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Mercy Academy Summer Camps

Our 2018 Summer Camp Guide is now available. Click here to view the camp guide and to register today!


Archery (Grades 5-9) / June 4-6 / 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. / $50

Art through the Ages (Grades 5-9) / June 18-21 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $100

Basketball (Grades K-3) / June 14-15 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $50

Basketball (Grades 4-9) / June 11-13 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $75

Cheerleading (Age 4 - Grade 8) / July 30-August 1 / 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. / $50

Computer Game Design (Grades 4-9) / June 18-21 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $100

Cooking for Beginners (Grades 5-9) / July 16-19 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $110

Empowering Girls as Leaders (Grades 6-9) / June 11-14 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $110

Field Hockey (Grades 2-8) / June 12-13 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $50

From Drab to Fab (Grades 4-9) / July 9-12 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $100

Fun with Flight (Grades 5-9) / June 18-21 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $100

Good Old-Fashioned Field Day (Grades K-4) / July 20 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $25

Grammar Camp (Grades 5-9) / July 23-26 / 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. / $65

Guitar for Beginners (Grades 6-9) / June 4-7 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $150

High School Summer Dissection (Grades 9-12) / July 16-19 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $150

Introduction to Aviation (Grades 7-9) / July 9-12 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $100

Let's Get Crafty (Grades 5-8) / June 18-21 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $125

Mock Trial (Grades 6-9) / July 9-12 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $60

Naturally Artsy (Grades 5-9) / July 16-18 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $110

On the Stage (Ages 7-10) / June 4-12 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / $100

On the Stage (Ages 11-16) / June 4-12 / 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / $175

Page to Stage (Grades 4-9) / July 23-26 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $75

Picture Perfect Polaroid (Grades 5-9) / July 23-26 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $150

Signing at Mercy (Grades 5-9) / June 11-14 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $40

Soccer (Grades 5-9) / June 12-14 / 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. / $75

Softball (Ages 7+) / July 10-12 / 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. / $60

Softball Pitching (Ages 7+) / July 10-12 / 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. / $40

Sound Science (Grades 4-9) / June 18-21 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $125

Take the Cake (Grades 4-9) / June 18-21 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $110

Take the Cake (Grades 4-9) / June 18-21 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $110

The Living Body (Grades 7-9) / July 16-19 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $125

Thyme to Cook (Grades 5-9) / July 16-19 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $110

Volleyball (Grades K-2) / June 4-5 / 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. / $50

Volleyball (Grades 3-4) / June 4-5 / 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. / $50

Volleyball (Grades 5-6) / June 6-7 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $85

Volleyball (Grades 7-9) / June 6-7 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $85

A Day in the Life: Julianna Lichtefeld '20

Every school day, the first thing I do when I wake up is to check my Mercy email. My email is used to keep me updated on anything that is going on that day or if my teachers have an update for me for one of my classes. I get to school around 7:45 most mornings. On Wednesdays, I get to school around 7:00 and my chemistry teacher helps my friend and I program Lego robots. We use these robots to solve real-life issues; we have to calculate math on the fly based on the measurement the robot gives me on my iPad. Then, I go to my first block classroom and hang out with friends. For us, this time before school is awesome. We just get to talk and have fun with our friends, but if we really need to do something before school we have the time.

Before school is when most students, myself included, drop off any forms that need to be turned in and, most importantly, turn in our lunch money. When the 7:55 bell goes off, everyone starts heading to class. During this time, the hallways are filled with Mercy students trying to get to our first class of the day. Mercy has a block schedule, so we have two different days: A days and B days. My favorite class on A days is Theatre Arts Two. We only have 10 people in our class, so we know each other pretty well. We are currently producing a puppet show version of Hansel and Gretel. We are making our puppets for the show with a professional puppet maker. We are also working on plays we are directing. We get to cast the piece with our friends and design every aspect of how the script will be brought to life.

My favorite class on B days is my math class. To be honest, I love math so I think that fact makes me partial to math. One of the best parts of this class is the teacher. My friend and I are part of the quick recall team, and we bring all our math questions to Ms. Musk and she explains it to us right away or helps us figure out how to do the problem. During the majority of the school year, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, I will be wherever the quick recall team is. On Tuesday and Wednesday, we practice in Mrs. Wyatt's classroom. On Thursday, we have league matches. We compete against other Catholic and private high schools to see who know the answers to the most questions. I also participate in the Mercy Theatre Program. I was a performer in our most recent production The Wizard of Oz. I was a winged monkey. My theatre class is performing Hansel and Gretel and our ten-minute productions. This is what I do at Mercy. What about you?

Rivals Unite 4 Girls

March 20-23

The challenge is on! Only FOUR DAYS to help Mercy win the third annual Rivals Unite 4 Girls challenge.

This year, we want to keep the golden piggy bank at Mercy. Help Mercy have the highest alumnae participation percentage again!

Click here to donate.

Last year, 20.34% of our alumnae gave back at the end of the two-week giving period, and we won! The challenge raised over $245,000 across the four schools in a 12-day period, with close to 3,900 total alumnae participating.

We are so thankful for our alumnae. You truly make the difference and impact the lives of many Mercy girls to come.

Once a Mercy girl, always a Mercy girl!


Mercy Academy Summer Camps

Our 2018 Summer Camp Guide is now available. Click here to view the camp guide and to register today!


Archery (Grades 5-9) / June 4-6 / 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. / $50

Art through the Ages (Grades 5-9) / June 18-21 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $100

Basketball (Grades K-3) / June 14-15 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $50

Basketball (Grades 4-9) / June 11-13 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $75

Cheerleading (Age 4 - Grade 8) / July 30-August 1 / 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. / $50

Computer Game Design (Grades 4-9) / June 18-21 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $100

Cooking for Beginners (Grades 5-9) / July 16-19 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $110

Empowering Girls as Leaders (Grades 6-9) / June 11-14 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $110

Field Hockey (Grades 2-8) / June 12-13 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $50

From Drab to Fab (Grades 4-9) / July 9-12 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $100

Fun with Flight (Grades 5-9) / June 18-21 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $100

Good Old-Fashioned Field Day (Grades K-4) / July 20 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $25

Grammar Camp (Grades 5-9) / July 23-26 / 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. / $65

Guitar for Beginners (Grades 6-9) / June 4-7 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $150

High School Summer Dissection (Grades 9-12) / July 16-19 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $150

Introduction to Aviation (Grades 7-9) / July 9-12 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $100

Let's Get Crafty (Grades 5-8) / June 18-21 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $125

Mock Trial (Grades 6-9) / July 9-12 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $60

Naturally Artsy (Grades 5-9) / July 16-18 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $110

On the Stage (Ages 7-10) / June 4-12 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / $100

On the Stage (Ages 11-16) / June 4-12 / 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / $175

Page to Stage (Grades 4-9) / July 23-26 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $75

Picture Perfect Polaroid (Grades 5-9) / July 23-26 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $150

Signing at Mercy (Grades 5-9) / June 11-14 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $40

Soccer (Grades 5-9) / June 12-14 / 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. / $75

Softball (Ages 7+) / July 10-12 / 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. / $60

Softball Pitching (Ages 7+) / July 10-12 / 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. / $40

Sound Science (Grades 4-9) / June 18-21 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $125

Take the Cake (Grades 4-9) / June 18-21 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $110

Take the Cake (Grades 4-9) / June 18-21 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $110

The Living Body (Grades 7-9) / July 16-19 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $125

Thyme to Cook (Grades 5-9) / July 16-19 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $110

Volleyball (Grades K-2) / June 4-5 / 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. / $50

Volleyball (Grades 3-4) / June 4-5 / 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. / $50

Volleyball (Grades 5-6) / June 6-7 / 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $85

Volleyball (Grades 7-9) / June 6-7 / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. / $85

Mercy Places 2nd in RoboRumble Competition

Julianna Lichtefeld '20 and Ashley Collins '20 competed with Mercy's Robotics Team at the JCPS Kentucky Derby Festival RoboRumble this past Saturday, March 10, and placed 2nd in the Jefferson County Regional High School Competition!

The RCX Robotics Challenge eXtreme involved teams programming their LEGO NXT/EV3 robot to solve defined challenges within a specific time. Julianna and Ashley will compete in the State Competition on Thursday, March 29. Good luck, ladies!

To learn more about the competition, watch this story from the Courier-Journal:

https://www.courier-journal.com/videos/news/local/...


Congratulations, Sarah Peace, Principal of Mercy Academy!

Mercy is thrilled to announce our next principal, Sarah Peace! Sarah will begin her new role July 1, 2018. She currently serves as Mercy's Assistant Principal - Dean of Studies under principal, Amy Elstone.

"Sarah embodies every quality that the Sisters of Mercy would want in a principal. She's innovative, forward-thinking and a woman of amazing integrity...The school could not be in better hands," Amy said.

Sarah began working as a teacher at Mercy in 2012 and moved into her current role as assistant principal in 2015. She spearheaded Mercy's STEM accreditation process and works with developing the curriculum. Sarah sincerely believes in the individual student and that each student can be successful, no matter their academic background.

With fewer and fewer Sisters of Mercy, Sarah said she feels that it is her responsibility to continue their mission on their behalf.

"While I understand this role brings many challenges, I believe our greatest challenge is to always honor and maximize the valuable gift we have been given as educators of young women...I really believe that our work changes the course of our students' lives. And through that, our students then change the world. I couldn't imagine a more rewarding job than that."

We are extremely excited to welcome Sarah into this new role! Congratulations!

Freshman Registration

Wednesday, February 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

We are so excited to welcome the Class of 2022 into our Mercy family. The next step for enrollment is to attend Freshman Registration on Wednesday, February 28 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Members of the Class of 2022 should have received an informational packet in the mail. Included were many important forms that should be completed and returned to Mercy on the night of Freshman Registration:
  • Green student personal information form
  • Elective course selection sheet
  • Student email agreement form
  • Bus service agreement form (if applicable) - The form must be turned in at registration. The $200 deposit is due Tuesday, May 15.
  • Athletic sign-up form (if applicable)
  • Social security number form (if not already mailed)

Please also bring two separate checks for the following:

  • $125 non-refundable registration fee
  • $100 iPad deposit

Our uniform provider, Schoolbelles, will have a team of associates to measure girls for their uniforms that evening. You are not required to purchase a uniform at Freshman Registration, but you will receive free shipping if you do. Additionally, you do not have to pay for your daughter's uniform in full; SchoolBelles only requires a $20 down payment to process the order.


If you are unable to attend Freshman Registration, you must contact the School Office at (502) 671-2010.

2018 Benefit Off Broadway

Saturday, February 10, 2018

It's time to get groovy at the Studio 5801!

We had a great time at our Benefit Off Broadway on February 10! The event featured live and silent auctions, dinner, a Wheel of Chance, a $25,000 capital prize drawing and the opening of the treasure chest.

Click here to see our Wheel of Chance, Capital Prize and Raffle Basket Winners.

Click here to see photos from the event.

2018 Benefit Off Broadway

Saturday, February 10, 2018

It's time to get groovy at the Studio 5801!

On February 10, 2018, Mercy hosts our annual Benefit Off Broadway. This event features live and silent auctions, dinner, a Wheel of Chance, a $25,000 capital prize drawing and the opening of the treasure chest. So, grab your bell bottoms and platform shoes, and get ready to dance the night away in support of our Mercy girls.

Click here to preview items on our Wheel of Chance, and click here for the order form.

To purchase tickets, contact Leslie Hibdon at (502) 671-2021.


Community Leadership Award Recipient - Diane Nelson '77

Mercy Academy awarded Diane Nelson '77 with the Community Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual whose leadership in service impacts the community. Diane is widely known and respected throughout the community through her many volunteer roles and accomplishments. She was named Executive Director at the Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) in 2008 when she decided to shift away from the corporate world to follow her non-profit calling. VIPS's mission is to empower families by providing educational excellence to children with visual impairments.

Diane treats these young children like her own. She oversees all administrative and financial functions associated with running a successful non-profit, and she has grown the agency's reach and impact over 100% in six years. We are so fortunate to have her on our Board of Directors at Mercy, and we are honored to celebrate her accomplishments.


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