Eighty-five Landmark School High School students competed in the annual science fair and displayed their ambitious projects for judges and observers on February 27.
Some students proved their hypotheses (runners have larger lung capacity than singers) while others were surprised by their findings (eating does not help with concentration!). Despite the outcomes, the students reported that their projects taught them a thing or two about the scientific process and they gained an appreciation for... Read More
This weekend, we hosted our third annual Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser and community night, led by the Girls Varsity Basketball team. The players promoted the event successfully and reaped the rewards with a hugely successful night raising over $4,000 for the American Cancer Society.
A particular highlight was having Madison Coddington '17, who initiated the event on our campus three years ago, attend to cheer on the team and support the tradition. Madison returned to campus from Marist... Read More
In honor of Black History Month, Landmark School 6th grade Oral Expression students memorized and presented part of the Martin Luther King Jr, "I have a Dream" speech. They were joined by students from last year's class in a show of solidarity. Their message is strong and the students were proud of their work. Watch the video.
Last month Meghan Sebens 7th grade Language Arts class looked inward through a new initiative asking the students to explore their learning differences. The students were asked to study the science of dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities, write an essay about related experiences, and produce a project illustrating something concrete or abstract about the disability.
Ms. Sebens says, "I was impressed by how invested the students were with this unit. They were particularly... Read More
Students sip hot chocolate from cups
emblazoned with inspirational messagesDuring the week of February 5–9, Landmark Elementary•Middle School students and faculty are participating in Start With Hello Week, part of the Sandy Hook Promise organization’s initiative to decrease social isolation and promote inclusion. It will be an event-packed week, with students engaging in a variety of activities that foster a sense of connectedness and display kindness and empathy.
At EMS, Start With Hello ... Read More
Coco Haseltine, self-portrait (etching)Seventeen Landmark High School students won a total of 26 awards at the regional level of the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Four students won the Gold Key Award, seven the Silver Key, and 13 Honorable Mention. (See below for a full list.)
"I'm particularly thrilled that students of all ages and levels were recognized in almost all of our classes. Each one of our incredibly dedicated instructors have students who were recognized," said Art... Read More
During this term, our Middle School students have been studying energy resources including information about the science, efficiency, sustainability, and pros and cons of a range of offerings from nuclear to wind energy.
The culminating presentation of the unit was from Dr. Christopher Niezrecki, Chairman of the University of Massachusetts, Lowell Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Niezrecki is also the Director of the NSF-Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Wind Energy... Read More
The 4th Annual Winter Photo Contest is underway at Landmark School inviting students to take photos on either of our campuses at this dramatic, and often underappreciated, time of year. Students can submit up to five black and white or colored photos. The deadline for submissions is March 2. A jury of faculty and staff members from both campuses will review photos and a top prize of $100 will be given to a winner from each campus. Last year we collected over 120 photos from 25 students and... Read More
Nicholas Engstrom, Student Council president and Student Advocate, composed a thoughtful holiday letter to High School students and faculty:
I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a Happy New Year. I know this past month has been difficult for both the students and faculty between the cold weather and midterms, but we all made it. For the first part of the year, we have accomplished so much. We have served countless community service hours, won a record amount of games, matches, and... Read More
Landmark Senior Organizes Self-Defense Class for Women
When students attend college information sessions or tours, they usually hear about the measures schools take to make sure their campuses are safe. Landmark senior Lizzy MacMannis wants to take control of her own safety, so she organized a self-defense class for female faculty and staff.
Fifteen women participated in the class held on December 16. Members of the Beverly and Manchester Police Departments led the class, teaching students... Read More