251st ISSUE: January 6, 2023

From the Desk of Mr. Cody O'Neill

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had an amazing break and enjoyed their time over the holidays with family. The O’Neill family enjoyed their time off and celebrated the holidays with family and friends and enjoyed some down time.

A lot has been happening with winter sports since the season has started and our kids continue to excel both in the classroom and on the courts. This time of the year it is always tough because you have families who travel for holidays and a lot of times we have games prior to and post-Christmas. I really appreciated the dedication of all our families and athletes who were at practices and competitions over break!

We are looking forward to the rest of the winter season and ahead to the upcoming spring season, including the return of our softball program. Right now, we have a prospective player meeting on January 19th right after school with coach Maz and myself to get the roster together and start putting together open gyms. I will be meeting with some potential softball donors, who are families whose daughters played softball here at Marian and want to make sure that this program gets off the ground and thrives. For the 2023 season we will just be playing a JV schedule to get the girls experience, and then looking to it being a varsity sport again in the 2024 season!

A few things to note from college signings and commitments! On November 9th of 2022 we had four of our own students sign National letters of intent to play their perspective sport in college.

Luca Raso- Butler – Soccer

Kelsie McThenia – WIU – Soccer

Tessa Jones- IUPUI – Swimming

Kaitlyn Mullen- WVSU – Volleyball

Congratulations to these athletes! We look forward to watching their careers moving forward.

Last but not least on January 13th at 12:30pm in the auditorium, our very own Christian Bentancur will be making his college decision to play football at the next level. Christian will be deciding between Ohio State, Oregon, and Clemson. This is a monumental decision considering the last time we had a power 5 conference football player was back when Bryan Bulaga, Sean Cwynar, Jon Budmayr, and Chris Streveler were walking our halls here at Marian. His decision is open to the public and we look forward to seeing you all there!

Thank you and Go Canes!

Cody O’Neill

Exam Exemptions

Seniors and students enrolled in AP classes - Please read the information linked below if you are interested in applying for exemption from Semester 2 exams.

Please click here for the Senior Exam Exemption Form and the AP Exam Exemption Form

Winter Dance

For the first time since Covid, the Winter Dance is back this year! The theme will be Winter Wonderland and the Student Council has decided this will be a turnabout dance where the girls ask their dates!

The Winter Dance will be Saturday, January 28th from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Tickets will be on sale soon.

Order Winter Team Pictures by 1/9 for FREE Shipping to Marian!

Marian Winter Team & Individual pictures are online and ready to view and order! For Senior athletes, this also includes the option to order print replicas of the Senior Banners! Please check your email for details from Higher Focus Photography or enter the access code from your athlete's QR Sheet at If you need help with an access code, please contact them at and include your athlete's name and sport.

Hurricanes-in-Action Sport Photos - Winter Gallery is Active!

The Winter sports action gallery is active and growing weekly at with access code MCWNTR22! All sales from this gallery support Marian's Athletic Booster Club.

College Information Night - January 24th

Save the date for College Information Night on Tuesday, January 24th from 6:00pm - 8:30pm. This evening would be great for freshmen, sophomore, and junior parents and students to attend.

There will be three different presentations, and a closing panel, with nine different admission professionals from around the country. Be sure to hold the evening on your calendars as this is an event you will certainly not want to miss.

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