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To All Marian Families and Friends! Advent Wreath

The Marian High School Faculty and Staff 
wish you and your family a blessed Advent season
as we prepare for the coming of Christ.


You Are Invited to a Christmas Concert! Angels Singing

And the Angels Sang...

Wednesday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Featuring Marian Choir, Musical Theatre, Applied Music, and Instrumentalists

Battell Community Center at 904 North Main Street in Mishawaka

Performances Conducted by Ms. Colleen Pingel

Admission is free

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Thanks for Santa's Workshop! Group of Marian students with Kitty

The Art Club under the leadership of Mrs. Kitty Gunty thanks the entire Marian community for their participation in the 21st annual Santa’s Workshop at the Center for the Homeless on Thursday, December 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.   For twenty years, this event has been well attended and widely praised by guests of all ages at the Center! The Art Club prepared ten tables featuring different crafts for the guests to create gifts for loved ones. 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!   Those who attended experienced the true meaning of Christmas!

Dance Team Competes! Dance Team at Munster HS

The Marian Community congratulates the entire Dance Team for their successful first competition of the season at Munster High School. The team placed 1st in pom and 2nd in jazz while Elena Krizman and Mahala Koschnitzki earned 3rd place for their duet. The team is coached by Mrs. Heather McClain.  Best of luck, Lady Knights as you continue to compete.  

Congratulations to the Rising Stars in the Indiana Class of 2019! Bishop Cook Mencias Kosel

The Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) is proud to present the Rising Stars of the Class of 2019. Each Indiana high school was invited to recognize up to four students currently in the 11th grade, based on their academic achievement and leadership skills. Marian High School is proud to recognize Jacob Bishop, Margaret Cook, Mackenzie Mencias, and Filip Kosel as Rising Stars of the Class of 2019!  Congratulations and best wishes!

Schedule for First Semester Exams Marian Logo

Final exams for the First Semester will be administered at Marian: 
Wednesday, December 20 from 8:00-12:30
Thursday, December 21 from 9:00-12:00
Friday, December 22 from 9:00-12:00
Click here to view or to print the full schedule and for a list of reminders.

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Placement Test for All 8th Graders! Marian Logo

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) for 8th Graders was administered at Marian on Saturday, December 2 from 9:00-12:30. The next Placement Test will be on Friday, January 12 from 8:00-11:30 in the Marian Library.  There is a $20 fee for the test. Test takers are asked to bring two #2 pencils. Pre-registration is required and can be accomplished by calling the Main Office at 574.259.5257 or by emailing Top three scorers on this test qualify for the Knight Merit Scholarship!  Contact Mary Kay Dance at if you have questions.

Shop the Online Store for Marian Spiritwear! Online Store for Spiritwear 2

The Marian Spirit Store is now online!  Click here and follow this link to get the latest in Marian gear for yourself and your family!  Shop NOW as there are specials available just in time for Christmas!  

You Are Invited to Advent Prayer and Music! Christmas Wreath

Festival of Lessons and Carols Advent 2017
Sunday, December 10 at 4:00 p.m.
St. Bavo Church
511 West 7th Street in Mishawaka
Mr. Joe Higginbotham, OFS will lead the
choir which includes the St. Bavo Choir, the Marian High School Liturgical Choir, and the Antioch Youth Group.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free!

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What's for Lunch? School Lunch

Good food is available in the Marian Cafeteria!    
Click here for the November lunch menu.
Click here for the December lunch menu.

New to Marian: Spirit Night 2.24.18! Heroes and Villains for Spirit Night from Chris G

It's fun, it's exciting and you want to be part of Spirit Night!  Students please sign up here or at Mrs. Imus desk by September 15.  Parent volunteers may sign up here or through their Class Rep in the Parent Club. This "Heroes vs Villains" themed opportunity is designed to build school spirit, friendships, and unity, as well as give students the chance to lead, create and perform.

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Marian Knights Football Incoming Freshmen Open House Blue Knight

Marian Knights Football Open House for Incoming Freshmen
Class of 2022
Saturday, February 3, 2018 
Registration begins at 12:00 noon
Prayer and Lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Program begins at 1:00 p.m.
Varsity Basketball Game vs Elkhart Memorial at 2:30 p.m.

National Merit Scholars Named! 4 National Merit students Class of 2018

Principal Mark Kirzeder is honored to announce that Marian High School has 1 National Merit Semifinalist and 3 Commended Students in the Class of 2018.  Connor Loesch is a National Merit Semifinalist and in the top 1% of the nation.  Commended Students are Crispin Becker, Brock Berta, and Alyssa Grzesiowski who are in the top 3% of the nation. Their scores are from the PSAT/NMSQT taken as juniors.  These students are all graduates of St. Matthew Cathedral School. 


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Youth Leadership Participants Announced! Leadership Logo

Congratulations to Rakyla King, Luke Krizman, Joseph Macheca, Marisa Plagens, Coley Quinn, Will Tiller, Joseph Tordi, and Satchel Warnell who are officially members of Class XXV of the Youth Leadership Program.  These eight Marian students have completed the highly competitive application process and were selected to participate in the St. Joseph County’s Youth Leadership Program for 2017-2018. They have also completed the Orientation process and the Retreat.  We look forward to hearing about community building, servant leadership, and much more.  

Congratulations to Marian for Earning a Place in Top Ten! Marian Logo

Marian High School was among the TOP TEN Indiana high schools for producing college ready graduates with a 96% according to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.  The 96% represents the proportion of graduates enrolled in Indiana public colleges who are ready for the college level coursework.  Marian was the only local high school to receive this honor!   Click here to view the news report in the Indy Star.

Science Research Class Takes the Lead in Community Service! Cancer Walk Oct 14 2017

Thank you to all who helped Mr. Ken Andrzejewski, Miss Rebekah Randall, and the Science Research Team raise more than $6,000 with their participation in the annual walk to support finding a cure for breast cancer. Way to go, Knights!

Successful Science Students! Meyer, Burns, Kearns

The chair of Marian's Science Department, Ken Andrzejewski, is pleased to announce that three students have been selected to compete in the Indiana Science Talent Search. Congratulations to Sarah Burns, Emma Kearns and Julianna Meyer who are among the top 12 students in the state for the Talent Search. This competition was held at IUPUI on September 22-23.  Sarah and Julianna were chosen as Finalists in the competition, while Emma was chosen as the Third Place winner in the state.  All three received a certificate and $50 stipend.  Emma will also receive a monetary scholarship award from the Indiana Academy of Science.  Congratulations to all three student researchers!

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Marian Logo

Congratulations to the 168 members of the Marian High School Class of 2017!  The Class of 2017 had 100% graduation rate!  Sixty-three percent (63%) of the class received the state of Indiana's Academic Honors Diploma.  Of the 168 graduates, 140 earned 3 or more dual credits.  Of those 140 graduates, 104 earned 15 or more credits for the college of their choice.  This means that 62% of the Marian graduates could begin their college careers with a semester's worth of credits!  Please click here to see where the graduates are attending college.

Congratulations to the Student Council and Class Officers! Marian Logo

Student Council Officers for 2017-2018 are:
President Nicholas Kloska
Vice President Grace Dennis 
Secretary Tresurer Hannah Harry-Schade

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French Club Officers French image

Congratulations to the the new French Club officers for 2017-2018:||
President Julianna Meyer
Co-Vice Presidents Kate Henry and Gracie Molnar
SecretaryGreta Mehlberg
Co-Treasurers Emilia James and Bridgette Joyce
Philanthropists for the club will be Eric Maciel-Diaz and Kelly Skwarcan
Club Moderator is Mrs. McKenna

Blood Drive Blood Drive

Thanks to all those in the Marian community who donated blood to the South Bend Medical Foundation on October 31, 2017!  Special thanks to School Nurse Mrs. Deb Cseh for organizing the donors.  

Congratulations to Senior Makaila Ranges! Makaila Ranges head shot

Makaila was selected as a 2017 Alexander Hamilton Scholar as "a dedicated student and self starter involved in extracurricular activities centered around leadership, volunteering, and community development."   Makaila is now President of the Class of 2018 at Marian.  She is also a member of Iron Sharpens Iron, a Christian leadership group and is employed by a nonprofit coffee shop, The Local Cup.  As an Alexander Hamilton Scholar, Mikaila will participate in a rigorous leadership program, designed to provide a comprehensive network of support and practical guidance for the transition from high school to college and beyond. AHS is named for Alexander Hamilton, the only founding father born into poverty. As a result of mentorship, guidance, and a scholarship to attend college, Hamilton was able to leave a lasting legacy that forever changed the United States. 

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Outstanding Seniors for the Month of September! Sr of the Month Sept 2017

Jillian Walter and Dom Rafinski were named Outstanding Seniors of the Month based on their INTEGRITY, COURAGE, COMPASSION, and LEADERSHIP, as well as their academic success and varied co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.  Miss Becca Nicolini presented Jillian's story and Mr. David Rosenbaum presented Dom's story after the all school Mass on September 21. Congratulations and best wishes to these two members of the Class of 2018!

Master Calendar for the Academic Year 2017-2018 Marian Logo

Click here to view or to print the 2017-2018 Marian High School Academic Calendar.  A copy will be included in the Back to School packet to be mailed in late July.  

Marian Honored as Four Star School! Four Stars

Congratulations to the Marian students, teachers, and staff for being named an Indiana Four Star School for 2016-2017. This is the highest distinction established by the Indiana Department of Education for those schools who receive an “A” on the state’s A-F accountability system, have excellent ISTEP pass rates, carry overall high graduation rate, and show success in closing achievement gaps. 

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