MCCHS FRIDAY FOCUS
31st Edition: May 5, 2017
Pilgrims on the Way of Truth
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
Wednesday, May 10
12:20 - 3:35
Thursday, May 11
12:20 - 4:00
4th Quarter Principal's Coffee - EVENING EVENT!
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!
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.
Ben Keller Crowned Prom King 2017!
Prom King 2016, Sam Guilbeault, crowns his successor!
Tyler Gardner Crowned Prom King 2017!
The entire 2017 Prom Court presented a signed King's Crown to Mrs. Gardner. Juniors and Seniors showered her with cheers, love, and hugs before a special song was played in Tyler's honor.
Lucca Kenyon Crowned Prom Queen 2017
Prom Queen 2016, Karlie Blaz, crowns the new Queen!
Tyler Gardner Crowned Prom King 2017!
SENIORS - IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP!
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!
Brenna Koch: Champion Triple Jump!
Brenna Koch (Sr) recently earned 1st place at the ESCC Track & Field Championships, with 35-5 in the Triple-Jump!
Eve Meintz: Champion High Jump!
Eve Meintz (Jr) recently earned 1st place at the ESCC Track & Field Championships, with 5-0 in the High Jump!
THANK YOU to all of our dedicated SENIOR GIRLS SOCCER players for FOUR YEARS of EXCELLENCE and SPORTSMANSHIP!
Congratulations Karla Juarez: Recipient of the Emerson Crocker Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Thank you for your consideration.
News & Announcements:
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Click here for information regarding all the different clubs and organizations here at Marian! Also included is a calendar exclusively showing meeting/activity dates!
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.