Class of 2020

Important Class of 2020 student and parent info found here. Be sure to click back often for announcements, links, and updates!
2020 Class Officer Board
Katherine Broderick
Julia Canty
Dunya Kizy
Lauren Piziali
Paige Skorupski

CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

JOSTENS GRADUATION ITEMS ORDERING - Please note that an information packet from Jostens about graduation announcements and other senior items was given to every Mercy senior. Ordering is now available and if you need additional forms, they are at the Reception Area. The Jostens representative will be at Mercy taking orders this coming Thursday, November 7.

Senior DVD/Slideshow - Please submit photographs for the senior class Memory DVD to the media files on your schoology page. Click here for photo submission instructions. Make note of photo deadlines:

  • Baby Photos Due DECEMBER 1
  • Freshwoman Photos Due SEPTEMBER 30
  • Sophomore Photos Due OCTOBER 31
  • Juniors Photos Due NOVEMBER 30
  • Senior Photos Due MARCH 31

Senior Release Time - You are allowed to arrive late to school if you don’t have a 1st hour or leave early once your last class of the day has finished. Senior Release Time is a privilege that allows you to leave and re-enter the building when you have 2 or more consecutive hours off. You must attend Advisor Group. Sign in/out with Reception when using SRT. Passes will be provided that list exact hours/days you are allowed to have SRT.

Reserve your LORE Yearbook Congratulatory Ad - Honor your Mercy girl by purchasing a congratulatory ad in the 2019-2020 Lore Yearbook. This ad will appear in full color and is offered in a variety of sizes. Payment and ad materials are due November 22. Click here for Yearbook ad order form and more info. Please email mercylore@mhsmi.org with any questions.

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

October 4: Senior Tailgate from 7:00am to 7:55am. A Google Doc will be sent out to sign up to bring food/drinks/plates/cups/tables/etc....- Once you arrive at the tailgate, there is no going back to your car until 7:55.

October 25: 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. Wear cap, gown and dress shoes. Parents and family members are welcome and encouraged to attend!

November 22: Yearbook Congratulatory Ads Due

November : Senior Quotes Due

November 12-15: Kairos Retreat #1

January 28: Senior Class - Alumnae Luncheon from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at Glen Oaks, Farmington Hills. The Class of 2020 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 11-14: Kairos Retreat #2

March : Service Hours and Reflection Paper

March 31-April 3: Kairos Retreat #3

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

April : Memory DVD $25 Order Form Due

April : Additional Service Hours for Honors Convocation Due

April : Senior Survey and Scholarship Notification Deadline

May 13: Senior Skip Day & Senior Prom at the Roostertail

  • May 13 from 7:00pm-12:00am. Must arrive by 7:45pm and cannot leave before 11:00pm.
  • $85/person; $170/couple
  • Tickets on sale April 8-12 before school in the cafeteria and during 5th hour in the English office.
  • Table Seating
  • Roostertail Dress Code
  • End of Year Promise must be submitted to purchase Prom tickets

May 21: 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 21: 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 26: 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.

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 will be posted in late spring. Students will be notified when their extra tickets are available.
  • The last day to request extra graduation tickets is Friday, May 22. There will be no ticket processing during Mercy Day of Celebration.
  • Senior families will be notified beginning Tuesday, May 26 of any available tickets beyond the 20 allotment.
LAWN SIGNS - Mercy Graduate Lawn Signs will be sold at the Mother Final Farewell Dinner and at Moving Up and Baccalaureate Mass. 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.
 
May 31: 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.

May 31 - 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 Associate Principal Colleen McMaster at cmcmaster@mhsmi.org.  


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