Marian’s extracurricular activities are an opportunity for girls to try new things and meet new people. These endeavors promote self-discovery and creativity. Auditioning for one of Marian’s annual musical or dramatic productions gives a student a chance to share her gifts with the Marian community as well as interact with others who share her same interests. Participating in one of the many dances Marian sponsors is a chance for the students to celebrate their Marian spirit collectively.
Gnimocemoh (“homecoming” spelled backwards) is Marian’s way of celebrating a “backwards” style homecoming in an all-girls school. Students attend a very informal dance where they don wacky attire.
Prom is an annual event sponsored by the Junior Class Prom Committee. It is a formal dance for juniors and seniors. Each Prom has a unique theme.
The Welcome Dance is held at Marian at the beginning of each school year. Local bands or DJs perform live for the entire student body. This is the first official event of the school year.
Winter Formal is held annually around Christmas time and is sponsored by the Student Board. The dance is semi-formal and is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Spotlight On Stage
Marian’s fall musical is held annually in November. The show runs for five performances and is usually sold-out each night. Grand sets, bright costumes, and captivating music, singing and dancing never fail to entertain audiences. Students are involved in every single aspect of a production.
Marian’s spring play is held annually in early April. Expect enthralling drama, surprise twists, and modern takes on classic stories when attending a performance. Just like the fall musical, students are involved in every single aspect of a play production.
Show Choir is an auditioned performance group that will compete in local contests during second semester. Auditions for the group are held in the spring. This is the first year for show choir at Marian. Show choir meets two evenings a week during the school year.
Field Day is Marian’s largest and most colorful event of the year. Marian students spend the week leading up to Field Day making costumes, decorating halls, building mascots, learning songs, and perfecting routines, all in anticipation of winning the coveted Field Day trophy. Months of preparation and a ton of creative ideas help to make this day one of the most memorable Marian events. Learn more by clicking here.
Surprise Day is an event planned each year by the Student Board that usually occurs during the second semester. However, no one ever really knows when it will happen; that’s why it is a surprise! The half-day of games and entertainment is a way to increase student spirit and allows students to spend time together outside of the classroom.
Walk-A-Thon is the school’s only all-student facilitated fundraiser in which each student is responsible for collecting pledges from the community. The event’s goal grows each year and encourages the students to be advocates for Marian and help fund the costs that accompany the institution.
*Some photographs courtesy of Marian Journalism Students