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Announcements for Parents
New Castle County College Night
9/10/2014
All students, especially seniors and juniors and their parents, are encouraged to attend the 57th Annual New Castle County College Night on Tuesday evening, October 21, 2014 at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center. Nearly 150 admission representatives will be available to answer your questions and provide materials as you begin or continue your college search process.

See your downloads section for the event flyer.

Please see Mr. Smeigh or Mrs. Drazich for more details.


2014-2015 Yearbook
9/6/2014
YEARBOOKS:Buy Today, Remember Tomorrow. Here's your chance to purchase a yearbook now and own a piece of history forever. Pre-sales for the 2014-2015 yearbook begin September 1, 2014. Yearbooks can be purchased at www.YearbookOrderCenter.com or by calling 1-866-287-3096 beginning September 1. St. Mark’s school order number is 4607. Back-to-School special: Parents may pre-purchase yearbooks for a special price of $80 if they order online or by phone by September 19, 2014 or at Back to School Night. After September 19, the pre-sale price is $85. All yearbook orders must be placed online or at Back to School Night. Limited yearbooks will be available in Spring 2015 for a price of $100.

All students have the option of adding a namestamp to the cover of the book for $5.  Seniors may purchase a senior ad for $75.  All purchases must be made online and ads can be created online.  St. Mark's reserves the right to edit all ads in terms format and content to fit the theme of the book and mission of the school.

Saint Mark's Calendar
9/5/2014
Mr. Tom DeMatteis, with the assistance of Ritz Camera, has created a Saint Mark’s Calendar to raise funds for Saint Mark’s. The calendar has many beautiful images of Saint Mark’s and is priced at $15.00. If you are interested, please contact Mr. DeMatteis at thomas.dematteis@stmarkshs.net or 302.757.8750.
2014 Fall Sports Schedule
Below is tryout schedule and contact information for the head coaches of all of the fall sports.

Cheerleading: Mrs. Marie Speakman

Thursday, July 17 - Thursday August 14; practice
Tuesday, August 19; 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 21; 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 26; 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 28; 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

JV will have tryouts Wednesday, September 3 to Friday, September 5 beginning at 3:00 p.m.


Boys' Cross Country: Mr. Tom McCartan '85
Girls' Cross Country:
Mr. Mike DiGennaro


Girls Cross Country
Friday, August 15 - 5:00 p.m. at Saint Mark's, meet adjacent to Videre Drive
Saturday, August 16 - 8:00 a.m. at White Clay Creek (main entrance off 896)
Sunday, August 17 - OFF
Monday, August 18 - 5:30 p.m. at White Clay State Park (off Hopkins Road)

Boys Cross Country
Friday, August 15 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Saint Mark's, meet adjacent to Videre Drive
Saturday, August 16 - 4:00pm-6:00pm at Bellevue State Park, meet next to horse stables
Sunday, August 17 - OFF
Monday, August 18 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm at White Clay State Park, meet in picnic area


Boys' Soccer: Mr. Dan Swasey

Friday, August 15; 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 16; 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 

Field Hockey: Mr. Bill Eichinger

Friday, August 15; 10-12 grade only, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 16; 10-12 graders only 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m
Monday, August 18, all players, 3:00 p.m. -5:15 p.m.
Any student in grade 9 wishing to attend practice with 10-12 grade - please contact coach Bill Eichinger by email. Thank you.


Football: Mr. John Wilson

Thursday, August 15 – Saturday August 17; 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, August 15 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 16 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, No Practice
Monday, August 18 3:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 19 3:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 20 3:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 21 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Volleyball: Mrs. Nancy Griskowicz '85

Grades 10, 11, 12
Friday, August 15; 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 16; 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Incoming Freshmen
Friday, August 15; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 16; 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 

Questions? Email Mr. Matthew Smith, Athletic Director
CareFlow Electronic Health Records
Saint Mark's High School works with CareFlow Health Management System to electronically collect and maintain student health records.  All student health information, in addition to some other necessary school forms, are being collected using this system.  It is imperative that parents complete this information by August 1 for the upcoming school year. 

Parents must log into the MySMHS in order to activitate the CareFlow link, which is in the link section of the Health Suite resource board.

Once on the Careflow site, all directions are provided. Physicians forms such as the DIAA Physical Form and Prescription Medicine form are available on the Careflow site. Parents are strongly encouraged to download the forms from this site because they will be marked with a barcode to link to your child when they are submitted.

Please contact Mrs. Cynthia Avery, RN, school nurse, with any questions regarding the completion of the forms. Please contact Mrs. Lynne Cochran or Mrs. Marianne Driscoll if you are having difficulty logging in to the Saint Mark’s website.

Please contact Careflow at 610.422.2969 if you are experiencing difficulty with the Careflow site.

Parent Links
St. Mark's code is 4607.

Provided by the US Council of Catholic Bishops

Daily prayer that you can listen to on your computer or download to your MP3 player.




Downloads for Parents
New Castle County College Night
All students, especially seniors and juniors and their parents, are encouraged to attend the 57th Annual New Castle County College Night on Tuesday evening, October 21, 2014 at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center. Nearly 150 admission representatives will be available to answer your questions and provide materials as you begin or continue your college search process. Please see Mr. Smeigh or Mrs. Drazich for more details.
 


Schedules
Time Schedule


Student Information
Student Handbook 2014-2015





Planned Absence Form






Saint Mark's Parent Association
Meeting Dates:
September 15, 2014
October 15, 2014
November 17, 2014
December 15, 2014
January 12, 2015
All meetings will take place in the Faculty Dining Room (next to the cafeteria) at 7:00pm. Please enter through the gym lobby doors.


Social, Service, Fundraising

 
Mission Statement:
Our mission is to provide a supportive parent community that reflects the core values of faith, humility, excellence, and integrity that are the cornerstones of our daughters’ and sons’ years at Saint Mark’s High School. By building a supportive environment through social, service, and fundraising activities, we as parents, will remain active participants in our children’s education. The power of a strong school community is as important to parents as it is to our students.

The mission of the Saint Mark's Parent Association is to provide a supportive parent community that reflects the core values of faith, humility, excellence, and integrity that are the cornerstones of our daughters and sons’ years at Saint Mark’s High School.
Calendar
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
D day

Homecoming Ticket Sales

Tickets are $25 the week of September 22.  All students purchasing a ticket must fill out a Homecoming Permission Slip.  A guest form must be completed for all students that are not from St. Mark's.  Both forms are available on the website.
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Spirit Week T-shirts Sales

All sales must be complete online.
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Student Council Meets
1:25 PM
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Blue Gold Welcome Picnic
5:30 PM
Location: Field Hockey Field
Chorus Rehearsal
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Theater
Alumni Council Meeting
7:00 PM
Location: Advancement Conference Room
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Parent FAQ
Q. What time does the school day begin?
A. On a regular school day, school begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 2:46 PM.  Students may access the building and will be supervised between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  Students must be dropped off at the main entrance or the gym entrance.  Students may not be dropped off or picked up at the guidance entrance.

Q. How do I report a student absence?
A. Parents must call our attendance office at 302.757.8702 by 9:00 AM to report a student absent for the day.  Please state the student's name, grade, and reason for the absence when leaving your message. Every absence requires a written note submitted to the main office.  This note must include the student name, grade, date of absence, specific reason for absence, signature of the parent and parent contact number. Absences without proper written documentation will be considered unexcused.  Notes for early dismissal and late arrival must contain the same information.

Q. How do I find out what's going on at Saint Mark's?
A. Saint Mark's uses a variety of formats to keep you informed.  Parents will receive a weekly newsletter via email with important information.  This email usually arrives on Mondays.  In addition, parents should check the calendar and parent page of the website often for new events and announcements.  Parents may have notifications sent directly to them by signing up on the school website, PowerSchool and spartanssports.com.
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A Safe Environment
Saint Mark's works on a daily basis to support a safe environment.  We work within the context of the Diocesan For the Sake of God's Children guidelines.  For more information, please click here.
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Saint Mark's High School News
Spartan Alum Throws for Perfect Game for Shepherd University Rams
9/18/2014
It looks like it will be another season to watch Jeffrey Ziemba ’12 and the Shepherd University football team closely as they start down the road to a promising season. The sophomore quarterback led the Rams to a 56-0 victory by throwing the football equivalent of a perfect game against Fairmont State University.
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Saint Mark’s Faculty Member Receives Sorority Award for Commitment to Service
9/17/2014
Spanish teacher Holly Bryk was honored this summer for her dedication as an Alpha Phi volunteer.
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Spartan Ambassadors at Chadds Ford Days
9/9/2014
The Saint Mark’s Spartan Ambassadors volunteered to help make the 49th Annual Chadds Ford Days, held on September 6 and 7, a success. The Chadds Ford Historical Society sponsors the annual community event featuring arts and crafts, live entertainment and so much more.

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Saint Mark’s Students and Faculty Serve Others in Summer Service Project
7/28/2014
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.
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