In less than a month, Olivia Valle will stand on that stage at Bishop-McGann Mercy High School and look out at the audience — fellow classmates wearing green and white gowns, the teachers who have inspired her and alumni of the close-knit Riverhead Catholic school. To have the opportunity to address the class as valedictorian is a once-in-a-lifetime moment for any student. For Olivia, it will be so much more. READ
Bishop McGann-Mercy High School may have found its Hail Mary pass. READ
Bishop McGann-Mercy High School students have gone right to the top in their efforts to save their school, which the Diocese of Rockville Centre will close at the end of the year. During a trip to Italy last week, they took their case to the Vatican. READ
Hundreds of people were dressed in green to celebrate their Irish heritage at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Hampton Bays Saturday. READ
Parents, students and alumni of Bishop McGann-Mercy High School, which the Diocese of Rockville Centre announced will close at the send of the school year, plan to march in the Hampton Bays St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday to show that they are working to finds ways to keep the school open.
News that the Diocese of Rockville Centre will close Bishop McGann-Mercy High School in Riverhead at the end of the current school year broke late in the day on Monday. News of an impending announcement was delivered to the homes of students at the high school via robocalls, with the announcement itself coming in a video statement, delivered by Bishop John Barres, posted on the diocese’s website. READ
Bishop McGann-Mercy High School senior Sarah Dern arrived home from school earlier than usual Monday, because after-school activities were canceled. There, the phone rang almost immediately with a message from the school to check for an important email. READ
A Bishop McGann-Mercy High School club donated $9,000 to Maureen’s Haven, a Riverhead-based outreach center for homeless people. The “Mercy on a Mission” club presented a check Wednesday to Maryann Gensler, the executive director of Maureen’s Haven, during the school’s annual Thanksgiving Mass. READ