Welcome to the Wolfpack,
Landmark School has a strong sense of community and pride. We hope each of you have an amazing year of learning and personal growth.
We are pleased to announce Landmark School is a “B” School by the Arizona Department of Education Standards based on the 2017 AzMERIT results. You should have received your child’s scores. Please reach out to their current homeroom teacher if you would like more information on your child’s results. We set our school goals around this state assessment. Please take time to talk to your child, talk about their strengths and areas needing future growth. Set short term goals with your child throughout the year to reach their end of year goal. We still have too many children not reaching the state proficiency mark. We will need your support to help throughout the school year to take our school to the next level. One last shout out to our fifth graders, Mrs.Katzenberger and Ms.Bembenek for scoring above the district average on the 5th grade AzMERIT math test.
A partnership with Southwest Behavioral Health Services is providing a counselor on our campus, Ms. Jessica Burns. For those who enroll in services, Ms. Jessica Burns will be on-site to provide individual and family counseling. Services are free for those on AHCSS and a sliding scale for those who are not.
Ms. Latch and Ms.Palmer will continue to coordinate LEO with afterschool tutoring and enrichment each quarter for a six-week cycle. LEO is from 3 to 4:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
School Career Exploration were initially established four years ago with a grant with the Arizona Business Education Coalition. We continue after the grant to provide, 7th & 8th graders the opportunity to explore a career pathway on Wednesday mornings throughout the school year. Career Academies offered this year: Culinary with Gardening, Construction and Engineering, Computer Science/Coding, Health Services, Public Safety (Police & Fire) and Small Business.
Lastly, we are proud to continue our grant partnership with First Things First in offering classes and free childcare in our parent resource center daily during classes. Many of our classes are geared to 0 to 5 children but there are others as well. Please check out the monthly calendar of free classes for all community members in our Family Resource Center.
We expect all parents to be involved in your child’s education. We have parent teacher conferences twice a year. Kindergarten through second grade teachers provide the opportunity for parents to join us in WIN days -What I Need Meetings. These meetings will be held three times a year and will share student academic performance levels, as well as, differentiated activities to support your child at home.
Landmark School is committed to providing each student with an education in which essential information and skills are learned, knowledge is explored, and ideas are critically analyzed and evaluated. We look forward to embarking on a year of academic and personal success with your child as well as the accomplishment of our school wide goals. Research has shown that children benefit most from their educational programs when their families are actively involved in their schooling. Please join us in working with your children…our students. Together we can strive to provide a safe, nurturing environment in which each child can flourish!
Ms. Schmitz and Mrs. Morrison