Celebrating National Catholic Schools Week
National Catholic Schools Week 2023 was held January 29 through February 4. Mercy High School marked the occasion with events and activities to celebrate our Catholic identity and community.
“Catholic Schools Week provides the chance for us to affirm our commitment to our mission, community service, and Catholic education with our students, their families, our faculty and staff, and our neighboring community," noted President Alissa K. DeJonge ‘95. "We observe Catholic Schools Week each year, including discussion and reflection in our theology classes; teacher and student appreciation; and activities to thank and give back to our neighboring community.”
Each day began with a special prayer during morning announcements. In theology classes, students worked on reflections on the core values of a Mercy education, discussions on vocation via video chat with the Sisters of Mercy, and researching the history of Mercy High School. They also created Valentine's Day cards to be distributed to veterans.
Student appreciation was celebrated with a spirit day and a special ice cream dessert at lunchtime, and faculty and staff enjoyed a dress down day, a special breakfast, and treats and gifts delivered to their classrooms and offices by Student Council members. Mercy Admission Ambassadors coordinated outreach to local first responders.
The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2023 was “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.”