July 28, 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
Visit Serra's Redesigned Webpage
The Serra Website has a completely new look! Go check it out! Click here to go to the Serra webpage. 

Our Fall
Football Schedule
8/20 @ Los Osos 7:00p
(Scrimmage at Rancho Cucamonga H.S.) 
8/28 @ Lakewood 7:00p
9/05 @ Centennial 7:30p
(Honor Bowl at Oceanside H.S.)
9/11 vs. Carson 7:00p
(First Home Game)
9/18 @ Narbonne 7:00p
9/25 @ Loyola 7:00p
10/02 @ Notre Dame 7:00p
10/09 vs. Amat 7:00p
10/16 vs. Crespi 7:00p
10/30 vs. Alemany 7:00p
11/06 @ Chaminade 7:00p

Helping Idea

Ed Milewski '61 called to ask for  the language to use for leaving Serra a little money from his estate. Thank you Ed!


If you want to do the same,  talk to your financial planner......Language for general gifts in a will or in a trust:    "The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, a corporation sole, for the benefit of Junipero Serra High School".


See Another Helping Idea, to the right, from Bryan Genez '64.

Please Pray 

In memory of James Rose '64  who passed away recently.  Larry Valdez is putting up a legacy tile for Jim.


Please pray for Chuck Goebel '64 who is undergoing chemotherapy.  In addition to being a Serra Alumnus,  Chuck helped Serra and our students for many years.



Is there an alumnus or parent who owns or works for a carpet cleaning company? If so, please contact Jordan Bozer at jbozer@la-serrahs.org or (310) 324-6675 Ext. 1012 


Investing in Our Students

Bob Caniglia '61
James Patricio '68

Kelly & Company
Certified Public Accountants
Audit, Tax, Sec. Reporting

Gerald T. Kelly
Mount Carmel '63
Notre Dame '67
3151 Airway Ave., Suite E-1
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 918-4505

DCH Honda

15541 Western Ave.
Gardena, CA 90249
(888) 359-4141

Gardena Nissan

1670 W. Redondo Beach
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 773-0297

Pacific Motorcars

16828 S. Main St.
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 515-1120

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

Jordan Bozer
(310) 324-6675 Ext. 1012

 New Alumni Tiles


Joe McDorman '91 is shown here advising Paulo Castrejon of CEThomas Co. on placing the next group of legacy tiles. 


Paulo is shown above making his measurements. 

 Above is some of today's finished work.


From time to time we get a request from those who live far, far away and want see their tile....we have taken an individual picture and send it to them. 


We have taken pictures of the wall in 11 sections. If you want to see your tile, go to Serra's exciting new web page and find the Photo Album under Alumni or click on this link.


Another Helping Idea

The other helping idea is from Ed Milewski '61 on the upper left.


This from Bryan Genez '64.  Bryan wanted to know if Serra could accept a gift of appreciated stock. Yes, we can. Bryan is making a gift to the Alumni Scholarship and will be investing in the education of four students.  Thanks Bryan. 


If you think you want to take advantage of this tax strategy and are in a position to make such a gift, talk to your financial/ tax adviser.  If you don't have one and want to see what the tax advantages are, call us, we know professionals who can assist you. Contact Jordan Bozer at jbozer@la-serrahs.org or (310) 324-6675 Ext. 1012 and Joe Cormier at jcormier@la-serrahs.org or (310) 324-6675 Ext. 1017.


Serra's Life Team

 Serra's Life Team members are shown above preparing for the annual Called and Chosen Retreat.

As a part of its mission, the Life Team performs Christian Community Service by providing volunteer services for the Special Olympics, the Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, Heal the Bay, the Union Rescue  Mission, the Midnight Mission. Meals on Wheels, MADD and many more organizations. Serra and its students are known by many for their dedication to Christian Community Service.



Welcome Class of 2015

The Class of 2015 has just been added to the newsletter list.  So to welcome them, here is a repeat from the June 24 alumni newsletter.


Investment return. For fiscal year 2013-14 (14-15 is not over) Serra spent 4.1 million. Through 6/16/15 total grants and/or scholarships awarded totaled $6,752,644.  $1,555,240 are athletic. Serra graduates are awarded more scholarship money than Serra spends to operate.


Serra's Class of 2015 once again all qualified for colleges/universities. The 131 graduates will be attending 107 separate four-year colleges and nine two-year schools. One of our graduates will be headed for the USAF.  

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