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 SchoolReach phone blasts periodically, please call Mrs. Heisler at the Main Office. Thank you for your continued diligence, support, and cooperation.

When you receive the third-quarter report card on April 20, please 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 (starting Thursday, April 9). Let’s work together to avoid summer school or June tears. 

The National School Lunch (and Breakfast) Program will begin April 7, upon our return from Easter break. Special medical/dietary consideration can be addressed. Just send in a written note to my attention indicating the requirements. You can check our website for a new category, entitled School Lunch Program. Click on “About MVHS” and see the new category. There you will find the monthly menu and the fact sheet. Thank you for working with us to promote the program.

By the end of April or beginning of May, families will receive registration information (not grade 12). I am asking for your decision about sending your children back to MVHS for the next school year. Please commit to this with your registration forms and fees. In order to prepare for the 2015-2016 school year, I need the number of students in each academic classroom and vocational shop. 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 eye 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 8: Mandatory Meeting for parents/guardians of seniors concerning graduation, prom at 7 PM

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

April 16: Visitation Day for Grade 7 students – 9AM to 2PM – juniors only that day

  • The other students can catch up on assignments, project or service hours.

April 19: Family Mass followed by continental brunch at 1PM

April 21 – Retreat here at school for grades 9 and 10 – 8:50 to 11:50AM

  • Grades 11 and 12 regular report time and follow E schedule – 11:50 AM dismissal

April 24: Ring Mass for the juniors – Holy Innocents Church at 7 PM

With Operation Katrina-Sandy 10, 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