58th Edition: January 12, 2018

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

Whether the Weather is Warm...

Our first week back to school seemed to contain an entire season's worth of weather! From bone-chilling cold to balmy rain (and back again) this week seemed to have something for everyone. We even anticipated the freezing rain of Thursday evening and cancelled evening practices to help keep our students safely off the roads.

This week also marked a new tradition for our school - we were able to send a group of students to the Illinois High School Theatre Festival in Bloomington/Normal! This annual event is the largest and oldest non-competitive high school theatre-festival in the world, with over 4,000 participants, 25 high school productions, and over 150 workshops. Easily the highlight of the entire weekend is the All-State Production, featuring some of the state's best student actors, orchestral musicians, dancers, singers, and "techies. Our school was not able to participate in the past due to the conflict with semester exams, so this is just another wonderful benefit of our schedule change! We look forward to all the new skills our students will be learning at this event, as we are continually expanding our wonderful Fine Arts Program here at Marian Central!

We hope everyone enjoys the three-day weekend! Also, please consider donating books to our Book Drive (next week) and gather up any gently used winter coats for our Coat Drive the following week! If one of your resolutions was to clean out closets or de-clutter your shelves, these two drives not only help you in those efforts but you will also know that you are making a huge difference in the lives of others with your donations!

Week At-A-Glance: January 13 - 19, 2018

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018

8:00 - 11:00 am: Saturday Detention - in Art Room (Use Auditorium Entrance)

8:15 am: Freshman Placement Exam in Cafeteria (Use Main Entrance)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Musical Set Building/Practice in Auditorium

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 - No School/Office Closed

9:00 am: Musical Practice in Auditorium

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

7:40 am: Rosary in Chapel

4th-6th Pd Lunches: Adoration in Chapel

5:30 pm: Girls So Basketball vs Wauconda

7:00 pm: Girls Varsity Basketball vs Wauconda

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

7:15 am: Campus Ministry in Cafeteria

4th-6th Pd Lunches: Adoration in Chapel

2:30 pm: ACT Practice Test in Library (pre-registration required)

5:30 pm: Boys So/FA Basketball vs Johnsburg

7:00 pm: Boys Var/FB Basketball vs Johnsburg - Military Appreciation Night

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

3rd Pd: American Academy of Art rep in Guidance

4th-6th Pd Lunches: Adoration in Chapel

2:30 pm: ACT Practice Test in Library (pre-registration required)

2:50 pm: Club Moderator Meeting in Annex (rescheduled from Jan. 9th)

5:30 pm: Girls Fr/So Basketball vs St. Viator

7:00 pm: Girls Var. Basketball vs St. Viator

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 - Spirit Dress Down Day

5:00 pm: Boys V/JV Wrestling vs Johnsburg - Senior Night

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!

Tuition Payments Due, Monday January 15th.

Reminder to all families -- Semester, Quarter and Monthly tuition payments are all due by Monday, January 15th. You can make your payment with credit/debit card on Marian's website (3% surcharge does apply to all credit/debit payments) or have your student bring the payment to the school office Tuesday morning, January 16th (no school on Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). Thank you!

BOOK DRIVE: January 16 - 19th in ALL English Classes!

Our amazing students in the MCCHS Writing Lab are sponsoring an all-school book drive to collect books to supply the local Ronald McDonald House! Please consider sending in a few NEW or LIKE-NEW books to help with this wonderful drive. Since the Ronald McDonald House usually hosts families, all levels of books are welcome for donation to create a rich library for their patrons. Thank you for your participation in this wonderful event!

2018-2019 Registration and Tuition Information Available

You should be receiving a separate email containing this Registration/Tuition letter, which includes information about the up-coming registration and tuition schedule for the 2018-2019 school year. For your convenience, we are sharing it here with you as well. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Murwin, our Business Manager. Thank you!

2018-2019 Registration and Tuition Information

Come Join the MCCHS Parent Association!

Please join our MCCHS Parent Association for its next meeting on January 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Annex! There are so many ways you can become more involved and really help make this year a huge success for our school!

Spring Sports Registration Information

If your student plans to participate in a Spring Sport, please be aware of the deadlines that are quickly approaching for registration and sports physicals. On-line Registration and Physical required by February 19th. Please mail, fax or drop your physical forms to the AD Office before registration deadline. Failure to register and provide a physical will result in student-athletes not being able tryout/participate on the start date of their sport.

· On-line registration is located on the Marian Central Catholic Athletic site under the registration tab.

· Athletic Director Office direct fax: 815-338-5883

· If you have any questions please contact:

o Athletic Director Mr. Curtis Price at or 815-338-4220 ext. 119

o Assistant Athletic Director Mrs. Kelly Jackson at or 815-338-4220 ext. 111

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CSW Winter Coat Drive: Jan. 31st - Feb. 1st

As part of this year's celebration of Catholic Schools Week, MCCHS students will be hosting a Winter Coat Drive! We will be accepting clean, gently used (or new) winter coats, hats, gloves/mittens, and scarves through all the Theology classes. All items collected will be blessed at the All-County Mass before they are distributed to local shelters in need!


As we flip the page on the calendar, it's only natural to begin thinking about all the wonderful events that we have to look forward to in the second semester! Two such events are our WINTER FORMAL and, of course, PROM.

WINTER SEMI-FORMAL (Jan. 27th) Our young ladies typically wear cocktail length dresses. PLEASE help your daughter select a length that is appropriate! It's very important that the hemline is no higher than mid-thigh. Young men wear suit/tie - but often forego the suit-coat.

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!

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Tickets for this event are $22 each - but because we feel SO STRONGLY in the importance of Chris's message of taking the beauty and genius of the gospel and applying it to one's every day life, Marian Central is underwriting a portion of the ticket price for ALL Marian students! The price for any Marian Central student is now only $10.00! Tickets are available for purchase in the Guidance Office - so come get yours today and join us on January 24th for this life-changing event in Landers Pavilion!

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