News from the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As summer approaches and another school year comes to an end, I want to express my gratitude to you in the name of all the faculty and staff of Mercy Vocational High School. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance during this school year. I hope that we have served you and your children well. I imagine that you have seen many accomplishments and much growth since those early September days. I know that I have seen wonderful accomplishments from many of the students. I share in your pride.

Join with us in celebrating the new name of our school. On July 1, 2016, our school will be known as Mercy Career & Technical High School or Mercy CTE. We are making this change to emphasis our 21st Century approach to this valuable type of education. We will speak more about this in September.

To the parents of the Class of 2016, I wish you and your “graduates” much peace and happiness in the days and years ahead. We will be staying in touch with your sons and daughters to check on their progress in jobs, trade schools, or colleges. If there is anything we can do for you in the future, know that we are here for you. Stay in touch. See you at Awards Day (June 10 at 9:30 AM) and at graduation (June 11 starting at 10 AM). Thank you for your efforts which can make glorious days like these possible. Congratulations to you!

To the rest of the parents and guardians, I extend my congratulations to you as well. Thank you for moving through the year with your sons and daughters. May the summer be a time of rest and relaxation for you and your families. In September, I will see you at back-to-school nights and welcome you to another leg of this four-year journey. In the meantime, enjoy the days of summer. Encourage your sons and daughters to read the summer books for English and Theology, to work on shop projects (mostly for new sophomores), and to do creative and meaningful activities. May this summertime be a chance for learning of a different variety for your sons and daughters. Learning never takes a vacation.

I am very proud of all the Christian service that the students rendered during the course of the school year. Many students completed the required hours and then some. Thanks for your part in this endeavor. Completing this requirement is necessary for promotion to the next grade. If your children (in grades 9 and 10) did not serve their ten hours, I am expecting that you will see to the completion of this requirement before September. If your children (currently in grade 11) did not serve their fifteen hours, I am expecting that you will see to the completion of this requirement before September. You can check PowerSchool for the exact number. It is not too late to do the service or to hand in the forms for services performed.

Be sure to check the school calendar for some pertinent end-of-the-year and summer information. June’s calendar is worth checking so that you are sure of our schedule. I want you to be sure of the comings and goings for your peace of mind and your children’s safety. June is a busy time of finishing classes, returning books, and all those ending things. Remind your sons and daughters to see all things through to the end, i.e. doing homework, studying for tests, finishing requirements, maintaining good conduct, coming on time, and being at school every day. Join us for the closing ceremonies on Thursday, June 16. Check the calendar for the times. The students will carry home a printed report card if all obligations are met.

If you need to be in touch with us, some of us are here during the summer months Monday through Thursday. I am just a phone call or email away. If I am away, I will be back in touch in a timely fashion. You will receive a letter in early August outlining the start of school and other important information. Thanks again for your continued choice of Mercy Career & Technical for your sons and daughters. I look forward to another successful year for the Classes of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020

On behalf of Sister Rosemary, Miss Glatts, Mr. Aument, and myself, I send you our prayers for a wonderful and peaceful summer for you and yours. We are grateful for the gift you are to Mercy Vocational High School and for the trust you have in us, our faculty and staff. Thank you for your continued sacrifices to provide this education for your children.

Peace and blessings,

Sister Susan

Peace and all good blessings,

Sister Susan

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