116th EDITION: May 17, 2019

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

A Note to Seniors Taking Exams This Week

  • Please be ON TIME for any exams you are required to take! We will not allow late-comers into exam sessions, so please give yourself enough time to arrive safely!
  • You may report directly to those exam classrooms - no need to stop by the school office.
  • You WILL have to enter through Door #1 after 8:05 am, so please plan accordingly!
  • Please be in full Marian uniform for any exams (bring a change of clothes to enjoy the rest of your day!)
  • If you arrive early, or need to remain in the building, please head to the cafeteria as to not disrupt other testing or classes taking place throughout the building.

WEEK AT-A-GLANCE May 18-24, 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, May 18, 2019

8:00 - 12:00 pm: Girls Varsity Dance tryouts in AUX gym

Sunday, May 19, 2019

2:00 pm: Senior Breakfast decorating in Cafeteria (use Door #4)

Monday, May 20, 2019

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

8:15 am: Senior Breakfast in Cafeteria

4th - 6th pds: Confessions in Chapel

2:30 pm: Confessions in Chapel

4:30 pm: Boys Var Baseball vs North Chicago IHSA Regionals

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

7:00 am - 1:00 pm: SENIOR LAPTOP RETURN in Room 234

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

Period 1: 8:05 - 9:25 am (Seniors taking exams)

Period 2: 9:29 - 10:45 am (Seniors taking exams, Seniors dismissed at 10:45 am)

Periods 4-6: 10:49 - 12:05 pm

4th - 6th pds: Adoration in Chapel

Period 3: 12:09 - 12:42 pm

Period 7: 12:46 - 1:18 pm

Period 8: 1:22 - 1:54 pm

Period 9: 1:58 - 2:30 pm

2:30 pm: Confessions in Chapel

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

7:00 am - 1:00 pm: SENIOR LAPTOP RETURN in Room 234

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

Period 3: 8:05 - 9:25 am (Seniors taking exams)

Period 7: 9:29 - 10:45 am (Seniors taking exams)

Period 4-6: 10:49 - 12:05 pm (Seniors taking exams, Seniors dismissed at 12:05 pm)

Period 1: 12:09 - 12:42 pm

Period 2: 12:46 - 1:18 pm

Period 8: 1:22 - 1:54 pm

Period 9: 1:58 - 2:30 pm

2:30 pm: Confessions in Chapel

Thursday, May 23, 2019

7:00 am - 1:00 pm: SENIOR LAPTOP RETURN in Room 234

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

Period 8: 8:05 - 9:25 am (Seniors taking exams)

Period 9: 9:29 - 10:45 am (Seniors taking exams, Seniors dismissed at 10:45 am)

Periods 4-6: 10:49 - 12:05 pm

Period 1: 12:09 - 12:42 pm

Period 2: 12:46 - 1:18 pm

Period 3: 1:22 - 1:54 pm

Period 7: 1:58 - 2:30 pm

2:30 pm: Confessions in Chapel

7:00 pm: Baccalaureate Mass in Landers Pavilion

Friday, May 24, 2019 - Noon Dismissal (Grades 9-11)

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

7:00 pm: Graduation Ceremony in Landers Pavilion

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!


We are looking to create a refreshment table for both the Baccalaureate Mass (May 23rd) and the Graduation Ceremony (May 24th) for our families and guests. If you are interested in contributing to either event, please contact our MCCHS Parent Association President, Mrs. Lori Lee at or call (847)309-0702.


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


  • Gentlemen - please be clean-shaven and no earrings
  • No gym shoes or casual sandals (flip-flops/"Birkenstocks") or Crocs
  • No gum
  • Remove facial piercings, if possible


Follow this link: SENIOR SHIRT ORDER

Ordering closes on MONDAY, May 20th!


On Saturday, June 1st (from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm) and Tuesday, June 4th (from 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm) we will be hosting a USED UNIFORM EVENT in our school cafeteria!

This event is open to ALL MC FAMILIES and there is NO LIMIT to the number of items you can have FOR FREE! FREE! FREE! (Please bring your own bags :o)

Our amazing NHS students will have all the uniforms (including polos, sweaters, pants, shorts, gym uniforms, and spirit wear) sorted and organized by size for your convenience! They will also be available to answer any questions!

Please let us help you STOCK UP before you decide what uniform pieces you need to purchase for next year! Also - spread the word to any incoming freshmen families (we will be emailing them directly too!) as we all remember what it was like to have to build that wardrobe from scratch!

IF YOU HAVE GENTLY USED UNIFORMS YOU WISH TO DONATE/EXCHANGE FOR DIFFERENT SIZES - we are accepting donations in the school office OR you can bring them to either date of the event!


Dear Marian Families,

Don't miss out on the final opportunity to purchase the 2018-2019 Yearbook!!! Even if you have purchased a book for another sibling, we see the yearbook as an opportunity to preserve memories for every student.

A yearbook becomes priceless as time passes and cherished moments fade as the years go by. In twenty years, we will need the yearbook to relive, remember and respect the moments that were so defining to us in high school.

BUT WAIT—THERE’S MORE! If you order a yearbook by May 24th, you will receive a FREE autograph insert THIS May to pass around and have friends sign! After this date, we cannot guarantee an autograph insert for your student! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

**Autograph Inserts were delivered May 14-May 16. If your student did not receive one, and you believe you have already purchased the 2018-2019 Yearbook, please contact ASAP so we can check our records prior to the final sale date.

The FINAL date to purchase the 2018-2019 Yearbook is by 2:30 pm Friday, May 31st, 2019.

Please send a check (payable to Marian Central) for $80, or call Mrs. Murwin at (815) 338-4220 with your credit card information.


The Memorare Advisers, Editors, & Staff"


SENIORS - Please save any work from your Marian accounts to your own personal accounts before you turn in your computers. All Senior Google and 0365 accounts will be shut down by June 15th.

FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES, and JUNIORS - Reminder - all devices will be re imaged and anything saved on your device will be deleted. Make sure you are saving any work to your One Drive or Google Drive accounts.

Mr. Steve Liggett Named Air Force Association Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Steve Liggett from Marian Central’s Mathematics/Engineering Department has been recognized as the Air Force Association Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year. The purpose of this program is to recognize classroom teachers for their accomplishments and achievements in exciting K-12 students about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and preparing students to use and contribute to tomorrow’s technologies. We are proud to offer these opportunities to our eager students.

Congratulations Mr. Liggett!

Help Keep EMPOWER ILLINOIS Alive for our Families - and Represent Catholic Schools!

Empower Illinois has been engaged in in a lobbying campaign called “Save My Scholarship” with the Illinois Legislature.

They are in need of some adults to go down to Springfield to show support for this program. They have been very successful so far, but we have been told lawmakers have been asking “Where are the Catholic Schools?” So, we need to make sure that our voice is heard as well.

We have the most schools and the most students that will potentially benefit from this program.

We are asking for 3-4 adults from among scholarship winners, administrators, teachers, and scholarship hopefuls. The dates are listed below. Empower Illinois will do a bit of training with people to be sure they are comfortable in speaking with law makers. They will also arrange seeing the right people once they get there.

Week 4

Monday, May 20th-

Tuesday, May 21st-

Friday, May 24th-

Week 5

Tuesday, May 28th-

Wednesday, May 29th-

Thursday, May 30th-

Friday, May 31st-

We would need all volunteers to arrive in Springfield by 9:30am. The meeting point is the Catholic Conference's building (108 E Cook St, Springfield, IL 62704).

If you are interested and available to participate in this very worthwhile effort, please email Beth Heitcamp at to sign up to help!

College Counselor's Corner: Mark your Calendars!

College Application Essay Workshop: Mr. Stamatakos will be facilitating a four-day workshop for members of the Class of 2020 who want to produce an effective, personalized, and compelling personal essay for their college applications. Students will produce a quality essay, ready for submission, at the completion of the workshop. The course consists of an introductory lecture, continuous instruction on strategies and techniques, and daily individual writing conferences with Mr. Stamatakos on each and every draft of the essay - from topic ideas through the finished product.

The workshop will run from Monday, August 5th through Thursday, August 8th. Students will attend the workshop during one of the following time slots:

Time Slot A: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Time Slot B: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Please watch for more information about when/how to register as well as the cost of the workshop in a future Friday Focus!

Senior College Application Night will be held on Tuesday August 20th 2019 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. This program will outline the logistics of applying to college and will include a brief Common Application tutorial and detailed instructions for using SCOIR throughout the college application process. Though attendance isn’t mandatory, all seniors are strongly encouraged to attend. Parents are encouraged to attend as well. Even though parents may not be new to the college application process, the Class of 2020 will be the first to use SCOIR to process and send all of their college application materials. We want to be sure everyone has the information they need to make college application season smooth and stress free!

Financial Aid Information Night will be held on Tuesday, September 24th 2019 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. This program will provide families with an understanding of how families’ financial need is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile and how colleges use that information to award need-based financial aid. This year’s presenter will be Susan Teerink, the Associate Vice Provost for Financial Aid and Enrollment Services at Marquette University. This program is open to students and parents from all grade levels, however junior and senior families are strongly encouraged to attend.

EXCLUSIVE EVENT: Bunker Hill Charity Mud Run JUNE 8th

Marian has received an invitation to be part of an exclusive charity mud run in Woodstock. Not only are there 30 obstacles on the 5 mile course, but there is an after party following the race with food, drinks, and a live band! Registration is open NOW!

Please note this is a private event and we ask that you not share this broadly with your network, but rather with key people who you feel will support Marian and would enjoy this exclusive event. Bunker Hill Farms strictly prohibits any mention on ANY social media platform.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, June 8th

Location: Bunker Hill Farms in Woodstock

Race Wave Times: 8am-Noon

After Party: Noon-2pm

Bunker Hill Charities is granting 100% of registration fees to Marian from each participant that signs up as a Marian participant. When you are prompted to answer “How were you invited?”, please make sure to type in Marian Central. If you do not type in the school, Marian will not receive the proceeds.

For more information and to register your team, visit Muddy Bunker VI Webpage + Experience Video!

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The Double Yolk Cafe on the Woodstock Square is offering a 10% DISCOUNT to all MC faculty, staff, and STUDENTS! Just show your school ID! Click here to get more information and view their Breakfast (offered ALL DAY) and Lunch menus!

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.



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

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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 or call 815-338 4220 x125.

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