Alumnae Newsletter

August  2016

The 25 th Annual Mercy High School Driving for Excellence Golf Fest held on July 18 at the Players' Club at Deer Creek was record breaking.  Donations exceeded $60,000 and 184 golfers played a beautiful 27-hole golf course.  Ingrid Kalinowski Borghoff '65, former VP of Advancement, and Ron Wilwerding, former Board member, were honored for their roles in starting the event and for their ongoing support of Mercy.  Proceeds from the golf tournament support our Negotiated Tuition Program. Read more. 

Fall is upon us and that means time for The Mercian!  What is new with you?  We love hearing your stories about what is new in your life from promotions to babies to travels.  So drop us a line and let us know what you've got going on.  Can't wait to hear from you! Email your updates to 

Where did summer go?  That was what our Mercy Girls were thinking when school started Friday, August 12.  We welcomed 104 freshman and 8 transfer students, including three students from China.  The girls were greeted in front of school by members of the cheer squad and student ambassadors.  Later that day the new students were given their Greenies which will be on display at the Greenie Parade and Welcome Picnic this Friday.  Softball, golf, volleyball,cheer, and cross country practices have started as well as preparation for this year's musical, The Wizard of Oz.  We are in full swing here at Mercy! Read more. 


Everyone knows that summer is reunion season.  Here is a picture of the Class of 1996 who visited school recently.  If you and your classmates got together this summer, please let us know!  If you and your best high school gal pals took some super cute pics even better!  Please send them to

We would love to highlight your gathering.  

Our website features articles about our alumnae and how a Mercy education affected their lives.  New items are added periodically.  Take a moment to read them at 

If you would want to be part of this series contact Deborah Daley, Communications Director at

On Saturday, September 10 we 
have scheduled the celebration of the Golden Guild Tea and our first Prayer Circle of the school year.   

Graduates who have celebrated their 50th reunion are invited to attend a rosary followed by a tea reception.  Graduates who have not received their Golden Guild Pins will be presented one.  If you plan on attending please RSVP to Katy Butts at or 402.553.9424 by Friday, September 2. 

If you would like us to pray for a special intention, please contact Naomi Chambers at or 402.553.9424. 

Come join us for an Alumnae Appreciation Night at Varsity Volleyball vs Roncalli on September 15. There will be a free social hour from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the library (refreshments and heavy hors d'oeuvres provided) followed by free admission to the volleyball game. Come catch up with old friends, make some new, and cheer on the Monarchs to victory! 

Please RSVP by September 8 th to Katy Butts at, on facebook at  or at 402.553.9424 so we can make sure to have enough food for everyone!

Please invite your classmates!  

Mercy Day will be celebrated on September 23 this year because September 24 is a Saturday.  We want to take Mercy Day global and let the world know what we have to celebrate. We would love to have our alumnae participate!  Not sure what to do?  Here are some ideas:
  • Grab a cup of tea with some fellow alums.
  • Dust off that old Mercy shirt and show your Monarch pride!
  • Make a video of your best Suscipe rendition.
  • Share your favorite Mercy Day memory or tell us what Mercy means to you. 
If you decide to participate, please post on your personal social media sites, share with us for Mercy's social media sites, and provide pictures and videos to our Communications Director, Deborah Daley at  Let's create a social media trend!

Dorothy and friends are headed to Mercy High School and you're invited for the adventure!  The Alumnae Appreciation night for the musical will be on Wednesday, October 26 th at 7:00 p.m.  Seating is limited so make sure to RSVP for you and up to two guests early to Katy Butts at or call her at 402.553.9424. A formal invitation will be sent soon. 

For this production we need students that are between ages 5th through 8th grade to play some key roles. The audition time is from 4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 in Franey Hall at Mercy High School. They can use the Pine Street entrance. Any questions please contact Mrs. Dashner, the Director of Theatre at

We are also looking for instrumentalists to play in the pit band. Preliminary rehearsals will be set up to accommodate instrumentalists' schedules. The play will be the last weekend in October and the first weekend in November. 

A small stipend will be paid. For more information contact Pat Yunker, Music Teacher at

Save the Date
Golden Guild Tea & Prayer Circle 
Saturday, September 10, 9:15 a.m.
Mercy's Chapel  

Alumnae Appreciation @ Volleyball 
Thursday, September 15

Mercy Day
Friday, September 23

Alumnae Appreciation @ the Musical 
Thursday, October 27

Memorial Mass 
Saturday, November 5

Alumnae Appreciation @ Basketball
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

All-School Reunion
Saturday, June 4, 2017

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