60th Edition: January 26, 2018

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

This past week brought with it a HUGE turn-out at the ReBoot! event featuring Chris Stefanik! Over 900 people filled Landers Pavilion to experience this dynamic event. We feel truly blessed to have been able to host such a powerful and life-affirming event here at Marian, and we look forward to bringing more such opportunities to our beloved school for our entire community!

We also welcome this coming week all of our deanery schools as we come together to celebrate Catholic Schools' Week! Continuing our tradition, we are celebrating by sharing in a combined all-county charitable drive. This year, our goal is to collect as many winter coats (new or gently used) and new hats, gloves, and scarves to donate to the local St. Vincent De Paul organization. We will be blessing these collected items at the All-County Mass scheduled for this coming Thursday at 10:00 am in Landers Pavilion.

Have a wonderful weekend, and please pray for our students as they enjoy the Winter Dance hosted here tomorrow night!

Week At-A-Glance: January 27 - February 2, 2018

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm: Winter Formal Dance

Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

regular school schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

7:40 am: Rosary Service in Chapel

Extended Mentor Homeroom

All Lunch Periods: Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

5:30 pm: F-A/So Boys Basketball vs Barrington

7:00 pm: Var/F-B Basketball vs Barrington

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

All Lunch Periods: Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

5:30 pm: Fr/So Girls Basketball vs Marist

7:00 pm: Var Girls Basketball vs Marist

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018

10:00 am: Catholic Schools' Week All-County Mass

All Lunch Periods: Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 - Spirit Dress Down Day!

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!

Winter Dance 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Jan. 27th

Tickets will go on sale this week, Monday - Thursday, in the school office for $10.00 each. Students who wish to bring a non-Marian date MUST have a completed Date Request Form (copies have been/are available in the school office) at the time of ticket purchase. All students must also be prepared to share (at ticket purchase) an EMERGENCY CONTACT PHONE # that we can have on hand during the dance.

Please know that we do not allow students to arrive to the dance later than 8:15 pm, and we require all students to sign out if they choose to leave prior to 10:00 pm. Students who enter may not leave/return to the dance at any time. Please know your student's plans for the evening. We also ask that NO BAGS be brought into the dance. We reserve the right to check any purses, pockets, or administer breathalyzer testing on students. Our goal is to keep all of our students safe at all times, and we truly appreciate your support in these efforts.

Finally, please see our dress code guidelines (below) and make sure that your student's selections are appropriate for our event. Thank you!

Enjoy the Marian Madrigals at Mass This Sunday!

Our very own Marian Madrigals choral group is honored to sing at the 11:15 am mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to help launch the celebration of Catholic Schools' Week! Come together with friends and family to worship, celebrate and support Catholic Schools' Week, and enjoy the beautiful music our talented choral musicians share!

CSW Winter Coat Drive: Jan. 31st - Feb. 1st

As part of this year's celebration of Catholic Schools Week, MCCHS students will be hosting a Winter Coat Drive! We will be accepting clean, gently used (or new) winter coats, hats, gloves/mittens, and scarves through all the Theology classes. All items collected will be blessed at the All-County Mass before they are distributed to local shelters in need!

Join Principal Novy for our February 6, 2018 Coffee!

Join Ms. Novy in the school cafeteria for coffee, a light snack, and conversation!

We are half way through third quarter and it seems like the school year is moving by quickly.

Please take a little time out of your evening and join other parents as we chat about how the school year has been going and what concerns and suggestions you have moving forward. Ms. Novy will share some of the updates on curriculum, technology, and our focus on continuous growth and improvement.


6:30 pm Coffee & Light Snack

6:45 -8:00 pm Open Forum with Mrs. Novy

Click HERE to RSVP!

SMART/Fit Club to Sponsor Blood Drive at Marian Central on Feb. 6th!

Our outstanding student-led SMART/Fit Club has partnered with Heartland Blood Center to host a BLOOD DRIVE here at Marian Central on Tuesday, Feb. 6th from 9 am - 1:30 pm. This drive will be open to students 16 or older and any Marian faculty or staff! This is a wonderful way to help others by donating life-saving blood. If you have a healthy student 16 or older, please encourage him or her to consider donating blood!

A Heartland representative will be speaking to all applicable PE classes in the coming weeks, but you are welcome to SIGN UP HERE for an appointment on Feb. 6th!


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s


Friday, February 9th at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 10th at 5 p.m.

*Dress up, and bring your camera for a photo opp with your favorite character following the Saturday, 5:00 pm show!

Sunday, Feb. 11th at 2 p.m.

$10 Adults; $5 Students/Seniors

Here ye, here ye! A royal proclamation! Please join us for our rendition of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, including the classic songs, “The Prince is Giving a Ball”, “In My Own Little Corner”, and “Ten Minutes Ago”. Presented by our talented and, of course, royal company, Cinderella reminds us that with faith and love, even “Impossible” dreams can come true.

Call the Marian Central office at (815) 338-4220 (recommended)

or buy tickets at the door.

Sales start on January 29th; tickets will be sold Mondays through Fridays from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

Come one, come all, for a wonderful show full of fun, dancing, singing and magic! Please click here to view the Marian Central Auditorium Seating Chart.

2018-2019 Curriculum Guide Now Available Online!

2018-2019 MCCHS Curriculum Guide

We are already planning wonderful things for our next school year! We are continually looking to bring innovation and the very best opportunities to our students, and are excited to offer additions to our academic offerings:

  • 2A (Soph) and 3A (Jr) English
  • Strength & Fitness (Sr)
  • Environmental Science (Sr)
  • Physics Concepts (Sr)
  • AP Macro/Micro Economics (Jr)
  • US Govt. & US Govt. AP - dual credit (Sr)
  • Partnership for College and Career Success (MCC) - Nurse Assistant Program (Jr/Sr)


  • US Govt (dual credit) and PE 4 (credit courses)
  • Freshman Skills Camp
  • Junior Boot Camp

Many of these offerings were a result of the needs of our students, the ideas of our wonderful faculty, and the support and input of parents. We are honored to continually improve and grow, just as we would want for our students!

Calling All Seniors: It's Time to Submit Your BABY PHOTO!

Dear Marian Senior Family,

It is the time of the year where the yearbook, The Memorare, is collecting baby photos of the Senior class. Photos should be appropriate and tend to be between ages 6 months-2 years. We ask that these photos be clear and scannable.

Senior students will be turning in their baby photos to their English teacher. We will return these photos in the same condition, we just ask that the following information is provided on the back of the photo:

  • Student’s printed FULL name
  • English Teacher’s Name & Class Period

*You May also email a clear JPEG File of the scanned baby photo to Please include your student’s full name with the email.

If your student(s) chooses not to submit a photo, he or she will have no smaller photo next to their official portrait. The space will simply be left blank. To guarantee every Senior has a photo, we ask that students bring their photos in NO LATER than Thursday, March 8th, 201​8

We will return the photos once they have been successfully scanned into our system.

Should you have any questions, please contact Miss Gallagher ( We look forward in creating a lifetime of memories for the Class of 2018!

Sincerely, The 2017-2018 Memorare Editors, Advisers, and Staff

Dodge Journey Raffle UNDERWAY!

Who wants a FREE CAR?

or better yet...

Who wants a DAY OFF SCHOOL?

On Monday, Jan. 22nd, we sent home raffle tickets to every student, and we are already receiving requests for more! The class with the most ticket sales will be excused from school the day of prom (Friday, April 27). Students are not required to sell raffle tickets and can turn unsold tickets in to the office.

Click HERE for more information about the Raffle and our annual Dinner/Dance Auction!

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Roaring 20's Annual Dinner Auction: Saturday, March 10th! SAVE THE DATE!

Save the date for the Roaring 20's Annual Dinner Auction on Saturday, March 10! Enjoy a night of dinner, live entertainment, cocktails, live and silent auction and dancing. All proceeds will go towards Marian families in need of tuition assistance. To purchase tickets, click HERE!

Attention PACE BUS 807 & 808 Passengers! SERVICE UPDATE!

ROUTE 807 Woodstock - McHenry (AFTERNOON)

ROUTE 808 Crystal Lake - Harvard (AFTERNOON)

To better serve students at Marian Central, please note the following changes will be effective MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018:

  • On Route 808, the first afternoon trip in each direction is being shifted to operate FIVE MINUTES LATER, to change the departure time from MCCHS to 2:41 pm from 2:36 pm.

  • On Routes 807 and 808, the third afternoon trip in each direction is being modified to serve the bus stop on the MCCHS campus on the building's north side (near main entrance of school instead of on Raffel Road.)

Please note MORNING SCHEDULES have not changed! Please see the LINKED PACE flyer for a detailed schedule of all the afternoon stops and times. These changes are part of our continued efforts to help support our students, and keep them safe as they travel to and from school! Thank you for your patience as we worked through these adjustments!

Mini Catholic College Fair coming to Marian Central on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 pm!

Admissions representatives from fifteen Catholic colleges in the Midwest will be here at Marian to answer all your questions! The evening will begin at 7:00 pm in the auditorium with a 30 minute presentation about the benefits of attending a small, Catholic college. The actual mini fair will take place from 7:30-8:30 pm in auditorium lobby. Each college will have a table set up with information and an admissions representative on hand to answer your questions.

The following colleges will be in attendance:

Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI

Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI

Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, IN

Loras College, Dubuque, IA

Marian University, Indianapolis, IN

Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI

Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA

Quincy University, Quincy, IL

St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

St. Mary's University, Winona, MN

St. Norbert College, DePere, WI

University of Mary, Bismarck, ND

Viterbo University, LaCrosse, WI

Any questions...please contact the Guidance Office!

Spring Sports Registration Information

If your student plans to participate in a Spring Sport, please be aware of the deadlines that are quickly approaching for registration and sports physicals. On-line Registration and Physical required by February 19th. Please mail, fax or drop your physical forms to the AD Office before registration deadline. Failure to register and provide a physical will result in student-athletes not being able tryout/participate on the start date of their sport.

· On-line registration is located on the Marian Central Catholic Athletic site under the registration tab.

· Athletic Director Office direct fax: 815-338-5883

· If you have any questions please contact:

o Athletic Director Mr. Curtis Price at or 815-338-4220 ext. 119

o Assistant Athletic Director Mrs. Kelly Jackson at or 815-338-4220 ext. 111

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PROM -FORMAL (April 27th - Juniors and Seniors only) Gowns and Tuxedos are the typical attire for this event. Again, with dresses, since there are so many selections out there - it is important that our school's conservative attire is respected.

Society (and the media) may be tempting our young men and women to dress and behave far beyond their age - but we have to do our best to protect the age they actually are. Thank you for always partnering with us in this effort to prepare them for adulthood, while still honoring and protecting their age.

We hope you find this Semi/Formal Dress Guideline helpful!

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.


Were you or a family you know unable to make the Freshman Placement Test on Jan. 13th? We are hosting a SECOND testing session on Saturday, Feb. 3rd at 8:00 am here at Marian Central for any 8th graders who are interested in enrolling at Marian Central as the Class of 2022!

All test-takers for this session must be pre-registered with Mike Maloney, Director of Admissions By Friday February 2nd.

Both $15 testing fee and registration form need to be submitted prior to the exam.

Pencils will be provided, No calculators

Approximate test duration is 3 hours.

Call Mike Maloney at (815) 338-4220 ext. 108 with any questions and to sign up!

Please Note: We need at least 10 registered test takers to host the test, so please spread the word about this testing opportunity!