63rd Edition: February 16, 2018

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

This year, Ash Wednesday also happened to be Valentine's Day. The energy around the school was a mixture of excitement over the exchange of love tokens and reverence for the observance of the start of Lent, our season of fasting and prayer. By the evening, however, our hearts broke as we watched the horrors unfold in Parkland, Florida.

On Thursday, the students and families may have noticed an increased police presence throughout the day in our school parking lot. This was absolutely important to help students know that our dedicated first-responders are always close by. The Woodstock police increased patrols and visits to all the area schools on Thursday to help reassure our students of their concern and dedication to our safety.

Yesterday, the National Catholic Educational Association issued the following announcement and shared valuable resources for us as educators and parents:

“With heavy hearts, NCEA and Catholic school communities around the country stand united to offer prayers of solace for the families of the victims, the injured, the first responders and hospital staff and all of those in the Parkland community who have been touched by this brutality....Together we pray that all of those affected will feel God’s compassion and comfort as they struggle to restore hope and security in their lives.”

Additional resources and prayers are available on the following websites:

Week At-A-Glance: February 17 - 23, 2018

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

3:30 pm - Boys So/F-A Basketball vs Notre Dame

5:00 pm - Boys Var/F-B Basketball vs Notre Dame

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 - Presidents' Day NO SCHOOL/OFFICE CLOSED

LAST DAY to register for SPRING SPORT:

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

7:40 am - Rosary Service in Chapel

All Lunch Periods - Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

3:00 pm - Black Box Auditions in Auditorium

5:30 pm - Spring Sports Coaches Meeting in Cafeteria

7:00 pm - Spring Sports Parents/Athletes Meetings

7:00 - 9:00 pm - Floor Hockey Intramurals

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

All Lunch Periods: Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

2:45 pm - Black Box Call-Backs in Auditorium

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Incoming Freshman Registration in Cafeteria

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

All Lunch Periods: Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

3:00 pm - Black Box Call-Backs in Auditorium

7:00 pm - MCCHS Parent Association Meeting in Annex

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

(all day) AP Psych Field Trip

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

Interested in any Clubs & Organizations? Check out the Clubs/Organizations page for more information and a calendar of meeting times!

ALL Spring Sports Athletes: Spring Sports Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 20th at 7:00 pm!

If your student is planning to participate in a SPRING SPORT, please plan to attend this important informational session. Please report directly to the appropriate room listed below:

Sport...Report to Room

Boys Tennis...147

Girls Soccer...1/2 Auxiliary Gym


Baseball...Landers Pavilion

Track and Field...Cafeteria

Lacrosse...1/2 Auxiliary Gym

Bass Fishing...145

ALL Spring Student-Athletes need to register for their sport by Monday, February 19th

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COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT: February 28th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

No matter where you and your student are in the college-admissions process, this is a CAN'T MISS event that will help you navigate the twists and turns regarding college visits, applications, interviews, and even FAFSA! Our guest speaker, Ms. Julie Nelson, is the Midwest Regional Recruitment Director at Xavier University who will share her insights and experience - giving our families and students an "inside scoop" on what is most important. After an information-rich presentation, there will be an open Q & A session!

All Marian Central families are welcome to attend this great event hosted by our amazing Guidance department in the school Auditorium.

Marian Central Blood Drive Saves Up to 138 Lives!

Thanks to the tireless efforts of our SMART/Fit Club, Heartland Blood Center received over 45 eligible donors...which helps save up to 138 lives! A special thank you goes out to our senior student, Colin Stoll, along with club adviser, Benji Winkelman, for being the driving force behind bringing this opportunity to our school and coordinating the precise logistics of running the event. We will certainly be bringing this opportunity back to Marian Central, as we continually find ways to give of ourselves (quite literally!) to our immediate community!

3rd Quarter Conversations that Matter: Social Media and Texting MARCH 8TH, 7pm

In an effort to partner with our families and community, Marian Central Catholic High School is hosting a quarterly series on various topics that are important and impact our students.

This third session in this series will review the dangers pre-teens and teens face while engaging with social media and texting. This session will include a discussion on the recent data about teen use of their devices, benefits and dangers of social media, legal ramifications of certain online and texting behaviors, as well as the effects on both senders and receivers.

Specific focus will be on:

- Sexting

- Harrassment

- Cyberstalking

- Online Preditors

We will have two expert speakers to address this topic:

Patrick Kenneally, McHenry County State's Attorney

Dan Wilbrandt, McHenry County Assistant State's Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division

Feel free to click on the speaker's name for a brief bio about him.

We will also have a priest, Father Carl Beekman from Sts. Peter and Paul, Cary, that will address the Church's perspective on this issue.

Please join us as we talk about these tough issues and look for real solutions together.

>>> This session is designed for BOTH parents and students.


Calling All Seniors: It's Time to Submit Your BABY PHOTO!

Dear Marian Senior Family,

It is the time of the year where the yearbook, The Memorare, is collecting baby photos of the Senior class. Photos should be appropriate and tend to be between ages 6 months-2 years. We ask that these photos be clear and scannable.

Senior students will be turning in their baby photos to their English teacher. We will return these photos in the same condition, we just ask that the following information is provided on the back of the photo:

  • Student’s printed FULL name
  • English Teacher’s Name & Class Period

*You May also email a clear JPEG File of the scanned baby photo to Please include your student’s full name with the email.

If your student(s) chooses not to submit a photo, he or she will have no smaller photo next to their official portrait. The space will simply be left blank. To guarantee every Senior has a photo, we ask that students bring their photos in NO LATER than Thursday, March 8th, 201​8

We will return the photos once they have been successfully scanned into our system.

Should you have any questions, please contact Miss Gallagher ( We look forward in creating a lifetime of memories for the Class of 2018!

Sincerely, The 2017-2018 Memorare Editors, Advisers, and Staff

Dodge Journey Raffle UNDERWAY!

Who wants a FREE CAR?

or better yet...

Who wants a DAY OFF SCHOOL?

On Monday, Jan. 22nd, we sent home raffle tickets to every student, and we are already receiving requests for more! The class with the most ticket sales will be excused from school the day of prom (Friday, April 27). Students are not required to sell raffle tickets and can turn unsold tickets in to the office.

Click HERE for more information about the Raffle and our annual Dinner/Dance Auction!

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Roaring 20's Annual Dinner Auction: Saturday, March 10th! SAVE THE DATE!

Save the date for the Roaring 20's Annual Dinner Auction on Saturday, March 10! Enjoy a night of dinner, live entertainment, cocktails, live and silent auction and dancing. All proceeds will go towards Marian families in need of tuition assistance. To purchase tickets, click HERE!


PROM -FORMAL (April 27th - Juniors and Seniors only) Gowns and Tuxedos are the typical attire for this event. Again, with dresses, since there are so many selections out there - it is important that our school's conservative attire is respected.

Society (and the media) may be tempting our young men and women to dress and behave far beyond their age - but we have to do our best to protect the age they actually are. Thank you for always partnering with us in this effort to prepare them for adulthood, while still honoring and protecting their age.

We hope you find this Semi/Formal Dress Guideline helpful!

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.