MCCHS FRIDAY FOCUS

201st EDITION: September 17, 2021

From the Desk of Mr. Curtis Price

As we began a new school year, I am excited to see our student-athletes and coaches doing what they love, which is the opportunity to compete in their sport. Every year we are faced with adversity, but our student-athletes do a great job of focusing and excelling in the classroom and in competition.


The JV Tennis team won the Cary-Grove JV Invite. What is more impressive is the team went an amazing 20-0 during the event! The Varsity Boys Soccer team won the Johnsburg Soccer Invitational. The JV Volleyball team won the Richmond-Burton Spikefest tournament. The Boys Golf team is off to a good start with a 5-3 record and is looking forward to competing at the IHSA Class 2A Marengo Regional at Marengo Ridge Golf Course on September 29th. The Girls Golf team is currently 5-4 and is hosting the Class 1A Regional at Boone Creek Golf Club on September 30th. The Cross-Country team made history by hosting their home opener on the Marian Central campus.


With Homecoming week quickly approaching, we look forward to the various sports teams who are playing at home during the week:


Monday, September 27th: JV Tennis vs Wauconda, Soccer vs Harvest Christian Academy both at 4:30pm

Tuesday, September 28th: Volleyball vs Grant High School at 5:00 pm & 6:00pm

Wednesday, September 29th: Volleyball vs Benet Academy at 5:00pm & 6:00pm

Thursday, September 30th: Varsity Tennis vs Grayslake Central at 4:30pm

Friday, October 1st: Football vs Leo High School at 5:00pm & 7:30pm


Homecoming week is all about school spirit!! Show off what you’ve got by cheering on your fellow Hurricanes throughout the week!


Visit Marian Central Catholic HS | Home (8to18.com) for more schedules and results.


Curtis Price
Athletic Director

Goodbye Letter from Mr. Stamatakos

As you know, today was Mr. Stamatakos' last day at Marian Central. Mr. Stamatakos would like to share the letter below with the Marian Central community.


Please click here for a goodbye letter from Mr. Stamatakos

Lunch Account Balances

Please make sure that your student's lunch account has funds available on a daily basis. Many students are attempting to make purchases daily without money available on their accounts.


There are three ways to add money to your student's lunch account:

  1. Your student can bring money to the school office prior to 8:00 am daily (no additional fees incurred). Funds dropped off after 8:00 am cannot be guaranteed to be available for that day's lunch.
  2. Payment can be made through Mealtime directly by clicking the link below (Mealtime charges a 5% fee). Funds are available immediately. Click here to make a lunch payment through Mealtime Online Please click here for Mealtime directions.
  3. Payment can be made through the Marian website by clicking the link below (a 3% credit card fee will be incurred). Funds cannot be guaranteed to be available for that day's lunch. Click here to make a lunch payment directly to Marian Central.

All School Masses - Celiac/Gluten Intolerance

Families of students with Celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, who also wish for their student to receive Holy Communion, are invited to to reach out to Fr. Warren to collaborate for future masses at Marian. Any questions can be addressed to Fr. Warren (frwarren@marian.com).

Homecoming Dance

Saturday, October 2nd

6:00 - 8:30 pm

Marian Central Property - Outdoors


Tickets will be on sale next week

Monday - Thursday

September 20-23

During Lunches

$15 each


Students planning to bring a date from another school need to submit a completed Date Request Form at the time of ticket purchase. Please click here for the Date Request Form

Senior Portraits

Senior portraits will be taken at Marian on Tuesday, September 21st (ladies) and Wednesday, September 22nd (gentlemen) by Vicky Long. A specific schedule was sent to all senior families. Please see the attire guidelines below for these portraits.


Senior Ladies: Appropriate attire on this day includes dress pants or uniform pants and a modest blouse or sweater that covers the shoulders. Dresses/skirts are not allowed. No nose rings/studs, facial piercing, and no more than two earrings per ear will be permitted on girls. Hair must conform to Student Handbook guidelines.


Senior Gentlemen: Appropriate attire on this day includes a white shirt and tie, a sport coat or suit coat, and dress pants or uniform pants. No nose rings/studs, facial hair, facial piercing, and no earrings will be permitted on boys. Hair must conform to Student Handbook guidelines.


Please click here for additional information regarding pre-pay, ordering, and more from our photographer.

Homecoming Parade - Vehicles Needed

As the final Homecoming parade preparations are being made, we are in search of the following vehicles: convertible cars, pickup trucks, and flatbed trailers. Please contact Mrs. Bordeaux at kbordeaux@marian.com if you would be willing to drive your vehicle in the parade.

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College Financial Aid Information Night

Please mark Wednesday, September 22nd on your calendar for Financial Aid Q&A Night! This is an important program that helps families understand how financial aid applications like the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) calculate a family’s need and, more specifically, what assets count in that calculation. This year, we’re excited to welcome back Susan Teerink, Marquette University’s Director of Student Financial Services, as our presenter.


This year’s program will be virtual. Susan will record an informational presentation that can be viewed online before Wednesday, September 22nd. The link will be sent out as soon as the presentation is recorded. Parents should view this video before deciding if they want to attend the live portion of the program on 9/22. Parents with questions about anything in Susan’s presentation or any financial aid questions not covered by Susan in her presentation are welcome to join us online beginning at 7:00 PM on 9/22. We’ll hold an “open session” on Zoom from 7:00-8:00 PM. The link for that program will also be shared shortly.


This is one program that students are not required to attend. The material is geared more toward parents that students.


As always, please let us know if you have any questions about Financial Aid Information Night! We look forward to seeing many of you then!

Drivers Education

Top Driver is offering Drivers’ Education classes after school on Mondays and Wednesdays starting October 4 through December 6th from 2:45 to 4:45 pm. Please click here for additional information. The deadline to sign up is fast approaching.

Next Week's College Visits in Guidance

All juniors and seniors may attend these visits. Students must receive permission from their teachers to attend each visit and must sign up for all visits in SCOIR.


Monday 9/20: University of Dayton-7th Period, Butler University-8th Period, Western Michigan University-9th Period

Tuesday 9/21: University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign-3rd Period, Arizona State University-7th Period, Western Illinois University-8th Period, St. Anthony's College of Nursing-9th Period

Wednesday, 9/22: Colorado State University-2nd Period, Grand Canyon University-3rd Period, George Williams College-7th Period, Illinois Wesleyan University-9th Period

Friday, 9/24: University of Louisville-8th Period

Save the Date - Grandparents Mass

Grandparents play an important part in our students’ lives! Marian Central would like to celebrate and honor grandparents for all they do and the role they play in the lives of their grandchildren. Enjoy a day dedicated to you with a special Grandparents’ Mass on Friday, October 8 at 10:15 am. After the Mass, enjoy light refreshments, followed by a tour of the school.

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Service Academy Information Fair

A Service Academy Information Fair is going to be held in person and virtually on Saturday, September 25 from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm at the Naperville VFW Post #3873, 908 Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL.


Juniors and Seniors who are interested in applying to one of the services academies are encouraged to attend. Representatives from West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will be on hand to answer questions.


Attendees are strongly encouraged to RSVP and if you plan on attending virtually you must RSVP to receive the log-in information. You can RSVP at this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeoZLnv56qn5xvDdc8bQ8ZyqL5YjX-cPMX5PesuqwA3wPTbVQ/viewform

Marian Central Parents Association (MCPA) Meeting

Monday, Sep. 20th, 7pm

1001 McHenry Avenue

Woodstock, IL

All are welcome and encouraged to attend! We will be discussing ongoing efforts of the MCPA, Homecoming, Marian Mondays and new fundraisers. Please join us!
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