245th ISSUE: November 4, 2022

From the Desk of Mr. Cody O'Neill

Its been officially 3 months since I have started my AD position here at Marian. We had a great fall sports season with a lot of teams competing at the highest level. We had 4 girls tennis players make it to state, as well as a boy and girls golfers. Working with the coaches for the fall teams was a great experience, getting to know them and figuring out how to work together. It is not easy for coaches to have someone new come in and tell them what to do all the time. We are gearing up for the winter season and I hope to see you all at our home games throughout the winter season.

Since my time here at Marian, a lot has changed. Both good and bad. One of the biggest things I’ve noticed is that kids just don’t like to be involved in athletics when they become seniors, or if it doesn’t benefit them in certain ways. I have never really understood why you wouldn't try to be a part of a team each season. Now, I was only a football player and a wrestler, but that was because I was injured my junior and senior years after wrestling season and didn’t make the baseball team my freshman or sophomore year. There’s one thing I want to let every kid here at Marian know….This is probably the last time you’ll get to play an organized sport at the highest level.. So please be involved, be part of a team and help better Marian athletics by being part of something special.

Mr. Cody O'Neill

Athletic Director

Guest Speaker - Substance Abuse

In a continued effort to keep our students safe and making good decisions, we have invited a speaker from the McHenry County Health Department to come to Marian Central Catholic High School to speak with our students on Tuesday, November 15th. Parents are invited to attend. Please click here for additional information.

Food Drive for the Woodstock Food Bank

Next week, Monday through Friday, Student Council and Key Club will be hosting our annual canned food drive! This drive will be held as a competition. Freshmen will face off against the sophomores and juniors will take on the seniors. The winning classes will be awarded with a dress down day on Tuesday, November 22nd. Collection of the canned food items will take place in advisory classes throughout the week. When the competition has ended, the food items will be donated to the Woodstock Food Bank. May the best class win!
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Auction Planning Meeting - Wednesday, November 9

It's time to start planning for our Dinner Auction, Marian Central's largest fundraiser! We need YOUR help to plan the party and make it a prosperous event. The first meeting is on Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30 pm in the Annex (building east of school, towards Raffel Rd). Bring your friends, ideas, and join the fun!

If you cannot attend and would still like to help, please contact Kaitlin Bordeaux at

Open House - Closer Look at Marian Central

Please pass this information along to any prospective students! Discover all that Marian Central Catholic High School has to offer at Open House on Sunday, November 13 from 1:00-3:00pm! Marian Central's Open House takes shape with a new, exciting format, which better shares the innovation in learning, steeped in tradition, that a Marian education offers.

Prospective students and their families can enjoy student-lead campus tours, engaging teachers and coaches, and enthusiastic students and parents. To experience what it means to be a Hurricane, join us for two full hours of fun and register here!

Illness at School

Tis the Season…for illness. Please see the following excerpt from the Student Handbook:

Students becoming ill during the school day should report to the school office receptionist. The parents will be notified of this, and appropriate procedures will be followed. Students are not allowed to text (or otherwise contact) parent/guardian and have parent/guardian call the school to initiate the dismissal process. The school office will not interrupt a class to retrieve a student under these circumstances. Students must report to the school office FIRST to begin the process.

Honor A Veteran

In observance of Veteran's Day, November 11th, students will be participating in a project during Advisory classes. If you have any family members that currently serve or have served in any of our US Armed Forces, please bring a COPY of a picture of them to be displayed. You can include their name, rank and what wars they may have fought in as well.
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Next Week's College Visits

Wednesday 11/9: Colorado State University - 10th Period

Thursday 11/10: McHenry County College - 4th Period

Class of 2023 - Cap & Gown Orders Due

Thank you to those seniors and families that have placed their graduation cap and gown order. This is a reminder if you have not placed your order, the deadline is Tuesday, November 15th. There is no money due if you are only ordering the cap and gown.

If you would like to order a cap and gown and/or ala carte items, please click here.

If you would like to order a cap and gown and take advantage of one stop shopping with value packages, please click here.

Thank you and enjoy the countdown to graduation!

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