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Posted by Emily Hodges on Tuesday, February 13, 2018
On the 50th anniversary of the often forgotten Orangeburg Massacre, the 8th graders spent the day in reflection as a culminating event of our study of the Civil Rights Movement and Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird.  The Day of Perspective: A Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes began with first-hand accounts from Reverend and Mrs. Simon Bouie sharing their experiences with coal-heated school houses, protest marches with Dr. King, and even an arrest here in Columbia that was eventually... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018
On February 8, the 50th anniversary of the infamous Orangeburg Massacre, two pioneers of the civil rights movement visited Heathwood to share with our 8th graders their first-hand accounts of what it was like to be young students pushing back against entrenched injustice in South Carolina at that time. Reverend Simon Bouie and Sister Willie Bouie are great-uncle and great-aunt of 8th grader India Young. As college students at Allen University and Clafflin College in the early 1960s, both... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018
When Jennifer Falvey became Heathwood’s Head Librarian this summer, she was the first new person in that role for more than 40 years. It might be daunting to follow in the footsteps of Nancy Reeder (no pressure when the person you’re succeeding held the job for more than half the school’s history!), but Mrs. Falvey says running the Heathwood library “really is the perfect job” for her—despite the fact that it took her almost 25 years after college to figure out that libraries were where she... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018
On Saturday, February 3, some 21 Heathwood students and parents gathered in the Middle School for a Family Yoga & Mindfulness workshop hosted by Heathwood yoga teacher Pam Meriwether. The workshop was offered through the Middle School’s Mindful in the Hall program, which provides opportunities and resources to help students become more self-aware, less stressed, and more resilient. “In today’s world, children are under more pressure and experiencing higher levels of stress than ever... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018
Heathwood Hall is pleased to announce that Stephanie Scanlon has accepted our offer to serve as our next Early Childhood and Lower School Head.  “Stephanie was a unanimous choice of the search committee,” said Head of School Chris Hinchey. “We were impressed with the depth of her experience as well as her strong leadership presence, exceptional references, love of young people, and critical thinking and problem-solving skills.” Mrs. Scanlon is currently serving as the founding Head of... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018
It has been ten years since Frances Ellerbe graduated from Heathwood Hall, but she remembers certain things as if they happened yesterday.  Of course, as a “lifer” who spent 14 years on the Heathwood campus, Frances has a lot of great experiences to recall!  There was Miss Susie’s kindergarten class, participating in the PEAK outdoor program, playing the flute in the band, and remembering headmasters Bob Shirley and Steve Hickman.  Frances especially appreciated the continuity of getting to... Read More
Posted by Andrew Richardson on Wednesday, January 31, 2018
On Friday, January 12, former Heathwood basketball greats Brionna Dickerson, '05, Corey Littlejohn, '11, and A'ja Wilson, '14, returned to campus to have their jerseys formally retired. Dickerson is Heathwood’s all-time leading scorer, amassing more than 3,000 points without playing her senior season, before going on to a stellar career at South Carolina, where she was 8th all-time in career 3-point percentage at the time of her graduation.   Littlejohn collected more than 2,000 points... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The Heathwood Girls Bowling Team won the 2018 SCISA State Championship, and the Boys Bowling Team finished 2nd in the state. In their inaugural year of being able to play at the Beltline Lanes, just across Bluff Rd. from campus, the Heathwood Bowlers posted stellar performances on several other fronts as well. Most notably, junior Laura McInnes took 2nd place in the SCISA Individual State Championship, and the co-ed team finished in 3rd place in the state. The team's success, said Coach... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018
What does competitive swimming have to do with a successful career in advertising? According to graphic designer Stan Sands, the work ethic and discipline he developed while on the swim team at USC have impacted his career as much as any design principles he learned through his coursework. Mr. Sands was one of 27 visitors who spent the morning of January 30 in Heathwood’s Middle School, introducing students to a wide variety of careers, from Realtor to reporter to veterinarian to... Read More
Posted by Willis Ware, Director of Community Service on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Fourteen Heathwood Hall students, along with a teacher, a parent, and two administrators, celebrated the MLK weekend by volunteering at the South Carolina Fairgrounds for the 1st annual Hudson’s Heroes Tackle Hunger event. The Heathwood volunteers, along with 9 other Midlands area schools, packed over 2,000 food boxes. The Jim Hudson Automotive Group sponsored the event, which was organized by The Souper Bowl of Caring.  Each box was filled with enough food to feed someone for a week. The... Read More