Ms. Nisby, A-Go
Ms. Davenport, Gr-O Ext 125
Ms. Chapman, P-Z Ext123
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
website at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net.
If you need assistance please contact
Jennifer Giannini, Ext. 121
Chris Kilby, Ext. 111.
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?
Next Year's Senior
Registration (Small Gym)
6:00pm Incoming Freshmen
6:00pm Incoming Freshmen
Next Year's Juniors
Next Year's Sophomores
The $350 non-refundable
Registration Fee is due
prior to Registration.
Payment deadline is
March 8. Payments can be
made on your FACTS
tuition account or
brought in to the Main
On these days there will
be a special schedule
with early dismissal so
that the entire staff
will be available to
work with the students
during the registration
Jones, Class of 2019,
for receiving The McKay
Award for Outstanding
Offensive Lineman of the
Year at The Annual Jack
O’Keefe Benefit Dinner
presented by the
Stockton Athletic Hall
Senor Sousa will be leading a group of
St. Mary's students on a Summer
Immersion trip to the wonderful and
beautiful country of Ecuador and to the
Galapagos Islands next summer.
This truly unique opportunity to not
only expand your horizons but to deepen
them does not come very often and is not
given to everyone.
While you learn or improve your Spanish,
you will be treated to the sounds and
sights of this great land and experience
the wonders of the Galapagos Islands
Italy • Switzerland •
France • England
Please come to an
informational meeting on
Tuesday, March 27, 2019
in Room 18
or contact Luigi
Gherardi at: firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information
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
Financial Aid is available for eligible
families to help make tuition more
affordable. St. Mary’s High School
contracts with FACTS Management to
evaluate the applications and verify
supporting documents. An application
fee of $35 is charged per family payable
to FACTS. Financial Aid must be applied
New students must have a student
application on file with the Registrar,
along with the $75 application fee.
Notifications will be mailed in March,
Questions? Please call 209-957-3340
Jenni Giannini ext. 121 or Chris Kilby
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.
will offer a workshop for community
colleges in the spring. We recommend
students take advantage of this
opportunity if they plan to pursue
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
May 4, 2019
Apr 5, 2019
Apr 19, 2019
Jun 1, 2019
May 3, 2019
May 17, 2019
Apply online at the College Board
Apr 13, 2019
Mar 8, 2019
Mar 22, 2019
June 8, 2019
May 3, 2019
May 17, 2019
July 13, 2019
June 14, 2019
June 21, 2019
Apply for ACT On Line
eTranscripts are here!
St. Mary's High School
is making the college
Are you getting ready to
start the college
application process? St.
Mary's has teamed with
Parchment to make the
process easier for
One of the required
documents you will need
when applying to college
is an official high
school transcript, a
record. St. Mary's High
School has a new, online
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Parchment sends your
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The best part is you
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Just follow these 3 easy
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3. Track your
The fee for eTranscripts
is $5. When registering
with Parchment you will
be prompted to put in
your payment of choice
Sending the transcript
easier, safe and saves
money! Because it's
online, it is processed
much faster; your high
school can send it
instantly, and the
college or university
receives it immediately.
You no longer have to
wonder if your
transcript was sent by
St. Mary's, or received
by the college or
university to which your
child is applying. Now
you can track it all
online at your account
That's peace of mind!
University of California
campuses do not want a
transcript until final
grades are complete in
June. CSU campuses and
private and/or out of
state colleges will
vary. Please check with
each campus and check
all emails sent by the
applying via the Common
automatically have the
initial and midyear
transcripts submitted by
their counselor. In
June, ALL seniors must
request a final
transcript to be sent to
the college they will be
If you have questions
about e-transcripts you
can contact the
Sign up for your
young Catholic men do
not have the information
needed to prayerfully
discern if they are
being called by God to
the vocation of
provides a forum to
assist those who believe
they may have a call.
Contact Fr. Matt Issac
in the Sacramental
Ministry Office or by
e-mail to get
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.
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.
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
Do you like to CHEER???
Do you like to DANCE???
Then come tryout for the Saint Mary's
Cheer or Dance Teams!!
There will be an Parent Information
meeting on... Monday March 25 at 7:00pm
in the St. Mary's Cafeteria. If
you are interested in trying out, you
must attend this meeting with a
parent/guardian/and or adult, to be able
to try out!! Cheer and Dance Teams are
open to all levels, Freshman thru
Dance Team clinic and tryouts are....
April 3, 4, and 5.
Cheer Team clinic and tryouts are....
April 8, 9, and 10.
If you would like any additional
information please contact:
Cheer Coach: Margo Kozina at
Dance Coach:Lisa Pijl at
Sac Joaquin Section
Academic Team Champions
SM Student-Athletes were in the top 5 of
the Sac Joaquin Section Academic Team
Champions. For Fall Women's Golf, Water
polo and Cross Country were leaders and
for the Winter it was Men's
Soccer, Men's Wrestling and Women's
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
to reduce or eliminate your annual
Athletic Participation fee?
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 beneficiary. Register your
preferred method of payment (payments made through
your checking account will maximize your profits)
See the huge list of retailers participating
For more info, please contact the athletic office at
957-3340, Ext. 108
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
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.
Director of Admissions
and Communications at
209 957-3340 ext. 187
for more information.
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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
or call (209) 957-3340, Ext 187
We are encouraging
everyone to be
the Annual Appeal.
Please consider donating
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Purchase, contact the St. Mary's
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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.