Fr. Gregory Boyle, SJ, author of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, visited Marian to speak with an audience of students, faculty, and parents. The founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, CA, the largest gang intervention program in the country, Fr. Boyle was accompanied by two employees of Homeboy Industries who also spoke to the assembly.
Marian’s Class of 2018 was welcomed into the school’s Alumnae Association at the 7th annual Alumnae Senior Luncheon. Alumnae sponsor one or more seniors at the luncheon, held annually at the Village Club, a women’s club in Bloomfield Hills.
Molly and Dave Robinson, residents of Bloomfield Hills, were honored for nearly 30 years of volunteer service to Marian High School at the school’s Celebration of Thanks, an annual reception for donors and volunteers. The Board of Directors and Sr. Lenore Pochelski, IHM, Head of School, acknowledged over 100 members of the Marian community for their contributions at this gathering.
Three Marian High School seniors signed national letters of intent to play their sports in college. Alexandra Robb will play golf at Keiser University; Bridget Sacca will participate in competitive dance at Siena Heights University, and Emily Schlabach will swim for Hope College.
Marian High School is hosting a College Night, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, from 6-7:30 PM in the Marian gymnasium. This event is MACRAO-sponsored (Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers), and all area high school students and parents are welcome to attend.
Marian celebrated Catholic Schools Week this winter in a variety of ways. Prayers of thanksgiving for the gift of Catholic education began each day, as students, families, teachers and administrators, alumnae, and benefactors were specially remembered.
Five Marian High School seniors signed national letters of intent to play their sports in college. Three will play soccer: Claudia Schilling at Western Michigan University, Julia Surratt at Trine University, and Zoe Hudson at Bowling Green University. In addition, Gabby Granata will swim at Williams College, and Julia Heacock will play field hockey for State University of New York at Oswego.
Marian High School announced that Seniors Hope Chase, Katerina Kornievskaia, and Margaret Perr’tiangha have been named commended students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by Stacey Cushman, academic dean, to these scholastically talented seniors.
Marian High School recognized the volunteer contribution of Jim Noteman and John Woch, two former Board members, at the National Philanthropy Day Dinner sponsored by the Greater Detroit Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Noteman and Woch were honored for their service to the school by serving as volunteers long after their terms on the Marian Board of Directors ended.
Marian High School, a girls’ Catholic high school in Bloomfield Hills, has built an impressive variety of courses, clubs, and activities built around STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
Three Marian High School seniors recently signed national letters of intent to play their sports in college. Lauren Biglin signed with Michigan State University to swim; Maggie DePorre will attend Hillsdale College to play volleyball, and Lauren Wenzel will be playing volleyball at University of Notre Dame.
Diplomas were bestowed on 142 seniors at Marian High School’s 55th annual commencement exercises at St. Hugo of the Hills Church, Bloomfield Hills. Valedictorians of the Marian Class of 2017 are Katherine Gordon (Farmington Hills), Elli Johnson (Huntington Woods), and Eliana Margherio (Bloomfield Hills).
Barbara Spreitzer-Berent, Class of 1970, was selected as Marian High School’s 2017 Distinguished Alumna for her professional accomplishments, her spirit of generosity in her volunteerism, and her commitment to her high school. As Distinguished Alumna, Barbara addressed the Class of 2017 at its commencement ceremony at St. Hugo of the Hills Church.
Each year, Marian High School celebrates STEM Week with special projects or activities in science and math classes, in addition to hosting a STEM Career Night for Marian students and junior high school students.
Four Marian senior athletes made college commitments when they recently signed national letters of intent. Rebekah Irwin signed to swim at Washington and Lee University, while Maria Kaschalk, Hannah Redoute, and Elaina Eckert agreed to play soccer at three different colleges. Maria signed with Troy University; Hannah signed with Western Michigan University, and Elaina signed with Marquette University.
Twenty seven members from Marian High School’s Spanish Honor Society (SHS) traveled to Neinas Elementary School in southwest Detroit to work with third grade students and celebrate the holidays. The Marian students, accompanied by Mrs. Stacey Cushman, SHS moderator, were welcomed by the 33 students of Mrs. Amy Lazarowicz.
Two Marian High School seniors recently made college commitments. Sophia Schott and Kailyn Swantek signed national letters of intent to swim in college. Sophia signed with Northwestern University, and Kailyn signed with the University of Pittsburgh.
While voters from two Bloomfield Township precincts were voting in the front of the building on Election Day, Marian High School faculty and administrators were participating in a full-day workshop presented by Laura Arndt, a consultant from McREL International, in the school’s library media center.
Marian Senior Danielle Videtich’s original artwork took first place at the Student Art Town show sponsored by the Birmingham Community House. Her monochromatic self-portrait took the show’s top award, earning her an art set.
Three Marian High School art students won top awards at the “Care for our Common Home” juried student art exhibit, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The exhibition, held in conjunction with Earth Week, follows the environmental theme of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si. The art exhibit runs at the IHM Motherhouse in Monroe, MI through May 22.
Marian’s Spanish Honor Society (SHS) recently visited Detroit’s Neinas Elementary School for what has become an annual visit. Neinas Elementary is a preK-5th grade, public, dual language learning academy in southwest Detroit. More than half of the students who attend Neinas are bilingual, while some speak only Spanish.
Marian High School recently recognized the volunteer contributions of five alumnae parent at the National Philanthropy Day Dinner sponsored by the Greater Detroit Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). These five individuals were honored for a combined 48 years of service to Marian High School students by serving as volunteers for the school’s drama program, the Marian Rice Players.
Two Marian students, Senior Anne Koziara and Junior Katie Schulz, came back to school with top honors after competing at the Michigan Thespian Festival at Saginaw Valley State University, December 4-5. Over 1,900 students participated in the festival which featured workshops and plays in addition to the competition.
Marian High School’s long-awaited Marian Commons, 20,000 square feet of student gathering spaces and food services, opened to the public during the school’s Class Reunions Weekend. Alumnae, families, and friends were able to get a “sneak peek” at the renovated facility before the Commons opened its doors to students the following day.
Bloomfield Hills – Three Marian High School seniors recently signed national letters of intent to play their sports in college. Colleen Grombala signed with John Carroll University to play lacrosse; Lauren Ogurek will also attend John Carroll University to play softball, and Maria Hickey will be playing basketball at Lake Forest College.
Marian High School announced that Sera Stevens has been named a commended student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by Vivian Christy, academic dean, to this scholastically talented senior.
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Marian High School, an IHM sponsored school, is fully accredited by NCA CASI, an accrediting division of AdvancED.
Marian is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The mission of Marian is to ensure, within a Christian environment, an excellent education built on a strong academic curriculum, which will enable young women to value human diversity and live responsible lives of leadership and action based on gospel values.
An enduring tradition: guiding young women spiritually, challenging them academically, and inspiring them to a life of leadership and service.