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Landmark News and Events

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
2020-2021 student advocates header
Posted on Monday, November 9, 2020
Landmark High School students juggle many responsibilities each day: school, homework, community service, and often long commutes. Each year, 10–12 seniors add another time-consuming commitment to their schedules that requires travel, public speaking, and sharing personal stories. That role is being a Student Advocate. This year, several Advocates face the additional challenge of navigating hybrid or remote learning. The Advocates, led by faculty members Jason Mansfield, Dan Ahearn, and Ashley... Read More
ems drama elective
Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2020
With a hybrid format at the Elementary•Middle School, electives are more important than ever to provide students a break from screens and an opportunity to be active and creative. Drama, a new elective at EMS, offers both. Drama teacher Carolyn Aliskevicz, a talented actress herself, has found innovative ways to help the students continue to express their creativity, whether in an in-person or remote environment. "When we're on campus, we hold classes outside, moving, stretching, pretending,... Read More
landmark middle school students playing tarp game
Posted on Tuesday, November 3, 2020
A key component of Landmark School's mission is to empower students to reach their academic and social potential. The Eighth Grade Leadership Program at the Elementary•Middle School fosters that growth, as well as builds community and emphasizes the importance of service. "The program aims to empower eighth graders to create a stronger school community, while allowing them to recognize, grow, and develop who they are as individuals," said Tara Joly-Lowdermilk, the assistant dean of students at... Read More


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