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Landmark News and Events

andy leshaw in boat
Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021
Andy Leshaw, an avid boater who's a senior at Landmark High School, used his shore-bound time during the COVID-19 pandemic to research and test boating apps for navigation, weather, and general boating activities. He wrote an article about his work, and BoatUS Magazine published it in their Expert Advice section in February. Great job, Andy!
Landmark students pose with collaborative drawing of John Lewis.
Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Every year, Landmark School's High School Visual Arts Department challenges students to collaborate on a charcoal portrait of people who have been positive agents of change. Subjects have included a range of individuals from the original Apollo astronauts, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsberg, and even the founding faculty members of the School.  As co-head of the department, Beth Jamieson, said, “When choosing the subject for the collaborative charcoal project, we look at the events of... Read More
black lives matter woodworking sign
Posted by By Jennifer Schley-Johnson and Laura Polvinen on Friday, February 12, 2021
In the fall, several members of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee at the Elementary•Middle School attended a valuable workshop, The ABCs of Racism, offered by Wee the People. This training inspired committee members to share a recap of several of the important takeaways from the workshop. In January, more than 20 faculty members gathered virtually in the evening to learn more, and a teacher in-service training day followed, with about 30 faculty members participating. During this... Read More
Social Studies Map activity
Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2021
by Jenni Desilvestre The past few weeks, grade 6 Social Studies has come to class ready to learn, and they have been doing an amazing job! Let's take a peek at what they have been up to. Hopefully, it spreads a little extra sunshine during this snowy, chilly week.  Last Tuesday, we had a thoughtful conversation about the events in the Capitol, and we talked about community helpers, and how we can always look for the helpers who tell the Hidden Stories (Thank you for the materials Bruce and... Read More
woman speaking at black lives matter protest
Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Teachers on both the Elementary•Middle and High School campuses are celebrating Black History Month by incorporating lessons on a variety of perspectives of Black history in America into their curriculum. At the High School, administrators have asked faculty members to spend several days in February discussing events, concepts, or leaders connected to Black history. They will connect the lessons learned, obstacles faced, losses suffered, or victories celebrated to the world students are... Read More
Posted on Monday, January 25, 2021
Calendar Project Ms. Howard's Graphic Design classes were recently challenged to design a full, 12-month 2021 calendar in one week. The project was completely open-ended and it was fun to see the wide range of final results. See some samples below! Graphic Design The graphic design course introduces the interaction of text and image and the fundamental principles of visual/graphic communication. Students develop skills in working with text and image through Adobe Photoshop as they create... Read More
Holiday Open Mic Collage
Posted on Monday, December 21, 2020
The Landmark High School Performing Arts department hosted its first virtual Holiday Open Mic Night on December 17.  The Performing Arts Department normally hosts an annual Holiday Concert, but this year it staged a different type of show. A snowy scene played in the background of a holiday-themed set where Mr. Efinger, Performing Arts department head, stood in his holiday best, complete with red suede shoes. Mr. Haywood, Technical Theater teacher, donning a festive red hat, perched in the... Read More
ems sled making winter fest
Posted on Monday, December 14, 2020
The annual Fall Festival at the Elementary•Middle School was put on ice this year because of the pandemic, but students were not denied an activity-packed celebration. Fall Fest morphed into Winter Fest, which took place on two Fridays in December to accommodate the two-pod format. Students were treated to decadent hot chocolate, garnished with chocolate chips, marshmallows, and whipped cream, and hot, buttery popcorn. An assortment of hands-on, winter-themed activities kept students and... Read More
landmark school zoom class with Mayor
Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Students in Amy Conant and Liz Scola's classes were treated to a first-hand lesson in government in early November, when Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken visited the Elementary•Middle School via Google Meet. "We have been studying U.S. government, and our goal was to bring this subject to life through a living visit with this mayor," said Mrs. Conant. "The students practiced their questions, and each student spoke clearly and respectfully. It was a great success!" The questions included... Read More
black lives matter woodworking sign
Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Several students in Doug Turnbull's woodworking class participated in making a Black Lives Matter sign, using lettering techniques and fonts of their choice. "The project sparked a lot of conversation, which was valuable," he said.  Students who worked on the sign wrote a reflection on the project and thoughtfully expressed what Black Lives Matter means to them. Below are excerpts and the letter or letters they crafted. Nick C. '23 "I participated in the Black Lives Matter project because... Read More


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