Unless you’ve been at Heathwood for more than 20 years, you likely can’t remember a time when Antara Brander wasn’t running the Plaid Peddler. Since the year 2000 Antara has been the store’s manager and the person you were most likely to see when dropping in for uniform items, spirit wear, or snacks. Now, with a move to Asheville, she’s passing the torch, leaving an entire generation of Highlanders with fond memories of her as the face of the campus store.
When Antara and her husband Tom... Read More
The South Carolina Independent Schools Association has named the 2019-2020 Heathwood Yearbook Best All Around in its annual Student Publication Awards. It is the 3rd time in the past five years that the Heathwood yearbook staff has earned that honor.
Yearbook Co-Editors Grayson Miller and James Lucas, Copy Editor Addie-Grace Cook, and Faculty Advisor Cindy Scannella worked with a talented staff to build the yearbook around the theme "Blaze," because, as they explain in the letter... Read More
Twenty members of the Class of 2024 were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on May 12 by NJHS faculty advisors Liza Johnson and Pamela Pope and Middle School Head Suzanne Nagy.
The new inductees are:
Spencer Thomas... Read More
Thanks to a host of generous donors, the National Junior Honor Society's 2020 Diaper Drive significantly exceeded its goal of collecting 5000 diapers for Harvest Hope Food Bank, bringing in 6800 diapers and counting.
The Diaper Drive is the NJHS's biggest annual service project, and normally fills the lobby of the Middle School with bags and boxes of diapers and wipes, which are always greatly needed at Harvest Hope. This year's campus closure and social distancing requirements meant the... Read More
When the conoravirus pandemic forced the closure of Heathwood’s campus, most of our international students returned to their homes in Asia and Europe. But once remote learning began, most have also joined in, despite the challenges of time differences of as many as 12 hours.
We asked several of them to tell us what their remote learning experience has been like, what keeps them feeling connected to Heathwood, and what they’re planning to do next. Here’s what they had to say:
Freshman... Read More
May 6, 2020 — Heathwood Hall announced today its plans for a phased reopening of its campus in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Head of School Chris Hinchey said the school will welcome students back to campus on August 19 for the 2020-2021 academic year.
“While I’ve been impressed with how Heathwood teachers and students have adapted to remote learning, face-to-face interactions with teachers and mentors contribute positively to student engagement and learning outcomes,” said Mr.... Read More
Fourteen Heathwood Honors Science students have won recognition from the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science (SCJAS) for the independent scientific research they conducted during the 2019-2020 school year.
While SCJAS was unable to hold its annual conference this year, students were still invited to submit the written versions of their research projects, which were judged in competition with other submissions from around the state. The Heathwood students whose work was honored are:... Read More
Posted by Erin Pope, Director of Development on Monday, April 27, 2020
Heathwood’s 36th Annual Auction: Lights, Camera, Auction on March 14 was scheduled to take place in a new exciting venue with every detail of the evening planned to maximize community spirit and fundraising. This annual tradition has raised more than $3.5 million dollars to directly benefit thousands of Heathwood students, numerous dedicated faculty members, and Heathwood programs. When the threat of COVID-19 caused us to consider canceling this event, the thought of endless hours from deeply... Read More
To the sound of bagpipes playing, Mrs. Scanlon, Mrs. Deese, and Mrs. Merritt boarded a Heathwood minibus on Friday, April 24 and delivered plants to every Early Childhood and Lower School teacher.
"We just wanted to show them we love them and appreciate all of their hard work during this new remote learning situation," said Mrs. Merritt. "And it was great to see everyone's faces."
Thank you to The Shops at Cricket Newman for helping to make our special delivery such a success!
Heathwood alumni Sanford and Townsend Zeigler have combined their talents and expertise to launch a website, https://www.heroesneedmasks.com/, that serves as a nationwide resource connecting healthcare providers who need personal protective equipment (PPE) with those who are able to provide it.
The website came about after Sanford Zeigler, a heart surgeon who's medical director of the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, posted on... Read More