Dear Friends of Saint Mark’s,
When I arrived at Saint Mark’s High School on July 11, 2012, I was immediately struck by the signage on campus relating to faith, excellence, humility and integrity. As I have begun my journey here at the school, I realize that all within our community rely on these four essential qualities to guarantee that our travels together are successful. These four components form the essence of our mission statement, which sets the roadmap for our journey each and every day.
Recently I have had the privilege of hearing some of our student leaders give testimony to these four core qualities as they addressed our new students. They spoke eloquently and from the heart. They allowed me to realize that these qualities are reinforced and modeled by the faculty, staff and students at Saint Mark’s each day, and thus, our mission is alive and real. We, the members of the Saint Mark’s family, walk together on a journey where we support and affirm one another, a journey whose path is guided by the Light of Jesus Christ.
I think back to the words of Bishop Hyle at the groundbreaking ceremony of the school in 1967. He said, “Go forth from this school to create a better world; one more pleasing to God and more helpful to mankind.” I am gratified that we continue to do exactly what he asked of each of us at the flagship high school of the Diocese of Wilmington. Truly, St. Mark, one of the four Gospel writers and the person for whom our school was named, would, in my opinion, be thrilled with how his evangelistic spirit continues to grace us at Saint Mark’s High School.
I invite everyone to join us on a journey which focuses on continuing to make Saint Mark’s a school of excellence – a school that lives its faith; a school that achieves excellence in both curricular and co-curricular areas by using our God given gifts and talents; a school that embodies humility by putting God and others before ourselves; a school that upholds integrity, moral soundness and honesty.
Come join us and be an active part of our exciting and vibrant school community!
Peace and all good things,