Welcome to the forty-second edition of 
Panther Press, 
a biweekly electronic newsletter sent to families and friends of 
San Joaquin Memorial High School
In this Issue
  • Fall Day Retreats
  • Associate Student Body Council and Class Officers
  • Game Cancelled
  • Junior Class Ring Ceremony
  • Cap/Gown/Tassel Ordering
  • Host Family Needed
  • Drama Performance
  • Application Opening Soon
  • 44th Annual Auction
  • Important Links
Fall Day Retreats
The Campus Ministry Team is excited to announce two retreats this fall semester. November 13th and December 11th will be our Fall Day Retreats, offered to the Freshmen and Sophomore classes. Registration opened on October 20th and will close on October 27th. Students and parents can pick up/drop off registration forms in the North Administration building.

Sophomores and Freshmen have the option to sign up for one of the retreat dates. Cost, scholarships, and other information will be provided in the registration packets. Reservations will be first come first serve, so don’t wait to submit your forms!

Refer questions to Clarissa Myers, cmyers@sjmhs.org or Luis Medina, lmedina@sjmhs.org
Congratulations to this year's Associate Student Body Council and Class Officers
Tomorrow's Football Game Against Edison High has been cancelled.
Save the Date for this Year's
Junior Class Ring Ceremony
Juniors and junior parents, please join us in celebrating a long-standing tradition among the San Joaquin Memorial community. On Wednesday, November 3, at 7:00 PM, we will be coming together at St. Paul Catholic Newman Center to celebrate our place in the SJM family and take part in a blessing of our class and mementos that signify our enduring ties to San Joaquin Memorial.

It's not too late to participate! If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hamilton or Mr. Wathen.

Please RSVP to Ms. Hamilton (jhamilton@sjmhs.org) or Mr. Wathen (nwathen@sjmhs.org) by Wednesday, October 27. 
Cap/Gown/Tassel Ordering
On Oct. 25th, in all Government and Economics courses, Graduate Services will be on campus to take student orders for Cap/Gown/Tassel and all other Graduation products including "Announcements." Your student will be asked to at least order their Cap/Gown/Tassel at this time, free of charge (the school pays for it). All other items must be purchased by the student/parent. 

If you order online prior to Oct. 25th, please make sure your student is aware so we do not duplicate orders. We will ask for all names of those who ordered prior to Oct. 25th from Graduate Services. 
Host Family Needed
Help needed! A female international student attending Memorial is looking for a host family to house her. The family must have no pets. Contact Memorial at (559)268-9251 EXT. 139 to volunteer.
Drama Performance
Hey Panthers! The Drama and Music Club is putting on our first performance of the year! Get ready for a wonderful show that is sure to be magical! The show will begin @7 on Friday, October 29th! Tickets will be sold at the door starting at 6:15 p.m. $10 for adults and $5 for SJM students and faculty! This is a one time performance only, so be sure to be there!
Spread the Word About Memorial
The SJM 2022-2023 Application for NEW incoming freshmen and fall transfers is opens November 1 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 tour of the SJM Campus, contact Bianca Blanchette, Director of Admissions at (559) 268-9251 EXT 139 or bblanchette@sjmhs.org
Get Ready for Fun at our 44th
Annual Auction
Save the Date for our 44th Annual Auction on November 13, 2021! Get ready for a night of fun and celebration! Learn more at sjmhs.maestroweb.com.

There are also many ways you can help!

  • Sponsor the event, purchase a table, buy tickets, or advertise in the event program: Contact Shirley Boujikian (559) 475-5831 or sboujikian@sjmhs.org for more information.
  • Support the Silent Auction. You can do this by purchasing auction items or by donating funds via Venmo or by check. Venmo address is Panther Pete: @Panther-Pete. Please notate that it is for the auction. You may also send a check to SJM, Attention: Shirley Boujikian. Please note “auction” in the memo line. Contact Shannon Stubblefield (559-250-6879) or Karen Jimison (209-612-2828) with questions.
  • Bid during the silent auction, from anywhere! The silent auction items will be available to bid on starting on November 5! Check out sjmhs.maestroweb.com for more information!

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Alumni Contact Update

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