February 17, 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 '06. 

Spring Play
Save the Dates!
The Spring Musical is coming this May!
May 14-16 7:00 p.m. 
May 17 2:00 p.m.


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

Thank you to some of Our Recent Donors

 Don Derouin '57

John Wooley '65 (tile)

Tom Alford '63

Mike Meyerhofer  '61

Anon. (1)

Last week we needed 8 Legacy Tiles for our next group on the Alumni Wall, now we only need 6.  Purchase your tile here or in the Alumni Office! 


Learn to Fly

Beach Cities Aviation Academy 

Patrick Carey '64

3732 West 120 Street

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

BCCA Website

Tell them you are from Serra!!

 Learn to Drive

EZ Will Driving School


(323) 752-3544


Tell them you are from Serra!!

Invest in a Student
If you haven't invested in a student then

More Invitations

April ? 2015

Baseball/Softball Old Timer's day.


April 25, 2015 

Attention Car People!!!!  Click the Link.......Cars, Prizes, Food, Fun, Vendors, Music and more.  The 5th Annual Serra Boosters Club Car Show. 


May 2, 2015

Join us for the 4th Dedication to Excellence Celebration.

May 30 & 31

The 1965 Class 50 year reunion.


June 27

The 1975 Class 40 year reunion.

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

Record Setting Honor Assembly

An Honors Assembly is held each semester. The latest one set records.


62.5% of Seniors earned an Honor Assembly award.

38 Seniors  were recognized for making the Honor Roll.  The criteria for the Honor Roll is 3.5 to 3.9 grade point average.


42 more Seniors were recognized for making the Principals Honor Roll. The criteria for the Principals Honor Roll is 4.0 and above. These are serious achievements.


We can't be sure, but observation tells us another record was set. We think more parents attended than ever before. Here are some proud parents.


Lions Club Speech Contest

Senior Claudia Torres and Sophomore Jamal Clark are shown here with Mr. Don Dear, the former mayor of Gardena and the chairperson of the Gardena Lions Club Annual Speech Contest. Claudia and Jamal both delivered excellent speeches representing Serra High School.


Applies to Some of Us

An excerpt from Barron's column "Rescue Our Kids, Reboot Our Nation," February 16,2015 by Richard C. Morais.  "......Too often we, wealthy Americans, give to our rich alma maters rather than the impoverished neighborhood schools that really need our support."  


From the same Barron's column and quoting Joel Klein from his book "Lessons of Hope" "....voucher programs are the only way to  quickly scale up high-quality alternatives to the....."


A version of the column appeared on Feb. 13, at Barron's.com. 


Lady Cavs League Championship

The Lady Cavs won their first solo league championship last week by defeating St. Paul. Led by our seniors pictured above, the Lady Cavs begin their hunt for a CIF championship tomorrow. See Invitations below!


The half time show at the St. Paul game brought out former Cavalier basketball players Bob Schneider '61, who played in the first competitive game in the Serra Gym, Tom Alford '63, Steve Kollmeyer '67, Tim Boyer  '70, Joe Cormier '81, Dwan Hurt '81, Zac Bose '82, Patrick Copeland '82, Cheyenne Lee '10, Jasmine Joseph '12, and Rejane Verin '12. 


If anyone has a picture of these Serra Basketball players at the halftime show, please send it to Vince Kates at vbkates@la-serrahs.org.



February 18, 2015 (Tomorrow)

Alumni are invited to Ash Wednesday Mass in the Gym.  Mass is at 11:15.


February 18, 2015 (Tomorrow)

Lady Cavaliers League Basketball Champions and 12th seed in the open division play 5th seeded Sierra Canyon at 7:00 p.m. at Sierra Canyon High School.  If you live in east Ventura county or the San Fernando Valley, help the Lady Cavs and be there. Sierra Canyon is at 20801 Rinaldi St. Chatsworth, CA 91311


February 19, 2015 (Thursday)

Lady Cavs Soccer heads for Long Beach to play St. Anthony's at 3:00 p.m. at St. Anthony's in the first round of CIF southern section play-offs. St. Anthony's is at 620 Olive Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802


March 14, 2015

Plan to join Team Eric's Vision and Serra High School for the 5K race at Elysian Park. 
Click the link. Is it true if you are from Serra and participate you will receive a Serra Alumni or Friend of Serra card?  Your registration and participation will support ALS research and Serra High School. For more information click here.


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