Landmark East Welcomes Jennifer Skuffham as Director of Student Recruitment

Landmark East School is excited to welcome Jennifer Skuffham to the team as our new Director of Student Recruitment. Recruitment is a critically important part of Landmark East School’s mission and future success.

Jennifer joins the Landmark East team with over 20 years experience in recruitment and mentoring youth. She is passionate about making a positive difference and helping others succeed. A graduate of Acadia University, she has excelled in all of her roles including a top recruiter for Venture for Canada, Acadia University and a leader and trainer for the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

In addition to pursuing a career, she is committed to giving back to her community through extensive volunteer work including fundraising, conducting leadership workshops and volunteering with seniors and children.

Jennifer is excited to work with the amazing Landmark East team to help welcome new students and their families to the Landmark East community. Very soon she will be reaching out to past and present students and their families to build and strengthen relationships.

Jennifer can be reached at:
Email: jskuffham@landmarkeast.org
Phone: (902) 542-2237 Ext. 223
Cell: (902) 300-2124

About Landmark East School

Landmark East is an independent co-ed day and boarding school for students with learning differences located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. The student base is diverse with learners from grades 3-12 who have been diagnosed in a variety of areas such as high-functioning Autism, Dyslexia, and Attention Deficit Disorder that make learning challenging in a traditional school setting. The school is committed to student-centered learning, small class sizes, daily physical activity, community service, and diverse pedagogy. A team of over forty professionals specializing in various roles drive the school’s success and are dedicated to enhancing students’ academic success and self-confidence. Landmark East is a registered charity and actively fundraises year-round to provide student bursaries. On average, half of Landmark East’s Nova Scotia students are subsidized through bursaries. Landmark East is one of three recognized special education schools in Nova Scotia; therefore, Nova Scotia students with a demonstrated need for Landmark East are eligible for the funding they would receive if they attended a public school.

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14th Annual Walkathon , Sunday October 16th, 2016

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Our Annual Walkathon is a cornerstone event in Wolfville, Nova Scotia: just one of the many treasured traditions that mark the beginning of the vibrant harvest season in the Annapolis Valley. In the past decade, our event has drawn more than $465,000 into the Landmark East Bursary Fund – a fund that enables even more local children to attend our school. We are so very lucky to be located in this beautiful corner of the world; a place of growth and nurturing that visibly reflects the values of our school.

Our relationship with the town of Wolfville is incredibly vital to the success of all our fundraising initiatives, the Annual Landmark East Walkathon especially so. As our school grows, so too does the need for student support. This year’s Walkathon will be bigger than ever, with more games, activities, and prizes to be won. Landmark East School has been generously awarded two round-trip flight passes by WestJet to put toward our fundraising goals. These passes can be applied to any of WestJet Airlines’ destinations in North America and the Caribbean, as well as London, Glasgow, and Dublin in the United Kingdom. Raffle tickets to win the passes can be purchased by contacting Mandy Noble at 902-542-2237 x 221 or by email (mnoble@landmarkeast.org); one ticket can be purchased for $10, three tickets for $30, and nine tickets for $50. The names of the raffle winners will be announced on Sunday October 16th.

We look forward to seeing our school’s families and friends, both those returning and new, at the 14th Annual Walkathon on Sunday, October 16. There is no better way to support local students in need to pursue the specialized education they deserve. Landmark East School is committed to changing lives for the better, empowering our students to grow, take risks, and reach their fullest potential.

Scott Walker Memorial

As part of our Graduation Celebration this year, the school has purchased a beautiful stone bench and plaque celebrating and remembering the dedication and inspired contribution made by Scott Walker to students and staff at Landmark East School over his 30 years of service.   While the bench has been in place (in the gazebo) for the past month or so, we have held up any announcement generally until the engraving on commemorative plaque was completed (this week).

In addition to the memorial bench, I am pleased to also announce that The Scott Walker Scholarship Fund has been set up (current value $8000), and Scott’s parents, Sharon & Lloyd Walker will be attending the closing ceremony to personally award this year’s inaugural $500 bursary.

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Landmark East honours Eastern Kings Memorial Health Foundation

 

Landmark East School has made space on campus to honour a long- time supporter. The room dedicated to fitness and circuit training for Landmark East students has been renamed The Eastern Kings Memorial Health Foundation Wellness Centre. Much of the fitness equipment was purchased over time through grants from the EKM Health Foundation and used on a daily basis for physical education, spark fitness and weekend recreation programs.

The Foundation has supported Landmark East with a total of close to $30,000.00 in grants in recent years. This includes a very generous contribution of $10,347.00 made this year in conjunction with a $1000.00 grant from the Wellness Initiative Fund to purchase mini trampolines, spin bikes and a treadmill.

The EKM Health Foundation is a charitable organization that supports initiatives that have a positive impact on the health of the people of Eastern Kings County. The Foundation evolved from the closure in 1996 of the former Eastern Kings Memorial Hospital. Donations previously made to the former hospital were transferred to the Foundation with the intent that income from these monies supports health-related projects.

Sylvia Fullerton, Chair of the EKM Health Foundation holds up the new signage with Landmark East student, Phil Arsenault. Behind are students, Jacob Wadden and Jaylene Hubley and Headmaster, Peter Coll.

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For more information please contact:
Paula Aceto
Director of Development
Landmark East School
902-542-2237 ext. 223
paceto@landmarkeast.org

Annual Golf Classic supports Landmark East Student Bursaries

 

Landmark East Foundation hosted the 6th Annual Golf Classic on May 22 at Berwick Heights Golf Course. Over 70 businesses, organizations and service clubs contributed to the tournament through sponsorships and in kind gifts donated for refreshments and prizes. WestJet was the grand prize sponsor offering airfare for two anywhere in Canada. The lucky winner was Don Wells.

The event drew 74 players and raised $18,730.00 for the Landmark East Student Bursary Fund. This will be matched with a grant from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation and doubling the net proceeds to $37,460.00.

Stone & Co Ltd received the trophy for best overall team. Left to right are: Terry Miller, Mike Townsend, Steward Hum, Eric Olsen and Headmaster, Peter Coll. Student volunteers in front are: Marika Hubley, Keytha Tacklyn and Jacob Wadden.

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For more information please contact:
Paula Aceto
Director of Development
Landmark East School
902-542-2237 ext. 223
paceto@landmarkeast.org

Landmark East Students Clean Up!

 

Landmark East students and staff made a huge contribution to the Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up event on Monday May 4th. It was a beautiful day in Wolfville; perfect for walking and collecting. Great effort and enthusiasm as they cleaned up the town for almost 3 hours.Throughout the afternoon many Wolfville residents, business owners and passers-by were impressed by our volunteer spirit and energy. We heard “THANK YOU” quite often today. Back at the school everyone enjoyed a cool treat provided by the kitchen staff. Adam Alexander won the prize for finding the most unusual object. Team Blue and Team White tied for first place in the overall collection contest. That means both teams will enjoy a lunchtime pizza party with Masterchef Walker in the near future.

UPDATE: Check out this nice article on community cleanup where Landmark East is mentioned- that was written by Nick Morine and featured in the ‘Valley Now’ paper!
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Job well done!!!

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