Ms. Nisby, A-Go
Ms. Davenport, Gr-O Ext 125
Ms. Chapman, P-Z Ext123
The Guidance Department will be open on
August 2nd from 8:00 a.m. - Noon in order to
assist with schedule changes and general
No schedule changes will be made during the
summer other than on this day or during
registration on August 7th.
The Guidance Department will sponsor several
evenings devoted to college preparation and
assistance with researching financial aid
opportunities. Future emails will describe
the time and place of these evenings as well
as upcoming guidance related events.
Questions may be directed to school
counselors at 957-3340.
Senior class parents and students
are reminded to log on to
to register for the SAT and ACT Tests.
Each year the master (SMHS) calendar includes
the dates of the ACT and SAT. These
college admissions tests are not offered on the
SM campus. We promote the dates as a
courtesy to our students for planning purposes.
Students are required to register for these
tests through an online portal. At that
time, test takers may choose a location that
serves as a national testing site.
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
Mrs. Jenni Giannini, Ext. 121
Scholarship Descriptions for
2017-2018 are on line now.
St. Mary's Chapel
Monday - Friday
Friday Rosary at dismissal time.
First Friday Exposition of the Blessed
First Friday of every month when school is in
Decade of the
Rosary at the
Statue of Mary
Wednesdays at 8
Please join us!
Send Donations in memory of loved
P. O. Box 7247
The alumni office needs your help
locating addresses for lost but not forgotten
alumni. Please check the lists to see if you
know of any lost sheep.
Please notify the
of any change of address, phone and/or email address.
for the list. If you know the address for
someone on the list, please send us an
The Traditions Magazine is looking for
your stories -
your accomplishments and adventures,
your memories and thoughts.
We'd love to hear from you!
E-mail your alumni news
or call (209)
957-3340, Ext 187
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
for more information.
Are you ready to
Wake Up the World?
Drive-Thru dinners tickets are now
available in the Scholarship Office,
For every book of 10 tickets that
you sell $70 will go on your
The dinner is October 24th 2018.
Menu: Tri-tip, Pesto, Salad, Bread
Skyler May and William
Bensch discussed their
experience being paired
golfers at the 2018 PURE
Khamisa was the winner
of The San Joaquin
District (SJRCD) Speak
Off contest on the
topic of “How can
district’s programs help
landowners reduce the
threat of fires.” She
then advanced to the
regional Speak Off at
the Bay Delta RCD
meeting October 3, 2018,
in Napa. Mishall took
Sunday, October 14, 2018Sunday of Ordinary Time
October 15, 2018
St. Teresa of the
Little Child Jesus
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
27th Week of Ordinary Time
October 17, 2018
St. Ignatius of
Thursday, October 18, 2018
October 19, 2018
Sts John de Brébeuf
and Isaac Jogues
Saturday, October 20, 2018
28th Week of
Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and Companions
Isaac Jogues and his companions were the
first martyrs of the North American
continent officially recognized by the
Church. As a young Jesuit, Isaac Jogues,
a man of learning and culture, taught
literature in France. He gave up that
career to work among the Huron Indians
in the New World, and in 1636, he and
his companions, under the leadership of
Jean de Brébeuf, arrived in Quebec. The
Hurons were constantly warred upon by
the Iroquois, and in a few years Father
Jogues was captured by the Iroquois and
imprisoned for 13 months. His letters
and journals tell how he and his
companions were led from village to
village, how they were beaten, tortured,
and forced to watch as their Huron
converts were mangled and killed.
An unexpected chance for escape came to
Isaac Jogues through the Dutch, and he
returned to France, bearing the marks of
his sufferings. Several fingers had been
cut, chewed, or burnt off. Pope Urban
VIII gave him permission to offer Mass
with his mutilated hands: “It would be
shameful that a martyr of Christ not be
allowed to drink the Blood of Christ.”
Welcomed home as a hero, Father Jogues
might have sat back, thanked God for his
safe return, and died peacefully in his
homeland. But his zeal led him back once
more to the fulfillment of his dreams.
In a few months he sailed for his
missions among the Hurons.
In 1646, he and Jean de Lalande, who had
offered his services to the missioners,
set out for Iroquois country in the
belief that a recently signed peace
treaty would be observed. They were
captured by a Mohawk war party, and on
October 18, Father Jogues was tomahawked
and beheaded. Jean de Lalande was killed
the next day at Ossernenon, a village
near Albany, New York.
The first of the Jesuit missionaries to
be martyred was René Goupil who with
Lalande, had offered his services as an
oblate. He was tortured along with Isaac
Jogues in 1642, and was tomahawked for
having made the sign of the cross on the
brow of some children.
Father Anthony Daniel, working among
Hurons who were gradually becoming
Christian, was killed by Iroquois on
July 4, 1648. His body was thrown into
his chapel, which was set on fire.
Jean de Brébeuf was a French Jesuit who
came to Canada at the age of 32 and
labored there for 24 years. He went back
to France when the English captured
Quebec in 1629 and expelled the Jesuits,
but returned to his missions four years
later. Although medicine men blamed the
Jesuits for a smallpox epidemic among
the Hurons, Jean remained with them.
He composed catechisms and a dictionary
in Huron, and saw 7,000 converted before
his death in 1649. Having been captured
by the Iroquois at Sainte Marie, near
Georgian Bay, Canada, Father Brébeuf
died after four hours of extreme
Gabriel Lalemant had taken a fourth
vow—to sacrifice his life for the Native
Americans. He was horribly tortured to
death along with Father Brébeuf.
Father Charles Garnier was shot to death
in 1649 as he baptized children and
catechumens during an Iroquois attack.
Father Noel Chabanel also was killed in
1649, before he could answer his recall
to France. He had found it exceedingly
hard to adapt to mission life. He could
not learn the language, and the food and
life of the Indians revolted him, plus
he suffered spiritual dryness during his
whole stay in Canada. Yet he made a vow
to remain in his mission until death.
These eight Jesuit martyrs of North
America were canonized in 1930.
Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament is an extension of our
celebration of the Eucharist which
happens at every mass. It is not only a
very old devotion in our Church, but one
that highlights the fundamental mystery
of the Holy Eucharist- that our Lord is
truly present, body and blood, soul and
divinity in the Blessed Sacrament. In
his 1980 Holy Thursday letter to
priests, Dominicae Cenae, Pope John Paul
II wrote, "Since the Eucharistic mystery
was instituted out of love, and makes
Christ sacramentally present, it is
worthy of thanksgiving and worship. And
this worship must be prominent in all
our encounters with the Blessed
What happens: following morning mass in
the chapel, Fr. Mathew will place a
consecrated host (the Blessed Sacrament)
in a "display vessel" called a
monstrance on the altar. Throughout the
day individuals and/or classes sign up
to fill time slots, so that someone is
present at all times while our Lord is
present to us in this way. If you go you
can pray, read, or simply sit quietly
and open your mind and heart to whatever
our Lord wishes to say to you! Towards
the end of school Fr. Mathew will
conclude with a special Benediction
(blessing), and return the Blessed
Sacrament to the tabernacle.
All members of the St. Mary's community
are welcome to visit the chapel at any
time throughout the day and/or to attend
Benediction at dismissal.
Join us as we gather each Wednesday, at
the foot of Our Lady's statue in the
front of our school. We invite you to
join us in praying a decade of the
rosary for our community and the world.
St. Mary's High School always makes an
effort to accommodate all parents who
wish to meet individually with their
child's teachers. The evening begins at
5:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m. Bring
your child's schedule to the Lagorio
building or cafeteria first to obtain a
map of teacher room assignments for the
Just a reminder, if you need more time
or it looks like you might not be able
to see a teacher/counselor before 7:00
p.m., please leave your name and phone
number or email address with the
instructor for a follow-up visit. If
your child has a deficiency in four or
more classes, it is suggested that you
contact your child's respective
Mrs. Nisby A-Go
Mrs. Davenport Gr-O
Mrs. Chapman P-Z
The Guidance Department would
like to welcome you to the new academic
year at Saint Mary's High School! Senior
year is a pivotal time for students and
parents. Not only must students focus on
completing graduation requirements but
many are also planning for life after
high school. As primary educators of
their children, parents offer support
and guidance through the college
application procedure. Accordingly, the
Guidance Department will offer events
and services this year to inform and
assist senior students and parents.
Misty Chapman and Mrs. Jenni Giannini
and the rest of St. Mary's counseling
department attended the USC Counseling
Workshop in Southern California, They
met with admissions and financial aid
reps as well as attended developmental
workshops for engineering, occupational
therapy, fine arts, pre health and other
areas of interest in order to better
serve our students.
The college application process is
becoming increasingly selective. It now
becomes even more crucial to keep
abreast of relevant requirements and
deadlines. To do so, students and
parents must be able to create a viable
plan to see their way through this
time-intensive process. For this reason,
the Guidance Department has scheduled
the following events.
PreACT will be given to all freshman,
sophomore, and junior students in the
spring. This is a standardized, practice
college entrance exam that measures a
student's knowledge in the areas of
math, science, reading and English. This
is a mandatory test and it will be
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 8:15am.
Together, counselors and English
teachers will offer two College
Application Workshops for students in
need of assistance with completing their
California State University, University
of California and Common Application.
These workshop dates are
Tuesday, October 23rd
and Tuesday, November 6th.
Workshops will be held
in the library right afterschool. We
will offer a workshop for community
colleges in the spring. We recommend
students take advantage of this
opportunity if they plan to pursue
Finally, the Guidance Department works
diligently to promote communication with
parents and students. The Saint Mary's
Tele-Ram provides information regarding
important upcoming events and
information. Also, there is a counseling
website on the Saint Mary's webpage. The
counselor website will provide useful
information pertaining to college
planning, standardized testing and
general Guidance related information. We
encourage you to avail yourself to this
information and to routinely check
Schoology and the St. Mary's calendar
for updated offerings and dates.
The Guidance Department provides a
committed and unique service to our
parent and student community. We are
very pleased and proud to work with you
this school year. If you have any
questions, please do not hesitate to
contact your child's counselor.
Ms. Elizabeth Nisby (A-Go) Ext. 125
957-3340 Ext. 125
Ms. Gina Davenport
(Gr-O) Ext 126
957-3340 Ext. 126
Ms. Misty Chapman (P-Z), Ext. 123
957-3340 Ext. 123
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Volunteers are needed in many
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.
here to let us know you want to
help with Athletics, Crab Feed,
Dances, Advancement, Speech or
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 our website at
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
Always be home when young
people are visiting your home.
Properly supervise any and
all gatherings of young people in
Welcome other parents to
call or drop-by.
Notify the police when
planning a large party.
Notify your neighbors of
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
Set times teens are
expected to return home.
"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
Thank you to the following
parents/guardians who have already taken
Jake & Alison Babauta
Fabian & Marisela Ceballos
Chris & Carey Madill
Albert & Leticia Chavez
Bob & Paula Case
Jeff & Suzanne Podesto
Anthony & Angela Contreras
Phillip & Julie Ramirez
Kevin & Elizaebeth Costello
Joann C. Reed
Brian & Erica Sarantos
Tina & Peter Duncan
Theresa & Robert Semillo
Lewis & Candice Gale
Adeyinka & Olufunke Somotun
Juan & Patty Herrera
Leo & Sylvia Warmerdam
Robert & Jayne Wilson
Fernando & Alicia Zapien
Security Measures Project Update
Thank you to everyone who has
participated in the Security Measures
Project. Here is the current status of
our fundraising efforts:
All internal door locks on classrooms
have been installed.
We are waiting for the City of Stockton
to approve our permit to start building
the fence and gates along El Dorado
Street. Once approved, all materials
will be ordered and installed.
We are moving forward with the Security
Grant from State of California:
24 Hour Day of Giving
TOTAL raised thus far:
ANNOUNCEMENT: We have
secured a matching donor who will match
the next $25,000 that comes in! Donate
now and your contribution will be
To help us reach the match
please go to
Mail your tax-deductible
Saint Mary's High School
Attn: Kathy Smith,
P.O. Box 7247 95267
addition to various drills, our
faculty/staff are instructed to report
to the administration, any potential
threats to a student or to his/her
safety and well-being. We encourage all
members of the school community to
contact school administrators with their
concerns in order to help maintain a
safe and respectful learning
Saint Mary's is very
grateful for the support of our
community along with the service and
support of our first responders in
partnering to keep our children,
teachers and staff safe.
J.V. Wrestling Coach
Assist in supervising practices
May include supervising study hall
and/or strength & conditioning
Organize and supervise all JV &
Girls athletes at all competitions
identified on team schedule. Report,
in writing, statistics and notable
athlete accomplishments to Head
Coach within 24 hrs.
Assist in providing instruction on
rules, regulations, and techniques
consistent with the core curriculum
established by head coach
Motivate and mentor athletes
Encourage academic excellence
Field questions and concerns and
report them to the Head Coach
Follow established procedures in the
event of an injury
Monitor athletes and keep head coach
informed of progress and
Maintain appropriate conduct towards
athletes, officials, other coaches,
parents and spectators
Assist in issuing awards to athletes
at the end of season
Valid Driver's License and personal
transportation to travel to/from all
practices and competitions
Current CPR & First Aid
Certification (can assist in
Successful completion of background
Effective coaching techniques and
Knowledge of the rules, regulations,
strategies, and techniques of
Ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationships with
parents, athletes and other coaches
Will be required to submit to a
background check and undertake
training through the Safe Environment
Program. In addition, applicants will be
required to adhere to the standards and
policies set forth in the St. Mary's
Parent-Student Handbook on Standards of
Conduct (pgs. xi-xii)
Please contact the athletics office at:
209.957.3340, Ext. 108 for more
information or to apply for this
to reduce or eliminate your
No time to come in and
purchase scrip cards?
We have the solution for
you! Introducing the
BENEFIT MOBILE app!
Simply download the app on
your smart phone.
Assign St. Mary's High
Sports Association as your
Register your preferred
method of payment (payments
made through your checking
account will maximize your
See the huge list of
For more info, please
contact the athletic office
at 957-3340, Ext. 108
the world that you are proud to be a SM Ram.
These ties are beautifully designed and appropriate
for business, and for those special occasions when
you would like to show that you support St.
Mary's High School.
A great way to help SM and your business is by
purchasing scoreboard ads that will be seen at
athletic events on the football field.
Contact SM Athletics for more information on this
great way to get your message heard.
957-3340 ext. 180
join, bring $30 and the completed Code
of Conduct form (attached below) Green
Machine members get free admission to
all conference games. **Playoff
games and non-CIF sports are not
Green Machine Code of Conduct
Ram Shack is now open
at both lunches, after school and at special events.
Come and enjoy a refreshing tasty treat.
Monday - Thursday
7:30am to 3:30pm
7:30am to 2:00pm
Stop by and see all the new Ram
merchandise for alumni, students
and the whole Ram Family.
St. Mary's also has a variety of school
supplies at a reasonable price.
Your purchase at our student store
directly supports our school.
In support of Cancer
Awareness Month, the
Bro. James Center has
pink products available
during the month of
What is smramstv.com?
St. Mary's High School proudly
announces a new venture with its
new video Broadcasting I class,
and that is smramstv.com. We
will broadcast every varsity
football game (including
playoffs), home TCAL volleyball
games (and all playoff games),
home varsity boys and girls
basketball games (including
playoffs), home TCAL baseball
games (including playoffs) and
at least one event for every
single varsity sport. Starting
in the 2nd quarter, we will
broadcast a magazine show called
St. Mary's Today. This show will
be aired twice a month
throughout the rest of the
school year. We will also
broadcast special events such as
the 140th Anniversary Mass and
the Blue Mass live.
How can I watch these events?
Log on to smramstv.com and sign
up for a subscription in order
to watch events live.
Subscriptions cost $35 for an
entire school year or $9.95 to
watch a single event live.
Events may be viewed for free,
one week after the event has
Where does the subscription
Most of the revenue goes to the
which is the official video
partner of the CIF Sac-Joaquin
section. A third of your
subscription is rebated back to
Saint Mary's Athletics and helps
to defray other athletic costs.
Can I advertise on these events?
Yes, there will be reasonable
commercial advertisements available
on all broadcasts. For more
information contact Paul Scheet at
(209) 986-1916 or email him at
Director of Admissions
and Communications at
209 957-3340 ext. 187
for more information.
Dates for 2018-2019
Shadow A Ram Form
It is unbelievable to
realize that soon our student's journey
here at St. Mary's will be complete.
Many exciting things will be coming up
for this class and we wanted you to put
a few dates on your calendar. We will be
providing the seniors with some fun
surprises this year so that their last
year on campus will be an exciting and
October 26, 2018- Senior
Surprise Theme: "Go Rams!"
November 15, 2018- Senior
Surprise Theme: "Friendsgiving"
January 7, 2019- Senior
Surprise Theme: "Seniors are on the Home
February 14, 2019- Senior
Surprise Theme: "We Love Our Seniors"
March 15, 2019- Senior
Surprise Theme: "Seniors Shine Like
If you are interested in
volunteering with any of these Senior
Surprises with your time, talent or
treasure, please contact -
*If you would like to
purchase a senior parent t-shirt please
May 17, 2019- Senior
This is one of the biggest
events that the senior parents hold for
the graduating class. It is an annual
tradition which includes the seniors
having breakfast together complete with
a festive theme and hundreds of raffle
prizes. Senior Breakfast does require
considerable fundraising and donations
of prizes from the senior families as
well as several volunteers to help pull
it off. If you are interested in
chairing/co-chairing this event, please
contact the senior class advisors, Mrs.
Aguilar or Mrs. Pijl.
In order to implement the
special events listed above, we are
asking each senior family to please
consider making a donation of $25.00.
Cash or checks made payable to St.
Mary's High School Senior Class can be
left with Mrs. Aguilar in Room 12 or
Mrs.Pijl in the Christian Service
Office. You can also mail them to: St.
Mary's High School c/o Jean Aguilar PO
Box 7247 Stockton, CA 95267. We are very
fortunate to have support from the
school, Mrs. Howze, and our advisors to
be able to provide these special events.
Looking forward to a wonderful senior
year. Thank you
ATTENTION CLASS OF 2019
YEARBOOK PHOTOS: Some
seniors still need to make an
appointment with our official yearbook
photographer, Prestige Portraits, to
have their senior yearbook picture
taken. If your senior still needs to get
this done, please call Prestige
at 916-844-1227 for assistance in making
PARENT ADS: Taking out a
parent ad in the yearbook is a wonderful
way to congratulate your senior on their
graduation. The ad deadline is October
20. The parent ad form with all the
details is on the reverse side.
WHO IS THAT BABY: Our
yearbook staff compiles a spread "Who's
That Baby?" spread in the senior section
of the yearbook. We can use a baby
picture that you have submitted for your
child's senior ad or you can submit a
baby photo specifically for this page.
Please turn in this picture by October
20 via email to
Photos can also be turned in to me
during G period or immediately after
school. Please make sure that the photo
is in an envelope marked "yearbook" and
that the student's name is on the
envelope or the photo so that we can
SENIOR QUOTE: Finally, we
are asking that seniors submit a senior
quote, which will be placed with their
senior picture in the portrait section
of the yearbook. The quote must be
appropriate for our family-friendly
yearbook. Seniors can email the quote to
me at firstname.lastname@example.org or
they can stop by the yearbook classroom,
Room 72, during G period or immediately
after school to fill out a quote form.
The deadline for this is also October
Class of 2019
Wednesday May 29, 2019
to Thursday May 30, 2019
by bus to Disneyland in
Park Hopper Pass (Access
to Disneyland Park and
Visit Downtown Disney
shops and restaurants
Grad Party in California
Adventure (9 pm to 2 am)
Deposit of $100 due by
December 20, 2018
Balance of $240 due by
March 9, 2019 Cash or
Checks payable to St.
Mary's High School See
Mrs. Aguilar in Room 12
or Mrs. Pijl in the
Christian Service Office
to sign up.
Class of 1958 Reunion
For more info please contact the
SM Development Dept. 209-957-3340 ext.
Please share your stories with us
for the winter edition of
Traditions alumni magazine.
Send your memories, class notes and
Questions? Call the Traditions
staff at (209) 957-3340, Ext 187.
Do you like to sing, but
Do you like to sing and
Do you want to sing but
you don't know
This camp is for you!
Barbershop is a style of
singing where people
sing in 4-part harmony,
but it's not hard, and
you don't have to know
anything about music!
This 3-day camp is a fun
way to find your voice
and hang out with girls
from all over Northern
California! Take a
packet and if you have
any questions or need
scholarship help just
talk to Mr. Landin in
the Band Room
after-school! All forms
and fees must be turned
in to Mr. Landin by
Tuesdays & Thursdays
3:30 - 5:00 PM
St. Mary's High Art Room
$250 per month (twice a
week) $150 per
month (once a week)
Drawing, Painting, Paper
Mache, clay and
For information contact
Jean Aquilar at
or 209 988-8298
The Blessed Virgin Mary, patroness of
our school, was obedient fully to God's
will, was a humble and supportive mother
of our Savior Jesus Christ and has been
recognized as the most powerful woman in
history as noted in a National
Geographic article: How the Virgin Mary
Became the World's Most Powerful Woman.
"Mary barely speaks in the New
Testament, but her image and legacy are
found and celebrated around the world. .
that is victimized can go into any San Joaquin
County McDonald's. The staff is trained to provide
immediate contact with the appropriate authorities
and to provide a safe space. San Joaquin County
Regional Transit has a policy that anyone who is a
victim of Human Trafficking may go to any bus,
inform the driver who will immediately alert the
police and if there is a delay will go off route in
order to bring the victim to safety.
future can be decided by the choice of
high school. A supportive, yet rigorous
academic program, excellent college
counseling and a school wide commitment
to excellence in all pursuits, a
grounding in faith and the tradition of
Catholic education are the hallmarks of
Our students graduate prepared to take
on the rigors of college and of life.
Our Alumni are diverse yet are leaders
in areas of medicine, law, education,
engineering, sciences, the military, the
arts and most importantly in their
communities. St. Francis de Sale
"Be who you are; and be that well"
is exemplified in the daily lives of our
individual alumnus. Join us in our