HONORS & END OF SEMESTER INFO
Honors Convocation  
Although we were unable to hold Honors Convocation this year, slideshow presentations were created to honor all awardees. Please check out the Class of 2020 Honors slideshow here and Class of 2021, 2022 and 2023 Honors slideshow here . Congratulations to all, you make Mercy shine!

Special Note for the Class of 2020 :
Final Grades are due today, Friday, May 22 , at 9am. A few AP courses had extended dates, so grades will be finalized in PowerSchool on Wednesday, May 26. Final report cards will be available on the PowerSchool website only. Counselors will begin sending final transcripts to the college indicated on Naviance on Thursday, May 27. Counselors will continue to process final transcripts until June 20 . After that date, please submit a transcript request through the Class of 2020 link on the Mercy website.

Class of 2021, 2022, 2023 :
Final grades are due on Friday, May 29 at 9am. Final report cards will be available on PowerSchool website only after 3pm. 

Teacher Assignments are being finalized this week and Mercy's Scheduling Committee will begin building the master schedule. Students should check their email periodically over the summer. If there is a conflict in a schedule, a committee member will email your daughter to try and solve the conflict before the end of July.
2020-21 School Year Planning & Survey
Thank you for the many ways you have supported Mercy High School during this evolving COVID-19 pandemic. This semester has been one of the most challenging and the commitment of our outstanding community has been inspiring! While we are all unsure what the immediate future may hold, please know we will continue to focus on our mission and work diligently on behalf of all students in planning for the 2020-2021 school year. Please click links below to reference the communications and surveys sent May 20. Kindly complete the survey by June 1.
MARLINS MAKING HEADLINES
NEWLY ELECTED STUDENT GOVERNMENT
We are proud to announce and congratulate the newly elected 2020-21 Student Government Class Officers and Human Relations Council!

Class of 2021
Class Officer Board
Julia Bishop
Madeline Kenney
Olive Rentz
Rachael Salah
Natalie Sultana
HRC
Yasmine Branch
Chari Gibert
Hailey Scott
Mary Shah
Mya Williams
Class of 2022
Class Officer Board
Mary Katharine Acho Tartoni
Elise Collins
Lily Nederhood
Grace O'Dea
Sabrina Thomas
HRC
Caitlyn Begosa
Kamari Dokes
Aleeza Lodhi
Soraya Puerto-Khalil
Morgan Rood
Class of 2023
Class Officer Board
Kathryn Byrne
Olivia Gray
Natalie Murphy
Ella Sinawi
Lauren Smiley
HRC
Marina DiPonio
Angelina Hamati
Emilee Theofanopoulos
Caroline Turco

Previously Elected in March
Student Council Executive Board
Dalia Housey - Chair
Marium Asghar
Sabrina Van Acker
Lexi Zydeck
NEWSPRINT
Awards
MIPA (the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association) granted  Newsprint  the Spartan award, the highest award in Michigan high school journalism, for the quality of the work it produced for the 2019-2020 school year. In addition, members of the  Newsprint  staff won 34 individual awards in various writing, photography and design categories.
Seniors
Isabella Aprilliano : Honorable Mention, Video Journalism Human Interest Feature
Julia Canty : 2nd place, News Page or Spread Design, 3rd place, Bylined Opinion Article, 3rd place, Informative Feature Writing, Honorable Mention, News Page or Spread Design, Honorable Mention, News Story Writing
Caitlin Flynn : 2nd place, Feature Page or Spread Design, 2nd place, Honorable Mention, Human Interest Feature Writing, 2nd place, Diversity Coverage, 2nd place, Sports Feature Photo, 3rd place, Entertainment Page or Spread Design, 3rd place, Story Package Design, Honorable Mention, Review Writing, Honorable Mention, Sports Action Photo
Lydia Giroux : 1st place, Illustration, 1st place, News Analysis Writing, 1st place, Story Package Design, 2nd place, News Page or Spread Design, 3rd place, Pro-Con Editorial Columns, Honorable Mention, News Page or Spread Design
Carrie Jefferson : 3rd place, Pro-Con Editorial Columns
Dunya Kizy : 2nd place, Entertainment Page or Spread Design, 3rd place, Sports Feature Photo, Honorable Mention, Sports Page or Spread Design, Honorable Mention, Sports Action Photo
Lauren Krill : 2nd place, Pro-Con Editorial Columns, Honorable Mention, Diversity Coverage, Honorable Mention, Environmental, Health or Science Writing, Honorable Mention, Video Journalism Human Interest Feature 
Isabelle Sawicki : Honorable Mention, Video Journalism Diversity Coverage
Abby Shaw : Honorable Mention, Sports Page or Spread Design
Juniors
Delilah Coe : Honorable Mention, Video Journalism Sports News Story or Package
Clare Jones : 2nd place, In-Depth Feature Writing, Honorable Mention, Human Interest Feature Writing
Megan Mallie : Honorable Mention, Alternative Story Form Writing
Rachael Salah : 2nd place, Pro-Con Editorial Columns, 2nd place, News or Feature Photo
Madeline Sullivan : Honorable Mention, Environmental, Health or Science Writing

Read the Latest Issues Online
The Newsprint Staff invites you to read the Senior Farewell Goodbye issue here and the May 22 issue here.
YEARBOOK
When the  Lore  Yearbook staff developed the theme, we never guessed how appropriate it would be for this school year. We have all become  A Part of Something Bigger . The yearbook features it all, from the beginning of the school year to quarantine and E-LEARNING. Copies are still available for $80. Please contact  Mrs. Smith  at hlsmith@mhsmi.org for details. Distribution plans are underway and will be communicated when the date is finalized.

Congratulations to the following staff selected as Editors for the 2020-2021 Lore:
Editor-in-chief - Elizabeth Thweny
Associate Editor-in-chief - Cassie Gursin
Marketing Manager - Olivia Milosevich
Reference Editor - Ashley Chichila
Academic and Organization Editor - Mary Cusick
Sports Editor - Tori Mercier

The 2019 Lore yearbook,  Do Your Thing  received individual awards from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association at its recent spring conference held online.
Awards include:
2nd place for Index - Staff
3rd place for Sidebar Coverage - Katherine Hutter
3rd place for Cover design - Katie Bullock ('19)
Honorable Mention for Academic Writing - Gabriella Pluszczynski 
Honorable Mention for Personality Profile - Annette Dombkowski ('19)
Honorable Mention for Colophon - Katie Bullock ('19)
Honorable Mention for Opening and Closing - Katie Bullock ('19)
Honorable Mention for Division Pages - Staff
Honorable Mention for Theme Development - Staff
ATHLETICS ACCOLADES
More College Bound Athletes
There's more! Congratulations to these outstanding Marlin college bound athletes! Wow, this makes a total of 19 for the Class of 2020. Anna Buckman - Dance, Grand Valley State University; Ashley Doyle - Rowing, Ohio State University; Mackenzie Foy - Triathlon, Liberty University; Sarah Puscas - Swimming, Grand Valley State University; Makena White - Soccer, Lawrence Technological University
Catholic League Scholar Athlete Award
Congratulations to senior Marlins Katherine Broderick (Track); Macey Earle (Soccer) and Angela Rea (Field Hockey) who received the Catholic High School League 2020 Scholar Athlete Award! We are proud of the strong tradition of academic excellence and leadership of all of our hard-working athletes.
Free Press Girls Basketball Honors
Congratulations to Marlin Basketball standouts for receiving Detroit Free Press All Area honors : Julia Bishop (First Team); Maya White (Third Team); Alexis Roberts (Honorable Mention); and Coach Morris All-North Coach.
CELEBRATING THE CLASS OF 2020
Senior Send Off Parade
To commemorate the Class of 2020 on their last day of school on Friday, May 8, Mercy hosted a socially distant send off parade of senior family cars beginning at the Costick Center and ending at Mercy High School. It was such a special, memorable evening filled with Mercy love and sisterhood. Mrs. Tarplin led the Seniors in praying the Suscipe, a turning of the tassels, and the "We are Mercy High School" song.  Thank you to the Sisters of Mercy and Farmington Hills Police for helping to cheer on our graduates.

Check out more Senior parade pictures on  Mercy High Facebook   and  time lapse video here . Read the  Hometown Life article here .
Baccalaureate Mass & Porch Luminary May 31
Class of 2020 Baccalaureate Mass
Sunday, May 31, 2020
3pm
Celebrant Fr. Mark Brauer, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church

Mercy parents, family, friends and all in our community are invited to participate virtually in the Class of 2020 Baccalaureate Mass. *Senior students and parents will receive a follow-up email with further details and instructions.
Porch Luminary for the Class of 2020 Mercy Graduates
On Sunday, May 31 after sunset , place one or more candles on your porch in honor of the Class of 2020 Mercy Graduates. The Mercy schools, alumnae and families all over the Americas are invited to join us to recognize our seniors and reflect on the words of The Venerable Catherine McAuley, "We should be shining lamps giving light to all around us." Send photos to jhearle@mhsmi.org .
VIEW THESE VIDEOS!
Be sure to check out all these videos filled with song, love, blessings, farewells, announcements and thanks from members of our Mercy family!
Thank You, Mercy
In honor of the last day of class, the 2019-20 Senior Officers and Executive Board put together a special thank you Mercy message !
Ave Maria
The Ave Maria has been a special part of Mercyaires history for over 50 years, and singing it at graduation has been a highlight for our seniors, staff, and families. Enjoy the Ave Maria sung virtually by the 2019-2020 Mercyaires, and know that you are all in our hearts, thoughts and prayers!
Senior Farewell Message
Special farewell message addressed to the Senior  Class of 2020  from the 2019-20 Student Council President Macey Earle. “Remember Mercy, don’t count the days, make the days count!”
Staff Blessing to Seniors
Please enjoy and embrace this special blessing from all of us on staff at Mercy to our remarkable Seniors in the  C lass of 2020. We celebrate you, we love you and we lift you up in prayer!
Student Video Announcements
Bring a little Mercy in your life today and watch the May 20, May 13 and May 8 editions of video announcements featuring the NEW 2020-21 Student Government Executive Board .
COUNSELING CORNER
We value your feedback! All parents are asked to complete this satisfaction survey regarding Mercy Counseling so that we can continue to provide improved services.

Webinars
The Counseling Office has hosted some informational webinars to provide additional support for our parents and students. All are posted on the Mercy web site here: https://www.mhsmi.org/counseling/webinars


The Gift of Downtime
The routine of E-LEARNING is coming to a close and summer is going to look different for most of us. But different doesn't mean bad or non-existent. Different can be a time to explore new activities, learn something new, or enhance something you already do.  CLICK HERE to read about numerous ways to expand your heart, mind, and soul during our newfound downtime .  

Please read the  May edition of Good News   Counseling Newsletter with features: Important May Dates; For The Class of 2020; Navigating Relational Issues; College Corner; Financial Aid; "This is not the New Normal; Coping with COVID-19 Cancellation Grief; Coloring Pages and more!
MERCY FACEBOOK PROFILE FRAMES
Show your love and support for our Marlin Senior Class of 2020 with a custom Mercy Facebook frame! Whether you're a proud parent, grad, or friend, we've got you covered. Simply edit your profile pic, tap add frame, search "Mercy High School Michigan." Share with friends to spread the Mercy spirit! Alumna frames also available. 
MERCY MOTHERS' CLUB
The Mercy Mothers’ Club didn’t get a chance to honor the mothers of the graduating seniors this year. We wanted to send them our sincere gratitude for their support over the past four years. We also appreciate the tremendous support of the moms that served on the Executive Board and Committee Chairs. Thank you for your dedication and giving your time. The Mothers’ Club wouldn’t exist without you! 

In addition, we are looking for volunteers for all committees and a few Committee Chairs . If you are interested in becoming more involved and/or have questions, please reach out to our email at mothersclubmhs@gmail.com.

We have been meeting virtually each month and will continue to meet to plan for next school year. We hope to host the Used Uniform Sale on August 4th and will be in touch about donations and confirmed time and place.
ADVANCING MERCY
2019-2020 Giving Press Proof
THANK YOU for all you do to make a difference for Mercy students! We invite you to  review the 2019-2020 Giving Press Proof that represents donors who have given between July 1, 2019 through May 14, 2020. To make a correction, please email  advancement@mhsmi.org  or call 248-893-3538.

It is not too late for your name to appear in our Annual Report! You can help future generations of compassionate women leaders by giving to Mercy today. Please make your gift by June 30th to be recognized in the fall Annual Report. Visit  mhsmi.org/donate , call  248-893-3538 , or simply mail your check to the Mercy High School Advancement Office.

Consider Supporting Friends of Mercy Businesses
Please consider supporting one of these  Friends of Mercy  This list includes s ome of the many businesses owned by Mercy families or alumnae, and those that have sponsored a Mercy Fundraising Event.
COMMUNITY SERVICE OUTREACH
CAN YOU SEW?! Be a Rosie the Riveter of a new generation! Plant the Victory Gardens of 2020!

We have had a HUGE influx of requests for homemade, fabric face masks. Over 1,000 needed! These requests are no longer from medical facilities (which seem to be better stocked these days), but from non-profit groups needing to provide for their staff and members of the community. These are, in many cases, groups Mercy works with for Make a Difference Day.

We have created step-by-step directions for making the masks, and we are coordinating the deliveries and more. We also have plenty of pre-cut materials we can bring to you (in safe, social-distanced ways) so you don't need to purchase anything. 
NOTES & LINKS
Senior 4Frenzy Virtual Yearbook
Hey Mercy Class Of 2020 families! Check out the Senior 4Frenzy virtual yearbook where you can submit grad pics and a special message for your Marlin here .

Mercy Campus & Building Closure
This is just a reminder that per the Governor's School Closure order, the Mercy High School campus and building is closed. Please do not go on school property at this time. Thank you for your cooperation!

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. 

Book Selling

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!

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 .
GOD BLESS OUR MERCY COMMUNITY