August 24, 2016
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

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Upcoming Events
Power 106 Basketball
Thur. 9/1 @ 7p
Fri. 9/30 @ 7p
Sat. 10/8 @ 10:30a
Sat. 10/15 @ 5:30p
Cavalier Coaches Night
Sat. 10/29 @ 5:00p
Cavalier Coaches Night
Save the Date... 
Coaches Night is Back!

Cavalier Coaches Night recognizes our varsity head coaches and their programs.

It will be on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 5:00p in the Cavalier Gymnasium.

Come to the Alumni Table at this week's varsity football game to learn more or look in next week's newsletter for a full article. 
Your financial support will help us continue:

- to provide scholarship funds for students in need of financial aid
to offer students excellent academic and extracurricular programs

Serra is a 501(c)(3) and your donation may be tax deductable
Alumni Card

The redesigned Alumni Card is now available. If you're not a Serra alumni, you can purchase a Friend of Serra Card.

Use your Alumni Card at all home, non-CIF, Serra sponsored, athletic and visual/performing arts events.
Sports Schedules
08/19 @ Saguaro
Scottsdale, AZ
08/26 vs. Norbonne 
09/03 @ Mission Viejo
Honor Bowl 
09/09  vs. Dorsey
09/23  vs. Chaminade
09/30  vs. Loyola
10/07  vs. Notre Dame
Senior Night
10/14 @ Bishop Amat
10/21 @ Crespi
11/04 @ Bishop Alemany
08/23 @ Da Vinci 
08/25 vs. Pacific Lutheran
08/30 vs. San Gabriel Miss.
09/01 @ Narbonne
09/08 vs. Lawndale
09/10 @ Venice
09/13 vs. St. Anthony
09/15 @ Bishop Amat
09/20 @ West Torrance
09/22 vs. La Salle 
09/27 @ St. Paul
09/29 vs. Bishop Mont.
10/04 @ Leuzinger
10/06 vs. St. Joseph
10/11 @ La Salle
10/13 vs. St Paul
Senior Night
10/18 @ Bishop Mont.
10/24 @ St. Joseph
09/21 @ La Mirada Park
10/12 @ Arcadia Co. Park
11/02 @ Santa Fe Reg. 
*** Click on the title link to each sport for more information (i.e. times and lower level schedules)
Serra Supporters
Do you want to join a winning team and become a Serra Promotional Partner like those listed in the link below?

Click here to see a list 
of our partners.

Click here to see our promotional opportunities.

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Gardena, CA 90247
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Torrance, CA 90504
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Project Lead The Way
There was a (fictional) death in one of Serra's Science Labs...

...and it's the job of Ms. Nguyen's Principles of Biomedical Science class to figure it out. 

This year marks the 3rd time Serra's freshman class is examining a fictitious death in the introductory Project Lead The Way (PLTW) course. 

Serra also offers Human Body Systems and Medical Interventions through PLTW to sophomores and juniors, respectively. Starting as freshman, students enrolled in PLTW take part all three courses in the program.
Home Openers
Fall Sports are Here!

Varsity Football has it's home opener Friday August 26th, against Narbonne High School at 7:00p in Kretzschmar Stadium. Serra is ranked 35th in the state and Narbonne is ranked 48th in the state. Come check in at the Alumni table in front of the entrance to purchase your Alumni Card  to get into all Serra sponsored events this year.

REMINDER: Homecoming is Friday, September 30th against Loyola at 7:00p. Come join the festivities and stay after the game to join fellow alumni and friends in the Cavalier Gymnasium for food and drinks.

Girls Varsity Volleyball opens it's home schedule tomorrow, Thursday August 25th, against Pacific Lutheran High School at 6:00p in the Cavalier Gymnasium. The Lady Cavs started the season off strong with a win against Da Vinci School on Tuesday.
Class of 1976 Reunion
It's Time for Your 40th Reunion!
'76 Letterman's Club

Register Here

The Class of 1976 is having its 40-year reunion on Saturday, October 15th at 5:30p in the Serra Cafeteria. It will feature a buffet dinner with an open bar. Come join your classmates to share laughs and memories.

Alumni Survey
Win an Alumni Legacy Tile!
We are looking for Serra graduates from 2000 through 2015 to complete our survey*. You have a chance to place your name among Cavalier alumni by completing the survey below. 

One (1) respondent** will be chosen at random to have his/her name placed on the Alumni Legacy Wall. The winner will be notified and highlighted in the Alumni Newsletter. 

This survey will assist us in our funding efforts with foundations and corporations by providing us data on the status of our graduates. We appreciate your time and devised the survey to be short and to the point. It shouldn't take more than five minutes to complete and submit. Just follow the link above for your chance at Serra immortality. 

*All Serra graduates are welcome to fill out the survey, but only graduates from the classes of 2000-2015 are eligible to win the Alumni Legacy Tile.

**Including your contact information on the survey is not required, but you must include your first and last name and email in order to be selected for the free Alumni Legacy Tile. (Your contact information and responses will be kept strictly confidential) 
Serra Remembers George McDaniel
A coach, a teacher, and a friend

Though no longer with us, the spirit of George McDaniel lives on at Serra. "Mac", as he was affectionately known by his fellow teachers, students and players; coached, taught and was the dean of discipline at Serra from 1979 to 1988. 

As a coach he was a mentor to his athletes, as a teacher he inspired the best in his students, and as the dean of discipline he was a fair and even-handed disciplinarian. He was a tireless motivator who continually strived to instill the Serra spirit in all students. George came to Serra from Ascension School during a time of transition for Serra. 

His calm demeanor and strong philosophical foundation were a calming influence in what otherwise could have been a turbulent time for Serra. George may have passed away but his legacy lives on.
Celebrity Basketball Next Week
Power 106 Comes to Serra!
On Thursday, September 1st at 7:00 PM the Power 106 Charitable Basketball Game tip-offs in the Cavalier Gymnasium. Tickets are now available in the Development & Alumni Office for $10.

They are set to play the Serra Faculty & Staff team. The proceeds from the basketball game benefit the Serra Football program. Come support your Serra Faculty & Staff!
Cavalier Code
Cavaliers have faith and integrity.
Cavaliers are humble and accountable.
Cavaliers are scholars who lead and serve.
Cavaliers are soldiers for Christ.
We are Cavaliers.
All Hail!
Joe Cormier '81
Director of Development