March 13, 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. 


5th Annual Car Show

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

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

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.

Thank you to some of Our Recent Donors

1. John Watkins (Dedication ticket)Serra Board Member Emeritus.


2. Ed Milewski '61 Alumni Tile

C'mon  Alumni, 4 more Tile orders and we put in the next tile order.


3. 11 '65 Alumni who have signed up for their reunion who we have not contacted  for permission to use their names in the newsletter.   If you did not know, we do not publish your name as a donor without your permission.


4. Ted '65 and Mary Webber have their '65 reunion reservations and are coming from Saint Mary's, Kansas 


Serra Alumni Stop By

 Donald Cook '02 returned to campus today.  While at Serra, Donald was a star student, won CIF and finished 3rd in the 300 meters at the State level.    After Serra, Donald graduated from Morehouse, and then a degree from Princeton, and now he is in a Divinity Exchange program at Oxford.   Congratulations, Donald.


Greg Boagni '81 played a starring role at the Oscars. Greg is a Detective with LA County Sheriifs and played a key role in recovering a stolen $150,000 Calvin Klein Dress after it had been worn at the Oscars ceremony by Lupita Nyong'o. Greg is posing with the always charming Juanita Formica.



April ? 2015

Baseball/Softball Old Timer's day.


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.

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

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

Serra Model United Nations Team

Serra's Model UN Team received a special grant from a generous donor who underwrote the trip to New York to participate at the National High School Model UN conference. 3800 students from 158 high schools nationally, including international high schools, attended the largest Model United Nations Program ever held.


As a small school with 8 of its finest in attendance, Serra was assigned to represent the nation of Papua New Guinea.  Brendan Reynolds, our Model UN adviser and English teacher,  proudly reported that the Cavaliers displayed teamwork, were intensely involved in discussions and, controlled the flow of debate in their committees.  The Serra (Papua New Guinea) delegation was integral in the development of recommended solutions that then appeared as written resolutions  for their assigned topics.  


When the opportunity appeared,  Mr. Reynolds organized a visit to the 9/11 Memorial that included a full classroom workshop which covered 7 of the 10 history common core standards.   

From left to right above, Freddy Soltero, Anthony Licea, Justin Nkemere, Jorrod Cook, Mr. Brendan Reynolds,  Tommy Bothwell, Justin Shepherd, Grant Crudupt and J'son Jones are pictured at the dais of the UN General Assembly in the United Nations building.



The Dedication to Excellence Gala

Honoring Diana Murphy

A can't miss event..


Diana Murphy became the Program Director for "Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education" (PLACE Corps) at its inception in 2000.  PLACE Corps is a graduate program at Loyola Marymount University's School of Education. Diana has grown the PLACE Corps program into a remarkable success in Catholic Education in Los Angeles. 


PLACE Corps began in partnership with 11 schools in the fall of 2001. PLACE Corps is now in partnership with 35 Archdiocesan schools. In addition, PLACE Corps Alumni are serving as teachers and administrators in many additional Archdiocesan schools.


You can learn more about the PLACE Corps program by clicking here.


Showing off their tickets to the event are Helena Conley, Serra Alumni Council President, Diana Murphy, PLACE Corps Director, Edgar Alonso, PLACE Corps Assistant Director and Tom Young, Senior Administrative Coordinator.  

In the coming weeks, you will learn more about PLACE Corps and how Serra began participating in PLACE Corps. Click here to see the Serra "PLACErs." 

You are invited to join us in honoring Diana Murphy and her role as Director of "Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education."

Click here for sponsorship, silent auction and ticket information. It happens every year, we get donations of tickets and tables from people who can't attend the event but want to help. 


1st Dedication Ticket Sold

Edward "Ted" Dunlap went online and purchased the First Ticket to the Dedication to Excellence Dinner to be held on May 2nd honoring Diana Murphy. Ted came to Serra as a Place Corps math teacher as a part of Cohort 6 in 2006.  Ted became Athletic Director and left last June to pursue an MBA at USC.  Ted also serves as a member of both  the PLACE Corps Advisory Board and Alumni Council.


Ted's parents, John & Denise Dunlap, support Serra's "Invest in a Student" program.  You can too by clicking here.


Lady Cavs Keep Rolling

The Lady Cavs basketball team knocked off Westchester High School 76-43 Wednesday night at Serra in the first round of the CIF Division 1 play-offs for the State Championship.   Westchester was the City Division 1 champion. The Lady Cavs host Canyon Springs of Moreno Valley Saturday night, March 14 (tomorrow)at 6:00PM in the Cavalier gym.  Canyon Springs won its first round game 79-51 against LA University.   Both teams have lost close games to Oaks Christian.  Serra is the 3rd seed in the southern section and Canyon Springs is the 6th seed.  Anytime you can watch the Lady Cavs  play get your $ worth.  Go to MaxPreps for all in information on your Lady Cavs basketball team.

Oh, FYI, The 17 Lady Cavs have an average GPA of 3.16.

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