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Uniform Resale Tuesday, June 12 Marian Logo
Final Exams May 30, May 31, and June 1

Finals May 30:  8:00-12:30 Periods 1, 2, and 3
           May 31:  9:00-12:00 Periods 4/5/6 and 6/7/8
          June 1:    9:00-12:00  Periods 9 and 10

Click here to view the schedule for finals.

Fine Arts Festival May 10 at 7:00 p.m. Haven Stohler
Placement Test for 8th Graders Who Want to Join Marian's Class of 2022!

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.

Join the Marian Parents Club! Marian Logo

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 

You Are Invited to Parents Club Guest Speaker! Logo

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!

Placement Testing for Interested 8th Graders Rescheduled for Friday, January 19 Marian Logo

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 Top three scorers on the Placement Test wll qualify for the Knight Merit Scholarship!  Contact Mary Kay Dance at if you have questions.  Don't miss this opportunity to become a Marian Knight!

Attention Parents! Marian Logo

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!

You Are Invited to Spirit Night on Saturday, February 24 Heroes and Villains for Spirit Night from Chris G
Knights Boys Soccer Team Welcomes ICCL Players! Girls Soccer from Athletic website

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 or 258.7676 with questions

Join us in supporting the Marian Auction “Lucky Knight” on March 17!
You Are Invited to the Spring Musical Anything Goes
Congratulations to the Graduates in the Class of 2018 Marian Logo

Congratulations and best wishes to the 167 members of the Marian High School Class of 2018!

Summer Office Hours Marian Logo

June 4-8:  Regular Office Hours

June 11 through July 26*
Monday through Thursday:  8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Offices are closed on Friday

*Week of July 2 through July 8:  All Offices are closed for Sports Moratorium Week

Regular Office Hours resume on July 30:
Monday through Thursday:  7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday:  7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Attention Parents! Marian Logo

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.  

Dress Down Day on Tuesday, December 5 Ugly Christmas Sweater

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!

Time to Begin a New School Year! Orientations for the 2018-2019 Academic Year Marian Logo
Annual Grandparents Day on Tuesday, November 21 Emma Kearns

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. 

Calling All Marian Knights: Orientations for the 2017-2018 Academic Year Blue Knight

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



Host Families Needed Ad from Cambridge

for students from China who have been accepted at Marian for 2019-2019  


Join the Knight Nation Now! Knight Nation tee

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.

Science Research Class Takes the Lead in Community Service Pic from 2016

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, and several other student-made prizes.  A separate raffle will be held for 4 tickets to the Notre Dame/Navy game! 

Class of 2018 Earns a Grand Total of 6,901 College Credits! Marian Ranked #1

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.  

You Can Afford a Marian Education
Theology on CAPP for Teens! Theology on Capp

All teens are invited!
Monday, November 20
7:00-8:30 p.m.
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.

Teams are Preparing for Powder Puff Football! Blue Knight

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!

Dance Clinic for Grades K-8 Poms Picture

Learn a dance in the morning and perform at the Boys Basketball game at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 20.

Knight Spotlight - Featuring Outstanding Alumni from 50 Years




Marian Theatre Department Presents Variety Show
Volleyball Team Headed to Semi State! Blue Knight

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!  

Giving Back Adds Up! Tax credit logo from Alicia

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!

Science Research Grants Awarded! Stars

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.

Congratulations to the Scholastic Art Award Winners



Principal Mark Kirzeder Honored as Light of Learning Principal for 2017-2018
Principal Mark Kirzeder Selected for Forty under 40!
Thanks for Santa's Workshop! Group of Marian students with Kitty

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!

Applause! Applause! Applause! for Arsenic and Old Lace Arsenic & Old Lace

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!


Science Teacher Honored with Light of Learning Award



OPEN HOUSE Sunday, November 12 Marian Logo

Open House for Prospective Students and their Families
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!

Thanks for a Joyful Christmas Concert! And the Angels Sang Poster from Colleen Pingel

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 

Knights Girls Soccer Team Welcomes ICCL Players! Girls Soccer Logo from Athletic Website

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 or 258.7676 with questions

Knight Service Day Blue Knight

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

Redeemer Radio Sharathon! Redeemer Radio Logo

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!

Congratulations to the Rising Stars in the Indiana Class of 2019! Bishop Cook Mencias Kosel

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!

Marian Knights Football Incoming Freshmen Open House Blue Knight

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.

Science Opportunities Abound for Marian Students

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. 

You Are Invited to Advent Prayer and Music! Christmas Wreath

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!

Successful Science Students! Meyer, Burns, Kearns

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!

Interested Parents Are Invited to Learn More about Marian! Marian Logo

 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
Click here to view the list of all marketing events
Contact Mary Kay Dance at if you have questions

Marian Science Department Shares Good News! Blue Knight

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!

You are Invited to the Annual Alumni Tailgate and Homecoming Alumni Tailgate and Homecoming

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

Celebrate Homecoming 2017! Blue Knight

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!

Trivia Knight! Pizza Man from Tammy

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 or 574.258.7676 if you have any questions.  Knights are great!

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Mishawaka, IN 46544
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Phone: 574-259-5257
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