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Senior Information

Each school year the senior class elects members of the class to represent them and develop senior events. A faculty Senior Class Advisor guides the council. The council is elected in September and meetings are held once a month. If you have any questions please contact the Senior Class Advisor Jim Kuhns.

Take a look at the Senior Events Calendar for dates and times of upcoming events. Please note that the calendar is subject to change.

Learn more about the major senior events:

Get Togethers

Throughout the year the Senior Council hosts a variety of events that give seniors the opportunity to spend time together as a class. These events change each year, and especially in 2021 with the COVID-19 health pandemic. We were able to start off our year with Senior Sunset in the fall and will cap it off with Senior Sunrise later this spring. 

In the past we have held car washes, BBQs, bonfires, holiday dinners, donut Wednesdays, and the senior auction.

Seniors are encouraged to participate in as many events as possible.

Senior Trip - CANCELED

Under more normal circumstances, each spring, the senior class departs from the Northern Atlantic to warmer climes in sunny Orlando, Florida, for four days of exhilarating fun. Seniors are encouraged to participate in this senior-only event. We enjoy three nights at a Disney hotel, passes to all the Disney parks, and an exclusive pass to "Grad Bash" at Universal Studios, which lasts all night. Universal opens its doors to graduating classes from all over the country to enjoy amazing DJs, award-winning entertainers, and the thrill of riding rides until 3:00 a.m.


During the trip, students are in contact with chaperones at all times via cell phone: however, they are given liberal freedom to be in the Disney Parks and the hotel. Regular attendance is taken via photo texts during the entire time we are in theme parks. Chaperones are always available to students; however, they are not physically with chaperones at all times. All Landmark School policies are in effect throughout this school-sponsored event, and should a violation occur, the student may be sent home at the parent/guardian's expense. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Kuhns, Senior Class Advisor, 978-236-3265, jkuhns@landmarkschool.org

Prom

For many, prom is the most memorable night of senior year. This year, Landmark will be hosting a prom under the tent behind the Alexander Center overlooking the Atlantic Ocean for a festive evening of dinner and dancing. All COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be in effect. Each senior is allowed two tickets—one for themselves and one for a guest. This event will be hosted by the senior council.

Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Cost: TBD

If you have any questions please contact Jim Kuhns, Senior Class Advisor, 978-236-3265, jkuhns@landmarkschool.or

Senior Breakfast - CANCELED

Typically, the senior breakfast is the last opportunity for the senior class to gather together and share a celebratory meal. This usually occurs directly following graduation rehearsal on the day before graduation. This senior-only event has been held at the Cruiseport in Gloucester, Mass.

If you have any questions please contact Jim Kuhns, Senior Class Advisor, 978-236-3265, jkuhns@landmarkschool.org.

Academic Awards Ceremony

This year we will host a virtual Academic Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 3. This annual event is a memorable occasion when students will be recognized for extraordinary contributions that they have made throughout the year and their time at Landmark.

Virtual Academic Awards Ceremony

Thursday, June 3, 2021, time TBA
A Zoom link will be shared with high school students a few days before the event. 

Senior/ Parent Dinner - CANCELED

In the past, seniors and their parents/guardians have attended a farewell dinner at The Essex Room at Woodmans.

Woodman's of Essex
119 Main St.
Essex, MA 01929

Contact: Lindsay Hobbs, Event Logistics Manager, lhobbs@landmarkschool.org.

Commencement

We are delighted to announce that Landmark School will be hosting an in-person commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m. on Collins Field on our High School campus. The event will be held, rain or shine. 

We will be following all COVID-19 guidelines determined by the Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control to maintain our graduates and their family's health and safety. 

Seniors will receive seven tickets to the ceremony—one for themselves and six for family. These parameters are in keeping with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education graduation guidelines. Graduates will be seated with their families in alphabetical order and will be invited up to the stage to receive their diplomas. 

Families can only bring two or fewer cars to campus given the limited parking accommodations. 

A professional photographer will capture photos from the day which will be available to seniors and families.

Students and their families will receive more detailed information about Commencement logistics by email in the coming days and weeks. Please check this page periodically for new and evolving information. 

Questions? Please contact:

Suzanne Crossman
Director of Guidance and Transition​
scrossman@landmarkschool.org

or

Jim Kuhns
Senior Class Advisor
jkuhns@landmarkschool.org