MCCHS FRIDAY FOCUS

37th Edition: August 4, 2017

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

Welcome to August!

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote "Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." Well, it may not be "crisp" weather just yet, but there is a sense of newness to the beginning of a school year. We have many new things to celebrate this year: a new graduating class, new international students, new freshmen, a new classroom, new teachers and staff, and of course - our new Superintendent! And we don't plan to stop bringing new experiences to our Marian community. We are more dedicated than ever to making our school the absolute best it can be!


Here at Marian, the school has been buzzing with activity all summer long. The sounds of construction and heavy-duty maintenance projects are wrapping up, only to be replaced with the sounds of faculty arriving to set up their classrooms!


But first, let's enjoy these last few fleeting days of summer break. We sincerely hope they are filled with friends, family, love, laughter, and above all, God.


Ribbon-Tying Ceremony and Dedication to Celebrate Grand Opening of INCubatoredu Room

Marian Central Catholic High School is pleased to announce the new INCubatoredu Program learning center. Please join us in "tying" our school, families, students, and community together on this, the inaugural year of the program. We will also be blessing the new room.


August 15th, 7pm outside Room 121. ALL ARE WELCOME!


CLICK HERE FOR INVITE AND RSVP!

PARENT ASSOCIATION NEEDS YOU!

The Marian Central Parent Association (MCPA) is looking for enthusiastic volunteers! As you know, it takes many hands behind the scenes to make every school event a success. Whether you can make a regular time commitment or only have an hour or two to spare, you truly can make a positive impact on our beloved school!


Also, as our Parent Association leadership team has "graduated," we are looking for new leadership to take our school to the next level of greatness! We will be meeting on a monthly basis (at a time we all decide works best for the group) and will do most of our planning via email. Please consider being a part of this dynamic group and help us turn a "wish list" into a DONE list!


We are looking forward to a successful school year - and can't wait to make wonderful things happen at Marian Central with you all!


CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MCPA!

WELCOME CLASS OF 2021!

Marian Central Administration would like to invite our Class of 2021 Hurricanes and their parents to a Get-Acquainted "Picnic". Each freshman should have received a personal invitation in the mail from their Marian Mentor. Please click here to view the invitation and let us know if you are able to attend with an RSVP to ldisilvio@marian.com. We hope to see you there!

CALLING ALL JUNIORS (AND JUNIOR PARENTS!) CONCESSION SIGN UP NOW AVAILABLE!

As we approach the start of a new school year, we would like to take this opportunity to invite parents of Juniors and members of the Junior class to sign up for a volunteer time slot in either the boys Sophomore or Varsity Football concession stand or the boys Sophomore or Varsity Basketball concession stand. These concessions are the responsibility of the Junior Class.


Proceeds from these concession stands go toward keeping the cost of our Prom tickets low. Every Junior student is required to work one of these concessions. Students who do not work a concession will pay double for their prom ticket(s) because they did not contribute their time. Parent volunteers are also needed for some jobs that students are not allowed to do at home Football games, such as making change and grilling.


  • We request that football players sign up immediately for the basketball concessions so spots will be available.
  • Basketball players should sign up immediately for the football games since they will not be able to work in the spring.
  • Athletes who participate in both football and basketball should contact Mrs. Dwyer or Mr. Wyckoff immediately to sign up for opportunities to work in the fall, outside of game time.


If you are able to help as a parent, please use the following link CONCESSION SIGN UP to add yourself to an open parent time slot. If you are ready to sign up as a student, please use the above link to add yourself to an open student time slot. Please, take a moment to check your calendar NOW, as the slots are on a “first-come, first-served” basis. The Sheet will remain open until approximately August 28th. After that time, you will need to contact either Junior Class Co-Sponsor, Mrs. Dwyer mdwyer@marian.com or Mr. Wyckoff jwyckoff@marian.com directly to be added to the volunteer list.



ATTENTION SENIORS!

It's not too early to start thinking about SENIOR PORTRAITS!

The 2017-18 school year will soon be underway and it's time to think about Senior Pictures! Each year, these pictures are taken by DeWane Studios for the senior composite, which is hung in the Commons area and printed in the yearbook. Copies of the photographs may be purchased from DeWane if desired. A time specific schedule will be sent out as the dates become closer. You may also visit DeWane Studios in Woodstock and have your photo taken right there are the studio prior to the dates they will be at Marian. If you do so, please notify Mrs. DiSilvio at ldisilvio@marian.com so that your name is not on the schedule to be photographed. Please remember that these photos are the traditional yearbook “portrait” that features each student’s head and upper torso, which is why we require ALL students to wear dress pants or uniform pants and appropriate shoes.

Senior Women:

...will be photographed on Wednesday, September 20th. Appropriate attire on this day includes dress pants or uniform pants and a blouse or sweater. Dresses/skirts are not allowed. No nose rings/studs, facial piercing, and no more than two earrings per ear will be permitted on girls. Since students are expected to follow a full day of course scheduling, appropriate and comfortable shoes are recommended. High heels are discouraged.

Senior Men:

...will be photographed on Thursday, September 21st. Suitable dress 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 piercing, and no earrings will be permitted on boys.

Hair for girls and boys must conform to Student Handbook guidelines.

Thank you for your cooperation and your support of the dress code listed above. Congratulations as we celebrate this exciting milestone!



NEWS & INFORMATION

Demographic/Emergency Contact Information Update

With the start of the 2017-2018 school year, it is imperative that we have each student's demographic and emergency contact information as updated as possible. In order to obtain this information, an email was sent to each family requesting a parent or guardian to review and make necessary changes to your student(s)' information through an online form. Please watch your email for this form and submit it as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation!


Pardon our Dust (the Virtual and Real Kind!)

Whether you have visited our school or our website, you'll notice that there has been a lot under construction! As with any construction-zone, it takes a while to make sure that everything has been put back into its proper place. Thank you for your patience as we complete the post-construction finishing touches and re-organization! We are thrilled to be able to offer an "upgraded" Marian Central to our students, families, and staff this school year!


Participating Parish Form Available Here!

Due to the website construction, this is one form that we know has been difficult to access on the website.

We have linked it here for your convenience: Participating Parish Form


UPDATED 2017-2018 Abbreviated Calendar

Linked, please find the updated Abbreviated Calendar 2017-2018. Please take note of scheduled days off, quarter and semester exams, late-start times, and early dismissals. If there are any further changes to this calendar, we will communicate them as soon as possible! We will always have the most updated calendar posted on our school website.


Fall Sports Parent Meeting August 7th at 7pm!

Attention all parents of students who will be participating in fall sports. There is a mandatory Parents Meeting on August 7th starting at 7pm in the main gym, Landers Pavilion.


Office Hours August 7th through August 11th

We will be open from 8am to 4pm every day, Monday through Friday, next week!


Books & Uniforms

With the school year starting a week earlier, please make sure all your book and uniform orders are placed to allow time for shipping. We still have a limited supply of hard-cover texts available for purchase, but soft-cover workbooks and novels must be purchased separately.


Time to Get That Haircut!

Yes...all good things must come to an end. Just a gentle reminder to our students to make sure you are in full compliance with haircuts and shaving by August 17th (or August 16th, if you are a mentor or freshman!) Also, hair color must be returned to natural shades by this time as well. Take a picture, cherish the "summer look," and start to plan next summer's new 'do!

A Note About Uniforms

LANDS' END 30% OFF SALE NOW THROUGH AUGUST 3rd THROUGH AUGUST 7th!!!


Promotion Code: BACKTOSCHOOL
PIN: 3190

Receive 30% off regular-priced merchandise online, in-store or by phone (excludes buy more and save pricing, monogramming, gift boxing, gift cards, shipping, taxes, duties, Lands' End Business Outfitters and excluded items as marked). Promotions and products may vary in-store. Prices as marked in-store. Discount will be applied at checkout. This offer has no cash value. Promotional savings may be deducted from returns. 5-7 business day delivery to most addresses. Offer valid through 11:59 p.m. Central, August 7th, 2017. Not valid on previous purchases or when combined with any other promotional offers.


SHOP LOCATION:

For those who missed the Lands's End Fitting Event last month, there is a Lands' End Shop in the Sears store in Vernon Hills, IL should you need to try on specific uniform pieces. Online ordering is very easy: visit Lands End online, and our uniform selections are easily available to view, along with our gym uniform! The sizing chart at their online store is very helpful, and Lands' End customer service is absolutely amazing!


UNIFORM/SHOE POLICY:

We will not be making any major changes to the uniform policy for the 2017-2018 school year, so please refer to our Uniform Visual Guide for requirements. We have noticed a few students wearing non-Marian uniform pants: please know this is considered "out of uniform" and the students will be issued warnings and detentions. Also - consider purchasing one of the fleece jackets or pull-overs we now offer as part of the uniform.


Please place your uniform orders early enough to receive them before August 16th!


As far as shoes go - we will be expanding our shoe choices to include any SOLID-COLORED shoe within the neutral/khaki-spectrum (white, brown, navy, black) so go ahead and grab a pair of inexpensive white canvas shoes to go with the Marian shorts! We do ask that all shoes must have solid-construction all the way around the foot: no clogs, slippers, or slide "mules". It's also acceptable to have slight trim color variation - but again, please stay within the neutral color family.


Questions? Please don't hesitate to email our Assistant Principal, Cheryl Loy, at cloy@marian.com. Many parents have emailed photos of shoes for approval - so if you have any doubts about your shoe choice, please consider this option to be sure!

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.