52nd Edition: November 26, 2017

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

The change in our school schedule will most certainly be felt in these coming weeks. As you know, we have shifted our semester 1 exams to take place BEFORE Christmas break. We did this for several obvious logistical reasons, but also for perhaps the most important reason of all: to give our students a REAL break from school. Our students need to disconnect from the demands of their academic schedules in order to recharge and prepare for their second semester. Just as we adults must carve out and protect our down-time, we need to model this for our students.

Student anxiety seems to be at the heart of many concerns. In this quarter's Conversations that Matter (Thursday night at 7pm in the Cafeteria) we will be exploring ways to help raise resilient teens. As parents and educators, we cannot change or remove the mountains our children are destined to encounter in their lives; however, we must do everything we can to make sure that they have the skills to conquer them. Do they have the knowledge, determination, strength, and faith to push forward and do what's right even when they feel they cannot? Please join us this Thursday evening as we explore ways to help support our students.

Speaking of conversations that matter - Ms. Novy will be hosting our next Principal's Coffee this Tuesday at 8:00 am in the school cafeteria. There are many wonderful developments planned for our dear school, and many ideas have been generated from our continued communication with parents and students! If you are available, please consider joining Ms. Novy Tuesday morning!

A HUGE shout-out to the wonderfully talented cast, crew, and directors of this year's Fall Play, The Miracle Worker. It was a very complex script and demanded technical precision, and our students delivered a genuine, thoughtful production. As we consider the resilience of the human spirit, the messages explored in this timeless story were immediately accessible to us all.

Thank you to all who submitted information about your students' service contributions beyond Marian Central. We had over forty-five submissions! We realize this represents only a fraction of what our students actually contribute through school and beyond, but we felt it was important to let them all know just how thankful we are for living the faith. It was wonderful, too, to have so many family members join us for our Thanksgiving Mass!

Our apologies for the late arrival of this newsletter, but we hope you all enjoyed time with your families too!

Week At-A-Glance: November 27 - December 1, 2017

DAILY Mass is celebrated in the chapel at 2:40 pm - ALL ARE WELCOME!

Eucharistic Adoration or Confessions available during all lunch periods this week!

November 27, 2017 (Mon)

School Resumes

November 28, 2017 (Tues)

  • 7:40 am - Rosary in Chapel
  • 8:00 am - Principal's Coffee in Cafeteria (see invite below! ALL WELCOME!)
  • IL Army National Guard reps in all lunch periods

November 29, 2017 (Wed):

  • in PM: McHenry Co. Honors Band (use Auditorium Entrance)
  • 5:00 pm: JV/V Wrestling vs Wauconda in Aux Gym

November 30, 2017 (Thurs):

  • 7:00 pm: Conversations that Matter: Raising Resilient Teens in Cafeteria (see invite below - all parents/guardians welcome!)

December 1, 2017 (Fri): SPIRIT DRESS DOWN DAY!

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

Interested in any Clubs & Organizations? Check out the Clubs/Organizations page for more information and a calendar of meeting times!

Principal's Coffee: November 28th from 8-9 am

Come join Principal Novy for coffee, snacks, and conversation in our school cafeteria!

Conversations that Matter: Raising Resilient Teens

On November 30th from 7-8pm in our school cafeteria, learn how to help your student cope with anxiety and promote increased motivation, healthy goal setting, and positive school engagement in this parents-only event!


Attention all SENIORS! Please take a few minutes to select the senior photo that will be used for both the school yearbook and class composite! Even if you decide not to order prints of these photos, you should still select an image for these publications. The deadline is NOVEMBER 30th, so please do not delay in your selection!

  • Go to, click on the "Order Online" tab.
  • You will then be prompted to enter the password. Your student's password is the FIRST THREE LETTERS of the Last Name, followed by the #'s of their birthday. For example, if the student's name is John Smith, born January 1, 1999, the password would be: smi010199

If you have any difficulty logging in to view your student's portraits, please do not hesitate to contact DeWane Studios at (815) 338-1880 or email them at Their staff is very helpful and responds quickly to any questions or concerns.

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