Dear Mercy Parent/Guardians:
On behalf of your Mercy family, welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year! We are grateful you choose a Mercy education for your daughter(s) and we look forward to walking with you in the path of this year's many adventures.
We are excited to share that once again this year's enrollment has increased and we exceeded projected goal. Aside from our freshman class, we welcome 12 students transferring from other schools and a returning student from abroad. We also have new faculty and staff joining our Mercy family this year.
Each brings a wealth of expertise and enthusiasm for supporting our mission, values and strategic goals.
We have secured grant funding for many impactful projects that will be rolled out this year. This includes security upgrades, active classroom furnishings, assessment of our racial equity inclusion and awareness policies and practices, and student/staff well being programs.
This week we announced exciting news to our students and staff. On October 3, Immaculée Ilibagiza, author and survivor of the Rwandan genocide, will be at Mercy to tell 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 are receiving copies of Immaculée's book
Left to Tell
in preparation for the visit. Many of our students are already familiar with this incredible story and are truly excited to hear her powerful words first hand.
As we celebrated our Welcome Back Mass together on Tuesday, it was heartwarming to hear students share their personal intentions with the community. Although we all have our own unique needs either individually or by Mercy class, students were intentional in praying for one another. Know that the Mercy faculty and staff also pray for our students and families. We are proud to work and pray in partnership with you as we continue to offer each student experiences to enrich her academic, spiritual and self-understanding.
Wishing you the best for a new school year.
May God's Grace and Blessings be in your path,
Patricia Sattler, Principal