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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 they move on to colleges in 12 states and the District of Columbia, we wish them all the best and ask them please to stay in touch! Click here to watch Senior Video. More pictures... 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 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 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
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017
We are thrilled to announce that Heathwood Upper School English teacher Dr. Sally Plowden has been named 2017 South Carolina Independent Schools Association Teacher of the year. Dr. Plowden is the 12th Heathwood teacher to earn SCISA Teacher of the Year honors since 2001. Upper School Head Dr. George Scouten nominated Dr. Plowden for the award because of her passion and talent for teaching, her commitment to her students, and her significant service to the school as English department chair... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017
¿Qué comiste hoy para el almuerzo? Or to put it another way, qu’avez-vous mange pour le dejeuner? Or quid fecisti hodie prandium et manducare?  If you’re a foreign language student at Heathwood, you can probably translate at least one of those sentences and know it’s asking what you ate for lunch today. And if the day in question was April 11, the answer would be home-baked treats from around the world, thanks to all the students and parents who contributed to the Foreign Language Week Food... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017
  The Heathwood Hall girls track team finished in first place tonight in the SCISA AAA Region I Championship. The Lady Highlanders were paced by senior captain Rachael Whittaker, who finished with 4 first finishes (100, 200, 100 Hurdles, Triple Jump), and Junior Maryah Nasir, who finished first in 3 events (mile, 2 mile, 800). Additionally, the Lady Highlanders received first place finishes from Nadia Deas in the triple jump, and Louise Tester in the pole vault. Janie Hicks (2nd - High Jump... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017
Upper School chemistry teacher Laura Slocum was honored this month as the 2017 recipient of the James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching by the American Chemical Society. She earned this national recognition for her exceptional achievements as a teacher and for her significant contributions to the chemistry profession. (For more about the award, see Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017
A walking tour through downtown Columbia may soon have up to ten new stops thanks to the work of Upper School students in Mrs. Firetag’s State and Local Government class. The students were tasked by Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin’s office with helping to expand the Sally Salamander interactive walking tour of Columbia, which was first developed by the Leadership Columbia Class of 2009 as a way to showcase distinctive spots in Soda City. Current tour stops include the Columbia Regional... Read More