Allision Nye, '16 alumna of Landmark Christian School ’19 alumna of Clemson University
I came to my parents in middle school and expressed to them that I was unhappy with the quality of education that I was receiving where I was attending school. While we toured Landmark in elementary school, at the time it was not something that I wanted to pursue; my wish to stay with my friends superseded the positives that Landmark offered. However, with a newfound desire to look at other schooling options, my family and I toured Landmark once more. Throughout the admissions process, the staff made me feel welcomed and loved. When I did my shadow day, I was struck by how many students came up to greet me. With lots of prayer and discernment, I started Landmark in ninth grade. I believe that Landmark was the right place for me at this time in my life. I received a quality education and was taught to think critically, work hard, and love others.
Featuring Garrison Adams ‘12 Landmark Alumnus & Current Teacher
Landmark is blessed to have faculty and staff that were once students at Landmark - that have returned as teachers - Lance Batiste, Durand Rice, Sam Smith, Cantrell Frazier, Kris Titus, Chandler Greer, Margie Johnson, Garrison Adams, and Kensi Deel Adams. They continue to live out the legacy that was laid many years before.
Landmark Homecoming was Friday night. Parents, family, friends, and Landmark alumni returned to the seats of our kids’ playground, schoolyard, stadium, and living rooms where we have sat so many times before, cheering on our War Eagles. To see and be reminded, that we are better together.
Landmark Christian School has named current head varsity girls basketball coach Lady Hardmon Grooms as its new director of basketball operations. Coach Grooms enters her second season at Landmark. Coach Grooms came to Landmark in 2019 after serving as the head girls basketball coach at Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross since 2014. In her five seasons of leading the Spartans girls basketball program, her teams appeared in three final fours, including a state runner-up finish in 2017.
From a young girl in elementary school and every year until, Landmark Christian School girls dream of and look forward to this special day, Homecoming. It is a day for each senior girl to be honored and shine. “I remember thinking how beautiful every girl was, how their dresses sparkled, how perfect their ‘pageant’ hair, the flawless faces, how they all looked like princesses! Each year, as my senior year became closer, my excitement increased. I could not wait until it was my senior year and Homecoming, and finally, here we are.” - Landmark senior, Class of 2021.
Brandon Cerezola, Sports Information Director, Landmark Christian School
Recently, the Landmark Christian School varsity volleyball team traveled to St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School in Columbus, GA, to compete in the First Annual Pacelli Volleyball Tournament. Teams in the tournament included St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School, First Presbyterian Day, and Mount De Sales Academy. The Lady War Eagles came into the tournament with an overall record of 10-4.
Beginning in 6th grade, “Advisory” time offers holding environments for small groups to gather - where students are welcome and accepted, by one another, under the loving guidance of a Landmark Christian School faculty or staff. It offers a place where our students experience what it means to believe, together - in Christ, in ourselves, in each other.
On September 4, 2020, Durand Rice, Landmark alumni and current Dean of Middle School Students, delivered the Convocation message for the Class of 2021.
As Dr. Mike Bedosky, Landmark high school principal, declared by way of Rice’s introduction, “To many, he is known as a good man, to those who know him well, he is a great man.” Coach Rice embodies what it means to be a Landmark War Eagle through servant leadership. He relates to students through a posture of humility and compassion; he empowers by way of encouragement and accountability. He demonstrates respect by being respectable and respectful of each student.
Fall sports are back! COVID-19 is stretching us in new and unexpected ways. Football, volleyball, cross country, softball, cheerleading, and basketball (pre-season drills) are back in action for the 2020-2021 school year.
Landmark Christian School offers personalized learning where each family may choose the learning plan according to their needs. Currently, approximately 25% of Landmark families have chosen to enroll as virtual learners. These learners are engaged and encouraged through hands-on learning experiences. They are connected with their teachers and continually learning new ways to think collaboratively in out-of-the-box ways. They know with their classroom peers in dynamic ways that benefit all learners. Our sixth graders are teaching us how to use science and methodology to transcend time and space.
What shall we say the kingdom of God is like? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants. - Mark 4:30-32
Tiny is Mighty
Landmark Christian School has two locations - our “big” campus is located in downtown Fairburn. A second campus is planted in the heart of Peachtree City, hosting grades K4 - 3rd.
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.
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.