65th Edition: March 2, 2018

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

First Glimpse of Spring...

Signs of SPRING, everywhere! The crack of a baseball bat as practices start. Seeing the last of the snow piles melt away after a good rain. Our first real warm day. Prom proposals in the halls! We see and hear reminders that warmer days are ahead of us - and there's more excitement to come!

Don't forget that we have our next LATE START this coming Tuesday, March 6th. The warning bell rings at 9:40 am, and all students are expected to be in class by 9:45 am. We also are offering all-school penance that afternoon!

Week At-A-Glance: March 3 - 9, 2018


Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018

9:00 am: Spring Sports Photos

Monday, Mar. 5, 2018

8th Pd: Bradley University rep in Guidance

2:30 pm: Variety Show Emcee auditions in Cafeteria


9:10 am: Rosary in Chapel


9:45 am: 1st Period BEGINS

All Lunch Periods - Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

All-School Penance Services in Auditorium

  • 1:00 pm: Juniors
  • 1:30 pm: Seniors
  • 2:00 pm: Freshman & Sophomores

Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018


All Lunch Periods: Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

All Lunch Periods: Graduation Announcement Distribution in Cafeteria

2:09 pm: Pep Assembly in Landers Pavilion

2:30 pm: Practice ACT Session in Library

6:00 pm: Spanish Honor Society Inductions in Auditorium

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018

All Lunch Periods: Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

All Lunch Periods: National Guard rep in Cafeteria

2:30 pm: Practice ACT Session in Library

7:00 pm: Conversations that Matter - Social Media/Texting in Cafeteria

Friday, Mar. 9, 2018

7:00 pm: Theatre Showcase in Auditorium

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

Interested in any Clubs & Organizations? Check out the Clubs/Organizations page for more information and a calendar of meeting times!

Raffle "Day Off" Contest Is Officially Over - AND THE WINNER IS....

SENIORS! The Senior Class sold 2,052 raffle tickets to clinch the April 27th DAY OFF! So go ahead and make those morning hair/make-up appointments! Sleep in to prepare for the late night! Meet up with friends for a HUGE pre-Prom breakfast!

All of our students really stepped up to sell raffle tickets - all proceeds of which go towards our financial aid funds! Here are the final tallies:

Freshmen: 953

Sophomores: 563

Juniors: 1285

Thank you to all our families for helping sell tickets for this promotion! Raffle ticket sales are STILL being accepted for the car drawing, even if the "Day Off" contest is officially over. All the money generated helps more families afford a Marian Central education!

Attention Freshman & Sophomore Parents - PROM Volunteers Needed

The Parent Association is looking for parent-volunteers to help work this year's Prom! We typically ask parents of Freshmen and Sophomores to volunteer to work this event: helping with the raffle prizes, working the blackjack tables, supervising the photo booth, etc.

If you are available to work the Prom event on April 27th (7pm - 11:45pm) please call Lori Lee at (847) 309-0702 or email at Thank you!

Time to Purchase Your 2017-2018 YEARBOOK!

Now is the time to purchase your student's 2017-2018 Yearbook, The Memorare!! Even if you have purchased a book for another sibling, we see the yearbook as an opportunity to preserve memories for EVERY student!

A yearbook becomes priceless as time passes and cherished moments fade as the years go by. In twenty years, we will need the yearbook to relive, remember and respect the moments that were so defining to us in high school.

BUT WAIT—THERE’S MORE! If you order a yearbook, you will receive a FREE autograph insert THIS May to pass around and have friends sign! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Please send a check (payable to Marian Central) for $75 to Mrs. Murwin

*If you believe you have already purchased a yearbook, please contact Miss Gallagher ( and we will be sure to check our records*

Sincerely, The Memorare Advisers, Editors and Staff

Sign Up for Full-Test Practice ACT Session (free of charge!)

This March, the Marian Central Catholic H. S. Library is offering an opportunity for Sophomores and Juniors to take a complete practice ACT test, spread out over two after-school sessions. The testing will take place on March 7 (2:30 - 5:00) and March 8 (2:30 - 4:00). These are official practice tests from ACT, and students will receive scaled scores for each test section and subsection. This is an opportunity for Marian students to get an idea of the types of questions they will be seeing on the real test. They will also experience the ACT testing environment, complete with proctored instructions, ACT rules, and more than one test in one sitting. Test seating is limited to the first 30 students to register. If you are interested, please print the form linked below, complete the signature block, and return it to the Marian library no later than March 6. You will be notified by e-mail once your form has been received. Watch the Marian website for information on the number of seats available.

Practice ACT Test Registration

3rd Quarter Conversations that Matter: Social Media and Texting MARCH 8TH, 7pm

In an effort to partner with our families and community, Marian Central Catholic High School is hosting a quarterly series on various topics that are important and impact our students.

This third session in this series will review the dangers pre-teens and teens face while engaging with social media and texting. This session will include a discussion on the recent data about teen use of their devices, benefits and dangers of social media, legal ramifications of certain online and texting behaviors, as well as the effects on both senders and receivers.

Specific focus will be on:

- Sexting

- Harrassment

- Cyberstalking

- Online Preditors

We will have two expert speakers to address this topic:

Patrick Kenneally, McHenry County State's Attorney

Dan Wilbrandt, McHenry County Assistant State's Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division

Feel free to click on the speaker's name for a brief bio about him.

We will also have a priest, Father Carl Beekman from Sts. Peter and Paul, Cary, that will address the Church's perspective on this issue.

Please join us as we talk about these tough issues and look for real solutions together.

>>> This session is designed for BOTH parents and students.


Calling All Seniors: It's Time to Submit Your BABY PHOTO!

Dear Marian Senior Family,

It is the time of the year where the yearbook, The Memorare, is collecting baby photos of the Senior class. Photos should be appropriate and tend to be between ages 6 months-2 years. We ask that these photos be clear and scannable.

Senior students will be turning in their baby photos to their English teacher. We will return these photos in the same condition, we just ask that the following information is provided on the back of the photo:

  • Student’s printed FULL name
  • English Teacher’s Name & Class Period

*You May also email a clear JPEG File of the scanned baby photo to Please include your student’s full name with the email.

If your student(s) chooses not to submit a photo, he or she will have no smaller photo next to their official portrait. The space will simply be left blank. To guarantee every Senior has a photo, we ask that students bring their photos in NO LATER than Thursday, March 8th, 201​8

We will return the photos once they have been successfully scanned into our system.

Should you have any questions, please contact Miss Gallagher ( We look forward in creating a lifetime of memories for the Class of 2018!

Sincerely, The 2017-2018 Memorare Editors, Advisers, and Staff

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Roaring 20's Annual Dinner Auction: Saturday, March 10th! SAVE THE DATE!

The Marian Central Roaring 20's Annual Dinner Auction is just 2 weeks away! Don't miss out on a roaring good time! Seats are filling up. To reserve yours, RSVP here or mail in this form. Last call for all donations (restaurant gift cards, wine, baskets)! Turn in to the Main office by Monday, February 26.


PROM -FORMAL (April 27th - Juniors and Seniors only) Gowns and Tuxedos are the typical attire for this event. Again, with dresses, since there are so many selections out there - it is important that our school's conservative attire is respected.

Society (and the media) may be tempting our young men and women to dress and behave far beyond their age - but we have to do our best to protect the age they actually are. Thank you for always partnering with us in this effort to prepare them for adulthood, while still honoring and protecting their age.

We hope you find this Semi/Formal Dress Guideline helpful!

Visit the Marian Central Website!

All announcements, schedules, and forms are published on our Marian website for your convenience! After any new announcements are broadcast via email, we make sure we post a permanent link to the information on our website for your reference.