Blog – Marian High School https://www.marianhigh.org Marian High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Framingham, Massachusetts. Wed, 24 May 2017 12:09:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.marianhigh.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/cropped-Favicon-32x32.png Blog – Marian High School https://www.marianhigh.org 32 32 A Letter to the Class of 2017 from a Recent Alum https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/05/24/letter-class-2017-recent-alum/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/05/24/letter-class-2017-recent-alum/#respond Wed, 24 May 2017 12:09:18 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1558 Dear Class of 2017, Congratulations on becoming the newest members of Marian’s alumni.  You have all come a long way to get to this point in your journey. I have had the pleasure to know most of you through the three years. Although I might not have known all of you in those years, I... Read more

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Dear Class of 2017,

Congratulations on becoming the newest members of Marian’s alumni.  You have all come a long way to get to this point in your journey. I have had the pleasure to know most of you through the three years. Although I might not have known all of you in those years, I can imagine some of the great things that you helped to accomplish here at Marian. As a recent alum, I always like to look back and think about what things that I remembered most about being part of the community. The things that I can remember the most would be for the friendships I made and being a part of the mustang family. A question you should ask yourself would be “If you could go back to any moment in your four years at Marian, what would it be? And why?” Or “What do you want to be remembered most for as a member of Marian?” You have all reached your goal of getting to this point in your life, graduating soon from Marian High School, and the next step of the journey is off to college where the years go by even faster. This is one of the last times that you will be together as a class, and maybe some of you will be heading off together to the same college. This is your time to cherish all of the good things that you have all accomplished in your years at Marian. I am proud of you for your accomplishments. Although I cannot be present to talk to you, and see you graduate on Friday, I thought that I would send a message as I am finishing up my last couple weeks of my first year in college and thinking of all of you. To the Class of 2017, you have rounded the final turn of the track, and are moments away from crossing the finish line. Enjoy your final days as a class, because it will be all over before you know it. Congratulations Class of 2017! As the saying goes “Mustangs Never Die” remember it forever, because you will forever be in the hearts of everyone that knew you here.

All the best,

Teddy Brown

Class of 2016

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Open Letter to the Class of 2018 https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/05/18/open-letter-class-2018/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/05/18/open-letter-class-2018/#respond Thu, 18 May 2017 16:00:12 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1555 YouTube link: https://youtu.be/rqo-r3V_gE8   A letter to the class of 2018   Dear class of 2018,     As you complete your junior year, we would like to give some words of advice we’ve learned from experience. I know you might think this is stupid but pay attention anyway because we know what we’re talking about.     Believe it... Read more

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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/rqo-r3V_gE8

 

A letter to the class of 2018

 

Dear class of 2018,

    As you complete your junior year, we would like to give some words of advice we’ve learned from experience. I know you might think this is stupid but pay attention anyway because we know what we’re talking about.

    Believe it or not,You are the leaders now, for better or for worse. Make sure you are actively making wise decisions, because the underclassmen are looking up to you. You guys have a bigger leadership role then you think, so set a good example and don’t abuse the power you have.

    Come into Senior year with a positive attitude. Your attitude towards school can really impact how your year goes. Time moves fast and before you know it, you’ll be the ones writing this letter.

    Be yourself, don’t let other people influence who you are. Think about what you say because you can’t take back your words. Remember you’re making the legacy you and your class will leave behind.

    Spend time with your friends you only have one more year to spend together. Soon you’ll be leaving this place and saying goodbye. Try new things because there is no time like the present  It’s alright if your friend group gets smaller, it may be for the best.

    Go all out for Spirit Week, it’s the last one you’ll ever have. Make sure ALL the seniors actually know about Senior Skip day

But DON’T let Mr. Herlihy find out!

Watch High School Musical 3: Senior Year again because it will mean more to you now than ever before.

    Your year is going to be very busy

manage your time wisely, don’t give up halfway through the year. Colleges look at ALL of your grades so don’t slack. Please keep up on your sleep, it’s extremely important.  Make sure you start college applications in the summer because you have way less time than you think you do.

    Teachers have a big influence on your success make sure to stay on their good side. Don’t be at war with the faculty & staff.   Take your classes seriously. Especially If you’re taking a VHS. It will come back to haunt you at the end of the year.

    Senioritis IS REAL and YOU WILL GET IT but work hard so you won’t have to take all your finals…or do summer school.

The amount of work you put into high school translates into how much opportunity you have after you graduate. Choose a goal, and work towards accomplishing it. End the year without regrets.

    Develop a relationship with your guidance counselor, she plays a big role in your future. Once you decide what you are doing after you graduate, like where you will attend college, or if you will start working, or if you will join the military,

take pride in it.

    Senior privileges are not rights, they can be taken away. College rejections can happen but they are not the end of the world,

they are things you can learn and grow from.

    Make new traditions but try to keep the old ones. We’ve all worked so hard to keep them alive. Help with fundraisers so that your prom can be great!

    Don’t try to plan your whole life before you walk out of high school. It’s really just gonna stress you out. Stand up for what you believe in, don’t just quietly complain, you need to SPEAK UP! Don’t give up on yourself.

    In the wise words of George Peterson

“Don’t do stupid”.

Sincerely, the Class of 2017

It’s been lit

Keep it lit

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Marian students take part in the Walk for Hunger https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/05/12/marian-students-take-part-walk-hunger/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/05/12/marian-students-take-part-walk-hunger/#respond Fri, 12 May 2017 12:25:55 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1542 For the past 48 years, hundreds of thousands of people of all ages have come together through the Walk For Hunger to raise money for programs that ensure people have access to healthy food. Nine Marian students met early Sunday morning May 7th with Theology Department Chair, Mr. McGarry to join this proud tradition. The... Read more

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For the past 48 years, hundreds of thousands of people of all ages have come together through the Walk For Hunger to raise money for programs that ensure people have access to healthy food. Nine Marian students met early Sunday morning May 7th with Theology Department Chair, Mr. McGarry to join this proud tradition. The group raised almost $500 and proudly donned their walk credentials at Boston Common. There was lots of free stuff, including sun glasses and  sunscreen which turned out to be very useful as the weather was perfect. Entertainment along the way included cheerleaders, drummers, music and superheroes. Water was available at all checkpoints.

We kept a good pace as we walked down Commonwealth Ave and Beacon St but by Newton Center (7.5miles) we were feeling a bit tired. At 11.5 miles the Arsenal park snack stop was a welcome sight. Lots of food, music and encouragement was provided. Marian students have been participating in this event for many years. It’s a fun, easy way to positively impact the lives of countless people who rely on more than 300 anti-hunger programs. It is estimated that 225,000 households directly benefit from our efforts. Next year will be the 50th year and Marian will students will be there again!!

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Ohana 2017: Freshmen/Sophomore Weekend Retreat https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/05/01/ohana-2017-freshmensophomore-weekend-retreat/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/05/01/ohana-2017-freshmensophomore-weekend-retreat/#respond Mon, 01 May 2017 17:16:41 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1528 Aloha friends I hope you all had a great weekend. As some of you already know, the Ohana overnight retreat took place at Marian this past weekend (April 28/29). The freshmen and sophomores that attended this overnight participated in multiple activities that helped them strengthen the bonds between, not only themselves, but also the senior... Read more

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Aloha friends I hope you all had a great weekend. As some of you already know, the Ohana overnight retreat took place at Marian this past weekend (April 28/29). The freshmen and sophomores that attended this overnight participated in multiple activities that helped them strengthen the bonds between, not only themselves, but also the senior leaders that lead the Ohana. The main themes that were talked about during the retreat were the importance of family and community. Just like it was said in Lilo and Stitch, “Ohana means family, and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” Overall, the Ohana retreat was not only worthwhile, but it was Aloha-ta fun!!!

-Alex M., ’17

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Catholic School Foundation Aids Thousands of Children with Private School Scholarships https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/04/06/catholic-school-foundation-aids-thousands-children-private-school-scholarships/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/04/06/catholic-school-foundation-aids-thousands-children-private-school-scholarships/#respond Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:36:47 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1472 http://video.bostonherald.com/Catholic-School-Foundation-aids-thousands-of-children-with-private-school-scholarships-32217513?playlistId=15001

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How Marian high School Merges Intellect and Faith https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/04/04/marian-high-school-merges-intellect-faith/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/04/04/marian-high-school-merges-intellect-faith/#respond Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:09:15 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1469 https://patch.com/massachusetts/framingham/shaping-future-how-marian-high-school-merges-intellect-faith

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Encounter 2017: Junior/Senior Weekend Retreat https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/04/03/1464/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/04/03/1464/#respond Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:06:04 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1464 Over the long weekend in March, juniors and seniors participated in the Encounter, a weekend overnight retreat, geared towards building closer relationships with one another and with God. Through numerous activities run by the Peer Ministry course and seniors who attended the retreat last year, participants spent time reflecting inwardly on their own relationships. While... Read more

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Over the long weekend in March, juniors and seniors participated in the Encounter, a weekend overnight retreat, geared towards building closer relationships with one another and with God. Through numerous activities run by the Peer Ministry course and seniors who attended the retreat last year, participants spent time reflecting inwardly on their own relationships. While sleeping at school may not seem like the most comfortable, clear out the desks and add a few air mattresses and you have a nice sleeping space! It was a unique experience to watch everyone change as the weekend went on, especially in the way they reacted to one another and interacted with one another. Now, it’s time to plan for the Ohana, our freshman/sophomore retreat!

-Sami H., ’17

 

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Multicultural Week 2017 https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/03/23/multicultural-week-2017/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/03/23/multicultural-week-2017/#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:02:53 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1444 The annual Multicultural show was held at Marian on March 15th.  Students from different countries sang, danced and played instruments.  After the awesome Parade of Flags, Stephanie Monteiro from Brazil sang the French classic “Je ne regrette rien” by Edith Piaf.  Mrs. A’s Spanish I class delighted us with De Colores and her French 1,2,3 classes sang Aux... Read more

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The annual Multicultural show was held at Marian on March 15th.  Students from different countries sang, danced and played instruments.  After the awesome Parade of Flags, Stephanie Monteiro from Brazil sang the French classic “Je ne regrette rien” by Edith Piaf.  Mrs. A’s Spanish I class delighted us with De Colores and her French 1,2,3 classes sang Aux Champs Elysees, an old favorite.  Elizabeth Delaney, who is from South Korea, amazed us with the Adele song”Don’t you Remember”, sung in Korean and English. Frances Jin played the instrument from China called the pipa. Billy Zhang sang a Japanese song titled “The Dreamer of Imagination.”
We ended with a presentation from Wesleyan college, Education First.  They talked about Cambodia and how they spent a month there, with no running water nor refrigeration, yet we can help these schoolchildren with just $25.00 per month. That gives them 3 meals a day and a trip to school. The next day was a dress down day and we sent $212.00 to Cambodia First!  Great ending to a great week!

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Senior Reflection on Mainstagers Competition Performance https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/03/13/senior-reflection-mainstagers-competition-performance/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/03/13/senior-reflection-mainstagers-competition-performance/#respond Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:35:32 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1432 About two weeks ago, the Marian Mainstagers traveled to Attleboro to compete at the preliminary round of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild High School Drama Festival. Led by Mr. Flynn and Mr. Kozlowski, our director and technical director respectively, we performed our play “The Hamlet Thrill-Mageddon” against several other schools, including Attleboro High School and... Read more

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About two weeks ago, the Marian Mainstagers traveled to Attleboro to compete at the preliminary round of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild High School Drama Festival. Led by Mr. Flynn and Mr. Kozlowski, our director and technical director respectively, we performed our play “The Hamlet Thrill-Mageddon” against several other schools, including Attleboro High School and Sharon High School.

The festival day was a great experience as we laughed and cried our way through the other performances. We exchanged gifts, had impromptu dance parties, and shared our mutual love for theater. Marian performed seventh out of eight on show day, bringing the audience to its feet for a standing ovation after forty minutes of wacky antics.

We ended the day with a pizza party and party where we turned off the lights and danced to Hamilton, along with some pop songs. Then came the awards ceremony where seniors Nick Barry and Claire Paulson received All-Star Company awards for student directing, and junior Aidan Scamby was awarded an acting award for his portrayal of Hamlet. In the end, Marian did not move on to the next round, but we are proud of our production and everyone in the company.

-Sami H., ’17

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Guest Speaker at Marian https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/03/13/guest-speaker-marian/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/03/13/guest-speaker-marian/#respond Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:18:14 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1430 On Monday March 6th, Dr. Marisa M. Silveri, PhD spoke to the Marian student body about the effects of drugs on the brain. Dr. Silveri is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a Nueroscientist. as well as the Director at McLean Hospital of the Nuerodevelopmental Laboratory on Addictions and Mental Health.... Read more

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On Monday March 6th, Dr. Marisa M. Silveri, PhD spoke to the Marian student body about the effects of drugs on the brain. Dr. Silveri is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a Nueroscientist. as well as the Director at McLean Hospital of the Nuerodevelopmental Laboratory on Addictions and Mental Health. Dr. Silveri gave a presentation about brain development and the consequences of alcohol and drug abuse, followed by a question and answer session.

Dr. Silveri has been studying the nuerobiology of brain development and consequences of alcohol and drug abuse using preclinical and clinical models for two decades. Her current work uses non-invasive magnetic resonance techniques to examine brain structure, function, and neurochemistry. focusing on consequences of alcohol use and abuse.

Dr. Silveri is a recipient of awards from the Research Society on Alcoholism and the College of Problems on Drugs Dependence. She has received NIH funding from the NIAA, including two current R01s focusing on the impact of alcohol use on adolescent brain development and the nuerobiological consequences of bring drinking in emerging adults.

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