Student Services

The following Guidance Counseling services are available at St. Mark School:

  • The Guidance Curriculum will provide guidance content in a systematic way to all students.  The purpose is to bring awareness, skill development, and application of the skills needed in everyday life.  We use the “Second Step” curriculum, an NCEA approved Comprehensive Guidance program.   PBIS, a system of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports designed by the U. S. Department of Education, is also implemented at SPN School.
  • Responsive Services will address the immediate concerns of students. Programs available include individual and small group counseling (family/school), crisis intervention, consultation and collaboration for students, parents and staff, and referrals.
  • Individual Student Planning will assist students in monitoring and understanding their own development.  We help students with academic/career planning, goal-setting and self-awareness.
  • System Support includes program and staff support activities and services through needs assessment and consultation from administration, teachers, parents and students.

    Character Formation & Skill Building:

    • Self-Esteem Development: Students will learn to manage their feelings, have a positive self-concept, and value their uniqueness as a child of God.
    • Motivation to Achieve: Students will be provided educational opportunities, develop their academic potential, take responsibility for their educational planning, and understand how career choices affect their lifestyles.
    • Decision-making & Problem Solving: Students will learn problem-solving and decision-making skills, set goals and plan for future, and accept consequences for their actions.
    • Interpersonal and Cross-Cultural Effectiveness: Students will learn how to respect and accept self and others, make and keep friends, and participate effectively in group interactions.They will gain an understanding of the need to not only tolerate but appreciate differences in themselves and others.
    • Communication: Students will learn to effectively convey their message to others,l isten respectfully, and accept other people’s point of view.
    • Responsible Behavior:  Students will learn to accept  and respect rules, individual and group responsibilities, and manage their time efficiently .

    Nurses Corner:

    Mrs. Carly Leonard 

    Mrs. Jan McGrain

    Number: 410-744-6560 ext 252

    Please refer to the 2022-23 Student Handbook for information regarding St. Mark’s Epi-pen program.
    Additional Resources

    Archdiocese of Baltimore www.archbalt.org/
    Catholic Charities of Baltimore www.catholiccharities-md.org/
    Catholic Moms’ site for parenting special needs children www.catholicmom.com/family/special-needs-parenting/
    National Catholic Educational Association ncea.org/
    Catholic Online www.catholic.org/
    Intentional Catholic Parenting intentionalcatholicparenting.com/
    Empowering Parents www.empoweringparents.com/
    Partnership for Drug-Free Kids www.drugfree.org/
    Daily Mass Podcasts www.usccb.org/bible/readings/0…
    PBIS of Maryland www.pbismaryland.org/
    Learning Disabilities and ADHD www.ldonline.org
    National Resource on ADHD www.chadd.org
    Child/Adolescent Mental Health https://www.umms.org/bwmc/-/media/files/um-bwmc/health-services/behavioral-health/mental-health-support/2020-updates/adolescent-outpatient-providers-2020-orange.pdf?upd=20200403144902&la=en&hash=BD54D0BD40205F4D7FD5A99C9AFD6373E46CC1B6
    Parenting during the Pandemic https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/
    Tuesday November 28th is Tech & Tables Tuesday - Giving Tuesday. Go to Our "Giving" Page to Give Todayhttps://stmark-school.org/make-a-gift-today/