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Landmark News and Events

landmark school zoom class with Mayor
Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Students in Amy Conant and Liz Scola's classes were treated to a first-hand lesson in government in early November, when Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken visited the Elementary•Middle School via Google Meet. "We have been studying U.S. government, and our goal was to bring this subject to life through a living visit with this mayor," said Mrs. Conant. "The students practiced their questions, and each student spoke clearly and respectfully. It was a great success!" The questions included... Read More
black lives matter woodworking sign
Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Several students in Doug Turnbull's woodworking class participated in making a Black Lives Matter sign, using lettering techniques and fonts of their choice. "The project sparked a lot of conversation, which was valuable," he said.  Students who worked on the sign wrote a reflection on the project and thoughtfully expressed what Black Lives Matter means to them. Below are excerpts and the letter or letters they crafted. Nick C. '23 "I participated in the Black Lives Matter project because... Read More
2020-2021 student advocates header
Posted on Monday, November 9, 2020
Landmark High School students juggle many responsibilities each day: school, homework, community service, and often long commutes. Each year, 10–12 seniors add another time-consuming commitment to their schedules that requires travel, public speaking, and sharing personal stories. That role is being a Student Advocate. This year, several Advocates face the additional challenge of navigating hybrid or remote learning. The Advocates, led by faculty members Jason Mansfield, Dan Ahearn, and Ashley... Read More
ems drama elective
Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2020
With a hybrid format at the Elementary•Middle School, electives are more important than ever to provide students a break from screens and an opportunity to be active and creative. Drama, a new elective at EMS, offers both. Drama teacher Carolyn Aliskevicz, a talented actress herself, has found innovative ways to help the students continue to express their creativity, whether in an in-person or remote environment. "When we're on campus, we hold classes outside, moving, stretching, pretending,... Read More
landmark middle school students playing tarp game
Posted on Tuesday, November 3, 2020
A key component of Landmark School's mission is to empower students to reach their academic and social potential. The Eighth Grade Leadership Program at the Elementary•Middle School fosters that growth, as well as builds community and emphasizes the importance of service. "The program aims to empower eighth graders to create a stronger school community, while allowing them to recognize, grow, and develop who they are as individuals," said Tara Joly-Lowdermilk, the assistant dean of students at... Read More
science class google slides
Posted on Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Who would have thought a year ago that we would be teaching students remotely? It would have sounded absurd, impossible, unrealistic. Yet Landmark Elementary•Middle Schoolers learn remotely every other week. And it is not absurd, impossible, or unrealistic. Yes, it might be hard sometimes, but our teachers and students are finding a rhythm and getting creative in ways that will forever impact the way we look at learning. Dare we say there has been some silver linings to being forced into a new... Read More
students doing yoga
Posted on Friday, October 30, 2020
The 2020–2021 school year is certainly one like never before. However, the administration at the Elementary•Middle School is committed to providing students as much normalcy and continuity as possible. One way to do this is by offering students a selection of on-campus and remote electives.  New to EMS this year is a yoga elective. EMS faculty member Lisa Nichols teaches yoga to both elementary and middle school students. "It is really exciting to see the confidence and body awareness as it... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 16, 2020
Each year, Landmark High School's Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) sponsors Ally Day and encourages community members to reflect on their values and actions, commit to end harassment and bullying, and support their peers, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. In 2020, the GSA expanded its focus to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement, and called the day Solidarity Day. The day is intended to draw attention to the historic harm done to Black people and... Read More
Landmark visual arts students working in the studio
Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Since the spring of 2020, Landmark School has made countless adaptations to our program, facilities, and approach to accommodate extra health and safety measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers are innovating like never before but staying true to the roots of the Landmark method. Not surprisingly, the High School Visual Arts department has been particularly creative in setting up their workspaces to be as engaging as possible for students who are attending school in-person, remotely, or... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2020
Sarah Ciras, a Landmark High School computer science teacher, was selected as a Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Equity Fellow. She is one of 15 teachers across the country to receive the honor. The CSTA Equity Fellowship involves collaborating with a group of 14 other educators around the US to work toward furthering an equitable landscape in computer science education. The goals are to bring an intersectional lens to the computer science education community, with the goal of... Read More


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