MERCY MEMO PARENT E-NEWSLETTER - September 23, 2019
Message from Mrs. Sattler
Dear Mercy Families,

Now that we are well into the 2019-2020 school year, I hope you've had an opportunity to visit the school for some of the recent events such as New Parent Orientation, Parent Night, a school Mass or one of our exciting athletic activities. I also hope families are finding opportunities to connect with each other as well, since the high school experience can be an enjoyable time in building community for families who support our students. 

Thank you to all who participated in the recent Parent Engagement Survey. We are carefully reviewing these results that indicate parents look forward to opportunities to be involved within the Mercy community. Our upcoming Spirit Week Bonfire sponsored by the Mercy Dad's Club on Thursday, October 3 and the Mothers Club Welcome Meeting on Tuesday, October 8 are two wonderful opportunities to meet other parents and make social connections.

Left to Tell Assembly: If you plan on joining us on October 3 for the Immaculée Ilibagiza assembly, please note the adjusted start time of 9:00 am in the auditorium. Ms. Ilibagiza, author and survivor of the Rwandan genocide, wiill be at Mercy to tell her amazing story and witness to how faith and forgiveness can change hearts. We warmly invite you to join us as we hear her incredible story and powerful words first hand.

Years of Service: If you attended Parent Night, you saw firsthand the heartfelt commitment and talent of our staff. Mercy is well known throughout the Detroit metropolitan area for the strength of our academic curriculum. All of our team members are committed to supporting the needs of each Mercy student. This year we recognize the following staff for their dedicated years of service to Mercy High School:

20 Years
Mrs. Kelly Bickes (Spanish)
Mrs. Jennifer Burek (Counseling Office Support)
Mrs. Carol Shea (Spanish)

15 Years
Mrs. Carolyn Arlen (Main Office Support)
Mrs. Anne Hallberg (Cafeteria Manager)
Ms. Kate Scalzi (Assistant Athletic Director)
Mrs. Patricia Scheid (Main Office Support)
Mrs. Jennifer Stark (Advancement Director)
Mr. Jan Wampuszyc (Science)
Mrs. Marlene Wojcik (Assistant to the President)

10 Years
Dr. Cheryl Kreger (President)
Mrs Cindy Richter (Social Studies/Student Activities Coordinator)

5 Years
Mrs. Laura Everett (Alumnae Director)
Mrs. Andrea Kowalyk (Religious Study)
Ms. Isabelle Moore (Performing Arts)
Mrs. Brandi Lavely (Health/Physical Education)

We are blessed and grateful to have these team members as a part of the Mercy family in sharing their many talents with us!

Welcome Mrs Shelley Fager-Bajorek: We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Bajorek has accepted a permanent position to join the Mercy Performing Arts Department, as well as to direct our spring musical. Mrs. Bajorek has extensive experience as a director, choreography and producer - as well as in designing and instructing performance arts curriculum. Having grown up in a theatrical family, she is skilled in many aspects of theater and we are anxious for her to share her expertise with our students. We warmly welcome Mrs. Bajorek to the Mercy family!

Student Wellness
Drugs 101: We are grateful to the St. Joseph Mercy Network for once again sponsoring a Drugs101 program for both our parents and students. Through last week's educational awareness session, parents learned how to recognize warning signs of nicotine/vaping and alcohol and drug use. Strategies were given for engaging teens in conversation concerning avoiding peer pressure for dangerous behavior. 

Our 9th and 10th grade students also attended interactive drug prevention and awareness sessions. The topic of vaping was discussed and students were informed of the many potential health risks associated with vaping. Students were surprised to learn that a Michigan law went into effect September 2 that makes it a misdemeanor for anyone under the age of 18 to purchase, possess or attempt to possess or use in a public place a vape product.  

With the alarming increase in health events that are suspected to be associated with vaping, we encourage you to have a discussion with your daughter(s) about the risks of this behavior. The CDC offers valuable parent resources

Mercy Flu Clinic: Flu season is quickly approaching and we invite our students and their families to participate in our annual in-house Flu Clinic scheduled for October 15th from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. This convenience is offered through Alana's Foundation, in partnership with the Michigan Community Wellness Visiting Nurse Association, as a way to help prevent our students from missing out on school lessons and the co-curriculars they enjoy; as well as to avoid the potentially serious effects the flu may pose. You are asked to bring a copy of your insurance card, and Alana's Foundation will cover the cost for those without any insurance. 

A consent form must be completed in order to receive a flu shot. For insurance or vaccination related questions, please call the Visiting Nurse Association at 248-967-1440.

Vision Screening: Did you know that at least 80% of learning is facilitated through vision? To assure that ninth graders have adequate vision to meet educational demands, the Michigan Public Health Code, Act 368, requires vision screening for freshmen, or screening in conjunction with drivers training. To meet the screening needs of these students, the Oakland County Health Division offers free vision screening by appointments at the North Oakland health Center and South Oakland Health Center locations. Parents can call (248) 424-7070 to schedule and appointment.

Mercy Mission
Wellness Wednesdays: In partnership with our Cafe Team and in support of our Mercy Critical Concern of the Earth, a new initiative is to serve healthy wellness meals one day a week to promote reducing our carbon footprint and the nutritional well being of our Mercy students and staff. We've just begun and so far this effort was greatly received by students and staff alike!

Care for the Earth: Wellness Wednesday is just one of many ways Mercy High School demonstrates care for our Earth. Did you know that we have 125 square feet of roof solar panels that provide renewably generated power to electrical customers? We have smart LED lighting and energy saving mechanisms, as well as a school wide recycling program. We continually strive to enact sustainable options throughout our campus.

I thank you for allowing me to share with you the many reasons we have to be proud of our school. 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
Mercy Day Mass
You are invited to Mercy High School for our Mercy Day Mass tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24 at 10:15am in the Auditorium. Worship with us as we celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady of Mercy and the anniversary of the opening of the first House of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland by The Venerable Catherine McAuley.   
 
 
 
Catherine McAuley devoted her life to the poor, sick and uneducated, and today we continue her legacy of caring and compassion in the name of Mercy. In her spirit, "Our center is God from Whom all our actions should spring as from their source, and no exterior actions should separate us from Him."

We look forward to sharing this prayerful experience to reflect on our rich and vibrant heritage, and what it means to be a part of Mercy today!
Student & School Successes
AP Scholars 2019
The AP Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated exemplary college-level achievement on AP Exams.
 
AP Scholars with Distinction - Students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
Colleen Thomson '19
 
AP Scholars with Honor - Students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
Elise Almquist '19
Olivia Evans '19
Shayna Jankowski '19
Priyanka John '19
Francesca Schena '19
Sophie VanderWeele '19
  
AP Scholars - Students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
Vanessa Aldstadt '19
Madeleine Ballard '19
Caroline Bimberg '19
Skyler Black '19
Charlotte Bridges '20
Hallie Buckner '19
Jessica Dillon '19
Jordan Eliason '19
Reese Faunt '20
Olivia Fras '19
Nathalie Gijsbers '19
Sarah Gormley '19
Lourdes Haddad '19
Melissa Kurpiers '19
Molly Makarewicz '19
Allison Myers '19
Hannah O'Sullivan '19
Chloe Pulick '20
Gabriella Rapp '19
Angela Rea '20
Angelina Rinaldi '19
Victoria Schmitz '19
Kylie Scott '19
Casey Stoneback '19
Lauren Sullivan '19
National Merit Semifinalist



We are proud to congratulate senior Angela Rea for being named a Semifinalist in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program!
National Merit Commended Students



We are proud to congratulate seniors Elyse Zurawski and Katherine Hutter for being named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program!
Volleyball MVP Jess Mruzik '20



She did it again! Shout out to Jess Mruzik '20 Mercy volleyball star and Most Valuable Player of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championships! Jess helped lead her USA team to an historic title after an epic gold medal win over Italy in the final of the 10-day tournament in Ismailia, Egypt.
Newly Elected Class of 2023 Officers
Congratulations to these new members of Mercy Student Government serving the freshwoman class!

Class Officer Board
Caroline Butcher
Kathryn Byrne
Olivia Gray
Ella Sinawi
Lauren Smiley

Human Relations Council Representatives
Marina DiPonio
Angelina Hamati
Isabella Jappaya
Emilee Theofanopoulos
Triple Gold Medal



Congratulations to Lexi Zydeck '21 who earned a Triple Gold Medal from the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) earlier this year. Lexi successfully completed the requirements of the senior free skate test, senior moves-in-the-field test and gold dance test. Only 1,300 athletes have ever reached this achievement and Lexi was only the 3rd figure skater in the Farmington Hills Ice Arena's 25 years of existence to accomplish this!
Stratford



What a wonderful time on the annual Stratford field trip! 41 students and three faculty chaperones enjoyed beautiful weather, a picnic lunch, an outstanding performance of Othello, and dinner last Friday.
Wow! Congrats to senior Lily Beasley who placed 3rd in the United States Open Scottish Fiddling Competition.
Spirit Week
Show your MERCY SPIRIT DURING 2019 SPIRIT WEEK!
September 30 - October 6, 2019
Lights, Camera, Homecoming!
Monday, 9/30: Breakfast Club
  • Come dressed as your favorite character from the movie, favorite breakfast food or in your pajamas.
Tuesday, 10/01: Teen Beach Movie
  • Come dressed as a biker or surfer from the movie or beach themed attire. No swimsuits. Any floaties must be small and worn on/around the body.
Wednesday, 10/02: Pursuit of Happiness - Make a Difference Day!
  • Wear your yellow Mercy MADD t-shirt and get ready to serve the community. 
Thursday, 10/03: Back to the Future; Special Assembly; Family Bonfire
  • Come dressed from any decade or generation.
Friday, 10/04: Hunger Games
  • Come dressed in your class colors!
    • Seniors - Senior 70's Tee
    • Juniors - Purple
    • Sophomores - Blue
    • Freshwomen - White
    • Staff - Black
Sunday, 10/6: Homecoming Dance -  Lights, Camera, Homecoming! 
  • 7-10pm in the Gym
  • Must arrive by 8:00pm and cannot leave before 9:00pm
  • Students can use this link to purchase tickets.$20 per person and $30 per couple. You must enter your valid school ID number to purchase tickets.
  • Please refer to page 38 in the Mercy Handbook appropriate dress code.
Monday, 10/7: NO SCHOOL
Make a Difference Day - October 2
7th annual Mercy Make a Difference Day
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
 


On this day, during Spirit Week, the entire Mercy School, staff and students, will be going out into the community to do service. Imagine what an impact 750 people doing 3 hours of service can do! We are expecting 100% attendance, so please do not make college visits or doctor appointments on that day.
 
Schedule for the Day
  • School will start at 8:00 a.m. with a meeting in Adviser Group followed by a short prayer service, directions for the day and boarding of the buses.  
  • Students will travel to the location and work with their Adviser and Adviser Group from approximately 9:00am to 1:00pm doing a variety of service tasks. Students will earn 3 hours of community service towards their graduation requirement.
  • The buses will bring the groups back to school. Lunch will be provided.
  • The day will end at 1:45 p.m.   
  • Students need to wear their Mercy Make A Difference Day t-shirt. Students may ask their adviser if they can bring in their t-shirt ahead of time to make sure they have it for the morning of the event. All new students will receive a t-shirt from their Adviser.
Thank you for completing the permission slip and medical form on Privit this year. Participation is mandatory. The Mercy Make a Difference Day Committee has coordinated with many organizations that are counting on us for our service on that day. The goal is to have all of Mercy (students and staff) working together in the community.
 
Students who do not participate may jeopardize their participation in further Spirit Week activities including the Homecoming Dance. All students not in attendance (due to pre-arranged absence, illness or injury) will still be expected to give 3 hours of service through Mercy either during unscheduled hours or before and after school. This must be completed in order to attend Homecoming. If your daughter has a pre-arranged commitment on October 2, documentation of the absence and prior service completion will be expected to attend Homecoming. Please contact Campus Ministry to find service opportunities throughout the school.
 
Appropriate Dress
Please make sure your daughter is appropriately dressed to do service on that day. Jeans or comfortable pants, sturdy, closed-toe shoes and the service day t-shirt is necessary. Students may bring sunscreen and bug spray if needed. More specific details on dress will be provided by your daughter's Adviser. Please note that most sites suggest bringing heavy-duty gardening gloves.
 
Water Bottles
To keep with Mercy's focus this year on the Critical Concern of the Sisters of Mercy Care for the Earth, plastic water bottles will not be provided. We ask that ALL students bring a recyclable water bottle from home to fill prior to loading the bus. Making sure it is marked with the student's name would be helpful as well.
 
Parent Volunteer/Support
Parent volunteers are welcome to join us for the day. Please click here and submit this online form to volunteer by Friday, September 27. Parents will need to provide their own transportation. You can also support the day by providing dessert or drink for lunch. Advisers will have a sign-up for their groups.
 
We are very excited about this day. This is what we stand for as a school. In the words of Catherine McAuley, "No work of charity can be more productive of good to society, or more conducive to the happiness of the poor, than the careful instruction of women."
 
We Are Mercy and Together We Can Make A Difference! Thank you!
Special Assembly Featuring Immaculée Ilibagiza
Thursday, October 3
NEW TIME - 9:00am
Auditorium

We are pleased to extend an exciting invitation to our Mercy parents! On Thursday, October 3 at 9:00am Immaculée Ilibagiza, author and survivor of the Rwandan genocide, will be at Mercy to share her amazing story and witness to how faith and forgiveness can change hearts. Ms. Ilibagiza is a recipient of the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace.


 
Each of our staff members and students received copies of Immaculée's book Left to Tell in preparation for the visit. We welcome you to join us in the Mercy Auditorium to experience first hand, along with your daughter(s), Ms. Ilibagiza's incredibly powerful journey.
 
We hope Mercy parents are able to join us for the start of the 9:00am assembly in the Mercy Auditorium.
Mercy Dads
Mercy Family Bonfire Hosted by Mercy Dads the Mercy Mothers Club
 
 
Come on out and show your Mercy spirit! All Mercy students, parents, alumnae and friends are invited to the Mercy Spirit Week Bonfire hosted by Mercy Dads and the Mothers Club Thursday, October 3 from 8pm-10pm at the softball diamonds.  
CHSL Clothing Drive
Each year, all Catholic high schools within the Archdiocese of Detroit come together in a clothing drive outreach project, Champions of Charity. This St. Vincent De Paul sponsored event is held in preparation for the upcoming cold weather to provide assistance for our neighbors in need. Champions of Charity is a fun competition between these schools to determine who will win the trophy for collecting the most clothing donations by weight per student population.



Champions of Charity collections will be accepted from September 30th - October 4th. For your convenience, the collection pod will be located in the parking lot near the fence along 11 Mile Rd. A strategy tip: although all clothing donations are welcome, weight is the factor to winning. Therefore heavier clothing items such as boots and coats help tip the scales! We appreciate your support as we work together to ensure those in need stay warm throughout the winter months.  
Get your Pink Mercy Tee!
 
Check out the Marlin Shop and stop by Mercy to purchase your $10 pink Mercy t-shirt to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Proceeds go toward the fight against Breast Cancer. Plus...wear it during the Mercy PINK OUT school day and the home Volleyball game and Swim & Dive meet on Tuesday, October 8! Only available for a limited time. 
Mothers Club
Welcome Back Mothers Club October Event

All Mercy Moms are invited to the Mothers Club Welcome Back to School evening Tuesday, October 8 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Media Center.

Join us for wine and cheese as we welcome new and returning Moms to the 2019-2020 school year. This is a meeting you will not want to miss!

Mercy administrators, including Principal Patricia Sattler and President Dr. Cheryl Kreger will give an overview of the administrative structure at Mercy and how you as parents fit in. Did you know that service hours are a requirement for your daughter to graduate from Mercy? An overview of service hours, their meaning and how your daughter must submit for them will be included.  
 
This information-packed meeting took place in January last school year and was a huge hit! We listened to your comments and moved the meeting to October, so that you can get this crucial information right at the start of the school year.  
 
Hope to see you on October 8th!
SAVE THE DATE for Mothers Club Mercy Holiday Market!
 


The Mothers Club Mercy Holiday Market is returning on Monday, December 2 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm in the Media Center!
 
Check off your holiday shopping list while visiting approximately 30 vendors, all offering a variety of unique gift items for everyone on your list. Enjoy delicious refreshments, win great gifts in our holiday raffle and get your gifts wrapped at our gift wrap station.
 
The Mothers Club is looking for volunteers to join the Planning Committee for this event - if you're interested, please contact Shawn Driscoll at  smdriscoll@sbcglobal.net.
 
Interested in being a vendor? Get more information and register here: http://tinyurl.com/2019mercymarket.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled to take place Thursday, October 10th from 1:30pm-3:30pm and 5:30-7:30pm in the gym and cafeteria. Please note school will be dismissed at 11:30am. Five minute conferences with teachers will be scheduled using an online registration tool, which will be sent within the next week. Counseling will schedule 10 minute meetings.

Stay tuned to your email and our web site announcements for the online scheduling link.
Counseling Corner
Counseling Department Newsletter
Check out the latest Good News from the Counseling Office! The Good News is a monthly, electronic publication, provided by Mercy's Counseling Department. The intention behind this newsletter is to share insights, resources and upcoming events. The September issue includes: Meet the Counseling Department; Mindfulness; College Corner; Chain of Command and more.

Back to School Segment
Counselor Mrs. Holly Markiecki-Bennetts was on WXYZ News for the Back to School segment on supporting high school students. She spoke of the importance in parents nurturing self-advocacy skills - a hallmark characteristic of a Mercy student!

Mental Health Education



You Make Today Better! In an effort to provide accurate mental health education and to increase community mindfulness, the Counseling Department will be providing experiences, information, and activities at least once per month for staff and students. Earlier this month, we recognized World Suicide Awareness and Prevention with daily educational announcements, mental health resources posted on Schoology and throughout the halls, and intentional acts of awareness and kindness.
Flu Vaccination Clinic
Once again Mercy will host a free influenza clinic on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in partnership with the Michigan Community Wellness Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) and Alana's Foundation. The foundation was established in 2009 in memory of then five year old Alana Yaksich who died of influenza in 2003.
 
The clinic will be held from 1:00-3:00pm in the Mercy Auditorium/Gym Lobby Area on October 15th and is available to students, staff, and families of Mercy. It does, however, require advance registration for each person who wishes to receive the vaccination. We have provided all of the information you need. Please print, complete and return the Assessment and Consent Form to the Reception Area no later than October 7, 2019.
 
A separate consent form must be completed (in its entirety) for each person who will be vaccinated. Parents must complete and sign the form for anyone under the age of 18. All consent forms are required in advance because the VNA must determine the actual number of doses needed for the day of the clinic.
 
Please note: On the day of the flu clinic, any person who has pre-registered will need to present a picture ID and the insurance card (or a copy of the insurance card) in order to receive the vaccination. Vaccinations will not be given to anyone whose consent form is incomplete or unsigned. Most insurance companies cover the cost of the vaccination but Alana's Foundation will cover the cost for anyone without any insurance.
 
Mercy is happy to offer our facility for this clinic. We hope you will take advantage of the opportunity for your daughter(s) and/or yourself. Please consult with your family physician regarding any questions about the vaccine. Please note: Only quadrivalent injectable flu vaccine is being offered. There will be no flu mist.
 
For insurance or vaccination related questions, please call the Visiting Nurse Association at 248-967-1440.
Learn more about Alana's Foundation and click here for flu vaccination clinic flyer and vaccine info sheet.
 
HELP MERCY WIN THE ALANA YAKSICH CATHOLIC SCHOOL FLU CHALLENGE! Students and staff can take the Flu Challenge Survey here!
Spread the Word about Mercy!
Open House

Help us welcome even more Mercy girls to our spectacular school! Spread the word about our upcoming Mercy Open House, October 27 from 1pm - 3:30pm. Grab your Open House yard sign! Open House yard signs will be available next week at the Reception Area, Flagpole entrance student doors and Auditorium/Gymnasium doors as well as during Parent Teacher Conferences.

Shadow a Mercy Girl
Please encourage prospective seventh and eighth grade girls to shadow a student and experience life at Mercy firsthand. More shadow day info and schedule here.
PowerSchool Student Directory & Email Notification
Student Directory - Please note that the student directory of Mercy families is available for parents in  PowerSchool. After login, go to the "Grades and Attendance" page. Please see the line link at top which reads, "Click here to access the student directory."



PowerSchool Email Notification - Use the Email Notification Icon in  PowerSchool to schedule weekly, bimonthly, monthly or daily reports from  PowerSchool. Reports can include Summary of Current Grades, Detailed Assignment Scores and/or Attendance. If you need help with your parent account in  PowerSchool, please contact Colleen McMaster cmcmaster@mhsmi.org, the Admissions Office, or your daughter's counselor.


Class of 2020
Class of 2020 Web Page
The Class of 2020 receives a lot of information in regards to upcoming activities, events, and deadlines. Stay connected to the Class of 2020 web page for all the info:
https://www.mhsmi.org/mercy-life/class-2020.

Reserve your LORE Yearbook Congratulatory Ad!
Honor your Mercy girl by purchasing a  congratulatory ad in the 2019-2020 Lore Yearbook. This ad will appear in full color and is offered in a variety of sizes. Payment and ad materials are due  November 22. Click here for Yearbook ad order form and more info. Please email mercylore@mhsmi.org  with any questions.
 
Senior Blessing Mass
The Senior Blessing Mass for the Class of 2020 will be held Friday, October 25 during 6th and 7th hour at approximately 12:50pm. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend this mass of sisterhood and medallions will be distributed at this mass as the girls wear their cap and gown. 
Go Marlins!

Field Hockey is playing hard and winning. Volleyball is spiking their way to the top and is 2-0 in league play. Golf is finding success and placing at tournaments. Swim & Dive stay strong with 2-0 and plenty of meets ahead while Cross Country runners are achieving many personal records!

Congratulations to the Equestrian Team for overcoming obstacles and staying strong to earn the MIHA Senior Division District 1 Division B Reserve Championship title! Good luck at Regionals!

Shout out to Mercy Varsity Pompon on being awarded Grand Champs at the Mid American Pom camp, and the Senior Kick Routine took 1st Place! Congrats to MVP athletes who made the Mid-American Pom All-Star team: Seniors Bridget D'Amore, Brooke Hegarty, Joanie Langan, and Rachel Pierson (Mid American Sparkle Shine Award winner); Juniors Lila Bidoul and Qeren Blakley; and Sophomores Andrea Andres, Justina Bloch, and Grace O'Dea.

Cheer on all your Marlins sports teams! Check the athletics calendar here.
Latest in Latin
Over the summer, 39 Mercy  Latin students and families embarked on a 14-day trip through Italy, France, and Spain!  Students learned about the Roman Empire's reach and the influence of the Latin language throughout all of Europe. Highlights included:
  • studying the incredible Greek and Roman sculptures at the Louvre
  • touring the magnificent La Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona 
  • seeing the Pont du Gard, one of the best preserved Roman aqueducts in Europe
  • strolling through the storied streets of Monaco
  • swimming in the Mediterranean Sea
  • shopping in the famous leather markets in Florence
  • praying at the tombs of St. Clare and St. Francis of Assisi
  • eating gelato on the steps of the Trevi Fountain 
  • reenacting the steps of the gladiators in the ancient Roman Colosseum
  • visiting the Vatican Museums, marveling at the Sistine Chapel, and praying in St. Peter's Basilica
It was a fun, educational, and life-changing experience for all who traveled!  Visit  https://www.facebook.com/mercyjcl/ for more photos. For further information about Mercy's Latin program and how you can get involved, please contact Mrs. Lauren Marquard.
Talk with Tarps
Here's Tarps!



Dean of Student Affairs Mrs. Eleasha Mercer Tarplin '94 kicked off her new initiative "Talk with Tarps" where she welcomes students and staff to stop by for a chat and snacks in the Lobby to ask questions, share concerns and ideas. She will host these talks once a cycle on rotating days.
Message from the Alumnae Office
Alumnae Legacy Dinner
Together with their daughters, alumna-mothers of current Mercy students are invited to the annual Legacy Dinner. Grandmothers who are Mercy alumnae are invited as well! One lucky family at this special evening will win $1,000 toward tuition! Must be present to win. Watch your mailbox and your inbox for your invitation.
 
Tuesday, October 29 
7:00pm - 8:30pm MHS Media Center
RSVP requested by  October 9th to  alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org  or 248-476-3270.

Accent on Alumnae
Hear from our very own President Dr. Cheryl Delaney Kreger '66! Take a listen to the podcast of her sharing stories about the Mercy tradition on the Accent on Alumnae podcast with Associate Principal Mr. Larry Baker. Check out many more alumnae interviews here.

Alumnae-on-Call
Sign up as an "Alumna-on-Call" to be notified of volunteer requests from the Alumnae Board! The board hosts events throughout the year, and we need assistance from our fabulous alumna-moms. Come to a meeting to learn more. Or contact Alumnae Board President Jen Sears Keuten '89 at jkeuten3@gmail.com.
MNotes...Miscellaneous Info you Need to Know
AP Exam Ordering
AP  Exams are being  ordered for May testing earlier this year. In the past, exam ordering occurred in the early spring. AP moved the date to October to encourage students to commit to their AP exams early and stay engaged throughout the year.  If you are currently enrolled in an AP class an AP exam will be ordered for you and charged to your tuition accountEach   AP  exam costs $94. Once ordered there is a $40 canceled/unused exam fee. If you would like to take  additional  AP  exams, these need to be ordered now as well. Please email cmcmaster@mhsmi.org by October 1, 2019 if you plan to take an exam for a course you are not enrolled in. A code to register for the exam online will be provided once payment (check or credit card) is received in the Business Office.

LORE Yearbook & Ads
If you haven't yet reserved your copy of the 2019-2020 Lore, do it today! Yearbooks are $70 and available online at yearbookordercenter.com. Type in code  13826 to be directed to Mercy's page. 

Honor your Mercy girl by purchasing a  congratulatory ad in the 2019-2020 Lore Yearbook. This ad will appear in full color and is offered in a variety of sizes. Payment and ad materials are due  November 22. Click here for Yearbook ad order form and more info. Please email mercylore@mhsmi.org  with any questions.
 
Robotics Parent Info Meeting



Welcome to The Riveters Team 1481! We have an important Parent Information Night scheduled for Thursday, September 26 at 7:00pm in the E3 classroom (enter at the Advancement Office and follow the signs). Agenda: Learn about the Robotics Team; Meet the Mentors; Receive a Team Calendar; Tour the facility and Register your Riveter which is a must for any participation. 

NHS Tutor Request
The National Honor Society is available and willing to help tutor in many subject areas. All requests are made by filling out an online form available here. It is also accessible for students on the NHS tutoring page in Schoology. Each time a form is submitted, it is for one tutoring session for one subject. If additional help is needed or another tutor request for a different subject, simply submit another form. There is no limit.

Save the Date for the 41st Annual Auction!
Join us for the 41st Annual Mercy High School Auction "Impact & Inspire 2020" at St. Mary's Cultural Center on Saturday, February 8, 2020! More event details coming soon. Contact Gina DeAgostino Gray '91 at ggray@mhsmi.org if you have any questions, suggestion or would like to volunteer.    
 
New Web Site
Coming soon in 2020 a new more mobile friendly and redesigned Mercy web site! 
 
Annual Notifications
THANK YOU!
Wow! Check it out! We are so grateful to all the parents, coaches, students and many volunteers who have helped clean up and clear out for the demolition project of the lower level to renovate into an athletic training facility. 80 athletes from Northville Rowing Club hauled out the remaining concrete earlier this month. Much more to come!
If you have any questions or want to submit information for the Mercy MEMO, please contact jhearle@mhsmi.org . Want even more? Click the school year calendar and the Mercy web site . And don't miss all of the latest Mercy In The News articles . Check out the current announcements and browse the home page links to see what's happening at Mercy.
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