IMPORTANT END OF SEMESTER DATES & POLICIES
Please see listed below the email sent to all students in regards to important end of the semester dates and policies to help plan and prepare for final exams, papers, projects and presentations. 

Important Dates
Friday, December 6  - Test day ONLY for any last test/quiz/formal assessment in Math, Religious Studies of Performing Arts course.

Monday, December 9  - Test day ONLY for any last test/quiz/formal assessment in ANY Social Studies, English or Art course.

Tuesday, December 10  - Test day ONLY for any last test/quiz/formal assessment in ANY Science, Physical Education or World Language course. World Language Orals Begin. 

Tuesday, December 17  - All class assignments, except for Final Exams/Essays/Projects/Presentations, should be graded and posted by midnight for ALL Courses. This is also the last day for Final English papers to be due (by 8am), teachers can request them earlier.
 
Final Exam Dates/Times
Wednesday, December 18 
1st hour 8:30am - 9:50am
2nd hour 10:00am - 11:20am

Thursday, December 19 
3rd hour 8:30am - 9:50am
4th hour 10:00am - 11:20am
5th hour 11:30am - 12:50pm

Friday, December 20   
6th hour 8:30am - 9:50am
7th hour 10:00am - 11:20am
 
Final exams are given on the assigned test day and time unless, for serious reasons and under rare circumstances, other arrangements have been made with Administration. Students must initiate that request two weeks before the date by completing and submitting  this form  to be signed by the parent, verifying the need for a change in test time, accompanied by appropriate documentation (i.e. medical documentation, airline tickets, etc.). The request must be approved by the Associate Principal of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Students and the teacher involved.

Students can rearrange their final exams to ease their load on the 3,4,5 day or two hard finals on one day by changing the day/hour (but not to finish earlier). Please work with your teachers and request they send an email notification, approving this arrangement to Ms. McMaster . Make sure to thank your teacher for accommodating this request.

Saturday, December 21 - Friday, January 4 - PowerSchool will be turned off on Saturday, December 22 and turned back on Friday, January 3. The purpose for turning off PowerSchool is to give students and staff a true break over the holiday.

Please note: Staff are not expected to answer emails over the Christmas Holiday. Emails can be sent, but staff are not expected to respond until we return to school on Monday, January 6, 2020.
 
Thursday, January 9 - First semester grades will be reviewed, double-checked and posted by 9am.
 
Final Exam/Essays/Project/Presentation Policy
Final Exams/Essays/Projects/Presentations will be weighted 20% of the final grade in ALL classes except for some courses in Performing Arts and Art departments. All Final exams/Essays/Project/Presentations will be a common final assessment (exam, project, paper). This will be implemented in ALL courses. Exams need to be at least 75% the same for all students taking the course. The other 25% can be determined by each individual teacher.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Mercy High School Performing Arts Department presents Candlelight Christmas next Tuesday, December 10th at 7PM in the Mercy Auditorium. Come enjoy the sounds of the season featuring Glee, Mercyaires and Orchestra. Tickets are $5 and available for pre-order or at the door.

Concert Ticket Pre-order Special! For every three tickets purchased ahead of time, one complimentary ticket will be included in your order! All pre-ordered tickets can be picked up at Will Call on December 10. The Box Office will open at 6:30 PM. Please return a check made out to Mercy High School to Mrs. Ferguson by Friday, December 6 to take advantage of this pre-order special!
JUNIORS & SENIORS CHRISTMAS DANCE TICKETS
The annual Christmas Dance held for juniors and seniors only is Friday, December 20 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm at Laurel Manor in Livonia. Students must arrive by 7:00pm and cannot leave before 9:30pm.

Juniors and seniors were emailed the following ticket purchase information : Tickets for the Christmas Dance are now on sale for juniors and seniors only. Please use this  link  to purchase your tickets Do not put an ID number in for your date.  Doing this will not allow you to purchase tickets. Also,  please make sure that you type in your email address correctly  as this is where your ticket will be sent. Finally, ticket sales will end on Monday, December 9 at 3pm.  No extensions or exceptions as we have to give our final number count to Laurel Manor.
STATE CHAMPIONS x 2
Your Mercy Marlins made headlines on Saturday, November 23 as the Mercy Swim and Dive team won the MHSAA Division 1 State Championship title, followed shortly after by our first ever Mercy High School Volleyball State Championship win ! There were many Marlin personal accomplishments and outstanding team efforts. We are enormously proud of our athletes and thank them for an amazing season and extra days off school (next day TBD). We also appreciate our many student, parent and staff fans who cheered on and supported our teams.

Limited edition State Championship gear is available now here . There are team-specific shirts for each as well as a shirt celebrating One Day, 2 State Championships. Hoodies, crews, and t-shirts to sport and celebrate Marlin State Champions!

NOVEMBER NEWSPRINT
Have you read the student produced Newsprint? Take a look here at the November issue with features on college athletes, fall play, generation gap, and more.
GIVING TUESDAY
Tomorrow, December 3, is #GivingTuesday. We invite you to join us on this day of philanthropy to support the education of young women at Mercy High School. You can make your gift any time at https://www.mhsmi.org/donate . Thank you for all of your support!
MORE UPCOMING EVENTS & INFO
December 2-8, 2019

  • Mothers Club HOLIDAY MARKET Monday, December 2 from 5-8pm in Media Center
  • #givingtuesday donate day Tuesday, December 3
  • JCL Italy Trip Student & Parent Meeting Tuesday, December 3 at 7pm in Media Center
  • 1:34pm Dismissal Wednesday, December 4 for Language Society Meetings
  • "A Silent Night" by The Mercy Mimes Wednesday, December 4 at 7pm in Drama Studio
  • Fun Socks & Spirit Attire Friday, December 6
  • High School Placement Test for 8th Grade Students Saturday, December 7 at 7:45am