AASTAGGAA 2017 APPEAL FOR DONATIONS

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To all Stagg Alumni—This is our annual fund-raising appeal. Everything that we can do to support current Stagg students is dependent on your response. As students settle into the routine of the school year, the Alumni Association has already received applications from teachers for funds to enrich student learning. We hope you will consider joining us in their support. Please take time to write a check, or go online and contribute. And pass the word along to your classmates.

We have been fortunate to have received strong support from a core group of alumni, particularly in the class of 1965, who contribute every year. A growing number of reunion classes have made contributions, and Chase Chevrolet has been a steadfast supporter. After six years, we have a solid base on which to build.

However, if we are to grow our support for campus programs, we must enlarge the number of our active supporters. If you have given in the past, please stick with us, and give again. If you missed last year, please come back—we lost about 20 of you last year. And if you have promised to send a check but not followed through, please do so now. To put it in the bluntest possible terms, we need more of our alumni to respond to this appeal. Last year was the first since we began in which contributions declined. We need to do better for Stagg.

Through the generosity of the family and friends of Gary Wong, ’75, the Alumni Association is administering a fund dedicated to Stagg’s band program. After a year of planning, a new program is beginning this fall in which UOP instrumental students will give lessons and sectionals at Stagg to our students. We have funding for two years, and hope the program will continue through additional gifts. Please contact me if you would like a fuller description.

Thank you very much for your support. We are making a difference in the lives of today’s Stagg students.

Stewart Jacoby ’65, President
A.A. Stagg High School Alumni Association

Thanks to our Alumni Board members for their service: Linda Driver ‘65, Vice President; Martha Hawley ’71, Secretary; Judy Foster ’65; Don Smiley; Rita Jacoby ’66; Pam Curtin ’71. And thanks also to Charles Tillery 1993, who continues to serve as webmaster from his new home in Illinois. We have room for others who would like to work with us on this very worthwhile effort.


Contributions may be made 

by mail to  PO Box 77814 Stockton CA 95267

(checks payable to A.A. Stagg Alumni Association)

or by PayPal at:  http://www.aastaggaa.com/donate/

The Stagg High School Alumni Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Tax number 46-5333829

Questions? Contact Stewart Jacoby at staggalumni@gmail.com 


The Alumni Association was created in 2010 to:

  • Help connect our alumni to each other and to Stagg High School.
  • Promote Stagg High School in the community.
  • Support the Stagg community as it educates the next generation of Stagg students.

Join us! We are working to have all Stagg alumni sign up so that we have good class and contact information. No information will be shared with anyone outside the Association. Your class can use our resources to reach you with information about your reunion and other class activities. We will keep you informed about important events at Stagg and offer opportunities for you to support our efforts. Email staggalumni@gmail.com, or sign up on the website.

Help us! In the last four years we have funded roughly $20,000 in programs. With your help, we will do much more. We have

  • Subsidized Advanced Placement exam fees;
  • Funded a new amplifier for the theater;
  • Purchased two guitarrons for Stagg’s mariachi band; arranged for donated repair of Stagg’s string instruments by a professional luthier.
  • Helped to fund field trips for biology, Yearbook, Stagg Line, language department programs, student clubs and organizations.
  • Financed speakers on campus.
  • Funded the inauguration of an exciting “Music Olympiad” event, now in its third year, and a model for music education in our area.
  • Purchased computers, solar boat and prosthetic arm supplies for Stagg’s MESA team (3rd in Calif. this year, has won first in U.S. twice).

Please give generously!  Every cent you give goes to support Stagg High School and its students.  Stagg needs you!

Class of 1977 (40th) Reunion

WHO:
Class of 1977

WHAT:
COST:$ 70.00
OTHER INFO: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/109883562554/
**** Do you like to bake? We are looking for a few more people to bake a DESSERT (just 1 batch) for our REUNION. No pressure to do so. If you love to bake, contact Josephine. Disregard if you already contacted me a couple months ago. Questions??? Contact Reunion Coordinator Martha Cashore Carey on Facebook.
DON’T FORGET – send us contact info for any of our classmates (due to busing – we opened it to anyone who attended Stagg at least one year, even if you graduated in ’77 at another school).

WHERE:
Hilton Hotel off of March Lane
2323 Grand Canal Blvd,
Stockton, CA 95207
USA

WHEN:
Septemper 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm (No Host Bar, Hilton, Pre-Reunion)
September 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm (Main Event)

WHY:
40th Class Reunion

HOW:
Contact: Josephine (Stagg1977@yahoo.com) or Martha Cashore Carey (209-513-8655)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/109883562554/

 

Class of 1967 (50th) Reunion

WHO:
Class of 1967

WHAT:
COST:$ 75.00
DUE BY: 06/19/2017
PAYMENT: Checks & money orders
OTHER INFO:Send check or money order made out to: 1967 Stagg Class Reunion c/o Carol Clemons 3148 W. Monterey Stockton, CA 95204. Late Reservations or Paying at the Door $90

WHERE:
Italian Athletic Club
3541 Cherryland Avenue
Stockton, CA 95215
USA

WHEN:
July 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

WHY:
50th Class Reunion

HOW:
Contact: Gilberta Lazzari ()

CLASS OF 75 “60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY” REUNION

WHO:
Class of 1975

WHAT:
Get Together Reunion / Cost:$30 in Advance, $40 after June 15th, NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR. DJ Mike Caccam, playing 70s music. Food Trucks, Wine, Beer, & Soft Drinks.

WHERE:
Van Ruiten Family Winery
340 W Hwy 12
Lodi, CA 95242
USA

WHEN:
July 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WHY:
60th Birthday Party

HOW:
Contact: Bev Orton Ries (aastagghigh1975@gmail.com)

SUSD Public High School Survey

All Amos Alonzo Stagg High Alumni, over 23 years of age, are invited to participate in a survey of graduates of Stockton’s public high schools (SUSD). Chavez Principal Will Nelson is studying educational outcomes as part of his doctoral dissertation, and needs to find as many participants as possible. Your participation will allow him to analyze the effectiveness of SUSD’s educational programs for Stockton’s students. The survey monkey form will require about 10 minutes to complete.

Go online to https://surveymonkey.com/r/BCPGGMQ

Thank you for your time and support,

Amos Alonzo Stagg Alumni Association

Stephen “Steve” Moore, R.I.P.

Stagg alumni will want to note the passing in November, 2016 of Steve Moore, who taught art and ESL (English as a Second Language) for 25 years at Stagg. He was twice honored as Stockton Teacher of the Year, and by all accounts was revered by his students. As an artist, his work was exhibited internationally. The Alumni Association has recently worked with his executor to return to Stagg materials and instruments which he saved from being destroyed or discarded. He had a large heart, and a lot of room in that heart for Stagg and her students. – Stewart Jacoby, AAStaggAA President.

Stephen (Steve) Moore

June 13, 1945 – Nov. 4, 2016

A gentle, kind, and soft-spoken man, Steve had been born, raised, and lived most of his life in Stockton, where he touched many young lives teaching at Stagg Senior High School for 25 years.

Atler earning a BA and MA’s at UC Davis and Berkeley, Steve taught art, but many never knew he was an accomplished artist himself. His work was shown in Tokyo and Manhattan. He could have become a university professor, but instead Steve devoted his life to teaching younger students, using art and filmmaking as a way to help his students discover their own creativity and use their imaginations. This was his mission, and his challenge. For most of his students, english was a second language. They had strong ties, so Steve visited their homes, talked with their parents, and learned how they lived. He became a recognizable regular at their community events, eating their food and making new friends. He helped find jobs for his students, at times creating the job. Every summer he volunteered his time, studio, and equipment to run a movie making camp, funded by grants he had written.

Steve fulfilled his mission and proved the power of one, changing many lives and opening young minds to create. His students believed in themselves and their ideas, and they believed in a teacher who believed in them. Steve was voted Stockton Teacher of the Year twice, but for him, the greatest award was watching his students graduate and possibly continue on to college.

Stephen was preceded in death by his father, Aubrey D. Moore, and mother, Darlene Moore. He left behind his brother, Aubrey D. Moore, Jr., older sister Carolyn Moore de Ortiz, and younger sister Pamela Moore Watson. He was well loved and will always be missed. A service for Steve will be held privately at his request.

Published in The Record on Nov. 30, 2016

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