105th EDITION: February 22, 2019

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

GOOD LUCK to our Wrestlers at (Team) STATE!

We will tweet out updates as they come available! We will also re-cap all the action in next week's Friday Focus!

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CONGRATULATIONS to our Wrestlers for their accomplishments at the INDIVIDUAL IHSA 2A STATE COMPETITION! The results...

Josh Glover (106 lbs) - 2nd Place (medalist)

Elon Rodriquez (113 lbs) - 5th Place (medalist)

Daniel Valeria (132 lbs) - 4th Place (medalist)

Bryce Shelton (138 lbs) - Top 8

Kaden Randazzo (152 lbs) - State Competitor

Dylan Connell (160 lbs) - State Champion (back to back - won last year at 152 lbs)

Mason Schwalbach (220lbs) - State Competitor

Thor Paglialong (285 lbs) - Top 8


Meeting the Man Who "Wrote the Book!"

Our Psychology students attended the 26th Annual Midwest Institute for Students and Teachers of Psychology conference held at the College of DuPage where they enjoyed the keynote address delivered by their class textbook author, Dr. David Myer! Dr. Myer was so generous with his time, and enthusiastically talked with our students, posed for pictures, and even signed a few autographs!
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WEEK AT-A-GLANCE February 23 - March 1, 2019

End of Year calendar for grades 9-11 has been extended to MAY 31st due to use of snow days!

Click on date below for daily Scripture Readings!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Marian Cares - Key Club Event

Sunday, February 24, 2019

10:30 am - 12:30 pm: Freshman Registration

Monday, February 25, 2019 -*BONUS* SPIRIT DRESS DOWN DAY!

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

4th - 6th pds: Confessions in Chapel

2:09 pm: All-School PEP ASSEMBLY in Landers Pavilion!

2:30 pm: Confession in Chapel

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

8:00 am: Principal's Coffee in Cafeteria - See Invite Below to RSVP!

4th - 6th pds: Adoration in Chapel

2:30 pm: Confession in Chapel

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

2:30 pm: Confession in Chapel

Thursday, February 28, 2019

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

4th - 6th pd: Adoration in Chapel

2:30 pm: Confessions in Chapel

2:35 pm: Detention in Room 129

6:00 pm: College Information Night! All Are Welcome (see invite below!)

Friday, March 1, 2019 - Spirit Dress Down Day!

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

2:30 pm: Confessions


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

For a detailed calendar of all MCCHS Clubs & Organizations meetings and events, please see our Clubs & Organizations Website!

A Note from Our Interim Superintendent, Mr. Vito DeFrisco...

We emailed this letter out directly to our families this week - but for your convenience, we have linked it here as well!

Letter from Mr. DeFrisco

Principal's Coffee: February 26th at 8:00 am!

We are hoping you would consider attending the third of four Principal's Coffee of the year. This provides you an opportunity to meet other parents, and talk with the Principal directly, all in the hopes of making Marian a stand-out from other high schools; providing the highest academics, spiritual guidance, and social/emotional support possible to our students.

Each Principal's Coffee begins with a brief agenda of talking points after which the conversation may focus on various other topics generated by those attending. This open forum style allows the conversation to be directed by observation, concerns, and new ideas.

Please let us know if you can join us for the Principal's Coffee!

College Information Night

WHEN: Thursday, February 28th from 6:30-9:00 PM (Check in begins at 6:00 PM, Program begins at 6:30 PM)

WHERE: Marian Central Catholic Theatre

WHAT: An opportunity to learn about starting a college search, financial aid, and choosing a major. Students and families will also attend a question and answer session about college admission with a panel of college admission officers.

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors and their parents/guardians are invited to attend this program. We strongly encourage juniors and their parents/guardians to attend College Information Night. We’ve put together a comprehensive program we’re confident will provide students and their families with insight into some of the most complicated and confusing parts of the college search.

We ask that those planning to attend this program please register online at:

Please direct any questions about College Information Night to Mr. Stamatakos ( or Mrs. Diamond (

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, February 28th!


The Marian Central Catholic Guidance Staff

A Soldier at original one-act play by Marian Central senior, Andrea Sanchez: March 1st!

Marian Central Catholic High School

proudly presents....

A Soldier at Heart

A One-Act Play

written and directed


Andrea Sanchez

produced and starring

MC Theatre 2 Students

7:00 pm

Free Admission

Please join us for the PREMIERE of our very first Student-Written/Directed One-Act Play, A Soldier at Heart, by senior Andrea Sanchez! The entire Theatre 2 class will be acting in and producing this amazing show and EVERYONE IS WELCOME to this FREE ADMISSION EVENT!

Don't miss this opportunity to be able to one day say, "I remember seeing her FIRST PLAY..!"

Click Here for the HURRICANE ALERT! Alumni Newsletter!

...brought to you by our dedicated Alumni and Development Offices!


A reminder to all parents and students that lunch money should be turned in to the school office BEFORE school starts in the morning - these funds will be on the student account by lunch time. Any funds received after school starts are added as time permits -- last minute additions can not be guaranteed on the account in time for student's lunch period. Please monitor your student's lunch account and allow 24 hours for funds to be added from Mealtime. We ask that payments be at least $20. Thank you!

Available for SALE! MC Laptop Sleeve!

Marian Central Laptop Sleeves

Now Available for Purchase

We have a limited supply of red Marian Central laptop sleeves available for purchase.
The sleeves are the perfect size for the laptops our students are currently using.

Each sleeve is $10 each and can be purchased in the school office.
Available while supplies last.


Due to the multiple snow days and weather-related late-starts, we have empowered our teachers to determine if they will be ready to administer an exam during the designated Quarter 3 exam times (March 7-8). Many teachers will be administering Quarter 3 exams as scheduled; others, however, will use that week to continue with their instruction, deferring assessment until the unit objectives are met. We do this to uphold the primary objective of assessment: to check for mastery of the content. If instructors believe, due to the weather-related interruptions, that they need more time prior to proper assessment, then we fully support that professional decision. Quarter 3 will end on March 8th. All teachers will share quarter-end plans with their students within the next two weeks.

2019 Annual Dinner Auction: CASINO NIGHT - April 13th!

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 13 @ 5-11pm

Join us for Marian Central's largest fundraising event to support tuition assistance! The evening will feature dinner, live entertainment, drinks, and silent and live auctions. There will also be professional gaming tables for Poker, Roulette, and Blackjack. Tickets are $50/person or $500/reserved table of 10, and can be purchased at Admission is FREE with purchase of a Super Raffle ticket. Formal invitation to follow (see below!)

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STUDENTS: Earn a DAY OFF OF SCHOOL (Juniors & Seniors) or a DRESS-DOWN WEEK (Freshmen & Sophomores)

Student Super Raffle Sales

As part of the fundraising for the auction, Marian Central is holding a Super Raffle! Students are encouraged to sell tickets, but are NOT required. The competition will be between Juniors/Seniors and Freshmen/Sophomores.

Tickets are now available for pick up in the Development Office or at, and must be returned with money by April 5th.


Juniors and Seniors - excused from school the day of Prom (Friday, April 26)

Freshmen and Sophomores - dress down the entire last week (May 28-31)

Highest Individual Seller (of all classes) - Apple AirPods

It's Time to Collect SENIOR BABY PHOTOS for the Yearbook!

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 around 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


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 14th, 2018. 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 2019!

Sincerely, The 2018-2019 Memorare Editors and Staff

FORMED on Demand

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