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Student Leaders for 2015-2016

Student Council Officers:
President:  Kade Young
Vice President:  Sam Gill
Secretary/Treasurer:  Kyle Hall
Student Council Moderator:  Mr. Ryan Dainty

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Academic Success Camp for Incoming Freshmen!

Academic Success Camp is an opportunity for all members of the Class of 2019 to get to know Marian and learn about organizational, time management, and study skills just in time for the beginning of the new academic year on August 11, 2015!  Mrs. Annie Ganser of the Learning Strategies Department will be conducting the camp from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on BOTH Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6.  There will be a $20 fee due at the time of registration which will take place from 8:30-9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5 near the cafeteria. Pre-registration can be accomplished by calling Mrs. Pam Hardig in the Main Office at 574.259.5257 or by emailing

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Back to School Packet for 2015-2016

It is time to begin the 2015-2016 Academic Year!  The Back to School packets will be mailed to each registered family on Tuesday, July 21. Please look for yours in the mail.  Attached please find electronic copies of the information and the forms necessary for parents to complete and hand in to the Main Office. Click here to view the important Parent Information that is necessary before beginning the new year.  Other forms follow by clicking on Read More. 

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Summer Lunch Program in the Marian Cafeteria

School's Out and Lunch is IN!

FREE lunch for those under 18 and only $3 for adults

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Monday, June 8 - Friday, July 23

11:00-12:15 Daily Monday-Friday

Closed for Sports Moratorium Week and 4th of July Holiday: June 29-July 3

Summer Office Hours

The Main Office is open from 8:30-1:30 on Monday through Thursday during June and July.  The Main Office is closed on Fridays during the summer.  The entire building will be closed from Friday, June 27 through Sunday, July 5 for the Sports Moratorium Week and the 4th of July holiday. 

Summer Computing and Robotics for 6-9th Graders

Marian High School and the University of Notre Dame Center for STEM Education are proud to sponsor the 2015 Summer Science and Engineering Camp.

"Hands-on" and "Minds-on" Learning will take place Monday-Friday, July 6-17 from 9:00 a.m.until 12:00 noon in the Science Lab at Marian High School.

ND CORE is aimed specifically at middle school students who want to work collaboratively, learn basic programming skills, and use the engineering design cycle to solve problems.

Camp highlights:
-Engage in hands-on collaborative activities focused on the engineering design cycle
-Learn how to code in two different computer languages
-Work with the Finch Robot to navigate obstacles, sing songs, and play games
-Design and code your own robotic pet

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Summer Sports Camps!

Knights Reach the Heights during Summer Sports Camps 2015!
Poms Grades K-8:  June 8-12 at St. Monica's Gymnasium
Baseball Grades 5-9:  June 22-25
Boys Basketball Grades K-8:  June 22-26
Cheerleading Grades K-8:  July 6-10
Football Grades K-8 (non-pads) July 6-10
Football Grades 7-12 (Helmets/Shoulder Pads):  July 13-17
Volleyball Grades 3-9:  July 20-23
Coed Tennis Grades K-8:  July 20-23

Click here to sign up for Marian Knights sports camps.

Congratulations to the Top of the Class of 2015!

After the all school Mass on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Principal Mark Kirzeder was honored to announce to Bishop Kevin Rhoades, Father Chris Lapp, and the entire Marian community the students who earned top honors in the senior class. The valedictorian of the Class of 2015 is Merisa Middlestadt who is a National Merit Finalist and a graduate of Queen of Peace School. The co-salutatorians of the Class of 2015 are Claire Doyle from Christ the King School and St. Pius X Parish and Lauren Jankowski who is a National Merit Finalist and a graduate of St. Pius X School.  Congratulations and best wishes to these top students as they apply for admission and scholarships at the colleges of their choice. 

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Six National Merit Finalists!

Principal Mark Kirzeder is honored to announce that six Marian seniors have earned the status of Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition.  They are:  Jack Alexander, Anna Barnard, Joan Becker, Emma Gettinger, Lauren Jankowski, and Merisa Middlestadt.  These six members of the Marian Class of 2015 are among top 16,000 seniors in the nation based on their scores on the PSAT/NMSQT taken at juniors. Congratulations and best wishes as these seniors compete for college scholarships.

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Seven Commended Students from Marian's Class of 2015!

Congratulations to the seven Marian seniors who were named Commended by the National Merit Scholarship Competition.  Their scores on the PSAT/NMSQE place them in the top 5% of the nation! They are: Dominic Cataldo, Maggie Feighery, Daniel Herschel, Nicholas Lohr, Sarah Myers, Monte Parker, and David Schena.  

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Youth Leadership Commencement

Congratulations to the following Marian students who will be graduating from the Youth Leadership program of the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, May 16 at the Palais Royale in South Bend: Jennifer Alwine, Avery Campbell, Sarah Collins, Jonah Davey, Erica Gerstbauer, Michael Kloska, Madeline McTigue, and Michael Wuszke

National Scholastic Art Award Winner Announced!

Congratulations to senior Maggie Gibson who was awarded a National Gold Medal in the 2015 Scholastic Art Competition for her mixed media piece titled "Notre Dame Grotto."  More than 300,000 works of art were submitted by students in Grades 7-12.  Winning a National Award places Maggie in the top 1% of all of the nation! The prize will be awarded at Carnegie Hall in June. Maggie is pictured with other students who won regional awards in the contest sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.

Thanks for a Great 50th Anniversary Show!

The halls were alive with the sound of music!
Marian Theatre proudly presented the spring musical
The Sound of Music
Thursday, April 23, Friday, April 24
and Saturday, April 25
Showtime at 7:00 p.m. each evening 
in the Marian Main Gymnasium/Auditorium
Director:  Professor Craig Parmley of Ivy Tech Community College
Assistant Director: Mrs. Victoria Malooley of Marian's English Department
Musical Director:  Ms. Colleen Pingel of Marian's Fine Arts Department

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Results of Junior Academy of Science

Eighteen Marian students competed in the Indiana Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute. Six students presented PowerPoints of their research as part of the main competition which involved the top 14 student scientists in the state.  All 18 Marian students competed in the poster presentation, and the winners are: Erica Gerstbauer - 1st place, Christine Mai - 2nd place, Katherine Rice - 3rd place, and Theresa Rice - 4th place. In the PowerPoint competition, the top five in the state advance to Nationals.  The top two present in PowerPoint, and the other three present posters. The judges also chose six alternates in case others cannot attend Nationals scheduled to be held in Hunt Valley, Maryland on April 29 - May 2.  Alternates include Dinuka Cooray (6th alternate), Lauren Jankowski (5th alternate), Alexis Thornburg (4th alternate), Nick Lohr (3rd Place - attends Nationals as a poster presenter and wins $1000 scholarship), and Kevin Hunckler (2nd Place - attends Nationals as PowerPoint presenter and wins $1500 scholarship).  Congratulations and best wishes to these young scientists!

Marian Receives a Grade of "A" for Average Yearly Progress in 2013-2014
Congratulations are in order as Marian High School received a grade of "A" or an "Exemplary" rating on Adequate Yearly Progress (A.Y.P.) and Public Law 221 from the state of Indiana's Department of Education.  Thank you to the students, teachers, and parents for their hard work in earning this distinction.  The A.Y.P. measures the Graduation Rate, the percentage of students passing the End of Course Assessments (ECAs) in Algebra I and English 10, and the number of students earning college credits in A.P., ACP, and dual credit courses while at Marian.  

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