Senior All Night Party
The Mothers Club is busy working on the Senior All Night Party. Parent volunteers are needed from all classes! Please contact Event Chair April Jackson at email@example.com or Parent Volunteer Committee Chair Joanie Forfinski at firstname.lastname@example.org. More SANP info coming soon.
Be sure to check out the Mothers Club home page and calendar for more information about upcoming events and important notes.
Irish Raffle Winner
Congratulations to Sharon Sanderson lucky winner of the Dads Club Irish Raffle!
Meeting May 3 at 6:30pm
All Mercy Dads are invited to meet, greet and eat at the last Dads Club meeting of the school year Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30pm in the Cafeteria. Don't miss out on a wonderful steak dinner and presentation by President Dr. Kreger. Please RSVP by April 27th to email@example.com. More details here.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Dads & Daughters Golf Outing
Stay in touch with MDC!
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Heart of Mercy 2016
Ice Hockey State Champions!
Class of 2016 Valedictorian and Salutatorian
National Honor Society Inductees
Congratulations to the over 100 new members who were inducted into Mercy's Chapter of the National Honor Society on April 6th. Special recognition to newly installed officers for the Class of 2017:
Orchestra State Solo & Ensemble
Congratulations to the Mercy High School orchestra students who achieved great success at the State Solo and Ensemble Festival last month. Lydia Gier and Madison Reckker received a Division II rating on their duet. Shannon Sheridan and Caitlin Ryan received a Division I rating on their duet. Lydia Gier, Elise Scarchilli, and Samantha Schubert received a Division 1 rating on their trio. Cinya Hou, Hannah Blakey, Mackenzie Farrow and Sophie Vanderweele received a Division I rating on their quartet.
National Scholastic Art Award Winners
We are pleased to announce that Mercy High School seniors Miranda Stano, Jinghan Hu and their teacher, Ms. Susan Smith, have earned national recognition in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2016. Miranda won a gold medal and an American Visions Medal for her drawing titled "Grandmother". Jinghan won a silver medal for her drawing titled "My Grandmother" and a silver medal for her portfolio titled "People In My Eyes". These students have been identified by panels of creative professionals as the most talented young artists in the nation. This year, nearly 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level. Miranda and Ms. Smith have been invited to attend a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 2.
Congratulations to the following Mercy students who won awards in the 2016 High School Art Competition sponsored by the Farmington Area Arts Commission. Winning artworks will be displayed in a special exhibition at the Festival of the Arts (April 14th - 16th) and will remain at the City Gallery through May 13th.
Robotics Headed to States!
Overall, the team is currently ranked 52 out of 411 teams in the state of Michigan. Competitions, both district and state level, consist of qualification matches, where teams are randomly matched with two others to form a temporary alliance and set against a second alliance to play a two-and-a-half minute game. Many rounds of qualifications with different alliances ensure that a team's composite score is a good representation of their ability. After a day and a half of qualifications, the top teams pick their alliances to advance to the playoffs. At district events, teams earn points based on their performance to qualify for the State Championship. The top 102 teams from Michigan attend states.
Class of 2016
REPORTING SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION - If your daughter receives a scholarship (from a college or another source), she must provide a copy of any letters/notifications received regarding scholarships to the counseling office. If counseling does not receive a copy of the information, it will not be recognized at Honors Convocation. Deadline is April 29th. Also, seniors are asked to update college admissions decisions in Naviance and complete mandatory senior survey by April 25th.
FINAL EXAM INFO - Seniors and parents were sent an email detailing all final exam info and dates. It is also posted on announcements here.
Coffee with the Principal and Pizza with the President
Mercy girls are chatting it up with Principal Mrs. Witte and President Dr. Kreger! Students have been invited to take part in Coffee with the Principal and also invited to Pizza with the Presidentl. These are events that take place before and after school once a month and are limited to about 15 girls. Students can get to know Mrs. Witte and Dr. Kreger on a more personal level, asking questions, sharing concerns and just hanging out. More events are planned for the rest of the year. We are Mercy!
Congratulations to the following for being top sellers:
Top Selling Advisee Group - Ms. Moore and Mrs. Richter
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
International Women's Day
On March 8, 2016, a group of girls from AP Government and Politics attended an International Women's Day celebration sponsored by our local International Women's Forum. The invitation was extended to these Mercy girls by Marisa Petrella '77 and Cristina Petrella '13. The guest speaker was Gisela Becker, founder of SPANCO, a non-profit operating in Ghana. Mercy girls were able to speak with and learn from strong, powerful women who work to make positive changes in the world.
Attention Senior Athletes and Parents - Are you signing a National Letter of Intent or committing to play a sport in college? The Mercy Athletics Department will be hosting another group signing day to celebrate all athletes committing to play a sport next year at the college level. If you already attended the fall signing event, you don't need to be present.
Spring Sports Action
The 2016 summer athletics program information is available at mhsmi.org/athletics.
The Marlin Adult Chorus is beginning its second session next week! This choir is open to Mercy staff, alumnae, parents, and friends of Mercy and meets on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:30 starting Monday, April 11. There will be only 6 rehearsals prior to the Spring Concert on May 17 where we will perform. Musical background is not necessary! Please consider joining your Mercy family in song this spring. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up or click here to use google doc.
Spring Swing - Any high school students want to learn to swing dance? The Mercy Music Department is hosting Spring Swing on Friday, April 22 and free dance lessons are provided! Check out all the event info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/240370756303936/.
Athletics Summer Camps - Please be sure to visit mhsmi.org/athletics for the most up to date summer camp and sports date information for Mercy teams.
Mercy Bus Routes - New Mercy bus routes are now posted for the 2016 - 2017 school year. Visit mhsmi.org/contact/transportation.