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Landmark News and Events

Citizen's Bee winners 2021
Posted on Monday, March 8, 2021
In February 2021, Landmark High School students held a virtual Citizen's Bee. The Citizen's Bee is a long-standing tradition at Landmark High School. It is a friendly trivia match to challenge students on content they have been learning throughout the year or in current events. Championship Round a Nail-Biter All social studies classes participated in the Citizen's Bee virtually. The final round came down to Mr. Murphy's 5th period Economics class and Mr. Ahearn's 2nd period Law class. This... Read More
cover of what lane
Posted on Friday, March 5, 2021
Middle School Academic Advisor Debbie Chandler started a book club for students this winter. The club is reading Torrey Maldonado's What Lane?, a coming-of-age story about a boy of mixed race. Topics include race, prejudice, racism, and white allyship. Members of the club meet after reading several chapters of the book. About 30 faculty members have volunteered to record themselves reading a chapter of the book so students can listen to the book if they choose. The Black Lives Matter movement... Read More
students in Mozambique donning new uniforms sponsored by Landmark School
Posted on Tuesday, March 2, 2021
What started out four years ago as a spring break trip to share professional development with schools and educators in Mozambique, has blossomed into a cross-cultural partnership that has touched hundreds of teachers and their many students. In 2017, a group of five Landmark teachers went to Mozambique to share what they knew about teaching best practices with educators there. The trip was organized by former high school faculty member, Cassie Larson, whose family founded and runs the Sunshine... Read More
jake lunder landmark school scholastic art award gold key torus cage
Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021
Landmark High School students won a total of 11 awards at the regional level of the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Awards included one Gold Key, two Silver Key, and eight Honorable Mentions. (See below for a full list.) Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, students had less time to work on their projects, and some had to work fully remote, with fewer resources. As a result, the art department submitted fewer works for consideration than in a typical year. "We usually choose a good deal... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2021
A group of nine Landmark High School students is among 13 teams nationwide awarded this year’s prestigious Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams grant to invent solutions to solve real-world problems. This is the third time that Landmark’s team has received this grant.  The Landmark initiative is a near-shore marine data survey collector in the form of a fixed buoy placed off the coast adjacent to the Landmark High School campus. The device will collect air temperature, barometric pressure, water salinity,... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021
Like so much else, this year, Landmark's annual science fair went virtual! Both in-person and remote students have worked tirelessly over the last several months brainstorming ideas for projects, learning how to build a study, gathering and analyzing data, and putting together a presentation. This past week, students capped off all their hard work with oral and written presentations. Judges joined the class virtually as students presented their projects and answered questions. This virtual... Read More
Landmark School logo representing Newton's Laws
Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021
Julia Bottarelli '23 arrived at Landmark as an eighth grade student. Moving to a new school can be stressful. It involves making new friends, learning the routines of the community, and settling into an entirely different system. Then add the pressure of moving here from the Chicago area so Julia and her sister could attend Landmark. Fortunately, the Bottarelli sisters have very supportive parents, a great attitude, and lots of interests.  Julia is passionate about the visual arts. Earlier... Read More
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


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