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Alumnus Demetrius Jackson ’13 to be Honored at Marian Basketball Game on Tuesday, February 9

Tuesday, February 9 Marian Knights vs Jimtown Jimmies
JV Tip at 6:00 p.m. and Varsity Tip at 7:30 p.m.
ICCL Basketball Players in Marian's Partner Schools Will Be Recognized
*Varsity and Colors Players Arrive by 6:45 p.m.  
Report to the Cafeteria

Teams will be announced between the JV and Varsity Games
ICCL players in ALL sports and their families are invited to attend
this community-wide event in Marian's Main Gymnasium
on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Click here to read more about Alumnus Demetrius Jackson '13 
who will be honored by the entire Marian Community on February 9! 

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Celebrate Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service

Monday, February 1:  Schedule C:  Celebrating Catholic Schools in our Catholic Community

*Assembly with two special guest speakers on the value of Catholic Education  

Tuesday, February 2:  Schedule B:  Celebrating Catholic Schools in our Families
*Students deliver “carryout” breakfast items to parents during morning drop off   

Wednesday, February 3:  Schedule H:  Celebrate Catholic Schools in our City/Community
 *Support the fundraiser for the special cause in the community by dressing down
Bring toiletries or $5 donation

Thursday, February 4:  Schedule C:  Celebrate Catholic Schools in our Vocations
 *All School Mass during 2nd Hour

Friday, February 5: Schedule D with 3:00 Dismissal: Celebrating Catholic Schools in our Students
*Cake served during lunch   *Pep Rally at 2:30 for Winter Sports

Saturday, February 6:  Boys Basketball Games  vs Loy Norrix at 6:00 and 7:30 

*Spirit Court selected on the basis of Learning, Serving and Leading


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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.

Show Your Talents - Variety Show

Can you sing? Dance? Juggle? Perform amazing acrobatic feats? Are you a stand-up comedian or part of a rock band? Whatever your talent is, come and audition for Marian's first Variety Show. Auditions are Tuesday, February 2 from 4:15-6:15 and Thursday, February 4 from 3:15-5:15 in the Music Room with performances March 4 and March 5. Sign-up for an audition slot in the Bookstore through Thursday, Feb. 4. Please bring ALL materials you might need for your audition. If you have questions, see Mrs. Malooley in Room 217. 

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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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 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.   

Sophomore Class Presents Winter Semi-Formal Dance

Twas the month of February
and all through the school-
sophomores were dreaming 
of events super-cool
The winter gets cold
and the blues are advancing
but the best way to warm yourself
surely is dancing!

WHAT?  Winter Semi-formal Dance - Rockin' 50's
WHEN?  Saturday, February 13
WHERE?  Riverside Terrace on Lincolnway East in Mishawaka
TIME?    7:30-10:30 PM  Doors open at 7:00
Tickets are $15 per person and will go on sale during lunchtime beginning on Wednesday, January 27 and ending on Friday, January 29. 

Auditions for Spring Play!

Conrad Birdie?  Kim McAfee?  Hugo Peabody? Rosie DeLeon? 
Auditions for the Spring Musical, Bye Bye Birdie
Tuesday, February 9 from 4:15-6:30 in the Music Room
Thursday, February 11 from 3:15-6:30 in the Music Room

The first half will be a vocal audition and the second half will be reading from the script. Sign up for vocal auditions outside Mrs. Malooley's Room 217.  

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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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.  

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.  

Placement Test Update for Class of 2020!

A great group of 8th Graders completed the Placement Test on Saturday, December 5 and smaller group on Friday, January 15.  The next administration of the test is Saturday, March 19 from 9:00-12:00 noon. Students are reminded that there is a $20 fee for the test and they are asked to bring two #2 pencils.  Pre-registration is required for the Placement Test!   

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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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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.  

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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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.  

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 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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