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Class of 2023

CLASS OF 2023

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Memory Video

New this year, this video will be available to all students and includes memories from each year, as well as the students’ baby and senior photos. The students have been requested to submit photos from each year to the officer email, their instagram account, or via the class of 2023 website. The deadlines for submitting the photos are as follows:

  • Baby Photos:  Nov. 30

  • Freshman year: Sept. 30

  • Sophomore year: Oct. 31

  • Junior Year: Nov. 30

  • Senior Year: 1st Semester: Jan. 13; Second Semester: April 21, 2023

Yearbook Ads

The Lore Yearbook staff is very excited to capture memories of the year for our students, especially this year’s Senior Class. Within Lore every year, the families of the graduating class have the opportunity to purchase ads to celebrate their students with a personalized message and photo. This opportunity is available again this year.

There are a variety of size and price options for these ads, ranging from a full page ad ($325) to a sixteenth of a page color ($25). To design and purchase an ad for your graduating Senior, please visit the order website here (job number: 13826) and follow these instructions:

  1. Choose the size ad you would like to create.
  2. Select student when prompted for whom to buy the ad.
  3. Enter your student’s name. Please use her full name as it appears on PowerSchool, not a nickname.
  4. Choose whether you would like to create the ad online or send the message and photos to the Lore staff to create the ad. 
  5. Follow all of the prompts and instructions to complete the ad.

In addition to purchasing an ad for your student, you can also use the same site to purchase a Mercy High School yearbook to commemorate your student’s Senior year. Yearbooks are $70 until April 6, 2023. Dust jackets, name plates, and other accessories may also be purchased to add onto the book. Please feel free to reach out to the Lore Yearbook staff  with any questions at mercylore@mhsmi.org

Diploma Names

Diplomas are being ordered for your graduation. To complete the order, the name to be printed on your diploma needs to be confirmed. Please discuss with your parents how you would like your name to appear on your diploma before completing this survey. The name on your diploma will also be listed in the official graduation program, however, the name read when you walk across the stage does not have to match the name printed on your diploma.
 
Check the spelling of your name (first, middle, and last) when submitting. If you have an accent that needs to be included on your name, please email Ms. Willis at twillis@mhsmi.org before the deadline. 
 
If you haven't already done so, please complete this form here using your Mercy student email address by Friday, November 4, 2022. If this form is not completed by that date, your name will appear on your diploma as it appears in PowerSchool. Any late changes to diploma names will require an additional cost to process.
 
Graduation Dress 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.

IMPORTANT DATES 2022-23

August 24: Senior Blessing Mass

  • Wear cap, gown and medallion
  • 8:40am Mercy Auditorium
  • Parents/Guardians welcome to attend

September 24: Senior Tailgate 7:00am-7:45am

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

October: Senior Photo Yearbook Deadline for Prestige

November 4: Diploma Names Due

December 1: Yearbook Congratulatory Ads Due

January 31: Senior Class Alumnae Luncheon

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 11: 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 15 - 16: 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 15-16, 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 10 and the Senior would not need to attend class on May 15 and 16 since the final experience is complete, 3) Final presentations are held May 15 and 16 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 15 and students do not attend on May 16.
May 17: 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.
May 17: Baccalaureate Mass & Reception
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.
Final Grades & Transcripts
 
June 1: Mandatory Graduation Practice
Detroit Opera House
10:00am - 12:00pm
  • This practice lasts two hours and if a student is not present, she will NOT be allowed to walk at graduation. Graduates will park in the parking structure and the cost will be paid for by Mercy on this day only. More info is forthcoming.
June 4: Graduation Ceremony
Detroit Opera House
Graduate Arrival: 1:15pm
Doors Open for Guests: 1:30pm
Ceremony: 2:00pm
  • This ceremony will last approximately 2 hours and graduates are expected to arrive by 1:15 p.m. to report backstage. Doors will open to guests at 1:30 p.m. and all seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. More info is forthcoming.  
  • Graduation Sayings: As part of graduation tradition, the seniors are required to select sayings which represent their sentiments about graduation, high school, or transitioning to a new stage in their lives. These sayings will be read as each student walks across the stage to receive their diploma.
Senior All Night Party

RESOURCES & FORMS

Commemorative Class Memory Video

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.
 
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

2023 Class Officer Board: Allison Flynn, Olivia Gray, Jenna Jallad, Maddie Morgan, Tess Neumann
 
Senior Moderators Angela Harris and Christa Polan: seniormoderator@mhsmi.org

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

Associate Principal: cmcmaster@mhsmi.org