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.
Oh, what a night!
On Saturday, December 1, friends, parents, faculty, and alumni came back to campus to join us for our first ever Trivia and Game Night!
Laughter and cheers could be heard down the halls as teams won big on Trivia, music filled the air and got people moving from Music Bingo, while infamous dealers dealt lots of good hands at blackjack!
With many thanks to our sponsors, donors, and participants we were able to raise $15,000 for the Landmark Fund… all while having fun!
A big THANK YOU to our 2018 Trivia and Game Night Sponsors:
Harvey Alter '83
The Anastasia-Murphy Family
The Buddenhagen Family
The Lopardo Family
Patricia McGovern and Family
Shari & Steven McStay, McStay Team Realtors
Taylor F. Patten ‘07, Alumni Council Member
Trivia and Game Night Photo Gallery
Thank you for supporting Landmark School and the 26th Annual Golf Benefit!
Despite wet and cold conditions, roughly 100 golfers came out to play on June 4th at the Ipswich Country Club. Golfers enjoyed an afternoon on the links, followed by a celebratory reception and dinner. This year’s outing raised over $410,000 for the Landmark Fund and student Financial Aid, helping to empower and educate students with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia.
We are grateful to all of our sponsors, volunteers, and players for making this year’s tournament so successful and ensuring that students from all over the world have access to a life-changing education.
Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsors:
Dow Chemical Company
The Duffy Family
The Lopardo Family
The Campbell Family
The O'Neill Family
The Slark Family
Wylie Construction Company
Learn more about Landmark School:
Learn more about Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLD), such as Dyslexia, Executive Function and other topics related to teaching and learning on Landmark's blog, Landmark360:
Skills+ Summer Workshop
Check out Landmark School's two week summer workshop, Skills+, to give your middle or high school student an academic edge next school year.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 3rd Annual Viking Drop on Thursday, May 17th! We sold 119 squares and raised over $13,000 for the Landmark Fund, furthering the school's mission to empower students with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.
As students, teachers, parents, and alumni gathered on Alumni Field, the Viking was spotted in the sky and then landed seamlessly on square number 72! Congratulations to the lucky winner of the Patriots Game Day Package and to all the student winners as well!
Special thanks to our 2018 Viking Drop Sponsors:
Harvey Alter '82
The DiGiovanni Family
See photos and video from Viking Drop!
Landmark Study Skills classes for seniors are conducting a unit called "Study Skills in the Real World." Guest speakers come in to share about their work and the skills they use to get the job done. Students take notes, ask questions, and make connections between the professional's experiences and what they have been learning in class. Study skills classes learn about how to manage time, materials and information.
A Lecture from a Young Professional
Last week, Danielle Figueira, Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement at Landmark School, gave a talk about her work. She talked about how she evolved in her professional life, drawing on both positive and negative experiences to find a job that fit her passions and personality. She also talked about the cadence of her day and how she tracks and prioritizes her workload.
Stop Light To Do List
A big take-away for the students was Danielle’s Stop Light to-do list. Using a running Google doc, she color codes urgent items red, important tasks yellow, and lower priorities green. This strategy resonated with students and they reflected on how they could use it in their lives as they leave Landmark.
Danielle also talked about the soft skill of problem-solving and how every problem has to be solved a different way. Danielle works closely with people every day. She stressed the importance of taking ownership of problems or mistakes and being able to spin them into something positive.
Another strategy students identified with was how to self-structure time. Life in school is regimented with classes to go to and assignments given. However, in work life, professionals often have to design their own tasks and schedule their time. To help students create systems to structure time after graduation, Danielle shared how she blocks off time on her calendar to work on specific tasks, especially those that are high priority. She allots herself specific time so that she can get to all the tasks that need to be accomplished that day.
Students were thankful to hear about Danielle's experience and how they can get a jump start on making sure they are successful using study skills outside of Landmark.
Landmark School’s blog, Landmark360.org, has launched a five-part series, What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability?, in conjunction with Dyslexia Awareness Month. Bob Broudo, the headmaster of Landmark School, wrote the first article, "What We Know About LBLD and Learning," which chronicles the early awareness of and research into Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLDs) and the subsequent developments in neuroscience, research, and direct experience that have led to an increased understanding of LBLD and what needs to be done to ensure that educators have the proper tools to help students with LBLD succeed in the classroom and beyond.
Other articles in the series will address assessment of LBLD, remediation of LBLD, early intervention, and a case study of a family with two children with LBLDs.
Thank you to all that came out to celebrate our
13th Annual Casino Night & Reunion Weekend!
We kicked off the the weekend with a festive 10(ish) Year Alumni Reunion event at Sea Level Oyster Bar in Salem where we toasted the Class of 2007. The celebration continued on Saturday with our 13th Annual Casino Night. Over 100 guests gathered to play games, win prizes, and enjoy each other's company, all while raising over $23,000 for The Landmark Fund! Special thanks to the Alumni Council and the generosity of our sponsors for making this one of the most successful Casino Nights to date.
Check out some photos from Casino Night:
10(ish) Year Alumni Reunion Photos:
Elementary•Middle School students Lindsay P. (7th grade) and Katharine J. (8th grade) won Gold Key and Honorable Mention recognition respectively in this year's Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Landmark School students received a total of 20 awards. Winners at the Gold Key level advance to the national competition with a formal ceremony for finalists held in New York City in June. Stay tuned for more information on ALL of our winners.