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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 abrusky@marianhs.org. 

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!

Academic Awards Ceremony Marian Logo

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!

 

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

Attention Parents of Class of 2017 Marian Logo

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.

See you on July 10! 4th of July Image

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!  

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!

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 cravotto@marianhs.org or 258.7676 with questions

Attention: Student Athletes and Parents Blue Knight

Warm weather and sunshine are just around the corner and that means the Spring Sports season will be starting soon!  Student athletes and their parents are to attend an informational meeting with the head coaches of the spring sports on Wednesday, February 8 at 6:00 p.m. Topics that will be covered are expectations for the athletes, practice and game schedules, spirit wear, and the forms and fees associated with playing sports at Marian. Please enter the school through the main gym doors and you will be directed to the meeting location for your sport.  Go Knights!

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!

Marian Recognized as the Top School in Michiana for Preparing College Ready Students 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.  

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. 

Annual Auction "A Knight Under the Sea" Knight under the Seat

The March 18, 2017 annual auction themed “A Knight Under the Sea" was a great success!  The crowd of over 300 enjoyed a special tribute to Honorary Chair and teacher Bob VanGoey who will retire from Marian High School this year after 41 years of service.  Special thanks to the Co-Chairs Marge and Kevin Gerwels and Kristin ’89 and Jason Roeder and their entire auction committee of parent workers who shared their time, talents, and treasure.  Many thanks to the Marian Development Staff of Alicia Redinger, Colleen Ravotto, Tammy Wever, and Chris Grossnickle for their time, energy, and dedication.  The student volunteers were a wonderful addition to the evening.  A HUGE thanks to everyone who attended or donated and helped to build the Marian tradition!

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

 

 

Congratulations to the Scholastic Art Award Winners

 

 

Redeemer Radio Sharathon and Pilgrimage Redeemer Radio

Listen to Redeemer Radio at 95.7 FM!  The Spring Sharathon will take place on Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25.  Please be generous!  Your donations support the Catholic community, share the good news, strengthen families, and foster vocations.  

 

Holy Land Pilgrimage: Travel with Fr. Chris Lapp and Fr. Jason Freiburger to walk in the footsteps of Jesus on Sept 11-19, 2017.  Please visit Redeemer Radio’s website for more information at www.redeemerradio.com/travel or contact Tina at 260-436-2482.  Listen to Redeemer Radio at 95.7 FM!

 

 

Academic Success Camp Has Been Changed for 2017-2018 Blue Knight

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!  

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

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.

Theology on CAPP for Teens! Theology on capp

This session has been cancelled for Wednesday, February 15 due to scheduling conflict.
It will be re-scheduled!
"The Beauty and Demands of True Friendship"
by Mr. Carl Loesch
Snacks and Cappuccino for ALL Teens!
Knights of Columbus #1878 at 114 W. First Street in Mishawaka
Please click here to learn more.

It is time to order school uniforms! Marian Logo

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.  

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.

You Are Invited to the Fine Arts Festival! Color and musical notes

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.

 

Summer 2017 Sports Camps for All Ages! Blue Knight

It is great time to be a Knight in the summer of 2017! 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.

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.

Free Summer Lunch Program! School Lunch

The Marian High School Cafeteria is open for breakfast from 7:30-8:30 and lunch from 11:00-12:30 Monday-Friday from June 5-August 4. (The entire building including the cafeteria is closed July 3-9 for Sports Moratorium Week.)  The meals ae free to those 18 and under. This program is especially convenient for those who are attending summer camps.  Those over 18 pay $2.25 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch.  Click here to veiw the menu for the month of July.  Everyone is welcome!

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!

You're Amazing Poster for Justin Fatica

Marian High School Campus Ministry presents
Justin Fatica and the Hard as Nails Team
A youth event where families are invited!
Thursday, March 2 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.in Marian's Main Gym
A free will offering will be collected
Justin Fatica and the Hard as Nails Team will bring a message of HOPE
and teens will be encouraged, challenged, and inspired like never before to realize just how amazing they are!

Frosh in Frosh out Event Blue Knight

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

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!
 

  

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!

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, November 12 Marian Logo

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!

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 

Author Presents to Students in Library Session with Mr. Greci

Paul Greci, a 1982 Marian graduate, will visit his alma mater again on March 13, 2017.  He will speak to the freshmen and some sophomores about his book, Surviving Bear Island.  This adventure story begins after a sea kayaking trip takes a dangerous turn and the main character is stranded on the remote, outer coast of the unpopulated Bear Island in the rough terrains of the Alaskan wilderness. Mr. Greci will conduct two discussion sessions with the students and they will be able to ask questions about the book and the writing profession. Special thanks to Mr. Bob VanGoey and Mrs. Cheryl Madison for arranging the visit.

Summer Office Hours! Blue Knight

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!

Marian's First Annual Spirit Night is February 24 Heroes and Villains for Spirit Night from Chris G

It's fun, it's exciting and you want to be part of Spirit Night!  This "Heroes vs Villains" themed opportunity is designed to build school spirit, friendships, and unity, as well as give students the chance to lead, create and perform.  All students are divided into the Blue team or the White team and are asked to get involved in the ongoing competitions.  Save the date of February 24 for Spirit Night!

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 cravotto@marianhs.org 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 phardig@marianhs.org.
 

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!

More Good News from Science Department! Blue Knight

Congratulations to Sarah Burns, Julia Hunckler, Tony Kramer, Dennis Mammolenti, Julianna Meyer and James Twaddle who have been chosen to present their science research in the Indiana Junior Science & Humanities Symposium.  Typically, only 18-20 students in the state are chosen for this honor and Marian's research program has provided nearly one-third of the participants this year.  We wish the student researchers the best at the Symposium in March.

Marian Athletics Blue Knight

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!  

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.
 

Marian Honored as Four Star School! Four Stars

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. 

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!

Applause! Applause! Applause! Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone
A Musical within a Comedy
Thank you to the Cast and Crew for a wonderful show!
The Spring Musical was presented at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 30.  The show was directed by Mrs. Victoria Malooley and the Musical Director was Mrs. Colleen Pingel.  A special matinee was presented on Friday, April 28 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. for the 6th and 7th Graders at the partner schools.

Results of the Regional Science Fair Science Fair Winners

Marian student-researchers were highly successful at the Northern Indiana Regional Science Fair at the University of Notre Dame on Saturday, March 4. Nine out of the ten winners that advance to the State Science Fair were from Marian High School.  Nine is the largest number of state winners Marian has ever had.  Those advancing to State are: Julia Hunckler, James Twaddle, Christopher Trippel, Alex Kokot, Kelly Skwarcan, Emma Kearns, Taylor Kovacs, Dennis Mammolenti and the team of Tony Kramer and Sam Chippas.  The students will compete on April 1 for a chance to advance to international competition in Los Angeles in May.

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 mdance@marianhs.org 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!

Marian Madness Raffle Competition! A Knight under the Sea

Join us in supporting our school by selling/buying raffle tickets!  Each ticket sells for $25 or buy 4 and get 2 free! The Grand Prize is a luxurious one week stay from April 2-9 in a 2 bedroom/2 bath condominium in Mrytle Beach.  The 2nd Prize is $1,000 cash and $500 in Scrip gift certificates. The students' 3rd hour classes are grouped into "regions" with 8 classes each and are competing in a bracket style elimination. The tickets can be purchased from Marian students from February 6 until March 9. The drawing takes place at "A Knight under the Sea" on March 18.  

Congrats to Marian Dance Team! Blue Knight

Congratulations to the Marian Dance Team! The team competed at the IHSDTA North Regionals on February 25 and placed 2nd in pom and 1st in jazz! In March the team travel to New Castle to compete IHSDTA State Championship!  Great job on your regional title Lady Knights!

Thank You for Giving! Give Local Thank you from Alicia

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.   

Spring Performance Music Notes

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 best in the Class of 2017! Vals and Sal with Bishop Rhoades

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.

 

Attention Graduates of the Class of 2017 Blue Knight

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.

 

March 2017 Calendar for Parents Marian Logo

Click here to view the March 2017 calendar of events. This calendar is subject to change.  Please consult the calendar on the opening page of the website as it is updated daily.  

Optimist Youth Appreciation Award Winners! Marian Logo

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.  

Fall Sports Parent/Coach Meetings on June 6 at 6:00 p.m. Blue Knight

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 MeetingsThey will take place on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m. 

VOTE for Marian's CANstruction Project! CAN struction

It is YOUR TURN to VOTE for Marian Robotics Team's Canstruction project at University Park Mall from February 22-26.  Bring a can of non-perishable food to the Mall and vote for your favorite structure: Marian's Rocketship! Canstruction is sponsored by HOPE Ministries. Teams design and build structures made entirely out of full cans of food.  At the end of the exhibition all of the food is donated to local food banks.  Thanks to Miss Randall, Moderator of the Robotics Team for leading this project!

Second Semester Exam Schedule Marian Logo

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.  

Summer Art Camps with Mrs. Kitty Gunty! Palette

Drawing-Painting-Printing-Weaving-Mask Making-3-D Building and More!

Click here to print the brochure for summer art camps with Mrs. Kitty Gunty. Sessions are scheduled for June 12-16 and June 19-23.  All meet in the art room at Marian.  Sessions are available for ages 6-8 and 9-12, as well as teens and adults.

Celebrate the Boys Soccer State Championship! Soccer State Champs

At halftime of the Boys Varsity Basketball contest this Friday, February 10 against Clay High School, we will be honoring the Back to Back State Champion Boys Soccer team.  Coach Householter and the boys will receive their championship rings and we will unveil the 2016 State Champion Banner.

The accolades for the Soccer team do not stop there.  On Monday, February 13, the team will travel to the statehouse in Indianapolis to hear a Senate resolution to honor them.   

Kiwanis Leadership Award Winners Blue Knight

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.  

Register for Summer Science Camp!  Frog Dissection Image

Marian High School and the University of Notre Dame Center for STEM Education are proud to sponsor the Notre Dame Science and Engineering Experience for students entering Grades 6-8 in the fall of 2017. "Hands-on" and "Minds-on" Learning will take place June 20-30, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon in the Science Lab at Marian High School. Please note that the camp begins on Tuesday, June 20.  The emphasis will be in the area of anatomy and physiology. ND CORE is aimed specifically at middle school students who want to work collaboratively to explore scientific questions and solve engineering problems.  Click here to register.

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 RSVP@marianhs.org

Girls Basketball Sectional on January 31! Blue Knight

The Girls Basketball team wrapped up its regular season with a 14-8 record. The Lady Knights have already set the record for most wins in a regular season (beat the previous record of 13 held by the 2009-10 and 2012-13 teams) and will try and set the record for most wins overall when they take on St. Joseph’s High School in the opening round of the Sectional tournament on Tuesday, January 31 at John Glenn High School.  The tip time is 6:00 p.m.  Go KNIGHTS!

Attention 8th Graders Interested in Being a Knight! Blue Knight

The next Placement Test for incoming freshmen in the Class of 2021 is scheduled for Saturday, March 18 from 9:00-12:-00 noon. There is a $20 fee for the Placement Test.  Please pre-register at mdance@marianhs.org or call 574.259.5257.  

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!

Science Award! Julia Hunckler

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.

National Award Winning Artist! JoAnna Keilman

Congratulations to JoAnna Keilman Class of 2017 who received a Silver Medal at the national level of the Scholastic Art Competition for her beautiful ceramic teapot entitled “Sundae Tea.”  Only .025% of the participants receive an award at this level which gives JoAnna the opportunity to travel to Carnegie Hall in New York to receive her Silver Medal during the summer.  A huge congratulations to JoAnna and her teacher, Mrs. Gina Bonewitz, for creativity and hard work.   

 

More Good News from the Science Department! Marian Logo

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!  

Used Uniform Sale Marian logo

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. 

Stuff a Truck Tuesday, April 11! Eric Henry Poster

Eric Henry heard the cry of the poor and promised to be more giving. We invite you to help fulfill Eric’s promise through generous donations to St. Vincent De Paul during the Lenten season.  On Ash Wednesday in 2002, Marian High School Senior Eric Henry made a promise to “try to be more giving.”  So that evening, he put together several bags to donate to the Saint Vincent De Paul Society. Before he had the opportunity to deliver his gifts, Eric died in an automobile accident.  Thanks to many of his friends and classmates, however, Eric’s Promise lives on in the entire South Bend-Mishawaka community.  During Lent 2017, please take the time to declutter your space and donate the items at Marian in memory of Eric Henry.

Congratulations to the Scholastic Art Award Winners! Warner  Gallery

The Fine Arts Department is pleased to announced that Marian students have won a record number of awards in the prestigious Scholastic Art Competition of 2016-2017.  Forty-four of the students of Mrs. Kitty Gunty and Mrs. Gina Bonewitz won a total of 65 awards including 12 Gold Keys, 19 Silver Keys, and 34 Honorable Mentions. All of these outstanding artists will be honored at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 5 in the Bendix Theatre at Century Center in South Bend.  All of the artwork will be on display at the Warner Gallery at Century Center in February.  The Gold Key artwork will be competing at the national level and those students will travel to New York for the national awards ceremony.  Click here to view or print a list of all of the award winners!

Science Olympiad Team Victorious! Science Olympiad Pic from Doug

On Saturday, February 25, the Marian Science Olympiad team traveled to St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer to compete in the Regional.  The Marian High School team members medalled (placed in the top 5!) in 21 out of the 25 events, bringing home 43 individual medals and the 2nd Place team trophy.  The team will advance to State competition in Bloomington on March 18.

State Science Fair Winners! Blue Knight

Congratulations to the Marian Research students who participated in the Hoosier Science & Engineering Fair in Indianapolis on April 1, 2017:  Sam Chippas, Julia Hunckler, Emma Kearns, Alex Kokot, Taylor Kovacs, Tony Kramer, Dennis Mammolenti, Kelly Skwarcan, Chris Trippel, and James Twaddle.  Five of these students, Julia Hunckler (4), Emma Kearns, Alex Kokot, Taylor Kovacs, and Dennis Mammolenti, won another eight awards!

Golf Outing for Knights in Need Knights in Need Golf Outing 2016

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 cravotto@marianhs.org

Congratulations ISSMA Participants! Music Notes

Congratulations to all of the Music students who competed in the ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest. Every Marian student earned a medal and Marian brought home a total of four Gold Medals and one Silver Medal! Congratulations to Alex Dlugosz, Mackenzie Hester, Emily Pingel, Lizzie Klimek and Alexa Snyder on their outstanding performances!  Alex Dlugosz and Mackenzie Hester traveled to Indianapolis and won Gold Medals in the state solo competition!  Way to go, Knights!

Signings Signings Feb 1 2017

Signings on February 1, 2017 at Marian High School
Congratulations:
Brooke Stoltz: Softball at Reinhardt University (Georgia)
Michael Dennison: Football at University of Indianapolis
Conner Glon: Football at Manchester University
Alexander Horvath: Football at Indiana University Bloomington
Deontre Nyengo: Football at Wayne State University (Michigan)
Bryce Tomasi: Football at Northwood University (Michigan)
Jack Tiller: Football at University of Indianapolis

Freshman Application Due Date Is Approaching! Marian Logo

This is a reminder that freshman enrollment applications are due to the Admissions Office on Thursday, February 23.  If you have any questions about the process or need assistance, please contact Mrs. Mary Kay Dance in the Admissions Office.  If the total number of applications for admissions exceeds the maximum capacity of the school, then a lottery will be held according to the policy stated in the Parent and Student Handbook for 2016-2017.  The lottery will be conducted on February 23.  

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 cravotto@marianhs.org or 574.258.7676 if you have any questions.  Knights are great!

Joy of Teaching Awardees Joy of Teaching

Mr. Mark Kirzeder presented the “Bishop D’Arcy Joy of Teaching” Grant to Mrs. Cheryl Madison and Ms. Micah Niespodizany of the English Department.  This award was created from Marian's Teacher Endowment to reward the school's dedicated teachers.  This year the grant will enable these two English teachers to take an educational tour to Athens, Delphi, and Mesopotamos, Greece to explore ancient mythology, art, and architecture. This year’s winners wrote: “Assuredly, we would have a fruitful experience should our application be chosen.  It would be impossible, given our teaching style, not to spread that joy of learning to our students. The spirit of the Joy Teaching Grant would thus be fully realized for hundreds of Marian students for many years to come!"

 

 

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