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Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017
Ten German exchange students are currently attending classes in Heathwood’s Upper School, marking the start of what promises to be an ongoing partnership with a sister school near Cologne, Germany. The partnership arose when Upper School Head George Scouten visited Germany last year in support of Heathwood’s international student program, which brings 12-16 students to campus each year from around the world. When Dr. Scouten toured the Bodelschwingh Gymnasium in the village of Windeck-... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017
Eighteen Heathwood 7th graders have new friends halfway around the world, thanks to a pen pal program inspired by one of their summer reading books. I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives tells the story of American Caitlin Alifirinka and Zimbabwean Martin Ganda, who struck up a transformative friendship when Caitlin’s class was assigned to write letters to strangers in other parts of the world. When Heathwood students who had read the book expressed interest in... Read More
Posted by Anne Creed on Thursday, October 26, 2017
“Y’all quit looking at me,” Jonathan Monk, Heathwood’s new Middle School and Upper School Drama teacher, told the “The Addams Family Musical” cast during a rehearsal. “I won’t be standing here during the performance. You need to look at them,” he said, gesturing to the sparse audience of waiting parents. “I’m going to soak cotton balls in water and throw them at you if you keep looking at me.” The students laughed. Belser Auditorium sizzled with energy and joy. After rehearsal, Heathwood... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017
Fourteen Heathwood juniors and seniors were inducted into the Les Savants chapter of the National Honor Society on October 25, 2017. Being tapped to join the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors that Heathwood bestows on its students, said Upper School Head George Scouten. Noting that the NHS doesn’t just honor its members’ accomplishments but also serves as an active organization that creates leadership and service opportunities for its members, Scouten called on the new... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Cooks in the Hall, Heathwood’s newly formed middle school cooking team, isn’t messing around—just a few months into their existence, they’re diving straight into a cutthroat cooking competition with Porter Gaud, Charleston Day School, and Charleston Collegiate. And they’re confident enough in their culinary prowess that they’re encouraging all members of the Heathwood community to come cheer them on. The competition, hosted by Porter Gaud, will take place Wednesday, November 8 at 6 p.m. in... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2017
There are political leaders who shape American government, and there are scholars who study it, assess its dynamics, and teach the rest of us about it. Dr. Don Fowler, who spoke to Heathwood’s A.P. Government and Politics students on October 25, is that rare person who’s had a major impact in both of those roles, not only serving as Chair of the Democratic National Committee but also building a distinguished academic career as a professor of government at the University of South Carolina. Dr... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017
Concerned about your children’s social media habits? Or about their ability to handle the pressures of an increasingly fast-paced world? Two experts will visit Heathwood on October 30 and November 6 to offer advice on those issues, and all Midlands parents, regardless of Heathwood affiliation, are invited to attend. On Monday, October 30th @ 6:30 p.m., Laura Tierney, founder and president of The Social Institute (https://thesocialinstitute.com/about/leadership/) will be speaking to parents... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The South Carolina Scholastic Press Association (SCSPA) has honored Heathwood with its 2017 Most Improved Yearbook Award, selecting it from more than 60 publications statewide that were submitted for evaluation by a team of journalists and publication advisors. The 2017 Highlander yearbook was also recognized as one of five Class 1 school yearbooks deserving of honor for general excellence, and received Superior ratings for student life coverage and photography. The Most Improved award is... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  In recognition of their academic achievements, service, leadership, character, and citizenship, 38 members of Heathwood's Class of 2022 were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on October 16. Calling the induction ceremony "a celebration of excellence in a variety of areas," Head of School Chris Hinchey invited the inductees to "look at this recognition as a call to do more," while Middle School Head Suzanne Nagy said that the school was proud of the students' accomplishments... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017
Heathwood seniors Jaelen King, Athreya Murali, and Amelia Robinson-Brown have been named 2017 National Merit Semifinalists, and seniors Olivia Moran and Emma Shealy have been recognized as National Merit Commended Scholars.  To earn Semifinalist status, students must have one of the top 16,000 scores on the PSAT, out of some 1.6 million students who take the test each year. These students go on to compete for National Merit Finalist awards, including college scholarships. Commended students... Read More

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