Information For  SM Students



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.




Do you like to sing, but nobody knows?

Do you like to sing and EVERYBODY knows?

Do you want to sing but you don't know


This camp is for you!


Barbershop is a style of singing where people sing in 4-part harmony, but it's not hard, and you don't have to know anything about music! This 3-day camp is a fun way to find your voice and hang out with girls from all over Northern California! Take a packet and if you have any questions or need scholarship help just talk to Mr. Landin in the Band Room after-school! All forms and fees must be turned in to Mr. Landin by 11/02!



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.











Saints Isaac Jogues and Jean de Brébeuf


Isaac Jogues and his companions were the first martyrs of the North American continent officially recognized by the Church. As a young Jesuit, Isaac Jogues, a man of learning and culture, taught literature in France. He gave up that career to work among the Huron Indians in the New World, and in 1636, he and his companions, under the leadership of Jean de Brébeuf, arrived in Quebec. The Hurons were constantly warred upon by the Iroquois, and in a few years Father Jogues was captured by the Iroquois and imprisoned for 13 months. His letters and journals tell how he and his companions were led from village to village, how they were beaten, tortured, and forced to watch as their Huron converts were mangled and killed.


An unexpected chance for escape came to Isaac Jogues through the Dutch, and he returned to France, bearing the marks of his sufferings. Several fingers had been cut, chewed, or burnt off. Pope Urban VIII gave him permission to offer Mass with his mutilated hands: “It would be shameful that a martyr of Christ not be allowed to drink the Blood of Christ.”


Welcomed home as a hero, Father Jogues might have sat back, thanked God for his safe return, and died peacefully in his homeland. But his zeal led him back once more to the fulfillment of his dreams. In a few months he sailed for his missions among the Hurons.


In 1646, he and Jean de Lalande, who had offered his services to the missioners, set out for Iroquois country in the belief that a recently signed peace treaty would be observed. They were captured by a Mohawk war party, and on October 18, Father Jogues was tomahawked and beheaded. Jean de Lalande was killed the next day at Ossernenon, a village near Albany, New York.


The first of the Jesuit missionaries to be martyred was René Goupil who with Lalande, had offered his services as an oblate. He was tortured along with Isaac Jogues in 1642, and was tomahawked for having made the sign of the cross on the brow of some children.


Father Anthony Daniel, working among Hurons who were gradually becoming Christian, was killed by Iroquois on July 4, 1648. His body was thrown into his chapel, which was set on fire.


Jean de Brébeuf was a French Jesuit who came to Canada at the age of 32 and labored there for 24 years. He went back to France when the English captured Quebec in 1629 and expelled the Jesuits, but returned to his missions four years later. Although medicine men blamed the Jesuits for a smallpox epidemic among the Hurons, Jean remained with them.


He composed catechisms and a dictionary in Huron, and saw 7,000 converted before his death in 1649. Having been captured by the Iroquois at Sainte Marie, near Georgian Bay, Canada, Father Brébeuf died after four hours of extreme torture.


Gabriel Lalemant had taken a fourth vow—to sacrifice his life for the Native Americans. He was horribly tortured to death along with Father Brébeuf.


Father Charles Garnier was shot to death in 1649 as he baptized children and catechumens during an Iroquois attack.


Father Noel Chabanel also was killed in 1649, before he could answer his recall to France. He had found it exceedingly hard to adapt to mission life. He could not learn the language, and the food and life of the Indians revolted him, plus he suffered spiritual dryness during his whole stay in Canada. Yet he made a vow to remain in his mission until death.


These eight Jesuit martyrs of North America were canonized in 1930.


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



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


Just follow these 3 easy steps to get started:

1.   Register for a free account at

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  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.





Senior class parents and students are reminded to log on to and 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


SAT / ACT Junior class parents and students are reminded to log on to and 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  


SAT •  Test Dates

Test Date


Late Registration

Score Release

Oct 6, 2018

Sep 7, 2018

Sep 21, 2018

Oct 25, 2018

Nov 3, 2018

Oct 5, 2018

Oct 19, 2018

Nov 22, 2018

Dec 1, 2018

Nov 2, 2018

Nov 16, 2018

Dec 20, 2018

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


Late Registration

Score Release

Oct 27, 2018

Sept 21, 2018

Oct 5, 2018

Nov 6; Nov 20, 2018

Dec 8, 2018

Nov 2, 2018

Nov 16, 2018

Dec 18, 2018; Jan 1, 2019

Feb 9, 2019

Jan 4, 2019

Jan 18, 2019

Feb 19; Mar 5, 2019

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 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 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@ or Phone: 209-957-3340


Scholarship Information


Several private universities require the PROFILE form. The PROFILE application form can be completed online at 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



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.














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.


Click here to listen:


"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."



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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5648 N. El Dorado St.
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