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Matt Hosmer to Compete, Coach Hooneart to Lead Team in Junior Olympics

Matt Hosmer will compete 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 world. Teams from around the world will meet in San Diego for the competition.

 

 

Incoming Freshman William Bensch and Skyler May in Golf Teen World Championship'

 

Incoming Freshman William Bensch and Skyler May are competing in the U.S. Kids Golf Teen World Championship from July 27-29 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

 

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

 

 

Aquira DeCosta Gets Gold Medal In International Competition, Named MVP

 

Aquira DeCosta was tournament MVP in the U18 World Cup playing for the 2017 USA Women's 3x3 U18 World Cup Team in Chengdu, China. USA Women 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 USA?

 

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?

 

DeCosta: 3X3 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 game?

 

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.

 

Salesian Camp

 

Kevin 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.

 

 

 

2017 Summer Reading List

 

 

SUMMER READING REQUIRED LIST (2017-18)

 

9TH GRADE:              THE PEARL by John Steinbeck

in 2017-18

 

10TH grade  

CP:                             SARAH'S KEY by Tatiana DeRosnay 

Honors:                      LOST CITY RADIO by Daniel Alarcon

       in 2017-18                          

 

                                   

11TH grade:              OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck

in 2017-18

 

12TH grade:              BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley

       in 2017-17

SUMMER READING

ELECTIVE BOOK LIST

All students (10-12) must read a second

book of their choice from the elective list.

 

Autobiography:

*I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World " by M. Yousafzai & P.McCormick:

     *Young Readers Edition

 

Sports:

*Classic Palmer by J. Feinstein

 

Fiction:

*The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

 

Science Fiction:

*The Martian by Andy Weir

 

Non-Fiction:

*Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions by Ben Mezrich 

 

*The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

 

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

 

Historical Fiction:

*All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

 

Mystery:

*Leaping at Shadows by Megan Atwood

 

     All students EXCEPT incoming freshmen are expected to read two books for summer reading. One book is from the required list above by grade level. Incoming freshmen are to read the REQUIRED book only.

 

 The second book is the student's choice from the elective list above.

 

All books will be a major part of the student's first quarter grade in English. The required book will be tested and it will be 5% of the student's first quarter English grade.

 

 

 The elective book will also be tested and it will be 5% of the first quarter English grade.  

 

The above books are available at Barnes and Noble.  St. Mary's High School will not stock these books either in the main office or in the Ram Center.

 

 

 

The Ram Center has a variety of used books for sale. These books are all used next year. If you are interested in purchasing any of the books listed below for a cost of between $1.00 and $40.00, these books will be sold on August 2 & 3 from 8:00 am - noon in the cafeteria.  All sales are final there will be no refunds and no returns. All books will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis, while supplies last.

 

110

Revelation of Jesus

Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry

210

Mission of Jesus

Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation

210

Mission of Jesus

Jesus and the Church: One, Holy, Cath, Aptlc

310

Sacraments & Morality

Your Life in Christ: Found. of Cath. Morality

310

Sacraments & Morality

Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments

433

Church History

This is Our Church: A History of Catholicism

1110

English 9 Lit. (H)

Glencoe Lit. - The Readers Choice

1120

English 9 CP Lit.

Glencoe Lit. - The Readers Choice

1120

English 9 CP Lit.

Lord of the Flies

1130

English 9 CP Comp.

Glencoe Lit. - The Readers Choice

1130

English 9 CP Comp.

Lord of the Flies

1320

Eng. 11 CP Am. Lit.

American Literature

2320

20th Century U.S. His

America: Pathways to the Present 5th edi.

2463

Intro. to Economics

Economics: Principles in Action

3010

Geom./Algebra (H)

Algebra: Structure & Method Book I CA   Edi.

3010

Geom./Algebra (H)

Geometery 2011 Edi.

3120

Algebra 1

Algebra: Structure & Method Book I CA   Edi.

3150

Algebra 1A

Algebra: Structure & Method Book I CA   Edi.

3210

Geom./Trig. (H)

Geometry 2011 Edi.

3430

Calculus (AP)

Calculus of a Single Variable 10th Edi.

3620

Geometery

Geometry 2011 Edi.

3630

Algebra 2

Algebra 2

3640

Geometery Essentials

Geometry 2011 Edi.

5120

Physical Science

Physical Science Concepts in Action w/ E & S

5130

Physical Science B

Physical Science Concepts in Action w/ E & S

5210

Biology (H)

BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach, Blue V

5220

Biology

Biology, The Dynamics of Life

5230

Biology B

Biology, The Dynamics of Life

6310

Spanish 1

Avancemos 1

6320

Spanish 2

Avancemos 2

6350

Spanish 2 (H)

Avancemos 2

6330

Spanish 3

Avancemos 3

6360

Spanish 3 (H)

Avancemos 3

6420

American Sign Lang. 2

Signing Naturally Level 2

6420

American Sign Lang. 2

Signing Naturally Unit 7-12

6430

American Sign Lang. 3

Signing Naturally Level 3

 

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

 

Prestige will be on our school campus August 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 to take your official picture for the senior section of our 2018 Cauldron yearbook. Please go online to prestigeportraits.com and book your appointment with the 8-digit code provided in your packet or call Prestige at 916-844-1227 for assistance in making an appointment at St. Mary's. Thank you!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Transcripts

 

Seniors: If you haven't already done so please register for an account with parchment.com. You will need the registration code that was emailed to you last Thursday. 

This is mandatory as all colleges/universities (Jr. College included) require an official transcript.

 

Please sign up today for a Parchment account so your transcripts can be sent electronically to the college(s) of your choice!  You can also use Parchment to print your transcript for CSF.

 

Shadow-A-Ram

 

The dates for the Shadow-A-Ram program for the school year 2017-2018 are as follows:

 

November 15

December 6

January 17

February 7

March 7

April 18

 

Please Contact Margaret Stephens, Director of Admissions and Communications at 209-957-3340, Ext., 187 for more information.

 

 

Campus Construction

 

Cortopassi Aquatics Center

 

The generosity of the Cortopassi family made it possible for St. Mary's to co nstruct a preier, top level pool center that, since its completion in 2007 has not only served St. Mary's but the surrounding community and has been the venue fo inter-collegiate and state water polo tournaments and games as well as the Stockton City League swimming championships.

 

Basso Family Tennis Complex

 

Due to generous donation by the Basso Family, the tennis complex at St. Mary's has been completely rebuilt with the courts completely redone.

 

Chapel

 

St. Mary's venerable chapel remodeling began in the summer of 2011 thanks to the generosity of the school's alumni and friends.  The remodeling has been completed and the chapel of Our Lady of the Angels again serves as the focus of the campus.


Chase Family Fitness Center

 

The Chase Family Fitness Center has been completed due to the generosity of the Chase family. This new building takes the place of the St. Bonaventure structure and provides a center for fitness training for the students with trainers, classroom and locker facilities.

 

Progress To Date

 

The Chapel has been remodeled and was re-dedicated in the 2012. The Cortopassi Aquatics Center is open The new upgrade of the football field is complete as are the tennis courts. The Lagorio  Administration, Library and Technology building is open. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on August 28, 2005 and construction was completed in September, 2006. The building was dedicated in February 11, 2007. The Chase Family Athletic Fitness Center is in full operation, dedicated in 2014.

 

The "Generations of Educational Excellence" project that will re-build and re-vitalize the Saint Mary's campus Three new portables were installed in the north side of the campus to provide additional classroom space and to house the Development Office. 

 

Prior to the official start of the project, the Sprague family  donated a new field house used by baseball, wrestling and cheer, the baseball field, through the significant efforts of Coach Pete Pijl, became a "Field of Dreams" and the Thompson family had generously donated funds to create the Thompson Sports Complex.

 

 

Faculty & Staff News

 

Mr. Brusa Takes Charge

 

 

Mr. Jim Brusa is St. Mary's new President. He comes to the position with years of experience at St. Mary's beginning as Development Director and later as the Athletic Director for the school. He is a firm believer in the preeminence of a strong academic program, the benefit of athletics but more importantly Salesian spirituality that permeates the everyday life of the school community and is an integral part of its life, be it in the classroom, in performing arts, in athletics or in the many outreach activities of students, faculty and staff that serve the poor and disadvantaged in Stockton and San Joaquin County.

 

New Athletic Director Appointed

 

 

Principal Kathy Smith announced that Adam Lichter has been named the new Athletic Director for St. Mary's High School.


Mr. Lichter has served as parish administrator at St. Bernadette's Parish. Previously, he was the vice principal of Brookside Christian High School where he also was an academic counselor and director of the international student program. Mr. Lichter has taught Special Education in Stockton Unified and has coaching experience in both varsity basketball and baseball.

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Mr. Lichter has aspired to be a part of St. Mary's for a long time. In a statement from the athletic department, Mr Lichter said, "I am finally a Ram. I strive for excellence, and I consider St. Mary's to be the best high school in San Joaquin County."


Mr. Lichter received his BS in Business Administration with a minor in Sports Management. He and his wife, Danielle (Weymouth) '05, have five children, Ava, Kaia, Gemma, Moses and Tytus.

 

Welcome to St. Mary's!

 

General Announcements

 

 

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

 

May 13, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the first appearance of Our Lady of Fatima to three poor shepard children Lucia de Jesus Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto from the village of Aljustrel, Portugal in the parish of Fatima.. Our Lady's message sought for people to pray for the conversion of the world and asked that the world be consecrated to her Immaculate Heart. This was part of the "secret" message given to the children.

 

Pope John Paul II, for his part, asked for the envelope containing the third part of the “secret” following the assassination attempt on 13 May 1981.

 

As is well known, after reading the message, Pope John Paul II immediately acted to consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and he himself composed a prayer for what he called an “Act of Entrustment”, which was to be celebrated in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major on 7 June 1981, the Solemnity of Pentecost.

 

“Mother of all individuals and peoples, you know all their sufferings and hopes. In your motherly heart you feel all the struggles between good and evil, between light and darkness, that convulse the world: accept the plea which we make in the Holy Spirit directly to your heart, and embrace with the love of the Mother and Handmaid of the Lord those who most await this embrace, and also those whose act of entrustment you too await in a particular way. Take under your motherly protection the whole human family, which with affectionate love we entrust to you, O Mother. May there dawn for everyone the time of peace and freedom, the time of truth, of justice and of hope”.

 

In order to respond more fully to the requests of “Our Lady”, the Holy Father desired to make more explicit during the Holy Year of the Redemption the Act of Entrustment of 7 May 1981, which had been repeated in Fatima on 13 May 1982. On 25 March 1984 in Saint Peter's Square, while recalling the fiat uttered by Mary at the Annunciation, the Holy Father, in spiritual union with the Bishops of the world, who had been “convoked” beforehand, entrusted all men and women and all peoples to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in terms which recalled the heartfelt words spoken in 1981: 

 

“O Mother of all men and women, and of all peoples, you who know all their sufferings and their hopes, you who have a mother's awareness of all the struggles between good and evil, between light and darkness, which afflict the modern world, accept the cry which we, moved by the Holy Spirit, address directly to your Heart. Embrace with the love of the Mother and Handmaid of the Lord, this human world of ours, which we entrust and consecrate to you, for we are full of concern for the earthly and eternal destiny of individuals and peoples. 

 

In a special way we entrust and consecrate to you those individuals and nations which particularly need to be thus entrusted and consecrated. 

 

‘We have recourse to your protection, holy Mother of God!'  Despise not our petitions in our necessities”. 

 

The Pope then continued more forcefully and with more specific references, as though commenting on the Message of Fatima in its sorrowful fulfillment: 

 

“Behold, as we stand before you, Mother of Christ, before your Immaculate Heart, we desire, together with the whole Church, to unite ourselves with the consecration which, for love of us, your Son made of himself to the Father: ‘For their sake', he said, ‘I consecrate myself that they also may be consecrated in the truth' (Jn 17:19). We wish to unite ourselves with our Redeemer in this his consecration for the world and for the human race, which, in his divine Heart, has the power to obtain pardon and to secure reparation. 

 

The power of this consecration lasts for all time and embraces all individuals, peoples and nations. It overcomes every evil that the spirit of darkness is able to awaken, and has in fact awakened in our times, in the heart of man and in his history.

 

How deeply we feel the need for the consecration of humanity and the world—our modern world—in union with Christ himself! For the redeeming work of Christ must be shared in by the world through the Church. 

 

The present Year of the Redemption shows this: the special Jubilee of the whole Church. 

Above all creatures, may you be blessed, you, the Handmaid of the Lord, who in the fullest way obeyed the divine call! 

 

Hail to you, who are wholly united to the redeeming consecration of your Son! 

 

Mother of the Church! Enlighten the People of God along the paths of faith, hope, and love! Enlighten especially the peoples whose consecration and entrustment by us you are awaiting. Help us to live in the truth of the consecration of Christ for the entire human family of the modern world. 

 

In entrusting to you, O Mother, the world, all individuals and peoples, we also entrust to you this very consecration of the world, placing it in your motherly Heart. 

 

Immaculate Heart! Help us to conquer the menace of evil, which so easily takes root in the hearts of the people of today, and whose immeasurable effects already weigh down upon our modern world and seem to block the paths towards the future! 

  • From famine and war, deliver us. 

  • From nuclear war, from incalculable self-destruction, from every kind of war, deliver us. 

  • From sins against the life of man from its very beginning, deliver us. 

  • From hatred and from the demeaning of the dignity of the children of God, deliver us. 

  • From every kind of injustice in the life of society, both national and international, deliver us. 

  • From readiness to trample on the commandments of God, deliver us. 

  • From attempts to stifle in human hearts the very truth of God, deliver us. 

  • From the loss of awareness of good and evil, deliver us. 

  • From sins against the Holy Spirit, deliver us, deliver us. 

  • Accept, O Mother of Christ, this cry laden with the sufferings of all individual human beings, laden with the sufferings of whole societies. 

Help us with the power of the Holy Spirit to conquer all sin: individual sin and the ‘sin of the world', sin in all its manifestations. 

 

Let there be revealed, once more, in the history of the world the infinite saving power of the Redemption: the power of merciful Love! May it put a stop to evil! May it transform consciences! May your Immaculate Heart reveal for all the light of Hope!”.

 

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the first appearance of Our Lady in Fatima, St. Mary's has placed her statue in Our Lady Queen of Angels Chapel. The St. Mary's community is invited and urged to take the time to pray a rosary for the intentions our Blessed Mother gave to the three shepard children in 1917.

 

Open Forum with Bishop Blaire

 

St. Mary's High School
Lagorio Building - Library
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
7:00 - 8:00 P.M.


 

In 20 locations, beginning August 5, 2017, Bishop Blaire will conduct forums for discussion to answer questions and receive comments in parishes and schools where abuse is alleged to have occurred or where identified abusers served. Bishop Blaire welcomes these meetings which are part of the non-monetary settlement in the exit from bankruptcy.


All known survivors of abuse in this parish or school or geographical area are invited to attend.

The full schedule of all meetings is available on the Diocesan website:


https://stocktondiocese.org/schedule-of-parish-forums

 

Athletic Hall of Fame 2017

Save The Date

Athletic Hall Of Fame

October 21, 2017

 

Joe Barkett ’67

Jason Bartlett ’97

Denise Castles Stenger ’83

Heidi Chinchiolo Gluskin ’90

Michelle Cozad ’01

John Ellis ’91

Nancy Hackett Mittelstadt ’96

Andrew Hill ’91

Laurie Hill Nero ’93

Lynee Lozano Monckton ’81

Fred Shoemaker ’70

Christopher Smith ’97

Jim Grady

Coach of Women’s Basketball

Ted Yoneda ’83

Coach of Women’s Softball

Mark Kusonovich,

Coach of Women’s Soccer

1970 Football Team

Coach Duane Isetti ’59

1971 Football Team

Coach Duane Isetti ’59

1978-79 Boys Basketball Team Coach Tom O’Neil

 

 

Mass Intention Requests

 

The tradition of offering Masses for others, particularly the dead, originates in the very early Church. Inscriptions discovered on tombs in Roman catacombs of the second century evidence this practice. The Church's reasoning was well explained by Pope Leo XIII in his encyclical "Mirae caritatis" (1902) emphasizing the connection between the communion of saints with the Mass: "The grace of mutual love among the living, strengthened and increased by the sacrament of the Eucharist, flows, especially by virtue of the Sacrifice [of the Mass], to all who belong to the communion of saints. For the communion of saints is simply ... the mutual sharing of help, atonement, prayers and benefits among the faithful, those already in the heavenly fatherland, those consigned to the purifying fire, and those still making their pilgrim way here on earth. These all form one city, whose head is Christ, and whose vital principle is love. Faith teaches that although the august Sacrifice can be offered to God alone, it can nevertheless be celebrated in honor of the saints now reigning in Heaven with God, who has crowned them, to obtain their intercession for us, and also, according to apostolic tradition, to wash away the stains of those brethren who died in the Lord but without yet being wholly purified."

 

If you would like to request that Mass be offered for a particular intention, a request form can be found at this <link>

 

 

The dates for the Shadow-A-Ram program for the school year 2017-2018 are as follows:

 

November 15

December 6

January 17

February 7

March 7

April 18

 

Please Contact Margaret Stephens, Director of Admissions and Communications at 209 957-3340 ext. 187 for more information.

 

Football Physical Exams: Wednesday, July 26th -7:00 p.m.

 

All Other Sports Physical Exams:Thursday, August 2nd -7:00 p.m.

 

Fee $10.00

 

Students trying out for a Fall Sport need to have a physical performed after July 1, 2017. We will have doctors and nurses in the Athletic office to give physicals for $10 on Aug. 2nd or students may go to their own private doctor.

 

Forms will be available on the SM website beginning July 1st. The completed physical forms must be brought to the Athletic office to receive a Try Out card. Students will not be able to try out for any sport without a Try Out card. Please do not give the forms directly to the coach.

 

The first day of practice for Football is July 31st.

 

All other Fall sports begin on August 7th.

 

Questions about Fall Sports?? Contact Your Coach:

 

Cross Country (boys & girls) - Felicia Rowley:

frowley@saintmaryshighschool.org

 

Football (boys): Varsity - Tony Franks:

tfranks@saintmaryshighschool.org

 

Sophs - Ted Howze: TdHow@hotmail.com

 

Frosh - Tim Gildea: tgildea@saintmaryshighschool.org

Golf (girls) - Betty Anne Urbick: banetpar@velociter.net

 

Tennis (girls) - Chino Chiene: chino4689@yahoo.com

 

Volleyball (girls) - Jayne McHugh: mcfam15@comcast.net

 

Water Polo (boys & girls) - Jeff Hoornaert:

 jhoornaert@saintmaryshighschool.org

 

Saint 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. Use the hotspot link on the graphic to access the handbook in pdf format.

 

 

 

 

The Journey to the 150th Anniversary 

 

St. Mary's has completed its 140th year as a leading provider of Catholic education. Our  challenge today is to keep Catholic education affordable and accessible to our families. I think you would all agree that in order to be successful academically, spiritually, creatively, socially and physically. we must be financially responsible and fiscally stable.We have therefore established the Father Fallon Endowment so that current and future generations of students and their families can enjoy the benefits of a Catholic education at St. Mary’s. The Father Fallon Endowment is a permanent source of income invested for growth and stability by the St. Mary’s High School Foundation.  A maximum of 4.5% of the principal will be used for tuition assistance each year. 

St. Mary’s High School Annual Appeal

The Saint Mary's High School annual appeal invites your support for Saint Mary's High School on an annual basis.  We have persevered over the years to keep tuition affordable despite the reality associated with the growing costs of a Catholic education.  Your donation to the annual appeal goes towards tuition assistance to help our students who families struggle financially and who work hard to achieve academic excellence and grow in our faith filled environment.  Your gift will enable students to graduate from St. Mary’s and join the 99% of our students who pursue a higher education. In addition to the Father Fallon Endowment, our annual appeal allows for the option to give to immediate need tuition assistance. 

 

Please go to http://www.greenandwhite.org/AnnualAppeal to designate your donation to either the Father Fallon Endowment (for tuition assistance) or tuition assistance for immediate need.

 

Three Ways To Make Your Donation To the Annual Appeal

 

1) Make a safe and secure online donation to: http://www.greenandwhite.org/AnnualAppeal

  

2) Mail check to:

 

St. Mary's High School

P.O. Box 7247

Stockton, CA  95267 

 

3) Or call us if you would like us to take your credit card information over the phone and answer any questions.  209-957-3340 ext. 180

 

St. Mary's Endowment Fund

 

You've been a part of our past. We invite you to continue to be part of our future. This is a historic endeavor and we welcome everyone to participate.

 

Your kind donation in any amount is very much appreciated.

 

Respectfully

Jim Brusa

President

 

Please contact Greg Traverso, Director of Development, at gtraverso@saintmaryshighschool.org or call 209-957-3340 ext. 180 for any questions about the Father Fallon Endowment or other ways to give.

 

Green Auxiliary

 

St. Mary's has started a volunteer community of friends, families and alumni that help with special events and projects. Please join us! Contact Stefani Delucchi at (209) 957-3340, ext 195 or email.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safe Home Pledge

 

We need your help. An issue of vital importance that confronts our families today is teen drinking and drug use. High school years are a time of new challenges as well as new adjustments. In a society where the allure of drug and alcohol use may be quite compelling, we, as parents must help prepare our children to meet those challenges and to make those right decisions. Looking at our own values and behaviors is a primary step.

  

What can you do? As parents you can follow these guidelines when you host a party or hear of one:

  • Set your ground rules with your teen before the party.

  • Establish rules for your home and/or property. It will not be a site at which alcohol/drugs will be available, tolerated and/or served to young people (those under legal age of 21).

  • Always be home when young people are visiting your home.

  • Properly supervise any and all gatherings of young people in your home.

  • Welcome other parents to call or drop-by.

  • Notify the police when planning a large party.

  • Notify your neighbors of the party.

  • Limit party attendance and set starting and ending times. 

  • What is your homework? As parents, set the following rules for yourself when your son or daughter is attending a party.

  • Be sure you know where your teenager will be.

  • Contact the parents of the party-giver.

  • Set times teens are expected to return home.

  • Avoid spontaneous "sleep-overs" when possible.

  • Encourage your child to call if they need a ride home.

Click here to take the SAFE HOME PLEDGE online. We ask you to read the following pledge. If you agree to participate, your name will appear in the TeleRam. Thank you. 

  

In Mary's grace, 

Kathy Smith

Principal

St. Mary's HIgh School would like to thank the following parent who have pledged to make their homes a "Safe Home" where they will not allow drinking and the use of drugs.

 

Mr. & Mrs. Dionisio Medina

Virginia Lavagnino

Lewis & Candice Gale

Martha & Julian Sepulveda

John and Rachael Quinn

Heather Campbell

Chris and Carey Madill

Diana Miller

Mary Schenone

Martha & Ricardo Rocha

Stacy Ramos

Juvy Asuncion

Brian & Erica Sarantos

Zulma Monroy-Aguilar

Dionisio G. Medina

Jorge Robles

Juan and Patty Herrera

Katherine

Tina and Peter Duncan

Gina Tadman

Janine Kaeslin

Helen Tsai

Greg & K. Sabrina Wheatley

Nancy Richardson

Cheryl Nisby

Michael & Sylvia Cassidy

Greg and Shannon Stephens

Paul and Rachel Bettencourt

Patricia Cruz Davis

Laura Cummings

Suzanne Fagundes

Suzanne and Jeff Podesto

Miguel & LaQuita Moscoso

Catherine Reyes

Michelle Morone

Paul Bettencourt

Don & Veronica Natera

Juan & Maria Avina

Heidi Plath

Tony and Rana Sheneman

Larry Mariani

Ursula Adames

Olufunke Somotun

Fernando/Alicia Zapien

Daniel & Belinda Gonzalez

Stacy Perez

Matt & Michelle Middleton

We. Renā Hampton

Carie Stahl

Judie Magsayo

Kevin and Elizabeth Costello

Michelle Aumavae

Joann Reed

Noreen & Marlo Molina

Don Guzman

Digna Balanag

Carolyn and Art Gonzales

Camilo and Mary Montesinos

Rob & Monica Selna

Michael & Marla McIntosh

Adam & Terri Perez

Chuka Okekenta

Ofelia Tapia

Scott & Janice Kyles

Trinidad Grimaldi

Lily Anunciacion

Marisela Ceballos

Janet Sanders

Angela Jones

Mistii Rocha Lagorio

Leon and Denise Walker

Estrella & Estrella Williams

Lynn Nguyen

Chip and Jean Salmon

Michael and Elizabeth Moreno

Mario & Jary Foronda

Troy Gotschall

Katie and Mike Miller

Annabel Roque

Jeff and Alyssa Wolters

Janette Lindholm

Theresa Semillo

Mary & Ken Lopez

Landriel Trotter

Lucy De la Cruz

Geoff and Joan Lin-Cereghino

Quan Q Pham

Pinki Goswami

Julie Tracy

Kathy Carruesco

Richard & Christina Pimentel

Orinda Fadal

Robert & Paula Case

Ellen Cerney

Melissa Delgadillo

Pat and Jamie Moso

Aisling Keane

Leo and Sylvia Warmerdam

Wendy & Phil Johnson

Rod & Heidi Saiki

Christina Fong

Candice & Lewis Gale

Michael and Susan Kautzer

Phillip and Julie Ramirez

Bill and Patty Duncan

Dennis & Sandra Hormigas

Blain & Dena Bibb

Dylan and Gina Thomas

 

Rams TV

 

Broadcasting is proud to announce that smramstv.com is the internet website that is affiliated with the new St. Mary's Broadcasting I class.  smramstv.com broadcasts various sporting events and a magazine show twice a month entitled St. Mary's Today. 

Subscriptions are available to smramstv.com, just go to the website for information on how to join this network.  A third of your subscription fee goes back to St. Mary's Athletics. 

Broadcasting students are producing commercials that air during our sports broadcasts.  Prices are $20 for a single game appearance, $80 for appearances on eight different events, and $500 for an appearance on all sports events and also ads on all editions of St. Mary's Today. 

If you are interested in being an advertiser on
smramstv.com then contact Paul Scheet at pscheet@saintmaryshighschool.org or call (209) 986-1916.

 

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

 

Parent E-Mail Communication

 

In conjunction with our "Go-Green" campaign, much of the school to home communication will be via e-mail. Therefore it is imperative that parents keep an accurate e-mail address in Powerschool.

 

 

Volunteers are needed in several areas for many school events. Come join our St. Mary's community.   It's a great way to meet new people while helping us make St. Mary's such a unique place. Attending our school events is a great way to support our students and build community.

 

Please click on the volunteer form (Click Here) and let us know if you are interested in helping with Athletics, Crab Feed, Dances, Development, Fundraising, Speech or Theater.

 

We invite you to explore ways that you

can join the St. Mary's family or strengthen your connections to SMHS. There are many more upcoming events on the horizon, so please watch your email. You can also get more information on this website

 

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

 

St. Mary's Chapel Hours

 

 

Daily Mass

Monday - Friday

7 a.m.

 

Saturday

7:00 a.m.

 

 

SchoolPoP Program Helps Support St. Mary's

 

Schoolpop’s name-brand online merchants contribute up to 20% of every purchase you make to Saint Mary's High School. Use the link to begin supporting the school.

 

 

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