AASTAGGAA August 2016 Appeal for Donations

To all Stagg Alumni—As the current generation of Stagg students completes their first week of the 2016-2017 school year, we want to extend to you the opportunity to be part of their lives.
The A.A. Stagg High School Alumni Association collects donations from alumni and distributes funds to faculty and staff support quality education programs at Stagg. This email is our annual appeal for contributions; please write a check or go online to support our work.

We have been fortunate to have received strong support from a number of alumni, particularly in the class of 1965. In addition to these individual gifts, we want to acknowledge substantial gifts from the class of 1965 and Chase Chevrolet. Contributions have grown each year since 2010, but we can do more. Our ability to fund exceptional educational opportunities at Stagg is measured by your generosity.

If you have given in the past, please continue. If you have not, please join our effort.

Want news of Stagg? We sent out a review of the 2015-6 school year three weeks ago. Contact staggalumni@gmail.com if you didn’t get it.

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; Charles Tillery 1993, Treasurer; Judy Foster ’65; Janwyn Funamura ’67; Rita Jacoby ’66; Pam Curtin ’71; Josephine Swenson ‘77

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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

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Plan to join us for the 4th annual Alumni Tailgate Party at the football stadium on campus, Friday, September 16, when the Varsity and J.V. teams play Lodi. We start at 5:30. This event is sponsored by Chase Chevrolet. Come for the food and connections, stay for the games. No charge for Tailgate, but there is a charge by the Stagg athletic department to enter the stadium.
Join us as well for the Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association membership: Stagg library, 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 5, 2016.
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Stagg High School Alumni Association year-end report to Alumni 2016

In a few weeks, the Stagg High School Alumni Association will contact you to ask that you join our efforts to enrich the educational experience for this generation of Delta Kings. Please leave room in your August budget for a contribution to the Alumni Association.

Alumni Association Grants in 2015-2016:
The Alumni Association provided the following grants on campus in 2016:
MESA (engineering) $500 Arduino computers for prosthetic arm program
Yearbook $1200 convention costs (18 students)
Stagg Line $750 convention costs (partial hotel costs for 8)
French Club $850 bus costs—Monterrey Language Institute trip
Gay Straight alliance $200 lunches for Harvey Milk museum visit (SF)
Music department $1000 music festival (see description below)
TOTAL: $4500

The Alumni Association is working with Stagg’s teachers and staff to expand the number and reach of programs which can use our resources to enrich the educational opportunities at Stagg.

Plan to join us for the 4th annual Alumni Tailgate Party at the football stadium on campus, Friday, September 16, when the Varsity and J.V. teams play Lodi. This event is sponsored by Chase Chevrolet. Come for the food and connections, stay for the game. Football admission is charged at the gate.

Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association’s membership: Stagg library, 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 5, 2016.

The Alumni Association Board meets monthly eleven times a year. You are welcome to attend—contact President Stewart Jacoby at staggalumni@gmail.com. Ask about joining the Board and becoming more involved.

The Alumni Board is careful with your contributions; virtually every cent given goes to campus programs. Board members often fund operating costs out of their own pockets. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; your contributions are tax deductible.

Stewart Jacoby, Association President

Alumni Association Board: Stewart Jacoby, Linda Driver, Charles Tillery, Rita Jacoby, Martha Hawley, Janwyn Funamura, Josephine Swenson, Judy Foster, Pam Curtin.

What follows is an end of year report on the Association’s work, and a snapshot of the accomplishments of Stagg students over the past year, to reconnect you to the life of our school. Stagg’s students deserve your support.

Stagg’s 2016 graduating class:

Stagg graduated 273 seniors on May 31—a 90% graduation rate. Of these, 110 were “UC Ready”, having completed all heightened requirements for acceptance to a UC or CSU program. Eighty were accepted to CSU/UC campuses; 150 have registered for fall classes at Delta College, most in the college prep track; 10 students have signed up for military service. Stagg graduates will be matriculating at Stanford University, UOP, UCLA, Cal Berkeley, Davis and other campuses. Scholarship offers to this year’s graduates totaled nearly $290,000.

Two of six scholarships awarded by the California Retired Teachers Association in San Joaquin County to “aspiring teachers” went to Stagg students. One student has been named to UOP’s Community Involvement Program (CIP), which provides full scholarship support for four years.
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John Linley McCarthy, R.I.P.


John Linley McCarthy

John Linley McCarthy

John Linley McCarthy
1920 – 2015

John Linley McCarthy was born at home in Oakland, CA on September 22, 1920 to John Nicholas McCarthy and Edith Linley Jones McCarthy. He was a third generation Californian, his family coming from Ireland and Wales. John had four children, Kathleen, Maureen, Janet and Paul, and two step children, Michael and Elizabeth Ann. John had three sisters, Barbara, Pat, and Alice who predeceased him many years ago.

He entered the University of California, Berkeley majoring in music and minoring in mathematics and speech graduating Phi Beta Kappa in music in 1943. He received his Master’s Degree from the University of the Pacific in counseling and psychology. He loved marching in the Cal band for five years playing his flute and piccolo. He was in the 40th Division California National Guard From 1937-1941 where he served as a medic. In 1935 at the age of 15 John became a professional musician playing church organ earning $1 a week. He gave his earnings to his parents. He was a Life Member of the Stockton Musicians’ Association. John moved to Stockton in 1947 to teach. He was the choral music teacher at Stagg High School where he had 120 students in the general choir, 60 in the advanced choir and 40 in the A Cappella Choir. John played organ for 75 years until he lost his sight in 2010.

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David Martinez Sr. (1985), R.I.P

david_martinez_1 On December 13th 2015, David Martinez Sr. passed away due to a long road of health complications. He was a father of 3 kids David Jr., Anthony Ray, and Andrea Leanna. A Grandfather to 5 beautiful grandchildren Serenity Denise, Thiago James, Isaac Andrew, and 2 that are on the way that will not get the pleassure of seeing their grandpa. He was a very hard working man that never had a ounce of quit in him. He worked 27 years for Bobs lube and oil on Country club drive in Stockton. He graduated from A.A. Stagg High School in 1985. He loved his Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders with a passion. But most of all he loved his family. Always made time for others no matter the reason.david_martinez_3David Sr and his 3 children; Anthony, David jr, and Andrea.

Joe Gatz, R.I.P.

Joseph A Gatz

February 8, 1952 – May 3, 2012

Joseph Anthony Gatz, 60, was born on February 8, 1952 in Quezon City, Philippine Islands and passed away peacefully at home in Stockton, California on May 3, 2012.

He worked for the United Postal Service as a package driver for approximately 10 years and then was a member of General Teamsters Local 439 for over 18 years.

In high school Joe was an avid athletic playing football, baseball and all around sportsman. He was inducted to the A.A. Stagg Football Hall of Fame in 2010. He received Volunteer of the Year Award in 2007 from Stockton Unified School District. For the last twelve years, Joe was the Stagg Athletic Booster Club President.

Joseph is preceded in death by his loving wife Jonelle Ann Brekenfeld. He is survived by his sons Micheal and Trevor, his brother Donald, nieces and nephews and numerous people who considered him family.

Stockton’s Dallas Braden is perfect

After doing what only 18 others in MLB history have done, pitcher dedicates day to two women who made it possible

Dallas Lee Braden, a Stockton resident who frequently pays tribute to his hometown, his deceased mother and the grandmother who helped raise him, paid the ultimate tribute Sunday at the Oakland Coliseum.

By Jason Anderson (Stockton Record)
Posted May. 10, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Updated May 10, 2010 at 12:10 AM

Dallas Lee Braden, a Stockton resident who frequently pays tribute to his hometown, his deceased mother and the grandmother who helped raise him, paid the ultimate tribute Sunday at the Oakland Coliseum.

The Oakland Athletics pitcher threw the 19th perfect game in Major League Baseball history and the first on Mother’s Day, retiring all 27 batters he faced in a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

The 26-year-old left-hander thrust his fist into the air when Gabe Kapler grounded out to shortstop to end the game. Braden was immediately surrounded by teammates and soon found his way into the arms of his grandmother, Peggy Lindsey, who was ushered onto the field by security.

The two of them shared an emotional moment near the third-base dugout. The more she cried, the tighter he held her.

“There was nothing I could say to tell her how I felt,” Braden said Sunday evening while celebrating at a friend’s home in Stockton. “I just had to grab her and hug her and let her know how much I needed her.”

Lindsey helped Braden overcome a troubled youth to reach the big leagues. His parents separated when he was young, he had an estranged relationship with his father, and his mother, Jodie Atwood, died of cancer when he was a senior at Stagg High School in 2001.
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