210th ISSUE: November 19, 2021

From the Desk of Ms. Debra Novy

And just like that, we are approaching mid-2nd quarter! November flies by, as our weeks are filled with Open House, 8th Grade Visit Day, the Fall Play, and of course - our Thanksgiving break!

Our 8th Grade Visit Day was a huge success! 8th Graders from all of our deanery schools as well as some from the public schools toured Marian Central, participated in departmental activities, enjoyed lunch, and even got a sneak-preview of our fall production, All Together Now! before it opened to the public this past weekend.

Speaking of our fall production…it was great! Our cast and crew did an amazing job, and we were privileged to honor the senior members of the production at the Sunday matinee as well… so heartwarming! A special thanks also went out to Mrs. Connell and Mr. Ossler who spearheaded the production. We are so thankful for the opportunity to bring Marian’s theater back to life after almost two years of being shut down.

Now that the winter season is upon us, there are so many more opportunities for our students to get involved! From ping-pong to our new E-Sports club, from winter sports to winter concerts, there is so much happening at Marian! We are thrilled that our students are beginning to return to that all-important balance between academics and school involvement that are so crucial to the development of a well-rounded individual. If your student is not already involved in something, it's a great time to check out new activities!

Though next week will be short due to Thanksgiving break, our special Thanksgiving Mass will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 24th. What a wonderful opportunity to give thanks to the Lord together as a school family before we celebrate with our own families later! Nov. 24th will also be a noon dismissal, so that all can get a head start on the festivities.

We cannot say it enough - but we are so very thankful for our Marian Community. Our faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, grandparents, and extended families - you are all in our hearts and prayers. May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! ~ 1 Chronicles 16:34

Blessings for a Wonderful Thanksgiving.
Ms. Novy

Reminder - Tuition is Due

Reminder that monthly tuition payments are due December 1st. All tuition accounts must be half paid for students to take 1st semester exams which begin December 15th. Payments can be made online by clicking here or by sending payment to the office.

If you have any questions about your account, please contact Mrs. Murwin – or 815/338-4220 ext 106.

Thank you for Supporting Hurricane Day!

To our alumni, parents, and supporters, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for making Hurricane Day so successful! In one day we raised over $9,200. YOU are making a difference in our students' lives and ensuring that the tradition of a Marian Central Catholic education remains strong. For that, we are forever grateful!

If you still wish to give to one of the four designated projects for Hurricane Day, visit

Auction Planning Meeting - Thursday, December 2nd

It's time to start planning for our Dinner Auction! We need YOUR help to plan the party and make it a prosperous event. The first meeting is Thursday, December 2 at 6 pm in the Annex. Bring your friends, ideas and join the fun!

Marian Central Keychains for Purchase

The Business Club is pleased to offer 3D-printed plastic keychains! Keychains are $1 each (cash or check), and available for pick up at school. To purchase a keychain, please complete this order form. The order deadline is Friday, December 10. These make great stocking stuffers!

Girls Basketball Team Hopes to Raise Money for the McHenry County Suicide Prevention Task Force

On Friday, December 10, 2021, the girls basketball program will be having a fundraiser to support the McHenry County Suicide Prevention Task Force. Please come out and help support the girls basketball program as they try to help raise awareness of mental health. Click here for more info.

View and Order School Pictures

From Vicky Long Photography:

We are excited to share the 2021-22 School Pictures with you! Please read the following important information to help you view and order your student's images. Note that December 17 is the deadline to order with the best pricing!

1. View Your Student's School PIctures

  • Go to
  • Scroll to the 2021-22 School Pictures and click Enter Gallery
  • Enter your email address
  • Find your family album by Last Name and use your oldest child's four-digit birth month and day as the password. (I.E. April 5 would be 0405.)

2. Order Digital Files, Prints and More by 12/17/21

  • We recommend you complete the ordering process from a computer (vs a phone)!
  • Click the image you'd like to order and then the Buy Photo button in the upper right corner.
  • Choose from Packages (bundled savings) and Items (a la carte prints, digital files and more!) Add the White Glove Service for additional touch-ups, including shine removal, blemish removal, skin softening, eye brightening and more!
  • If you purchased a Prepay Credit, don't forget to add the FREE Wallets to your order! These are available under the PREPAY CREDIT OFFERS tab.
  • Digital files will be emailed to you. Prints will be mailed to the address included on the order. Please allow additional processing time for us to complete the White Glove Touch Ups. :)

3. Use Your PrePay Credit!

  • If you purchased a PrePay Credit, enter your oldest student's four-digit birth month and day in the PROMO CODE field during checkout.
  • This will automatically apply the $40 credit and discounted shipping to your order.

If you missed Picture Day or would like to schedule a retake, please contact Mrs. DiSilvio at to schedule a make-up photo on December 2. Private retakes are also available in our Woodstock Studio and will require a PrePay Credit. Please contact us to arrange a private retake.

If you have any questions or future photography needs, please contact Vicky at or 815.307.0974 or Kellie at or 815.353.1577.

Dates to Know


Wednesday, November 24th - Noon Dismissal

Thursday, November 25th - Happy Thanksgiving - No School

Friday, November 26th - No School


Wednesday, December 1st - Late Start

Wednesday, December 15th - Exams - periods 1 & 2; 10:40 am dismissal
Thursday, December 16th - Exams - periods 3, 456, 7; 12:00 pm dismissal

Friday, December 17th - Exams - periods 8 & 9; 10:40 am dismissal

Monday, December 20th - Friday, December 31st - Christmas Break