Clubs & Organizations
Students at Mercy are given the opportunity to participate in a broad range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. These are designed to foster personal development and enrich their high school experience. The following clubs and organizations are available.
The Anime Club is for any students who are interested in Anime and Manga. Meetings are held once a month after school. If a student is interested in joining the Anime Club, please email Ms. Roque.
Asian Student Union
The newly-founded Asian Student Union serves as a club for all students of Mercy to celebrate and appreciate Asian heritage and culture. ASU is a welcoming community for students to learn and grow in their awareness of Asian celebrations, traditions, and current events. ASU will promote racial and social justice, participate in service outreach and fundraising for charities that benefit Asian communities, and hold social and educational events. If a student is interested in joining the Asian Student Union, please email Ms. Mallory.
Black Awareness Club
The Black Awareness Club is devoted to being a comfortable space for Black students to share experiences, foster self-awareness, promote health and wellness, build networking skills, and discuss and explore the various aspects of Black culture. Meetings are held twice a month. If a student is interested in joining the Black Awareness Club, please email Ms. Cheese.
The Craft Club is an after-school activity for students to express their inner DIY skills and have fun. At meetings, members will have the opportunity to create a trendy craft while socializing with fellow club members. Meetings will occur twice a month on Thursdays from 3:20 to 4:45 in the Mercy Center Lab. If a student is interested in joining the Craft Club, please email Ms. Cernik.
Dance Troupe & Apprentice Dance Company
Dance Troupe, a co-curricular activity, meets an average of 3 days a week after school and Apprentice Dance Company meets 1-2 days a week after school. Dance Troupe explores the genres of ballet, modern dance, jazz dance, and improvisation/composition in addition to offering students a variety of performance opportunities throughout the year. The dual emphasis on both the technical and artistic training provides the student with not only a solid, comprehensive foundation, but also a stimulating and enjoyable artistic encounter. Master classes taught by guest artists further enrich the learning process. Apprentice Dance Company, another co-curricular activity, is designed for students with a desire, passion, and potential for dance, but with a limited dance background or no prior dance training. The program focuses on building a technical and artistic foundation by developing technical skills in the genres of ballet, modern dance, and jazz dance with exposure to improvisation and composition. Students perform several times throughout the year and have the opportunity to work with guests artists. Auditions for both Dance Troupe and the Apprentice Dance Company are in the Fall. For students interested in Dance Troupe and Apprentice Dance Company, please email Ms. May.
The Dublin Dancers is open to all students who are interested in learning the art of Irish dance. Weekly classes will include instruction in foundational Irish dancing moves and steps that will be incorporated into choreographed dances. The Dublin Dancers will have opportunities to share the Irish heritage of the Sisters of Mercy through performing at events like the St. Patrick's Parade and Mercy-sponsored events. Practices will be once a week for an hour immediately after school. No prior dance experience is needed! If a student is interested in joining the Dublin Dancers, please email Ms. Hogg.
Ensemble Players (Instrumental Music)
This group performs music for small instrumental ensemble and piano quartet. Performances include the Christmas Concert, the Spring Concert, and selected events in the school and outside of school. This activity meets 4 times a week during the school day. If a student is not in this class and is interested in Ensemble Players, please email Ms. Thomas.
Environmental Awareness Club
This organization is devoted to the care of our planet, enhancement of environmental qualities at school and the education of students in the area of living in a healthy, environmentally friendly manner. Meetings are held once a month after school. If a student is interested in joining the Environmental Awareness Club, please email Ms. Ness.
The Mercy Ethics Team works together over several months to analyze and develop positions on a case set provided by the High School Ethics Bowl committee. Team members complete their preparation with the goal of competing in the regional High School Ethics Bowl in February. The Bowl challenges students to develop a collaborative discussion about a variety of contemporary ethical issues in which they determine the underlying ethical issue and the best ethical action in response to a question posed by the judges. The Team will meet at least twice a month from November-February. If a student is interested in joining the Ethics Team, please email Mr. Davis or Ms. Fierro.
This theatre arts organization produces two full scale productions each year. Students experience all aspects of the theatre arts: acting, makeup and costumes, improvisation and monologues, stage lighting and scene design. Members may serve as the technical crews for school-wide functions. Meets 1-2 times a month. If a student is interested in Footlighters, please email Ms. Carlson.
Girls' Athletic Association
This association provides support, spirit, awareness and service for all athletic events. Officers meet weekly with the Athletic Director. Meetings for members will be held 3-4 times after school. If a student is interested in Girls' Athletic Association, please email Mr. Gill.
Students will meet once or twice a month and play games usually played in gym class. This could include kickball, dodgeball, floor hockey, swat ball, etc. This club is for anyone who wants to join from any grade level, and it is a great way for students who aren't taking a gym class to play the games they might enjoy. The meetings will be held for about an hour on the grass by the softball field, the turf field, or the gym depending on availability. If a student is interested in joining the Gym Club, please email Ms. Bossle.
The purpose of this club is to promote cultural awareness to the Mercy community. Meetings will be held once a month after school. If a student is interested in joining the International Club, please email Ms. Adler.
Lance (School Literary Magazine)
This co-curricular group meets during the school day. Members are selected primarily from the Digital Publication: (Imaginative Writing) elective course. If a student is interested in creative writing and is not in this class, please email Ms. Mallory.
Madrigals (Choral Music)
This group performs vocal music accessible to everyone from the beginning vocalist to the experienced singer! Performances include the Christmas concert, Spring concert, and selected events in and outside of school. This activity meets 4 times a week during the school day. If a student is not in this class and is interested in Madrigals, please email Ms. Thomas.
Magic Media Club
Magic Media Club is a club that will specialize in game day production, creative content, graphic design and communications. Members are required to go to Varsity and JV homes games all year. This club will meet before school once every 2 weeks. If a student is interested in joining the Magic Media Club, please email Mr. Gill.
Mercy Mezzos (Choral Music)
This vocal group is for the experienced vocalist. The Mezzos will perform mostly four part, a capella music and must audition to become a member. Performances will include the Christmas concert, Spring concert, and special events inside and outside of school. Auditions are held in late September. If a student is interested in Mercy Mezzos, please email Ms. Thomas.
The Model Diplomats Team meets once a week on Tuesdays and as needed before conferences. Membership opens each year at the beginning of the school year. Model Diplomats become delegates representing other counties and attend Model OAS and Model UN conferences with other high schools. Some conferences and events may have expenses or fees associated with attendance and/or travel. If a student is interested in Model Diplomats, please email Dr. Sullivan.
National Art Honor Society/Art Club
National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is designed specifically for high school students in grades 9-12 for the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown an outstanding interest in art. Meetings are held monthly after school. Any student interested in visual arts may participate in Art Club which does not have a course or grade average requirement. Students should contact Ms. Coburn with any questions regarding NAHS or the Art Club.
National Honor Society
Members are selected for membership at the end of sophomore and junior year. This national organization recognizes students who exemplify scholarship, character, service and leadership within the school and the community. Meets monthly after school on Mondays. Students should contact Ms. Fontinell with any questions regarding NHS.
As a peer minister, students have the opportunity to help their peers reflect on their spirituality, faith, and personal beliefs. Peer ministers will have leadership with planning activities for Emmaus Days and our liturgies and prayer services. They can also create other opportunities for students to share and learn with one another. We encourage girls from any faith background to take part in this group, to reflect the diversity and faith of Mercy itself. If a student is interested in joining Peer Ministry, please email Ms. Cuddeback-Gedeon.
The Pep Squad shows their Mercy pride and talent through stepping at basketball games and other spirit activities. Tryouts occur in early October. Meets two times a week after school from late October through February. Shirt purchase required. Please contact Ms. Robinson for any questions regarding Pep Squad.
Science Olympiad Team
The Science Olympiad Team meets to practice skills in general categories including science content knowledge, laboratory skills, and the engineering and design process. Students come together to continue honing science skills outside of the classroom while preparing to send a team to represent Mercy High School at Science Olympiad competitions. If a student is interested in the Science Olympiad Team, please email Ms. Collector.
Shield (School Paper)
The Shield meets during the school day. While Mercy’s newspaper is published in the class Digital Publications: (Journalism), any student from any year level who wants to write for the paper is enthusiastically invited to join the staff. If a student is interested in writing for Mercy's newspaper and is not in this class, please email Ms. Mallory.
Social Justice Society
The purpose of this club is to promote awareness and civil discussion of social justice issues in our society. The members of this club are young women striving for societal equality among all cultures. Meetings will be held once a month after school If a student is interested in joining the Social Justice Society, please email Dr. Wharton.
Spanish Honor Society (SHH)
Students in Spanish III and up who meet the requirements for membership are eligible to be invited for membership. The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in Spanish. This national organization recognizes students who exemplify scholarship, character, service, and leadership within the community. There are services hours involved. Meets monthly after school. If a student wants to learn more about SHH, please email Ms. Fetzer.
Open to ALL students. As Student Ambassadors, students become members of the admissions team, honing their public speaking skills at events for prospective families and current parents. They give tours at Open House and share their Mercy story with visitors! Interested students attend an information meeting in the Spring and training sessions in the Fall. If a student is interested in learning more about becoming a Student Ambassador, please email Ms. Kottraba.
Student Council organizes and promotes school-wide spirit and service activities throughout the year to create and reinforce the unity of Mercy High School's student body. Active members will share their ideas and originate, lead, and assist with activities under the direction of the Student Council officers. Student Council meets monthly on assigned Thursdays. If a student wants more to learn more about Student Council, please email Mr. Frank.
VALID (Valuing All Lives with Inclusion and Diversity)
VALID is a safe space in which all members of the Mercy High School student body can feel included and accepted in their identities. VALID looks to support LGBTQ+ youth at Mercy by connecting them with allies and other students like themselves. VALID aims to educate and raise awareness of topics that impact LGBTQ+ students. If a student is interested in joining VALID, please email Ms. Hogg.