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, Landmark Christian School, Associate Head of 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, MS Middle School Discipleship Teacher
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.
Lindy Long Jones ('13) 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, Landmark Christian School Associate Head of 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 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.
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
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.
Wishes do come true. In 2018, on the day after kindergarten orientation at Landmark Christian School when other children were eagerly anticipating their first days of school, Cameron Ward, only five and a half years old, was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. Cameron, now cancer-free and a vibrant first-grader, was recently granted his wish by Make-A-Wish.
Dr. Fitzroy Willis, Landmark Physical Science Teacher and Author
As a teacher, the communication of truth is important to me, but this is true for everyone regardless of our various contexts, isn’t it? Indeed, for a variety of reasons, we should all be concerned with the question, how can we more effectively communicate truths to all?
Landmark Christian School cross country runners Erin Fegans and Zack Truitt were honored by the Atlanta Track Club at the 2019 Powerade All-Metro Cross Country Banquet on December 3, 2019. Senior Erin Fegans, who has signed her National Letter of Intent to run XC/Track and Field collegiately at Georgia Tech, was selected as a member of the First Team 2019 Powerade All Metro Cross Country Team. Junior Zack Truitt was also selected as a member of the 2019 Powerade All-Metro Cross Country First Team.
I brought home Walt Disney’s Snow White a few weeks ago for my daughters to watch. Toward the end of the film, I was struck by the sheer power and depth of the story in displaying both the dilemma of death and the transcendent beauty of redemption, culminating in the glorious resurrection of all things. It should be no surprise, then, that the gospel can appear in the unlikeliest of places with the unlikeliest of transformative power.
LocaliQ is a digital marketing agency that simplifies local marketing and provides businesses with a smarter way to reach local customers. In an effort to support local businesses, American Express launched, "Shop Small Saturday," which was November 30. Paula Dobbs, Director of Marketing & Communications, was recently interviewed about her role at Landmark and why local businesses matter.
So what do you do when you’ve made a big faith leap and the roller coaster is giving you whiplash and your faith is billowing around your head like hair caught in a windstorm? As a coasterphobe, I am no expert, but here are a few lessons I have learned from my time on the scream machine ….
The Landmark Music Academy is excited to welcome their newest board members— renowned husband and wife team, Michael and Edie Lehmann Boddicker. Michael is an accomplished composer, producer, synthesist and Grammy Award Winning Songwriter. Edie is one of Los Angeles’ busiest session singers.
Dr. Fitzroy Willis, Author and Landmark Physical Science Teacher
How do you develop habits of the mind without first addressing the heart? A survey of faculty, students and parents indicated that the root of this issue included factors such as social and parental pressures, social development, school-life balance, academic assessments, a lack of sleep, and time management. Clearly, these factors are a mix of both habits of the heart and habits of the mind.
Growth Mindset. Fixed Mindset. Those terms have been thrown around quite a bit in the last five to six years. What exactly are we to do as parents, educators, and mentors to instill that growth mindset in our middle and high school teens?