Saxon Alumni News!
November 7, 2014
Vol. 3

Welcome to the Loara Saxons Alumni Association e-newsletter! 
Message from the President
Hi fellow Saxons,

Did you make it out to the Homecoming Game After the Game Party at Mama Cozza's? If not you missed out on a great evening! Lots of pizza courtesy of Mama Cozza's and appetizers from the Association. We had a great turnout and will be doing this again for sure next year.

We have a special Holiday Brunch coming up. See the Dates to Know section on the right for more information. Seating is limited so get your reservations in early!! I hope to see you there!

We also have a couple of fundraisers going on. One is free and easy, Shoparoo and more info on that is below. The other is See's Candy. Order your holiday candy and part of the proceeds will come to the Association. There is more info on that below as well.

Once again I encourage you to join the Association if you haven't already done so. It costs as little as $20.00 ($5.00 active military) to join. If you have joined us we do thank you and will hope you recommend your classmates join as well.

Please help us to help our Alma Mater



John D. Marshall

Class of 1969



Homecoming Wrap Up
by Anna Kunkle
It was a great night for a Homecoming football game!  It felt like October and Homecoming with a chill in the air and an amazing sense of spirit.  Not only did students and faculty attend the game, but so did alumni and former teachers. 

 Click here to see the Spirit Assembly promo for Homecoming 2014!

Click here to see a clip from the Loara high school homecoming assembly 2013-14

As you first walked through the gate your were greeted by the Alumni Association.  They passed out traditional Spirit Ribbons to the alumni, sold delicious kettle corn, fleece jackets, and stadium blankets. 

Once you visited them you made your way to the stadium seating area.  Your first sight would have been the cheerleaders. 

Photo courtesy of Richard MacLeod, Class of 1972

As you made your way to the stands to find your seat you saw the band in their traditional band uniforms.  They were very excited to be there and perform a traditional halftime show.

Photo courtesy of Richard MacLeod, Class of 1972

The next thing you know the Loara Saxons are beginning the game.  The fierce look of our team says it all!

Photo courtesy of Richard MacLeod, Class of 1972

The boys played a strong first half.  The fans in the stands cheered, the band played, and the cheerleaders lead the fans in spirit songs. 

After the first half the band took the field and the homecoming queen was announced.

Photo courtesy of Richard MacLeod, Class of 1972

Congratulations Queen Duran!

The second half of the game was tough but the Saxons held their own and scored a touchdown!  Although we did not win the game we had the spirit.  

After the game, many of the alumni went to Mama Cozza's for the 1st Annual Homecoming After Party!  A big "Thank You" to Mama Cozza's for providing the pizzas for free! 

Photo courtesy of Richard MacLeod, Class of 1972

Thank you to everyone that came to the Homecoming game and/or attended the 1st Annual Homecoming After Party!  We look forward to seeing you next year!


See's Candy Fundraiser

Greetings Saxons!


We have an exciting fundraising opportunity with See's Candy.  With the holidays right around the corner, See's Candy is a great option for co-workers, neighbors, hairdresser/manicurist, or anyone.  Who doesn't enjoy delicious See's Candy.  They have something for everyone! 

Our fundraiser began on 10/20/14 and runs through 11/28/14.  Simply click here  to order your gift certificate, pound box(es), Peanut Brittle, Toffe-ettes, etc..., pay for it, and pick it up when we have it.


Loara Gives Back at Christmas Time!
by Anna Kunkle/Paul Chylinksi
***Annual Toy Drive will be held from December 8 - 12, 2014.  Alll toys collected need to be unwrapped for kids ages newborn - 17. 
      Please drop off any toy donations to Loara's main office.

*** Winter Wishes allows the school to grant ONE wish to a child for Christmas.  They try to grant as many of them as possible.  Last year Loara donated a bike, stuffed animals, lunch, etc...

***Locks of Love is on December 17, 2014.  Students, faculty, staff, alumni may donate a minimum of 6" of hair to cancer patients.  The more that is donated the better.
      If you are interested in participating in the Lock of Love
      please contact Mr. Paul Chylinksi at
      to schedule a time to donate your minimum 6" of hair. 

Meet the Faculty - Paul Chylinski, Class of 1982
by Anna Kunkle

This month's meet the faculty spotlight is a major force on the Loara campus. Paul Chylinski graduated from Loara in 1982. After graduation he went to Orange Coast College and received his AA in political Science, then to Cal Poly Pomona and received his BA in Social Science, then Chapman College where he earned his teaching credential, and finally Cal State San Bernadino where is earned is MA in Education. Since graduation he has given back to the community and to Loara High School. As a leader in the community it is no wonder he leads the ASB, he is the Yearbook teacher, and just recently became the chair of the Servathon for the Anaheim High School District (AUHSD). The Servathon is a district-wide project "involving all 20 schools, the kids are to generate service projects through their club, organization or team and to complete all of the projects on January 19, 2015 (Martin Luther King Day of Service). Also, they are raising funds through service (Like a Cancer Walk but through a Service Day) and that money will help kids write grants and do further service on our campuses. I am proud to chair this district-wide project."


It makes sense the Paul would be the lead for such a project since he has been giving back to the community since his years at Loara. He "was very involved with the Anaheim YMCA Camping program". Along with giving back to the YMCA, Paul also participated in waterpolo, swimming, and Mock Trial. Of all the extracurricular activities he says Mock Trial was the most memorial. "We were very competitive in Mock Trial back then and as the first team ever at Loara High School we made the school proud." Extracurricular activities aren't the entire school experience though. He remembers his favorite teacher, Mrs. Ruth Wilkoff and states, "I look bak in and smile about the time in all that I did. Mock Trial, sports, friends, dances...they were great times just being a kid...I am still close to many of them today. My favorite memories are the ones In Mrs. Wilkoff's class just doing history pranks and such."


With everything he participated in it took him one step closer to his diploma and to college. Paul "became a better teacher because of all of them. Being able to speak in public, learning how to deal with school aged kids and be a role model and a parent all in one. YMCA camping is still a big part of my life."


When asked what piece of advice he would give to current Loara students Paul said, "really understand you are here at school for you...for you to learn, for you to have fun, and for you to experience things before you are an adult. Don't try to punish your family be getting bad grades because they aren't the ones that pay the price. Don't sit around waiting for others to entertain you, entertain yourself and get involved. The more involved you are the more richer of a person you will become in the future...Do your best every day, meet someone new, and relax and have fun."

So, what is it like to have gone to Loara and now teach at Loara? "At first it was odd, but now being one of the most tenured Loara teachers it has been a truly rewarding job...I love Loara and this job."



Fall Production - The Dreaded Quartet
December 11 - 13, 2014
Loara's 2014 Fall Production, THE DREADED QUARTET, will be performed December 11-13, 2014.  The production features over 30 actors and 80 crew members and is co-directed by Loara alums Cynthia Espinoza '13 and Desiree Nguyen '13. Loara Theatre Director, Vanessa Montgomery, is thrilled to be able to offer the opportunity for Cynthia and Desiree to direct this production while they continue to study Theatre at Fullerton College and UCI. 

THE DREADED QUARTET is a compilation of four short stories.  The first story is OVERTONES about two young women and their other selves-we'll let you decide who or what the other self is.  The second story is FORTY WHACKS, a new play by John Glass, about a brother and sister who run a bed and breakfast out of the Lizzy Borden House and yes, Lizzy does make an appearance in the play.  After intermission, audiences will be thrilled by the Poe favorite, THE TELL-TALE HEART adapted for the stage by Vanessa Montgomery.  Performances will conclude with THE LOTTERY based on the short story by Shirley Jackson. 

Tickets go on sale December 1st and are available for purchase in room 114 and at the door. Tickets are $5 presale, $8 at the door and $10 for VIP (aka the scare zone). 

Performances are December 11th at 4pm, December 12th at 7pm and December 13th at 2pm & 7pm. 

To reserve tickets email:

The December 13th Holiday Breakfast at Orange Hill Restaurant is the perfect place to grab a bite before the 2pm show!  Click here for the Holiday Breakfast details.

Join the easiest fundraiser ever - Shoparoo!

Did you know there is a hassle-free fundraiser called Shoparoo to earn money for Loara High School?  Shoparoo is a free mobile app that lets you earn cash donations for any school you choose, just by taking pictures of your shopping receipts. It's that easy and just takes a few seconds. The best part is that it doesn't matter where you shop or what you buy - every receipt counts!     

Loara High School could earn hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of dollars a year through Shoparoo.  If you use the referral code "dist6729," extra donations can be earned for your first qualifying receipt. 


Join us in fundraising today!  Click here on your mobile phone to download the free app here.

In This Issue

Active Military                     $5

Member                             $20

Member and Spouse         $30

Name Plaque on Locker  $100

Lifetime Membership       $500


Click here for the online application!   


Visit our Website!
Shop our Saxon Store!
Featured item
Front of Jacket w/zipper

Back of Jacket w/embroidery

 Fleece Zip Up Jacket - $50

 Click Here
to see the other great items on the Saxon Store!

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Dates to Know
October 20 - November 28
See's Candy Fundraiser - Click here to order.

November 8

Monthly Alumni  Breakfast @ Marie Calendar's @ 9am
Click here for directions to Marie Calendar's from Loara High School

December 13 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Holiday Party - Orange Hill Restaurant.
All-You-Can-Eat Brunch Buffet - $55 per person!  Click here to purchase your tickets.
Click here for directions to Orange Hill Restaurant from Loara High School
LOARA Athletic Trainer needs our HELP!

Loara's Athletic Trainer position has finally been filled but we have a problem, Many of the items that they have to work with are out of date, no longer work, or we just don't have it.


Loara Athletic Training Room Wish List

  • Rehab/Exercise equipment
  • Ankle
  • Weights                  
  • Towels ( Hand Towels)
  • Arm Slings
  • 5lbs Dumb
  • Bells                 
  • BioFreeze                     
  • Pen Light
  • Foam / Balance Pad            
  • Lotion
  • BosuBall                              
  • Rescue Shears
  • Small Step Stool                  
  • Scissors
  • Ice Bag Dispenser                
  • Skin Lube
  • IceBags                                  
  • Ibuprofen Tablets
  • Modality Equipment
  • Ultra Sound Machine         
  • Game Ready Machine
  • STIM Machine                       
  • Foam Rolls ( different size pool noodles)
  • Stretch Rope
  • Massage Stick
  • Treatment Table

Photo courtesy of Richard MacLeod, Class of 1972

If you would like to make a donation to help the new Athletic Trainer click here!

Mama Cozza's Italian Restaurant

"Mama Cozza's Italian Restaurant is one of a kind!"  


Owned and operated by the Cozza family, this restaurant is a must see and taste.  Not only is it perfect for a delicious lunch or dinner but they have a banquet facility perfect for your class reunion. 

Don't forget to say "Hello" to the Cozza family.  After all they are fellow Loara Saxon Alumni and some of their children are current students! 

Click here  to see visit their website!


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