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Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019
Twenty-three Heathwood students joined with Upper School teacher Willis Ware and School Resource Officer Deputy Josh Albins to take part in the Hudson's Heroes Souper Bowl of Caring on Saturday, January 12. Heathwood was one of 19 participating schools who collectively packaged over 4000 boxes of food, which are being sent to Harvest Hope Food Bank for distribution throughout the Midlands. Souper Bowl of Caring was founded in Columbia nearly 29 years ago to use the energy of the Super Bowl... Read More
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2018
Members of Heathwood's Girls on the Run team are committed to having an "attitude of gratitude," and this year they expressed their gratitude to those who served our country by writing Thank You cards and collecting beef jerky for veterans. The girls also made cards and treats for children who are hospitalized at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital. Girls on the Run brings together girls in 3rd-5th grades to develop life skills through interactive lessons and running games. This year's... Read More
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2018
Downtown Columbia is an increasingly happening place to be – and thanks to a team of Heathwood students, Sally Salamander is now ready and waiting to show off 20 iconic downtown locations to visitors and locals alike. Partnering with the office of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and supported by grants from Nephron Pharmaceuticals and the city’s Hospitality Tax Grant, students in Upper School Government Teacher Julie Firetag’s Urban Planning and State and Local Government classes planned and... Read More
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2018
Heathwood students and faculty held their 3rd annual “Silent Night: The Christmas Truce of 1914” on the evening of December 7 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  Using the meticulously designed replicas of trenches along the Western Front of World War I that have been created by history teacher John Adams and his students in the woods across from the Middle School, the reenactment told the story of a remarkable moment of peace amidst the First World War. Students and faculty played the... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2018
More than 240 people participated in this year's Deck the Hall 5K/2k and Kids' Fun Run and Reindeer Games, held on Saturday, December 1 on Heathwood's cross country course and Stadium Field. The race raised more than $5000, which will benefit Camp Cole and Rural Mission, Inc.  Some 40 student volunteers helped with everything from social media to course set-up to running the reindeer games. Deck the Hall is unique among Midlands 5Ks in that it is a trail race rather than a road race,... Read More
Posted on Monday, December 3, 2018
Heathwood's Middle School Mock Trial Team earned the 2018 state championship on December 1, capping off an impressive year in which they also won the regional competition. 2018 has been a great year for Heathwood Mock Trial all around, as The Upper School team also won both their state and regional competitions in the spring. Individual honorees at the state competition included 8th grader Liam Quan and 7th grader Nicole Craft, who both received two Judges Awards for Best Attorney; and 8th... Read More
Posted on Monday, December 3, 2018
With a 52-31 victory over Wilson Hall, Heathwood Athletic Director and Head Boys Basketball Coach Jeff Whalen hit a major milestone on November 27: 400 wins as Coach of the Boys Varsity Basketball Team. Head of School Chris Hinchey presented Coach Whalen with a commemorative ball after the game. But the biggest surprise for Coach Whalen was that, in addition to his wife, his mother and all five of his sons were also there to celebrate his achievement.
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Four University of South Carolina Gamecocks--including two Heathwood alumnae--came to Middle School Town Hall on November 27 and shared advice about how to succeed in school and life. The visiting athletes were Heathwood alumnae Savannah Hillmeyer, '17, a current member of the USC Swim Team; and Grace Smith, '13, former soccer goalie for William & Mary, who is currently pursuing a Masters in Sports Management at USC; along with USC Swimmer Jenna Pehowski and graduate student Chase... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 26, 2018
On November 20, four guest speakers spent the morning with Heathwood's Middle Schoolers, talking about some of the key challenges adolescents face and how to navigate them successfully. "As we work to address all aspects of growing middle schoolers," said Middle School Head Suzanne Nagy, "we wanted to touch on different developmental spaces - empowering them to know that they mean a great deal to us, that they can have a voice, they can plan, set goals, and make things happen, and that they... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The 2018 Middle School Turkey Trot has raised more than $12,500 and counting for Harvest Hope Food Bank--enough to provide tens of thousands of meals for those in need. In addition, this year students held a turkey drive, collecting 166 frozen turkeys (more than 2300 pounds worth) for residents of counties impacted by Hurricane Florence.  Held each year on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the Turkey Trot brings together all Middle School students and teachers--along with some special... Read More