News Archive


  • November

    Community Celebrates Thanksgiving

    This morning, students, faculty, and staff gathered in the Great Hall to celebrate the annual Thanksgiving Convocation.
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  • McDonald's Week Kicks Off

    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.
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  • Alumni Return as Mentors

    St. Mark’s alumni had the opportunity to return to campus and share their professional expertise and life experiences with Upper School students.
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  • Retirements Announced

    Three teachers, who have collectively dedicated nearly a century to Marksmen, will retire at the conclusion of the 2018–2019 school year.
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  • Remembering Our Marksmen

    During their weekly chapel service, Upper School students observed All Saints’ Day and remembered fellow Marksmen who passed away in the prior year.
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  • October

    A Visit from President Jefferson

    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.
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  • Washington, D.C.

    St. Mark’s Tours East Coast

    A half-dozen cities along the East Coast received a visit from St. Mark’s during the week of October 15, 2018.
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  • One of the many St. Mark's classrooms used for the Heart of Texas Tournament.

    Hosting the Heart of Texas

    For most students, St. Mark’s annual Heart of Texas Invitational Speech & Debate Tournament means a Friday off from school. But for the dedicated student and faculty members of the School’s debate team, the Tournament offered an opportunity to put into action lessons of dedication, leadership, and community.
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  • SWAT Team vehicles parked outside Lower School during their summer training.

    Safety and Security First

    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.
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  • September

    Clothing Drive Finishes Strong

    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.
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  • Admission Director Recognized

    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. 
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  • Bestselling Author Visits Campus

    St. Mark’s welcomed international bestselling author Ruta Sepetys to campus as this year’s Robert E. Dennard Visiting Scholar. 
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  • 59 Seniors Honored

    The National Merit Scholarship Program has named 31 members of the Class of 2019 as Semifinalists and 28 as Commended Scholars.
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  • Marksmen Explore Peru

    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.
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  • August

    Marksman Wins National Spelling Bee

    For correctly spelling the word “Dasyuridae,” Sohum Sukhatankar ’24 earned the title of national champion at the 2018 South Asian Spelling Bee.
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  • 112th School Year Begins

    As the sun rose over 10600 Preston Road, 878 Marksmen arrived on campus for the first day of the 2018–2019 school year.
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  • Mr. Hoehn Named Master Teacher

    After a compressive nationwide search, Paul Hoehn has been selected to fill the Leonard N. "Doc" Nelson Alumni Master Teaching Chair.
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  • July

    Teachers Present at Global Conference

    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.
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  • Another Incredible Year

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  • Students Become Teachers

    Just a few days into summer break, several Marksmen were back in the classroom at St. Mark’s, but not as students.
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  • June

    Marksmen Return to Serve

    As students, Marksmen are taught to support and improve the communities in which they live and this lesson stays with them long after Commencement.
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  • Faculty & Staff Honored

    As the 2017–2018 school year concluded, St. Mark’s faculty and staff gathered one last time before dispersing for the summer.
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  • May

    Davis Bailey ’18

    Seniors Honored

    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.
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  • (photos courtesy of Scripps National Spelling Bee)

    The Wordsmith

    A sixth-grade Marksman can officially call himself one of the best spellers in the nation.
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  • Dr. Balog Receives Rogers Award

    At the Upper School Final Assembly, the Alumni Association honored Dr. Steve Balog as the 2018 recipient of the Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award.
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  • Word Masters

    For the fourth consecutive year, the St. Mark’s fourth-grade class finished first in the nationwide WordMasters Challenge.
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  • The sixth-grade state champions in science and math.

    State Champion Mathletes

    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.
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  • Spirit Up!

    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.
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  • photo by Jonathan Taylor ’19 (cropped original)

    Top Photographers

    For the 12th consecutive year, St. Mark’s Photography has been named the “Top Program” by the Association of Texas Photography Instructors.
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  • Mrs. McDermott shares wisdom with Marksmen from the Class of 2015 during a lunch at the Headmaster's Residence.

    St. Mark's Mourns Beloved Leader

    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.
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  • April

    Distinguished Alumnus Honored

    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.
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  • Honoring Scholastic Achievement

    On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 18 students were inducted into the St. Mark’s chapter of the Society.
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  • Presidential Scholar Semifinalists

    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.
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  • Bridging Cultures

    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.
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  • Building a Dream Home

    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. 
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  • Historic Choir Visit

    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.
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  • March

    Publications Go For Gold

    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.
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  • Members of St. Mark's Advanced Latin Team

    Mastering the Classics

    Sixteen Upper Schoolers performed brilliantly in the Texas State Junior Classical League’s Area C competition at Ft. Worth Country Day School in February.
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  • Journalist of the Year

    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.
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  • Commencement Speaker Announced

    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.
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  • Sam Goldfarb ’20 and John Dorie ’63

    Called to Serve

    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).
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  • A Witness to History

    Last week, Upper School history students heard from a special guest speaker, Brigadier General Jerry Boykin (USA RET).
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  • Batter Up!

    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.
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  • February

    Mathletes Equal Victory

    On Saturday, February 10, a team of Middle Schoolers earned second place at the local chapter-level MathCounts competition, held at SMU.
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  • Celebrating A Timeless Tradition

    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.
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  • Bush Center Hosts Alumni

    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.
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  • Fighting Hunger with Art

    St. Mark’s ceramicists are doing their part to help end hunger in the Dallas area.
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  • TPSMEA All-State Choir

    All-State Marksmen Musicians

    This year, nearly two dozen Marksmen earned a spot in the TPSMEA’s All-State Band, Jazz Band, Choir, or Orchestra. 
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  • January

    College Deans of Admission Share Insights

    On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, College Counseling Office hosted its annual College Deans of Admission Program.
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  • Model UN Competes at Yale

    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.
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  • 4th Graders Achieve Highest Honors

    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.
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  • Presidential Scholar Finalist

    Perry Naseck ’18 was named one of ten national finalists in the 2018 YoungArts program in the category of Design Art.
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  • Topping Off Ceremony Marks Milestone

    On Thursday, January 11, St. Mark’s celebrated a major milestone in the construction of the Winn Science Center.
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  • Centennial Hall Dedicated to Holtberg

    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.”
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  • Literary Festival Welcomes Authors

    St. Mark’s ended the first week of 2018 with the eleventh annual Literary Festival.
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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.