April 25, 2018  |  PARENT ENEWS 



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Overcoming Overwhelm

Mercy consciously and deliberately incorporates Faculty Professional Learning throughout the school year. Lauren Conklin, Assistant Head of School for Academics, organizes sessions during monthly faculty meetings to feature innovative teaching practices ranging from assessment techniques to technology tools. Most recently, Faculty learned from one another's use of educational apps, and hosted roundtable discussions to talk about successes and challenges of implementation, as well as how others might use the tool in their classrooms. Faculty love this kind of hands-on, peer learning!


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Parent Giving 2018-19

Class of 2019, 2020 and 2021

The new Mercy Fund Commitment Form is now available

to download! We are asking every family to participate in our school's annual giving fund. Click HERE to learn more about The Mercy Fund and make your gift today!  

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Mercy High School is Hiring!

The Parent Event and Volunteer Coordinator will be  responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing special programs that provide opportunities for parents to get involved in their daughter's Mercy experience. 

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Serra Fashion Show Tickets

Want to see your daughter walk in the Serra Fashion Show on Saturday, April 28th? Don't forget to purchase tickets to the Mother's Auxiliary event HERE!


Summer School: 

Students and parents, if you are planning to take a summer school class to ADVANCE (not remediate), you must send your counselor proof of registration for this course as soon as possible. We must receive the transcript from the online or summer school by Aug. 1. Please contact Mrs. Conklin with questions or concerns. Click HERE for the Summer School Request form.


Honors, AP, Tri-School Classes

Students should check in regularly with teachers and counselors about their grades. It's easy to get distracted by the end-of-the year events! It is especially important for students who plan to take an Honors, AP, or Tri-School to maintain their grades. Don't hesitate to discuss this with a current teacher, counselor, or the department chair if you have questions. If we do need to remove students from an advanced class because of grades, schedules could be rearranged and may not be able to accommodate selected courses.


AP exams will take place May 7 - May 18. The library will be closed during this time. Students, please make sure you eat and sleep well, and arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled time of your exam. Chemistry, Chinese, Spanish, and French tests will take place in alternate classrooms. Please check with your instructor. All student cell phones must be turned off and put away. Students are strongly encouraged to attend classes before and after their exams, however, it is not required. If a student is planning to miss the first part of the day prior to a 12:00 exam, the parent needs to call the main office.


Note from the Dean of Students: 

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School Emergency Preparedness Info Night

for Parents and Community Members

April 30th - Capuchino High School Auditorium

For more information click HERE


SAT Prep at Mercy this Summer
Getting ready for the SAT is hard to do alone! 
Come to Mercy'S SAT prep class this summer 
and increase those scores!


Click HERE for more information



Wed., May 9th - 7:30pm

Skyline College Theater


Thurs., May 10th - 7:00pm

Sisters of Mercy Chapel


Wed., May 16th - 5:00-7:00pm

Kohl Mansion




Class of 2018

Pinning Ceremony 

You are cordially invited to attend the induction of the members of the class of 2018 into the
Mercy High School
Alumnae Association 

Thurs., May 3rd at 1:30 

Mercy Chapel

Please RSVP to Jamila Sinlao Zanette '04 at jzanette@mercyhsb.com



Senior Mother Daughter 
Mass and Brunch

Sunday, May 20th

Mass at 10:00AM 
Mercy Chapel

Brunch immediately following
in Kohl Mansion

Click HERE to RSVP

Please RSVP by May 15th


Please click HERE
for Important
2018 Graduation Information.


Senior Grad Nite at Disneyland is in less than a month. Please click HERE for details, as Disneyland changed the available dates and ticketing policies.  Thousands of seniors will be joining our celebration on June 9th now- meaning we will depart on Wednesday and return Thursday morning.  Tickets are limited and are on a first come, first served basis.  Forms are available now in Coach R-G's office.



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Class of 2020 Parents 

On Monday, Bill Reid from Jostens met with the class of 2020 to talk about the ordering of, and wearing of, the Mercy Class Ring. All students received a class ring information envelope during the meeting. Please review this information with your student. Mr. Reid from Jostens will be returning to school on Tuesday and Wednesday May 1 and 2 during lunch in the cafeteria to help with the order forms, size fingers and accept deposits. The make-up date is Friday, May 4 before school. The rings that are ordered now will be blessed and delivered with their classmates at the ring ceremony next Fall.  If you have any questions please reach out to Mr. Bill Reid from Jostens -415-472-7871 or bill.reid@jostens.com



Please contact Charlie Dougherty, Athletic Director with any questions or comments at 650-762-1107, cdougherty@mercyhsb.com

Follow Mercy Athletics on Twitter for game updates and scores!


Summer Athletic Open Sessions and Fall Sport Tryout schedule 


Spring Sports Awards will be held on May 21 at 6:30pm


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

You are beautiful

Mercy Athlete of Week:

Lacrosse player Kathleen Napier

The lone Senior on the lacrosse team, Kathleen has proven to be a dynamic scorer on the team. Last week vs. Salinas High, Kathleen established a new Mercy individual single game scoring mark with 11 goals. She then broke her own mark, by scoring a new school record of 12 goals in the Crusader win over Notre Dame SJ on April 24. Kathleen has worked diligently to improve her skills so that she can play in college. She will have that opportunity as she will be attending and playing at Birmingham Southern College in Alabama. Great job Kathleen!


You need to complete registration through the Parent portal on PowerSchool each year your daughter plays a sport. Tryouts require full clearance in the Magnus system. You can start to register for the following school year(2018/19)  after July 1,2018.

Team photos available


please see the instructions on our web page for viewing/purchasing


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


  • Service Learning Hours are due this Wednesday, April 18 for Seniors. Hours must be approved by this date not entered into Seholo.
  • Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen service hours are due on Wednesday, May 9.


Every Purchase gives back! 

Step 1: Click on SHOP FOR MERCY and it will take you to Amazon.com.

Step 2: Sign in and shop away!

Amazon donates 2%-10% of all purchases to Mercy HSB.


It's not too late to make a gift! 

Visit our website to learn more about Making a Difference and how to make a donation.


Spring Open House
Monday, April 30 from 4-6 pm

All 5th, 6th and 7th graders are invited to visit our campus to learn more about Mercy High School. Find out about Open House and other Admission events here.
Please share with any families you know who may be interested! Sign up for Spring Open House HERE


Mercy Burlingame is partnered with Cambridge Network's (f.n.a. gphomestay) residential program! Together, we are offering an incredible opportunity for Mercy families to host international students for Fall 2018! You can earn a monthly stipend of $1500 and have ongoing support from local Residential Coordinators. You may learn more and make an inquiry at our website: www.gphomestay.com. Students come with their own insurance and spending money and stay for the academic year. We offer a $500 referral bonus for each matched approved host family that lists you as the source of referral on their application. Contact Sasha for more information on how to apply at 617.708.9704. 

Drama Fest

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.




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