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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
After a hiatus of several years, Heathwood has a softball team again—and if their inaugural game was anything to go by, they’re going to be a force to be reckoned with. The Middle School Lady Highlanders are currently playing in a local league rather than in interscholastic competition. But plans are in the works for them to officially compete for the school in the future. In the meantime, under the tutelage of coaches Rob Bauer and Jim McMahon, they cruised to an 18-3 victory in their first... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Fourteen Heathwood Upper School students collectively won 18 awards for their original scientific research at the 2018 meeting of the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science at Presbyterian College on April 14. Altogether, 35 Heathwood students presented their research at SCJAS. All are participants in Heathwood’s Honors Science Research Program, through which students design, implement, and analyze results from an independent experimental research project. Heathwood is one of just seven... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Since Coach Lynn Humphrey took over the golf program in the mid-90’s, she’s had brothers, sisters, even twins, but never what she’s encountered this season.   The Boys Golf program currently features three different sets of brothers as the Lucas’ (senior Daniel and freshman James), Lamar’s (freshman William and 6th-grader Thomas), and King’s (senior Robert, and sophomore twins Manning and McLain) are all competing for the Highlanders this spring.  To say that the teammates are close is... Read More
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018
The trenches dug by soldiers along the Western Front in World War I stretched some 600 miles across France, from the North Sea to Switzerland. The trenches dug by Heathwood Upper School students in the woods near the Middle School are not nearly that extensive, but they do in many ways accurately replicate the originals. And they were on display to the larger Heathwood community on March 17, when seven students and two faculty members staged the 2018 trench program, “Quiet on the Western... Read More
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018
PEAK Director Stan Wood started teaching at Heathwood right after he graduated from college in 1983 and has never left. Over that time, he’s been a P.E. teacher, coach, athletic director, and Upper School geography and science teacher. But it’s as the founder and long-time director of Heathwood’s signature outdoor education program that he’s had his most significant impact on the school. Here he talks about the origins of the PEAK program, why it's such a good fit with Heathwood’s... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018
“Let yourself fail and do bad work at first, and know that a good idea will come 20 ideas in.” That was just one piece of advice for aspiring artists offered to Heathwood’s 8th grade Musical Theater students by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Lucy Alibar when she skyped with them on March 16. Speaking from New York, where she’s currently working on a script rewrite, Alibar, who studied at Carnegie Mellon University with Heathwood drama teacher Jonathan Monk, talked about her... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018
This year's Upper School Winterim took students as far away as London, Los Angeles, Cologne, Germany, and Ecuador. Other students traveled to New York, Florida, the Bahamas, Death Valley, or around the Carolinas. Still others stayed on campus for the week to study exercise science, forensic science, film and music, or landscape painting. And more than 80 completed internships, learning about everything from sports management (with the Seattle Mariners) to veterinary science to aerospace... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The children who died in the Holocaust were denied the opportunity to make much of an impact on the world. But some 70 years later, West Columbia artist Mary Burkett is giving some of the Holocaust’s youngest victims a powerful voice through her arresting drawings, which she shared with Heathwood’s 7th graders on March 13. “Beloved: Children of the Holocaust” is a collection of portraits Burkett has sketched of children who were killed by the Nazis during World War II. Burkett has also... Read More
Posted on Monday, March 12, 2018
Heathwood's Upper School Mock Trial Team is headed to Nationals! After winning the regional competition for the third year in a row, they were named 2018 State Champions on March 10 and will now advance to the National High School Mock Trial competition in Reno, NV May 10-12. Winning the state competition is an impressive feat because the quality of all the participating teams is so high. With only the top 12 teams in the state selected to advance out of regional competition, every round is... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018
Heathwood's first Lower School LEAP Week (Learning, Engagement, Action, Possibilities) gave students in grades K-4 the opportunity to explore interests and discover new passions through a week of intensive short courses. Students could opt for the arts (Photography, History of Cinematography, Claymation Studio, Jewelry Making, Awesome Acting, Famous Artists) sports (Basketball, Tennis, Baseball, Winter Olympics), STEM (Curious Coders, Robotics, Building Bridges, Math Playground, Storybook... Read More

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