Submitted on Tue, 10/29/2019 - 12:32pm
Message from Mrs. Sattler
Dear Mercy Families,
We are well into a vibrant, energetic school year which is greatly due to the wonderful support of our parents and donors! We offer a huge thank you to our Mothers Club who, in addition to coordinating refreshments for Parent/Teacher Conferences, also provided a beautiful fall themed dinner spread for teachers. Thank you to all who facilitated or donated. This generosity and effort is truly appreciated and warmed the hearts of our faculty.
Speaking of warmth, the Dads Club hosted an impressive bonfire for Spirit Week, complete with music, a food truck, s'mores and an evening filled with Mercy pride. This year the Dads Club partnered with the Mothers Club for a fun filled family evening celebration focused on being a Marlin. We are grateful to our families and thank you for all you do for Mercy!
Many exciting projects are currently underway and I encourage you to follow Mercy's social media postings for updates. Construction has begun for both the Marlin Shop and the Catherine McAuley Tea Room with expected completion by the end of this semester. Final touches are in place for our new athletic parking lot. An amazing basement conversion is happening as lockers are gone, walls have been painted maroon and gold, and the space is being transformed into the Mercy Athletic Training Facility. Two classrooms (Mrs. Perry and Ms. Robinets) are piloting flexible seating furniture to better facilitate collaboration and active learning. The response from students is overwhelmingly positive and they are offering valuable feedback. If you would like to see the many enhancements first hand, don't hesitate to reach out to me to schedule a tour!
A Mercy High School student's education prepares her for college and career readiness through collaboration, complex reasoning and applied learning. It is for this reason that we are once again recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2019 - 2022. This status reflects our success as leaders in educational technology that engages students and promotes academic accomplishment.
Did you know that once per each six day cycle, Dean of Students Mrs. Eleasha Tarplin holds a Talk with Tarps student round-table? Students are encouraged to stop by and informally share ideas or areas of concern - and snacks are always available!
I thank you for allowing me to share with you the many reasons we have to be proud of our school. Thank you for allowing us to support your daughter as she becomes a woman who makes a difference!
May God's Grace and Blessings be in your path,