Welcome to the fourth edition of 
Panther Press ,  
a biweekly electronic newsletter sent to families and friends of 
San Joaquin Memorial High School
Emily Schuh Makes Forever Friendships as RAD Camp Volunteer

As a volunteer counselor at RAD (Rising Above Disabilities) Camp this summer, Memorial Junior Emily Schuh gained a new perspective about people and made forever friendships. 
Memorial hosts 8th Grade Preview Days

 Eighth Grade Preview Days are a great way for students from our partner schools to check out what a day in the life of a Panther is all about. On preview days, 8th graders enjoy a tour from our student ambassadors. The tour includes a prayer at the fountain, an SJM scavenger hunt, lunch and a pep rally. So far SJM has hosted preview days for Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Aloysius, Mary Immaculate Queen, St. Rose McCarthy, St. La Salle, George McCann and St. Paul's.
Thank you Bishop Brennan for helping us celebrate our Philanthropic Leaders!
Senior Sunrise
"The symbolism of uniting at sunrise is really about the class entering their final year together, as dawn breaks and providing a light on a whole new day and final high school chapter." - Kim Hodges, Director of Student Activities
Campus Master Plan Committee Formed to Prioritize School Needs

A new Campus Master Plan Committee has been formed at SJM to uncover, discuss, and prioritize the overall needs of the school, according to Head of School Michael Burke.

The first committee meeting was held on September 17 and will meet monthly. The committee is comprised of a cross section of staff, faculty, parents, board members, diocesan administrators and SJM administrators. Members include Michael Burke, Kenyeih Williams, John Hodges, Ed Borges, Joanie Hathaway, Kim Hodges, Neil Angelillo, Stacey Abney, Michael Thomason and Doug DuRivage.

The committee will focus on the overarching needs of the school. Once those needs have been determined, the committee will prioritize those needs based on campus location. The process will continue with funding, followed by the implementation of the overall plan. 

“The Campus Master Plan will be an ongoing process to ensure we are providing our students with the best possible environment,” said Mr. Burke.  
Task Force Assembled to Address Academic/Athletics Scheduling

In an effort to devise an equitable plan to ensure academic success for our student-athletes, administration and faculty have assembled a task force to review and discuss current academic scheduling conflicts that may have an impact on our students. The outcome of the task force's findings will be used as the foundation for future planning of schedules. SJM is committed to fostering an environment where student-athletes can have success both in the classroom and on the field.
San Joaquin Memorial 2019-2020
College Planning for Parents

Freshmen – Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Sophomores – Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Juniors - Thursday, January 16, 2020
Seniors – Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Meetings will start at 6:00 p.m. in the SJM Media Center

Please join us as SJM Counselors discuss:
  • High School Graduation Requirements
  • College Admission Requirements
  • All School Testing Day (PSAT/Pre-ACT)
  • Naviance Student
  • Other grade-level specific topics pertinent to the parent of the college-prep student
Classroom Donations Needed

Receive parent service hours in exchange for donating bottled water, kleenex, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
Senior Parent College Planning

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
Class of '99 Reunion

Monday, Oct. 7, 2019
Boys Basketball Parent Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019
Planned Giving Workshop

Wednesday Oct. 9, 2019
Sophomore Parent College Planning
Saturday Oct. 12, 2019
Sadies Dance

Monday Oct. 14, 2019
Boosters Meeting

Wednesday Oct. 16, 2019
All School testing day

Friday Oct. 18, 2019
Homecoming

Saturday Nov. 2, 2019
42nd Annual Auction
A Small But Mighty Cross Country Team
Article by: Michael Danks-Ferguson

The small but determined Panther Cross Country team is working hard to achieve our goals for the 2019 season. Frosh runner Julianna Gutierrez earned a 19th place medal at the Dinuba Invitational. Sophomore Zoey Cardosa has already brought home three medals over the course of the early season. At the Sanger Invitational, she placed 18th out of 124 frosh/soph competitors to demonstrate tremendous improvement over her first cross country season last year. Senior captain Matthew Garza has run his fastest times in four of the five races he has competed in this season.

Our newest runners, frosh Allie Kalmbach and Giovanni Provenzano, sophomore Spencer Duoangphouxay, and brothers Jacob and Zachari Levy are showing great determination and steady improvement. Sophomore Will Wilkins, junior Xochitl Noriego, and senior Kate Sambueso are getting themselves in shape for improved seasons as well. And finally, sophomore Analiese Figueroa is tentatively scheduled to make her comeback from leg surgery in late October. Together, we look forward to a great 2019 Cross Country season!
Want to Advertise at our 42nd Annual Auction?
For more info, contact Shirley Boujikian at (559) 475-5831 or sboujikian@sjmhs.org or Click Here
For more info, contact Shirley Boujikian at (559) 475-5831 or sboujikian@sjmhs.org
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
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.
Get Your Panther Gear!
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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