MCCHS FRIDAY FOCUS

189th EDITION: April 9, 2021

From the Desk of Mr. Curtis Price

Marian Central Athletics joined the East Suburban Catholic Conference (ESCC) in 2014. The conference consists of Benet Academy, Carmel, Joliet Catholic, Marian Catholic, Marist, Nazareth, Notre Dame, St. Patrick, and St. Viator. The ESCC is one of the strongest conferences in the state of Illinois. Every year the conference is well represented during the IHSA State Series in every sport.


While members of the ESCC, Marian Central has experienced some success. Our volleyball team won a State championship in 2015 and was a State Finalist the following year. Our wrestling program is one of the best programs in the state and have won back-to-back conference championships. Several wrestlers have also placed in the top six at State Finals, including 3-time State Champion, Dylan Connell. Our wrestling team finished 3rd place at the IHSA State Finals in 2019. Marian Central girls’ track and field team won Sectionals in 2019 which earned them a trip to the State Finals. Several other teams and individuals have achieved great accomplishments while competing in the ESCC.


Over the past few years, Marian Central has seen a decline in participation in several sports. The Athletic Department has been in contact with several other conferences in the state to find the perfect fit for us. Our time in the East Suburban Catholic Conference is slowly coming to an end. If the ESCC cannot bring in schools that are similar in size to Marian Central, then the 2021-22 school year will be our last. If we cannot find a conference, we will become independent and not have a conference affiliation. I will continue to pursue a conference that is comparable to us and believe we will find that fit for our student-athletes.

Tuition Reminder

All student tuition accounts should be paid in full at this time. According to school policy, students are not allow to take semester exams unless tuition and any fees are paid in full.


PAYMENT POLICY: No student will be allowed to take first semester exams unless his/her tuition is current. Therefore, a minimum of one-half of the family tuition must be paid prior to the first semester exams. No student will be allowed to take second semester exams unless his/her tuition and any other fees are paid in full. In the event a family finds itself in an extraordinary circumstance, a request for an exception to the first semester payment policy can be made to the Superintendent. The written request is to include an explanation of the extraordinary circumstance accompanied by a payment plan. The Superintendent has the authority to make such an exception if it is deemed appropriate and the payment plan is acceptable. A family’s payment history will be examined in making such a decision. There are no exceptions to this policy at the end of the second semester. Once two weeks of a quarter are completed, the full quarter's tuition is required.

Virtual Car Race - Win Prizes Weekly!

Needing a new grill or fire pit as the weather gets warmer, gift for a graduate, or a treat for yourself? Check out the 10 amazing items that only have a few chances left! $15 could win you Apple AirPods, Yeti Cooler, Fire Pit, Roomba or $100 Amazon gift card! View the items and purchase your chances here.

Paint, Sip & Be Pampered! - Last Call

There's still time to register - Marian Central's Paint and Sip is an adult painting class where no experience is needed! All materials, instruction, and tasty drinks and snacks will be provided, and you will go home with a vibrant painting you made. Get ready to be pampered while painting! Each painting station will have a personal server assigned to you.

When: Sunday, April 11 at 2:00 pm

Where: Marian Central Cafeteria

To register for the event, visit marianpaintsip.givesmart.com. Seating is limited due to state guidelines. Early registration is encouraged.

Spring Sports Photos - View & Purchase

We are excited to share the Spring Sports Team & Individual photos! Here's how families can view and order photos:


1. Go to www.vickylongphotography.com/marian and scroll down to the Galleries.

2. Click Enter Gallery under the 2020-21 Sports Teams & Individuals gallery.

3. Enter an email address to access the gallery.

4. Follow the ordering instructions that will display inside the gallery! Passwords are four-digit athlete birth month and day.(I.E. April 5 birthday would be 0405.) If you purchased a PREPAY CREDIT, you will enter this SAME CODE at checkout to receive the credit and free shipping on the order!


Please contact Vicky Long if you have questions at vlbrphotography@gmail.com or 815.307.0974.

Summer Sports Photos - Schedule

Sunday, April 11

1:00 p.m. - Boys Tennis

1:30 - Softball

2:00 - Baseball

2:45 - Girls Soccer

3:30 - Bass Fishing

4:00 - Boys Track & Field

4:30 - Girls Track & Field


Wednesday, April 14*

3:00-4:00 p.m.- Appointment-Only Sessions

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Appointment-Only Sessions


Tuesday, April 27

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. LaCrosse

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Wrestling


*Designed for athletes and coaches that cannot attend their team’s

scheduled session on 4/11. Email vlbrphotography@gmail.com to

schedule a spot in these sessions. They will take place at our studio

located 8 minutes north of Marian Central.


THIS WILL BE THE ONLY MAKE-UP DATE FOR SUMMER TEAM PICS.

Mentor Program

Current Sophomores and Juniors - Are you interested in becoming a Mentor? For details, click here: Mentor Application Information. Applications are due on Google Classroom (code m5m77av) no later than 5pm on Friday, April 16th.

Upcoming Virtual College Visits

All juniors and seniors may attend these virtual visits. Students must receive permission from their teachers to attend each visit and must sign up for all visits in SCOIR. Students learning remotely on the day(s) of any visits will be sent links to access the presentations through their Marian Central email accounts.


Monday, 4/12: Marquette University-8th period

Wednesday, 4/14: Iowa State University-3rd period

Thursday, 4/15: Northland University-3rd Period, St. Louis University-9th Period

Friday, 4/16: St. Mary's College of Notre Dame-8th Period

Golf Outing - Save the Date!

Monday, July 26

Bull Valley Golf Club

More information will be coming soon. In the meantime, please SAVE THE DATE!

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