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Afternoon Activities are Back in Action

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Like most schools, Landmark paused its athletic and other extracurricular programming when the COVID-19 pandemic shut our world down in March of 2020. As we all know, students and teachers shifted to a remote model, reengineering everything from the most complex programs to mundane tasks—always maintaining focus on the primary objective of delivering academic content. All the while, educators were well aware that students were in need of more enriching experiences that could not be delivered through a computer screen.  

Throughout the fall and winter seasons of the 2020-2021 school year, Landmark's High School and Elementary•Middle School campuses offered a small number of remote afternoon and evening activities with the hope that as the weather warmed, opportunities to offer more would be possible. 

In April 2021, Landmark's High School program rolled out modified after-school activity offerings for students with options from art, baseball, and lacrosse to sailing, woodworking, stock club, and yoga to name a few.

The girls lacrosse team, in their victorious season opener against The Academy at Penquin Hall, represented the strong desire our students have to explore physical and emotional outlets.

Coaches Mary Guinea and Amanda Doyle said, "Most of the girls on this young team have never played together before this season and you would not have been able to tell watching them play in both rain and shine today. Players navigated new COVID-19 protocols and rules, communicated with each other, and earned the victory. They did a great job and should be recognized for their hard work to learn this game and work together as a team!"

Landmark School will continue to incrementally build programs in an ever-changing climate of health and safety protocols, and is eager to meet all of our students' needs—including that fall outside of the classroom.