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Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017
If you were struggling to get by, what small gifts from strangers might make a difference? That’s a question Heathwood 1st graders have been contemplating as they created “Hope Bags” for those in our community in need. After decorating bags with messages of hope and love, the students filled them with socks, snacks, lip balm, dental kits, combs, and hand sanitizer—all of which can add to the quality of the recipients’ lives in big ways and small. The students then shared the bags with those... Read More
Posted by Suzanne Nagy on Thursday, November 16, 2017
On Halloween, students were invited to “mix up” their lunch tables and sit with someone they might not know as well. Each student was given a colored Jolly Rancher candy and invited to sit at a table with a corresponding colored table cloth. Conversation starters were on the table, and students were encouraged to talk with someone they might not know well. For 8th grader Lily Hanna, it was a chance to make new friends. “I sat with people I usually don’t sit with. They were very nice. There... Read More
Posted by Anne Creed on Monday, November 13, 2017
Captain Coleman stands guard over Heathwood’s front entrance, making sure nobody gets on campus who doesn’t have a reason to be here—and making sure that everybody who does get on campus arrives with a smile on their faces. She’s guarded the gate for eight years. Her nametag might read, “Captain Coleman,” but to the Heathwood community, she’s “Miss Kitty.” For every car that drives up to our gates, Miss Kitty hops up and gives her trademark smile and wave. “The thing I tell everybody is it’s... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 13, 2017
Heathwood senior Maryah Nasir has signed to run cross country and track at the University of South Carolina. The signing caps off Maryah’s stellar career as a Highlander. In three years of competing for Heathwood, she: - Was 3-time SCISA AAA State Individual Cross Country Champion and 3-time SCISA AAA State Team Cross Country Champion - Was named 2016 Midlands Runner of the Year (The State Newspaper) - Won 18 events - Became the 1st girl in over 15 years to win the "Distance Triple" in... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 13, 2017
Seven Heathwood Upper School students have been selected for South Carolina's prestigious all-state chorus. Seniors Jack Falvey, Daniel Lucas, Athreya Murali, Jake Sawyer, and Emma Shealy, junior Jack Falvey, and sophomores Kate Falvey and Paul Smith were among the 650 students selected for the chorus among more than 2000 who auditioned. The All-State Chorus will perform at Winthrop University on March 3. The All-State Chorus program was organized to provide an opportunity for superior... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 13, 2017
When we use social media, we’re connecting with 2.5 billion people worldwide. So what are we communicating about ourselves to all those people? That was one of the fundamental questions social media expert Laura Tierney posed to Heathwood Middle School and Upper School students when she visited campus on October 30 and 31. Tierney, a former ad executive who founded The Social Institute ( to help students develop a positive social media presence, also spoke to... Read More
Posted by Charlton Galvarino on Friday, November 3, 2017
Our HHES second graders, along with their friends, families, teachers, and the PEAK team have spent several beautiful Fall mornings surveying our pond for depth and temperature.  Each class spent time learning about depth and temperature measurements and how these measurements are taken by scientists out at sea.  To bring things closer to home, they practiced taking and recording these same measurements on land before venturing out in canoes.  Once in a canoe, most often piloted by a... Read More
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