158th EDITION: May 29, 2020

From the Desk of Mr. Joe Price

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

Charles R. Swindoll

What an eventful year this has been for our Marian community. As we close out the school year, I cannot help but reflect on the many challenges we have faced - this is certainly one for the ages. What I will remember most about this year is not the lightning, the flooded fields, nor the pandemic, but in the ways that we responded and made the best of every situation. I have seen this quote from Charles Swindoll many times and never found it to be so true as during my time here at Marian. 10/90

Remote Learning:

I have a somewhat unique perspective in terms of how schools have responded during the last several weeks. When we transitioned to remote learning, I was fortunate to see how things worked as an administrator, as a teacher, as a husband, and as a father - between my family, we have five different school settings (including the university level). I can attest hands down Marian’s response was the best! From the support in the community, Elevated Learning’s professional development, the administration’s prompt and decisive actions, and the flexibility of our amazing staff, Marian showed what we are made of. 10/90


While many area schools have given up completely or are still trying to figure it out, Marian responded with an individualized graduation ceremony orchestrated with a professional production company. It took place over three days with many hours of planning and preparation. This event was incredibly well organized and the students and families were amazing to work with - and we are still hopeful for a traditional ceremony. 10/90

Worship and Prayer:

Churches have been closed, but Father Twenty worked tirelessly and continued to provide daily Mass. His spiritual leadership has helped us all through these challenging times and it is watched live by many and viewed by the hundreds. 10/90

There are countless other 10/90 moments that have taken place this year and Marian Central Catholic High School has risen to the occasion. We do not know what will happen in the future or how all of this will unfold, but I am confident our “90” will always be at its best. May your 10’s be minimal and your 90’s be epic!

Have an amazing summer,

Mr. Price

Office Availability

As of Monday, June 1st, our office staff will be present in the office from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Thursday. Office staff will not be present on Fridays through the summer months. The school building will remain closed to visitors.

If you need to drop something off or pick something up from the office during those hours, please ring the buzzer at door #1 and a member of our office staff will meet you at door #1 to assist you. We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate through these times.

Daily Mass

Join Fr. Twenty for Mass at 8:45 am weekday mornings on Facebook Live from our school Chapel.

Participating Parish Form

Participating Parish Forms are due to the office in July when the first tuition payment for the upcoming year is due. Please bring the form to your Parish Pastor for approval.

Please click here to download and print the form.

Portal Access

The Student/Parent Portal for accessing grades will be reopened on Monday, June 1st.

Summer Camps at Marian Central

All high school camps in June have been postponed. We are waiting to hear from the IHSA and the Rockford Diocese on guidelines about student-athletes training at school during the summer. I am hoping every team will have the opportunity to have a high school camp in July.

All youth camps have been postponed until further notice. As we learn more about the restrictions pertaining to returning to sports, we are hoping to have youth camps in July.

For future updates, please visit the Marian Central athletic website,

Thank you and stay safe,

Curtis Price

Athletic Director

French 3 - Book Change

Please click below for a revised book list which shows a new book for students enrolled in French 3.

2020 Book List - Revised

Senior Email Accounts

Please note that effective June 1, 2020 your Marian Central Catholic High School Gmail account ( will be deactivated.

Any and all email communication between you and your higher education institutions should have already been set up using your personal home email account. If that is not the case, please contact those institutions to change your email prior to the June 1 deactivation date.

Thank you, and best of luck to you in your future endeavors!

Required Freshman Dental Forms

We have received updated guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education regarding the Proof of School Dental Examination Form that is required for all Freshman students. The deadline has been extended; therefore, forms are now due in our office by June 26, 2020. This applies to the Class of 2023 - students who just completed their freshmen year. Please check your emails to see if we are missing a form for your current Freshman.

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