CLASS OF 2022
We are looking forward to celebrating the graduating Class of 2022. Please continue to stay connected to email for updates. God Bless the Mercy Class of 2022!
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
 
 
 
Parent/Guardian REMIND Text Notifications
If you would like to sign up for Class of 2022 Parent/Guardian REMIND app text notifications, please click here and follow directions.
 
Graduation Gown Approval
In order to participate in the graduation ceremony, every student must have her white graduation gown approved by Dr. Kreger or her assistant, Mrs. Wojcik. Graduation gown requirement letter found here.
 
Graduate Yard Sign
For those who pre-ordered and paid, the Mercy Graduate congratulatory yard signs are now available for pick up after school from the Marlin Shop on M/W/F. If you didn't get a chance to order one previously, please fill out form and submit to Reception in the SANP collection box. These new orders will be available next week. For now, only those who placed previous orders can pick one up. The cost of the lawn signs is $15.00.
 
Keepsake Gift Update
Graduate lawn signs, balloons and other gifts are still available! Please see updated gift form here.
 
Instagram Senior Feature
Don't miss out - DM your info to be featured! Be sure to follow @2022mercyseniors on Instagram to see where some Seniors are headed to college next year. Thanks to Student Government and Senior Class Officers for managing this account.
 
Mercy Google Account
Please be aware that on August 1, 2022 your Mercy Google account will be deactivated. This means all email and any files you have uploaded to your Mercy Google Drive will no longer be accessible. If you wish to transfer any of your content here is a link to Google Takeout, which will allow you to download a copy of most of your content and upload it to a personal Google account. Also, please be aware that if you have created any accounts on other sites or cloud based services (Dropbox, Box, Apple, etc.) using your Mercy email address, you will have to change those accounts to use a personal email address before August 1, 2022. Contact the I.T. Office at tfjames@mhsmi.org with any additional questions.

IMPORTANT DATES

June 1: Final Grades & Transcripts
  • Senior final grades are due by Wednesday, June 1 at 9am. Transcripts will be sent to the college designated on the Senior Survey on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.
June 2: Mandatory Graduation Practice
Aretha Franklin Amphitheater at Chene Park (2600 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207)
Arrival: 10:00am
  • Graduation practice is mandatory. If a student is not present, they will not be allowed to walk at the Graduation ceremony.
  • Parking will be available at the gravel lot at Atwater and DuBois. Please use the West entrance located directly at the corner.
  • No food or drink allowed.
  • Please dress appropriately and bring the dress shoes to be worn at Graduation.
  • Seat locations will be shared on a Google sheet from the Senior Moderators. Upon arrival, Graduate name place cards will also be on each seat for identification. Please be sure to return name cards to the Senior Moderators when leaving.
  • All Graduation gowns must be approved by rehearsal.
June 6: Graduation Ceremony Date
Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre at Chene Park (2600 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207)
Graduate Arrival: 1:00pm at West Gate Backstage
Guest Arrival: 1:30pm at Main Gate
Ceremony: 2:00pm
Parking: $10 Cash
  • Per communication here, each Graduate will receive 10 graduation tickets once school obligations are fulfilled and may pick up tickets at the Reception. Graduates do not require a ticket.
  • Each Graduate will have the option to request additional tickets. The extra ticket request form requiring a parent signature can be found here.
  • There will be plenty of walking - down to the stage, across the stage, up a series of steps to leave, so please plan your dress shoes appropriately.
  • Guest seating will be first-come, first-served and no seats can be saved. There will be handicap seating along the first walkway.
  • A Graduate seating chart will be available after rehearsal and sent to all parents/guardians.
  • Graduates will follow the path down toward the West aisle to go to the staging area to pick up roses and line-up.
  • Leave cell phones and personal belongings with a parent/guardian.
  • Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Student Government members will sit on the stage.
  • The ceremony will be livestreamed and recorded. A link to view and share is forthcoming and each Graduate will receive an individual Vimeo link to download and save the recording.
The SANP will be held Monday, June 6 from 10:00pm - 5:00am (Must arrive by 11:00pm). It will be a wonderful event celebrating the Class of 2022 sisterhood. Please reference the links below for more event info and please be sure to submit the mandatory forms by May 13, 2022 to the Mercy Reception Area.
There will be many fun surprise activities, music/dancing, games, entertainment, some pampering time, and of course, lots of food. There's still time to participate as a donor as well as helping with set-up, check-in, event volunteer and more!

PREVIOUS DATES

October 1: Senior Tailgate 7:00am-7:45am

  • Watch for a Google Doc from the Class Officers for what to bring and further instructions.

October 15: Senior Blessing Mass "We're All in this Together"

  • Attendance is mandatory. No early senior release.
  • During 6th-7th Hour (1:15pm)
  • Wear cap, gown and medallion
  • Livestream

October 23: Senior Photo Yearbook Deadline for Prestige

December 1: Yearbook Congratulatory Ads Due

November: Senior Quotes Due

March 14: Senior Class Alumnae Luncheon (NEW DATE)

March 10: Service Hours and Reflection Paper

April 29: End of Year Promise Due

  • An agreement that you will represent Mercy well in all of the end of year activities, including but not limited to, prom, Moving Up & graduation. If you do not submit the promise, you cannot participate in end of the year activities.

April 30: Senior Survey and Scholarship Notification Deadline

May 1: Graduation Gown Approval Deadline

May 12: Senior Prom
Roostertail (100 Marquette Dr, Detroit, MI 48214)
Arrival: 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Dinner: 7:45pm
End Time: 11:30pm (Cannot leave before 11:00pm)
  • Advanced ticket purchase required for entry. If you have not met school obligations, the Business Office may hold your tickets until fulfillment.
  • When students enter, they will be greeted by members of Administration, so please be prepared for formal introductions.
  • A completed End of the Year Promise is required to attend.
  • Roostertail Dress Code
May 16-17: Senior Final Exams
  • A final exam experience for Seniors needs to occur on one of these days. Seniors are required to be present in class on May 16 and 17, only for final presentations, review days, or final exams/papers. This will be determined by the classroom teacher. Seniors will be able to come and go as they please but must enter and exit the lobby doors after school begins at 8:00am. Some sample scenarios: 1) A senior could have a review day on Monday, and the exam on Tuesday and therefore would be expected in class both days, 2) A final paper could be turned in on May 11 and the Senior would not need to attend class on May 16 and 17 since the final experience is complete, 3) Final presentations are held May 16 and 17 and all students are expected to be in class all days to present or critique other student presentations, 4) A final exam is given May 17 and students do not attend on May 16.
May 18: Mercy Celebration Day
  • All Seniors are expected to be in attendance for the full day for Adviser Parties, Honors Convocation and Moving Up. We would like to invite Senior Parents/Guardians to join us for the Honors Convocation at 8:45am. Schedule for the day can be found here.
Mercy HS Auditorium
Arrival: 5:30pm
Mass: 6:00pm
  • Family members are invited and welcome to attend.
  • Graduates are to wear their cap and gown along with proper dress-up attire.
  • There will be a solemn procession in which Graduates present a rose to Mary, Our Lady of Mercy, who is our school patroness. This tradition dates back to when Mercy was at the former campus in Detroit.
  • Speeches including: Senior Farewell; Heart of Mercy Honoree and Sr. Emily George Honoree.
  • Reception for families to follow the celebration with light appetizers.

RESOURCES & FORMS

End of the Year Promise
All Seniors are required to complete and submit on Schoology the mandatory End of the Year Promise form.
 
 
Graduate Yard Sign
For those who pre-ordered and paid, the Mercy Graduate congratulatory yard signs are now available for pick up after school from the Marlin Shop on M/W/F. If you didn't get a chance to order one previously, please fill out the form here and send into Reception SANP collection box. These new orders will be available next week. For now, only those who placed previous orders can pick one up. The cost of the lawn sign is $15.
 
Surprise Gift
Each Graduate will receive a pearl necklace. Pearls will be distributed at Graduation practice to be worn with their white dresses on Graduation day. The SANP Committee has some extra matching pearl earring/bracelet gift sets available for purchase. Please use the order form here. They will be distributed after Baccalaureate Mass on May 18.
 
Commemorative Class Memory Video
The cost is $25 and Memory Video Order Form is here and available on Schoology. Money and forms are due to Ms. Harris by May 17, 2022. Vimeo links to the memory video will be emailed.
 
Graduation Gown Approval
In order to participate in the graduation ceremony, every student must have her white graduation gown approved by Dr. Kreger or her assistant, Mrs. Wojcik. Graduation gown requirement letter found here. Please bring the dress to the Advancement Office or send a picture of the front and back of the dress, or a picture of you wearing the dress to cdkreger@mhsmi.org or mmwojcik@mhsmi.org.
 
Instagram Senior Feature
Be sure to follow @2022mercyseniors on Instagram to see where some Seniors are headed to college next year. Thanks to Student Government and Senior Class Officers for managing this account. Don't miss out - DM your info to be featured!
 
Adopt a Seat
Leave a legacy for your graduate! For a minimum contribution of $200, you can Adopt a Seat in your graduate’s honor in Mercy's Auditorium. For further info or to Adopt a Seat, click here or contact the Advancement Office at advancement@mhsmi.org.
 
Two marvelous Mercy Cafe Staff are available for your graduation party needs.

CONTACT INFO

2022 Class Officer Board: Mary Katharine Acho Tartoni; Maria Johnson; Maggie McLogan; Anna Rimatzki; Morgan Rood; Sabrina Thomas
 
Senior Moderators Angela Harris-Schultheis and Christa Polan: seniormoderator@mhsmi.org

Dean of Student Affairs Eleasha Tarplin: edtarplin@mhsmi.org

Associate Principal: cmcmaster@mhsmi.org