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Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Viruses may be microscopic, but as many of us know all too well this time of year, they can still pack a mighty punch. Heathwood 7th graders recently learned more about how to combat viruses from two Heathwood moms, Dr. Linda Bell and Dr. Sharon Weissman. The visit from Dr. Bell and Dr. Weissman coincided with the 7th grade’s multi-disciplinary study of pathogens and how they cause disease. In addition to exploring the science of pathogens and disease prevention, students are reading a novel... Read More
Posted by Anne Creed on Thursday, January 11, 2018
Over ten years ago Walt Spiegel planned to start his own handyman business. He had already turned in his resignation to Mashburn Construction, where he was the superintendent who oversaw construction of the Heathwood’s Athletic Center and the Chapel, in order to fulfill that dream. The day after resigning from Mashburn he got a call from Heathwood Assistant Head of School Liz Summers asking him to become Heathwood’s Director of Facilities and Management. Walt and his wife prayed over this... Read More
Posted by By Jennifer Carson, 4th Grade Lead Teacher on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Yes, Fourth Graders wore their pajamas to school on Tuesday, December 12! However, they did more than sit around in comfy pjs all day.  The students made blankets for a community service project.  Every fourth grade student brought in fleece so they could make blankets for those in need.  All of the students sat around pieces of fleece, listened to Christmas music, and learned how to make a blanket that would not only keep someone warm, but also warm their hearts this season with a special... Read More
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017
  After being one of just three teams to advance to the state competition out of a highly competitive Midlands region, Heathwood's Middle School Mock Trial team did very well at State, garnering nine individual awards.  8th grader Alex Owens was one of the few students at the competition to win an attorney award for both plaintiff and defense.  7th grader Liam Quan won four awards altogether: one Peer Best Attorney Award, two Peer Best Witness Awards and one Judges’ Award for Best... Read More
Posted by By Jennifer Falvey, Head Librarian on Monday, December 11, 2017
In the fall of 2014 the clarion call went out: Give us your tired, your outgrown, your neglected—books!  What began as a casual conversation with Associate Teacher Cyndi Quinn about a fun way to get books in the hands of students has quickly established itself as one of the favorite events of the school year: The Great Heathwood Used Book Sale! Donations from our Heathwood community poured in, and in very short order the library had a storage room bulging with wonderful books of every... Read More
Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017
If you had a great idea for an app, would you know how to build it? Heathwood's Lower School students recently got a taste of what it takes to code--essentially, to tell computers what you want them to do--and they'll have opportunities to pursue coding further as they move into Middle and Upper School. Coding is one of the most in-demand skills there is, but because it doesn't fit naturally into any part of the traditional K-12 curriculum, many students aren't exposed to it. Enter Hour of... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017
This year's Middle School Turkey Trot has brought in $17,135 and counting--a new record for an event that's raised more than $160,000 in its 14-year history. All funds raised through the Turkey Trot are donated to Harvest Hope Food Bank. This year's donation will provide tens of thousands of meals at a time of particularly critical need. Held each year on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the Turkey Trot brings together all Middle School students and teachers--along with some special... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017
Looking for gifts for your favorite Highlanders? The Plaid Peddler's got you covered, with all of these options and many more. Shop any time M-F, 8-4, now through Dec. 15. UnderArmour Ball Caps, $24.  Available in grey, navy, forest and white. Mesh Trucker Caps, $20. Available in navy, forest, and emerald. Ladies Pink Charity Caps, $20. Champion adult 1/4 zip with Kanga pocket, $50.  SM - XL HH Pony Tie, $15 Fleece Stadium Blankets, $30.  Available in navy, forest and charcoal Ladies... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The stressors faced by today’s students are well documented:  pressure to perform well in school, to take on lots of extracurriculars, to fit in socially, and to be a good friend and sibling, just to name a few. It can all add up to more than students—and their parents—feel like they can cope with. But there are steps kids and parents alike can take to manage better even in the midst of chaos. Former Heathwood counselor Claudia Guignard shared several of them with Heathwood parents in a... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Heathwood’s longtime focus on environmental sustainability has often played out as study and stewardship of the abundant natural resources on our campus. Now, thanks to a couple of Columbia Connections and two grants secured by Columbia Connections Director Donnie Bain, we’re also composting. Through our new composting program, Middle School students collect compostable food prep waste from the Dining Commons, place it in an earth tub, and tend to it until it becomes mulch. Compostable... Read More