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The 50th Anniversary Celebration Begins!

Everyone is invited!
50th Anniversary of the Opening of Marian High School
Mass Celebrated by Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades
Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
in the Main Gymnasium

Members of the Class of 1968 were the first ones in the door!
They and their families have been invited to be our guests.
Reception to follow the Mass
Contact for more information.


Parents Back to School Night!

Wednesday, September 3
Important Informational Presentation by Principal Mark Kirzeder 
begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gym
Parents attend the classes of their son or daughter from 7:00-8:45
This is a great opportunity to meet the teachers 

and to get a quick overview of the course requirements!
Refreshments served in the Cafeteria throughout the evening

Principal Kirzeder Names New Administrative Team Members

After careful research and consultation, Principal Mark Kirzeder has named Mr. Eric Morin as Assistant Principal and Mr. Ryan Dainty as Dean of Student Formation effective July 1, 2014.  

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Welcome New Faculty!

Principal Mark Kirzeder is privileged to announce the new faculty members who are ready to begin the 2014-2015 academic year:
Michael Davidson is rejoining the Mathematics Department.
Virginia Germann is teaching all of the classes in the Family and Consumer Science Department.
Megan Kelley is joining the Mathematics Department.
Victoria Malooley is teaching in the English Department.
Lauren Meyers is the new Campus Minister.

Rebecca Nicolini is now a Physical Education and Health instructor.
Kristin Padgett is teaching Spanish in the World Language Department.
Rebekah Randall is the Physics instructor in the Science Department.  
Mary Moore-Bowers is the new full time member of the School Counseling Department.  
Marian is blessed to add these new members to the family!

Three National Art Award Winners from Marian!

Congratulations to Joan Becker ‘15, Brenda Cuevas ‘14 and Alex Mroz ’16 for first winning regional Gold Keys and then national Silver Medals!   Joan received a Silver Medal for her AP sketch book portrait titled “Cecilia.   Brenda received a Silver Medal for her Pen and Ink drawing titled “I am a Paper Tiger and my Weakness Burns Me up.”  Alex won a Silver Medal for his Photography work titled “Gone Fish’n.”  All three students were invited to the National Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in June to receive their medals. 

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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
50 Ways of Service - October 16, 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.

You Will Know Us by Our Deeds!

Allison Wolff Class of 2015 has been selected as a participant in the Young Women’s Institute (YWI) at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington during the summer of 2014.  Her acceptance was based on her application materials and her impressive high school performance.   Allison will join a group of talented, motivated students who are highly interested in learning more about the field of business.  

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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Sister Hilaria Held, O.S.F. Service Award Given!

Sister Hilaria Held from the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration served at Marian and other diocesan schools for many years.  She was known for doing “the little things with great love.”  To honor Sister’s Hilaria’s years of selfless service to Catholic education, Marian is privileged to award the fifth annual Sister Hilaria Held Service Award for a non-teaching staff member.  This year's winner is Mrs. Jennifer Tiller who is in her fourth year as Director of School Counseling.

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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
*Indicates new in 2014-2015

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US Lacrosse Girls' High School All Academic Team!

Congratulations to Claire Doyle and Sophie Tiller who were named to the US Lacrosse Girls' High School All Academic Team for 2014.  The winners must carry a full college preparatory course load while maintaining a G.P.A. of 3.6 or above on a 4.0 scale.  They must also make significant contributions to their school and community beyond participation in athletics.  

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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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!

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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Eighteen AP and Dual Credits Classes Available!

There are 18 different AP or dual credit classes available for 2014-2015.

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