What's Behind The Marian “M” - Marian Catholic High School

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What's Behind The Marian “M” - Marian Catholic High School

Left to right, Donnie Dupaya’10, Prairie State College; EmmaTerrazas’11, Daniel Jameson’11, Jori Walan’10, Embry-RiddleAeronautical University; James C. Jackson’10, NorthwesternUniversity


Salutatorian, Sean Woods’10, University of illinois;Valedictorian, Jennifer Szotek’10, University of Notre Dame


Elizabeth Lynch’10, University of illinois


What’s Behind the Marian “M” | LeadershipDid you know that Marian Catholic is the only high school in theUnited States that offers a 4 year formal Leadership Program to everystudent? What does that mean for you? It means you will developpersonal leadership skills, which includes learning how to workwith others with integrity. You will build your sense of communityresponsibility and learn the importance of making good decisions.It means as part of our four year program, you will eventually be astudent leader, modeling leadership practices for underclassmen.Put yourself behind the Marian “M”Walk across the stage at graduation and face the world withconfidence and valuable leadership skills. nPoiNTS OF PRIDEInnovative copyrighted4 year LeadershipProgram for all studentsSr. M. Paul McCaughey O.P.Leadership CenterStudent leadership roles inacademics, faith, athletics,band, extracurriculars andstudent governmentOpportunity for directleadership experienceHIRE represents LeadershipProgram core valuesHonestyIntegrityRespectEnthusiasmHIRE Award given to seniorswho emerge as exemplarystudent leaders708.755.7565


points of prideStudent serviceparticipation over 95%SERVICE OPPORTUNITIESFeeding The HomelessChristmas Food DrivePediatric Oncology Toy DriveVisiting nursing homesService Trips to Appalachiaand MexicoWalk For WishesWarm Your SolesRelay For LifeCoat driveSt. Baldrick Fundraiser forpediatric cancer researchWhat’s Behind the Marian “M” | SERVICEDo you know that warm feeling you get when you help someone inneed? Service is a strong tradition at Marian Catholic. Over 95% ofour students participate in various service activities. You can bringa smile to the face of a senior citizen while playing a board gamewith them at a nursing home, help rehab a home in Appalachia orMexico, feed the homeless, or shave your head to raise money forpediatric cancer research. There are endless opportunities for youto make a difference in someone’s life!Put yourself behind the Marian "M"Find out that giving back is the true spirit of Marian! nSenior DiscoveryIn Service ProgramDrives for Knights ofColumbus, Seratoma,Misericordia, Kiwanis andLions708.755.7565


Beth o’Malley ’11, Nate Bodnar ’11, Ellen Quinn ’11,Joe Bergen ’11, Tricia Gopalakrishnan ’11,Liz Murzyn ’11, Emily Stibich ’11,Joe (CoAP carpenter)


Melissa Zambrano’10, North Central College; Colleen Daw’10,Marquette University; Gina Ceragioli’10, Butler UniversityMISSION STATEMENTMarian Catholic High School is a Catholic, coeducational, collegepreparatory high school within the Dominican tradition of study,prayer, community, and preaching. Marian Catholic students seektruth, exhibit personal responsibility, cultivate their individualtalents, and demonstrate ethical leadership and Christian service.


What’s Behind The Marian “M” | FAITHAs you learn and grow, you will find that faith will be one ofthe mainstays of your life. At Marian Catholic, you will receive a strongfoundation in faith through Study. You will learn the willingness toserve that will lead you to Preaching, the compassion that will bringCommunity, and the strength that will come from Prayer.Study, Preaching, Community and Prayer are the Dominicantraditions that will become a part of your life.Put yourself behind the Marian “M”Learn that faith is reaching into yourself and out to others nPoiNTS OF PRIDEYearly retreats for freshmen,sophomores and juniors7 Kairos Retreats each yearfor juniors and seniorsDominican StudentPreacher ProgramCampus Ministry Centerstaffed by 3 ministers andChaplainDominican Veritas AwardAll school masses:Freshmen Welcome Mass, AshWednesday Mass, ImmaculateConception and SeniorPinning MassSpecial celebration masses:Sophomore Ring Mass,Class Retreat Masses,May Crowning, and SeniorBaccalaureate MassMass offered in StudentChapel according toliturgical season708.755.7565


PoiNTS OF PRIDESPARTAN SPORTSBaseballBasketball(Men’s and Women’s)CheerleadingCross Country(Men’s and Women’s)Fencing (Men’s and Women’s)FootballGolf (Men’s and Women’s)Lacrosse (Men’s and Women’s)Soccer (Men’s and Women’s)SoftballSwimming (Women’s)Tennis (Men’s and Women’s)Track (Men’s and Women’s)Volleyball(Men’s and Women’s)What’s Behind the Marian “M” | ATHLETICSGo Spartans!A cheering sea of black and gold is an exciting part of theMarian Catholic athletic experience. Friday night lights draw fansto watch our football team compete on our FieldTurf in SpartanStadium. Throughout the year, Spartan fans gravitate to our Eastand West Gyms to cheer on their teams. In the fall and spring, everyfield on our 72 acre campus is filled with spirited competitions.Put Yourself behind the Marian "M"Competing or cheering, it’s all part of our Marian Spirit. nWater Polo (Women’s)Wrestling708.755.7565


Left to right: Patrick Healy’10, indiana University;Hannah Krydynsk’10, St. Louis University;Mike Glenn’10, North Central College;Jasmine Matthews’11


Ryan Chambers’10, St. Ambrose University;Kim Hilger’10, University of illinois


What’s Behind the Marian “M” | AThLETICSMarian Catholic athletes from the Class of 2010 have earned collegescholarships at many different schools. These schools include Universityof Michigan, St. Ambrose University, Purdue University, St. Joseph’s College,University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Loras College, Manchester College,University of Illinois-Chicago, Roosevelt University, Southern IllinoisUniversity-Edwardsville, McKendree College, Wittenberg University andLincoln College. nMarian Catholic high School is a private school complying with the following policy of the Archdiocese of Chicago.“In order to protect a student’s individual eligibility, schools of the Archdiocese of Chicago support the policies of theIllinois High School Athletic Association. In doing so, Marian Catholic High School may not promise or offer athleticscholarships of any kind. Violations may result in the loss of eligibility for the student, coach and/or school.”MARiAN FiGHT SoNGFight on, you Marian SpartansBlack and White and GoldFight, you Marian SpartansTrue and strong and bold,Spartans, we stand with you,For you all the way,Hey! Hey! Hey!On to another Spartansvic-tor-yV-I-C-T-O-R-YVictory, Victory,That’s our cry!708.755.7565


Points of PrideMarching Band 7 Time GrandNational ChampionsMarching Band 30consecutive times ClassChampions in StateMarched in 2010Rose Bowl Parade ®Winter Guard 5th place atWorld Guard InternationalcompetitionSymphonic Bandundefeated in class at IllinoisSuperstate Concert BandContest.Concert Band 1st place classat State of Illinois ConcertBand Contest.Honors classes in MusicHistory and Music TheoryAwarded Sudler Flag forHigh School Concert BandExcellence and Sudler Shieldfor Marching Band Excellence.What’s Behind the Marian “M” |BAND AND COLOR GUARDOne of the best marching bands in the country is behind theMarian Catholic “M”. Over 275 “Marching Spartans” performintricately choreographed and musically challenging shows throughoutthe fall season. The color guard adds visual excitement toperformances with rifles, flags and sabres spinning in the air. AfterGrand Nationals, don’t put your instrument down. Winter and springoffer Concert, Symphonic and Cadet Band along with Percussion, Brass,and Woodwind Ensembles, while the Winter Guard competes on thenational level with elegant and dramatic dance performances.Put yourself behind the Marian "M"March to the beat of the drums! n708.755.7565


Paige Green’10, University of illinois


Musical Cast of Godspell: (Left to right) Back Row: Andrew Wlos ’13, MollyanneNunn ’10 (Columbia College), Jaime Patriarca ’10 (Millikin University), CourtneighSummerrise ’12, Conor Keane ’11, Gina Ceragioli ’10 (Butler University), AlannaLovely ’11 , Megan McDonnell ’10 (Millikin University), Kyle Habben ’11 Middle Row:Sarah Santos ’12, Hannah Lang ’13, Stephen Daw ’13, Bernadette Senick ’12,Deana Williams ’12 Front Row: Ben David ’12, Adam King ’11, Kieran Dziallo ’11


What’s Behind The Marian “M” | FINE ARTSLights! Camera! Action! Express yourself in our outstandingTheater Program by performing in a play or musical. Be a part ofour highly successful Speech Team. Perform individually and in groupproductions throughout the year at Marian Catholic. If singing is yourpassion, we offer three different choirs. You can even take a step backin time to the Renaissance Period as a Madrigal Singer.Put yourself behind the Marian "M"Find your spot in the lights! nPoiNTS OF PRIDEGroup Interpretation 2010State ChampionsPerformance in the Round2010 3rd in StateSpeech Team 2010 RegionalChampionsDramatic Duet Acting3rd in StateHumorous Duet Acting6th in StateAll Choirs receivedDivision I ratingsBest of high school at SouthSuburban College Art ExhibitionGreat Clay Arts Award atSouth Suburban College ArtExhibitionSenior Art Show at UnionStreet Gallery4 year Studio Art Program708.755.7565


Points of prideOver 90% studentInvolvementMany clubs and organizationsare student initiatedStudent Council Events:,dances, Homecoming, SpiritWeek, Children’s Carnival,pep rallies, student/facultyassembliesStudent Written NewspaperLiterary MagazineYearbookStudent Service TripsEducation trips have includedEngland, Italy, Spain, France,Greece, Ireland, Costa Rica,Disney Y.E.S. Science Trip,Trinidad and Tobago RainForestWhat’s Behind the Marian “M” | BEYOND THE CLASSROOMTake a study break. Put your books down and join the fun. Over40 different clubs and organizations offer something for everyonefrom Astronomy Club to Video Club. Cheer at the pep rallies,explore during educational trips abroad, dance with your friendsat Homecoming, Turnabout or Prom. Find your own niche atMarian Catholic.Put yourself behind the Marian "M"Get up and get involved! Endless opportunities await you! nCheck our website for a listing ofall clubs and organizations708.755.7565


Left to right: Sarah Trump’10, Loras College;Joe Walker’10, Loras College; Mia Cleary’10, Universityof Michigan; Danny Vargas’10, Southern illinoisUniversity; Mary Kate Zagotta’10, Texas ChristianUniversity


Kathleen Mesterharm’01PoiNTS oF iNTERESTMore than 90% of our facultyhold advanced degreesStudent teacher ratio is 1:1713 Springfi eld Dominicans77 lay teachersChosen as AdvancedPlacement Readers forNational ExamsExhibit a strong commitmentto professional developmentAverage 18 years of teachingexperienceStrong involvement in studentactivitiesFaculty/peer tutoringStrong curriculum assessment708.755.7565What’s behind the Marian “M”FACULTYMarian Catholic teachers will engageyou to think, to learn, to experience, tounderstand. They will be your mentors,your coaches, your guides for the fouryears you spend at Marian Catholic.They will cheer for you at athleticevents and applaud for you at fi ne artsperformances. They will encourage youto achieve and succeed. Their academicexpertise will prepare you to get intosome of the best colleges in thecountry. They will be there for you withevery math problem you solve, everyverb you conjugate, every essay youwrite. The faculty at Marian cares aboutyou as a person, how you grow andsucceed while you are here, and whoyou will become. nLisa Yock Denty’87


WHAT’S BEHINDTHE MARIANPoints of Pride72 Acre CampusLeadership Center/Student Union2 Band Practice Rooms2 Gyms and Expanded Fitness Center425 Seat TheaterCollege RoomGreenhouseStadium With FieldTurfThere are hundreds of reasons why youshould become a Marian Catholic Spartan!We have exceptional teachers who communicate withMarian students in a stimulating academic environment.Our outstanding students learn in a community whichpromotes leadership and provides opportunities toexcel in athletics and fi ne arts. You will receive aneducation which allows you to face the world withconfidence knowing you are a “Scholar with a Soul”,ready to meet the challenges of college life. Once you getyourself behind the Marian “M”, you will never be the same!Put yourself behind the Marian “M”in Faith, Academics, Leadership and Fine Arts.Explore the following pages. See what Marian Catholichas to offer! ■Front Cover (from left to right) Joe Hess’10, University of Illinois; Neil Lancaster’10, Illinois Wesleyan University; Annie O’Shea’10, St. Louis University; James C. Jackson’10, Northwestern University; Adam McDevitt’10, CaseWestern Reserve University; Keegan Marz’10, University of Iowa; Jennifer Szotek’10, University of Notre Dame; Gabriela Baltazar’10, University of Illinois-Chicago; Erick Gavin’10, University of Michigan; Emily Kobel’10,University of Illinois-ChicagoADMISSIONS2010 - 2011 TUITION AND FEES$8300 Tuition$300 Registration Fee$250 Activity FeePAYMENT OPTIONS• Annual, semi-annual, quarterly ormonthly• Check , cash, charge orelectronic transfer acceptedTRANSPORTATION• Car pool “matches” using zip codes• Public Bus• Junior/Senior ParkingENTRANCE EXAM• High School Entrance Exam (HSPT) onJanuary 8, 2011• No pre-registration required• No calculators allowed• $25 test fee and two #2 pencils on dayof exam• On-site student essay requiredACCEPTANCE /ADMISSION• Based on exam scores and Catholiceducation• Family commitments and legaciesconsidered• Academic and discipline policycompliant• Acceptance of fi nancial obligation• State mandated health lawrequirements• Notifi cation after February 15, 2011REGISTRATION/PLACEMENT• Elementary records and teacherrecommendation• Individual counseling at timeof registration• Placement test results and teacher/parent recommendations determineplacement• Profi ciency tests in math, foreignlanguage, art, computer/microprocessing allow for accelerationFINANCIAL AID• Applications available at RegistrationSCHOLARSHIPS• Scholarship information available atwww.marianchs.comFOR FURTHER INFORMATIONMain Offi ce (708) 755-7565700 Ashland AvenueChicago Heights, IL 60411RecruitmentSr. Dorothy Marie, O.P. (708) 756-9762sdm@marianchs.comAthleticsMr. Dave Mattio (708) 755-8286dmattio@marianchs.comFine Arts/BandMr. Greg Bimm (708) 756-9761gbimm@marianchs.comSPEND A DAY SHADOWING@ MARIAN CATHOLICFor more information, contact Sr. Dorothy Marie @ (708) 756-9762DATES TO REMEMBER8TH GRADE LEADERSHIP DAYThursday, September 30, 20107TH GRADE STEP UP DAYTuesday, November 16, 2010OPEN HOUSESunday, December 5, 2010ENTRANCE EXAMSaturday, January 8, 2011ARIA7TH GRADE AMAZINGACADEMIC RACETuesday, February 15, 20116TH GRADE FINE ARTS DAYTuesday and Thursday, April 12 & 14, 2011PROSPECTIVE MOM’S WINEAND CHEESE NIGHTThursday, April 7 @ 7:00 p.m.HOOMARIAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOLFINE ARTS PERFORMANCESBAND CONCERTSWinter Band Concert 2/13/11 2:30p.m.Percussion Ensemble 3/3/11 6:30p.m.Percussion Ensemble 5/10/11 6:30p.m.Spring Band Concert 5/12/11 7:00p.m.CHORAL CONCERTSFall Choral Concert 10/15/10 7:00p.m.Mardrigal Dinner(Advanced Ticket Sales Only)12/10 and 12/11 6:30p.m.Christmas Choral Concert 12/14/107:00p.m.“Music in Our Schools” Concert 3/8/117:00p.m.Spring “Pops” Concert 5/11/11 7:00p.m.MUSICAL/THEATER PERFORMANCESGroup Interpretation 4/1/11 7:30p.m.Group Interpretation 4/2/11 7:30p.m.Spring Musical 4/15/11 7:30p.m.Spring Musical 4/16/11 7:30p.m.Spring Musical 4/17/11 2:00p.m.ACTIVITY PASS CONTENTFOOTBALLFriday 9/17/10 vs. St. Patrick 7:30 p.m.Friday 9/24/10 vs. Notre Dame 7:30 p.m.(Homecoming)Friday 10/ 8/10 vs. Carmel Catholic 7:30 p.m.Friday 10/22/10 vs. St. Viator 7:30 p.m.WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALLWednesday 9/1/10 vs. TF South 6 p.m.Tuesday 9/21/10 vs. Nazareth Academy 6 p.m.Tuesday 10/ 5/10 vs. Benet Academy 6 p.m.Tuesday 10/12/10 vs. Marist 6 p.m.Monday 10/18/10 vs. Queen of Peace 6 p.m.Tuesday 10/19/10 vs. Fenwick 6 p.m.MEN’S BASKETBALLMonday 11/22/10 Chicago Heights Classic 5/6:30 p.m.Tuesday 11/23/10 Chicago Heights Classic 5/6:30 p.m.Wednesday 11/24/10 Chicago Heights Classic 5/6:30 p.m.Friday 12/ 3/10 vs. Marist 7:30 p.m.Tuesday 12/14/10 vs. TF South 7:30 p.m.Saturday 1/ 8/11 vs. Notre Dame 7:30 p.m.Friday 1/21/11 vs. St. Viator 7:30 p.m.Friday 1/28/10 vs. Carmel Catholic 7:30 p.m.Tuesday 2/ 1/11 vs. Brother Rice 7:30 p.m.Friday 2/11/11 vs. Joliet Catholic 7:30 p.m.Friday 2/18/11 vs. Nazareth Academy 7:30 p.m.Wednesday 2/23/11 vs. Bloom Township 7:30 p.m.

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