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Fine Arts Festival!

Celebrate the fabulous and varied creativity of the Marian students
Fine Arts Festival 2016 on Thursday, April 28
7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gym of the BCAC
Every Visual Arts student will have their artwork on display
Includes Drawing, Painting, Printing, Ceramics, Sculpture, Photography and more
Seniors will have special exhibits
Musical and Dramatic Performances throughout the evening
Admission is free and everyone is welcome!

Important Information for Parents on ISTEP Testing

The administration of the Indiana Statewide Test for Educational Progress (ISTEP) has changed according to state laws.  Marian will be utilizing the different schedules outlined under "Read More" which will protect the academic time for instruction that will be taking place during the non-testing portion of the day. Please mark these dates on your calendar.  All students who will be testing will be notified in school prior to the administration of the exam. 

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Vintage Hollywood Prom

Silver Screen Nights  Junior/Senior Prom  Saturday, April 30
Riverside Terrace  426 Lincoln Way East  Mishawaka  46544
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Guests must be present by 7:30 p.m.
Dinner is served at 7:45 p.m.  Prom ends at 11:00 p.m.

After Prom Party follows at Chippewa Bowl
225 West Chippewa Avenue in South Bend
Bowling *  Food  *  Games  *  Music  * Prizes
Guests must arrive by 12:15 a.m.
After Prom Party ends at 2:30 a.m.

Applause! Applause! Applause!

Special THANKS to the Cast and Crew Bye Bye Birdie
They thoroughly captivated their audiences with their performances 
on Friday, April 22 at 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., 
on Saturday, April 23 at 7:00, and on Sunday, April 24 at 2:00 
Director:  Victoria Malooley
Musical Director:  Colleen Pingel
Technical Director:  Wes Butcher
Student Director and Stage Manager:  Aby Skibins
Choreographer:  Karen Pajor
Student Choreographer:  Rachel Thomas
Costume Designer:  Julie Kaser
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Announcing 2016-2017 Dance Team Tryouts!

Preseason Practices for the Marian Dance Team Tryouts will be held on Wednesday, April 20, April 27, May 4, and May 11 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gym of the Bishop Crowley Activity Center. These practices are for current Marian students and 8th Graders who are registered for classes for the fall of 2016-2017.  Tryouts for the 2016-2017 Dance Team will be on Tuesday, May 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and Thursday May 19 at 6:00 p.m. There is a mandatory parent meeting for all those trying out for the Dance Team on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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A Great Opportunity to Travel to Wrigley Field!

Please click here to sign up the family for the Cubs Trip on Friday, June 17, 2016.  The Cubs will be playing the Pittsburgh Pirates at 1:20 Central Standard Time.  The cost is $75 per person and includes game ticket for the Terrace Reserved Section and transportation from Marian's south parking lot via motor coach. Bus will depart Marian at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time allowing time for lunch and time to watch batting practice and explore Wrigley before the game.  Call Marian's Development Office at 574.258.7676 with questions or to make reservations.

Important Information about the LAST DAYS!

Since Marian High School did not use two (2) of the built-in snow days this year, the last days of school will be adjusted.  Semester exams will take place on Monday, May 23, Tuesday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 25.  The final day of the 2015-2016 academic year will be Wednesday, May 25.  The Baccalaureate Mass will take place on Thursday, May 26 and the Commencement on Friday, May 27 as previously scheduled.  

Summer 2016 Sports Camps for All Ages!

Join the Marian Knights during summer 2016! Click here to see the complete list of Summer Camps and to print out the Registration Form. Forms are also available in the Main Office and the Athletic Office at Marian High School.  Please stop by between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or call the Athletic Office at 574.259.5858 with questions.

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Award Winning Artwork on Display!

The following students representing Marian’s Scholastic Art Award winners met with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg during a press conference in March 2016:  Alyssa Grzesiowski,  Josh Collins (pictured), Hannah Toepp, Kathryn Myers, Ela Woronowicz, MacKenzie Deguch, and Teresa Copenhaver. These students now have their award winning artwork on display for three months in the County City Building in downtown South Bend. This is the first time the Mayor has offered this opportunity and his reason is to support the arts saying, "Student art reflects our culture which is important in defining our history!"

Summer Computer Elective!

Marian High School is offering a 1 credit elective course titled Digital Citizenship during the summer of 2016. This is an overview course designed to provide the student with instruction in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and database creation. The class will meet from 9:00-11:30 for three weeks beginning Monday, June 6 and ending Friday, June 24.  Contact Mr. Rob Carrasco at for more information.  Click here to register.

Summer Art Camps with Mrs. Kitty Gunty

Drawing-Painting-Printing-Weaving-Mask Making-3-D Building and More!

Click here to sign up for summer art camps with Mrs. Kitty Gunty. Sessions are scheduled for June 6-10 and June 13-17.  All meet in the art room at Marian.  Sessions are available for ages 6-8 and 9-12, as well as teens and adults.

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Summer Computing and Robotics Camp!

Marian High School and the University of Notre Dame Center for STEM Education are proud to sponsor the Notre Dame Computing and Robotics Experience for students entering Grades 7-9 in the fall of 2016. "Hands-on" and "Minds-on" Learning will take place Monday-Friday, June 13-24, from 9:00 a.m.until 12:00 noon in the Science Lab at Marian High School. ND CORE is aimed specifically at middle school students who want to work collaboratively, learn basic programming skills, and use the engineering design cycle to solve problems.  Click here to register.
Camp highlights:
-Engage in hands-on collaborative activities focused on the engineering design cycle
-Learn how to code in two different computer languages
-Work with the Finch Robot to navigate obstacles, sing songs, and play games
-Design and code your own robotic pet

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Summer Breakfast and Lunch in the Marian Cafeteria

FREE breakfast and lunch for those under 18
and only $3 for adults

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Tuesday, May 31 - Friday, July 29

Breakfast served 8:15-9:00 a.m. Monday-Friday

Lunch served 11:00-12:15 Monday-Friday

Closed for Sports Moratorium Week and 4th of July Holiday: Monday, July 4 - Friday, July 8

Two More Football Players Sign!

Congratulations to Patrick J. Ernst who signed to play football for Ohio Northern University and Collin Linner who signed to play for Anderson University.  They completed the paperwork in front of their parents and teammates, as well as Head Coach Reggie Glon and Defensive Coach Michael Davidson on March 31, 2016.

Class of 2020 May Enroll Here!

Incoming freshmen in the Class of 2020 are welcome to begin the enrollment process at this time.  Please click here.

This application can be downloaded as a PDF, completed electronically, and then printed out to be submitted to the Admissions Office.

This application can be printed out and completed by hand and then submitted to the Admissions Office at Marian High School.  

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Kay Dance at or 574.259-5257.  

36 Student Researchers Earn 44 Awards at Regional Science Fair!

On Saturday, February 27, a total of 36 Marian student researchers won a grand total of 44 awards at the Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Notre Dame.  Four of these outstanding science students are advancing to the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair to be held at IUPUI in Indianapolis on April 2:  Andrea Guzman, Julia Hunckler, Shivali Patel, and Alexis Thornburg

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Dance Team Competes at State!

Congratulations to the Marian Dance Team on two outstanding performances at the IHSDTA State Championship in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 12. The team placed 4th in Pom and 5th in Jazz!  Everyone is proud of all the Lady Knights' hard work and success this season!  

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Congratulations to Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners!

Three Marian student writers earned awards in the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in 2016.  Senior Meg Becker won a Gold Medal for her personal essay/memoir titled "My War with Words" and a Silver Key for her short story, "Average."  Junior Gabby Eshelman won a Silver Key for her science fiction/fantasy piece titled "Atlas" and senior Terrion Sims was awarded a Silver Key for his poem simply titled "Crow."   

Marian Stars Provided Two Evenings of Entertainment!

Special thanks to the Marian Stars who performed in the Variety Show on Wednesday, March 9 and Thursday, March 10.  The show was directed by Mrs. Victoria Malooley. The entertaining emcees were Anthony Blum, Jonah Davey, Alex Dlugosz, Jess Hardig, and Rachel Thomas. The outstanding performers were the Marian Choir, Ema Goddard, Alex Dlugosz & Dillon Slagle, Ms. Niespodziany, Chris Chung, Morgan Guynn, MacKenzie Hester, Quentin Fletcher & Kong Sunatra, Mr. & Mrs. Haley, the Marian Drumline,  Camila Giraldo, Jordan Morris, P.J. Ernst & Nate Szajko, Hailey Davis, Dillon Slagle & Dr. Sisk and Tijera Robinson.  

Marian Receives a Grade of "A" for Average Yearly Progress in 2014-2015!
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. Click here to view Marian's 2014-2015 Report Card!   

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Bishop Kevin Rhoades Meets Kevin Torres-Villa!

Click here to view Today's Catholic and read about Bishop Kevin Rhoades Annual Pastoral Visit to Marian High School on February 11, 2016, the feast of the school's patroness, Our Lady of Lourdes.  

PSAT Results for Frosh, Soph, and Jrs

Results from the 2015 PSAT/NMSQT given in October were passed out to students on January 28.  A short video explaining the results was played for the students.  Click here to view the video.

Khan Academy is a test prep program that can be linked to your students PSAT results for free!  This will provide a personalized study program for your student to prepare for upcoming SAT exams. For more information click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Testing Coordinator Mary Barnard in the School Counseling Office at or 574-258-7664.

Marian's Light of Learning Awardee

Congratulations to Mrs. Angela Kramer of Marian's Mathematics Department who will receive the Light of Learning Award from the Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend on Thursday, February 4, 2016. 

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Award Winning Science Teacher
In January 2016, Mrs. Ann Rutherford of the Science Department received notification that she has won two awards from the University of Notre Dame's Center for Social Concerns:  The Andrea Smith Shappell Award for Stewardship and Sustainability and the Father Jim Foster Award for Social Responsibility through Science.  She will be honored at the Center for Social Concerns' Ganey Awards Dinner on April 11, 2016 and will receive a $500 stipend to spend on Science supplies for her classroom.  

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Congratulations to Scholastic Art Competition Winners!

The Scholastic Art competition is in its 93rd year, sponsored by the Northwest Indiana and Lower Southwest Michigan Region of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.  Over 3,200 students from public and non- public schools in our region entered artwork into the competition in a variety of mediums. Approximately thirty professional judges viewed the outstanding work, awarding Golds, Silvers, and Honorable Mentions. It is indeed quite an accomplishment to be recognized in a show of this magnitude. Any student who received an award is in the top 2-4% in this region!  Marian’s art students ranked very well again this year, receiving 11 Gold Keys, 16 Silver Keys, and 37 Honorable Mentions for a total of 64 prestigious awards!  All Gold Key artwork will be sent to New York City to compete nationally!   Click here to view the list of winners and their awards.

Good News from the Science Department!

The Marian High School Science Department is happy to announce that 16 of our 22 applicants have been awarded Student Research Grants by the Indiana Academy of Science.  This year, Marian student researchers have been awarded a total of $3233.98 in grant money!

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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.  

Athletic Hall of Fame 2015 Honorees

Marian High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame honored the following new inductees on December 18, 2015:  Mike Fahey ‘68, John Ferrettie ’68, Nancy Wonisch Holm ’68, Gene Nicolini ’68, Lenny Vervaet ’69, Ron Howard ’69, Jeanne McManus Geissler ’74, Coach Ben Karasiak, and Coach Jim Kryder.  The induction included a dinner before the boys basketball game and an awards ceremony during halftime of the game.  Congratulations to the Class of 2015 inductees and their families.  

Outstanding Seniors of the Month!

Meg Becker and Augie Hartnagel were named Outstanding Seniors for the month of December 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 2016!

Kiwanis Leadership Award Winners!

Congratulations to seniors Dinuka Cooray and P.J. Ernst who were named the Mishawaka Kiwanis Club Youth Leadership Award winners for the fall semester.They were selected by a vote of the entire faculty and staff for their academic achievements, character, community service, extra-curricular involvement, and leadership. These two outstanding seniors truly make a difference in the culture of Marian High School. They were honored by the Mishawaka Kiwanis Club at their weekly meeting on December 15, 2015.

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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Our Lady of Lourdes is Marian's Patroness

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades named Our Lady of Lourdes as the patroness of Marian High School. He will be conducting his annual pastoral visit with the students and staff at Marian on the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes on February 11, 2016. Bishop will be celebrating Mass at 9:00 a.m. and going to Theology classes, as well as eating lunch with student leaders.  

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us as we continue the 2015-2016 academic year May both students and teachers work together for the glory of God.   

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.

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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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.  

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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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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Updated Master Calendar for 2015-2016

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

Information for Prospective Students and Families

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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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 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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