83rd Edition: September 7, 2018

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

So we began our week in sweltering heat...and then ended it layering up! We hope the weather has finally turned a little more crisp, as that just seems fitting for those Friday Night Lights! There's just something timeless about heading to the stands with your blankets, clutching that AMAZING hot chocolate from our concessions stand, taking in all the sounds of the game, and feeling your cheeks flush from the cold and excitement!

It feels like we just started the school year - and yet, here we are approaching Mid-Terms this coming week (Friday, Sept. 14th!) September really becomes an avalanche of calendar events with clubs, teams, and rehearsals; but it's a crucial life-skill for our students to create time to dedicate to their studies. The effort is well worth it, as we hear time and time again from former students that Marian's rigorous curriculum has prepared them well for the demands of college and beyond. We are proud of our consistent test scores (highest in McHenry County for over 15 years!), passionate and talented faculty, and our outstanding student supports and services - but what's more is that we do all of this while facilitating meaningful encounters with Christ.

This is our promise to YOU.

We are Marian Central, and we are here for our students - every day.

WEEK AT-A-GLANCE September 8 - 14, 2018

Sunday September 8, 2018

8:00 am - 11:00 am: Saturday Detention - enter at Door #4

8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Freshmen Girls Volleyball Invite

2:30 pm: Var/JV Boys Soccer vs Antioch

Monday, September 10, 2018

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

4th - 6th pds: Confessions during all lunches in Chapel

4th - 6th pds: JR/SR Sign Up for PowderPuff & Shirt Orders

2:30 pm: Confessions in Chapel

4:00 pm: Var/JV Girls Golf vs Marist

4:30 pm: JV Girls Tennis vs Belvidere North

4:30 pm: Var/JV Boys Soccer vs Marist

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - LATE START DAY

No Daily Mass or Confessions Today


9:45 am: 1st period classes begin

4th - 6th pds: JR/SR Sign Up for PowderPuff & Shirt Orders - LAST DAY!

9th pd: Freshmen Student Council elections in Cafeteria

3:00 pm: Fall Production Rehearsals begin in Auditorium (calendar linked)

3:30 pm: Var/JV Boys Golf vs St. Viator

4:30 pm: Var Girls Tennis vs Nazareth Academy

5:00 pm: So/FA Girls Volleyball vs Joliet Catholic Academy

6:15 pm: Var/FB Girls Volleyball vs Joliet Catholic Academy

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel


4th - 6th pds: Adoration during all lunches in Chapel

7th pd: Senior Class Mass in Auditorium

2:30 pm: Confessions in Chapel

2:30 pm: Key Club Campus Clean-Up

4:30 pm: JV Girls Tennis vs McHenry

4:30 pm: Var/JV Boys Soccer vs Prairie Ridge

Thursday, September 13 , 2018

7:45 am - Daily Mass in Chapel

1st pd: Univ. of Cincinnati rep in Guidance

3rd pd: College of St. Benedict, St. John's University reps in Guidance

4th - 6th Pds: Adoration during all lunches in Chapel

7th pd: Junior Class Mass in Auditorium

8th pd: Hillsdale College rep in Guidance

9th pd: Southern Illinois University rep in Guidance

2:30 pm: Confessions in Chapel

2:35 pm: Thursday Detention in Room 126

7:00 pm: New to Fine Arts meeting in Annex

Friday, September 14, 2018 - SPIRIT DRESS DOWN DAY!

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

2nd pd: Northern Michigan Univ. rep in Guidance

7th pd: Sophomore Class Mass in Auditorium

8th pd: Univ. of Nebraska rep in Guidance

9th pd: Xavier Univ. rep in Guidance

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

ALSO - As CLUB begin to launch their school year - all dates/times of those meetings will be updated on our Clubs & Organizations Website!



Our first late start of the school year will be this Tuesday, September 11th. Please note the START TIME for the school day is 9:45 am. The warning bell will ring at 9:40 am, and all students are required to be in class by 9:45 am sharp!

Ironically, we have the MOST tardies to school on LATE START days! According to our Student Handbook, (p. 21) students are allowed only THREE excused tardies per school year. After the third excused tardy, any subsequent tardiness will result in a detention (which compounds with repetition.) It would be a waste of a tardy to be late on late start! We remind students to save those tardies for days where the weather is bad, or if there is excessive traffic.

Classes Celebrating Mass Together!

At the beginning of the year, our Freshmen Class was able to celebrate a special mass together on their Orientation Day. This coming week, all our other classes will be able to share in the same celebration! Starting Wednesday, Sept. 12th - Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores will celebrate a special Class Mass during 7th period!

Our Junior class, especially, will have an additional celebration as Father Twenty will bless their class rings that were ordered at the end of Sophomore year! Those orders will be in and ready for pick-up after this special blessing!


This year, in honor of celebrating our 60th year as a school, our Homecoming Theme is


We honor all who came before us as we decorate our halls to reflect different eras from the past!

  • HOMECOMING FACTS SHEET (EVERYTHING you could need in one place, including Spirit Week Theme Days, Hall Themes, and Calendar of Events...2 pages :o)


Sept. 10th (Mon.) - DATE REQUEST FORMS available in front office!

Sept. 17 - 20 (Mon - Thurs.), LUNCH PERIODS: HC Dance tickets on sale. $10 each - please have exact change or check payable to Marian Central. If you are bringing a Non-Marian Guest to the dance, please have the DATE REQUEST FORM completed at the time of the ticket sale.

Sept. 18th (Tues.) - 10 minute homeroom: Seniors vote for Homecoming Court

Sept. 24th, (Mon.)- 1:50 pm PEP ASSEMBLY in Landers Pavilion (Court announced!)

Sept. 24th (Mon.) - 7:00 pm POWDER PUFF GAME! (Personal Care Item Donation or $2 at Gate!)

Sept. 25th (Tues.) - Court Photos (court invited to dress up for the day, and may change into day’s theme costume after morning photo, if desired!)

Sept. 27th (Thurs)-10 minute homeroom: Seniors vote for King/Queen

Sept. 28th (Fri.) -

  • All School Mass - 8:45am Landers Pavilion

  • 6:40 pm: HOMECOMING KING/QUEEN ANNOUNCED before game (on the field)

  • 7:00 pm - Homecoming Varsity Football Game vs St. Patrick

  • Hall of Fame Inductions during half-time of Varsity Game

Sept. 29, 7:00 - 10:00 pm - HOMECOMING DANCE in Landers Pavilion

Please note: we will not allow students to ENTER the dance after 8:00pm. Also, Marian Central cannot “hold” students until a designated time; however, if students leave the dance, they are not allowed back in. Please make sure you know your students’ plans for the evening.

Check out our School Newspaper, THE CROWN!

We report from the EYE of the HURRICANE! Check out the amazing writing and coverage our student-reporters produce through our online newspaper, The Crown! Our student-reporters not only contribute timely coverage of events happening in and around Marian Central, they also create the annual yearbook, The Memorare!

Click HERE to view the latest news on The Crown!

Be sure to support our student-reporters and photographers on social media:

@PublicationsMC (Twitter)

Like our Facebook Page

And follow us on Instagram (mc_publications)

SENIORS! Senior Photos Quickly Approaching!

Dear Marian Senior Parents:

The 2018-19 school year is underway and it is time to think about Senior Pictures! Each year, these pictures are taken for the senior composite, which is hung in the Commons area and printed in the yearbook. Copies of the photographs may be purchased from DeWane Studio in Woodstock if desired. If you know that you will have special circumstances that preclude your student from participating in pictures at the time or on the day assigned to them, please notify Mrs. DiSilvio at 815-388-4220, ext. 107 or email at Please remember that these photos are the traditional yearbook “portrait” that features each student’s head and upper torso, which is why we require ALL students to wear dress pants or uniform pants and appropriate shoes.

Senior Women:

...will be photographed on Wednesday, September 19th. Appropriate attire on this day includes dress pants or uniform pants and a blouse or sweater that covers the shoulders. Dresses/skirts are not allowed. No nose rings/studs, facial piercing, and no more than two earrings per ear will be permitted on girls. Since students are expected to follow a full day of course scheduling, appropriate and comfortable shoes are recommended. High heels are discouraged.

Senior Men:

...will be photographed on Thursday, September 20th. Suitable dress on this day includes a white shirt and tie, a sport coat or suit coat, and dress pants or uniform pants. No nose rings/studs, facial hair, facial piercing, and no earrings will be permitted on boys.

Hair for girls and boys must conform to Student Handbook guidelines.

Thank you for your cooperation and your support of the dress code listed above. Congratulations as we celebrate this exciting milestone!

CALLING ALL JUNIORS! You need to sign up for CONCESSIONS!!!

Oh...JUNIOR YEAR! So much on the to-do list can be a little overwhelming! We got you! First thing's first though: PLEASE SIGN UP TO WORK CONCESSIONS! This is a requirement of ALL JUNIORS - and not just because it reduces your Prom Ticket fee by 50%.

We emailed out a letter specifically to all Junior parents - but here's a link to that letter, along with instructions on how to sign up for concession slots. We have home football games coming up quickly here, so please consider fulfilling your class obligation early!

Class of 2020: Concessions Sign Up

Any questions - please don't hesitate to see Mr. Winkelman or Mrs. Dwyer!

Notre Dame Information Night - October 16th!

October 16

Notre Dame Information Night with Chris Perkins - Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

7:00 p.m. - Auditorium

All families welcome


We are proud to partner with On-Target Sales to provide our Marian Central family with all your Hurricane spirit wear! They will be on campus for the Back to School Night on August 28th! Check out the video below to catch a glimpse of the products available!
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