MCCHS FRIDAY FOCUS

113th EDITION: April 26, 2019

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

PROM 2019: ENCHANTED FOREST!

Please pray for all of our students as they attend the annual Junior/Senior PROM tonight!


2019 Prom Information Letter


Prom 2019 Itinerary

4:30 - 5:35 pm - DeWane professional photos in Landers Pavilion

5:40 pm - Start Promenade

5:45 - 6:15 pm - Load Buses

7:00 pm - Arrive at The Cotillion

7:15 palm - Dinner Begins

8:15 pm - Dancing Begins

10:00 pm - Coronation

11:45 pm - 12:00 midnight - Load Buses

12:45 am - Arrive at Marian Central


2019 PROM FORMAL ATTIRE GUIDE

Have a dress you're not quite sure about? Snap a pic and email it over to Mrs. Loy! cloy@marian.com She tries to respond very quickly!

A NOTE ABOUT PROM PHOTOS!

This year, DeWane Studio will be on hand AT THE PROMENADE from 4:30 pm - 5:35 pm taking formal portraits of our students! In the past, we have enjoyed DeWane photography AT the prom venue, but this year we are changing it up for a very good reason! We are thrilled to share that Mr. Jim DeWane (a proud MC Alum!) will be attending his son's wedding rehearsal and dinner the night of our Prom - so it turns out, he will find himself on the other side of the camera for a change! Marian Central is thrilled to extend our congratulations to Mr. DeWane's family as they celebrate this wonderful occasion!


CLICK HERE to download the PHOTO ORDER FORM!

WEEK AT-A-GLANCE April 27 - May 3, 2019

End of Year calendar for grades 9-11 has been extended to MAY 31st due to use of snow days!


Click on date below for daily Scripture Readings!


Saturday, April 27, 2019

10:00 am: Boys So & Fr Baseball vs Marian Catholic - Double-header


Sunday, April 28, 2019


Monday, April 29, 2019

8:55 am: All School Mass - MAY CROWNING with Bishop Malloy! ALL ARE WELCOME!

4th - 6th pds: Confessions in Chapel

2:30 pm: Confessions in Chapel

2:45 pm: Variety Show Act I run-through in Auditorium

4:30 pm: Girls Var. & JV Soccer vs McHenry

4:30 pm: Girls Var. Softball vs St. Viator

4:30 pm: Boys So Baseball vs Carmel


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

8:00 am: Principal's Coffee in Cafeteria - ALL ARE WELCOME!

4th - 6th pds: Adoration in Chapel

2:30 pm: Confessions in Chapel

2:45 pm: Variety Show Act II run-through in Auditorium

4:30 pm: Boys JV Lacrosse vs Huntley

4:30 pm: Boys Var. Baseball vs Carmel

4:30 pm: Boys Var Tennis vs Notre Dame

6:00 pm: Boys Var. Lacrosse vs Huntley


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

2:30 pm: Confessions in Chapel

2:45 pm: Variety Show run-through (full show) in Auditorium

4:30 pm: Boys Var. Tennis vs Lakes

4:30 pm: Girls JV Soccer vs Carmel


Thursday, May 2, 2019

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

4th - 6th pds: Illinois National Guard in Cafeteria

2:30 pm: Confessions in Chapel

2:45 pm: Variety Show Final Dress Rehearsal in Auditorium

4:30 pm: Boys JV Lacrosse vs St. Viator

6:00 pm: Boys Var. Lacrosse vs St. Viator


Friday, May 3, 2019

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

7th - 9th pds: SENIOR Graduation/Honors Day Rehearsal (receiving caps/gowns)

2:20 pm: Math Team State-Bound CHEER OUT (1st floor)

2:30 pm: Confessions in Chapel

3:00 pm: ALL SENIOR EXAM EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS TO IN TO OFFICE!

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Art Show - Open Exhibit in Auditorium Commons

7:00 pm: Variety Show in Auditorium


Check out our detailed Athletic Calendar for all practice times, team dinners, and "Away" games for this week!


For a detailed calendar of all MCCHS Clubs & Organizations meetings and events, please see our Clubs & Organizations Website!

Let's CELEBRATE our TEACHERS & STAFF for Teacher Appreciation Week!

Did you know that almost every teacher keeps a folder to preserve kind notes, letters, and emails from students and parents? Often titled "Warm Fuzzies" - or even "For When You're Having a Bad Day..." We reach into that folder and just take a few minutes to remind ourselves why we do what we do - and it gives us the strength, love, and faith to push through whatever difficult time we are experiencing. (Not that the final weeks of 4th quarter are challenging, right?) In short, the kind words of our students and families stay with us forever. Even when we are retiring and sorting through boxes of class supplies - WE KEEP THE NOTES.


Please consider taking a few minutes and writing a few notes to the Marian teachers and staff who have helped shape your student's experience in high school.


It would be absolutely wonderful to FLOOD their mailboxes with printed messages from students and parents - it's just the boost our teachers need as our school-year kicks into that final flurry of grades, ceremonies, celebrations, and deadlines!


CLICK ON THE RED BUTTON LINK BELOW TO CREATE A SHOUT-OUT!


Click HERE to Write a SHOUT-OUT to a SPECIAL TEACHER!

Teacher, Staff Member, Coach, Adviser - let's show them the LOVE! It will be SO APPRECIATED! Fill out as many as you want!

Congratulations to our Newest FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY Inductees!

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SENIORS - End of Year SCHEDULE!

We emailed this directly to our Senior Families earlier - but for your convenience, please find it linked here! This has all the important dates and information about Exemption Applications, Exams, Laptop Returns, and *gulp* Graduation celebrations and ceremonies!


Senior End of Year Schedule and Information

CONGRATULATIONS Joseph Noonan! STATE CHAMPION in Physics and 4th in Mathematics at the ACADEMIC CHALLENGE!

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All Parents - We Need Your Feedback on the 1:1 Technology!

As we close Year One of our 1:1 Technology integration, we are gathering feedback from teachers, students, and parents on what worked and what needs improvement. Your opinion is SO IMPORTANT as we plan next year! Please take a few minutes to complete the Parent Survey linked below. If you could complete this survey by May 1st, we would really appreciate it!


Parent Technology Survey

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Join us for the FINAL Principal's Coffee April 30th 8am

R.S.V.P. by accessing our invite here so we know you're coming!

SENIOR EXAM EXEMPTION

Seniors in good standing are afforded the opportunity to opt out of second semester final exams, given that they meet all of the criteria listed on the attached EXEMPTION APPLICATION (linked below).


This form must be completed in its entirety and returned to the school office by the end of the day on Friday, May 3rd 2019.


The classroom teacher reserves the right to rescind exemption approval if the student’s grade drops below 91% by the date of the final exam. The Principal and Assistant Principal also reserve the right to rescind exemption approval if the student accumulates additional disciplinary or attendance incidents that exclude him/her from the exemption policy outlined below by the date of the final exam.


THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ANY EXAM EXEMPTIONS.


Tuition and fees must be paid in full by April 15, 2019, according to official tuition payment schedule.


SENIOR EXAM EXEMPTION APPLICATION (includes all criteria!)


A few things to consider:


  • We DO average 3rd and 4th quarter grades together! So - if a student had a rocky 3rd quarter, but brought up that grade, and that combined grade averages 91% (rounded) - then the exemption is still possible!

  • We DO complete additional application reviews, if alerted by marking the "appeal" box. For example, some teachers may have a larger assignment or project due AFTER the exam application is due.

  • We DO NOT accept appeals for excessive disciplinary infractions.

  • We MATCH all absences with COLLEGE and MEDICAL notes received into the office.

  • We MUST have a cut-off date for the appeal process: May 10th. That way, we can finalize those testing lists for our teachers - and all students know exactly what they need to prepare for!

  • If in doubt - encourage your student to complete the application! Please know, however, even appealed applications may not result in approvals.

  • Remind your student that this exemption program is a PRIVILEGE that must be EARNED.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE for 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Reminder, the deadline to apply for Financial Assistance for the 2019-20 school year is May 1st. If you haven't filled out an application yet, go to our school website and apply online through FACTS, our tuition assistance processor. All information can be found at https://www.marian.com/tuition-and-financial-aid/.

We will send out notification letters in June.

College Counselor's Corner

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SENIORS: Cap & Gown Photo Information!

Every year, on Honors Day (May 17th), DeWane Studio is here in the Main Commons taking Cap & Gown photos!


If you would like to order photos of your Senior with their Cap & Gown - please download this order form and send it in with a check, payable to DeWane Studio on May 17th. Mr. DeWane will be there with extra order forms too, for last-minute decisions - but it's always good to plan ahead and have the check ready!


CLICK HERE for a DeWane Photo Order Form!

Need a SPORTS PHYSICAL? Do we have a DEAL for YOU! (and Marian!)

Pradeep N Raju MD, from OrthoIllinois, is extending an AMAZING deal for SPORTS PHYSICALS! Please read his message and perhaps this will work with your schedule (and budget) AND it helps Marian Central!


I just wanted to extend an opportunity to the schools in our area for sports physicals at Orthoillinois in Algonquin this summer, as either mass physicals or at walk-in convenience. Each physical would be $10 and streamlined at our Algonquin location through Injury Express. The money from the physicals would go back in one check to the school to be utilized by your athletic department. Your athletes also have the option to come during regular office hours for their physical 8-8 M-F and 10-4 Saturday, this fee will also by directed back to the individuals school. Thank you for allowing me, over the last 8 months, to care for your athletes.


For the ones who do not know me, I grew up in Crystal Lake and a former graduate of Prairie Ridge High School. I am board certified in both Family and Sports Medicine with an extensive concussion background. It would be great to care for the community I grew up in! Please don't hesitate to call me with any questions.


Sincerely,


Pradeep
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Pradeep N Raju MD

Medical Director, Algonquin Injury Express

Primary Sports Medicine and concussion care

650 South Randall Road

Algonquin, Illinois 60102

(815) 404-1961

Pradeep.raju@orthoillinois.com


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GOLF WEATHER is HERE!

Save the Date for the Marian Golf Outing!


Join us Monday, June 3 at our new location, Bull Valley Golf Club. Golf to invest in the future of our student athletes! To register, visit mariangolf.givesmart.com or call 815-338 4220 x125.

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FORMED on Demand

Marian Central is blessed to have incorporated into the curriculum FORMED on Demand which is an Internet-based subscription service offering access to thousands of studies, films, audios, and eBooks. Join Now!

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.

THANK YOU for supporting MARIAN CENTRAL at our AUCTION!

On behalf of the entire Marian Central Catholic High School community, we would like to thank those who supported our Casino Night: 2019 Annual Dinner Auction and Super Raffle! The proceeds from both fundraisers will support tuition assistance for the young men and women attending Marian.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the sponsors, donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students, volunteers, and friends who worked tirelessly to make the event a success! With your help, we raised nearly $80,000 to support Marian families in need of tuition assistance. We hope those in attendance had fun! We missed those who could not be with us that evening. Thank you for your support of Marian Central and its students!

Help JADE MIKALAUSKIS Represent MARIAN CENTRAL at the JSA Beijing Summer Program!

Our very own Jade Mikalauskis has been accepted to that JSA Beijing summer program! Jade's application was selected unanimously from a pool of hundreds and hundreds of student-candidates to attend this outstanding program! As you can imagine, an opportunity like this can be quite expensive - so please consider helping Jade reach her financial goal to offset the cost of this program!


Jade Mikalauskis Beijing JSA Program GoFundMe

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