Mercy students took part in San Francisco’s Out of Darkness Walk to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. On Mercy’s campus, an impactful all-student assembly was held to raise awareness about suicide prevention.
It was an honor to have Rep. Jackie Speier on campus to talk to us about her book, Undaunted, this year’s All-School Read. A long-time friend of the Sisters of Mercy, Speier advocates for all-girls education and is a true inspiration. Thank you, Congresswoman Speier!
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Let's get MedicalOn Friday, September 13, each Mercy student will know which of their three choices from more than 16 Intersession learning experiences they will be attending. Intersession, Mercy’s “learning outside the walls” program happens twice in a Mercy student’s high school career. This year it is scheduled for the first week of March. Teachers and staff supervise and plan each each week-long course. These were introduced during an August 20 morning assembly and students were given until September six to make their final selections.
This year, most of the Intersession offerings focus on the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy: Women, Immigration, Anti-Racism, Nonviolence and the care of the Earth. The others compliment Mercy’s Special Programs in science & health care, technology, visual arts, and the performing arts.
Program costs run from $75 for local courses to $1,100 which include travel, room and board. While most of the excursions have students discovering San Francisco's wealth of art, culture and professions for women run by women, other Intersession courses will bring our students away from home, like to the Mexican border to learn about immigration or on regional college tours on the east and west coasts.
A list of Intersession Courses follows:
On Sunday, Sept. 8, Mercy Ambassadors began their official duties, sharing their Mercy Pride with prospective students and their families at the annual SF Independent High School Fair held at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory.
The “I’m a MERCY fan” giveaways were a huge hit for the fairgoers interested in learning more about private, independent high schools in San Francisco. The annual event is free and most frequented by families with Seventh and Eighth Graders.