MCCHS FRIDAY FOCUS

70th Edition: April 13, 2018

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

Half-Way Through 4th Quarter...ALREADY?!

This quarter is flying by! Our incredible MC Choir just finished their whirlwind tour of our fantastic deanery schools this week, and loved performing in front of all the students! We have so many exciting year-end activities coming up - there will be something happening every week leading up to our finals and graduation!


Our students in Composition/Speech class will be out touring the Deanery schools this week, sharing their literary creations with the younger children! We will also be sending off our W.Y.S.E. team to their STATE competition! Come see Godspell Jr. next weekend (check out info below!) and be absolutely blown away by the talent of our student-actors and crew! And finally, we will close out our week with a wonderful All-School Mass celebrated in Landers Pavilion on Friday morning!


We wish all of our sports teams the best as they compete at home and away this coming week! Let's pray that the weather is spring-like enough to have competitions and practices!


A Note Regarding the April 20th Protests

We understand that there is another nation-wide student walk-out protest that is set to occur on Friday, April 20th. This particular event has been reported to be a "walk-out/stay-out" which poses countless security issues for our students and school, as well as presents a major disruption to school instruction. Marian Central Catholic High School does not endorse any walkout that disrupts the educational process. Students will be encouraged to remain in their classes and continue with their lessons at hand. Any walk-out will be deemed as truancy (with disciplinary consequences) and will be recorded as an unexcused absence (which has academic consequences) as we would with any situation where a student leaves the building without prior parent-permission. We ask that you stress the importance of remaining in class, focusing on work-at-hand, and refraining from any type of protest during school hours.

Week At-A-Glance: April 14 - 20 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

All home events (Baseball and Lacrosse) CANCELLED due to weather!

ACT Testing at Marian Central (see information below!)


Monday, April 16, 2018

Homeroom Schedule:

  • Juniors voting for Prom Court
  • Sophomores in Caf for Class Ring orders

3rd Period - Carroll Rep in Guidance

4:30 pm - Girls JV Softball vs Burlington Central

4:30 pm - Boys Fr & So Baseball vs Benet


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

7:40 am - Rosary Service in Chapel

2nd Period - UW Whitewater Rep in Guidance

All Lunch Periods - Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

8th Period - MCC Rep in Guidance

9th Period - Notre Dame Rep in Guidance


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

3:00 - 5:00 pm - French NHS Inductions in Cafeteria

4:30 pm - Girls JV & V Soccer vs. St. Viator

4:30 pm - Girls V Softball vs Johnsburg

5:00 pm - Boys JV Lacrosse vs Conant

6:30 pm - Boys V Lacrosse vs Conant


Thursday, April 19, 2018

8:00 - 9:00 am - Principal's Coffee in Cafeteria

All Lunch Periods - Jostens Ring Sales in Cafeteria
All Lunch Periods - Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

4:30 pm - Girls JV & V Soccer vs McHenry

5:00 - 7:00 pm - Jostens Ring Sales in Auditorium Commons


Friday, April 20, 2018 - Mid-Term Grades Posted!

8:55 am - All School Mass in Landers Pavilion

4:30 pm - Girls JV & V Soccer vs Crystal Lake Central

4:30 pm - Girls V Softball vs Richmond Burton

7:00 pm - MC BlackBox Production: Godspell Jr


Check out our detailed Athletic Calendar for all practice times, team dinners, and "Away" games for this week!


Interested in any Clubs & Organizations? Check out the Clubs/Organizations page for more information and a calendar of meeting times!

APRIL 14th ACT TESTING INFORMATION

*This information was read over the school PA system on Thursday, April 12th and Friday, April 13th *


Juniors taking the ACT Test on Saturday, April 14th, should be at Marian by 7:40 am.


Be sure to bring the following:

  • two sharpened #2 pencils (NOTE that mechanical pencils are not allowed)
  • current, ACT-approved photo I.D. (see actstudent.org for more info)
  • printed admission ticket (your name on your photo I.D. and the name on your Admission Ticket must match or you cannot be admitted.)
  • ACT-approved calculator (see ACT Calculator Policy)


What to leave at home/in your car:

  • cell phones (may not use even during designated breaks)
  • smart watches
  • digital watches
  • Fitness bands
  • any electronic devices


Please use the entrance doors by the auditorium. There will be posters there designating your name and assigned test room. If you are NOT taking the Writing Test, you will be dismissed at approximately 12:30 p.m.. If you are taking the Writing Test, dismissal is around 1:10 p.m..


STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE ACCESS TO THEIR LOCKERS ON SATURDAY TO RETRIEVE CALCULATORS OR PENCILS. All students have been instructed to pack those items up before they leave school today, Friday (April 13th.)


We wish ALL our test-takers the best on this exam! Be sure to get plenty of sleep tonight, and have a good breakfast tomorrow morning!

MC Athletes Playing in McHenry County All-Star Basketball Games on April 15th!

Our very own Vanessa Garrelts and AJ Golembiewski have earned their placements in the McHenry County All-Star Basketball Game this Sunday, April 15th at Alden-Hebron High School. The Girls' game starts at 2:00 pm, followed by the Boys' at 5:00 pm!


Come cheer on two of our finest student-athletes as they play their hearts out along-side the most talented athletes across the county.

Jostens Class Rings ON SALE THIS WEEK!

On Monday, April 16th - Jostens will be meeting with the entire Sophomore class during homeroom to hand out Class Ring ordering information! Jostens will then be back at Marian on Thursday, April 19th during all lunch periods to accept orders - and they will have a table and display set up from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Auditorium Commons later that evening! Mr. and Mrs. Todd Crandall (our Jostens representatives) will be on hand to answer questions, have displays to check out (with ring sizing available!), and place orders!


This is a time-honored tradition, and a wonderful way to always keep Marian Central with you on your life journey!


Check out the Marian Central Jostens Online Shop! There are tons of "I wish they had this when I want to school" items!



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Marian Central Proudly Presents: Godspell Jr.

20th and 21st, April, 2018, 7:00 pm

22nd April, 2018, 2:00 pm

Adult Ticket $10

Senior/Student Discount $5


Tickets available at the Marian Central Box Office 45 minutes prior to each performance. In Person Sales Only: Limited Seating - first come, first serve

SENIOR PARENTS: Help Make Senior Breakfast a Success!

Attention Senior Parents


Senior Breakfast is May 21st in the cafeteria.

Plans are in the works and we need your help.

An email was sent to all senior parents on

Tuesday, April 10, 2018!


If you missed the email, here's the

Senior Breakfast Parent Letter

for your convenience!


Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

Tuition Payments Due April 16th

A friendly reminder to all families, tuition should be paid in full by Monday, April 16th.


The Council of Administration policy states:

No student will be allowed to take first semester exams unless his/her tuition is current. Therefore, a minimum of one-half of the family tuition must be paid prior to the first semester exam dates in January. No student will be allowed to take second semester exams unless his/her tuition and any other fees are paid in full. In the event a family finds itself in an extraordinary circumstance, a request for an exception to the first semester payment policy can be made to the Superintendent. The written request is to include an explanation of the extraordinary circumstance accompanied by a payment plan. The Superintendent has the authority to make such an exception if it is deemed appropriate and the payment plan is acceptable. A family’s payment history will be examined in making such a decision. There are no exceptions to this policy at the end of the second semester. Once two weeks of a quarter are completed, the full quarter's tuition is required.


To make tuition payments online, please CLICK HERE (please note there will be a 3% surcharge for any credit card charges) or send check (payable to Marian Central Catholic) to the school office.

April 23rd College Fair 6:00 - 8:00 pm

It's never too early to start the search - and a college fair is a wonderful opportunity to "visit" with several different colleges while saving time and money! On April 23rd, the Illinois Association for College Admissions Counseling will be hosting a College Fair at the Huntley High School field house from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. You’ll get to meet admission representatives from many in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities, ask all your questions, and get answers from the experts.


Click HERE for the flyer, or go to www.strivefair.com to register.

Financial Assistance Applications Due May 1st

Don't forget if you are apply for financial assistance or the work programs, the deadline to apply is May 1st. We will send acceptance letters in the mail approx. June 1st.


We are looking for students for the cafeteria work program. This applies approx. $1,100 towards student's tuition. Application are available on the school website, or CLICK HERE for convenient access to the application!

Help Support Our Upcoming Mother's Day Baby Drive!

Our Pro-Life Awareness group will be conducting it's annual Mother's Day Baby Drive beginning May 3rd through May 11th through all English classrooms. We wanted to get the word out early enough so that you can grab a few items if you happen to be out at the stores in the next few weeks!


Here are some items that are desperately needed:

Baby clothes, maternity clothes, diapers, pacifiers, non-perishable baby food and formula, and cash/gift card donations.


All donations will be brought to the 1st Way Life Center in Johnsburg, IL - so every donation offered will be helping families in our immediate community!


Thank you for helping with this AMAZING event!

2018 Prom Information

This past Monday, we emailed out the Parent Information letter that should be your "one-stop shop" for anything you need to know about Prom 2018!


Here's the link to the Prom Information Letter. In it, you will find all the forms you may need: Table Reservation Form, Date Request Form, Dress Code Guidelines. We hope this letter helps!


  • What: Classic Red Carpet Junior/Senior Prom 2018

  • Where: The Concorde, in Kildeer, Illinois

  • Ticket Sales: $55 per person, April 10-13, 2017 during lunch periods

  • When: Friday, April 27, 2018


Prom 2018 Itinerary

5:00 - 5:35 pm - Informal Pictures in Landers Pavilion

5:40 pm - Start Promenade

5:45 - 6:15 pm - Load Buses

7:00 pm - Arrive at The Concorde

7:15 pm - Dinner Begins

8:15 pm - Dancing Begins

10:00 pm - Coronation

11:45 pm - 12:00 midnight - Load Buses

12:45 am - Arrive at Marian Central

SENIORS: Worried About Exam Exemptions?

Now that Quarter 3 Exams have wrapped up, there are many seniors who are worried about their grade for Quarter 3 not quite making the minimum 91% (B+) to qualify for Senior Exam Exemptions. We would like to address this concern:


Please review the Exam Exemption & Appeal Form. At the BOTTOM of the form, there is an APPEAL box that we encourage students to check if you believe one of the criteria should be re-evaluated in your case. What does this mean to you? Well, let's say your Quarter 3 grade for a class dips below that 91%, BUT you absolutely pull your Quarter 4 grade up. Simply check the "Appeal" box - explain your grade for the class, and we will consider the exemption!


When is the Exam Exemption & Appeal Form due?

Students who wish to be considered for exemptions MUST submit the completed form to the school office by 3:00 pm on Friday, May 4th. We will not allow exemptions if we do not have this form completed. We need this form early enough to run a complete audit of all criteria (grades, attendance, discipline.) We will notify you in writing exactly which exams have been approved for exemptions within one week of receipt.


As stated when we launched this program, this is our "beta" year - so we are anticipating a few bumps as we work through the process. We appreciate all the support and patience as we test this out this year. We will also release a brief survey at the end of the school year for feedback so we can make improvements for Year 2!

Attention JUNIORS: Illinois State Scholars Eligibility Information

Remind your Illinois high school juniors that eligibility for the Illinois State Scholar Program is based, in part, on a student's highest qualifying ACT or SAT score. For current high school juniors, only exams taken between August 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 qualify for consideration in the Illinois State Scholar announcements that will be made during their senior year (i.e., fall of 2018). Further details are provided in the State Scholar Program section of the ISAC Gift Assistance Programs area.

SAVE THE DATE! Marian Central Golf Outing!

How better to spend one more weekend of snow than to plan for a perfect summer day on the golf course!


Enjoy a day of golf and dinner on Wednesday, June 13 at Crystal Woods Golf Club to benefit Marian Athletic Teams.


Golfers must be 21 years of age.

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