Welcome to the fifth edition of 
Panther Press ,  
a biweekly electronic newsletter sent to families and friends of 
San Joaquin Memorial High School
SJM Junior Patrick Mon Pere creates App to complement Mom’s tactile learning screen

 The mother-son team of Susan and Patrick Mon Pere is "touching" the lives of children and adults who learn differently with the creation of TacScreen and a soon to be released interactive app that utilizes fingertip stimulation to enhance the learning process.
Smith awarded $1,000 scholarship at volleyball tournament

Senior Margaret Smith was awarded The John Riding Memorial Grant at the Hard Driven Volleyball Challenge held at Clovis North. The two-day tournament features 26 teams from around the state and honors the late John Riding, a former Hoover High coach. Each year a player is selected for a cash scholarship of $1,000 based on the player’s character and service to others. Pictured with Smith is Memorial’s Varsity head coach, Martina Gregusova. 
SJM to rally for
One Family - One Fight

One of our beloved staff members, Mick Kingkham (M.K.), and his family have been going through the long journey of living with a child fighting a chronic illness. Mick's seven-year-old daughter Kathryn was born with Thalassemia, a rare blood disorder and has been treated with blood transfusions her entire life.

SJM will be hosting a gift card and cash drive called "One Family - One Fight" in support of the Kingkham family from October 23-25. SJM will be collecting gas and grocery gift cards and putting all cash donations towards Visa gift cards. This will help the family meet their needs as they focus on the recovery of Kathryn.
SJM Celebrates Abilities Day
Article by: Veronica Mirelez-Cortez

Celebrate Abilities Day (C.A.D) is a Community Outreach Program in which SJM invites 150 guests with special needs from all over the San Joaquin Valley to be partnered with Memorial students for the day. Held on Wednesday, November 6 from 10 am - 1 pm, Celebrate Abilities Day is a fun and free carnival. This is a great event where the SJM Community can come together to give our guests a great experience. 

The committee that coordinates (C.A.D) consists of teachers, staff and students who plan and organize the event. Each SJM teacher, club, and athletic team hosts game booths or activities. Students and guests will enjoy SJM school spirit while participating in face painting, interactive games, photo booth, cupcake walk, dancing, and many more exciting carnival games. All of the carnival games are modified to accommodate the diversity of guests. The goal for this event is to give Memorial students the opportunity to learn and gain an understanding of life, love, and compassion and to realize the abilities in all of God's children. 
Alumnus and Congressman Jim Costa '70, stopped by SJM last week to visit with our students
Feeney raises money for Fresno PD K9 in memory of Nick Kauls

After finding out that Fresno PD K9, Faris, was forced into retirement after sustaining an injury, SJM junior Bailey Feeney decided to raise money for a new K9. Faris played a role in finding the man suspected of killing Memorial Student Nick Kauls. ABC 30 covered the story this past weekend.

Donations can be made through Venmo (@nickkaulsmemorialdogfund). Cash and checks may be given to Bailey Feeney at lunch or Ms. Frye in room 24. Checks can also be mailed to The Bank of Sierra at 7391 N. Palm Ave. #101 Fresno CA, 93711. Make checks payable to The Nick Kauls Memorial K9 Fund.
2019 Homecoming Schedule
Join Ms. Hathaway on 2020 New York Trip
Article by: Joanie Hathaway

SJM students will have the opportunity to experience the WorldStride program to New York, New York in June 15-18 2020. On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, students will explore the Big Apple's most important historical sites, discover our nation's rich diversity and cultural heritage, and experience incomparable learning moments. This will be a trip that our students will be talking about for years to come.
Classroom Donations Needed

Receive parent service hours in exchange for donating bottled water, kleenex, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019
All school testing day (No school for Seniors)

Friday Oct. 18, 2019
Homecoming and Homecoming Tailgate

Monday, Oct. 21, 2019
Senior Graduation Order Presentation

Saturday Nov. 2, 2019
42nd Annual Auction

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.
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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