MCCHS FRIDAY FOCUS

67th Edition: March 16, 2018

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

A Few Highlights in This Week's Newsletter...

Here are just a few reasons to scroll through the entire newsletter:


  • Info on Polo Season (and sweater donations, our dear seniors!)
  • Course Change & AP Course Fee Deadline Info
  • AmazonSmile Special Promotion
  • Launch of our FIRST INCubator business: The Dorm Drop!
  • Senior Exam Exemptions Info
  • Conversations that Matter: Social Media & Cyber Law Recap and Resources
  • Parent Association - Next Meeting Info & Call for Volunteers
  • Senior Video Submission Info
  • News from Around the Deanery


Oh, and of course...our Week At-A-Glance! We hope you all have a blessed weekend!

Week At-A-Glance: March 17 - 23, 2018

Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018

11:00 am: Boys FR Baseball vs Hononegah - Double-header (Round-Robin 10-4pm)


Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 - POLO SEASON BEGINS!

AP COURSE FEES DUE TODAY

COURSE CHANGES DUE TODAY

Junior Kairos (depart from MC)

3rd Period: University of Alabama rep in Guidance

4:30 pm: Boys FR & SO Baseball vs Crystal Lake Central


Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018

7:40 am - Rosary Service in Chapel

Junior Kairos

1st Period: SIU rep in Guidance

All Lunch Periods: Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

4:30 pm: Girls V Softball vs Prairie Ridge

4:30 pm: Girls JV/V Soccer vs Boylan


Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018

All School Mass cancelled - please join us for daily Mass in the Chapel!

Junior Kairos (return to MC)

2nd Period: UW Oshkosh rep in Guidance

All Lunch Periods: Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

4:30 pm: Boys JV Tennis vs Boylan


Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018

Senior Overnight Retreat (depart from MC)

Soph. Girls Day Retreat to Holy Apostles (depart from/return to MC)

All Lunch Periods: Eucharistic Adoration in Chapel

4:30 pm: Girls JV/V Soccer vs Nazareth Academy

4:30 pm: Boys V. Baseball vs Christian Crossroads Academy


Friday, Mar. 23, 2018

Senior Overnight (return to MC)

Soph. Boys Day Retreat to Holy Apostles (depart from/return to MC)

4:30 pm: GIrls V. Softball vs Richmond-Burton


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!

POLO SEASON BEGINS MONDAY, MARCH 19TH!

The end of 3rd Quarter also marks the end of our "sweater-season" here at Marian Central! Starting March 19th, students are expected to switch back to their POLOS. Since we enjoy every minute of our mid-west weather, we welcome students to wear the long-sleeve polos, layered t-shirts underneath, or their uniform fleece over their polos. As with all uniforms, we require all shirts to be tucked in. (The students have to be tired of our constant reminders!)


SENIORS: If you do not plan to pass along your sweaters to family or friends, please consider donating your sweaters to the school! Every summer, we open our uniform inventory to all of our families at no charge. We especially like to provide replacement uniforms free of charge to our seniors, when needed. We are accepting clean sweaters in good shape in the front office and Mrs. Littner has a donation box in her room upstairs!

18-19 COURSE CHANGES & AP FEES DUE MARCH 19th!

Just a friendly reminder that course changes for next year should be submitted by March 19th in order to avoid the $30 course change fee.


If you are planning to take an AP course next year - you MUST have that fee paid by March 19th! After this, there will be an additional $30 course-change fee as we will have to make changes to the schedule.


Please see Guidance for more information!

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 smile.amazon.com purchase from March 12 - 31. This is a great opportunity to increase Marian Central Catholic High School's AmazonSmile donations just by shopping at smile.amazon.com.

3x your impact! From March 12-31, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.com purchase! Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2426418 and Amazon donates to Marian Central Catholic High School.
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Introducing our FIRST BUSINESS LAUNCH from the INCubator Program: DORM DROP!

The Dorm Drop concept was conceived by five students in Marian Central's inaugural INCubator IDEA class, taught by Mr. Jim Sarther. Tasked with generating a new business idea, the students in this team looked to their near future: life on a college campus. They envisioned a service that could be enjoyed by college students while also giving them a feeling of connection with home. With the help of our mentor Mr. Michael Domek, AND YOUR SUPPORT, they are turning their vision into a reality!


This business is fully LIVE and ready to serve you now! Please help spread the word about this wonderful service!

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Support our Business: DORM DROP!

Our mission provides college students with a fun and useful reminder of home and family in a way that is convenient and affordable for parents.

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!

Conversations that Matter: Social Media (RECAP!)

Last Thursday's Conversations that Matter focused on the issue of Social Media and Texting. It was very well attended and proved to provide crucial information to the families that were in attendance. Mr. Kenneally and Mr. Wildbrandt from the McHenry County State's Attorney's office provided details on how the law interprets various postings on social media as well as what the consequences could be. Jason Theobald, Director of Youth Ministry at St. Mary's in Huntley also shared how important relationship is, and how to ensure that our relationship with God is first and will help us to focus on doing what is right.


Please take time to review the attached power point that was used in the presentation. Share it with your children, have an honest conversation about it, and remember...although there are many wonderful benefits to using social media, don't forget that it is permanent, there is a lasting impact, and if used improperly there could be criminal, civil, and other consequences. We need to work together to support our children, ensure their safety, and help guide them to making faith-filled choices.


Conversations that Matter: Social Media & Cyber Law

MCC Parent Association Meeting: March 20th at 7pm in Annex

Come join this dynamic group! MCCPA will be focusing on year-end celebrations for our students, including Prom, Senior Breakfast, and many other events! This is a WONDERFUL time for all those who might be interested in participating next year to come see what it's all about!

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 LL524@comcast.net Thank you!

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 kgallagher@marian.com 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 kgallagher@marian.com.


Sincerely,

The 2018 Senior Class Council

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 jstark@montinischool.com

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.