69th Edition: April 6, 2018

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

Week At-A-Glance: April 7 - 13 2018

Saturday, April 7, 2018

8:00 am - 11:00 am: Saturday Detention in Cafeteria (Use Door #4)

3:30 pm - Girls V Soccer vs Elkhorn

Monday, April 9, 2018

Pre-orders for Tyler Gardner Memorial Wristbands Due Today! (see below)

9th Period - WIU College Rep in Guidance

4:30 pm - Girls V Softball vs Alden Hebron

4:30 pm - Boys JV Tennis vs Round Lake

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

7:15 am - Academic Breakfast in Cafeteria

7:40 am - Rosary Service in Chapel

Extended Homeroom

All Lunch Periods - Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

All Lunch Periods - PROM TICKET SALES

8th Period - STEM Panel w/ Iowa State, Michigan Tech, Miss. Univ. of Science & Tech

4:30 pm - Girls V/JV Soccer vs Badger

4:30 pm - Boys JV Tennis vs St. Patrick

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

All Lunch Periods - PROM TICKET SALES

4:30 pm - Boys JV Tennis vs Crystal Lake Central

Thursday, April 12, 2018

9:00 am - Tornado Drill

All Lunch Periods - Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

All Lunch Periods - PROM TICKET SALES

4:30 pm - Boys JV Lacrosse vs Benet Academy

4:30 pm - Boys So. Baseball vs South Elgin

6:00 pm - Boys V Lacrosse vs Benet

Friday, April 13, 2018

Spirit Dress Down Day

All Lunch Periods - PROM TICKET SALES

5:30 pm - GIrls JV Softball vs St. Francis

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!

Help Fund the Tyler Gardner MC Tuition Scholarship

A year ago, the Marian family lost a dear student, Tyler Gardner (Class of 2018), to cancer. In memory of Tyler, his classmates are raising a Marian Central tuition scholarship fund by selling memorial bracelets during all lunch periods this week for $2 each. If you are interested in purchasing a bracelet or making a donation to the Tyler Gardner Memorial Scholarship, make checks payable to Marian Central with Tyler Gardner in the memo or pay with credit card at (Select Annual Fund as Payment Type, Student ID: 1111111 and Tyler Gardner in Student Name.) All pre-orders for bracelets need to be made by Monday, April 9.

For more information about the scholarship, click here.

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SENIORS: Senior VIDEO Needs YOUR 9th - 10th Grade Memories!

WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are in DESPERATE NEED of photos covering 9th through 10th grade for the SENIOR VIDEO!

We want to represent each and every student's experience here throughout the video and would like to request a favor of our parents. If you could please send 5-8 pictures of your student's time here at Marian from Freshman Year to Senior Year by Monday, April 30th (allows for any prom pictures to be included ), this would allow the Senior Council to compile the video in time for the Senior Breakfast.

We do ask for pictures including 2 or more students from Marian (no single shots, please), and have the pictures that were taken place at Marian events or with other Marian students from the Class of 2018.

These pictures can be emailed to or in an envelope dropped off to the Marian off or Room 127 with your student's name on it. If you are scanning and emailing the pictures, please make sure that the files are in JPEG format. With the large number of pictures we are expecting to receive, this would help decrease any extra steps of converting the files to complete this important project. We look forward to being able to represent your student's time here at Marian and as a Hurricane.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Miss Gallagher at


The 2018 Senior Class Council

NHS Earns 2018 Outstanding Service Award!

The National Honor Society (NHS) has recognized Marian Central Catholic High School’s Bishop Lane Chapter as a recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Service Award!

During Catholic Schools Week in 2017, the Bishop Lane chapter of the National Honor Society organized a donation drive to provide less fortunate families with the means to celebrate the birthdays of their young children. Festive donations (such as cake mix, sprinkles, and small toys) were collected from the McHenry County Deanery elementary schools and on the Marian Central students and faculty and were then combined in boxes, wrapped, and delivered to four local food pantries for distribution. Not only did this project provide for the emotional and social wellness of impoverished children in the community, it provided elementary school students with the opportunity to experience the joys of service.


Our amazing yearbook team is in the "home stretch" of filling this year's Memorare yearbook with your memories! We sure could use your help, though! If your student is involved in any of the clubs listed below, please consider sharing any photos so we can make those club pages truly represent all the dedication and hard work our students contribute to Marian's co-curricular events!

Outdoor Club

Athletic Trainers

Business Club

Friends of Rachel



Outdoor Club


Writer's Society


Students and parents can send the photos to Please specify what clubs, and even some information about the photo that may help us properly caption the activities pictured! Thank you for all your help!

Attention JUNIORS: Illinois State Scholars Eligibility Information

Remind your Illinois high school juniors that eligibility for the Illinois State Scholar Program is based, in part, on a student's highest qualifying ACT or SAT score. For current high school juniors, only exams taken between August 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 qualify for consideration in the Illinois State Scholar announcements that will be made during their senior year (i.e., fall of 2018). Further details are provided in the State Scholar Program section of the ISAC Gift Assistance Programs area.

2018 Prom Information

This past Monday, we emailed out the Parent Information letter that should be your "one-stop shop" for anything you need to know about Prom 2018!

Here's the link to the Prom Information Letter. In it, you will find all the forms you may need: Table Reservation Form, Date Request Form, Dress Code Guidelines. We hope this letter helps!

  • What: Classic Red Carpet Junior/Senior Prom 2018

  • Where: The Concorde, in Kildeer, Illinois

  • Ticket Sales: $55 per person, April 10-13, 2017 during lunch periods

  • When: Friday, April 27, 2018

Prom 2018 Itinerary

5:00 - 5:35 pm - Informal Pictures in Landers Pavilion

5:40 pm - Start Promenade

5:45 - 6:15 pm - Load Buses

7:00 pm - Arrive at The Concorde

7:15 pm - 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

Marian Central Hosts Deanery Science Teachers in 'You Be A Chemist' Professional Workshop!

On Saturday, March 10, eight teachers from the McHenry County Deanery elementary schools and Marian’s own Mr. Heiden were busy learning in the Hurricanes’ cafeteria!

Earlier this year, Mr. Heiden met with our Deanery feeder elementary school principals to offer a program called You Be The Chemist and the ability for their teachers to participate in the Essential Elements workshop. This professional development program is designed to provide teachers with a variety of methods in which they can expose students to chemistry concepts from kindergarten through 8th grade. Mr. Heiden organized this workshop so that Deanery teachers would not only learn different methods, but the program also equips each participate with a host of grade appropriate lessons that have real-world application.

By exposing students to these scientific concepts at an early age, our STEM program will be enhanced from the ground level! Even more exciting is that students at the middle school level may be able to participate in the You Be The Chemist Challenge at the local, state, and national level. This event is an academic contest similar to the National Spelling or Geography Bees.

Check out the entire article here: You Be A Chemist MCCHS Workshop

SENIORS: Worried About Exam Exemptions?

Now that Quarter 3 Exams have wrapped up, there are many seniors who are worried about their grade for Quarter 3 not quite making the minimum 91% (B+) to qualify for Senior Exam Exemptions. We would like to address this concern:

Please review the Exam Exemption & Appeal Form. At the BOTTOM of the form, there is an APPEAL box that we encourage students to check if you believe one of the criteria should be re-evaluated in your case. What does this mean to you? Well, let's say your Quarter 3 grade for a class dips below that 91%, BUT you absolutely pull your Quarter 4 grade up. Simply check the "Appeal" box - explain your grade for the class, and we will consider the exemption!

When is the Exam Exemption & Appeal Form due?

Students who wish to be considered for exemptions MUST submit the completed form to the school office by 3:00 pm on Friday, May 4th. We will not allow exemptions if we do not have this form completed. We need this form early enough to run a complete audit of all criteria (grades, attendance, discipline.) We will notify you in writing exactly which exams have been approved for exemptions within one week of receipt.

As stated when we launched this program, this is our "beta" year - so we are anticipating a few bumps as we work through the process. We appreciate all the support and patience as we test this out this year. We will also release a brief survey at the end of the school year for feedback so we can make improvements for Year 2!

SAVE THE DATE! Marian Central Golf Outing!

How better to spend one more weekend of snow than to plan for a perfect summer day on the golf course!

Enjoy a day of golf and dinner on Wednesday, June 13 at Crystal Woods Golf Club to benefit Marian Athletic Teams.

Golfers must be 21 years of age.

Attention Freshman & Sophomore Parents - PROM Volunteers Needed

The Parent Association is looking for parent-volunteers to help work this year's Prom! We typically ask parents of Freshmen and Sophomores to volunteer to work this event: helping with the raffle prizes, working the blackjack tables, supervising the photo booth, etc.

If you are available to work the Prom event on April 27th (7pm - 11:45pm) please call Lori Lee at (847) 309-0702 or email at Thank you!

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.