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Literature on Trial: The People vs. Boo Radley

This term, eleven St. Markers—students in Ms. Jeniene Matthews VI Form Literature on Trial course—participated in the trial of Arthur 'Boo" Radley, from the Harper Lee novel To Kill a Mockingbird, for the murder of Robert E. Lee Ewell.

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NOISES OFF—Fall Play is Hilarious Backstage Comedy

On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings this week, the St. Mark's Theater Arts Department will present Noises Off, a 1982 comedy by English playwright Michael Frayn. Often considered one of the funniest plays ever written, Noises Off is not one play but two - simultaneously a traditional British farce as well as the backstage farce that develops during fictional play's final rehearsal and tour. Over the course of three acts, the two storylines begin to interlock, as the characters make their exits from the stage only to find themselves confronted by the chaos and infighting going on between the cast backstage.

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Three SM Teams Headed for NEPSAC Post-Season Play

Three St. Mark's varsity teams this fall are headed into post-season play in New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference tournaments. All quarterfinal games are this Wednesday, November 15, and two of the games are at home in Southborough.

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Photographer Ron Rosenstock's Work Exhibited in Taft Hall

Ron Rosenstock has been creating images of the world and its people since the 1950's. His photography has had many incarnations from vivid colors to black and white, from the darkroom to digital, from large format cameras to full-frame digital, from early dawn to infrared dusk. At a reception in Taft Hall on Monday, November 13, St. Markers were introduced to his work with an exhibition of his photographs from Iceland.

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A Successful Groton Day: SM Regains Raccoon Coat

With a quartet of wins, a pair of ties, and just two losses against Groton on Saturday, November 11, St. Mark's regained the coveted raccoon coat (pictured here, worn by SM Head of School John C. Warren '74) with a 7-3-3 overall mark over the Zebras this fall. Varsity Football, Varsity Field Hockey, and Girls' Varsity Soccer all emerged victorious, as did Boys' 3rds Soccer, to cement the successful afternoon.

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Annual Fund: Class Agents Gather at SM and Online

On Saturday morning, November 11, the St. Mark's Advancement Office hosted a presentation for Class Agents. A dozen alumni gathered in Taft Hall for the event, with many more following the proceedings streamed live online.

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Five SM Athletes Sign Letters of Intent to Play in College

On Wednesday, November 8, five St. Markers signed Letters of Intent to attend and play in college and university sports programs. Wednesday was the first National Signing Day for the Class of 2018. All sports except football, soccer, and men's water polo could do an early signing on that date.

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Recognizing Young SM Alumni in Military Service

Groton Day this year is Saturday, November 11th, the annual date of both St. Mark's Founder's Day and, nationally, Veterans Day. it seem, then, like an appropriate time to honor young St. Mark's alums who have chosen a life of service to their country. For example, from 2012 to 2014, five St. Markers elected to matriculate at our four U.S. military academies.

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St. Mark's and Groton: A 131-Year Rivalry

This coming Saturday, eight St. Mark's teams will square off against opponents from Groton, continuing a rivalry that goes back 131 years. On November 11, 2017, the two schools are once again vying for the coveted raccoon coat, while kicking off the year-long competition for the Burnett-Peabody Bowl. In 1886, the game was simply for bragging rights between the only two Episcopal boarding schools in Massachusetts.

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"Under the Hood" – SM Art Class at Local DPW

On Wednesday, November 1, longtime St. Mark's art teacher Barbara Putnam took her Studio Art class to visit the Southborough Department of Public Works, to kick off a print project she calls "Under the Hood."

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Unbeaten X- Country, Strong Soccer Top SM Sports So Far

Halfway through the St. Mark's sports season this fall, several teams and programs are performing at impressive levels. The Boys' Cross Country, Girls' Soccer, Boys' Soccer, and Field Hockey programs have posted strong records to date, as has the Girls' JV Cross Country team. Individual athletes in all sports have also achieved successfully to date.

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More Than 400 Attend Annual Family Weekend

Did you encounter scores of parents and other family members of students during the past few days? October 12-14 was a busy Family Weekend at St. Mark's this year, attended by more than 400 guests.

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Club Fair Highlights Diversity of Interests and Activities

On Friday afternoon, September 22, the annual St. Mark's Club Fair was held at the Putnam Family Arts Center, in both the Class of 1951 Lobby and Taft Hall. Representatives of a wide range of student activities staffed tables and were available to answer questions about their respective programs and to sign up potential participants.

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SM Welcomes New Faculty at Traditional Chapel Service

On Monday evening, September 18th, St. Mark's held its annual "Celebration of Education and Service of Installation" in Belmont Chapel. Eleven new faculty were welcomed, the 2017-18 St. Mark's choir made its debut, and the Rev. Barbara Talcott, School Chaplain, delivered a sermon entitled "The Welcoming Committee."

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MetroWest Daily News Features Veteran SM Coach Henry Large

Veteran St. Mark's coach Henry Large, this fall beginning his 52nd year and 107th season coaching St. Mark's athletes, was recently recognized with a feature piece in an early September edition of the MetroWest Daily News, written by longtime local sportswriter Lenny Megliola.

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BRANTWOOD: SM Leadership & Service Experience Since 1920

This summer, as in each of the last 96 summers, students from St. Mark's School have gone up to Brantwood Camp in Peterborough, NH, as volunteers working with inner-city youth. In addition, St. Mark's alumni and faculty are continually involved with the Camp in a variety of ways: as trustees, supporters, and advocates to the greater community.

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Two St. Markers to Join USA Hockey National Team

Two St. Markers—Henry Thrun '19 and Sean Farrell '20—were recently selected to USA Hockey's National Developmental under-20 team, putting them among the top 23 players nationally in their age group. Farrell is a forward from Hopkinton, MA. Thrun is a defenseman from Southborough.

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Alumni, Faculty Suggest Books for Lions' Summer Reading

What could a Lion read this summer? Recently, a small group of current St. Mark's faculty and SM alumni leaders shared some of their favorite books as suggested summer reading for Lions with time on their hands. Here are some of their recommendations.

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"A Changing World"— Global Citizenship Institute 2017

Over seven days, from July 9 through July 15, more than 40 participants— students and faculty from several different schools—took part in the 4th Annual Global Citizenship Institute at St. Mark's. A collaboration between St. Mark's School and Austria's Salzburg Global Seminar, the Global Citizenship Institute's mission is to educate and support faculty and students from public, private and international secondary schools as they learn ways to become engaged global citizens, actively working to solve problems of global and local significance.

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