Spring 2018

Dear parents and guardians:

Every school year has a natural rhythm that ebbs and flows based on the academic schedule and the rituals and traditions of Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women. As the days get longer and the temperature warmer, we break out the lacrosse sticks, softball bats, drop our crew 'sculls' into the Genesee River, and put on our cleats to run and jump. Our students are also committed to their academic studies – working hard and preparing for their upcoming AP and final exams. Outside of school, we participate in Mock Trial, Robotics, Youth and Government, Model UN, school play, and so much more.

My favorite part of spring are the Mercy events and traditions. They include Mission Month, NHS Induction, the Father-Daughter Dinner Dance, Arts Fest, Senior Retreat, Junior Ring Ceremony, Junior Prom, May Day, Senior Ball, Rose Mass, and Graduation. All are joyful celebrations that graduates remember for decades. 

You may have heard that I will be retiring at the end of this year after having been with Mercy for the past 10 years. I have witnessed many changes in our academic program as we moved away from the Regents into a college preparatory school of ‘World Class Learners.’ We have improved our facilities with a renovation of the middle school wing, high school science classrooms, turf field and track, softball field, auditorium, music rooms, the Black Box Theatre, locker rooms, and most recently, outdoor bathroom facilities by the field. It has been my pleasure to serve this wonderful school.

The year will quickly come to a close. Please help your daughters stay focused to finish the year strong. Monitoring their progress for the current year, selecting courses or colleges for next year, planning summer experiences, and trying not to overwhelm them with commitments outside of school should remain the focus. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. You can reach me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 585-288-7120 x303.

May God bless you,

Mr. Terry Quinn
Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women