By, Brandon Cerezola, Sports Information Director, Landmark Christian School
Landmark Christian School has named Brittany Truitt as the head coach of the varsity cross country and track & field teams. Coach Truitt comes to Landmark after a decorated career as both a student-athlete and coach at the University of North Georgia, an NCAA Division II member located in Dahlonega, Georgia.
Angie Wilson, Content Marketing Specialist, Landmark Christian School
In the midst of the reopening of public and private schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, the success of creating a safe environment at Landmark Christian School will depend on a shared commitment to the values that have always undergirded our community: selflessness, taking care of one another, and good leadership by everyone who counts themselves a War Eagle. We not only belong together, but we must also move forward together, stronger, as never before to fulfill the promise of Landmark Christian School in this moment of uncertainty and disruption.
I just wanted to take a minute to share how grateful we are for Coach White’s 7th grade Bible - Kindness Challenge. Our daughter has woken up each morning excited to spread Jesus’s loving-kindness with our neighbors. Quarantine has been a creative catalyst! It keeps Charlotte thinking creatively and focusing on putting the needs of others ahead of her own.
We live in a sinful world, and racism is one of those sins. As a board, we believe the death of George Floyd and all forms of racism against the Black community are intolerable. Our hearts are broken for this family and far too many others who have been negatively impacted by acts of indifference. Our desire as a Board is to acknowledge current events, knowing our response will teach our children more about our relationship with God and our love for others. As a Landmark community, we must be actively anti-racism.
Jim Lee, Aviation Instructor, Landmark Christian School
Rising senior Sam Maxwell has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship for flight training by the AOPA Foundation. Every year, AOPA selects eighty high school students across the country in a highly competitive application process.
Trey Bedosky, class of 2020, was named to the Georgia Sports Writers 1st Team All-State Football Team this spring. This is Trey's third 1st Team All-State Honor for football that he has received this year.
Landmark middle and high school art students recently participated in the Peachtree City Kiwanis Art and Music Showcase. To participate, students had to be members of Key Club or be residents of Fayette County. While the Showcase itself was canceled due to COVID-19, artists were still recognized and awarded.
The AJC Cup began in 1927 and is one of the oldest news organization award programs in the country so it comes with a great history and heritage. This prestigious award honors very special high school graduates. Congratulations to Seiler Rivers, Landmark Christian School. Seiler is a true, modern-day Renaissance woman. She is a pilot, a pianist, a scholar, and the list of accomplishments go on and on. She plans to attend Mercer University and double major in Mathematics and Music.
Landmark Christian School is excited to announce the hiring of Brandon Cerezola as the new head coach of the varsity boys basketball team. Coach Cerezola comes to Landmark Christian with an impressive background of success.
Landmark Christian Alum Lily Kessler, Class of 2014, was part of LSU's first recruiting class for their beach volleyball team. Lily was a great team player, but always had a heart for medicine. She currently serves as an ER nurse at a local hospital and is working hard to keep the community safe against COVID-19.
Eric Burdette, Landmark Christian School Class of 2010, recently received the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Outstanding Ability in Trial Advocacy from Emory Law, an award to a graduating Emory Law student demonstrating outstanding trial advocacy. Eric Burdette graduated Landmark in 2010, Harvard in 2014, and Emory Law in 2020.
Kelli Penn, Director of Community and Culture, Landmark Christian School
A few days ago Landmark Christian Elementary Counselor and Christian Life team member, Mrs. Tammy McCurry, and I were discussing the question, “What should Christian families do during this time of crisis?” One of the things we discussed at length was the need for parents to remember with their children. Did you know the word, remember, is mentioned over 150 times in Scripture?
By Amy Harriton, Associate Head of School, Landmark Christian School
Before the quarantine, our middle and early high school students’ days were structured by the start time of the school day on campus, the physical navigation from class to class, and the physical activity of sports practice or PE. Family dinner capped off the day and time with friends was necessarily allocated to school lunch and after class. Now, students must practice self-pacing, self-directed learning, prioritizing their activities, and scheduling their social life. The following 12 tips will help students create a daily routine that helps him or her thrive during this challenging time of quarantine.
Landmark Christian School first-grader Richard Sylvia entered the Myles Gaskin Reading Game contest that required kids ages 6-13 to submit a video about a book that they read. Myles Gaskin is a running back for the Miami Dolphins. The prize was a signed jersey and Richard won!
Congratulations to Landmark Christian senior, Owen Connolly for his Shuler nomination as Best Lead Actor for the portrayal of Edward Bloom in the Big Fish spring musical. The Shuler Award recognizes excellence in Georgia high school theater.
Shannon Sheffield, Christian Life Team, Landmark Christian School
We are experiencing unprecedented times and are all facing a “new normal.” To help navigate these uncharted waters, we are providing encouragement and resources for elementary school, middle school, and high school parents to help at home, as well as providing fun ideas for time together as a family. Please know that we are praying for your family and we are here to assist you.
Dr. Daniel Wesche, Associate Head of School, Landmark Christian School
It may seem obvious, but the point of school isn’t school. The point of school is to prepare students for what comes next. Accordingly, schools all over the world, the good ones at least, are continually asking themselves the question, “How do we better prepare students for what comes next?”
Kensi Adams, Middle School Discipleship Teacher, Landmark Christian School
When you feel like the darkness is pressing in, like the heartache is too much to bear, like the pain will never end - remember that the Lord is sitting in the rocking chair of your life. Sometimes we forget that God does not promise us an easy life, but He promises that He will be right there with us through all of the mess this life can bring.
Durand Rice, Sports Information, Landmark Christian School
Lindy Long Jones (Landmark Christian Class of 2013) has qualified to compete in the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials on February 29, 2020, in Atlanta, GA. Jones ran her Olympic qualifying time this past fall at the Chicago Marathon. She will certainly have the love and support of the Landmark Christian community and her home state rooting for her during the 26.2-mile journey through many of the most historic sites in the metro Atlanta area.
Amy Harriton, Associate Head of School, Landmark Christian School
We have the responsibility in our elementary, middle, and high schools to introduce our students to nutrient-dense literature in our curriculum. Among the most valuable aspects of a good education include the nourishment of the literature we are feeding our students. No matter their reading level, a beneficial, nourishing history of global, enduring stories waits to be served to our students.
The National Federation of State High School Association recognizes Landmark Christian School legend, Coach Bill Thorn as National Boys Outdoor Track & Field Coach of the Year. At the age of 89, Coach Thorn retired from Landmark Christian School spring 2019.
Matthew Huff, High School English Teacher, Landmark Christian School
God gave us Eden; we built Babel. Our daily struggles, our joys, our griefs, our pains, our pleasures are all viewed through the cracked lenses of our exiled state. We are wanderers, you and I, longing for our home.
The Landmark Music Academy premiers an exciting relationship between Landmark Christian and music industry leaders, combining the ultimate platform of a professional network with a rich, relevant and rewarding education. Recently, Lisa Harriton and Joshua Bartholomew visited our students and presented a master class on songwriting and music production. Both are well-accomplished in the industry.
Nicole Daniel, Director of the Middle School Learning Center, Landmark Christian School
What is executive functioning? It is a set of mental skills coordinated in the brain's frontal lobe. Executive functions work together to help us achieve goals. We use executive functioning when we plan, organize, strategize, pay attention, and remember details. Here are five steps for better planning and organizing.