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Advent

Father Mathew Issac, O.S.F.S.

 

Advent is a beautiful season.  Sadly, for many it often gets short-changed by the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations.  

 

Advent is all about the contrasting symbols of darkness and light. The symbol of darkness comes from nature itself.  The days of Advent correspond to increasingly shorter hours of daylight - right up to December 21st, the shortest day of the year.  The days get shorter and the nights get longer; darkness increases while sunlight decreases.  

 

We find the symbol of light in the Advent wreath. Every week during the four weeks of Advent another candle is lit on the wreath. Thus, as the days get shorter and darker, the Advent wreath grows ever brighter.

 

The symbol of nature's increasing darkness can stand for anything in our world or in our lives that partakes of the many forms of darkness as, for example, the pain and suffering of refugees who are caught between the horrors of war and fear at home and a very uncertain future in a new land; the very sad and troubling situation in the Church today; the frequent storms and wildfires that leave families, homes and lives in shatters; and the physical or psychological or spiritual diminishments and challenges in the lives of many people, perhaps even in our own.  Students in the buzz of academics and tests. Aging itself can often speak of darkness with its many diminishments of mind, body and spirit.  

 

Now let the growing light of the Advent wreath stand for the fact that God in Christ has taken on every form of darkness.   In the dying and rising of Jesus, darkness itself has been conquered, death destroyed, and sin overcome.  God's light has given our often sad and broken world new hope, and our lives new promise.  We who welcome the light of Christ take comfort in his being the Savior of both.  So while during these weeks of Advent others may go about their business with very little pause to consider the coming and blessings of Christ, let us not be one of them.  Let us, rather, shout out God's Good News: the coming of Jesus as the world's true Light! 

 

Let the hope that its simple light represents cast out from us every fear and darkness as we pray together the Advent prayer: "Come, Lord Jesus, come!"

 


 

The St. Mary's Community will come together to celebrate the feast of St. Francis de Sales whose spirituality is imbued in the school's philosophy "Be who you are and be that well.".

 

St. Francis de Sales is the patron of the deaf, the press, journalists and of adult education. He has been declared a Doctor of the Church. He was born to a noble family at Chateau de Sales in the Kingdom of Savoy near Geneva, Switzerland on August 21, 1567. Francis was both intelligent and gentle. He knew for years he had a vocation to the priesthood, but kept it from his family. His father wanted him to enter a career in law and politics. In 1580, Francis attended the University of Paris, and at 24-years-old, he received his doctorate in law at the University of Padua.

 

All the time, he never lost his passion for God. He studied theology and practiced mental prayers, but kept quiet about his devotion. To please his father, he also studied fencing and riding. God made his will clear to Francis one day while he was riding. Francis fell from his horse three times that day. Every time he fell, the sword came out of the scabbard, and every time it came out, the sword and scabbard came to rest on the ground in the shape of the Christian cross.

 

After much discussion and disagreement from his father, Francis was ordained to the priesthood and elected provost of the Diocese of Geneva, in 1593, by the Bishop of Geneva.

 

During the time of the Protestant reformation, Francis lived close to Calvinist territory. He decided he should lead an expedition to bring the 60,000 Calvinists back to the Catholic Church. For three years, he trudged through the countryside, had doors slammed in his face and rocks thrown at him. In the bitter winters, his feet froze so badly they bled as he tramped through the snow.

 

Francis' unusual patience kept him working. No one would listen to him, no one would even open their door. So, Francis found a way to get under the door. He wrote out little pamphlets to explain true Catholic doctrine and slipped them under the doors. This is one of the first records we have of religious tracts being used to communicate the true Catholic faith to people who had fallen away from the Church.

The parents wouldn't come to him, so Francis went to the children. When the parents saw how kind he was as he played with the children, they began to talk to him.By the time Francis returned home, it is believed he brought 40,000 people to the Catholic Church.

 

In 1602, Francis was consecrated Bishop of Geneva, although he continued to reside in Annecy. In 1604, Francis took one of the most important steps in his life -- the step toward extraordinary holiness and mystical union with God. In Dijon, Francis saw a widow listening closely to his sermon -- a woman he had seen already in a dream. Jane de Chantal was a dedicated Catholic Christian on her own, as Francis was, but it was only when they became friends they began to become saints.

 

Jane wanted him to take over her spiritual direction, but, not surprisingly, Francis wanted to wait. "I had to know fully what God himself wanted. I had to be sure that everything in this should be done as though his hand had done it." Jane was on a path to mystical union with God and, in directing her, Francis was compelled to follow her and become a mystic himself. Years after working with Jane, he made up his mind to form a new religious community. In 1610, he founded The Order of Visitation.

 

During this time, it was wrongly thought that achieving real holiness of life was a task reserved for only for the clergy and those in religious life, and not for lay men and women. In addition, that only contemplatives, people who withdraw from active participation in the world, could really achieve holiness.

Francis insisted that every Christian was called to holiness and sanctity, lived within their own state in life. In holding that belief, he reflected the teaching of Jesus and the early Church Fathers. Francis laid the groundwork for the teaching of the Second Vatican Council on what is now called the universal call to holiness. Francis gave spiritual direction to lay people who were living real lives in the real world. He had proven with his own life that people could grow in holiness while involved in a very active occupation. He also recognized that Christian marriage and family life is itself a call to holiness.

 

His most famous book, Introduction To The Devout Life, was written for ordinary lay people in 1608, not just the clergy and religious.

 

For Francis, the love of God was like romantic love. He said, "The thoughts of those moved by natural human love are almost completely fastened on the beloved, their hearts are filled with passion for it, and their mouths full of its praises. When it is gone, they express their feelings in letters, and can't pass by a tree without carving the name of their beloved in its bark. Thus, to those who love God can never stop thinking about him, longing for him, aspiring to him, and speaking about him. If they could, they would engrave the name of Jesus on the hearts of all humankind."

 

The key to love of God was prayer. "By turning your eyes on God in meditation, your whole soul will be filled with God. Begin all your prayers in the presence of God."

 

For busy people living in the world, he advised, "Retire at various times into the solitude of your own heart, even while outwardly engaged in discussions or transactions with others and talk to God."

 

The test of prayer was a person's actions. "To be an angel in prayer and a beast in one's relations with people is to go lame on both legs." He believed the worst sin was to judge someone or to gossip about them. Even if we say we do it out of love we're still doing it to look better ourselves. We should be as gentle and forgiving with ourselves as we should be with others.

 

He died on December 28, 1622, after giving a nun his last word of advice: "Humility." St. Francis de Sales was beatified on January 8, 1661 and canonized on April 19, 1665 by Pope Alexander VII.

 


 

World Youth Day is a celebration organized by the Catholic Church and it unites young people (ages 16 to 35) and church leaders from more than 150 countries. St. Mary's High School, in conjunction with World Youth Day will hold celebrations at the school to coincide with the international event.

 

The theme for the 34th World Youth Day, 2019 is, “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” (Lk 1:38).

 

The verse comes from Luke’s Gospel account of the birth of Jesus being foretold, when the angel Gabriel came to Mary announcing that she would conceive and bear a son that she would call ‘Jesus’. Despite the initial confusion (“How can this be, since I have no husband?”), Mary gave her firm assent and trust to God by saying ‘May it be done to me according to your word.’

 


 

Our SM Chess Club is in full force ... There is always room for one more at the table . All interested future Ram Chess Club members please see Mr. Atienza in Room 5 .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Women's Water Polo

Maggie Bria

 

Women's Golf

Skyler May

 

Men's Cross-Country

Daniel Winter

Spencer Loewen

Football

Christopher Parungao

Women's Cross-Country

Jordan Doyle

 Sophia Lee

William Brown

 

Hunter Jones

Men's Water Polo

 

Matt Hosmer

Volleyball

Guy Paulin

Emma Miller

Lewis Gale

Anya Green

 

 


 

 

Class of 2019

Grad Night

 

 

Wednesday May 29, 2019

to Thursday May 30, 2019

Cost: $340

Includes transportation by bus to

Disneyland in Anaheim

Park Hopper Pass (Access to Disneyland Park and California Adventure)

Visit Downtown Disney shops and restaurants

Grad Party in California Adventure (9 pm to 2 am)

 

Deposit of $100 due by December 20, 2018 Balance of $240 due by March 9, 2019 Cash or Checks payable to St. Mary's High School See Mrs. Aguilar in Room 12 or Mrs. Pijl in the Christian Service Office to sign up.

 


 

SM Ram Math Lab

 

The SM Ram Math Lab is available to all students Monday through Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. and Friday Mornings 7:00 - 8: a.m. under the direction of Mrs. Laura Howze.

 

Any student who would like tutoring is welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

 

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini was born as Maria Francesca Cabrini on July 15, 1850 in Sant' Angelo Lodigiano, Lombardy, Italy. She was born two months premature and the youngest of thirteen children.

 

Frances became dedicated to living a life for religious work from a young age and received a convent education at a school ran by the Daughters of the Sacred Heart. She graduated with high honors and a teaching certificate. When Frances was 18, she applied for admission to the religious congregation of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart, but was turned down because of her poor health. Instead, a priest asked her to teach at the House of Providence Orphanage in Cadagono, Italy. She taught at the girls' school for six years and drew a community of women in to live the religious way of life.

 

In 1877, she became Mother Cabrini after she finally made her vows and took the religious habit, also adding Xavier to her name in honor of St. Francis Xavier. When the House of Providence Orphanage closed, her bishop asked her, along with six other women from her orphanage in Cadagono, to found the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart to care for the poor children in both schools and hospitals. Frances composed the Rule and Constitution for the religious institute.

 

In its first five years, the institute established seven homes and a free school and nursery. Frances wanted to continue her mission in China, but Pope Leo XIII urged her to go to the United States, a nation that was becoming flooded with Italian immigrants who needed her help. "Not to the East, but the West," was his advice to her.

 

On March 31, 1889, Frances arrived in New York City along with six other sisters ready to begin her new journey. However, right from the beginning she encountered many disappointments and hardships. The house originally attended for her new orphanage was no longer available, but Frances did not gve up, even though the archbishop insisted she return to Italy. After she refused, Archbishop Michael Corrigan found them housing with the convent of the Sisters of Charity. Frances then received permission to found an orphanage in what is now West Park, New York and now known as Saint Cabrini Home.

 

Filled with a deep trust in God and endowed with a wonderful administrative ability, Frances founded 67 institutions, including orphanages, schools, and hospitals, within 35 years dedicated to caring for the poor, uneducated, sick, abandoned, and especially for the Italian immigrants. Her institutions were spread out in places all over the United States, including New York, Colorado, and Illinois.

 

Frances was known for being as resourceful as she was prayerful. She was always able to find people to donate their money, time, and support for her institutions.

 

In 1909, Frances became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

 

Eight years later, on December 22, 1917, Frances passed at the age of 67, due to complications from dysentery at the Columbus Hospital, one of her own hospitals, in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Frances' body was originally placed at the Saint Cabrini Home, but was exhumed in 1931 as part of her canonization process. Her head is preserved in Rome at the chapel of the congregation's international motherhouse. One of her arms is at the national shrine in Chicago, and the rest of her body rests at a shrine in New York.

 

Frances has two miracles attributed to her. She restored sight to a child who was believed to have been blinded by excess silver nitrate, and she healed a terminally ill member of her congregation.

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini was beatified on November 13, 1938, by Pope Pius XI and canonized by Pope Pius XII on July 7, 1946, making her the first United States citizen to be canonized. Her feast day is celebrated on November 13 and she is the patron saint of immigrants.

 

The Why of First Friday

 

Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is an extension of our celebration of the Eucharist which happens at every mass. It is not only a very old devotion in our Church, but one that highlights the fundamental mystery of the Holy Eucharist- that our Lord is truly present, body and blood, soul and divinity in the Blessed Sacrament.  In his 1980 Holy Thursday letter to priests, Dominicae Cenae, Pope John Paul II wrote, "Since the Eucharistic mystery was instituted out of love, and makes Christ sacramentally present, it is worthy of thanksgiving and worship.  And this worship must be prominent in all our encounters with the Blessed Sacrament." 

 

What happens: following morning mass in the chapel, Fr. Mathew will place a consecrated host (the Blessed Sacrament) in a "display vessel" called a monstrance on the altar. Throughout the day individuals and/or classes sign up to fill time slots, so that someone is present at all times while our Lord is present to us in this way. If you go you can pray, read, or simply sit quietly and open your mind and heart to whatever our Lord wishes to say to you! Towards the end of school Fr. Mathew will conclude with a special Benediction (blessing), and return the Blessed Sacrament to the tabernacle.

 

All members of the St. Mary's community are welcome to visit the chapel at any time throughout the day and/or to attend Benediction at dismissal. 

 

 


 

Green Machine members get free admission to all conference games.  **Playoff games and non-CIF sports are not included.

 

Green Machine Code of Conduct

 

 

 


 

 

Monday - Thursday

7:30am to 3:30pm

 

Friday

7:30am to 2:00pm

 

Stop by and see all the new Ram merchandise for  alumni, students and the whole Ram Family.


St. Mary's also has a variety of school supplies at a reasonable price.  Your purchase at our student store directly supports our school.

 

 

 

 


 

Dear Students,

 

Student and staff safety is of paramount concern for everyone here at St. Mary's. The board of directors, administration, faculty and support staff works hard every day to ensure that our students and employees have a safe and respectful learning environment.

 

St. Mary's has been working diligently with local law officials and with Homeland Security to assess vulnerabilities and assemble a plan to better secure the campus. We have developed an Emergency Response Crisis Management Plan that follows the National Incident Management System protocols and includes procedures for mitigation and prevention, preparedness, response and recovery efforts. Information contained in the manual has been designed to include appropriate measures for a variety of emergency situations. Site administrators and faculty/staff have been informed on a variety of scenarios. Drills have been conducted in various emergency situations, with more planned for the future. We systematically review protocols and troubleshoot areas of concern.

 

In addition to various drills, our faculty/staff are instructed to report to the administration, any potential threats to a student or to his/her safety and well-being. We encourage all members of the school community to contact school administrators with their concerns in order to help maintain a safe and respectful learning environment.

 

Although this crisis management site plan has been in place for a number of years, we are presently moving forward with a security measures project that includes raising funds through community donations for the following:

  • Fencing and Gates

  • Locking Systems for Classroom Doors

  • Security Cameras

Saint Mary's is very grateful for the support of our community along with the service and support of our first responders in partnering to keep our children, teachers and staff safe.

 


 

Human Trafficking

Anyone that is victimized can go into any San Joaquin County McDonald's. The staff is trained to provide immediate contact with the appropriate authorities and to provide a safe space. San Joaquin County Regional Transit has a policy that anyone who is a victim of Human Trafficking may go to any bus, inform the driver who will immediately alert the police and if there is a delay will go off route in order to bring the victim to safety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

e-transcripts are here!  St. Mary's High School is making the college application process easier.

 

Are you getting ready to start the college application process? St. Mary's has teamed with Parchment to make the process easier for families

 

One of the required documents you will need when applying to college is an official high school transcript, a student's academic record. St. Mary's High School has a new, online service where you can request an official high school transcript and send it to the college of your choice with just a few clicks.

 

Parchment sends your transcript securely, accurately and confidentially to any college or university.  The best part is you can request your transcript anytime from anywhere.  Just click the "order transcript" link on the SM website to visit Parchment.com.

 

Just follow these 3 easy steps to get started:

1.   Register for a free account at parchment.com/register

2.   Request your transcript

3.   Track your transcript

 

The fee for eTranscripts is $5. When registering with Parchment you will be prompted to put in your payment of choice information.

 

Sending the transcript electronically is easier, safe and saves money! Because it's online, it is processed much faster; your high school can send it instantly, and the college or university receives it immediately.  You no longer have to wonder if your transcript was sent by St. Mary's, or received by the college or university to which your child is applying.  Now you can track it all online at your account on Parchment.com.  That's peace of mind!

 

University of California campuses do not want a transcript until final grades are complete in June. CSU campuses and private and/or out of state colleges will vary. Please check with each campus and check all emails sent by the universities. Students applying via the Common Application will automatically have the initial and midyear transcripts submitted by their counselor. In June, ALL seniors must request a final transcript to be sent to the college they will be attending.

 


 

SAT/ACT

 

Senior class parents and students are reminded to log on to www.collegeboard.com and www.act.org to register for the SAT and ACT Tests.

 

Students and parents are advised to read and study the requirements for initial eligibility formulated in the Guide for the Collegebound Student Athlete.  Access to this guide is available on the NCAA website at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net

 

SAT / ACT Junior class parents and students are reminded to log on to  www.collegeboard.com and  www.act.org to register for the SAT and ACT Tests. 

  

Each year the master (SMHS) calendar includes the dates of the ACT and SAT.  These college admissions tests are not offered on the SM campus.  We promote the dates as a courtesy to our students for planning purposes.  Students are required to register for these tests through an online portal.  At that time, test takers may choose a location that serves as a national testing site.

 

Kaplan Test Prep is offering St. Mary's High School free access to their Online Prep Courses for the PSAT, SAT and ACT.  Information on how to register is provided on each counselor's faculty website. If you need further assistance with any of these programs, please contact Kaplan at 1-800-KAPTEST or contact our Kaplan representative, Katherine Plommer via email at Katherine.Plommer@Kaplan.com.  

 

SAT •  Test Dates

Test Date

Registration

Late Registration

Score Release

Mar 9, 2019

Feb 8, 2019

Feb 22, 2019

Mar 28, 2018

May 4, 2019

Apr 5, 2019

Apr 19, 2019

May 23, 2018

Jun 1, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 17, 2019

June 20, 2018

 

ACT Test Dates

Test Date

Registration

Late Registration

Score Release

Apr 13, 2019

Mar 8, 2019

Mar 22, 2019

Apr 23; May 7, 2019

June 8, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 17, 2019

June 18; July 2, 2019

July 13, 2019

June 14, 2019

June 21, 2019

July 23; Aug 6, 2019

 


 

Do You Have A Vocation?

Is God calling you to be a priest, a brother or a  member of a religious community?  Have you felt a need to serve God's people, to minister to their needs and help them find out about the love of God?

Ask Fr. Matthew Issac or go to VocationNetwork.org for more information.

 

Are you ready to Wake Up the World?

 

Vocations Prayer Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Christian Service

 

The program is designed to encourage and facilitate students’ active involvement in service, faith development, personal leadership and giving back to the community. Students will be required to complete 10 hours of Community Service during their freshman year, and continue with annual service hours throughout their 4 years at St. Mary’s. Sixty hours of service must be completed to participate in graduation. All sixty hours must be completed by the end of the Fall Semester, of the senior year. Requirements per year are as follows: Freshmen-10 hours; Sophomores-10 hours; Juniors-20 hours; and, Seniors-20 hours. Christian Service Link

 


 

When You Turn 18 Guide

 

As students turn 18 years old, the law views them differently with respect to both rights and responsibilities. This publication offers an overview of how your world changes when you become a legal adutl.

 

To order the guide free of charge, send an email to 18@calbar.ca.gov. Please specify the number of guides desired and include a complete mailing address (p.o. boxes are not acceptable). There is no charge for the guide or for shipping, nor is there a limit on how many can be ordered.

 

 


 

St. Mary's High School Handbook

 

The St. Mary's High School handbook contains information of academics, athletics, clubs, organizations, Honor Code and academic requirements, regulations and expectations regarding use of technology and media, disciplinary and dress code matters, along with valuable information related to the school community.  Handbook.pdf

 


 

 

 

Refer a Student

 

Current students, parents, alumni, and friends play an important role in our student enrollment. We encourage you to e-mail or call us directly to recommend a prospective student to St Mary's High School. Once we receive the information from you, we will send the prospective student all of the appropriate admission information. Email: aknowles@ saintmaryshighschool.org or Phone: 209-957-3340

 

Scholarship Information

 

Several private universities require the PROFILE form. The PROFILE application form can be completed online at www.collegeboard.com. GPA verifications will be sent automatically for all seniors.

 

Parents wishing to receive periodic announcements and updates from the Scholarship Counselors may join a group email through our school website at the scholarship page.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

St. Mary's students have many opportunities to volunteer to help the community, the world and themselves. Some possible opportunities include:

 

 

Catholic Charities

Provides strong leadership and support to enhance the work of the local agencies in their efforts to reduce poverty, support families, and empower communities.

 

 

 

Saint Mary’s Interfaith Dining Room

Serving the needs of Stockton's poor and homeless by providing food, medical care and clothing.

 

 

 

 

Red Rhino Orphanage Project

 

The Red Rhino Orphanage Project’s mission is to house and educate some of the most desperate and unfortunate children in Kenya, enabling them to become contributing members of society and leaders of the next generation

 

 

 

 

 

Your Local Catholic Parish

 

Numerous volunteer opportunities present themselves from youth ministry to liturgy.

 

 

 

News For And About SM Students

 

Alumnus Separated by 50 Years

 

50 years of Ram spirit came together when alumnus Peter Morelli, Class of 1969 and former President of St. Mary's was greeted by current student body president, Spencer Loewen,Class of 2019, after the 49'er's game on December 16, 2018 at which Morelli officiated. 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Bringing Joy to Children's Lives

 

Members of our St. Mary's High School Varsity Football Team along with Coach Franks brought Christmas Gifts  to the UC Davis Children's Hospital. In addition to bringing gifts to the older children, the team brought gifts for the preemies as well.

 

The players scrubbed up to take a tour of the NCU. It was a great day of fellowship, education and prayer for these Ram student-athletes.

 
"It is not how much we do, but how much love we put into doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving."- Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Toy Drive

 

The 2018 Senate-Cabinet Toy Drive was again a huge success due to the very generous spirit of the St. Mary's Community. These toys were donated to the San Joaquin Sheriff's Department, Stockton Fire Department, the California Highway Patrol and the Stockton Police Department to distribute through their Christmas toy programs to the needy in our community.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

CROP Canned Good Drive

 

It took the combined force of students. administration, faculty and staff to load all of the canned goods collected during the CROP annual canned goods collection. By the time it was over, the Catholic Charities truck was loaded to capacity with all manner of canned goods, along with dozens of turkeys and hams, all of which will go to feed the poor of our community. The generosity of the St. Mary's High School community, in particular the students showed once again that the words of St. Francis de Sales guide the daily their daily actions: "Be who you are and be that well."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Noah May Named Athlete of Week

 

Noah May was named Athlete of the Week by CBS13 to see the video of Noah May named Athlete of the Week for November Week2 use this >> link <<

 

CBS13 is opening voting for the Athlete of the Month for November, 2018. Rams quarterback Noah May, November Athlete of the Week for week 2 is a candidate. To vote for Noah, beginning November 22nd, go use this >> link <<

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

CAST MEMBERS

     

Narrator

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Hallie Sullivan

Young Man

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Brendan Riley

Old Beggar Woman

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Emma Robles

The Beast

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John Costello

Belle

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Abby De Ocampo

Arist Lady/F. Villager

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Kellinne Fontanilla

Fish Man

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Marvin Ramos

Egg Man

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David Stoner

Sausage Curl Girl

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Isabella Galvez

Baker

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Chibueze Nwabuzoh

Lady With Cane

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Nydia Coronado

Lady With Baby/Mother

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Rose Rodgers

Candle Man

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Todd Beatty

Hat Seller

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Andrew Chavez

Milkmaid

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Madison Ramirez

Shepherd Boy

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Noah Arredondo

Bookseller

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David Okekenta

LeFou

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Spencer Loewen

Gaston

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Niko Navarro

Silly Girl #1

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Payton Sandoval

Silly Girl #2

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Zibby Madill

Silly Girl #3

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Sammy DeCosta

Male Villager

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Will Davis

Maurice

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Thomas Hole

Wolves (6-8)

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Isabella Galvez, Anastasia Mifsud, Madison Ramirez, Emma Robles, Britney Santoyo, Lindsey Wyatt

Cogsworth

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Joey Grimaldi

Lumiere

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Carlo Dimayuga

Chair

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Queen Torres

Babette

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Carina Barney

Mrs. Potts

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Hallie Sullivan

Chip

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Ronin Jackson

Madame Grande Bouche

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Isabelle Ceballos

Gaston’s Crony #1

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David Stoner

Gaston’s Crony #2

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Andrew Chavez

Knives

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Todd Beatty, Chibueze Nwabuzoh

Forks

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Randy Laforteza, Marvin Ramos

Spoons

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Andrew Chavez, David Stoner

Napkins (dancers)

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Isabella Galvez, Anastasia Mifsud, Madison Ramirez, Emma Robles, Britney Santoyo, Lindsey Wyatt

Large Plates

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Emma Johnson, Tori Navarro, Rose Rodgers

Small Plates

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Virginia Bensch, Brianna Griffin, Claire Rogan

Salt And Pepper Shakers

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Noah Arredondo, Makayla Gonzalez

Tables

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Jiayu “Lilian” Li, Saejel Mohan, Dominique Nerecina

Rug

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.April Murphy

Candlesticks (dancers)

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Kellinne Fontanilla, Abbey Sadek

End tables

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Nydia Coronado, Maeralyn Pogoso

Utensils (aisles)

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Alexis Alcantar, Alex Bungalon, Ian Fondacabe, Gian Lombardi, Brendan Riley, Andrew Solari

Candlesticks (streamer)

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Will Davis, David Okekenta

Monsieur D’Arque

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Cy Ustach

Ensemble

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Alexis Alcantar, Noah Arredondo, Todd Beatty, Virginia Bensch, Alex Bungalon, Andrew Chavez, Nydia Coronado, Will Davis, Ian Fondacabe, Kellinne Fontanilla, Isabella Galvez, Makayla Gonzalez, Brianna Griffin, Emma Johnson, Randy Laforteza,  Jiayu “Lilian” Li, Gian Lombardi, Anastasia Mifsud, Saejel Mohan, April Murphy, Tori Navarro, Dominique Nerecina, Chibueze Nwabuzoh, David Okekenta,  Maeralyn Pogoso, Madison Ramirez, Marvin Ramos, Brendan Riley, Emma Robles, Rose Rodgers, Claire Rogan, Abbey Sadek, Britney Santoyo, Andrew Solari, David Stoner, Queen Torres, Cy Ustach, Lindsey Wyatt

 


 

Student Charity

 

 

St. Mary's Student Government  hosted a Food Basket Drive led by Laura Howze, St. Mary's activities director to help the poor in our community by providing them with Thanksgiving meals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the St. Mary's CROP Club prepare vegetables and other ingredients to the Soup Sale. The club, led by Margo Kozina uses the proceeds from the soup sales and bake sales to help fund the purchase of sleeping bags for the poor and homeless in our community, in addition to weekly harvests from the CROP Garden given to Catholic Charities, canned food and clothing drives and a annual Peanut Butter Drive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Student Athletes Sign

 

Five St. Mary's Student Athletes were joined by family and friends as they signed their national letters of intent. Matt Hosmer and Lewis Gale will be attending UOP and will play water polo, Nicole Young committed to Princeton, Jada Moss to Grand Canyon University and Ana Blount with be attending UNLV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Photography Club Halloween Contest

 

For the month of October the theme of the competition was Spooky Season. The members of the club are given a month to capture an image that they think represents this theme best. Each member was allowed to submit one entry for this Competition. In total there were 16 entries to vote on. The entries were submitted on November 1st and were voted upon by the members on Schoology on November 2nd. Prizes are given out to the top three entries.

 

 


 

Daniel Winter Named Athlete of the Week

The Record

 

STOCKTON - If a St. Mary’s High cross country runner named Winter winning races feels like deja vu, don’t fret. Daniel Winter has heard it all before. Daniel is this year’s edition of a Rams standout with the Winter surname. He happens to be the younger brother of Karl Winter, The Record’s 2018 Boys Cross Country runner of the year who now competes for Pepperdine University.

 

In all honesty, Daniel Winter said, he started seriously running this summer. The freshman ran things like 5K fun runs and other similar events in the past, but took a full dive into the sport following his brother’s success. “I got into it because of my brother,” Daniel Winter said. “Karl works really hard. I knew I had big shoes to fill, and I just thought I had to come in and work really hard.”

 

Daniel Winter started at the JV level this year, and won all six two-mile races he participated in. He made the jump to the varsity level for the Ram’s first Tri-City Athletic League meet of the year and had since placed second, seventh and first in both the 2018 40th Asics Clovis Cross Country Invitational and Wednesday’s TCAL Championships. His 16:09 time in the first TCAL meet stands as his current personal record.

 

“He’s committed, he’s talented and he has a really good work ethic,” said Felicia Rowley, the St. Mary’s High coach, of his success thus far. “Another thing is, he’s very humble. He’s almost embarrassed when people congratulate him, “It’s not about him. He’s very team oriented.”

 

Winters said the transition to varsity, and the extra mile of running to go with it, was a pretty substantial

transition. That said, it’s been a pretty solid start to his running career. “It’s been great,” Winters said. “The success has been fun, and our team’s been doing really well.”

 

Next up for Winters is the Sub- Section Meet, set for Nov. 3 at the Frogtown course in Angels Camp. Winters said he’d like to make it to sections, and he understands what kind of challenge it will take to make that happen. “I have to just run a good race,” Winters said. “Those hills, they can get to you.”

 


 

Speech and Debate

 

Clarisa Shane, Francisco Magalon, William Vick, Carlos Santana and Lauren Rogan were among the top finishers  at Yosemite Forensic League Tournament Saturday October 20th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Record Podcast Features May & Bensch

 

Skyler May and William Bensch discussed their experience being paired with professional golfers at the 2018 PURE Insurance Championship in Monterey.

 

Podcast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Mishall Khamisa Wins Speak Off

 

Mishall Khamisa was the winner of  The San Joaquin Resource Conservation District (SJRCD) Speak Off contest on the  topic of “How can resource conservation district’s programs help landowners reduce the threat of fires.” She then advanced to the regional Speak Off at the Bay Delta RCD meeting October 3, 2018, in Napa.  Mishall took second place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2019 Senior Class

 

 

 


 

Justin Alarcon Honored

 

Justin Alarcon, Class of 2020 has been awarded the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence for outstanding academic performance, leadership potential and dedication serving humanity through the profession of medicine. Justin would like to pursue studies in the field of Marine Biology.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Matt Hosmer Featured on Record Podcast

Stockton Record

 

Sitting across from the ultra-polite Matt Hosmer, hearing about his affection for country music but preference for Eminem on game days or his personal pick for funniest teammate, it's easy to forget just how talented the St. Mary's High senior is when he gets in the water.

 

Like, top scorer in the country, talented.

 

Hosmer, a leader of the Rams' water polo team, was the featured guest on Episode nine of the Best of Preps podcast to discuss the state of this year's St. Mary's squad, as well as his career as a whole.

 

Hosmer is the reigning Tri-City Athletic League MVP, and a two-time recipient of The Record's Water Polo Player of the Year award. His 67 goals this season have helped the Rams to a 15-2 overall record and a 3-0 mark in league play.

 

And yes, Hosmer's 161 goals in 2017 led the nation, according to MaxPreps.

 

"It's a cool accomplishment to have," Hosmer said. "I owe it to my teammates. They make me who I am."

Back in 2015, Hosmer was a freshman who just happened to finish second on the team in goals (37). He's grown a lot since then, and credits a number of individuals for helping his progression as a player. One of them is head coach Jeff Hoornaert, who took over Hosmer's sophomore year and led the Rams to two straight league titles.

 

Another is former teammate Luis Araya, now a junior at Pacific. Araya led the team Hosmer's freshman year, and was the top-notch competitor Hosmer said he wanted to be.

 

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"I looked up to him a lot," Hosmer said. "I was like 'my senior year, I want to be just like him.'"

 

Other topics ranged from what, in Hosmer's opinion, constitutes a good pool, as well as his diet during water polo season. He stays away from anything with grease before a match, he side. But if the Rams win, all bets are off.

 

"After the game is when the diet ends," Hosmer said with a laugh. "If we win, I want to devour some food."

Most importantly, though, Hosmer discussed what he wants to do before his time with the Rams is up. It's a specific timeline that starts with the goal winning TCAL for a third consecutive season, and ends with St. Mary's winning the Division I section championship.

 

Hosmer said this Rams team has the pure talent to do it, and each member of the team shares that common goal. To get there, though, St. Mary's needs to maintain a strong work ethic, and keep that section title banner in their sights.

 

"We can't get in our heads," Hosmer said. "We need to strive and go for it.

 

"We need to keep each other accountable, and be the best team we can possibly be."

 


 

 

Listen to Podcast

 

St. Mary's through the SM Rams TV program, run by Mr Paul Scheet has been named an Elite School  program by the NFHS Network for the thirds consecutive year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Matthew Cordova Honored

 

Congratulations to Matthew Cordova , Class of 2019 for being recognized by The National Merit Scholarship Program for his outstanding performance on his preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Matthew is currently applying to colleges for the Fall of 2019 and aspires to major in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently involved at SM in Key Club, and Cross Country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2018 Homecoming

 

 

Homecoming Court:

Samantha Rodriquez, Randy Laforteza, Megan Mathews, Uzair Naseer Akayla Gayles, Alex Garduno Miley Plaza, Hudson Carruesco

 

King David Okekenta, Queen Carina Barney

 


 

Emma Miller: Athlete of the Week

 

St. Mary;'s Emma Miller was named female Athlete of the Week by The Record. The accompanying story is as follows:

 

STOCKTON - St. Mary's High volleyball coach Jayne McHugh put it best in regards to Emma Miller, the junior currently leading the Rams in kills.

 

"Emma on the court?" said McHugh in response to a question asking what the outside hitter is like. "It's been fun to finally see what Emma really is on the court."

 

After dealing with the aftermath of back surgery as a sophomore, Miller is back at full strength this season, noted by her team-leading 134 kills. Paired with teammates such as fellow junior Anya Green (104 kills), the Rams have gotten off to a 17-1 start on the year.

 

Miller was introduced to the sport at a young age, she said, with her father having coached at St. Mary's. She liked how quick and fast-paced it was, and found her spot on the court when she made the switch to outside hitter.

 

"She hits what I would call a heavy ball," McHugh said. "It explodes at you. It gets at you in a big hurry."

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Miller said the team has had a focused approach to the season so far, and the Rams have tried not to get themselves into holes that they can't get out of. Last year's team was young, meaning the Rams have had that much more experience to aid their fast start.

 

As for her own play, Miller said she's had one main goal - consistency.

 

"This year, I've really been focused on minimizing my errors to earn more points for the team," she said.

St. Mary's begins play in the Tri-City Athletic League on Monday, and McHugh said the league might be as tough as its been in some time. From Miller's perspective, she said the team has been working extremely hard in practice; if the Rams can keep it up, they should be up to the challenge once TCAL comes around.

 

"We can't let other teams get in our heads and be scared our nervous to play," Miller said. "But we also can't be overconfident in what we're doing.

 

We need to be mellow, and go in doing what we know how to do."

 


 

 


 

Rams Qualify For Golf Championship

 

Skyler May and William Bensch both Class of 2021, were two of 81 junior golfers chosen nationwide to play in the PURE Insurance Golf Tourney at Pebble Beach. Both Rams are part of the First Tee program in Stockton.

 

The PURE Insurance Championship is the only event of its kind in which 81 junior golfers are teamed with 81 PGA TOUR Champions players and 162 amateurs during an official PGA TOUR Champions tournament. The juniors, ages 14 to 18, compete for the pro-junior title. Representing 22 states, the juniors were selected by a national panel of judges based on playing ability and application of the Nine Core Values and life skills learned through The First Tee’s programs.

 


 

 

Spirit Squads Head to Camp

 

Boarding the bus at 7:15 this morning the Cheer Squad and Dance Teams departed for summer camp. Cheer will be in Santa Clara competing while the Dance Team has its competitive camp at UC Santa Cruz. 

 

Both squads received Superior Ratings in their respective camps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

2018 Summer Rams

 

Attending Summer School, going to Salesian Camp, travelling to Europe, enjoying the Hawaii trip for graduating seniors, these are some of the activities that St. Mary's Summer Rams are involved in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether they are going abroad, going to school, helping with the many summer camps that the school offers, St. Mary's students follow the motto of our school, given to us by St. Francis de Sales: "Be who you are and be that well"

 


 

2018 Salesian Camp

 

The Campus Ministry Team spent a week at Salesian Leadership Camp in Brooklyn, Michigan. The students  had  a tremendous impact  on the camp.

 

St. Mary's student members, Samantha Rodriguez, Karina Rocha, Spencer Loewen, John Costello, and David Okekenta had on the camp  truly exhibited themselves to be amazing leaders and role models. Several priests, staff, and students present told us how amazing the St. Mary's students were all week, and thanked us for bringing them. 

 

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