MCCHS FRIDAY FOCUS

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

7th Edition October 28, 2016

A Note from our Superintendent...


We made it through the first quarter! Congratulations to all of our students, staff, and families.


The fall sports season is heating up on the state level - we wish the best to all of our student-athletes who have earned the opportunity to showcase their skills. May they not only be great examples of athleticism, but also strong witnesses to the power of Christ in their lives. It is the part of our mission at Marian Central to "send out servants...equipped with their God-given talents" to spread God's kingdom; may these athletic contests be a chance to do just that.


From the Spiritual Director...


Many thanks to all of our grandparents who came and celebrated Mass with us on October 21st. We had a wonderful time seeing them, and truly appreciate everything that our grandparents do for our students. Our next All School Mass is November 1st at 8:55 am in the Main Gymnasium. We are celebrating All Saints Day, a holy day of obligation.


The retreat season is fast approaching! The retreat lists for this year were posted on Monday here at school. It has been fun to see students checking the lists, seeing what retreat they are assigned to, and getting excited over who is joining them on retreat. If there is a need for a student to change a retreat, he or she should pick up a retreat change form from Fr. Doyle. It requires a parent's signature and an explanation for the change. Changes to any overnight retreat will also require a small fee. Any questions should be directed to Fr. Doyle.


Did you know that our sports teams attend after-school Masses? In fact, all of our fall sports teams, at every level, attended at least one after-school Mass to pray with and for each other as a team, with several coming multiple times. Thanks to all of our coaches for making these Masses a priority.

Week At-A-Glance: October 29 - November 4, 2016

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016

Boys Cross Country IHSA 1A Sectionals at Oregon Park West

Girls Cross Country IHSA 2A Sectionals at Belvidere North

Good luck runners!


Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

SWEATER SEASON BEGINS TODAY! Click HERE for the Uniform Visual Guide!


Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016

  • 8:55 am - All School Mass in Landers Pavilion
  • 2:30 pm - Business Club in room 219
  • 2:45 pm - Ping Pong Club in Auditorium Commons
  • 5:30 pm - Girls Varsity Volleyball 3A Sections at Woodstock. Good luck team!

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016

  • 2:40 pm - Key Club meeting in Cafeteria
  • 5:00 pm - Fencing Club in Cafeteria
  • 7:00 pm - Parents' Association Meeting in Annex
  • 7:00 pm - Tri-M Inductions in Auditorium

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016


  • 2:40 pm - FOR Club in Guidance
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - MCCHS Open House! Spread the word to any families interested in checking out our wonderful school!



Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

SPIRIT DRESS DOWN DAY!

  • 7:30 am: NHS meeting in Auditorium
  • 2:45 pm: Acting Workshop (any students interested in practicing for musical auditions!) in the Auditorium
  • 2:45 pm: Ping Pong Club in Auditorium Commons


These are just the highlights of the activities happening this week at Marian. For a more detailed calendar, including all away games and practices, please visit our 8to18 Athletics Calendar. Or, click here for a more detailed look at the Marian Central school calendar (non-athletic.)

Parent-Teacher Conference Online Scheduling Begins Oct. 31st!

You can schedule your Parent-Teacher Conferences between 8:00 am on 10/31/16 and 12:00 pm 11/4/16 through the GREY BUTTON link provided below. Passwords for access to the scheduling system were mailed to each student's home. If you have questions regarding scheduling, please call the Conference Help Hotline at (847) 964-5035 between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm on weekdays.


Teachers will be available for 10-minute individual conferences on the following dates:


Thursday, November 10th; 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, November 11th; 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Use either the button-link below, or go to www/ptconferencemaker.com/marian/


Please note there are a limited number of time slots available for conferences, and scheduling is done on a first-come, first-served basis.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE ONLINE SCHEDULING

Click here to schedule your Parent-Teacher Conferences!

Marian Sports Continues to Make Headlines!

Congratulations to our Volleyball team for winning the Class 3A Vernon Hills Regional championship, with final scores of 25-13, 25-9! This wonderful team will now compete on Tuesday, Nov. 1st at the Woodstock Sectional at 5:30 pm! Let's fill the stands at this away event and cheer our team on to the Sectional Final to be played on Thursday, 6:00 pm, at Woodstock!


Our Varsity Football team advanced to the playoffs after a win over St. Patrick, defeating them 21-14. Best of luck as they face off against Chicago Payton at Lane Stadium tonight (Oct. 28th) at 7pm!


Caroline and Kate Yuk finished in the TOP 12 for doubles at State! Congratulations to these outstanding athletes!


Ryan Jones has advanced to Sectionals for Boys Cross Country, finishing fifth place in the Class 1A Regionals with a time of 14:37. He will now move on to Sectionals at Oregon Park West on October 29th!


Girls Cross Country team came in 4th place at the Class 2A Regionals. They will now advance to Sectionals on October 29th at Belvidere High School!



For more rankings, results, and schedules - please check out our Athletic Page!

Sweater Season begins on Monday, October 31st!

When students return on Monday, October 31st - they should adhere to the "Sweater Season" dress code policy. Students are required to wear the following:



  • Marian sweater (blue or red)
  • solid white or solid blue dress shirt
  • (boys) tie, covering top button of dress shirt
  • long Marian uniform pants (blue or khaki)



In addition to the approved shoes, students may wear boots - but ONLY if the pant-legs can cover the boot to the ankle. Students are not allowed to tuck in their uniform pants into the boots.


As always, continue to support our policy on maintaining properly trimmed/groomed hair, as well as clean-shaven gentlemen. Please refer to our Uniform Visual Guide or the Student Handbook for more information!

Need More Theatre? Prepare for Musical Auditions!

This year's musical, The Pajama Game, already has audition script cuts available for any student interested in auditioning! Pick up a script cut and sign up for an audition slot in the music room. Also, check out the acting workshop being hosted in the Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 4th after school - this is a great opportunity to learn how the audition process works, practice audition scenes, and make great friends.

Auditions don't begin until November 29th - but it's never too early to get involved or try something new!

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.