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Schedule for Final Exams for First Semester

First Semester Finals are scheduled for December 17, 18, and 19:

Wednesday, December 17:  8:00-12:30 Exams for Periods 1, 2, 3
Thursday, December 18:  9:00-12:00 Exams for Periods 4/5/6 and 6/7/8
Friday, December 19:   9:00-12:00 Exams for Periods 9 and 10

If there is a snow day on December 17 or 18, the schedules for December 18 and 19 will be adjusted accordingly. Christmas break officially begins at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19.  

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Congratulations to the Marian Dance Team!

The Marian Dance team scored 1st Place in varsity jazz and 2nd Place in varsity pom at the competition on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Way to go, Lady Knights!  The Poms competition began at 10:00 a.m. in the Main Gym at Marian.  There were 24 schools in attendance. The Marian team performed in the pom division at approximately 2:10 and the jazz division at approximately 3:20. The awards were presented at 4:00 p.m.  The team greatly appreciates the support of the entire Marian faculty and staff that made this event possible. 

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Santa's Workshop Was a Great Success!

The Art Club under the leadership of Mrs. Kitty Gunty invited the entire Marian community to participate in the 18th annual Santa’s Workshop at the Center for the Homeless on Thursday, December 11 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.   This event has been well attended and widely praised by guests of all ages at the Center.  The Art Club prepared eleven tables featuring a different craft to create gifts for loved ones.  Tables included: decorating stockings, jewelry making, decorating cookies, making clay ornaments, taking pictures with Santa, face painting, writing letters to Santa, decorating mirrors and frames, making glass bulb ornaments, making reindeer, elf, and angel hats, and gift wrapping. The guests were able to select Christmas gifts for their loved ones from a huge variety of items donated by the Marian community.  Mr. and Mrs. Claus made an appearance as they do every year! This was a great way to experience the true spirit of Christmas!

An Opportunity to be Generous!

Students are asked to be generous during the Advent season and bring in gently used coats, hats, gloves, and mittens for needy families. The items will be distributed by the Christ Child Society of South Bend.

Placement Test 2 for the Class of 2019

8TH Graders are invited to take the Placement Test on Friday, January 16, 2015.  The test will be administered in the Marian Library from 8:00-11:30 a.m.  There is a $20 fee for the test.  Test takers will be considered for the Knight Merit Scholarships of $1,000, $500, and $300 for the top three scores.  Please pre-register by calling the Main Office at 574-259-5257 during school hours.  

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.

Science Research Grants Awarded!

This year, seven of Marian’s student-researchers have been awarded Indiana Academy of Science Junior Research Grants. Congratulations:
Nick Pingel - $169
Andrea Guzman - $300
Shivali Patel - $300
Matt Rice - $300
Kevin Hunckler - $300
Brady Tuttle - $248.99
Katherine Rice - $300
Marian's total for this year is $1917.99

Research Students Compete at Indiana Junior Academy of Science

Congratulations to senior Gabby Lucchese who was named 3rd Place Outstanding Junior Scientist in the state of Indiana.  The Marian Research Team earned 3rd Place overall at the Indiana Junior Academy of Science at Indiana University Bloomington on Friday, November 7.

Youth Leadership Participants for 2014-2015

The St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce has selected the following Marian students to participate in Youth Leadership for 2014-2015:  Jennifer Alwine, Avery Campbell, Sarah Collins, Jonah Davey, Erica Gerstbauer, Michael Kloska, Madeline McTigue, and Michael Wuszke.  They have completed their Orientation and the Opening Retreat, and they will be studying leadership skills, community history, servant leadership, teamwork, and ethics, as well as completing a community project.  

Maggie Gibson Named League MVP!

Senior Maggie Gibson was named the Northern Indiana Conference's MVP in volleyball.  Marian's team finished first in the NIC (8-0) and were Regional Champions. Maggie is joined on the NIC First Team by seniors Elizabeth Asdell and Alyssa Hasler. Sophomore Marielle Corbett and junior Abby Whitfield earned Second Team honors. Coach Dan Anderson was named coach of the year. Way to go, Knights! 

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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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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Prospective Students and Parents!

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.

Outstanding Seniors for the Month of September!

Victoria Slagle and Brendan McNamara were named Outstanding Seniors for the month of September based on their INTEGRITY, COURAGE, COMPASSION, and LEADERSHIP, as well as their academic success and varied co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Congratulations and best wishes to these two members of the Class of 2015!

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Student Council Officers for 2014-2015

The newly elected officers for the Class of 2018 are:  President Dominik Rafinski, Vice President Nicholas Kloska, Secretary Hannah Harry Schade, and Treasurer Dennis Mammolenti. Congratulations!

Eighteen AP and Dual Credit Classes Available for 2014-2015!

Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Credit Courses to be offered for 2014-2015:
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
AP World History
AP U.S. Government and Politics
AP U.S. History
AP Micro Economics
AP Latin
AP Psychology
AP Calculus-AB
AP Calculus-BC
AP Statistics
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Physics 1
AP Physics-BC Mechanics
AP Physics-BC Electricity and Magnetism
AP Studio Art-2D

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Placement Test for Incoming Freshmen

The first administration of the Placement Test for the Class of 2019 was on Saturday, December 6 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Marian. The next administration of the Placement Test is Friday, January 16 from 8:00-11:30 in the Library. Test takers are asked to bring two #2 pencils. There is a $20 fee for the Placement Test. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.  Please pre-register by emailing Mrs. Dance at or by calling the Main Office at 574.259.5257.  

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 Anniversary Knight
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.  

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!

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