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Mount Mercy News of Note - Message to Mercy Community

by Michele Melligan, Head of School

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December 10, 2020

Hello Mercy Community,

Thank you for your patience and support in the transition to distance learning over the last several weeks.   We understand that this has been challenging and certainly not ideal.   With consultation and many conversations with students, teachers and parents, we are aware of the struggles and difficulties that this situation has presented.   However, the Mount Mercy community has shown nothing less than perseverance, resilience and ambition to continue ongoing quality education despite the circumstances.

We worked extremely hard to provide the safest, most efficient way to bring our students back into the building without compromising the physical as well as social/emotional health of our students.   Therefore, we will be returning to in-person learning on Monday, December 14th 2020.   Testing will be provided on Wednesday, December 16th in our health office.  Students will be tested throughout the day at random and parents/guardians will be notified prior to testing if selected.  

Please complete the following button in order to consent to testing.


This information is necessary in order to be in compliance with the current NYS mandated testing requirements.  Please complete the form no later than Monday, December 14th 2020.


Mrs. Michele (Sixt) Melligan '92

Head of School


"Mount Mercy has positively changed my life forever. Through the inviting community, I was able to grow as a woman, as a daughter, as a friend, and as a member of society. Throughout my time here I have gained an education in both academic areas and life in general through the school's ongoing efforts to educate students on gender inequality, racial injustice, and environmental crisis'. Furthermore, Mercy has given me the space to gain confidence that 4 years ago I never would have guessed I would have. Mount Mercy has helped me take that initial step toward becoming the strong woman of color I am today. At Mercy you are more than just a student, you are whoever you wish to be."

Melina Courtney

Class of 2022

"My future, success, and the ability to be an empowered woman in society come from Mount Mercy. My school is a strong foundation for my role in life. From attending Mount Mercy, I can say with confidence, that I will graduate with the mindset that I can accomplish anything. Mercy is my home and my sanctuary to be whoever I want. Mount Mercy has been bringing forth generations of strong intellectual women into the world, and I am more than honored to be one of them. Mercy teaches girls more than academics, but also about the world around us. As a mercy community, we give back to the world because it is our home. From my four years at Mercy, I have been educated on pushing for equality and peace and the understanding that there is no limit to what I can do. I have the confidence to go out in the world and make a difference because being a Mercy girl has given me that opportunity. "

Cassidy Reid

Class of 2022

"Mercy is more than just a school. Mercy is my second home and a shoulder to lean on. Mount Mercy has given me the confidence and resources to pursue my passions and make the world a more inclusive place, propelling me to take strides into male-dominated fields. Mercy blessed me with an environment to grow intellectually and in the community, giving me the foundation to make a tangible impact while making lifelong friendships."

Adrianna Awald

Class of 2022

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