In this Issue
Past Events:
  • SJMHS Ash Wednesday Service
  • Ring Blessing Ceremony
  • Beautify Fresno Event
  • Italian Club Celebrated Carnevale
  • SJM Girl's Basketball Win Section Championship
  • Successful Blood Drive Event
  • Black History Month On Campus
Upcoming Events:
  • Prayer at the Fountain (March 9, 2022)
  • St. Patrick's Day Golf Tournament (March 14, 2022)
  • Disney Beauty and the Beast The Musical Presented by SJM Drama Club (March 25, 26 and 27)
  • Important Counseling Office Dates
  • SJM SAT School Day for Juniors
  • Tuition Scale for 2022-2023 School Year
  • Order Your Yearbook & Yearbook Ads
  • Spread the Word About Memorial
Past Events
SJM High School Celebrated Ash Wednesday Service
On Wednesday, March 2, 2022 our students, faculty, staff and some members of our community celebrated Ash Wednesday in the school gym. We all enjoyed celebrating such a special day in the liturgical calendar. Deacon Bill Lucido led the Ash Wednesday Service.

Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer. Ash Wednesday takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday, and is chiefly observed by Catholics, although many Christians observe it too.

Ash Wednesday Service with Ash Distribution started at 10:35 am and lasted for about 40 minutes.

Thank you to the 17 members of the Campus Ministry and their Director Clarissa Myers for organizing such a beautiful and peaceful service for our SJM community. We were all truly inspired by all the students who spoke that day and shared with us their Lent season plans.

To watch some of the special highlights that took place during the Ash Wednesday service click on the video below.
Ring Blessing Ceremony for the Girl's Tennis Team
On Thursday, February 24th, the Girl's Tennis team had a ring blessing  ceremony in honor of their Valley Championship. The ceremony was held on campus in Holy Cross Hall Chapel.

Their coach Andrew Gutierrez and Deacon Bill Lucido presided over the blessing (both in the picture above). Some parents were also in attendance.

This is a big accomplishment for the Girl's Tennis team because it's been 13 years since they last won a valley championship!
Making Fresno More Beautiful
On February 26, 2022, 30 SJM students participated in our second Beautify Fresno event. In two hours, our students covered over 30,000 sq. ft. of graffiti on the wall of Mayfair Elementary school. They also picked up 100 pounds of trash.

While they completed their work, grateful neighbors brought a case of water out for everyone as a thank you for trying to beautify their neighborhood.

Our students truly felt the impact of their work both visually, and by being recognized by the grateful neighbors! We are making a difference in our community!
Italian Club Celebrated Carnevale on Campus

The World Languages/Cultures Club hosted their Italian Carnevale on Friday, March 4 in Willinger Hall. The event was open to all World Languages students!

Carnevale is a Catholic holiday in Italy that takes place 40 days before Easter, just before the start of Lent. Historically, it was the last chance Catholics had to indulge before they gave up (traditionally) meat for Lent.

The purpose of this club on campus is promote the study of World Languages and foster an understanding and appreciation of other cultures. At San Joaquin Memorial High School we want to encourage all students to study a second language.
SJM Girl's Basketball win Section Championship
On Friday, February 25, 2022 our Girls Basketball Team won the Central Section Division 1 Championship.

"Their Division 1 Section Championship this season is the first Championship in D1 to my knowledge. And with six freshmen on the team this is quite an accomplishment," said Stephen Ferdinandi, SJM Athletic Director.

Our Girl's Basketball team have now won the League Champions title, Section Champions title and are currently playing in the CIF State Playoffs… stay tuned! Let's go Panthers!
Successful Blood Drive on Campus
On February 28, 2022 from 9 am - 2 pm San Joaquin Memorial High School held a Blood Drive in partnership with Central California Blood Center. The Blood Drive took place in the school gym.

There were a total of 41 people, among them students, faculty, staff and parents who attempted donating blood that day, but 33 actual pints of blood were collected.

We want to thank everyone who showed interest and especially those who donated blood during the event. The Blood Drive is a very important and special event at San Joaquin Memorial High School.
The Red & Blue News Highlighted Black History Month
The Red & Blue News team have been creating some fun and empowering content throughout the last several weeks. For instance check out this fun video piece inspired on Black History Month.

This month they are in the middle of celebrating Women's History Month through articles, videos and photography as well. We recommend you checking out one of their latest published video pieces in honor of Women's History Month.

The Red and Blue News continues to publish new content while exploring the endless possibilities of a digital creative platform. To see more of their content you can visit their website.
Upcoming Events
Prayer at the Fountain on 3/9
Hey Panthers! Are you looking to do something special this Lent? You are invited to join us at Prayer at the Fountain this Wednesday at 8:40 am as we pray for guidance during this Lenten season in resisting temptation.

Donuts will be served and everyone is invited.

We look forward to seeing you there!
St. Patrick's Day Golf Tournament on 3/14
Join us for our 76th Annual St. Patrick's Day Golf Tournament benefitting San Joaquin Memorial High School on Monday March 14, 2022!

TIME: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm!

Lunch begins at 10:30 am

Please send your sponsorship to Shirley Boujikian at (559) 475-5831 or at ! 

Register for our Facebook event here.
SJM Drama Club presents... Disney Beauty and the Beast The Musical!
The student led production will take place on the last weekend of March and you are cordially invited to this long-awaited opening show.

Reserve your tickets at the link below:

Click below to sponsor the event:

Thank you for supporting the SJM Drama Club.
Important Counseling Office Dates & More

Upcoming Counseling Events:

March 10 & 11 - Junior College Planning Meeting #4

March 18 - Freshman College Planning Meeting #4

April 5 - Sophomore College Planning Meeting #4

April 29 - Senior College Planning Meeting #4
Counselors' Calendly Links to Schedule Individual Appointments:

9th & 10th grade: A-G
11th & 12th grade: A-F

9th & 10th grade: H-R
11th & 12th grade: G-N

9th & 10th grade: S-Z
11th & 12th grade: O-Z 
SJM SAT School Day Testing for Juniors
April 26, 2022
Sign Up Today!

SJM is offering the SAT on our campus during the school day for current juniors on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

We highly recommend that all juniors sign up for this exam as part of their college
plan. The SAT is accepted at U.S. colleges and universities for admissions
consideration. It measures what students are learning in high school and what they need to know to succeed in college. Although some colleges will be test-optional for the class of 2023 (test score not required to apply), we still recommend having a test scores.

We are pleased to offer SAT School Day at SJM so that:
 Your student is more comfortable and confident by testing in a safe, familiar
 You don’t have to worry about the logistics of getting to a test center on a
Saturday morning.
 No one has to worry abut weekend conflicts or disrupting family time.

The cost for the SAT is $52. (This is the same cost for national weekend test days. All funds go to College Board.) SJM will bill the student’s tuition account.

Registration is due by April 1, 2022.

Tuition Scale for 2022-2023 School Year
Perpetual Enrollment Dates: The Financially Responsible Party understands that by March 1 of each school year, San Joaquin Memorial will notify (in writing or electronically) of the registration and tuition amounts for the next school year and the date by which the registration fee must be paid to reserve a place for the Student’s next academic year. 

San Joaquin Memorial will presume that the Financially Responsible Party intends to maintain the perpetual enrollment of the Student for the next school year on the same payment plan as the previous school year, unless San Joaquin Memorial has received a contrary notification regarding enrollment or the selection of a different payment plan by the Financial Responsible Party by May 22nd of the current school year.  
2021 Yearbook
2020 & 2021 Yearbooks
2021 Yearbook
You can still order your yearbook!

The books are $100 and can be ordered online until May 1. There are a limited number of yearbooks available and we cannot guarantee they will last, so make sure to get yours before they are sold out. If we have any books leftover after May 1, they will be available for sale in person on campus for $120 after they arrive in late May.

Online orders for Senior Ads in the yearbook are still on sale until March 10. The ads are $320 for a full page, $150 for half. Parents please email the jpeg to Ms. Hathaway. If you miss the March deadline, please email Ms. Hathaway for more information at

The theme of this year's book is "Better Together," and we certainly are! Go Panthers!
Friendly Reminder for Friends and Family of San Joaquin Memorial High School
The SJM 2022-2023 Application for NEW incoming freshmen and fall transfers is 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 tour of the SJM Campus, contact Bianca Blanchette, Director of Admissions at (559) 268-9251 EXT 139 or
Schedule Your Shadow Visit
If you'd like to know what happens during a shadow visit here are some pointers:

*Meet and shadow a Memorial Student for the day

*Experience our unique, late-start, block schedule and sit in a Memorial classroom

*Get to know our campus, staff and students

For assistance in scheduling a tour of the SJM Campus, contact Bianca Blanchette, Director of Admissions at (559) 268-9251 EXT 139 or
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