Mr. Peter Morelli












Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come. Isaiah 60:1-6


Picture of Peter Morelli At St. Mary's High School, we believe that a high school education should do more than just prepare students for college. We believe that a high school education should empower a student for life.


With this goal in mind, we have announced the implementation of iPads into our curriculum for the 2015-16 school year, we have begun our strategic planning process, and the opening of the "Athletic Performance Center" will soon take place.


I am also pleased to announce other innovative aspects for our school this year.


The first new addition this year is that our annual Thanksgiving Liturgy will be a school-wide Mass dedicated to those in our community whose profession is so noble and so enduring. We will have a "Blue Mass" held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, to thank those who serve in our community. This Mass will include the police department, fire department, sheriff's department, FBI and highway patrol.  We pray for and thank them for their awesome responsibility to protect and to give of themselves in public service. The most Reverend Stephen Blaire will be the main celebrant.


Preparing students for the future is one of our main responsibilities. This year we are increasing our testing program to better prepare our students for the SAT and ACT. Every student has taken the PSAT (practice scholastic aptitude test) to help them and our teachers set curriculum. In addition, the 9th and 10th grade students are taking the ASPIRE test which is the practice ACT, and 11th grade students are taking a full practice ACT exam.


The third is our President's Club. The proceeds from this club have annually been the means to upgrade our technology needs on campus. Over the years the President's Club has been responsible for purchasing computers that are used in the library and in both computer labs along with many faculty, staff and administrators' laptop computers. With the advent of iPads next year, we needed to upgrade our campus network, and through this event we are able to upgrade the Wi-Fi capacity throughout the school.


This year, RUDY Ruettiger will be the main speaker at our annual President's Club dinner on November 2, 2014. With the success of 

that evening we hope to announce another new addition to our school curriculum.


Hasn't everyone seen the movie "Rudy"? If you're a Notre Dame fan or not, this is a great heartwarming story.  It has one of the classic and cherished story lines involving a person of humble beginnings who ends up being the hero. No one expects much from this character, at first. He is too small, too poor, and too far from the circles of power to have much influence. But as the story evolves, we come to see that determination and fate rests on this seemingly irrelevant individual whose dream is to play for Notre Dame football for the Fighting Irish team.


This leads me to a question, "What is a hero?" The dictionary defines a hero as a man or woman noted for courageous acts or nobility of purpose. I think teachers, counselors, administrators and those at St. Mary's that work to help students "to be who you are and be that well" are genuine heroes. The teachers, staff, coaches, counselors, administrators, and maintenance are the day-to day champions. We thank them, and we pray that God will continue to bless our heroes at St. Mary's.


Through prayer we continue to "be who you are and be that well" and ask God to watch over all these heroes as we ask blessings for our school community from Mary, Queen of Angels, St. Francis de Sales, and St. Dominic.


In addition to being principal of St. Mary's, Mr. Morelli is a well-respected official with the National Football League where he has served since 1997. Mr. Morelli was the Super Bowl back judge in 2002, when the Patriots beat the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI.


Mr. Morelli also represents the Tri City League on the Board of Managers for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section.























St. Mary's High School
5648 N. El Dorado St.
Stockton, CA 95207