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July 24, 2017

In This Issue
Summer Reading 2017
Rams of Summer
RamCenter Used Book Sale
Shadow-A-Ram Dates
2017-18 School Information
2017-2018 BookList
Athletic News
Senior Photos
Theatre News
Ewe Draw
Green & White Day
Bishop Blaire Forum
Athletic Hall of Fame
3W International
Host Families Needed
Shadow A Ram Program
2017-2018 Dates
2018 Europe Trip
Our Lady of Fatima
Green Auxiliary
Class Reunions
Endowment Program
Rams Rewards
Volunteers
Mixed Bag
Green Machine
Upcoming Events & Notices


 

 

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

 

Annette Knowles, A-Go

Nicole Rosado, Gr-O

Misty Chapman, P-Z


GUIDANCE INFORMATION

 

The Guidance Department will be open on August 2nd from 8:00 a.m. - Noon in order to assist with schedule changes and general questions:

 

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: Nicole Rosado, Ext.126

P-Z: Misty Chapman, Ext. 123

Scholarships: Jenni Giannini, Ext. 121


Reminders


Senior class parents and students are reminded to log on to www.collegeboard.com and www.act.org 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  website at

 www.ncaaclearinghouse.net. 

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

 

Scholarship Descriptions for

2017-2018 are on line now.


St. Mary's Chapel Hours

 

 

Daily Mass

Monday - Friday

7:00 a.m.  


Saturday Mass 

7:00 a.m.

 

Friday Rosary at dismissal time.
&

First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament,
First Friday of every month when school is in session.

 

Decade of the Rosary at the

Statue of Mary

Wednesdays at 8 a.m.

 

Please join us! 

 


 

 

Memorials

Send Donations in memory of loved ones to

Alumni Office

P. O. Box 7247

Stockton, CA 95267-0247

 

Lost Alumni

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.


Visit the Alumni site for the list.  If you know the address for someone on the list, please send us an email

 


 

Please notify the Registrar of any change of address, phone and/or email address.

 

Alumni:

The Traditions Magazine is looking for your stories -

your accomplishments and adventures,
your memories and thoughts.

We'd love to hear from you!
Please 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 VocationNetwork.org for more information.

 

Are you ready to Wake Up the World?

 

Vocations Prayer Card

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Reading 2017

 

 

SUMMER READING REQUIRED LIST (2017-18)

 

9TH GRADE:              THE PEARL by John Steinbeck

in 2017-18

 

10TH grade  

CP:                             SARAH'S KEY by Tatiana DeRosnay 

Honors:                      LOST CITY RADIO by Daniel Alarcon

       in 2017-18                          

 

                                   

11TH grade:              OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck

in 2017-18

 

12TH grade:              BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley

       in 2017-17

 

SUMMER READING

ELECTIVE BOOK LIST

All students (10-12) must read a second

book of their choice from the elective list.

 

Autobiography:

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

     *Young Readers Edition

 

Sports:

*Classic Palmer by J. Feinstein

 

Fiction:

*The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

 

Science Fiction:

*The Martian by Andy Weir

 

Non-Fiction:

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

 

*The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

 

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

 

Historical Fiction:

*All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

 

Mystery:

*Leaping at Shadows by Megan Atwood

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Rams of Summer

 

Hosmer to Compete, Hooneart to Lead Team in Junior Olympics

 

Matt Hosmer will compete on behalf of the Big Valley Waterpolo Academy, directed by St. Mary's own aquatics director, Jeff Hoorneart in the Junior Olympics, the largest water polo tournament in the world. Teams from around the world will meet in San Diego for the competition.

 

 

 

 

 

Freshman Bensch and May in Golf Teen World Championship'

 

 

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

 

According to the Record they met at Annunciation school in kindergarten and have been friends since. They do play golf together, but also competitively and both have been playing golf since the age of 5.

 

Prior to this Bensch and May took part in the U.S. Kids Invitational regional competition this June in Stockton. Bensch was eighth in the boys 13-14 division and May was ninth in the girls 12-14. The event featured golfers from California, Hawaii, Nevada, Florida and the Philippines

 

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.

 

 

Ram Center Used Book Sale

 

 

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

 

110

Revelation of Jesus

Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry

210

Mission of Jesus

Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation

210

Mission of Jesus

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

310

Sacraments & Morality

Your Life in Christ: Found. of Cath. Morality

310

Sacraments & Morality

Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments

433

Church History

This is Our Church: A History of Catholicism

1110

English 9 Lit. (H)

Glencoe Lit. - The Readers Choice

1120

English 9 CP Lit.

Glencoe Lit. - The Readers Choice

1120

English 9 CP Lit.

Lord of the Flies

1130

English 9 CP Comp.

Glencoe Lit. - The Readers Choice

1130

English 9 CP Comp.

Lord of the Flies

1320

Eng. 11 CP Am. Lit.

American Literature

2320

20th Century U.S. His

America: Pathways to the Present 5th edi.

2463

Intro. to Economics

Economics: Principles in Action

3010

Geom./Algebra (H)

Algebra: Structure & Method Book I CA   Edi.

3010

Geom./Algebra (H)

Geometery 2011 Edi.

3120

Algebra 1

Algebra: Structure & Method Book I CA   Edi.

3150

Algebra 1A

Algebra: Structure & Method Book I CA   Edi.

3210

Geom./Trig. (H)

Geometry 2011 Edi.

3430

Calculus (AP)

Calculus of a Single Variable 10th Edi.

3620

Geometery

Geometry 2011 Edi.

3630

Algebra 2

Algebra 2

3640

Geometery Essentials

Geometry 2011 Edi.

5120

Physical Science

Physical Science Concepts in Action w/ E & S

5130

Physical Science B

Physical Science Concepts in Action w/ E & S

5210

Biology (H)

BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach, Blue V

5220

Biology

Biology, The Dynamics of Life

5230

Biology B

Biology, The Dynamics of Life

6310

Spanish 1

Avancemos 1

6320

Spanish 2

Avancemos 2

6350

Spanish 2 (H)

Avancemos 2

6330

Spanish 3

Avancemos 3

6360

Spanish 3 (H)

Avancemos 3

6420

American Sign Lang. 2

Signing Naturally Level 2

6420

American Sign Lang. 2

Signing Naturally Unit 7-12

6430

American Sign Lang. 3

Signing Naturally Level 3

 

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

 

 

Shadow-A-Ram Dates 2017-2018

 

 

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.

 

 

2017-2018 School Announcements

 

 

Registration Information: Freshman

 

Prior to Registration:

 

Review the Parent/Student Handbook, (available here).

 

Download the Emergency Card, available online.  Print, complete and sign.

 

Register for tuition payments online with FACTS Tuition Management (watch email for personal invitation and sign up).  Note: only students who have signed up with FACTS and made a minimum payment will receive a schedule on Registration day. 

 

Registration is on August 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

 

On Registration Day:

Arrive at the gym by 1:00 p.m.

 

Bring the completed Emergency Card, signed by parent and student.

 

Wear a St. Mary's polo shirt.

 

The Process:

 

  • Check in with teachers in front of Morelli Gym.

  • Turn in the Emergency Card to receive a ticket.

  • Receive your class schedule.

  • Get your yearbook photo taken (Boys must be clean shaven with appropriate hairstyle. All students are required to wear a polo shirt.) Picture order forms will be available that day.

  • Proceed to locker assignments.

Additional Information:

 

Schedule changes can be made with the counselors immediately after registration in the Lagorio Building, 2nd Floor.

 

The RAM Center will be open during registration for the purchase of St. Mary's polo shirts, PE clothes, sweatshirts and locks.

 

Books: The website for purchasing books is saintmaryshighschool.bkstr.com. New and used books, as well as some eBooks are available for purchase. Some classes have an optional eBook available.  You may select an eBook in place of a printed textbook.   


PLEASE NOTE: Students must have their iPads and textbooks the first day classes meet, August 10, 2017.

 

Registration Information: 10, 11, 12

 

Prior to Registration:

 

Review the Parent/Student Handbook, (available here).

 

Download the Emergency Card, available online.  Print, complete and sign.

 

Register for tuition payments online with FACTS Tuition Management (watch email for personal invitation and sign up).  Note: only students who have signed up with FACTS and made a minimum payment will receive a schedule on Registration day. 

 

Registration is on August 7, 2017

 

Arrive at the gym before your appointed time.

 

  8:00 a.m.  Seniors

  9:30 a.m.  Juniors

11:00 a.m.  Sophomores 

 

What to Bring to Registration:  

 

Bring the completed Emergency Card, signed by parent and student.

 

Wear a St. Mary's polo shirt.

 

Registration Day:

  • Check in with teachers in front of Morelli Gym

  • Turn in the Emergency Card to receive a ticket.

  • Receive your class schedule.

  • Get your yearbook photo taken (Boys must be clean shaven with appropriate hairstyle. All students are required to wear a polo shirt.) Picture order forms will be available that day.

  • Proceed to locker assignments.

  • Finally, Seniors and Juniors may sign up for parking.

Additional Information:

 

Registration fees must be paid prior to Registration day online with FACTS payment plan.

 

Schedule changes can be made with the counselors immediately after registration in the Lagorio Building, 2nd Floor.

 

The RAM Center will be open during registration for the purchase of St. Mary's polo shirts, PE clothes, sweatshirts and locks.

 

Books: The website for purchasing books is

 saintmaryshighschool.bkstr.com.

 

New and used books, as well as some eBooks are available for purchase. Some classes have an optional eBook available.  You may select an eBook in place of a printed textbook.   

 

PLEASE NOTE: Students must have their iPads and textbooks the first day classes meet, August 10, 2017.

 

Orientation/First Day/School Mass

 

August 8 - New/Transfer Student Orientation 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
                      (Full uniform required & lunch provided.)


August 10 - First day of school - 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m..

Full uniform is required.


August 18 - Opening School Mass at 9:00 a.m. in Morelli Gym. Parents welcome!

 

Uniforms

 

St. Marys polo shirts, sweatshirts and P.E. uniforms will be sold August 2nd and 3rd from 8:00 a.m. - Noon in the cafeteria. Mariani’s will be here to sell uniform pants and shorts. We encourage everyone to shop on these days to avoid waiting in long lines on the opening days.

 

The Ram Center will be in the cafeteria 8:00 a.m. - Noon on August 2nd & 3rd selling S.M. uniform polo shirts, sweatshirts, locks and P.E. uniforms. Please note: Only SM sweatshirts are allowed as part of the St. Mary’s dress code.

 

Dress Code Information

 

The St. Mary’s uniform vendors are as follows:

 

Mariani’s

345 S. El Dorado St.

Stockton, CA 95203

Phone: 466-3092

Zuesters

 363 Lincoln Center

Stockton, CA

Phone: 951-5581

 

The “3 Inch Rule”

 

Girls shorts may not be shorter than 3 inches above the knee. Boys shorts may not be longer than 3 inches below the top of the knee.

 

Books

 

New and used books as well as eBooks will be available online. The website for purchasing books is: saintmaryshighschool.bkstr.com.

 

Take advantage of free shipping when you order books online between July 1st - 14th. Some classes will have optional eBooks available. You may select an eBook in place of a printed textbook.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Students must have their textbooks the first day classes meet, August 10, 2017.

 

Financial Information

 

Tuition & Fees 2017-2018

Tuition for Catholic Students - $8670 (Participating in a parish)

Tuition for Non-Catholic Students - $9070

Student Body Card Fee (Mandatory for All) $230

Graduation Fee (For Seniors) $150

Campus Improvements Assessment (Per Family) $100

Schedule Change Fee $25

Parking $100

 

For the 2017-18 school year, we will continue using the FACTS online payment system. Families will be able to make their payments in one of 5 ways:

 

1. Payment in Full - this payment is due August 1, 2017

2. Two payments in August and January

3. 4 payments in August, November, February, and May

4. 11 monthly payments beginning in July

5. 10 monthly payments beginning in August

 

(Payments can be made 1st, 5th, or 20th of each month)* *Seniors must have made final payment no later than May 5, 2018.

 

Parents will be receiving correspondence from FACTS as to how to enroll and select your payment plan, payment method and payment date. We ask that all families have this in place by July 15th so we can finalize your agreements and enter your family’s tuition commitment for 2017-18. Families already enrolled in FACTS will automatically be re-enrolled and payment agreement terms will remain the same. If you desire different payment agreement terms, please make changes through your FACTS account.

 

Additional Billing Information 2017-18

 

On your initial tuition statement, the first installment will include the mandatory Student Body Fee of $230 which includes the yearbook. Additionally the prorated portion of the Campus Improvements Fee will be due at that time. Please update FACTS with any change to phone number(s), email address or home address.

 

Emergency Health Card

 

The Emergency Health Card must be downloaded from our website. The health card must be completed and signed by a parent and the student and is mandatory for registration day. Incomplete cards (including lack of medical information) will delay the registration process. The completed card is necessary to receive a registration number. Numbers are distributed in front of the gym one hour prior to

registration for each class.

 

Freshmen and New Student Orientation

 

Tuesday, August 8th. All students must report to the Morelli Gym by 8:00 a.m. Students will meet their teachers and review the St. Mary’s Student Handbook. Lunch will be provided. Orientation ends at 2:00 p.m. Uniforms are required.

 

Frosh Retreat

 

Wednesday, August 9th. The day will begin at 8:00 a.m. with Mass. The first part of the day is spent on retreat. After lunch students will go through their classes briefly. Students must wear their uniforms and bring their own lunch. Dismissal is at 2:00 p.m.

 

First Full Day of Classes

 

August 10th. - Classes begin at 8:15 a.m. with dismissal at 2:30 p.m.

 

Locker Policy

 

Lockers are optional for all students. In the event that your student chooses to use a locker, they must be kept secured at all times. Locks must be purchased from St. Mary’s and are available at registration for $6.00. Any lock not purchased from St. Mary’s will be removed. Returning students may use the St. Mary’s lock purchased the previous year.

 

Parking Assignments

 

Parking will be assigned during registration to juniors and seniors. There is a $100 fee for parking which will be applied to your tuition account.

 

Drivers Education

 

Drivers Education Fee $100 Quarter Course 2.5 Credits 1st Quarter Begins August 17th, 2017 This course will be offered “0” period (7:20 am-8:10 am) Monday-Friday for six weeks.

 

Driver’s Education requirements are mandated by the state and are met in this course. Sign-ups will be offered quarterly in the Athletics office.

 

Changing Contact Information

 

Please contact the Registrar @ Ext.103 or sutowne@saintmaryshighschool.org when changing your address, email address or home, cell or work phone number.

 

Student Accident Insurance

 

Your student is covered by the Student Accident Insurance program for the 2017/18 school year. More specific information will be emailed to you before or soon after the first day of school. If parents have other valid coverage, benefits will be reduced accordingly. Claiming is the responsibility of the student and parent. In the event of an injury at school, your child should pick up a claim form from Mrs. Pudwell in the Main Office.

 

If you are interested in supplemental student insurance, please contact Mrs. Pudwell at 957- 3340, Ext. 101.

 

Drivers Education

 

Drivers Education Fee $100 Quarter Course 2.5 Credits 1st Quarter Begins August 17th, 2017 This course will be offered “0” period (7:20 am-8:10 am) Monday-Friday for six weeks.

 

Driver’s Education requirements are mandated by the state and are met in this course. Sign-ups will be offered quarterly in the Athletics office.

 

Changing Contact Information

 

Please contact the Registrar @ Ext.103 or sutowne@saintmaryshighschool.org when changing your address, email address or home, cell or work phone number.

 

2017-2018 Booklist

 

The 2017-2018 Booklist is now available online in PDF version

 

 

Athletic News

 

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

 

All other Fall sports begin on August 7th.

 

Questions about Fall Sports?? Contact Your Coach:

 

Cross Country (boys & girls) - Felicia Rowley:

frowley@saintmaryshighschool.org

 

Football (boys): Varsity - Tony Franks:

tfranks@saintmaryshighschool.org

 

Sophs - Ted Howze: TdHow@hotmail.com

 

Frosh - Tim Gildea: tgildea@saintmaryshighschool.org

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

 

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

 

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

 

Water Polo (boys & girls) - Jeff Hoornaert:

 jhoornaert@saintmaryshighschool.org

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Fee $10.00

 

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

 

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.

 

 

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

 

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

 

Fee $10.00

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

Senior Photos

 

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

 

 

Theatre News

 

 

 

Fall Play: Romeo and Juliet

 

This fall, the award-winning St. Mary’s High School Theatre Department will stage William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the dramatic and timeless tale of forbidden love between two star-crossed lovers from rival families. There are many opportunities for students to be involved in the cast and crew. Please note the following important dates:

 

Tuesday, August 8, 6:30pm, Showbiz Theatre Company: Free showing of the movie Romeo and Juliet for any students interested in cast or crew.

 

Monday, August 14, 2:30pm, Cafeteria: Pre-audition meeting for any students interested in cast or crew, followed by Shakespeare workshop for all auditioning.

 

Tuesday, August 15, 3:00pm, Cafeteria: Auditions.

 

Wednesday, August 16, 3:00pm: Cafeteria: 1st Callbacks.

 

Thursday, August 17, 3:00pm, Room 22: 2nd Callbacks.

 

Monday, August 21, 2:30pm: Room 82: Crew meeting.

 

Tuesday, August 29, 7:00pm, Cafeteria: Cast and Crew Parent Meeting

 

September 30- October 8: Performances at Stockton Civic Theatre

 

 

 EweDraw

 

St. Mary’s annual student fundraiser EweDraw supports the school's capital improvements, student activities and financial aid. This fundraiser is a way in which we can generate the revenue necessary to run these programs without adding to tuition costs.

 

This program directly benefits student programs and students must support it to make it successful. Money collected is allocated to the following: Senior, Junior, Sophomore & Freshman class funds; Clubs; Student Activities; Financial Aid; and Special Projects.

 

This fundraiser is in the Fall, (normally mid-September through late October) and all students are required to participate since the fundraiser benefits every class.

 

Those students who do not participate in the fundraiser will be assessed the amount which is the difference between the amount each student is asked to produce ($80.00 in ticket sales) and the amount actually produced by the student. Example: A student who sells only 20 tickets at $2.00 each produces $40.00 for the fundraiser. This student would be assessed a one time charge of $40.00. If tickets or money is not turned in by the day prior to the drawing, you will be charged $100. Any charges will be added to the student’s FACTS account.

 

Refusal to participate in the EWE Draw and other fundraisers may result in the denial of scholarships and financial aid.

 

 

 Green&White

 

 

Mark your calendar: August 24, 2017

Annual Green and White Day of Fundraising

 

There are a lot of things to be proud of at St. Mary’s. Let’s make alumni participation one of them!

 

Join our alumni on August 24, 2017 to support St. Mary’s on its Day of Giving. It takes only a few minutes to make a gift and make a difference.

 

There is strength in numbers, so let’s show that St. Mary’s alumni are proud to be Rams!

 

GreenandWhite.org/24

 

 

Open Forum: Bishop Blaire

 

 

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


 

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


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

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


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

 

 

Athletic Hall of Fame

 

Save The Date

Athletic Hall Of Fame

October 21, 2017

 

Joe Barkett ’67

Jason Bartlett ’97

Denise Castles Stenger ’83

Heidi Chinchiolo Gluskin ’90

Michelle Cozad ’01

John Ellis ’91

Nancy Hackett Mittelstadt ’96

Andrew Hill ’91

Laurie Hill Nero ’93

Lynee Lozano Monckton ’81

Fred Shoemaker ’70

Christopher Smith ’97

Jim Grady

Coach of Women’s Basketball

Ted Yoneda ’83

Coach of Women’s Softball

Mark Kusonovich,

Coach of Women’s Soccer

1970 Football Team

Coach Duane Isetti ’59

1971 Football Team

Coach Duane Isetti ’59

1978-79 Boys Basketball Team Coach Tom O’Neil

 

 

 3W International

 

 

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:

 

3W PDF

 

 

 Host Families Needed

 

For the 2017-2018 school year, St. Mary's High School will continue 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.

 

As we look forward to the next school year, 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 email our Twinn Palms' Coordinator, Christina Gotelli Foo at christinagf@twinnpalms.com the following information and we will add your family to the interest list. 

 

  • Family name

  • Students' names and grades in Fall of 2017 (if applicable)

  • City of residence

  • Languages spoken in your home

  • Experience with international student or exchange programs

 

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 opportunity.

 

Thank you for your support of this program.  If you have questions about this program or would like more information, please contact: 


Margaret Stephens Director of Admissions and Communications at 957-3340 or by e-mail

 

 

 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.

 

 

 

Important Dates for 2017-18 School Year

 

Aug. 2                      Schedule changes, 8-12 noon

Aug. 7                      Registration, all students

Aug. 8                      Frosh & Transfer student orientation

Aug. 9                      Frosh retreat and short classes

Aug. 10                    Classes begin, all students

 

Nov. 22-24                Thanksgiving vacation

 

Dec. 18-21                S1 Final exams

Dec. 22-Jan. 5           Christmas vacation

 

Jan. 8                       S2 classes begin

 

Mar. 29-Apr. 6           Easter vacation

 

May 22-25                S2 Final exams

May 26                     Graduation

 

 

2018 Europe Trip

 

Please contact Luigi Gherardi at 957-3340, Ext. 106
or lgherardi@saintmaryshighschool.org
for more information

 

 100 Years-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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Reunions

 

 

 

CLASS OF 1977

 

40th Reunion  Saturday, August 5th, 2017 6:00 PM

 

Location: Van Ruiten Family Winery, Lodi CA

 

For details and tickets visit our website: smclassof1977.myevent.com<http://smclassof1977.myevent.com>

 

Email if you have questions:  smclassof1977@gmail.com<mailto:smclassof1977@gmail.com>

 

Visit our Facebook page: St. Mary's Class of 1977 40th Class Reunion

 

CLASS OF 1987

 

30th Reunion Saturday, Sept 9, 2017

 

Location AVE on the Mile  2333 Pacific Ave Stockton

 

For more info visit our Facebook page

"St. Mary's Class of 1987 Reunion"

 

Contact us at stmarysclassof87@yahoo.com

mailto:stmarysclassof87@yahoo.com

 

CLASS OF 1957

 

60th Reunion    Sept 23rd, 2017

 

Location, St. Mary's High School Mass, Tour, Cocktails and Dinner

 

Reunion Committee Phil Asborno, Dianne Salvetti, Gini Robert Raspo, Janet Jones Tucker

 

For more info please contact the

SM Development Dept. 209-957-3340 ext. 195

 

 

 

New Endowment Program

 

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.

 

Adding to the existing Father Fallon and Legacy Endowments, we have created five new endowments t insure the future needs of our students, faculty and programs at St. Mary's High School continue to flourish. These permanent source of income are invested with a  percentage of the income supporting programs. The principal is invested for growth and the Endowments are managed for growth and stability by the school's Foundation The five new Endowments are:

 

Oblates of St. Francis de Sales Endowment

for Religious Studies

 

Dominican Sisters of San Rafael Endowment

for language and Fine Arts Programs

 

Computer Science Endowment

for Computer Science Programs and Technoloby

 

Faculty Endowment

for St. Marys Faculty

 

Endowed Chairs

In Honor of Specific Faculty Members

 

We are embarking on a 10-year assertive plan to increase the endowments by $5 million dollars each year for the next 10 years. This is a $50 million dollar legacy to be used as a resource to help with tuition assistance, faculty support, academic programs, facilities maintenance, increases in costs, enrollment fluctuations and to fund unexpected expenses. Endowment gifts can be cash, stocks, bonds, treasuries, mutual funds, real estate or personal property. Donors may choose to also include St. Mary's High School in their will or as a named beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

 

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

 

Your kind donation in any amount is very much appreciated.

 

Respectfully in the Lord

Peter D. Morelli

President

 

 

 RAMS Rewards

 

Rams Reward allows you to give back and support our program when you shop and save.

  • Sign up is free, fast and easy

  • Shop at your favorite online retailers and get up to 20% cash back

  • Shop weekly deals and save up to 70%

  • Upgrade to Gold for greater savings locally

Go to stmarysrewards.org today and save!!!

 

Questions - Call the scholarship office at 957-3340, Ext. 121

or email: jgiannini@saintmaryshighschool.org

 

 

 

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.

 

Please 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 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 our website at www.saintmaryshighschool.org

 

 

Ready to do some guilt-free shopping for a great cause? We need your help! Mixed Bag Designs is helping St. Mary's H. S. reach our fundraising goals this year!

Anyone can support us - all they have to do is shop online at www.mixedbagdesigns.com and use our ID# 17336 to give us 40% of the purchase!

 

 

Mixed Bag Designs has tons of products for everyone in the family including reusable grocery bags, travel totes, shopping bags, accessories and more! Go to the www.mixedbagdesigns.com and start shopping! Every purchase helps us! Forward this email on to your friends and family too, we need all the help we can get and the more the merrier!

 

How To Order

  • Go to the Mixed Bag Designs Website

  • Click on "ONLINE STORE" and browse products and start shopping!

  • Pay for your order online with a credit card - your order is shipped directly to you!

  • At checkout on the Review/Submit Order Page type 17336 in the "School/Fundraiser ID#" field. You can also enter the name of the participant that referred you in the "Referred By" field for them to receive credit.

 

Remember, you can feel free to forward on this email to other friends and family - we are happy to reach out to other communities! Thank you for your support!


 

Happy Shopping,

St. Mary's H. S.

 

 

We are working to create a positive game environment for our student athletes and our student spectators. We would love to see students from every grade level involved in the campus life at St. Mary's and this is one of the best ways that we can offer such an experience. Here's what every member of The Machine will receive.

  • Free admission to all home, non-CIF games for ALL sports, all year.

  • Choice of one of three, limited edition Green Machine t-shirts in green, white, or black that can be worn to school on Fridays and, of course, to games.

  • Be eligible to take advantage of give-a ways like free food, free t-shirts, free play-off tickets, even some free play tickets and much more. 

  • Priority seating in our student section - the whole Ram Fam is welcome there!

  • Getting the most out of your high school experience and creating life-long memories. 

You can stay updated on everything Green Machine by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Vine @SMGreenMachine. We post game updates and pictures to showcase the Rams and their fans. 

 

 

*These links are not not officially sponsored  nor under the control of St. Mary’s High School. The links are provided solely as a convenience to the user. The inclusion of this link is not a recommendation of nor an  endorsement of the views expressed within them. The views and opinions are solely those of the authors of the content contained therein. St. Mary’s is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in the site.

 

The cost for the Green Machine is $30 but it will save you lots of money over the course of the year. The more you get involved, the more you save.  If you attend only 4 football games and 2 volleyball games in the fall you will already have participated in more than $30 in SMHS activities.

 

 

 

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Stockton, CA 95207