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2014-2015 Yearbook
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 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
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 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
Iron Hill Coupon for Z Club Dinner
This coupon must be presented for 20% of your purchase to go back to St. Mark's.  Sponsored by Z Club for Gene Alessandrini Scholarship Fund.

Time Schedule

Student Information
YouTube Contest Letter

Planned Absence Form

Saint Mark's Parent Association
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
March 2, 2015

All meetings will take place in the Faculty Dining Room (next to the cafeteria) at 7:00 p.m. 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.
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Sunday, March 29, 2015
Palm Sunday

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
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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
ALL in for Billy Phillips '15
Read about senior Billy Phillips as he courageously faces his diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the Newark Post. CLICK HERE for more.
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Saint Mark's Key Club Members Receive Accolades at District Conference
Fourteen members from the Saint Mark’s Key Club traveled to the Capital District Convention this past weekend and several members received accolades for their hard work.
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Saint Mark's Science Olympiad Team Earns Several Medals at State Tournament
The Science Olympiad team competed in the Delaware Science Olympiad High School State Tournament on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Delaware State University in Dover. Sixty high school teams from across the state participated in the event. The Saint Mark's team included seniors Regine Choi, Michael Gonzalez, Seyed "Mo" Naqvi, Katy Shen, and Joshan Wang; juniors Spencer Hanggodo, Hayden Lueking, Kate McCarty, Caitlin O’Connor, Hantao Yang, and Tony Yang; sophomores Max Downey, Shrey Mittal and Meredith Sui; and freshman Andrew Koense. The team placed 18th overall.
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Saint Mark's Hosts Delaware State Spelling Bee
Saint Mark’s hosted the Delaware State Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 7.  This is the seventh year that the bee has been coordinated by Mrs. Anne Eanes, chair of the English department.  Sixty-four students from grades 4 through 8 competed to represent the state of Delaware in the Scripps National Spelling Bee to be held in Washington, D.C. in May.
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Saint Mark's Student Places Second in State Shakespeare Competition
Saint Mark’s junior Madison Breske took second place at the English-Speaking Union Delaware Shakespeare Competition, part of the 2015 English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, held on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Breske was chosen to represent Saint Mark’s at the state level after winning a Shakespeare competition at the school.
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