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.
The Welcome Dance is held at Marian the first Friday in September. Local bands or DJs perform live for the entire student body. This is the first official event of the school year.
Gnimocemoh, which is homecoming spelled backwards, is Marian's way of celebrating a "backwards" style homecoming in an all-girls school. Instead of a football game, Marian hosts a spirited faculty versus student volleyball game. Later that evening, students attend a very informal dance where they don wacky attire and crown the Neeuq (queen), usually known as Marian's most spirited student.
The Christmas Dance is held annually before Christmas Break and is sponsored by the Student Board. The dance is semi-formal, and sophomores, juniors and seniors are welcome to attend.
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.
Marian’s fall musical is held annually in November. The show runs for five consecutive performances and is usually sold-out each night. Marian has collaborated with Creighton Prep for the third year in a row, showcasing the musical at the Omaha Community Playhouse.
Marian’s winter play is held annually in late February or early March. The play is usually performed in the round and provides a unique theater experience for audiences.
Marian High School is steeped in traditions that truly define Marian as a school where young women are empowered to succeed. These time-honored events and activities promote school and class spirit, endorse healthy class competition and help Marian girls develop their leadership and teamwork skills. Whether the freshman or senior class proves victorious in the end, each class competes respectfully and encourages one another to do their best.
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.
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.Field Day is held the first Friday in May and 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.