Mercy High School is dedicated to educating the whole person. Clubs present opportunities for students to pursue and share their unique interests with other Mercy Girls. All clubs are open to students of any grade level. Club offerings vary from year to year depending on student interest. Clubs meet from 3:00-3:30 on their specified day, and it varies how often they meet during the month. Practices for athletics and fine arts do not begin until 3:45, so students have a chance to participate in as many extracurricular activities at they want at Mercy!
Clubs at Mercy
Art club consists of a group of students who are interested in art and want to learn more about it. The club is led by the members, so the year is filled with activities that group members express an interest in. You do not have to be taking an art class to be in art club. In the past, this club has participated such activities as designing our own club t-shirt, having student-led workshops, creating quick and unique projects, and participating in service oriented art projects.
Baking Club meets once a month after school to bake delicious treats. Some of our past creations have included cake pops, cupcakes, sugar cookies and cookie-dough bites. We sell our delicious products to the student body at lunch the next day. If baking and decorating treats is something you enjoy, then Baking Club is the place for you!
“Book of the Month” Club’s mission is to nurture and perpetuate a love of reading! This student-run group selects a book (usually a contemporary novel) for independent investigation and group discussion. Some contemporary authors recently read include Jodi Picoult House Rules, Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games trilogy, Sara Gruen Water for Elephants, and Kathryn Stockett The Help. When possible, the club organizes group outings to view books made into film.
This club will offer you the opportunity to listen prayerfully to the word of God and spend time discussing the challenges of life in a faith filled environment, with your Mercy sisters. This club will meet Friday afternoons in the chapel and will include time for quiet
prayer, discussion and learning about your faith.
If you are interested in theatre, this is the club for you. Members may join our International Thespians Society troupe to participate in society events and earn recognition and awards for theatrical achievement. It's an excellent stepping-stone to the greater world of theatre and to support the productions at Mercy High. Club events may include fundraisers for Mercy theatre, attending productions in Omaha, and more more.
The purpose of FBLA is to prepare members for careers in business and to assist them by becoming better employees and citizens. FBLA helps students develop leadership abilities, prepares them for entry into a business-related occupation, and offers a setting where members compete at the state and national levels in business and technology curriculum. Mercy FBLA partners with a business in the community each year to help reinforce certain concepts, while collaborating with them on projects.
The Golden Girls exist to support Mercy athletics. We create themes for home games, make signs to support our athletes, participate in Pep Rallies, and do everything we can to spread school spirit throughout our student section and our school!
This group of instrumentalists, guitar players, drummers, clarinetists, trumpet players, etc, provide the music for all school masses & SUSCIPE events. We also play for special events such as the MOMS mass and Parent Appreciation Mass. Students of all skill level work together and learn from each other as they assist the student body in their worship.
Louder Than a Bomb is a teen poetry festival founded in 2001 by Young Chicago Authors. As they put it, the event aims, “to bring teens together across racial, gang, and socio-economic lines, LTAB is a friendly competition that emphasizes self-expression and community via poetry, oral story-telling, and hip-hop spoken word.” It focuses on cooperation, with teams of students working together to write, revise, and rehearse their performances.
Provides Mercy girls the opportunity to find a love and enjoyment of service, and to walk in the footsteps of our foundress, Mother Catherine McAuley by bringing love and kindness to those in need through service to our community.
Through engaging in courtroom trial simulations in competition with teams from other schools in Nebraska, club members develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as a knowledge of legal practices and procedures.
Record the history of the 2017-2018 school year by becoming a part of the Monarch Memories Yearbook Staff. If you have photography, writing and design skills or you would like to develop those skills, this is the group for you. Develop the theme for the 2018 yearbook and decide what the cover of the book will be. Prepare to be assigned to photograph activities in classrooms, special events and athletic competitions.
We celebrate cultures from around the globe with food, speakers, fun facts, and activities. Open to students of all grades who want to appreciate the lives with whom we share this world.
The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership and to develop character in students of secondary schools (from the NHS Constitution). NHS organizes the Honors Assembly each spring and members distribute awards. NHS takes an active role in Mercy’s FIESTA by greeting guests and serving as auction runners. Members also partner with Holy Cross Parish to organized Red Cross Blood Drives twice a year as the group’s service project.
This group is actively involved in meeting the needs of people in the Omaha area who experience poverty, hunger and homelessness. In addition to large group meetings with all the Omaha Catholic high schools, there are also smaller meetings with student core leaders from each school. Fundraisers include Trick-or-Treating, Penny Wars, Dances, and the Holiday Can Food Drive. They also deliver sack lunches to the homeless during the summer. The goal of Operation Others is to feed 1,600 families in the Omaha area around Christmas, and to provide them with food for two weeks. The goal is met by holding multiple fundraisers such as dances, scavenger hunts, a turkey donation day and restaurant nights
The Optimism Club's goal is to spread happiness throughout the halls of Mercy High. We will meet once a month and discuss ways in which we can help spread joy to others. Each month will have a theme to focus on. We will work to bring awareness and perform acts of kindness in accordance with this theme.
Pastoral Council Team was created for students who want to be involved in the planning and carrying out of Masses, Prayer Services, Assemblies, All-School Morning Prayers, and other faith building activities as a group. This group plans many of the SUSCIPE services for the school year. The lectors (readers), EMHC’s, and other Mass responsibilities come from this group. They believe in working, serving and having fun together. The Christmas cookie exchange and decorating party has become our favorite group bonding activity.
The Mercy Pep Band provide pep music for basketball games and pep rallies. Instrumentalists are welcome. In addition we feature many percussion parts. Knowledge of music is helpful but not necessary. Most necessary is the ability to attend most or all of the games and play with spirit and might!
Active in showing the Mercy community the value of ALL life, the Pro-Life Group works to promote respect of the unborn, elderly, mentally and physically challenged, and the homeless. The Pro-Life members participate in Omaha’s Life Chain in the fall and plan activities during Respect Life Month in October. Raising funds to support Project Rachel is one of the main projects of this group. Other activities planned for the year may also include volunteering at Essential Pregnancy Services, shelters, Mercy Villa and participating in other city and state-wide pro-life activities.
The Recruitment Team assists in the recruitment of future Mercy girls. These students contribute with planning several Mercy events held throughout the year. They also help contact grade school students and take visiting students along with them to their classes as a Shadow Hostess. Recruitment Team members help out with several of the recruitment events including Crossing Bridges, Open House, Scholarship & Placement Exam and other activities that take place during the school year.
Want to make a scrapbook of your years at Mercy or use your creative talents to brighten up the school? This is the club for you! Work on your own personal scrapbooks at monthly meetings or try the "project of the month" that will be displayed on a hallway bulletin board.
The Mercy High School Treblemakers are an auditioned group of 9th-12th graders. This group performs a dynamic twenty minute show of singing and dancing at about 8 competitions during the second semester. Auditions are in the spring, and rehearsals begin in the summer. Stage presence, vocal technique and dance technique are stressed as well as sportsmanship and teamwork. Limited opportunities are available for girls to work backstage on the show.
The speech team is an organization that represents Mercy High School at tournaments throughout the Omaha area. Students choose which categories in which they want to compete, including interpretive events such as Serious/Humorous Prose and Poetry, and original events such as Informative, Persuasive, and Entertainment speaking. Tournaments begin in late October/ early November and continue almost weekly through mid-April. Students are encouraged to go to as many tournaments as they can, but are not required to attend them all.
Student Ambassadors are the “faces of Mercy High School”. They attend grade school visits with the Director of Admissions and meet with students, telling them all about their experiences at Mercy. They are also at all of the recruitment events during the year. Student Ambassadors are very involved in all different activities at Mercy High School, including athletics, student organizations, theatre, service, academics, campus ministry and many other areas. They are excited to be a part of our school and can’t wait to tell future students why Mercy is the place for them!
Student Council acts as a link between faculty, administration and the student body, communicating ideas for both. They create and actively participate in improving the environmental, educational and social atmosphere of Mercy High School. Also, Student Council works to cooperate with and support other Archdiocesan schools in the city of Omaha. The Student Council hosts many events throughout the school year including the Welcome Picnic, Freshman Orientation, Spirit Week, Nocturne, Day of Discovery, Mission Week, Pack the House and many other activities.
“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” Nietzsche Rather than sitting around, eating chips in the cafeteria after school why don’t you join us on a nice walk, with great companions? We will walk after school on Mondays and Wednesdays. We will start at 3:05 and walk until 3:35. If the weather is nice we will walk through the neighborhood. If the weather is poor, we will walk in our building. All are welcome and you can join us whenever it works for you.