Many people believe that in sports there is no better story than a team going undefeated and winning a championship. For the Landmark Christian School middle school girls soccer team this season, they showed that losing a game in the regular season and then avenging that loss in the championship game makes for an even better story. The middle school Lady War Eagle soccer team finished the 2019 season with a 12-1 record and won the GICAA Region 2 Championship and the GICAA District 1 State Championship.
Landmark Christian School is thrilled to announce that legendary former NFL linebacker Clay Matthews Jr. will be joining Landmark as a varsity football consultant. Matthews was a four-time Pro Bowler for the Cleveland Browns, where he played 16 seasons, before finishing his career with the Atlanta Falcons.
Paul asked us this question in 1 Corinthians 9:24(NIV): “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Landmark Christian School eighth grade student Olivia Powell has run in such a way that she has received the prize many times throughout her career. This spring at the Georgia Middle School State Championships held at Parkview High School, the best runners in the state ran in the race.
A huge and heartfelt ‘Thank you’ to the sponsors, donors and guests who made it possible for Landmark Christian School to raise more than $330,000 during its 2019 Gala, Race to the Future!, held at the Porsche Experience Center on May 4. With 400 guests present, Dr. McMaster shared his innovative vision for the school’s future. Landmark students showcased their talent in art, entertainment, engineering & technology, and photography. It was a fabulous night!
The Georgia Seal of Biliteracy recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English. Congratulations to Honors Mandarin IV student, Jarrett Mohs, for taking the HSK test at Emory University and earning the Biliteracy seal this year. Jarrett Mohs was also selected as the recipient for the Star Student Award by GCLE, an organization for Chinese educators in Georgia.
Landmark Christian School is thrilled to announce the hiring of Dun Hahn as the new head of the girls volleyball program. Coach Hahn comes to Landmark with a wide coaching resume ranging from the middle school through the collegiate level. Coach Hahn has spent over a decade as a lead court coach and evaluator at USA volleyball camps and competitions.
If you’ve ever attended a summer camp, then you already know that there are a plethora of benefits. Whether basketball camp, art journaling, mixed media, Mandarin, STEM, Music Academy, grammar, or many more, Landmark Christian School Summer Camps offer engaging activities for every student in elementary, middle, or high school. Learn more about the excellent summer camps offered by Landmark Christian and enroll your child here.
Please join us at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 6 for a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the renovation of Fairburn Elementary School. Click here for WSB-TV's latest story about our journey from separation to unification.
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. Several Landmark students won in various categories.
Landmark student, Rian Philip was 1 of 1500 juniors selected to compete for the 2019 GreyStone Washington Youth Tour. Students studied provided materials about GreyStone and the history of rural electrification then took an exam. The five students with the highest test scores receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in this life-changing leadership event this summer.
Each summer, the Gilder Lehrman Institute offers academically rigorous Teacher Seminars for K-12 educators. These highly competitive one-week seminars are open exclusively to participants in Gilder Lehrman’s free Affiliate School Program. We are thrilled to announce that Landmark dual enrollment U.S. history and 11th grade AP U.S. history teacher, Brian Chmielewski, has been selected to be part of this prestigious seminar, which will be held at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland from June 16-22.
Mr. Wilson, HS Math Teacher, and Mr. Osei, Engineering Teacher, attended the 31st annual Teachers Teaching with Technology International Conference. Mr. Wilson presented two sessions focusing on different technologies to help develop student understanding of algebraic concepts, while Mr. Osei discovered new ways of teaching and engaging students through different activities and technologies.
Landmark Christian School has named Lady Hardmon Grooms as its new varsity head girls basketball coach. Coach Grooms comes to Landmark after serving as the head girls basketball coach at Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross since 2014. In her five seasons leading the Spartans her teams appeared in three final fours, including state runner-up in 2017.
Landmark Christian School is proud to announce Chick-fil-A Foundation as our Title Sponsor for the 2019 Gala, Race to the Future. The foundation’s mission is to help every child become who they were created to be by having a positive influence on youth in our communities, while supporting innovative education, youth entrepreneurship, and leadership.
Landmark Christian School senior Clark Mahaffey has been named the school’s 2019 PAGE STAR Student. Juan McGruder, President of the Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club, the local STAR program sponsor, announced the honor. Clark selected Dennis Wilson, Math teacher at Landmark Christian School, as his STAR Teacher.
Landmark Christian School, a private Christian school south of metro Atlanta in Fairburn, Georgia and By Gezim Gashi announce the opening of a unique and innovative platform for students interested in the music industry, the Landmark Music Academy, opening fall 2019. Executive Producer, Tamra Simmons is the first to be named to the advisory board.
Landmark Christian School announces the appointment of Roby Ross as Head Track & Field Coach to follow in the footsteps of his mentor and coaching legend, Bill Thorn. Ross is also named to join Head Coach Mike Sherrard as Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator of the War Eagles varsity football team.
Landmark announces the opening of a unique and progressive platform for students interested in the music industry, the Landmark Music Academy, opening fall 2019. Landmark is partnering with the Swedish company, By Gezim Gashi, for development of the program. Gashi, a cutting edge entrepreneur and Harvard Business student, has developed branding for music schools that are leading the way, and for other companies in Sweden, Europe and the United States.
Landmark Christian School is pleased to announce a new head coach and staff addition to the football program. Nationally known and respected for their success in coaching, playing, building programs, developing athletes and investing in young men, Mike Sherrard and Bill Redell will join a talented team of Landmark coaches in leading the War Eagles in 2019 and building a highly attractive program that develops godly character, talent, and launches athletes to the next level.
The Lord instructs us to love Him but to also love our neighbors. This past October, Landmark high school students and faculty put that into action by participating in the first ever Serve Day. Students and faculty members were divided up to serve on different projects in and around the Fairburn community.
Thanks to the amazing Landmark community, we shattered former GOAL records by receiving 112 tax redirections totaling over $312,000! Last year, we received 40 pledges (the highest ever) totaling $155,000. GOAL scholarships are for students transitioning to Landmark from public schools
Congratulations to Clark Mahaffey for being recognized as the Landmark 2019 STAR Student. To qualify for this recognition, a student must be in the top 10% of their class and have earned the highest SAT score in their class during a single test administration. Clark selected Mr. Wilson as his STAR teacher. Mr. Wilson has been selected as the STAR Teacher for the 5th consecutive year and 11th time overall.
Despite the 64-degree weather, Landmark hosted a "snow day" for the students by hauling in two truckloads of snow on January 7th and 8th. The students, faculty, and staff enjoyed snowball fights and building snowmen!
The Landmark Christian School Peachtree City campus celebrated its relocation to the beautiful Evergreen Church on Windgate Road and S. Peachtree Parkway with a ribbon cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Fayette Chamber of Commerce on November 27.
Nearly two months after Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle, areas are still struggling to recover. A group of Landmark faculty and students served in Panama City to do their part in getting the area back on its feet.
Grandparents Day for Landmark was of Jurassic proportion this year! Our 356 elementary students brought in a record number of nearly 700 grandparents across both campuses, as they flew in from all over the United States to share the day with their grandchildren.
Denise Pope, co-founder of Challenge Success and Stanford University Professor, joined faculty, staff, and parents for a special presentation on research-based strategies in developing a balanced student. Sir John Jones, a motivational and educational speaker from England, also met with faculty and staff and encouraged them to be "magic weavers."
The future of education is technology. Incorporating technology into the classroom allows students to access a whole new world of opportunities. Landmark parent and CEO of Century Solutions Group, Jeff Wilder, generously donates Chromebooks to the technology program at Landmark.
Fifth-grader Shane Lee knows what it means to pay state taxes. As a session singer in California, he has been paying CA state taxes since the first grade. So when he explains GOAL in this short video he made with his dad's smartphone, he truly understands the simplicity and beauty of redirecting what people owe in taxes to scholarship Landmark students.
Fayette County Board of Commissioners honored Sharia Baker, a Landmark Kindergartner, for completing the "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" program. From visiting the Fayette County Library twice a month to reading two books daily after school plus one before bedtime, Sharia loves to read and encourages her family to do the same.
The GOAL Scholarship Administration Award recognizes the individual who most effectively managed the process required for scholarship administration. The GOAL Team appreciates DeeDee Grindle of Landmark Christian School in Fairburn.
When Baffour Osei moved to the United States from Ghana at the age of thirteen, he never imagined graduating from Fisk and Vanderbilt Universities with a double major in Engineering and Physics. Baffour thrived at the university level and earned a spot on the Vanderbilt football team.
Congratulations to our Homecoming Queen, Elizabeth Gibbs and the princesses, Avery Johnson, Emma Harvey, Grace Clerk, and Karlee Deel. Everyone looked beautiful! Long live the KING! Congratulations to the Homecoming Court Andy Cruver, Micah McAllister, Chandler Rebel, and Donovan Pickett alongside their king, Bernard Turner!
Landmark Head of School Dr. Jason McMaster, Pastor of Biblical Diversity and Community Relations Jim Lee, and Landmark parent Jason Jones recently visited the Fairburn Police Department to welcome new Chief of Police Stoney Mathis.
Each year, thousands participate in the annual Peachtree Road Race, but only one man has crossed the finished line every single year since its inception. At 87, our very own, Coach Bill Thorn, maintains that consistency is the key. Learn more about what inspires him here.
Landmark Alum (class of 2017) and Florida State University freshman, William O'Neal, self-published a poetry collection, "In Between Winter and Dawn." Read here to learn about how Will uses his journey and experiences to give back. Source: Emma Moody, Staff Writer, FSUNews
Landmark students are often found being involved with doing service projects, but not many get credit on their College Board transcript. This year the AP Computer Science class took part in the inaugural AP with We Program. Juniors Cliff Long, Jarrett Mohs, and Jacob Wettstein used their skills they have learned in class to design a website that helps spread information about Heart Disease.
On May 19, Landmark graduated 57 seniors and we are proud that 81% of the class received scholarship offers. Special congrats to Co-Salutatorians Jack Drury and Julia Binegar and Valedictorian Carolyn Adams!
Dr. Jason McMaster, new Head of School (July 1, 2018), accepts a heart-warming Welcome Letter from Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. The Board welcomed the McMaster family on their visit during winter break. We are excited that the McMaster family will be joining us soon.
Mark Hossler, Director of Institutional Technology at Landmark Christian School, and senior Landmark student Lauren Krotz, were invited by New Oasis International Education to travel to China for two weeks as a part of an exploratory program for the agency.
On behalf of Landmark Christian School’s Board of Trustees and the Search Committee, we are excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Jason McMaster as Landmark’s new Head of School, effective July 1, 2018.
Congratulations to Centre Stage’s cast of Proof for winning 1st runner up at the recent Region One Act Competition! Also, a huge congratulations to Carson Hebblethwaite for her second consecutive Best Actress overall award, and to Renzy Wilke, Chandler Rebel, and Jacqueline Smith for being named “All Star Cast."
Congratulations to the 75 graduating seniors of Landmark's Class of 2017! The graduation ceremony was held Saturday, May 20, at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Combined, this accomplished class received acceptances to 341 colleges and universities and will attend 36 different institutions.