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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

The Game of Statistics

News Type:  High School Date:  Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Math in Action

On Tuesday, 10/8/19 several math department classes participated in the first ever math department basketball free throw activity getting students got off the bench and into the game called Statistics!!! Shots were taken by over 80 students, results were tallied, and the game went into overtime with small group discussions and analysis. The purpose of this activity was to allow each student an opportunity to create real life data to use in their classes. Students have been studying statistics during the first quarter of the school year and the results are being used to practice using data in different statistical analysis activities. This activity was a great success and allowed students to see math in action!

Written by Ms. Phillips and Mr. Craig

Basketball Statistics

Basketball Statistics

Landmark Faculty Presenting at LDA Conference

News Type:  High School Date:  Friday, January 25, 2019

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

Our Presenters

Chris WoodinChristopher 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.

 

Bruce MillerBruce Miller

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. 

 

 

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Golf Benefit 2018 - All Smiles, Despite the Rain

News Type:  High School Date:  Monday, June 4, 2018

Golf Benefit 2018

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:

Celanese
Dow Chemical Company
Fusion
Molex
Ravago
The Duffy Family
The Lopardo Family
The Campbell Family
The O'Neill Family
The Slark Family
Wells Fargo
Wylie Construction Company

 

Learn more about Landmark School:

Landmark360

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.

Skills+

 

 

Viking Drop 2018 Recap

News Type:  High School Date:  Thursday, May 17, 2018

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

Jenny Casey 

The DiGiovanni Family

See photos and video from Viking Drop!

 

 

Study Skills in the Real World

News Type:  High School Date:  Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Study Skills Danielle Figueira

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.

Problem-Solving

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.

Structuring Time

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 Blog Launches LBLD Series

News Type:  High School Date:  Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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. 

13th Annual Casino Night November 2017

News Type:  High School Date:  Saturday, November 11, 2017

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.

Casino Night Sponsors

 

Check out some photos from Casino Night:

 

 

10(ish) Year Alumni Reunion Photos:

 

 

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