243rd ISSUE: October 21, 2022

From the Desk of Mr. Brad Williams

At this point in the year, the end of the first quarter, I like to reflect on the positives and areas of potential improvement.

The start of the school year has been smooth, and it has been wonderful to have all the students in the building with a sense of normalcy. The transition to this environment compared to the past couple of years has been a little challenging but overall, our students have done a nice job getting into the swing of things. As both a teacher and administrator, it is a joy to see our students engage in the high school experience in a way that allows them to develop and connect in a healthy, meaningful way.

When it comes to finding areas of improvement and identifying shortcomings, that is something we must all do individually. There are areas of my life, personal and professional, that I know could have been better over the course of the past few months. As a teacher, administrator, husband, son and father, I ask myself constantly if I am living up to the high standards I set for myself and what can be done to move toward that direction.

With that in mind, I encourage all members of the Marian Central community to take a moment and ask those difficult questions. For our students, how would you assess the first quarter? Did you meet your academic goals? Extra/co-curricular goals? Social goals? What can be done looking forward to accomplish our goals?

The start of the second quarter is a nice time to ask these questions because in many ways it can function as a fresh start. Enjoy the long weekend, appreciate the positives and take a moment to reflect on what we can all do looking forward to take ourselves and the Marian Central community where we want to be.

Mr. Brad Williams

Senior Kairos Retreat

There is still space available in the November 8-10th Senior Kairos retreat. This is an optional retreat for seniors and the cost is $175. If your senior is interested in attending, please contact Mrs. DiSilvio at no later than Wednesday, October 26th.

8th Grade Visit Day

Our annual 8th Grade Visit Day will take place on Friday, November 4th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Current 8th grade students are invited to join us and experience what it's like to be a Hurricane.

If you have an 8th grade student who does not attend one of our deanery Catholic grade schools and would like to attend this event, please email Mrs. DiSilvio at to register for the event.

Picture Day

Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors will have their yearbook pictures taken on Wednesday, November 2nd during PE/Economics classes. Photo ordering information will be coming soon.

Guest Speaker

In a continued effort to keep our students safe and making good decisions, we have invited a speaker from the Illinois Attorney General's Office: Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to come to Marian Central to speak with our students. Parents are invited to attend this event:

The Dangers of Sexting & How to Avoid Being a Victim of Sextortion (NEW DAY & TIME!)

Wednesday, October 26th

Juniors & Seniors - 10:00 am
Freshmen & Sophomores - 10:44 am

College Visits

Tuesday 10/25: National Lewis University-3rd Period, St. Mary's College (Indiana)-8th Period

Wednesday 10/26: UW-LaCrosse-1st Period, Carthage College-7th Period

Thursday 10/27: McHenry County College-8th Period

Friday 10/28: University of Cincinnati-8th Period

Poker Night

All Marian family and friends are welcome! This is an exclusive Marian Central event, please do not post to social media. Thank you and we can’t wait to see you there!