MERCY MEMO PARENT E-NEWSLETTER - March 5, 2018 
Message from Mrs. Sattler
Dear Mercy Families,

As I frequently mention, this is a welcoming year of firsts for me at Mercy. Most recently, I had a most impressive experience in attending a night of Bubbles and Bling at Mercy's 39th Annual Auction. The camaraderie and generosity throughout the evening truly made this a remarkable event. If you have never before attended, I encourage you to experience the auction first hand. Whether you chose to bid on a dinner and movie package, or a cruise excursion, there is definitely something for everyone.

This year's Principal's Pick (formerly Witte's Wish) is targeted for necessary improvements to the auditorium lighting, sound system and stage floor. We are overwhelmingly grateful to the generous donors who committed to these projects, as well as to all who gave their financial support throughout the evening. A special thank you is extended to our organizers who worked so creatively and diligently in coordinating this annual tradition to ensure we continually have the resources to provide our students with the best academic and extra-curricular experiences.

Academic News
The World's a Stage: Check out the February edition of Stratford Theater's monthly newsletter, SceneNotes . Stratford is North America's largest classical repertory theatre company, and in this issue our very own senior and National Merit Scholar Finalist Anastasia Warner is featured. In her submission A Piece of Paradise , Anna reflects on what Stratford means to her, why Shakespeare matters and what she learned from fellow audience members.

New World Language Offerings: For the 2018-2019 school year, our World Language department, with enough student interest, will be offering honors courses in French and Spanish. Additionally, a new French course, French in Careers , will allow a fourth year option to students who wish to continue their world language studies, but do not elect to register for AP French.

Exciting Opportunities Course : Our English department had the wonderful idea of consolidating student available contests and enrichment workshops across all curriculum areas! Through the use of the Schoology app which students currently use on a daily basis, they can now find information for exciting opportunities in one place.

Students can view these details in their feeds, and use the links provided to get more information, submit entries, etc. Ask your daughter what might currently be available to support her unique interests and skills!

i Explore : We are excited to introduce a new required semester course for freshwomen that encourages collaboration and problem solving to create solutions for real problems. Students will actively practice science and technology concepts and the engineering design process. This class will develop student STEM awareness in preparation for career and college readiness.

STEM Happenings : Our Robotics team, the Riveters, are ready to kick-off their competitive season having recently been awarded a $2,500 robotics grant from the State of Michigan.

Mercy staff and students will be represented at the State Technology Conference (MACUL) at the Amway Center in Grand Rapids, March 8-9. Cinya Hou, Brooke Madek, Alyssa Johnston, and Mya Williams will join Mr. Tom James and Mr. Larry Baker to present a model program in a session titled Building a Collaborative Global Student Tech Team Project .

Ms. Charli Migoski and Mr. Baker will present, Let's Get Everyone Involved in Our English Class , and Mr. Baker will go solo with Feeling Podcastic, as a Teacher and Administrator .

Having both students and staff involved in multiple presentations at MACUL underscores how Mercy lives up to our designation of being an Apple Distinguished School.

In another tech noteworthy event, students Madison Konja and Alyssa Johnston recently FaceTimed with leaders of the Archdiocese of Gary, Indiana who were attending the Apple Education conference in Chicago. Apple is showing off our Mercy iBook and asked our students to describe how Mercy empowers women through the iWizards tech model.

Health and Safety
Drugs101: We were pleased to recently host a Drugs101 parent workshop in partnership with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. We also offered this workshop to all staff, and all freshwomen and sophomore students. Student topics covered the dangers of stimulants, inhalants and depressants. The effects of alcohol and smoking, whether through traditional cigarettes or vaping was introduced. The workshop was interactive, and best of all generated much conversation and awareness with our students. I encourage you to ask your daughter to share what she may have learned.

We are committed to the health and safety of all of our students. Therefore, we are grateful to St Joseph Mercy for their willingness to assist us in extending this workshop to all of our upper-classwomen in April.

Catholic Identity
#lMakeLentReal: Our students and staff are being encouraged daily to Live Their Best Lent . Fr. Jerry celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass with us, and introduced a new process of having each student distribute ashes to the girl sitting next to her. This was a powerful experience in underscoring the humility and vulnerability in our personal Lenten journeys.

During the Lenten season, students are offered opportunity to participate in reconciliation, Stations of the Cross and an outreach sock collection. Our Campus Ministry team offers daily Lenten experience for our students, including Take Action Tuesdays, Women and Jesus Wednesdays, Think on This Thursdays and fasting Fridays.

Interested staff members meet each Tuesday morning during Lent before school to reflect on the personal perspective of biblical women who determinedly followed Jesus. And of course, Chef Mike and the Cafe Team creatively work to provide Lenten friendly meals each Friday! Supporting each other through our Lenten commitments and prayer makes each of us stronger in our faith and community.

Did You Know?: A recent Georgetown University study indicates that graduates of Catholic education are 7 times more likely to practice their faith as adults.

M ercy Family
We're Growing!: We are excited to share with you that our Mercy staff family continues to grow!

PE/Swim/Health teacher, Mrs. Brandi Lavely and her husband Jason welcomed son Taven Montgomery on February 1. Taven weighed in at 9 lbs 5 oz and measured 20 inches.

Science teacher Mrs. Vanessa Mallory and her husband Daniel greeted Mark Maurus on February 10. Mark weighed in at 8 lbs 11 oz and measured 22 inches.

Both moms and babies are doing great and appreciate your prayers for continued health, happiness, patience, and peaceful rest!

As you can see, there are many reasons to be proud of our school. As our Mercy students remind us during daily announcements, "it's not what it is, but what it can become ". Thank you for allowing us to support your daughter as she becomes a woman who makes a difference!

May God's Grace and Blessings be in your path,
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Patricia Sattler
Principal
Mothers Club
NEW MEETING DATE - 3/12

Join us for our next General Meeting which has been rescheduled to Monday, March 12th at 6:30pm. If you took a blanket home to complete, please bring it with you to this March meeting. Also on the agenda: Meet the Board; Upcoming Events; St. Patrick's Day Fun; Raffles, Prizes and more! Please note that April meeting is also moved to April 9th, due to spring break.

MMC NEWSLETTER

Please read the new March 1st issue of the MMC Newsletter for information about our upcoming events and so much more!

REFLECTION DINNER
Save the date for the Mother Daughter Reflection Evening on Sunday, April 15th with Mass at 5:00pm and dinner immediately following. More information coming soon.

Feel free to reach out to the MMC with any questions at mercymomsclub@gmail.com.
Dads Club
MERCY DADS CLUB MONTHLY EVENT

Join other Mercy Dads at our next monthly event Tuesday, March 6th at 6:30pm in the Cafe. We will focus on "Doctor, Doctor." Health advice, info on medicine, procedures, tests and more. Hope to see you there!

SAVE THE DATES - Father / Daughter Events

Sunday, April 29 - Detroit Archers
Join us for a fun filled afternoon of archery at the Detroit Archers located in West Bloomfield. No experience is required and equipment will be available. Beginners are encouraged to attend. There is a large indoor range that will be available. Plan on staying around after to eat and socialize. Watch for further details on the event and how to register. If you have any questions or are interested in participating please email Bob Sauer at bsauer@woodlandpaper.com.
 
Sunday, June 10 - Fox Hills Strategic Fox
One of the highlights of the year is the Father/Daughter Scramble Golf Outing held at the Par 3 Strategic Fox. This a challenging course for the beginner to experienced golfer. We will play 9 holes of golf and then meet back in the clubhouse for drinks and snacks. Prizes will be awarded for low score and other games. Watch for further details on the event and how to register. If you have any questions or are interested in participating please email Tom Pegler at tpegler@sbcglobal.net.
Mary Poppins
COME FLY WITH US!

Mercy High School's Performing Arts Department cordially invites you to the spring musical Mary Poppins. In this musical stage version of this classic story, Bert introduces the audience to 1910 London and the Banks family living at 17 Cherry Tree Lane. Jane and Michael Banks cannot keep a nanny until Mary Poppins flies in on the wind. Using magic and common sense, she teaches the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on magical adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she affects. Even grownups learn a lesson from this "practically perfect" nanny who advises that "anything can happen if you let it." The show boasts such musical numbers as A Spoonful of Sugar, Feed the Birds, Let's Go Fly a Kite, Step in Time and the show-stopping Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

We have pulled out all the stops to present this beloved Disney musical. The cast of 58 includes young men from Catholic Central High School, North Farmington High School, Novi High School, U of D Jesuit High School and one young boy from Brookfield Academy. Also, the nationally-acclaimed Flying by Foy company that flew Mary Poppins on Broadway has been hired to rig the stage and then give our crew flight instruction. We will fly Mary Poppins, Bert and Miss Andrew and want you to soar to new heights with us. The enormous set pieces, built by 17 students, are both time appropriate and beautiful. The musical numbers, both song and dance, are over the top with the most-talented cast assembled and we don't want anyone to miss this spectacular show. You will not see the likes of it again on the Mercy stage.

The show is set for Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $17.00 for adults and $15.00 for students and children and may be purchased at the Reception Area, or by calling the Drama Office at 248-893-3572 , or may be purchased at the Box Office the evening of the performance.
Student & School Successes
Congratulations to Anastasia Warner '18 who was named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist!
CONGRATULATIONS Scholastic Writing Award winners Clarisa Russenberger '18 and Anastasia Warner '18! Clarisa received a Silver Key in Journalism and Honorable Mentions in Journalism, Personal Essay/Memoir and Poetry. Ana received a Gold Key in Journalism, Silver Key in Journalism and Honorable Mention in Personal Essay/ Memoir. Such amazing talent and what an outstanding achievement!
Way to go Jenny Jaramillo '20 who entered the "Write Michigan" contest ( https://www.writemichigan.org/) in the Spanish entries category. She won the "Readers' Choice" portion!
YEARBOOK RECOGNITION - The 2017 Lore was featured in Portfolio: The Best of Herff Jones, which showcases the best yearbooks in the country published by Herff Jones.
iWizards Wonderful Workshop
Since their inception in 2012, the Mercy iWizards have held an all day workshop. This year's occurred on February 8th with 17 iWizards attending. The day began with a video conference with Apple Inc., getting suggestions and encouragement for the day's projects. The students planned a new structure for the new student iPad orientation for 2018-19 school year. They selected topics for project teams in order to develop the materials for the orientation. The iWizards who will be presenting at the MACUL Conference in Grand Rapids on March 8, worked very hard on the conference presentation. While others went to the computer lab and began brainstorming on a new iWizard designed app called Splash. The day ended with video conferences with and Pinch Elementary School in West Virginia and Baker High School in upstate New York. Enjoy some more photos of the day here taken by iWizard, Katie Bulloch.
French Club Valentines for the Sisters of Mercy
Thank you to the Mercy French Club students for making beautiful and thoughtful French Valentine's Day cards and well wishes for the Sisters of Mercy!
The 2017-2018 Quiz Bowl season has wrapped up! Mercy's Varsity and Novice teams competed well throughout the season, earning positions in the league tournament.

In the regular season, the JV team clinched 1st place in the East Division, earning a spot in the league playoffs. After a grueling playoff, Mercy JV finished 2nd overall in the league, with an impressive 12-2 record. In addition, the following students were selected as MVPs for their outstanding contributions to their teams. Congratulations!

Varsity:  Mary Dunstone '18
Junior Varsity:  Rachel Vinarcik '20
Novice Maroon:  Lydia Walsh '21
Novice Gold:  Sophia Tesic '21

Front (L to R):  Jewel Mansur '21, Anushka Basani '21, Colleen Thompson '19, Lydia Walsh '21, Alex Beverly '21, Sophia Tesic '21, Lili Omilian '20
Back (L to R):  Mr. Ken Wolffe, Yasmine Ayar '18, Mary Dunstone '18, Raquel Segars '21, Ever Robak '21, Makenna Smith '21, Rachel Vinarcik '20, Grace Kruse '20, Mrs. Ann Lusch, Mrs. Lauren Marquard
Not pictured:  Joelle Joyner '18, Olivia Milosevich '21, Hailey Odish '21, Emilia Puda '20
THANK YOU from the Auction Office
The 39th Annual Auction at St. Mary's Cultural Center was a wonderful night for Mercy filled with socializing, fabulous food, fun and tremendous generosity. Thank you to everyone who participated in this event as sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees, with a special note of gratitude to our Auction Committee and Co-Chairs Heather & Ronnie Boji, Shannon & Col. Gerald Faunt, Kerry & Mark Kurowski, and Karen & John McLaren.

A highlight of the evening was when generous Principal's Pick donors Rita & Tom Lewry raised their paddle and gave $50,000 and Ron & Kathy Sill gave $10,000 to our Auditorium needs of new microphones, specialty lighting and a new stage floor!

Please take a few short minutes to fill out the survey below so that we can continue to improve this successful event. Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mercy_auction.

Stay tuned to mhsmi.org/advancement/auction and Mercy Facebook for more photos and upcoming info on dollars raised. Thank you for your continued support!
View this Video!
Check out this wonderful student produced "We are Mercy" video which was shown Auction evening. This compilation was created by Cayla Stus '20 and even includes her original song!
Counseling Corner
College Information Night for 10th & 11th Grade Families

Please join us for an evening of discussion about the college planning and admissions process. We welcome you and your daughter to attend College Information Night held at Mercy High School on   Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Mercy Media Center. This is an annual event. The information presented will help you gain a comprehensive "look" at the college admissions process. Topics include:  
  • Best "fit" factors to consider when looking at prospective colleges (location, size, program of study, academic rigor, community, etc.)
  • Preparing for the application process
  • ACT/SAT tests
  • What Michigan's switch to the SAT for their state exam means to students
  • Admission Factors (grades, trend in grades, test scores, extracurricular involvement, etc.)
  • Essay, resume, and letters of recommendation
  • Application timeline
Class of 2018 College Scholarship Opportunities  

Senior Parents: Scholarships for college come from a variety of sources. Many scholarships are college-specific awards, meaning they are awarded directly by the institution. However, a significant portion of scholarship offerings come from private organizations, corporations, religious organizations, unions, the military, and your local chamber of commerce. The key questions is: How do students find the 1.5 million scholarship opportunities that are out there?
 

Any scholarship notification that comes into the Counseling Office is posted in   Naviance. On the homepage, click on to the "Colleges" tab. Scroll down to the section titled "Scholarships and Money." All scholarships are posted in the section titled "scholarship list." You can also link to a "national scholarship search" database powered by SallieMae.  
 
Outside of scholarships posted in   Naviance, there are a number of other online scholarship search databases. The  Fastweb scholarship search database is the largest. The student creates a profile in order to personalize the search process. Fastweb then compares the student's background with a database of scholarship opportunities. The scholarships that fit the student's profile are identified as matches. Additional information regarding Financial Aid & Scholarships can be found   here.

Sophomore Practice ACT 

All 10th grade students will be taking the practice ACT (PreACT) test on Tuesday, March 20  during the school day.   The PreACT test is an excellent practice test for taking the ACT as it typically predicts future ACT scores, and can help with career planning. Learn more about the benefits of the PreACT here

A few things to keep in mind for test day: 
  • Testing will start at 8:00am and students are to report directly to their assigned testing room. Advisers will have testing room lists, as will the reception area and counseling.
  • Late students will ONLY be allowed in for testing if actual testing hasn't started.
  • Students will attend classes after the exam...5th-7th hours. Students are advised to bring a lunch.
  • Remember to bring two sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator with you.
Course Selection 2018-19
The course selection process for the 2018 - 2019 school year is underway for Freshwomen, Sophomores and Juniors. We know that choosing classes for the next school year can be both an exciting and sometimes anxious experience. In an effort to support students and help them make appropriate decisions, we have organized a detailed process for selecting courses. We believe that making wise course selections, in conjunction with teacher, parent and counselor input, is key to a successful high school and post-secondary experience.
  
Each student in current grades 9-11 attended all-class presentations that explained the course selection/registration process. In addition to the information presented at this meeting, students were given a registration packet which consists of the following: step-by-step directions that students need to follow in order to complete the registration process correctly; a Course Registration Form that needs to completed by the student and reviewed/signed by a parent/guardian; directions for selecting courses online in Powerschool; important information about Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses; as well as notification of your daughter's individual appointment time with her counselor to discuss her curriculum plan.
  
Your daughter has been assigned an appointment time to meet with her counselor sometime March 5th through March 27th. At this meeting, the counselor will discuss the student's initial course selections with her and make adjustments as needed, ensure that alternate course choices were selected where required, and review your daughter's graduation progress. It is expected that your daughter be prepared for this appointment. Prior to her assigned meeting time, your daughter needs to have completed the following: (1) Review course offerings and complete the Course Registration Form, including parent signature. (2) Complete the online course selection process in Powerschool.

As you think about having a conversation with your daughter about her course selections, here are some things to consider to help guide the conversation:   
  • Talk with your daughter about post-high school plans. Most colleges recommend having 4 core academic classes every semester of high school. Many colleges also recommend having 3 years of a World Language.
  • Is your daughter's schedule rigorous enough? Is it too relaxed? The goal is for us to help her find a healthy balance between overwhelmed and under challenged.
  • When considering AP or Honors level courses, talk with your daughter about whether or not she really enjoys and/or excels in that subject matter. A like for the subject matter is important. NEW THIS YEAR - Students interested in AP were required to attend informational meetings.
  • If you or your daughter have questions about Mercy's graduation requirements or course offerings, remember to view the Course Catalog; or have your daughter ask those questions during her scheduled meeting with her counselor.
We want to highlight the importance of choosing the right courses. We understand that students are making decisions now for a curriculum that they will follow next school year. It is important for students to thoughtfully consider their options and make decisions wisely. The master schedule is built from student requests. We determine staffing and the number of sections offered for a course based upon these student selections. Therefore, requests to change a course will not be allowed after Friday, May 11, 2018. After this date, the number of sections needed to accommodate student requests are determined and the scheduling process will begin. Please be advised that there will not be schedule adjustments to accommodate teacher preferences, class preferences, or after-school commitments. Schedule adjustments after May 12th will only be made for the following reasons:
  1. Failure from the previous semester in a prerequisite course
  2. A Powerschool scheduling error
  3. Adding a class only (**Student chose to be scheduled for 6 classes, but desires 7. A course will only be added to the student's unscheduled period.)
  4. Dropping a class only (**Students are required to be in a minimum of 6 classes per semester.)
Our goal is to provide both parents and students as much information as possible in order for students to make informed choices regarding their curriculum. Please direct any questions you may have about the registration process to your daughter's counselor. We ask you to please keep in mind that counselors will be meeting with students throughout the day during this 3-week registration period and, as a result, to allow for a longer response time to phone calls and emails.
Passport to France
Mercy High School's French Department, French Honor Society and French Club sponsored the 5th annual Passport to France program on Saturday, February 24. The event had an enthusiastic response and welcomed 38, 7th and 8th grade girls who were interested in learning about the French language and culture. This experience provided the participants a very fun and interactive morning of French immersion.

Our visitors were paired up with "une amie française", a current Mercy French student who assumed the role of guide for the day. These wonderful guides escorted our "tourists" on a virtual tour of Paris and a visit to the Musée d'Orsay. French conversation lessons provided our visitors with speaking practice and learning the French gestures appropriate when greeting the French. One of the favorite sessions was an introduction to French music accompanied with dance lessons followed by a demonstration on how to make a French "crêpe".

Mercy upper level French students were the official guides of each of the segments. All students were able to enjoy a sampling of French cuisine throughout the day. Games were played and prizes were handed out after each session based on the lessons learned throughout the morning of Immersion. The students enjoyed a traditional French breakfast, a French snack and an authentic French luncheon of quiche, salade, pâtisseries, chocolats and crêpes.

We thank our team, all student volunteers, French Honor Society officers (Grace Denomme, Kathryn Wolf, Alley Neary, Katie Bullock), Faculty (Madame Campbell, Madame Corte), our Foods Director (Mrs. Anne Hallberg) our Maintenance staff (Mr. Bank, Mr. Finney, Mr. Locklear, Ms. Dedvukaj), our Admissions Department (Mrs. McSweeney, Mrs. Iacobell), who each contributed in a very special way to make the day very engaging and successful.

We especially thank the Mercy parent crew who generously donated their time before and after the event:  Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Bratke, Mrs. Wolf, Mrs. Vinarcik, and Mrs. Beasley who worked in the kitchen to prepare all the food! In addition, we are most grateful to Madame Salah who donated several trays of ratatouille for the luncheon. It was delicious and added a special touch of the southern part of France to our menu of the day! The day was very successful due to the joint cooperative efforts of all who LOVE all things French! 

Merci Beaucoup Mille Fois, Madame Joyce Campbell
Lucky Lunch
The 5th annual  Lucky   Lunch last month as part of Catholic Schools Week. The students purchased $1 tickets to win special, personalized lunches given by Mercy staff members. 19 staff members raffled off  lunches  which were delivered to the students on Monday, February 12th. A total of $523 was raised by the students and was donated to the SOS Children's Village in Africa. The money will be used to provide loving homes for orphaned and abandoned children. For more information on the SOS Children's Village visit  www.sos-usa.org. We are Mercy!
TEA for TUITION
Mercy High School 14th Annual
 

Sunday, April 22, 2018
2:00pm-4:30pm
 
All Mercy moms are invited to Tea for Tuition! Please join us for a lovely afternoon with delicious food, enticing hot and cold teas, and Mercy spirit. Of special note will be the Distinguished Alumna Award Presentation to Valerie Hebel McNeece '66. We will offer silent auction and raffle items, a table decorating contest, and an opportunity to make a gift to support tuition assistance.
 
Ways to Participate

GIFT BASKET DONATIONS NEEDED! Dining, shopping, entertainment, home and garden, fashion, and beauty items are always popular! Details here!

For more information, visit mhsmi.org/alumnae/tea-tuition or contact alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org or 248-476-3270.
Athletic Office
Spring Sports are almost here!

All athletes must have current MHSAA Physical and Mercy Athletic Forms in Privit. To be valid for the this School Year and season, MHSAA Physicals must be performed and dated on or after 4/15/2017.

Spring sports start March 12th. Try-out times and games will be on the Athletic Calendar and team web pages as available. Please be prepared to attend ALL try-out sessions. Practices begin as soon as try-outs are completed, please be aware of this when scheduling events.

More athletics info here.

Physicals offered at Mercy May 9th

Henry Ford Health System MHSAA physicals will be offered to current and incoming Mercy High School athletes. They will be held in the gymnasium at Mercy on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Sign-up information and forms are coming soon!

Detroit Tigers Catholic High School League Night
The Detroit Tigers are having a Catholic High School League night on April 30, 2018 vs. Tampa Bay Rays at 7:10 p.m.

For only $20, you receive a game ticket, a Detroit Tigers CHSL/High School hat and a donation to the Catholic League Athletics. The hat is maroon, with a gold English D, Mercy Marlins on the back, our logo on one side and the CHSL logo on the other.  

Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.
Dale Carnegie Course for Teens
An invitation was extended to Mercy students to participate in the Dale Carnegie Course for Teens.
Dale Carnegie for Teens is designed to prepare young people for the real world. It gives them the skills they need to reach their goals and live up to their full potential - at school, home, and work. The curriculum was developed with feedback from students.

It consists of eight 3.5 hour, highly interactive sessions that include real-life issues and scenarios Dale Carnegie for Teens helps students become more confident and better able to cope with the pressure and stress adolescents face.

Classes will begin on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Brother Rice High School 
7101 Lahser Road - Bloomfield Twp.  48301
4:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Eight sessions: March 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 
Session 8 (Graduation) will be on Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Orientation for Parents & Students: Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Details are provided in the flyer you can view and download here.

If you have questions, contact instructor
Kathy Tosoian, MA, LPC, NCC
Director of Educational Services & Youth Development
Phone: (248) 867-6138
Email: kathy.tosoian@dalecarnegie.com 
2018-19 Financial Aid Program
The Mercy High School Financial Aid program for the 2018-2019 school year is now in progress. Please visit Mercy's website mhsmi.org/admissions/financial-aid for further information. The deadline for submitting applications is April 30, 2018.

The Mercy High School Financial Aid program consists of tuition assistance and named scholarships. Financial aid is awarded annually by the Mercy High School Financial Aid Committee on the basis of financial need as determined by FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment (FACTS). Families must apply for Financial Aid each new school year.

Mercy High School is grateful for the donors who have generously created a legacy that will enable us to continue to offer learning opportunities to students who are in need of financial help through the Circle of Mercy Named Scholarship and Tuition Assistance programs.

The Archdiocese of Detroit, as a result of the Stewards for Tomorrow Fund, will award tuition assistance grants again this year to Catholic families who qualify. Visit links below for more details:
MNotes...Miscellaneous Info you Need to Know
Yearbook - If you haven't yet reserved what is sure to be another prize-winning yearbook, do it today. We have reserved a few extra copies so make sure your daughter is guaranteed one. Not sure you've purchased a copy? Check this list. Yearbooks are $70 and available online at yearbookordercenter.com. Type in code 13826 to be directed to Mercy's page. Yearbooks can also be purchased through Mrs. Hallie Smith.

Senior Parents - The Class of 2018 receives a lot of information in regards to upcoming activities, events, and deadlines. Stay connected to the Class of 2018 web page for all the info: mhsmi.org/mercy-life/student-activities/class-2018.

AmazonSmile Program - You can contribute to Mercy every time you shop at Amazon. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Mercy High School whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Click here to get started.  

Student Directory - Please note that the student directory of Mercy families is available for parents in PowerSchool. After login, please see the line link at top which reads, " Click here to access the student directory."
Snapshot of Mercy
I.T.S. Celebrates 20 Years!
Mercy's Troupe 5693 of the International Thespian Society celebrated its 20th anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Sill, founding moderators, joined the troupe to celebrate.
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