Alumnae Newsletter
October  2016

ALUMNAE AWARDS
We are looking for a few good women! Last month we announced that the Alumnae Council created two alumna awards to honor Women of Mercy who exemplify the Spirit of Mercy.   The Distinguished Woman of Mercy Alumna Award is for women who have graduated more than 15 years ago.   The Young Woman of Mercy Alumna Award is for women who have graduated five to 15 years ago.  

Criteria, nomination forms and other information are available here.  The award winners will be presented at the All-School Reunion on Sunday, June 4, 2017. 

Nominate someone today.  If you have additional questions please contact Katy Butts '03, Alumnae Relations Director & Events Manager at buttsk@mercyhigh.org or call her at 
402. 553.9424.  

MERCY GRAS FIESTA 2017 

This year's FIESTA theme is Mercy Gras! Make your plans now to be part of it !  It will be held February 25, 2017, at the LaVista Conference Center. There are so many ways to get involved.  You can:

  •  Attend the event. There is a special price for alumnae-- one alumna and a guest is only $75 per person. Call your friends.  Make plans.  Reserve a table for 10! 
  •  Purchase a corporate package (includes advertising, seating, etc.) 
  •   Donate auction items (vacation/travel packages, gift certificates, plane miles or a basket)
  •  Buy a $100 raffle ticket (or two!) for the $10,000 raffle drawing
  •   Advertise in the FIESTA catalog 
  • Donate underwriting dollars or underwrite a Sister of Mercy or faculty member reservation.
You know how important FIESTA is in giving us the ability to continue to offer an excellent Catholic education to all girls.  Please consider contributing to FIESTA 2017.  We would love to see you there and any and all gifts are greatly appreciated.
 
Please contact FIESTA coordinators Katy Butts '03 at  buttsk@mercyhigh.org or Sandy Gaydusek at  gayduseks@mercyhigh.org if you would like to get involved or with any questions.  

Your continuous prayers for Mercy High School and the success of FIESTA 2017 are greatly appreciated. 

THE WIZARD OF OZ
Although our Alumnae Night at the musical was a quick sell-out, there are other opportunities to see this play. Shows and times are listed below.  Tickets are going fast and are now being sold online at  https://mh6395.booktix.com

Musical:   The Wizard of Oz
Dates and times: October 28, 29 and November 4 and 5 at 7:00 p.m. and October 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Costs: $12 adults; $8 students/children; $6 Mercy students.
A special Halloween performance is planned for the October 30 afternoon show. There will be an Oz costume contest for children under the age of 13. One prize will be given at intermission for the best costume depicting a character from the play. 

MEMORIAL MASS NOV. 5
The Mercy High School community will honor all those who have gone before us at Mercy's Memorial Mass on Saturday, November 5, at 4:00 p.m. at the school's chapel. Presiding at the liturgy will be Fr. Steve Ryan, S.J.  Refreshments will follow in the Daniel E. Sheehan Memorial Library. 

The Memorial Wall has been updated for viewing and includes the names of those who have been memorialized at Mercy through September 30, 2016. 

RSVP  by October 28 to Katy Butts '03, Alumnae Relations Director and Events Manager at  buttsk@mercyhigh.org  or 402.553.9424. 

OPEN HOUSE NOVEMBER 6
Please let family and friends know about Mercy High School's  annual Open House on Sunday, November 6 at the school, 1501 S. 48th St. The event for 6th , 7th  and 8th  grade girls and their parents is from  12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. This year's program features information on what makes Mercy unique and guided tours of the facility.  

As Mercy alumnae, you are our best  spokespersons .  For additional information, please contact Mrs. Anne McGill, Admissions Director, at  mcgilla@mercyhigh.org  or call her at 402.553.9424.

SERVICE TO THE OMAHA COMMUNITY

Last week students spent part of their Friday providing services to several nonprofits.  Retreats were also held for the juniors and the seniors.  Annually, Mercy students provide more than 12,000 hours of service. 
FOOD SALE ORDERS DUE TODAY
Today is the last chance to order delicious food treats from our Mercy students at the annual Food Sale.  Proceeds from the sale benefit the Negotiated Tuition Program.    
ALUMNAE  FEATURES
Elizabeth Ferrante '08 lives and teaches on the other side of the world.  Kathy Roccaforte Denning '03 is a doctoral candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.  And Lynn 
Fullenkamp '02 is a pediatric resident.  These and other alumnae stories are available at   http://mercyhigh.org/alumnae-features/.  New stories are added periodically. 

If you would know of an alumnae who should be featured, contact Deborah Daley, Communications Director at daleyd@mercyhigh.org.

Save the Date
Food Sale Orders Due
Thursday, October 20

The Wizard of Oz 
Friday, October 28
Saturday, October 29
Sunday, October 30
Friday, November 4
Saturday, November 5

Memorial Mass 
Saturday, November 5

Open House
Sunday, November 6

Food Sale Pickup
Wednesday, November 9

Alumnae Appreciation @ Basketball
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

FIESTA
Saturday, February 25, 2017

All-School Reunion
Sunday, June 4, 2017

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