January 27, 2015
Junipero Serra High School eNewsletter
Junipero Serra High School believes that students of all faiths and backgrounds deserve an academically challenging, spiritually enriching Catholic college preparatory education that forms them to become generous, responsible citizens and leaders
Cavaliers At The Next Level
Cavaliers at the Next Level by Chris Calvin. 

The Search for the Missing Dave Ohara winner goes on

1965 Wayne Tanaka

1966 Anthony Caira

1967 Mike Pallazzo

1968 ? ? ? ?

1969 Jerry Ruzicka 


Still looking for the 1968 winner!

The Class of 1965 50th Reunion is currently scheduled for the weekend,
May 30th & 31st 2015.

1974 Reunion Speakers

 Susan Beck, parent, Omari Beck '18, Noah Melbon '18, and Helena Conley '98, Alumni Council President.

Serra in the West Coast Bowl

John Houston, Malik Roberson, Deontay Burnett, and Caleb Wilson. All played well, Burnett had 11 catches for 160 yards and was the Bowl MVP.

Serra at the Super Bowl
Seahwaks Paul Richardson '11 is on the bench with an injury. Coach Kris Richard '97 will be coaching.

Little Serra


Serra has a happy home. If you read last weeks Newsletter,  this is the rest of the story. If you didn't, go to the archived newsletters here!

Visit Serra's Webpage
There's more information regarding just about anything on the Serra webpage, check it out!

Thank you to some of Our Recent Donors

 Steve Dzida '68

Patrick Johnson '56

John Wolcott '65

McKinsey Hadley Sr.

John McFarland (again)


Beach Cities Aviation Academy 

Learn to Fly

Patrick Carey '64

3732 West 120 Street

Hawthorne, CA 90250 (310) 676-2206 flyBCAA@gmail.com

BCCA Website

Tell them you are from Serra!!


Philly Gourmet Ice

Ray Houser

(267) 265-2297



EZ Will Driving School


(323) 752-3544


Tell them you are from Serra!!

Alumni/Development Office
Joe Cormier '81
Development Director
(310) 324-6675 Ext. 1017

Vince Kates '61
(310) 324-6675 Ext. 3010

Zac Bose '82
(310) 324-6675 Ext. 1012

Do It Yourself

Stephanie Nguyen, is our Project Lead the Way Coordinator and Bio Medical Science teacher.

When school began last August in Ms. Nguyen's brand new classroom/lab funded by grants from the Shea and Daniel Murphy foundations, there were still materials she needed to implement  the class.  Ms. Nguyen took the initiative  and signed  up on-line for the crowd funding program called Adopt-A-Classroom. Quaker Oats found her page and invested in her class.  Not enough for everything the class needs......but a start.  If you want to participate along with Quaker Oats, e-mail (vbkates@la-serrahs.org) or call (310-324-6675 Ext. 3010), or just send money and mark it for Project Lead the Way.

Stephanie has a BS in Neuroscience and BA in French/German from UC Riverside.  She is presently enrolled in a Master's Program in education at LMU.




Is There A Doctor in the House?

Ms Nguyen asked if we had Alumni in the medical professions who would be willing to come and speak and discuss professions with the bio-medical science class?  If you want to do this, call or e-mail me at vbkates@la-serrahs.org or (310) 324-6675 Ext. 3010


How the World Interconnects

Class of '74 Reunion


Saturday night the class of '74 met in the beautiful Serra High Cafeteria for their 40th reunion. Here is how the world interconnects. Among the 70+ attendees including wives and cheerleaders, we met a member of the medical profession from the Class of '74 whose wife is also a medical professional. Both said they were interested in helping the bio-medical science class. In addition, at least one of the class members is going to try to help with funding for Project Lead the Way.


Most of the class of 1974 came early and stayed late. They toured the library, walked down senior walk, took a look at the new Science wing and viewed the Alumni Legacy Tiles on the Alumni Wall.

The class set a record for attendance at 40 year reunions, tied the record for cheerleaders in attendance and set the record for husbands of cheerleaders in attendance.



Another connection......for our fall plans we are working on a cheerleaders night for the fall football season.  If you were a cheerleader for Serra....please send us your e-mail and we will begin the list.




Catholic Schools Week Mass

Thursday, January 30

at 11:00 in the gym.Contact Vince Kates

 by Wednesday (tomorrow).

vbkates@la-serrahs.org or (310) 324-6675 Ext. 3010


Eric's Vision & LA Marathon 5K Race 

March 14,2015

Join fellow Cavaliers in running/walking in this great event. A portion of the proceeds will come to Serra as tuition assistance and as College scholarship assistance. For more information, go here! You can register for the Los Angeles Marathon Big 5K by going here!


Division 1 Signing Day

February 1

At 11 o'clock in the gym is Division 1 Signing Day at Serra.  You are invited, but please RSVP to Vince Kates at vbkates@la-serrahs.org or (310) 324-6675 Ext. 3010. While you are here, plan to get your Serra Alumni Card, visit the Alumni Legacy Wall and get your legacy tile.

Dedication to Excellence

May 2nd, 2015

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