It is a great time to be a Knight! The Placement Test for those who want to join the Class of 2022 at Marian High School will be administered on Saturday, March 17 from 9:00-12:00 noon. The cost is $20 as the tests are computer scored. Test takers should use the Main Entrance on the east side of the building with a small parking lot near the white statue of Mary. The doors open at 8:45 a.m. Pencils and snacks will be provided.
All parents are invited to attend the first organizational meeting of the Marian Parents Club on Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. This group has already helped with Freshman Parent Orientation and is mentoring the parents of new students. Now your ideas are needed! If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Principal Anne Brusky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All parents are invited to hear Mr. Eric Tamashasky, legal advisor for St. Joseph County Police, speak on "What Are My Kids Doing on Social Media." Please come to the Loesch Family Library on Wednesday, September 6. Social time with refreshments will begin at 6:30 p.m. and Mr. Tamashasky will speak at 7:00 p.m. There will be time for questions and answers following his talk. Hope to see you there!
Celebrate all of the academic achievements of Marian students!
Academic Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Bishop Crowley Activity Center (BCAC)
Those receiving awards were invited by mail and lists have been posted for verification.
Everyone is welcome to attend!
The next Placement Test will be on Friday, January 19 from 8:00-11:30 in the Marian Library.
There is a $20 fee for the test. Test takers are asked to bring two #2 pencils. Pre-registration is required and can be accomplished by calling the Main Office at 574.259.5257 or by emailing email@example.com. Top three scorers on the Placement Test wll qualify for the Knight Merit Scholarship! Contact Mary Kay Dance at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. Don't miss this opportunity to become a Marian Knight!
There will be an important meeting on Thursday, May 4 from 6:30-7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria to outline the details of Baccalaureate and Commencement for the Class of 2017. Each family will receive a total of 8 tickets for Commencement at the Morris Performing Arts Center. At this time, parents will be able to purchase a yard sign, obtain extra tickets, or secure wheelchair seating. The meeting is scheduled just before the annual Fine Arts Festival in the BCAC from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Marian High School is observing Sports Moratorium Week and the building and grounds are closed from July 1 - July 9. The Main Office will re-open for summer hours on Monday, July 10 at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy a safe 4th of July holiday with family and friends!
The Back to School packets containing information for the start of the 2017-2018 academic year were mailed on Thursday, July 20. This packet requires your immediate attention! Please call the Main Office (574-259-5257) if you do not receive your Back to School packet by Wednesday, July 26. Mr. Kirzeder, Miss Brusky, Mr. Dainty and staff are ready to begin the new school year!
2017 ICCL Boys Soccer Night
Tuesday, September 19 at ABRO Field
Two-time Reigning State Champions Marian Knights
take on Clay Colonials at 5:30 p.m.
FREE Admission to those ICCL players and coaches wearing their team uniforms
ICCL players are invited to take part in halftime festivities!
Click here to view the invitation
Contact Colleen Ravotto at email@example.com or 258.7676 with questions
Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, October 26 from 3:30-6:00 p.m. by appointment only. Please call Mrs. Pam Hardig in the Main Office at 574.259.5257 to arrange conferences with the teachers of your choice.
Santa's Workshop is in need of donations or funds to purchase the items needs for the guests at the Center for the Homeless on Thursday, December 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 5 will be a SPIRIT JEANS DAY for wearing "Ugly Christmas Sweaters" with jeans or khakies. Please bring $2 donation or some of the following items: NON decorated Christmas stockings, children's toys, (baby, young child or teen), set of 3 Christmas gift bags in a variety of sizes, men's socks, or winter gloves or hats for all ages. Your generosity is appreciated!
In the spirit of gratitude, the Marian family invites all grandparents to attend a prayer service and reception on Tuesday, November 21. Grandparents are asked to arrive and check in from 8:15-8:40 a.m. (Classes for students begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.) The prayer service will begin at 8:45 and the reception with light refreshments will begin at 9:45. Reservations can be made by clicking here or by calling Mrs. Lea Snyder in the Campus Ministry Office at 574.259.5257 Extension 331.
Orientation for Parents of Freshmen (Class of 2021) and Transfer Students: Thursday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Uniform orders may also be picked up at this time. Social hour will follow with opportunity to speak with current parents.
Orientation for All Students: Monday, August 14: Dress Code is required. Official schedules and locker assignments will be distributed and photos will be taken after an informational meeting in the Main Gymnasium. Class of 2021: 8:30-11:00 * Class of 2020: 12:00 * Class of 2019: 1:00 * Class of 2018: 2:00
The two day Academic Success Camp for Freshmen has been changed for 2017-2018. All of the important activities, skills, and techniques will be introduced in the classes in which they will be used during the first week of the academic year. All freshmen will be able to benefit!
We are excited to unveil this year's Knight Nation T-shirt design! If your last name starts with A-K, you are on the Blue Team. If your last name starts with L-Z, you are on the White Team. If you would like a shirt, you may pre-order in the Main Office (order forms are in the Main Office and the Cafeteria during lunches), bring $5 for your shirt or Venmo @MarianHS $5 now. Click here if you would like to print out the order form. Please include your first and last name and the size shirt you want in the message.
The Marian High School Science Research Team is once again raising money to support Breast Cancer Research. We will be walking in the Michiana Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 14. If you would like to contribute to this worthy cause, you can donate through our team page by just clicking here. Your generosity is greatly appreciated! A raffle will be held at the September 29th Homecoming Football Game for prizes including a variety of gift certificates, POPS figures from BuyMeToys.com, and several other student-made prizes. A separate raffle will be held for 4 tickets to the Notre Dame/Navy game!
Marian students enjoy the opportunity to complete college-level coursework while enrolled during their high school years. Marian offers over 30 courses as dual credit courses in conjunction with IVY Tech and Indiana University. Credits earned through this program transfer to any public college or university in the state of Indiana. Marian also offers 15 Advanced Placement Courses that offer students the ability to transfer college credit to private and out-of-state institutions.
All teens are invited!
Monday, November 20
Topic is Blessed Miguel Pro and Martyrdom
Presented by Ash Scaraborough from St. Matthew Cathedral
Come wearing your finest flannel
Celebrate Fall with pie, hot cider, a photo booth, and games
Location: Knights of Columbus Hall in Mishawaka
Please click here to learn more.
Please order school uniforms from Superior Solutions now so that they are ready for pick up at school on Thursday, August 10. Online orders must be placed by Friday, July 21 in order to be ready for pick up on August 10. Polo shirts in a variety of colors are only $16 and gray or royal blue fleece are $26. Other blouses, sweaters, and shirts are also available. Click here to order.
The teams are practicing in the beautiful fall weather. The Powder Puff football game will be played on Wednesday, October 25. Be sure to come to Otolski Field to watch the girls!
Learn a dance in the morning and perform at the Boys Basketball game at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 20.
Celebrate the varied and fabulous creativity of the Fine Arts students at Marian! Their work will be on display in the Bishop Crowley Activity Center beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4. Students will also be performing and seniors will have special displays of all of their artwork. Bring the whole family. Admission is free.
The volleyball team will be making its second consecutive trip to the semi-state, and fourth in the last five years. The team has an overall record of 32 and 6 and is looking to make the State Finals for the first time since 2008. The team is coached by Dan Anderson who has over 671 career wins at Marian. The team is led by 1st Team All Conference players Bella Ravotto and Kelsey Ketcham and 2nd Team All Conference player Kassady Chudzicki. Other key contributors are Ally Thornton, Josie Debicki, Ally Kovatch, Mary Helms, and Chloe Lentych. The team will play New Castle in the Plymouth Semi-State on Saturday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m. Go Knights!
Making a gift to Marian High School's SGO (Scholarship Granting Organization) benefits our students in need of financial aid and helps YOU, the donor! An Indiana Tax Credit of 50% is available for gifts to the SGO. Click here for more information. Thank you for your support!
The Marian High School Science Department is pleased to announce that once again, Marian Science Research students have been awarded Junior Research Grants from the Indiana Academy of Science. While only 10 of the 20 applicants were granted funding, Marian students still accumulated $1838.30 in grant money. They are: Jasmine Bontrager, Mary Guinan, Max Hall, Kate Henry, Lindsey Mathew, Gracie Molnar, Megan Moretti, Carlondrea Petty, Marisa Plagens, and Charlotte Voor.
Marian High School has been continuously recognized for providing students with a first-class science education. The Science Department, chaired by Mr. Ken Andrzejweski, offers students a variety of physical, life, computer, and earth sciences from which to choose when determining the classes that they will take during their four years in high school.
The Art Club under the leadership of Mrs. Kitty Gunty thanks the entire Marian community for their participation in the 21st annual Santa’s Workshop at the Center for the Homeless on Thursday, December 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. For twenty years, this event has been well attended and widely praised by guests of all ages at the Center! The Art Club prepared ten tables featuring different crafts for the guests to create gifts for loved ones. The guests were able to select Christmas gifts for their loved ones from a huge variety of items donated by the Marian community. Mr. and Mrs. Claus made an appearance as they do every year! Those who attended experienced the true meaning of Christmas!
The Class of 2020 joyfully invites the Class of 2021
to the annual Frosh in Frosh out Event
It is time for fun and making friends
Music Mix, Games, Competitions, and More
Friday, May 5 from 8:00-10:30 p.m.
Begins in BCAC: Enter from the NORTH parking lot
Bring postcard invitation you received in the mail and $3 for Admission
Call 259-5257 if you have questions
The fall play, Arsenic & Old Lace, was directed by Mrs. Victoria Malooley and presented on October 19-20-21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Gymnasium/Auditorium at Marian High School. Special thanks to the entire cast and crew. It was a great show!
Open House for Prospective Students and their Families
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Meet the Marian Family!
Tour the building and preview the curriculum!
Talk to the teachers and the coaches!
Visit the Chapel and learn about Campus Ministry!
Ask about dual credit classes which earned Marian a spot in the TOP TEN for College Preparedness of ALL of the high schools in the state of Indiana!
And the Angels Sang...
Wednesday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Featuring Marian Choir, Musical Theatre, Applied Music, and Instrumentalists
Battell Community Center at 904 North Main Street in Mishawaka
Performances Conducted by Ms. Colleen Pingel
Tickets at the door: $3 for students; $5 for adults; $15 for a family
June 12 - July 27: 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 3 - July 9. *Regular office hours resume on Monday, July 31: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Friday. May God bless us as we begin the 2017-2018 academic year!
2017 ICCL Girls Soccer Night
Wednesday, September 20 at ABRO Field
6:00-6:30 Pregame Clinic with Coach Ken Nuber and the Knights!
7:00 Knights Varsity Game vs Elkhart Central Blue Blazers
FREE Admission to those ICCL players and coaches wearing their team uniforms
Click here to view the invitation
Contact Colleen Ravotto at firstname.lastname@example.org or 258.7676 with questions
The annual Knight Service Day is Wednesday, October 18. Students are to report to school at 8:15 a.m. and to their regularly scheduled first hour class at 8:30. (The morning bus routes will still pick up at the USUAL time!) After praying, viewing a video about community service and taking attendance, the students who move to a different classroom to meet with those who are going to the same service location. The students will return to school after completing their service project and be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. (The Elkhart bus route will leave the school at approximately 12:45.) If you have questions, please cotact the Main Office at 259-5257 or email@example.com.
Redeemer Radio (95.7 FM in Michiana and 106.3 in NE Indiana) will conduct its semiannual Sharathon from Monday, October 23-Friday, October 27. It is truly a blessing to have Catholic radio available in Michiana. Your Marian Knights held a Spirit Jeans Day to raise money for Redeemer Radio on October 17. Representatives from Marian will be broadcasting with the Redeemer Radio staff from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23. Be sure to tune in to 95.7 and make a donation!
Marian Knights Football Open House for Incoming Freshmen
Class of 2022
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Registration begins at 12:00 noon
Prayer and Lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Program begins at 1:00 p.m.
Varsity Basketball Game vs Elkhart Memorial at 2:30 p.m.
Marian sports teams are going strong! Click here to visit the website that details what is happening. This website was ranked #26 in the state of Indiana with 17,885 hits!
The Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) is proud to present the Rising Stars of the Class of 2019. Each Indiana high school was invited to recognize up to four students currently in the 11th grade, based on their academic achievement and leadership skills. Marian High School is proud to recognize Jacob Bishop, Margaret Cook, Mackenzie Mencias, and Filip Kosel as Rising Stars of the Class of 2019! Congratulations and best wishes!
Congratulations to the Marian students, teachers, and staff for being named an Indiana Four Star School for 2016-2017. This is the highest distinction established by the Indiana Department of Education for those schools who receive an “A” on the state’s A-F accountability system, have excellent ISTEP pass rates, carry overall high graduation rate, and show success in closing achievement gaps.
Festival of Lessons and Carols Advent 2017
Sunday, December 10 at 4:00 p.m.
St. Bavo Church
511 West 7th Street in Mishawaka
Mr. Joe Higginbotham, OFS will lead the
choir which includes the St. Bavo Choir, the Marian High School Liturgical Choir, and the Antioch Youth Group.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free!
The chair of Marian's Science Department, Ken Andrzejewski, is pleased to announce that three students have been selected to compete in the Indiana Science Talent Search. Congratulations to Sarah Burns, Emma Kearns and Julianna Meyer who are among the top 12 students in the state for the Talent Search. This competition was held at IUPUI on September 22-23. Sarah and Julianna were chosen as Finalists in the competition, while Emma was chosen as the Third Place winner in the state. All three received a certificate and $50 stipend. Emma will also receive a monetary scholarship award from the Indiana Academy of Science. Congratulations to all three student researchers!
Informational Meeting for Parents of 6th, 7th and 8th Graders
"Why you and your family should join the Marian community"
Presentations by Students, Parents, Principal, Business Manager, and School Counselor
Monday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Marian Library
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Contact Mary Kay Dance at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions
Marian will once again be well represented at the Indiana Junior Academy of Science competition on November 10. We have 3 of the 10 candidates in the state in the Outstanding Junior Science Competition. They are Sarah Burns, Emma Kearns and Dennis Mammolenti. We also have 3 of the top 12 Research Paper Presenters in the state: They are Julianna Meyer, Sarah Burns and Dennis Mammolenti. Congratulations and best wishes to these young scientists!
On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County hosted Give Local St. Joseph County, a 24-hour giving event. The Marian High School family is thankful to all of the generous donors! The gifts to Marian will impact students NOW and FROM NOW ON. Click here or go to https://givelocalsjc.org for more information.
The Choir, Applied Music and Instrumental Music present
A Revolution of Compassion: The Power of Art
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Battell Center
Admission is $2 per person and $5 per family.
All proceeds will benefit Catholic Relief Services
Special Performance by Theatre Class: Power Play by Lindsay Price
A gunshot is heard in the middle of the school day! Who did it and why? Was it the Goth girl? The football star? The nerdy geek?
Power Play explores the realities and the stereotypes of high school violence, from a school shooting to verbal harassment and bullying.
Violence is about power. So is high school.
NOTE: This play may not be appropriate for small children because it requires the onstage appearance of a gun and contains strong language.
Congratulations to the co-Valedictorians of Marian's Class of 2017: Alex Kokot and Abigale Wood! Alex is from St. Pius X School and Parish. Abby is from Mishawaka Catholic School and St. Bavo Parish. The Salutatorian of the Class of 2017 is Kathryn Myers who is from St. Pius X School and Parish. They were announced for the first time in February when Bishop Rhoades was making his annual pastoral visit and celebrating Mass with the Marian family. They were honored at the Annual Awards Night on May 10, 2017.
Please return your caps and gowns on Tuesday, June 6, Wednesday, June 7 or Thursday, June 9 from 8:30-1:30. You will also be picking up your diploma and transcript from the Counseling Office. You are asked to donate any gently used uniform shirts and spiritwear for the used uniform sale. Thank you for your generosity.
Congratulations to seniors Mackenzie Hester and Alex Dlugosz who were selected by a vote of the faculty and staff to receive the annual Optimist Youth Appreciation Award. The award is given annually to a senior girl and boy by the Mishawaka Breakfast Optimist Club. Mackenzie, Alex, and their parents were honored at the Riverside Terrace on April 26.
Another fantastic year of Marian Athletics is coming to a close. It is time to get ready for next year! In the 2016-17 season our teams won 2 NIC Championships, 3 Sectionals, 2 Regionals, 1 Semi-State, and the Boys Soccer team won another STATE CHAMPIONSHIP! We are hopeful our Spring sports teams can add to the success. Over 75% of our student body participates in athletics, which is a tremendous amount of participation and shows how important athletics are to our students. We will kick off the 2017-18 season with our Fall Sports Parent/Coach Meetings. They will take place on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m.
Final exams for the second semester of 2016-2017 will take place on:
Tuesday, May 30 from 8:00-12:30 Classes 1, 2, and 3
Wednesday, May 31 from 9:00-12:00 Classes 4/5/6 and 6/7/8
Thursday, June 1 from 9:00-12:00 Classes 9 and 10
To view the complete schedule, please click here.
Congratulations to Julia Hunckler and Tony Kramer who were selected as the Youth Leadership Award winners for the Class of 2017. The two were honored on May 2 by the Mishawaka Kiwanis Club. Each awardee was asked to prepare a two minute speech about what gift they would like to give to the world. Julia spoke about the gift of gratitude and Tony gave the gift of patience.
All Marian Parents and Families
Join us for the festivities on Friday, September 29
Tailgate for Alumni and All Families begins at 5:30
in the Cafeteria
Cost is only $5 per person
Children in 8th Grade and under are FREE!
Knights vs New Prairie at 7:30 p.m.
Homecoming Court will be honored at halftime
Don't miss this opportunity for family fun!
RSVP to Tammy at 258.7676 or RSVP@marianhs.org
Monday: Pajama Day and Yearbook Signing Party from 2:30-3:00 in Main Gym
Tuesday: Tacky Tourist Day and athletic games and matches after school
Wednesday: Pink out for Marian Research Class participating in Cancer Walk ($5 per person and Marian spiritwear is also permitted) and Capture the Flag Tourney at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: Denim on Denim and Girls Soccer vs St. Joe: JV at 5:00 and V at 7:00
Friday: Freshmen: Country; Sophomores: Rock and Roll; Juniors: Hip Hop; Seniors: Disco; Pep Rally 2:30-3:00; Alumni Tailgate/Homecoming 5:30; Homecoming Dance 9:30-11:30
Click here to view the details!
Congratulations to senior Julia Hunckler who was selected as the Indiana state winner of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. Julia will advance to National competition in Charlotte, North Carolina on June 16-18, where she will be vying for the top award of $15,000 and a trip to Sweden.
The National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium was held at the end of April in San Diego and 2 two Marian students represented the state of Indiana in the poster competition. Senior James Twaddle was awarded 2nd place in the Physical Science Division of the poster session, and senior Julia Hunckler received an Honorable Mention in the Environmental Science Division. Congratulations to these two expert researchers and best wishes as they begin their college careers!
The Used Uniform Sale will take place on Wednesday, June 14 from 8:30-12:00 noon in the Home Ec Room #136. Gently used uniform shirts will be available at reasonable prices thanks to the generosity of the seniors who are willing to donate their shirts and spiritwear. Please park in the small lot near the white statue of Mary and enter through the main doors on the east side of the building.
Annual Knights in Need Golf Outing
Friday, June 16
Please join us on Friday, June 16 at Blackthorn Golf Club for our annual Knights in Need golf outing. Click here to sign up to golf or to become a sponsor. This year once again, we offer a special price for our Marian young alumni to enable more participation from the Classes of '07-'17. We look forward to another great event! If you have questions please email Mrs. Colleen Ravotto at email@example.com
Thanks to those who shared their knowledge at the Trivia Knight on Friday, December 1. The funds gathered will support the Athletic Transportation Fund. Contact Colleen Ravotto at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574.258.7676 if you have any questions. Knights are great!