107th EDITION: March 8, 2019

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

WEEK AT-A-GLANCE March 9 - 15, 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, March 9, 2019

Sunday, March 10, 2019


7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

4:00 pm: Girls Var. Soccer vs North Shore Country Day

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

4th - 6th pds: Adoration in Chapel

8TH PD: UW Milwaukee college rep in Guidance

2:30 pm: Confession in Chapel

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

2nd pd: Judson University rep in Guidance

3rd pd: St. Anthony College of Nursing rep in Guidance

4th - 6th pds: Senior Graduation Announcement Order Delivery

2:30 pm: Confession in Chapel

6:00 pm: Spanish Honor Society Inductions in Auditorium

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - SENIOR BABY PHOTOS DUE TODAY!!! (See post below)

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

1st pd: St. Louis College of Pharmacy rep in Guidance

4th - 6th pd: Adoration in Chapel

8th pd: Florida Atlantic Univ. rep in Guidance

9th pd: UW Whitewater college rep in Guidance

2:30 pm: Confessions in Chapel

2:30 pm: Practice ACT in Library (see registration below!)

4:30 pm: Boys Var Baseball vs Rockford Boylan

Friday, March 15, 2019

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

2nd pd: UW Lacrosse college rep in Guidance

2:30 pm: Practice ACT in Library (see registration below!)

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!

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NCEA Parent News

Click here for a downloadable, printable version of the NCEA Parent News to read more about how we can embrace LENT as a FAMILY!

NHS will be holding a BICYCLE DRIVE!

NHS Bike Drive

Why: To help provide those in need with a mode of transportation

When: Saturday, March 16th from 9 AM to 12 PM

Where: Drop off by George Harding Field

Please consider donating new/used bikes to this cause

Adult bikes preferred but any size is acceptable


Each year, we have been able to provide several families FREE uniforms thanks to the generous donations of our graduating families!

As our seniors celebrate NO MORE SWEATERS EVER - please consider donating any sweaters in good repair back to the school. Not only would you be helping out future students, but you will also help keep our school safe as we prevent our uniforms from general public donation circulation.

Our wonderful NHS students will have collection boxes available in the Social Science wing - or you can send in your sweaters to the front office and we will make sure they are ready for our FREE Used Uniform event at the beginning of the summer!

Practice ACT Testing RETURNS to the MC LIBRARY! Reserve your spot NOW!

The Marian Central Catholic H. S. Library is offering an opportunity for Sophomores and Juniors to take a complete practice ACT test, spread out over two after-school sessions. The testing will take place on March 14 (2:30 - 5:00) and March 15 (2:30 - 4:00). These are official practice tests from ACT, and students will receive scaled scores for each test section and subsection. This is an opportunity for Marian students to get an idea of the types of questions they will be seeing on the real test. They will also experience the ACT testing environment, complete with proctored instructions, ACT rules, and more than one test in one sitting.

We have only 5 seats left for the test.

If you are interested, please print the form linked below, complete the signature block, and return it to the Marian library no later than March 11. You will be notified by e-mail once your form has been received. Watch the Marian website for up- to-date information on the number of seats available.

Practice ACT Test Registration

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PROM 2019: Some Early Info!

Before you know it, PROM SEASON will be upon us all! Soon, all Junior and Senior families will be receiving (via email) the official PROM 2019 Information Sheet - that will contain everything you ever wanted or needed to know about our annual Prom event!

Just to give you a sneak-peek, below find two snippets that will help you as you plan that event!

Prom 2019 Itinerary

5:00 - 5:35 pm - DeWane professional photos in Landers Pavilion

5:40 pm - Start Promenade

5:45 - 6:15 pm - Load Buses

7:00 pm - Arrive at The Cotillion

7:15 palm - Dinner Begins

8:15 pm - Dancing Begins

10:00 pm - Coronation

11:45 pm - 12:00 midnight - Load Buses

12:45 am - Arrive at Marian Central


Have a dress you're not quite sure about? Snap a pic and email it over to Mrs. Loy! She tries to respond very quickly!


As our own kids graduate, we find ourselves planning our own graduation of sorts! Most of our Parent Association officer positions will be in need of dynamic, caring new leadership!

Interested? Please contact our current MCCPA Presidents Mrs. Lori Lee or Mrs. Dawn Hines! We would be thrilled to tell you all about the various positions open for next year, and how you can make a difference!

The more parents we have that help lead this wonderful organization, the more impactful we can be for Marian Central and all the teachers and students who call it home.


Mrs. Lori Lee at or (847) 309-0702

Mrs. Dawn Hines at


Incoming Freshman Study Skills Camp registration is now open! Attached is a copy of the registration form. This camp fills up fast so sign up soon. Follow the directions on the form to guarantee your spot.


Please be sure to indicate on the form if your child will be playing a fall sport. If you have questions feel free to email Laura Littner at


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…sometimes other people are just better at giving advice than I am.

This is one of those cases. On the heels of my post in last week’s Friday Focus, I offer thoughts/advice from The Washington Post’s Elizabeth Heubeck on helping students deal with college rejection. Heubeck’s defining “rejection” in this sense as “not being admitted to a top choice school”, but I’ll expand the definition to include “realizing that a top choice school isn’t affordable”; in other words, financial rejection.

Heubeck’s advice seems like one of those things someone would read and say “Easier said than done!” But really and truly, the advice she provides is good and intended to help students learn and grow from the rejection experience. Heaven knows they’ll face it many more times in the future.

Here's the link to Heubeck’s article. As always, I hope you’ll find it helpful:


Jim Stamatakos

College Counselor

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.

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)


Super Raffle Current Standings:

Week of dress down days: Tied!

Freshmen: 10

Sophomores: 10

Prom half day off school: Seniors

Juniors: 7

Seniors: 19

The competitions are very close and it is still anyone's game! Super Raffle tickets can be purchased online or in the Development Office.

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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