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Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Art and technology are sometimes viewed as being on opposite ends of the academic spectrum. But in Brian Rego’s 7th and 8th grade art classes, students are embracing technology to enhance their understanding of art. Using an app on their iPads, the students are creating color studies that allow them to explore how to overlap two colors. After creating several color studies, they select one and apply it to a drawing. “The results,” Mr. Rego says, “have been really interesting.” The... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017
Heathwood’s 2017 Youth in Government delegation yet again brought home an impressive list of awards. Junior Jackson Avery was named Outstanding Statesman in the House of Representatives, seniors Marie Charlotte Demetriades, Samantha Gaton, and Isabelle Lord received an Outstanding Bill citation, and Senior Caroline Bunch was honored for Outstanding Media. The Heathwood students joined some 1400 high school students from all over the state at the Youth in Government Model Legislature &... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017
Heathwood seniors Athreya Murali, Sonali Patel, and Amelia Robinson-Brown all had original scientific research published this month in the Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science. Their work was produced through Heathwood's Upper School Honors Science Research program, which is designed to challenge students academically and provide laboratory experiences that prepare them for future success in the sciences. Students participating in the program must design, implement, and analyze... Read More
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 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 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 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