Spring Parents’ Days will take place on Thursday, April 13, and Friday, April 14. These days are an opportunity for parents to meet with teachers and other faculty at Landmark High School.
While the main focus of these days is parent-teacher conferences, we are also hosting community events, presentations, and an art gallery opening. We encourage parents to participate in any—or all of these. Our Headmaster, Bob Broudo, will address parents on both Thursday and Friday. The Guidance Office will run a workshop for parents of all juniors on both days. This workshop will focus on the college application process and post-graduation transitioning from Landmark. We will also have a full complement of athletic events on Thursday afternoon at our various home locations.
We are excited for the opening of the Inspiration Gallery, which is located on the first floor of the Computer Building. The gallery will serve as a space to display all Landmark student work in the areas of Visual and Industrial Arts, as well as technology projects. We are thrilled to be able to showcase student work throughout the year.
Here is a complete schedule of the events for each day:
Thursday, April 13
8:00 a.m. - 5:35 p.m. Parent-Teacher Conferences
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visual Arts Student Exhibition, Computer Building, Inspiration Gallery
10:40 a.m. - 11:15 p.m. Headmaster’s Address, Ansara Athletic Center, Wrestling Room
2:00-2:55 p.m. Guidance workshop: “Post Secondary Planning,” Ansara Athletic Center, Wrestling Room
4:00 p.m. Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Bancroft School, Alumni Field
4:00 p.m. Boys Varsity Baseball vs. Beaver Country Day School, Cooney Field
4:00 p.m. Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. Boston Trinity Academy, Collins Field
4:00 p.m. Girls Varsity Tennis vs Brimmer and May, Bass River Tennis Club
Friday, April 14
8:00 a.m. - 1:55 Parent-Teacher Conferences
8:00 a.m. - 1:55 Visual Arts Student Exhibition, Computer Building, Inspiration Gallery
9:40a.m. -10:35 a.m. Guidance workshop: “Post Secondary Planning,” Ansara Athletic Center, Wrestling Room
10:40 a.m. -11:15 a.m. Headmaster’s Address, Ansara Athletic Center, Wrestling Room
We request that day students remain off campus on these two days. Residential students may leave campus for the weekend at the conclusion of school on Wednesday, April 12. Residential students who remain on campus during Spring Parents’ Days will be involved in off-campus trips both Thursday and Friday. These trips will return to campus by 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, and by 12:30 p.m. on Friday. We also want to remind everyone that there is no school on Monday, April 17. Classes will resume at 7:50 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18.
Finally, students who are juniors or seniors are given the opportunity to attend conferences with their parents, but must sign-up with Tim Mahoney, Academic Dean, in advance. Students choosing to attend conferences must accompany their parents to conferences throughout the day.
Please RSVP and schedule teacher conferences. Even if you are not planning to attend, it would still be very helpful if you use the link to RSVP. The deadline for all RSVPs is Wednesday, April 5.
On Thursday Feb. 23, 2017, the Performing Arts Department's Dance Troupe impressed audiences with their poise, teamwork, and talent. 18 high school students performed an ambitious selection of performances from large group numbers to solos. They troupe is set to perform again on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Kelli-Ann Camacho, Head of the Dance Department, provided original choreography for the dances with creative input from some of the students. The annual event is held each February in the black box theater on the high school campus. "Like the Drama, Tech Theater, and Music programs at Landmark, Dance is growing in popularity and these students worked hard, entertained enthusiastic audiences, and impressed us all," said Jeremy Melvin, Head of the Performing Arts Department.
The Landmark High School Girls’ Varsity Basketball team is hosting the Second Annual Coaches vs. Cancer game on Friday, February 24, at the Ansara Center. All funds raised will go directly to the American Cancer Society, which works to prevent cancer, save lives, and reduce cancer-related suffering.
The event-packed evening begins at 7 p.m. with the Girls' Varsity Basketball game against Covenant Christian Academy. The Staff vs. Students basketball game follows. Fundraisers also include a half-time contest, silent auction, and a bake sale. Pizza will be served after the Staff vs. Student game. The 2016 Coaches vs. Cancer event raised $3,000, and senior Madison Coddington, who organized the event, hopes to top that this year.
"Most of us have been touched by cancer in some way or another. Supporting the Coaches vs. Cancer event is my way to fight back against a disease that has taken too much from me and many others," she said. "Every donation makes a difference and is meaningful."
Coddington was recently featured on the A+ Student segment on WCVB, the local ABC affiliate. She was selected for her efforts on behalf of the American Cancer Society and for having the courage to leave her school in New York to attend Landmark.
At a meeting on February 2, 2017, hosted by Landmark, the athletic directors of the Independent Girls Conference (IGC) confirmed the addition of three schools to the conference. This brings the total number of schools in the IGC to 10, which will benefit our program by increasing the level and variety of competitive play for our female athletes.
The expansion will take effect in the fall of 2017.
Landmark has been a member of the IGC since the mid 1990s. During this time, the league has fluctuated between six and eight schools. In 2015, the Woodward School withdrew from the IGC, creating a seven-member conference, including:
- Waring (Beverly)
- Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall (Waltham)
- Gann (Waltham)
- Cambridge School of Weston (Weston)
- Montrose (Medfield)
- Brimmer and May (Chestnut Hill)
The new members of the IGC are:
- Covenant Christian Academy (Peabody)
- Newman Prep (Boston)
- Boston Trinity Academy (Boston)
The conference will be divided into two divisions. Division 1 will be comprised of more competitive teams, and Division 2 more developmental teams. The athletic directors will re-evaluate each year to determine where each program belongs. More schools will NOT mean more games (and more early releases!), it will simply mean more flexibility and better competition for the teams.
Time and again, Phil Eskes has proven himself to be one of the most reliable and fundamentally sound players on the court. Since returning from winter break, his true prowess has really shone through. While Phil has not been the most vocal among his teammates, he leads by example on the JV2 squad. While on the court, Phil plays with his whole team in mind—making cuts, setting picks, boxing out—in essence, putting in the selfless work that creates opportunities for his teammates to succeed. While these roles are often overlooked and thankless, Phil realizes their value for the good of the team. To Phil's credit, these accolades stem from his consistent willingness to implement what his coaches preach, and his "we" over "me" attitude. For all your hard work, thank you Phil!
One of the best surprises of the Viking basketball season has been the emergence of junior Ryan Carruthers. In his first year here at Landmark, he has quickly established himself as one of the most talented varsity basketball players and someone the team looks to for leadership. Recently, Ryan helped to lead the Vikings to their most dramatic win of the season against Cambridge School of Weston by exploding for 22 points (many of which came in the final minutes) in a nail-biting 64-59 victory. His dominating presence stems from his versatility as a player. In some ways, he is a classic power forward, playing tenacious D and racking up points and rebounds on the post, but his soft touch also extends beyond the 3-point line, where he frequently glides shots effortlessly through the net as smooth as milk. In his short time here at Landmark, he has become an indispensable leader on a highly-talented team, and certainly has a bright basketball future ahead of him.
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Congratulations to the 2016–2017 VIKING HALL OF FAME Inductees!
The Landmark Athletic Department honored its newest Hall of Fame Inductees on January 13, 2017, at the Ansara Athletic Center. Current and former coaches and players were on hand for the ceremony, which followed Boys and Girls Varsity basketball games.
The Landmark School Athletic Hall of Fame was formed in 2010 to honor alumni, coaches, and friends who have made a significant contribution to the athletic program at Landmark School, or whose participation in athletics outside Landmark was so outstanding that it brought credit to Landmark School and served as a model for the Landmark community. Inductions are made every other year.
In his first season of wrestling Peter Laird has impressed his coaches and teammates alike by being a force at the 140 lb weight class. Over the past week Peter has built a 4-0 record with four pins. His work ethic at practice is commendable and certainly pays off with each of his victories. Peter is leading the way for a group of promising eighth graders on the team.
-Thanks to Coach Pietrowski for the write-up and Cindy Spreer for the image!
Join representatives from Landmark School at the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) Annual International Conference, February 18–21, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Stop by our exhibit booth #300 to meet Libby Parker, director of Admission, along with faculty presenters Chris Woodin and Bruce Miller to learn more about Landmark's High School, Elementary•Middle School, and summer programs.
"The Conference was excellent. All the keynote speakers were very inspiring and shared wealth of information. It helped me reflect on my teaching and ways on how to improve in teaching my students with special needs. " —LDA conference website
Christopher L. Woodin
Conference Topic: Develop Cardinality and Number Sense with Whole to-Part Icons of Quantity
Chris has been with Landmark School since 1986. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and he is currently the mathematics department head at Landmark Elementary•Middle School. Chris has published several articles through the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. His latest book is entitled Multiplication and Division Facts for the Whole-to-Part Visual Learner. Chris is one of our most popular presenters who travels around the country and the globe, sharing his innovative method of teaching multi-modal math instruction.
Conference Topic: Students with Learning Disabilities Need Government and Civics Instruction, Too
Bruce Miller has worked at Landmark School for 30 years and is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences. His topics relate to making social studies curriculum accessible to students with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities (LBLD). Bruce is the head of Landmark's Elementary•Middle School social studies program. During his tenure at Landmark, he has acted as a teacher, residential team leader, academic advisor, and coach of wrestling, soccer, and various intramural sports.