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Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Third and fourth grade students participating in the 2017 Lower School Science Fair produced excellent work in multiple scientific fields. The following students were honored for their exceptional science fair projects: 4th grade 1st place LeeAnn Johnson, Matthew Golden, Elijah Drake Giovanni 2nd place Michael Nardella, Jack Hinchey, Mary Frances Ruskell 3rd place TJ Hylton 4th place Boyd Hodges, Natalie Johnson 5th place Emma Edwards 3rd grade 1st place Turner Rice 2nd place Nadia... Read More
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017
Ten Heathwood 8th graders won prizes at this year's 8th grade science fair and will now compete in the statewide South Carolina Independent Schools Association (SCISA) science fair on April 4. The following students were honored for their work: 6th Place:  Anna Heaton--The Effectiveness of Various Tooth Whitening Chemicals 5th Place:  Pierce McLaughlin--Rocket Candy 4th Place: Van Clarke and Jack Cook--The Thermite Reaction 3rd Place:  Mercedes Perez-Shillington and Gracie Tanner--... Read More
Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017
While many Upper School students were traveling for Winterim last week, the 8th grade embarked on a trip of their own to Washington, D.C., where they spent March 7-10 exploring monuments, museums, the Capitol and White House, and more. The trip ties in with the students’ yearlong study of civics. In addition to touring landmarks of American political and cultural life, the 8th graders participated in debates and a mock congress workshop and met S.C. Senator Lindsey Graham and... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Heathwood is excited to announce that, thanks to the support of a number of generous donors, we will soon begin work rebuilding our tennis courts. The six new courts will be completed over the summer, and will be ready for use by the time the girls’ tennis season begins in the fall. The school’s existing courts, which are more than 25 years old, have deteriorated and are currently not safe to use. Heathwood’s tennis teams have been playing at the nearby Cayce Tennis Center, which has... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Heathwood’s 33rd Annual Auction is this Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 6:30pm at The Zone at Williams Brice Stadium. This fun and elegant event brings together the entire Heathwood community for a night of celebration and fundraising for a great cause- our students! About the Event: You are in for a treat!  Guests will enjoy food catered by Southern Way Catering, a full bar featuring craft beer from River Rat Brewery, live music by Friends Band, as well as the opportunity to bid on exciting... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Heathwood Senior Savannah Hillmeyer spent last week with her schoolmates, but, as her video about the experience attests, it was not a typical week of school. Savannah and 18 other Heathwood students traveled to Iceland for the week to explore the island nation's culture, geography, and history as participants in Heathwood's Winterim experiential learning program. Winterim gives Upper School students an opportunity to step out of the classroom for a week and pursue a hands-on learning... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Middle School Counselor Stacy Gross is a Heathwood "Lifer" who graduated in 1995 and then returned to work in the same Middle School she attended. In between, she earned a B.A. in Psychology from Randolph-Macon Women's College, and Ed.S. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of South Carolina, and worked as an Early Childhood Associate and Afternoon Express teacher at Heathwood, a School Counselor at E.L. Wright Middle School, and a stay-at-home mom to her children Savannah, '26, and Blake, '... Read More
Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2017
What’s the role of poetry in the life of a city? That was just one of the questions Columbia Poet Laureate Ed Madden addressed when he spoke with Heathwood’s 8th grade students on February 28. Madden came to Heathwood through the Columbia Connections program, which connects Heathwood students with leaders in the local academic, cultural, scientific, non-profit, and business communities to explore a range of issues, challenges, and opportunities, so that students gain a richer understanding... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Thanks to donations of more than $15,000 in memory of alumnus West Summers, ’11, Heathwood dedicated the newly enhanced J. West Summers IV Cross Country and Track Pavilion at a ceremony on February 27. With several hundred members of the Heathwood community in attendance, Head of School Chris Hinchey, Upper School Head George Scouten, Cross Country Coach Willis Ware, and former Track Coach Verlon Rhodes all spoke about West’s contributions to Heathwood and to its Cross Country and Track... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Heathwood drama students exceled at the 2017 PDA/SCITS High School Drama Festival, winning the Chapter Select award for their performance of the one-act play “The Dark Road,” which means they were selected to represent South Carolina and compete with their play at the National Thespian Festival in Nebraska this summer. Heathwood students also won an impressive number of individual and group awards at the festival, including: --Senior Thespian Scholarship:  Eliza Drake --Excellent Acting... Read More

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