September 2012

Mercy High School Monthly Parent E-NewsletterSeptember 2012

Wit's End . . . notes from the principal

Creativity. Such a curious thing. We all have it. We all see it. We recognize it in others, possibly more easily than we do in ourselves. It is limited neither by age nor by gender, neither by race nor by ethnic heritage. It is influenced, even notably at times, by one’s education and experience. Its products may be greeted with cheers or jeers, depending upon the audience. Its expression, in whatever form, should be cause for some measure of celebration. Creativity is part of our humanity.

How and what we create as individuals reveals personality. It reveals vision as well as thought processes. To create anything that is new, we are required to transcend what is traditional or what has already been. We stretch or expand on the old ideas and think in new ways. It does, however, require more than thought. It requires production and action. When one stops to think about it, creativity shows itself after a myriad of complex and interconnected processes. It is quite astounding, and yet we speak of it with nonchalance.

I have thought quite frequently in recent days about creativity. At this moment, I have much greater respect for the products of creativity than in past weeks or months. The cause - I witnessed a creative product that gave me pause. The source - the work of a former student, a student I had in class many, many years ago. The student, Heidi Ewing, graduated from Mercy High School in 1989. Lest you think that I truly recall all of the students that I had in class over my 30 year teaching career, let me make clear that I do not. Why certain students’ names and faces never faded from memory is impossible to explain. I place that phenomenon alongside the memory of certain quirky song lyrics, or boys I dated, or restaurants I’ve patronized, when I currently have difficulty recalling what I ate for dinner two nights ago! Regardless of cause, we all remember individuals from our past for many a sundry reason. I don’t question that any longer; I just accept that it is what it is. But I digress. Back to this particular student, Heidi Ewing.

Meeting young Heidi in my English class when she was a teen was an event I do indeed remember. She was a good student and had writing potential that I tried to nurture. She always had something to say, and since class discussion was the linchpin in my courses, I heard from her often. She worked hard but also had a life beyond the academics. She was on the swim team, participated in Model United Nations, and took on active roles in leadership, the last of which was that of senior class president. A constant over her time at Mercy was her ear to ear smile. If you have any doubt, check the yearbooks. You will see that as well as a four year retrospective on big hair styles!

Once Heidi graduated, I did not follow her whereabouts. Fast forward to 2005. I learned that a film documentary, The Boys of Baraka, was being shown at the Detroit Institute of Arts, a film that Heidi both produced and directed. The film focused on a group of 20 at-risk, 12 year old boys from the Baltimore inner city who were sent to Kenya to live and study for two years as part of a program that had begun in 1996. I quickly learned that in 2001, Heidi had launched a documentary film company in New York, Loki Films. She and film partner, Rachel Grady, were finding early and significant success. Watching the film that night at the DIA, I was struck by the image I had of this very young teen age girl in my English class. What had been her life path after leaving high school just 11 years prior to launching her film company?  The film was riveting. Heidi obviously had creative talent. I was excited to witness the product, excited to actually know its director! This was a first for me. At that very moment, I also selfishly wished that I could know all that my other students had accomplished in their ensuing years, post Witte’s English class. How had they chosen to share their creativity with the world?  In what ways were they using their gifts?

Just last week, I sat in the audience of a theater in downtown Royal Oak and watched Heidi’s latest film venture, her fourth. Her other films have won countless honors at film festivals across the country, plus a Peabody Award and the NAACP Image Award, as well as nominations for both an Emmy and an Academy Award. This documentary, Detropia, Heidi and Rachel’s recent project, is their first independently released film. They had to raise the money themselves for distribution, quite a feat. The film takes a close look at one city, Detroit, and suggests both how and why it has been so tragically impacted in recent years. Cities across the nation share its story as well as its questionable future. The film was sold out, this being the second of a four night release in three cities: Detroit, Royal Oak, and Ann Arbor. Heidi and her cinematographer and co-producer, Craig Atkinson, were present at this premiere and did a Q and A following the screening. My husband and I spoke with them afterward. Again, I was proud to know her, proud that she had once sat in my classroom, proud that I had just now been present in “her classroom.”

Creativity. Such a curious thing. We all have it. We all see it. Its expression, in whatever form, should be cause for some measure of celebration. This high school year, your daughter sits in Mercy’s classrooms. What creative products are locked within her teenage, giddy exterior? What is her legacy, not yet written? What contributions will she make to a world that desperately needs her vision, her transcendent thinking? Don’t underestimate her chances for greatness, greatness that doesn’t have to wait to reveal itself. Her own creativity is seeing the light of day in how she responds to the work at hand, what she is willing to try, what she is willing to offer in a class discussion or in a conversation around the kitchen table. Can you be a force that nurtures that? Absolutely. Can her teachers push her to entertain a question not yet answered, to pose a solution not yet tried? They’d better.

Encourage your daughter to dream aloud, to consider what could be, rather than just passively accept what is. Creativity, her own, needs to hear your trumpeted support as parent. And be sure you tell her what I told Heidi and thousands of students over these many years:

“Don’t change your name so that when you’re famous, I can still claim you as a Mercy girl!”

Sincerely,
Mrs. Carolyn Witte, Principal

Mothers Club

THANK YOU to all the moms who attended our first meeting and all are welcome at our next meeting Monday, October 1st at 6:30 in the media center. Be sure to check out the Mothers Club home page and calendar for more information about upcoming events and important notes from the President Margaret Anne Crowley.

NEW MOMS WELCOME DINNER -There is a special welcome dinner planned for Monday, September 24th here at Mercy to honor and celebrate all the new moms of our Mercy community. The evening begins at 6:30pm with Mass in the chapel, followed by a reception and light dinner in the cafe. A Welcome program will follow at 8:00pm. New moms should have received an invitation and please remember to RSVP to newmomdinner@gmail.com with your name, your daughter's name, and a phone number. We hope to see all our newest Mercy Moms on September 24th!

JOIN US IN PRAYER - The Mercy Moms Prayer Circle is in session every Monday afternoon from 1:30-2:30 in the chapel. Bonnie Reaume and Debbie Tisdel have graciously offered their time to host so please join them and pray for our daughters, as well as the faculty, and special intentions from the entire Mercy community.

FALL FASHION - Mothers Club FASHION SHOW and Fall Boutique will take place on October 21 from 11:30 - 3:30 at Burton Manor. Cosmetics, fashion, handbags, unique gifts, and lunch. Many unique vendors will be on site for your shopping pleasure. So plan a special day with your daughter, mother, mother-in-law, aunt, grandmother and friends! More details and registration information coming soon.

Dads Club

4TH ANNUAL MERCY FAMILY BONFIRE

Thursday, Sept 27

8:00-10:00 PM

Mercy Softball Field

Bonfire - DJ - Snacks

This is a free family event open to ALL Mercy families, Alumnae, and friends of Mercy.

Previously held in December, now during Spirit Week.

  Annual Dads and Daughters trip to CEDAR POINT during spooky Halloweekend on Saturday, October 13, 2012.
 

When: Saturday, October 13, 2012

Departure: Leave Mercy Parking Lot @ 9:00 AM Sharp! (To arrive by 11:30AM – park opens at Noon)

Return: Leave Cedar Point Parking Lot same day 9:00 PM Sharp! (Arriving back at Mercy ~11:30 PM)

Who: Any Mercy student and their father/guardian. Moms are also welcome to join us!

Cost: $100 per father/daughter. Additional sibling (NO Boys on the bus) or students are $50 each. (Presently we have 1 bus reserved and if we have a quick response, we will reserve additional buses. Otherwise it will be the first 56 dads/daughter who sign-up.)

Click here for event flyer and sign up online at http://bit.ly/Cedar2012

Questions? Contact Bryan Stapp at BryanStapp@yahoo.com.

GRAND RAFFLE - SELL! SELL! SELL! The Dads Club biggest fundraiser (and biggest payout) is in full swing. The Grand Raffle tickets were mailed home to all Mercy families. The drawing is earlier this year and will be on November 21st. This Dads Club raffle benefits all Mercy girls. Donations are made to fund various school functions, clubs, activities and needs. Grand Prize $10,000; $1500 second prize; $1000 third prize.

There's plenty of fun in store with the Dads Club this school year: Bonfire; Wreath Sale; Grand Raffle; Father Daughter Liturgy; Dance; Tigers Baseball Game; Golf Outing. ALL DADS are welcome at our next meeting October 2nd at 7:00pm in the Cafeteria. Follow us on Twitter: MercyDads; Become a fan on Facebook: Mercy Dads Club; and join our google group: MercyDadsClub http://groups.google.com/group/mercydadsclub?hl=en.

WELCOME to MERCY!

Mercy students and staff received a blessing from Fr. Mark Brauer at the opening school mass. Welcome to the 212 Freshwomen, 17 new Sophomores, and 5 new Juniors who joined our Mercy family. More warm welcomes to these 9 new staff members: Religious Studies - Terese Gibb; English / Social Studies - Angela Harris; Math - Christopher Janusch; Spanish - Renee Loubert; Science - Sara McGavin; Art - Jennifer Schuck; Counseling - Dianna Shamus; Science - Laura Weiller; Special Events - Lindsay Weismiller.

Help us welcome even more Mercy girls to our spectacular school! Spread the word about our upcoming Mercy Open House, November 4th from 1pm - 4pm. Please encourage seventh and eighth grade girls to shadow a student and experience life at Mercy firsthand. Shadow days begin October 1. Contact admissions@mhsmi.org for more admissions information.

Student Successes . . . APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE!

Christina Hadley and Stephanie Luther were named Semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Competition. These academically talented seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition to earn a Merit Scholar title. About 1.5 million juniors in some 22,000 high schools entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of US high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. To become a Finalist, a Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student's earlier performance on the qualifying test. National Merit Scholarship winners of 2013 will be announced in the spring.

AP Exams 2012

142 students took 212 AP exams. Highlights: English Lit & Comp: 74% scored 3 or better; U.S. Gov't & Politics: 82% scored 3 or better; U.S. History: 70% scored 3 or better; Biology 70% scored 3 or better. 25 students received a 5 on their exams.

AP Scholar
Scored 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams
AP Scholar with Honor
Scored average of 3.25 on all
AP Exams and 3 or higher on four or more exams
AP Scholar with Honor
Scored average of 3.5 on all
AP Exams and 3 or higher on five or more exams
Erica Canavan Kathleen Abenes Christina Hadley
Eleanor Carey Colette Berg Kelly Redmond
Olivia Cholewa Jasmine Wehr  
Kathryn Costello    
Natalie Diehl    
Marian Digby    
Elizabeth Eagle    
Mary Haapala    
Lilliana Haddad    
Erin Klaus    
Ellen Lezotte    
Jessica Montgomery    
Shireen Rasheed    
Megan Ward    
Elaina Weber    
Jaclyn Wilke    

The following Mercy students (and alumnae from the class of 2012) will have a poem published in the annual collection of student poems from PINE TREE POETRY. This also means that EVERY student in poetry classes from last school year 2011-2012 has received AT LEAST one award or notice of publication for her writing. Well done, ladies!

Emily Rabahany Clarissa LeVasseur Danielle Collins
Allie Atsalis Alexandra Mattingly Alex Abowd
Mimi Norwood Katelyn Kulesa Mary Sheena
Payas Shah Lindsey Tartaglia Audrey Cords
Hayleigh Guerin Melany Janer Emily Shearer
Angela Engerer Ashley Lyles Kellie Brue
Shannon Lemmer Cortney McKay Haley Fox
Bianca Yaldo Heather Smith Celeste Haddad
Kaite Koehler Beka Banka Makenzie Williams
Deena Garmo Abby Benard Julie Woods
Adelia Davis Anna Hominga Lindsey Lerg
Angel Parker Grace Drabicki Kelly Redmond
Katie Coerdt    

Madison Denomme '14 was on the cover of Styleline Magazine's September issue. The magazine is the biggest metro Detroit magazine and Madison was featured on the cover as well as a 10 page editorial and centerfold. She is the youngest female model to achieve this coverage.

FRESH FROSH!

Welcome to the Mercy Family, Class of 2016! Link Crew Leaders, consisting of a select group of Mercy juniors and seniors, kicked off the new frosh year with a bang. Orientation Day for the new 212 freshwomen was an inspiring experience booming with music, fun, friends, games, and teamwork. Link Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes freshwomen and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience and is built on the belief that students can help students succeed. As positive role models, Link Crew Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the girls with what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate freshwoman success. I just wanted to share what a wonderful time I have been having at Mercy! Everyone has been so nice as to greet me in the morning or show me the way to a class! I absolutely LOVE Mercy! - Kathryn '16

MERCY LINK CREW PRESENTS . . .

CIDER-N-CINEMA

Friday, September 21

3:00-6:00 PM

Movie in the Mercy Auditorium with cider and donuts served at intermission.

Free! All Frosh invited!

Latest and Greatest from the Alumnae Office

Ladies SHOPPING Night Out at Scout TOMORROW!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
6:00 – 9:00 pm
508 S. Washington, Royal Oak, MI

You haven’t really shopped until you’ve shopped at Scout in downtown Royal Oak. It’s the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind gifts for those hard-to-buy-for people. (Christmas will be here before you know it, so why not check off a few names on your list?) 20% of all sales will benefit the Alumnae Association Tuition Assistance Fund.

Invite friends and family to shop for home decor, jewelry, books, toys and bath and beauty products! Read this flier for more information and browse Scout’s Facebook page to get a feel for the store’s unique flair. Many thanks to owner Pamela Abbo McLenon ’82 and Alumnae Board member Marisa Abbo ’80 for hosting this event.

Alumnae Legacy Dinner

88 current Mercy students have alumna moms! If you are an alumna mom, you and your daughter are invited to the annual Legacy Dinner, hosted by the Alumnae Association. Moms who attended another Mercy High School are also welcome to bring their daughters.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Mercy Media Center

Celebrate the Mercy tradition. Watch for your invitation in the mail and RSVP to 248.476.3270 or alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org.

Monthly Reflection

Celebrating Mercy Women Drawn to Design.

From National Arts in Education Week of Sept 10th.

Creativity belongs to the artist in each of us. To create means to relate. The root meaning of the word “art” is to fit together, and we all do this every day. Not all of us are painters, but we are all artists.

Each time we fit things together, we are creating – whether it is to make a loaf of bread, a conversation, a schedule, a day. As artists, we accept responsibility to create – to realize our immense powers to change things, to fit things together in a new way. It is our daily work, this creative process.

Creator God, help us to realize that we are artistic people – working together daily on the greater picture; bringing to it all our skills of imagination and making.

~ Excerpts from "Learning by Heart, Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit" by Corita Kent and Jan Steward.

Our Lady of Mercy Courtyard

Look at our re-landscaped north courtyard, now named the Our Lady of Mercy Courtyard, which serves as a silent and sacred space for student reflection. A plan is in place to renew each of our courtyards to reflect the values of Human Dignity, Justice, Service, and Option for the Poor

FLU CLINIC FOR MERCY FAMILIES - MONDAY, OCTOBER 1st

Mercy High School will host an influenza clinic on Monday, October 1, 2012 in partnership with the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Michigan (VNA) and Alana's Foundation. The non-profit foundation was established in 2009 in memory of Alana Yaksich who died of influenza in 2003 at the age of five. Part of its mission is to educate the public about the importance of yearly influenza (flu) vaccination and assist in offering options for such vaccinations to occur.

The clinic will be held from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm in Mercy's lobby (Auditorium entrance) on October 1st and is available to students, staff, and families of Mercy. It does, however, require advance registration. If you are interested, click here to view the flyer. Please print, complete, and return the consent form to the Reception area no later than Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

The vaccination is covered by many, but not all, insurance companies. They are listed at the bottom of the flyer. If you have any questions about insurance coverage, please call the VNA directly at 248-967-8755. Questions about the vaccine itself should be answered by your doctor.

The consent form must be completed, signed by a parent for anyone under the age of 18, and returned to Mercy with payment, if applicable , no later than Wednesday, September 26th. If the vaccination is not covered by your insurance, payment ($25) must be attached to the consent form either as cash in the exact amount or a check made payable to the Visiting Nurse Association. *** If the vaccination is covered by insurance, no payment is required with the consent form; however, the actual insurance card must be presented at the clinic on October 1st in order to receive the vaccination. All persons will need to present a picture ID as well on the day of the clinic.

Mercy is happy to offer our facility for this clinic and hope you will take advantage of the opportunity for your daughter or yourself. Please understand that we are unable to answer any questions regarding the vaccination itself as well as any insurance inquiries. In addition, the September 26th deadline for advance registration is necessary because the VNA must determine the actual number of doses needed for the clinic. CLICK HERE to read the VNA Notice of Privacy Policy.

***If a student does not have insurance, their insurance does not cover flu shots (most insurances do), or their insurance is not accepted by VNA, Alana's Foundation will pick up the full cost ($25). For specific insurance related questions, please contact VNA directly at 248-967-8755. This number is also listed on the flu clinic flyer. VNA does not offer subsidies to cover vaccination cost as indicated on the email sent to Mercy parents.

Give Me a M, Give Me an E, Give Me a R, Give Me a C, Give Me a Y!

MARLINS MAKE HEADLINES

Golf is in full swing. Mercy's varsity golf team is currently ranked #3 in Division 1 and the team is undefeated in dual meets and has earned 4 runner-ups and 1 Championship in their tournaments. Swim and Dive are splashing to first place against Holland. Cross Country continues to set records. Equestrian is galloping to victory. Field Hockey is scoring a winning season. Volleyball is spiking their way to the top. Brush up on your Marlin cheers and chants and see our teams in action! Be sure to check out the team blogs with scores, stats, and news. CLICK HERE to view the Athletics Calendar and even get driving directions. CLICK HERE for some recent athletes in the news.

Mercy Leadership Conference

Four Mercy students attended the annual Mercy Leadership Conference in June on the campus of Gwynedd Mercy College in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania. The Mercy Leadership Conference is for selected young women holding leadership positions or with leadership potential in Mercy schools across the country and beyond! This conference was established in the 1990’s to fill a need for leadership formation in the spirit of Catherine McAuley. The girls participated in workshops such as: assessing leadership style; the nuts and bolts job of being a leader; team building; servant leadership; and how to be a leader of Mercy after high school.

Teagan Dillon (’14), Lana Grasser (’14), Lindsay Hiser (’14), and Maria Walawender (’13) accompanied by Judi Griggs-Dennis Pastoral Minister/Service Learning Coordinator learned about life at other Mercy high schools from fellow Mercy students representing 8 different countries from around the world. The workshop also includes an evening of guided sightseeing, dinner and shopping in Philadelphia.

They discussed ways to better each of our schools and planned a global initiative to take on as a worldwide Mercy community. As this year’s Service Project, we will be working with the other schools in order to raise enough money build a much needed school for girls in Sudan. After the brilliant collaboration at the conference, all the ladies returned to their perspective schools, ready to begin. The young women brought back some great ideas from the conference and we look forward to great things to come!

LORE YEARBOOK 2012 - 2013

  • First Amendment Law Clinic: Students in Yearbook Production and Yearbook Design have been selected to take part in a first amendment law clinic. Law students from Michigan State University's College of Law will conduct eight workshops on topics including copyright, right to privacy, libel and more. Mercy is one of several schools in Michigan to host the clinic.
  • Yearbook Sales: Don't miss out on securing your piece of history. Buy your yearbook today for $60. Yearbooks are on sale before and after school Oct. 1-5 or you may purchase it online at yearbookordercenter.com. Use code 13826 to quickly locate Mercy's page. Additional options including ad sales, are available only through the online site.
  • Parent ads: If you'd like to recognize your daughter's achievements or just express how proud you are of her, consider placing a parent ad in the Lore. Ads start at just $50. For more complete information, click here. The ad deadline is Nov. 2. Payment and complete ad contents must be turned in by the Nov. 2nd deadline.

MNotes . . . miscellaneous info you need to know!

MERCY DAY MASS - Please join our Mercy School Community as we celebrate Mercy Day with Mass Monday, September 24 at 9:55am.

Make a Difference for Mercy GOLF OUTING THIS MONDAY - Only a few spots remain open, so register today for the Mercy High School Golf Outing to benefit Tuition Assistance and Athletics. Monday, September 24, 2012 at Western Golf and Country Club. 9:00am shotgun start followed by lunch at 2:00pm. Click here for more event information. To register, contact Lindsay Weismiller at 248.893.3535 or lmweismiller@mhsmi.org.

Spirit Week - Show your Mercy spirit! Spirit week will be held 9/24 - 9/28. CLICK HERE for flyer which lists theme and dress for each class and day.

AUCTION 2013 - Calling All Parents! Come and join the fun. Attend our Auction Kick-Off meeting and learn how you can use your talents to help with this all important Mercy Parent Event. The meeting is on October 3rd at 6:30pm in the Mercy Cafeteria. Find out about the changes for this year's auction, the committees that need extra help and why you should be a part of it all. For more information contact the Auction Office at 248.893.3535 or lmweismiller@mhsmi.org.

After School Tutoring - NHS tutoring will be held in N12 from 2:45-3:30 on the following dates for the first semester: Sept 19, Oct 3,10,and 24, Nov 7,14, and 28, Dec 5,12 and 19 and Jan 7 and 8. Second semester dates will be released in January. Students can get help in any subject. If it is a 1:40 dismissal, tutoring is from 1:45-2:30.

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SNAPSHOT of Mercy

Mercy Women Drawn to Design

Students in Mrs. Rife's 2012 spring semester Art Foundations Class researched the life and work of Louise Nevelson, a 20th century American sculptor who is best known for her wood sculptures, many of which were constructed in wooden crates. Each student constructed a shallow corrugated cardboard box, then filled it with cardboard constructions emphasizing texture and composition. The work is on display in the south hall and these students designed a piece for the installation: Anjali Alangaden; Sydney Akin; Katherine Baird; Michaela Bargardi; Lore Bouret; Caitlin Conner; Elizabeth Coughlin; Jackie Dailey; Marissa Dillon; Olivia Drukker; Alysen Eads; Christina Epperson; Katie Erdman; Alexandri Ferguson; Elena Flores; Maddie Flynn; Martha Fons; Lainey Gossett; Kaylan Grigsby; Caitlin Hennessey; Alicia Henry; Sarah Hoffman; Jasmine Hunt; Alexis Hurley; Darby Horne; Mikayla Kempf; Rebecca Kmiecik; Hannah Knoop; Dana LaBuda; Sanan Malkadjian; Hannah McInnis; Felicia Moore; Hannah Moylan; Alyssa Naimi; Katina Nichols; Jennifer Parinello; Marissa Tasky; Christen Thompson; Maddie Trevorrow; Arianna Watson; Karli Winfrey; Carolyn Whitney; Moranda Yaldo; Ashley Yangouian.

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Mercy Month Ahead

Event

Date / Time

Location

Mercy Day Mass Sept 24 / 9:55a Auditorium
Make a Difference for Mercy GOLF OUTING Sept 24 Western Golf & Country Club
New MOMS Welcome Dinner Sept 24 / 6:30p MHS

Spirit Week, Field Day, Homecoming Dance

Sept 24 - 28

MHS

Dads Club Bonfire Sept 27 / 8:00p Athletic Fields
Flu Clinic Oct 1 / 12:30p - 3:30p MHS

Mercy MOMS Meeting

Oct 1 / 6:30p

Media Center

Mercy DADS Meeting Oct 2 / 7:00p Cafe
FOF Mass in Chapel Oct 5 / 7:25a Chapel
DADS Club CEDAR POINT Trip Oct 13 / 9:00a - 11:00p MHS / CP
Pizza, Jamz, and Jeans Oct 18 / 6:00p Cafe

SENIOR Class Mass

Oct 19

Auditorium

Mothers Club Fall Boutique & Fashion Show

Oct 21 / 11:30a - 3:30p

Burton Manor

Alumnae Legacy Dinner Oct 24 / 6:00p - 7:30p Media Center
Parent / Teacher Conferences Oct 25 / 2:00p - 4:00p and 6:30p - 8:30p MHS

OPEN HOUSE

Nov 4 / 1:00p - 4:00p

MHS

If you have any questions or want to submit information contact jhearle@mhsmi.org. Want even more? Click the school life calendar and the Mercy web site. And don't miss all of the latest Mercy In The News articles. Check out the current announcements and browse the home page links to see what's happening at Mercy.

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