MCCHS FRIDAY FOCUS
247th ISSUE: November 18, 2022
From the Desk of Ms. Debra Novy
I can’t believe that we are on the doorstep of Thanksgiving! Time certainly flies, especially with so much activity going on at Marian. It makes me think about the many things that we have to be thankful for here at Marian Central.
We are quite thankful for the amazing turnout of prospective families at this past weekend’s open house! The work that Mrs. Bordeaux and her team put in to communicate to the public all that Marian has to offer has certainly made a difference! We were proud to showcase our unique features as families went from department to department, engaging with students and staff and seeing what it means to be a Hurricane!
We are very blessed to have a faculty that always has students’ best interests in mind; always focused on raising the bar and holding students accountable for their learning, while at the same time developing relationships and modeling our Catholic beliefs.
Our support staff here at Marian Central are truly the heart of the building! Our maintenance staff ensures that the building is well-maintained, our office staff makes the school run smoothly, and all of the other individuals, from coaches to volunteers, to the Deanery Churches & schools that support what we do here at Marian.
We are extremely thankful for our alumni and families, current and future, of Marian Central. Without your continued support of your students, our staff, and the institution as a whole, this school would truly cease to exist… and what a loss that would be! You allow Marian Central to make an impact on each of our students as well as the rest of the community.
We are also so blessed that we have a student body that loves to be part of Marian Central. Through their education, through their engagement in sports and other co-curriculars, through their service to others, and through their love of God… our students should hold their heads up high and proudly proclaim that “We are Marian Central!” It is because of our students that the rest of us at Marian Central do what we do.
Finally, and most importantly, we thank God. As Father Warren set for our theme this year, “Behold, the Lamb of God,” as long as we have God in our sights in everything we do, there is nothing that we cannot do together, in the Lord.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
One Community. One Heartbeat. One Day.
Thank you to all who supported Marian Central's day of giving, Hurricane Day, on Tuesday! While donations are still coming in and will be through the end of 2022, we wanted to share results from the class competition.
Congratulations to the freshmen who will receive a day off school! If you are still interested in giving to one of the four areas of need (air conditioning, athletics, fine arts and tuition assistance), visit hurricaneday.givesmart.com. Thank you for your continued support of our students and school!
Freshmen - $1,934
Sophomores - $1,583
Juniors - $1,441
Seniors - $1,299
NCAA Eligibility Center
UNDERSTANDING INITIAL-ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS WEBINAR For College-Bound Student-Athletes
Do you want to compete in college sports? Join the NCAA Eligibility Center on Wednesday, December 14 from 6-7 p.m. Eastern time for a webinar for college-bound student-athletes and your families. The discussion will include review of the most recent COVID-19 automatic waiver relief. We’ll also go over requirements you must meet to pursue your dreams of studying and competing at an NCAA Division I, II or II school. Click here to register.
Annual Christmas Drive
During the week of December 5th - 9th the Student Council will be collecting cash donations during the lunch periods for the annual Christmas drive. This year the money will be used to provide a Christmas for at least four local families in need. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $1,600! More information will be shared in the December 2nd Friday Focus as well with students during Advisory.
Yearbook Photos - Higher Focus Photography
Underclassmen & Women School Pictures
School picture albums were released to families via the email this week! Note that the emails used on the photo albums are provided by students on Picture Day. (Marian's family email policy does not allow us to provide vendors with your email addresses.) If you did not receive an email from Higher Focus Photography with a link to your student's album, please email email@example.com to request an access code. Note that these codes are also available on the QR codes provided to your student on Picture Day. If you email Higher Focus, please let them know your student attends Marian and also provide your student's name and grade.
Make-Up & Retake Picture Day
Make-Up and Retake Pictures will be taken on Thursday, December 1 during students' lunch period. If your student was absent on Picture Day or would like to request a retake of their School or Senior photos, please contact the school office prior to Picture Day. After 12/1, make-ups and retakes will be available by appointment in the photographer's Woodstock-based studio and will require a $25 sitting fee.
Last Call for FALL Sport Action Photos!
Fall Sport Action albums will be archived on November 30 to make room for Winter Sport Action Photos! All sales from these albums benefit Marian's Athletic Booster Club. To view Fall Sport action photos go to www.higherfocusphotography.gotphoto.com and enter access code MCFALL22.
MCHD Guest Speaker Notes
On Tuesday, November 15, a guest speaker from the McHenry County Health Department visited Marian Central to speak with our students. We feel that the information that was shared is very important and should be shared with you, the parents/guardians as well. In addition, students continued this discussion in a smaller setting. Please click the link below to view both the MCHD presentation and the information shared in each Advisory class.
Leadership Conference Opportunity for Sophomores
Attention all Sophomores!
Looking to increase your leadership skills and give back to your school and community? Interested in meeting new friends and making lifelong connections?
Marian Central chooses 3 sophomores each year to attend a three-day weekend leadership conference held on a college or university campus in Illinois. All conference registration costs are covered by Marian. Applications are due no later than Wednesday, November 23 and can be picked up in Guidance. Please see Mrs. Hilton for more information