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Landmark News and Events

Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2020
The Winter of 2020 did not deliver the usual drama of our region with mounds of white, fluffy snow, the excitement of an oncoming blizzard, or even a snow day. It was grey, dry, and frankly a little dull. But the more than 135 photos submitted by 27 Elementary•Middle School students for this year's Winter Photo Contest were anything but boring.  This year's EMS winner is Cameron Minster who has submitted photos to the contest for the past four years. Lauri Johnson, EMS faculty member who is... Read More
landmark school teachers in mozambique
Posted on Monday, March 30, 2020
Three Landmark High School teachers, Michelle Boucher, Doug Musco, and Doug Walker, traveled to Mozambique over March break and worked with more than 100 teachers at three schools. The classes they visited ranged from small and intimate (think Landmark) to large and loud.  The Landmark team taught their colleagues about conducting open-ended projects with their students, making their classrooms fair and ethical, classroom management and social contracts, and much more. The presentations... Read More
adam craig purple day
Posted on Friday, March 27, 2020
Life as we know it has certainly changed amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the Landmark community has come together like never before. Our teachers are providing an enriching academic experience for our students; supporting each other by sharing tips, tools, and resources; participating in group meditations; and maintaining long-held traditions, such as Purple Day and animated milkbreak meetings. On Thursday, March 26, teachers donned purple clothing to celebrate Purple Thursday, a weekly... Read More
remote group meditation landmark school
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2020
Much has changed in our world over the past weeks, but one thing has remained consistent: Landmark's sense of community and camaraderie​. Both were on display on March 19, when more than 40 members of Landmark's faculty and staff gathered remotely via Google Meet for a group meditation session. Elementary•Middle School Counseling Team Leader Laura Polvinen organized the event to give colleagues an opportunity "to connect, be present in the moment, feel the presence of each other, and feel our... Read More
identity day student panel landmark high school
Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2020
On March 5, the Landmark Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) and the International Group celebrated Landmark's fourth annual Identity Day, a daylong celebration during which students dressed in clothing that represents their identity. Other events included a student panel in the Performing Arts Center, a photobooth, and delectable tres leches​ (three milk) cake provided by Sage Dining Services. The student panel opened with a quote from Catherine Burns, artistic director of the Moth Radio... Read More
Winter Athletics Awards Night group of students with awards
Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2020
On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, athletes, proud family members, and friends gathered for the Winter Athletic Awards. Everyone enjoyed this culminating experience after a season of hard work, determination, and resilience. The evening celebrated team accomplishments, growth in the program, as well as individual athletes. Miss awards night? Check it out on our Youtube Channel here. Also check out the slideshow below to see a few highlights of the season. While this was a remarkable season for... Read More
trash produced in experiment
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2020
For 24 hours in late February, students in Jennifer Kuhns's Environmental Science classes carried every bit of trash they produced in a trash bag. They didn't recycle, compost, or use trash bins. "The exercise helped make them mindful of the amount of waste they produce, the environmental impact, and how small behavioral changes can have a lasting effect on the economy as well as the environment," said Mrs. Kuhns. Her eighth period class produced an impressively small amount of trash! A few... Read More
makayla landmark high school wrestling podium
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Makayla Carrafiello '21 had quite a month! On February 21, the first-year wrestler capped a remarkable season with a trip to the National Prep School Championships at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn., where she placed fourth after going 2–2 in the tournament. She won her third match in an overtime thriller. Her strong finished earned her All-American status. A week earlier, Makayla prevailed in the 106-pound weight class at the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC)... Read More
landmark school citizen bee winner
Posted on Friday, February 21, 2020
On February 21, Landmark High School students prevailed over the faculty team in the annual Citizen Bee, a friendly trivia match that pits Citizen Bee All Stars against faculty polymaths. Competition was fierce, with students narrowly beating their teachers 20–19. Championship Round a Nail-Biter In an equally close competition, Mr. Murphy's economics class defeated Ms. Morrow's psychology class, 22–21, in the championship round of the Citizen Bee. Students in social sciences classes competed... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020
On Thursday, February 13, 2020, the annual Science Fair was held at Landmark High School's Swalm Science Center, marking the 30th anniversary of this tradition, started by former head of the Science Department, Dan Crossman.  More than 50 students participated this year with projects ranging from testing the efficacy of ski wax on ski performance at varying temperatures (Kyle S. and Anika J.), whether the size and number of holes placed in the cap of a Coke bottle would affect the distance the... Read More


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