68th Edition: March 23, 2018

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

Happy Spring Break!

We treated the students to a little music today during lunch to help get everyone into that Spring Break mood! We hope that they are all able to rest, recharge, and come back strong to finish out their school year!

Over break, the school will still be bustling with activity. Spring sports will be in full swing, our maintenance team is completing some more facilities projects, and our administrative team is finalizing the 2018-2019 school year planning!

Below, please find TWO weeks At-A-Glance, so you can plan ahead for the schedule after break. April and May will be a thrilling roller-coaster of activity - especially for our seniors as they reach that "home-stretch!"

Week At-A-Glance: March 24 - April 6th, 2018

March 24 - 30, 2018

Monday, Mar. 26, 2018

School Office Open 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

11:00 am - Girls V Softball vs Wauconda - Double-header

Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018

School Office Open 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

2:00 pm - Boys V Baseball vs Rockford East

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018

School Office Open 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

2:00 pm - Boys Fr & So Baseball vs Rockford East

Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018

School Office Open 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Friday, Mar. 30, 2018

Office Closed

March 31 - April 6, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

School Resumes

4:30 pm - Boys V Tennis vs Wauconda

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - LATE START DAY

9:10 am - Rosary Service in Chapel

9:40 am - Warning Bell

9:45 am - 1st Period Begins

All Lunch Periods - Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

2:50 pm - Club Moderator Meeting in Annex

4:30 pm - Girls JV Softball vs Crystal Lake Central

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Junior Retreat - St. Elizabeth

Senior Retreat - St. Mary, Huntley

9th Period - NIU College Rep in Guidance

4:15 pm - Boys V Tennis vs Johnsburg

4:30 pm - Girls JV/V Soccer vs Crystal Lake Central

Thursday, April 5, 2018

3rd Period - Colorado State Univ. Rep in Guidance

All Lunch Periods - Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

All Lunch Periods - Illinois National Guard in Cafeteria

Evacuation Drill

4:30 pm - Lacrosse JV vs Marist

4:30 pm - Boys V Baseball vs Wheaton St. Francis

4:30 pm - Girls V Softball vs Jacobs

6:00 pm - Lacrosse vs Marist

Friday, April 6, 2018

7:30 am - NHS Election Speeches in Auditorium

8:55 am - All School Mass in Landers Pavilion - All Welcome!

4:30 pm - Girls JV Softball vs Rockford East

Check out our detailed Athletic Calendar for all practice times, team dinners, 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!

Youth Leadership Program Opportunity!

Leadership Greater McHenry County is excited to announce that the LGMC Youth Program Class of 2019 applications are open on their website;

Here are the criteria for applicants:

  • Attend a high school within McHenry County
  • Be a sophomore or junior entering school year 2018-2019
  • Not already involved in a school leadership role
  • Have a G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher
  • Commit to an evening orientation session, a two-day weekend retreat, three school days, (these are excused absences), and a final Saturday retreat (dates are on the website)
  • Commit to collaborating with other students from area high schools to meet monthly and complete a community project
  • Be willing to meet and report to a business or person sponsoring the student for the program

LGMC Mission: to connect, educate and inspire leaders to engage in our community.

LGMC Vision: to become a premier community organization creating a county rich in servant leaders.

SENIORS: Worried About Exam Exemptions?

Now that Quarter 3 Exams have wrapped up, there are many seniors who are worried about their grade for Quarter 3 not quite making the minimum 91% (B+) to qualify for Senior Exam Exemptions. We would like to address this concern:

Please review the Exam Exemption & Appeal Form. At the BOTTOM of the form, there is an APPEAL box that we encourage students to check if you believe one of the criteria should be re-evaluated in your case. What does this mean to you? Well, let's say your Quarter 3 grade for a class dips below that 91%, BUT you absolutely pull your Quarter 4 grade up. Simply check the "Appeal" box - explain your grade for the class, and we will consider the exemption!

When is the Exam Exemption & Appeal Form due?

Students who wish to be considered for exemptions MUST submit the completed form to the school office by 3:00 pm on Friday, May 4th. We will not allow exemptions if we do not have this form completed. We need this form early enough to run a complete audit of all criteria (grades, attendance, discipline.) We will notify you in writing exactly which exams have been approved for exemptions within one week of receipt.

As stated when we launched this program, this is our "beta" year - so we are anticipating a few bumps as we work through the process. We appreciate all the support and patience as we test this out this year. We will also release a brief survey at the end of the school year for feedback so we can make improvements for Year 2!

SENIORS: Senior VIDEO Needs YOUR 9th - 12th Grade Memories!

Hello Class of 2018 Families!

It is that time of year where the Senior Class Council begins to create the Senior Video to be shown at the Senior breakfast and each student of the Class of 2018 gets their own copy to commemorate the memories of their time here at Marian. We want to represent each and every student's experience here throughout the video and would like to request a favor of our parents. If you could please send 5-8 pictures of your student's time here at Marian from Freshman Year to Senior Year by Monday, April 30th (allows for any prom pictures to be included ), this would allow the Senior Council to compile the video in time for the Senior Breakfast.

We do ask for pictures including 2 or more students from Marian (no single shots, please), and have the pictures that were taken place at Marian events or with other Marian students from the Class of 2018.

These pictures can be emailed to or in an envelope dropped off to the Marian off or Room 127 with your student's name on it. If you are scanning and emailing the pictures, please make sure that the files are in JPEG format. With the large number of pictures we are expecting to receive, this would help decrease any extra steps of converting the files to complete this important project. We look forward to being able to represent your student's time here at Marian and as a Hurricane.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Miss Gallagher at


The 2018 Senior Class Council


Attention Seniors: You have until 11:30 pm on Friday, March 30th to complete the senior superlatives posted on your English teacher's Google Classroom. Submissions will not be accepted after that date!

If you have already submitted and would like to change your Memory, Will, or Words of Wisdom - please email Ms. Gallagher with your changes by March 30, 2018!

SAVE THE DATE! Marian Central Golf Outing!

How better to spend one more weekend of snow than to plan for a perfect summer day on the golf course!

Enjoy a day of golf and dinner on Wednesday, June 13 at Crystal Woods Golf Club to benefit Marian Athletic Teams.

Golfers must be 21 years of age.

Are you an AMAZON Shopper? Help Raise Funds for Marian Central!

We are excited to tell you about a new AmazonSmile promotion that is going on RIGHT NOW! Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible purchase from March 12 - 31. This is a great opportunity to increase Marian Central Catholic High School's AmazonSmile donations just by shopping at

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Attention Freshman & Sophomore Parents - PROM Volunteers Needed

The Parent Association is looking for parent-volunteers to help work this year's Prom! We typically ask parents of Freshmen and Sophomores to volunteer to work this event: helping with the raffle prizes, working the blackjack tables, supervising the photo booth, etc.

If you are available to work the Prom event on April 27th (7pm - 11:45pm) please call Lori Lee at (847) 309-0702 or email at Thank you!

News & Announcements Around the Deanery

We would like to dedicate an area of our weekly Friday Focus to help extend communications for our wonderful deanery schools! Marian Central is truly blessed to welcome all of your students, and would be thrilled to help promote events or help any communication that impacts our entire family!

Before and After School Program Teacher Wanted

Montini Catholic School in McHenry is looking for a Before and After School Program teacher. The perfect candidate would have some background in education and a love for children. This program provides professional care, supervision, recreation, and enrichment activities. It serves parents who require before or after school activities for their children in a Christian environment.

Program Hours

The hours of operation are:

Before School: 6:30-8:10 a.m.

After School: 3:30-6:00 p.m.

Please email resumes to Julie Stark at

Visit the Marian Central Website!

All announcements, schedules, and forms are published on our Marian website for your convenience! After any new announcements are broadcast via email, we make sure we post a permanent link to the information on our website for your reference.