MCCHS FRIDAY FOCUS

18th Edition: January 27, 2017

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

Winter Formal Dance - Saturday, Jan. 28th 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Sophomore Student Council is pleased to host the annual Winter Formal. This dance attire recommended is semi-formal: for the ladies, appropriate semi-formal dress (usually the girls select shorter "cocktail-style" dresses as worn at Homecoming) and for the gentlemen, dress pants, dress shirt, and tie. As with all our special occasion events, we require our young men and women to conduct themselves with modesty and respect in dress and deed.


Please note: Students will not be allowed to enter the dance after 8:30 pm. Any student wishing to leave the dance early must sign out at the registration table and will not be allowed re-entrance into the dance. The dance will conclude promptly at 10:30 pm and the parking lot will be cleared shortly after.


Celebrating National Catholic Schools Week!

Starting Sunday, January 29th, we are thrilled to celebrate "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service." The strength of celebrating the gift of Catholic education together is so powerful and motivating! Join us this week as Montini Catholic hosts this year's Deanery Mass on Thursday, February 2nd at 10:00 am in Landers Pavilion at Marian Central.


Catholic Schools Week Charity Drive: Birthday in a Box!

Amazing birthday parties are some of the most cherished memories we can provide our children, which is why our National Honor Society is dedicating this year's Catholic Schools Week Charity Drive to helping ALL children in our area have wonderful, balloon-filled birthdays! The Deanery schools, along with the students of Marian Central, will be conducting a "Birthday in a Box" drive, collecting all the fixings to throw children's birthday parties: cake mix, frosting, balloons, party plates, streamers, and maybe even a few party favors! Our NHS team will be assembling, labeling, and distributing these boxes to area food pantries. As you're running errands this weekend, please consider purchasing items to help make someone's birthday special this year!


Click here for more Birthday in a Box Information!


Donations will be collected at all deanery schools, as well as Marian Central during Catholic Schools Week. All items will be assembled after the Feb. 2nd Catholic Schools Week Deanery Mass.


Coaches vs Cancer - PENNY WAR RESULTS

Thanks to the competitive and generous spirit of our students, we were able to raise several hundred dollars for the American Cancer Society! After the dust settled on the PENNY WARS, one class stood alone as the victor: THE FRESHMEN!


The Freshmen Class will enjoy an EXTRA Spirit Dress Down Day on Friday, February 10th!


Financial Assistance Application Available Now

This year, the application for Marian tuition financial assistance must be completed entirely online. The deadline for this application is May 1st and notification will be sent mid-June. You can find more information and application link on our Marian Tuition & Financial Aid page or click here for a direct link to the Financial Assistance Application


2017-2018 Curriculum Guide Available Now

Over the next month, we will be registering students who have paid their $175 registration fee (see following announcement for payment details and link!) Click here for our 2017-2018 Curriculum Guide or find the link on our Marian website!


Registration Fees for 2017-2018 School Year

Registration fees for the 2017-2018 school year can be paid at this time, so be sure to do that as soon as possible! Beginning February 1st, Guidance will be registering current students who have paid the registration fee.


Registration fee is $175 if paid by February 10th

After February 10th, the registration fee is $250


CLICK HERE to pay your fee online. (Select "Registration Fee" from drop-down menu)


A Night in New Orleans MCCHS Dinner Auction Welcomes Donations!

You can help make it a night to remember by donating special items for the silent and/or live auctions! Check out this idea page for Auction Baskets! Please contact the Marian Central Advancement Office at (815) 338-4220, ext. 124, 125, or 126 for additional assistance! See you all on March 11th for this wonderful celebration that supports our dear school!


All current 8th Graders! Come Join Us for the 8th Grade/Freshman Activity Night!

Join us on Saturday, February 4th from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm for dancing, basketball & volleyball games, jousting, and even an obstacle course! FREE ADMISSION, refreshments, and raffle prizes! Click here for more information!


Is your student playing a SPRING SPORT this year?

If your son/daughter plans on playing a Spring Sport, please register them online before February 23rd. Click here for Registration Instructions or visit our 8to18 webpage to register. There will be a Parent/Coaches meeting for Spring Sports on Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 7:00 pm in Landers Pavilion.


College Admissions Info Night - February 23rd!

All Marian families and their students are welcome to attend this informational session hosted in our Auditorium at 7:00pm on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Two college admission representatives are scheduled to speak about the admissions process in general, followed by a question/answer session. This year's speakers are Nate Bargar, Chicago Enrollment Center Coordinator, from the University of Cincinnati; and Julie Nelson, Midwest Regional Recruitment Director, from Xavier University.

Week At-A-Glance: January 28 - February 3, 2017

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

  • 9:00 am - Spring Musical Set Building in Auditorium
  • 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm - Winter Formal Dance in Aux Gym

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017

  • 6:30 am - Baseball Open Gym in Aux Gym
  • 2:30 pm - Girls Freshmen Basketball Dinner in Cafeteria
  • 2:45 pm - Spring Musical rehearsal in Auditorium
  • 5:00 pm - Girls FR Basketball vs Woodstock in Aux Gym

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

  • 6:30 am - Softball Open Gym in Aux Gym
  • 7:15 am - Academic Breakfast in Cafeteria
  • 7:30 am - Spanish Honor Society meeting in room 228
  • 7:30 am - WYSE meeting in room 126
  • 2:30 pm - Business Club in room 219
  • 2:40 pm - Gavel meeting in room 218
  • 2:45 pm - SMART Club meeting in room 147
  • 2:45 pm - Ping Pong in Auditorium Commons
  • 2:45 pm - Spring Musical rehearsal in Auditorium
  • 2:35 pm - Scholastic Bowl meeting in room 218

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 - Extended Mentor Homeroom

  • 6:30 am - Baseball Open Gym in Aux Gym
  • 7:30 am - WYSE meeting in room 126
  • 7:30 am - NHS LEAD Attendees meeting in room 218
  • 2:30 pm - Art Club meeting in room 110
  • 2:40 pm - Key Club meeting in Cafeteria
  • 2:45 pm - Spring Musical rehearsal in Auditorium

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017

  • 6:30 am - Softball Open Gym in Aux Gym
  • 10:00 am - Catholic Schools Week Mass in Landers Pavilion - All Welcome!
  • 2:35 pm - Scholastic Bowl meeting in room 218
  • 2:40 pm - FOR Club meeting in Guidance
  • 2:45 pm - MUN meeting in room 218
  • 2:45 pm - Spring Musical rehearsal in Auditorium
  • 7:00 pm - Lacrosse Open Gym in Aux Gym


Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 - SPIRIT DRESS DOWN

  • 6:30 am - Baseball Open Gym in Aux Gym
  • 7:30 am - NHS meeting in Auditorium
  • 2:30 pm - Basketball/Cheer dinner in Cafeteria
  • 2:45 pm - Ping Pong in Auditorium Commons
  • 2:45 pm - Spring Musical rehearsal in Auditorium
  • 5:30 pm - Boys Soph Basketball vs Benet Academy in Landers Pavilion
  • 5:30 pm - Boys FR Basketball vs Benet Academy in Aux Gym
  • 7:00 pm - Boys FR Basketball vs Benet Academy in Aux Gym
  • 7:00 pm - Boys VAR Basketball vs Benet Academy in Aux Gym

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017

8th GRADE/FRESHMAN ACTIVITY NIGHT! 6:30pm - 9:00pm

in Landers Pavilion, Aux Gym, and Cafeteria!


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.)

Great Lakes JV Fencing Championships

Every year, our two gyms (and halls) echo with enthusiastic shouts of "En guarde!" as we host several schools at the Great Lakes JV Fencing Championships. Freshman Luke Morehead earned the distinguished "Top 16" ranking when he placed 13th out of 68 fencers in Men's Sabre. In case you missed it, The Woodstock Independent wrote up a wonderful article about our talented, growing team. Check it out: "Marian's Fencing Team Grows" Congratulations to the athletes, coaches, and families for making this important tournament a success and making all of our visiting schools feel welcome!

Marian Dance Team Places Top Ten at Sectionals!

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MCCHS Musicians Participate in McHenry County Honors Band

On Saturday, Jan. 21st, several members of our school band community earned placement and performed in the 42nd Annual Festival Concert hosted at Woodstock North High School. This year's guest conductor was Dr. Erica Neidlinger, Associate Professor and wind conductor at DePaul University in Chicago. Student-musicians from 13 county high schools came together for two days of intense practice and put on a superb concert to a packed house. Amber Gorbel, Leah LoVerde, and Viktor Wilson-Miller represented the flute section; Gabrielle McKenna represented clarinet; and Victor Pannke represented trombone. Together, these talented musicians represented the wonderful talent we have here at Marian! Congratulations!

Scholastic Bowl Places 2nd at Competition!

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