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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017
On April 19, Heathwood students, faculty, and staff participated in a tech-free day, going without cell phones, computers, tablets, and smart watches for the duration of the school day and, if possible, for the evening as well. The goal of the day, said Head of School Chris Hinchey, was to “help students and adults step back and gain perspective on their media habits and set goals for healthy habits moving forward.” Parents, students, and faculty were also invited to attend after-school... Read More
Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017
Heathwood 8th graders Charlotte Hughes and Serena Parmar won First Place in the Junior Team Division of this year's South Carolina Independent Schools Association Science Fair, held on April 4 in Sumter, for their project on "The Effects of Potassium, Calcium, and Nitrogen on the Growth of Plants." Serena and Charlotte were among ten 8th graders who earned a trip to the SCISA Science Fair by winning recognition at Heathwood's 8th Grade Science Fair. The other students included Van Clarke,... Read More
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017
Heathwood students may be well prepared for college academically—but what about all the other facets of the college experience? Social, financial, and legal issues also come into play as students begin to navigate adulthood and living away from home for the first time. That’s why the Upper School administration has launched a new program that connects the Senior class with a series of experts whose advice will help them be savvier about all aspects of college life. Financial planner and... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Falvey on Thursday, April 20, 2017
We at Heathwood are deeply grateful to the many parents and friends who share their time and talents with us so generously as volunteers and whose work has a significant impact on the school. So we're inviting Heathwood parents and members of our faculty and staff to shine a spotlight on volunteers for whom they are particularly thankful.  If you'd like to nominate a deserving member of the Heathwood community to be featured in the Volunteer Spotlight, contact Director of Communications Leslie... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Four-time Grammy winner and PBS television host David Holt and his band performed and shared stories about their musical journey at an Upper School assembly on April 13. Holt’s Heathwood appearance was made possible by past parents Lyles and Melanie Glenn, whose daughter Hunter graduated from Heathwood and is now completing law school. The Glenns are sponsors of Holt, who is a musician, storyteller, historian and entertainer dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Heathwood Upper School Science Department Chair Jim Morris has been named 2017 South Carolina Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Teacher of the Year. Mr. Morris was honored for the many years he has mentored Heathwood students who are undertaking original scientific research and presenting it at the SC JSHS, which is held at the University of South Carolina each January. He is one of three teachers statewide to receive Teacher of the Year honors from the SC JSHS. The award is richly... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
After this year’s NCAA tournament, basketball fans everywhere know the name A’ja Wilson. But few were more excited than her fellow Highlanders by A’ja’s success as a star of the National Champion Lady Gamecocks and the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. As a senior at Heathwood in 2014, A’ja led the Highlanders to a state championship in girls basketball, won the prestigious Naismith Award, and was the nation’s #1 women’s basketball recruit. Her announcement that she would attend the... Read More
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017
Nineteen Heathwood students earned awards for their original scientific research at this year’s South Carolina Junior Academy of Sciences conference, held at Coastal Carolina University on March 25. The honorees included: 10th grader Hailey Nicks: 1st place Oral Presentation, 2nd place Paper in Botany THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT LEVELS OF CAFFINE ON THE GROWTH OF WISCONSIN FAST PLANTS 10th grader Ben Mathews: 1st place Oral Presentation in Microbiology THE EFFECT OF ANTIBIOTICS ON THE PROTEIN... Read More
Posted by Frances Shainwald, Lead Kindergarten Teacher on Tuesday, April 4, 2017
For much of the school day, my kindergarten students are focused on the present, or the now. As a kindergarten teacher, I am envisioning their futures while watching them explore with magnets, learn to sew, play computer coding games, or write their first sentences. I am concerned with fostering a lifelong love of learning, and shaping positive habits that will be with them for years to come. And while the kids are often thoroughly engaged in the now - questioning, experimenting, and... Read More
Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017
Congratulations to the six Heathwood Hall seniors who have been honored with the Columbia Urban League's prestigious 2017 "Young and Gifted" Award. The "young and Gifted" Awards are given out each each year by the Urban League to recognize outstanding African American high school seniors. The six Heathwood seniors who received this year's awards are: Josh Caldwell:  For Athletics, Academics, and Leadership Ian Singleton: For Academics Matthew Guah: For Academics  Rachel Whittaker: For... Read More