MCCHS FRIDAY FOCUS

165th EDITION: September 25, 2020

From the Desk of Mr. Curtis Price

It is a pleasure to serve as the Athletic Director for Marian Central Catholic High School. In this position, I have great pride and loyalty for the Marian Central community.


Typically, during the fall season, we would be gearing up for Friday night football, with chants from our cheerleaders and halftime performances from the dance team, as well as supporting the pink out volleyball game, and watching the boys soccer team at Peter Baker Stadium. However, the world of COVID has altered our plans. We had to delay the start of those sports, and it has caused a great deal of anxiety for everyone. However, I am thankful that some of our student-athletes are participating in sports this fall: girls and boys golf, girls and boys cross-country, and girls tennis. I am happy to see how these fall student-athletes have been able to cope with the changes made to their practices and games. Although some of our neighboring school districts are not allowing spectators at their events, we are very grateful that Mr. Shukis has allowed spectators to watch our teams at home events throughout the fall season. This has given parents the opportunity to watch their children compete and give some sense of normalcy.


There is a quote from Socrates that I feel sums up athletics for the 2020-2021 school year. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” The changes made to the sports seasons have been uncomfortable for all involved, but I am confident that we will persevere to have great athletic experiences this school year. I remain hopeful that all our student-athletes and coaches will have the opportunity to participate in their sport this school year. These are unprecedented times, and we all must adjust to the never-ending changes.


I look forward to the day when I can walk through the halls of Marian Central and give every student and faculty member a fist bump, which is my way of showing everyone that I am here for them.


If you are interested in supporting athletics here at Marian Central, please consider joining the Athletic Booster Club. Your involvement is much needed and would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested, please feel free to contact the Booster Club President, John Schwalbach, at schwalby1@gmail.com.


Throughout all this uncertainty, the Athletic Department goal remains the same: to provide an experience through interscholastic athletics that are enjoyable and positive. I will continue to help develop the students at Marian Central for their next journey in life. We are all in this together.


Let’s Go Canes!


Mr. Curtis Price
Athletic Director

Silent Auction - Raffle

Can't participate in our Virtual Trivia Night this Saturday? You can still participate through the Silent Auction and Raffle. Both are open now. Click the link or the picture below to place your bid today!


Good luck!


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Tuition Reminder

Quarterly and monthly tuition payments are due Thursday, October 1st. Payments can be made by mail, online or sent in to the school office with your student. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Senior Portraits

Senior portraits will be taken Tuesday and Wednesday, September 29th and 30th. Specific schedules were emailed to seniors and their parents. If you did not receive the schedule or have a concern about your scheduled time/date, please contact Mrs. DiSilvio at ldisilvio@marian.com.


Please click here for attire guidelines and ordering information.


Seniors who are unable to attend these dates will be photographed during underclassmen photos on November 10th and November 11th.

Underclassmen Photos

Yearbook photos for freshmen, sophomores and juniors will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 10th and 11th. Full uniform is required for the photos. Ordering information will be shared at a later date.

Bell Times

Reminder:


Classes Begin at 8:00 am this year and end at 2:40 pm for remote and in-person learning. Please plan accordingly.

Religious Exemptions From Immunizations

Parents of Freshman and Senior students: If you plan to apply for a Religious Exemption from immunizations, you MUST have the paperwork turned in no later than October 1, 2020. If you submitted your request directly to the Diocese, please email Mrs. Johnson at kjohnson@marian.com to ensure the approval has been received in our office.

Athletics - Registration

Attention ALL student- athletes interested in playing a sport this school year: Please register by Friday, October 2nd. Registration can be completed on Marian's athletic website https://il.8to18.com/MarianCC or by clicking on the photo.


Winter* - (Nov. 16 - Feb. 13) Boys and Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Competitive Cheer, Competitive Dance and Boys Swimming & Diving.

Spring* - (Feb. 15 - May 1) Football, Boys Soccer and Girls Volleyball

Summer* - (May 3 - June 26) Baseball, Softball, Boys and Girls Track & Field, Girls Soccer, Boys Lacrosse and Boys Tennis.

TBD - Chess, Bass Fishing and Fencing


*Subject to change

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Conferences with teachers will take place virtually this year on Thursday, October 22nd from 5:00 - 8:00 pm and Friday, October 23rd from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Details and appointment scheduling instructions will be provided soon.

Chapel Schedule

Fr. Twenty welcomes everyone to join him in the Marian Central Chapel daily during the times listed below.


Adoration: Daily during lunch periods

Confession: Daily at 2:40 pm

Mass: Daily at 3:00 pm

In-Store Shopping Now Available

DENNIS has announced the renewal of in-store uniform shopping! For the health and safety of all families, all shopping will be by appointment only to follow recommended social distancing guidelines and to avoid unnecessary lines or wait-times.


A few of the by-appointment shopping finer details:

  • Available for same-day purchases, returns and exchanges
  • Shopping appointments are set to 30 minutes
  • Dressing rooms are available & disinfected between appointments
  • Uniform experts will be on hand for assistance
  • Masks are required at all times for all shoppers and staff
  • Social distancing guidelines are required at all times for all shoppers and staff


Visit the Dennis website to schedule your appointment.

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ORDER LUNCH

Order lunch from the Marian Central Cafeteria or from Napoli by clicking here.