Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

17th Edition January 20, 2017

The weather took us by surprise this week with the rain and unseasonable warm-up! The water-main break experienced on Rt. 120 took us all by surprise this week. We appreciate your patience as we had to cancel all after school activities so we could turn off all the water to the building as the city workers made their repairs.

We are putting the finishing touches on our annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 30th - Feb. 3rd) and cannot wait to celebrate the All County Mass scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 10:00 am in Landers Pavilion. All are welcome to attend this wonderful celebration of faith!

Tonight, be sure to join us for Coaches vs Cancer Boys Basketball games! It's going to be quite a turn-out, and all money raised will help fight this terrible disease that has affected so many within our community. Don't forget to wear purple in support!

Week At-A-Glance: January 21 - 27, 2017

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

  • 9:00 am - Spring Musical Set Building in Auditorium
  • 7:00 am - 9:00pm : Fencing Tournament : Great Lakes JV Championship

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm - US Baseball Academy Camp in Aux Gym

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

  • 8:30 am - Spring Musical rehearsal in Auditorium
  • 6:00 pm - FR. Girls Basketball vs Grant in Landers Pavilion
  • 7:30 pm - Varsity Girls Basketball vs Grant in Landers Pavilion

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

  • 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, Jan. 25, 2017

  • 6:30 am - 7:30 am - Baseball Open Gym in Aux Gym
  • 7:30 am - WYSE meeting in room 126
  • 7:30 am - Safe Driver's Club 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
  • 5:30 pm - Wrestling Meet SENIOR NIGHT

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017

  • 6:30 am - 7:30 am - Softball Open Gym in Aux Gym
  • 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
  • 2:30 pm - Girls Basketball/Cheer/Dance dinner in Cafeteria

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 - SPIRIT DRESS DOWN DAY!

  • 6:30 am - 7:30 am - Baseball Open Gym in Aux Gym
  • 7:30 am - NHS meeting in Auditorium
  • 2:30 pm - Soph Boys Basketball dinner in Cafeteria
  • 2:45 pm - Ping Pong in Auditorium Commons
  • 2:45 pm - Spring Musical rehearsal in Auditorium
  • 4:30 pm - Girls Fr Basketball vs Joliet Catholic in Landers Pavilion
  • 6:00 pm - Girls Soph Basketball vs Catholic in Landers Pavilion
  • 7:30 pm - Girls Varsity Basketball vs Landers Pavilion in Landers Pavilion

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

WINTER DANCE 7:30pm - 10:30pm in Aux Gym!

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.)

News & Announcements

Semester 1 Grades Available Soon

We have finalized all grades and will have the Parent Portal open early next week. We will send an email to you notifying when grades are available for viewing. Report cards are scheduled for mailing on Wednesday, Jan. 25th.

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)


Even though we are months away from the big event, many of our junior/senior young women are already shopping for that perfect evening gown! We felt it would be helpful to all if you had this PROM GUIDELINE to help determine acceptable dress for this formal event. Most high schools in the area have created very similar guidelines, so this helps create a consistent message across our entire community.

In the coming weeks, we will be visiting the Junior/Senior classrooms to go over these guidelines in detail with our students- but we felt it important to share this with you early enough for the shopping trips!

Do you live in McHenry? Can you help with a carpool next year?

We still are in need of a family to help with a carpool for a family new to Marian! The Admissions Office has an incoming freshman family for the 2017-2018 school year that would like to connect with a carpool to provide a ride to and from school. The family lives just off Rt. 31 in McHenry. Please contact Mike Maloney at (815) 338-4220 ext. 108, or email at if you may be able to help. Thank you!

Athletic Shout Outs!

Cheer Team Places 3rd!

Our talented athletes took their routine to new heights when they placed 3rd at the Invitational hosted at Niles West this past weekend! Congratulations to the coaches and student-athletes for this amazing accomplishment!

Dance Team to compete in Sectionals!

Good luck to our Dance Team as they compete in the IHSA Sectional Competition Saturday, Jan. 21st at Huntley High School! They are scheduled to compete around 11am - so be sure to arrive early to catch their wonderful routine!

New Marian Uniform Options Available on Lands' End!

In addition to running a sales promotion (FREE LOGOS!) for the month of January, there are several uniform items that are currently listed at a REDUCED PRICE for inventory reduction! For example, many sizes of the black jacket, black pull-over, chino khaki pants, and the blue sweater are currently listed at a reduced price!

Because this price reduction is based on inventory, sizes and color selections are limited - but if you combine this price reduction with the free logo embroidery offer, this can be a wonderful savings for you!

To get the logo promotion, use Promo Code: LOGOTIME and Pin# 2744 at checkout.

Please remember to clearly LABEL the jackets/pull-overs as soon as you receive them. It will be very difficult to identify correct ownership if these items are turned in to the front office otherwise!

PURCHASE Dinner Auction & Jeep Raffle Tickets HERE!

Online payment is now available for the Dinner Auction Tickets and Jeep Raffle Tickets! Please click the link above for additional information.

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