Saint Mark’s Activity Showcase was held today! The event allowed school clubs and organizations to showcase their group to prospective new members. Groups used poster boards, photos, and more to portray their activities to attract and get students to sign up. Students were available at tables to answer any questions and explain their club or organization.
Saint Mark’s offers so many opportunities for all to get involved!
Saint Mark’s High School welcomes Ms. Jaclyn Tatnall as College Placement Director to their school. Ms. Tatnall comes to Saint Mark’s from the University of Delaware where she was the Associate Director of Enrollment Services. During her time at UD, Ms. Tatnall had the opportunity to get to know Saint Mark’s students and the academic profile quite well. For more than four years, she recruited, evaluated and assisted Saint Mark’s students on the University of Delaware admissions process. Please join us as we welcome Ms. Tatnall to the Saint Mark’s community.
Saint Mark’s alumni Cathy Collins ‘09 and Andrew Bradley ’06 were featured in the News Journal article “Delaware bride spotted St. Mark's on groom's dating profile and messaged him first, fast.” Cathy and Andrew got married in Delaware on April 27, 2019 after meeting online. Both attended Saint Mark’s, but never met until one day Collins noticed that one of her online dating matches stated he was a Spartan graduate as well. She messaged him and their connection to Saint Mark's is what started their relationship.
Two Saint Mark’s students were on the National Spelling Bee podium this year. Sophomore Brandon Ho ’22 earned his way to the top and became our 2019 National Spelling Bee Champion! Following closely was his younger brother and Saint Mark’s freshman Darren Ho ’23 who received bronze.
We congratulate them both on such great accomplishments!
Saint Mark’s held our Welcome Dance this past weekend. The theme was Spartans On the Big Screenand students dressed up in costumes of their favorite characters. Many participated in group costumes with friends. The event was the first dance of the year and a way to welcome all the new freshmen and transfer students to Saint Mark’s as well as a welcome to all for the new school year.
Saint Mark’s freshmen are currently learning about nutrition in health class. They are focusing their area of study on the macro nutrients this week. One of the macro nutrients is "protein." Before understanding protein they need to know how proteins are made. The students are focusing on the 9 essential amino acids and how they affect our bodies (the amino acids that we must get through our diets!). Each group created a five slide keynote highlighting their assigned amino acid, the functions of, deficiencies associated with, foods they are found in, and presented their research to the class.
Today Saint Mark’s kicked off our 50th Anniversary year of events with our Opening School Liturgy. The morning began with the entire school community, guests, concelebrating priests, and Bishop Malooly outside of the school entrance for a blessing of our building. Everyone raised their arms in participation to bless our school for our 50th year. Mass was then celebrated by Bishop Malooly where we reverently gathered. During Mass we also held our installation of student council. At the conclusion of Mass our honored guests were invited to a reception where past graduates, retired teachers, parents, friends, and our community celebrated together for a little while longer.
Saint Mark's High School's Parent Association celebrated UNDER THE TENT before the Spartan's home opening football game against Conrad Science. The event was one of our 50th Anniversary celebrations with all attendees meeting us high above Spartan Stadium for food, games, and fun as we warmly welcomed our new families to the Spartan community.
If you couldn't attend tonight, mark your calendar for the upcoming Parent Association Meeting on Wednesday, September 11 at 7 PM in the school library. During this event, parents can meet our new principal, Mr. Thomas Fertal. Hope to see you there! All are welcome.
Today Saint Mark’s celebrated our first day of school! Freshmen and transfer students reported and started our new 2019-2020 school year with an extended homeroom to learn procedures, schedules, lockers, and the school. The day continued with our opening of school assembly and value sessions, where students completed activities for each of our pillars; faith, excellence, humility, and integrity. We concluded the day with Field Day activities that included tug of war, basketball, potato sack races, sponge relay, water ice, and more.
Saint Mark’s, a college-preparatory coeducational 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.