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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.

Marian's New Principal Receives a Standing Ovation!

Monsignor Michael Heintz proudly announced to the entire student body, faculty, and staff on May 22 that Mr. Mark Kirzeder had been named the Principal of Marian by Bishop Kevin Rhoades.  The appointment was made based on the recommendation of the search committee headed by Msgr. Heintz.  The announcement was very well received by all of those at the assembly.  The parents and news media received the announcement electronically. Mr. Kirzeder has served as the Assistant Principal at Marian for the past two years. He has been teaching in the Science and Mathematics Departments at Marian for nine years.  He will begin his new position on July 1 when Mr. Carl Loesch becomes the Secretary of Education for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.  Click here to read the official announcement from Today's Catholic.  

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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Academic Success Camp for Incoming Freshmen!

Academic Success Camp is an opportunity for all members of the Class of 2018 to get to know Marian and learn about organizational, time management, and study skills.  The camp takes place from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on BOTH Wednesday, August 6 and Thursday, August 7.  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 6 near the cafeteria.  Pre-registration can be accomplished by calling Mrs. Pam Hardig in the Main Office at 574.259.5257.  

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School Board Awards Excellence in Teaching

School Board President Dave Thomas presented the Excellence in Teaching Award to Sister Marie Morgan 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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Our Lady of Lourdes Pray for Us

Marian High School has a special patroness as announced by Bishop Kevin Rhoades during his annual pastoral visit on January 9. The entire Marian family is officially under the patronage of Our Lady of Lourdes whose feast is celebrated on February 11.  

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.  

Academic Calendar for 2014-2015

Preview the 2014-2015 Academic Calendar by clicking here.  

Summer Office Hours



July 7-July 25:  8:30-1:30 Monday thru Thursday, Closed on Friday

July 28-August 1:  8:00-3:00 Monday thru Friday

Beginning week of August 4:  7:30-4:00 Monday thru Thursday, 7:30-3:30 on Friday

Call 259-5257 to schedule appointments outside of office hours.



Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced

Mr. Mark Kirzeder, Assistant Principal for Academics, proudly announced the Valedictorian and Salutatorian to the Marian community after the Mass on the patronal feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Justin Paul Skycak is the Valedictorian of the Class of 2014.  He is a National Merit Finalist and a Lily Scholar.  He plans to major in Honors Mathematics and Neuroscience at the University of Notre Dame. Sarah Elizabeth Bueter is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2014.  She is a National Merit Commended student and she will be attending the University of Notre Dame.  

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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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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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.  

May Crowning Takes Place before All School Liturgy

Senior Katie Arterbery crowned the image of Our Lady before the all school Mass on May 21, 2014. She was accompanied by other members of the Campus Ministry Leadership Team.  Katie is also a member of the Right to Life group, the National Honor Society and the Antioch Youth Group.  She is the Service Chair for the NHS and volunteers her time at Agape, the youth group for middle school students.    

Academic Awards Assembly

Congratulations to all of the students and their families who were honored at the annual Academic Awards Assembly.  Their hard work in specific classes was recognized and applauded by the entire assembly.  Mr. Carl Loesch served as Master of Ceremonies for this important event.  The high point of the evening was the naming of the Marian Scholars in the Class of 2014 and then Valedictorian Justin Skycak and Salutatorian Sarah Bueter were awarded their Medals of Excellence. 

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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Good News and Important Information in the Marian Alive!

Click here to read more about what is happening in April and May including
Best in the Class of 2014...Page 1
Reflection by the Principal...Page 2
Final Exam Schedule...Page 3
Philanthropy Matters...Page 4
50th Jubilee Celebration...Page 4
Seniors of the Month...Page 5
Parent Information...Pages 6-7
Science Fair Results...Page 8
Knights in the News...Page 9
Prom and After Prom...Page 9
Co-curricular Communications...Page 10
Athletic Action...Pages 11-12
All Sports Passes...Page 12
School Counseling Update...Page 13


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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Light of Learning Award Teacher Honored!

Mr. Kerry Davis of the Mathematics Department has been chosen by a vote of the students, parents, faculty, and staff as the 2014 Light of Learning Award winning teacher from Marian!  He will be honored by the Diocese of Fort Wayne South Bend during Catholic Schools Week at a luncheon on Thursday, January 30.    

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Electronic Extravaganza in the Library and Media Center

Electronic books and Gale digital research databases are now available to the Marian community on the Library Media Services webpage. Access hundreds of e-books and search for articles remotely from any computer or mobile device with Internet access. From the Marian website, look for the Library/Media Services webpage under the student or parent portals to see what is available.  Please contact Mrs. Mary Dlugosz in the Marian Library with any questions.


Eighteen AP and Dual Credits Classes Available!

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

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