24th Edition: March 10, 2017

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

We hope this newsletter finds you all happy and healthy! We look forward to seeing so many of you at the Dinner/Dance Auction tomorrow night! So often, we get into the routine of our schedules and forget to take a moment to enjoy each-other's company. Tomorrow night will be a wonderful opportunity to come together as one community and have some fun!

This coming week also launches many first games of the Spring season - both Home and Away. We wish our athletes well as they launch their seasons and can't wait to start sharing those moments with our school community!

News & Announcements:

Reminder about 2017-2018 Registration:

During the past month and a half, Guidance has met with all Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors to determine their course selections for the next year. At that time, each student received a print-out which showed the courses for which they are tentatively registered to take. If you have not seen the course selection paper, please ask your student to share their copy with you. Otherwise, a copy will be mailed out in the next week.

If the student wanted to enroll in an AP class, but had not made the $95 payment (required for each AP class) their print-out would not reflect that choice; rather, another arbitrary course selection would be in its place. (For example, if the student wanted to take English AP Lit, but had not paid the $95 for this course, the "default" course would be English 4.) In this case, as soon as the fee is paid, the class will change to reflect enrollment in that AP class. Please know that the sooner the AP fee is paid, the better the chance that your student will secure a spot in that class. If the AP course fee is not paid by April 4th, which is also the course change deadline without charge, then to enroll in the AP course would require both the $95 AP fee as well as the $30 course change fee.

Attention Seniors - Consider DONATING your Marian Sweater on March 23rd!

As you know, we have changed the uniform "seasons" this year - and Sweater Season will officially end after our last Quarter 3 exam on March 23rd. We understand the rejoicing in this that takes place...but please consider donating any sweaters that are in good condition back to the school. We will have collection boxes on both levels of the building for this purpose. Your donated uniforms go to help students in the future - and as long as the sweaters hold out, we will continue this wonderful tradition of helping future students. Families, as the sweaters process through the "done" laundry piles, please consider placing them in a bag and sending them to Marian!

Congratulations Seniors! You've Earned April 28th Off!

Our Jeep Raffle ticket sales contest boosted ticket sales to almost 9,000 tickets sold during the contest! Proceeds of this sale fund our Marian financial aide program and we are so grateful for every penny generated from this event. As the contest promised, Seniors will now have April 28th off school completely! All Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will have the 1/2 day as planned. Stay tuned for more Prom information (ticket sales, special celebration events leading up, court voting, etc.) in a future Friday Focus coming soon! Thank you to all students for enthusiastically participating in this worthwhile sales drive!

"Laissez les bons temps rouler!" at this year's Dinner Auction March 11th!

"Let the good times roll!" with friends, food, dancing, and music AND help support our beloved school!

Click HERE to order your Dinner/Dance Tickets

Week At-A-Glance: March 11 - 17, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

  • 5:00pm - Dinner/Dance Auction at Marian Central!


Monday, Mar. 13, 2017

Jr. Kairos Retreat

  • 3rd pd - UW Green Bay college rep in Guidance
  • 4:30pm - Boys F Baseball vs Johnsburg - Freshman Field
  • 4:30pm - Boys Soph Baseball vs Johnsburg - Varsity Field

Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017

Jr. Kairos Retreat

  • 4:30pm - Boys V Baseball vs Cary Grove - Varsity Field
  • 4:30pm - Girls V Soccer vs North Shore Country (Home - played at Canlan Sportsplex, Lake Barrington)
  • 6:00pm - Spanish NHS Inductions in Auditorium

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017

Jr. Kairos Retreat

  • 3rd pd - UW Oshkosh college rep in Guidance
  • 9th pd - Loras College college rep in Guidance

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017

  • 4:30pm - Girls V Soccer vs Johnsburg (Home, played at Canlan Sportsplex)
  • 4:30pm - Girls V Softball vs Belvidere North - Raymond Benoy Field
  • 7:30 - 9:00pm - Floor Hockey in Aux Gym

Friday, Mar. 17, 2017 - SPIRIT DRESS DOWN DAY - GO GREEN to Honor St. Patrick's Day! You may wear GREEN to celebrate the holiday, or wear Marian spirit wear!

  • 3rd pd - MCC college rep in Guidance

These are just the highlights of the major events happening this week at Marian.

Detailed ATHLETIC CALENDAR (practices/away games): 8to18 Athletics Calendar.

Detailed CLUBS CALENDAR (meetings/events): Clubs/Organizations Page

Hope for Haitians Charity Drive March 6th - March 23rd!

Our very own Catholics in Action (CIA) has taken on the challenge of providing hope to a country that has suffered many challenges in the past few years. They have decided to collaborate with Hope for Haitians to help provide accessible homes and resources for families in need. This is an organization that works towards building villages in Haiti and providing proper living conditions. CIA will be hosting a school-wide money drive to raise donations for the construction of such villages. During our Lenten Season, please consider sharing our many blessings with those who are in need. If every student donates $10, enough money will be raised to construct a home for a family! Imagine being able to provide this stability and safety to a family in need!

Lost & Found (Spring Edition)

MCCHS Clubs & Organizations Page

Click here for information regarding all the different clubs and organizations here at Marian! Also included is a calendar exclusively showing meeting/activity dates!

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.