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Welcoming Señor Fernandez!

Grace La Count, Author

November 12, 2018

This year Mercy High School welcomed Spanish teacher Señor Julio Fernandez, and so far his experience has been nothing but enjoyable! Señor Fernandez previously taught at Canton Middle School in Baltimore, MD, for seventeen years and North Hartford High School in Pylesville, MD, for fourteen years. He a...

Halloween Pictures 2018

Halloween Pictures 2018

Heather Shanty, Author

November 4, 2018

Mercy students and staff showed out this Halloween with creative costumes like Despicable Me’s Vector, Bob Ross’s paintings, and characters from Phineas and Ferb. Check out these costumes and more below!

Language Matters Policy Goes into Effect at Fall Dances

Language Matters Policy Goes into Effect at Fall Dances

Maya Kempf-Harris, Editor

October 24, 2018

The “Language Matters” Regulation A music regulation policy was added to the Student/Parent Handbook this year. Commonly referred to as the “Language Matters” policy, it states: “Language matters; words of all kinds matter. All those in the community must refrain from using any language that is disrespectful...

Welcoming Ms. Mintz!

Grace La Count, Author

October 17, 2018

This year Mercy High School welcomed history teacher Tiara Mintz and so far her experience here has been more than magical! Ms. Mintz previously taught at the Maryland Academy of Technology and Math (MATHS) in Baltimore, MD, and the Monarch Academy in Baltimore, MD. She attended Morgan State Unive...

Club Happenings!

Club Happenings!

Savannah Collins, Co-Editor

October 17, 2018

At Mercy High School, we offer a multitude of clubs and after-school activities. Here are some updates on some of the clubs we have to offer, as well as some descriptions of what each club does:   Book Club "Our first Book Club meeting of the school year was on Tuesday, September 28. Du...

Welcoming Ms. Fierro!

Welcoming Ms. Fierro!

Grace La Count, Author

October 8, 2018

Mercy High School welcomed history teacher Ms. Denise Fierro at the beginning of this year and so far she is having a “magical” experience with us! Ms. Fierro previously taught at the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Baltimore, MD, for eight months and St. Edwards School in Los Angeles, CA, for seventeen...

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!! Here is How Much SNOW we Might Get

Baltimore's 2010 Blizzard

Sara Matvey, Staff

October 1, 2018

If you are anything like me, after the first day of school, you are ready for a break. Between getting up early and going to sleep late I lose my mind when I don't get enough sleep. To add on to my decreased sleep hours, I recently got my first job, which I am sure my fellow Juniors and Seniors can agree...

Amerigo ‘Round The World

Amerigo ‘Round The World

Heather Shanty, Author

October 1, 2018

The new Mercy division of the Amerigo program is a unique experience that allows students from around the world to partake in an American education and immerse themselves in American culture. The program extends to even after high school, as this exposure to a different education gives students increa...

Casino Homecoming Theme

Casino Homecoming Theme

Maya Kempf-Harris, Author, Editor

September 28, 2018

While some students may be disheartened by the new regulations on music at dances, Student Council is hoping that one of their possible homecoming themes will convince you to still attend. On the morning of September 18, an email was sent out to the student body with a link to a homecoming theme surve...

Seniors Before Sweaters

Savannah Collins, Co-Editor

September 27, 2018

With Senior Unity Week under way, we at the Shield would like to take a trip down memory lane. Here's a gallery of the Class of 2019 before they were the seniors we know today!

Dance Troupe Preview

“Shades of Blue” was my favorite because it had a sassier and moodier atmosphere.” - Erin Burnette ‘20

Meg Kennedy, Staff

May 5, 2018

Field Day 2018 Slideshow

Field Day 2018 Slideshow

Lauren Wallace and Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch

April 18, 2018

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