MCCHS Friday Focus
268th Issue - May 5, 2023
From the Desk of Mr. Brad Williams
It is a busy season here at Marian as we approach the end of the year. With a fun, successful prom behind us we look forward to the end of the academic year with final exams on the horizon as well as celebrating our students with an Honors Day gathering and Graduation.
These events stir up many thoughts and emotions - the stress of busyness, the preparation for final exams, the bittersweetness that comes with Graduation as students transition from one stage of life to another.
At this stage of the year, I think it’s important to slow down in an effort to cherish and appreciate the time we all have here at Marian. As a teacher, this leads me to carefully consider the quality of the relationships I developed with the students and recognizing the fun, accomplishments and positivity of those connections. As an administrator, it is about looking at the school as a whole (faculty, students and staff), and absorbing the wonderful accomplishment of another successful school year at Marian Central. These are no small tasks, and we are all contributors so it’s important to recognize and appreciate our role in these efforts.
Lastly, I think specifically here of our seniors as they approach the end of their time here at Marian Central. I encourage them to take the end of the year with the seriousness and gravity it requires, but also to take moments to enjoy the relationships with their friends, peers, and teachers. This will not only help with the anxiousness of the end of the school year, but hopefully enrich the connections among our community members that make Marian a special place.
Mr. Brad Williams
2023-24 Calendar - Revised
Please click here for an updated 2023-24 calendar that reflects the changes listed below. If you have any questions, please let us know.
- The first day of school on Thursday, August 17th will be a noon dismissal instead of a full day of classes.
- 8th Grade Visit Day/No Classes was moved from Friday, November 3rd to Friday, October 20th.
Laptop & Charger Return
Class of 2023 - Photo Opportunities
Cap & Gown Photos
Following the Honors Day Assembly on Friday, May 19th, Higher Focus Photography will be available to photograph your student in his/her cap and gown. Advance registration is required for these pictures by Wednesday, May 17th. To register for an Individual and/or a Buddy Cap & Gown session, go to https://higherfocusphotography.gotphoto.com/jobs/prepay-offers .
Order by 5/17! - Order a replica of the Class of 2023 Composite photo at https://higherfocusphotography.gotphoto.com/jobs/prepay-offers. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, May 17 and will be available for pick up at the school during the Honors Day event.
Look for the Senior Bundle to SAVE $10 on Cap & Gown photos - including a Buddy Picture - AND the Class of 2023 Composite print! Cap & Gown Photos will be available to view and order online in private albums within one week of the event.
Class of 2026 (Current Freshmen) - Dental Forms Due
Just a reminder we need a completed Proof of School Dental Examination Form for your Freshman student. These need to be turned into our office no later than May 15, 2023. The dentist visit must occur between November 15, 2021 and May 15, 2023. These forms are a requirement of the State of Illinois.
Please contact Kris Johnson at email@example.com with any questions.
Baby Item Drive - Through May 12
During the first two weeks of May, Marian Central Key Club will be hosting a baby item drive. They will be collecting needed items for families with babies and donate them to First Way Life Center for the Mchenry County Area.
Advisory Classes will compete against each other with the winning Advisory Class receiving donuts from Country Donuts. The items needed (listed below) are assigned a score based on price and necessity.
3 points - Diapers, formula, tampons, pads, clothing
2 points - Pull-Ups, bottles, teething toys, toddler toys, wipes, feeding supplies, blankets, crib sheets, books
1 point - Pacifier, baby snacks, bibs, baby shampoo, lotion, washcloths
Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause. Thank you.
You're invited to an exclusive, invite-only concert!
Bunker Hill Charities is hosting Rockin' the Hill, a private invitation-only concert in Woodstock, where REO Speedwagon, Tesla, and Tommy DeCarlo from Boston are performing on Saturday, August 12! We are inviting our Marian Central parents to this incredible experience - check out what it's all about here.
Bunker Hill Charities grants proceeds from the concert to local charities, including Marian Central. During the checkout process, please make sure you type in Marian Central when you are prompted to answer, "How were you invited to Rockin' the Hill?" so we receive 25% of the proceeds. Tickets are already 70% sold out - purchase yours here!
This is an invitation-only event. Please DO NOT post about it on social media.
St. Mary - Steubenville Trip
Friday, May 19 - Honors Day & Senior Cookout for Seniors; No School for Grades 9, 10, 11
Monday, May 22, Tuesday, May 23, Wednesday, May 24 - Exams
Wednesday, May 24 - 7:00 pm - Baccalaureate Mass
Thursday, May 25 - 2:00 pm - Graduation