118th EDITION: JUNE 2019

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

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Stock Up on MC UNIFORMS! TOMORROW, 10 am - 1pm & TUES, 4 pm - 7:30 pm! FREE! FREE! FREE!

Just a PEEK at the inventory our NHS students are currently SORTING, FOLDING, and LABELING for you! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

On Saturday, June 1st (from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm) and Tuesday, June 4th (from 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm) we will be hosting a USED UNIFORM EVENT in our school cafeteria!

This event is open to ALL MC FAMILIES and there is NO LIMIT to the number of items you can have FOR FREE! FREE! FREE! (Please bring your own bags :o)

Our amazing NHS students will have all the uniforms (including polos, sweaters, pants, shorts, gym uniforms, and spirit wear) sorted and organized by size for your convenience! They will also be available to answer any questions!

Please let us help you STOCK UP before you decide what uniform pieces you need to purchase for next year! Also - spread the word to any incoming freshmen families (we will be emailing them directly too!) as we all remember what it was like to have to build that wardrobe from scratch!


BECAUSE WE WILL NO LONGER HAVE 1ST AND 3RD QUARTER FINAL EXAMS, we will be re-examining the uniform "seasons" and those dates! Stay tuned for more information on that!


Tee Up FORE Marian's Golf Outing!

Last call for Marian's Golf Outing and Dinner on Monday! Join us at Bull Valley Golf Club for a fun day of golf and dinner while supporting our student athletes. Don't play golf or can't attend during the day? Join us around 5pm for dinner, silent auction, and awards. To RSVP for the event, purchase 50/50 raffle tickets, or to check out the silent auction items you want to bid on, visit

$160 per golfer (includes 18 holes with cart, lunch, and dinner)

$50 dinner only

Thank you for your continued support of Marian Central and its students! We hope to see you on June 3.

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June 2019

With the start of the summer break, we will be sending you MONTHLY newsletters (instead of weekly!)

Enjoy your summer!

Click HERE for daily Scripture Readings for JUNE 2019!


June 3 - 7, 2019: Mon - Thurs 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

June 10 - 13, 2019: Mon - Thurs 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Closed on Friday

June 17 - 20, 2019: Mon - Thurs 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Closed on Friday

June 24 - 27, 2019: Mon - Thurs 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Closed on Friday

For a detailed calendar of all MCCHS Athletics (Games, Camps, Practices), please see our Athletic Calendar!

Click here for our Main School Calendar!

EXCLUSIVE EVENT: Bunker Hill Charity Mud Run JUNE 8th

Marian has received an invitation to be part of an exclusive charity mud run in Woodstock. Not only are there 30 obstacles on the 5 mile course, but there is an after party following the race with food, drinks, and a live band! Registration is open NOW!

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 and would enjoy this exclusive event. Bunker Hill Farms strictly prohibits any mention on ANY social media platform.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, June 8th

Location: Bunker Hill Farms in Woodstock

Race Wave Times: 8am-Noon

After Party: Noon-2pm

Bunker Hill Charities is granting 100% of registration fees to Marian from each participant that signs up as a Marian participant. When you are prompted to answer “How were you invited?”, please make sure to type in Marian Central. If you do not type in the school, Marian will not receive the proceeds.

For more information and to register your team, visit Muddy Bunker VI Webpage + Experience Video!

Attention NEW SENIORS! (Class of 2020)

All seniors must provide proof of up-to-date meningitis vaccination. The State of Illinois requires that all public and private school student medical records are in compliance at the beginning of the school year. Please set some time aside this summer to check this very important item off of your list. Thank you.

College Counselor's Corner: From the Heart...

College Application Essay Workshop: Mr. Stamatakos will be facilitating a four-day workshop for members of the Class of 2020 who want to produce an effective, personalized, and compelling personal essay for their college applications. Students will produce a quality essay, ready for submission, at the completion of the workshop. The course consists of an introductory lecture, continuous instruction on strategies and techniques, and daily individual writing conferences with Mr. Stamatakos on each and every draft of the essay - from topic ideas through the finished product.

The workshop will run from Monday, August 5th through Thursday, August 8th. Students will attend the workshop during one of the following time slots. Please note the time change for Time Slot B, which was previously stated to begin at 11:00 a.m.

Time Slot A: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Time Slot B: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Registration can be completed online now at Please read all instructions before and after registering for the workshop for information about how and when to submit the required registration fee.

Each time slot will be capped at 25 students to ensure that Mr. Stamatakos has an opportunity to conference with each student in each section more than once throughout the week. All registrations will be timestamped, so seats in each section will be filled on a first come-first served basis. Wait lists for each time slot will be established. In the event of an opening, students will be accepted off the wait list based on the date/time that the student submitted registration beginning with the earliest registrants.

Senior College Application Night will be held on Tuesday August 20th 2019 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. This program will outline the logistics of applying to college and will include a brief Common Application tutorial and detailed instructions for using SCOIR throughout the college application process. Though attendance isn’t mandatory, all seniors are strongly encouraged to attend. Parents are encouraged to attend as well. Even though parents may not be new to the college application process, the Class of 2020 will be the first to use SCOIR to process and send all of their college application materials. We want to be sure everyone has the information they need to make college application season smooth and stress free!

Financial Aid Information Night will be held on Tuesday, September 24th 2019 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. This program will provide families with an understanding of how families’ financial need is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile and how colleges use that information to award need-based financial aid. This year’s presenter will be Susan Teerink, the Associate Vice Provost for Financial Aid and Enrollment Services at Marquette University. This program is open to students and parents from all grade levels, however junior and senior families are strongly encouraged to attend.

Finally, a tribute to the outgoing Class of 2019. This one’s from the heart…

2019-2020 MC BOOK LIST!

Click HERE to view the 2019-2020 Book List! We will be mailing you a hard-copy of this list in the coming week, but we thought you'd like this advanced copy as you sort through your student's books, or books from siblings. As you know, last year was the FINAL year we offered the book buy-back program here at MC, so please plan accordingly as you make your purchases.

Here are a few tips:

  • Always check the ISBN of the book to make sure you have the correct edition!
  • If purchasing digital downloads (eBooks, etc.) - wait until the fall when your student has the actual device in hand before you make those digital purchases, as most of them are one-time-only downloads.
  • We try to use the same textbook for at least FIVE years so you can take advantage of hand-me-downs among friends and family, but in some instances, we have no choice but to update to a newer edition.
  • MBS is our official ONLINE BOOKSTORE, which will open on July 1st.
  • From July 8 - 14, 2019 - MBS is offering FREE SHIPPING for orders over $99.
  • A portion of all MBS sales is donated back to Marian's tuition assistance program
  • Books available through MBS are guaranteed to be in stock, with guaranteed buy-back
  • If choosing to purchase books through Amazon, please consider using Amazon Smile, and selecting Marian Central as the beneficiary. Just another way to help fund our tuition assistance program!
  • There are several classes that are collecting donated textbooks next week (English, for example) as we work to keep costs down for our families by gathering class-sets to use! We will provide a tax donation receipt for certain books- so please consider donating books if you have no plans to resell them or pass them on to another family!


SENIORS - Please save any work from your Marian accounts to your own personal accounts before you turn in your computers. All Senior Google and 0365 accounts will be shut down by June 15th.

FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES, and JUNIORS - Reminder - all devices will be re imaged and anything saved on your device will be deleted. Make sure you are saving any work to your One Drive or Google Drive accounts.

Your Voice MATTERS!

In an effort to reevaluate our strategic plan for the upcoming years, we are pushing out two different types of surveys to all staff, students, and parents. AdvancED, the school accreditation agency that partners with Marian on continuous improvement, will also visit Marian Central on occasion in order to re-evaluate our school's progress. The results from these surveys will help identify what Marian is doing well and what we can consider when building our future plans.

Moving forward, these surveys will become our baseline, as we will be periodically repeating these surveys in order to have comparative data.

Please click the links below and complete the surveys at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your assistance!

Overall School Operations Parent Survey
Climate & Culture Parent Survey

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