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.
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.
Six short films produced by Marksmen were accepted into the 2019 All-American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) in New York City.
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.
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.
On Saturday, October 19, 2019, the St. Mark’s Robotics Team competed in the Dallas BEST (Boosting Engineering Science & Technology) Robotics Tournament.
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.
The St. Mark’s Model United Nations team began its year with incredible back-to-back performances.
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.
Nearly a dozen Upper School Marksmen had an unprecedented opportunity to learn about leadership and teamwork from some of our nation’s best teachers.
On Sunday, September 22, 2019, four Marksmen achieved the highest honor in Scouting.
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.
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.
The National Scholastic Press Association recognized two St. Mark’s student publications as finalists for its annual National Pacemaker Awards.
The National Merit Scholarship Program has named 26 members of the Class of 2020 as Semifinalists.
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.
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.
As the sun rose over 10600 Preston Road, 885 Marksmen arrived on campus for the first day of the 2019–2020 school year.
Middle School humanities teacher Rebecca Jenkins has been appointed the next holder of the Thomas S. Adams Master Teaching Chair.
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.
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.
On June 30, the St. Mark's community celebrated another successful year for the St. Mark’s Fund.
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.
Daniel Nevot, St. Mark’s former fencing coach and decorated French warrior, passed away on July 2, 2019, at the age of 99.
Following a comprehensive, nationwide search, Sean Lissemore has been selected as St. Mark’s next Athletic Director.
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.”
On Saturday, June 1, 2019, St. Mark’s alumni across the country reinforced the importance of giving back to their communities.
Following a wide-ranging search, the Memphis Grizzlies named Taylor Jenkins ’03 as their next Head Coach.
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.
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.
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.
As Commencement approaches for the Class of 2019, one senior has been hard at work ensuring he leaves his mark on campus.
After climbing the highest peak on Earth, Victor Vescovo ’84 has now explored deeper under the ocean than any human in history.
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.
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).
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.
Each year, St. Mark’s hosts a special ceremony to welcome new inductees into the Cum Laude Society.
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.
With spring cleaning in full swing, the Lower School organized its annual Goodwill Drive to collect items for the benefit of the Dallas community.
On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, nine Marksmen were honored at St. Mark’s first ever Chinese Honor Society (CHS) Induction Ceremony.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Working with a nonprofit aid organization operated by Dr. David Vanderpool ’78, Marksmen have begun mentoring Haitian students via online video conference calls.
The community came together to Celebrate St. Mark’s on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
Dozens of students, faculty, staff, and parents spent Wednesday, February 20, contributing to the Community Service Board’s annual Blood Drive.
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.
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.
More than two dozen St. Mark’s students, faculty, and staff members spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day giving back to the community.
On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, alumni across the country tuned in to the inaugural online Alumni Leadership Speaker Series.
After an extensive national search, Colin Igoe has been selected to serve as St. Mark’s School of Texas’ next Head of Upper School.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Alan Stern ’75 rang in the new year by expanding the boundaries of human exploration.
The holiday season at St. Mark’s concluded this morning with the annual All-School Christmas Party.
A quarter-century after arriving in the United States, St. Mark’s Spanish teacher and Community Service Director Jorge Correa became a citizen on Friday, December 7, 2018.
Three Marksmen have been recognized as Finalists in the 2019 YoungArts Competition: Kyle Smith ’19 (photography), Blake Rogers ’19 (design art), and Davis Yoo ’19 (design art).
In November 2018, John Mead was recognized for his passion and dedication with the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award (OBTA) for the state of Texas, presented by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT).
This morning, students, faculty, and staff gathered in the Great Hall to celebrate the annual Thanksgiving Convocation.
On Monday, November 12, students from St. Mark’s and Hockaday gathered at the McDonald’s on Preston/Royal before school for the start of McDonald’s Week.
St. Mark’s alumni had the opportunity to return to campus and share their professional expertise and life experiences with Upper School students.
In the weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, Marksmen heard from two guest speakers with extensive experience in government.
Three teachers, who have collectively dedicated nearly a century to Marksmen, will retire at the conclusion of the 2018–2019 school year.
During their weekly chapel service, Upper School students observed All Saints’ Day and remembered fellow Marksmen who passed away in the prior year.
History came alive at Middle School assembly, where Markmen received a very special visit from a Founding Father. All the way from the eighteenth century, the third President of the United State, Thomas Jefferson, greeted boys and shared stories from the birth of our nation.
A half-dozen cities along the East Coast received a visit from St. Mark’s during the week of October 15, 2018.
While many enjoyed a Friday off, the dedicated student and faculty members of the School’s debate team used the annual Heart of Texas Debate Tournament to put into action lessons of dedication, leadership, and community.
Under the leadership of a 28-year Dallas Police Department veteran, the St. Mark's security team continues a strong relationship with local police, benefiting the safety of everyone on campus. The team's attention to safety and security earned national acclaim this summer.
Thanks to the generosity of students, parents, faculty, and staff, the Community Service Board collected more than 2,600 new and gently used clothing items during its annual Clothing Drive.
For his dedication to St. Mark’s and to his professional field, the Enrollment Management Association (EMA) presented David Baker with the Everett E. Gourley Award at its national conference in San Diego on September 13, 2018.
St. Mark’s welcomed international bestselling author Ruta Sepetys to campus as this year’s Robert E. Dennard Visiting Scholar.
The National Merit Scholarship Program has named 31 members of the Class of 2019 as Semifinalists and 28 as Commended Scholars.
For the tenth annual International Photography Trip, a group of 14 Marksmen and three faculty chaperones traveled to the South American country of Peru for 10 days of exploration, photography, and service.
For correctly spelling the word “Dasyuridae,” Sohum Sukhatankar ’24 earned the title of national champion at the 2018 South Asian Spelling Bee.
As the sun rose over 10600 Preston Road, 878 Marksmen arrived on campus for the first day of the 2018–2019 school year.
After a compressive nationwide search, Paul Hoehn has been selected to fill the Leonard N. "Doc" Nelson Alumni Master Teaching Chair.
In July 2018, nine St. Mark’s faculty members traveled to the Southport School in Gold Coast, Australia, to attend the International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC) Annual Conference.
Just a few days into summer break, several Marksmen were back in the classroom at St. Mark’s, but not as students.
As students, Marksmen are taught to support and improve the communities in which they live and this lesson stays with them long after Commencement.
As the 2017–2018 school year concluded, St. Mark’s faculty and staff gathered one last time before dispersing for the summer.
As St. Mark’s honored all of the incredible Marksmen of the Class of 2018, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini presented the three major School prizes.
A sixth-grade Marksman can officially call himself one of the best spellers in the nation.
At the Upper School Final Assembly, the Alumni Association honored Dr. Steve Balog as the 2018 recipient of the Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award.
For the fourth consecutive year, the St. Mark’s fourth-grade class finished first in the nationwide WordMasters Challenge.
The Middle School Math Team added up some impressive victories at the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association Competition in San Antonio, over the weekend of April 21, 2018.
The senior class may have only a few weeks left in their St. Mark's career, but the men of the Class of 2018 have made a lasting impact on the spirit of life at 10600 Preston Road.
For the 12th consecutive year, St. Mark’s Photography has been named the “Top Program” by the Association of Texas Photography Instructors.
It is with a deep sense of sadness that the St. Mark’s School of Texas community mourns the loss of one of its most beloved friends and benefactors, Mrs. Margaret Milam McDermott, who died today at the age of 106.
On April 20, 2018, at the Spring Alumni Dinner, the St. Mark’s Alumni Board recognized John Nance ’64 as the latest recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 18 students were inducted into the St. Mark’s chapter of the Society.
Each year, the United States Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors some of the nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. This year, Perry Naseck ’18 and Kevin Feng ’18 are among the 630 students nationwide to be named semifinalists.
Despite being the youngest competitor, Warner Hartnett ’24 placed third in the Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition held at the Confucius Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas, on April 7, 2018.
For more than a decade, Marksmen have helped local families move into their dream home. On Saturday, March 24, 2018, students, parents, faculty, and staff from St. Mark’s and Hockaday helped dedicate their 13th Habitat for Humanity house.
Three decades ago, the St. Mark’s Choir began its tradition of international travel by performing its first Evensong abroad at Magdalen College Chapel in Oxford, England.
St. Mark’s 2016–2017 student publications from across campus won national acclaim at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s National Conference over spring break.
Sixteen Upper Schoolers performed brilliantly in the Texas State Junior Classical League’s Area C competition at Ft. Worth Country Day School in February.
Kobe Roseman ’18, editor of
The ReMarker, has been named “Texas High School Journalist of the Year” for 2018 by the Texas Association of Journalism Educators.
In consultation with the senior class officers and sponsors, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David Dini announced the selection of Dr. Michael Sorrell as the Commencement Speaker for the Class of 2018.
During his summer break in 2017, Samuel Goldfarb ’20 spent a week honing his skills as a Civil Air Patrolman at the Lone Star Emergency Services Academy (LESA).
Last week, Upper School history students heard from a special guest speaker, Brigadier General Jerry Boykin (USA RET).
Just across from Arthur P. Ruff Field, two brand new batting cages are ready for varsity baseball practice, thanks to the generosity of Ricki and Andy Rabin.
On Saturday, February 10, a team of Middle Schoolers earned second place at the local chapter-level MathCounts competition, held at SMU.
On Saturday, February 24, 2018, more than 600 parents, faculty, staff, and guests gathered on campus to celebrate
A Timeless Tradition during this year’s Celebrate St. Mark’s.
On February 13, 2018, more than 150 alumni and guests gathered at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas for the latest installment of the Alumni Leadership Speaker Series.
St. Mark’s ceramicists are doing their part to help end hunger in the Dallas area.
This year, nearly two dozen Marksmen earned a spot in the TPSMEA’s All-State Band, Jazz Band, Choir, or Orchestra.
On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, College Counseling Office hosted its annual College Deans of Admission Program.
A delegation of 12 Marksmen and two teachers traveled to Connecticut to participate in Yale University’s 44th Model United Nations Conference over the weekend of January 18–21.
A team from the Class of 2026 achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge – a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually.
Perry Naseck ’18 was named one of ten national finalists in the 2018 YoungArts program in the category of Design Art.
On Thursday, January 11, St. Mark’s celebrated a major milestone in the construction of the Winn Science Center.
On Tuesday, January 9, 2017, St. Mark’s Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution honoring the School’s longest-serving Headmaster. A plaque and inscription were added to Centennial Hall, rededicating it as the “Arnold E. Holtberg Academic Center.”
St. Mark’s ended the first week of 2018 with the eleventh annual Literary Festival.
On the morning of December 15, 2017, 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.
To help ring in the holiday season, St. Mark's Choir sang its 66th Festival of Lessons & Carols on Tuesday, December 12, in the St. Mark's Chapel.
The holiday season is underway and that means the Senior Class is once again encouraging the St. Mark’s community to give back.
For its tenth annual Senior Leadership Dinner, the Character and Leadership Development Program invited Ned Price ’01 to speak to the Class of 2018.
Thanks to the support of a dedicated group of alumni, the J. J. Connolly Master Teaching Chair was announced before Mr. Connolly’s passing in 2014. The Chair reached full funding early this year and will come online at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.
In just its second year, St. Mark's Model United Nations team earned numerous honors at the Baylor University Model United Nations Conference earlier this month.
As Americans pause to remember our veterans, students at St. Mark’s have taken opportunities to both honor and learn from those who served.
At a special meeting of the faculty this morning, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David Dini announced that, after a nationwide search, Dean Clayman has been selected to serve as St. Mark’s Head of Middle School. In addition, Jason Lange will continue serving as Assistant Head of Middle School.
St. Mark’s welcomed Distinguished Alumnus Robert Edsel ’75 back to campus as the Willard E. Walker, Jr. ’66 Visiting Scholar.
On Friday, October 27, more than 75 teachers from across North Texas gathered on campus for the 2017 St. Mark’s Teacher Institute.
On Thursday, October 26, 2017, more than 40 health and security professionals from across the Dallas/Ft. Worth area gathered on St. Mark’s campus for a
Stop the Bleed training.
Paleoanthropologist Dr. Lee Berger returned to campus on Tuesday, October 10, to share some of the newest discoveries from his excavation of
Homo naledi at Rising Star Cave in South Africa.
Last Friday, as most of the School enjoyed a day off, members of St. Mark’s Debate Team were hard at work hosting the 2017 Heart of Texas Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament.
Cal Rothkrug ’18 has been named a regional finalist and a national semifinalist in the Siemens Competition, the nation’s premier competition in math, science, and technology for high school students.
One of the greatest assets to St. Mark’s alumni is the power of the Marksman Network. The brotherhood forged on campus extends across decades, growing stronger with each generation.
On Saturday, September 30, 2017, 26 Marksmen were recognized as winners in the 2017 Chinese Calligraphy Competition hosted by the Confucius Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Last summer, Dylan Liu ’19 spent the first few weeks of his summer vacation hard at work practicing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto, No.1 five hours a day.
St. Mark’s mourns the loss of beloved cafeteria worker Thelma Levells, who passed away on September 23, 2017.
As communities along the Gulf Coast continue recovering from Hurricane Harvey, Marksmen are doing what they can to help out their fellow Texans.
Umer Nadir ’15 is helping lead a campus-based emergency medical response group at the University of Texas at Dallas.
During their weekly Assembly on September 13, 2017, St. Mark’s Middle Schoolers heard from surprise guests on the other side of the planet.
The National Merit Scholarship Program has named 13 members of the Class of 2018 as Semifinalists based on each student’s 2016 PSAT/NMSQTscores.
At a special faculty meeting on Thursday, September 14, 2017, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini shared the exciting news of a new endowed teaching position.
As flood waters recede from the Texas coast, the St. Mark’s community is answering the calls for help.
Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini offers thoughts, prayers, and support to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
In June 2017, four members of the St. Mark’s Science Department led ten Upper Schoolers on a scientific expedition through West Texas where they explored the world both above and below.
On the morning of Tuesday, August 22, 2017, St. Mark’s School of Texas welcomed 879 boys to campus for its 111th first day of school. Across 10600 Preston Road, students filed into class, greeted their teachers, and got to know their classmates.
St. Mark’s looks to ensure excellence in every component of campus life, including in the Great Hall. Within its new strategic plan, Goals for St. Mark’s IV, the School reiterates its commitment to “provide daily lunches that are healthy, nutritious, and widely appealing.” This summer, with the retirement of Sally Stephens, Director of Food Services for 23 years, the School took the opportunity to take a fresh look at the St. Mark’s dining experience.
On Wednesday, August 16, St. Mark’s faculty and staff returned to campus to officially begin the 2017–2018 school year.
Before embarking on the next chapter in their lives, recent graduates from the Class of 2017 gathered on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, for the annual Graduate Send-Off hosted by Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini.
Twelve Marksmen recently returned from Washington, D.C., where they participated in the 2017 Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program (PSLGP).
In July 2017, the St. Mark’s Choir embarked on a 17-day tour of England, performing in some of the most famous cathedrals in Europe. Choirmaster Tinsley Silcox, Organist and Assistant Choirmaster Glenn Stroh, and five faculty chaperones led 40 choristers. The 16th biennial trip, once again, gave Marksmen the opportunity to revel in different cultures and share their talents with the world.
While the St. Mark’s campus is fairly quiet over the summer months, the journalism suite is always buzzing with activity. Throughout the summer, students have been hard at work on the 2017–2018 editions of the
Marksmen yearbook and The ReMarker student newspaper.
This year, St. Mark’s History Department is offering a one-of-a-kind elective course:
A History of “Special Ops” since 1945.
It’s not uncommon to find St. Mark’s students in the news, but this summer one Marksman is literally making the news.
On June 30, 2017, the curtain closed on another record year for the St. Mark’s Fund. During the 2016–2017 fiscal year, more than 3,200 alumni, parents, and friends of the School contributed a record-breaking $4.1 million.
Journeying to the other side of the world, 15 Marksmen and five faculty chaperones took their cameras on a photography trip to Bhutan, a small country nestled beneath China.
In April, the Class of 2002 celebrated their 15th Reunion during Alumni Weekend 2017.
While St. Mark’s students have disbanded for the summer break, the learning doesn’t stop at 10600 Preston Road.
Construction is underway on the Winn Science Center as construction crews begin clearing the ground for the new building.
During Alumni Weekend in April 2017, the Class of 1967 celebrated its 50th Reunion.
As the 2016–2017 school year concluded, St. Mark’s faculty and staff gathered one last time before dispersing for the summer.
The Class of 1997 celebrated their Reunion in historic fashion. They rallied together to break the 20th Reunion giving record, raising more than $132,000 by Alumni Weekend in April 2017.
On Friday, May 19, 2017, the Marksmen of the Class of 2017 donned their white dinner jackets and walked across the stage on the Cecil & Ida Green Commencement Theater, crossing the threshold from student to alumnus.
On Friday, May 19, 2017, at Upper School Final Assembly, Warren Foxworth ’66, retiring Head of Middle School, was awarded the Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award.
On the afternoon of May 9, 2017, more than 150 Trustees, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and students gathered together for the groundbreaking of the Winn Science Center and McDermott-Green Science Building. The School community celebrated the past and looked forward to the future of science education at St. Mark’s.
For the first time in its ten year history, the Upper School Academic Team won the Texas State Championship on Saturday, May 6.
On Sunday, April 23, 2017, Sam Ahmed ’20 won first place at the Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition for the Southern Region, United States.
Over the weekend of April 29, 2017, St. Mark’s hosted the Association of Texas Photography Instructors’ Top Program competition.
On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, St. Mark’s held its annual Cum Laude Society induction ceremony.
Alumni Weekend 2017 brought together Marksmen from eight decades as they returned to campus to reconnect with one another, their former teachers, and their alma mater.
Cameron Bossalini ’17 and Chirag Gokani ’17 have been named Eugene McDermott Scholars by the University of Texas at Dallas.
Over the weekend of April 8, the National Scholastic Press Association awarded the 2016
Marksmen yearbook with its prestigious Pacemaker award.
On Thursday, April 6, more than 140 St. Mark’s students and faculty traveled to the Casady School in Oklahoma City for the 50th annual ISAS Arts Festival.
On March 30, 2017, Marksmen photographers received half of all awards given at the 35th Annual Texas High School Shootout, including Best in Show, awarded to William Hall ’18.
For the students in the Class of 2021, this year’s Community Service event on Saturday, April 1, was an opportunity to both serve and learn.
Andrew Chuka ’17 received second place for sculpture in the 2017 Young American Talent (YAT) competition.
This week, the Lower School is hosting its annual Goodwill Drive on campus.
For the second year in a row, St. Mark’s has been recognized as an Outstanding Organization Partner finalist by the Dallas Independent School District.
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) honored St. Mark’s three major Upper School publications and the Middle School literary magazine with its highest awards.
As they prepare to compete for their fourth straight Texas State Championship, the varsity water polo team spent Spring Break in Bucharest, Romania, the childhood home of St. Mark’s Varsity Water Polo and Swim Coach Mihai Oprea.
On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, the Lower School added the newest member to its Leadership Wall: Malala Yousafzai.
Kevin Feng ’18 and Nicholas Tsao ’20 qualified as semifinalists for the United States National Physics Olympiad.
Four distinguished guests visited campus as part of the fourth annual STEM Conference, sharing their vast experience with students and giving firsthand accounts of the latest developments in science, technology, engineering, and math.
On February 18, 2017, the top eight mathletes from the Upper School Math Team competed in the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ken Hersh ’81 has been selected as the Commencement Speaker for the Class of 2017.
Twenty-one members of the senior class have been named Finalists in the 2016–2017 Competition for National Merit Scholarships.
On Saturday, February 18, 2017, more than 600 parents, faculty, staff, and guests gathered on campus to
Celebrate the Journey during this year’s Celebrate St. Mark’s.
Last Friday, January 10, Eddie Yang ’17 received the Rays of Lights Volunteer of the Year Award.
Rish Basu ’17, managing editor of
The ReMarker student newspaper has been named the 2017 Texas High School Journalist of the Year by the Texas Association of Journalism Educators
Brought by the Willard E. Walker, Jr. ’66 Visiting Scholar Program, pianist Dr. Alex McDonald shared his love of music with students in all twelve grades.
On Thursday, February 2, 2017, more than 150 alumni and guests gathered at the Old Parkland Campus in Dallas for the latest installment of the Alumni Leadership Speaker Series featuring Harlan Crow, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crow Holdings.
On Friday, February 3, the St. Mark’s community is invited to the Winter Sports Spirit Night: Fan Blizzard 2017.
Starting yesterday, January 29, 2017, the Lower School began its annual “Screen-Free Awareness Week” that will end Saturday, February 4.
Last week, two New York Times bestselling authors visited campus. One is a prominent young adult writer and recipient of the National Book Award. The other is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist whose story inspired the 2013 movie The Butler.
On Sunday, January 23, 2017, Ty Montgomery ’11 concluded a second stellar NFL season with the Green Back Packers.
On Thursday, January 19, 2017, the Parents’ Associations of St. Mark’s and Hockaday came together on the Hockaday campus for their annual general membership meeting.
On Friday, January 6, St. Mark’s welcomed five distinguished writers to campus for the tenth annual Literary Festival.
Two Marksmen have been named finalists in the 2017 YoungArts program in the category of Design Arts: Christian McClain ’17 and Hyer Thomas ’17.
On Sunday, December 18, Sam Acho ’07 and Ty Montgomery ’11 faced off in the Packers/Bears game in Chicago.
On the morning of December 16, 2016, 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.
In early November, four St. Mark's students attended the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
On Thursday, December 8, more than two dozen Marksmen, Hockadaisies, faculty, and the Headmaster traveled to Austin Street Center to distribute hot meals.
On Friday, November 25, 2016, St. Mark’s School of Texas released a statement from the Headmaster.
Tim Simenc ’15 and his teammates on the UC Berkley Golden Bears water polo team won the 2016 NCAA Water Polo Championship.
The St. Mark’s Model United Nations club (MARKMUN) participated in its first interscholastic conference on Saturday, November 12.
St. Mark’s student-produced yearbook and newspaper were both recently honored with national awards.
On Thursday morning, the entire student body joined faculty and staff in the W. W. Browning, Jr., Great Hall to celebrate All-School Thanksgiving Convocation.
On October 22, 2016, the St. Mark’s Upper School Math Team competed in the Texas A&M math contest in College Station, Texas.
On Monday, November 14, dozens of St. Mark’s students, teachers, and parents gathered in Graduate Hall to watch the nightly episode of
Jeopardy! It was a surreal experience for one Marksman, who sat in the crowd watching himself compete on the national gameshow.
On Monday morning, November 14, the Class of 2018 kicked off their annual McDonald’s Week fundraiser in support of Austin Street Center.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, November 1–2, St. Mark’s welcomed Casey Sherman, bestseller author, journalist, screenwriter, and storyteller.
Last week, the Class of 2017 hosted the second-annual Senior/Freshman mentoring breakfast in the amphitheater before school.
This week, St. Mark’s School of Texas released its online Annual Report for the 2015–2016 year.
In a special ceremony on October 7, 2016, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin installed St. Mark’s own Chris Gunnin ’90 as its 12th Head of School.
Each October, St. Mark’s celebrates International Week with a series of activities, both in and out of the classroom, highlighting our world’s diverse languages and cultures.
More than 600 alumni, current parents, parents of alumni, and friends returned to 10600 Preston Road for Homecoming 2016.
This month, industrial arts instructor John Frost is one of three artists featured in Texas Christian University’s Home Base Alumni Exhibition.
On October 18, 2016, Alex Duran, a Dallas-area finance professional representing “Portfolios with Purpose” (PwP), introduced St. Mark’s economics students to the cyberspace universe of fantasy stock market investing.
Jayan Joshi ’19 finished 33rd out of 75 with the 16th fastest run in the 2016 USA Youth and Junior Elite Triathlon National Championship.
The ReMarker student newspaper has been named a national Crown winner by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the highest award given by the organization.
On October 3, 2016,
New York Times bestselling author Nathan Hale visited campus to teach and entertain boys in grades 3–5.
Students from St. Mark’s and other Dallas private schools came together to learn how to talk about today’s issues and, more important, how to respectfully listen to the other side.
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association honored St. Mark’s two literary magazines as national finalists.
On Friday, September 23, 2016, hundreds of Marksmen and Hockadaisies attended Camp Hockamark’s: Fun Day 2016.
On September 18, 2016, St. Mark’s Boy Scouts of America Troop 730 held a special Eagle Scout Court of Honor, awarding six scouts the highest attainable rank in the program.
Henry Roberts ’17 and his yellow Labrador guide dog in training, Dutch, were invited to Globe Life Park earlier this month for a special presentation.
Max Wang ’19 and Harris Wilson ’18 finished a marathon of competition that lasted through 10:00 p.m. on Sunday night, September 19, in the octafinals of the Greenhill Fall Classic debate tournament.
The National Merit Scholarship Program has named 22 members of the Class of 2017 as Semifinalists and 31 were named Commended Scholars. Statuses are based on each student’s 2015 PSAT/NMSQTscores.
On Thursday, September 8, 2016, Gopal Raman ’17 was officially appointed as one of five members of the Class of 2016 National Student Poets during a special ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House.
Visitors to campus will find a new art exhibit on display in the lobby of Nearburg Hall.
On Friday, August 26, 2016, more than 1,100 students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni gathered for St. Mark’s second annual all-school spirit party, Lion Pride Night.
ReMarker student newspaper has been named a finalist for the Pacemaker Award by the National Scholastic Press Association, headquartered in Minneapolis, the highest award given by the national organization.
On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, St. Mark’s School of Texas welcomed 865 boys to campus for its 110th first day of school.
At the opening faculty/staff meeting on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David Dini shared two exciting announcements.
Hours before sunrise on August 12, 2016, the Class of 2020 returned from more than a week spent in the great outdoors.
This summer, St. Mark’s welcomed three new members to the security team.
Recent graduates from the Class of 2016 gathered on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, for the annual Graduate Send-Off hosted by Eugene McDermott Headmaster David Dini.
In July 2016, nine Upper School students and four science faculty members visited The University of Texas McDonald Observatory near Fort Davis, Texas.
The 2016–2017 school calendar is now available online at www.smtexas.org/Calendar.
This summer, more than 70 faculty and staff members traveled across the United States and the globe, furthering their own education with experiences they will bring back to the classroom.
As the curtain closed at the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2016, more than 3,300 alumni, parents, and friends of the School contributed a record-breaking $3.79 million to the St. Mark’s Fund.
On June 16, 2016, the Committee hosted its inaugural event at the headquarters of SpaceX, the private aerospace manufacturer and space travel company.
On June 26, 2016, a group of 16 St. Mark’s teachers and administrators attended the International Boys
Schools’ Coalition summer conference at St. George’s School in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Former School Nurse, Mrs. Elva Eichenwald, died on Friday, June 24, 2016, at her home in Dallas.
On May 31, 2016, St. Mark’s past Board President and Distinguished Alumnus Ken Hersh ’81 assumed the role of President and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
This past week, St. Mark’s hosted the Future Leader’s Boot Camp, an extension of the Future Leaders Program, which provides a week of instruction to local high school students.
As summer begins, the 2016 Brendan Court ’06 Summer Enrichment Program has been in full swing.
Texas Instruments has named Kevin Wu ‘16 as one of only 23 recipients of the Jerry R. Junkins National Merit Scholarship.
St. Mark’s School of Texas mourns the loss of long-time faculty member Evans Mank, who passed away on May 28, 2016, in Dallas.
On Friday, May 20, 2016, during the Senior/Alumni Luncheon, Senior Class President Philip Montgomery ’16 presented the Class of 2016’s Legacy Gift.
On May 24, 2016, Middle School students ended the year with a special final assembly. Head of Middle School Warren Foxworth ’66 announced several awards and presented the eighth grade Class of 2020.
On Friday, May 20, 2016, the Class of 2016 celebrated Commencement and Eugene McDermott Headmaster David Dini announced the recipients of the three Major Awards
At Upper School Final Assembly, Casey Gendason, Associate Director of College Counseling, was awarded the Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award.
The Class of 2016 was honored on the night of Tuesday, May 17, 2016, during Baccalaureate, their last chapel service as a class.
The sixth-grade Class of 2022 gathered on campus with the fourth-grade Class of 2024 to share a picnic and some wisdom with the rising Middle Schoolers.
On Thursday, May 12, 2016, 80 alumni and guests joined Chef Scott Gottlich ’94 at his restaurant, 18th & Vine, for the final Alumni Leadership Speaker Series event of the 2015–2016 school year.
The fourth grade class is making headlines for finishing first nationally in their division of the 2015–2016 WordMaster Challenge.
St. Mark's photography program has been named Top Program for the tenth consecutive year by the Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI).
Alumni Weekend 2016 brought together Marksmen from more than six decades as they returned to campus to reconnect with one another, their former teachers, and their alma mater.
A news crew from NBC 5 surprised Bryce Killian ’16 in his ceramics class, announcing that he was selected as the Wingstop Scholar Athlete of the Month, recognizing his outstanding performance both on and off the playing field.
On Saturday, April 16, 2016, alumni and guests gathered to witness the dedication of the Jan L. Holtberg Reading Room on the second floor of Centennial Hall.
On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, St. Mark’s inducted nine members of the Class of 2016 and nine members of the Class of 2016 into the Cum Laude Society.
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s (CSPA) honored St. Mark’s three major Upper School publications with its highest awards.
The team of Ansh Khullar ’16 and Ammar Plumber ’16 have won the National Debate Coaches Association’s 2016 National Championship.
For reaching finalist status in the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), Joshua Choe ’16 and his nominating teacher Mark Adame now have two minor planets named for them.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum honored NASA’s New Horizons Mission Team, led by Alan Stern ’75, with its 2016 Current Achievement Trophy.
Seven seniors have been selected as candidates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program.
St. Mark’s dedicated the Nurse’s Office in honor of beloved former nurse Elva Eichenwald.
Lower School students took to the polls today to vote for this year’s addition to the Leadership Wall.
Fourteen ninth grade students attended a colloquium on Shakepeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream hosted by Greenhill School.
St. Mark’s welcomed five industry-leading scientists and doctors to campus for the 2016 STEM Conference, celebrating careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Kevin Choi ’17 and Daran Zhao ’17 qualified as semifinalists for the United States National Physics Olympiad.
St. Mark's debate students compete in tournaments across the nation.
Will Clark, managing editor of
The ReMarker student newspaper, has been named the 2016 Texas High School Journalist of the Year.
Twenty-five members of the senior class have been named Finalists in the 2016 Competition for National Merit Scholarships.
Seventeen members of the St. Mark’s Classics Club participated in the Texas State Junior Classical League Area C Convention at Lewisville High School.
Two films produced by St. Mark's film studies students were selected as finalists for the Texas High School Film Competition at the South by South West Film Festival.
St. Mark's physics teacher Stephen Houpt has been performing his music to live audiences and has recently released an album.
The Deans of Admission from four universities met with parents and students amid the frenzy of the college admission season.
Bruce C. Westrate was christened in a special ceremony with the varsity crew.
Joshua Choe ’16 has been named a national finalist in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search and is the only finalist representing Texas.
The Alumni Leadership Speaker Series welcomed Dr. Beck Weathers to share his story of surviving one of the worst climbing accidents on Mount Everest.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings was the guest speaker at the annual Joint Meeting of the St. Mark's and Hockaday Parents' Associations.
Five renowned writers visited campus during the ninth annual St. Mark's Literary Festival.
A number of Marksmen have been selected as All-State musicians by the Texas Private School Music Educators Association.
The Christmas break officially began with the All-School Christmas Party.
Steve Miller ’61 has been named a 2016 inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
St. Mark's officially unveiled its newly renovated study hall, featuring the names of more than 5,400 graduates engraved on the walls.
More than 500 grandparents and friends spent the day with their Marksmen.
Marksman and businessman Chris Lee ’96 shared some of his professional experience with the Class of 2016 at the annual Senior Leadership Dinner.
Upper School students raised money and awareness for men's health through No Shave November.
Every year, the St. Mark's Fund provides an opportunity for the community to contribute to the overall excellence at 10600 Preston Road.
The Robert E. Dennard Visiting Scholar Program brought award-winning artist, author, and children's book illustrator Eugene Yelchin to campus.
The Common Ground Speaker Series welcomed
New York Times columnist and bestselling author Frank Bruni to campus, where he discussed his new book, Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admission Mania.
After assisting in medical search at UTD, Joshua Choe ’16 collected enough data to earn a co-first authorship in a major research paper on cancer cells.
The St. Mark's Chapel was filled with music this Sunday as the Choir performed its first Evensong of the year.
One hundred Texas educators visited St. Mark's for the biennial Teacher Institute.
World-famous paleoanthropologist Lee Berger visited St. Mark's to share the news of his recent discovery.
The Middle School literary magazine won a special award from the Columbia
Scholastic Press Association.
The Leadership & Ethics Council brings the oldest and youngest Upper Schoolers together for a special new program.
Nearly two-thirds of the Class of 2016 have been named Semifinalists or Commended Scholars for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
One St. Mark's science teacher got a first-hand look at
H omo naledi, the newly discovered species of human making headline news.
The opening home football game brought together the entire community for the first all-school spirit party.
A month after he oversaw mankind's first successful flyby of Pluto, Dr. Alan Stern ’75 surprised faculty and staff at their opening meeting.
Students returned to 10600 Preston Road as the 2015-2016 school year gets underway.
The Class of 2019 emerged from the annual Pecos Wilderness Trip after more than a week of living in the New Mexican national forrest.
Upper School students took home some major awards at the national Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science Competition.
Three billion miles away, the New Horizons probe is flying into history as Dr. Alan Stern ’75 leads the mission on Earth.
Sahitya Senapathy ’20 and his teammates are back in the news for their emergency response smartphone app.
Choristers performed in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Montréal as part of the Choir's 15th International Tour.
Several Middle School students received special commendations for their work during the 2014–2015 school year.
Several members of the Class of 2015 were singled out for their dedication to St. Mark's.
The fourth-grade class solved some tough analogies to place first in the national WordMasters Challenge.
At the 19th Annual Spring Alumni Dinner on Friday, April 24, 2015, Ken Hersh ’81 was honored as the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award
Read about and watch the Alumni Weekend panel discussion featuring Silicon Valley venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson ’85.
Marksmen distinguished themselves in several competitions across four different languages.
Three Marksmen debaters won the 14th Annual International Public Policy Forums debate competition in New York City.
Eighteen members from the Classes of 2015 and 2016 were inducted into the Cum Laude Soceity.
Several Marksmen distinguished themselves at the Texas State Junior Classical League State Convention.
Across the nation, St. Mark's journalists have been honored for their skill and achievement.
Henry Goldberg ’16 will join the United Nations Children’s Fund's High School National Council.
Juniors Mitchell So, Akshay Malhotra, and sophomore Rohin Maganti advanced as semifinalists in the 2015 United States Biology Olympiad
Throughout this month, students in grades 3–9 will participate in ERB-CTP standardized test.
For a third consecutive year, a St. Mark's student has been named the Texas High School Journalist of the Year by the Texas Association of Journalism Educators.
For the second year in a row, Raymond Guo ’15 has earned the distinction of semifinalist for the 2015 United States Physics Team.
Robert E. Dennard Visiting Scholar James O’Donnell visits campus for three days of Master Classes and performances with students. Highlights include a special recital for the community on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m.
Parents and guests rocked out to the Steve Miller Band at this year's Celebrate St. Mark's.
Alumni gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to hear from President and CEO Richard W. Fisher in the latest installment of the Alumni Leadership Speaker Series.
Timothy Simenc ’15 has signed on to play water polo at the University of California, Berkeley, capping off an amazing high school career.
Marksman and NFL linebacker Sam Acho ’07 has been selected by the Class of 2015 as their Commencement Speaker.
A team of Middle School math students took first place at the 2015 TSPE MathCounts Competition at SMU.
Six tenth-graders from Beijing #4 Middle & High School will spend the next few weeks studying at 10600 Preston Road.
During St. Mark's and Hockaday's annual Joint Meeting of the Parents' Association, parents got to hear from Mike Miles, Superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District, and Todd Williams, Executive Director of COMMIT!
A biographer, a poet, a novelist, a human-rights advocate, and an alumnus rounded out the panel of this year's Literary Festival.
A special dedication recital introduced the new Roosevelt Family Pipe Organ to the Dallas community.
A funeral mass will be held on January 10, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church and a Memorial Service and Remembrance will be held on February 9, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel at St. Mark's School of Texas.
A team of fifth-graders earned a sizable return on their virtual $100,000 stock market investment as part of a state-wide economic education game.
Students have begun rallying the community to help them collect 2,015 gifts this holiday season.
Six St. Mark's students received honors from the YoungArts Foundation for their artwork.
Upper School students raised money and awareness for testicular cancer research by not shaving during the month of November.
Two years after his initial visit to St. Mark's, Professor Lee Berger returned to tell students about some new discoveries at his dig site in South Africa.
Two St. Mark's debaters won two tournaments in a single weekend.
The student newspaper continued its winning streak by capturing the National Scholastic Press Association's top prize.
Several St. Mark's students have been selected for a number of All-State and All-Region jazz bands.
After striking a deal on the reality show
Shark Tank, Eric Kusin ’00 returned to St. Mark's to discuss his success and offer some business advice.
After an intensive audition process, five members of the St. Mark's Upper School Choir will advance to the TPSMEA's All-State Choir.
Dr. Harold Tanner, this year's Walker Visiting Scholar, shared his vast knowledge of Chinese language, history, and culture with students.
The Winn Family Foundation announced a gift of $10,000,000 to serve as the catalyst for a new state-of-the-art science center.
Spanish teacher and Community Service Director Jorge Correa’s Spanish translation of Julie Hersh’s book
Struck by Living was released with a special celebration at Dallas Children’s Theater.
Middle Schoolers returned to the St. Mark's Chapel for the first time this year and heard an exciting new instrument accompanying their songs.
St. Mark's welcomed home hundreds of
alumni, current parents, parents of alumni, and friends for an evening of fun and football.
The St. Mark's campus was buzzing this weekend as hundreds of students, coaches, and judges from all across the country participated in the Heart of Texas Invitational Debate Tournament.
Three distinguished guests visited St. Mark's for the second annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Conference.
Dallas Morning News Publisher & CEO Jim Moroney spoke to a room full of upperclassmen about his views on leadership.
The National Scholastic Press Association has named
The ReMarker a finalist for its prestigious Pacemaker Award.
Twenty-nine members of the Class of 2015 were named Semifinalists and nineteen were named Commended Scholars for the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.
For the next month, crews will be hard at work assembling and voicing the Chapel's new organ.
Last month, Gopal Raman ’17 returned to 10600 Preston Road as both a sophomore and the published author of
Beyond the Edge.
Weeks before starting his eighth-grade year, Kyle Smith ’19 pitched a winning idea at AT&T's Fast Pitch Event in Las Vegas.
Upper School students returned to campus today to discuss their summer reading with faculty and staff members.
Marksmen yearbook received recognition from one of the most prestigious printing organizations in the world.
The Class of 2018 prepares to embark on the Pecos Trip, a 10-day rite of passage for rising freshman led by faculty, alumni, and upperclassmen.
Best-selling author Robert Edsel ’75 threw out the first pitch to open a recent game in New York.
Timothy Simenc ’15 and USA Water Polo's Men's Youth National Team earned their first gold on an international tournament tour.
In honor of the School's longest-serving headmaster, the Arnold E. Holtberg Master Teaching Chair has been established and will be held by photography instructor Scott Hunt.
Effective July 1, 2014, David Dini became St. Mark’s eighteenth Headmaster and in doing so began his twenty-first year of service at the School.
Students on an international photography trip helped one South American country cheer on their team in the World Cup.
One Marksman is serving his community by organizing a summer camp to teach youth around Dallas how to code, program, and even create their own video games.
Four members of the Class of 2014 have been named National Merit Scholars based on their outstanding academic performance.
At Middle School Final Assembly, several boys were recognized for their outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, and citizenship.
During Upper School Final Assembly and Commencement, several seniors received awards for their extraordinary contributions to the School throughout their St. Mark’s careers.
Halbert Bai was named valedicatorian and Vishal Gokani was named salutatorian of St. Mark's Class of 2014.
At Upper School Final Assembly, Dwight Phillips was announced as this year's recipient of the Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award.
After weeks of hard work, the Lower School surprised retiring Eugene McDermott Headmaster Arnie Holtberg with student art, songs, and gifts.
Over the weekend of May 10, the Middle School Quiz Bowl Team finished second at the NAQT Middle School National Championship in Atlanta.
This Sunday, May 18, the organ that once resided in the St. Mark's Chapel will be dedicated as the Jim Livengood Memorial Organ at Holy Nativity Church in Plano.
On Thursday, May 8, 2014, more than 300 Middle and Upper School boys joined together to perform 22 push ups to raise awareness for military veterans.
St. Mark's photography program has been named the Top Program in Texas for the eighth consecutive year and four students were named to the prestigious Image Maker Team.
On Saturday, May 3, St. Mark’s Water Polo team blew away the competition at the TISCA State Championship, winning the state title, the tournament MVP, and the Coach of the Year.
The Upper School Choir sang the National Anthem to open the Texas Rangers game against Chicago on April 19, 2014.
On Wednesday, April 23, nineteen juniors and seniors were inducted into the St. Mark's chapter of the Cum Laude Society in a service that featured guest speaker Lee Smith ’65.
Trevor Burke ’19 was awarded a Disney Friends for Change Youth Grant through Youth Service America to support his conservation project in the Blackland Prairie eco-region.
The National YoungArts Foundation named six St. Mark's seniors as winners for its 2014 season and placed them on the path to becoming Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
Ryan O'Meara ’14 won second place honors in the 2014 National High School Journalist of the Year competition, after being named Texas High School Journalist of the Year.
Several students competed and earned high rankings in "Chinese Bridge" competitions, including one eighth grader who will advance to the regional competition.
Several Marksmen were recognized at the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at both the national and regional levels. Three woodworking students received national medals: Drew Balog '14 and Ben Wilson '14 each won a Gold Key, and Conner Olson '15 was awarded a Silver Key.
Senior Max Wolens ’14 was featured in the April 2014 issue of
Popular Photography. In an article titled "Minor Stars," the magazine profiled a handful of young, up-and-coming photographers around the country.
For the second year in a row,
The ReMarker student newspaper, The Marque literary magazine, and the Marksmen yearbook all received a prestigious Gold Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
Victor Zhou ’14 and Raymond Guo ’15 are moving forward as semifinalists for the 2014 U.S. Physics Team, joining 430 other students from around the country.
Nikhil Jain ’14 and Charlie Marshal ’14 remain one of the top high school debate teams in the country.
The St. Mark’s Classics Club “brought home the hardware” from the recent Texas State Junior Classical convention, reaching the finals at the Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels.
St. Mark’s fourth graders achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. The fourth-grade team scored 193 out of 200 points in the first of three meets this year, placing second in the nation.
St. Mark's traveled to Houston over Valentine's Day weekend to compete in the winter SPC Championship.
For the civilian first responders of Plano's Community Emergency Response Team, finding one another and communicating during a crisis can be difficult. But now, thanks to a team of ingenious sixth-graders, there's an app for that.
Two Marksmen have been selected to screen their films at the prestigious South By Southwest Film Festival in March.
On Friday and Saturday, January 24–25, more than 100 alumni and guests had the opportunity to thank and wish a fond farewell to retiring Eugene McDermott Headmaster Arnie Holtberg and his wife Jan.
On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, parents and students had the unique opportunity to meet with the deans of admission from three major universities.
On January 17, 2014, St. Mark’s hosted paleoanthropologist Lindsay Eaves, who spoke to various Biology and Life Science classes about the recent National Geographic Rising Star expedition in South Africa.
On Friday, January 10, 2014, St. Mark’s held its seventh annual Literary Festival and welcomed five visiting writers from a diverse range of backgrounds.
On Tuesday, January 7, 2014, members of the Varsity Crew gathered alongside faculty, staff, and friends of the Crew program to officially christen the newest addition to the St. Mark’s fleet of crew shells.
The Senior Class and Community Service Program collected more than 3,000 gifts for families in the Dallas area.
St. Mark's student newspaper receives the National Scholastic Press Association's highest honor.
Members of the Middle School Robotics Team were awarded a patent for a device they created during a competition.
After an extensive nationwide search, Assistant Headmaster David W. Dini has been appointed to serve as the 18th Headmaster of St. Mark's School of Texas.
DMN recognizes the monumental success of The Centennial Challenge.
Former Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander Rorke Denver has been selected to return to St. Mark’s and deliver the 2014 Commencement Address.
A group of Lower Schoolers recently traveled around campus, performing random acts of kindness.
Four internationally recognized scientists spoke at the inaugural STEM Festival on Friday, October 25.
Nearly 100 visiting teachers from three states spent the day at St. Mark’s, observing classes and sharing their skills and ideas.
Dr. Robert Sapolsky, biologist, neuroscientist, and stress expert, visited St. Mark’s as this year’s Robert E. Dennard Visiting Scholar.
Retiring Headmaster Arnie Holtberg visited with more than 70 alumni and friends in New York City as part of his Farewell Tour.
More than 500 students from across the country visited St. Mark's over the weekend to compete in the Heart of Texas Invitational debate tournament.
Six Upper School students were recognized for their academic achievement by the College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's National Achievement Scholarship Program.
St. Mark’s School of Texas released the final report on The Centennial Challenge, the largest fundraising campaign in School history, with gifts and pledges totaling $112,210,369.
Thanks to the generosity of the St. Mark's community, this year's Community Service Clothing Drive broke last year's record by more than 300 pounds.
The school year has just begun and already the debate team is racking up wins.
ReMarker newspaper has been named a finalist for the Pacemaker Award by the National Scholastic Press Association.
The St. Mark's Choir performed at the opening of the Dallas Arboretum's Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden on September 21. The Choir will open its 2013–2014 Chapel season with Evensong on Sunday, October 6.
The National Merit Scholarship Program recognized 19 seniors as Semifinalists and 29 seniors as Commended Scholars.
On Friday, September 20, St. Mark's will host former NASA astronaut Tom Jones, Ph.D. in celebration of the opening of the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden.
Common Ground speaker series begins with Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock & Top Dog, on October 23 and 24 .
As two-a-days begin, a new press box promises to enhance the experience at Norma and Lamar Hunt Family Stadium.
This summer, a team of Marksmen was awarded the first-ever TEAMS National Best-in-Nation trophy for the junior/senior division.
The Class of 2017 recently completed the Pecos Wilderness Trip, a long-standing tradition for rising freshmen.
Recent graduates from the Class of 2013 gathered for one final dinner together before heading off to college.
The St. Mark's Choir spent two weeks in England, performing at schools and cathedrals and touring historic sites.
For the past quarter of a century, third–grade teacher Frank Jordan has spent his summers leading Lower School boys on a trek through the majestic Wyoming wilderness.
A group of students, alumni, and teachers were welcomed by the Councilor for Tourism while studying in Salamanca, Spain.
Three Marksmen traveled to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to compete in the US Youth Rowing National Championships.
A group of St. Mark's photography students organized a one-day exhibition of their best work to raise money for victims of the recent Granbury tornado.
On Thursday, May 30, several young boys were honored at the Middle School Final Assembly for their outstanding achievement.
Several seniors received awards for their extraordinary contributions to the School throughout their St. Mark’s careers.
James Rowan on being named the Class of 2013 valedictorian, and congratulations to Sam Libby on being named salutatorian.
Chandler Burke ’13 was awarded the prestigious Nestlé Very Best in Youth award from Nestlé USA.
Board President announces progress on the nearly-completed Centennial Challenge campaign and recognizes Arnie and Jan Holtberg on their Twentieth Anniversary at St. Mark’s.
The Association of Texas Photography Instructors awarded St. Mark's the distinction of "Top Program" for the seventh consecutive year.
The editor-in-chief of
The ReMarker has been named one of the top student journalists in the country.
Over the past few weeks, St. Mark's Middle and Upper School Quiz Bowl teams have traveled across the country, placing high in both state and national competitions.
Eighteen Marksmen were inducted into the Cum Laude Society in recognition of their scholastic achievement.
The Lower School Goodwill Drive enjoyed a record year collecting clothes for families in the Dallas area.
On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the main quad was transformed into a giant party to which the entire St. Mark's community was invited.
The Centennial Challenge continues to transform the campus and strengthen the St. Mark's experience. A recent gift has paved the way for the acquisition of a new pipe organ.
Reporter and best-selling author Kurt Eichenwald ’79 will be presented with the Distinguished Alumnus Award at the Spring Alumni Dinner on April 19.
St. Mark's sixth-grade class is eager to help the North Texas Food Bank feed the hungry in Dallas.
For the first time in the School's history, all three of its publications received Gold Crown awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
Gopal Raman ’17 and his team were recognized by the ExploraVision science competition for their project BlindVision.
Committee formed to lead search for new Head of School.
A small legion of Marksmen achieved mighty results at the Texas State Junior Classical League Area C Competition, winning two of the possible three first-place trophies.
More than 250 alumni and guests enjoyed the Perot Museum of Nature and Science for the latest event in the Alumni Leadership Speaker Series.
Marksmen yearbook and The Marque literary magazine have each been announced as finalists for the prestigious Pacemaker Award.
Two juniors are joining 400 students from across the country as semifinalists for the U.S. Physics Olympiad Team.
Thanks to the continuing generosity of an anonymous donor, St. Mark's christened the newest scull in its rowing fleet, the
William Fortieth ’96, named in honor of the former student, crew coach, and faculty member.
Upper School boys had the opportunity to hear talks from the Presidents of Hampden-Sydney College and the University of Richmond.
Twenty-one Marksmen musicians traveled to San Marcos to perform in the Texas Private School Music Educators Association's All-State Orchestra Concert on February 2, 2013.
Centennial Challenge Campaign Co-Chairs recently announced that the Alumni Financial Aid Challenge, under the leadership of Casey McManemin ’79 and Bob Roberts ’64, has exceeded its goal of $10 Million.
Deans of Admission from three leading universities answered questions and offered a peak into the college admission process.
This weekend, Headmaster Arnie Holtberg hosted St. Mark's two current foreign exchange students from opposite sides of the globe.
Commuters to St. Mark's may have noticed Nearburg Hall receiving a facelift this month.
The Community Service Program received mention from the
Dallas Morning News' blog for their work with the North Texas Food Bank.
Robbey Orth ’13 and Michael Gilliland ’13 recently returned from the prestigious YoungArts Week in Miami, Florida.
Twelve Marksmen took home top honors at the Metroplex Math Competition.
Sam Morgan ’21 becomes the first fourth grader to win the St. Mark's Middle School Spelling Bee.
Four accomplished authors visited St. Mark's through the Dennard Visiting Scholars Program and the annual Literary Festival.
Three St. Mark's publications were announced as finalists for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Crown awards.
More than fifty alumni teamed up against St. Mark's varsity soccer and basketball teams in the annual Alumni Games.
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A moment of silence observed for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
The Centennial Challenge, the School’s most ambitious fundraising campaign to date, passed a historic milestone in November when it was announced that gifts and pledges had exceeded $100 Million.
The Choir is preparing to ring in the holiday season with a series of performances, including the annual Lessons & Carols.
Former Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander Rorke Denver spoke with Middle and Upper School boys about what it means to be a man of honor and courage.
Members of the junior class handed out hot meals at Austin Street Centre and presented the shelter with the funds they raised during McDonald's Week.
Documentary filmmaker Harry Lynch ’84 visited St. Mark's environmental science class to discuss America's energy debate, the subject of his new documentary.
The winning video of this month's Celebrate St. Mark's YouTube contest pits two freshman in an intense game of hoops.
St. Mark’s will offer a series of planetarium shows to the public beginning Saturday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Each morning, Santa and his helpers will be on hand at car pool to collect gifts.
In keeping with tradition, members of the Class of 2013 spent the last Sunday of the Thanksgiving break decorating the St. Mark's campus for the holidays.
Grades and comments for the first trimester will be available online beginning November 17.
Two St. Mark's students have been named finalists in the prestigious YoungArts Program.
Eugene McDermott Headmaster Arnold Holtberg was honored by the Dallas Historical Society for his more than twenty years of service to St. Mark's and the wider Dallas area.
St. Mark's welcomed Dr. Michael Thompson,
New York Times bestselling author, psychologist, and school consultant, who spoke to a packed house about How to Raise Responsible Children.
St. Mark's and Hockaday students raise money for the Austin Street Centre.
St. Mark's welcomed nearly 800 guests on Wednesday night to showcase the campus and the teachers who inspire its boys.
The Community Service program collected leftover sweets in their annual post-Halloween Candy Drive.
St. Mark's Upper School Choir performed its first ever piece of commission music.
More than 300 debate students from across the country converged on 10600 Preston Road for the annual Heart of Texas Invitational.
The School hosted a half dozen alumni events, welcoming more than 150 alumni to gatherings throughout New England.
More than 70 alumni and guests returned to campus to pay tribute to a legendary drama teacher.
St. Mark's Cheerleader breaks Guinness World Record with 35 back handsprings, earning national attention and even an appearance on the
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized twenty-nine St. Mark’s seniors as Commended Students.
Art students will soon be able to craft ceramic works of art without leaving the Lower School.
When the final count was tallied, the St. Mark's community donated more than 5,700 pounds of clothing.
Upper School students had a chance to browse the more than 30 clubs at the annual Activity Fair.
Eighteen Marksmen in the
Class of 2013 have achieved Semifinalist status in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Competition.
Headmasters from the People's Republic of China Visit Campus.
St. Mark's mourns the loss of beloved cafeteria worker and School legend Maxine Cantley.
New policy teaches Upper School students responsible use of technology.
Before the school year starts, Upper School students return to campus to discuss summer reading.
Welcome to the redesigned smtexas.org. With a contemporary aesthetic and a dynamic interface, the new online portal for all things 10600 Preston Road includes many exciting features.
Family, friends, and faculty gathered to wish farewell to St. Mark's Class of 2012 as they depart for college.
Several faculty and staff members journeyed down under for the annual conference of the International Boys School Coalition.
School celebrates another record year of giving.
Photography instructor Scott Hunt receives the Governor's Twenty Badge for his performance in marksmanship competitions.
The winners of three major School awards were announced at Commencement on Friday, May 25, 2012.
The winners of three major School awards were announced at Commencement on Friday, May 25, 2012.
Prajan Divakar on being named the Class of 2012 valedictorian, and congratulations to Greg Kinman on being named salutatorian.
Seven seniors were honored today for their commitment to continue athletics at the collegiate level.