109th EDITION: March 22, 2019

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth


We will be taking next Friday off - so we've provided the happenings for the next two weeks to help with any planning!

WEEKS AT-A-GLANCE March 23 - April 5, 2019

End of Year calendar for grades 9-11 has been extended to MAY 31st due to use of snow days!

Click on date below for daily Scripture Readings!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

School/Office Closed

4:30 pm: Boys Soph Baseball vs Clemente Community Academy

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Office Open 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Office Open 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Office Open 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Friday, March 29, 2019

School/Office Closed

4:30 pm: Boys Var. Baseball vs St. Edwards

Saturday, March 30, 2019

10:00 am: Boys Var. Baseball vs Crystal Lake Central

12:00 pm: Boys JV Baseball vs Crystal Lake Central

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019 - Welcome back from Spring Break!

8:55 am: All School Mass - ALL WELCOME!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - LATE-START DAY! 9:45 am

9:25 am: Daily Mass in Chapel



3rd pd: Arizona State University rep in Guidance

4th - 6th pds: Adoration in Chapel

2:30 pm: Confession in Chapel

2:50 pm: Club Moderator Meeting in Room 109

4:30 pm: Girls Var. Softball vs Crystal Lake Central

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

3rd pd: University of Louisville rep in Guidance

2:30 pm: Confession in Chapel

Thursday, April 4, 2019

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel


4th - 6th pd: Adoration in Chapel

8th pd: STEM Panel in Guidance (Iowa State, Michigan Tech, Univ. of Cincinnati)

2:30 pm: Confessions in Chapel

4:30 pm: Boys Var. Tennis vs Rockford Lutheran

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 2019-2020 Mentor Applications DUE TODAY (see below)

7:15 am - 8:00 am: Kindness Matters/FOR "Coffee & Donuts" in Cafeteria (donations encouraged to help Turning Point!)

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel


7:00 pm: Spring Production Animal Farm (Box Office opens at 6:15 pm)

Check out our detailed Athletic Calendar for all practice times, team dinners, and "Away" games for this week!

For a detailed calendar of all MCCHS Clubs & Organizations meetings and events, please see our Clubs & Organizations Website!

IDEA's Student Company, CABLE-ABLE is selling the Cord-Buddy at lunches April 1-5th $5 each!

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Come See Marian Central's Spring Production: ANIMAL FARM April 5th - 7th

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Due to the fact that we did not meet the minimum enrollment of 15 students for either the summer US Government or summer PE4 offerings, we will be cancelling both of these class offerings in the 2019-20 Curriculum Guide.

Students who chose either of these offerings will be meeting with their guidance counselor to select other course options for the 2019-20 school year with no course change fee.

SEEKING FUTURE MENTORS! Attention Sophomores & Juniors!

Are you a sophomore or junior and would like to be a mentor next year? Did you miss the March 20th meeting? No need to worry! Attached you will find the letter that explains the entire application and selection process.

All applications will be available via a special google classroom. You will submit your applications there no later than Friday, April 5th. If you have questions, feel free to stop by room 216 and talk to Mrs. Littner


All applications will be due by Friday, April 5th.

If you have questions, email Mrs. Littner at

BACK THE BLUE Memorial Bracelet Fundraiser BEGINS APRIL 1st!

Our Marian Central students are hosting a special Memorial Bracelet Fundraiser in memory of Deputy Jacob Keltner to raise money to benefit the Keltner family! The bracelet will be black with blue lettering - one side reads "BACK THE BLUE" and the other side reads "3-7-19" (Deputy Keltner's End of Watch)

Each bracelet will cost $2.00 and the money raised will be delivered to the Keltner family via our local police station.

Please give generously and let's show the Keltner family the true spirit of our school!

We will be selling the bracelets BEFORE and AFTER school in both COMMONS areas - while supplies last!

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MCC PARENT ASSOCIATION NEEDS YOU! (Specifically, April 4th at 7:00 pm!)

Our next Parent Association meeting will be Thursday, April 4th at 7 o'clock in the Annex.

We will be going over the plans for Prom and Graduation so please join us as we make these occasions memorable for our kids!

DID YOU KNOW....there are only 64 days left until GRADUATION? To help keep this Parent Association momentum rolling, we really need to train the NEXT-GEN LEADERSHIP! Our students and faculty need you!

The more parents we have that help lead this wonderful organization, the more impactful we can be for Marian Central and all the teachers and students who call it home.


Mrs. Lori Lee at or (847) 309-0702

Mrs. Dawn Hines at

College Counselor's Corner: Mr. Stamatakos’ Guide to Visiting Colleges

For the most part, a typical campus visit consists of a meeting with someone from the Admission Office or sitting in on a group presentation about the college and a tour of campus. The whole experience can take anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours, after which students and their families move on to their next destinations. So how, then, can students and their families really get a sense of how they feel about a particular school in such a short space in time?

Mr. Stamatakos’ College Visit Guide might be able to help…


Jim Stamatakos

College Counselor

815-338-4220 x120

PROM 2019: Some Early Info!

Before you know it, PROM SEASON will be upon us all! Soon, all Junior and Senior families will be receiving (via email) the official PROM 2019 Information Sheet - that will contain everything you ever wanted or needed to know about our annual Prom event!

Just to give you a sneak-peek, below find two snippets that will help you as you plan that event!

Prom 2019 Itinerary

4:30 - 5:35 pm - DeWane professional photos in Landers Pavilion

5:40 pm - Start Promenade

5:45 - 6:15 pm - Load Buses

7:00 pm - Arrive at The Cotillion

7:15 palm - Dinner Begins

8:15 pm - Dancing Begins

10:00 pm - Coronation

11:45 pm - 12:00 midnight - Load Buses

12:45 am - Arrive at Marian Central


Have a dress you're not quite sure about? Snap a pic and email it over to Mrs. Loy! She tries to respond very quickly!


This year, DeWane Studio will be on hand AT THE PROMENADE from 4:30 pm - 5:35 pm taking formal portraits of our students! In the past, we have enjoyed DeWane photography AT the prom venue, but this year we are changing it up for a very good reason! We are thrilled to share that Mr. Jim DeWane (a proud MC Alum!) will be attending his son's wedding rehearsal and dinner the night of our Prom - so it turns out, he will find himself on the other side of the camera for a change! Marian Central is thrilled to extend our congratulations to Mr. DeWane's family as they celebrate this wonderful occasion!


2019 Annual Dinner Auction: CASINO NIGHT - April 13th!

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 13 @ 5-11pm

Join us for Marian Central's largest fundraising event to support tuition assistance! The evening will feature dinner, live entertainment, drinks, and silent and live auctions. There will also be professional gaming tables for Poker, Roulette, and Blackjack. Tickets are $50/person or $500/reserved table of 10, and can be purchased at Admission is FREE with purchase of a Super Raffle ticket. Formal invitation to follow (see below!)

Last Call for Auction Items!

Casino Night is right around the corner and we're looking for silent and live auction donations for our largest FUNdraiser of the year! We have some incredibly talented volunteers putting the baskets together, but we’re looking for items to fill the baskets.


  • Sporting event tickets
  • Services (handyman, painter, mechanic, accountant, lawyer)
  • Gift cards (restaurants, spa, grocery stores, clothing stores)
  • Electronics (Apple watch, AirPods, TV, etc)
  • Wine
  • Empty baskets
  • Lottery Tickets
  • Own a business? Sponsor the event and receive marketing on mobile bidding site and at event!

Any item is greatly appreciated! If donating, please drop off in the Main Office. Please include your NAME and value on the donation.

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WHO'S GOING TO WIN??? Freshmen v Sophomores and Juniors v Seniors!

Super Raffle Standings...

Freshmen 15 vs Sophomore 25 (competing for a WEEK of dress-down!)

Junior 15 vs Senior 36 (competing for PROM DAY OFF!)

Spring Break is the PERFECT TIME to sell those raffle tickets!

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