103rd EDITION: February 8, 2019

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

There is a Season for Everything...

We've had quite a buffet of weather these past two weeks, haven't we? Deep snow, brutal polar vortex temperature drop, freezing rain, with tiny peeks of sunshine here and there. Most importantly, we wish to keep our students and staff safe during this extreme weather; however, we realize how this has turned our events calendar upside-down! We are slowly catching up with all our cancellations!

We'd like to give a special shout-out to the Winter Musical for their determination that the "show must go on" this coming weekend! This talented group of students, directors, and parents have been working around the clock to bring us all an outstanding show - so we hope you're able to bring your family to see Seussical the Musical this weekend!

We are thrilled to let you all know, too, that we are in the process of interviewing several amazing candidates for the Head Varsity Football Coaching position! We are confident that we will find the perfect fit for our beloved school, and carry on the wonderful tradition of coaching excellence that we have been blessed with at Marian Central.

The one thing we have learned from such harsh winter days...they don't last long! Spring, growth, warmth: all will return! Through every kind of day - please know you are in our prayers, and we thank God for the gift of our students!

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Marian Central Theater Presents

Seussical the Musical

Friday, February 15th at 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 16th at 5:00 pm*

*Dress up, bring your camera for a photo op with your favorite character!

Sunday, February 17th at 2:00 pm

Ticket Information

$5 each for students and seniors

$10 each adult

Tickets will be sold through the Marian Central Office

From February 4th through February 14th between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm

Tickets must be paid for and picked up within 24 hours of ordering

For more information, please call (815) 338-4220

Auditorium Seating Chart

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Will you be OUR Valentine?

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WEEK AT-A-GLANCE February 9 - 15, 2019

End of Year calendar for grades 9-11 has been extended to MAY 31st due to use of snow days!

Click on date below for daily Scripture Readings!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Musical Rehearsal

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Sophomore Girls Retreat

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

4th - 6th pds: Confession in Chapel

2:30 pm: Confession in Chapel

2:30 pm: Girls Soccer Meeting in Cafeteria

5:30 pm: Boys So/F-A Basketball vs Crystal Lake South

7:00 pm: Boys Var/F-B Basketball vs Crystal Lake South

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Sophomore Boys Retreat

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

4th - 6th pds: Adoration in Chapel

2:30 pm: Confession in Chapel

2:30 pm: Tennis Meeting in Cafeteria

7:00 pm: Mid-America Catholic College Fair

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

2nd pd: Aurora University rep in Guidance

4th - 6th pds: US Army in all lunches

8th pd: Aveda Institute of Chicago rep in Guidance

2:30 pm: Confession in Chapel

7:00 pm: MC Parent Association meeting in Annex

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - Happy Valentine's Day!

Senior Day Retreat

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

4th - 6th pd: Adoration in Chapel

2:30 pm: Confessions in Chapel

2:35 pm: Detention in Room 130

Friday, February 15, 2019 - SPIRIT DRESS DOWN DAY!

Junior Day Retreat

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

2:30 pm: Confessions

7:00 pm: Winter Musical: Seussical!

Check out our detailed Athletic Calendar for all practice times, team dinners, and "Away" games for this week!

For a detailed calendar of all MCCHS Clubs & Organizations meetings and events, please see our Clubs & Organizations Website!

19-20 Registration Early-Bird $ DUE FEB 15th!

CLICK HERE for information regarding 19-20 Tuition and Registration Fees, including deadlines!

Congratulations to our Academic Challenge Scholars in Placing 3rd at Today's meet at MCC!


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MCCHS Wrestlers Advance to the Antioch Sectional Competition TODAY and TOMORROW!

Come cheer on the Canes Friday, February 8th and Saturday, February 9th as 9 wrestlers advanced to the Antioch Sectional.

Josh Glover (106)

Elon Rodriguez (113)

Scott Burke (126)

Daniel Valeria (132) (Regional Champ!)

Bryce Shelton (138) (Regional Champ!)

Kaden Randazzo (152)

Dylan Connell (160) (Regional Champ!)

Mason Schwalbach (220)

Thor Paglialong (285)

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MC Parent Association NEEDS YOU! February 13th at 7:00 pm in the Annex

We are looking to the FUTURE of the MC Parent Association in the coming months! As our own children graduate, we too "graduate" from being able to serve the school and wonderful faculty that have been so instrumental in this journey. Please consider joining us and keeping this crucial organization vibrant with fresh ideas and talent! Our parent-leadership team has taken great care to make sure that the next generation of Parent Association leaders has all the support and resources possible to make sure our students and teachers are taken care of!

We can't do this without you - and we would love to see you at our next Parent Association meeting planned for February 13th at 7:00 pm in the Annex. Even if you don't know how much time you can commit to supporting Marian Central - please consider coming to this meeting to learn more, and you will find that even just a few hours can have such a meaningful impact on our school culture!

Any questions - please don't hesitate to contact our MCCPA President, Mrs. Lori Lee at

College Counselor's Corner

Corrected Semester 2 Academic Achievement Lists!

Principal's List - Semester 1 2018

(corrected version - Our apologies for the error! The original publication link has also been corrected in our archive!)

High Honor Roll - Semester 1 2018

Honor Roll - Semester 1 2018

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If your student plans to play a SPRING SPORT, registration is NOW OPEN! Parents Meeting will be Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 PM!

College Information Night

WHEN: Thursday, February 28th from 6:30-9:00 PM (Check in begins at 6:00 PM, Program begins at 6:30 PM)

WHERE: Marian Central Catholic Theatre

WHAT: An opportunity to learn about starting a college search, financial aid, and choosing a major. Students and families will also attend a question and answer session about college admission with a panel of college admission officers.

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors and their parents/guardians are invited to attend this program. We strongly encourage juniors and their parents/guardians to attend College Information Night. We’ve put together a comprehensive program we’re confident will provide students and their families with insight into some of the most complicated and confusing parts of the college search.

We ask that those planning to attend this program please register online at:

Please direct any questions about College Information Night to Mr. Stamatakos ( or Mrs. Diamond (

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, February 28th!


The Marian Central Catholic Guidance Staff

End of Year Calendar EXTENDED to May 31st for 9th - 11th Grades

Due to the FIVE "snow days" we have had to use due to inclement weather, we will be extending the 2018-2019 school year to May 31, 2019 for all students enrolled in 9th through 11th grades. SENIORS will not have an adjusted schedule, and all SENIOR end-of-year calendar events will remain as originally published (from senior final exams to graduation.)

Please plan your summer travel plans accordingly, as 9th through 11th grade final exams will take place May 29, 30, & 31st. The GOOD NEWS is that, should additional snow days be needed, it WILL NOT add any more days to the end of the year! It is absolutely guaranteed that the last day will be May 31st. (So go ahead and book that travel for June 1st!)

We will have a more detailed calendar published soon for everyone! It's been a while since we've had to use the "full extension" with our calendar!

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