Eizabeth Nisby, A-Go
Misty Chapman, P-Z
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.
A-Go: Annette Knowles, Ext. 125
Gr-O: TBA, Ext.126
P-Z: Misty Chapman, Ext. 123
Scholarships: Jenni Giannini, Ext. 121
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
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?
back! This year
promises to be an
exciting one for all of
our students and
families. After one
year on the job as
President of St. Mary's
High School, I have
learned a great deal
about the school. As
with any new position,
there is a discovery
period where you are on
the learning-curve to
establish a benchmark on
where things are, with
an evaluation process on
where you want to go, to
take things to the next
level. It is my goal to
always be looking at
ways to give our
students and families
the best value for their
commitment to a St.
Mary's High School
Catholic education. To
that end, we have been
working hard, even
throughout the summer,
to focus on prioritizing
what we need to improve.
I'd like to share some
of the important
Our new campus security
measures have already begun, with the
goal of completion this year. This
project includes fencing, gates and door
locks for all of the classrooms - so
doors can be locked from the inside. A
new surveillance system is also a part
of this initiative. We will continue to
focus on this aspect of fundraising in
order to ensure the safest of
environments for our students and
For your convenience, we
have implemented a student payment card,
new student store and improved cafeteria
and snack options. Student ID cards
will now work as a payment card using
MYSCHOOLACCOUNT. This new service allows
parents to load their student's ID card
via the myschoolaccount online portal,
and fund the card, which can
conveniently be used in our student
store, cafeteria and after school
concessions. The student store has been
refreshed and will have extended hours
in which parents and alumni can purchase
school and athletic items. All the
athletic apparel items that were
previously sold through Athletics will
now be available in the student store,
so there is ONE centralized place to buy
all SM logo wear. We've extended the
student store hours from 7:30 am to 3:30
pm, Monday thru Friday and for added
convenience, will be selling SM logo
wear at the games. Another improvement
to student life will be the expanded
food options available in the cafeteria,
to include a salad and sandwich bar,
pizza, Mexican food options, and some
rotating options along with the typical
break-time foods. Planning is in the
works on the Snack Shack, opening this
fall, to include soft serve yogurt and
other items the students will enjoy both
during break, lunch and after school.
As we begin the new school
year, we want to remind everyone that
our number one goal is to guide your
student to help them be the best they
can be. We want every student to know
someone at St. Mary's cares about them.
Yes, we want them to be passionate and
enthusiastic and to develop a great work
ethic; however, equally important is
their ability to develop great
relationships. Life is all about the
relationships we make along the way.
Learning how to be cooperative with
people, learning that loyalty is all
about faith, devotion and commitment,
and that friendships are built upon
mutual trust and respect. These
characteristics are a unique part of the
SM experience. They are the
difference-makers that set SM students
apart with an advantage as they move
into their futures.
St. Mary's High School has
been doing something very special for
over 142 years and the proof is in all
of our alumni, young and old and our
amazing history. We are proud and
honored to have you and your families as
a part of the continuing St. Mary's
Let's have a great school
year developing life-long relationships
that will help propel us to a higher
level in every way.
behalf of St. Mary's faculty and Staff
we thank you for your generous support
of the 24 hour Day of Giving Event last
year. Your donation helped to purchase:
• 65" Smart TV's , with the Apple TV
component across campus
• Supplemental Supplies for Religion
• Professional development workshops,
curriculum enhancement, and
continuing education for our teachers
• Wiring upgrades for our Science and
• And much. much more!
This year our faculty identified the
need for better security on campus with
their number one priority to help keep
students and teachers safe
2018 Day of Giving on August 24, 2018
will fund new fencing, interior door
locks in all classrooms, and un upgrade
Thank you Pacific Home Care Services for
your generous support by matching the
first $24,000 of donations.
Calling all Rams to unite
and go all in for the Green & White on
August 24, 2018.
Go to GreenandWhitc.orgl24 to donate or
contact Greg Traverso. Director of
Advancement at (209) 957 3340 extension
180 or email@example.com
22: 8:00am Decade of
Rosary Statue of Mary
24: 24 Hours of
29: 8:00am Decade of
Rosary Statue of Mary
30: Green & White Day
31: No School. Diocesan
Calendar for Other Dates and Events
Mary's Theatre 2017-2018 Elly Nominees:
Benji Albala for
Best Supporting Actor for an Education
Musical (Guys and Dolls)
and Rich Matheson for Best Sound Design
for an Education Play (Romeo and Juliet)
Student and staff safety
is of paramount concern for everyone
here at St. Mary's. The board of
directors, administration, faculty and
support staff works hard every day to
ensure that our students and employees
have a safe and respectful learning
St. Mary's has been
working diligently with local law
officials and with Homeland Security to
assess vulnerabilities and assemble a
plan to better secure the campus. We
have developed an Emergency Response
Crisis Management Plan that follows the
National Incident Management System
protocols and includes procedures for
mitigation and prevention, preparedness,
response and recovery efforts.
Information contained in the manual has
been designed to include appropriate
measures for a variety of emergency
situations. Site administrators and
faculty/staff have been informed on a
variety of scenarios. Drills have been
conducted in various emergency
situations, with more planned for the
future. We systematically review
protocols and troubleshoot areas of
In 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 environment.
Although this crisis
management site plan has been in place
for a number of years, we are presently
moving forward with a security measures
project that includes raising funds
through community donations for the
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.
In Mary's grace,
Applications are Now Open
ATTN CSF/NHS: CSF
applications are now an electronic
form (link is posted on Schoology
announcement). Freshmen can now sign up
for CSF. It is recommended you apply
using your iPad. Every student is
automatically signed up for NHS; no
application is required.
CSF applications are due
August 30th. This deadline is firm.
Please do not forget to sign up every
semester! You need four of your last six
semesters of membership to qualify for
lifetime membership and receive a gold
tassel and certificate upon graduation.
You will need to attach a copy of last
semester's grades to the application.
The easiest way is to take a photo of
last semester's grades using your iPad's
camera. Then you can attach from your
camera roll when prompted. If you have
any questions, please do not hesitate to
ask Ms. Kilby for help in the library!
Sunday, August 12, 2018
19th Sunday of Ordinary Time
August 13, 2018
19th Week of Ordinary Time
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
St. Maximillian Kolbe
August 15, 2018
Fest of the
Thursday, August 16, 2018
19th Week of Ordinary Time
August 17, 2018
19th Week of Ordinary Time
Saturday, August 18, 2018
19th Week of
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.
of the Principal's Advisory Council will
serve as ambassadors, and will work collaboratively with the board of
directors and the administration to
foster communication and dialogue in
promoting the mission and philosophy of
St. Mary's High School.
The purpose(s), which this council will
pursue, are the following:
To promote Saint Mary's High School
to present and future parents,
students and the general community.
To continue to strive and raise the
standards of SMHS.
To promote thepartnership and
engagement of families and
Annually review the course catalog
providing advice in curriculum
planning to meet the schools
expectations and needs.
To engage and empower the
administration to provide quality
education for all students.
The PAC will typically meet every other
month on the third Thursday of the
Meetings will start at 6:00pm and will
be held in the Lagorio conference room
located in the main office.
If you are interested in serving on the
Principal Advisory Council please email
Kathy Smith -
The Diocese of Stockton
treats all complaints of sexual abuse
seriously and deals with such
allegations in a confidential, prompt,
and thorough manner with compassion and
consideration for all those involved.
To make a complaint of
sexual abuse against anyone acting in
the name of the Catholic Church, you may
do so in writing or by telephone.
Whether the abuse was recent or occurred
many years in the past, contact the
Victim Assistance Coordinator at (209)
466-0636, extension 602, or in writing
to 212 N San Joaquin St., Stockton, CA
95202, marked "Confidential" and
directed the attention of the Victim
Here for Safe Environment Program
An Autumn Message About
Autumn means back to
school for children and back to work for
those who have been on vacation. Amidst
the hustle and bustle of this season,
let us all keep sight of the importance
of keeping our children and young people
safe from danger.
Training requirements to
safeguard children have been established
in parishes throughout the Diocese of
Stockton. These training requirements
help ensure that all children and youth
experience a safe environment in all
parish activities and events.
The Diocese of Stockton
mandates that all people who work with
children and youth in our parishes and
schools must undergo child abuse
prevention training through the
guidelines established by the United
States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
This training includes being
fingerprinted and background checked and
completing the Virtus on-line training
course entitled Protecting God's
Children. If you are planning on helping
or assisting in your child's school, you
are required to complete this training.
For training information,
contact your local parish/school Safe
For particular help and
questions you may call: Linda Dillen,
Manager of Benefits & Safe Environment
for the Diocese of Stockton, at (209)
Saint Mary’s High School has partnered
with MySchoolAccount.com for the
managing of cafeteria lunch payments and
student store purchases. This service
offers you the ability to make deposits
directly into your student account,
track purchases, transfer funds between
students and have an email reminder sent
to you when an account balance gets
low. Deposits and payments can be made
through ACH (checking or savings) or
Credit/Debit Card payments. Each child’s
account will be updated daily so that
account balance information will be
current. The cafeteria and student store
will continue to accept cash as well.
In order to take advantage of this
service, you will need to create a
parent account. This requires you to:
1. Go to
2. Click “Create Account” on the top
3. Fill in the required information
on the “Parent Account Sign-Up page.”
4. Enter CA for “Your children
attend school in what state?”
5. Click “Next”
6. Create a User ID and Password
7. Click “Next”
8. Choose Saint Mary’s High School
(CA) from the “School District” drop
9. Click the “Accept” box, and then
10. Verify the information you have
entered to create your parent account
and edit any section that is not
11. Click “Finish”
12. An email will be sent to your
email address immediately after you
press "Finish". This email will contain
a verification code. You will need this
code the first time you login to verify
that your email address is correct.
(If you are using any type of email
SPAM blocking software, be sure to allow
emails from "myschoolaccount.com".)
After you receive the “verification
code” you may begin to add your
children’s information. To do this, you
will need to:
1. Go to
www.myschoolaccount.com and login
using your previously created user ID
2. Enter the “verification code” to
verify your account and email address.
3. Begin adding your children’s
information by clicking on the tab
“Manage Students” then “Add
Student”. You will need each of your
children’s student ID** numbers which
can be found on the student’s schedule
or in Powerschool. (Powerschool access
is available after August 6, 2018.)
4. After the students are added you
will be able to deposit funds and view
Note: A parent account can be linked
to many children, but a child can only
be linked to one parent.
We encourage you to make use of this
system and to keep balances loaded and
funds available for your child's food,
drink, snacks & Student Store (Ram
Center) purchases while on campus.
Note: There will be a per transaction
convenience fee each time you fund your
students card from your checking/savings
account ($2.00) or ($4.00) for
debit/credit card. These convenience
fees apply only to financial deposits.
Any money that is not spent by the end
of the school year will be available the
following school year. If you have any
questions, please contact Tammy in the
Ram Center at
or (209) 957-3340, Ext. 133.
St. Mary's is proud to offer nutritious
and lovingly prepared snacks and lunches by Ms. La
La Owens and her staff.
Come by and try the menu and the
Full Size Menu
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.
The Ram Shack would like to thank the
Athletic Department for their donation
of sports and athletic clothing, hats,
chair backs, cushions and other items,
valued at $10,000, to the Ram Shack.
These items, previously available at the
Athletic Department offices, are
available now for purchase at the Ram
The Bro James Ram Shack will be selling
nonfat frozen yogurt outside the front
of the small gym next to cafeteria at
the window that used to be an old snack
bar back in the day. It will be open
during break, lunch and after school.
Lacrosse is holding a team meeting on
Wednesday, August 29th at 6:30 PM in the
classroom of the Chase Family Athletic
If your son is interested in learning
about, or playing lacrosse, either in
the fall ball or spring league season,
please submit your name and your son's
name to Lisa Stinhiler at
Please be sure to include your
preferred email address & contact phone
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
Show 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.
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
available on all broadcasts. For
more information contact Paul
Scheet at (209) 986-1916 or
email him at
The Guidance Department works
diligently to promote communication with
parents and students.
Please visit the Guidance
link on the St. Mary's High School
website to stay up-to-date with all
information pertaining to college
planning, standardized testing and
general guidance-related information.
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.
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Shadow A Ram Form
To 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
Green Machine Code of Conduct
A Parent and Participant information
meeting will be held on September 5 that
will provide with further details of the
actual dates, costs and a more refined
St. Mary's High School
partners with Three W International to
provide comprehensive international
student enrollment management to
students from China, Brazil and Vietnam.
Together, we are able to provide
unparalleled support and service to our
international students, from general
admissions to post-arrival and beyond.
If you are an international student
interested in applying to St. Mary's
High School, please use the following
link for contact information:
St. Mary's High School is continuing to
admit students from China and Brazil to
our school. This program is in
partnership with Twinn Palms, a firm
that organizes the homestay component.
We need families to ensure that all our
international students are well
accommodated. For your consideration,
host families will receive a stipend for
each month that a student is in their
home. In return, host families will
provide meals, transportation to and
from school and events, a bedroom for
each student, and wireless internet
connection. In addition, host families
will be required to complete a safe
environment training program and a
background screening. Medical insurance,
uniforms and other campus expenses are
covered through the tuition and fees
paid by the student's family.
If this program is of interest to you
and you wish to receive more information
and details on logistics, please contact
Twinn Palms (424) 239-6367 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org the following
information and we will add your family
to the interest list.
Students' names and current grades (if
City of residence
Languages spoken in your home
Experience with international student or
Please understand that this is not a
commitment on your part at this time but
an interest in your family to engage in
a discussion about this wonderful
Thank you for your support of this
program. If you have questions about
this program or would like more
information, please contact:
Director of Admissions and
St. Mary's High School
209-957-3340, Ext. 187
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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.
click here for the volunteer
form and let us know if you are
interested in helping with Athletics, Crab Feed,
Dances, Development, Fundraising, 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
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. .
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Anyone 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