Wit's End . . . Notes from the Principal
You're a smarty pants. Go ahead. Admit it. You know you think so. You're a smarty pants. How do I know? I know because I am a smarty pants too. When did you first know? Was it just few years back? Oh no. Oh no. Others may have only made the discovery about you recently; you, on the other hand, knew it and had it confirmed at least by the time you finished first grade. How do I know? Well, noted author A.A. Milne said as much and wrote on behalf of you, me, and millions of others.
God Bless the Students of 2016!
Teacher of the Year
Here's to these super staff who achieved a milestone in serving Mercy High School!
Congratulations to a few more of the Mercy High School orchestra students who achieved great success at the State Solo and Ensemble Festival. Kathryn Wolf received a division II rating for her violin solo, Lilian Lebednick received a division II rating for her trombone solo, and Sophie Vanderweele received a division II rating for her cello solo.
Latin Day at U of M
Junior Classical League Convention
Making a Difference
At the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association spring conference, the Lore staff received multiple awards for work in the 2015 Lore "I'm Like Mercy."
|Headline Writing||1st Place||Bridget Lyons '15 & Samantha Shina|
|Organization Spread||Honorable Mention||Jillian DeWitt|
|Sports Reporting||Honorable Mention||Bridget Lyons '15|
|Portrait/Personality Photo||3rd Place||Abby Rosler '15|
|People Spread||Honorable Mention||Staff|
|Sports Spread||Honorable Mention||Bridget Lyons '15|
|Headline Writing||Honorable Mention||Samantha Shina, Meaghan Fortney
& Bridget Lyons '15
|Photo Illustration||3rd Place||Nicole Belans|
|Feature Writing - Student Life||2nd Place||Meaghan Fortney|
|Sports Action Photo||Honorable Mention||Jenna Ajlouny '15|
|Feature Presentation||Honorable Mention||Staff|
|Student Life Spread||Honorable Mention||Bridget Lyons '15|
|Feature Writing - Student Life||Honorable Mention||Bridget Lyons '15|
|Sports Spread||Honorable Mention||Jenna Ajlouny '15|
|Sports Reporting||Honorable Mention||Samantha Shina|
|Sidebar Coverage||Honorable Mention||Meaghan Fortney|
|Individual Advertisement-Proud Parent||Honorable Mention||Staff|
|Academic Spread||Honorable Mention||Jenna Ajlouny '15|
|Academic Writing||Honorable Mention||Abby Rosler '15|
|Division Page||Honorable Mention||Staff|
|Opening and Closing||Honorable Mention||Staff|
Student Council 2016-17
The students have spoken and the ballots have been counted. Congratulations to the elected officers for the 2016 - 2017 school year.
Student Council Officers
President: Ciara Lopus
Vice-President: Sophie Van Acker
Treasurer: Natalie Forster
Secretary: Regan Castle
Class Officer Boards
Human Relations Council
Broadcasting Visits CBS Radio
Mercy spring sports teams have been making headlines and play off action is still going on! Check out sports newspaper articles here. Softball captured the Catholic League Championship; Tennis are Regional Champions and playing at States; Lacrosse is playing tough in Regional action; Track & Field captured some strong CHSL finishes.
Abby Krzywiecki is currently tied #1 for the softball MHSAA State of Michigan record for home runs in a season at 18. This record has been in place since 1979. Abby also currently holds 12 MHSAA state records and four national records.
Athletics Updates - Please be sure to visit mhsmi.org/athletics for the most up to date summer camp offerings, athletics physical and registration forms and all team date information, including 2016-2017 registrations and try-outs.
Students Zora Pullen, Sara Posa, Claire Forfinski, Heather Lillystone, Lucy Devine, Alana Sullivan, Carmela Sleva, Nadia Hakim, Kaitlyn Brown, Jenna Chami, Sarah Dwyer, Libby Lee, Annie Leuker, Elisabeth Levadowski, and chaperones Judi Dennis, Sara Dennis and Joanie Davidson Forfinski '84 embodied the Mercy of Christ and the mission of Catherine McAuley while taking an alternative spring break for Habitat for Humanity. Here is a reflection about the trip by Alana Sullivan.
All of these instances flashed through my head as Mrs. Lusch's lesson sprang to my mind and my seat jostled and jolted as we flew up I-75, heading home. I closed my eyes and savored the moment, just riding in that bus, with that group of girls, feeling the road vibrate my seat. I didn't want to forget it, but after a while I figured I should try to get some rest, since we had just finished a long week of hard work. Plus, there would be lots of boxes and bags to unload once we got back to Mercy.
- Make a Difference Day: Friday, September 23, this is mandatory for all students
- Homecoming Dance: Sunday, September 25, 7-10 p.m.
- Mercy Day Mass: Tuesday, September 27
Forms to Return
Book Purchasing and Selling
All the information you need to make your daughter's book purchases, including any digital options, will be reflected on the Mercy Master Book List (MMBL), which will be posted as a live link later this summer here: mhsmi.org/curriculum/book-purchasing. Books will be available through Follett's Virtual Bookstore beginning August 2nd.
There is also buy back instructions for any parents or students interested in selling their used books online, go to FVB, scroll down and click on Sell Books. Follett's Book Buyback program is easy to use, providing free shipping.
This is a great way to meet other Mercy parents, staff and supporters. Proceeds benefit Tuition Assistance and Athletics at Mercy.
If you have any questions, please contact Olivia Hanna at email@example.com or 248.893.3535.
Misc Info You Need to Know!
Mosaic Magazine - The spring issue of the Mercy Mosaic Magazine is in the mail! Look for features on #MakeMercyReal, Alumnae Class Notes and Advancing Mercy.
Car Pool - The Mercy Car Pool list is emailed to all families in mid-June. If you wish to remove your family's information from the listing, please email Amy Iacobell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sweepstakes Winners - The Sweepstakes Drive was a huge success and all winning tickets were selected. Click here to see this year's list of winners.
Stay Connected - Be sure to visit mhsmi.org/tags/announcements for important school info.
If you have any questions or want to submit information for the Mercy MEMO, please contact email@example.com. Want even more? Click the school year calendar and the Mercy web site. And don't miss all of the latest Mercy In The News articles. Check out the current announcements and browse the home page links to see what's happening at Mercy.