September 8, 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
Click here to see the 2015-2016 Serra High School profile.
A Cavalier Returns

Hasan Rahmaan '04 returned to Serra for a visit.

While at Serra, Hasan was a 110m and 300m CIF hurdle champion coached by the great Richard Gatlin.

Hasan graduated from CSUDH and has his own business......go to:
Fresh Garment Cleaners
1250 W. 120th St.
Hawthorne, CA  90258 
It is time to get your Alumni or Friend of Serra Card for the 2015-2016 school year. Click the link to buy your Card today.

Or stop at the Alumni table Friday night at Veterans Stadium.  
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Visit Serra's Redesigned Webpage
The Serra Website has a completely new look! Go check it out! Click here to go to the 

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
Scroll down to read Pat Lynch's 
"Is Spanking Ever Good?" 
Football Report.
If you show up at Serra this Friday night to watch a football game...
Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

This week's football game will be between Serra (1-1) and the Carson Colts (0-1).

THE GAME WILL KICK OFF AT 7:00 PM on  Saturday September 11 at VETERANS STADIUM at 5000 E. Lew Davis St. in Long Beach. 

It is a home game so your Alumni/Friends of Serra cards will get you in the game.

Here are bleachers this morning 9/8. We are told they will be ready for our first home game 10/9/15 versus Bishop Amat.
Is Spanking Ever Good?
Corona Centennial 52  Serra 13
A spanking can be a good thing. The Bible says so.  Well, the Cavaliers got  a spanking Saturday night -- more than a spanking, a whuppin'. Will it be a good thing? We'll know six weeks from now.
Coach A says the Cavs haven't played that badly in ten years. But he also said that it wasn't a fluke: the Warriors are an exceptional team.
From the stands, it looked like the Cavs were just a skosh from being at least competitive. They moved the ball; there were some fine D plays. It doesn't make sense to single anyone out. There were no goats.  Everyone played 48 minutes. On that night, it was not to be. Come November, maybe we'll be saying we were lucky to get beat up at the Honor Bowl.
Next week the fast-healing Cavs play the 0-1 Carson Colts at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach. The Colts are 0-1 after a 34-31 loss to Fairfax. Carson is ranked 220 in California by Maxpreps, Serra, at the moment is 16. 
Looking ahead, the competition is shaping up as follows:
Current Cal Rank
Notre Dame
Bishop Amat

P. Lynch '59
What a Crew? 

Serra Alumni from 1955 (Ted Breuy, Jr.) to 2015 (Carlyn Lackey) gathered at half time of the Honor Bowl and smiled gamely for the camera.  
You're Invited to Mass
On Thursday. September 24th at 11:00 a.m. to attend an all-school Mass in the gym.

Please RSVP to: Vince Kates '61 at or (310) 324-6675 Ext. 3010
Can't Miss Radio!
Chistian Clifford,  San Mateo Serra '89, will be talking about his book "Saint Junipero Serra"  on Father Dave Dwyer's "the Busted Halo"  at 7-10PM ET OR 4-7pm PST this Thursday, September 10 on the Catholic Channel -Sirius/XM 129.  Look below to see how you can buy a copy.
Father Serra Canonization
Father Junipero Serra will be canonized on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015.
Serra's students will witness the broadcast in the gym as a school assembly.

Christian Clifford of Serra High School in San Mateo is the author of "Saint Junipero Serra, making sense of the history and legacy"

Click on this link to buy a copy.
Serra Cavaliers

Al Burke visited Serra to make his annual gift.  Left to right below is Jack Burke '73, Al handing his gift to, Alumni Council member, Mike Almaraz '75, while Austin Jackson '01 looks on.  Each year Mr. Burke helps each team and a student.  While we are thinking about here to "Invest in Education."    

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