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Landmark News and Events

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2020
The 2020–2021 school year kicked off at the Elementary•Middle School (EMS) on August 31 in hybrid mode, with each class divided into two pods, A and B. One pod is on campus each week, while the other learns remotely. Students spent the first week in orientation, meeting new classmates and teachers, getting reacquainted with teachers and friends they hadn't seen in person since March, and learning how to navigate the new model.  Students returned to find countless COVID-related changes to... Read More
ethan kerr
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2020
The results are in! A record 233 Landmark High School students—an impressive 86% participation rate—voted to elect Student Council officers on September 11. Ethan Kerr '21 won the race for president, Nathaniel Smith '21 secured the vice president slot, Ally DeAraujo '21 will serve as treasurer, and Heather Graham '21 assumes the position of secretary. Candidates presented virtual speeches on September 10, outlining their platforms and explaining what makes them the strongest candidate for the... Read More
InterCultural Group in a Virtual Meeting
Posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2020
The International Group has been an active club in the Landmark community for many years, celebrating Landmark School's diverse cultural backgrounds. This year, the group's leadership team proposed and voted to change the name of the club to InterCultural Group. The new name reflects the shift in the demographics of their membership, as well as the content of their meetings. While they will continue to celebrate the different cultures represented at Landmark School, the group is now more... Read More
Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2020
To cap off the first week of Landmark High School’s 2020–2021 academic year, the newly formed Diversity and Inclusion Advocates asked faculty and staff to wear black to show solidarity with and support of the Black Lives Matter movement.  Faculty member Scott Jamieson, a member of the committee, explained, “Making the choice to wear black is one way of showing our students, new and returning, that our community stands up against racism and discrimination and stands up for the rights and lives... Read More
michelle boucher and chelsey bergsten
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2020
Every summer, the family of former faculty member Andrew Burke sponsors a summer stipend for curriculum development. The Andrew Burke Memorial Award is open to social studies, language arts, and tutorial teachers. Award recipients spend the summer developing curriculum to share with other faculty members.  In 2020, Chelsey Bergsten and Michelle Boucher jointly won one award and Kyle Clark the other. Chelsey and Michelle developed a curriculum to provide tutorial students with diverse... Read More
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Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2020
Students returned to campus the week of August 24 to find countless COVID-related changes to buildings, the grounds, classrooms, and the covered faces of peers, teachers, and staff. What hasn't changed is the spirit, optimism, and flexibility of the entire community. Though smiles were hidden behind face coverings, students' eyes lit up when they reunited in person with friends and teachers for the first time since March 6.  "It's amazing to see all of my friends again," said Brian Rocca '22... Read More
landmark high school 2020 graduation
Posted on Monday, August 10, 2020
Landmark High School held a drive-by graduation ceremony on Saturday, August, 8, a bright, beautiful summer day that befitted the Class of 2020, which is known for its grit, perseverance, and resiliency. Sixty-three of the 91 graduating seniors attended the event. And while it was not what anyone expected when the school year began in the fall of 2019, it celebrated the accomplishment of each student with pomp, circumstance, and tradition. "Despite a global pandemic and the uncertainties that... Read More
The Aurora County All-Stars
Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2020
Landmark Elementary•Middle School Summer Reading Suggestions from our Librarians   The Aurora County All-Stars, by Deborah Wiles House Jackson, age twelve, star pitcher and team captain of the Aurora County All-Stars, has a secret. For the past year, while sidelined with a broken elbow, he has spent every afternoon at the bedside of a mysterious old man the other kids call Mean-Man Boyd—and he doesn’t want anyone to know.  (Description from deborahwiles.com... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2020
The end of the school year would not be complete without a Night of Music. And because we can't all be together, Landmark High School student, Jack Bram '23, took it upon himself to organize a Virtual Night of Music. Working with teacher Mr. Effinger, Jack put a call out for submissions from students and faculty. He then compiled the submissions with fellow student, Dylan Timpone '23, as emcee. We hope you enjoy this student led Virtual Evening of Music.
Landmark Ocean Floor Models
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2020
In mid-March, when Landmark School had to close its doors temporarily due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, we could not have imagined that three months later we would be offering five days of remote one-to-one tutorial, academic classes, electives, social groups—even a virtual Elementary Key and Middle School Transition Ceremony.  In a typical year, May would have been the month when Parents' Days would have been held on our Elementary•Middle School campus with parent, teacher, and advisor... Read More

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