March 4, 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.


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

Thank you to some of Our Recent Donors

Jordan Bozer

Helena J. Conley '98 (again)

McKinsey Hadley Sr. (again)

Vince Kates '61 (again)


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. 
If you are an alumnus and have registered your car please let us know. Vince Kates '61 (310) 324-6675 Ext. 3010 or


May 2, 2015

Join us for the 4th Annual Dedication to Excellence Gala.

May 30 & 31

The 1965 Class 50 year reunion.

To register for the reunion, go to this link!

 Click here for the invitation and registration!


June 27

The 1975 Class 40 year reunion.


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Follow Serra in the Local News

The Gardena Valley News is now online, read about Gardena and Serra High School!

The Daily Breeze does extensive coverage of Serra High School, read on the link below!

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

College Here We Come!

Last Saturday afternoon, 2 of Serra's finest, Poet Asalia Arauz  and Student Body President, Najla Phillips headed for the Marriott Suites in Orange County to attend a presentation from representatives  of Marist College. Marist has been led by Dennis Murray, Mt. Carmel '66, for 30+ years and, during his tenure, Marist has achieved elite status.  


Asalia and Najla are shown above left with Marist Alumnus and Rep Freddy Garcia and Maria Apablasa.  Maria is Serra's English Department Chair, Swim Coach and a graduate of the Loyola-Marymount Place Corps Program.(Our first footnote) In the picture on the right and in the center of the picture is John Martin, Mt. Carmel '66,who plays a critical role in recruiting star students in southern CA for Marist.  


1.  If you buy a ticket or a table and attend the Dedication to Excellence Gala on May 2nd,  you will be able to meet Maria and other Serra Place Corps teachers past and present.


2.  If you buy a ticket or a table and attend the Dedication Gala, you will be able to meet John Martin and other Mt. Carmel Alumni.



If you want to attend the Gala, Click on Dedication to Excellence. If you are an Alumnus of Loyola or Loyola-Marymount, you will especially want to attend there will be lots of Loyola or Loyola-Marymount Alumni attending.


If you want to know more about this year's Gala, contact: Joe Cormier '81 at (310) 324-6675 Ext. 1017 or 


Will They be Champions?

When you think of basketball, do you think of players soaring into the air for a dunk or going "above the rim" for a rebound or launching a three point shot that arc across the sky before nestling in the nets?   If you think of basketball that way, think again and go see the Lady Basketball Cavs this Friday night.  For younger Alumni, the Lady Cavs play defense like the Football Seattle Seahawks.  For the older Alumni, they play defense like the Monsters of the Midway. 


Friday, the Lady Cavs will travel along the 405 freeway, transition to the 101 all the way to Westlake Village. At 7:00PM, a game will begin for the CIF Southern Section OPEN DIVISION consolation championship against Oaks Christian. That is the OPEN DIVISION.  If you live in the  west end of the San Fernando Valley or in Ventura County, or, for that matter, if you live in Chino, put on your red and/or blue and we will see you at the game.



Father Robert Hodges, O.Praem., is on campus two days a week to hear confessions, say Mass and serve as assistant Chaplain.  Father Robert is a Norbertine priest at St. John the Baptist Church in Costa Mesa.  The O.Praem.  references the Valley of Premontre in northeastern France where St. Norbert founded the first Norbertine Monastery in 1121. 

Last week, the Norbertine Sisters came to campus to speak to Serra's Women's Vocations in Progress Club.  Shown from the left above are Sr.  Maritza Giles, Serra student Alondra Carranco, Sr. Roberta Sprlakova, S. Praem., Sr. Sarah Herrera, Fr. Robert Hodges, O. Praem., and Sr. Ana Rogers.

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