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Posted Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 
Nearly 200 friends and family of alumnus Tim Vorenkamp ('15) marked the first anniversary of his death and raised money for his Live for Others Foundation at Oak Street Beach in Laguna Beach. Read more about this talented young man and his legacy at The Daily Pilot.
Posted Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 
JSerra Catholic High School announced today that Pat Harlow will be the new Head Football Coach. After carefully considering many strong applications for this position, Coach Harlow jumped out quickly as the best fit for the Lions football program.
Posted Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 
Marine Corps Community Services once again teamed up with JSerra Catholic High School from San Juan Capistrano, Calif., to host its annual Combat Center Toy Giveaway where they gave away approximately 1,500 toys to 1,500 Combat Center patrons.
Posted Friday, Dec 9, 2016 
The OC Register wrote an article on JSerra's Christmas Choral Concert at the Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano.
Posted Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 
As predicted, the JSerra Running Lions had an incredible season. Both Boys and Girls Cross Country teams pushed it to their limits and came through with many successes.
Posted Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 
This past weekend my family and I were attending Mass at Mission Basilica here in San Juan Capistrano. As we were preparing to leave church at the end of the service, I felt a tap on my shoulder. When I turned around, I was greeted by one of our alumna, Kallin Zehren '13. After exchanging a few pleasantries, the conversation quickly turned to her plans for life beyond Tulane University when she graduates this coming May. Grinning from ear to ear, she shared with me the great news that she had just committed to a two-year stint as a missionary for FOCUS -- Fellowship for Catholic University Students. The organization's simple goal is "to win the hearts of college students, build them in faith, and send them out into the world."
Posted Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 
Today I met my new friend Carlita, and all I could think about was the word "kinship." The girls ushered us into a room and danced for us. I looked around seeing everyone clap with huge smiles on their faces, so happy to see this communal kinship with their own eyes.
Posted Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 
November's Lion of the Month is a true, unsung hero of JSerra. Mrs. Debbie Garner is the face of our attendance office, and probably every student and parent has interacted with her during their time at JSerra. Whether you need to call your student out early or arrive late to school, Debbie graciously handles all situations with kindness, patience, and ease.
Posted Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 
We had nine student-athletes sign their National Letter of Intent to continue their academic and athletic career at the next level.
Posted Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016 
In an historic first, the JSerra Boys and Girls Cross Country teams swept the Trinity League Championships at Central Park in Huntington Beach last Friday. This marks the seventh consecutive league title for the JSerra girls and the first for the boys, also making this the first time in Trinity League history that a single school has won both championships in the first year.
Posted Monday, Nov 7, 2016 
Alumnus '15 Sam Philippi continues spreading the JSerra philosophy of faith, intellect and character now as a student and football safety at the University of Pennsylvania. Next month he will be donating bone marrow to a stranger suffering from leukemia. Read on about Philippi's time at JSerra as well as the original article featuring him at Philly.com!
Posted Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 
In studying successful people, researchers are finding grit, perseverance, and hard work carry more weight in explaining why people find success, however defined. As adults, we have a moral and practical responsibility to help our students develop these traits before they join "the real world."
Posted Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 
On October 6, 2016, JSerra held its 5th annual College Fair. A total of 168 colleges and universities were represented and over 700 students attended the event.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 
October's Lion of the Month is sophomore Christian Schrodt. Schrodt ('19) is a member of the Engineering Magnet, the 3D Printing Club, and the Robotics Club. He excels not only in designing 3D objects, but having them printed and put to the test. Earlier this year, Christian designed and printed a life-size ukulele that he uses regularly!
Posted Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 
The month of October has been recognized in the Catholic Church as Respect Life Month. Students from JSerra Catholic High School's AP Studio Art classes designed their projects to reflect the "Beauty and Dignity of the Human Person."
Posted Monday, Oct 17, 2016 
The JSerra Speaker Series returned with a bang on October 13 with the always engaging Father Greg Boyle. Father Boyle is the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles — the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. Watch the video if you missed this spectacular event!
Posted Monday, Sep 19, 2016 
We have begun this school year by making an ardent effort to communicate with you in a more expedient, proactive manner. My hope is that you are seeing the fruits of our staff's attention to this important institutional goal.
Posted Monday, Sep 19, 2016 
Now working as a teacher and campus minister for her alma mater, Caroline said that her perspective and love for JSerra has grown. "I feel so humbled to be able to give back in my own little way," she expressed. "It is incredible to be able to work for and with people who shaped and affected my life so powerfully."
Posted Monday, Sep 19, 2016 
Brooke Davis ('09) is an alumna of JSerra and a motivated go-getter with a contagious spirit. Her hard work, innovation, and passion to serve this campus do not go unnoticed.
Posted Monday, Sep 19, 2016 
The JSerra Running Lions cross country teams have reloaded and are ready for a powerhouse season.
Posted Monday, Sep 19, 2016 
Posted Monday, Sep 19, 2016 
"Parents are the primary educators" is a phrase that is often bandied about in American culture. From a purely practical perspective, it rings true simply for the sheer amount of time children spend with their parents from birth until they live independently.
Posted Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA – On Tuesday, September 12, 2016, JSerra Catholic High School announced Selene Rego as the new head coach for girls water polo.
Posted Friday, Aug 26, 2016 
JSerra Catholic High School announced today that Christopher Ledyard will become the new full-time athletic director, starting October 3, 2016. Joining JSerra from Wintersville, Ohio, Ledyard has spent more than twenty years at the helm of the athletic program at Franciscan University in Steubenville.
Posted Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 
Royce Lewis was the MVP in the 14 annual Perfect-Game All-American Classic.
Posted Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 
Skylar Strickland '19 took third place for her self portrait, Allison Leukanech '19 took first place for her night photograph, and Kayla McFarland in Advanced Drawing and Painting took first place. Jack Davis, Macy Stolle and Grant Spriggs were all finalists.
Posted Monday, Jun 6, 2016 
This year, many students took home awards at the MACY (Music and Arts Commendation for Youth) Awards.
Posted Friday, May 13, 2016 
The Marbella Scholarship Foundation announces senior Sydni Brown as the 2016 Marbella Scholarship Foundation recipient.
Posted Monday, May 9, 2016 
Once again, JSerra has dominated this yearly art competition with 73 student pieces of art chosen for exhibition at the Imagination Celebration at South Coast Plaza.
Posted Monday, May 9, 2016 
After an incredible season, JSerra Hockey's talent is not going unnoticed. The O.C. Register named Mike Perkins the O.C. Hockey Coach of the Year.
JSerra Catholic High School

26351 Junipero Serra Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: 949.493.9307 | Fax: 949.493.9308
Email: info@jserra.org

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