Today Saint Francis Healthcare visited Saint Mark’s art classes to showcase their Saint John’s Bible. Ms. Ebony Brown spoke about the bible and detailed its creation to the classes in a presentation before allowing students to get a closer look and feel of the Gospels and Acts volume of the Saint John's Bible she brought with her. Students learned about the different pieces of artwork, book features, and stories throughout the pages and were excited to get to see and touch such an important book.
Saint Mark’s celebrated our Thanksgiving Prayer Service this morning. Everyone prayed together and speakers spoke about what we all are thankful for. We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving and holiday break!
Saint Mark's Magazine Drive Assembly was today! Homerooms competed in tug-of-war with the final game between the seniors and juniors, with the seniors winning. Each winning participant pulled envelopes for a cash prize.
The magazine drive ends next week, everyone just needs one more sale to meet our goal and earn a day off!
Today all students attended an assembly for a very important presentation called, “UnLocke the Light: A Conversation About Depression and Suicide.” This one-hour program was designed to increase student awareness of the problem and give them the confidence to seek assistance.
Z- Club hosted Saint Mark’s first Rivals for Rations food drive competition last week to collect more food for those in need during this Thanksgiving season than our competitor, Salesianum. Many brought in canned goods to help the needy and to help win this friendly competition, the winner being the school with more cans raised per student. Saint Mark’s raised 1.4 cans/student, a great total! Sallies however raised 1.8 cans/student and won overall. We congratulate them on their victory and would like to thank everyone who contributed. The main goal being to help those in need, Saint Mark’s still feels like a winner, with cans raised going to the Corpus Christi and Holy Spirit food closets.
The Saint Mark’s National Honor Society is holding the first of its bi-annual blood drives from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today in the school gymnasium to benefit the Blood Bank of Delmarva.
Because of the constant need for blood in the Delmarva area, EVERYONE in the Spartan community was invited to donate. Parents, spouses, children, alumni, and friends participate in this important Saint Mark’s event to benefit our community.
Saint Mark’s Drama Department is proud to present this year’s fall production, An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe. The event is a collection of five plays including “The Tell Tale Heart,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” “The Oblong Box,” and “The Strange Case of Dr. Tarr & Professor Fether.”
The show will run Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th at 7:30p.m. and Sunday, November 18th at 2:15p.m. in the Saint Mark’s theater.
Saint Mark's XC had a big day at the New Castle Country Championship at Winterthur Estate. The girls finished 4th overall (their highest finish since 2010) and the boys finished 12th out of 36 schools.
Four Saint Mark's athletes earned All County on Saturday (top 25 in the meet). On the girls' side, Tiffany Herrera finished 7th, Jordan Ormsby finished 17th, and Stephanie Herrera finished 20th overall. Connor Hessler finished 15th overall to the lead the boys.
The teams compete again on Saturday, November 10, at the DIAA state meet at Brandywine Creek State Park. The girls race at 1:40 P.M. and the boys compete at 3:00 P.M.
We officially kicked off the 40th Annual Magazine Drive today with an assembly. The sale information and all the fun prizes for those who participate were shown with some students called on stage to try a few of the activities out and already start winning money!
The first turn-in day will be this Friday, November 9.
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.