82nd Edition: August 31, 2018

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

Welcome to September!

With so much activity planned for September, it's a good thing we have this three-day weekend to rest up. The most exciting - and most anticipated - event is, of course, Homecoming! Our Student Council is excited to announce the theme next week when we return to school. In our next newsletter, we will provide a "one-stop-shop" guide to all our Homecoming activities so you can plan out every celebration!

As this is often a popular dress shopping weekend, please refer to our Dance Dress Guide. It was originally created to help guide prom dress selections - but also is helpful for any semi-formal event hosted by Marian Central. We have also placed a modified version of this guide in the Student Handbook (See Appendix F)

We are so excited to host our first home game tonight! Please know that, for security purposes, we must prohibit outside food or drink in our stadium. We have a designated tailgating area (in the parking lot closest to the chapel!) as well as a wonderful concessions booth inside the stadium (the proceeds of concession sales help fund our annual Junior/Senior Prom each year! )

Any bags are subject to inspection (so we strongly advise students to leave backpacks in the car!) Finally, students leaving the game may not gain re-entry. We have a strong partnership with the Woodstock Police Department and Emergency First Responders - all to keep our students, families, fans, and visitors safe.

We hope everyone has a wonderful time at the game tonight - and that everyone enjoys this long weekend!

WEEK AT-A-GLANCE September 1 - 7, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018 - No School/Office Closed for Labor Day

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

7:45 am - Daily Mass in Chapel

4th - 6th pds - Sign Up for Bags Tournament in Cafeteria

2:30 pm - Confessions in Chapel

2:50 pm - Club Moderator Meeting in Cafeteria (all Faculty Moderators and Club presidents/leaders welcome!)

3:30 pm - JV/V Boys Golf vs Notre Dame

4:00 pm - JV/V Girls Golf vs Johnsburg

4:30 pm - So Girls Tennis vs Marist

5:00 pm - So/FA Girls Volleyball vs Marian Central

6:15 pm - Var/FB Girls Volleyball vs Marian Central

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

7:45 am - Daily Mass in Chapel

1st pd - George Williams College rep in Guidance

4th - 6th pds - Sign Up for Bags Tournament in Cafeteria

9th pd - Arizona State University College rep in Guidance

2:30 pm - Confessions in Chapel

3:00 pm - Fall Production Auditions in Auditorium

3:30 pm - JV/V Girls Golf vs Nazareth Academy

Thursday, September 6, 2018


2:40 pm - Confessions in Chapel

7:45 am - Daily Mass in Chapel

4th - 6th Pds - Adoration in Chapel

4th - 6th pds - Sign Up for Bags Tournament in Cafeteria

2:30 pm - Confessions in Chapel

2:40 pm - JV Football team mass in Chapel

3:00 pm - Fall Productions Call-Backs in Auditorium

7:00 pm - College Financial Aid Presentation in Auditorium (all welcome!)

Friday, September 7, 2018

7:45 am - Daily Mass in Chapel

2nd pd - University of Kansas rep in Guidance

4th - 6th pds - Sign Up for Bags Tournament in Cafeteria

2:30 pm - Confessions in Chapel

2:40 pm - Varsity Football team mass in Chapel

4:30 pm - Key Club Bags Tournament

7:00 pm - Varsity Football vs Nazareth Academy

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

ALSO - As CLUB begin to launch their school year - all dates/times of those meetings will be updated on our Clubs & Organizations Website!

SENIORS! Senior Photos Quickly Approaching!

Dear Marian Senior Parents:

The 2018-19 school year is underway and it is time to think about Senior Pictures! Each year, these pictures are taken 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 Studio in Woodstock if desired. If you know that you will have special circumstances that preclude your student from participating in pictures at the time or on the day assigned to them, please notify Mrs. DiSilvio at 815-388-4220, ext. 107 or email at 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 19th. Appropriate attire on this day includes dress pants or uniform pants and a blouse or sweater that covers the shoulders. 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 20th. 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 hair, 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!

CALLING ALL JUNIORS! You need to sign up for CONCESSIONS!!!

Oh...JUNIOR YEAR! So much on the to-do list can be a little overwhelming! We got you! First thing's first though: PLEASE SIGN UP TO WORK CONCESSIONS! This is a requirement of ALL JUNIORS - and not just because it reduces your Prom Ticket fee by 50%.

We emailed out a letter specifically to all Junior parents - but here's a link to that letter, along with instructions on how to sign up for concession slots. We have home football games coming up quickly here, so please consider fulfilling your class obligation early!

Class of 2020: Concessions Sign Up

Any questions - please don't hesitate to see Mr. Winkelman or Mrs. Dwyer!

Guidance Events Coming Up!

Our Guidance Team is hitting the ground in FULL SPRINT MODE! Mark your calendars for these wonderful events! Some of these events are not limited to any one grade level; in fact, the earlier you attend these informational sessions, the better you can prepare!

August 30th - College Information Session with Mr. Stamatakos

CLICK HERE to view the presentation!

September 6

Financial Aid Night with Ina Hall - Coordinator of New Student and Financial Aid Outreach at MCC

7:00 - 8:00 p.m - Auditorium

All families welcome

October 16

Notre Dame Information Night with Chris Perkins - Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

7:00 p.m. - Auditorium

All families welcome


We are proud to partner with On-Target Sales to provide our Marian Central family with all your Hurricane spirit wear! They will be on campus for the Back to School Night on August 28th! Check out the video below to catch a glimpse of the products available!
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