WHEN: Monday, April 2,
2017 through Saturday, April 7, 2017 (Easter break)
WHERE: Camden, New Jersey
WHAT: This year we are
going on a Service Retreat with De Sales Service
Works in Camden, New Jersey. Their service retreats
offer an opportunity to get away, reflect, pray and
serve people in need. The retreat theme is rooted in
the core teachings of St. Francis de Sales and
involves direct service, facilitated reflection,
presentations on Catholic social teaching, prayer
and opportunity to celebrate Eucharist. Camden is
consistently ranked as one of the poorest cities of
its size in the nation. We will do much-needed,
practical service in an urban area that is poor,
tough, and needs hope.
WHO: Current sophomores,
juniors and seniors. Space is limited, so there will
be preference to seniors. We will also need 2 or 3
COST: Participants will
pay full cost up front of $1,000, which includes air
and ground transportation, lodging and all meals.
Participants agree to help fund raise and secure
sponsorship. Any collected funds raised will be
refunded back to participants.
MEETING: There will be an
informational meeting for interested students and
parents on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m. in
the Student Activities/ Campus Ministry Center. For
more information contact Director of Campus Ministry
Mr. Kevin Costello at
(209) 957-3340, X 222.
Anyone that is victimized can go into
any San Joaquin County McDonad'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.
eTranscripts 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
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 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.
If you have questions about e-transcripts you can
contact the appropriate school counselor or
Registrar. Don't delay!
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
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.
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
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
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?
The program is designed
to encourage and
active involvement in
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:
Juniors-20 hours; and,
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
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
St. Mary's High School
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
are working to create a positive game environment
for our student athletes and our student spectators.
We would love to see students from every grade level
involved in the campus life at St. Mary's and this
is one of the best ways that we can offer such an
experience. Here's what every member of The Machine
Free admission to all home, non-CIF games
for ALL sports, all year.
Choice of one of three, limited edition
Green Machine t-shirts in green, white, or black
that can be worn to school on Fridays and, of
course, to games.
Be eligible to take advantage of give-a
ways like free food, free t-shirts, free
play-off tickets, even some free play tickets
and much more.
Priority seating in our student section -
the whole Ram Fam is welcome there!
Getting the most out of your high school
experience and creating life-long memories.
You can stay updated on everything Green Machine
by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Vine
We post game updates and pictures to showcase
the Rams and their fans.
*These links are not
not officially sponsored nor under
the control of St. Mary’s High School. The links are
provided solely as a convenience to the user. The
inclusion of this link is not a
recommendation of nor an endorsement of the views expressed within
them. The views and opinions are solely those of the
authors of the content contained therein. St. Mary’s is not responsible for the accuracy or
content of information contained in the site.
The cost for the Green Machine is $30 but it
will save you lots of money over the course of
the year. The more you get involved, the more
you save. If you attend only 4 football
games and 2 volleyball games in the fall you
will already have participated in more than $30
in SMHS activities.
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
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.
St. Mary's students have many opportunities to volunteer to help
the community, the world and themselves. Some possible
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
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
present themselves from
youth ministry to liturgy.
The generosity of St.
faculty, staff and
administration was shown
again as the CROP Canned
Food Drive brought in
3,000 lbs of food for
the poor. The food is
given to Catholic
distribution to the
needy of our community.
"Be who you are, and be
This year, in hopes of
spreading some Thanksgiving cheer, our
St. Mary's Clubs along with our staff
and faculty worked together to provide
over 20 Thanksgiving Baskets to help
local families within our own school and
St. George's community. Items such as
stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, green
beans and corn, and pumpkin pie mix were
included to help make someone's
Thanksgiving a little sweeter.
Green Named Athlete of
From the Record
"When it comes to volleyball, Anya Green is a hit.
The sophomore middle blocker from St. Mary’s has
used her size, strength and stunning accuracy to
help the Rams move deeper into the regional
postseason, and along the way she has put up a
hitting percentage which other only dream of.
Green is hitting .425 this season. That’s a really
good number, but pales in comparison to her freshman
season when she competed at the junior varsity
“On the freshman team she hit .625, and a good
middle should be at about .350,” St. Mary’s coach
Jayne McHugh said. “It’s pretty amazing.”
She’s been one of the most reliable players on a
talented St. Mary’s team which is continuing its
trek through the postseason.
The Rams (26-11) beat Patterson and Rocklin 3-1 last
week in the first two rounds of the Sac-Joaquin
Section Division II playoffs, and on Tuesday lost an
upset bid against No. 1 Ponderosa 3-2. By making it
to the semifinals, the St Mary’s advances in the
NorCal Regionals and will play on Tuesday against an
opponent to be determined.
Green, 15, started playing volleyball in the sixth
grade, and is a member of the Rage Volleyball Club
based in Ripon.
“My Mom played volleyball and said she liked it, so
I decided to try it,” Green said. “I really liked
it. The thing is to keep working hard and to get
better. It helps because I have such great
St. Mary's Student
Athletes Commit on
National Signing Day
Following the advice of St. Francis de Sales to Be
Who You Are And Be That Well, twelve St. Mary's
student athletes signed their National Letters of
Intent on November 8, 2017. They are:
Kiana Parrish - Cal State Fullerton (Softball)
Christian Almanza - University of Utah
Emily Delgado - Stanislaus State (Cross Country)
Natasha Mich - Stanislaus State (Volleyball)
Carley Morfey - San Jose State (Softball)
Hailey Williams - UC Davis (Water Polo)
Miranda Padilla - UOP (Swimming)
Abigail Parises - University of
Ariel Johnson - University of Florida
Aquira De Costa - Baylor University (Basketball)
Neenah Young - Princeton University (Basketball)
Tyler Lozano - USC (Baseball)
Alexandra Preston Fresno State (Softball)
Congratulations and may God bless you.!
Social Justice: More Than A
St. Mary's Social Justice classes, taught by Mrs.
Kozina, have gone to St. Mary's Dining Room three
times this fall to serve, stay and listen to and
show compassion to the poor and homeless.
SM Student Garner Awards at Art
Congratulations to the following ART 3-4 and AP
Studio Art Students of Mrs. Aguilar who won awards
at the Art Expressions of San Joaquin's High School
Student Art Show.
1st Place: Lily Johnston
2nd Place: Madison Cornish
3rd Place: Ellon Madill
1st Plac: Ellon Madill
Hon. Mention: Feliz de Perio
1st Place Lily Johnston...
Faull Collects for Charity
who organized her 5th Annual “Birthday
for a Cause” charity drive. Kathryn
gathered 3 car loads worth of clothing,
hygiene items, shoes & food donations
from friends and family for Saint Mary's
Be Who You Are, And Be That Well.
Friends and Rivals
St. Mary's and Lincoln are traditional
rivals, but they are still friends.
Kathy Smith, SM Principal and Adam
Lichter, Athletic Driector presented a
boquiet of red roses and a balloon
shaped as the nubmer 9 to the parents of
Cameron Allison, Jr., Lincoln football
player #9 who was killed in a tragic
accident earlier this season to let them
know that the St. Mary's community
shares their loss and keeps the in
Cousins and friends are also football
rivals, but off the field its back to
being just that, friends and relatives.
Senate Cabinet Pumpkin Carving
Mary's was honored to have six highly talented members
of the Prima Voce and Regular choir chosen for the San
Joaqin County Honor choir. They are:
Congratulations to these talented students or their
acceptance into the San Joaquin County Honor Choir! St.
Mary's is so proud of them as they represent SM at the
Honors Concert January 13th.
King Tre Jenkins III
Queen Mia Garcia
Princess Kalani Cox
Prince James Herrera
Princess Ellon Madill
Prince Jonathan Herrera
Princess Cicely Montesinos
Prince Max Kirby
Princess Emily Nauman
Prince Nick Rossi
Princess Marissa Patrick
Prince Nathane Zarzuela
Ketcherside Named Prep Athlete of the
Hannah Ketcherside, St. Mary's star women's tennis
player was named the Record's Prep Athlete of the
Week on October 11, 2017. The Record wrote:
"Ketcherside, a senior tennis player at Saint Mary's
High, has gone 7-0 in TCAL play and 12-3 overall
with three matches left in the regular season. With
Ketcherside as a captain, the Rams have an
undefeated 13-0 regular season mark, as well as 7-0
in TCAL play.
Tennis is nothing new to Ketcherside, who adopted
the sport at 5 years old and played in her first
tournament when she was eight. She played other
sports, Ketcherside said, but made a choice in
middle school to focus on tennis.
"I like the individuality of it," Ketcherside said.
"It's just you out there. If you're down, you have
to fight and come back."
Think Pink Club Raiser Fund for Cancer Awareness
The Think Pink Club raised $523 for breast cancer
research in a Lucky Draw at the girls volleyball
game versus Lincoln on Thursday night October 5.
Theyalso sold pink awareness bracelets for the cause
at the football game vs. West.
CROP Cares Year-Round
Every Wednesday, year round, the produce of the CROP
garden is harvested and brought to Catholic
Charities for their food distribution to the poor.
The Club also holds soup sales, bake sales, canned
good drives, clothing drives and runs a peanut
butter drive during the year. The proceeds are used
to purchase sleeping bags for the homeless, provide
food stuffs for the poor and clothing to the needy.
The dedication and hard work of the members of the
club help to improve the lives of those in our
community and shows that St. Mary's students take to
heart St. Francis de Sales saying "Be who you are
and be that well."
Winter Featured In Record Article
STOCKTON by Scott Linesburgh — Karl Winter has been
a consistent winner since he began to run cross
country. And along the way, he’s fallen in love with
The St. Mary’s High senior admits he didn’t always
feel that way. But in the past few years his passion
for running has grown.
“There’s always a joy at the end of the race,
especially if you win, but it’s more that I get
something lifelong out of this,” Winter said. “This
is something I want to do my entire life.”
Winter said he is hoping for a return trip to the
state meet this season, and he already has racked up
several victories. St. Mary’s coach Felicia Rowley
said Winter’s talent was clear when he first came
out for the team. The passion for running, however,
arrived a little later.
“My freshman year I joined cross country because
that’s what my family has always done,” Winter said.
“When I first started to run, I just liked to win. I
really didn’t like to run. But I’ve grown over the
four years of high school to enjoy the activity, not
Rowley said Winter showed his dedication during his
junior season when he overcame a foot injury to
finish third in the Tri-City Athletic League meet
and qualify for the state meet.
“He said to me he wanted to come back this year to
win TCAL, and that’s what he intends to do,” Rowley
said. “And another goal he’s striving for is to get
back to state and get into the top 25, which he
Winter’s highlights this season is a victory in the
Lodi Flame Invitational, where he bested 212 other
runners. Winter has four additional wins, including
the TCAL events on Sept. 13 and 27.
“There are kids who are naturals, and he’s a
natural,” Rowley said. “But to be a good runner it
takes a lot of commitment and a lot of hard work.
And he has that commitment.”
Winter also is a member of the St. Mary’s track
team, competing primarily in long-distance events.
He plans to continue competing after high school.
“I’m in contact with a lot of college coaches, but I
have not made a decision,” Winter said. “I’m hoping
to be able to do it at the Division I level.”
SM Has Heart
student body and staff collected donations during
football games and school dances for Cristo Rey
Jesuit College Prep that suffered damage during
Hurricane Henry in Houston. A check for $2,500 is
being sent to help the school recover.
Congratulations Jonathan Herrera & Chris Marquez
who scored in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino
PSAT/NMSQT test takers in our region
to Drew Cockerham and Karl Winter for being named as
a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit
Commended Students are being recognized for the
exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their
outstanding performance on the qualifying test used
for program entry.
The class of 2021 took part in their first election at St.
Mary's. These officers and class representatives will help
govern their class and assist with Student Body matters.
St. Mary's Theatre Elly
students from St. Mary's High School attended the
35th annual Elly Awards ceremony at Cosumnes Oaks
High School in Elk Grove, sponsored by the
Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance (SARTA).
St. Mary;s was in
competition with high schools in a ten county
region. The two productions from 2016-2017 were
nominated for a total of 5 Ellys (St. Mary's has
received 95 nominations in the past 9 years). St.
Mary's won one Elly this year.
Annette Mackay, for
Best Costume Design for a play for The Hunchback of
Notre Dame. Congratulations to Annette for her win,
and for giving St. Mary's Theatre its 24th Elly!
Our other nominees
for The Hunchback of Notre Dame were Rich Matheson
(Best Sound for a Play) and Craig Vincent (Best
Lighting for a Play). Hunchback was also nominated
for Best Overall Production of a Play.
Abrefi Adubofour was
the only student nominated for the Elly Award
for her role in The Wiz, for Best Supporting Actress
for a Musical.
Fabian Cebalos, Jr. Refurbishes
Statue of Blessed Mother
Thank you so much to
Fabian Ceballos Jr.,
Class of 2020 for
sharing his time and
talent with St. Mary's
High School on restoring
our beloved Mother Mary
Statue that stands in
front of our Mary, Queen
of the Angels Chapel.
Hana Oshima Selected to
Participate in HOBY
Hana Oshima was selected to participate
in HOBY this past summer.
Founded in 1958, HOBY's mission is to
inspire and develop our global community
of youth and volunteers to a life
dedicated to leadership, service and
HOBY programs are conducted annually
throughout the United States, serving
local and international high school
students. HOBY programs provide students
selected by their schools to participate
in unique leadership training,
service-learning and motivation-building
experiences. The HOBY is open to high
Congratulations Hana and thank you for
representing St. Mary's so well.
Rams TV Gets Award
For the second year in a row, SM Rams
TV, mentored by Mr. Paul Scheet, has
been chosen as an Elite School by the
NFHS for the quality and content of
Sadie Fisher Plays at Music
Fisher, a freshman at St. Mary's High School was a
Level 6 young pianist invited to play at a
statewide convention of music teachers this summer.
She was chosen based on their certificate of merit
exam scores and had the opportunity to play on a
Steinway grand piano during the 107th Music Teachers
Association of California annual convention June
30-July 4 in Santa Clara
International Students Arrive
students have begun arriving for the 2017-2018academic
year. We will have 11 international students at St.
Mary's this year: two from Brazil, one from Hungary, one
from Australia and seven from China. Welcome to the St.
Mary's High School community.
Cheer and Dance Receive
Awards at USA Camp
This summer the St.
Mary's spirit leaders attended an elite Cheer and
Dance camp at the Hyatt regency in Santa Clara.
The cheer program
was headed by our very own alumni Conner Huber who
now runs the cheer programs and camps for the United
Spirit Association. Conner was coached by our very
own Margo Kozina who was the varsity cheer coach
when he was in high school. The cheer team was very
lucky to have Conner at the camp and Margo was very
proud to see one of her former cheerleaders
Our cheer team won
two Spirit sticks, the most improved award through
camp and had two girls Heather Riggle and Brianna
Stahl win the All Star award which earned them the
opportunity to perform in London over the New Year's
Our dance team won
two Spirit sticks and the unity award which is voted
on by other schools at the camp. We had three girls
Gabrielle Stephens, Lindsey Wyatt, and incoming
freshman Brooke Eastwood win the All Star award and
are invited to go to London during New Years and
perform as well. We also took a master class from
Tony G who has choreographed for all the Bring it on
Trap Team Gets State
Championship-Top Ranking Nationally
After winning the State Championship, members of the
trap team participated in the Youth Shooting Sports
US Open in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over the course of 2
days, they shot 200 targets. Their team score was
911/1000, good enough for 4th place in the nation!
The students were
Clay Campbell, David Cornish, Isabella Dentoni,
Leonard Jaramillo Giianna Lagorio.
Gets Gold, Hooneart Leads Team in Junior Olympics
Hosmer competing on behalf of the Big
Valley Waterpolo Academy, directed by
St. Mary's own aquatics director, Jeff
Hoorneart in the Junior Olympics, the
largest water polo tournament in the
Teams from around the
world won gold as the U-18 team
dominated the tourney.
Incoming Freshman William Bensch and Skyler May in
Golf Teen World Championship'
Freshman William Bensch and Skyler May competed in
the U.S. Kids Golf Teen World Championship from July
27-29 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Skyler Mary tied
at 15th place out of 40 contestants after the 3
round match shooting shooting 84, 75 and 86
respectively and William Bensch tied at 76th out of
136 contestants shooting 84, 82 and 78 respectively
at the three day international tournament played at
Pinehurst Golf Course.
According to the Record they met at Annunciation
school in kindergarten and have been friends since.
They do play golf together, but also competitively
and both have been playing golf since the age of 5.
Prior to this Bensch and May took part in the U.S.
Kids Invitational regional competition this June in
Stockton. Bensch was eighth in the boys 13-14
division and May was ninth in the girls 12-14. The
event featured golfers from California, Hawaii,
Nevada, Florida and the Philippines
Gets Gold Medal In
Competition, Named MVP
was tournament MVP in the U18 World Cup
playing for the
2017 USA Women's 3x3 U18 World Cup Team
in Chengdu, China.
defeatedHungary and Japan to start the
FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup with a record of
2-0. Aquira was the leading scorer in
game vs Japan. USA then dominated both
Australia and Switzerland winning both
games on July 1st. The US completed play
with statement wins against France and
the Czech Republic to capture teh gold
Aquirra's Interview with USA Today
High School Sports:
Q: How did you get
involved in 3×3 and being part of Team
DeCosta: My coaches
and I were discussing 3X3 Basketball at a point in
time so I was very interested in trying it out and
seeing how it goes. When I found out that USA
Basketball had a 3X3 team for U18, I was immediately
wanting to be a part of it. And when they picked me
I was very excited to see how it goes.
Q. How is 3X3 basketball different?
basketball in general is very fast-paced and more
dependent on defense over regular five-on-five
basketball. I’m more focused on defending my
defender one-on-one and trying to score and beat
people off the dribble and look for the open shot.
Q: Does playing 3X3 help you when
you return to the more traditional five-on-five
DeCosta: It most
definitely helps me when I return to regular
five-on-five basketball because I’ll be quicker both
offensively and defensively. Also, my communication
is improving because of 3X3 basketball so I should
be able to become more of a leader on the court.
Costello led five St. Mary's students, members of Campus
Ministry to a week long camp in Michigan run by the Oblates of
St. Francis de Sales. The week featured time for retreat,
spiritual growth, discernment and offered important information
on how to best serve the St. Mary's High School Community.