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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018
         If you’re like most Heathwood parents, you’ve probably already given some thought to your children’s summer reading … but what about yours? If you haven’t had time to browse for a new stack of great books, no worries—we’ve done it for you. We surveyed Heathwood faculty and staff what they’ve read and loved recently or what they’re looking forward to reading this summer. Here, in the order in which they were received, are their recommendations. Because parents deserve a great summer... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Two Heathwood students are among the 13 selected statewide as South Carolina delegates to the 2019 national meeting of the Association of Junior Academies of Science (AJAS) and the American Association for the  Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC. Rising junior Caroline Quan and rising sophomore Nico Adamo were both selected based on the quality of the original scientific research they presented at the 2018 meeting of the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science (SCJAS) this... Read More
Posted by Willis Ware, Director of Community Service on Friday, May 25, 2018
Collectively, the class of 2018 along with adult chaperones devoted over 1500 hours of service during this year’s Johns Island mission trip. This year’s class is the 31st class that has completed their Heathwood education by serving with the Rural Mission, Inc. on Johns Island. The students, along with faculty, staff, and parent volunteers worked at a total of six work sites. The Johns Island trip is a longstanding rite of passage for Heathwood seniors, an opportunity both to give back and... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 18, 2018
On May 18, Heathwood 3rd graders and Kindergarteners got a gift that, if past experience is anything to go by, many will treasure for years: a book about them, written just for them, by a Heathwood 7th grader. The longstanding 7th grade book buddy program is one of several Heathwood traditions that bring older and younger students together to learn with and from one another. In addition to making friends with fellow Highlanders from a different division, the 7th graders learn the art of... Read More
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018
Heathwood's 2017-18 yearbook has been named Best All Around by the South Carolina Independent School Association. This is the second time in the past three years that Heathwood has earned that honor. The Heathwood yearbook also won Best Theme Development, and received Honorable Mention in all three other categories in which yearbooks were evaluated--Photography, Layout/Design, and Copywriting. Heathwood was the only school to be recognized in all five categories. The 2017-18 yearbook staff... Read More
Posted by Tim McKnight on Monday, May 14, 2018
Science and medieval history met in the halls of Heathwood's Upper School this month in the 9th grade's trebuchet project. At the end of the year, students in the 9th grade Physics 1 and World History classes complete a cross-curricular project involving the very successful medieval siege engine known as a trebuchet.  In their history class the students study life in medieval castles as well as the innovations made by early engineers in the area of mechanized warfare. After conducting... Read More
Posted by Willis Ware on Monday, May 7, 2018
The Heathwood Hall girls track team won the SCISA AAA State Championship in Charleston on Saturday thanks to outstanding performances by four seniors. Team captains Nadia Deas and Maryah Nasir led the charge that helped the team finish ahead of second place Porter Gaud by 33.5 points. The Lady Highlanders won 9 events and finished 2nd in another three events, giving the team first or second place finishes in 12 of 17 events. Deas won the long jump, sailing 17 feet and one half inch. She went... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018
Junior William Scouten and sophomore Riana Shelley are the 2018 winners of the Columbia Breakfast Optimist Club's Oratorical Contest. This is the third year in a row that Heathwood students have won both the male and female categories in the competition and the second year in a row that William has been the male winner. The topic of this year's competition was "Where are My Roots of Optimism?" William and Riana each were awarded $500 in scholarship money at the April 21 local contest and... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018
Fifteen thousand meals are on their way to hungry children overseas thanks to Heathwood Hall middle schoolers and parent volunteers. On Friday, May 4, Heathwood’s 7th and 8th grade classes, along with teachers, staff, and parents, packaged 15,000 meals for the aid group Rise Against Hunger in just two hours. The meals will be delivered to schoolchildren in other countries where hunger is prevalent. The Heathwood event was the brainchild of 8th grader Addie Grace Cook, who was inspired by a... Read More
Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018
Eight members of the Heathwood Class of 2018 and five members of the Class of 2019 were inducted into the prestigious Cum Laude Society on April 18. The new inductees are seniors Lydia Comer, Lawson Leidinger, Isabelle Lord, Emmye Mullins, Paris Tomlin, Ray Wang, Jim Xue, Coco Yuan; and juniors Davis Buchanan, Julia Lauterbach, Ben Mathews, Kathleen Powers, and Kate Willhide. They join seven members of the Class of 2018 who were inducted last year: Marie Charlotte Demetriades, Ruth Dibble,... Read More