Week at a Glance

Marian Central Catholic High School Faculty Newsletter

February 22. 2020

Reflecting on the past week...

Freshmen registration and student course selection was front and center in most everyone's mind this week.

As our 9-11th graders make their final decisions on what courses they would like to take next year, several students were meeting with Guidance inquiring about what courses are best for their long-term goals, as well as ensuring that they have the required courses to graduate from Marian. Thanks to all of the department chairs as they field questions and requests for students qualifying for more challenging courses. If you didn't hear the announcements Friday afternoon, online course selection was extended to the end of day Monday... please remind your students to get this taken care of!

Wednesday evening we had over 60 families come to register their students. Sunday morning we are hoping for more. Thank you to all Marian staff who worked registration... we cannot do this without all of you!

This past Wednesday and Thursday several students took advantage of the ACT practice test hosted by Mrs. Varga in the library. Surely students who take advantage of this practice session will see the fruits of their labors when they test this April!

Thanks to all Staffulty cooperation this past Thursday morning as we conducted a Code Yellow to secure our students while Administration conducted a canine search of the school and premises. The Woodstock police brought in 8 canines which allowed the procedure to go quickly and smoothly. Your assistance in keeping all students inside your classrooms allowed us to complete the entire search in just over one class period. Thank you for your flexibility as we got back on track with the bells!

What's coming up?

Welcome to World Language Week! Please click here to see the schedule of events for the week, including student presentations on Wednesday & Thursday! On Thursday evening new inductees will be welcomed into the Spanish Honor Society as well! This is a wonderful week to infuse international/cultural concepts and perspectives into your lessons as well. It is important that we help our students have a more diverse and cultural view, realizing their own place in this global society.

There will be a spring coaches meeting on Monday evening in the cafeteria, followed by coaches meeting with the athletes and parents to share sport-specific information as they prepare for the spring athletic season... but before that, we are still focused on the completion of our wither sports! Tonight we have several individual wrestlers competing in State.... best of luck to all of them! We will also be cheering out our wrestling team this week as they participate in the team state meet. Lots to be proud of!

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, so we will be having an all school mass. Prayers for a contemplative and prayerful Lent.

Finally, College night will be held in the auditorium this Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm. Encourage your students (no matter what grade level) to check it out as they start to plan their futures! Thanks to Guidance for organizing this event.

Have a good week!


New Required Training... ALL REQUIRED TO COMPLETE!

The State of Illinois and the Rockford Diocese is requiring more in-depth training for Mandated Reporters. For those who already completed the Mandated Reporter training through GCN... thank you, and I am sorry, but it no longer has the components required by the state. We now must complete the following...

The DCFS Mandated Reporter Training is available at: https://mr.dcfstraining.org/UserAuth/Login!loginPage.action?request_locale=en.

(You will need to create an account)

Please complete this before April 1, after which you will not need to do this again until the 2022-23 school year! Once you complete the training, please provide Ms. Novy with a copy of both the Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and the certificate of completion for our records.

Thank you.

Time is Running Out!

This is just a gentle reminder that all Staffulty members are to complete this year's set of online training session in order to stay in compliance with Illinois state mandates for schools.

As shared back in August, all trainings must be completed no later than April 1, 2020.

If you have already completed your trainings, thank you for being so pro-active! If you have not, please print out the Certificate of Completion once you have completed all of your designated trainings.

If you need assistance logging into your account, please contact Ms. Novy.

Catechist Certification Opportunities


Sacred Heart, Sterling :

March 7, 2020 from 9:00 am - 2:15 pm

(includes lunch)

St. Patrick's, Dixon:

March 23, 2020 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more information and registration, please contact Cindy Vincent


815-339-4200 Ext. 371



Mrs. Houk spoke with ST. Benedicts this past week and the plan is to have the email conversion from GMail to Outlook done by June 1st. In order to make the process go smoothly, all staff needs to begin cleaning out their email inbox and folders in your GMail account as much as possible. You need to delete any unnecessary emails and also download any attachments that you want to keep.

If you need any assistance or further directions, feel free to reach out to Mrs. Houk.

Tech PD

Don't forget that you can participate in FREE PD on Microsoft! Just go to the Microsoft Education Center and click on "Explore Courses" and choose the course that meets your expertise level and needs! Check it out here!

Great Ways to use Technology in your classrooms!

E-Learning Day Lesson ideas

Teaching with Google Earth

Smart Ways Devices Can Enhance Learning

Professional Development Opportunities & Resources


2/25/2020 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM: AP Classroom: Getting the Most Out of New Tools to Support Students

Did you know that IVS, the same online service that our students take their credit recovery courses, has professional development for educators? Click here to check out the offerings!

Remember that you have this resource available to you!

Your SchoolShelf URL: http://www.schoolshelf.com/981085-marian

This Week's Schedule

As you work through your plans this week, please note these events. For a more detailed list, check out our school calendar, 8to18 Athletics Calendar or Clubs/Organizations Page

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020

Student Online Course Selection

Marian Care Event ~ Key CLub

9:00 am ~ Spring Production Set/Costume Work, Auditorium

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020

Student Online Course Selection

10:30 am ~ Freshmen Registration

Monday, Feb. 24, 2020

Student Online Course Selection (final day!)

World Language Week

8:10 am ~ FOR Club to share about the Memory Wall Project

2:35 pm ~ Confessions, Chapel

2:45 pm ~ Mass, Chapel

2:50 pm ~ Dept. Chair Meeting, rm 145

3:00 pm ~ Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020

World Language Week

2:35 pm ~ Confessions, Chapel

2:45 pm ~ Mass, Chapel

3:00 pm ~ Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium

6:00 pm ~ Auction PLanning Meeting, Annex

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020


All School Mass Schedule # 4

World Language Week

2:35 pm ~ Confessions, Chapel

2:45 pm ~ Mass, Chapel

3:00 pm ~ Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium

6:30 pm ~ College Night, Auditorium

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020

World Language Week

Lunches ~ Adoration, Chapel

2:35 pm ~ Confessions, Chapel

2:45 pm ~ Mass, Chapel

3:00 pm ~ Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium

6:00 pm ~ Spanish Honor Society Inductions, Auditorium

Friday, Feb. 28, 2020

World Language Week

Spirit Dress Down Day

2:35 pm ~ Confessions, Chapel

2:45 pm ~ Mass, Chapel

3:00 pm ~ Musical Rehearsal, Auditorium

Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020

9:00 am ~ Spring Production Set/Costume Work, Auditorium

Happy Birthday to...

Feb. 28 Steve Lalor

March 1 Curtis Price