25th Edition: March 17, 2017

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

from the Superintendent...

The Executive Committee of Marian Central's Council of Administration meet with our four superintendent candidates in the past week. The interviews went well, with all four candidates expressing their gratitude for being considered for the position. Each candidate presented great professionalism and knowledge during the process, and also offered something unique for the committee's consideration. Each candidate was also given a chance to tour the school and see what we have to offer--one candidate even got to witness our softball team doing drills in our hallways! The committee is deciding the steps forward with these candidates, so stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

Week At-A-Glance: March 18-24, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

  • 11:00am - FR Baseball vs Hononegah (double-header) at Freshman Baseball Field
  • 11:00am - SOPH Bsaeball vs Hononegah (double-header) at T. Bolger Field

Monday, Mar. 20, 2017

  • 8th pd - UW-Whitewater college rep in Guidance
  • 9th pd - WIU college rep in Guidance
  • 4:30pm - Boys VAR Baseball vs CLC at T. Bolger Field

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017

  • 4:30pm - Girls JV Softball vs PR at R. Benoy Stadium

Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017 - Quarter 3 Exams periods 1, 3, 7, 9 (full day of school)

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017 - Quarter 3 Exams periods 2, 4-6, 8 (10:40 am dismissal)

  • 4:30pm - Girls V Softball vs. Boylan at R. Benoy Stadium

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017 - NO SCHOOL - Have a Safe and Relaxing Spring Break!

Spring Break Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 1pm every day

These are just the highlights of the major events happening this week at Marian.

Detailed ATHLETIC CALENDAR (practices/away games): 8to18 Athletics Calendar.

Detailed CLUBS CALENDAR (meetings/events): Clubs/Organizations Page

News & Announcements:

Mentor Applications for 2017-2018 Now Being Accepted!!

The MC Mentors are beginning their selection process for next year. As you know, students are selected by the faculty to serve in these very important roles. This year we are starting the process with an open invitation/ application for all current sophomores and juniors. Students who are interested are invited to complete a typed application and return it to room 216 no later than Tuesday April 4th. That is the Tuesday after spring break. Only those students who fill out the application will be put on the teacher ballot. From those students, 30 sophomore boys, 30 sophomore girls, 30 junior boys and 30 junior girls will be selected by the faculty to serve as Mentors for the 2017-2018 school year. For more information, see the letter attached to the application. If you have questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Littner at

Mentor Application (for CURRENT Sophomores & Juniors)

Mentor Information Letter

Junior Year Boot Camp Available THIS SUMMER!

Any student who has graduated can share with you what educators have known for years - junior year is a rough one. Students start thinking about college, the course work becomes even more challenging, standardized tests, and is no wonder they stress out. Based on parent demand, Mrs. Hilton and Mrs. Littner are offering a Junior Year Boot Camp to help soon-to-be juniors begin to prepare for the rigors and stress of next fall. Attached you will find a letter which will give you details about the content, dates, and cost of the camp, as well as a registration form. This camp will be held from June 12-June 15th. We are limiting the class to 25 per class, so register early and mail it to the address on the form. Please make sure you put “JUNIOR BOOT CAMP” on the envelope as we have many camps going on this summer.

Junior Summer Boot Camp Information

Reminder about 2017-2018 Registration:

During the past month and a half, Guidance has met with all Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors to determine their course selections for the next year. At that time, each student received a print-out which showed the courses for which they are tentatively registered to take. If you have not seen the course selection paper, please ask your student to share their copy with you. Otherwise, a copy will be mailed out in the next week.

If the student wanted to enroll in an AP class, but had not made the $95 payment (required for each AP class) their print-out would not reflect that choice; rather, another arbitrary course selection would be in its place. (For example, if the student wanted to take English AP Lit, but had not paid the $95 for this course, the "default" course would be English 4.) In this case, as soon as the fee is paid, the class will change to reflect enrollment in that AP class. Please know that the sooner the AP fee is paid, the better the chance that your student will secure a spot in that class. If the AP course fee is not paid by April 4th, which is also the course change deadline without charge, then to enroll in the AP course would require both the $95 AP fee as well as the $30 course change fee.

Interested in Taking Community College Courses During High School? Please read this important message!

Students who are considering taking a course at their community college this summer should be aware that it cannot be anything that is required by Marian Central for graduation. You will need to meet with your counselor to get permission to take a class and to possibly get high school credit for it, too, in addition to the college credit that you will be receiving. Typically the colleges also have a form that you must fill out and bring to your counselor to sign giving you permission to take the class.

McHenry County College's registration for summer classes opened on March 13th. The information you will need to enroll in one of their classes for summer can be found by going to

Elgin Community College's registration for summer classes opens on April 17th. The information you will need to enroll in one of their classes for summer can be found by going to

Harper College's registration for summer classes is already open. The information you will need to enroll in one of their classes for the summer can be found by going to

Please contact our Guidance department should you have any questions or concerns!

And the Floor Hockey Championship Cup Goes To....

Congratulations to the Brotherhood of Oats for winning this year's intramural floor hockey season! The Brotherhood swept the season with a 5-0 record, winning the championship game by a score of 4-0. Thanks to all of the students who coordinated the season and made it fun for all involved, and to all of the teams for coming out to play each week. Well done!

Attention Seniors - Consider DONATING your Marian Sweater on March 23rd!

As you know, we have changed the uniform "seasons" this year - and Sweater Season will officially end after our last Quarter 3 exam on March 23rd. We understand the rejoicing in this that takes place...but please consider donating any sweaters that are in good condition back to the school. We will have collection boxes on both levels of the building for this purpose. Your donated uniforms go to help students in the future - and as long as the sweaters hold out, we will continue this wonderful tradition of helping future students. Families, as the sweaters process through the "done" laundry piles, please consider placing them in a bag and sending them to Marian!

Members of Math Team Advance to STATE on May 6th!

We recently featured photos of our Math Team, displaying the hardware they recently earned - and this week, we were just informed that their scores also qualified them to compete at the State Competition at the University of Illinois on May 6th! Advancing for Algebra 2, Joe Noonan; for Pre-Calculus, Jake Fiedler, Matt Snell, Jay Wiescorek, and Nathan Tappen. Representing the Freshman-Sophomore team at State: Joe Noonan, Max Striedl, Jordan Kaufmann, Dean Limosnero, Zofia Stawiarska. Congratulations to these amazing scholars and best of luck at State!

Hurricanes Sweeping Through Illinois This Week!

As the spring sports season kicks into high gear this week, we wish our teams all the best as they travel on the road this week: Girls Soccer at Nazareth, Boylan, and CLS; Lacrosse at Brother Rice and Crystal Lake; Baseball at Hononegah and CLC; Softball at PR, Boys Tennis at Boylan and Hampshire. We celebrate every student-athlete's determination and grit as they balance all the demands of exam week while proudly representing Marian Central in these on-the-road competitions. A special shout-out to all the coaches (some of whom are also full-time teachers here at Marian!) for their steadfast dedication to these students!

Doing Any Grocery Shopping? Be Sure to Grab THESE LISTS!

We are continuing our Charity Season by launching the second annual "Shelter from the Storm" Pantry Drive April 3rd - April 10th. As mentioned in a previous newsletter, this is a THREE-SCHOOL EVENT, where NHS students from Woodstock, Woodstock North, and Marian Central work together to fill every shelf of our area food pantries. To make the greatest impact, our school is once again dividing the shopping list between all clubs and sports teams. Can you imagine if every student brought in just five items? Please take a look at these recommended shopping lists, and encourage your students to get involved in making a real difference in the lives of others within our community!

Food Drive Information

Shopping List for Sports Teams

Shopping List for Clubs/Organizations

Senior Parents! Help Make Lasting Memories for Our Graduates!

The Senior Breakfast Planning Committee is looking for some volunteers to help make this year's celebration (May 26th) truly memorable. If you are interested in helping please contact Mrs. Tammy Korczyk at

Also, the Committee will be putting together a class video for each student. If you have six to eight pictures that you would like to be included, please do so by April 30, 2017. You can email photos to or send them to the school office in an envelope addressed to Tammy Korczyk. Please make sure you include your full name on the inside of the envelope and label each photo on the back with your student's last name. All photos will be safely returned to you as soon as they are scanned. All photos are due by April 30, 2017 either via email or through the school office. Thank you!

Hope for Haitians Charity Drive March 6th - March 23rd!

Our very own Catholics in Action (CIA) has taken on the challenge of providing hope to a country that has suffered many challenges in the past few years. They have decided to collaborate with Hope for Haitians to help provide accessible homes and resources for families in need. This is an organization that works towards building villages in Haiti and providing proper living conditions. CIA will be hosting a school-wide money drive to raise donations for the construction of such villages. During our Lenten Season, please consider sharing our many blessings with those who are in need. If every student donates $10, enough money will be raised to construct a home for a family! Imagine being able to provide this stability and safety to a family in need!

Members of our Key Club Earn Multiple Honors at District Convention!

This past weekend, several members of our Key Club attended the annual District Convention, which "is a time for celebration of the accomplishments of every club, officers, and members. [...] Attendees can attend workshops, participate in service projects, run for district office, bond with other attendees and much more."

Marian Central received 1st place for Club video, second place for Major Emphasis award, and third place for the Single Service project. Junior Aimee Hepperlen was elected Treasurer of the entire state of Illinois and eastern Iowa's Key Club district. Junior Claire Chrzan was retired as the lieutenant governor of Division 11. All fourteen attendees were model students, representing Marian with integrity!

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Oxford English Dictionary donated to Marian Central!

Mr. Paul Morrison, a parishioner of St. Patrick Church of Hartland, has very generously donated a complete set of the Oxford English Dictionary to our school's library. The OED is one of our language's greatest reference works, providing one of the most complete records of the meaning, history, and use of English words. It is a great addition to our library's reference section, and hopefully will provide our students with another way of growing in knowledge about the power of words.

Congratulations to our Jeep Raffle Winner - Mary Knauf , '79 alumna (daughter, Anna Keck, '17)

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National Spanish Honor Society Welcomes 48 New Members!

Not only did we observe Foreign Language Week, celebrating different cultures from around the world, but Marian Central also inducted a new generation of Spanish Honor Society scholars! Check out our recent press release for all the details of this wonderful evening!
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Principal's Coffee Survey

Please take a minute to complete this survey regarding the Principal's Coffee. We are continually working to create a schedule that includes as many parents as possible, so your feedback will really help us determine a date/time that will work best for our 4th Quarter Coffee!

MCCHS Clubs & Organizations Page

Click here for information regarding all the different clubs and organizations here at Marian! Also included is a calendar exclusively showing meeting/activity dates!

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.