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
On December 5, the Visual Arts Department and Alumni Relations hosted our first-ever alumni art show. There were pieces from artists representing a range of media from painting and photography to fashion, sculpture, and textiles. Works were submitted by 24 alumni still studying at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as others working as professional artists.
Beth Jamieson, Co-Head of the High School Visual Arts Department welcomed the group and commented on the importance of finally... Read More
One of the hallmarks of the Landmark community is the generosity of its people. It is a constant source of amazement to those who work here and those associated with our school just how willing our staff, students, and parents are to give to those in need. For more than 10 years, Landmark has been involved with Beverly Bootstraps (a home grown charitable organization) in its effort to assist families in need by purchasing gifts for children whose parents are in the midst of hard times. This... Read More
We hosted our annual High School Holiday Dance on Friday, December 1! Mr. Gaeta did his usual great job DJ-ing, I spoke about the Advent Wreath while Cameron F. talked about the holiday of Kwanzaa, lighting a kinara to share just one of the many customs he and his family celebrate at this time of year. Itai S. talked about Hanukah, sharing some of his favorite holiday traditions and he lit the traditional menorah. Students decorated gingerbread houses and danced the night away in one of our... Read More
Eleven eighth grade students from Landmark Elementary•Middle School traveled into Boston on November 27 to help prepare and serve about 150 lunches at Rosie's Place. Students were involved in several stages of the process, from food preparation to serving the meals.
Prior to the meal, students set tables and helped with food preparation (cutting tomatoes, cucumbers, and bread and making salad). Students then served the meal. Each student was given a job where the focus was on distributing the... Read More
EMS Students Help Victims of Syrian Civil War
As the holiday season approaches, the Landmark community, known for its generosity and altruism, is participating in food and supply drives to help those in need both near and far.
The Elementary•Middle School is collecting new and gently used clothing, as well as school supplies and household items for NuDay Syria, a non-profit organization focused on bringing humanitarian aid to mothers and children inside Syria and in bordering areas of Turkey... Read More
On Wednesday, Nov. 15 athletes, proud family members, and friends gathered for the Fall Athletic Awards. Amid cheese and crackers followed by make-your-own ice-cream sundaes, everyone enjoyed this culminating experience after a season of hard work, determination, and resilience. The evening celebrated team accomplishments, growth in the program, as well as individual athletes.
Special congratulations to the Girls Varsity Soccer team for winning the Independent Girls Conference Championship --... Read More
Last week high school students fanned out, rolled up their sleeves, and participated in an annual fall ritual in New England. 110 students, in groups organized by their residential houses, raked and provided yard work for elderly residents in the Beverly area.
Many of the local households have enjoyed the contributions of Landmark students year after year and the relationships that have been forged over time are very special. Thank you to all of the students who donated their time, the... Read More
In early November, to mark the end of the long cross country season, the Landmark Boys Varsity, JV, and Girls teams traveled to Berwick Academy for the annual New England Preparatory School Track Association (NEPSTA) Division Four Championship. They were there to compete against 30 other schools in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC).
On a cold and blustery morning our top seven boys varsity runners towed the starting line along with the other 183 athletes. The gun... Read More