Welcome to the twelfth edition of  
Panther Press ,  
a biweekly electronic newsletter sent to families and friends of 
San Joaquin Memorial High School
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

This year's Catholic Schools Week was a great celebration. SJM kicked off the week with the blessing of our Rock Wall which was made possible through the generosity of the St. Pat's Golf Tournament committee. After the blessing, students enjoyed donuts and hot chocolate provided by the SJM Guild. On Tuesday and Wednesday, students participated in a school-wide donation drive which benefited Valley Teen Challenge. On Thursday, SJM celebrated mass as a school, followed by guest speakers from Valley Teen Challenge. The speakers discussed drug and alcohol abuse. Valley Teen Challenge is a non-profit that focuses on giving young adults faith-based solutions to drug and alcohol abuse. Catholic Schools Week concluded on Friday with a school-wide family meal. Thank you to our whole community for supporting San Joaquin Memorial!

Winter Formal is the biggest school-wide dance of the year. This year’s theme was “A Night Under the Northern Lights”. It was held on January 25 at Tornino’s Hall. 277 students dressed up and looked amazing, attended the dinner dance that was put on by ASB and Leadership students. The ASB and Leadership students put in six weeks of planning, ordering items, and executing their production plan. Great job ASB and Leadership…memories for all to cherish from Winter Formal 2020.
Honoring Nick Kauls

On February 4th, the newly installed bench honoring late SJM alumni Nick Kauls ‘19, was blessed by Monsignor Rob, Rector of San Joaquin Memorial. In attendance were family and friends of Lisa Kauls, SJM faculty and staff, alumni, and students. After the blessing, the SJM community gathered in Holy Cross Hall to celebrate Nick’s birthday which is also on February 4th. The bench is located on the side of the football locker room building where Nick enjoyed hanging out with his friends at lunch. 
SJM's Football team is honored in a special way

SJM's football team is still celebrating being Central Section Champions two months after wining the title! Last week Crystal Creamery released their limited edition milk cartons which features the Central Section's six Valley Champions. The Cartons will be available at a variety of different stores from Bakersfield to the border of Oregon.

"Crystal Creamery is very excited to add these champions to our commemorative cartons achieving the highest honor in their sport," said Brian Carden, Crystal Creamery's Senior Director of Sales. He added, "These cartons provide a fun, lasting memory of a very special moment while honoring the hard work and sacrifice put forth by the student athletes, their coaches and their families."
Modesto-based and family-owned, Crystal Creamery has been a sponsor of high school sports since 2012 when it began supporting the CIF’s Sac-Joaquin Section. In 2019, the dairy expanded its sponsorship of the CIF to include the Central and North Coast Sections. Crystal Creamery has now recognized more than 200 Section and State Champions, academic team champions, scholarship winners and Hall of Fame inductees on milk cartons.

Ethan Quinn featured on
ABC 30's
Good Sports

Weeks after winning a National title, Ethan Quinn is still feeling the media hype. Watch the SJM sophomore as he does his first television interview and talks about his upcoming season with reporter, Stephen Hicks.
Senior gear order Due Feb. 12
SJM Yogurtland giveaway

On Thursday, February 6, SJM will be raffling off a gift card. To join the raffle, SJM students must got to Yogurtland Riverpark or Yogurtland Campus Pointe and take a picture in their SJM apparel. Then they have to post it to Instagram and tag SJM's and Yogurtland's official accounts. The winner will be picked on Friday, February 7, 2020. For more details, read below.
Winter Sports Update

Winter sports are well underway and SJM wishes each of its teams the best of luck this season. Here is how every team is doing this season so far.

Girls Basketball: 15-8
The next game is on 2/7 at 6:30 pm. The Panthers will host Bullard.

Girls Soccer: 12-13-1
The next game is on 2/6 at 5:00 pm. The Panthers will host Bullard.

Boys Basketball: 18-6
The next game is on 2/7 at 6:30 pm. The Panthers will play an away game at Bullard.

Boys Soccer: 10-10-3
The next game is on 2/6 at 5:00 pm. The Panthers will play an away game at Bullard.
Spring Sports Kickoff

It's still cold outside but Spring Sports start this week! Here's how every team will start their season!

Softball: 2/4 hosts Liberty-Madera at 3:30 pm.

Baseball: 2/5 plays at Central at 3:00 pm.

Rugby: 2/8 hosts Bellarmine at 10:30 am.

Boys Tennis: 2/11 hosts Stockdale at 3:30.
(please note, all home games are at Fresno City College)

Boys Golf: 2/20 plays Immanuel at Ridge Creek in Dinuba at 2:00.

Swimming: 2/21 plays at Sunnyside at 2:00 pm.

Lacrosse: 3/3 hosts Edison at 5:15 pm.

Track: 3/20 at Gateway.
Upcoming Events
Monday Feb. 10, 2020
Boosters Meeting @ 6:00 pm

Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020
Guild Meeting @ 6:00 pm

Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020
Sophomore Retreat
Wednesday Feb. 12, 2020
Sophomore Retreat

Thursday Feb. 13, 2020
Field Trip to World Ag Expo
(Ag Bio class and LeAg Officers)
@ 9:00 am

Monday Feb. 17, 2020
No school - President's Day
Join Us For the 75th Annual St. Patrick's Day Golf Tournament
For more info please contact Shirley Boujikian at (559) 475-5831 or sboujikian@sjmhs.org
Career Day

San Joaquin Memorial High School's Career Day will be taking place on  Friday, February 28, 2020 . If you are interested in sharing your career with our students, please fill out the participation form.
Boosters Club

Boosters members take pride in raising money for our student-athletes through fun-filled, casual fundraisers - Holy Bowling in the fall; Crab Feed in February - concession sales and memberships.  For volunteer  opportunities and information, email sjmboostersclub@gmail.com.
Alumni Contact Update

Panther Alums, even though your time here at Memorial has passed, this is still your home! Please stay connected with us so that you can be part of our exciting engagement opportunities such as our sporting event tailgates, alumni mixers and so much more! To stay connected  please  fill out this form .

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