19th Edition: February 3, 2017

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

from the Interim Superintendent:

The search for our new superintendent is proceeding apace. Our search company, Gonser Gerber, is currently accepting resumes from all interested parties. In the coming weeks, they will make initial contact with our possible candidates and begin the vetting and interviewing phase. Stayed tuned for more info. If you or someone you know might be qualified and interested, please take a look at the job announcement at

We are also in the midst of working on the school's projected budget for next year. The school's Executive Committee had a productive discussion last week about some of the possible expenses and enrollment trends that will play large roles in setting next year's tuition rate. They also discussed ideas for new streams of revenue to help offset some of those costs. Again, more information will be provided at the end of the month after the whole Council of Administration has a chance to discuss the issue.

Finally, we have just completed Catholic Schools Week. A special thanks goes out to all those at Montini School in McHenry who coordinated and celebrated our annual All County Mass. You all did a wonderful job! May our Lord continue to bless our schools, especially Marian Central, in the coming semester.

8th Grade/Freshmen Activity Night - February 4th from 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Join us this Saturday for dancing, basketball & volleyball games, jousting, and even an obstacle course! FREE ADMISSION, refreshments, and raffle prizes! Click here for more information!

Break a Leg to Our Musical The Pajama Game!

Tech week is underway at Marian Central as our cast, crew, directors, and Fine Arts Boosters put the finishing touches on this year's musical production! Be sure to purchase your tickets now on sale in the main office!

MCCHS Clubs & Organizations Page

Check out our new Clubs/Organizations page, complete with calendar of events, club descriptions, and moderator contact information! This will be linked on the Marian website soon - but we thought you'd enjoy this sneak peek!

The Pajama Game tickets ON SALE NOW!

In the fast-paced times of 1954, the only things that the workers at Sleep Tite Pajama factory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, want are fair working conditions and their 7 ½ cent raise! Come see Marian Central Catholic High School’s rendition of The Pajama Game, including classic songs “Hernando’s Hideaway,” “Steam Heat,” and “Hey There.” Watch as Babe, the head of the workers’ grievance committee, falls for Sid, their new superintendent; Hines, the time-steady man, pines for Gladys, a secretary at the factory; and the workers fight for a pay raise. Join us for fun, comedy, and lots of singing and dancing!

2017 Show Dates

Friday and Saturday, February 10 & 11 at 7:00 pm (theatre opens at 6:15 pm)

Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 pm (theatre opens at 1:15 pm)

Friday and Saturday, February 17 & 18 at 7:00 pm (theatre opens at 6:15 pm)

Ticket Information

To purchase reserved seats, please contact Mrs. Carlton in the Marian Central Office at 815-338-4220, x100 between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Click Here for the Auditorium Seating Chart. We hope to see you there!

Week At-A-Glance: February 4 - 10 , 2017

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017

  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am - Saturday Detention in Room 130 (use Auditorium entrance)
  • 9:00 am - Spring Musical Set Building in Auditorium
  • 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm: 8th Grade/Freshman Activity Night (Aux/Landers/Cafeteria)

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

  • 6:30 am - Baseball Open Gym in Aux Gym
  • 2:30 pm - Girls Freshmen Basketball Dinner in Cafeteria
  • 2:45 pm - Spring Musical rehearsal in Auditorium - TECH WEEK!
  • 3:00 pm - Girls/Boys Basketball Team Dinner in Cafeteria
  • 3:45 pm - Fine Arts Boosters meeting in room 121

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 - LATE START Classes begin at 9:05 am

Due to Late-Start, there will be no Club meetings before school.

  • 2:30 pm - Business Club in room 219
  • 2:40 pm - Gavel meeting in room 218
  • 2:45 pm - SMART Club meeting in room 147
  • 2:45 pm - Ping Pong in Auditorium Commons
  • 2:45 pm - Spring Musical rehearsal in Auditorium
  • 2:35 pm - Scholastic Bowl meeting in room 218
  • 6-8 pm - Lacrosse Open Gym

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

St. Norbert College rep visiting 8th Hour Today - see Guidance by Feb. 7th for pass!

  • 6:30 am - Baseball Open Gym in Aux Gym
  • 7:30 am - WYSE meeting in room 126
  • 7:30 am - NHS LEAD Attendees meeting in room 218
  • 2:30 pm - Art Club meeting in room 110
  • 2:30 pm - Key Club to Valley Hi Nursing Home
  • 2:45 pm - Spring Musical rehearsal in Auditorium
  • 3:00 pm - Girls/Boys Basketball team dinners in Cafeteria
  • 4:00 pm - FR Girls Basketball vs Benet in Landers Pavilion
  • 5:30 pm - SOPH Girls Basketball vs Benet in Landers Pavilion
  • 7:00 pm - VARSITY Girls Basketball vs Benet in Landers Pavilion - SENIOR NIGHT!

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017

  • 6:30 am - Softball Open Gym in Aux Gym
  • 2:35 pm - Scholastic Bowl meeting in room 218
  • 2:40 pm - FOR Club meeting in Guidance
  • 2:45 pm - MUN meeting in room 218
  • 2:45 pm - Spring Musical cast dinner/Final Dress Rehearsal
  • 7:30 - 9pm - Floor Hockey


2017-2018 Registration Due Today ($175 price)

  • 6:30 am - Baseball Open Gym in Aux Gym
  • 7:30 am - NHS meeting in Auditorium
  • 2:30 pm - Basketball/Cheer dinner in Cafeteria
  • 2:45 pm - Ping Pong in Auditorium Commons
  • 7:00 pm - SPRING MUSICAL OPENING NIGHT: The Pajama Game

These are just the highlights of the activities happening this week at Marian. For a more detailed calendar, including all away games and practices, please visit our 8to18 Athletics Calendar. Or, click here for a more detailed look at the Marian Central school calendar (non-athletic.)

A Night in New Orleans - March 11th! Get Your Tickets Now!

Plan a wonderful "date night" filled with good friends, food, dancing, and music AND help support our beloved school!

Click HERE to order your Dinner/Dance Tickets AND purchase raffle tickets to win a NEW CAR, donated by our dear friends at Ray Chevrolet!

A Night in New Orleans MCCHS Dinner Auction Welcomes Donations!

You can help make it a night to remember by donating special items for the silent and/or live auctions! Check out this idea page for Auction Baskets! Please contact the Marian Central Advancement Office at (815) 338-4220, ext. 124, 125, or 126 for additional assistance! See you all on March 11th for this wonderful celebration that supports our dear school!

News from Guidance and Registrar...

Financial Assistance Application Available Now

This year, the application for Marian tuition financial assistance must be completed entirely online. The deadline for this application is May 1st and notification will be sent mid-June. You can find more information and application link on our Marian Tuition & Financial Aid page or click here for a direct link to the Financial Assistance Application

2017-2018 Curriculum Guide Available Now

Over the next month, we will be registering students who have paid their $175 registration fee (see following announcement for payment details and link!) Click here for our 2017-2018 Curriculum Guide or find the link on our Marian website!

Registration Fees for 2017-2018 School Year

Registration fees for the 2017-2018 school year can be paid at this time, so be sure to do that as soon as possible! Beginning February 1st, Guidance will be registering current students who have paid the registration fee.

Registration fee is $175 if paid by February 10th

After February 10th, the registration fee is $250

CLICK HERE to pay your fee online. (Select "Registration Fee" from drop-down menu)

College Admissions Info Night - February 23rd!

All Marian families and their students are welcome to attend this informational session hosted in our Auditorium at 7:00pm on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Two college admission representatives are scheduled to speak about the admissions process in general, followed by a question/answer session. This year's speakers are Nate Bargar, Chicago Enrollment Center Coordinator, from the University of Cincinnati; and Julie Nelson, Midwest Regional Recruitment Director, from Xavier University.

News from our Athletic Department...

Is your student playing a SPRING SPORT this year?

If your son/daughter plans on playing a Spring Sport, please register them online before February 23rd. Click here for Registration Instructions or visit our 8to18 webpage to register. There will be a Parent/Coaches meeting for Spring Sports on Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 7:00 pm in Landers Pavilion.

Wrestlers Named ESCC All-Conference!

Recently, our Varsity Wrestling team placed 4th at the ESCC Tournament at Carmel, with Zach Gustafson placing 1st in the 195 lb weight class! Additionally, several of our athletes were named ESCC All-Conference: Anthony Randazzo, Anthony Silva, Luke Silva, Adam Konopka, Zach Gustafson, and Conor Smith. Congratulations and best of luck to these athletes as they compete in the Individual Regionals Feb. 4th at Woodstock North and Sectionals later this week!

Girls Basketball Wins First ESCC Victory

The Girls Varsity Basketball team clinched their first ESCC victory of the season with their 55-31 win over JCA on January 27th. The sportsmanship and grit our Lady Canes demonstrated on the court made for a spectacular night of basketball at Marian Central!

Marian Athletes Take their Games on this Road This Week

Good luck to all of our teams as they play this week: Boys Basketball at Benet (Feb. 3rd), Girls Basketball at Sandwich (Feb. 4th), Fencing (Feb. 4th, and Wrestling (Feb. 10th).

Visit the Marian Central Website!

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