March 7, 2018                                                                            PARENT ENEWS


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*Beginning Monday 3/5, if the high temperature in Burlingame is going to be 65 degrees or less students may wear leggings following the guidelines below:

  • Leggings must be worn under skirts
  • Leggings must be solid black with no cutouts, patterns or large brand names
  • Leggings must be ankle length
  • Socks must cover the space beween the leggings and shoes\
  • Yoga pants, sweatpants, and pajama pants may not be work under skirts.

Make sure to have a weather app on your iPad. Check the high temperature.


Due to the cold weather, Mercy students are able to continue wearing approved non-Mercy outerwear through Wednesday, March 28th.



Colleges that Change Lives Presentation:

Join us for a presentation at Notre Dame High School on March 21st at 6:30. The Executive Director of the Colleges that Change Lives will discuss the importance of finding the right fit for students as they navigate the college search process. Please click HERE for flier or email Francesca Ohanessian for any questions.



On March 14th Mercy High School will join students from around the nation in speaking out against gun violence. Responding to requests from students and as part of our mission as a Mercy school respecting the Sisters of Mercy Critical Concern of Nonviolence, we will be using collaboration time on this day to educate, inform and react to the horrific number of acts of gun violence against school students.  Over the next 14 days students will be learning about all the issues concerning the national focus on gun violence – the 2nd amendment, rights of hunters, gun control, causes of violence, etc. On March 14th the schedule will be:

  • 9:30 a.m.      Prayer and student presentations – Mercy Green
  • 9:45 a.m.      Walk to El Camino Real
  • 10:00 a.m.    17 minutes of silence in honor of the 17 teachers, coaches and students                                                killed in Parkland, Florida
  • 10:17 a.m.    Walk to Mercy
  • 10:30 a.m.    Letter writing to federal and state officials about students' individual                                concerns addressing gun violence

As we approach this date there will be articles and videos, posters and letters developed by the students. As an administration, faculty and staff we support their efforts and their advocacy. What they are doing on March 14th is as important as classroom instruction and anything they can learn from a textbook or video.

If you would like to join us on the lawn and on the walk to El Camino and back we welcome your presence and support.


Karen Hanrahan
Head of School



Tri-School Productions Presents

West Side Story

Don't miss this classic, high-energy show musical that tells its tragic love story through song and dance. The iconic representation of life in New York City's West Side during the 1950s highlight themes relevant today, and reminds us that while social tensions persist, love and humanity unite us. 

Performances are March 16, 17, 23 & 24 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, March 18 at 2:00pm in Junipero Serra High School's Gellert Auditorium.  Buy tickets HERE!

More information on the Tri-School Productions website


*Mystery at the Mansion was a huge success!

If you missed this fun event, view the film below to get an idea
of the story and characters. Filmed by Erika Zaro '18.

 It's not TOO Late to contribute to Mystery at the Mansion's Success!  No amount is too large or too small, click HERE to make a cash donation!


If you need to pay a balance for your purchases from the event, and you would like to use a credit card please click HERE to registrar a card to be used to process your balance. If you would like to pay by check you may mail it to:  Mercy HSB  -  Attention: Jennifer Munsey -  Mystery at the Mansion, 2650 Adeline Dr. ,Burlingame CA  94010



*PSAT: During Advisory last week and this week students watched this video to learn more about their scores on the PSAT and how they can use this information to prepare for the SAT and future PSAT dates.  Matching your student's scores with Khan Academy will give your students an inside look at their scores and allow them to gain better knowledge in areas they need the most support in.  


*PSAT 10: On Monday March 26th, Sophomores will take the PSAT 10 at Mercy.  Please find the Student Guide here.  Sophomores will not have class that day and will only be taking the exam.  We will be sending out more information as we get closer to the date, but please feel free to contact Mrs. Ohanessian with any questions about the PSAT. 




Blood Drive
Monday, March 26, 2018 

Blood Drive at Burlingame Community sponsored by Mercy High School on Monday, March 26, 2018. We need you!


*Shout out to students interested in wildlife research!
Operation Wallace is an organization that runs a series of biological and conservation management research programs that operate in remote locations across the world.  These expeditions are designed with specific wildlife conservation aims in mind-from identifying areas of needing protection, through to implementing and assessing conservation management programs.  All students pay to join the expeditions that travel to destinations such as Ecuador and the Galapagos, Fiji, Honduras, Guyana, Croatia and many more!  Mercy is teaming up with Operation Wallace for an expedition in summer 2019.  A member of Operation Wallace will be on campus this March 26th from 1:30-2:30pm.  Please encourage your high schoolers to attend this informational presentation.   


Please click HERE for Placement Opportunities, Immersion Trips, Requirements and Saturday's of Service. For questions please email Peter Diaz at


Mercy Burlingame & SF
Spring Break Sacramento Immersion Trip! When: April 3-6

Price: $250


We will be working with Loaves and Fishes which was started by a Sister of Mercy. We will learn about sustainable farming vs. commercial farming. Also, we will be visiting UC Davis and Chico State. Click HERE for flyer.


Sign up on the Event Calendar.

Contact Mr. Diaz, or Ms. Connolly, if you have any questions



*This event is required for the Mercy Class of 2019 (Junior) parents.

Tickets are free but seats are limited!

Reserve yours today:



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 2018 with Mercy athletics.

Charlie Dougherty
Athletic Director

*Winter Sport team uniform return: All uniforms and deck jackets are due. They must be laundered and clean. Please return to Mr Dougherty ASAP. Any uniforms or Mercy gear not returned will result in the family of the athlete being charged a replacement fee.


*Congratulations to the following winter sport athletes
who received all league recognition!

Most Valuable Position Player of the Year in the
West Bay Athletic League Skyline Division

  • Soccer Midfielder of the Year: Maddy Bonilla
  • Soccer Defender of the Year: Giana Zamagni
  • Soccer Forward of the Year: Sara Bermudez

1st team All League in West Bay Athletic League:

  • Basketball: Mia Calsada
  • Soccer: Elizabeth Bermudez, Caroline Callagy, Jayden Pineda,
    Isabel Bojorquez-Emmons

2nd team All League:

  • Soccer: Tori Wei, Alexa Ulrich, Jacqueline Klingler

Honorable Mention:

  • Basketball: Kate McHale
  • Soccer: Kristina Frey, Genevieve Flieder

*Congratulations to the soccer team who will be moving
to the upper division of the WBAL!


*Mercy Athlete of Week:
Junior Lacrosse player Tonya Jones 
Tonya has battled an injury for most of the month of February. Despite limited practice time, Tonya stepped up and scored 3 goals in the first game of the season last week. Our Varsity squad scored a convincing win over Notre Dame Belmont 14-2. Tonya's speed and versatility on the field will be of significant importance for this year's team. In addition,she will be counted on to help carry the load for additional scoring. Great job Tonya!


*Click HERE for the schedule for team practices and events for the
upcoming week of - March 8-14

*Practices for our Spring teams will be held at the following locations. Each sport will be Monday-Friday unless coach informs team of different schedule

  • Softball: Cuernavaca Park in Burlingame 3-5pm.

  • Track and Field: : Serra High School 3:30-5:30pm

  • Lacrosse: Franklin Field in Burlingame 3-5pm

  • Swimming: Mercy Pool starting on Monday March 12. In addition, on Monday and Friday there is Dryland practice 6:30-7:30am in Grassilli Center

  • Gymnastics: Gymtowne Gymnastics in South San Francisco 3-5pm

If your daughter is planning on playing a spring sport, please make sure they are fully registered and cleared thru the Magnus system. Parents must register thru the Parent portal of Powerschool. Each athlete must be cleared to participate before they can start a sport. If your daughter needs a sports physical, please get one done during the Holiday break. All athletes must be registered and cleared by January 29 or they will not be able to start the spring sport in which they want to participate in

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


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

Treatment times: Any athlete who is in need of treatment for injury, Emerald is available in Grassilli Center Monday and Wednesday from 4-5pm


*Be sure to check in with all of your schools and make sure they have received everything.  If any of your schools are missing anything, please come by and see me.  


WebGrants for Students: Make sure you check your WebGrants Portal to see if you have ben awarded the Cal Grant.  


Have you heard from schools?: If you have been admitted to a university and received a scholarship, please email me the name of the scholarship, the school, and the amount.  This is from all schools you have been awarded scholarships from.  We will include this information in the graduation booklet.  


UC Admit dates:  Click HERE to find the dates that the UC's will be notifying students of their acceptances.  Check in to see when you should be hearing back. 


*Did you receive an email from a CSU about missing information? 

If you forgot to put a course on your CSU application and you are missing some of your A-G requirements, some of the CSU's might be reaching out to you to fix this problem.  Don't be alarmed, but be sure to complete the steps they outline in their email.  I find it helpful to read the instructions thoroughly before getting started and then referring back to them once you are done. 


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Next week we will be adding colleges to the bulletin board outside of the Russell Conference room.  Be sure to keep your Naviance list updated so your school can be added.  


Francesca Mallegni Ohanessian

College Counselor



If you would like to purchase a copy of the 2018 Senior Panoramic Photo please use the link below.


Attention Mercy Parents for Graduating Class of 2018
As your graduating senior's High School career comes to its conclusion, what better
way to celebrate their successful journey through High School than with a
celebratory announcement of pride in your child's yearbook?

To purchase, follow the link below to get started. Prices for Senior Celebration Be sure to purchase your ad space as soon as possible. Spaces are limited, so hurry now and claim your spot!


Follow the link to start the process:


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*Lunch Order Form - to save time, students may fill out this form and drop off at the Cafeteria in the morning. Please Visit the cafeteria for our daily salad selections

Thursday - 3/8
 - Tomato Macroni Soup with French Bread Pizza

Friday - 3/9 - (No Meat) Open Face Sof Fish Tacos

*NEXT WEEK's MENU please see schoology



Year of Outreach and Solidarity


The Sisters of Mercy invite you to a year of special gatherings to enable Outreach and Solidarity with our neighbors who are suffering hate crimes, discrimination, and fear of deportation. During this year long program we will highlight the sacredness of each member of the human family in our global village. All events in the Year of Outreach and Solidarity are free and open to all. Free will offerings will be possible to support the ministries of the Solidarity Committee.
Please click HERE for the Program Calendar.




Music at Kohl Mansion thanks the following volunteers for helping with our concert this past Sunday night featuring the Henschel Quartett, Telegraph Quartet and Scott Pingel: Nicholas Amayo, Steve Epstein, Emilie Frenna, Melanie Gagucas, Judy Gee, Brandon Gregg, Katherine Lopez, Veronica Lopez,  Angelina Montenegro, Mike Popa, Megan Samn, Carmen Siu, Rayan Vahibi, and Evelyn Yturralde.


Our next concert is on March 25 featuring the Camareata RCO from the Netherlands. If you would like to volunteer to help with this concert, please let me know. Mercy and Serra students receive service credit for hours served.


If available and interested in volunteering, please contact Yvonne Wun, Program Administrator at Thank you!


Spring Musical

Westside Story

March 16, 17, 18, 23, 24


Career Day

March 22

Holy Week Liturgy

March 28

Easter Vacation

March 29-April 6

Student Holiday

April 9



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