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Mercy Welcomes Two New Faculty

 

Jim Mayberger is our new business and technology teacher.  He comes to us from OPS where he was a curriculum specialist.

He managed the Business Marketing and Information Technology, Family and Consumer Science, Skilled and Technical Science, and Robotics departments.

“I am excited to teach in a faith-based school. I really enjoy being in the classroom and I look forward to being part of the Mercy community.”

 

 

 

Jenna Saraka joins our math department.  She comes to us from Omaha Central, where she taught for five years.  

“I am most excited about joining a staff and community that offers strong educational opportunities and many extracurricular activities for students that are centered around faith. 

I am also excited to work with students who are eager to learn in and out of the classroom!”

Two New Hires for the Advancement Team

Sammie Emsick Becker ’05 has accepted the Director of Events position at Mercy High School and began her new role on June 13, 2022.

Since graduating from Mercy, Sammie earned a bachelor in elementary education, a certificate in Catholic School leadership, and most recently, a Master of Science in educational leadership. Outside classroom teaching, she has served as the athletic director for St. James for the past three years where, in conjunction with supervising all things athletics, annually planned the “Spring Fling” fundraiser where dollars raised went straight to the athletic program. Her most recent “Spring Fling” event set a record for money raised for St. James. She further has event planning experience by way of her time at Dundee Bank, where she was the community involvement coordinator and worked closely with various Omaha businesses to promote and grow relationships with key stakeholders of the bank via special events.


She’s married to Tyler Becker and has two boys Ty (12) and Drew (10). 
Welcome back to Mercy Sammie!


Brian Altenhofen began his new position as Director of Marketing and Communications on July 5th.

He comes to Mercy with a wealth of knowledge having earned a doctorate degree in communication and technology studies from Texas A&M University and teaching at Truman State University for the past five years. He also served as the Director of the Truman Leadership Scholars, mentoring and programming leadership experiences for Truman Scholars. Prior to his academic career he spent five years as a Jesuit Scholastic.

He is married to Michaela Cullan Altenhofen who will return to Mary Our Queen Catholic School teaching 3rd grade. They have four children Dylan (16), Lily (9), Dominic (7), and Clara (3). 

 

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Show Choir Camp

October 21, 2019
By Deb Daley

Mercy High School is hosting a show choir camp. Come to Mercy and learn how to sing and dance in a show choir, meet new friends, have some fun and PUT ON A SHOW!!!


Who: 4th-8th grade girls
When: Saturday, November 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (short performance at 3:30 p.m.)
Where: Mercy High School
Cost: $35 Lunch and snacks are included in the cost. Lunch will be two slices of pizza, drinks and a dessert. 
Performance: Camp participants will perform their show, followed by a partial performance of the 2019-20 Treblemaker’s first official performance of their new show!
What to Wear: Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in and tennis shoes.
Registration: Go to https://www.mercyhigh.org/events/ to sign up!
Drop-off directions: Check-in at 8:30 a.m. We will rehearse in the Mercy music room. Please use the Woolworth Street entrance, door #2 (the single door on the north side of the building). 
Pick-up directions: Parents can arrive starting at 3:10 p.m in the gym (Pine Street Entrance – south side of the school). Performance for family and friends is at 3:30 p.m. 
           
Questions?  Contact Mrs. Mindy Graff, Mercy Music Director at Graffm@mercyhigh.org.