21st Edition: February 17, 2017

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

The entire school cleared out by 12:15 pm today as soon as that final half-day bell rang! You could feel an entire winter's worth of pent-up energy released in the parking lot as students were greeted by the sunshine and warm temperatures. So, perhaps we may have another temperature drop next week - but what a wonderful weekend we are being gifted right now! We hope you all have a chance to get outdoors and let the sun energize you and recharge your batteries!

Speaking of being ENERGIZED...we are launching a charitable season for the spring!

As we prepare for the Lenten Season, we are dedicating ourselves to living our faith through multiple charitable events throughout February, March, and April. Each event targets specific areas: immediate (Marian Central), community (Woodstock), and global (Haiti). We are approaching each event in different ways, with the hopes that the end-result will promote the greatest charitable participation possible.

February 21st through March 6th: MC Jeep Raffle Ticket Sales Competition

The proceeds of this friendly competition will directly benefit Marian Central's financial aid program, allowing more students to make a Marian Central Catholic education a reality! See the segment below for more details!

March 6th through March 23rd: Hope for Haiti $ Drive

Our C.I.A. Club (Catholics in Action) will be sponsoring a 1st hour $$ Drive (much like the Christmas $$ Drive) to collect funds to benefit the Hope for Haitians project, that works to build safe villages, education systems, and clean water and healthcare access in Haiti (which is still rebuilding from Hurricane Matthew.) More information will be coming soon!

April 3rd - April 10th: Shelter from the Storm Service Project

Our 2nd Annual community-wide food drive for the Woodstock Food Pantry! Each NHS chapter from the high schools in Woodstock is partnering to facilitate this three-school service project in which every club and sport is encouraged to participate! More information will be coming soon!

This charitable season is a wonderful opportunity to encourage our students to roll up their sleeves and help make this world a better place!

"Laissez les bons temps rouler!" at this year's Dinner Auction March 11th!

"Let the good times roll!" with friends, food, dancing, and music AND help support our beloved school!

Click HERE to order your Dinner/Dance Tickets

A Night in New Orleans MCCHS Dinner Auction Welcomes Donations!

You can help make it a night to remember by donating special items for the silent and/or live auctions! Check out this idea page for Auction Baskets! Please contact the Marian Central Development Office at (815) 338-4220, ext. 124 or 126, or email for additional assistance! See you all on March 11th for this wonderful celebration that supports our dear school!

Week At-A-Glance: February 18 - 24 , 2017

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017

  • 7:00 pm - Spring Musical The Pajama Game in the Auditorium

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

  • 12:00 pm - US Baseball Academy Camp in Aux Gym
  • 12:00 pm - Musical Set Strike in Auditorium

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 - NO SCHOOL/OFFICE CLOSED Presidents' Day

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 - Launch of Jeep Raffle Ticket Sales Contest - 9th Hour!

Senior T-Shirt orders taken during all lunch periods today!

  • 3:15 pm - Baseball meeting in Cafeteria
  • 3:30 pm - Black Box Production You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown AUDITIONS in Auditorium
  • 7:00 pm - Spring Sports Meeting in Landers Pavilion

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

AP Literature group to Chicago Shakespeare Theatre!

Senior T-Shirt orders taken during all lunch periods today!

  • 2:30 pm - Team Dinners in Room 121
  • 5:30 pm - Boys S. Basketball vs Marist in Landers Pavilion
  • 5:30 pm - Boys F. Basketball vs Marist in Aux Gym
  • 6:30 pm - Freshman Registration in Cafeteria
  • 7:00 pm - Boys Varsity Basketball vs Marist in Landers Pavilion
  • 7:00 pm - Boys F. Basketball vs Marist in Aux Gym

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Registration & Sports Physicals for Spring Sports DUE TODAY

  • 7:00 pm - College Info Night in Auditorium
  • 7:30 pm - Floor Hockey in Aux Gym

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 - SPIRIT DRESS DOWN DAY

These are just the highlights of the major events happening this week at Marian.

Detailed ATHLETIC CALENDAR (practices/away games): 8to18 Athletics Calendar.

Detailed CLUBS CALENDAR (meetings/events): Clubs/Organizations Page

Marian Central Wrestlers Advance to Semi-Finals at STATE COMPETITION!

Anthony Silva, Luke Silva, and Anthony Randazzo all qualified for STATE since our last newsletter! Anthony Silva was Runner Up at the Sectional tournament, while both Luke Silva and Anthony Randazzo were named Sectional Champions in their respective weight classes. The entire 1st floor classes, along with the pep band, came out to give our athletes a spirited CANES send-off this past Wednesday as they headed to the state competition.

Today, we learned that Anthony Randazzo and Luke Silva have advanced to the Semi-Finals at State! If you haven't already followed us on Twitter or "liked" us on Facebook - now's a great time to do that to check out the photos and videos we are able to post immediately to keep you updated!

The Pajama Game - FINAL TWO NIGHTS: Feb. 17th & 18th at 7:00 pm

Our spring musical's opening this past weekend of The Pajama Game was a SMASHING SUCCESS! Three packed performances brought singing, dancing, laughter, and love to our weekend. Plan a great night out, enjoy some quality live theater and support over 100 talented students who bring this joy to our school! From the pit orchestra to the tech crew to the actors on stage - this truly is the best school-wide collaboration to experience!

BOX OFFICE OPENS AT 6:15pm: If purchasing tickets at the door, please plan to arrive early to avoid the line! 6:15 - 6:30 arrival time is ideal to avoid the last minute rush for tickets!

Members of NHS and Student Council Attend LEAD Conference!

This past weekend, several of our Marian students attended the LEAD Conference (Leadership Experience and Development) that brings together students involved with National Honor Society, National Association of Student Councils and Junior National Honor Society from around the country. The students had opportunities to attend workshops, present on different topics, and network with their peers from around the country. Our delegates successfully presented on "Middle School Service Projects" and "Serving for the Right Reasons."

These talented sophomores and juniors are already making such a positive impact on our wonderful school and community and we thank them for their service and leadership!

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News & Announcements:


The Yearbook Staff is collecting your baby photos for inclusion in this year's Memorare. Detailed postcards are mailing out to all seniors, but here's the info:

WHAT: your baby photo (preferred 6 months - 2 years)

HOW: turn in the photo to your English instructor, making sure you have clearly printed your FULL NAME and English instructor's name on the back.

WHEN: all photos must be turned in by March 9th. The staff will carefully scan all photos and return them through your English class soon after that! Questions? Please email s. Gallagher at

Speaking of Yearbooks...Have You Ordered Yours Yet?

It's not too late to order your 2016-2017 Yearbook! Books are $75 (checks payable to Marian Central) and the Yearbook staff will be sending home postcards to anyone who has not purchased a yearbook yet. Autograph inserts will be distributed in May to all who have purchased a book so be sure to secure your copy today! This year's Memorare theme is "Capture the Memories" and is already FILLED with great moments and award-winning inclusive coverage!

March 3, 2017: Join Ms. Novy at the 3rd Quarter PRINCIPAL'S COFFEE!

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 morning and join other parents as we chat about how the school year has been going and what concerns and suggestions you have moving forward. I will share some of the updates on curriculum, technology, and our focus on continuous growth and improvement.

CLICK HERE to view the invite and R.S.V.P.!

Grade-Level Jeep Raffle Sales Contest Feb. 21st through Mar. 6th!


WHAT: Winning grade level gets FRIDAY, APRIL 28th OFF! (yes...PROM DAY!)

WHO: Each Grade Level

WHEN: February 21st - March 6th (3pm)

WHY: Ticket sales benefit MC Financial Aid Program

HOW: drop sold ticket stubs & money collected in your grade-level collection box every day of the competition:

MAIN COMMONS - Before School

CAFETERIA - During Lunch Periods

SCHOOL OFFICE - All Other Times

All tickets are marked with the student's grade level to keep track of the competition!

Tickets (envelopes containing 10 tickets per student) will be distributed during 9th period on Tuesday, Feb. 21st. Unsold tickets may be returned to the school office - or PICK UP MORE TO SELL! This is a completely voluntary sales event - and we offer this in the spirit of friendly competition while raising funds to help support our financial aide program here at Marian Central.

Any questions, please contact our wonderful Development Team at (815) 338-4220 ext. 124 or 126, or email Thank you for your support!

Lands' End 30% OFF SALE until February 21st!

Now through February 21st, enjoy a 30% off discount plus FREE SHIPPING for orders over $50! Use Promo Code: FRIEND, and PIN: 6587

News from Guidance and Registrar...

Financial Assistance Application Available Now

This year, the application for Marian tuition financial assistance must be completed entirely online. The deadline for this application is May 1st and notification will be sent mid-June. You can find more information and application link on our Marian Tuition & Financial Aid page or click here for a direct link to the Financial Assistance Application

2017-2018 Registration Happening Now!

Throughout February, we will be registering freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who have paid their registration fee for next year to help them select their tentative courses for next year. Please review the course selection information with them (distributed to all students during Feb. 1st homeroom) so the students are prepared with their choices for their electives and alternate courses, in case of scheduling conflicts, when they meet with the counselors.

Click here for our 2017-2018 Curriculum Guide or find the link on our Marian website!

New Classes Offered for 2017-2018 School Year!

You may have already seen them listed in our new Curriculum Guide, but we are thrilled to offer three new classes next year:

  • INNOVATIVE DESIGN AND ENTREPRENEURIAL APPLICATIONS (IDEA) - H (Grades 11, 12 and 10, upon availability),
  • THEATER 2 (Grades 10, 11, 12)

See our Curriculum Guide 2017-2018 for more information about these exciting new additions!

Registration Fees for 2017-2018 School Year

Registration fees for the 2017-2018 school year can be paid at this time, so be sure to do that as soon as possible! Beginning February 1st, Guidance will be registering current students who have paid the registration fee.

After February 10th, the registration fee is $250

CLICK HERE to pay your fee online. (Select "Registration Fee" from drop-down menu)

College Admissions Info Night - February 23rd!

All Marian families and their students are welcome to attend this informational session hosted in our Auditorium at 7:00pm on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Two college admission representatives are scheduled to speak about the admissions process in general, followed by a question/answer session. This year's speakers are Nate Bargar, Chicago Enrollment Center Coordinator, from the University of Cincinnati; and Julie Nelson, Midwest Regional Recruitment Director, from Xavier University.

News from our Athletic Department...

Is your student playing a SPRING SPORT this year?

If your son/daughter plans on playing a Spring Sport, please register them online before February 23rd. Click here for Registration Instructions or visit our 8to18 webpage to register. There will be a Parent/Coaches meeting for Spring Sports on Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 7:00 pm in Landers Pavilion.

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.