MCCHS FRIDAY FOCUS

33nd Edition: May 19, 2017

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

Another week closer to the end of the school year! Our teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators are working non-stop to make sure that every student ends the year successfully. We understand the temptation to give up, or lose focus, especially as the weather warms up - however, it's imperative that every student finish strong!


New Visitor/Late Student Automated Tracking!

We will be implementing a new automated security check in system for the 2017-2018 school year! We already have it installed, and will be using these last two weeks of school to test it out. Essentially, any visitor arriving at Marian will be required to scan his/her driver's license and the system will automatically log in the guest information and print out a visitor pass. For Marian students arriving late to school, they will simply scan their school ID, and a late pass will be printed out for them to present to their teacher.


With this new system in place, tardies (both excused and unexcused) will be tracked carefully, allowing us to enforce our already existing policy that states "After a student has accumulated 3 tardies to school (excused or unexcused) any additional tardies will be unexcused." Please see the Student Handbook (page 20) for more information on this topic. Countless research proves that student success is directly linked to attendance in class. The more we can encourage our students to arrive on time, every day - the greater their chances for success. This also teaches them important professional habits that will serve them well now and well into adulthood!

WEEK AT-A-GLANCE

May 20 - 26, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am - Saturday Detention in Cafeteria (use Entrance #4)
  • 10:00 am - Boys Var. Baseball vs Lakes - double header
  • 11:00 am - Girls Var. Softball vs Joliet Catholic - double header

Monday, May 22, 2017

  • 12:45 pm - Graduation/Honors Day Practice - all seniors in Landers Pavillion

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

  • 4:30 pm - Boys Var. Baseball vs Woodstock - STRIKE OUT CANCER!
  • 7:00 pm - Spring Music Concert in Auditorium

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

  • end of 8th Period: Locker Clean Out!
  • 7:00 pm - Spring Music Concert in Auditorium

Thursday, May 25, 2017

  • 9:00 am - Honors Day Assembly in Landers Pavillion
  • 2:35 - 3:35pm - Thursday Detention in Room 217


Friday, May 26, 2017

  • 8:15 am - Senior Breakfast in Cafeteria

These are just the highlights of the major events happening this week at Marian. All outdoor games/practices are subject to change due to weather and/or field conditions. Please register for alerts on our Athletics page for announcements!


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

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

Help STRIKE-OUT Cancer! May 23, 2017

We are proud to sponsor another event where two talented teams come together to support one cause! On Tuesday, May 23rd, the MC Varsity Baseball team will play Woodstock at 4:30pm on Thomas Bolger Field (Field of Dreams) and all donations raised will benefit the American Cancer Society in their efforts to combat cancer.

2017-2018 Course Schedule Update:

Parents,


You have just received or will be receiving a mailing from Marian Central that includes information on books for next year and a copy of your student's Tentative Course Selection sheet. Please keep in mind that we are still in the process of finalizing schedules for next year. There are some scheduling conflicts, nothing major, that we will be addressing with individual students in the next couple of weeks, so it is possible that changes will need to be made to some students' course selections. Final placement in math and some science classes for the incoming freshman who were tested this week are not yet reflected on these course selection sheets .


If your student has a conflict we will be sending you a new course selection for them once the conflict is resolved. We will notify all families via the Friday Focus or through an email blast for incoming freshman families when the conflicts are resolved that might affect book purchases for next year.


Thank you for your understanding and patience.

SENIORS - FINISH STRONG!

On Monday, May 8th, we mailed out this attached SENIOR LETTER; but we thought an electronic copy, including links, would come in handy as you are planning your graduation celebrations!


On Monday, May 22nd, the seniors will have their Graduation Practice during 8th and 9th periods. This is when they will be receiving their caps and gowns, as well as practice the processional for the graduation ceremony. Since the gowns come in a tightly folded package, you'll want to iron the robe prior to graduation!

Now Seeking Host Families for International Student!

Dear Marian Central Catholic Parents,


We have an exciting opportunity for our families. Our school has partnered with the International Partnership of Education Research and Communication (IPERC) Foundation to expand our interactions with students and educators from China, and to help share the cultures of our respective countries to truly develop global learners at our school. Through this partnership, we have accepted a student to be a part of the MCCHS community for the 2017-18 academic year. We are currently looking for great family who will welcome this student into their home during the academic year. Attached is a flyer with additional information about becoming a host family. If you are interested, please contact Mike Maloney at mmaloney@marian.com for additional information. Thank you for your consideration.


IPERC Flyer

Lands End Fitting Event Wednesday, May 31st 4:00 - 6:30pm

Representatives from Lands End will be at Marian Central on Wednesday, May 31st from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm in the school cafeteria for a FITTING EVENT! This is a wonderful opportunity to try on different sizes and find the right fit for your student with all the different uniform pieces (pants, shorts, polos, etc.)


There is a Lands' End Shop in the Sears store in Vernon Hills, IL - so having this fitting event arranged here at Marian hopefully will be much more convenient for our families! No appointment is necessary to attend this event, so spread the word!


PURCHASING UNIFORMS:

We will not be making any changes to the uniform policy for the 2017-2018 school year, so please refer to our Uniform Visual Guide for requirements. We have noticed a few students wearing non-Marian uniform pants: please know this is considered "out of uniform" and the students will be issued warnings and detentions. Also - consider purchasing one of the fleece jackets or pull-overs we now offer as part of the uniform.

MC Hurricane Track: STATE UPDATE!

Feidler Places TOP TEN in ICTM State Math Competition!

Congratulations to Jacob Feidler for placing 7th in the ICTM Math Competition in the Pre-Calculus Category!
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Join Us for our Annual Marian Central Golf Outing June 14th!


Athletic Benefit

Wednesday, June 14, 2017



Crystal Woods Golf Club

9:00 am – Registration

10:00 am Shotgun Start



$125 Per Golfer

$30 Per Person for Dinner & Auction Only

3:30 pm


RSVP by June 8, 2017

Proceeds to Benefit Marian Central Athletic Teams

News & Announcements:

2017-2018 School Abbreviated Calendar Available!

Click HERE for the abbreviated calendar for next year. Please note the changes in EXAM DATES - as those require all students to be in attendance. When planning family vacations, please keep those dates in mind.


Lunch $$ Balance Information

Please check your student's lunch card balances and add funds if needed. We are noticing more and more students running out of money and cannot purchase food items. Don't worry about trying to run the account balance to $0. Balances carry over from one year to the next, from graduating seniors to siblings, or will be refunded with the graduation.


Spring Sports Awards - Moved to June 7th at 7:00 pm

Mark your calendars to join us to honor all our Spring Season athletes in the Auditorium! The awards ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm , immediately after the conclusion of the Athletics Department Q & A for incoming freshmen athletes (also in the Auditorium.)


2016-2017 Yearbook Sales - Ordering Still Available!

2016-2017 Yearbooks are still available to be purchased! If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, please send a check for $75 made out to "Marian Central" to Mrs. Murwin in the main office by Friday May 26th, and your student could still receive an autograph insert! After May 26th, you can still purchase a yearbook until June 2nd, but there is not a guarantee that your student would receive an autograph insert.


If you believed you ordered a yearbook, but your student did not receive an insert at distribution today, please email kgallagher@marian.com to have The Memorare Staff check records. Any additional questions or concerns, please direct all inquiries to Ms. Gallagher.

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.