The first Evensong service of the 2022–2023 school year began with a welcome sound: the Roosevelt Family Pipe Organ. The evening culminated a nearly three-year refurbishing process following the October 2019 tornado that damaged much of campus.
Robotics teams from 26 schools were on campus Sept. 17 for the kickoff event of the all-volunteer local chapter of the national Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics Competition. Local Robotics Team members hosted the event, held in the Winn Science Center.
In recognition of his lifelong dedication to music and education, the TPSMEA has established the Tim Hicks Memorial Jazz Scholarship. The scholarship is earmarked for graduating members of the All-State Jazz Band who are attending college.
Along with relaxation, summer break brings unique opportunities to learn, develop and hone skills. The St. Mark’s debate team experienced them all at the Dartmouth Debate Institute and the University of Michigan Debate Institute high school summer camp programs.
Foreign Language instructor Janet Lin has been announced as the next holder of the Gene and Alice Oltrogge Master Teaching Chair, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David Dini announced in the first full faculty pre-sessional meeting Aug. 17.
Marksmen across the nation joined together on Saturday, Aug. 6, to give back to their communities during the National Day of Service, a continuation of the values of community service that St. Mark’s teaches.
Rising eighth-grader Caleb Cathey won the title of Mr. National Congeniality 2022 in a recitation competition sponsored by the National Youth Conference, an organization that serves to bring youth of common faith together through wholesome activities and workshops.
St. Mark's completed another record year of giving thanks to its generous and devoted community. For the year ending on June 30, 2022, the St. Mark's Fund reached a historic watermark as alumni, parents and friends contributed more than $5.3 million in unrestricted gifts.
The Choir of St. Mark’s School of Texas shared its musical talent across the pond, touring England during its 18th biennial International Tour. Thirty-two choristers, led by Choirmaster Glenn Stroh, performed in residency at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral in Suffolk, England.
Nestled between the St. Mark’s Chapel and the Decherd fine arts wing is a vibrantly colored wooden sculpture created by Tomek Marczewski ’22. Under the direction of Harrison Lin ’14, St. Mark’s former wood and metal instructor and John Frost, artist in residence, Marczewski’s piece is the third in what has become an annual tradition.
On Thursday, May 26, 2022, 99 young men donned white dinner jackets and took the stage in the Ida M. and Cecil H. Green Commencement Theatre. As St. Mark’s honored all of the incredible Marksmen of the Class of 2022, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini presented the three major School prizes.
At the Upper School Final Assembly, the Alumni Association honored Michele Santosuosso as the 2022 recipient of the Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award. The award, now in its 24th year, recognizes a member of the faculty and staff for their outstanding contributions above and beyond their assigned responsibilities.
On May 3, 2022, more than 100 alumni and guests gathered in the Harlan Crow Library, located at the home of Kathy & Harlan Crow in Dallas, for the latest installment of the St. Mark’s Alumni Leadership Speaker Series.
On the evening of Thursday, May 26, the Class of 2022 will celebrate their Commencement. To help mark this milestone, the Senior Class, in consultation with the Headmaster, has selected Clark Hunt ’83 to deliver the Commencement Address.
More than 100 Upper School Marksmen showcased their artistic talents at the 2022 Dallas/Ft. Worth ISAS (Independent Schools Association of the Southwest) Fine Arts Festival. The boys joined hundreds of young artists from across the metroplex for concerts and exhibits hosted on the campuses of Greenhill School and Parish Episcopal School.
For a brief moment, the fate of world peace rested with a handful of Marksmen. The students from Michele Santosuosso’s “A History of Special Operations” class sat in the Debate Chamber of Old Parkland, a fittingly grand setting for their mock national security meeting to discuss how to respond to a fictional crisis.
Each year, St. Mark’s students of the Classics (Latin, Greek, Ancient History, Culture, and Linguistics) attend the regional Texas State Junior Classical League Convention (TSJCL), where they compete with other students from North Texas in a broad range of Classical categories.
St. Mark’s hosted its 10th annual STEM Conference on March 4, 2022. This student-organized event brings professionals in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to campus to share their work and experiences.
One of the nation’s most elite former fighter pilots visited St. Mark’s as this year’s Robert E. Dennard Visiting Scholar. Michelle “Mace” Curran recently left the United States Air Force after an impressive 12-year career as an F-16 fighter pilot and instructor.
At a full faculty and staff meeting on February 16, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini announced that Mark Adame has been appointed to the Cecil H. and Ida Green Master Teaching Chair in Science.
Several generations of graduates returned to campus to attend College-Age Marksmen Day, an event that connects recent grads and established professionals with classmates, faculty, and current students.
On the morning of December 17, 2021, the entire St. Mark’s student body gathered in the W. W. Browning, Jr., Great Hall with faculty, staff, parents, and alumni for the annual All-School Christmas Party.
St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.
St. Mark’s does not discriminate in the administration of its admission and education policies on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.