Welcome to the fifteenth edition of 
Panther Press ,  
a biweekly electronic newsletter sent to families and friends of 
San Joaquin Memorial High School
The Diocese of Fresno hopes to reopen campus on Monday, March 30 but says that will be determined on a day-to-day basis. 

In an effort to keep our community informed on the campus closure, SJM has created a page on our website where community members can get the latest updates, get online learning information and see what school related events are affected.  
Community lunch options available for youth

Fresno and Clovis Unified School Districts will be offering grab-and-go breakfast and lunch to anyone in the community between the ages of 1-18. If an SJM student is in need of breakfast or lunch, they are encouraged to participate in this service.

Beginning Thursday, March 19, Fresno Unified will distribute meals Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Meals will be distributed at the following locations:

  • Addams Elementary School
  • Ahwahnee Middle School
  • Columbia Elementary School
  • Computech Middle School
  • Cooper Academy
  • Figarden Elementary School
  • Fort Miller Middle School
  • Hamilton K-8 School
  • Kings Canyon Middle School
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Scandinavian Middle School
  • Sequoia Middle School
  • Tehipite Middle School
  • Tenaya Middle School
  • Terronez Middle School
  • Tioga Middle School
  • Wawona K-8 School
  • Yosemite Middle School

Clovis Unified is distributing meals from 11:00 and to 1:00 pm at the following locations:

  • Clovis
  • Cole
  • Fancher Creek
  • Mickey Cox,
  • Jefferson
  • Miramonte
  • Mountain View,
  • Nelson
  • Pinedale
  • Sierra Vista
  • Tarpey
  • Temperance-Kutner
  • Valley Oak
  • Weldon
  • Clark
  • Kastner
  • Buchanan
  • Clovis West
  • Clovis East
  • Clovis North

Meals will also be available for pick up at the following locations and times:

7:10 a.m.
Barstow & DeWolf
6:40 a.m.
Vin Rose LN @ N 41 Frontage Road
7:27 a.m.
6207 E Clinton
7:37 a.m.
E Huntington & S Waverly
7:40 a.m.
Belmont Frtg & N Sabre (Ponding Basin)
7:37 a.m.
E Huntington & S Waverly
7:29 a.m.
Fancher @ Turner
7:30 a.m.
Mckenzie @ Rector Wy
7:32 a.m.
Belmont @ Sanders CT
7:33 a.m.
7902 E Belmont @ Dewolf
7:35 a.m.
Locan @ Belmont
7:37 a.m.
7261 E Tulare @ Dirt Field
7:40 a.m.
6870 Kings Canyon Rd
7:42 a.m.
N Douglas & E Kerckhoff
7:40 a.m.
Inyo @ Shelly Golden Dawn
7:43 a.m.
N Burgan & N Armstrong (Pump Station)
7:39 a.m.
N Burgan & E Inyo
7:41 a.m.
N Burgan & E Balch
7:50 a.m.
Iowa @ Cimarron
  7:18 a.m.
16088 N Friant Rd
7:24 a.m.
Via Mira Bella
7:33 a.m.
Bella Vista @ Mailboxes
7:45 a.m.
Burroughs & Marcus
7:47 a.m.
Flemming & Waldby
7:49 a.m.
Friant & Root
Welcome Baby Gomez

Congratulations to SJM Guidance Counselor Mrs. Kylie Gomez and her husband Emmanuel for bringing Toni Marcelina into the world on March 12, 2020. Baby Toni was born at 6:01 am and weighed in at 7 lbs. 4.5 oz.

Welcome to the SJM family Toni!
Emilio Carvalho stays locked in on International Bunker Trap Shooting

In a September issue of Panther Press, Sophomore Emilio Carvalho was featured for his achievements in International Bunker Trap Shooting. At that time Carvalho was preparing to compete in part one of the 2020 Junior Olympic trials. Last month he competed in part two of the Junior Olympic trials and placed second, which got him a silver medal and a spot on the junior world championship team. In the second trial, Carvalho shot a 250 target match and missed out on the gold medal by one target. 

International Bunker Trap throws target speeds twice as fast, approximately 70 mph, and more varied heights than American Trap. An Olympic sport, International Bunker Trap will be part of the 2020 Olympics. 

Congratulations to Emilio for competing at a high level and for representing our country and San Joaquin Memorial well! 
Bailey Feeney succeeds at raising money for Fresno PD K9

Bailey Feeney helped raise $28,000 for the Fresno Police K9 unit in memory of her friend Nick Kauls. After learning that FPD K9, Faris, was injured Feeney jumped to action to support her community and the FPD K9 unit. Faris holds a special place in Feeney’s heart because he played a pivotal role in finding the man suspected of killing SJM student Nick Kauls. Feeney raised the money through social media, donations from local businesses and a campus fundraising campaign. 

The donations that Feeney raised will help replace Faris with a police dog that is named after Nick Kauls. Thank you to Bailey and all of her hard work to help impact her community! 
Dual Enrollment is here

Eligible SJM students in the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021 have the opportunity to enroll in a selection of Fresno City College courses. The courses will be taught by FCC professors right here on our campus. Each course is one semester long, and successful completion earns 3 transferable college units (UC/CSU). In addition, for each semester course, students will earn 10 credits (a full year’s worth) from SJM.
To be eligible for dual enrollment, a student must:
  • be a current sophomore or junior;
  • have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA;
  • have an “A” in the most recent college-prep level English class, or a “B” or better in Honors/A.P. English (the prerequisite grade must be maintained through the second semester of 2020).
Eligible students may enroll in a maximum of 2 college courses per semester. If a student chooses not to enroll in a college course for the second semester, he/she must enroll in the Learning Lab (see course selection catalog  https://sjmhs.org/course-catalogs ).
Fresno City College courses offered:
English 1A: Reading and Comprehension
Communication 1: Introduction to Public Speaking
Criminology 1: Introduction to Criminology
Film 6: Film Genres
Sociology 1: Introduction to Sociology 
Girls Basketball Ends State Playoff Run

Congratulations to our Girls Basketball teams on winning a Valley Championship and for making a run in the state playoffs. They were seeded #5 in the DII state bracket. They defeated #12 Lynbrook 71-37 and #4 Laguna Creek 57-36. They ended their season with a loss to #1 Oakland Tech 68-64. Oakland Tech was a familiar opponent as the Lady Panthers lost to them earlier this season 54-53. Oakland Tech went on the the state championship which was not played due to the coronavirus cancellation. It is the Girls fourth consecutive title (D5, D4, D4 and D2).

Congratulations to Lady Panthers for a great season and for winning their fourth consecutive Valley Championship.
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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