MARLINS MAKING HEADLINES
4Frenzy Fan Choice Award Winners
Way to go, Marlin Nation! Let's give a round of applause to all of our Click on Detroit 4Frenzy Fan Choice Spring 2020 Award winners:

Theater
Director/Teacher - Ms. Isabelle Moore
Female Lead - Maddie Surowiec '21

Choir
Teacher/Conductor - Mrs. Rebekah Ferguson 
Choir - Mercyaires

Soccer
Backfield & Junior - Adrianna Tartaglia '21

Track & Field
Coach - Mike Montijo
400m & Junior - Makenzie Sullivan '21

Unsung Heroes
Favorite Staff Member - Mr. Chris Janusch
Newsprint Editors 2020-21
Congratulations to the following students who will be Newsprint Editors for next school year 2020-21.

Clare Jones - Editor-in-Chief
Megan Mallie - Associate Editor-in-Chief
Rachael Salah - Design Editor
Saanya Zaidi - Photography & Art Editor
Madeline Sullivan - Copy Editor
Delilah Coe - Web Editor
Emily Walugembe - Social Media & Promotions Editor
Athletics Accolades
Basketball
Mercy basketball continues to rack up the accolades. Congrats MVB!

Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Team All-Academic Honorable Mention; BCAM'S Best Julia Bishop; Honorable Mention Maya White.

Detroit News All-North Second Team Julia Bishop; Honorable Mention Maddie Kenney, Alexis Roberts, Maya White and COACH OF THE YEAR GARY MORRIS! “As for our season, we started the season under the radar, which was not a surprise given we were only returning five players,” Morris said. “After we beat state-ranked Marian, we garnered attention and I thought our kids did a nice job once we were on the map. This was a fun team to coach, as the girls were coachable and good teammates. It’s a credit to them and my coaches for all we accomplished, 20 wins, along with Catholic League and district championships.”

College Bound Athletes
Mercy Athletic Office will have a virtual spring college bound athlete recognition for seniors on Thursday, April 30. Stay tuned for pictures and video posting to help us celebrate these awesome student-athletes! If you are a senior who is playing a college sport and haven't notified the Athletic Office, please email kmscalzi@mhsmi.org .
All-State Honors Choir Recognition
Bravo to Maddie Surowiec '21, Cayla Stus '20 and Candice Threat '21 who were selected for the Michigan School Vocal Music Association 2020 All-State Honors Choir! Thank you Michigan Youth Arts for recognizing our outstanding vocalists since they will not have the opportunity to perform at the Festival. 
THANK YOU
THANK YOU Mercy Mothers' Club & Mercy Dads' Club for your leadership, dedication, energy, support and service to the Mercy community! We can't wait to see what you have in store for next school year and we are extremely grateful to all Mercy parents for MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
COUNSELING CORNER
Important Reminder 2020-21 Course Registration
Your signed Course Registration Form for the 2020-2021 school year must be returned by May 1st for your registration to be considered complete. Please email this document to your Counselor or upload to Schoology in your Counseling course.

College Board AP Exam Webinar
AP Exam Student and Parent Webinar was held earlier this month by College Board " Helping Your Student Prepare for AP Exams ." This webinar gave further details about the online exams and format, how to prepare at home for them, and answered common questions parents and students may have. A recording of the webinar is available via the registration link.

Joyce Ivy Virtual Event Series
The Joyce Ivy Foundation is pleased to announce a new college admissions and financial aid virtual events series. All sessions are free of charge and open to female students from the Midwest and their families, as well as counselors and educators. Please visit their  website link  for info.
April event topics include:
  • Making Your College Decision
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Highly Selective College Admissions (three separate sessions for different audiences!)
  • Coalition for College Virtual College Fair
Session faculty will include admissions representatives from highly selective institutions including Amherst, Harvard, Mt. Holyoke, the University of Chicago, Wellesley, and Yale. CLICK HERE  to register for all events, and be sure to check back often for May and June programming.

Counseling Newsletter & Resources
Please read the  April edition of Good News   Counseling Newsletter with features: " How Are You Feeling;" E-LEARNING Days; Tips for Working and Studying at Home; Course Registration; College Corner; and the ABC's of Self-Care.
COMMUNITY DRIVE
Thank you for supporting the Mercy Community Drive virtual fundraiser! We need everyone's help to reach our fundraising goal of $175,000 that we depend on each year. We have raised $62,800 which is 36% of our goal (as of 4/22). Let's go Mercy, only 8 days left!
MCD donations received and credited are entered into special incentive drawings. Congrats to these cash prize winners: Abigail Maroun; Mrs. Vicky Kowalski; Ella Shields; Frances Posch; Katherine Stahl; Bryce Gordon; Marissa Konja; Peyton Smith; Lindsey Almquist; Mary Katharine Acho Tartoni; Margaret McLogan.

How would you like to win $100 cash?
Be sure to turn in your MCD donations  before  Sunday, April 26 at midnight for a chance to win $100! Four lucky students or staff will win $100 each from incentive drawing held on Monday, April 27 based on MCD donation submissions.


Be sure to check your email on Friday for an important Community Drive update from President Dr. Kreger. If you have any questions, please contact Gina Gray at  ggray@mhsmi.org .
SENIOR SMILES
We see you seniors and we love you! Administration and faculty continue to work on ways to maintain senior traditions and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the Class of 2020. We remain committed to doing what is feasible at the right time, to honor and welcome them to the sisterhood of 16,000 Mercy alumnae around the world. The days ahead will dictate what is possible, reasonable and safe for our beloved Mercy community. In the meantime, stay connected and send us more senior smiles!

VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENTS
Bring a little Mercy in your life today and watch the April 22 edition of video announcements from the Student Government Executive Board here .
HEALTHCARE HEROES
THANK YOU to our amazing alumnae and Mercy parents working on the front lines during this global pandemic! We pray for you and appreciate your hard work, dedication and sacrifice. 

Are you an essential worker/working in healthcare during this time? Please consider sharing a photo and info to   alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org . More amazing alumnae and well wishes about those making a difference can be found on  Mercy Alumnae Facebook here
MERCY MINISTRY MINUTE
Campus Ministry is providing some thoughtful Mercy Ministry Minute video reflections from members of our Mercy Community to keep us grounded in Spirit. Please enjoy and view video links here . If you are interested in creating a Mercy Ministry Minute, please contact cklueg@mhsmi.org .
ALUMNAE TEA FOR TUITION VIRTUAL EVENT
We welcome you to join a Live Event through our  Mercy High School Alumnae Association Facebook Page  on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 2:00pm . During this time we will hear from our current tuition assistance recipients. We will also welcome a few alumnae to relive their Mercy experience. Your generosity is what allows our Mercy girls the educational advantage they receive with only the help of extra funding. Each year, the Alumnae Association awards over $30,000 in funds to support students in need of financial assistance. It is our mission to pay a Mercy education forward, to continue to educate women who make a difference. 

Ways to Participate
  • Donate online: Visit the AbsenTea Donation Page to give securely online here.
  • Donate by calling the Alumnae Office: Contact Director of Alumnae Relations Laura Merritt Everett '98 at alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org or 248-476-3270 and she will get back to you within 48 hours.
  • Donate by mail: Please send your check to Mercy High School Tea for Tuition 29300 W. Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336 in the memo line please add AbsenTea donation. 
 Challenge Grant
Support tuition assistance with an AbsenTea donation and help Mercy earn a $5,000 Challenge Grant! If net proceeds from this 16th Annual Tea for Tuition total $38,000 or more before June 1, 2020, the Wheeler Family Foundation, Inc. will contribute $5,000. This match will make a big impact on many Mercy young women receiving scholarships from the Alumnae Association. We thank the Wheeler Family Foundation, Inc. for their faithful support of Mercy High School through these matching gift funds! 
Thank You!
Many thanks to our valued sponsor St. Joseph Mercy Health System and all of our donors, supporters, alumnae and friends of Mercy!

For questions, contact Laura Merritt Everett '98, Director of Alumnae Relations, at  alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org  or 248-476-3270.
COMMUNITY SERVICE OUTREACH
Do You Have Needed Supplies?
We are enormously grateful for our ability to react to the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis and the support we were able to provide for continued student instruction. Much of this preparedness is due to the partnership we have with the Farmington Hills Police and Fire Department. Over the past two years, these emergency service teams have unselfishly helped Mercy administration to further strengthen our emergency operations plan. At this time,  our friends working in Farmington emergency services need our help

If you work in painting, drywall, pesticides or home projects, please check to see if you have the following protective gear products and  click here for more detailed information :

  • 3M or Honeywell half masks and/or cartridges (even expired would be accepted).
  • Any NIOSH approved canisters or filters (N95, P95, P100)
  • Thermometers, disposable gloves and disinfectant wipes

If you are able to donate, please deliver items to 31455 W. 11 Mile Road, Fire Station 5. Donations may be left in the vestibule. Perhaps you, or someone you know has connections to a business they may be able to assist in procuring such items. Please contact psattler@mhsmi.org  with any help you may be able to provide.

Can you sew? Do you know of a facility in need?
Some Mercy teachers are coordinating the construction and delivery of medical masks to local organizations in need, such as school districts distributing food, medical personnel, and charitable groups. We're specifically looking for people who can sew on a machine and have or are willing to purchase basic materials; however, we may also need people to help coordinate or deliver masks. 

Do you want to help? Do you have a sewing machine and can lend your skills? Do you know of a facility in need? There are more and more everyday. Please complete forms below and someone will contact you to follow up. 
EARTH DAY VIRTUAL PRAYER SERVICE
Thank you to Campus Ministry for offering another thoughtful virtual prayer service in recognition of our Critical Concern for the Earth and to celebrate Earth Day.

God of all creation, during this time of crisis for humanity, we take comfort and hope in Your resurrection. We recognize that this unique time in our history has also given our home, the Earth, time to mend and renew. Cities and mountains once obscured by pollution are now visible, wildlife once hidden has emerged into the light of day. God of renewal, as we emerge from this crisis, help us not to return to life as it was, but to imagine and live a new possibility where all life on this earth and the earth itself can thrive.
FINANCIAL AID 2020-21
Financial Aid
Families must apply for Financial Aid each new school year. Tuition Assistance is awarded on the basis of financial need as determined by the successful completion of a FACTS Management Grant and Aid Assessment application . The application may be found at https://online.factsmgt.com . In order to be considered for financial aid for the 2020-21 school year, you must complete and submit the required application by the April 30, 2020 deadline. In response to inquiries, please visit FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS here and mhsmi.org/admissions/financial-aid for detailed information.
ALL-STAR DRIVER EDUCATION VIRTUAL CLASS
The State of Michigan has temporarily approved Virtual Classes for Segment 1 and Segment 2 customers who sign-up before April 30, 2020. All Star students who have already registered for a class will receive an email from All Star with directions on how to transfer to a Virtual Class. If you have not received an email from us, please contact us at  allstar@allstarde.com  or the chat on our website.
 
Virtual Class students will complete the driving requirements of Segment 1 prior to June 30 from one of our existing locations. Drives will start once the stay home order is removed. New students who want to take advantage of this limited opportunity should register now here:
 
You can sign up for Segment 2 with All Star even if you have done your Segment 1 with another company, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria. An in-person review and test are required for both Segment 1 and Segment 2. Locations for in-person sessions will be held within 20 miles of our existing locations. Please ensure you read the state-mandated rules here before registering.

Contact All Star Driver Education at allstar@allstarde.com directly with any questions.
NOTES & LINKS
Business Office Online Payments
In response to your inquiries and in order to better assist you during this time, we are now accepting online payments to the Mercy High School Business Office with the credit card surcharge currently being waived. You can now  pay online here  for your tuition, enrollment deposit, registration, course fees, iPad lease payments, senior pearls and lawn signs with no credit card processing fee. 

Daily Prayer & Prayer Requests
Mercy High School wants to join you in prayer. Please send your prayer request(s) here and your intention will automatically be submitted to the Alumnae Office and Pastoral Ministry. Start your day praying with Mercy. Subscribe to get the school wide daily reflection in your email inbox.  Click here to subscribe and select the 'daily prayer' checkbox . We thank you God for the gift of this day!

SAT & ACT June Test Date Cancellations at Mercy
Please be advised the June 6 SAT and June 13 ACT testing will not be held at Mercy. Registered students should receive communication from SAT or ACT about being moved to a different testing center if they were already registered for our center on those dates. Students can also contact SAT or ACT directly with questions or concerns. 

Send us your Snapshots and Shout Outs!
Have a student or staff shout out to share? Want to pass along a fun photo from the school year? Seniors, send us your Mercy memories and cap and gown pics! Please email to jhearle@mhsmi.org .

Family Owned Restaurants
Calling all Mercy family-owned restaurants. We invite you to email advancement@mhsmi.org with your restaurant information so that we can support your business!