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?
Sydney Spurgeon, Class of 2016
has travelled to Kenya to
the Red Rhino Orphanage Project to prepare a photo
chronicle of the project that was founded by Greg
'79 and Susan Traverso and co-founder Dave Saunders
'68 who currently leads the project in Kenya.
Red Rhino was started in 1998 for the "poorest of
the poor." The effort has been so scucessful, due to
the great support from Dr. John Zeiter 80 and his
wife Lynette and innumerable others that today, as
they say on their website: "
Our kids are no
longer the 'poorest of the poor’. In fact, their
circumstances are much better than many of the kids
in our local villages and neighborhood. Our kids
save their allowance to help and tutor the poor
during the holidays. On Saturdays, some of our Red
Rhino kids volunteer at the community center to read
to the younger kids in the surrounding area."
DeCosta, was named Female Athlete Of
Year during the Best of the Record All
Star Preps banquet. She is pictured in a
Record photo with special guest Brandin
Cooks, Los Angeles Rams wide receiver.
St. Mary's has
an opening for a part time U.S. Histroy
teacher. If interested, submit a
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's has
an opening in the Development Department
for an Admissions and Communication
Coordinator. This is a 10 month paid
internship. If interested, please submit
a resume to Mrs. Kath Smith at
REQUIRED summer reading for each grade
level is listed below. If you have
questions concerning summer reading,
please contact Mrs. Gillespie by
Students will be tested on their
assigned novel the first two days of
school. Please note that English 12 AP
students have two required novels and a
Grade 9 (all levels)
The Pearl, by John Steinbeck
Grade 10 (all levels)
Sarah's Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay
Grade 11 (all levels)
Of Mice and Men, by John
Grade 12 (CP only)
Brave New World, by Aldous
Grade 12 (AP only)
Brave New World, by Aldous
Frankenstein, by Mary
Shelley (summer assignment)
Attending Summer School, going to
Salesian Camp, travelling to Europe,
enjoying the Hawaii trip for graduating
seniors, helping run camps, these are some of the
activities that St. Mary's Summer Rams
are involved in.
The Campus Ministry Team
spent a week at Salesian Leadership Camp
in Brooklyn, Michigan. The students had
a tremendous impact on the camp. St.
Mary's 5 student members, Samantha
Rodriguez, Karina Rocha, Spencer Loewen,
John Costello, and David Okekenta) had
on the camp truly exhibited themselves
to be amazing leaders and role models.
Several priests, staff, and students
present told us how amazing the St.
Mary's students were all week, and
thanked us for bringing them.
Whether they are going abroad, going to
school, helping with the many summer
camps that the St. Mary's offers, St. Mary's
students follow the motto of our school,
given to us by St. Francis de Sales:
"Be who you are and be that well"
of your writing
Textbooks and numerous practice tests.
Tips on handling every question type
Personalized assessments and feedback
Through review of common vocabulary
Better handling of
the trickiest math
Shortcuts to save
time and points
avoiding common SAT & ACT trap
Importantly: IMPROVED SCORES!!
It was 1968 when a new teacher came to
St. Mary's to teach Spanish. Mrs. Rose
Leonardini has been a model of
professionalism, dedication, loyalty and
excellence for 50 years as she has
served the St. Mary's High School
community teaching, in addition to
Spanish, Latin, has served many years as
a moderator and is now the keystone in
the Alumni Office of the School.
St. Mary's wishes to honor and thank
Mrs. Leaonardini for being the role
model and mentor to so many generations
at our school. May God bless you!
John George, who served at St. Mary's
for 3 years, has come to pay a visit
from his current assignment in India and
will be at the St. Mary's Oblate
residence for the next 6 weeks.
students that are interested in playing
any Fall Sports must have a medical exam
Volunteer medical staff will be on
campus to provide examinations for
athletes to get this clearance.
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.
Congratulations to the
Class of 2019.
This summer you will be
receiving information from Prestige
Portraits, our official yearbook
They will be on our school
campus August 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11 to
take your official picture for the
senior section of our 2019 Cauldron
yearbook. Please mark your calendars for
these important dates and make your
appointment with Prestige Portraits so
that you can be included in the 2019 St.
Mary's High School yearbook. You can
contact Prestige at (916) 844-1221 or
Margaret Stephens, Director of
Admissions and Communications at
209-957-3340, Ext., 187 for more
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.
eTranscripts are here! St. Mary's High
School is making the college application
Are you getting ready to start the
college application process? St. Mary's
has teamed with Parchment to make the
process easier for families
One of the required documents you will
need when applying to college is an
official high school transcript, a
student's academic record. St. Mary's
High School has a new, online service
where you can request an official high
school transcript and send it to the
college of your choice with just a few
Parchment sends your transcript
securely, accurately and confidentially
to any college or university. The best
part is you can request your transcript
anytime from anywhere. Just click the
"order transcript" link on the SM
website to visit Parchment.com.
Just follow these 3 easy steps to get
1. Register for a free account at
2. Request your transcript
3. Track your transcript
The fee for eTranscripts is $5. When
registering with Parchment you will be
prompted to put in your payment of
Sending the transcript electronically is
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 on
Parchment.com. 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
universities. Students applying via the
Common Application will 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 attending.
If you have questions about
e-transcripts you can contact the
appropriate school counselor or
Registrar. Don't delay!
Sign up for your Parchment.com account
A - Go Ms. Nisby (email@example.com)
Gr - O Mrs. Rosado (firstname.lastname@example.org)
P - Z Mrs. Chapman (email@example.com)
Mrs. Towne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
email@example.com 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
Class of 1958 Reunion
For more info please contact the
SM Development Dept. 209-957-3340 ext. 195
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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
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
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
Priority seating in our
student section - the whole Ram Fam is welcome
Getting the most out of your
high school experience and creating life-long
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
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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.
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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Mary’s High School. The link is provided solely as a
convenience to the user. The inclusion of this link is not a
recommendation of nor an endorsement of the views
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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.