When Upper School math teacher Rip Blackstone was named 2015-16 South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) High School Teacher of the Year, he became the 11th Heathwood teacher to win SCISA Teacher of the Year in the last 15 years.
That’s a remarkable accomplishment, both for individual teachers like Mr. Blackstone who have won the award and for the school as a whole—especially since no other independent school in South Carolina has had more than three teachers of the year in the... Read More
Posted by Stacy Sox Gross '95 on Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Heathwood Class of 1995 had an absolutely fabulous reunion weekend in September! We began with a Friday afternoon/evening informal Happy Hour gathering at Tazza in Trenholm Plaza. We had between 15-20 people attend.
The next morning, we invited all of the families to come out and participate in thePEAK courses, led by Stan Wood and Brice Spires (’09). About 8-10 families were represented on that morning, and I also took some folks on a quick tour around campus to see all of the changes... Read More
Thanks to the generosity of many donors and the vision of Heathwood Head of School Chris Hinchey, Athletics Director Jeff Whalen, and our athletics coaches and trainers, Heathwood student athletes can now train in a state-of-the-art new strength and conditioning center.
The Tourville Center for Strength, Conditioning, and Rehabilitation, named in honor of lead donors Mike and Summer Tourville, was officially opened for use by Heathwood athletes and PE students at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on... Read More
Heathwood Boys Varsity Head Soccer Coach Andrew Richardson capped off a stellar 2015-16 season by being honored as S.C. Private/Parochial School Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Richardson had already been named SCISA Co-Regional Coach of the Year, but being recognized by a national body of his peers was, he says, even more of an honor.
That Richardson would have caught the attention of the NSCAA comes as no surprise to anyone who followed Heathwood... Read More
Heathwood’s popular PEAK Student Leadership (PSL) program is primed for another successful year now that 40 Upper School students completed the Basic Training program that allows them to become PSL leaders.
Helping with PEAK programs that serve all Heathwood students, as well as students and adults from beyond the Heathwood community, PSL members provide instruction and facilitation for nearly every event offered through thePEAK program, including rope course events, camping, paddling, biking... Read More
Always set goals for yourself, and then make a plan for achieving them.
That was the core piece of advice NFL All-Pro kicker Neil Rackers shared with Heathwood’s 4th graders when he visited with them on August 22.
Rackers, who played college football with 4th-grade teacher Leah Fitts’ husband, Steven, at the University of Illinois, holds NFL records for the most field goals of 55 yards or more in one quarter, the most field goals of 50 yards or more in one game, and the most tackles by a... Read More
The Highlander Club is excited to announce that it’s re-launching its athletic booster program for Heathwood’s youngest students—the Junior Highlander Club.
Open to families with preschool-4th-grade students, membership in the Junior Highlander Club comes with two season passes to home games for all Heathwood sports, a Junior Highlander Club t-shirt, and six tickets for popcorn or snow cones, redeemable at Heathwood athletic events. Membership is $50, with t-shirts and coupons for additional... Read More
Heathwood lifer Peyton Bryant, ’06, has just begun his tenure as the alumni representative on Heathwood’s Board of Trustees. In that role he is the voice for all Heathwood alumni. His goals include building a stronger alumni network and facilitating deeper connections between alumni and the school.
After graduating from Heathwood in 2006, Peyton attended Wake Forest University, where he majored in economics and minored in religion and entrepreneurship. After graduation, he returned to... Read More
There are countless ways Heathwood students can contribute to the Columbia community. And there are countless ways the community can contribute to our students’ education.
Those are just two of many takeaways for Heathwood faculty and staff who participated in Columbia Connections In-Service expeditions on August 10.
Heathwood’s Columbia Connections program extends our learning environment by providing unique educational opportunities with leaders from the academic, cultural, scientific, non... Read More
Upper School history teacher John Pulford joined Heathwood’s faculty in 1983—meaning that upon his retirement this spring, he will have been a member of the Heathwood community for half of the school’s history. But it’s not just the longevity of his tenure that earned him recognition as one of two 2016 Devanny Award winners. It’s the breadth and quality of his contributions to the school that have made him a true Heathwood institution.
In addition to being beloved as an inspiring teacher, Mr.... Read More