Happy December! No doubt, the next few weeks here on campus will be very full with academic work, athletic contests, holiday festivities, House events, the assessment week, the Exam Bake and more as we close the 2017 calendar year. It is a festive if not exhausting time of year! Please encourage your child not to take a "vacation" between the vacations. It's always tempting to coast!
For those planning ahead, Lessons and Carols for the SM community will take place on Thursday, December 7th. This service will follow Evening Meal and we will have dessert, including the VI Form-Faculty Desert, after Chapel. Chapel Dress.
All are cordially invited to St. Mark's Service of Lessons and Carols, on Sunday, December 10th, at 4pm in Belmont Chapel. This is a high point of our Chapel year, and an experience that generations of St. Markers say stays with them long after graduation; come see what all the fuss is about!
On a different note - to help ensure the safety of our community and prepare ourselves best we can for potential emergencies, we will be performing an emergency lock-down drill on Tuesday. Students were made aware of this in School Meeting on Wednesday and a reminder email with the basic process steps will be sent out Monday morning. We will use our Rave notification system to initiate the drill and to then gather everyone together.