The 23rd Annual Open House program for prospective Marian High School students and their parents will be held Sunday, with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the school. This open house is offered to any student in grades nine through 12 and any student from Carbon, Luzerne and Schuylkill counties interested in attending Marian for the upcoming school year.

Grade schools that feed into Marian High School will also be holding an open house for prospective students, including: St. Jerome Regional School, Tamaqua, Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, Sunday, from noon to 2 p.m.; SS. Peter & Paul, Lehighton, Sunday, beginning immediately following the 11 a.m. Family Mass; St. Joseph Regional Academy, Jim Thorpe, Monday, Jan. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m.; Holy Family Academy, Hazleton, Sunday, from 1 to 3 p.m.; Trinity Academy, Shenandoah, Thursday, Jan. 30, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; St. John Neumann School, Monday, Jan. 27, at both Palmerton and Slatington campuses from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Registrations will be taken all week at each of the schools.

As part of the school's 2014 Catholic Schools Week celebration at Marian, the program will begin with information exhibits. There will be booths showing various activities, clubs and organizations. Individual subject areas will also be set up with presentations, and tours will be conducted. Refreshments will also be served. This is an opportunity for interested families to gain information about educational opportunities at Marian.

The formal part of the program will begin at 1 p.m. and conclude with door prize drawings, including a top prize of $500 toward tuition at the school for the 2014-2015 or the 2015-2016 school year. This drawing is available for any student entering his/her freshman year in the respective school years. Participants must be present to win.

For more information on all schools, contact the Marian Development & Alumni Office at (570) 467-0641.

The theme for the Catholic Schools Week is "Catholic Schools Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service," and festivities will continue all week.

There will also be two informational sessions held at the school on Monday, Feb. 3, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Monday, June 16, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for any parents and/or students who would like more information.

Marian High School's Catholic Schools Week activities will also include:

Monday: Ice Cream Sundae and Birthday Party Box Day all students will receive a sundae during lunch period and each homeroom will decorate a birthday box filled with everything needed for a birthday party. The boxes will then be distributed through Catholic Social Services and Access Services.

Tuesday: talent show.

Wednesday: special Mass offered for government leaders, followed by a time of fellowship. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.

Thursday: guest speakers from Hazleton Catholic Social Services as well as from Access Services.

Friday: volleyball games in the gym.

Formed in 1954, Marian Catholic had a unique, three town campus for ten years, until the current facility was built on farmland in Rush Township.