July 17, 2018 | SEND NEWS ITEMS TO: mesa@sistersofmercy.org
Baltimore Bound for Partners in Ministry Leadership Academy
Next week, July 23-24, MESA staff will join 50 participants from 27 educational ministries for our Partners in Ministry Leadership Academy. The program includes:

  • a panel presentation on "Leadership in the Service of Mission - Personal Call"
  • presentations by Sister Anne Marie Miller, Institute Leadership Team, and Anne Knapke, principal, Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary
  • a virtual tour of Mercy International Centre in Dublin, Ireland

View more information about the Leadership Academy here .

Please note: Due to the Leadership Academy, the July 24th issue of MESA Flash has been cancelled. MESA Flash will resume on July 31 with a recap from the Leadership Academy.
New Mercy Leader Orientation Program
The New Mercy Leader Orientation Program is a two-year program offered online for new administrators and board chairs throughout the Mercy Education System of the Americas. The program consists of 10 sessions over a two-year cycle.

This year's topics include: governance, ethical decision-making, servant leadership, human resources practices and crisis management. Each topic will be offered twice via web-conferencing. The orientation program begins in September, with additional sessions in November, December, February and April.

Please contact Kim Baxter, associate director for program and services, if you would like to view a recording of any of the sessions.
Celebrate the 175th Anniversary of Mercy in the United States
The Institute Leadership Team invites all MESA schools to participate in celebrating the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the Sisters of Mercy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

You are being asked to consider 175 ways that you can live out two of the principles set forth in the Chapter 2017 Recommitment-- growing in our personal practice of nonviolence and strengthening our relationships.

How will you engaged your school? Share your plans by using the following link by Mercy Day, September 24: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/175actions .
Reminder: Register Now for the 2018 Mercy Education Conference
  The 2018 Mercy Education Conference will take place October 11-13, 2018.  Visit this page  for more details, and  click here to register .

This  conference brochure  contains the information, schedule and links to the registration forms. Please make sure that you and all of your attendees are registered for both the conference and the hotel (if needed) before September 18.
Good News & Great Opportunities
  • Can you imagine a world without plastic waste? That's the vision of Plastic Free July. Join in the challenge and choose to refuse single-use plastic during July.
  • Take action - seek water justice in the United States. Use this easy form to urge your U.S. representative to co-sponsor the WATER Act of 2018.
  • Send us news about your school! Email MESA@sistersofmercy.org
  Updated Job Listings

Please send your job listings to mesa@sistersofmercy.org . We will run employment notices in MESA Flash for two weeks only. After that, you'll find older listings on our Ministry Openings web page. That page contains links to the employment pages of MESA schools.
“Partners in Ministry”

Leadership Academy
July 23-24, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
Annual Administrator Meeting

October 11, 2018
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Mercy 2018 Education Conference

Hosted by Merion Mercy Academy
October 12-13, 2018
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Leadership Forum

February 28, 2019
Atlanta, Georgia
 You are encouraged to send in information that you'd like to share through MESA Flash . We'd love to share your good news and photos from your schools, along with tips and practical suggestions from which others in the community can learn. Email us at mesa@sistersofmercy.org .
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