October 19, 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
Parents: CEF Info
For information regarding CEF applications, place click on this link or scroll to the bottom of the right column.
Cavaliers at the Next Level
To read about Serra Cavaliers at the collegiate and professional level click here.

Weekly report compiled by Assistant Athletic Director Chris Calvin '06
Lady Cavs Volleyball
The Lady Cavs Volleyball team plays away twice this week! Come see your Lady Cavs on the road!

@ Bishop Amat HS
Tues, Oct. 20 at 6:00 p.m.

@ Bishop Montgomery
Thurs, Oct. 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Football This Week

Cavalier Football has a BYE this week!

See you next week at HOME vs. Bishop Alemany.
Second Class
Adriana Encelan '03 is directing and producing another first class performance with the Serra players fall production of Second Class by Brad Straight.  The play is not 2nd Class.  Make your plans for Thursday 12/3 @ 7:00PM, Sat 12/5 @ 7PM or the usual Alumni Special Afternoon performance on Sunday 12/6.  
'80s Throwback Dance

Put your dancing shoes on....
click here for the '80s retro dance November 21 in the Serra Gym.
Carlos Lopez '59
Carlos got his Alumni Legacy Tile

Please pray for Joe Grace '66 who recently passed away.

Like so many Cavalier Alumni, Joe returned for a time to teach and coach. Joe worked with Cheerleaders, Music and Theatre Arts in the early 70's where he produced and directed "The Music Man."
Cavaliers Helping Cavaliers
A couple of Ron Dorius' '64 classmates found out he is pretty sick.

When one of the  Class of '64 needs some help, the Class has a Prayer Patrol. As the prayer patrol got going for Ron, here is one of the messages.

" My sister, Rachel, does religious paintings and had some of her paintings made into prayer cards. She had one made of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  I would like to send some to you. "   Terry Renier '64

Please add Ron Dorius '64 to your prayers.
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.

You can use it for Second Class!
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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 
"Sic Transit Gloria" 
Football Report.
Serra 33 - Crespi 7
Homecoming a Hit

As we've done for the last 5 years, lots of Alumni gathered in the Serra Gym after the Homecoming Game. What a great night.  Is there any other Alumni group that compares to the Serra Alumni?

The Class of '85 shown here may have had the largest attendance of any class.  '85 is organizing for a 30 year reunion.

For the 2nd year in a row we have made a special effort to invite Serra Cheer and Pep Squad members to attend and be recognized. This year's group was bigger than last year's.Will next year be still larger?

Here is this years cheer leading team.

We would show you more pictures, but one phone is missing. A picture of the Golf Tournament table is on the missing phone. May 20, 2016 is the date for the Golf Tournament. Don't miss it!

Every year we hold a raffle for an Alumni Legacy Tile. This year's winner is Todd Slaughter '80.
Serra Parents (and 1 Grandparent)
Serra Working to help Serra.  Parents/Grandparents/Alumni Patents/Guardians do all the labeling, sealing and sorting by zip code of 4200 copies of our Annual Report. The 4200 copies were handed over to the Gardena Post Office last Friday.  A copy will be in your mailbox. There is a little white envelope inside. Put a check in it and send it to Serra. Unless you tell us otherwise, your gift will go to tuition assistance. 


If you want to save a stamp, then click on the donate button above. Same thing. Unless you tell us otherwise, your gift will go to tuition assistance.

If you are in a position to start thinking about tax planning, talk to your financial advisor about gifting appreciated stock or other tax saving strategies. 

For those of us for whom "the years are dwindling to a precious few," it might be time to consider including Serra in your Estate Plan.  If you need help, we have a couple of Serra Alumni who are Estate Planning professionals.
Serra Alumni Mixer

A few of the attendees at the Serra Mixer at the downtown Double Tree were Dwan Harris '99, Dion Wiltshire '98, Shayna Bennett 2000, LaTerra McDaniel '95 and Jecam Harrison '98. JeJuan Stoot '00 and Shamira Sadler-Brown '00 were the hosts for of a successful event. Parking was tough so JeJuan & Shamira are in the process of hosting another  with better access.  If you have an idea, let us know. 
Serra 33 - Crespi 7

Co champs last year, the 2015 Celts are alone in the Mission League cellar this year.  Sic transit gloria.  The Celts were game, but didn't deliver much of a game.  As they say in the front office: you're only as good as this season.  Which is why high school coaches go prematurely gray. 
Scott Altenberg may not be going gray, but he is probably tearing some of those golden locks out.  The Cavs were their only serious competition on Friday, hobbling themselves to the tune of 10 major penalties, totally 100 give-away yards -- likely as much as the Celts gained in ten possessions.  As they say in the front office, it will come back to bite you in the long run.
The Cavalier defense was the star of the game smothering the Celtic running attack, which was, realistically, their only attack.  After a good first drive, the Celts never threatened again.  The game was far out of reach when the Celts pushed the last 18 inches on 4th down for their only touchdown.
The Serra offense looked very good against a muscular Crespi defense.  The Cavs had all the muscle they needed and more speed than the Celts could handle.
On offense, the circumstantial evidence suggests that Coach Altenberg made a strategic decision to work on the passing game.  Khalil Tate had frequent chances to show his almost magical jail break skills, but it was pretty obvious that he was deliberately buying time to work to find an open receiver.  As a result, it must have been the most enjoyable game so far for Serra's receivers: Burton, Diego-Williams, Robertson, Hall, McGinty and Eure.  And it goes without saying that Khalil Tate will have better opportunities to run if the passing game is effective.
Not to say that there were no runs.  Four of the five touchdowns were scored on runs: two more or less patented Khalil Tate runs, one by Anthony Torres and one by Jalani Eason.  The one pass went to Merlin Robertson on an absolutely perfect pass caught crossing the goal line.  The kicking game was problematic but only looking ahead.
The fourth quarter gave Jalani Eason, Anthony Torres, Randy Anyanwu and others a chance to shine.  Eason's fine run up the middle with eight minutes remaining was a close cousin of Adoré Jackson's flip into the end zone in the 2012 state championship game. 
The Cavs have a week off, then a final home game against Alemany on Halloweeneen (October 30).  Alemany was clobbered in the battle of the Bishops 49 to 24.  They'll face Loyola at home while Serra relaxes next Friday.  Other results and league standings in general are as follows:
Next Week
Serra 33
Crespi 7
Amat 49   
Alemany 24
Cham. V
Alemany V
Cham. 27
N. D. 22
Amat H
Alemany 24
Amat 49
Loyola H
N.D. 22
Cham. 27
Crespi V
Crespi 7
Serra 33
N. D. H
Current Cal Rank
Bishop Amat
Notre Dame

P. Lynch '59
Another Cavalier Helps All Cavaliers
An alumus who attends most of Serra's athletic events won the 50-50 raffle at the Crespi game. He donated half his winnings back to the school.
Parents: CEF Applications
Dear Parents or Guardian;

We are please to inform you that CEF applications for the academic year 2016-2017 are available at the front office as of October 05, 2015. Please stop by the office and pick up your CEF financial application. Make sure you follow the instructions and have all the documentation required for your CEF appointment on November 03, 2015.

CEF will be onsite on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 3:30pm to 8:00pm.  Please submit your application and documentation as soon as possible and we will contact you with an appointment time.  Appointment times are on a first time come first serve basis.

If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at (310) 346-8303 or Mrs. Juanita Formica at (310) 324-6675.
Best Regards,
Irene Tortola
Tuition and Financial Aid Manager

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