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Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018
Heathwood Hall is pleased to announce that Stephanie Scanlon has accepted our offer to serve as our next Early Childhood and Lower School Head.  “Stephanie was a unanimous choice of the search committee,” said Head of School Chris Hinchey. “We were impressed with the depth of her experience as well as her strong leadership presence, exceptional references, love of young people, and critical thinking and problem-solving skills.” Mrs. Scanlon is currently serving as the founding Head of... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018
It has been ten years since Frances Ellerbe graduated from Heathwood Hall, but she remembers certain things as if they happened yesterday.  Of course, as a “lifer” who spent 14 years on the Heathwood campus, Frances has a lot of great experiences to recall!  There was Miss Susie’s kindergarten class, participating in the PEAK outdoor program, playing the flute in the band, and remembering headmasters Bob Shirley and Steve Hickman.  Frances especially appreciated the continuity of getting to... Read More
Posted by Andrew Richardson on Wednesday, January 31, 2018
On Friday, January 12, former Heathwood basketball greats Brionna Dickerson, '05, Corey Littlejohn, '11, and A'ja Wilson, '14, returned to campus to have their jerseys formally retired. Dickerson is Heathwood’s all-time leading scorer, amassing more than 3,000 points without playing her senior season, before going on to a stellar career at South Carolina, where she was 8th all-time in career 3-point percentage at the time of her graduation.   Littlejohn collected more than 2,000 points... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The Heathwood Girls Bowling Team won the 2018 SCISA State Championship, and the Boys Bowling Team finished 2nd in the state. In their inaugural year of being able to play at the Beltline Lanes, just across Bluff Rd. from campus, the Heathwood Bowlers posted stellar performances on several other fronts as well. Most notably, junior Laura McInnes took 2nd place in the SCISA Individual State Championship, and the co-ed team finished in 3rd place in the state. The team's success, said Coach... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018
What does competitive swimming have to do with a successful career in advertising? According to graphic designer Stan Sands, the work ethic and discipline he developed while on the swim team at USC have impacted his career as much as any design principles he learned through his coursework. Mr. Sands was one of 27 visitors who spent the morning of January 30 in Heathwood’s Middle School, introducing students to a wide variety of careers, from Realtor to reporter to veterinarian to... Read More
Posted by Willis Ware, Director of Community Service on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Fourteen Heathwood Hall students, along with a teacher, a parent, and two administrators, celebrated the MLK weekend by volunteering at the South Carolina Fairgrounds for the 1st annual Hudson’s Heroes Tackle Hunger event. The Heathwood volunteers, along with 9 other Midlands area schools, packed over 2,000 food boxes. The Jim Hudson Automotive Group sponsored the event, which was organized by The Souper Bowl of Caring.  Each box was filled with enough food to feed someone for a week. The... Read More
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 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