News from the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy spring to all! Enjoy the beauty of God’s creation bursting forth.

Speaking of spring and the fever often attached to it, I would appreciate your continued assistance in keeping your sons and daughters on track with grades, attendance, good behavior, Christian service hours, and dress code.

April 9 marks the beginning of the fourth quarter, a period of time which will move very quickly.If by any chance you are not receiving SchoolMessenger phone blasts periodically, please call Mrs. Heisler at the Main Office.Thank you for your continued diligence, support, and cooperation.

When the third-quarter marking period ends on April 6, please remember to check PowerSchool for grades and comments on April 11.Mr. Aument will send a phone blast when marks are in and confirmed.Take particular notice of any courses whose marks hover around the 70s.(Hopefully, many of you will see much higher grades.)I remind you that a fourth-quarter grade can come in under a 60 if your sons or daughters earn grades so low.Again, please help them to stay on track and to do their best during the fourth quarter.Let’s work together to avoid summer school or June tears.

By the end of April or beginning of May, families will contacted regarding registration information (not grade 12).I am asking for your decision about sending your children back to Mercy CTE for the next school year.Please commit to this with your registration forms and fees.Registration for next year can happen upon completion of this year’s tuition and fees.In order to prepare for the 2018-2019 school year, I need the number of students in each academic classroom and career and technical area.I appreciate the sacrifices you have made and are making to complete tuition payments and to make decisions for next year.These tough economic times affect your homes and our school.Let’s work together and pray for each other.

April is filled with many wonderful opportunities to go along with good days of classroom instruction.There are several events, such as Ring Mass and retreat for juniors.Keep your eyes on the web calendar, and click any light brown print for more details.

Other Important April Events:(As always, please keep an eye on the website calendar.)

April 9 – Student Safe Environment Lessons in Theology Classes

April 12 – rescheduled day for Grade 9 Ladies—

April 13 – Pinning Ceremony for Senior Certified Nursing Assistants at 9AM

April 18:Spring Open House in the evening from 5:30 to 7:30PM

Also on April 18—Mercy CTE/Red Cross Blood Drive from 8:30AM to 1:30PM—Mercy family only – If interested, please contact school at extension 126—Students 16 and older are allowed to donate with your permission.

April 19:Mandatory Meeting for parents/guardians of seniors concerning graduation & prom:

meeting at 7 PM

Parents and guardians of prom juniors, please join in at 7:30PM for prom specifics.

April 26: Retreat for the juniors – Details will come with the permission slip.

April 27: Ring Mass for the juniors – Holy Innocents Church at 7 PM—Church is located at L and Hunting Park Ave.

May 3: Mercy Honor Society Induction at 9AM – Parents and guardians of the inductees are welcome to attend.

There will be refreshments afterwards.

May 5: Springfest – carnival day for special guests – originally a service day called Winterfest

With Operation Katrina-Matthew, food collection, and other Christian service work, the Mercy school community serves its neighbors near and far.It is marvelous to see such living expressions of faith.You, our parents and guardians, support these activities and contribute to the many good works.May God bless us!

May the promise of Jesus’ Resurrection bring us the hope and strength each of us needs for our every day.You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Peace and all good blessings,

Sister Susan