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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2018
When 18 Heathwood students became pen pals with a group of students in Cameroon last year, their main goal was to strike up international friendships and learn more about what they and their pen pals had in common despite their geographic distance. But now one terrible difference between the lives of the Heathwood students and the Cameroonian ones is making their correspondence more meaningful than ever. Long-simmering conflicts between the English- and French-speaking regions of Cameroon... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018
Two Heathwood seniors have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their outstanding performance on the 2017 PSAT. Ben Mathews was named a National Merit Semifinalist. Kendall Couch was named a National Merit Commended Scholar. Those designations mean both were among the 50,000 highest scorers on last year's PSAT, among the 1.6 million students who took the test. Ben and Kendall join 159 previous Heathwood students who have been honored by the National Merit... Read More
Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018
Longtime Heathwood Head of School Bob Shirley has been honored with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). The award is given annually by SAIS to a head of school or senior administrator in recognition of a long and distinguished career in independent education. Dr. Shirley served as Head of School at Heathwood for 23 years, from 1978 to 2000, joining the Heathwood community at a pivotal time in the school’s history when both the... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018
Heathwood's Les Savants chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed 17 new members in an October 1 ceremony at the Chapel of the Epiphany. The inductees were seniors Allison Carter, Lexie Colwell, Kendall Couch, Liz Li, Tanner Senn, and Lexi Xia, and juniors Olivia Antonetti, Kate Falvey, Cadigan Li, Olivia Merritt, Kit Mullins, Caroline Quan, Faith Robertson, Ava Rosenbaum, Riana Shelley, Andrew Sobel, and DuBose Tuller. Heathwood alumnus William Mitchell, '09, who serves as Political... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018
  “Can you hear the sizzle?” Chef Jet Tila, of Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen and Iron Chef fame, was tossing rice, spices, and pineapple together to make one of his signature dishes, and his audience of Heathwood Middle School students was spellbound as he demonstrated how to bring out the most flavor possible from each ingredient. Chef Jet’s October 4 appearance at Heathwood, where he gave a cooking demo for the entire Middle School student body, then visited with students of all ages at... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018
How does your day feel different if you go through as much of it as possible with a smile on your face? That’s what Heathwood’s Middle Schoolers did on October 3rd, their second annual Hey Day. Launched as part of the Middle School’s Mindful in the Hall program, Hey Day celebrates the power of a smile to create positive feelings and stronger connections. “When everyone is smiling, there’s a friendly atmosphere that creates opportunities for everyone to have exchanges with people they... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018
“It’s not about you. It’s about those who come after you.” That’s what leadership means to gubernatorial candidate and Heathwood alumnus and parent James Smith (’86), who spoke with Upper School students on October 3 as part of the Studies in Leadership program. “Leadership is about a commitment to be there for people and a knowledge that they will be there for you,” Smith said. “We should all be doing all we can to make things better than we found them.” Smith’s own commitment to... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Heathwood 7th grader Jais Ward won the prestigious Lowcountry Invitational cross country meet on September 29, finishing in 1st place among 322 runners. It was Ward's second win of the season, and among the four races she has run for the Highlanders this year, she's finished no lower than in 5th place. Lady Highlanders Laela Caplinger, Catherine Barron, Cameron Truesdale, Taylor Washington, Grayson Elliott, and Mela Gisewhite also notched strong performances to help Heathwood finish in 9th... Read More
Posted on Monday, October 1, 2018
Heathwood Early Childhood and Lower School students are helping an endangered species in its fight for survival through their work making Heathwood a Monarch Butterfly Way Station—and their efforts paid off in September, when they were able to tag and release some two dozen Monarchs on behalf of the Monarch Watch organization. Famed for their annual mass migration from Canada and the U.S. to Mexico and California, Monarchs have become increasingly endangered as development and widespread use... Read More
Posted on Friday, September 28, 2018
More than 80 people attended this year's Generations Breakfast on September 25. Held each year during Homecoming Week, the Generations Breakfast brings together the families of Heathwood alumni whose children currently attend the school. Fun fact: there is at least one alumni family in every grade at Heathwood, from EC 2 to 12th grade!