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Monday, April 7th, 2014-School Wide Trip (All Students and Staff)
"The Central Park Five" School-wide Trip to BAM Rose Theater
All students Will depart school at  8:45 am -2:30 pm, please sign your child's permission slip;along with $3.00. 
If you have a financial hardship, send a note with your child, we would like to have ALL students attend. 
Students getting ready for spring in Erik Shold's bike repair class. See photos. Thanks to Recycle-A-Bicycle for their support.

Landmark students slipping and sliding into the New Year.
Tomorrow they can do it outside when the temperature drops to 10 degrees.
Thanks to a great ice skating trip to City Ice Pavilion, they will be ready.

Ended the year with a lovely assembly. Congrats to all participants and a special thanks to the Midori Music Foundation.

Happy Holidays from Landmark HS!!!

(click on photo for more legendary doors of Landmark)

Volleyball action heating up. For regular updates, click here.

Survivors of the atomic bombs (Hibakusha) dropped at Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be speaking at Landmark on October 21st from 10:00 to 11:30 in the auditorium. A true honor and opportunity. Please don't miss it. For more information click here. For a video on Yasuaki Yamashita, one of the speakers, click on his name.

Landmark is part of a coalition of small schools from all over the country. Each year they meet to explore various issues in education. This weekend that meeting will be in San Francisco and they will be exploring questions around educational equity. Five members of Landmark's staff will be attending. Congrats to those teachers and we look forward to hearing from them when they report back. Click here to keep up with the discussions or here to read what the Coalition of Essentials schools is all about.

Parent Conferences
Thursday, October 24 from 5:00 - 7:30pm.
Friday, October 25 from 1:30 - 3:05pm.
Don't Miss Out!!!

Modern alchemy: mix a little science with a little math and you get a lot of good. Here are students from Landmark helping with the billion oyster project. Through data collection and analysis, students are helping to determine the best placement and methods for the restoration project in New York Harbor. Not easy but important, their work might even help us prepare for the next Sandy. Nice job!!

Reminder: PSAT's for all 10th and 11th graders will be
Wednesday, October 16 from 8:45 - 12:45.
9th and 12th graders will have classes as usual.

Anyone interested in girls' or boys' varsity or junior varsity basketball should come to the opening meeting this Thursday at 3:30, room 613. Come for information, permission slips and medical forms. Go Titans!!!

Click here for schedule of after school and morning programs that are offered here and sponsored by CPC.

Students from 9th to 12th grade had the opportunity to interact with Jason Spencer-Edwards, a self-published author from Queens (photos).  He visits schools all over the country to speak to students about his passion for reading and writing.  He was featured in the New York Times, highlighting his crusade to bring his books to young students in New York City.  He recently did a literacy project with the NFL, which was aired on cable television for one month.
Not only does he write his own books but he also publishes other author’s books.  Some of the realistic fiction novels that he wrote are Jiggy, Patrol Boy, I’ve Got It Made, Don’t Sleep and Goof Proof.   For the first group of students, Jason read a chapter from Goof Proof and challenged them to predict the next chapter.  Then he read with the freshmen a hilarious chapter from The Journey Solo II  , by Kateline Gresseau ,one of the authors that he published.  The students were entertained with his storytelling and many said that they like to read his books because “the characters and events are real”.
Jason was requested by the students to come back to do more readings with them.  We are looking forward to have another book talk with him.  He also promised to bring author Kateline Gresseau.

October 3rd is curriculum night. All parents and guardians are welcome to come meet their children's teachers. You will learn about classroom curriculum, expectations, grading policies and promotional criteria. The meeting will be in the library from 5:00 to 6:30pm. Please take advantage of this opportunity - hope to see you there.

Softball Tryouts between now and October 18th. If interested, see Mr Vasquez in room 226.

9th grade explores flying and space travel. Not a bad day at school.
See what we are talking about - photos.
Everyone who was there highly recommends a trip to NYCCSSE.

Karina is looking for 10 freshman that would like to join the Upward Bound Program at John Jay College. This is a 4 year college access program that supports under-represented youth in a variety of ways in order to increase their chances of getting into a good college. Karen Guzman had the opportunity of spending 5 weeks of the summer on a college campus as part of the UB program at John Jay! Stop by 505A if interested.

Over 20 students signed up for Sociology 101 so it's a go. Still room for a few others. Its after school and a college level course that you get credit for. Gets you an early glimpse of college level work and looks good on your college application, why not? There is also still opportunity take classes at John Jay or BMCC.  See Karina if interested.

Club Fair will be held in the cafeteria during lunch. Stop by to check out choices ranging from Arabic to Zumba. Don't miss out by not signing up!!!

And the winner of the Fall Classic, the 2013 Field Day, was, drum roll please..........ta dum - Big John's Advisory!!!!
Congrats, group photo to come!

At the end of the day, who'll be holding the cup? To find out, check back tomorrow after 5:00.
Remember, you got to be in it to win it!!!!

Sailing is starting up again. Any ninth grader interested in applying should download this form or see Jon in Rm 504. For an overview of the program, take a look at HRCS's  website. You not only learn to sail but you can get PE, math and science credit as well!

The school year is starting and so are the many opportunities our city has to offer. Here is one offered by Fordham University. If interested, see your advisor or Karina in rm 505A
The STEP Program at Lincoln Center had a great summer program serving 65 students in grades 8-12. We are beginning the recruitment for the STEP Fall 2013 Semester
We are especially seeking 9th grade applicants. Fall applications are due by September 15, 2013. Please see link below to access the application. Please mail the applications to the specific address below.
The Fall program will meet for 10 consecutive Saturdays beginning in late September from 9:30am-12:30pm at Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus.
Fordham University STEP Program at Lincoln Center
ATTN: C/STEP Office, Suite 1115
113 W. 60th Street
New York NY 10023

Welcome Back.
Classes will begin Monday, September 9th at 8:45.
Please feel free to come in earlier for breakfast starting at 8:00.
Look forward to seeing everyone on the first day of school.

For new students, please click here, put in for to:
351 W 18th St, NY, NY and for from:
your home address. Gives you the best train route and approximate time to get here

Summer Update

Some of the cool things Landmark students did this summer:

Two were at BMCC's television studios, two were enrolled in Baruch's STEP program, one was in their pre-med program. 16 students were enrolled in College Now programs that help prepare you from 9th grade through 12th to get into and thrive in college.
I also want to inform you that we had 32 students obtain college credits through our partnership with John Jay College this term!!  There were 12 students who completed courses on the college campus, and 20 who passed the Criminal Law class held here at Landmark. This is in addition to the 20 students who obtained college credits in the fall. Anyone interested in information on any of these programs, please see Karina in room 505A.

Upcoming Events

Mon, Apr 14 - Sun, Apr 27
Panama Trip
Mon, Apr 14 - Tue, Apr 22
Spring Recess (including Good Friday, Easter and Passover) (schools closed) St
Wednesday, April 23
All Students are dismissed at 2:23 pm
Students return to school on Wednesday, April 23


Today, 4/18/2014
High: 52 Low: 41
Mostly cloudy
11% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/19/2014
High: 61 Low: 41
Partly sunny
14% chance of precipitation.