Mercy McAuley High School
September 19, 2022
Register to Shadow at Mercy McAuley!
Mercy McAuley’s Shadow Days for current 8th grade girls are on September 21, September 30, October 5, October 14, October 28, and November 1. Eighth graders are paired with a Student Ambassador for the day and will attend classes, meet teachers and students, learn more about sports and extracurriculars, and experience Mercy McAuley’s amazing school spirit at a Pep assembly. Lunch is provided to all 8th grade guests, who will leave with a special Mercy McAuley T-shirt and other giveaways. Registration is required at www.mercymcauley.org/shadow. (See flyer)
Pre-register for Mercy McAuley’s Open House on October 30
Students and families of all grade levels are invited to see all that Mercy McAuley has to offer at the Open House on Sunday, October 30, from 1 – 3:30 p.m. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to save time at check-in. Pre-register at www.mercymcauley.org./OpenHouse.
Register for Mercy McAuley’s HSPT Prep Class
Mercy McAuley High School offers a 4-week prep course to help 8th grade girls prepare for the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The course covers academic content on the test, familiarizes the students with test format, teaches test-taking strategies and helps ease apprehension about the test. There is a $100 fee for the 4-week course, which is from 9 – 11 a.m. on the four Saturdays leading up to the test: October 22, October 29 November 5, and November 12. Visit www.mercymcauley.org/hsptprep for details and to register. (See flyer)
Mercy McAuley Holds Parent Information Nights
Parents of all grade levels are invited to tour the building and learn more about Mercy McAuley at a Parent Information Night on October 4*, October 11 or November 8, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Topics covered will include academics, athletics, clubs, faith and service, arts, and tuition/financial aid/scholarships/admissions process. Register at www.mercymcauley.org/InfoNights. *Note that the October 4 session will focus exclusively on tuition, financial aid, scholarships and the admissions process. (See flyer)
Mercy McAuley’s Grade School Volleyball Night is October 13
All grade school girls are invited to experience the excitement of Mercy McAuley athletics at the Grade School Volleyball Night on Thursday, October 13. The Varsity game begins at 6:30 p.m. All grade school girls will receive free admission to the game, plus snacks and giveaways. (See flyer)
News From Fenwick:
Future Falcon Nights
Parents of 8th grade students are invited to learn more about Fenwick at one of our Future Falcon Nights! During the night families will be given a Fenwick Overview; hear
Please pre-register at https://fenwickfalcons.org/futurefalconnight2021/
We have some exciting events coming up at Ursuline Academy this October that we would love to share with your community.
This HSPT course covers all 5 sections of the test: Verbal Skills, Reading, Mathematics, Quantitative Skills and Language. The course begins with a comprehensive assessment exam, and the rest of the course focuses on learning content. By program’s end, students know how to tackle every type of problem on the HSPT – and effectively manage their time and the test.
The course will be taught on October 29th and November 5th at St. Xavier High School from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:30 to 4:30 pm.
Parents can sign-up at www.RedwoodPrep.com by clicking on the 'Sign Up' button on the website.
St. Xavier High School hosts two Xperience Nights (October 18 and 26). Your school and all 7th & 8th grade families will receive an invitation to attend.
The evening begins in our Chapel of the Holy Companions at 6:30 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m. Parents will hear a presentation about the mission of St. Xavier from a current student, the parent of a current student, faculty member, and an admissions representative – with ample time for questions and answers afterward. Students will learn about St. X by engaging in experiential learning opportunities that will be directed by current St. X students. Your students will also have the chance to have their questions answered. Families have found these nights to be an opportunity to receive in-depth information and hear different perspectives. Parents and faculty often can give a more “on the ground” view of the school. We ask that families register in advance.
On Sunday, November 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. prospective students and families are invited to attend our annual Open House. Tours are given by current students, allowing families time to speak with teachers, co-curricular moderators, and students about their experiences.
Shadowing is an integral role in a student’s decision making process. The shadowing program runs from September through December and provides interested eighth grade students with a firsthand experience on campus. Prospective students will be hosted by an Ambassador of Excellence, a freshmen or sophomore qualified to speak on the various aspects of St. Xavier High School. On these days at 8:30 a.m., parents have the opportunity to tour the school and hear a presentation from a St. Xavier representative about programs, tuition assistance, scholarships, and the admissions process. Families may register for shadowing on our website at https://www.stxavier.org/admissions/visit.
Shadow Days - Now through December
Be an SUA Bulldog for a Day and shadow a current student through a regular school day. Visit classes, take a tour of our campus, have lunch in the Keller Student Center, and meet future classmates and teachers. The Admissions Team will pair you with a current student with similar interests or taking courses you would like to see. Shadow Days take place on most Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from August - December 16. Register HERE.
Merici Readiness Academy, October 8, 10:00am - 2:00pm
The goal of the Merici Readiness Academy is to celebrate diversity and empower each girl to be her own best self. The retreat will include a variety of community-building and skill-building activities specifically geared towards girls in the 6th – 8th grades. Registration is limited to 50 girls. Please register here.
Open House: October 23, 1:00pm-4:00pm
SUA welcomes all 7th and 8th-grade girls and their families to take an in-depth look at all that Saint Ursula Academy has to offer. The welcoming environment will be on full display as students give tours through campus and showcase the unique facilities, talented teachers, and endless resources for today's student. Meet teachers and staff, ask questions, and meet parent volunteers. Register HERE.
Showcase Night: November 3 or December 1, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Join us for the evening and hear about the offerings at Saint Ursula Academy! This program for girls in grades 6 - 8 and their parents will “showcase” the many strengths of the Saint Ursula education. Get inside information on academic programs and more. Register here for November 3 and here for December 1.
HSPT Prep Course: November 5, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Prepare for the November High School Placement Test with this one-day course. It will review strategies that will be helpful on testing day. Register HERE.
Grade School Basketball Night: December 6, 7:00 - 9:00 pm