Class of 2019

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

Here is important information you and your parents need
to know for Class of 2019 activities.
 
Be sure to click back often for announcements,
links, and updates!
 
2019 Class Officer Board
Maggie Dwyer
Jacqueline Hijaouy
Grace Kane
Alley Neary
Christina Thomas

CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

2019 Graduation Ceremony on Vimeo

This year, the graduation ceremony is being shared via Vimeo which will allow you and your family to view the video on any device and download it to make a copy on any format you would like for your own personal use. To view and obtain your copy, please click here for spreadsheet of personally assigned links and codes for each family. Each family has a unique code so please only use your assigned code. Once you have accessed the sheet, please follow the following steps:

  • Copy and paste your personal link into your browser. This link can be found in column D. It will take you to vimeo.com and automatically apply the Promo Code.
  • Enter your corresponding promo code. Be careful. These codes are case sensitive.
  • If you do not have FREE Vimeo Account, please follow the on-screen prompts to create your own personal account. You will be prompted to enter your first and last name and a username and password. Please use your email address as a username and create a unique password.
  • This account is your personal account and has no affiliation to Mercy High School or the filming company. There is no need to enter any credit card information as it has been prepaid.
  • If you already have an account, simply log-in and you will be prompted: "Congrats! Your code is verified."
  • Once you are into vimeo.com, please simply follow the on-screen prompts to either Watch Now or Download. You can also find it under Purchase and Watch Later on any screen or device of your choosing.
Please enjoy, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact the senior moderators at seniormoderator@mhsmi.org.
 
Graduation Photos
 
Everyone will be photographed at Mercy graduation. Photos will be online and available for ordering from Lifetouch at events.lifetouch.com.
 
Mercy Google Account
 
Please be aware that on August 1, 2019 your Mercy Google account will be deleted. This means all email and any files you have uploaded to your Mercy Google drive will be deleted. 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 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 instead before August 1st, 2019. Congrats on your graduation and as always if you have any further questions stop by the Tech Office.

DETAILS and FORMS

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. 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. 
  • Graduation Gown Requirements

End of Year Promise

Senior All Night Party

Extra graduation ticket request form


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Contact Info Emails

 
Campus Ministry Info
- 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
- KAIROS Retreat Info

PAST INFO

August 25: College Application Information Meeting Part 2 held 10:45am-11:55am in the Auditorium

October 19: 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. 

October 31: Deadline to submit BABY PICTURES for Memory DVD to 2019officers@mhsmi.org

November 9: Yearbook Congratulatory Ads Due

November 11: Senior Quotes Due

November 13-16: Kairos Retreat #1

December 20: Deadline to submit PICTURES of Freshwoman, Sophomore and Junior Year for Memory DVD to 2019officers@mhsmi.org

January 29: Senior Class - Alumnae Luncheon from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at Glen Oaks, Farmington Hills. The Class of 2019 will gather with Mercy High School alumnae for a special sisterhood luncheon. Bus transportation will be provided. Professional dress is required (e.g., dresses, suits, skirts, or dress pants). Skirts and dresses should be worn no more than two inches above the knee. Submit this permission form to Reception desk by December 17. Also complete this College and Career Interest Google Form so that we can make every effort to seat you with alumnae accordingly.

February 12-15: Kairos Retreat #2

March 8: Service Hours and Reflection Paper

April 1: Deadline to submit PICTURES of Senior Year for Memory DVD/Flash Drive to 2019officers@mhsmi.org

April 5: End of Year Promise Due and Alternative Spring Break Papers Due

April 9-12: Kairos Retreat #3

April 16: Memory DVD $25 Order Form Due

April 29: Additional Service Hours for Honors Convocation Due

April 30: Senior Survey and Scholarship Notification Deadline

May 6: Senior Mom Farewell Dinner - All Mercy Moms are invited to celebrate the end of the year! Enjoy a catered strolling dinner. See new and familiar faces. Senior moms will be recognized in a special way by their daughters and the Mothers Club.

May 16: Senior Prom at the Roostertail

May 23: 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).
  • Click here for schedule.
May 23: 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
May 28: 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.

  • All graduation dresses must be approved before rehearsal on May 28th.

GRADUATION TICKETS
  • Each student will receive 8 graduation tickets and may pick up her tickets beginning this Wednesday, May 8. The graduate does not require a ticket to attend the ceremony.
  • For your student's convenience, tickets may be picked up from the Reception Area, or in the cafeteria during designated times that will be communicated.
  • Each graduate will be allowed to request up to 12 extra graduation tickets for a total of 20 tickets. The extra ticket request form requiring a parent signature can be found here and submitted to the Reception Area. Students will be notified when their extra tickets are available.
  • The last day to request extra graduation tickets is Wednesday, May 22. There will be no ticket processing during Mercy Day of Celebration on Thursday, May 23.
  • Senior families will be notified beginning Tuesday, May 28 of any available tickets beyond the 20 allotment.
LAWN SIGNS - Mercy Graduate Lawn Signs will be sold at the Mother Final Farewell Dinner this Monday, May 6 and at Moving Up and Baccalaureate Mass on Thursday, May 23. Signs are $10. Cash or check only. Please make checks out to Mercy High School. All funds go to support the Senior All Night Party (SANP). If you have any questions, please contact the senior all-night party committee.
   
PEARL JEWELRY SETS - For those who pre-purchased the pearl jewelry sets, they will be available during the events on Thursday, May 23 as well. Any questions about the jewelry, please contact Helen Finelli at hfinelli@umich.edu

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

  • Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway Street, Detroit, MI 48226
  • Click here for link to the 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 posted online to Vimeo. The Vimeo link and login information will be sent when available so you can view, download and save the 2019 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. Extra graduation ticket request form found here. 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 2 - SENIOR ALL NIGHT PARTY

Following graduation, all seniors who have submitted required permission forms will enjoy one last night with each other as a class. Mercy Lobby doors will open for check-in at 10:15pm. Students will board buses and leave Mercy at 10:45pm for Joe Dumars Fieldhouse. The ending time is 6:00am. Students are asked to wear shorts and closed-toe shoes. They do not need to bring anything and phones will be left at Mercy so the students can truly enjoy being together one last time. If you have any SANP questions, please contact the senior all-night party committee or Associate Principal Colleen McMaster at cmcmaster@mhsmi.org.