66th Edition: March 9, 2018

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

It's hard to believe that Quarter 3 Exams are coming up! This week, we celebrated our scholars and athletes who earned a trip to State in a mid-week pep-assembly, the induction of the next generation of language-scholars to the Spanish Honor Society, as well as Foreign Language Week. This year's week-long cultural celebration was exceptionally vibrant in that we were able to feature some of our students from the International Program. We learned all about Bangladesh, Thailand, Afghanistan, France, Russia, Venezuela, Poland, Mexico, and Costa Rica! Our Lord has created so many beautiful souls to fill our world, and we are blessed to honor and learn about different cultures and languages!

A special note about this year's Quarter 3 Exams:

Our exams are scheduled for Wednesday, March 14th and Thursday, March 15th. Much like 1st Quarter Exams, day 1 of exams will be a FULL school day, with exams in various periods. Day 2 of exams will be the three remaining periods, with a 10:40 am school dismissal.

We have been mindful of the various events that have been planned, both at the national and local level, to recognize and support the victims of the school shooting in Florida last month. As with every experience at Marian Central, we humbly turn to our faith. At 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 14th, we will invite our students, faculty, and staff to join in an all-school prayer, including a Decade of the Rosary in recognition of those students and faculty who lost their lives. To honor this moment as a school, we have decided to make a slight alteration to our exam schedule. Cardinal DiNardo of Galvaston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, urges us "to unite our prayers and sacrifices for the healing and consolation of all those who have been affected by violence...and for a conversion of heart, that our communities and nation will be marked by peace" (NCR, 2018). We believe this prayer service will allow our students to come together to witness the strength of our faith while still protecting our exam schedule.

Here is the Quarter 3 2018 Exam Schedule:

Wed. March 14th - Exams for periods 1, 2, 7, 9 (dismissal at 2:30 pm)

Thurs. March 15th - Exams for periods 3, 4-6, 8 (dismissal at 10:40 am)

Week At-A-Glance: March 10 - 16, 2018

Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018

6:00 pm - Dinner Dance Auction

Monday, Mar. 12, 2018

4:30 pm - Boys Baseball (Var.) vs Johnsburg at T. Bolger Field (Home-Opener!)

Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018

7:40 am - Rosary Service in Chapel

All Lunch Periods: Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 QUARTER 3 EXAMS: 1, 2, 7, 9

Full School Day

Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 QUARTER 3 EXAMS: 3, 4-6, 8

Dismissal at 10:40 am

4:30 pm - Boys Baseball (Var) vs Boylan at T. Bolger Field

Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 - No School, Teacher In-Service

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!

Party Like It's 1929!

The Marian Central Roaring 20's Annual Dinner Auction is THIS Saturday, March 20! Enjoy a night of live entertainment, dinner, cocktails, dancing, car raffle drawing and live and silent auctions. Don't miss out on a roaring good time with fellow parents, staff, alumni, and supporters of Marian! Tickets for the dinner auction and car raffle tickets can be purchased online until noon today, Friday, March 9. Walk-ins are welcome and tickets can still be purchased at the event. Doors open at 5pm. We appreciate your support of our students and school and look forward to seeing you at the Dinner Auction!


The end of 3rd Quarter also marks the end of our "sweater-season" here at Marian Central! Starting March 19th, students are expected to switch back to their POLOS. Since we enjoy every minute of our mid-west weather, we welcome students to wear the long-sleeve polos, layered t-shirts underneath, or their uniform fleece over their polos. As with all uniforms, we require all shirts to be tucked in. (The students have to be tired of our constant reminders!)

SENIORS: If you do not plan to pass along your sweaters to family or friends, please consider donating your sweaters to the school! Every summer, we open our uniform inventory to all of our families at no charge. We especially like to provide replacement uniforms free of charge to our seniors, when needed. We are accepting clean sweaters in good shape in the front office!


Please know that we will not be issuing any paper-excuse slips for missing Student ID cards to use to purchase lunches. If you must replace your Student ID, please request through the school office and pay $5.

ALSO: Did you know that a PHOTO of your Student ID (on your phone) actually will scan properly in the cafeteria as well as the front office? Please consider taking a PHOTO of your ID (student photo, full name, and bar code must be fully visible) and make sure the screen-lighting is on HIGH for a proper scan. Our cafeteria and office staff have been testing this method out in the past weeks, and have reported that it works well and aids in a quicker processing!

Please take this time to speak to your student about your expectations on sharing lunch-funds. We see many students purchasing lunch items for others, or on behalf of friends at their table, and cannot closely monitor every purchase. If you suspect an ID to be lost, please contact our school office and we can place a hold on that account immediately.


Just a friendly reminder that course changes for next year, including the payment of AP fees, should be submitted by March 19th in order to avoid the $30 course change fee. Please see Guidance for more information!

Attention Freshman & Sophomore Parents - PROM Volunteers Needed

The Parent Association is looking for parent-volunteers to help work this year's Prom! We typically ask parents of Freshmen and Sophomores to volunteer to work this event: helping with the raffle prizes, working the blackjack tables, supervising the photo booth, etc.

If you are available to work the Prom event on April 27th (7pm - 11:45pm) please call Lori Lee at (847) 309-0702 or email at Thank you!


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!

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