MCCHS FRIDAY FOCUS
163rd EDITION: September 11, 2020
From the Desk of Mr. Brad Williams
Dear Marian Central Community,
It is with eagerness and excitement that we prepare to welcome students into the building on Monday, September 14th. As both a teacher and an administrator, it is clear to me that having the opportunity to learn, interact and develop with an in-school education is vital to the success of our students. There is no replacing the human component of face-to-face interaction and its positive contribution to the student-teacher relationship. We are proud to present families with that opportunity once more.
The transition to a hybrid model of RED and BLUE days will come with hurdles. We are enthusiastically confident that this will lead to a great learning environment for both teachers and students. With this in mind, we mentally prepare for both celebration and patience. Celebration for the opportunity to be with one another in the hallways and the classrooms, once again. Patience for the challenges this unique circumstance will no doubt present. It is in times such as these that we can be grateful for the supportive community of faith that we have at Marian Central.
As a teacher and appreciator of history, I recall a quote by Thomas Paine: “The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress and grows brave by reflection.” While we appreciate the difficulties of our time, we can always rely on our willingness to meet them directly, become stronger by confrontation and wiser through retrospection.
Thank you for your support and patience. As we prepare for the challenges and successes on the horizon, we also relish the excitement of returning to school.
Mr. Brad Williams
Dean of Students
Next Week's Schedule
Monday, September 14th - Red
Tuesday, September 15th - Blue
Wednesday, September 16th - Red - Noon Dismissal all students
Thursday, September 17th - Blue
Friday, September 18th - Red
Adoration: Daily during lunch periods
Confession: Daily at 2:40 pm
Mass: Daily at 3:00 pm
Virtual Trivia & Poker Night
Virtual Trivia & Poker Night
Saturday, September 26th
Gather your friends and family for a night of fun...even if they're across the country! Participants must be 21+. Registration is now open for Virtual Trivia & Poker Night: mariantrivia.givesmart.com.
The Poker tournament will be played on an app.
Player limit is 50 total.
The deadline for poker sign-up is approaching fast (September 14).
Each trivia team will have their own Zoom room
to discuss the trivia questions and enjoy the evening.
The deadline for trivia sign-up is September 21.
College Financial Aid Information Night
This is a gentle reminder that Financial Aid Information Night is exactly two weeks away! This is an important program in that it helps families understand how financial aid applications like the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) calculate a family’s need and, more specifically, what assets count in that calculation. This year, our program will be held on Tuesday, September 22nd from 6:30-7:30 PM. We’re excited to welcome back Susan Teerink, Marquette University’s Director of Student Financial Services, as our presenter.
With our program being virtual this year on account of COVID-19, it’ll work a bit differently than it has in the past. Typically, Susan has given her presentation while taking questions about financial aid. This year…
- Susan’s presentation is available to view online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gLqJ2yRV5o. Parents should view this video before deciding if they want to attend the live portion of the program on 9/22.
- Susan’s slides (without narration) can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/2GLByBL
- Parents with questions about anything in Susan’s presentation or any financial aid questions not covered by Susan in her presentation are welcome to join us online beginning at 6:30 PM on 9/22. We’ll hold an “open session” on GoToMeeting from 6:30-7:30 PM that can be accessed using this information: Financial Aid Info Night Q&A with Susan Teerink; Tue, Sep 22, 2020 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 513-298-357
Join from a video-conferencing room or system.
Dial in or type: 184.108.40.206 or inroomlink.goto.com
Meeting ID: 513 298 357
Or dial directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or 220.127.116.11##513298357
New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/513298357
This is one program that students are not required to attend. The material is geared more toward parents that students. While understanding the costs associated with college and how financial aid works are important for students to understand, they should have those conversations separately with me; I have ways of explaining both to students in a format that’s more age-appropriate. As always, please let me know if you have any questions about Financial Aid Information Night! I look forward to seeing many of you then!
Immunizations - Religious Exemptions
Parents of Freshman and Senior students: If you plan to apply for a Religious Exemption from immunizations, you MUST have the paperwork turned in no later than October 1, 2020. If you submitted your request directly to the Diocese, please email Mrs. Johnson at email@example.com to ensure the approval has been received in our office.
SALE ENDS SEPTEMBER 13TH
On-Target Sales is launching an online Marian spirit wear store for a limited time! All spirit wear orders must be placed on their website by September 13. On-Target will distribute orders after school in early October - date TBD.
If you are in need of spirit wear for upcoming spirit dress down days, you can visit their store at 9117 Trinity Drive in Lake in the Hills.
If you have questions regarding spirit wear or the ordering process, contact Jim at On-Target Sales at 847-458-9360 or firstname.lastname@example.org.