The Mercy Girl Experience

Clubs & Organizations

With more than 30 clubs and organizations on campus, our Mercy Girls have ample opportunity to pursue leadership beyond the classroom. Through these activities, our Mercy Girls explore the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy, learn, and grow as they build friendships for life! 

Our Mercy Traditions also link Mercy Girls to those that came before them. Our traditions aren’t just a way to preserve the past...they also help you create the experience you’ve been waiting for!

List of 30 items.

  • Anime Club

    The Anime Club is for any students interested in Anime and Manga. Meetings are held once a month after school. 

    Moderator: Ms. Roque
  • Asian Student Union

    The Asian Student Union (ASU) serves as a club for all students of Mercy to celebrate and appreciate Asian heritage and culture. The ASU is a welcoming community for students to learn and grown in their awareness of Asian celebrations, traditions, and current events. The 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.

    Moderator: Mr. Sung
  • Black Student Union

    The Black Student Union is devoted to being a comfortable place 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 per month. 

    Moderator: Ms. Cheese
  • Chess Club

    Students in all grade levels are invited to join Mercy’s Chess Club. Whether professional players, or brand new to the game—this club will be fun! Please join the club in learning the game or challenging the experts. Meetings will take place monthly on Mondays.

    Moderator: Ms. Murray
  • Craft Club

    The Craft Club is an after-school activity for Mercy Girls to express their inner DIY skills and have fun. At meetings, members will have the opportunity to create trendy crafts while socializing with fellow club members. Meetings will occur twice a month.

    Moderator: Ms. Cernik
  • Cyber Security Club

    The Cyber Security Club at Mercy presents immersive opportunities for students to explore the expansive field of cyber security at a self-driven pace. Students will participate in the CyberPatriot competition.

    Moderator: Ms. Johnson
  • Environmental Awareness Club

    This organization is devoted to 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.

    Moderator: Ms. Caroline King 
  • Ethics Team

    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 Ethics Bowl challenges students to develop collaborative discussions 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 practice at least twice per month from November-February.

    Moderators: Ms. Fierro & Dr. Sullivan
  • Footlighters

    This theatre arts organization produces two full scale productions each year. Students experience all aspects of the theatre arts: acting, make-up and costumes, improvisation and monologues, stage lighting and scene design. Members may serve as the technical crews for school-wide functions. This club meets once or twice per month.

    Moderator: 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 three to four times per year after school. Students must apply for membership.

    Moderator: Mr. Gill
  • Helping Hands

    This club is committed to baking items for others. The missing is to spread kindness and show care for others. The group will bake at home for school bake sales and package donations for larger groups in need.

    Moderator: Mr. Klink
  • International Club

    The purpose of this club is to promote cultural awareness to the Mercy community. Meetings will be held once a month after school. 

    Moderator: Mr. Ahmad
  • K-Pop Club

    As the popularity of Korean pop music continues to expand globally, K-Pop Club aims to create a welcoming environment where fans can share their love for Korean music through various activities such as exploring different groups, playing K-Pop themed games, learning K-Pop choreographies, and anything else related to K-Pop! We hope to gain a greater appreciation for a foreign culture and understand the ways music connects with self-expression. Students interest in joining are not required to have any prior knowledge regarding the music genre and culture—everyone is welcome to come learn together!

    Moderator: Ms. Caroline King & Ms. Newberry
  • Literary Club

    The Literary Club at Mercy High School is a fusion book and writing club. Meetings alternate between discussions of books selected by students and writing sessions where Mercy Girls respond to creative prompts in a variety of forms and genres. The Literary Club meets twice a month and hold coffeehouse style readings of student work each semester—a great space for a comfortable cup of tea and conversation!

    Moderator: Ms. Disney & Ms. Banks
  • 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 home games all year. This club will meet before school once every two weeks. Students must apply for membership.

    Moderator: Mr. Gill
  • Mercy Girl Effect

    The Mercy Girl Effect works to raise funds for the education of girls in impoverished areas of Africa, India, and Asia. 

    Moderator: Ms. Rinehart
  • Mercy Magic Club

    The Mercy Magic Club is for anyone who is interested in performing magic tricks. Members of this club will be learning and practicing a variety of tricks. The goal of this club is to amaze and entertain others, while allowing members to grow in confidence. No prior experience is needed to join. Meetings occur once a month after school.

    Moderator: Mr. McHugh
  • Model Diplomats

    Model Diplomats meets once a month for general meetings with additional meetings for training and preparation for conferences and events. Membership opens each year at the beginning of the school year. Model Diplomats become delegates representing countries or individual roles for conferences including Model UN and Model OAS conferences with other high schools. Some conferences and events may have expenses or fees associated with attendance and/or travel.

    Moderator: Dr. Sullivan
  • National Art Honor Society & Art Club

    The National Art Honor Society is designed for 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.

    Moderator: Ms. Coburn ’89
  • National Honor Society

    Members are selected for membership at the beginning of junior and senior year. This national organization recognizes students who exemplify scholarship, character, service, and leadership within the school and the community. This organization meeting monthly after school on Mondays.

    Moderator: Ms. Fritz
  • Peer Educators

    Peer Educators work closely with the Student Services Team to support the mental health and wellness of the school community. Students create lessons and teach in Seminar, research and design informative bulletin boards, and help build community in advisee groups through fun activities. They also assist in planning for Mental Health Awareness Month in May. This club is reserved for juniors and seniors, and students must apply in the spring of each year.

    Moderator: Ms. Naimoli
  • Peer Ministry

    Peer ministers have the opportunity to help their fellow students reflect on their spirituality, faith, and personal beliefs. Members of Peer Ministry will have leadership and planning activities for the Emmaus Days, liturgies, and prayer services. Peer ministers can also create other opportunities for students to share and learn with one another. Mercy Girls from any faith background are encouraged to take part in this group, to reflect the diversity and faith of Mercy itself.

    Moderators: Ms. Hogg ’89 & Ms. Andrews
  • Pep Squad

    The Pep Squad shows their Mercy pride and talent through stepping at basketball games and other spirit activities. Tryouts occur in early October. This club meets two times a week after school from late October through February. Members must purchase a shirt.

    Moderator: Ms. Rinehart
  • 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 in Science Olympiad competitions.

    Moderator: Ms. Biebesheimer
  • 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 Mercy Girls striving for societal equality among all cultures. Meetings will be held once a month after school.

    Moderators: Ms. Pomplon & Ms. Stitz
  • Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica

    Students in Spanish III and higher who meet the requirements for membership are eligible to receive an invitation. The purpose of this 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 their community. There are service hours involved. This organization meets monthly after school.

    Moderator: Ms. Fetzer
  • Société Honoraire de Français

    The goal of this organization is to stimulate interest in the study of French, to promote high standards of scholarship, to regard scholastic achievement, to create enthusiasm for, and an understanding of, Francophone cultures while promoting international friendship.

    Moderator: Ms. Adler
  • Student Ambassadors

    Open to ALL students, Mercy Girls become members of the Admissions Team, honing their public speaking skills at events for prospective and current families. Mercy Girls will 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.

    Moderator: Ms. Kottraba
  • Student Council

    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.

    Moderators: Ms. Huebler & Ms. Ulmer

    VALID (Valuing All Lives With Inclusion & Diversity) 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 LGBTQIA+ youth at Mercy by connecting them with allies and other students like themselves. VALID aims to educate and raise awareness of topics that impact LGBTQIA+ students.

    Moderator: Ms. Hogg
Several of Mercy’s offerings require that Mercy Girls enroll in a class or audition for placement.

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  • Dance Troupe OR Apprentice Dance Company

    Dance Troupe and Apprentice Dance Company are co-curricular activities that are part of Mercy’s Dance Program. Dance Troupe meets an average of four days a week and 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. Apprentice Dance Company meets one day a week and is designed for students with a desire, passion, and potential for dance, but with a more 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 compositions. Auditions for both Dance Troupe and Apprentice Dance Company are in the Spring. Students interested should contact the director of dance.

    Moderator: Ms. May
  • Ensemble Players

    Performances include the Christmas Concert, the Spring Concert, and selected events in the school and outside of school. This activity meets four times a week during the school day. If a students is not in this class and is interested, please email the moderator.

    Moderator: Ms. Thomas
  • Madrigals

    This group performance vocal music and is accessible to all students from the beginning vocalist to the experienced singer! Performances include the Christmas Concert, the Spring Concert, and selected events in and outside of school. This activity meets four times a week during the school day.

    Moderator: Ms. Thomas
  • Mezzos

    This vocal group is for the experienced vocalist. The Mezzos will perform mostly four-part a capella music and an audition is required. Performances will include the Christmas Concert, the Spring Concert, and special events inside and outside of school. Auditions will be held in late September.

    Moderator: Ms. Thomas
  • The Lance

    The Lance meets during the school day. Members are selected primarily from the Digital Publication: Imaginative Writing elective course.

    Moderator: Ms. Banks
  • The Shield

    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. For more information, please contact the moderator.

    Moderator: Ms. Banks
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