The Shield

Wrapping Up the Year…55 Years Ago

June 1, 1965 edition

Heather Shanty, Editor

May 20, 2020

Here’s a look at one of the last editions of the Shield during Mercy’s 1965 school year. For more Shield throwbacks, click here. The Shield staff wishes that you all have a great rest of the school year and a great summer!    ...

“What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?” By Mercy’s STEM Teachers (Pt. 1!)

Heather Shanty, Editor

March 23, 2020

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is among the most popular questions asked by relatives, strangers, and relatives who may as well have been strangers, alike. Having had a rehearsed answer since I was able to talk, I could still never meet this question without an inkling of apprehension....

On This Day in History…

March 23, 1964 edition

Heather Shanty, Editor

March 23, 2020

Check out what Mercy’s students were up on March 23, 1964— 56 years ago on this day! For more throwbacks from The Shield, click here.    

Mercy’s Generous Donation to the Hoffberger Breast Center!

Mercy’s Generous Donation to the Hoffberger Breast Center!

Heather Shanty, Editor

December 16, 2019

“On Tuesday, December 10, the Sophomore Women in Medicine students delivered a check for $650.00 to the Hoffberger Breast Center. The money was collected throughout the month of October and included earnings from bake sales, out of uniform days, and pink out games. The staff at Hoffberger Breast Center...

November Club Happenings!

November Club Happenings!

Heather Shanty, Editor

November 13, 2019

Ensemble Players- “We’re playing Christmas music at Savage Mill Mall on December 1 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Feel free to come on down to support us! We’re also continuing to prepare for the Christmas concert on December 19 and 20.” - Sara Matvey ‘20, president of the Ensemble Players. Madrigals- “We’re getting ...

2019 Halloween Bonanza!

Brooke R. '20, Liv B. '20, Kelley S. '20, Emily R.'21, and Emily L.'22 as the Scoops Troop from Stranger Things

Kelley Scott, Author

November 6, 2019

Here are some of the best costumes from the Halloween dress down day 2019! Visit Mercy high school's Facebook account (@mercyhighschoolbaltimore) or Instagram account (@mercybaltimore) to see more pictures from the day!...

Before the Curtain Opens: Behind the Scenes of Steel Magnolias

Truvy’s Beauty Parlor

Heather Shanty, Editor

November 4, 2019

On the weekend of October 25, Mercy’s Footlighters put on a modern take on the 1987 classic Steel Magnolias, a play that follows a group of six women— Truvy, M’Lynn, Shelby, Annelle, Ouiser, and Clairee— as they deal with the tribulations of relationships, growing older, health scares, and the ...

Introducing Dr. Sullivan!

Introducing Dr. Sullivan!

Heather Shanty, Editor

November 4, 2019

Meet one of the many new additions to this year’s teaching staff, Dr. John Sullivan! Dr. Sullivan comes to Mercy with teaching experience from Georgia Southern University, Georgia State, and Spellman college. Equipped with a PhD in Religion and a Masters in Religious Studies, Dr. Sullivan teaches American...

Presenting the New Assistant Athletic Director!

Presenting the New Assistant Athletic Director!
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Kelley Scott, Author

October 10, 2019

...and the new field hockey coach, environmental science teacher, and Physical Education II teacher for the 2019-2020 school year! Ms. Sarah Dennison came to Mercy High School from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, after being the Assistant Coach at McDaniel for their lacrosse team for three...

“What the Mercy Ring Means to Us” by the Class of 2020

“What the Mercy Ring Means to Us” by the Class of 2020

Heather Shanty, Editor

October 9, 2019

Happy belated Ring Day from the Shield! In this installment of “Between the Bells,” we asked some of our seniors to share their ring speech ideas and describe what the Mercy ring means to them. Read the winning Ring Day speech here.

“What the Mercy Ring Means to Me” by Dasha Robinson

“What the Mercy Ring Means to Me” by Dasha Robinson

October 9, 2019

“At the ripe age of 5, during my kindergarten graduation, I said something bold and daring. As I stood there in my pint sized cap and gown, I waited patiently, with enough nerves to fill the entire room, while every other student told the audience what they wanted to be when they grew up. I was so...

Saying Goodbye to Ms. Gerwin

Saying Goodbye to Ms. Gerwin

Heather Shanty, Author

May 28, 2019

From introducing mindfulness and brain breaks to being the coordinator of the Peer Educators program to being a reliable listening ear to all, Ms. Gerwin has become a friendly face in our Mercy community. After four years as our school guidance counselor, Ms. Gerwin is leaving to pursue her dream of...

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