31st Edition: May 5, 2017

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

We hope that everyone has a wonderful, sunshine-filled weekend (finally!)

This coming week, we celebrate Teachers' Appreciation Week! Think about the teachers or school staff members who have made a positive impact on the lives of your children - and please reach out to them, wherever they are, and let them know! Long after our students graduate, we still root for their successes, cry for them during times of loss or struggle, and always keep them in our prayers. Your children become so much a part of our lives, and we are grateful for every one of our students!

Please consider filling out this Teacher/Staff Appreciation Form (for as many teachers/staff as you'd like!) and we will be THRILLED to share your comments with the teachers throughout the week!


May 6 - 12, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017

  • 8am - 11am: Saturday Detention - report to Cafeteria, use Door #4
  • 10:00 am - Boys Soph. Baseball vs Joliet Catholic (double-header)
  • 10:00 am - Boys Fresh. Baseball vs Joliet Catholic (double-header)
  • 11:00 am - Girls Varsity Softball vs Joliet Catholic (double-header)

Monday, May 8, 2017

  • 8:00 am - Biology AP Exam
  • 12:00 pm - Physics C: Mechanics AP Exam
  • 4:30 pm - Girls JV Softball vs Carmel

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

  • 8:00 am - AP Calculus Exam
  • 4:30 pm - Boys Var. Tennis vs St. Edwards
  • 4:30 pm - Boys JV Tennis vs St. Edwards
  • 4:30 pm - Boys Var. Lacrosse vs Jacobs
  • 6:00 pm - Boys JV Lacrosse vs Jacobs

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

  • 8:00 am - AP English Language Exam
  • 12:00 pm - Macroeconomics AP Exam
  • 4:30 pm - Boys Soph Baseball vs Carmel (rescheduled from 5/1 & 5/3)
  • 4:30 pm - Boys Fresh Baseball vs Carmel (rescheduled from 5/1 & 5/3)
  • 4:30 pm - Girls Var. Softball vs Carmel

Thursday, May 11, 2017

  • 8:00 am - Comparative Govt. & Politics AP Exam
  • 8:00 am - World History AP Exam
  • 12:00 pm - Statistics AP Exam
  • 4:30 pm - Boys Var. Baseball vs Grayslake Central
  • 6:00 - 8:00pm - Cheer Clinic/Tryouts
  • 6:45 pm - Principal's Coffee in Cafeteria

Friday, May 12, 2017

  • ALL-SCHOOL MASS: May Crowning
  • 4:30 pm - Boys Fresh. Baseball vs Woodstock
  • 4:30 pm - Girls Var. Softball vs Crystal Lake South
  • 6:00 - 8:00pm - Cheer Clinic/Tryouts

These are just the highlights of the major events happening this week at Marian. All outdoor games/practices are subject to change due to weather and/or field conditions. Please register for alerts on our Athletics page for announcements!

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

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

Attention all AP Test Takers!!!

AP Testing is from Monday, May 1 - Thursday, May 11.

Students and parents, please keep in mind as you're planning your calendars for those weeks that all AP students who have PM exams (exams beginning between noon - 1:00 p.m.) MUST BE PRESENT until time is called for that exam. No students will be dismissed early for athletic competitions, appointments, jobs, etc. Afternoon exams and their approximate start/end times are as follows (please keep in mind that the total time of an AP Exam administration can vary considerably, depending on the number of students taking the exam, and the time required for administrative tasks):

AP Physics C: Mechanics and AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Monday, May 8

12:15 - 2:30 and 2:40 - 4:55

AP Macroeconomics

Wednesday, May 10

12:20 - 3:35

AP Statistics

Thursday, May 11

12:20 - 4:00

4th Quarter Principal's Coffee - EVENING EVENT!

Thank you to all who provided valuable feedback as to the accessibility of our quarterly Principal's Coffee events! In order to accommodate more family schedules, our final event will take place in the evening! Please consider joining Ms. Novy for some light snacks, coffee, and casual conversation!

Thursday, May 11th at 7 pm - 8:00 pm

in the school Cafeteria

R.S.V.P. by following the link below!

IDEA: Community Businesses and School Collaboration

Come see what IDEA/INCubatorEdu is and how you and your business can get involved

Marian Central Catholic High School is introducing a new course: Innovative Design and Entrepreneurial Application, or IDEA. The course is driven by the INCubatoredu program, which offers students an authentic entrepreneurship experience. Students will develop and test their own product or service startup in an attempt to gain investment funds in a final shark-tank style pitch event.

Real entrepreneurs and business experts serve as volunteer coaches and mentors guiding student teams through the processes of developing hypotheses about a business concept and testing those hypotheses. This cycle of experimentation is combined with foundational business content such as marketing and finance. The businesses students build are real - they are not businesses cases or simulated experiences - which means students experience mistakes, take risks, and learn to pivot based on market needs.

We need YOU, the business professional, to make this happen. Make a difference in your community and join us.

On MAY 17th at 7:00 pm, we are hosting an INFORMATIONAL MEETING for all to join us!

Click on the invite below and join us for this free session! Come be a part of MARIAN HISTORY as we launch this exciting program!

Prom 2017 a HUGE Success!

Prom was such an amazing experience. We are so blessed to have this event to celebrate with the juniors and seniors. This evening could not have been possible had it not been for the extreme dedication, vision, and hard work of our Junior class faculty advisers, Mrs. Dwyer and Mr. Wyckoff and the Junior Class Officers: Gabrielle Castro, Dante Bucci, John Hintz, Julia Jenkner, Stephanie Villaceran, Sydney Leidig, and James Lydon. If you were at the Promenade, you will have seen first-hand the amazing Promenade decoration arch coordinated by our Parent Association. The added twinkle-lights and photo backdrop really made it the perfect opportunity to showcase the stunning tuxedos and gowns! At the dance, we had wonderful parent-volunteers come out to help as black-jack dealers in the game-area. This area gave our student-guests a great place to cool off, and enjoy a quieter area with friends.

We have compiled three Google photo categories that we would like to share with you now: Prom Court, Promenade, and the Prom Dance. A special thank you to Jim DeWane and his son for taking amazing candid photos of the dance - you can see just how much fun the students had in every photo! Ms. Kasey Gallagher, English teacher and Newspaper/Yearbook adviser, graciously took the photos of our Promenade. We apologize in advance if a few photos are blurry, as we tried to slow them down as they marched through the "arch"! Please feel free to download or make copies of any of these photos for your personal use. We are happy to be able to provide you this glimpse into a wonderful evening! Mr. DeWane's photo packages of couples are already in our school office and ready for pick-up!

This Prom was unforgettable in many ways - but the best moment would have to be when the entire Junior class voted Tyler Gardner as the Prom King of their class. Mrs. Gardner was there to accept the crown - which was signed by the entire Prom Court. We then crowned the co-King of this wonderful class, Ben Keller. And, with all the pomp that the moment deserves, we crowned our beloved Queen, Lucca Kenyon. Finally, a special song was requested in honor of Tyler, and the entire Junior class formed a huge circle, linked arms, and all sang at the top of their lungs. We have never been more honored to know these fine young adults.

Click here for viewing access to the entire Prom evening!


The Seniors are getting RESTLESS! As we are counting down the final days of their high school career, the excitement is building. However, we really need to stress the importance of finishing strong: keep those grades up, finish assignments and projects, "play up until that final buzzer!"

On Monday, May 8th, we will be mailing out this attached SENIOR LETTER; but we thought an electronic copy, including links, would come in handy as you are planning your graduation celebrations!

MC Track & Field Athletes Reach NEW HEIGHTS at ESCC Championships!


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Congratulations Karla Juarez: Recipient of the Emerson Crocker Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship!

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Now Seeking Host Families for International Student!

Dear Marian Central Catholic Parents,

We have an exciting opportunity for our families. Our school has partnered with the International Partnership of Education Research and Communication (IPERC) Foundation to expand our interactions with students and educators from China, and to help share the cultures of our respective countries to truly develop global learners at our school. Through this partnership, we have accepted a student to be a part of the MCCHS community for the 2017-18 academic year. We are currently looking for great family who will welcome this student into their home during the academic year. Attached is a flyer with additional information about becoming a host family. If you are interested, please contact Mike Maloney at for additional information. Thank you for your consideration.


News & Announcements:

Cheer Tryouts Start May 11th!

MC Cheerleading will be conducting clinics for those who are interested in cheerleading on May 11th and 12th from 6pm - 8pm. Tryouts will be held Saturday, May 13th at 8:00 am at Marian Central. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Julianne Brunken at

Dance Tryouts on May 13th!

MC Dance Team will be conducting tryouts for those interested in being a part of the Dance Team for the 2017-2018 school year. Tryouts will be Saturday May 13th from 9 am - 11 am in the Auxillary Gym. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Chris Oppaser at

Good Luck Track & Field!

Our Boys Track and Field team will be competing this week at the ESCC Conference Championships on Wednesday, May 10th hosted by Notre Dame! Our Girls Team will be competing at SECTIONALS at Richmond-Burton High at the same time!

2017-2018 School Abbreviated Calendar Available!

Click HERE for the abbreviated calendar for next year. Please note the changes in EXAM DATES - as those require all students to be in attendance. When planning family vacations, please keep those dates in mind.

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MCCHS Clubs & Organizations Page

Click here for information regarding all the different clubs and organizations here at Marian! Also included is a calendar exclusively showing meeting/activity dates!

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.