Mercy's Environmental Club began in 2015 and has been working to cultivate, enhance and create more green spaces on our property. We are slowly building a native plant/pollinator garden on the side of the school and built window boxes for seasonal blooms. The students raise vegetables from seeds and place them in our raised bed garden for harvest later in the year. We are working to provide quiet, restful areas for faculty, students, staff, and visitors to the school with garden benches and for wildlife with bird houses, baths, and bee hydrators. We also take numerous trips out into the community to explore our environment. From the Wissahickon, to Fairmount Park, Morris Arboretum, local urban gardens, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and many places in between we enjoy spending time in God's gift of Creation!
Gaming club brings together different gamers from different backgrounds to come together, compete and have fun! We are looking into e-sports and hope to have a team one day. We have a Nintendo Switch and an Xbox One and hope to expand even more! Join gaming club and be a part of a great community!
The Mercy Honor Society, a prestigious school organization, aims to recognize students who exhibit excellence in leadership, service, character, and scholarship.
Upon careful review of these qualifications by the Administration of Mercy Career & Technical High School, students are invited to membership in this Society.
The student must maintain a general average of eighty-five in the academic, the career and technical and the conduct areas. Students must offer at least twenty hours of service to the school, to the community, to family needs or in outreach programs of the Community Service Corps.
At Mercy Career & Technical High School, faith and service are integral parts of the learning experience. The School Ministry Office provides opportunities for students to encounter God through Eucharistic Liturgies, Interfaith Prayer Services, Class Retreats, and Days of Service. Mercy students then answer the call to serve at various locations in the Philadelphia area. They put their faith in action by living out the Works of Mercy: feeding the homeless, clothing the naked, giving drink to the thirsty, among others. Additionally, School Ministry is a place where students of all faith traditions can feel welcome and celebrated. Through dialogue and conversation, students have the opportunity to learn from one another and from the faith experiences of their peers.
In the spirit of Catherine McAuley, School Ministry encourages the students and faculty build community centered around a common faith in a God of love and mercy. Each member of our school community can find a home in School Ministry. The support of one another allows faith and service to be at the core of Mercy CTE.
Student Ambassadors serve in leadership roles as representatives of Mercy Career & Technical High School. They help demonstrate the mission of Mercy CTE by exemplifying leadership, academic excellence and a compassionate Mercy spirit. Ambassadors participate in various functions including, but not limited to, meeting benefactors, prospective students and their families and acting as tour guides of the school’s campus and programs. Their role is integral in providing information about our school and demonstrating that our students are our greatest asset.
Activities: The role of an ambassador is to support the Advancement and Admissions Offices by attending the Annual Fundraiser Event and helping prospective students attend Open Houses.
Student Council is an elected body whose members must demonstrate a willingness to serve, uphold, and encourage the Mercy spirit among students, faculty, and staff. Student Council members must also demonstrate leadership abilities and be role models for the benefit of the whole student body. As representatives they are responsible for student activities, fundraising, and school functions such as Open Houses that are conducted twice a year. Members must adhere to school policy and work together to better the school community. Student Council officers meet once a week.
Yearbook Club, open to Seniors, offers the opportunity for involvement in print media publishing.
This group works toward the completion of the Mercy Career & Technical High School yearbook and allows for experiences in photography, computer design and creative writing to capture the memories of the school year.
This club is open to all Seniors, not just those in the Advertising Art & Web Design program.