May 2021

Teacher Feature: Ben Gasser

Submitted by Carrie.pingel on Tue, 05/18/2021 - 15:16

Ben Gasser is an English teacher here at Landmark. He is known for being funny and can be very straight up with you. He has a good sense of humor and can take a joke so it is easy to joke around with him. Ben is an English teacher because in college he initially studied Advertising with an Art minor. But once the internet started coming out it became harder for him to actually find a job in advertising. So, he figured instead he would go help out kids and teach them English. 

Fatima Toure

Teacher Feature: Wendi Simons

Submitted by Carrie.pingel on Mon, 05/17/2021 - 12:23


“ Choose joy “ Is a quote Chef Wendi Simons lives by. She is from Utah and she actually grew up on a farm as a young girl, she worked a lot and she says just being on the farm was pretty exciting. There were cows, horses, and all other sorts of farm animals. She also had lots of friends! She has a sister here at Landmark High School, our greenhouse teacher, Monica Giffing. Wendi is 7 years older than Monica and growing up, they were and still are very close sisters.


Lauren Gomez

Teacher Feature: Monica Giffing

Submitted by Carrie.pingel on Fri, 05/14/2021 - 18:03

Mama G is a new teacher to Landmark this year. She teaches Greenhouse, Leadership Principles, and Floriculture. Before teaching at Landmark she taught AG classes at Springville High School. She has been teaching for 13 years now. After this school year, it will be 14 years. 

Lucas Merrill, Gracie Carter

Lowering the cost of broadband service....

Submitted by jenett.houghton on Fri, 05/14/2021 - 11:22

This week the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), divisions of the Utah Department of Cultural and Community Engagement, the Utah State Board of Education, and Utah Communities Connect jointly announced their efforts to help build consumer awareness about the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. The temporary benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teacher Feature: Darci Hunt

Submitted by Carrie.pingel on Thu, 05/13/2021 - 11:41

Darci is a new teacher at Landmark this year. She has been a teacher for a total of four and a half years and plans on being a teacher for a very long time, or, at least until she is at least 65 years old! Darci wanted to become a teacher because she loved science and she’s really good with kids. She loves seeing them succeed in any way. Teaching is something she’s always been good at, so she pursued it. Her favorite thing about teaching at Landmark is how relaxed her classes are and that she has a good relationship with her students.

Kyrsten Pebley, Braxton Gates, and Tanner Barnett