Saint Mark’s Varsity and Junior Varsity Field Hockey teams volunteered at the First State Field Hockey program by conducting a community clinic working with approximately fifty players ranging in age from 3 years to 8th grade.
Rita Landgraf, the Secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, served as the guest speaker on September 22, 2016, for the "Introduction to Health Sciences" class, exclusively offered at Saint Mark's High School.
Thank you, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the University of Delaware.
Saint Mark's David Balint '17 is the Delaware SportsZone Athlete of the Week.
Balint caught a touchdown pass and had two key sacks in the Spartans win at Newark Friday night (9/9/16).
"David being one of our four captains, has been very special. He works hard in the weight room. He's just a kid that's grown so much from last year. He's got good size at 6-foot-4 with a good wingspan. He gives us pressure off the edge that we need at times.Congratulations David!" - Head Coach John Wilson
Saint Mark’s High School is the first high school in Delaware offering Health Science courses through the University of Delaware. These dual enrollment courses are taught by university instructors on the Saint Mark’s campus.
The Honors World History Program begins its second year partnership with Penn Museum. Beginning in Mid-September the museum will begin sending artifacts from their galleries to Saint Mark’s for students to study. Subjects include Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
Penn Museum this year has added a lesson on the History of Chinese Writing. This lesson, as well as lessons on Ancient times will be taught virtually by members of Penn Museum’s curators and professors. Each unit will feature students interacting with Penn staff through a virtual classroom. The lesson on China will feature a professor from Beijing China beaming in virtually.
On October 6th, the Honors students will visit the Campus of the University of Pennsylvania. The visit will include a campus tour, a museum tour, as well as a special presentation on the legendary King Midas.
Saint Mark's High School has been awarded the 2015-2016 DIAA State Champion in Sportsmanship Award.
The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association [DIAA] offers an annual statewide competition in sportsmanship. The member schools compete against a set of ten standards, not against other schools. The process is demanding and involves the total school community be involved.
Catholic school students will be exhibiting at the Delaware art museum. Saint Mark's students have been studying Dale Chihuly in the 3D class and the senior studio class, and have been producing some interesting ceramic interpretations of his work.
The Performing Arts Department of Saint Mark’s High School is presenting “Bye Bye, Birdie” on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 22-24. The Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 7:30 pm while the Sunday show is a matinee, beginning at 2:15. Tickets for the show will cost $7.50 in advance and $9.00 at the door.
Saint Mark’s High School sophomore Andrew Shaffer ’18 attended the National 4-H Conference in Washington, DC. Andrew is one of four students selected to attend the conference and represent Delaware 4-H.
On March 1, 2016 Saint Mark's faculty and alumna, Krysia Tramont '87 celebrated Peace Corps Day in her math classes. Tramont taught math with the Peace Corps for two years in Chad, Africa. She shared the goals of the Peace Corps and her experience with her classes.
A team of swimmers participated in the Frozen Frogman at the Hockessin Athletic Club on Sunday, February 7 in efforts to raise funds for the Navy SEAL Foundation. Each Saint Mark’s participant swam a leg of the relay in the HACs outdoor, but heated pool. The team members stayed on deck to cheer each swimmer on.
Saint Mark's alumnus, Aaron Jones ’09 talked to Psychology Club members about his job as a Child Intensive Manager for Crozer Keystone Hospital. As a case manager Aaron helps children and their families learn about and receive community services available to them. Aaron graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.A in Psychology.
With the winter sports season kicking off today, Saint Mark’s Athletic Department is proud to announce the hiring of Brian Willis ’04 as the Head Wrestling Coach and Val Karch ’95 as the Interim Head Girls’ Basketball Coach for the 2015-16 season.
June 28 to July 2, rising seniors Ayanna Wright, Kate McCarty and Sally Lyell had the honor of participating in Girls State, a nation wide program that offers training in the practical processes of good citizenship as practiced in a democratic society.
Service has been a high priority for 26 Saint Mark’s students this summer as they participated in the school’s annual summer service project. From Tuesday, July 15 through Thursday, July 17, 2014, the students gave of their coveted vacation time to serve the residents of Marydale Retirement Village in Newark, Delaware.
Saint Mark’s High School is pleased to announce that the school has received a grant of $200,000 to renovate the Anna V. Graham Theatre on campus. Much of the grant will be used for new seating and to upgrade the sound system in the theatre, including an amplifier, soundboard and wireless microphones.
The Saint Mark’s Science Advisory Committee met in the Rachel M. Ali Library on July 16 to discuss its plans to improve the school’s science labs. The committee, which includes school administrators, science teachers, board members, parents, and friends of Saint Mark’s offering their professional expertise, has been chartered to implement the redesign of the labs. This was the second committee meeting thus far.
St. Mark's defeated Milford 4-2 to win the 2012 DIAA state baseball championship on Tuesday, May 29 at at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, Del. The victory gave St. Mark's its 12th state baseball title and the team's fourth in the last five years.
Four St. Mark's students were accepted into the performing arts and academic branches of The Delaware Governor's School for Excellence. Lauren Johnson was selected for the choral music program and Jake Diana was selected for the theatre program. Two sophomores—Hannah Falchuk and Luke Duchemin—were accepted into the Governor's School under the academic program.
Jack Baldino will receive the Webber Award at a ceremony held at the University of Delaware's Gore Recital Hall on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Given by the University's Department of Mathematical Sciences, the Webber Award--named in honor of Dr. G. Cuthbert Webber, a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Delaware from 1937-1981--recognizes those individuals whose work advances mathematics education.
On Saturday, March 31, Saint Mark's High School earned second place at the 32nd Annual Delaware State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament held at John Dickinson High School. Saint Mark's also received the Ranatra Fusca Award, qualifying the team to compete in the World Finals at Iowa State University in May. Considered to be the highest award given in the Odyssey of the Mind program, the Ranatra Fusca Award recognizes outstanding creativity.
At the Delaware Cheerleading Coaches Association (DCCA) State Championships held at Smyrna High School on March 11, the Saint Mark's varsity girls cheerleading squad once again set a state precedent by capturing the championship title for five consecutive years.
Marissa Chamness '11 has been selected to receive the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Delaware Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics. She and several other female high school students from throughout the state will be recognized on Sunday, April 15 at the 13th Annual Luncheon sponsored by the Newark and Coastal Georgetown Branches of the AAUW.
St. Mark's High School defeated the Charter School of Wilmington in the 21st Annual Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition on February 25 at the New Castle County Courthouse in downtown Wilmington
St. Mark's junior Emma Heck was awarded third place in the Delaware Branch of the English-Speaking Union (ESU) National Shakespeare Competition for her performance of "Sonnet 18" and Edmund's monologue from King Lear, Act I, Scene II. The competition, held last Sunday at the University of Delaware, featured monologues performed by students from a number of Delaware high schools, with the first-place winner going on to compete at the national level in New York.
The student schedules for the 2016-2017 school year are now live on PowerSchool. Keep in mind that students can only see first semester courses when looking at the schedule. Some electives, and physical education classes, are scheduled for second semester. If a student has a question or a concern with his/her schedule, he/she should email his/her guidance counselor. Please do not call the school as counselors and teachers do not report back until August 22.
Changes to the schedule will be made only for compelling reasons. Displeasure with the schedule, dissatisfaction with the teacher assignment or a change of mind are not valid reasons for requesting a course change. Any changes will require consultation with the teacher, department chair and guidance counselor. Due to scheduling limitations not all change requests may be possible. Requests must be submitted in writing with parent signature. All schedule changes will be assessed a $50 fee.
Saint Mark’s, a college preparatory Catholic high school, inspires young men and women to create a better world, one more pleasing to God and more helpful to others, by modeling faith, excellence, humility and integrity.