20th Edition: February 10, 2017

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

From the Interim Superintendent:

The company doing our superintendent search, Gonser Gerber, informed us this week that it has a solid handful of candidates that it will be reaching out to in the coming week or two, to start the process of vetting. When it has completed that initial contact, those resumes will be given to the Council of Administration's Executive Committee for review. Each week, we take another step toward finding our new school leader!

From the Spiritual Director:

I would like to laud all of our winter teams not only on their athletic success this past season, but also on their spiritual success. All of our winter sports teams--and several of our clubs--attended team Masses these past two months. I want to thank all of the coaches who made a commitment to making Mass part of their team preparation and formation, as well as all of the students who have attended.

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 11 - 17 , 2017

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017

  • 7:00 pm - Spring Musical The Pajama Game in the Auditorium

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017

  • 12:00 pm - US Baseball Academy Camp in Aux Gym
  • 2:00 pm - Spring Musical The Pajama Game in the Auditorium

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 - Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 - 6th Grade Visit Day

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 - NOON DISMISSAL

  • 7:00 pm - Spring Musical The Pajama Game in the Auditorium

These are just the highlights of the major events happening this week at Marian.

Detailed ATHLETIC CALENDAR (practices/away games): 8to18 Athletics Calendar.

Detailed CLUBS CALENDAR (meetings/events): Clubs/Organizations Page

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!

Welcome Class Of 2021 Hurricanes

Please register your incoming freshman on one of the dates below.

If you are unable to attend either date,

please contact Mr. Mike Maloney, Director of Admissions, at 815-338-4220 x108

Missed the placement test? Call our Guidance Department at 815-338-4220 x115

Registration Fee of $175 plus $500 tuition deposit due at time of registration.

Please bring a copy of your student’s birth certificate when you register.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

By appointment only – between 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm

Please call 815-338-4220 x107 to schedule your appointment


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Open Registration – No Appointment Necessary

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

News & Announcements:

Not one, but TWO National Merit Scholarship FINALISTS!

Congratulations to Jacob Fiedler and Scott Reckamp for being named National Merit Scholarship FINALISTS! Out of over 1.6 million test-takers, these two outstanding scholars have advanced to finalist standing!

Academic Breakfast Honors!

This past week, 81 students were recognized for Academic Excellence and Academic Improvement at the 2nd Quarter Academic Breakfast. These students were personally nominated by their teachers to receive these awards. Please click here to read more.

Honor Roll for Semester 1!

Linked, please find the lists of students who have earned recognition on our Honor Roll. Congratulations to all of these students for their hard work! This is quite an accomplishment!

High Honor Roll: G.P.A. of 3.8 required

Second Honor Roll: GPA of 3.0 required

Principal's List: students who have earned straight A's

All courses taken at Marian are used in preparing the Honor Roll. At the end of the first and third quarters, the honor roll is based on quarter grades. At the end of the second and fourth quarters, the honor roll is based on semester grades.

Floor Hockey Season Begins!

This week marks the beginning of our annual inter-mural floor hockey season. Each year, committed players organize teams and gather to have some fun playing hockey in the auxiliary gym. This year, eight teams will compete for the coveted title of floor hockey champion! Play takes place on Thursday nights. We'll be sure to keep you updated on the standings in the coming weeks.


The Yearbook Staff is collecting your baby photos for inclusion in this year's Memorare. Detailed postcards are mailing out to all seniors, but here's the info:

WHAT: your baby photo (preferred 6 months - 2 years)

HOW: turn in the photo to your English instructor, making sure you have clearly printed your FULL NAME and English instructor's name on the back.

WHEN: all photos must be turned in by March 9th. The staff will carefully scan all photos and return them through your English class soon after that! Questions? Please email s. Gallagher at

Speaking of Yearbooks...Have You Ordered Yours Yet?

It's not too late to order your 2016-2017 Yearbook! Books are $75 (checks payable to Marian Central) and the Yearbook staff will be sending home postcards to anyone who has not purchased a yearbook yet. Autograph inserts will be distributed in May to all who have purchased a book so be sure to secure your copy today! This year's Memorare theme is "Capture the Memories" and is already FILLED with great moments and award-winning inclusive coverage!

Car Safety Reminder from Our Local Authorities

In the past few months, you may have seen local reports throughout McHenry County of increased burglaries to motor vehicles. Although we have not experienced such crimes in our own parking lot, please help keep our students aware of the importance of locking their vehicles while parked anywhere (or even pumping gas, as social media reports have indicated) and making sure items of value are not visible from the exterior of the vehicle, including GPS devices and cell phone power cords as these are signals to criminals that valuables may be left inside. We have recently installed three external security cameras to help insure that our students and facilities are as monitored as possible.

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 Registration Happening Now!

Throughout February, we will be registering freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who have paid their registration fee for next year to help them select their tentative courses for next year. Please review the course selection information with them (distributed to all students during Feb. 1st homeroom) so the students are prepared with their choices for their electives and alternate courses, in case of scheduling conflicts, when they meet with the counselors.

Click here for our 2017-2018 Curriculum Guide or find the link on our Marian website!

New Classes Offered for 2017-2018 School Year!

You may have already seen them listed in our new Curriculum Guide, but we are thrilled to offer three new classes next year:

  • INNOVATIVE DESIGN AND ENTREPRENEURIAL APPLICATIONS (IDEA) - H (Grades 11, 12 and 10, upon availability),
  • THEATER 2 (Grades 10, 11, 12)

See our Curriculum Guide 2017-2018 for more information about these exciting new additions!

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.

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.

W.Y.S.E. Team Named Regional Champions! 14 Individual Medals Earned!

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News from our Athletic Department...

Marian Central Wrestlers Advance to Sectionals!

In the 2A Division, Anthony Randazzo and Luke Silva won their weight class. Anthony Silva, Zach Gustafson, and Patrick Brunken finished 2nd and all are participating in the 2A Sectionals Friday, Feb. 10th and Saturday, Feb. 11th! CONGRATULATIONS and good luck!

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.

Hurricanes On The Road This Week...

  • Saturday, Feb. 11th - FR Boys Basketball @ Notre Dame, SOPH/VAR @Harvest Christian
  • Tuesday, Feb. 14th - Girls Basketball @ Richmond Burton Regionals
  • Thursday, Feb. 16th - State Wrestling Tournament Begins
  • Friday, Feb. 17th - Boys Basketball @ Marian Catholic

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!

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.