76th Edition: May 25, 2018

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

School's Out for SUMMER!

They did it! The homework, the crazy schedules, the tests and quizzes...all done! And, as if on cue - the summer weather kicked in, greeting the students as they emerged from their final exams.

We began this week with one more State Send-Off parade for Zach Taylor (competing in the Long Jump for Track and Field) and Ian Brzeski and Mike Dowling (competing in Boys Tennis). We are eager to find out how they all do at their competitions! We also are very proud of Eve Meintz, who placed 2nd in the 2A IHSA State Track and Field High Jump!

Last night at our Baccalaureate Mass, Monsignor Hermes made the beautiful analogy that the students were rockets - and our school and homes have provided that sturdy, safe launching pad. When he mentioned that the rocket was ready to severe those last ties to reach for the stars, it really hit home for many of us. Fr. Doyle, too, came to celebrate with our graduating class, delivering a heartfelt homily. May 24th was actually his ordination anniversary as well, and he shared with the graduates lessons he had learned during his time ministering to others. It really helped us all reflect on why we should be so determined to strengthen our faith in God as we face the world.

Finally - tonight - we "launch" our graduates. As parents, friends, family, and faculty unite to surround these young men and women - we pray that all this preparation has made them strong and courageous and confident. We hope they continue to embrace their faith, and always welcome God into their hearts and lives.

We hope, through the coming years, they look back and stand taller knowing that they always will be MC.

Week At-A-Glance: May 26 - June 1, 2018

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018 - Memorial Day, Office Closed

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - Office Open 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Office Open 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Office Open 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Used Book Sale in Cafeteria

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Used Uniform Endowment/Exchange Event in Landers Pavilion

Friday, June 1, 2018 - Office Open 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

Used Book Sale Event - May 31st!

Any books purchased back through our Book Buy Back program will be organized for a Used Book Sale Event on Thursday, May 31st from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm in the school cafeteria.

The 18-19 Book List was mailed with the Book Buy-Back list to all families, but please note that we have made TWO additions to the list since that mailing: the first involves Accounting 2, the second is the added Micro-economics class.

Not everything listed on this book list will be available at the Used Book Sale. Our 2018-2019 Online Bookstore (managed by MBS Direct) will be open on July 2, 2018 and we will run special offers (free shipping, etc.) shortly after that! The ADVANTAGE to ordering through MBS is two-fold: first, the company offers guaranteed buy-back and second, a % of all sales through MBS is DONATED BACK TO MARIAN which is then added to our tuition assistance program!

2018-2019 Book List

You'll notice that we've added a note if an eBook version is available. As we transition to our 1:1 program, we feel it's important to offer as many opportunities to utilize digital books as possible. It is entirely your student's preference! You will notice, however, that there can be a significant cost savings with the eBook version - so we hope that this gives our families more choice! Our instructors welcome a blend of print and eBook - and these eBooks will work on multiple platforms!

We will have this Book List copied and available to you at the Used Book Sale! Just remember to bring your student's course list with you so you know which classes to shop for!

Used Uniform Endowment Event - May 31st!

In addition to the Used Book Sale - we are hosting a Used Uniform Endowment Event on the same night! Thanks to generous donations of gently used uniforms, we are blessed to be able to offer our families a chance to stock up on used uniforms AT NO CHARGE! Our NHS students will be set up in Landers Pavilion from 5:00 - 6:30pm on Thursday, May 31st and we will have pants, polos, sweaters, and even some spirit items available!

If you wish to exchange sizes or donate (without exchange), we can certainly help you with that as well! Please bring your outgrown items (washed, folded) and we will be happy to add them to the offerings for other families! We just ask that no items be ripped or stained.


Register for Summer Camps!

Registration for MC Summer Camps is now open! Check out all the great camps and activities we offer to keep your students active all summer! Click here for the brochure!

Tennis Camp Information!

Please refer to the summer Tennis Camp information on this flyer linked here!

Attention SENIOR Students (18-19 School Year!)

All seniors must provide proof of up-to-date meningitis vaccination. The State of Illinois requires that all public and private school student medical records are in compliance at the beginning of the school year. Please set some time aside this summer to check this very important item off of your list. Thank you.

Support Our Student Athletes!

Enjoy a fun-filled day of golf on Wednesday, June 13 at Crystal Woods Golf Club to benefit Marian Central Athletic Teams. Don't golf? Join us for dinner, where Chicago Bears Dan Hampton, Richard Dent and Glen Kozlowski will do a Q&A! Reserve your foursome or sponsor the event here.

If you can't attend the event, you can still support our student athletes and have a chance to win our 50/50 raffle! Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. Purchase your 50/50 raffle tickets here or call the Development Office at 815-338-4220 x126.

Golfers must be 21 years of age.

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Rockin' the Hill concert..and 100% ticket proceeds help our school?! YES PLEASE!

Enjoy an exclusive opportunity to a private concert with Old Dominion and Scott Stapp of Creed! Students must be 16 or older to attend and must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are limited so make sure to purchase your tickets ASAP!

Date: July 27th

Location: Woodstock, IL

Time: Doors Open at 5pm

Opener: 8pm

Headliner: 9:30pm

Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets!. Please make sure when asked “How did you hear about us?”, you type in Marian Central so the school receives 100% of the proceeds from each ticket.

*Please note this is a private event and we ask that you not share this broadly with your network or social media, but rather with key people who you feel will support Marian Central Catholic High School and enjoy this exclusive event.*

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