50th Edition: November 10, 2017

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

We celebrate our official "50th Edition" of our Friday Focus! As a new administrative team, our goal was to provide our families with a convenient, concise resource to help plan the following week and have quick access to resources. All of our past editions have been stored on our school website, should you ever want to reminisce! In a way, these newsletters have become our weekly diary of our school. We have shared joyous times and heart-breaking news. We have reflected on what matters to us as a school community. Every newsletter is written with love, care, and concern. We are parents too, and we know your calendars are packed. We hope that this resource has provided just what you need to balance your schedules.

Through this weekly newsletter, school website, daily school announcements, our increased social media presence, as well as the quarterly Principal's Parent Coffees and Student Forums, we continually strive to strengthen our connection to our families and students. Thank you to all who have generously shared your time, talent, and ideas with us! Together, we are making Marian Central better for our students!

Week At-A-Glance: November 11 - 17, 2017

DAILY Mass is celebrated in the chapel at 2:40 pm - ALL ARE WELCOME!

Eucharistic Adoration or Confessions available during all lunch periods this week!

November 11, 2017 (Sat.)

  • 1:00 pm: Varsity Football Quarter-Finals vs Sterling

November 13, 2017 (Mon)

Senior Overnight Retreat - returning Tuesday, Nov. 14th
Sophomore Girls Day Retreat, returning by 2:30 pm today!

November 14, 2017 (Tues)

Sophomore Boys Day Retreat, returning by 2:30 pm today!
  • 7:15 am - Academic Breakfast in Cafeteria
  • 7:40 am: Rosary in Chapel
  • 8th Period: Univ of Oregon Rep in Guidance
  • 6:00 pm: Girls Golf Team Event in room 147

November 15, 2017 (Wed):

Kairos Junior Retreat, returning Friday, Nov. 17th
  • 7:30 am: Sophomore Student/Principal Forum in Auditorium

November 16, 2017 (Thurs): SPIRIT DRESS DOWN DAY!

  • 2:35 pm: Thursday Detention in Room 130

November 17, 2017 (Fri): No School - 8th Grade Visit Day/Teacher In-Service

  • 7:00 pm - The Miracle Worker fall play production

Check out our detailed Athletic Calendar for all practice times 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!

IMPORTANT INFO Regarding Nov. 11th Football Quarter-Final Game Hosted By Marian Central

Please be aware that this is an IHSA Sponsored Event and therefore, IHSA rules must be followed.

11:30 am - GATES OPEN

11:45 am - Concessions Open

1:00 pm - GAME TIME!


  • Absolutely NO Outside Food or Drinks will be allowed in the stadium.
  • Bags will be subject to checks at the gate and throughout the stadium.
  • Absolutely NO re-admittance to anyone leaving the stadium.
  • Smoking or use of any tobacco/vaping products on school property is prohibited.
  • Drinking and/or the possession of any alcoholic beverages on school property is prohibited.
  • Any person visibly intoxicated will be asked to leave the school property and may be subject to police intervention.

We will have several faculty members working ticket sales and crowd control. In addition, we will have two Woodstock Police officers as well as private security detail assisting that day. Please understand that we are working to keep the area and event as secure and safe as possible, and comply with any requests made by our event workers.


Tickets were available through the school office for pre-sale. Those who hold these pre-sold tickets will have a designated entrance. Anyone purchasing tickets AT THE GATE, please anticipate a line - as Sterling did not pre-sell tickets at their school. Tickets are $6. For the sake of moving the line along, please bring exact change if possible!


There will be designated areas where tail-gating is permitted, but please set up any tents, etc. on grass area to accommodate for as much parking as possible.


Parking is limited. If possible, carpool. Auxiliary parking will be available at the Field of Dreams across the street. Please be respectful of our surrounding residential and commercial neighbors. There will be cones marking areas where parking is prohibited for the protection of our property and emergency vehicle access.

PLEASE OBEY ALL TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIAN LAWS! Take care entering and exiting the school property. All pedestrians, please cross streets at designated cross-walks and DO NOT attempt to cross against any signals.


This day is about our children. We are there to support our athletes and we could not be more proud of our students for their accomplishments. We ask that all cheers remain positive and that we keep this game in perspective, no matter the outcome. Since this is an IHSA event, there will be no all-stadium prayer.


We are pleased to present our Quarter One Honor Roll, High Honor Roll, and Principal's List!

Honor Roll (g.p.a. of 3.0 to 3.799)

High Honor Roll (g.p.a. of 3.8 and above)

Principal's List (Straight A's)

Congratulations to all of our students for their continued dedication to their education!

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Principal's Coffee: November 28th from 8-9 am

Come join Principal Novy for coffee, snacks, and conversation in our school cafeteria!

Conversations that Matter: Raising Resilient Teens

On November 30th from 7-8pm in our school cafeteria, learn how to help your student cope with anxiety and promote increased motivation, healthy goal setting, and positive school engagement in this parents-only event!

Attention all MC Alumni!

We have recently partnered with PCI, a company that will be updating our alumni and community database. They will be sending out postcards in the mail and we ask you to please look for them in your mailbox and update your information as soon as you have a chance. The purpose of this project is to avoid people missing information they need, deserve, or want. It is our goal to have everyone's correct information in our database.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lori Hirsch at

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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.