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Willis Ware Celebrates Championship
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2018
On our South Beltline campus, Willis Ware can be found all over campus.  Whether he’s patrolling the Upper School, interacting with students, teaching classes, organizing clubs and meetings, or coaching up his Cross Country or Track dynasties, saying that Coach Ware covers ground is truly an understatement.  But while it may seem that he moves consistently now is nothing compared to the journey that’s taken him to Columbia, which includes an incredible collegiate career at the University of... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Two members of Heathwood’s Upper School history department spent the summer honing their teaching skills through a prestigious fellowship program for faculty members at independent schools. John Adams and Sara Burrows were named 2018 Athena Summer Fellows. They joined a cohort of 50 humanities teachers at elite independent schools nationwide who worked together to share ideas, assignments, best practices, and more. Athena Fellows spend 5-7 hours a week for two months over the summer immersed... Read More
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018
  We're excited about all the talented new teachers who have joined Heathwood's faculty this year and will be profiling each of them in the weeks to come.  After attending Heathwood as a "lifer," Elizabeth Grove is now returning to serve as Upper School Counselor and as an associate in the PEAK Program for outdoor education, leadership, and adventure.  She holds a B.A. from Clemson and an Ed.S. in Counseling from the University of South Carolina and is returning to counseling following a... Read More
Posted by Early in the 2018 Fall season, two Highlanders have been recognized for their performances state-wide! on Thursday, September 6, 2018
The beginning to the 2018-19 academic year has seen several of our Athletic teams and athletes earn strong performances, both on campus and throughout the area and state!  For two athletes, these performances have been recognized by different media outlets, earning accolades for both! Rondarius Porter ('22) was named Midlands Player of the Week by The State Newspaper following the Varsity Football team's 13-12 overtime win in Week 2 over Wilson Hall in Sumter!  Porter helped limit the Barons... Read More
Catherine Savoca '15
Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2018
Heathwood graduate, Catherine Savoca '15, was featured in The Columns, Washington and Lee's Magazine.  The Columns ran an interview with Catherine highlighting her work exploring the real estate development industry this summer as a sales and marketing intern in Lisbon, Portugal.   Read the full interview here...
Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018
In partnership with the Gills Creek Watershed Association, eight Heathwood student volunteers along with four adult volunteers collected 18 bags of trash in the Gills Creek area of South Beltline Blvd.on Saturday, August 25. The clean-up is one of four “Adopt-A-Highway” clean-ups during the 2018-19 school year. It reflects Heathwood's abiding commitment to community service and to partnering with local organizations for the greater good. On average, Heathwood students complete more than 8,... Read More
Smanatha Gaton
Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2018
Kudos to alumna Samantha Gaton, ’18, whose Senior Exhibition paper on child trafficking has been accepted for publication by Freedom Café at the University of New Hampshire. She also presented her Senior Exhibition research at the Youth Summit on Child Trafficking Conference this summer.
Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2018
Heathwood Upper School Head and Assistant Head of School George Scouten was one of six men honored at halftime of the 2018 Major League Lacrosse championship game for his key role in bringing the sport of lacrosse to South Carolina. The ceremony, held at halftime of the August 18 game in Charleston, commemorated the 20th anniversary of the first high school lacrosse game played in South Carolina. Dr. Scouten was the coach of the Heathwood team that played in that game. What began in the late... Read More
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018
  How can you make a difference in your community? That’s a question Upper School students explored on August 16th at an Internship and Service Fair coordinated by Heathwood’s Columbia Connections program. The goal, said Columbia Connections Director Donnie Bain, was to connect students, faculty, and organizations, for the mutual benefit of all. “Bringing these organizations on campus gives students a chance to learn more about service opportunities, internships and job shadowing, and even... Read More
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018
    Heathwood is excited to welcome 14 talented new teachers to our staff this year, as well as several new administrators and staff members. They bring with them a wealth of experience in the classroom and beyond, and are already making their presence felt academically and in our community. They are:   Early Childhood   Kristi Plyler, 3s Lead Kristi Plyler is passionate about many things, but mostly family and teaching. She attended the University of South Carolina for both... Read More