Welcome to the seventh edition of 
Panther Press ,  
a biweekly electronic newsletter sent to families and friends of 
San Joaquin Memorial High School
Ms. Sani serving up love and dental care in Armenia

In October 2015, our own Michele Sani, Assistant Head of School for Academics, and her husband Dr. Ron Sani, made their first medical mission trip to Armenia. It was the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, which made the experience particularly poignant.

“That year, we served dental patients in several regions of the country, our home base being the capital, Yerevan,” said Mrs. Sani. “Since then, Ron has made the trip every year, and I have served as his assistant twice since then.”

“In America, we have a foster system; in Armenia, there are orphanages,” Mrs. Sani explained. “For the last two years, I have assisted Ron in a clinic adjacent to a Catholic orphanage. It was created by SOAR – Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief. All treatment is free, thanks to donors from all over the world.”
Jalen McMillan named to All American Bowl

For over 20 years now, the All American bowl has featured the top 100 football players in the nation. This year, SJM's star wide receiver, Jalen McMillan was named among the elite who made the All American Bowl roster. He is the first ever SJM football player to make it. You can catch the University of Washington commit play in the All American Bowl on January 4, 2020 on NBC. The game will be aired live from San Antonio, Texas.
Fall Sports Playoffs Underway and Wrapping up
Congratulations to all of our Fall sports teams on great seasons! SJM wishes all of its teams the best of luck in the post season and congratulates its teams on great seasons. Here is where each team stands currently with their schedule.

Girls Volleyball (26-8) played in the Valley Championship and beat Righetti High (Santa Barbara). From there they moved on to the state playoffs and played Christopher High (Gilroy) and lost. Congratulations to our Valley Champs!

Girls Tennis (10-1-8) made it to the the second round of the section playoffs and lost to Atascadero.

Girls Golf T he Valley Champs are done as a team but Senior Meredith McDougal plays on November 14, 2019 in the State tournament.

Football (8-1) received the first round bye in the section playoffs. They play Stockdale on November 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

Boys Water Polo (17-5) received the first round bye in the section playoffs. They lost in the second round to Kingsburg.

Girls Water Polo (11-7) received the first round bye in the section playoffs. They beat Central in the second round. They move on to play Tulare Western on November 13, 2019.
Congratulations to our Girls Volleyball team for winning the Valley Championship
SJM Scholarship Application process change!
The applications will be open on December 1st.

Applications will be due January 15th.

More information to come!
SJM's Annual Auction was another success

The 42nd Annual Auction was a sell out this year with over 400 people in attendance. Thank you to the SJM community for your support and a big thank you to our Chairs who make this event possible.
Maria Campos, Mimi '88 Fanucchi and Betty Hermosillo-Turner
Thank you to all of the SJM Auction 2019 Sponsors
Senior Yearbook Ads

Congratulations on nearly graduating your child! To commemorate the milestone, you may want to dedicate a yearbook page to your graduate. 

Deadline for guaranteed space is December 15, 2019. Ads submitted after that date increase in price, and although we always do our best to accommodate all senior ads, it is "first come, first served."

Any questions, see or email Ms. Hathaway at  jhathaway@sjmhs.org . 
Participate in Giving Tuesday, help shape the next generation of Catholic community leaders.

San Joaquin Memorial will once again participate in the global day of giving, Giving Tuesday, on December 3, 2019. Giving Tuesday is a global initiative that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

San Joaquin Memorial will be asking the community to come together to help continue championing Catholic education, by helping us reach our goal of 100 donors in 24 hours.

For more information contact Kenyeih Williams, Director of Advancement at kwilliams@sjmhs.org.
Upcoming Events
Saturday Nov. 16, 2019
NHHS Cinema Night
Media Center, 6:00 pm

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019
NHS induction ceremony
Media Center, 4:00 pm

Tuesday Nov. 19, 2019
Fall Kairos
Monday Nov. 25 - Friday Nov. 29, 2019
No school - Thanksgiving break

Tuesday Dec. 3 , 2019
Giving Tuesday
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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