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Girls' Varsity Basketball Team Hosts Cancer Fundraiser

News Type:  High School Date:  Wednesday, February 22, 2017


maddie coddington landmark basketballThe 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.

Independent Girls Conference Expands to 10 Teams

News Type:  High School Date:  Friday, February 3, 2017 Byline:  by Brook Sumner

landmark girls volleyball team in a huddleAt 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:

  • Landmark
  • 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.

High School Athlete of the Week

News Type:  High School Date:  Saturday, January 28, 2017 Byline:  Coach Grimm

phil eskes landmark school's athlete of the week for jv2 basketballTime 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!


High School Athlete of the Week

News Type:  High School Date:  Friday, January 20, 2017 Byline:  By Mr. Orie

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.


Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

News Type:  High School Date:  Friday, January 13, 2017

Congratulations to the 2016–2017 VIKING HALL OF FAME Inductees!

Danny Czerkawski '12: lacrosse, wrestling
Alina Donato '11: soccer
Jordan Yorks '09: baseball, basketball, golf
Luke Crocker '11: baseball, basketball

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.


High School Athlete of the Week

News Type:  High School Date:  Friday, January 6, 2017

landmark boys wrestler peter laird

Peter Laird

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!

Cookies with the Ories

News Type:  High School Date:  Friday, December 13, 2019

“I’ve really enjoyed the community. I feel like I’ve gotten to know a lot of young adults and cultivated some really important relationships,” remarked a student in Landmark High School’s residential video. One of the unique things about Landmark’s student life program is that teachers double as house parents and support staff in houses. This means that students see teachers not only in the classroom, but also in houses in the evening, out on the playing field as coaches, and in the dining hall with their families. This dynamic creates a place that feels more like “home” than “school,” and students have the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with adult role models.

Just one example of this kind of interaction is with Mike and Rachel Orie. Mike Orie is a long-time Landmark teacher. His wife, Rachel, while not working at Landmark anymore, still considers Landmark a part of her community. For the last several years they have opened their home to a group of Landmark students to celebrate during the holiday season. They make cookies, watch a silly holiday movie, and hang around together, letting students into their lives. While not “academic,” these types of experiences help students form as whole people.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County SPELLING BEE

News Type:  High School Date:  Wednesday, November 20, 2019

On Thursday night, November 14, 2019, The Landmark Stage Company debuted their fall musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The cast and crew performed two more shows and the production was deemed a "smashing success." This musical, performed in Landmark's Performing Arts Center, was staged in an intimate theater-in-the-round style where the audience was part of the action. Students and teachers gave a phenomenal performance. Thank you Cindy Spreer for the beautiful photos. 

Check out photos below:

Photo thanks to Ms. Spreer

Homecoming Recap 2019

News Type:  High School Date:  Monday, October 21, 2019

Landmark School's Annual Homecoming Celebrations

What a great day!

Record crowds came out to enjoy the sunshine and celebrate Landmark's Homecoming on October 19, 2019!

Here are some highlights

  • Nearly 200 runners ran, walked, and strolled through the scenic 5K.
  • Participants, sponsors, and faculty vendors showcased beautiful wares and great promotions.
  • Carnival treats were enjoyed by all. It's never too early in the morning to indulge in cotton candy!
  • Kids cuddled rabbits, chickens, and baby goats at the petting zoo.
  • About 50 alumni and faculty reconnected at the 20+ Year Alumni Reunion at the Cape Ann Brewery on Saturday night. 

Congratulations to our 5K Road Race winners

Overall Male: David Castellucci P'19, '21 - 17:43
Overall Female: Lauren Torres - 22:50

Overall Male Landmark Student: Elijah Anderson '23 - 20:33
Overall Female Landmark Student: Tied! Lucy Lopardo '23 and Olivia Moran '20 - 27.41

Check out photos from Homecoming 2019


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