Week at a Glance

Marian Central Catholic High School Faculty Newsletter

February 15, 2020

Reflecting on the past week...

Busy, productive, & engaged! What wonderful verbs to describe the activity within the walls of Marian! Administration is always impressed with the activities and creative assignments we see as we walk through the halls or into your classrooms. College Stock, Robotic Arms, Online Course Selection, the Chess Team heading to State competition, and Wrestling Sectionals are all wonderful things to celebrate! We appreciate all you do for our students.

We hope that Friday's inservice was productive and informative. Thanks to Mr. Liggett for presenting the information on STREAM. As we take the school through the STREAM Certification process, we hope you will realize that much of what you already do fits into the standards of STREAM. Feel free to review the standards associated with the process to familiarize yourself with how easy it is to meet them.

In addition, as mentioned at the inservice, please review the 2020-21 calendar and bell schedules and let me know if you have any questions within the next week. We intend on pushing this information out to the Marian families and community by the beginning of March.

What's coming up?

It is so wonderful to see so many of our clubs engaging in service activities! The Business Club is collecting items for our Marines in room 146 and the Key Club is collecting personal items to prepare for the Marian Cares Event held in Landers Pavilion and the Athletic Commons on the morning of Saturday, February 22 as they provide food and supplies to the needy of our community. In addition, the FOR Club is working on a project to help us remember those close to us who have passed. Thank you for encouraging these clubs and supporting their efforts.

The rest of this short week will be relatively quiet. Enjoy your students and the uninterrupted, productive instructional time.

Have a good week!



New Required Training... ALL REQUIRED TO COMPLETE!

The State of Illinois and the Rockford Diocese is requiring more in-depth training for Mandated Reporters. For those who already completed the Mandated Reporter training through GCN... thank you, and I am sorry, but it no longer has the components required by the state. We now must complete the following...

The DCFS Mandated Reporter Training is available at: https://mr.dcfstraining.org/UserAuth/Login!loginPage.action?request_locale=en.

(You will need to create an account)

Please complete this before April 1, after which you will not need to do this again until the 2022-23 school year! Once you complete the training, please provide Ms. Novy with a copy of both the Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and the certificate of completion for our records.

Thank you.

Time is Running Out!

This is just a gentle reminder that all Staffulty members are to complete this year's set of online training session in order to stay in compliance with Illinois state mandates for schools.

As shared back in August, all trainings must be completed no later than April 1, 2020.

If you have already completed your trainings, thank you for being so pro-active! If you have not, please print out the Certificate of Completion once you have completed all of your designated trainings.

If you need assistance logging into your account, please contact Ms. Novy.

Catechist Certification Opportunities


Sacred Heart, Sterling :

March 7, 2020 from 9:00 am - 2:15 pm

(includes lunch)

St. Patrick's, Dixon:

March 23, 2020 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more information and registration, please contact Cindy Vincent


815-339-4200 Ext. 371


Upcoming Technology PD:


IDEAcon, formerly the ICE Conference

February 24 - 27, 2020

Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Conference Center

Don't forget that you can participate in FREE PD on Microsoft! Just go to the Microsoft Education Center and click on "Explore Courses" and choose the course that meets your expertise level and needs! Check it out here!

Great Ways to use Technology in your classrooms!

E-Learning Day Lesson ideas

Teaching with Google Earth

Smart Ways Devices Can Enhance Learning

Professional Development Opportunities & Resources


2/25/2020 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM: AP Classroom: Getting the Most Out of New Tools to Support Students

Did you know that IVS, the same online service that our students take their credit recovery courses, has professional development for educators? Click here to check out the offerings!

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, Feb. 15, 2020

Student Online Course Selection

9:00 am ~ Spring Production Set/Costume Work, Auditorium

Monday, Feb. 17, 2020

NO SCHOOL... President's Day

Student Online Course Selection

9:00 am ~ Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

Student Online Course Selection

2:35 pm ~ Confessions, Chapel

2:45 pm ~ Mass, Chapel

2:45 pm ~ Freshmen Registrars Meeting, Cafeteria

3:00 pm ~ Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

Student Online Course Selection

2:30 pm ~ Practice ACT, Library

2:35 pm ~ Confessions, Chapel

2:45 pm ~ Mass, Chapel

3:00 pm ~ Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium

6:20 pm ~ Freshmen Registration, Cafeteria

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

Student Online Course Selection

Lunches ~ Adoration, Chapel

Lunches ~ College Stock

2:30 pm ~ Practice ACT, Library

2:35 pm ~ Confessions, Chapel

2:45 pm ~ Mass, Chapel

3:00 pm ~ Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

Student Online Course Selection (LAST DAY!)

2:35 pm ~ Confessions, Chapel

2:45 pm ~ Mass, Chapel

3:00 pm ~ Ping Pong Event, Aux Gym & Gym Commons

3:00 pm ~ Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2020

Marian Care Event

9:00 am ~ Spring Production Set/Costume Work, Auditorium

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2020

10:30 am ~ Freshmen Registration

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