News Archive

2019

  • December

    Holiday Planetarium Show

    St. Mark’s will host five holiday planetarium shows for the Dallas community on Thursday, December 12, and Saturday, December 14, 2019, in the Winn Science Center.
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  • Teacher Receives National Award

    Last month, the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) presented its 2019 Evolution Education Award to John Mead, Eugene McDermott Master Teaching Chair in Science and St. Mark’s middle school biology teacher.
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  • November

    Student Films Screened in New York

    Six short films produced by Marksmen were accepted into the 2019 All-American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) in New York City.
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  • Turning Lessons in Action

    On Monday, November 18, 2019, Alan Cohen ’01 returned home to address the Class of 2020 as the keynote speaker at the annual Senior Leadership Dinner.
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  • Alumni Return to Mentor Students

    On Thursday, November 19, 2019, the Student Alumni Association welcomed eleven Alumni Mentors back to campus as they shared their professional experiences with Upper School students.
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  • Marksmen Build Their BEST Robot

    On Saturday, October 19, 2019, the St. Mark’s Robotics Team competed in the Dallas BEST (Boosting Engineering Science & Technology) Robotics Tournament.
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  • Students Organize Benefit Music Festival

    On Saturday, October 12, 2019, more than 200 people crowded into Gas Monkey Live for the launch of RevAMP Dallas, a musical festival with a mission of community support.
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  • Student Diplomats Named Best Delegates

    The St. Mark’s Model United Nations team began its year with incredible back-to-back performances.
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  • October

    Eugene McDermott Headmaster David Dini addresses students in Spencer Gym.

    Students Return to Campus

    On the morning of Wednesday, October 30, Marksmen returned to 10600 Preston Road for the first time since an EF-3 tornado touched down on campus nearly two weeks earlier.
     
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  • Students Tackle Military Leadership Course

    Nearly a dozen Upper School Marksmen had an unprecedented opportunity to learn about leadership and teamwork from some of our nation’s best teachers.
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  • Marksmen Earn Top Scouting Rank

    On Sunday, September 22, 2019, four Marksmen achieved the highest honor in Scouting.
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  • Planetarium Hosts Community Event

    On the evening of Saturday, October 12, 2019, St. Mark’s School of Texas invites the Dallas community to a free planetarium show in the Winn Science Center.
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  • September

    Victor emerges from his historic dive to the Molloy Deep

    History-Making Explorer Named Distinguished Alumnus

    This spring, St. Mark’s School of Texas will honor Victor Vescovo ’84 with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Victor has enjoyed a remarkable career as both a businessman and an international explorer.
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  • Publications Earn National Acclaim

    The National Scholastic Press Association recognized two St. Mark’s student publications as finalists for its annual National Pacemaker Awards.
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  • National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

    26 National Merit Semifinalists

    The National Merit Scholarship Program has named 26 members of the Class of 2020 as Semifinalists.
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  • St. Mark's Hosts BEST Robotics Kickoff

    St. Mark’s School of Texas hosted the kick-off day for Dallas BEST Robotics, the all-volunteer local chapter of the national BEST (Boosting Engineering Science & Technology) Robotics Competition.
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  • A New Era of Science Education

    Days before the start of the 2019–2020 school year, St. Mark’s celebrated the culmination of the Science Center Project and more than five years of planning and construction.
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  • August

    113th School Year Begins

    As the sun rose over 10600 Preston Road, 885 Marksmen arrived on campus for the first day of the 2019–2020 school year.
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  • Master Teacher Appointed

    Middle School humanities teacher Rebecca Jenkins has been appointed the next holder of the Thomas S. Adams Master Teaching Chair.
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  • Teachers Share Their Craft

    Over the summer of 2019, eight St. Mark’s teachers and administrators attended and contribute to the 2019 International Boys Schools Coalition Conference in Montréal, Canada.
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  • July

    Hereford Cathedral

    Choir Tours England

    As the summer break began, St. Mark’s Middle School choristers traveled across the pond for a 12-day trip to England and the Choir’s 17th biennial International Tour.
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  • Another Incredible Year

    On June 30, the St. Mark's community celebrated another successful year for the St. Mark’s Fund.
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  • St. Mark’s Mourns Passing of Dallas Titan

    It is with great sadness that St. Mark’s mourns the passing of a Texas pioneer and national patriot, Ross Perot, who passed away at the age of 89 surrounded by his loving family.
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  • St. Mark’s Mourns Monsieur Nevot

    Daniel Nevot, St. Mark’s former fencing coach and decorated French warrior, passed away on July 2, 2019, at the age of 99.
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  • June

    New Athletic Director Announced

    Following a comprehensive, nationwide search, Sean Lissemore has been selected as St. Mark’s next Athletic Director.
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  • Baxter (center) with the containers he built at the Trinity River Audubon Center

    The Olympic Medal of Scouting

    Combining his love of Scouting with his passion for conservation, Baxter Perry-Miller ’24 is aiming to earn both the rank of Eagle Scout and the rarer Hornaday Medal, also known as the “Olympic Medal of Scouting.”
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  • New York

    Alumni Lead Nationwide Service

    On Saturday, June 1, 2019, St. Mark’s alumni across the country reinforced the importance of giving back to their communities.
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  • Taylor Jenkins ’03

    Taylor Jenkins ’03 Named NBA Head Coach

    Following a wide-ranging search, the Memphis Grizzlies named Taylor Jenkins ’03 as their next Head Coach.
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  • Seth Weprin ’19 receives The Headmaster's Cup.

    Seniors Honored

    On Friday, May 24, 2019, 94 young men donned white dinner jackets and walked across the stage on the Ida M. and Cecil H. Green Commencement Theatre. As St. Mark’s honored all of the incredible Marksmen of the Class of 2019, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini presented the three major School prizes.
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  • May

    Marksman Becomes Spelling “Octo-Champ”

    The 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in an unprecedented eight-way tie, with Sohum Sukhatankar ’24 and seven other young spellers sharing the trophy.
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  • Mr. Cox Receives Rogers Award

    At the Upper School Final Assembly, the Alumni Association honored David Cox as the 2019 recipient of the Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award. The award recognizes a member of the faculty and staff for their outstanding contributions above and beyond their responsibilities in the classroom.
     
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  • Daniel Mirochna ’19 stands next to his sculpture.

    Senior Sculpture Installed

    As Commencement approaches for the Class of 2019, one senior has been hard at work ensuring he leaves his mark on campus.
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  • Photos courtesy Reeve Jolliffe/Five Deeps Expedition

    Alumnus & Commencement Speaker Makes History

    After climbing the highest peak on Earth, Victor Vescovo ’84 has now explored deeper under the ocean than any human in history.
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  • Kyle Smith ’19 with John Ashton and David Dini.

    Senior Named Presidential Scholar

    On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars announced that Kyle Smith ’19 has been named a United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts.
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  • Parker Davis ’19, with Ray Westbrook and David Dini

    Marksman Named National Journalist of the Year

    Parker Davis ’19, managing editor of The ReMarker student newspaper, has been named the 2019 National High School Journalist of the Year by the Journalism Educators Associations and National Scholastic Press Association (JEA/NSPA).
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  • April

    Alumni Return to Campus

    More than 1,300 alumni and community members returned to campus over the weekend of April 25-27 to celebrate Alumni Weekend 2019. Over the course of three days, alumni reconnected with their classmates and their alma mater, rekindling fond memories of their time at St. Mark's and making new memories with fellow classmates and former teachers.
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  • Honoring Scholastic Achievement

    Each year, St. Mark’s hosts a special ceremony to welcome new inductees into the Cum Laude Society.
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  • St. Mark's Debate Team, assistant coaches, and alumni supporters.

    Debate Team Competes in Nationals

    Over the weekend of April 13, 2019, St. Mark’s debate teams competed against 100 other teams representing 20 states at the National Debate Coaches Association (NDCA) National Championship Tournament.
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  • Collecting Goodwill

    With spring cleaning in full swing, the Lower School organized its annual Goodwill Drive to collect items for the benefit of the Dallas community.
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  • Chinese Honor Society Induction

    On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, nine Marksmen were honored at St. Mark’s first ever Chinese Honor Society (CHS) Induction Ceremony.
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  • Graduates Mentor Students

    On Thursday, March 28, 2019, the Student Alumni Association hosted a conversation with B.A. Cullum ’99, Vice President at Aspect Investors; Jake Wagner ’00, Co-CEO at Republic Property Group; and Seth Collins ’02, Assistant Vice President of Corporate Development at Vrio Corp.
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  • March

    The Gold Standard in Publications

    The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced its annual Crown Awards, honoring the top student publications in the nation. Once again, St. Mark’s students swept their respective categories, bringing home three Gold Crowns and one Silver Crown.
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  • Vescovo displays his St. Mark's flag at the South Pole.

    2019 Commencement Speaker Announced

    On March 7, 2019, noted explorer Victor Vescovo ’84 took a break from his record-setting Five Deeps Expedition to visit St. Mark’s during a Senior Class Meeting and share his story with students.
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  • Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

    St. Mark’s Scout Reports to Washington

    Eagle Scout Trevor Burke ’19 traveled to Washington, D.C., over Spring Break as part of the delegation that delivered the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) 2018 Report to the Nation.
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  • Parker Davis ’19 and David W. Dini

    Seventh Consecutive Texas HS Journalist of the Year

    Parker Davis ’19, managing editor of The ReMarker student newspaper, has been named the 2019 Texas High School Journalist of the Year by the Texas Association of Journalism Educators (TAJE).
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  • Strengthening mind, body, and spirit

    New Role Strengthens Physical & Experiential Education

    As part of the School’s commitment to strengthen the experience of every Marksman, this new position will provide greater resource alignment for many important student programs across the campus.
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  • February

    Marksmen and Mr. Smith chat with students in Haiti.

    Mentoring Beyond Borders

    Working with a nonprofit aid organization operated by Dr. David Vanderpool ’78, Marksmen have begun mentoring Haitian students via online video conference calls.
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  • Celebrating the Summit

    The community came together to Celebrate St. Mark’s on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
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  • Giving Life

    Dozens of students, faculty, staff, and parents spent Wednesday, February 20, contributing to the Community Service Board’s annual Blood Drive.
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  • Vescovo stands atop the Limiting Factor.

    Exploring the Deep

    Having climbed the Seven Summits and explored both the North and South Poles, Victor Vescovo ’84 is setting his sights low. The veteran adventurer is leading a historic effort to explore the deepest points in each of the five oceans.
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  • Model UN Travels to Boston

    Fourteen members of the Upper School Model United Nations (MUN) club traveled to Boston over the weekend of January 26 to participate in the Harvard Model United Nations Conference (HMUN), held at the Prudential Center.
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  • January

    Students Volunteer on MLK Jr. Day

    More than two dozen St. Mark’s students, faculty, and staff members spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day giving back to the community.
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  • Alumni Speaker Series Goes Live Online

    On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, alumni across the country tuned in to the inaugural online Alumni Leadership Speaker Series.
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  • New Head of Upper School Announced

    After an extensive national search, Colin Igoe has been selected to serve as St. Mark’s School of Texas’ next Head of Upper School.
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  • New Master Teacher Named

    After 35 years educating Marksmen, J.T. Sutcliffe will retire at the end of the 2018–2019 school year. As the first holder of the Suzanne and Patrick McGee Family Master Teaching Chair, J.T.’s upcoming retirement opens an opportunity to recognize another member of the St. Mark’s Mathematics Department. 
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  • The Winn Family leads the ribbon-cutting.

    Winn Science Center Opens

    Hundreds of students, faculty, parents, alumni, Trustees, and friends gathered this morning in front of the north entrance of the new Winn Science Center for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the 50,000 square-foot facility.
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  • School Mourns Loss of Teacher, Alumnus

    The St. Mark’s community mourns the loss of Ike Crews ’08, a proud graduate, loyal alumnus, enthusiastic Pecos Wilderness leader, inspiring teacher and coach, and friend to many.
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  • Expanding New Horizons

    Dr. Alan Stern ’75 rang in the new year by expanding the boundaries of human exploration.
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