S - E -N - I - O - R - S !!
Here is important information you and your parents need
to know for Class of 2018 activities.
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2018 Class Officer Board
2018 Human Relations Council
Senior Final Papers can be due May 9-16. There will not be a “no testing time period” for seniors but once a final experience is completed classwork can be given and graded but further homework (work to complete, additional reading, preparation for a quiz or test) should not be assigned. This will allow students time to work on other presentations, projects and prepare for final exams. On Wednesday, May 16 (midnight) ALL senior work must be submitted and graded except final exams/projects/presentations.
Senior Final Exam days will be May 21, 22 & 23. A final exam experience for seniors needs to occur on one of these days. Seniors need to be present in class May 21, 22, 23 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 Reception Area doors after school begins at 8:20. Some sample scenarios - 1) A senior could have a review day on Monday, and the exam given on Wednesday and therefore would only be expected in class on Monday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 23, 2) A paper could be turned in May 11 and not need to attend class May 21-23 since the final experience is complete, 3) Final presentations are held May 21-23 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 22 and students attend May 21 for a review and do not attend on May 23.
Please note: If a final paper is due on one of the exam days the paper will be accepted between 8-2:30 on that day. It needs to be handed to the individual classroom teacher.
ALL SENIORS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN ATTENDANCE ON THURSDAY, MAY 24 FOR MERCY DAY OF CELEBRATION. THIS DAY IS TO CELEBRATE YOU - THE CLASS OF 2018. SENIORS MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE AT HONORS CONVOCATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN ADVISER PARTIES AND MOVING UP.
Honors Convocation - All seniors who have submitted scholarship information to Naviance or have earned awards will be called to the stage at Honors Convocation. An email will be sent to inform you if you will be honored. All students who have earned a 3.75 cumulative grade point average after 7 semesters will receive Phi Beta Kappa honors and will be seated on the stage. Please check your 2017-18 Semester 1 report card on PowerSchool to verify your current Cumulative GPA. 8th semester grades will not be factored in since certificates and medals need to be ordered and programs produced. Full cap and gown with tassel is needed to process in and walk across the stage. The college you will be attending in the fall will be read along with your awards. You will be given an opportunity to opt out of this announcement. You will receive a follow up email with a link to the opt out form. Opt out request are due by Friday, May 11.
Senior Final Grades are due by Wednesday, May 30 at 9am. Transcripts will be sent to the college designated on the Senior Survey on Monday, June 4, 2018.
EVENTS and DEADLINES
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 25: Senior Survey and Scholarship Notification Deadline
April 30: Memory Flash Drive Order Form Due
May 17: Senior Prom at the Roostertail in Detroit
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).
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Click here for extra graduation ticket request form.
June 3 - Senior All Night Party (SANP) - The SANP will be held at Joe Dumar's Fieldhouse. Buses will transport students from Mercy. Lobby doors will open for check-in at 10:15pm. Students will board buses and leave Mercy at 10:45pm. The ending time will still be 6:30am. The SANP Planning Committee was so impressed with all of the activities available for students to do at Joe Dumars Fieldhouse! Consent forms are required to attend.
DETAILS and FORMS
SENIOR PROM 2018
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.
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