MCCHS FRIDAY FOCUS
156th EDITION: May 15, 2020
From the Desk of Ms. Debra Novy
Dear Marian Central Family,
I truly cannot believe that we are nearing the end of this school year. With the last remote classes completed, our students halfway through their AP tests, and with finals in the wings for next week, I would like to take some time to reflect on this school year.
First and foremost, this year, as I believe everyone would agree, has been quite surreal. We started the year as we did most, with the wonderful excitement and anticipation of what was to come… new classes, new friends, exciting opportunities in sports and extracurriculars, and of course the continuous strengthening of our spiritual lives. The new year provided hope.
Then the lightning struck… but rather than focusing on the negative, our school and community rose above it. We found the light in the lightning! We were thankful that no one was hurt. We were appreciative to all those who stepped in to help ensure the safety of our students. Through the repairs students and faculty alike were being helpful, mindful, flexible… knowing that this too shall pass, and things will get back to normal. We had hope…
The rest of the year continued… assemblies, athletic events, service projects, collaboration, communication, and connection. Rachel’s Challenge reminded us that each one of us is valued and no one should be in the shadows. As students competed, both athletically and academically, they realized that there is no barrier that they cannot conquer. Father Twenty’s homilies and our first ever all-school retreat, Revival, opened our hearts and allowed us to listen to the message that Christ has for each of us, today, tomorrow, and always. Our strength was built not on what could or should be, but what can and will be… hope.
We are now faced with one of the most difficult situations any one of us has ever faced with this worldwide pandemic. All of a sudden, our way of teaching and learning had to change. We altered our way of celebrating mass. We had to look differently at how we communicate with each other. We felt like we lost so much… but did we? Instead, look at what we have gained… quality time spent with our loved ones, strength in ourselves to provide help and service to others, our children pitching in to help around the house, with their siblings, or with the family business, compassion perseverance, love, and hope.
As this year comes to a close, I want to remind everyone that we will prevail… why? Because we have hope. I pray that our students today, tomorrow, and beyond recognize the value of their Catholic education. The morals and values it instills, the community it builds, and the personal and spiritual bonds it develops is like no other.
Thank you to all of our priests and parishes, parents and families, students and staffulty… for you are the hope that will triumph over any difficulty that comes our way. And with God, there is nothing that we cannot overcome.
God’s blessing to all and thank you for a wonderful and unforgettable year.
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Attention Senior Students
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Thank you, and best of luck to you in your future endeavors!
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2019-20 yearbooks are still available for purchase for $85 each. Please complete the form below and send with payment to the Marian office.
Yearbook Order Form
Members of the Class of 2020 will receive their yearbooks in August. All other students will receive their yearbooks in the fall.
Participating Parish Form
Participating Parish Forms are due in July with the first tuition payment for the 2020-2021 school year. Please submit the form to your Pastor and returned the signed form to the Marian Office.