Week at a Glance

Marian Central Catholic High School Faculty Newsletter

September 27, 2019

Reflecting on the past week...

There were lots of great things happening in classes and around Marian this past week! The IDEA class, for instance, made their first practice "pitch" of their ideas to see if they were worth persuing. Thanks to Mr. Mike Domek who came in shared his wisdom! We have some very interesting product and service ideas!

Thanks to everyone who followed guidelines and procedures and made our Shelter In Place Drill a smooth one on Tuesday afternoon. As was discussed at our inservice the next day, we are going to be talking over how we can improve sheltering locations so as to ensure safety. Please also remember that when doing these drills it is important to make sure the students are quiet so that if, in a real situation, we need to give further instructions, all will be able to hear and respond accordingly.

Our inservice Wednesday afternoon was quite productive. Mr. Shukis lead us in really looking at what great things are happening at Marian, both by the staff and students. It was great to participate in such a positive reflection. In addition, as was discussed, Adminsitration will be developing a list of "options" that will help us make a solid decision on how to address making up the lost time from the lightning. Stay tuned. We also discussed how E-Learning will look if/when we use it. Remember, until we actually implement it the first time, we will not know what "tweaks" we will need to make, but all input will be welcomed.

Mr. Shukis also shared the Diocese's expectations for timesheets. Mrs. Murwin had emailed everyone a copy of the sheet with instructions...

-Turn them in to Peggy on the 15th and 30th/31st of each month.

-Put your daily start time and end time

- If you are out for a conference put the time and put conference in reason.

- If you are gone late for coaching, etc. put the time and put FB coach, VB coach, etc.

Here's the link to the sheet again, for your convenience.

Finally, we shared information on the adjustments to our evacuation drills. Please make sure that you share these changes with all of your second hour classes. Remember that we will be conducting an Evacuation Drill walk-through on Oct. 10 at 9am to make sure all students are aware of the new location and expectations.

The rest of the week was business as usual... but it seems that students were busy and engaged!

What's coming up?

We can answer this question in one word... HOMECOMING!

Please make sure youa re aware of the events and schedules that will make up this week on the Homecoming section below.

A couple of important points of interest...

- With all of the students dressing up this week, if you identify any inappropriate outfits, please send them down to the office right after the announcements.

- Senior teachers: When you head to the auditorium on Monday, 3rd period for the Josten's presentation on graduation announcements, cap, & gown, students will need to bring a pencil so they can also vote for their Homecoming K&Q.

- We will be having our Distinguished Alumni for 2019 speak right after mass ends on Friday morning and students will be dismissed afterwards.

- An email will be coming early next week that will list students that will need to be dismissed from 9th period on Friday to prepare for the pep rally.

We know that Homecoming week gets a little crazy but I know that you will all make every attempt to keep academics in the forefront. Thank you for finding the appropriate balance between keeping your students engaged and allowing them to enjoy this special week!

Have a wonderful week!



[Seniors will practicefor Powder Puff on Monday & Wednesday (23rd, 25th, 30th) and Juniors will Practice Tuesday & Thursday (24th, 26th, 31th)]

Sept. 30th (Mon.) – Seniors meet with Jostens in auditorium 3rd period where Seniors vote for Homecoming King/Queen

Oct. 3rd (Thurs.) – 3:30 pm Homecoming Parade on the Woodstock Square

Oct. 3rd (Thurs.) - 7:00 pm POWDER PUFF GAME! (Personal Care Item Donation or $2 at Gate!)

Oct. 4th (Fri.) - (Special Bell Schedule)

· 8:55 am: All School Mass in Landers Pavilion

· 1:34 pm: PEP ASSEMBLY in Landers Pavilion

· 5:00 pm: Frosh/Soph Football Game vs Carmel

· 6:15 pm: Homecoming court & parents report to Father’s Club Pavilion

· 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm: HOMECOMING KING/QUEEN ANNOUNCED (on the field)

· 7:30 pm: Homecoming Varsity Football Game vs Carmel

Oct. 5th (Sat.) 7:00 - 10:00 pm - HOMECOMING DANCE in Landers Pavilion

Catechist Certification Opportunities

DeKalb Deanery Offers:

All Prerequisites

Level 1 Parts 1 & 2

All held at St. Mary's in DeKalb

Click here for more information


Why Technology is Important in the Classroom

Check out some great websites that provides a lot of creative ideas on how to implement technology into your lessons!

Creative Educator

Emerging EdTech


Upcoming Technology PD:

Don't forget that you have full access to the Microsoft Educator Center. This site will provide you will a variety of resources and trainings that will move your level of understanding about Microsoft tools and Office 365. Click here to get started!

Professional Development Opportunities & Resources

October 11, 2019 All Diocesan Institute Day

The day will be at Boylan High School in Rockford and begin with a Mass at 8:30 AM. The sessions will run until 3:15 PM. Rick Wormeli will be speaking to ½ of the group at a time and will be speaking for approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes for each group.

Randy Braverman of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force will also be there to present on School Safety and Preparedness. His presentation will be about an hour, and he will speak to each of the groups as well.

Please click here for the flyer!

ALL STAFF (teachers, guidance, & administration) ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND

Teacher's Teacher : A wide variety of online courses are offered, designed to meet the changing needs of teachers.

Reading & Writing Seminars & Podcasts

ASCD Webinars: A variety of online webinars. Here you can access recent or archived professional learning.

The WE Teachers program

Walgreens is funding the development of WE Teachers. This new program will be available to educators nationwide at no cost, equipping them with the tools and resources to address critical social issues in their classrooms.

The WE Teachers program includes:

  • Online modules and curriculum to address critical social issues
  • Training sessions and professional learning
  • Online teacher platform and social community
  • WE Teachers Awards, which help to supplement the cost teachers spend on classroom supplies
Learn more or register at weteachers.org ›


Remember that you have this resource available to you!

Your SchoolShelf URL: http://www.schoolshelf.com/981085-marian

This Week's Schedule

As you work through your plans this week, please note these events. For a more detailed list, check out our school calendar, 8to18 Athletics Calendar or Clubs/Organizations Page

Saturday, September 28, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm ~ StuCo Homecoming Hall Decorating

Monday, September 30, 2019

(Pajama Day)

3rd Period ~ Senior Class Josten's Info & K & Q Voting, Auditorium

2:30 pm ~ Confessions, Chapel

2:40 pm ~ Daily Mass, Chapel

3:00 pm ~ Fall Production Rehearsal, Auditorium

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


2:30 pm ~ Confessions, Chapel

2:40 pm ~ Daily Mass, Chapel

3:00 pm ~ Fall Production Rehearsals, Auditorium

6:30 pm ~ Fall Production Parent/Student Meeting, Auditorium

6:30 pm ~ Fine Arts Meeting, Auditorium

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Late Start Schedule # 8

(Country/Western Day)

Lunches ~ US Marines, Cafeteria

3:00 pm ~ Fall Production Rehearsal, Auditorium

Thursday, October 3, 2019

(Jersey Day)

2:30 pm ~ Confessions, Chapel

2:40 pm ~ Daily Mass, Chapel

3:00 pm ~ Fall Production Rehearsal, Auditorium

3:30 pm ~ Homecoming Parade, Woodstock Square

7:00 pm ~ Powder Puff Football Game (Personal Care item or $2 entry)

Friday, October 4, 2019

Special Schedule

(Super Spirit Day... staff wear new t-shirts)

8:55 am ~ All School Mass

1:34 pm ~ Pep Rally, Lander's Pavilion

2:30 pm ~ Confessions, Chapel

2:40 pm ~ Daily Mass, Chapel

6:45 pm ~ Homecoming K & Q Crowned, Football Field

7:00 pm ~ Homecoming Football Game

Saturday, October 5, 2019

9:00 am - 1:00 pm ~ StuCo Dance Decorating

9:30 am ~ Fall Play Set Building, Auditorium

7:00 - 10:00 pm ~ Homecoming Dance, Lander's Pavilion

Happy Birthday to...

Oct. 4 Chris Taylor

Oct. 6 Jeremy Toledo

Congratulations to Bill O'Herron as he gets married Saturday, September 28!