117th EDITION: May 24, 2019

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth


Doors to Landers Pavilion OPEN at 6:00 pm! You are welcome to wait in the Commons area before then. We will have student-ushers on hand to assist our guests - but seating is first-come, first-seated and there is no limit on guests. Please anticipate a packed gym tonight, and the weather will be humid with strong scattered thunderstorms throughout the evening.

SENIORS: Please report to the AUX GYM by 6:15 pm. We will be lining up and moving into marching position at 6:55 pm to keep on schedule.

AFTER THE CEREMONY: Seniors should report to the AUX gym to return the rented gowns and pick up their printed diplomas.

WEEK AT-A-GLANCE May 25 - 31, 2019

After school Confessions will be available May 29 - 31st by appointment only! Please see Fr. Twenty or email him at!

Click on date below for daily Scripture Readings!

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Monday, May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day NO SCHOOL/OFFICE CLOSED

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

7:00 am - 3:00 pm: LAPTOP RETURN in Room 234

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

4th - 6th pds: Confessions in Chapel

2:30 pm: Confessions in Chapel

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 10:45 am Dismissal

7:00 am - 1:00 pm: LAPTOP RETURN in Room 234

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

8:05 am - 9:25 am: 1st Period FINAL EXAM

9:29 am - 10:45 am: 2nd Period FINAL EXAM

Confessions by appointment - email Fr. Twenty at

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 12:05 pm Dismissal

7:00 am - 1:00 pm: LAPTOP RETURN in Room 234

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

8:05 am - 9:25 am: 3rd Period FINAL EXAM

9:29 am - 10:45 am: 4-6 Period FINAL EXAM

10:49 am - 12:05 pm: 7th Period FINAL EXAM

Confessions by appointment - email Fr. Twenty at

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 10:45 am Dismissal

7:00 am - 1:00 pm: LAPTOP RETURN in Room 234

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

8:05 am - 9:25 am: 8th Period FINAL EXAM

9:29 am - 10:45 am: 9th Period FINAL EXAM

Confessions by appointment - email Fr. Twenty at

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!

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2019-2020 MC BOOK LIST!

Click HERE to view the 2019-2020 Book List! We will be mailing you a hard-copy of this list in the coming week, but we thought you'd like this advanced copy as you sort through your student's books, or books from siblings. As you know, last year was the FINAL year we offered the book buy-back program here at MC, so please plan accordingly as you make your purchases.

Here are a few tips:

  • Always check the ISBN of the book to make sure you have the correct edition!
  • If purchasing digital downloads (eBooks, etc.) - wait until the fall when your student has the actual device in hand before you make those digital purchases, as most of them are one-time-only downloads.
  • We try to use the same textbook for at least FIVE years so you can take advantage of hand-me-downs among friends and family, but in some instances, we have no choice but to update to a newer edition.
  • MBS is our official ONLINE BOOKSTORE, which will open on July 1st.
  • From July 8 - 14, 2019 - MBS is offering FREE SHIPPING for orders over $99.
  • A portion of all MBS sales is donated back to Marian's tuition assistance program
  • Books available through MBS are guaranteed to be in stock, with guaranteed buy-back
  • If choosing to purchase books through Amazon, please consider using Amazon Smile, and selecting Marian Central as the beneficiary. Just another way to help fund our tuition assistance program!
  • There are several classes that are collecting donated textbooks next week (English, for example) as we work to keep costs down for our families by gathering class-sets to use! We will provide a tax donation receipt for certain books- so please consider donating books if you have no plans to resell them or pass them on to another family!

Does your student have MEDICATIONS in the Front Office?

Please have your student stop by the school office anytime after school to pick up their medicine that we have stored on their behalf.

WE WILL NOT RELEASE MEDICATION BEFORE OR DURING THE SCHOOL DAY and we require that medication be brought directly home and not kept in backpacks/lockers overnight.

Any medication NOT picked up by 1:00 pm on Friday, May 31st will be disposed of properly.


On Saturday, June 1st (from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm) and Tuesday, June 4th (from 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm) we will be hosting a USED UNIFORM EVENT in our school cafeteria!

This event is open to ALL MC FAMILIES and there is NO LIMIT to the number of items you can have FOR FREE! FREE! FREE! (Please bring your own bags :o)

Our amazing NHS students will have all the uniforms (including polos, sweaters, pants, shorts, gym uniforms, and spirit wear) sorted and organized by size for your convenience! They will also be available to answer any questions!

Please let us help you STOCK UP before you decide what uniform pieces you need to purchase for next year! Also - spread the word to any incoming freshmen families (we will be emailing them directly too!) as we all remember what it was like to have to build that wardrobe from scratch!

IF YOU HAVE GENTLY USED UNIFORMS YOU WISH TO DONATE/EXCHANGE FOR DIFFERENT SIZES - we are accepting donations in the school office OR you can bring them to either date of the event!

BECAUSE WE WILL NO LONGER HAVE 1ST AND 3RD QUARTER FINAL EXAMS, we will be re-examining the uniform "seasons" and those dates! Stay tuned for more information on that!


SENIORS - Please save any work from your Marian accounts to your own personal accounts before you turn in your computers. All Senior Google and 0365 accounts will be shut down by June 15th.

FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES, and JUNIORS - Reminder - all devices will be re imaged and anything saved on your device will be deleted. Make sure you are saving any work to your One Drive or Google Drive accounts.


GATHER YOUR TEAM for the Marian Golf Outing!

Join us Monday, June 3 at our new location, Bull Valley Golf Club. Golf to invest in the future of our student athletes! To register, visit or call 815-338 4220 x125.

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EXCLUSIVE EVENT: Bunker Hill Charity Mud Run JUNE 8th

Marian has received an invitation to be part of an exclusive charity mud run in Woodstock. Not only are there 30 obstacles on the 5 mile course, but there is an after party following the race with food, drinks, and a live band! Registration is open NOW!

Please note this is a private event and we ask that you not share this broadly with your network, but rather with key people who you feel will support Marian and would enjoy this exclusive event. Bunker Hill Farms strictly prohibits any mention on ANY social media platform.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, June 8th

Location: Bunker Hill Farms in Woodstock

Race Wave Times: 8am-Noon

After Party: Noon-2pm

Bunker Hill Charities is granting 100% of registration fees to Marian from each participant that signs up as a Marian participant. When you are prompted to answer “How were you invited?”, please make sure to type in Marian Central. If you do not type in the school, Marian will not receive the proceeds.

For more information and to register your team, visit Muddy Bunker VI Webpage + Experience Video!

Your Voice MATTERS!

In an effort to reevaluate our strategic plan for the upcoming years, we are pushing out two different types of surveys to all staff, students, and parents. AdvancED, the school accreditation agency that partners with Marian on continuous improvement, will also visit Marian Central on occasion in order to re-evaluate our school's progress. The results from these surveys will help identify what Marian is doing well and what we can consider when building our future plans.

Moving forward, these surveys will become our baseline, as we will be periodically repeating these surveys in order to have comparative data.

Please click the links below and complete the surveys at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your assistance!

Overall School Operations Parent Survey
Climate & Culture Parent Survey

College Counselor's Corner: Mark your Calendars!

College Application Essay Workshop: Mr. Stamatakos will be facilitating a four-day workshop for members of the Class of 2020 who want to produce an effective, personalized, and compelling personal essay for their college applications. Students will produce a quality essay, ready for submission, at the completion of the workshop. The course consists of an introductory lecture, continuous instruction on strategies and techniques, and daily individual writing conferences with Mr. Stamatakos on each and every draft of the essay - from topic ideas through the finished product.

The workshop will run from Monday, August 5th through Thursday, August 8th. Students will attend the workshop during one of the following time slots:

Time Slot A: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Time Slot B: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Please watch for more information about when/how to register as well as the cost of the workshop in a future Friday Focus!

Senior College Application Night will be held on Tuesday August 20th 2019 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. This program will outline the logistics of applying to college and will include a brief Common Application tutorial and detailed instructions for using SCOIR throughout the college application process. Though attendance isn’t mandatory, all seniors are strongly encouraged to attend. Parents are encouraged to attend as well. Even though parents may not be new to the college application process, the Class of 2020 will be the first to use SCOIR to process and send all of their college application materials. We want to be sure everyone has the information they need to make college application season smooth and stress free!

Financial Aid Information Night will be held on Tuesday, September 24th 2019 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. This program will provide families with an understanding of how families’ financial need is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile and how colleges use that information to award need-based financial aid. This year’s presenter will be Susan Teerink, the Associate Vice Provost for Financial Aid and Enrollment Services at Marquette University. This program is open to students and parents from all grade levels, however junior and senior families are strongly encouraged to attend.

FORMED on Demand

Marian Central is blessed to have incorporated into the curriculum FORMED on Demand which is an Internet-based subscription service offering access to thousands of studies, films, audios, and eBooks. Join Now!

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