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25th Wick Choral Festival January 27-28

On Friday and Saturday evenings, January 27 and 28, the 25th Annual Wick Choral Festival will take place in the Putnam Family Arts Center's Class of 1945 Hall at St. Mark's. It is open to the public. Eight acapella groups representing seven schools will be performing, along with two groups of singers from Tufts University.

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"Calculated Risk Taking" - Doron Kempel at Gray Colloquium

On Thursday, January 12, Doron Kempel, founder of SimpliVity Corporation, visited St. Mark's as the first Gray Colloquium presenter of the new year. A tech innovator, Mr. Kempel spoke aboiut 'Calculated Risk Taking: a skill, a culture, and practical implications.'

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Spirit of the Season: Lessons & Carols in Belmont Chapel

This past week, St. Mark's held its annual Service of Lessons and Carols, on Thursday evening, December 8, and again on Sunday afternoon, December 11. The service is considered a traditional Christmas event at many (if not all) Episcopal boarding schools, as well as numerous colleges and churches around the world.

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Team Engineering Class Visits Amazon Robotics

On Wednesday, Dec 7, all of the students from Mr. Roche's Team Engineering-Large Robots class travelled on a field trip to North Reading, MA where they visited the facilities of Amazon Robotics. Amazon.com utilizes robots to manage inventory and do work in their warehouses and the company uses many robots tested.

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IDENTITY: SM Artists Exhibit Work at Lesley University

This month, the Lesley University College of Art and Design is hosting an exhibition of artwork by students from New England preparatory schools in Lunder Arts Center's Raizes Gallery on Lesley's Cambridge campus. St. Markers in Barbara Putnam's Studio Two class were among students from thirteen participating schools.

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Bhutan Exhibit Looks Ahead to Lions Roam Experience

For the past few weeks Taft hall has been home to an exhibit of photographs and hand-fashioned prayer flags and banners from Bhutan. This past Thursday evening the Taft lobby hosted a reception which welcomed several special guests. Attending the event were those St. Markers who will be visiting Bhutan in June, as part of the first St. Mark's Lions Roam experience.

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Winter Sports Season Underway for SM Lions

The 2016-17 winter sports season at St. Mark's is now fully underway, as all varsity programs have had their opening games. Three teams—Girls' Varsity Squash, Girls' Varsity Ice Hockey, and Varsity Wrestling—are off to unbeaten starts.

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SM International Students Experience NYC Over Break

Four international St. Markers took part in a program over Thanksgiving break, where they were able to experience much of what New York City had to offer over ten days. The program was organized by Envoys, the travel partner of St. Mark's Global Citizenship Initiative.

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More Than 150 Years of St. Mark's Thanksgivings
The very first St. Mark's School Thanksgiving was celebrated in Southborough, hosted by the School's Founder, Joseph Burnett, as two of the earliest students were his sons and it was not possible for their schoolmates to travel home and return during the brief time allotted to the holiday. So a Thanksgiving spread was served for all at the Burnett manse on Main Street: one school family, together giving thanks.
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Girls' Varsity Soccer, Field Hockey Advance in Playoffs

Congratulations to both SM Varsity Field Hockey and Girls' Varsity Soccer. Their victories this Wednesday see them advance to the semi-final round of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) Class B championship playoffs.

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Three St. Mark's Teams Headed into Post-Season

Three St. Mark's varsity teams will begin post-season action this Wednesday, thanks to strong showings in the regular season. Girls' Varsity Soccer will be at home while Boys' Varsity Soccer and Varsity Field Hockey will be on the road for the first round of their respective New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference Class B championship tournaments.
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Fall Play: Neil Simon's Rumors This Week

There will be three performances this week of the annual Fall Play, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings, beginning at 7:30 PM in the Putnam Family Arts Center's Blackbox Theater. This year's production is Rumors by Neil Simon.

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SM Wins Three as Fans Enjoy Exciting Groton Day

This past week, the 130-year-old rivalry between St. Mark's and Groton kicked into high gear. On Saturday, three St. Mark's reams—Varsity Football, Varsity Field Hockey, and Girls' JV Soccer—notched victories over the Zebras, but it was Groton who took home the coveted Raccoon coat by posting a record of 6-5-2 against the Lions this fall.

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St. Mark's and Groton: For 130 Years a Long-Standing Rivalry

This coming Saturday, eight St. Mark's teams will square off against opponents from Groton, continuing a rivalry that goes back 130 years. In 2016, 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, it was simply for bragging rights between the only two Episcopal boarding schools in Massachusetts.

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GV Soccer, Boys' X-Country Tops Among SM Teams So Far This Fall

With only a little more than two weeks to go before Groton Day and potential post-season action, several St. Mark's teams and athletes are doing well. Girls' Varsity Soccer is among the top teams in the ISAL, Boys' Varsity Cross Country is going strong, and there are numerous highlights to the Lions' athletic autumn to date.

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Health Services & SM Counseling Author Article on Boarding School Care

Health Services Director Adria Pavletic and past and present members of the St. Mark's counseling team, have researched and written an article that was recently published in the October 2016 Journal of School Nursing, entitled "Health Services in Boarding School: An Oasis of Care, Counseling, and Comfort."

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"World's Largest Book" on Display in SM Library, Anticipating "Lion's Roam" Trip to Bhutan this Spring

Thanks to the generosity of SM trustee Lars Perkins '77, a copy of the "world's largest book" is now on display in the School's library. Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom, measuring five by seven feet when opened and weighing 133 pounds, has been certified by Guinness World Records as the world's largest published book. Its presence at St. Mark's anticipates the upcoming "Lions Roam" trip to Bhutan this spring, part of the newly established Lion Term program at St. Mark's.

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Wide Range of Student Interests and Activities Highlighted at Annual Club Fair

On Friday afternoon, September 23, 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 13 New Faculty at Annual

On Monday evening, September 19th, St. Mark's held its annual "Celebration of Education and Service of Installation" in Belmont Chapel. Thirteen new faculty were welcomed, the 2016-17 St. Mark's choir made its debut, and the Rev. Barbara Talcott delivered a sermon entitled "Not Letting Go."

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Lions Hopes High for Strong Fall Sports Season in 2016

This week, as registration gets underway and St. Mark's prepares for the start of classes, athletes are back for early practice, in anticipation of the upcoming fall season. Hopes are high for strong showings by all the Lions' varsity teams this autumn.

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On Campus Exploration and Discovery: Faculty Children Enjoy Pokemon Go This Summer

With school out, it's time for summer adventures, especially for young children of St. Mark's faculty. With Pokemon Go all the rage this summer, its characters, it seems, have invaded the campus, and faculty kids are traveling on joyous odysseys of exploration and discovery, following the trail of each little creature, hunting them down, and collecting them as they pop up.

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Designing a Better World – 3rd Annual Global Citizenship Institute

Over seven days, from July 10 through July 16, students and faculty from several different schools took part in the 3rd 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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Eleven Students Dazzle Audience at Spring Music Showcase

On Monday evening, May 23, the annual Spring Music Showcase—the final regular student music showcase of the year—was presented in the Putnam Family Arts Center's Class of 1945 Hall. Eleven St. Markers— eight Third Formers and three Fourth Formers—dazzled the audience with an array of talent.

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