MARLINS MAKING HEADLINES
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Chemistry Teacher Mrs. Colleen Byrn our 2020 Teacher of the Year! These heartfelt student comments say it all, Mrs. Byrn is a teacher who makes a difference. Read more here .

  • Because of her, everyone in my honors chem class loves chem and most of us can’t wait to take AP next year. She makes class fun while also teaching in a way that is efficient and effective.
  • Mrs. Byrn makes learning fun by creating a personal relationship with every one of her students and makes an environment where it’s ok to fail and she helps you to improve.
  • Her never ending joy and excitement about chemistry makes me want to learn the subject that much more.
Sr. Emily George Award
Congratulations to Katie Mueller '20 who is the 2020 recipient of the Sr. Emily George Award . She was honored at her home by a socially distant parade of administrators and with a bouquet of flowers. Read more here. Some thoughtful reflections about Katie include:

  • Katie taught me that I can always be myself. Her quiet determination is inspiring.
  • When I see Katie, I am impressed by her positive spirit and her wisdom.
  • She is a kind leader who contributes and includes everyone in her community.
  • Katie has led with great faith in Kairos and has been a committed student and classmate. She takes a genuine joy in helping others
  • Katie is a woman of service. She is passionate about the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy and willing to stand up for justice. 
Catherine McAuley Celebratory Virtual Tea
Mercy Administration hosted a virtual Catherine McAuley Tea Celebration over Zoom to honor the Class of 2020 Valedictorian & Salutatorian Finalists and National Merit Program Scholars. Thank you to Lily Beasley for the lovely violin performance and Sr. Lisa Griffith, Executive Director of MESA, for the prayer and reflection. These outstanding young Mercy women received a special delivery of cookies and tea to enjoy while we gathered online to extend a big congratulations for their amazing accomplishments.
Athletics Accolades
College Bound Athletes
More Marlin college bound athletes spring edition! We gathered virtually to honor and congratulate these outstanding and talented seniors who will continue their athletic career at the college level. GO MARLINS!
Julia Coffman - Swimming, Michigan State University; Jenna Kozal - Sailing, Marquette University; Marina Lamphier - Sailing, Drexel University; Chloe Pulick - Rowing, University of Michigan; Jocelyn Smith - Tennis, Adrian College.

Salute to Spring Athletes
Click here for a salute to our spring Marlin athletes who weren’t able to play their sport this season! Special thank you to the Mercy Fishbowl spirit club for putting together this tribute.

Special Scholarship
Congratulations to Seniors Megan Driver and Bridget D'Amore who were awarded the Catholic High School League Don Duchene, Sr. Foundation $1,000 college scholarship.
Scholar Athlete Award Winners
The Mercy Scholar-Athlete Award has been bestowed annually to Varsity Athletes who have attained a 3.5 or greater grade point average for the academic year. Congratulations to this year's honorees !
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholars
Congratulations to Anna Rimatzki ‘22 and Raquel Segars ‘21 for being named 2020 Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars. Bravo to both young women for their outstanding commitment to scholarship, leadership, and community!  “These young women are leaders in their high schools, activists in their communities, and thoughtful classmates and friends. Our 2020 Summer Scholars truly represent the talent and potential across the Midwest.” To learn more about the Foundation and to read the full press release go here .
Link Leaders 2020-21
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Link Leaders for the 2020-21 school year!

Mary Katharine Acho-Tartoni
Marium Asghar 
Charli Atiemo
Julia Bishop
Grace Boji
Kinsey Burr
Ashley Chichila
Riley Condon
Avery Earle
Alisa Elmore
Michaela Fitzsimons
Lauren Fowler
Olivia Haass
Aisling Heaphy
Carissa Hodges
Dalia Housey
Raya Howard
Chloe Kilano
Claire Kurpinski
Keni Lavigne
Kasia Lukasik
Maggie McLogan
Charlotte Miner
Katelyn Moyer
Grace O’Dea
Jen Rabahy
Amina Robinson
Angeline Salem
Gretchen Sawicki
Hailey Scott
Mary Shah
Kendall Spivey
Ellie Tisko
Sabrina VanAcker
Jandra Walker
Cotter Welch
Paige Wiaduck
Mya Williams
Reagan Williams
Lexi Zydeck
Latin Exam National Award
This year, Mercy students took the National Latin Exam with over 150,000 other students from all 50 states and several foreign countries. We are so proud of the following students, who received national awards. We'd particularly like to congratulate  senior Sarah Hogg , who received national accolades all 4 years of her high school career!

Cum Laude
˚Mary Katherine Acho Tartoni '22
Charlotte Miner '22
Magna Cum Laude
*Rachel Glowzinski '20
†Sarah Hogg '20
Silver Medal, Maxima Cum Laude
Caitlin Condon '23
Linnea Maier '23
Isabella Merucci '23
˚Brenna VanDenBerg '22
Gold Medal, Summa Cum Laude
*Sophia Tesic '21
˚denotes 2 years of national recognition
*denotes 3 years of national recognition
†denotes 4 years of national recognition
State Solo & Ensemble
Seniors Elinor Harrison and Cayla Stus would have been singing at their final State Solo & Ensemble Festival this month, so they got dressed up and met virtually to bring you one of their selections, Panis Angelicus by César Franck.
Mercyaires 2020-21
Bravo to the following students who were selected as Mercyaires for the 2020-21 school year!

Kathryn Byrne
Rhys Coleman 
Nandini Desaraju
Kamari Dokes
Yana Ebbing
Sawyer Evans
Isabella Ford
Ella Harris
Kendall Janson
Madelyn Juday
Kendal Lavigne
Bianca Marcon
Antoinette Pinkins
Olive Rentz
Jules Saval
Raquel Segars
Blanca Straub
Maddie Surowiec
Kamryn Swickard
Emilee Theofanopoulos
Candice Threat
Emily Walugembe
Girl Scout Award
Congratulations and well done to Christina Wollenhaupt '21 who earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award! This is an award that less than 3% of all girls earn and her project benefitting the St. Louis Center in Chelsea, MI involved 100+ hours of project development, management, fundraising, assembling of a team, and project execution. Christina renovated two former residential rooms into a functioning arts & crafts room, music room, and fixed up the staff bathroom. A special thanks to her team of Mercy girls Julianna Santilian '22, Jill Grubbe '21, and Laura Boesch '21 who graciously volunteered to help.
HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!
THANK YOU Mercy faculty and staff for all you do to make a difference in supporting our students and families! Your efforts are incredible, and throughout this week we celebrate YOU, our dedicated Mercy teachers! 

Lord, bless the teachers who give their heart to teaching. Thank you for the special gifts that You have given them and also for giving them a spirit of grace and compassion. May they have strength and endurance to perform their many tasks, and may they know and feel the deep gratitude of those they teach and those they serve. We thank you for their creativity, work ethic, commitment, drive and passion. We thank you for the lives they have changed and transformed.
WE MISS YOU!
Please enjoy a very special Mercy staff message for our students and school community. Although we aren't together in the Mercy hallways and classrooms, remember that you are in our hearts and prayers. You are loved and we miss you! Together, we are   #MercyStrong !
COUNSELING CORNER
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!

Please review this presentation detailing important AP Exam instructions , schedule, testing guide, practice demo, and more.
VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENTS
Bring a little Mercy in your life today and watch the April 29 and May 6 editions of video announcements from the Student Government Executive Board.
SENIOR CLASS OF 2020 UPDATE
ATTENTION SENIOR STUDENTS & PARENTS
Congratulations and God Bless the Mercy Class of 2020! Please be sure to check your email for very important communications and information sent on 5/6 regarding the senior parade event and updates to future celebratory activities.
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 .
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. 
ADVANCING MERCY
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 Drive
Thank you for your support of the Mercy Community Drive virtual fundraiser (formerly Sweepstakes). Stay tuned next week for an important MCD update!
Tea for Tuition THANK YOU!
We are so appreciative of the support for our Special Edition: Tea for Tuition ! With the overwhelming response from the Mercy Community, alumnae, family and friends we have raised $32,494 in our efforts to support the tuition assistance fund! There is still time to donate here as we strive for our $38,000 goal by June 1st.

"No work of charity can be more productive of good to society than the careful instruction of women." ~ The Venerable Catherine McAuley, Founder of the Sisters of Mercy.
#GivingTuesdayNow
Earlier this week, Mercy joined a national day of generosity, #GivingTuesdayNow. Thank you to those that participated by making a gift to the Annual Fund! If you would still like to participate in this global day of giving, we encourage you to consider these ideas: 
  • Make a gift in honor of a loved one, a healthcare worker on the front lines or a friend who was not able to celebrate a birthday with their community
  • Help get the word out on social media by sharing photos or stories on your social platform about why Mercy means so much to you 
  • Do something kind for another person, help a neighbor in need, thank healthcare heroes, donate blood 
COMMUNITY SERVICE OUTREACH
Detroit Catholic High Schools Support Health Professionals
Catholic High Schools in Metro-Detroit have banded together to organize a meal for ICU workers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Any remaining money will be used to purchase scrubs for Henry Ford health care workers. Click here for more information and to support this cause .

Do You Have Needed Supplies?
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. 
NOTES & LINKS
Message from Mrs. Sattler
In case you missed it, click here for the May 1 email from Principal Sattler with information about E-LEARNING survey results , virtual experiences and more.

COVID-19 Parent Presentation
Mercy Dad Dr. Robert Sherwin, an emergency medicine physician and clinical researcher at the Detroit Medical Center,  presented to Mercy students, staff and parents about COVID-19 . This informative presentation included an overview of COVID-19 along with a question and answer period. Dr. Sherwin not only works on the front lines during this crisis, yet is also part of research trials and is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. We are immensely grateful for Dr. Sherwin’s generous gift of time and expertise to help the Mercy community become better informed. Dr. Sherwin will also remotely visit our microbiology classes! A recording of the adult COVID-19 presentation can be found  here.

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 .