Week at a Glance

Marian Central Catholic High School Faculty Newsletter

February 1, 2020

Reflecting on the past week...


We had such an exciting Catholic Schools week at Marian. Thursday's All Deanery Mass was beautiful and it was wonderful to see so many students from the elementary schools looking up to our high schoolers, as well as our high schoolers reminiscing about their elementary school years and seeing their old teachers again. Father's homily on Christ living in all of our activities in all of our lives was especially poignant and it was wonderful to share this year’s theme with the deanery schools.


It was also exciting to see how service plays such a big part in everything that we do from pre-kindergarten all the way through high school. The number of children’s books that were collected through the NHS drive was just amazing.


Finally, the parents Association made us all feel special as they provided treats throughout the week recognizing our staff for teacher appreciation.


What a wonderful week at Marian Central Catholic.


What's coming up?


As you may recall, we moved our Extended Mentor Homeroom from last Wednesday to this coming Monday. This homeroom will have our student mentors helping our freshmen understand how to choose their courses based on interest and graduation requirements as well as how to navigate our new online system for next year. In addition, we are asking that the Sophomore and Junior homerooms report to the auditorium so that Mrs. Hilton and Mr. Kruse can educate them on the online system as well. As of Tuesday morning, the system will go live.... and students will have until February 21 to complete it.


Tuesday brings us the annual IDEA MVP pitch. For those who are not familiar with our IDEA program, our students are over halfway through the year in the entrepreneurial class and are ready to pitch their idea to a board of directors to see if they can get some seed money to create a prototype for their product or service. This will allow them to move their business forward so that by May they’re ready for their final pitch. Sync Shark Tank. Students in the IDEA class will be excused from first through seventh. On Tuesday and we will have several students who are not in the class that have passes to come and watch the pitches as they decide whether they want to choose this course next year. Students in the IDEA class will be excused from first through seventh periods on Tuesday and we will have several students who are not in the class that will have passes to come and watch the pictures as they decide whether they want to choose this course next year. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Mr. Joe White or Mrs. Novy.


This Wednesday brings us our late start meeting and we are starting in the cafeteria promptly at 7:30. Since I am still solidifying our agenda, you will probably receive it on Monday via email. In addition, our SMART Club and Mr. Winkelman are hosting our annual blood drive on Wednesday so if you haven’t had a chance to sign up please do so to donate blood. Please also know that there are students that have signed up to donate and there will be appropriate passes as needed.

Finally, the week round out with several field trips the art music and theater groups are going to see Lion King downtown on Thursday, our Model United Nations team is attending their annual conference downtown and will be leaving Thursday afternoon, as well as missing Friday all day, and Mrs. Dwyer and the Academic Challenge team is competing this Friday, so they will also be out the entire day. Please wish our MUN and Academic Challenge team members good luck on their events and Mr. Price will be forwarding you the student rosters for all of these field trips on Monday.

Have a good week!

Catholic Schools Week Deanery Mass

Great Things Happening at Marian!

Faculty Survey

As we are continuously adjusting to our ever-changing enrollment and student demographics, it is important that we evaluate our assets, not just the physical resources, but also our human resources.

The administration is asking faculty (teachers, guidance, and librarian) to spend a few minutes responding to the attached survey. It is relatively short and easy to complete. We are asking you to complete the survey by February 15. Thank you, ahead of time, for your response.

Great Speech...

If you get a chance, check out this video that was shared with me recently. It is a high school valedictorian speech that really speaks to ensuring that you stay focused on relationships over other "15 minutes of notoriety."

NHS Children's Book Drive

NHS's All Deanery Children's Book Drive was a huge success! Now NHS members are working feverously to sort through the donations... determining book condition and determining what grade levels the books are. Once done, they will be delivering hundreds of books to needy students who may not have access to these books! A wonderful service project!

Did You Forget your GCN Training?

This is just a gentle reminder that all Staffulty members are to complete this year's set of online training session in order to stay in compliance with Illinois state mandates for schools.

As shared back in August, all trainings must be completed no later than April 1, 2020.


If you have already completed your trainings, thank you for being so pro-active! If you have not, please print out the Certificate of Completion once you have completed all of your designated trainings.


If you need assistance logging into your account, please contact Ms. Novy.

Catechist Certification Opportunities

DeKalb Deanery Offers:

February 1, 2020

Level 1 Part 2

St. Mary's in DeKalb

Click here for more information

TECHNOLOGY CORNER

Upcoming Technology PD:


IDEAcon, formerly the ICE Conference

February 24 - 27, 2020

Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Conference Center


Great Ways to use Technology in your classrooms!


E-Learning Day Lesson ideas

Teaching with Google Earth

Smart Ways Devices Can Enhance Learning

Professional Development Opportunities & Resources

Teacher's Teacher : A wide variety of online courses are offered, designed to meet the changing needs of teachers.

Reading & Writing Seminars & Podcasts

ASCD Webinars: A variety of online webinars. Here you can access recent or archived professional learning.


Remember that you have this resource available to you!

Your SchoolShelf URL: http://www.schoolshelf.com/981085-marian

This Week's Schedule

As you work through your plans this week, please note these events. For a more detailed list, check out our school calendar, 8to18 Athletics Calendar or Clubs/Organizations Page


Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020

9:00 am ~ Spring Production Set/Costume Work, Auditorium

6:30 pm ~ Winter Formal


Monday, Feb. 3, 2020

Extended Homeroom Schedule # 5

2:35 pm ~ Confessions, Chapel

2:45 pm ~ Mass, Chapel

3:00 pm ~ Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium


Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020

Student Online Course Selection

9:00 am - 12:00 pm ~ IDEA MVP Pitch, rm 121

2:35 pm ~ Confessions, Chapel

2:45 pm ~ Mass, Chapel

3:00 pm ~ Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium

6:30 pm ~ Fine Arts Booster Club Meeting, Auditorium

6:30 pm ~ Parents Association Meeting, Annex


Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020

Student Online Course Selection

SMART Club Blood Drive

Late Start Schedule # 8

7:30 - 9:30 am ~ Teacher Meetings, Cafeteria & PLC Rooms

9:45 am ~ Classes Start

2:35 pm ~ Confessions, Chapel

2:45 pm ~ Mass, Chapel

3:00 pm ~ Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium


Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020

Student Online Course Selection

Lion King Field Trip

MUN Conference

Lunches ~ Adoration, Chapel

2:35 pm ~ Confessions, Chapel

2:45 pm ~ Mass, Chapel

3:00 pm ~ Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium


Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Student Online Course Selection

Academi Challenge Field Trip

MUN Conference

2:35 pm ~ Confessions, Chapel

2:45 pm ~ Mass, Chapel

3:00 pm ~ Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium


Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020

Student Online Course Selection

MUN Conference

9:00 am ~ Spring Production Set/Costume Work, Auditorium


Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020

Student Online Course Selection

MUN Conference

Happy Birthday to...

Feb. 4 Karen Varga

Feb. 6 Joe Price & Kaitlin Bordeaux