In 1956 the Superior General of the Sisters of Mercy in Brooklyn sent five nuns to Riverhead with the goal of starting a new Catholic high school.
Mercy High School first opened that year in a temporary space on Roanoke Avenue, which is now the Synergy Center. At one point, as enrollment grew, some classes were held there and others were held at a space within the former St. John the Evangelist School. READ
Decked in a green cap and gown, Harry Ramos couldn’t hold back tears as he reminisced on his past four years at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School. READ
As I watch my community stagger and reel from the blow we have been dealt, I have thought almost constantly, “What can be done?” The sinking feeling, the nagging thought that creeps in is: “Nothing.” READ
Update (March 21, 9:30 a.m.): The Shoreham-Wading River School District will dismiss students early due to the storm. High school students will be sent home at 10:30 a.m., while elementary school students will be at 11:45 a.m.
One day after the news of Bishop McGann-Mercy’s pending closure came out, the shock waves were still being felt. The pain was real.
“It’s like mourning the loss of a loved one,” Mercy football coach Jeff Doroski said. “We’re going to go through that period of sadness and grief.” READ
Update (March 7, 11:50 a.m.): All after-school activities in the Shoreham-Wading River School District, including parent-teacher conferences, have been canceled due to the weather forecast.
Of the middle and high school students across the county, 7,000 are nominated by their music teachers to perform at the Suffolk County Music Educators Association festival.
Students at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School honored local veterans Friday in a ceremony that began with the raising of the American flag outside the school by the Commander of the American Legion in Riverhead, Michael Pankowsky. READ