April 12, 2017                                                                                            PARENT ENEWS


Easter Blessings to all

from the Mercy Community!



Freshman Retreat
Friday, April 28th
Fort Miley-Ropes Course
The freshman retreat offers freshmen a chance to step away from their "inside" world and to enjoy God's creation while developing confidence, trust, support, communication, cooperation and leadership skills.  The retreat is on Friday, April 28th at Fort Miley.  The program uses team and trust activities in combination with higher climbing elements. Below are two permission forms that need to be completed and returned to the student's religion teacher. 
Freshman Retreat Permission Form
PLI Release Form


Tri-School Orientation
Tri-School Orientation has been moved from April 10 to May 16, 7:00PM at Serra High School. All students requesting a Tri-School class are required to attend. Parents are also required to attend. 


Juniors, Sophomores & Freshmen!

Service Hours!

Due Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Please take note that all hours should be completed before the due date. This means all hours must be entered and approved by May 10! Failure to do so will result in a low grade for service. Reminder, service hours are required for graduation so they must be completed. You have close to two months to complete any remaining hours. 

Please email, or see me if you need assistance.

Senior Service Hours!

Due Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Senior hours are due earlier to ensure graduation service requirements are fulfilled! 

Please make use of the upcoming spring break to get any incomplete hours done.

Please don't hesitate to email, or stop by my office for assistance.


Host an International Student with gphomestay!

Do you have a loving family and a spare room available in your home? You might consider hosting an international student spending her high school year(s) at Mercy High School. Gphomestay is currently seeking qualified host families to provide a safe and nurturing home environment for such students this August. If you have the kind of home and family environment that would be a good fit for a bright, eager, and highly motivated international student, we would love to hear from you. Host families are provided a generous stipend of $1,500 a month and all necessary training. Please contact Jaryce Nobela at for more information.



Mercy High School DANCE
Proudly presents...

Mercy Does Magic!
Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Skyline College Auditorium


Click HERE for flyer


Mercy High School Chorales
Tri-School Chorus & Soloists present...
She wrote it...we sing it

Music written, arranged, or made famous by women!
Spring Concert
Wednesday, May 10th @ 7:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Angels Church
1721 Hillside Drive, Burlingame
Click HERE for flyer


Pinning Ceremony Class of 2017

Seniors Welcomed into the Mercy High School Alumnae Association

Friday, May 12, 2017
1:30 p.m. – Mercy Chapel



Senior Mother Daughter Mass & Brunch
Sunday, May 21
10:00 a.m.
Formal invitation to follow. Questions? Please contact Jennifer Munsey, Mercy Advancement Events Coordinator



*Make sure to follow all of our team results as they happen via our athletics twitter page.
Mercy Athletics@MercyAthletics


*Spring Sports Awards Night will take place on Monday May 22 from 6:30-8pm


*Mercy Athletics will be holding a Sports Physical Night at Mercy on May 23 from 5-6:30pm. Dr Berger and Pacific THERx will be present to conduct sports physicals to ensure you are cleared to participate in sports at Mercy for the 2017/18 season. Utilize this time to get your clearance.


*Fall Sport Start Dates:

  • VOLLEYBALL Tryouts: August 8-11. Please note that no returning player is guaranteed a spot on a roster. Every player is expected to be at all days of the tryout sessions. Once teams are set, practice for the season will begin immediately in days following. Get your vacations in before August 8.

  •  August 14: Water Polo, Golf, Tennis and Cross Country will start their practices/tryouts.

  •  We will be having OPEN GYM during the summer starting on June 13-July 24. Basketball will be held on Tuesday from 7-9pm. Volleyball will be held on Wednesday from 7-9pm. Sessions will be held at Our Lady of Angels gym.

*Conditioning sessions will start the week of June 12 and run thru July 27 –Held at Mercy

  • Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday-Conditioning will take place from
    9:30-11am. Coach Sunny Diaz will oversee
  • Monday/Wednesday-Conditioning will take place from 3:30-5pm. Pacific THERx trainer Mallory will oversee
  • There will be no conditioning on July 3 or 4.

 Reminder for Spring Sports: Every athlete must be fully registered in the Appryse system and cleared to play sports before they start a season. A physical is required to get cleared. If you have not been cleared you will not be allowed to try out for a team. You can go onto the Mercy website and go to quicklinks and find the drop down for Appryse. Simply click and start your registration process. If you have played on a team in the fall or winter, you are cleared.


Any student athlete participating in a sport must turn in both the athlete and guardian contract. If the signed forms by both student and guardian are not turned in, the student will not be allowed to play in any event until they have turned in the paperwork. The forms are available on the Mercy website at Click on the link and print the contract after you have read the Handbook.  Completed forms must be returned to the Athletic Director or to the main office.


All student athletes who are currently on a Spring sport roster should
be purchasing their Crusaderwear gear designed specifically for their respective team. The site to purchase the gear can be found on the Mercy website under Athletics.


Any Parent who is available and/or willing to drive students to games must turn in all the paperwork to the main office in order to be cleared to drive. This would be for your own car or a school van. The form can be downloaded from the Mercy website on the Athletics page.


We have upgraded the 2 elliptical machines and a treadmill machine in the weight room. This is in addition to the purchase of a rowing machine and a couple of exercise bikes for the Grassilli Center weight room. All girls are encouraged to utilize the facility. All girls need to check with the AD office to coordinate times for use.


All results of each team can be found in the Mercy scoreboard-


*Click HERE for the schedule for team events for the upcoming week of  April 13 - 19


If you ever have any concerns/comments, please feel free to contact me at anytime.
I can be reached at my office at Mercy at 650-762-1107. I am looking forward to a great 2017
with Mercy athletics.   -
Charlie Dougherty, Athletic Director


Senior Parents:


  • Update your Naviance: Please make sure your Naviance is accurate with the schools your daughters have applied to and with the final decisions from the schools

  • Scholarship Information: Please send Mrs. Ohanessian any scholarships that your daughter has received.  We include this in the program for graduation.  
  • Waitlists: If your daughter has been placed on a waitlist and she would like to see where it goes, we strongly encourage you to claim a spot for her at another college on/before May 1st. 

  • Submit your deposit: Students have until May 1st to decide where they will be going to school.  Please check with your daughter's school of choice to see what specific information is needed in order to claim your daughter's spot in the class.  

  • Register for college placement exams: Once students have decided on where they are going to school, make sure they sign up for any placement testing they might have to complete.  Placement testing is usually done during orientation or before school starts.  Please contact Mrs. Ohanessian with any questions regarding placement testing.  



*Junior Parents:  



    California College Night

    Notre Dame High School-Belmont

    April 26th, 7 pm

    Moore Pavilion


    This is a panel discussion with one Representative from each of the public university systems and a private college.  Learn about new majors, programs and what makes you competitive when you apply.

    • College meeting:  Please email Francesca at to schedule your appointment today.

    • REGISTER FOR THE SAT: Log on to to register for upcoming exams.  

    • REGISTER FOR THE ACT: Log on to for more information on how to register. 

      May 10th at 6:30pm
      Serra High School
      Serra Counseling is hosting the annual Tri-school case studies program. This program is designed to help juniors and their parents learn more about the college admissions process through studying simulated students' application cases and then making admissions decisions for a fictitious college. Participants will read student files, evaluate transcripts, and review test scores, essays and recommendations, and will act as the Admissions Committee to decide which applicants will be admitted. Regardless of where you are planning to apply, this exercise will put you in the shoes of an admissions officer while exposing you to the complexities of the admissions process. We believe this exercise will be extremely valuable in helping both parents and students better understand the complexity of college admissions decisions. Participants must arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. to check in. Introductions will begin at 6:45 pm followed by the case study session lasting until 8:10 p.m. A mini College Fair from 8:15  -8:45pm where students and parents may meet and talk with the college admissions officers. Please RSVP HERE by 5/3/2017 include parent(s)and student name. Spaces are limited

    • Spring WACAC College Fairs: Register online for the local area college fair. There are fairs at Dominican, Sonoma State, St. Mary's and CSU East Bay.  

    • NACAC College Fair: April 29th at 1:30 p.m. at the Cow Palace
      Register online by clicking here.  

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    *Click HERE for Service Opportunities as posted to students through x2VOL for 2016-17 School Year.

    Looking ahead to Service Opportunities sponsored by Mercy High School. Click HERE 2016-17 for dates and times.

    If you have any questions about service opportunities please contact Mr. Diaz at




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    April 13 - 24


    Classes Resume
    Tuesday, April 25



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