MCCHS Friday Focus

260th Issue - March 10, 2023

From the Desk of Mr. Benji Winkelman

I am pleased to announce today the “soft” launch of the Marian Central Catholic High School app by SchoolInfoApp which is now available to download on iOS™, Android™, and Windows™ devices. The school app gives parents, students, faculty, and staff the ability to stay connected and informed about what’s happening at Marian Central Catholic High School. Administrators can now easily distribute unified messages from the app for both emergency text alerts and day-to-day school communication.

I know our families are busy. That’s why we are introducing this parent communication app to make it easier for parents, students, and staff to quickly get the information they need regarding academics and extracurricular activities.

The purpose of this information is two-fold. First, it is to announce our new app, and second it is to ask for your help and feedback regarding this app. My goal with this soft launch is to have as many students, parents and supporters of Marian download this app to their phones and then gather feedback based on your responses.

Please look in your App Store or Play Store and search Marian Central Catholic HS The download is free. Once you have the app downloaded, take some time to explore everything that is presented in the app, and if you have any suggestions on how we can make it more effective for our Marian community, please let me know. You can either use the Form under the FORMS button in the app or you can email me directly if you prefer. I will then utilize your feedback to make this app a high-quality, effective tool to begin next school year. This has the potential to make a profound and positive impact encompassing everyone in our Marian community, but I cannot do this without your help. I look forward to hearing from you and have a great weekend.


Benji Winkelman

How to download the App Link

Auction Items - Bidding is Open

Our annual dinner auction is tomorrow night and along with that comes exciting items to bid on, even if you can't attend the event.

Students might like a pizza party during lunch with a few friends, frozen custard with Fr. Warren, a reserved parking spot in the jock lot - and more!

Parents might like to choose from a night out in Lake Geneva or Chicago, tickets to a White Sox, Cubs or Bears Game or an autographed Streveler jersey.

For those attending the event, live auction items will be even more exciting!

Click below and start the bidding!

To bid, visit

Course Changes and AP/Dual Credit Course Fees

Parents of Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors
Course Changes and AP/Dual Credit Course Fees
2023-2024 School Year

Tentative Course Selection forms with the courses that your son/daughter chose for the 2023-2024 school year were mailed home this week. Please be sure to review the course choices and contact Guidance with questions or changes. All course changes must be made no later than Friday, March 24.

AP and dual credit fees can either be paid online or by cash or check and are also due in Guidance no later than Friday, March 24. AP courses are $100 each and dual credit courses are $25 each. If these fees aren't paid by 3/24, students will be placed in an alternate course.

Important to note: After 3/24 there will be a $30 fee for any course changes.

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April ACT Registration (Deadline: Friday, March 10 - TODAY)


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 15th, 2023. The deadline to register for the April test date is Friday, March 10. Please be aware that while we serve as a test center, we are not able to reserve seats solely for our Marian Central students. If you are interested in signing up for the April 15th ACT, please register on the ACT Registration website. For the April 15th test here at Marian, be sure to use our school code: 144475 and our test center code: 174990.

Another important piece to note is, effective January 1, 2022 Illinois' public institutions will be prohibited from requiring the submission of student test scores as part of the admissions process. Overall, this is positive news and a trend we're seeing at many institutions across the country. One caveat that we want you to be aware of though is that students who wish to be considered as IL State Scholar candidates will still be required by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) to take the ACT or SAT during their junior year (between August 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023) to be considered for State Scholar designation.

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Spanish Honor Society Inductions - Thursday, March 2nd

CollegeStock 2023 – March 13th – 17th

What is CollegeStock 2023?

CollegeStock 2023 is an opportunity for all our students to interact with colleges, universities, and military branches in a relaxed environment. Representatives will have tables set up in the Café during both lunch periods. They will have information to provide interested students, can answer questions about their campuses or academic programs and student life opportunities, or can assist seniors with next steps in the process. Please encourage your son or daughter to stop by their favorite colleges/branches, or all of them, to get more information. Students will also have the opportunity to win swag by asking quality meaningful questions to the representatives.

Daily Lineup

Monday, March 13th – Aurora University (IL), Bowling Green State University (OH), Fontbonne University (MO), Franklin College (IN), Illinois College, Saint Louis University (MO), St. Ambrose University (IA), University of Illinois Springfield, University of Iowa, University of Oklahoma, and Western Illinois University

Tuesday, March 14th – Benedictine University (IL), Carroll University (WI), Dominican University (IL), Elon University (NC), Iowa State University, McHenry County College (IL), Northern Michigan University, Saint Mary’s University (MN), Suffolk University (MA), The University of Arizona, University of Kansas, and Wartburg College

Wednesday, March 15th – Aquinas College (MI), Ave Maria University (FL), DePauw University (IN), Milwaukee School of Engineering (WI), Syracuse University (NY), University of Denver (CO), University of Memphis (TN), University of New Hampshire, University of St. Thomas (MN), University of Wisconsin Parkside, and University of Wisconsin LaCrosse

Thursday, March 16th – Augustana College (IL), Butler University (IN), Concordia University Chicago (IL), Creighton University (NE), Edgewood College (WI), Illinois State University, Marquette University (WI), Michigan Technological University, Oklahoma State University, St. Norbert College (WI), University of Louisville (KY), and Xavier University (OH)

Friday, March 17th – Illinois Army National Guard, United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Marines Corps, and United States Navy

Lineup of colleges, universities, and military branches is subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Wochner, College Counselor, at 815-338-4220 x120 or

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