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Academic Success Camp

Academic Success Camp is an opportunity for all members of the Class of 2020 to get to know Marian and learn about organizational, time management, and study skills just in time for the beginning of the new academic year on August 15, 2016!  Mrs. Annie Ganser of the Learning Strategies Department will be conducting the camp from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on BOTH Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11.  There will be a $20 fee due at the time of registration which will take place from 8:30-9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10 near the cafeteria. Pre-registration can be accomplished by calling Mrs. Pam Hardig in the Main Office at 574.259.5257 or by emailing  

New Athletic Director and Associate

The entire community welcomes new Athletic Director Steve Ravotto and Associate Athletic Director Kyle Hanyzewski effective July 1, 2016.  They are ready to lead and to serve the Marian family and will be available as soon as the IHSAA Sports Moratorium (July 4-8) ends. 

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Summer Office Hours!

June 6 - July 29:  Main Office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closed on Fridays throughout June and July. All offices are closed for Sports Moratorium Week from July 4 - July 8. See you on Monday, July 11!
Regular office hours resume on Monday, August 1: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Friday

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

Celebrate 50 Years of Marian Football!

Marian Football 50 Years Strong!
Come and join fellow teammates and alumni to celebrate being a part of Marian Football!
July 30 at 5:00 p.m. at Marian High School in Mishawaka
$15 Hog Roast Dinner, drinks, music, and videos of the storied past will fill the night, including talks from all of the former head coaches
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Online Store at  Code: knight9U2

Marian Artists Selected for Summer Art Program

Congratulations to Hannah Toepp '18 and Ela Woronowicz '17 who were selected to participate in the Summer Apprentice Program at the Snite Museum of Art on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Their completed artwork is part of an exhibition from June 26 - July 3 that features the individual and collaborative works of eleven high school artists who particpated in the June session of the program. The students spent two weeks exploring collage and mixed media under the direction of artist and educator Austin Brady. Katherine Helfrich '18 will be participating in the July session of this prestigious program.

Master Calendar for 2016 - 2017 Academic Year

Please click here to view the Master Calendar for the 2016-17 school year.  The administration reserves the right to make changes in this calendar if necessary.  A copy of this will be included in the Back to School Packet that will be mailed in mid-July.  
Student Orientation will take place on Monday, August 15:
8:30-11:00 Freshmen and Transfer Students
12:00-1:00 Sophomores
1:00-2:00 Juniors
2:00-3:00 Seniors

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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Congratulations to the Top of the Class of 2016!

The co-valedictorians of the Class of 2016 are Christian Dennis, Therese Rice, and Erica Gerstbauer. The salutatorian of the Class of 2016 is Katherine Rice. These four outstanding students are joined by 28 others in the Class of 2016 who have achieved a cumulative G.P.A. of 4.0 or above and are officially Marian Scholars. They will celebrate their Baccaulaureate Mass with Bishop Kevin Rhoades on Thursday, May 26 at St. Matthew Cathedral at 7:00 p.m. and their Commencement on Friday, May 27 at the Morris Performing Arts Center at 7:00 p.m.  

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Congratulations Youth Leadership Graduates!

Graduates of the Youth Leadership program sponsored by the  St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce during the 2015-2016 academic year are: Dominic Krizman, Robert Sink, Gabriel Martinez, Kaylee DeBoe, Anna Garatoni, and Abigale Wood.  The program is designed to increase servant leadership, citizenship, sensitivity to diversity, personal responsibility, and lifelong learning. 

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Annual May Crowning

The Marian community celebrated the annual May Crowning at the all school Mass on May 12.  Seniors Catherine Martin and Jonah Davey were selected to crown the image of Mary after a procession of the leaders representing the different clubs at Marian.  Catherine and Jonah are both members of Marian's Campus Ministry dedicated to serving God and others.  

Student Leaders for 2016-2017

Student Council Officers:
President: Tony Kramer
Vice President: Alex Dlugosz
Secretary/Treasurer:  Kenneth Klimek
Student Council Moderator:  Mr. Ryan Dainty

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Annual Awards Night

Principal Mark Krizeder congratulated the Salutatorian of the Class of 2016 Katherine Rice and the three Valedictorians Erica Gerstbauer, Theresa Rice, and Christian Dennis after the Annual Awards Night presentation on May 11.  Katherine Rice is from St. Thomas the Apostle School and Parish.  Erica Gerstbauer is from Mishawaka Catholic School and St. Joseph Parish in Mishawaka, Theresa Rice is from St. Matthew Cathedral School and Parish, and Christian Dennis is from Mishawaka Catholic School and St. Monica Parish.  

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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 2014-2015.  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.  

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.  

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 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!"

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."   

Summer Computing and Robotics Camp!

It is NOT too late to register!  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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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.  

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.

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