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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 

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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!


Revised Exam Schedule Due to Weather Conditions

Monday, December 19 NO exams due to extreme cold. 

Tuesday, December 20 8:00-1:45 4 exams and lunch
1st Hour Exam     2nd Hour Exam    4/5/6th Hour Exam     6/7/8th Hour Exam.   Lunch will be served!  Dismissal: 1:45 pm  Those with 8th hour lunch may leave at 1:15.  

Wednesday, December 21. 8:00-12:30. 3 exams
3rd Hour Exam    9th hour Exam      10th Hour Exam
Dismissal: 12:30 pm No lunch will be served

Placement Test for Incoming Freshmen! Marian Logo

The Placement Test for the Class of 2021 will be on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Marian Library. Test takers are asked to bring two #2 pencils. There is a $20 fee for the Placement Test. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.  Please pre-register by emailing Mrs. Mary Kay Dance at or by calling the Main Office at 574.259.5257.

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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 or 258.7676 with 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!


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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!

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!

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Dress Down Day on Tuesday, December 6! Santa Claus

On Tuesday, December 6, students are asked to bring $2 donnations for much needed supplies for Santa's Workshop at the Center for the Homeless sponsored by the Art Club under the direction of Mrs. Kitty Gunty. Items that are desparately needed for the guests of the Center are gift bags of all sizes and large shopping bags. Monetary donations of $2 per student will be accepted and greatly appreciated. If students bring in any of the items above, they may dress down in sweats or jeans with a spirit top or Christmas sweater on Tuesday, Dec. 6!  Then everyone is invited to join Santa's Workshop at the Center for the Homeless on Wednesday, December 7 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

Support Marian Athletics! Blue Knight

Marian Athletics had a tremendous Fall Season with three Sectional Champions, two Regional Champions, as well as a Semi-State and State Champion. There was a Regional Qualifier for Girls Golf and a Semi-State Qualifier for Girls Cross Country. These teams will be honored at halftime of the Boys Basketball game on Tuesday, December 13 against Culver Academy.  If you are looking to show your appreciation for the fall accomplishments, as well as support the Girls and Boys Basketball teams, December 13 would be an excellent opportunity to do so. GO KNIGHTS!

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!

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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



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!

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.  

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.

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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! 

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First Semester Final Exam Schedule Marian Logo

Finals Exams for the first semester will be administered:
Monday, December 19 from 8:00-12:30 for periods 1, 2, and 3
Tuessday, December 20 from 9:00-12:00 for periods 4/5/6 and 6/7/8
Wednesday, December 21 from 9:00-12:00 for periods 9 and 10
If there is a snow day on December 19 or 20, the schedule will be adjusted accordingly. This would include being in school longer and the cafeteria staff serving lunch. Christmas Break officially begins at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21.  Click here to view the entire First Semester Exam Schedule.


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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 or contact Tina at 260-436-2482.  Listen to Redeemer Radio at 95.7 FM!



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.  

NHS Tutors Available in Room 208! NHS logo

Stressed out about finals?  Want to ponder the wonderful view from Room 208?  If that is true, then you’re a great candidate for after school tutoring sponsored by the NHS.  Tutoring is Monday through Thursday from 3:15 until 4:00 pm in Room 208.  No appointment is necessary.  Please just stop in if you need help.

Annual Grandparents Day on Tuesday, November 22 Grandma and Granddaughter

In the spirit of gratitude, the Marian family invites all grandparents to attend a prayer service and reception on Tuesday, November 22.  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. Lauren Meyers in the Campus Ministry Office at 574.259.5257 Extension 331. 

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.

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

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!

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.


You Are Invited to a Christmas Concert! Holly

Christmas Concert

Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Featuring Marian Choir, Musical Theatre, Applied Music, and Instrumentalists

St. Monica Church at 222 West Mishawaka Avenue in Mishawaka

Performances Conducted by Ms. Colleen Pingel

Admission is free

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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.

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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!

You Will Know Us by Our Deeds! Cans of Food

The entire Marian community is supporting the Student Hunger Drive of Northern Indiana which is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching youth how to give back in their community and feed the hungry. Marian is one of only two schools to have participated in the Student Hunger Drive since its inception. All Marian donations will be given to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County.  In an effort to promote participation, the Student Council has devised a homeroom competition. The goal over the next three weeks (beginning on November 2)  is to encourage students to bring in as many cans of food or dollars as possible. Every can and every dollar counts as "1."  At the end of the drive, the homeroom with the highest number per student in each grade level will win a treat in the weeks leading to midterms.  Collect those cans of food now!

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

Celebrate Catholic Schools! Catholic Schools Week Logo

Catholic Schools Week 2017 will be celebrated from Sunday, January 29 - Saturday, February 4 throughout the nation.  The theme is Catholic Schools are Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.  Click here for more specific information about how the Marian family will be participating in Catholic Schools Week.

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 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!

Science Research Class Takes the Lead in Community Service! Cancer Walk Oct 14 2017

Thank you to all who helped Mr. Ken Andrzejewski, Miss Rebekah Randall, and the Science Research Team raise more than $6,000 with their participation in the annual walk to support finding a cure for breast cancer. Way to go, Knights!

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

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

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!

Ask about Dual Credit at Marian! Marian Logo

Dual credit classes are a great way to earn college credits while in high school.  The members of Marian High School's Class of 2017 have earned an average of 25 college credits per student with 80% of the seniors participating!  One hundred forty graduates will be able to begin their college careers with a substantial numbers of college credits! What a great way to be a step ahead!  

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!  

Outstanding Seniors for the Month of September! Sr of the Month Sept 2017

Jillian Walter and Dom Rafinski were named Outstanding Seniors of the Month based on their INTEGRITY, COURAGE, COMPASSION, and LEADERSHIP, as well as their academic success and varied co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.  Miss Becca Nicolini presented Jillian's story and Mr. David Rosenbaum presented Dom's story after the all school Mass on September 21. Congratulations and best wishes to these two members of the Class of 2018!

National Merit Scholars Named! 4 National Merit students Class of 2018

Principal Mark Kirzeder is honored to announce that Marian High School has 1 National Merit Semifinalist and 3 Commended Students in the Class of 2018.  Connor Loesch is a National Merit Semifinalist and in the top 1% of the nation.  Commended Students are Crispin Becker, Brock Berta, and Alyssa Grzesiowski who are in the top 3% of the nation. Their scores are from the PSAT/NMSQT taken as juniors.  These students are all graduates of St. Matthew Cathedral School. 


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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.

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November Calendar at a Glance! Marian Logo

Students and Parents can stay up-to-date and on schedule by clicking on this updated November 2016 calendar of events at Marian High School.  This calendar can be viewed or printed for your convenience. The Administration reserves the right to make necessary changes in the school calendar.  

Important Update from the School Counseling Department! Marian Logo

Students received their second semester schedules in December. Parents are asked to please check with your sons and daughters to see if they still have their copy.  If they’ve misplaced it, you can print another from PowerSchool.  Second semester begins on the the day we return from Christmas break on Thursday, January 5.  

Class of 2021 NOW IS THE TIME TO BECOME A KNIGHT! Marian Logo

Incoming Freshmen in the Class of 2021:  Now is the time to complete the Marian High School enrollment packet and be a Knight for the next four years! Click here to access the electronic enrollment packet or go to "Admissions" under Quick Links on the opening page of the website to complete online and then print a paper copy. Enrollment applications are due in the Admissions Office as soon as possible!  Members of the Class of 2021 are meeting with the School Counselors NOW to choose their classes!  

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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.

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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.

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 for more information.   

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.


Want to experience success in high school? Blue Knight

Get involved!  Join clubs to develop leadership, make new friends, and serve the community.  Click here to view a list of the 33 clubs and organizations that are available at Marian.  Some possibilities are Art Club, Bowling, Campus Ministry, Euchre Club, Fencing, Liturgical Choir, Mock Trial, Newspaper, Quiz Bowl, Vincentians, and more!

To All Marian Families and Friends! Advent Wreath

The Marian High School Faculty and Staff 
wish you and your family a blessed Advent season
as you prepare for the coming of Christ.

May your Christmas be blessed and love, peace, and joy
as you celebrate with family and friends!

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!

Congratulations to Marian for Earning a Place in Top Ten! Marian Logo

Marian High School was among the TOP TEN Indiana high schools for producing college ready graduates with a 96% according to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.  The 96% represents the proportion of graduates enrolled in Indiana public colleges who are ready for the college level coursework.  Marian was the only local high school to receive this honor!   Click here to view the news report in the Indy Star.

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.


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New to Marian: Spirit Night 2.24.18! Heroes and Villains for Spirit Night from Chris G

It's fun, it's exciting and you want to be part of Spirit Night!  Students please sign up here or at Mrs. Imus desk by September 15.  Parent volunteers may sign up here or through their Class Rep in the Parent Club. 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.

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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.  

December Calendar for Parents Christmas Wreath

Please click here to view the calendar of Marian events for December 2016.  

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. 

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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.  

Theology on CAPP for Teens! Theology on Capp

All teens are invited!
Wednesday, May 17
100 Year Anniversary of Fatima
Presented by Mr. Eduardo Siguenza
Snacks and Cappuccino for ALL Teens!
Different Location:  Loesch Library at Marian High School!
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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.  

Santa's Workshop! Mr and Mrs Claus plus elf

The Marian High School Art Club under the direction of Mrs. Kitty Gunty sponsored the 20th annual “Santa’s Workshop” for the guests at the Center for the Homeless on Wednesday, December 7 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  The Art Club assembled 8 different craft tables for the residents to make Christmas decorations and gifts for their loved ones. Studentsstaff, and families volunteered to assist with this event and experienced the true spirit of Christmas!  Thank you to the guests of all ages at the Center who participated in this event and shared their hospitality and joy with the Marian family.    

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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!

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Marian Logo

Congratulations to the 168 members of the Marian High School Class of 2017!  The Class of 2017 had 100% graduation rate!  Sixty-three percent (63%) of the class received the state of Indiana's Academic Honors Diploma.  Of the 168 graduates, 140 earned 3 or more dual credits.  Of those 140 graduates, 104 earned 15 or more credits for the college of their choice.  This means that 62% of the Marian graduates could begin their college careers with a semester's worth of credits!  Please click here to see where the graduates are attending college.

Congratulations to Senior Makaila Ranges! Makaila Ranges head shot

Makaila was selected as a 2017 Alexander Hamilton Scholar as "a dedicated student and self starter involved in extracurricular activities centered around leadership, volunteering, and community development."   Makaila is now President of the Class of 2018 at Marian.  She is also a member of Iron Sharpens Iron, a Christian leadership group and is employed by a nonprofit coffee shop, The Local Cup.  As an Alexander Hamilton Scholar, Mikaila will participate in a rigorous leadership program, designed to provide a comprehensive network of support and practical guidance for the transition from high school to college and beyond. AHS is named for Alexander Hamilton, the only founding father born into poverty. As a result of mentorship, guidance, and a scholarship to attend college, Hamilton was able to leave a lasting legacy that forever changed the United States. 

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Monthly Calendar for Parents Blue Knight

Click here to view the Marian calendar for the month of January 2017

Click here to view the Marian calendar for the month of February 2017

Please note:  These calendars are subject to change.  Check the daily calendar on the right hand side of the website for the most current information.

You Are Invited to Advent Prayer and Music! Christmas Wreath

Festival of Lessons and Carols Advent 2016
Sunday, December 11 at 4:00 p.m.
St. Bavo Church
511 West 7th Street in Mishawaka
Mr. Joe Higginbotham will lead the
choir which includes the Marian High School Liturgical Choir, the Antioch Youth Group, and the St. Bavo Liturgical Choir
Admission is free

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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.

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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.  

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.   

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!

French Club Officers French image

Congratulations to the the new French Club officers for 2017-2018:||
President Julianna Meyer
Co-Vice Presidents Kate Henry and Gracie Molnar
SecretaryGreta Mehlberg
Co-Treasurers Emilia James and Bridgette Joyce
Philanthropists for the club will be Eric Maciel-Diaz and Kelly Skwarcan
Club Moderator is Mrs. McKenna

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

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Attention Class of 2021 Interested in Playing Football 50 Years of Football Logo

Incoming Freshman Football Open House on Friday, February 10, 2017 in the Marian Cafeteria
4:30 Registration 
5:00 Welcome and Presentations from Business Manager, Athletic Director, Guidance Director, and Coaches, as well as a highlight video, Q and A session, and guided tour of the facilities.
6:45 Dinner
7:30 Varsity Basketball game vs Clay HS
RSVP to Assistant Head Coach Michael Davidson at

Fair Trade Sale! Fair Trade Pic in Lori Hamman's classroom

The Marian Senior Class is hosting a Fair Trade Sale which runs December 6-8. A cafe and store will be set up in the FACS Room #136.  Come in and enjoy food and drink while you purchase gifts for Christmas. See Mrs. Lori Hamann in Room #117 if you have specific questions.
Visit the Fair Trade Fair
December 6 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
December 7 during Homeroom from 8:45-9:30 a.m.
December 8 after school from 3:00-4:30 p.m.

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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!

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.

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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 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!

Congratulations to the Student Council and Class Officers! Marian Logo

Student Council Officers for 2017-2018 are:
President Nicholas Kloska
Vice President Grace Dennis 
Secretary Tresurer Hannah Harry-Schade

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What's for Lunch? School Lunch

Good food is available in the Marian Cafeteria!   
Click here for the September lunch menu.  
Click here for the October lunch menu.

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.   


Master Calendar for the Academic Year 2017-2018 Marian Logo

Click here to view or to print the 2017-2018 Marian High School Academic Calendar.  A copy will be included in the Back to School packet to be mailed in late July.  

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 2015-2016. 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. 

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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. 

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.

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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!

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!

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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.

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Participate in Giving Tuesday! Red chair

We'd LOVE your support this #GivingTuesday!  Help us replace the folding chairs that have served us well for 52 years with chairs that are more comfortable, easier to store, and more aesthetically pleasing.  Please call 574.258.7675 to make a gift via phone or use the link provided: Click here to make a donation to Marian High School.  We greatly appreciate your generosity!  

Marian's Light of Learning Awardee Ken and Mark Light of Learning

Congratulations to Mr. Ken Andrzejewski of Marian's Science Department who will receive the Light of Learning Award from the Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend on Thursday, February 2, 2017. 

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Signings Signings Feb 1 2017

Signings on February 1, 2017 at Marian High School
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

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!

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

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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.  

College Tour Announced! College Tour Image from EF website

Marian's School Counseling Department is excited to announce a second college tour, this time traveling from the historic city of Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. This is a student ONLY tour, which gives students an opportunity to get independently engaged in the college admissions process. In June 2017, the participants will have an opportunity to visit many different archetypes of schools and figure out the “right fit,” learn the college admissions language, and understand the admissions process.  It doesn’t replace the family college tour experience – rather supplements it and gives students an opportunity to see more schools – and also tour these exciting cities.  Click here to go to the Explore America website and find out more!  See Mrs. Kathy Cook in the School Counseling Department if you have questions.

Congratulations Soccer State Champs! Soccer State Champs

The Marian boys soccer team captured the Class 1-A STATE TITLE for the second year in a row by defeating Providence 4-0 in the State Championship game at Carroll Stadium in Indianapolis on October 29.  Congratulations to Coach Ben Householter and his team!  Way to go, Knights!  Parents, friends, and community leaders were invited to an assembly to honor the State Champs on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 2:30-3:00 in Marian's Main Gymnasium.  Mishawaka Mayor Dave Wood presented the Marian community with a huge outdoor sign for the State Championship Teams of 2015 and 2016!

Marian Seniors Participate in CEO Program! St. Joe County CEO Participants from Class of 2017

The St. Joseph County CEO Program is designed for area seniors and covers the basics of conceptualizing, starting, and running a small business. The students meet daily from 7:30-9:00 a.m. at different area businesses. The program qualifies for two credits per semester. Marian's participants from the Class of 2017 are:  Michael Cataldo, Marielle Corbett, Adam Cseh, Jack Deputy, Anna Garatoni, Victoria Gomez, Annalise Hernandez, Madeleine McTigue, Emily Sharp, and Robert Sink.  

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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!"



Good News from the Science Department! Marian Logo

Research instructors Mr. Ken Andrzejewski and Dr. Doug Sisk are pleased to announce that Marian science research students have received $2276.79 in grants from the Indiana Academy of Science. This year nineteen students applied for grant money, and eleven were awarded full or partial requests. The awardees are: Sarah Burns, Sam Chippas, Kara Foldesi, Kate Henry, Julia Hunckler, Nathan Klockow, Alex Kokot, Tony Kramer, Alli Thornton, Chris Trippel, and James Twaddle.  Congratulations and best wishes as the research continues!

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Outstanding Seniors for the Month of December! Victoria Vogel and Joe Cline

Victoria Vogel and Joe Cline were named Outstanding Seniors for the month of December based on their INTEGRITY, COURAGE, COMPASSION, and LEADERSHIP, as well as their academic success and varied co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Mrs.Victoria Malooley of the English Department introduced Victoria and Head Football Coach Reggie Glon presented Joe to the congregation gathered to celebrate the Immaculate Conception on December 8. Congratulations and best wishes to these two members of the Class of 2017!

Congratulations to Seniors for the Month of November! Meghan and Evan

After the All School Liturgy for All Saints Day on November 1, the outstanding seniors for the month were announced to the student body. Congratulations to Meghan Russell and Evan Kovatch. Both students have strong social and leadership skills, as well as a list of service activities and accomplishments that demonstrated their character and integrity.