Landmark High School celebrated its Fifth International Day on Wednesday, April 18. The program included presentations, panels, and slideshows in the Black Box Theater by members of the International Group and faculty. Each year, the group selects a theme, and for 2017–2018 the group chose "Privilege" as its theme. The word means different things to different people and carries with it a range of emotion and responsibility.
Members of the audience were asked to give examples of words they... Read More
On Friday, April 13, just before the EMS students departed for their April break, they hosted a very special guest. Julissa visited from Guatemala, where she is currently the Volunteer Coordinator at Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH), which means "Our little brothers and sisters." She does her job with pleasure and the expertise that comes from knowing the ins and outs of the organization. This is because Julissa arrived at the home that NPH runs in Guatemala when she was just 9 years old. ... Read More
Students and faculty packed the Performing Arts Center on April 11, 2018, to observe a commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day. The crowd watched in somber silence as Bill Chamberlain narrated a frank and emotional overview of the atrocities carried out against Jews, gays, Gypsies, Poles, and people with handicaps at the hands of the Nazis during World War II. A slideshow of disturbing, graphic images documented the suffering of victims and illustrated how the Nazis, despite committing... Read More
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... Read More
Twenty-eight donors rolled up their sleeves to give blood at the American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive on Thursday, April 5. The Red Cross collected 32 units of blood from 28 donors. Four donors completed a double-red donation, which the Red Cross considers two units. The blood has the potential to save or sustain the lives of more than 100 patients.
"Having students participate in an event like this helps develop the importance of community service," said Mr. Talbot, the Social Sciences... Read More
The long winter of 2018 was not known for stellar weather but Landmark's 4th Annual Winter Photo Contest kept our students mindful of the beauty of the season. Students submitted more than 150 photos this year and a jury of judges representing the Elementary•Middle School (EMS), High School, and the Administration reviewed the photos. This year the competition was keen with many more students participating and a much higher caliber of work submitted. A winner was selected from each campus and... Read More
Patrons of the Social Stars Restaurant lined up at the door on Thursday, March 29, patiently waiting to be seated at the fourth annual Social Stars Luncheon. Hosts Ms. Joly-Lowdermilk and Mrs. Polvinen greeted the students and Landmark High School volunteers guided Elementary School students to their tables, where they engaged in conversation with members of the Landmark faculty and administration—many of whom were new faces.
Eating and talking with strangers can be intimidating for students... Read More
Ten members of the Landmark High School swim team traveled to Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West Hartford, CT, on March 3rd to compete in the New England Prep School Swimming Championships. It was a trials/finals meet, meaning that everyone swims in the morning and the top 16 swimmers compete in their events again at night. In most events there were over 20 competitors, some had as many as 50.
Caroline Manning, Sarah Mann, Bianca Drouin, Emma Champey, Ethan Townsend, Josh Thibeau, Luca... Read More
The artwork of six students from Landmark Elementary•Middle School is on display in the Massachusetts Art Education Association Youth Art Month Show at the State Transportation Building in Boston from February 5 through March 27. The building is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (It is closed on weekends.)
Louie, EMS sixth grade student. His art is
the bottom piece.The work of sixth-grade student Louis was selected to move on to the national exhibit. His piece will be displayed at the... Read More
Landmark High School students celebrated International Mother Language Day on February 21, participating in events to showcase the many languages spoken on campus.
The International Group hosted a booth during milkbreak and lunch, where participants:
Spoke their native/other languages. Speakers received a sticker saying, “Ask me what language I speak,” to prompt further discussion among community members.
Responded to a survey that illustrates how many languages are spoken or understood at... Read More