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Landmark East School Newsletter Dec. 2018 Issue


Rotary Club of Kentville Student Bursary Support Dec. 20, 2018

Erna Fraser, Chair, Landmark East Association; Debbie Merks, Chief Administrative Officer, Landmark East School; Paige Gray-Daniels, Student; Carl Kent, Treasurer, PWD Committee; and Mandy Noble, Development Officer, Landmark East School.

The Rotary Club of Kentville Persons with Disabilities Committee has generously donated $10,000 for a student bursary. Carl Kent, PWD Committee Treasurer, was at Landmark East School today to present the cheque to Paige Gray-Daniels. Thank you for your continued support.

Acadia University Math Buffet Dec. 3, 2018

These Landmark East School students attended the Acadia Math Buffet. They had the opportunity to learn about patterns in triangular and square numbers, as well as the Maya number system, while being treated to a pizza supper. All students enjoyed the opportunity and are thankful to the Math Outreach program at Acadia University.

Volunteering in Our Community Nov. 15, 2018

Our students and staff engaged in a number of  community volunteer projects during WE HELP day. They also demonstrated their appreciation for thirty-seven organizations who provide essential and supportive services. Our students baked 1035 cookies and decorated thank you cards which they delivered to each one of these organizations. A new student project this year involved making 88 craft stick Christmas ornaments which they delivered to the residents of two Wolfville nursing homes. A number of teams spent much of the day collecting non-perishable food donations which will support the Wolfville Area Food bank.

Writer’s Workshop at Landmark East School Oct.29, 2018

Sylvia Gunnery with Ms. Saunders and students

Author Sylvia Gunnery ran a writer’s workshop at Landmark East School. Sylvia was a high school English teacher who began writing novels for young adults after attending a five-week Banff Centre writing session under the instruction of W.O. Mitchell, Alice Munro, and others. Over the last 30 years she has written 25 novels for young adults. Sylvia was very invested in our students, and was very humorous in her approach to the writer’s workshop. Our students found their time with her very enjoyable and informative.

Autism In-service Day Oct. 26, 2018

Kym Hume provided our teachers with a full day professional development session focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Topics covered included the characteristics of adolescents on the spectrum, anxiety and self-regulation as well as teaching tips. Kym has many years experience working and presenting in the area of Autism and Special Education. She spent time as the Autism Consultant with the Department of Education, and was contributing author to the new resource guide Developing and Implementing Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Production Technology Project Oct. 24, 2018

Our Production Technology class successfully completed a bird house project recently. The students learned to select production tools and equipment appropriate to the task, and to use them safely and accurately. They plan to sell the birdhouses with proceeds going to the Student Bursary Fund.

Walkathon: Raising money for Student Bursaries Oct. 14, 2018

This year’s Landmark East School Walkathon was a great success. Parents, students, school staff, board members and people from our community came out to support this wonderful annual event.

Landmark East Debate Team Oct. 13th, 2018


The L.M.E. Debate Team had an excellent weekend at the Provincial Impromptu Debating Tournament. It was amazing to watch our five debaters gain confidence in their abilities, expand their comfort zones, and learn about a variety of topics. It was a pleasure to witness our students transition from timid speakers to enthusiastic competitors. Our students have learned a lot this weekend and are keen to continue developing their skills.

Landmark East Featured in Saltscapes Magazine

Saltscapes Magazine included a wonderful profile of Landmark East in their October-November 2017 issue. It highlights the wonderful work being done at the school and is well worth a read.

Saltscapes Article