Welcome to the thirtieth edition of 
Panther Press, 
a biweekly electronic newsletter sent to families and friends of 
San Joaquin Memorial High School
Our Spring 2021 semester is moving forward. This issue of Panther Press gives you some updates on fundraisers and events this semester and our upcoming celebration of Catholic Schools Week.
Catholic Schools Week Set to "Celebrate Inclusive Community" February 1 to February 5

This week, San Joaquin Memorial High School will join thousands of other Catholic schools across the country in celebrating the annual Catholic Schools Week. Students will be treated to a virtual Mass on Wednesday of Catholic Schools Week. Throughout the week, students will get special treats during the school day.

Catholic Schools Week is an annual event celebrated by Catholic schools nationwide, honoring the value of Catholic education.

"Being at a Catholic School is a unique experience that offers students and staff opportunities and forums inaccessible to other schools," said Clarissa Myers, SJM Director of Campus Ministry. "Likewise, there is a dynamic at Catholic schools that cannot be found anywhere else - this is why we celebrate. We celebrate Catholic Schools Week because it's important to acknowledge that being at a Catholic school is a gift and a blessing. There are many great things that happen at San Joaquin Memorial and CSW is a week in the school year that allows us to come together to celebrate these things and one another as a community."
Bus Stop Fundraiser for San Joaquin Memorial
Support our student fundraiser toward a new and improved bus stop on Floradora St! Buy before February 5. Select from a variety of caramel apples and chocolate.

To order contact: [email protected]

All orders will be ready for pick up February 12th just in time for Valentine's Day.
Save the Date for our Drive Through BBQ!
Join us on March 20 for a Drive Through BBQ Fundraiser! Grab a tasty meal to go and support SJM Athletics! That day, we will also host a silent auction via Text2Bid. All proceeds go directly to SJM Athletics.

Save the Date! We will announce more details as the event draws near!
Annual Events Rescheduled

Due to COVID-19, several annual San Joaquin Memorial events have needed to be rescheduled.

Our SJM Baseball Texas Hold'em Tournament, typically held in January, will be held instead in January 2022.

"Our Texas Hold Em tournament has become a tradition and a huge part of the Memorial baseball program over the years," said JD Salles, Head Baseball Coach at SJM. "Not only does this event support our program, but it allows for our alumni to get together and celebrate the baseball program here at Memorial. The continued support of our athletic programs is highly important as we continue to grow as a school. Thank you for all of the support over the years. Go Panthers!"

Our Crab Feed, held each year in February, will be back on February 19, 2022.

SJM would like to thank all of our supporters of these events. We look forward to when we can all celebrate together again!
SJM Service Education Coordinator Featured in Education Matters Minute

Our own Service Education Coordinator, Veronica Cortez, was featured in Fresno CSS's Education Matters Minute series. Veronica spoke about the service education program at SJM and projects students have undertaken to help their community even as the pandemic has raged on.
Acceptance letters to new students have been mailed! Has one of your children been accepted to SJM or do you know someone who has? Share the good news! Tag us on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #sjmbound
Yearbooks on Sale Now
Yearbooks are now on sale. They cost $100. Go to yearbookordercenter.com

Senior Ads are also available to purchase and build on the same website. Email Ms. Hathaway with any questions at [email protected]
The SJM 2021-2022 Application for NEW incoming freshmen and fall transfers is now open on the SJM website. Help us spread the word by passing this information on to prospective parents and students! For assistance in the application process or to schedule a private, socially distanced tour of the SJM Campus, contact Rainey Lewis at (559) 475-5837 or [email protected].

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.

Join our Parent Guild or Booster’s Club!

Interested in getting involved at SJM and supporting the school? Join our Parent Guild or Booster’s Club! Contact Shirley Boujikian for more information regarding the Parent Guild at [email protected], (559) 475-5831 and [email protected] for more information on the Booster’s Club. 

Click here for the application forms: 
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