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Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019
One of the cornerstones of Landmark’s approach is teaching self-advocacy and encouraging students to put the skill into practice. Isabel West ‘20 and August Reid ‘20 did just that when they recognized a problem on campus, sought a solution, and approached the administration with a proposal. The problem was food waste. Tons of it. Day after day, Isabel and August watched as students dutifully cleared their plates of food scraps into trash cans. They were driven to eliminate the waste and... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019
In early April, as students noticed the greening grass and new buds on the trees, Chaplain Bill Ferguson looked ahead to the Passover and Easter holidays and wanted to ask students to reflect on the existential notion of having faith in a higher power. He invited Rabbi Alison Adler, of nearby Temple B'nai Abraham, to address the packed house of students and faculty members in Landmark's Black Box Theater, about maintaining one's faith despite experiencing loss, illness, or another tragedy.... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Landmark High School celebrated its Sixth International Day on Wednesday, April 3. The program included presentations, videos, and slideshows in the Black Box Theater by members of the International Group and faculty. Each year, the group selects a theme, and for 2019 the group chose "The Danger of a Single Story." The concept of the danger of a single story was introduced in the powerful 2009 Ted talk by the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She explained how humans, races, countries... Read More
landmark high school girls relay team
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2019
The varsity track team started the season off with a strong showing at the Concord Relays on April 6, breaking four school records! The girl's sprint team of Nevada Fehay, Kindred Hurtado, Julia Kautz, and Lily Martin stole the show, breaking school records in the 4x100 (by 2.5 seconds!) and in the 4x200. Nevada also bested her own school record in the long jump, winning the event with a jump of 15' 4.5". The girl's high jumpers showed their immense potential with Lucie Lott, Kindred Hurtado... Read More
2019 slam jam landmark elementary•middle school
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Spirit Week at the Elementary•Middle School was capped off by the always lively Slam Jam, a 3-on-3 single elimination basketball tournament for middle-school students and a knockout basketball tournament for elementary students and faculty.   The entire EMS campus comes alive during Spirit Week, with cheering squads, homemade team t-shirts, blaring inspirational music, and heaps of school spirit. Funds raised during Spirit Week support EMS’s sponsored orphan, Carlos, and Nuestros Pequenos... Read More
landmark school pen pals
Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019
Nearly 30 students in the Elementary•Middle School’s Kids Around the Globe and World Geography classes are corresponding with kids from Belarus, Japan, and Canada. EMS teacher Freddi Triback found the pen pals from Belarus and Canada on the website Postcrossing, and the Japanese program grew out of a relationship between Landmark and a group of Japanese educators who regularly visit our campuses. Students in Belarus and Japan learn English as a second language, so all correspondence is in... Read More
sam lagan 40 yard dash
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019
More than 60 Landmark High School students and faculty dusted off their running shoes and sprinted across the gym in March, competing in the first-ever 40-yard dash competition. Tom O’Riordan, Landmark’s esteemed cross country and track coach, organized the event. Perhaps he had recruiting in mind? Nine females clocked in under six seconds, and 14 males under five seconds. Top Three Boys Matt Balestracci ‘19: 4.623 Sam Lagan ‘19: 4.658 Sam Knight ‘19: 4.664 Top Three Girls Merryl Green ‘... Read More
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2019
During the week leading up to the High School March break, students were encouraged to strap on their sneakers, whip up a green smoothie, and take time each day to practice mindfulness. Wellness Week is a new initiative organized by high school faculty members, John Michaud and Lauren Torres. “The goal is to help students develop an interest in and strategies to support their physical, mental, and emotional health”, said Torres. The idea came from a conversation she had with Michaud about how... Read More
landmark school evening of dance 2019
Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2019
On Feb. 21 and 22, 2019, members of the Performing Arts Department's Dance Troupe impressed audiences with their poise, teamwork, and talent. Twenty high school students performed an ambitious selection of performances, from large group numbers to solos, in genres spanning hip-hop to modern jazz to lyrical.  Kelli-Ann Camacho, head of the Dance Department, choreographed most of the dances, and Paige O'Connor, the after-school dance instructor at the High School, choreographed a selection of... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2019
On Wednesday, February 27, as the late winter sun was setting, high school faculty and staff members, joined by their parents, children, and friends, gathered in the Inspiration Gallery to share the creative pursuits of their colleagues. This first-ever faculty/staff art show featured audio recordings, quilts, pottery, photography, weavings, woodwork, knitting, carvings, light fixtures, short stories, calligraphy, and everything in between. Headmaster, Bob Broudo said, "I'm always impressed by... Read More