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18 to be Inducted into NHS

November 06, 2019
By Deb Daley

Eighteen students will be inducted into Mercy High School’s McAuley Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). The event is Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at the school’s Franey Hall, 1501 South 48th St.

Students were selected based on four key criteria

•    Scholarship (a cumulative grade point of 3.5 or higher); 
•    Service (30 hours of service in the last 18 months), 
•    Leadership and involvement (extracurricular activities); and
•    Character.

The keynote speaker for NHS Induction will be alumna MaKayla Riesberg ’13.  The theme for the evening is “As girls, we dream; as women, we achieve”

New members of the National Honor Society include:


 Samantha Burns

 Alexandria Caito

 Baylin Davis

Clare Euteneuer

Clare Gonka

Grace Gonka

Ellee Houghtaling

Gianna Jergovic

Clara Jones

Carlee Lee

Irene Lee

McKenzie Moore

Kateri Pantoja

Erin Schartz

Megan Streff

Marissa Vargas

Abbey Wilson

Anna Youell


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Hancock Named Finance Director

October 28, 2019
By Deb Daley

Timothy C. Hancock has been named Director of Finance at Mercy High School effective October 23.  In that capacity he is responsible for providing financial management for Mercy’s leadership through planning, organizing, and directing the overall financial and business functions to assure the school’s financial well-being.  He also serves as cash manager and investment officer. 

Hancock was most recently the Finance Director at St. Gerald’s Church and School.  Prior to that he was the Business Manager at St. Edmond’s in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where he worked with current Mercy President, Sr. Delores Hannon, RSM.  During his tenure there he received the Good Shepherd Award from the Archdiocese of Sioux City, which honors outstanding staff members. 

The 1982 graduate of Creighton University holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Business.  He and his wife Diane have five children and are members of St. Margaret Mary’s church. He replaces Tim Rooney who retired.  Mercy wishes to thank Tim for his service and wishes him blessings on his future journey. 

“We are fortunate to have someone with Tim’s experience and commitment joining our Mercy community, “ said Sr. Delores Hannon, RSM. 

Open House November 3

October 21, 2019
By Deb Daley

Mercy High School’s annual 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Open House is Sunday, November 3 from 1:00-3:30 p.m.  Students and their parents receive guided tours and information presentations with administrators.  

The schedule includes:
Negotiated Tuition & Financial Aid
1:30 p.m.  2:00 p.m.   2:30 p.m.
Life at Mercy: Academics & Activities
2:00 p.m.     3:00 p.m.
Cheerleaders and Dance Team
1:45 p.m.   2:30 p.m.

With newly renovated science labs and a rigorous curriculum, Mercy focuses on each student's success.  Learn the benefits of a right-sized, all-girls high school and meet current Mercy students and faculty.

For more information contact Mrs. Anne McGill ’00, Admissions Director at or 402.553.9424.

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 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

ACT Achievements Recognized

October 21, 2019
By Deb Daley

Mercy High School announced two new recognition awards for students on October 10, 2019. To celebrate ACT achievements, Mercy inducted 14 students into the 30+ Club (for girls with a 30 or above on the ACT) and 13 students into the 3 Point Jump Club (for girls who increased their ACT score by three or more points).  

Mercy is the only high school in the Omaha area that offers ACT preparation during all four years of high school free-of-charge through OnTo College with John Baylor  This program has been made possible through a generous donation from American National Bank. 

As new reports and scores become available, the school plans to acknowledge students for their ACT achievements throughout the year on a rolling basis.









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