Mercy Alumnae E-Newsletter
December 2016 
News from Carolyn Witte

Dear Mercy Alumnae,
 
I have shared some news with the staff, students, and parents here at Mercy that I now wish to share with all of you. I will retire at the end of this contract year (June 30, 2017). 
 
I am very much at peace with my decision, feel very good about the strength of the school, and am happy to be able to depart when things are good. The time is right.  I was first a Mercy student, then an alumna, a faculty member, a department chairperson, a principal, and even a Mercy parent. I can honestly say that I have seen things from many perspectives.  Except for my first three years of teaching, my entire career has been at this marvelous school (42 of 45 years, the final 16 as principal).
 
I have always believed that I work with the very best - colleagues who are devoted to the young women we serve; parents who support their daughters; students who, like yourselves, still represent a generation of intelligent, hard working, and compassionate people. It is my privilege to be counted among them. One thing remains true, year after year and decade after decade - Mercy students are magnificent young women, and the world benefits enormously from who each one is and what each one will do.
I look forward to all that is ahead during the remainder of this school year and beyond.
 
Sincerely,
Mrs. Carolyn Witte '67, Principal
Bunco Ladies Night Out
 
Friday, January 20, 2017
7:00-9:30pm
Mercy High School
All ladies welcome, so bring your friends - alumnae and beyond!
If you can throw dice, you know how to play Bunco!
 
Sandwiches & snacks
Wine, beer & pop
PRIZES and a whole lot of FUN!
Senior Class-Alumnae Luncheon
 
Welcome the Class of 2017 into the Alumnae Association!
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
12:00-2:00pm
Glen Oaks Country Club, Farmington Hills, MI
 
During Catholic Schools Week, Mercy will host the inaugural Senior Class-Alumnae Luncheon. For the seniors, this is a chance to ask questions about life after high school, in relation to college, careers, and other topics. For alumnae, it's an opportunity to share experiences and model qualities of loyalty and leadership.

We hope you will consider attending this important event. Ticket prices begin at $75, which covers the cost of lunch for you and one student. You are welcome to sponsor additional students.

Alumnae Book Club

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Book Club will discuss Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Then the club will read March (the story of the father from Little Women) by Geraldine Brooks for the meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Book club meets from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, either at Mercy or at the home of an alumna. Read more at
mhsmi.org/alumnae/book-club .
Open House
   
Mercy alumnae and their families are invited to an early Open House legacy tour from 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Use the Chapel entrance. General Open House is from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm beginning at the Auditorium/Gymnasium entrance. Families will receive a student-guided tour and meet administrators, teachers, parents and alumnae. 
  
Auction 2017
   
Save the date of Saturday, February 18, 2017 for a night of fun, food and friends! All alumnae are invited to attend the 38th Annual Mercy Auction . Looking for a great way to promote your business? See the wish list  of suggested donation ideas or check out our  advertising contracts . Visit the Auction webpage for further information.
Regional Alumnae Gatherings
   
Cocktails at the Courthouse
Enjoy appetizers and drinks while sharing Mercy spirit. Open to alumnae 21 and over.
 
Thursday, March 23, 2017
6:30-8:30pm
41661 Plymouth Rd
Plymouth, Michigan 48170
$10 per person
 
New York Reception
Meet alumnae in your area and hear updates from President Cheryl Delaney Kreger EdD '66.
 
Saturday, April 8, 2017
2:00-4:00pm
Graciously hosted by Christine Mortell Plazas '68
Irvington, NY
RSVP required to alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org or 248-476-3270.
Fall 2016 Mosaic
   
Read MOSAIC online. Catch up on school and alumnae news, including Class Notes. Have news to share? Use this link to let us know what you've been up to !
 
Tea for Tuition

Don't miss the Alumnae Association's signature event! Information coming in the new year to mhsmi.org/alumnae/tea-tuition .
 
Sunday, April 30, 2017
2:00-4:30 pm
Mercy High School
Reunion Weekend September 21-25, 2017

Attention Classes of 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012 - Mercy will celebrate your class at Reunion Weekend 2017. Many of your classmates have volunteered to be Class Representatives for your reunion. Mercy would like to thank each of these alumnae for helping keep the sisterhood strong. Take a look at the list of representatives . We are still in need of volunteers from several classes.
Alumnae Board Meetings
 
The Alumnae Board plans and executes events for alumnae and the Mercy community and raises funds for student scholarships on behalf of the Alumnae Association. Meetings are held once a month from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the MHS Advancement Office. We invite all alumnae to attend and participate. Contact the Alumnae Office for more information: alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org or 248-476-3270.
 
Upcoming meetings:
January 11
February 15
March 15
April 5
May 10
Christmas Cheer from The Mercyaires
 
Enjoy this video of the Mercyaires Holiday Extravaganza performance held last week at the Costick Center. Complete with student interviews and favorite songs of the season.


Mercy Alumnae Office  |  alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org  |  248-476-3270