Class of 2018

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

Here is important information you and your parents need
to know for Class of 2018 activities.
Be sure to click back often for announcements,
links, and updates!
2018 Class Officer Board
Annie Acho-Tartoni
Benicia Booker
Catie Coffman
Lena DuBois
Brooke O'Brien

2018 Human Relations Council

Dani McClain
Marshele Parker
Luma Qashou
Ana Warner


SUBMIT PICTURES for Memory Flash Drive: All seniors are asked to please submit pictures from freshman year to senior year. Email the image to and include names of all students in the picture and the year it was taken. For example: Ally, Sally, & Sue, Junior Year. The deadline date for baby photos is past due. Freshman, sophomore, and junior year pictures are past due and the deadline for the senior year pictures is April 16, 2018. If you want to do physical photos, please bring them to Mrs. Schultheis.

Memory Flash Drive: We have an exciting new change for this year's class! For the first time, instead of DVDs, the students will be purchasing memory flash drives. These flash drives will come in a commemorative decorated box and give the students more versatility to view, download and share the memories with loved ones and friends. The price for the flash drive will remain at $25. Click here for order form due April 30.

Class of 2018 College Scholarship Opportunities: Scholarships for college come from a variety of sources. Many scholarships are college-specific awards, meaning they are awarded directly by the institution. However, a significant portion of scholarship offerings come from private organizations, corporations, religious organizations, unions, the military, and your local chamber of commerce. The key questions is: How do students find the 1.5 million scholarship opportunities that are out there? Any scholarship notification that comes into the Counseling Office is posted in Naviance. On the homepage, click on to the "Colleges" tab. Scroll down to the section titled "Scholarships and Money." All scholarships are posted in the section titled "scholarship list." You can also link to a "national scholarship search" database powered by SallieMae. Outside of scholarships posted in Naviance, there are a number of other online scholarship search databases. The Fastweb scholarship search database is the largest. The student creates a profile in order to personalize the search process. Fastweb then compares the student's background with a database of scholarship opportunities. The scholarships that fit the student's profile are identified as matches. Additional information regarding Financial Aid & Scholarships can be found here.


August 25: College Application Information Meeting Part 2 held 7:50am-8:50am in the Auditorium

September 12: Deadline to order spirit week tshirts

October 5: Pizza with a Purpose

October 20: 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. 

November 7-10: Kairos Retreat #1

January 31: Senior Class - Alumnae Luncheon from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at Glen Oaks, Farmington Hills. The Class of 2018 will gather with Mercy High School alumnae for a special sisterhood luncheon. Submit this permission form to Reception desk by January 18. 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.

February 20-23: Kairos Retreat #2

February 28: Senior Sayings Due

March 1: CPK Pizza with a Purpose Fundraiser

March 6: Kairos Sign Up

March 9: Service Hours and Reflection Paper

April 13: End of Year Promise Due and Alternative Spring Break Papers Due

April 17-20: Kairos Retreat #3

April 18-27: Prom tickets on sale, must have End of Year Promise submitted to purchase

April 30: Memory Flash Drive Order Form Due

April: Senior Survey and Scholarship Notification DUE

May 17: Senior Prom at the Roostertail in Detroit

May 18: Senior Skip Day

May 24: 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).
May 29: 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.

May 29: 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

June 3: Graduation Ceremony 2:00 p.m.

  • Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway Street, Detroit, MI 48226
  • 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 mailed to each graduate approximately 4 - 6 weeks after graduation

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. 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 3  - Senior All Night Party (SANP) – All graduates attending the party are to arrive between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. The party concludes at 5:00am June 5th. The consent form must be signed and returned to school in order to attend.

DETAILS and FORMS - Links and more info coming soon!

Pizza with a Purpose CPK Flyer

Yearbook Ad

End of Year Promise due April 13

Memory Flash Drive $25 order form due April 30

Pearl bracelet and earrings set

Congratulatory lawn sign


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. CLICK HERE for graduation gown requirements, criteria and recommendations. 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 on May 29, 2018.  

Extra graduation ticket request form


  • SANP Word Doc

CAMPUS MINISTRY INFO: Click here to see a list of local campus minitries at colleges and how to connect with out of state college ministries.


Contact Info Emails

Service Hours
- 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

College Application Presentation

KAIROS Retreat Info