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First Semester Final Exam Schedule

Finals Exams for the first semester will be administered:
Wednesday, December 16 from 8:00-12:30 for periods 1, 2, and 3
Thursday, December 17 from 9:00-12:00 for periods 4/5/6 and 6/7/8
Friday, December 18 from 9:00-12:00 for periods 9 and 10
If there is a snow day on December 16 or 17, the schedule will be adjusted accordingly. This would include being in school longer and the cafeteria staff serving lunch. Christmas Break officially begins at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18.  Click here to view the entire First Semester Exam Schedule.


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Save the date for Placement Test

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) for 8th Graders will be administered at Marian on Saturday, December 5 from 9:00-12:30. There is a $20 fee for the test. Test takers are asked to bring two #2 pencils.  The NORTH doors near the football field will open at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration can be accomplished by calling the Main Office at 574.259.5257 or by emailing


You Are Invited to a Christmas Concert!

Christmas Concert

Monday, December 7, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Featuring Marian Choirs and Instrumentalists

St. Joseph Church at 225 Mill Street in Mishawaka

Performances Conducted by Ms. Colleen Pingel

Admission is free.

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It Is Time for Knight Trivia!

Click here to learn more about HO HO HO What Do You Know? Knight Trivia on Friday, December 4.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will be the emcees!  

Congratulations to Science Research Team!

The Marian High School Science Research team was named
Most Outstanding School at the 2015 Indiana Junior Academy of Science Competition at IU Bloomington on November 13!
Individual honors included:
Dinuka Cooray (3):  1st place Issues Presenter
6th place Outstanding Junior Scientist
11th place Research Presenter
Alexis Thornburg (2): 4th place Outstanding Junior Scientist
9th place Research Presenter
Christian Dennis: 1st place Problem Solving Exam
Theresa Rice: 8th place Research Presenter
Tony Kramer: 4th place Problem Solving Exam

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Boys Soccer Team Wins State Championship!

Congratulations to the Marian boys soccer team who won the 2015-2016 IHSAA Class 1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP title on Saturday, October 31 by beating Cardinal Ritter High School in Indianapolis by a score of 3-0!  The State Champs were honored at an all school assembly on Monday, November 9 from 2:30-3:00 p.m. in the Main Gym.  

Congratulations to senior Augie Hartnagel who was named to the All State Team! Both Richie Ontiveros and Augie Hartnagel were named to the Northern Indiana Conference's First Team! Kevin Torres and Cristian Juarez were named to the NIC's Second Team while Christian Verstraete received Honorable Mention. Special congratulations to Mr. Ben Householter who was named the NIC Coach of the Year!  Way to go, Knights

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Information for Prospective Students and Families

An Informational Meeting for Parents of 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders will take place on Wednesday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Marian. Please park and enter at the SOUTH doors off Dragoon Trail and across from the entrance to the convent.

Parents will have an opportunity to hear and ask questions of students, School Board members, and administrators.  

Parents of Prospective Students are welcome to click here to view of timeline of events for 8th Graders and their families!

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Welcome Alumni and Parents on Friday, October 30 for Career Day!

Thank you to the Marian alumni and parents who are so generously giving their time and talent to share their college and career journey with the Marian students. We are especially excited about all of the young alumni who now have the opportunity to use their wisdom and experience to benefit the current students. They will be recounting all the things they wish they had known before embarking on their career paths!

Science Student Researchers Walk for a Cure!

The Science Research class under the direction of Mr. Ken Andrzejewski and Dr. Doug Sisk reached out to make a connection between the realms of science research and the mission of Marian as a Catholic school. They did so by participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk that took place in downtown South Bend on Saturday, October 24.  The Walk is designed to raise funds to support further medical research in the pursuit of curing breast cancer and other cancers.  The group created a t-shirt to wear and raised over $3,000 in pledges.  

National Merit Semi-Finalists Honored!

Marian’s Principal, Mark Kirzeder, is honored to announce to the community that three members of the Class of 2016 were named National Merit Semi-Finalists: Theresa Rice, Garrick Meyers, and Christian Dennis. They are among the top 1% of seniors across the nation based on their high scores on the PSAT/NMSQT that they took during their junior year. Congratulations and best wishes to these three as they continue to compete for Finalist status and National Merit Scholarships.

Senior Named Commended Scholar!

Marian’s Principal, Mark Kirzeder, is honored to announce to the community that Nicholas Pingel was awarded the status of Commended in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.  He is among the top 5% of seniors across the nation based on his high scores on the PSAT/NMSQT.  Congratulations and best wishes to Nick Pingel as he continues to excel at the college level.  

Youth Leadership Participants Announced!

Congratulations to Kaylee DeBoe, Anna Garatoni, Dominic Krizman, Gabriel Martinez, Robert Sink, and Abigale Wood who are officially members of Class XXIII of the Youth Leadership Program.  These six Marian students have completed the highly competitive application process and were selected to participate in the St. Joseph County’s Youth Leadership Program for 2015-2016. They have also completed the Orientation process and the Retreat.  We look forward to hearing about community building, servant leadership, and much more.  

Members of the Class of 2016 Honored

Congratulations to the Outstanding Seniors for the month of October:  Sarah Collins and Juan Hernandez.  They were honored at the all school Mass on the Feast of the Holy Rosary. They join the Outstanding Seniors for the month of September: P.J. Ernst and Mallory Spiess.  These students were selected by their teachers and administrators as individuals in the Class of 2016 who have mastered the balancing act it requires to be actively involved in their faith, family, friendships, academics, sports, clubs, and service work.  Best wishes to these seniors as they continue to learn, lead and serve.

St. Vincent de Paul Clients are Ultimate "Winners" of the Hunger Bowl
Marian and Saint Joseph High Schools competed in a Hunger Bowl to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Each school asked students to bring in canned food or monetary donations on the day before the varsity football game. Marian students WON the competition for the fourth year in a row. Thank you to all who participated!  For more information on St. Vincent de Paul, please visit

You Will Know Us by Our Deeds!

Congratulations to junior Alex Kokot who was selected to attend the Purdue Entrepreneurship Academy in June 2015. The academy selected only 25 students based on G.P.A. and recommendations to participate.  The Academy focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skills in analyzing business opportunities, creating spreadsheets, analyzing data, and creating a business proposal to venture capitalists. Alex's team placed 3rd in the overall competition!

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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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Our Lady of Lourdes

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades named Our Lady of Lourdes as the patroness of Marian High School. Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us as we begin the new school year. May both students and teachers work together for the glory of God.   

Updated Master Calendar for 2015-2016

View Marian High School's updated Master Calendar for 2015-2016.  

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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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.  

Marian Honored as Four Star School!

Congratulations to the Marian students, teachers, and staff for being named an Indiana Four Star School for 2013-2014.  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.  

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