commitment to her students, and her significant service to the school as English department chair... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017
  The Heathwood Hall girls track team finished in first place tonight in the SCISA AAA Region I Championship. The Lady Highlanders were paced by senior captain Rachael Whittaker, who finished with 4 first finishes (100, 200, 100 Hurdles, Triple Jump), and Junior Maryah Nasir, who finished first in 3 events (mile, 2 mile, 800). Additionally, the Lady Highlanders received first place finishes from Nadia Deas in the triple jump, and Louise Tester in the pole vault. Janie Hicks (2nd - High Jump... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017
Upper School chemistry teacher Laura Slocum was honored this month as the 2017 recipient of the James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching by the American Chemical Society. She earned this national recognition for her exceptional achievements as a teacher and for her significant contributions to the chemistry profession. (For more about the award, see https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/awards/national/bytopic/james-bryant-conant-award-in-high-school-... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017
A walking tour through downtown Columbia may soon have up to ten new stops thanks to the work of Upper School students in Mrs. Firetag’s State and Local Government class. The students were tasked by Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin’s office with helping to expand the Sally Salamander interactive walking tour of Columbia, which was first developed by the Leadership Columbia Class of 2009 as a way to showcase distinctive spots in Soda City. Current tour stops include the Columbia Regional... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017
¿Qué comiste hoy para el almuerzo? Or to put it another way, qu’avez-vous mange pour le dejeuner? Or quid fecisti hodie prandium et manducare?  If you’re a foreign language student at Heathwood, you can probably translate at least one of those sentences and know it’s asking what you ate for lunch today. And if the day in question was April 11, the answer would be home-baked treats from around the world, thanks to all the students and parents who contributed to the Foreign Language Week Food... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Heathwood Dining Commons Head Chef Jim McMahon is one of 100 local celebrity chefs who will be cooking and serving some of their favorite dishes at EdVenture’s “100 Men Who Cook For Kids”—a new fundraiser designed to support educational programs for kids and allow Midlands residents to indulge in a day of fabulous eating. Held on Sunday, May 21, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., the event was conceived by the museum as “a celebration of the culinary creations by men throughout the Midlands” and will... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Get your plaid on at bargain prices during the month of May at the Plaid Peddler! All month long, all "old" plaid clothing for girls will be on sale, making this the perfect time to stock up for the new school year at greatly discounted prices. All "Miss Tulane" and "Royal Park" plaid jumpers, skirts, skorts are on sale for $20.  These brands will not be ordered again next year.  Sizes vary from youth 3 - 18. The Plaid Peddler is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Please call Antara... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Classmates of Heathwood alumnus and past parent David McCoy, ’79, P ’11, would likely remember him for his quick wit and his athletic prowess as a member of the football, basketball, and baseball teams. To current members of the Heathwood community, David also stands out for his persistent willingness to share his time and talents with the school. Most notably, over the past seven years, he has given over 800 hours of volunteer time to Heathwood’s Johns Island service project. Heathwood... Read More
Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017
On April 19, Heathwood students, faculty, and staff participated in a tech-free day, going without cell phones, computers, tablets, and smart watches for the duration of the school day and, if possible, for the evening as well. The goal of the day, said Head of School Chris Hinchey, was to “help students and adults step back and gain perspective on their media habits and set goals for healthy habits moving forward.” Parents, students, and faculty were also invited to attend after-school... Read More
Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017
Heathwood 8th graders Charlotte Hughes and Serena Parmar won First Place in the Junior Team Division of this year's South Carolina Independent Schools Association Science Fair, held on April 4 in Sumter, for their project on "The Effects of Potassium, Calcium, and Nitrogen on the Growth of Plants." Serena and Charlotte were among ten 8th graders who earned a trip to the SCISA Science Fair by winning recognition at Heathwood's 8th Grade Science Fair. The other students included Van Clarke,... Read More

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