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Posted by Sonali Parmar and Samantha Piper on Thursday, April 21, 2016
Have you ever seen a little red Miata cruising leisurely down Heathwood road? Well, if you’ve ever wondered about that tiny red sports car, then all your questions are about to be answered! The driver is none other than Mrs. Nancy Reeder, one of our most cherished librarians, who has been driving to Heathwood every morning for forty-three years. Mrs. Reeder first arrived in the fall of 1972 at a much different Heathwood. Back then, it was a small neighborhood school that only went to the... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016
Heathwood’s Upper School Honors Science students had a dominant performance at this year’s South Carolina Junior Academy of Sciences annual conference, with almost half of all Heathwood projects and almost 40% of participating Heathwood students receiving awards—including Junior Jaylen Davis, who won first place in two categories. Forty-seven Heathwood students traveled to the conference, held on April 16 at Winthrop University. In addition to Jaylen’s double first, 7 Heathwood students... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016
​Heathwood students and families celebrated with Dining Commons employee Rebecca Macon on February 23 at the dedication of her new house. Rebecca’s house was constructed by Habitat for Humanity. As always with Habitat homes, Rebecca herself had to contribute considerable sweat equity. But she also had help from the Heathwood community. On two separate Saturdays, as construction of Rebecca’s home entered its final stages, Heathwood students, faculty, and parents pitched in in significant ways... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The dogs in the Richland County Sheriff’s department do amazing work to keep all of us safer. Now the dogs themselves will be safer thanks to a gift from some Heathwood students. After learning about the dogs in their “Heathwood CSI” Winterim class, the students decided to donate money to help purchase bulletproof vests for the dogs. The Heathwood CSI class, one of the options for Upper School students during their one-week experiential learning Winterim program, introduces students to all... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016
If you could be a judge, a pharmacist, a county sheriff, a doctor, or a DNR agent, which would you choose? That’s a question Heathwood 2nd graders will have to answer soon as they decide on their occupations for the Build a City project—and on 2nd Grade Career Day they got help in making that decision from members of all of these professions and more. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott both MC’d and participated in Career Day, which took place April 15 and also featured a dentist, a magazine... Read More
Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2016
Big changes are afoot in Heathwood’s Early Childhood Learning Center! Most notably, a major donation from Heathwood parents Mike and Summer Tourville is allowing us to create a new Tinker Lab and Art Studio, and to provide teacher development opportunities that will turn the ECLC into even more of a center for the Reggio Emilia-inspired learning that has been a hallmark of Heathwood’s early childhood program. The addition of a 2-year-old program in the 2016-17 school year means Heathwood... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2016
Even for the best high school athletes, earning a spot on a college team can be tough. But for this year’s graduating Heathwood football players, the odds of landing a college athletic scholarship have been a lot better than average. Half of the seniors on this year’s Highlander football team—and just over 20% of all the boys in the class of 2016—will be playing football at the college level next year. They’ll be joining 11 members of the Heathwood classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015 who are... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Coinciding with Earth Day, SEED’s spring plant sale will take place Friday, April 22 from 8-5 and Saturday, April 23 from 9-12 at the Roadside Market Stand at the Robert Clark Greenhouse. In the event of rain, the sale will take place under the Dining Commons, with drive-up service available. The theme of the sale is Heathwood Homegrown—From Our Home to Yours. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the SEED program and its educational mission. Formed in 2011, SEED (School Environmental... Read More
Posted by Andrew Richardson on Thursday, March 3, 2016
​Heathwood Hall Head Girls Basketball Coach John O’Cain has stepped down after seven years at the helm of the Lady Highlander program.  In O’Cain’s tenure, the Highlanders collected four straight SCISA Region I-AAA titles, finished as the state runner-up in 2013, and captured the 2014 SCISA state title. In the seven-year span, O’Cain coached 10 All-State players, three Region I-AAAPlayers of the Year, one Gatorade State Player of the Year, one McDonald’s All-American, and one Naismith National... Read More
Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016
In a competitive 10-school field, Heathwood’s Upper School Mock Trial Team finished in first place at this year’s Regional High School Mock Trial competition on February 27. In addition to winning the overall competition, the team received multiple individual awards. Alyce Petit was Students’ Choice and Judges Choice for Best Attorney in every round in which she competed. Roy Matthews won a Students’ Choice and two Judges’ Choices for Best Witness. William McKelvey won a Students’ Choice award... Read More

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