December 2015

Upcoming Events
Christmas Concert December 13
Basketball Welcome Home January 8
Mothers Club Fashion Show January 9
Bunco January 22
Open House February 4
Auction February 20
The Sound of Music Spring Musical March 11 - 13
Tea for Tuition April 17

Announcing Reunion Weekend 2016!     

The Grand Reunion was such a big hit that we are gathering again next fall, with a different twist to the weekend. During Reunion Weekend 2016, we will celebrate Milestone classes - those ending in a "1" or a "6." Classes of 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011: Mark your calendar now for the weekend of September 24, 2016.

We are seeking class representatives from Milestone years. Representatives serve as liaisons between classmates and the school for event questions and alumnae address and email updates. They encourage participation and help make the event meaningful for their class. It would be beneficial to have two or more leaders for each milestone class. Contact reunion@mhsmi.org or (248) 476-3270 to serve in this important role.


Class of 1976 Reunion

The Class of 1976 40-year reunion will be held Friday, August 12, 2016 at the Detroit Marriott/Livonia. For details, contact Michelle Morgan Carson '76 at mmcarson@clarkston.k12.mi.us.


Thank you, Class of 1975!

The Class of 1975 made a gift to Mercy in conjunction with their recent 40-year reunion. The class noted that the gift was made, "In honor of Sr. Camille and Sr. Timothy, and in recognition of the quality education provided by the entire staff of Our Lady of Mercy High School."


Christmas Concert this Sunday!

This Sunday, December 13 at 2:00 PM is the annual Christmas Concert Sing We Now of Christmas. Students from Glee I, The Mercyaires, and the Mercy Orchestra will perform and the newly formed Marlin Adult Chorus made up of staff, alumnae and friends of Mercy will present their first concert performance. Admission is $5.

For more information, contact Rebekah Ferguson at rjferguson@mhsmi.org or (248) 893-3575.


Basketball Welcome Home Celebration

All basketball alumnae are invited to a 6:30 pm reception prior to the 7:30 pm Varsity basketball game against Regina on Friday, January 8th. Members of the 1977 and 1982 State Championship teams will be honored at half-time during the Varsity game. All are encouraged to cheer on the Marlins! $5 admission. Please RSVP to Olivia Hanna, Advancement Assistant, at ohanna@mhsmi.org or (248) 893-3582.


Mothers Club Fashion Show

The Mercy Mothers Club is proud to present a Star-Studded Fashion Show Saturday, January 9, 2016 held at Burton Manor Banquet & Conference Center in Livonia. 

Show starts at 11:00am. Tickets are $50 per person and available by calling 313-218-1055. Please join us for this fun-filled day!

Click here for ticket information.

  • Strolling Lunch, Beverages, Desserts
  • Giveaways and Raffles
  • Sales from Bella Mia, Posh by Tori, The Little Black Heart, All About Woman's Boutique & Spa
  • Special Guest Emcees Diana Lewis and Glenda Lewis
  • Click here for event updates - Event will be taped by Detroit Reality TV. Waivers on-site.

Bunco

Bunco Ladies Night Out

All alumnae and friends are invited to join the Alumnae Association at their annual Bunco Ladies Night Out.

Friday, January 22, 2016 

  • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Mercy Cafeteria - student/flagpole entrance
  • Doors open at 6:30 pm. Game begins at 7:15 pm. Please arrive by 7:00 pm
  • Enjoy sandwiches, snacks, wine, beer & pop. Chances to win fun prizes! $15 per person. Proceeds support tuition assistance. 

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Contact the Alumnae Office for more information: alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org or (248) 476-3270.

The Alumnae Association is proud to support Global Health Charities' Clean Birth Kit program. Get a FREE prize ticket for bringing any of the following NEW items to Bunco: Hotel size rectangular wrapped soaps; box of latex free disposable gloves; cotton receiving blankets; or gallon size Ziploc brand bags. Items will be assembled into clean birth kits that can save the life of a mother and her infant. According to Mercy alumna Susan Smith McAdams '81, Executive Director of GHC, over 4.5 million infants and 292,000 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, the majority in under-resourced countries. Infection is a leading cause. Visit globalhealthcharities.org for more information.


Open House

Your word of mouth is Mercy's best advertising! Help us spread the word about the benefit of a Mercy education by simply referring a prospective 7th or 8th grader to our upcoming Winter OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, February 4, 2016.

Mercy Alumnae and their families are invited to an early open house legacy tour from 6:00pm - 6:30pm. Arrive at the Chapel entrance. General Open House is from 6:30pm - 8:00pm beginning at the Lobby entrance.

Open House is a great opportunity for prospective families to learn more about Mercy. Families will receive a student-guided tour and meet administrators, teachers, parents and alumnae. More information about the admissions process can be found on our website at mhsmi.org/admissions.

If you know of a future Mercy girl in your parish or neighborhood, please encourage her to contact the Admissions Office at admissions@mhsmi.org and arrange a day to shadow a student.


Auction 2016

Save the date of Saturday, February 20th for a night of fun, food and friends! All alumnae are invited to attend the

37th Annual Mercy Auction. Looking for a great way to promote your business? Click here for a wish list of suggested donation ideas or check out our advertising contracts. 


Tea for Tuition

Tea for Tuition is the Alumnae Association's signature event, and it continues to increase in popularity from year to year. The event is truly a community effort, with alumnae, parents, Sisters of Mercy, staff members, and students all coming together to transform the gym into a tea parlor. Over the past 11 years, Tea for Tuition has raised more than $150,000 and has helped send numerous girls to Mercy. The Alumnae Association asks for your help to make this event a success once again in 2016.

We have scheduled a Tea kick-off planning meeting for Wednesday, January 6 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in Mercy's Advancement Conference Room. A light dinner will be provided. If you are interested in attending and learning more about opportunities to help us plan and promote the event, please see this SignUpGenius. We can use help with menu-planning, sponsorships, marketing, acquiring gifts for our silent auction and drawings, managing volunteers and more. Studies show that volunteers are happier than non-volunteers, and that volunteering increases the odds of getting a great job, so come to our kick-off meeting to learn more or contact the Alumnae Office at alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org or (248) 476-3270.

Look for more details in the new year about hosting a table and donating gifts for our silent auction.


Open Position - Development Team Manager

Mercy High School is accepting applicants for the following position:

Development Team Manager

Send or email resume including professional experience, educational background and professional affiliations along with a cover letter to:

  • Dr. Cheryl Delaney Kreger '66
  • President Mercy High School
  • 29300 W. Eleven Mile Rd
  • Farmington Hills, MI 48336
  • or email to mmwojcik@mhsmi.org

Journey to Ireland with Mercy!

In celebration of Mercy High School's 70th Anniversary, alumnae, parents and friends are invited to accompany President Dr. Cheryl Kreger on a pilgrimage to Ireland May 9 - 18, 2016. Spend 10 days and 8 nights traveling through Galway, Sneem and Dublin. Take the Catherine McAuley Walking Tour in Dublin and see the sites of Mercy associated with her life, including the first House of Mercy on Baggot Street. This trip will be a unique opportunity to take in some of Ireland's most important religious sites and attend mass in historic churches as well as learn about life, tradition and music with members of a small Irish village. The inclusive travel package is offered through Corporate Travel Service.

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Monthly Alumnae Book Club

To receive notice of book club happenings, send an email to Tina Cyrol Russette '76 at tmrussette@att.net


Upcoming Alumnae Board Meetings

The Alumnae Board plans and executes events for alumnae and the Mercy community and raises funds for student scholarships on behalf of the Alumnae Association. Meetings are held once a month from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the MHS Advancement Office. We invite all alumnae to attend and participate. Contact the Alumnae Office for more information: alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org or 248-476-3270.

  • January 20
  • February 17
  • March 16
  • April 13
  • May 18

Something to Smile About

Andrea Jaggers Morgan DDS '81 and Rachel Kurcz '10 have connected at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Andrea is a Clinical Professor and Dental Recruitment Coordinator. Rachel is a second-year dentistry student. They are pictured at the school's White Coat Ceremony. 

$70 for 70 Years

Commemorate Mercy's 70th Anniversary by visiting our secure online giving site mhsmi.org/donate or mail your check to Mercy before the end of the year. Please make a gift today to ensure that opportunities abound for Mercy students.


Youth Mercy Associates

God Bless the new members Sarah Pegler, Madison Reckker, Brooke O'Brien, Benicia Booker, Lauren Foley, Lauren Lytle, Sarah Kurpiers, Gloria Nuemann, Sydney Van Acker of the Youth Mercy Associate USA Program and the 7 current members Claire Johnston, Josephine Wenson, Meaghan Fortney (Charter Member), Katherine Colleran, Rochelle Chezick, Molly Lyons and Nicole Belans who made their re-commitment at Mass held December 8th. Joining them in the commissioning ceremony were Pastoral Minister Judi Dennis, Sr. Nancy Thompson, President Dr. Cheryl Kreger, Associate Principal Colleen Rozman and Social Studies Teacher Cindy Richter.

Along with bringing the girls closer to Catherine McAuley and to the community of the Sisters of Mercy, the Youth Mercy Associates wish to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.

  • By upholding Catherine McAuley's joy in the love of the gospel, her vision of faith, and mercy
  • By praying, reflecting and sharing together
  • By letting God's light shine through everything we do especially in the sharing of our gifts and talents in the service of others
  • By working with the Adult Associates and Sisters in addressing the Critical Concerns: Women's Issues; Care for the Earth; Non-Violence; Racism; Immigration.

Christmas Blessings from the Alumnae Office

May His Love and Presence fill you to overflowing and bring you a most Joyous Christmas