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CROP Canned Food Drive

 

 

The generosity of St. Mary's students, 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 Charities for distribution to the needy of our community. "Be who you are, and be that well."

 

Making Thanksgiving Great

 

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.

 

 

Anya Green Named Athlete of the Week

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 level.

 

“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 teammates.”

 

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  (Baseball)

  • 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 Tennessee(Softball)

  • Ariel Johnson - University of Florida (Basketball)

  • 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 Class

 

 

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 Expressions

 

 

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.


Drawing
1st Place: Lily Johnston

2nd Place: Madison Cornish

3rd Place: Ellon Madill

Painting

1st Plac: Ellon Madill

Hon. Mention: Feliz de Perio

1st Place Lily Johnston...

 

 

Kathryn Faull Collects for Charity

 

Kathryn Faull 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 Dining Room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be Who You Are, And Be That Well.

 

Senate Cabinet Pumpkin Carving

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Honor Choir

 

St. 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:

Isabelle Ceballos  

 

Kelline Fontanilla

 

Stella Mahnke    

 

Marvin Ramos  

 

Melody Respicio

 

Felicity Smith  

 

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

Princesses and Princes

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

 

Hannah Ketcherside Named Prep Athlete of the Week

 

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.

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."

Karl 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 sport.

 

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 just winning.”

 

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 can.”

 

Among 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

 

 

St. Mary's 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.

 

 

 

Student Honors

 

Congratulations to Jonathan Herrera &   Chris Marquez  who scored in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in our region

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Drew Cockerham and Karl Winter for being named as a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.  

 Commended Students are being recognized for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for program entry.

 

 

St. Mary's Theatre Elly Awards

 

20 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.

 

Freshman officers Elected

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 innovation. 

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 school sophomores. 

 

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 their productions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sadie Fisher Plays at Music Teacher's Convention

Sadie 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elly Nominations Announced

 

The Elly nominations were announced in Sacramentoby the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance (SARTA).

 

Congratulations on our 5 St. Mary's Theatre nominations! Winners will be announced on September 10 at 7:00 pm at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove

 

4 Nominations for The Hunchback of Notre Dame:

 

Annette Mackay for Best Costume Design for an Education Play...

 

Craig Vincent for Best Lighting Design for an Education Play Rich Matheson for Best Sound Design for an Education Play Best Overall Production of an Education Play

 

1 nomination for The Wiz:

 

Abrefi Adubofour for Best Supporting Actress for an Education Musical

 

St. Mary's has now received 95 nominations since we joined the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance 9 years ago!

 

International Students Arrive

 

 

International 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 excelling.

 

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 holiday.

 

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 movies!

 

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.

 

Hosmer Gets Gold, Hooneart Leads Team in Junior Olympics

 

Matt 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 world. 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'

 

Incoming 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

 

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.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Mrs. Cheryl Best 11-2-17

 

It is with great sadness that St. Mary's announces that Mrs. Cheryl Best passed away on November 2, 2017. For many years Mrs. Best introduced computing to St. Mary's students. She was responsible for bringing in outside resources including speakers and presenters to enhance student understanding of computers and programs, including a vice president from Microsoft. May eternal light shine upon her and my she rest in peace.

A message from Fr. Fallon ...

 

"Today the St. Mary's School Community comes together in prayer with the Best Family in remembering Cheryl. Her years of faithful service at SM are a testimony to her dedication and concern for her vocation as a teacher and mentor of our students. WE thank the Lord for Cheryl's years at SM. May she Rest In Peace ."

 

Cheryl Best was a beloved teacher at St. Marys from 1984-2014.

 

In Mary's Grace We Pray.

 

Sister Marie Molini, O.P. June 11, 1928-Oct. 13, 2017

St. Mary’s is holding a special open house for all students and families interested  in attending St. Mary’s High School. This is a great opportunity to learn  about admissions and financial aid, take a campus tour, talk to our academic  and athletic departments and watch performances by our band and cheer teams. Visit our campus and learn what it’s all about! 5648 N. El Dorado Street in Stockton admissions@saintmaryhighschool.org (209) 957-3340, Ext 190

 

Sister Marie Molini, formerly Sister M. Benet, a Dominican Sister of San Rafael for 69 years, died peacefully at San Joaquin Hospice House in Stockton on October 13, 2017.

 

Marie was born in Stockton, the third child of Charles Martin Molini and Catherine Barosso Molini. After a visit from the pastor, Father William McGough, Mrs. Molini enrolled all of her children at St. Agnes School. Marie went on to Saint Mary's High School. During her senior year, when several sisters were ill, the principal asked Marie to go to St. Agnes and fill in. The experience sparked Marie's vocation to religious life as a Dominican Sister and to the ministry of education.

 

She entered the convent and began her life as Sister M. Benet. She taught for many years in California: at St. Anne's in Lodi, St. Dominics and St. Rose in San Francisco, at Dominican Convent Lower School in San Rafael, at Annunciation School in Stockton, at Siena High School in Napa, and at her alma mater, Saint Mary's High School in Stockton.

 

Her proudest achievement as an educator was in 1978 when she was a presenter at the National Catholic Education Association conference, sharing about Saint Mary's High School Community Involvement Program, a model for high school student service that was visionary for its time.

 

In 1996, Sister Marie became the caregiver for her mother and a ten-acre walnut ranch. She became an accomplished agrarian and shared her harvest with friends and other religious. She continued to minister at Saint Mary's High School until 2016, assisting students seeking financial aid for college or high school, outreach services, and publications editing, and with the alumni office.

 

New Faculty and Administration

 

 

Jeff Hooneart Interviewed by CBS Sports

 

Jeff Hooneart, St. Mary's Aquatics Director and Head Coach of the Big Valley Water Polo Academy was the subject of an interview on July 19, 2017 by CBS Sports in preparation for the 2017 Junior Olympics Tournament in  Irvine, California. The U-18 Team won the Gold at the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Tipton, Teacher, Coach, Mentor Retires

 

The history classroom and the football field will be a bit empty with the retirement of St. Mary's long-time teacher, coach and mentor, Mr. Dave Tipton.

 

Mr.Tipton, who played for the NFL and was both an assistant coach at Stanford and adjunct professor of history, came to St. Mary's after leaving Stanford and took on the role that made him one of the most beloved members of the St. Mary's High School community.

 

As a teacher he was excellent, both knowledgeable and entertaining. As a coach he made the Rams defense one of the best, if not the best in California. As a mentor, he helped not only student-athletes but all students who sought his advice and counsel.

 

St. Mary''s thanks Mr. Dave Tipton and wishes him a long, happy and relaxing retirement.

 

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

 

Please Join Us

 

The Blue Mass, which has a long history in the Catholic Church, reminds us to be thankful to those who serve our community as first responders. During this Thanksgiving season, St. Mary's has invited local law enforcement, fire fighters and emergency personnel to this special Mass on Tuesday, November 21 at 9:00 a.m.

 

Please join us as Saint Mary's recognizes the dedication and self-sacrifice these officers make for our public health and safety.  

 

Our students will be present in celebrating these officers   whose profession is so noble and enduring, and pray for those  who have given their lives in the line of duty.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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 prayer.

 

Cousins and friends are also football rivals, but off the field its back to being just that, friends and relatives.

 

Rededicating the Franciscan Cross; Honoring a Good Man

 

 

On October 27, 2017, after the Football team Mass, Mr. Dave Luchetti, '63 was escorted by the team captains to the Chase Family Athletic Center to be honored as the special guest for the placement and re-dedication of the cross that had been first brought to St. Mary's with the Franciscans and for many years has been a fixture in the Oblate's residence. As Fr. Matthew Issac, O.S.F.S. stated in his comments: the cross, no placed in the training room of the Chase Family Athletic Center stands as a reminder not only of the great sacrifice the Jesus made for each of us, but that God is always with us.

 

Mr. Luchetti, who, despite having provided a significant portion of the materials and funding for the center, has shunned recognition. He did, however humbly accept the honor of being the special guest at the ceremony re-dedicating the cross.

 

Safe Home Pledge

Dear Parents,

  

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 Tele'Ram.  Thank you. 

  

In Mary's grace,

 

 

Kathy Smith

Principal

 

Thank You Parents Who Have Already Pledged

Felipe & Marci Arredondo 

Rudy & Leticia Mendoza 

Helen Ballucanag 

Doug & Natalia Murray 

Paul & Rachel Bettencourt  

Joanna Ortiz  

Mario & Rosa Caballero

Mrs. Ortiz-Wilson  

Kimberly Camello  

Sharon Paul

Robert & Paula Case

Phil & Julie Ramirez 

Anthony & Angela Contreras 

Jeff & Suzanne Podesto   

Kevin & Elizabeth Costello 

Joann Reed 

Kevin & Mila Dal Porto 

Brian & Erica Sarantos

Melissa Degadillo  

Steven & Rita Seeman

Tina Duncan

Rob & Monica Selna

Victor & Christina Fong 

Theresa Semillo  

Heather Fontes

Julian & Martha Sepulveda 

Lewis & Candice Gale 

Steve & Stacie Sherbondy 

Eloy & Michelle Galvan, Sr.

Adeyinka & Olufunke Somotun  

Claudia Gomez 

Mr. & Mrs Torres 

Earl & Julianne Harper

Felisa Umana

Greg & Denise Heli

Leon & Denise Walker 

Janine Kaeslin 

Leo & Sylvia Warmerdam  

Scott & Janice Kyles 

Greg & Sabrina Wheatley 

Virginia Lavagnino

Jim & Athena Willis

Mark Low 

 

 

E-Transcripts

 

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 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.

 

If you have questions about e-transcripts you can contact the appropriate school counselor or Registrar.  Don't delay!

 

Sign up for your Parchment.com account today at parchment.com/register.

 

Counselors:

A - Go   Ms. Knowles (aknowles@saintmaryshighschool.org)

Gr - O  Mrs. Rosado (nrosado@saintmaryshighschool.org)

P - Z    Mrs. Chapman (mchapman@saintmaryshighschool.org)

 

Registrar:

Mrs. Towne (sutowne@saintmaryshighschool.org)

 

24 Hour of Giving Helps Education

 

Due to the generosity of alumni and friends of St. Mary's during the 24 Hour Day of Giving, Mr. Swanson's classroom no sports a 65" Smart TV enhancing technology use in the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 shepherd children in 1917.

 

 

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.

Shadow-A-Ram Form

 

Students trying out for a Fall Sport need to have a physical performed after July 1, 2017.

 

Forms are available on the SM website. 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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