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Information For  SM Students

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

 

 

     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 


 

Do you have a vocation?

 

Most young Catholic men do not have the information needed to prayerfully discern if they are being called by God to the vocation of priesthood. The Melchizedek Project provides a forum to assist those who believe they may have a call.

 

Contact Fr. Matt Issac in the Sacramental Ministry Office or by e-mail to get more information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Ecuador and Galapagos Trip

 

Senor Sousa will be leading a group of St. Mary's students on a Summer Immersion trip to the wonderful and beautiful country of Ecuador and to the Galapagos Islands next summer.

 

This truly unique opportunity to not only expand your horizons but to deepen them does not come very often and is not given to everyone.

 

While you learn or improve your Spanish, you will be treated to the sounds and sights of this great land and experience the wonders of the Galapagos Islands.

 

 


 

NCCB Letter on Prol Life Issues

 

February 2, 2019
 

WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, KS and Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities has issued the following statement in response to several states moving forward with legislation that would permit a baby to be aborted at nine months.

Archbishop Naumann’s full statement follows:

 

“Abortion has always been built on a lie. Today, the lie is switching from 'abortion is a choice' to 'abortion is healthcare.' A law recently passed in New York not only legalizes abortion essentially for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy but removes any protection for children born alive after abortion. A similar bill was proposed in Virginia along with several other states, all in the name of women’s health. 

 

This legislation is evil, pure and simple. And it shocks the conscience to see such evil legislation greeted with raucous cheers and standing ovations. Most grieving to our Lord of Life is that those who advocate for abortion put their eternal souls in jeopardy.  

 

It is sickeningly dishonest to claim that women’s lives or health depend on intentionally killing their children. This is especially true for late-term abortion, which always involves the purposeful destruction of a child which could have been born alive, with much less risk to the mother, had they both received real healthcare.  

 

Now is the time for all Catholics—bishops, priests, and laity—to fight for the unborn with renewed vigor. We must educate family, friends, legislators, and fellow citizens about how it is never necessary to intentionally kill unborn children in order to save their mothers. Local action is especially important. Though ending Roe v. Wade is a central goal of the pro-life movement, if the decision were overturned, only eleven states would immediately ban abortion; the other thirty-nine states would still allow it.  

 

I urge Catholics, and thoughtful Americans of all religions or none at all to advocate for local change. Sign up for your State Catholic Conference or diocesan pro-life advocacy network, which can help you communicate to elected officials. Or seek out state and local pro-life groups, including parish respect life groups, that are making a difference at the state level.  

 

Though we live in very dark days, we know that the Lord has already triumphed over death. But we must use this time on earth to be His hands and feet. This means each of us rededicating ourselves to prayer, and fighting for the most vulnerable among us, especially unborn children and their mothers.”  

 


 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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.

 

 

 

 


 

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

May 4, 2019

Apr 5, 2019

Apr 19, 2019

Jun 1, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 17, 2019

 

ACT Test Dates

Test Date

Registration

Late Registration

Score Release

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

 

 


 

Jerome Marshall Featured in Record

 

Before he became an all-season fixture for the Rams, though, Marshall was a baseball player. He played it up until the sixth or seventh grade, he said, and trained diligently in the sport.

 

Then, he fell in love with hurdles. Marshall said his discovery of the hurdles in track created a tough choice at a young age, since both baseball and track are spring sports. But, after a particularly strong performance at a Junior Olympics competition, Marshall made the call.

 

“My whole mindset changed. It was a switch,” Marshall said. “Going into high school, I told myself I had to own these hurdles. Nobody’s going to stop me.”

 

Three years into his high school career, Marshall is ranked No. 3 in the country in the 110-meter hurdles, according to athletic.net. His younger brother is ranked No. 9 in the 400 hurdles according to the same website.

 

Jamar Marshall certainly has the national credentials in track, and if someone saw his workouts, they’d probably chalk him up to be a track athlete too. But from his perspective, he said, he’s a basketball player first.

 

Marshall has been on the varsity squad for most of his three seasons at St. Mary’s. He’s been an important part of the Rams’ recent run of collecting two straight Sac-Joaquin Section championship banners, scoring 15.2 points per game this past season.  (More…)

 


 

Prima Voce On Stage

 

On April 9th, the St. Mary's Prima Voce Choir performed the National Anthem prior to the Giants-Padres game at the invitation of the San Francisco Giants organization.

 

 

 

Facebook Video

 

 

 

 

 


 

Campus Ministry - LA Congress

 

The SM Campus Ministry Team attended the 2019 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress and participated in Youth Day.

 

Youth Day draws more than 12,000 young people  and offers young people the opportunity to experience speakers, exhibits, music, liturgy, and prayer that invite them deeper into their relationship with Christ. It is designed to leave them inspired and challenged to live as missionary disciples in their homes, schools, parishes and communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Hunter Jones Honored

 

Hunter Jones, Class of 2019, for receiving The McKay Award for Outstanding Offensive Lineman of the Year at The Annual Jack O’Keefe Benefit Dinner presented by the Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Ash Wednesday

 

St. Mary's High School began the Lenten Season, as it always does, with Mass and distribution of ashes reminding the school community of the need to prepare for the celebration of Easter by putting their spiritual lives in order by charity, repentance, humility and forgiveness of others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sac Joaquin Section Academic Team Champions

 

 

SM Student-Athletes were in the top 5 of the Sac Joaquin Section Academic Team Champions. For Fall Women's Golf, Water polo and Cross Country were leaders and for the Winter it was  Men's Soccer, Men's Wrestling and Women's Wrestling.

 

 


 

Science Olympiad Team

 

St. Mary's Science Olympiad  had eleven students compete in 10 events. Caleb Sylvia and Ashley Rugnao for taking 3rd in Write It Do It.

 

Science Olympiad Team: Orlando Hall (9th) - Code Busters & Mousetrap Vehicle; Chloe Haramis (10th) - Astronomy; Alex Naumann (10th) - Fossils & Thermodynamics; Annie (Anh) Nguyen (10th)* - Fossils & Thermodynamics; Sam (Haoda) Yu (10th) - Boomilever; Karina Rocha (12th) - Anatomy & Physiology; Saejel Mohan (12th) - Anatomy & Physiology; Caleb Sylvia (12th) - "Write It Do It" & Sounds of Music (physics of sound); Ashley Rugnao (12th) - "Write It Do It"; Elijah Panomvana (12th) - Sounds of Music (physics of sound); Hana Oshima (12th) - Dynamic Planet Donald Wuellner (12th) - Dynamic Planet 

 

Our Student Volunteers:; Vina Lee (11th); Hudson Carruesco (12th); Orlando Hall (9th); Hana Oshima (12th); Donald Wuellner (12th)

 

* Anh Nguyen prepared all year with Alex up until she had to leave for Model UN which was also this weekend so she was not able to be there on competition day.

 


 

Model UN Participates in 67th Session

 

St. Mary’s High School Model UN Delegates; Annie Nguyen, Madeleine Heli and Christopher Canzano Class of 2021; Caroline Heffernan, Juan Valdes and Gabrielle Stephens, Class of 2020; Liberty Galindo, Nichole O’Shaughnessy, Max Almanza and Lewis Gale, Class of 2019; and Moderator Mr. Bart Dykzeul participated in the 67th Session of the Berkeley Model United Nations, which over 1900 Schools from all over the world attend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Science Olympiad

 

This year's Science Olympiad was held at Modesto Jr. College as the Central Valley Regional Science Bowl. with 16 Central Valley high schools competing, 24 teams altogether. The St. Mary's team consisted of Aidan Becerra, Captain, and Sam Yu, Annie Nguyen, Zach Myrah, and Jared Ruiz.   

 

This competition was created in 1991 by the Dept. Of Energy, to encourage students to get involved in the STEM subjects, and the fast/paced question-and-answer format covers questions in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, Earth science and energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cheer Performs on National Stage

 

2019 Cheer Squads Performed at the USA Cheer Nationals in Anaheim with Game Day routines and sets competing against squads from all over the nation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Bryce Johnson Chosen as Player of the Month and Record Player of the Week

 

CBS 13 has chosen Bryce Johnson, St. Mary's star forward as the February Player of the Month in recognition of his remarkable skills, leadership and athleticism. The Stockton Record also honored him as the Male Athlete of the Week

 

 


 

Datlon Paine Headed to State

 

Dalton Paine, a three-sport student-athlete, will be competing in the State Championships in wrestling after qualifying in the CIF Nor Cal competition. He was TCAL MVP and TCAL League Champion. Dalton played the line on the Rams football team and also plays goalie for the SM lacrosse team. 

 

He is pictured with his parents on the left and Coach Jim Sherin, who has coached him in both wrestling and lacrosse, on the right. Dalton is the first St. Mary's wrestler to make it to the CIF State Championship in over a decade.

 


Junior and Sophomore Retreats

 

 

From February 4ththrough February 14th, 12 young adults from NET Ministries visited St. Mary's to present the sophomore and junior class retreats. Through Mass, reflection, discussions and activities,the NET Ministries group brought the students focus toward God and fiath to assist them in their spiritual growth.

 

Based in Minneapolis, this dynamic group is dedicated to sharing the Gospel with young people throughout the United States.

 


 

SM Students Volunteer and Debate

 

SM Students helping with the St. George's Parish Crab Feed pose with Mrs. Smith.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speech and Debate at the Yosemite Forensic tournament. Upper left: JT Macedo prepping for   Varsity National Extemporaneous. (JT took 3rd place overall.) Upper right:Captain Clarissa Shane and  veteran debater Carlos Santana showing new recruits the ropes; Lower left: Mishall Kamisa, Lauren Rogan,  Kezia Loudd & Clair Rogan; Lower right: Maika Heck, Carlos Santana   & Clarissa Shane engage in some  team bonding between rounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Spring National Letter of Internt Signings

 

Seven St. Mary's student-athletes signed national letters of intent. They are:

 

Scylla Alavios, Soccer, Holy Names

Catherine Cranston, Soccer, Cal Poly

Akayla Gayles, Track and Field, NYU

Jordan Doyle, Football, U of Idaho

Hunter Jones, Football, Rice University

Zach Wallace, Football, Idaho State

Gino Allen, Football, College of Idaho

Nicolas Reis, Football, College of Idaho

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Matthew Hosmer and Guy Paulin Chosen for All American Team

Matthew Hosmer '19 and Guy Paulin '19 have both been selected to the 2018 California-Hawaii All-American Water Polo Team. These teams are comprised of some of the top athletes in the states of California and Hawaii.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrestling: Honors for SM Student Athletes

 

 

The following student athletes that have qualified to compete in the divisional championships starting February 8th at Pitman High School...Boys Varsity -Dalton Paine, Logan Deal, Michael Chavez, Alex Garduno ,Isaiah Mounger, and Christian Aguirre

 

Dalton Paine was named TCAL MVP and TCAL League Champion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CROP Works Year-Round

 

In addition to holding soup and bake sales, food and clothing drives and the annual peanut butter drive, CROP maintains a garden from which fresh produce is picked and given to Catholic Charities for the weekly food bank on a year-round basis.  Fr. Matt Issac joined club moderator Margo Kozina and the members of the CROP Club in preparing the garden for new planting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Model UN Team

 

 

The St. Mary's Model United Nations team competed  atht eh Santa Clara Valley Model Un which in its 49th year is the 2nd oldest and 2nd largest MUN Conference on the West Coast. The team includesClass of 2021: Annie Nguyen, Madeleine Heli, Christopher Canzano; Class of 2020: Juan Valdes, Caroline Heffernan, Gabrielle Stephens; Class of 2019 Lewis Gale, Liberty Galindo, Nichole O'Shaughnessy and Max Almanza Class of 2020, Liberty Galindo, Max Almanzo, Juan Valdes and Lewis Gale all Class of 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Memory Project

 

 

This nonprofit organization gathers photos of children who are facing very substantial challenges in Columbia, such as extreme poverty, violence or family loss. The children live in orphanages, slums and refugee camps and most have very few items of personal value to call their own. This group reached out to our art teacher, Jean Aguilar, asking our Art 3-4 and AP Studio Art students to study the children's photos and turn them into works of art. The portraits were sent to the children as special gifts. Thank you to our students and Ms. Aguilar for going above and beyond to communicate kindness, peace and friendship on behalf of Saint Marys High School.

 

Be who you are and be that well!

 


 

 

 

 

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

 


 

Dalton Paine Honored

Dalton Paine received  Honorable Mention Status on the most recent California State Wrestling Ranking List.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Gunnoe and Brown in All Star Game

St. Mary's student athletes Alex Gunnoe- Defenseman, Class of 2019  and Clayton Brown- Forward, Class of 2020  have been chosen for the ADHSHL 8th Annual All Star Game on January 31, 2019 at Great Parks Ice Facility in Irvine, California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Kids Take A Stand Help Raise Cancer Awareness


Anthony Del Carlo, Class of 2021, Gavin Merin, Class of 2021, Madison Burgin, Class of 2019 and KTAS President - Mason Merin (not pictured), Class of 2019 They presented a check to St. Joseph’s Hospital, President and CEO Don Wiley and Jim Linderman of St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute.

 

This is the 12th year of Kids Taking A Stand in which these amazing students all put forth their efforts toward raising money for cancer awareness in our local community.

 

It is through this support, from people and businesses in the community like Lacquer that this is made possible.


“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving”
-Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

St. Mary's Christian Relief Outreach Project (CROP) conducts soup sales and bake sales throughout the school year to raise money to help the poor. This year, through the kindness of Sean the manager of a the Big 5 Sporting Goods store, CROP was able to purchase  98 sleeping bags to give to St. Mary's Interfaith Dining Room for distribution to the poor and homeless in our area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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

 

 


 

 

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 <<

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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.

 

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."

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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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