61st Edition: February 2, 2018

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

As we conclude Catholic Schools Week, we honor the traditions of our schools while celebrating the endless possibilities of our future! Our all-county mass yesterday was a sight to see - as hundreds of our students from every Catholic school in the county came together to enjoy the message of unity and service delivered by Bishop Malloy.

A special thank you to our hosting school, Sts. Peter and Paul in Cary! We extend our deepest gratitude to Principal Strong, Assistant Principal Edwards and their talented faculty for all the planning and preparation that made this wonderful event such a great success! To all deanery administration and faculty - we are extremely blessed for all that you do. Marian Central is a thriving, vibrant Catholic school community thanks to all your faith, care, and dedication with every one of your students.

As part of this year's celebration of Catholic Schools Week, MCCHS students and all our amazing deanery schools hosted a Winter Coat Drive! Thanks to the generosity and dedication of our deanery schools and Marian students, our clubs Catholics in Action, Friends of Rachel, and National Honor Society were able to collect hundreds of cold-weather items that are being sorted for delivery to St. Vincent de Paul in Huntley!

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

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018

8am - 11am: Saturday Detention - report to Door 6 (Art Room)

1:00 pm: Girls So. Basketball vs Sandwich

2:30 pm: Girls Var. Basketball vs Sandwich

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Freshman/8th Grade Activity Night

Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

5:00 pm: Girls Fr/So Basketball vs Johnsburg

6:30 pm: Girls Var. Basketball vs Johnsburg

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 - LATE START 9:45 am

9:20 am: Rosary Service in Chapel

All Lunch Periods: Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

MC Student/Faculty Blood Drive in Landers Pavilion until 1:30 pm

6:30 pm: Principal's Coffee in Cafeteria

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

All Lunch Periods: Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

5:30 pm: Girls Fr/So Basketball vs Carmel

7:00 pm: Var. Girls Basketball vs Carmel - SENIOR NIGHT

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

All Lunch Periods: Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

5:30 pm: Boys F-A/So Basketball vs Notre Dame

7:00 pm: Boys F-B/Var Basketball vs Notre Dame

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!

8th Grade/Freshman Activity Night - Saturday, Feb. 3rd 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm!

Attention all Freshmen and 8th Grade Future Hurricanes! Come spend a great evening dancing, jousting, open gym, snacks, and raffle prizes at Marian Central! The fun begins at 6:30 pm and wraps up at 9:00 pm! See you there!

Join Principal Novy for our February 6, 2018 Coffee!

Join Ms. Novy in the school cafeteria for coffee, a light snack, and conversation!

We are half way through third quarter and it seems like the school year is moving by quickly.

Please take a little time out of your evening and join other parents as we chat about how the school year has been going and what concerns and suggestions you have moving forward. Ms. Novy will share some of the updates on curriculum, technology, and our focus on continuous growth and improvement.


6:30 pm Coffee & Light Snack

6:45 -8:00 pm Open Forum with Mrs. Novy

Click HERE to RSVP!

SMART/Fit Club to Sponsor Blood Drive at Marian Central on Feb. 6th!

Our outstanding student-led SMART/Fit Club has partnered with Heartland Blood Center to host a BLOOD DRIVE here at Marian Central on Tuesday, Feb. 6th from 9 am - 1:30 pm. This drive will be open to students 16 or older and any Marian faculty or staff! This is a wonderful way to help others by donating life-saving blood. If you have a healthy student 16 or older, please encourage him or her to consider donating blood!

A Heartland representative came to speak to all our PE classes today to speak to the importance of becoming a blood donor. As we consider ways to serve our community - this is a truly life-saving way to live this commitment to others!


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s


Friday, February 9th at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 10th at 5 p.m.

*Dress up, and bring your camera for a photo opp with your favorite character following the Saturday, 5:00 pm show!

Sunday, Feb. 11th at 2 p.m.

$10 Adults; $5 Students/Seniors

Here ye, here ye! A royal proclamation! Please join us for our rendition of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, including the classic songs, “The Prince is Giving a Ball”, “In My Own Little Corner”, and “Ten Minutes Ago”. Presented by our talented and, of course, royal company, Cinderella reminds us that with faith and love, even “Impossible” dreams can come true.

Call the Marian Central office at (815) 338-4220 (recommended)

or buy tickets at the door.

Sales start on January 29th; tickets will be sold Mondays through Fridays from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

Come one, come all, for a wonderful show full of fun, dancing, singing and magic! Please click here to view the Marian Central Auditorium Seating Chart.

You Can Help Marian Central with your Amazon Shopping!

Are you an Amazon Shopper?

Help Marian Central with your usual online purchasing!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Marian Central every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .5% of eligible purchases to Marian.

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select Marian Central Catholic High School to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Your selection will be remembered and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

You use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

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

Dodge Journey Raffle UNDERWAY!

Who wants a FREE CAR?

or better yet...

Who wants a DAY OFF SCHOOL?

On Monday, Jan. 22nd, we sent home raffle tickets to every student, and we are already receiving requests for more! The class with the most ticket sales will be excused from school the day of prom (Friday, April 27). Students are not required to sell raffle tickets and can turn unsold tickets in to the office.

Click HERE for more information about the Raffle and our annual Dinner/Dance Auction!

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

Save the date for the Roaring 20's Annual Dinner Auction on Saturday, March 10! Enjoy a night of dinner, live entertainment, cocktails, live and silent auction and dancing. All proceeds will go towards Marian families in need of tuition assistance. To purchase tickets, click HERE!

Mini Catholic College Fair coming to Marian Central on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 pm!

Admissions representatives from fifteen Catholic colleges in the Midwest will be here at Marian to answer all your questions! The evening will begin at 7:00 pm in the auditorium with a 30 minute presentation about the benefits of attending a small, Catholic college. The actual mini fair will take place from 7:30-8:30 pm in auditorium lobby. Each college will have a table set up with information and an admissions representative on hand to answer your questions.

The following colleges will be in attendance:

Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI

Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI

Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, IN

Loras College, Dubuque, IA

Marian University, Indianapolis, IN

Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI

Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA

Quincy University, Quincy, IL

St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

St. Mary's University, Winona, MN

St. Norbert College, DePere, WI

University of Mary, Bismarck, ND

Viterbo University, LaCrosse, WI

Any questions...please contact the Guidance Office!

Spring Sports Registration Information

If your student plans to participate in a Spring Sport, please be aware of the deadlines that are quickly approaching for registration and sports physicals. On-line Registration and Physical required by February 19th. Please mail, fax or drop your physical forms to the AD Office before registration deadline. Failure to register and provide a physical will result in student-athletes not being able tryout/participate on the start date of their sport.

· On-line registration is located on the Marian Central Catholic Athletic site under the registration tab.

· Athletic Director Office direct fax: 815-338-5883

· If you have any questions please contact:

o Athletic Director Mr. Curtis Price at or 815-338-4220 ext. 119

o Assistant Athletic Director Mrs. Kelly Jackson at or 815-338-4220 ext. 111

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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!

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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.