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Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017
You’ve probably already gotten your kids’ summer reading lists, and maybe your kids have already started making their way through the books their teachers have recommended. But what about your summer reading? Whether you’re looking for a fun page-turner to take to the beach or a literary classic or a nonfiction work that’s full of great information and insight, Heathwood parents deserve a great summer reading list too. So we asked Heathwood faculty and staff what they’ve read and loved lately... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017
If you’ve been near the Middle School lately, you might have noticed some extra splashes of color here and there around the building. The brightly painted squares of concrete both in front of and behind the Middle School are creations of the 7th grade class and are designed to call attention to Heathwood’s storm drains and their importance in our aquatic ecosystem. “Our goal was to remind citizens how the storm drain system works and how important it is to keep the water clean, since it... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Middle School and Upper School Librarian Nancy Reeder, who is retiring this year after 44 years of service to Heathwood, is the 2017 recipient of the Devanny Award. Earl H. Devanny was headmaster of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School from 1972 until his death in 1977.  The Earl H. Devanny Memorial Award is given by Heathwood Hall Episcopal School each year to a member of the Heathwood community who has been significant in the development of the School and who reflects values and principles upon... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Heathwood alumnus and past parent David McCoy, '78, is this year's recipient of the Anne Thornhill Weston Award. The Weston Award is given each year to a Heathwood Hall graduate who has distinguished him or herself in the area of community service, a graduate who has followed in the footsteps of longtime Heathwood teacher and administrator Anne Weston, sharing her belief in the dignity of all people and the mission of Episcopal schools to educate and serve with faith, hope, and love. As... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Heathwood parents Timia Whittaker, Lucy Barwick, and JoLee Gudmundson are the 2017 recipients of Heathwood's Hickman Award. The Hickman Award is named for Steve Hickman, Heathwood’s seventh head of school and his wife, Mary, who were committed to Heathwood Hall and gave tirelessly to our warm school community – and is given to a member of the Heathwood parent body who demonstrates “selfless commitment, consistent involvement over a period of years, and a willingness to serve in ways that... Read More
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017
On May 26, 2017, Heathwood Hall held its 40th Commencement ceremony at Trinity Cathedral and welcomed the Class of 2017 to the ranks of our alumni. The members of the Class of 2017 will long be remembered at Heathwood for their accomplishments in the classroom, on our playing fields, in the fine arts, and more. As Head of School Chris Hinchey put it in his Commencement remarks to the graduates, "I can tell you with certainty that you have left an imprint on us. I am saddened to see you go... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017
Heathwood’s 1st graders and kindergartners each just got a new book to read—one that’s all about them—thanks to the efforts of our 7th graders. The 7th grade/1st grade Book Buddies project—expanded to include kindergartners as well this year because the 7th grade class is a large one—pairs each 7th grader with a younger student for whom he or she creates a book. The 7th graders spend time with their buddies getting to know them and discovering their interests, and then write and illustrate... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017
It was a big gift from some of Heathwood's littlest students. Heathwood's EC4s/11th grade Biology Buddies program is a longstanding tradition of collaborative learning between some of the oldest and youngest students on campus. As always, this year's buddies worked together to learn about plant life and grow plants of their own--and the collaboration was so successful that it yielded dozens of thriving plants, ranging from squash to tomatoes to herbs to flowers, and more. So the EC4s decided... Read More
Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017
Heathwood Mock Trial Coach Barb Petit is the 2017 recipient of the South Carolina Bar Association's Citizen of the Year Award. The award honors Petit's work with both Heathwood's Upper School and Middle School mock trial teams. With Petit's considerable support, both teams have been highly successful in the past two years. The Middle School team has advanced out of regionals into the state competition two years in a row, while the Upper School team has won the regional competition both years... Read More
Posted by Willis Ware, Head Girls Track Coach on Monday, May 8, 2017
The Heathwood Hall girls track team won the SCISA AAA Track & Field Championship today in Charleston, S.C. The Highlanders were led by an outstanding performance by senior captain Rachael Whittaker, who won 4 events (the maximum number one can compete in) for a total of 40 points! Whittaker finished 1st in the 100 meter hurdles, 100 meter dash, the triple jump, and the 200 meter dash. Junior Maryah Nasir also turned in an outstanding performance with 3 first places finishes (for the... Read More

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