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Calling All Actors!

Marian Theatre announces auditions for the fall play,  Charles Dickins’ A Christmas Carol, on September 29 and 30 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Music Room.  Performances will be Thursday, November 6, Friday, November 7, and Saturday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Marian’s Main Gymnasium/Auditorium.

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Campus Ministry Begins Retreat Program

Campus Ministry under the direction of Mrs. Lauren Meyers will be leading the Freshman Girls Retreat on Tuesday, September 30 and Freshman Boys Retreat on Wednesday, October 1.  Members of the Campus Ministry Leadership Team and teachers will be assisting with the retreats at Sacred Heart Parish Center on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

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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Six National Merit Semifinalists!

Principal Mark Kirzeder is honored to announce that six Marian seniors have earned the status of semifinalists 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.  Finalists will be announced in February.  Congratulations and best wishes as these seniors compete for college scholarships.

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Guest Speaker in Science Research Class

Dr. Doug Sisk and Mr. Ken Andrzejewski  are honored to announce that a representative of the new neuroscience program at I.U. Medical Center will be conducting a seminar during their 10th period research class on Tuesday, September 30.  This seminar is part of I.U.'s outreach program to encourage high school students to become involved in neuroscience research and the members of the research class is really excited about the visit.  The fact that a representative is willing to come to the class is a tribute to the quality of the research program at Marian.  

Service Day on October 16!

The 50th Anniversary continues with a focus of giving thanks for everything God has given and turning that gratitude into action that makes an impact. Over 50 local nonprofit agencies are partnering with Marian to give all current students, facult, and staff the opportunity to volunteer and serve on the same day from 9:00-12:00 noon.  Additional parents are still needed as chaperones so please contact Chris Grossnickle to volunteer! ( or 574-259-7676)

Order More School Uniforms at Bulk Rate Now

Be prepared for the long winter!  Superior Business Solutions is offering Marian uniforms (shirts, sweaters, and fleece) at bulk rate from September 13 through October 11.  You can order online at the Marian website by clicking on "School Uniforms" under the Students or Parents drop down menu.  You can order through the Marian Bookstore anytime during school hours.  Uniform pick up will be at Marian on November 10 from 9:00-1:30 p.m.  

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Prospective Students and Parents!

Parents of prospective students are invited to a panel presentation by Marian Administrators at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 27 or Wednesday, November 5. The panel will cover curriculum, tuition, financial aid, and much more.  All interested students and their families are invited to the annual Open House on Sunday, November 16 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Click here to see an overview of the calendar of events for prospective students and their families. Please contact Mrs. Mary Kay Dance in the Admissions Office if you would like more information.

Hunger Drive Continues!

Each student is asked to bring in cans of food or cash to purchase cans of food to feed families in the area who are in great need. Parents, members of the community, and local businesses may also drop off donations at Marian.  This collection is ongoing and it is part of the community-wide Hunger Drive.  All of the food items and money will go to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  
Go Knights!

College GO! Week 2014

The goal of College GO! Week is simple: to help students plan for college!   This year, the official kick off week is September 22-26.  The Marian Counseling Office has planned special announcements and activities throughout the week. All students are encouraged to stop by the Counseling Office to learn more!

The Scholarship Foundation of St. Joseph County will hold its annual College Fair from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1st at Century Center in South Bend.  Representatives from over 80 colleges will be present.  A financial aid seminar will begin at 5:45 p.m. for those who are interested.

Congratulations and Best Wishes!

Two of Marian's Science Research students, Gabby Lucchese and Kevin Hunckler, have been chosen to participate in the Indiana Science Talent Search for 2014. They are among only twelve chosen from throughout the entire state!

Homework Help!

Students who are interested are welcome to attend Homework Help! available Monday thru Thursday from 3:10-4:00 in Mrs. Rutherford’s Room 102.  National Honor Society members are present to help with homework assignments or to tutor in a specific subject area.

50th Jubilee Celebration for Entire Marian Community!

In September of 1964 Marian High School opened its doors for a freshman class of 239 students. That first year, Marian could have been viewed as two separate schools, one for boys and one for girls. Interior door colors identified whether it was a classroom for boys or girls.  Fifty years later, it is time to celebrate our past, present and future! Throughout the 2014-2015 school year we will pay tribute to the staff, students, and alumni with the following events:
All School Mass celebrated by Bishop Kevin Rhoades with members of the Class of 1968 as special guests - September 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. 
Alumni Tailgate and Homecoming - September 19, 2014
Vegas Knight - September 20, 2014
Service Day: Knights Give Thanks - October 16, 2014
Grandparents Day - November 25, 2014

Marian Annual Auction - March 28, 2015 (New Date)
Knights in Need Golf Outing - June 12, 2015
All Class Reunion - June 13, 2015
Marian Family Day - June 14, 2015

To volunteer, please contact Chris Grossnickle in the Development Office at 574.258.7676. Watch this space for more information and updates.

Academic Calendar for 2014-2015

Preview the 2014-2015 Academic Calendar by clicking here.  

School Board Awards Excellence in Teaching

School Board President Dave Thomas presented the Excellence in Teaching Award to Sister Marie Morgan, O.S.F., at Commencement on May 30, 2014. This award has been a Marian tradition since 1985!  Sister Marie has been teaching in the Theology Department at Marian for ten years.  She is now serving as Theology Department Chairperson.  This year’s winner received many votes from students, colleagues, and parents with the most frequently used descriptors being:  Awesome, caring, influential, energetic, cheerful, great sense of humor, and best teacher ever!

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Marian Earns Exemplary Grade of "A" from State of Indiana

Congratulations to the students, faculty, and staff for earning a grade of "A" for the third year in a row on the school accountability report card.  The report card from the Indiana Department of Education is based on:
1.  Student Performance on End of Course Assessments
2.  Student Improvement on those tests
3.  The on time Graduation Rate
4.  College and Career Readiness
Click here to view a copy of Marian's latest Report Card!

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Marian Honored as Four Star School!

Congratulations to the Marian students, teachers, and staff for being named an Indiana Four Star School for 2012-2013.  This is the highest distinction established by the Indiana Department of Education for those schools who score in the top 25th percentile in the combined passing percentages on the End of Course Assessments (ECAs) in English/Language Arts and Mathematics, as well as the percent of students passing for all grades tested.  Marian's score included a 98.7% Graduation Rate which is the highest in the area!

Science Researchers Compete and Win! Two Advance to Internationals!

Each of the five outstanding science research students who participated in Hoosier Science & Engineering Fair won at least one special award at the competition in April!  Shannon Hendricks and Alex Frank were chosen to advance to the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair to be held in Los Angeles in May. For anyone keeping count, that makes a grand total of 32 Marian students competing at the International Science Fair since 1990!  

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