landmark high school graduation

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. The ceremony will be recorded for those who are unable to attend. 

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 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 State of Massachusetts, Department of Public Health, and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to maintain our graduates and their family's health and safety. 

Senior families are asked to register up to nine guests on the Graduation Registration Form so we can plan accordingly. 

 

COMMENCEMENT SCHEDULE

11:00 a.m. - ALL Seniors must meet at the Ansara Athletic Center (147 Hale Street, Prides Crossing, MA). Seniors driving to school that day should park at Ansara or on the Headmaster’s lawn next door. 

12:20 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. - The Last March will begin at the Ansara Athletic Center when students will parade up the hill to Alexander for bell ringing and photographs

12:00 p.m. – Collins Field opens for family and friends to be seated, seating is assigned. We ask that you remain socially distanced outside of your pod.

1:00 p.m. Commencement Ceremony begins!

*Restrooms will be available in the Tot Spot adjacent to the field and in Portable Toilets with handicapped accessibility will be located at Collins Field. 

 

PARKING

Parking will be at Endicott College to avoid issues with the Seniors’ Last March on campus. 

Enter 376 Hale Street (Peter Frates Hall) into your GPS. This will take you to the correct entrance of Endicott College. There will be Landmark Commencement signs on Hale Street indicating the entrance. There will also be staff there to assist you. Follow the driveway to the drop-off point. Allow passengers to exit your vehicle and walk to Collins Field. Follow the signs to Lot 12 and park there. There is a crosswalk right before you enter the parking lot. Walk to the crosswalk and follow the trail through the woods to Collins Field. 

Please refer to the map below for a map of the parking area and instructions. 

Those who have pre-registered for accessible parking will be able to park at Collins Field. To access this parking area, please follow directions to the Endicott College lot noted above and, when you arrive, communicate that you are registered for accessible parking with one of the Landmark attendants. You will then be directed to the accessible parking area next to Collins Field on the Landmark campus. 

Overflow parking will be on the Landmark High School campus. Parking attendants will direct you accordingly. 

 

RAIN OR SHINE

The graduation ceremony is expected to take no longer than 1.5 hours and will be held outdoors. We have not rented a tent for the event this year and remind you that the commencement will be held rain or shine. The weather report for Saturday looks warm but dry so please come prepared with water bottles, sun hat, sun block, etc. We also encourage you to bring appropriate footwear as the site is a natural grass playing field. 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Professional photographers from Lifetouch will capture photos from the day which will be available to seniors and families soon after the ceremony. We will send all seniors and their families a link where you may purchase photos.

 

LIVE STREAM

If you are unable to attend Commencement it will be live streamed online. Please use either of the links below to access:

Commencement Link or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnfkcEaRWEE

 

QUESTIONS?

If you have any other questions, please contact, Jim Kuhns, Senior Class Advisor, at 978-236-3265.