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Posted on Monday, October 29, 2018
Heathwood 7th grader Jais Ward is the 2018 SCISA Girls Cross Country Individual State Champion, and the Heathwood Boys Cross Country Team are 2018 State Runners-Up. Both the Girls and Boys teams capped off strong seasons with outstanding performances at the state meet, which was held at Heathwood on October 27. On the boys’ side, sophomore Neb Sneath and freshman Hugh Willcox earned All-State honors by finishing in second and third place respectively among all runners, and sophomore Jack... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018
When Heathwood 5th graders traveled to Harbison Forest on October 24 for the Wood Magic Forest Fair, they weren't just walking through the woods -- they were watching their science curriculum come to life.  As 5th Grace Science Teacher Susan McRae explained, "Fifth grade science content is environmental science, including resources and the management of resources.  The field trip provided information to the students about the sustainable management of forest resources in our state, and the... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Weeks of hard work paid off for the Heathwood Middle School Math Team when they placed 2nd out of 44 teams at the 2018 SCISA Middle School Math Meet. Eleven students and their faculty advisor, Rob Bauer, traveled to Sumter for the meet on October 24 after logging long hours of practice together learning to solve difficult math problems.They were rewarded with both team and individual honors: Team 1: Will Koon, Alex Myrick, Spencer Thomas, Annie Benoit, and Jackson Engh won the second place... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2018
When 18 Heathwood students became pen pals with a group of students in Cameroon last year, their main goal was to strike up international friendships and learn more about what they and their pen pals had in common despite their geographic distance. But now one terrible difference between the lives of the Heathwood students and the Cameroonian ones is making their correspondence more meaningful than ever. Long-simmering conflicts between the English- and French-speaking regions of Cameroon... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2018
More than 400 grandparents and special friends came to campus on October 19 to spend the morning with Early Childhood and Lower School students for Heathwood's annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day. The visitors were treated to a performance that included songs by each grade level from EC2-4th as well as Heathwood's Upper School A Capella Choir before heading to classrooms to spend time with their grandchildren. See more photos from Grandparents and Special Friends Day here.
Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018
Two Heathwood seniors have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their outstanding performance on the 2017 PSAT. Ben Mathews was named a National Merit Semifinalist. Kendall Couch was named a National Merit Commended Scholar. Those designations mean both were among the 50,000 highest scorers on last year's PSAT, among the 1.6 million students who took the test. Ben and Kendall join 159 previous Heathwood students who have been honored by the National Merit... Read More
Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018
Longtime Heathwood Head of School Bob Shirley has been honored with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). The award is given annually by SAIS to a head of school or senior administrator in recognition of a long and distinguished career in independent education. Dr. Shirley served as Head of School at Heathwood for 23 years, from 1978 to 2000, joining the Heathwood community at a pivotal time in the school’s history when both the... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018
Heathwood's Les Savants chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed 17 new members in an October 1 ceremony at the Chapel of the Epiphany. The inductees were seniors Allison Carter, Lexie Colwell, Kendall Couch, Liz Li, Tanner Senn, and Lexi Xia, and juniors Olivia Antonetti, Kate Falvey, Cadigan Li, Olivia Merritt, Kit Mullins, Caroline Quan, Faith Robertson, Ava Rosenbaum, Riana Shelley, Andrew Sobel, and DuBose Tuller. Heathwood alumnus William Mitchell, '09, who serves as Political... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018
  “Can you hear the sizzle?” Chef Jet Tila, of Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen and Iron Chef fame, was tossing rice, spices, and pineapple together to make one of his signature dishes, and his audience of Heathwood Middle School students was spellbound as he demonstrated how to bring out the most flavor possible from each ingredient. Chef Jet’s October 4 appearance at Heathwood, where he gave a cooking demo for the entire Middle School student body, then visited with students of all ages at... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018
How does your day feel different if you go through as much of it as possible with a smile on your face? That’s what Heathwood’s Middle Schoolers did on October 3rd, their second annual Hey Day. Launched as part of the Middle School’s Mindful in the Hall program, Hey Day celebrates the power of a smile to create positive feelings and stronger connections. “When everyone is smiling, there’s a friendly atmosphere that creates opportunities for everyone to have exchanges with people they... Read More