MCCHS FRIDAY FOCUS

71st Edition: April 20, 2018

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

Prom Week!

So much going on!

Let's start with a quick look back at this week...


  • Our Composition/Speech classes went on their deanery book tour this week! (See some photos below!) The books (and our young authors) were a huge hit with the elementary students!
  • Our W.Y.S.E. team collected quite a bit of hardware at State this week! Shelby Truckenbrod placed 5th in Biology, Jack Popovich placed 4th in English, and Joseph Noonan placed 5th in Chemistry and 6th in Mathematics! The team overall, placed 7th in the State! Congratulations to all our Scholar-Athletes for representing Marian Central so well!
  • We announced our 2018 Prom Court (see below!)

Looking ahead to the coming week...


  • We wish the Cast, Crew, Directors, and countless parent-volunteers all the best this weekend with their production of Godspell Jr. This truly is a MUST-SEE show, and the smaller venue creates an unbelievable theatrical experience!
  • We will be conducting our annual mandatory Police Drill this week as well. As we did last year, we will intentionally NOT pre-announce when this will take place. It is very important that our students, staff, and our local first responders experience variables that a pre-planned/pre-announced drill may not offer. When we initiate the drill, we will be very clear in our announcement that it is, in fact, a drill. The goal is to not just practice, but also to learn what needs improvement! Thank you all for your support and understanding!
  • Our Physics students will be heading out to Six Flags this coming week! We wish them the best as they see physics concepts, theory, and laws in action!
  • Oh...and did we mention that PROM is happening this week? Since our SENIORS sold the most raffle tickets this year, they have earned Friday, April 27th OFF SCHOOL. This means that they MUST be in attendance on Thursday, April 26th in order to participate in Prom the following evening.



Heading into the last half of the FINAL quarter...


As you know, we are doing our very best to keep all our students engaged and focused in these final weeks. We put into place the Senior Exam Exemption program to give something positive for those students to work towards and earn. But, as you can imagine, we also have to be vigilant with our expectations of our students. There has been an increased report of students out of their classrooms - heading to the bathrooms several times per day, wandering halls (taking the "long way" back to class), and sadly, still more vaping occurring on school property, despite very strict consequences being enforced with every discovered incident.


As we do with every 4th quarter (especially the final weeks) we increase our vigilance, and tighten issuance of "during-class" hall passes. If students have pre-existing medical conditions on file that require bathroom accommodations, that will not change nor be affected. We are so grateful that you support our efforts to keep our students focused, and all our attempts to reduce any disruption to the learning that is still very necessary in these final weeks.


Speaking of vaping...at the beginning of the year, we asked that all parents and guardians please discuss this terrible habit with your students. We respectfully ask that you continue those discussions - and please check your student's belongings. As parents and educators, we can only do our best to reinforce our expectations, share the facts about such choices, and be consistent with consequences. As with everything, we see this as a true partnership and we owe it to you and our students to do everything we can to keep our students safe and healthy.

Week At-A-Glance: April 21 - 27, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

10:00 am - Boys V Baseball vs Marist (double-header)

10:00 am - Boys V Lacrosse vs Waubonsee Valley HS

12:00 pm - Boys JV Lacrosse vs Waubonsee Valley HS

7:00 pm - Black Box production Godspell Jr in Auditorium


Sunday, April 22, 2018

2:00 pm - Black Box matinee production Godspell Jr in Auditorium


Monday, April 23, 2018

Univ. of Illinois - Springfield rep in Guidance (check Guidance for time!)

4:30 pm - Girls V Softball vs Benet

4:30 pm - Boys So & Fr Baseball vs Notre Dame

4:30 pm - Boys V Tennis vs Lakes

4:30 pm - Girls JV & V Soccer vs St. Viator


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

7:40 am - Rosary Service in Chapel

2nd Period - Louis University rep in Guidance

All Lunch Periods - Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

4:30 pm - Boys V Baseball vs Notre Dame

4:30 pm - Boys V Tennis vs St. Viator

4:30 pm - Boys V Lacrosse vs Antioch

6:00 pm - Boys JV Lacrosse vs Antioch


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Homeroom Schedule - Juniors voting for Prom King/Queen

2:30 pm - Key Club Campus Clean Up


Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Spirit Dress Down Day!

All Lunch Periods - Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

2:09 pm - Pep Assembly in Landers Pavilion

4:30 pm - Boys V Tennis vs Carmel


Friday, April 27, 2018 - BONUS Spirit Dress Down Day! Noon Dismissal

Seniors Day Off! Congratulations on the Raffle-Ticket Sales Victory!

See special PROM SCHEDULE below!


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!

Marian Central Proudly Presents: Godspell Jr.

20th and 21st, April, 2018, 7:00 pm

22nd April, 2018, 2:00 pm

Adult Ticket $10

Senior/Student Discount $5


Tickets available at the Marian Central Box Office 45 minutes prior to each performance. In Person Sales Only: Limited Seating - first come, first serve

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2018 Prom Court!

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2018 Prom Information

This past Monday, we emailed out the Parent Information letter that should be your "one-stop shop" for anything you need to know about Prom 2018!


Here's the link to the Prom Information Letter. In it, you will find all the forms you may need: Table Reservation Form, Date Request Form, Dress Code Guidelines. We hope this letter helps!


  • What: Classic Red Carpet Junior/Senior Prom 2018

  • Where: The Concorde, in Kildeer, Illinois

  • Ticket Sales: $55 per person, April 10-13, 2017 during lunch periods

  • When: Friday, April 27, 2018


Prom 2018 Itinerary

5:00 - 5:35 pm - Informal Pictures in Landers Pavilion

5:40 pm - Start Promenade

5:45 - 6:15 pm - Load Buses

7:00 pm - Arrive at The Concorde

7:15 pm - Dinner Begins

8:15 pm - Dancing Begins

10:00 pm - Coronation

11:45 pm - 12:00 midnight - Load Buses

12:45 am - Arrive at Marian Central

SENIOR GRADUATION INFORMATION

Linked here, please find the Senior Year-End information letter that is being emailed out directly to all Senior Families. It outlines the important dates and details to help plan all the wonderful graduation celebrations!

W.Y.S.E. Team Compete at State Competition!

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Rockin' the Hill concert..and 100% ticket proceeds help our school?! YES PLEASE!

Dear Marian Parents,


Marian Central Catholic High School has received an exclusive invitation to be part of a private-invitation only concert in Woodstock, IL. Old Dominion is headlining the concert with Scott Stapp of Creed. It’s going to be an amazing experience with both a ROCK and COUNTRY band. Students must be 16 or older to attend and must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are limited so make sure to purchase your tickets ASAP!


Bunker Hill Charities is granting 100% of all ticket sales to local charities with 100% of each ticket sold to Marian Central Catholic High School .


Date: July 27th

Location: Woodstock, IL

Time: Doors Open at 5pm

Opener: 8pm

Headliner: 9:30pm


Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets! Please make sure when you are asked “How did you hear about us?” you type in Marian Central.


If you have any questions, email Ashley@bhcharities.org.


Please note this is a private event and we ask that you not share this broadly with your network, but rather with key people who you feel will support Marian Central Catholic High School and enjoy this exclusive event.


We truly appreciate your support!

April 23rd College Fair 6:00 - 8:00 pm

It's never too early to start the search - and a college fair is a wonderful opportunity to "visit" with several different colleges while saving time and money! On April 23rd, the Illinois Association for College Admissions Counseling will be hosting a College Fair at the Huntley High School field house from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. You’ll get to meet admission representatives from many in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities, ask all your questions, and get answers from the experts.


Click HERE for the flyer, or go to www.strivefair.com to register.

Financial Assistance Applications Due May 1st

Don't forget if you are apply for financial assistance or the work programs, the deadline to apply is May 1st. We will send acceptance letters in the mail approx. June 1st.


We are looking for students for the cafeteria work program. This applies approx. $1,100 towards student's tuition. Application are available on the school website, or CLICK HERE for convenient access to the application!

Help Support Our Upcoming Mother's Day Baby Drive!

Our Pro-Life Awareness group will be conducting it's annual Mother's Day Baby Drive beginning May 3rd through May 11th through all English classrooms. We wanted to get the word out early enough so that you can grab a few items if you happen to be out at the stores in the next few weeks!


Here are some items that are desperately needed:

Baby clothes, maternity clothes, diapers, pacifiers, non-perishable baby food and formula, and cash/gift card donations.


All donations will be brought to the 1st Way Life Center in Johnsburg, IL - so every donation offered will be helping families in our immediate community!


Thank you for helping with this AMAZING event!

SAVE THE DATE! Marian Central Golf Outing!

How better to spend one more weekend of snow than to plan for a perfect summer day on the golf course!


Enjoy a day of golf and dinner on Wednesday, June 13 at Crystal Woods Golf Club to benefit Marian Athletic Teams.


Golfers must be 21 years of age.

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.