MCCHS FRIDAY FOCUS

64th Edition: February 23, 2018

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

Week At-A-Glance: February 24 - March 2, 2018

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018

9:00 am: MCCHS Wrestling Team compete at State in Bloomington, IL - Good luck!


Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

10:30 am - 12:30 pm: Incoming Freshman Registration (walk-in) in Cafeteria


Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 - Spring Sports Practices Begin Today!

DINNER/DANCE AUCTION DONATION ITEMS DUE TODAY!

6:00 pm: Boys Varsity Basketball vs Woodstock North (AT Marengo)- 3A Regionals


Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

7:40 am - Rosary Service in Chapel

All Lunch Periods - Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel


Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

All Lunch Periods: Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

7-8:30 pm: College Information Night in Auditorium


Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018

AP Bio/CAPH Field Trip - All Day

All Lunch Periods: Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel


Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 - Spirit Dress Down Day!

RAFFLE TICKET SALES DEADLINE!


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


Interested in any Clubs & Organizations? Check out the Clubs/Organizations page for more information and a calendar of meeting times!

COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT: February 28th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

No matter where you and your student are in the college-admissions process, this is a CAN'T MISS event that will help you navigate the twists and turns regarding college visits, applications, interviews, and even FAFSA! Our guest speaker, Ms. Julie Nelson, is the Midwest Regional Recruitment Director at Xavier University who will share her insights and experience - giving our families and students an "inside scoop" on what is most important. After an information-rich presentation, there will be an open Q & A session!


All Marian Central families are welcome to attend this great event hosted by our amazing Guidance department in the school Auditorium.

Time to Purchase Your 2017-2018 YEARBOOK!

Now is the time to purchase your student's 2017-2018 Yearbook, The Memorare!! Even if you have purchased a book for another sibling, we see the yearbook as an opportunity to preserve memories for EVERY student!


A yearbook becomes priceless as time passes and cherished moments fade as the years go by. In twenty years, we will need the yearbook to relive, remember and respect the moments that were so defining to us in high school.


BUT WAIT—THERE’S MORE! If you order a yearbook, you will receive a FREE autograph insert THIS May to pass around and have friends sign! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!


Please send a check (payable to Marian Central) for $75 to Mrs. Murwin

*If you believe you have already purchased a yearbook, please contact Miss Gallagher (kgallagher@marian.com) and we will be sure to check our records*


Sincerely, The Memorare Advisers, Editors and Staff

Sign Up for Full-Test Practice ACT Session (free of charge!)

This March, 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 7 (2:30 - 5:00) and March 8 (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. Test seating is limited to the first 30 students to register. 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 6. You will be notified by e-mail once your form has been received. Watch the Marian website for information on the number of seats available.


Practice ACT Test Registration



3rd Quarter Conversations that Matter: Social Media and Texting MARCH 8TH, 7pm

In an effort to partner with our families and community, Marian Central Catholic High School is hosting a quarterly series on various topics that are important and impact our students.

This third session in this series will review the dangers pre-teens and teens face while engaging with social media and texting. This session will include a discussion on the recent data about teen use of their devices, benefits and dangers of social media, legal ramifications of certain online and texting behaviors, as well as the effects on both senders and receivers.


Specific focus will be on:

- Sexting

- Harrassment

- Cyberstalking

- Online Preditors


We will have two expert speakers to address this topic:

Patrick Kenneally, McHenry County State's Attorney

Dan Wilbrandt, McHenry County Assistant State's Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division


Feel free to click on the speaker's name for a brief bio about him.

We will also have a priest, Father Carl Beekman from Sts. Peter and Paul, Cary, that will address the Church's perspective on this issue.


Please join us as we talk about these tough issues and look for real solutions together.


>>> This session is designed for BOTH parents and students.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EVENT INVITE AND R.S.V.P!

Calling All Seniors: It's Time to Submit Your BABY PHOTO!

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 between 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


*You May also email a clear JPEG File of the scanned baby photo to kgallagher@marian.com. Please include your student’s full name with the email.

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 8th, 201​8


We will return the photos once they have been successfully scanned into our system.


Should you have any questions, please contact Miss Gallagher (kgallagher@marian.com). We look forward in creating a lifetime of memories for the Class of 2018!

Sincerely, The 2017-2018 Memorare Editors, Advisers, and Staff

Dodge Journey Raffle UNDERWAY!

Who wants a FREE CAR?

or better yet...

Who wants a DAY OFF SCHOOL?


The deadline for the students to turn in car raffle tickets is next Friday, March 2. The grade with the most tickets will receive a half day off school on the day of Prom. The current standings are as follows:


Freshman: 295

Sophomores: 321

Junior: 487

Seniors: 766


The students can pick up more tickets in the Development Office or tickets can be purchased online here.

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Roaring 20's Annual Dinner Auction: Saturday, March 10th! SAVE THE DATE!

The Marian Central Roaring 20's Annual Dinner Auction is just 2 weeks away! Don't miss out on a roaring good time! Seats are filling up. To reserve yours, RSVP here or mail in this form. Last call for all donations (restaurant gift cards, wine, baskets)! Turn in to the Main office by Monday, February 26.

Doing any DRESS SHOPPING?

PROM -FORMAL (April 27th - Juniors and Seniors only) Gowns and Tuxedos are the typical attire for this event. Again, with dresses, since there are so many selections out there - it is important that our school's conservative attire is respected.


Society (and the media) may be tempting our young men and women to dress and behave far beyond their age - but we have to do our best to protect the age they actually are. Thank you for always partnering with us in this effort to prepare them for adulthood, while still honoring and protecting their age.


We hope you find this Semi/Formal Dress Guideline helpful!

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.