Class of 2018

S - E -N - I - O - R - S !!

Here is important information you and your parents need
to know for Class of 2018 activities.
 
Be sure to click back often for announcements,
links, and updates!
 
2018 Class Officer Board
Annie Acho-Tartoni
Benicia Booker
Catie Coffman
Lena DuBois
Brooke O'Brien
2018 Human Relations Council
Dani McClain
Marshele Parker
Luma Qashou
Ana Warner
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SUBMIT PICTURES for Memory DVD: All seniors are asked to please submit pictures from freshman year to senior year. Email the image to 2018officers@mhsmi.org and include names of all students in the picture and the year it was taken. For example: "Ally, Sally, & Sue - Junior Year." The deadline date for baby photos is November 21, 2017; freshman, sophomore, and junior year pictures is January 23, 2018 and the deadline for the senior year pictures is April 16, 2018.

Senior Class Fundraisers: These fundraisers assist in the financial obligations of senior events and will occur twice a year at California Pizza Kitchen on the same days as Parent/teacher conferences: Thursday, Oct 5; Thursday, March 1. Click here for Pizza with a Purpose CPK Flyer.

Memory DVD: This DVD will consist of photographic memories of all four years at Mercy High School and will be available for purchase. Students will have a variety of deadlines throughout the year to submit photos to be possibly included in the DVD. These deadlines will be posted on this web page soon.

Yearbook Ads: Celebrate your senior by placing a parent ad in the Mercy Lore Yearbook. Order form available here.

EVENTS and DEADLINES

August 25: College Application Information Meeting Part 2 held 7:50am-8:50am in the Auditorium

September 12: Deadline to order spirit week tshirts

October 5: Click here for Pizza with a Purpose CPK Flyer.

October 20: Senior Blessing Mass - This special mass will be held in the afternoon during 6th-7th hours of the school day and it designed for the seniors only. The priest will deliver a special blessing for the ladies as they begin their last year of high school. Parents and family members are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

November 7-10: Kairos Retreat #1

February 20-23: Kairos Retreat #2

April 17-20: Kairos Retreat #3

March 1: CPK Fundraiser

March: Service Hours and Reflection Paper PAST DUE!

March: End of Year Promise Due

April: Prom tickets on sale

April: Senior Sayings Due

April: Memory DVD Orders Due

April: Senior Survey and Scholarship Notification DUE

May 17: Senior Prom at the Roostertail in Detroit

May 18: Senior Skip Day

May 24: Mercy Celebration Day

  • Honors/Moving Up: You will wear your cap and gown for both of these events so be sure to have all parts with you including your medallion. If you are not present for Honors, you WILL NOT be allowed to participate in Moving up. Parents are welcome to attend. Advisee Parties for Seniors and Moving Up in the afternoon in the auditorium (cap and gown).
May 29: Mandatory Graduation practice 10am - 12pm at the Detroit Opera House
  • If you are not present, you are not allowed to walk at graduation. You must be there by 9:45 and breakfast will be served between 9:30-9:50 a.m. It will be a light breakfast and practice will start prompt at 10 a.m. Please park at the Detroit Opera House Parking center at 1426 Broadway Street. Take a ticket when you enter to give to the attendant when you exit. You WILL NOT be charged. Absolutely no food or drink will be allowed within the venue and please keep your cell phones away during the event. If we see them, we will confiscate them. Please dress appropriately. This venue is a historical and beautiful venue so dress appropriately. Bring a sweater and sweatshirt to stay warm. You must bring the shoes you are wearing for graduation also so you can practice walking the stage in them. Do not make appointments/work/etc on the same day for 12:30-1pm. We may run over and will not allow anyone to leave until we are done.

May 29: Baccalaureate Mass and Senior Farewell Reception 6pm
  • Final celebration Mass. Wear cap and gown as Seniors will need to line up at 5:30pm for procession. Mass at 6pm in Auditorium
  • Flower presentation to the Blessed Mother by Seniors after Mass
  • Senior Farewell presentation and speeches
  • Emily George Award and Heart of Mercy Award
  • Reception in gym with appetizers immediately following
  • Parents, families and friends are invited

June 3: Graduation Ceremony 2:00 p.m.

  • Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway Street, Detroit, MI 48226
  • Graduation seating chart
  • Students and faculty will arrive at 1:00 p.m. and enter through the Stage/Security door off Madison.
  • Families will line-up at main entrance doors on Madison. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. or earlier if Opera House is prepared and people are lined-up.
  • Ushers will pass out programs provided by Mercy High School.
  • Seating first come, first serve and is available on the main floor and balcony.
  • More specific information will come at a later date about which side of the building your daughters will be exiting on and where they will be seating so you can plan accordingly.
  • Accessible seating for patrons in wheelchairs and a companion is available on the main floor.
  • Seniors must arrive at 1:00pm to line up and receive roses. Please report to backstage when you arrive and leave personal belongings (purses, cell phones, etc) with a family member.
  • A professional photographer will take pictures of each graduate as she receives her diploma
  • Video is taken of the entire ceremony and will be mailed to each graduate approximately 4 - 6 weeks after graduation

GRADUATION TICKETS
 
Each graduate will receive eight (8) admission tickets for the graduation ceremony by picking them up and signing them out at the reception area. Graduates do not need a ticket. Tickets will not be given to any senior who has not fulfilled all of her school obligations of detentions, financials, MCAP requirements, or who has not completed her senior survey. Fulfillment of obligations include:
  • Detentions. Contact or see Mrs. Tarplin in the Dean's Office.
  • Financial (tuition, sweepstakes) Contact Business Office or Dr. Kreger.
  • MCAP requirement (service hours completed and reflection paper submitted) Contact Mrs. Griggs-Dennis in the Pastoral Ministry Office.
  • Senior Survey. Contact Mrs. Burek in the Counseling Office.

June 3  - Senior All Night Party (SANP) – All graduates attending the party are to arrive between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. The party concludes at 5:00am June 5th. The consent form must be signed and returned to school in order to attend.


DETAILS and FORMS - Links and more info coming soon!

Pizza with a Purpose CPK Flyer

Yearbook Ad

End of Year Promise

Memory DVD order form

Pearl bracelet and earrings set

Congratulatory lawn sign

SENIOR PROM 2018

Graduation Gowns: Mercy High School Graduation is a formal academic commencement ceremony. As such each graduate is to be dressed in a modest, white gown. CLICK HERE for graduation gown requirements, criteria and recommendations. In order to participate in the graduation ceremony, every student must have her white graduation gown approved by Dr. Cheryl Kreger or her assistant, Mrs. Marlene Wojcik. You are welcome to bring your choice of dress to the Advancement Office for approval at any time during the school year, but it must be approved by graduation rehearsal on May 29, 2018.  

Extra graduation ticket request form

SENIOR ALL NIGHT PARTY CONSENT FORM

  • SANP Word Doc
  • SANP PDF

CAMPUS MINISTRY INFO: Click here to see a list of local campus minitries at colleges and how to connect with out of state college ministries.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Contact Info Emails

 
Service Hours
- You need 40 hours to graduate
- Hours only count if you volunteered as the "hands of God"
- All hours and the reflection paper have to be turned in by the first Friday of March
- Feel free to stop by the Pastoral Office to ask Ms. Dennis any questions

College Application Presentation

KAIROS Retreat Info