On Thursday evening, February 23, AM alumna Hilary Mulholland visited campus to give a presentation as part of the ongoing Math at Work speaker series.
Around the Quad
On Friday, Jake Clark, a featured contestant on FOX TV's Mastrerchef Junior (Season 5), was a guest chef in the St. Mark's kitchen. He was hosted by Mr. Eric Henchey, Director of Dining Services at St. Mark's for FLIK Independent School Dining.
This week, the St. Mark's Art Department is hosting visiting artist Mark Ritchie. An exhibition of his work is currently on display in the Taft Hall lobby, and during his time in Southborough Mr. Ritchie has been sharing insights and methods with St. Markers.
It happens each Wednesday and Saturday: an all-school meeting, with all students, faculty, and many staff assembled together in the Center. Run by the Monitors, these twice-weekly gatherings are chances for the entire St. Mark's community to come together.
On Tuesday evening, February 21, the St. Mark's Music Program presented the Winter Student Showcase on the stage of the Putnam Family Arts Center's Class of 1945 Hall. Nine students and seven different instruments were featured.
On Monday, February 13, busloads of St. Markers traveled to New York for the annual Opera Trip. They dined out in the City and enjoyed a production of Rusalka at the Met.
St. Mark's has a long tradition of its athletes moving on to even greater success beyond its walls. Three times each year the SM website features a story about alumni/ae on the collegiate athletic scene. This winter, among the many St. Markers performing at higher levels, two basketball players are earning accolades nationally: Marcos Echevarria '15 on the Division III college scene at Nichols and Nik Stauskas '12 with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers.
Head of School John C. Warren '74 recently announced that fellow SM alumnus Dr. Walter K. Clair '73 will deliver the keynote address at this year's Prize Day ceremony on June 10.
The St. Mark's robotics crew—Team #3566 Gone Fishin'—has been working diligently to prepare for the upcoming FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) 2017 competition season.
Head of School John C. Warren '74 announced recently that Robert (Rob) M. Kuklewicz has accepted the position of Chief Financial and Operations Officer, effective July 1, 2017.
This past Friday, an informal concert was held during lunchtime in the Hinkle Room. There were six performers: three St. Markers and three visiting students from the exchange program with The Grange School in Chile.
William A. "Fritz" Wiedergott, longtime coach and athletic director at St. Mark's, died on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. He was 82.
This year, six more outstanding individuals were named to the School's Roll of Distinguished Alumni/ae. Five St. Markers—Charles "Terry" Haight '48, Malcolm Farmer '57, Ethan "Tony" Loney '69, John Noseworthy '69, Christina Lynch Bobrow '90—and one Southborough School alumna—Marjorie Slutz Davis '75—were honored for their various achievements, celebrating a variety of accomplishments in service, government, medicine, business, and the law.
Six students from the Grange School in Santiago, Chile, are visiting St. Mark's this month as part of an established exchange program with St. Mark's, through the SM Global Citizenship Initiative. On Monday, Feb. 6, they gave the weekly "Fifteen Minute Lecture" presentation in the Parkman Room, highlighting their native country.
Former SM head coach Bruce Gardner was on hand this past Saturday to watch two dozen skaters compete in the 37th annual Peabo Gardner Alumni Hockey game at St. Mark's.
Students, faculty, and staff took part in the annual Community & Equity Day at St. Mark's this past Tuesday. The experience focused upon themes of intersection—particularly the intersections of identity—along with moral courage, privilege, and inequality. Community & Equity Day was co-sponsored by the School's office of Community & Equity Affairs, the Gray Colloquium series*, the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, and the St. Mark's Global Citizenship Initiative.
Wednesday, February 1st is National Signing Day for high school athletes intending to play football or soccer at the NCAA Division I level. Riley Lochhead '17 has committed to playing soccer at Boston College next fall.
SM alumna Abigail Smith '15 recently gave the featured presentation at a St. Lawrence University TEDx event entitled "Finding Your Voice in an Extroverted Society."
Once again, St. Markers are actively raising funds for End Hunger New England. The kickoff for that annual fundraising effort was this past weekend, during the Wick Choral Festival.
Over two nights this past weekend, the Putnam Family Arts Center's Class of 1945 Hall rocked to the acapella arrangements of eight different schools.
At the half-way point of this year's winter athletic season at St. Mark's, three programs are demonstrating consistent success.
Last week, St. Mark's staff member Nick Noble led a roundtable discussion at the CASE District I Conference in Boston, focusing on the process of creating an institutional history.
On Sunday, January 22, members of the St. Mark's boys' and girls' lacrosse teams reached out to kids in Mattapan and Dorchester with a community service project sponsored by Harlem Lacrosse.
On Saturday, January 21, eleven students and nine adults from St. Mark's rode into Boston on a Southborough-sponsored
community bus to take part in that day's Women's March.
Last week, over two evenings, a total of two dozen St. Markers—Sixth Formers in Ms. Jeniene Matthews Literature on Trial course—stood up before a volunteer panel of educators and attorneys to argue a case on appeal as part of their course requirements.
January 2017 is a month for music at the School, featuring a student piano recital, All-State recognition for two St. Markers, and the upcoming Wick Choral Festival.
In December, the St. Mark's Alumni Executive Committee (AEC) announced the launch of AEConnect, an alumni networking and mentoring registry to assist students and alumni to connect with each other for career advancement.
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.
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.'
More than thirty St. Mark's graduates participated in collegiate athletics this past fall. Among them was Mark Upton '13, recently honored by the Gridiron Club of Boston with the 71st annual Nils V. "Swede" Nelson Award.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This past weekend saw St. Markers swing into the holiday spirit with a series of celebratory events.
On Thursday, December 1st, Dr. Pashington Obeng visited campus as the December presenter for the Gray Colloquium speaker series at St. Mark's. Dr. Oberg spoke about transnational social formations.
Director of Music James Wallace announced this week that five St. Markers were accepted into this year's District Music Festival for Central Massachusetts.
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.
With the winter season at St. Mark's about to get underway, it is appropriate to look back on some of the community service accomplished by St. Markers this past autumn.
It was an action-packed athletic season this fall at St. Mark's, exemplified by its final three contests.
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.
This past Wednesday, more than 40 alumni, close to twenty parents past and present, and a dozen special guests made the 2016-17 St. Mark's Career Day a very special occasion for the School community.
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.
On Monday afternoon, November 24, nine St. Markers showed off their musical chops on the stage of the Putnam Family Arts Center's Class of 1945 Hall, in the annual Fall Student Showcase.
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.