MCCHS FRIDAY FOCUS
169th EDITION: October 23, 2020
From the Desk of Mr. Brad Williams
This past Monday, October 19th, marked the beginning of the second quarter of the 2020-2021 Marian Central Catholic High School calendar year. While this period of high school may have been different than we expected, it will no doubt be one with unique memories and experiences that relate to the current times.
In reflection upon the first quarter of the school year, I am again grateful to have students in the building. The student-teacher relationship is a sacred trust that best develops through person to person interaction. As an educational institution, learning is paramount. We believe the opportunity to learn in person is essential to that end. On another level, it is a true blessing for our students to interact with one another in person. High school is a time for students to form lasting relationships and experience rites of passage. While there are barriers at the current moment, Marian Central is proud of what our community has accomplished and are motivated to enhance the environment moving forward.
With that in mind, the beginning of the second quarter marks a fresh start. We hope this to be a time of reflection and encourage all to ask, “how am I doing?” We mean this in an academic sense, of course, but in other ways as well. Spiritually. Emotionally. Mentally. Physically. These are stressful times. It is important that we all stay healthy and rely on each other when we can. Our teachers, staff, counselors, and administrators are here for support. Daily Mass is held in the Chapel after school everyday at 3pm. We encourage everyone to take advantage of the expertise, wisdom, and guidance that our community has to offer as we all work together toward the goal of a successful school year.
Lastly, as I mentioned earlier, High School is a time for rites of passage. Using various methods and in coordination with the student body, Marian Central is working on school activities to offer those experiences as fully as we can while considering our current environment. We are excited to communicate these functions to the student body and community very soon. Our hope will be to integrate an element of normalcy and communal spirit throughout our environment.
As always, we appreciate the support of our Marian Central community. The effort and drive of our teachers, staff, students, parents and administration are what facilitates a successful school year in these challenging times. With earnestness, I offer thanks and appreciation to all.
Mr. Brad Williams
Dean of Students
Monthly tuition payments are due November 1st. Payments can be made by mail, online or sent in to the school office with your student. A $20 late fee is added for payments received after the 1st. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
With the cancellation of our Dinner Auction last April, we unfortunately needed to postpone our Super Raffle.
It's time to bring it back!
Win FREE TUITION or $7,500 cash. One ticket was sent home with your student this week. Students are encouraged to sell the ticket, but are NOT required. Additional tickets are available for pick up in the Development Office or can be purchased at marianraffle.givesmart.com. The class that sells the most tickets will be given the DAY OFF from school on Wednesday, November 25.
Key Club - the Virtual Way
The Marian Central Key Club is welcoming new members! All students are invited to complete the form below and join virtual Key Club for 2020-21. See Mrs. Solomon for additional information.
Pink Out - Sponsored by Key Club
Attire should include school appropriate pink tops and accessories, jeans without holes or rips. Leggings and sweatpants are not allowed.
Sign up and give your donation in the Athletic Commons before school every day next week.
On-Target Sales has a permanent online spirit wear website! Order online and then either pick up the items at their location in Lake in the Hills or have it delivered to school. To view and purchase spirit wear, visit: https://www.ontargetsalesspiritshop.com/shop/2.
Next Week's College Visits
All juniors and seniors may attend these virtual visits. Students must receive permission from their teachers to attend each visit and must sign up for all visits in SCOIR. Students learning remotely on the day(s) of any visits will be sent links to access the presentations through their Marian Central email accounts.
Week of 10/26 - 10/30
Monday, October 26: McKendree University
Tuesday, October 27: Concordia University Chicago
Wednesday, October 28: University of Pittsburgh
Wednesday, October 28: Cardinal Stritch University
Thursday, October 29: Millikin University, St. Olaf College
Fall Sports Photo Orders Due November 1st!
Senior Portrait Gallery
We are excited to share the Class of 2021 Senior Portrait Proofs with our senior families! Please click the link below for additional information on selecting senior portraits.
Senior retakes will also take place on these days.
Sweater season will be here soon! Per the student handbook:
“Sweater Season begins November 2, 2020 and ends as we leave for Spring Break on March 26, 2021. During this season, students are expected to wear school uniform sweaters OR red fleece quarter-zip jackets and uniform slacks. Shorts and polos are not permitted during this season."