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Dear parents and guardians:

I wanted to let you know that we have opened our school year at Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women with the highest enrollment in years! We currently have 807 students attending grades 6 through 12. Our middle school has 242 young ladies, with 565 young women attending grades 9 through 12.

SMALLab compilation for web Terrys letter

This year, we issued Microsoft Surface Pro tablets to all high school students, and Google Chromebook laptops to all middle school students. The computers are used in classes to take notes, access information, and send/retrieve information from teachers. We are in the second year of implementing the SMALLab. Numerous faculty are using the computer-simulated scenarios in their lessons. It is a great and exciting way to introduce and reinforce content and concepts to students. 

We have begun Phase III in the development of our Strategic Plan for Academics and School Climate. This fall, the Academic Team will develop Areas of Intent and Action plans to revise internal systems and rethink the learning conception. The School Climate and Culture Team will be establishing plans to support mental health needs, develop students’ character strengths, and rethink/redesign facilities. Our Academic Team has 37 people participating including administration, teachers, students, parents, higher education personnel, and a secondary curriculum administrator. The School Climate and Culture Team has 35 people including administration, teachers, students, parents, medical doctors, and a metal health specialist. 

All fall sports have begun! We have nine sports, 16 teams, and 325 student athletes participating in cheerleading, crew, cross country, golf, sailing, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. I am happy to report that all teams are performing well!

The high school fall musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, will be performed November 10, 11, 12. I encourage you to attend. This musical was selected to highlight our dancers and we are happy to announce that Pam Schickler from 25North will be working directly with our program!

We are off to a great school year. Thanks again for your support. 

Sincerely,

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