216th ISSUE: January 21, 2022

From the Desk of Ms. Debra Novy

As we complete our third week of the second semester, students and staff are starting to realize how fast a school year can go! Though many of our students are excited as they start to realize that they are on the downswing of the school year (especially the seniors), there are many other students that are experiencing what those in education call the third quarter slump. This is the time where students need to find the strength within to persevere… battle through and “keep their eye on the prize!”

As students build their critical thinking skills, challenge themselves to learn more, experience more, and grow into the intellectual beings God had intended, through it all they will begin to understand why we (teachers and parents alike) continue to push them. We have lived through challenges and hardships and understand the value of hard work and commitment. Marian students are still forming that concept, so we, the adults around them, need to continue to have empathy with expectations… understanding with accountability. It truly is a balance that must be experienced… learned.

Exciting things are on the horizon! For our seniors it’s senior exam exemptions, end of year senior festivities such as honors day, prom, and graduation… and figuring out what that next step in their lives will be! For our underclassmen it’s our new AP Test exemptions, choosing next year’s classes, and a continuation of their participation in clubs, musicals, and athletics! These things are what helps our students experience as normal a high school experience as possible… and that is crucial for their academic success and physical, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing!

I think we would all agree that while there are still many challenges that our world is facing, continuing to be optimistic, helping our students find their way through difficulties in life is not only a parent’s responsibility, but the responsibility of all the adults that touch their lives. We, as their educators, are committed to being a positive light each day they are here at Marian, and we pray that it has lasting effects on their lives!

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” ~ Philippians 4:13

Have a Blessed week!

Ms. Novy

Registration and Tuition - 2022-23

Current students will register for next year’s courses between February 7th – February 25th. The 2022-23 registration fee is $300, however, families of currently enrolled students who pay the registration fee by February 11th will receive a discount and therefore will pay $225. The registration fee can be paid at any time and must be paid by February 11th to take advantage of the discount. The fee may be paid by clicking here using a credit/debit card (3% surcharge added), or to the Business Manager by check, cash or credit card (3% surcharge added for credit/debit cards). The registration fee is non-refundable since the school depends upon the course selections made during the registration process for hiring staff for the next year.

Additional information regarding registration and tuition was emailed to parents this week. Please click here to access the full information.

Auction Planning Meeting

Our 60th Anniversary event, Marian Central's largest fundraiser, is only 2.5 months away! We need YOUR help to plan the party and make it a prosperous event. The next meeting is on Monday, January 24 at 6pm in the Annex. Bring your friends, ideas and join the fun!

If you cannot attend and would still like to help, please contact Kaitlin Bordeaux at

Prom 2022

A few details about this year's Prom...

  • Junior/Senior Prom is scheduled for Friday, April 29th
  • Location is Concorde Banquets in Kildeer
  • Details on the Promenade, tickets and transportation will be shared as the date approaches
  • Description of dress expectations is linked here: PROM_dress-code_2022.pdf

Marian Students Give to Those in Need - Coat Drive

Congratulations to the freshmen who won the coat drive before Christmas break! Today the freshmen received a special treat at lunch for their hard work. A special thank you to Key Club and Parents Association. Thank you to everyone who donated coats, hats, and gloves to the coat drive. All items were donated to Blessing Barn for those in need.

Influenza and Meningococcal Vaccination Information

State Code 20 ILCS 2310/2310-700 requires that the Illinois Department of Public Health provide informational materials for school districts regarding influenza and influenza vaccinations and meningococcal disease and meningococcal vaccinations. Please click below to view this information.

Facts about Influenza Vaccine - English

Facts about Influenza Vaccine - Spanish

Facts about Meningococcal Vaccine - English
Facts about Meningococcal Vaccine - Spanish

Junior Students and Parents – ACT Test Prep

Every year, Marian Central Catholic High School serves as a test center for the ACT in April. This year, the test date will be Saturday, April 2nd, 2022. Please note that this date does fall during our spring break. Also know that while we serve as a test center, we are not able to reserve seats for our Marian Central students. If you are interested in signing up for the April 2nd ACT (or the February 12th, June 11th or July 16th at other locations), please register on the ACT Registration website. For the April 2nd test here, be sure to use our test center code: 174990. And our school code is: 144475.

As our junior class prepares to take the ACT this spring, I wanted to share two opportunities with you that are free and could provide some additional assistance in preparing for the exam.

  • We will be providing a free practice ACT here at Marian Central Catholic on Friday, March 11th. This is a half day for students, so the practice exam will be from 12:30pm – 4:00pm in the library. Space is limited to the first 30 students who sign up.

  • Revolution Prep, a test prep and academic success company, will be offering a free two-hour virtual presentation exclusively for our students called ACT 101 Strategy Session. This will be held on Sunday, March 6th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Students can sign up for one or both opportunities through the Revolution Prep website. The Revolution Prep website will have links to additional free practice tests as well as some group test prep sessions, which come with a fee.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Wochner, College Counselor, at 815-338-4220 x120 or

College Information Night – DATE CHANGE

Due to a rise in Covid-19 numbers, thus out of safety for our students, families, and presenters, we have made the decision to change the date for our College Information Night.

Freshmen, sophomore, and junior students and their families are asked to save the date for our College Information Night. This year the event will be held on Thursday, February 24th. The formal program will run from 6:30 – 8:30pm, with check in and a brief “Meet the Reps” beginning at 6:00pm.

College Information Night will include presentations from college admission professionals from various types of colleges and universities around the United States. Sessions include Finding Your Fit, Applying to Colleges 101, as well as Testing and When to Submit. A formal agenda will be posted on our Guidance website soon.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Wochner, College Counselor, at 815-338-4220 x120 or

Light for Life

Right to Life McHenry County is hosting a Candlelight Vigil and Call to Action to recognize the National Sanctity of Human Life Day. Dante Bucci, Marian Central Class of 2018, will be speaking at this event on January 22nd at the Woodstock Square.

Click here for additional information.
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