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Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018
  How can you make a difference in your community? That’s a question Upper School students explored on August 16th at an Internship and Service Fair coordinated by Heathwood’s Columbia Connections program. The goal, said Columbia Connections Director Donnie Bain, was to connect students, faculty, and organizations, for the mutual benefit of all. “Bringing these organizations on campus gives students a chance to learn more about service opportunities, internships and job shadowing, and even... Read More
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018
    Heathwood is excited to welcome 14 talented new teachers to our staff this year, as well as several new administrators and staff members. They bring with them a wealth of experience in the classroom and beyond, and are already making their presence felt academically and in our community. They are:   Early Childhood   Kristi Plyler, 3s Lead Kristi Plyler is passionate about many things, but mostly family and teaching. She attended the University of South Carolina for both... Read More
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2018
A new building, new schedules, new teachers … the transition to middle school can seem like a lot to take in. But for the students in 5th grade lead teacher Lynn Cooper’s Flow Into 5th Camp, everything about the middle school experience should feel a lot more familiar. Over the course of five days in late July, Mrs. Cooper took her rising-5th-grade campers through a wide array of topics that will help them prepare for 5th grade in particular and middle school more generally. From critical... Read More
Posted on Monday, July 2, 2018
For the second year in a row, a Heathwood student has advanced to the national round of the American Bar Association's Martin Luther King Oral Advocacy Competition.  Rising senior Marra Edwards is the 2018 winner of the Region IV competition in Baltimore and has earned a berth in the national competition at the Bar Association's annual convention in New Orleans.  Recent Heathwood graduate Justice Hill, '18, won the national competition lat year. The purpose of the MLK Advocacy competition... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018
         If you’re like most Heathwood parents, you’ve probably already given some thought to your children’s summer reading … but what about yours? If you haven’t had time to browse for a new stack of great books, no worries—we’ve done it for you. We surveyed Heathwood faculty and staff what they’ve read and loved recently or what they’re looking forward to reading this summer. Here, in the order in which they were received, are their recommendations. Because parents deserve a great summer... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Two Heathwood students are among the 13 selected statewide as South Carolina delegates to the 2019 national meeting of the Association of Junior Academies of Science (AJAS) and the American Association for the  Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC. Rising junior Caroline Quan and rising sophomore Nico Adamo were both selected based on the quality of the original scientific research they presented at the 2018 meeting of the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science (SCJAS) this... Read More
Posted by Willis Ware, Director of Community Service on Friday, May 25, 2018
Collectively, the class of 2018 along with adult chaperones devoted over 1500 hours of service during this year’s Johns Island mission trip. This year’s class is the 31st class that has completed their Heathwood education by serving with the Rural Mission, Inc. on Johns Island. The students, along with faculty, staff, and parent volunteers worked at a total of six work sites. The Johns Island trip is a longstanding rite of passage for Heathwood seniors, an opportunity both to give back and... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 18, 2018
On May 18, Heathwood 3rd graders and Kindergarteners got a gift that, if past experience is anything to go by, many will treasure for years: a book about them, written just for them, by a Heathwood 7th grader. The longstanding 7th grade book buddy program is one of several Heathwood traditions that bring older and younger students together to learn with and from one another. In addition to making friends with fellow Highlanders from a different division, the 7th graders learn the art of... Read More
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018
Heathwood's 2017-18 yearbook has been named Best All Around by the South Carolina Independent School Association. This is the second time in the past three years that Heathwood has earned that honor. The Heathwood yearbook also won Best Theme Development, and received Honorable Mention in all three other categories in which yearbooks were evaluated--Photography, Layout/Design, and Copywriting. Heathwood was the only school to be recognized in all five categories. The 2017-18 yearbook staff... Read More
Posted by Tim McKnight on Monday, May 14, 2018
Science and medieval history met in the halls of Heathwood's Upper School this month in the 9th grade's trebuchet project. At the end of the year, students in the 9th grade Physics 1 and World History classes complete a cross-curricular project involving the very successful medieval siege engine known as a trebuchet.  In their history class the students study life in medieval castles as well as the innovations made by early engineers in the area of mechanized warfare. After conducting... Read More