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  • Monday 9/18 - Beef enchilada bake with rice and beans
  • Tuesday 9/19 - Grilled pork loin chop with potatoes and vegetables
  • Wednesday 9/20 - Chicken cordon bleu with wild rice and vegetables
  • Thursday 9/21 - BBQ chicken with potatoes and vegetables
  • Friday 9/22 - Cheese manicotti with Caesar salad and breadstick


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September 14-21

15TH ANNUAL LION NATION GOLF TOURNAMENT IS ALMOST HERE!

Don't miss out on your chance to play in the 15th Annual Lion Nation Golf Tournament on Monday 10/30 at El Niguel Country Club with a noon shotgun start. Hurry — foursomes are going fast! Some of the exciting happenings for the day include:

  • Opportunity to golf with a celebrity baseball player
  • Free wine putting contest and on-course games
  • Prizes and great swag

Be sure to join us after the tournament for the awards dinner and bring your non-golfing spouses and friends, too! Here's what's planned:

  • Boutique offering exclusive clothing and jewelry
  • Silent auction items and raffle
  • Live music from the FAB 5 featuring Rich Meyer, Chris Ledyard, Pat Reidy, Dave Amrein and Jonathan Telles
  • Cigars and whiskey

Click here to register to play, purchase dinner for non-golfers, or check out sponsorship opportunities. For more information, please contact Mary Miraglia in Advancement at mary.miraglia@jserra.org or 949.493.9307 x 1149.

PINK OUT SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE UNTIL 5 PM TONIGHT

The theme of the 9/22 Varsity Football home game against Los Alamitos is "Pink Out" in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. Pink Out shirts are being sold online for those who do not have one or would like to purchase a new one. This year there are two different styles. Click here to view the options and make your purchase. A portion of the proceeds from these shirts goes to help fight breast cancer. Purchase your shirt by tonight at 5:00 p.m. and receive it at school on Thursday 9/21.

SUMMER ABROAD REGISTRATION EXTENDED THROUGH TOMORROW

Your student is invited to be a part of the JSerra cultural immersion Summer Abroad experience to Spain next year from June 11-21. Online registration has been extended until tomorrow. Contact Ms. Laura Kennedy at summer.abroad@jserra.org if you have any questions.

CHORAL FALL CONCERT AND DINNER IN TWO WEEKS

Don't miss the first performance of the year on Friday 9/29 from JSerra's award-winning Choral Program. Our singers are preparing for a performance tour of Italy next spring and this concert will also feature the debut of the "Footbells" — JSerra's Handbell Choir made up of mostly Freshman Football players! Come hear amazing soloists, Concert Choir, the Advanced Women's Ensemble, and the Chamber Singers, who are considered one of the top choirs in the Western United States. You'll also get to enjoy an amazing dinner, desserts, silent auction items, and raffle baskets! Dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Church. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for faculty and students. Purchase your tickets at jserra.org/fallconcert.

GET YOUR TICKETS FOR BASEBALL POKER NIGHT 80S FUNDRAISER

This year's JSerra Baseball fundraiser will take place on Saturday 10/14 in the Pavilion from 5:00-10:30 p.m. Expect casino games and live music from 80's tribute band Flashback Heart Attack as well as a dinner buffet catered by Sol Agave (beer and wine are included). The cost is $100 per poker player or $50 for dinner only. Come dressed in your 80's best for a night of great food and fun while showing support for JSerra Baseball. Get your tickets online at jserra.org/pokerflashback!

RSVP FOR JESUIT COLLEGES CASE STUDIES

The Jesuit colleges are on tour and are bringing this engaging and interactive workshop to JSerra from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday 9/26 in the Center Room. It's a great way to learn about the college admissions process and/or kick off the college search. College admission professionals will walk you through how applications are reviewed and evaluated. Learn what's most important when a school selects its class, how decisions are made, and what's discussed by the committee. This is one of the best programs JSerra Counseling puts on and is a "can't miss" event! RSVP to Michele Murphy at mmurphy@jserra.org.

ATTENTION JUNIOR PARENTS

Jostens will be on campus today 9/14 at second lunch to collect Junior Class Ring Orders.

2ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST

Bring a bean bag or lawn chair, throw on your jammies, and come enjoy the Lion Ambassadors-sponsored 2nd Annual International Film Fest tomorrow 9/15 in the Center Room! Movie times are 3:00, 5:30 and 8:00 p.m. Enjoy the zombie-thriller,Train to Busan, and two martial arts favorites, Ip Man 1 and 2. We will have free popcorn, pizza, and an ice cream bar!

REGISTER YOUR "CUB" FOR CUBS CAMP

Join the JSerra Pep Squad for a mini cheer camp on Friday 9/22! "Cubs" will learn choreography from the Cheerleaders and Dance Team, and then take part in the half-time show during the Varsity Football home game against Los Alamitos! For more information and to register, visit jserra.org/cubscamp.

TNL BONFIRE AT DOHENY

All students are invited to TNL this Tuesday 9/19. We'll be having a bonfire at Doheny State Beach from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Come for s'mores, games, music, and a talk!

PATRON'S DAY MASS

Everyone is welcome to attend the Patron's Day Mass on Wednesday 9/20 at 10:25 a.m. in the Pavilion. We will be celebrating the canonization of our Patron Saint, Junipero Serra.

REGISTER FOR KAIROS 37

All seniors are encouraged to attend the first Kairos retreat of the year! Kairos 37 takes place 10/17-10/20 at Camp Oakbridge in Ramona. This is a retreat experience to remember! Sign up now at jserra.org/kairos.

JOIN MOTHERS IN PRAYER EVERY TUESDAY IN THE CAMPUS MINISTRY ROOM

Mothers in Prayer (MIP) is open to all JSerra moms and meets every Tuesday right after drop-off — usually around 8:00 a.m. Join us in praying for all JSerra students, staff, families, and school events. MIP will now meet in the Campus Ministry Room (next to the Bistro). If you have questions, please email Enoch Le Bioda at enoch606@gmail.com.

JSERRA THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

Don't miss one of five stellar two-hour performances of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe from 11/1 through 11/4 at the Arts Project of Orange County in San Clemente. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students. Click here to purchase your tickets today!

DISCOUNTED STUDENT TICKETS TO LAGUNA DANCE FESTIVAL

The Laguna Dance Festival has just announced last minute, super discounted tickets for students. This is an amazing opportunity to see world-renowned companies Ballet BC and Paul Taylor Dance Company for only $10! Tickets are available for purchase at the theater on the day of the performance with valid student ID. First come, first serve. Performances run 9/14 through 9/17 at the Laguna Playhouse. Click here for more information.


DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Fri 9/15

Spirit Day

Fri 9/15
3:00-10:00 p.m.
2nd Annual International Film Fest
Center Room
Fri 9/15
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Varsity Football vs Vista Murietta
Vista Murietta
Tue 9/19
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Red Cross Club Blood Drive
Center Room
Tue 9/19
7:00-8:30 p.m.
TNL Bonfire
Doheny Beach
Wed 9/20
10:25-11:25 a.m.
Patron's Day Mass
Pavilion
Fri 9/22
8:15-9:15 a.m.
Coffee with the President and Principal
Library
Fri 9/22
4:30-8:00 p.m.
Cubs Camp
Pavilion/Home Field
Fri 922
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Home Game Fan Zone
Quad (North Campus)
Fri 9/22
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Varsity Football vs Los Alamitos (Pink Out)
Home Field
Mon 9/25
Faculty In-Service (School Holiday)


The calendar is subject to change. For the latest updates, please refer to jserra.org/calendar.


FOOTBALL

Football had another great week with a win over Bishop Amat (59-35). Tomorrow the Varsity team looks to carry that success to Vista Murrieta, who promises to be a difficult opponent. Some of the notable players of last week's game were Sam Guinane, TJ Medina, Tarik Luckett, MuNir McClain, Garret Phillips, Jack Bolduc and Malik McClain. Watch the exciting highlights here.

BOYS WATER POLO

The Varsity team had a gritty, hard-fought weekend with five intense games over two days at the Weisz Memorial Tournament. Three games were back-and-forth battles that were decided within the last three minutes of regulation. The boys improved their play with each outing. It's early in the season but you can already see chemistry building between them. Superb goaltending by Chris Haggard and Ben Beythoun kept the team out of trouble repeatedly throughout the competition. The boys look to build on last weekend with games against Sage Hill and Trabuco Hills.

CROSS COUNTRY

The boys were the overall winners at the Laguna Hill Invitational based on cumulative team time (combined time of our five fastest runners from all grades). Of the six races contested, the Running Lions won four individual titles: Nadia Tabrizi and Pete Herold won at Laguna for the third year in a row, Kennie Arriola won his first-ever Laguna title, and Anthony Grover was the squad's runner of the meet for his aggressive victory in the boys sophomore race. Their dominance was so complete that our athletes reported multiple occasions when spectators marveled aloud at the speed of the JSerra runners. The Running Lions are prepping for the Woodbridge Invitational so come out and cheer them on this Saturday!

GIRLS GOLF

The girls are off to a great start this year with a record of 5-1. The following athletes have been medalists in the matches thus far: Krystina Wilson, Mollie Owen (4x), and Erin Tritz. Congratulations for a great start to the season!

GIRLS TENNIS

Girls Tennis has had a solid start to their season thus far with freshman Taylor Barnes leading the way. She is currently undefeated with 15 sets won — this includes sweeps over tough opponents Sage Hill, St. Margaret's and Tesoro! The girls will play Corona Del Mar at home today. Good luck, ladies!

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Girls Volleyball competed in the Dave Mohs Tournament last weekend and had a strong showing with wins over Centennial, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, and Santiago. They were runner-up in the Silver Championship. They host Laguna Beach and Foothill at home this week before opening up Trinity League play against Rosary.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Girls Lacrosse Fall Camp begins Monday 9/18. It's not too late to register so sign up today!


RUGBY CLUB

Rugby Club registration is officially open! Rugby is a winter season sport — practices commence the week of 11/6 with matches played in December and January. Athletic eligibility packets must be completed online prior to practices. Register here.

Athletes who are interested but need more information before they commit should attend an informational session on Monday 9/18 at 2:40 p.m. in Room 3217. Questions? Contact Coach Louis Mosconi at moscols@cox.net.

Daily Announcements

Important Phone Numbers

REASON
CONTACT 949.493.9307
Academic question (specific)Teacher
Academic matter (general)Student's College Counselor
Activities (including clubs)Michele Chenault Ext. 5121
Athletics (specific)Student's Head Coach
Athletics (general)Chris Ledyard Ext. 4203
Athletics (training)Kayla Gradillas Ext. 4121
Attendance
Report tardies and absences to attendance@jserra.org
Campus MinistryZach Eckert Ext. 2114
Change of address, phone, or emailInfo Change Form
Christian ServicePatrick Reidy Ext. 1059
Development and FundraisingAdvancement Ext. 1149
DisciplineTeacher or Deans
Financial AidBrock Perkes Ext. 1011
LibraryJeanne Swedo Ext. 1019
Locker issueJeanne Noonan Ext. 1500
Lost & FoundChris Plaia Ext. 1139
Online ClassesKristina Lux Ext. 2104
Operations
Ext. 2111
Parent Association (JSPA)Stacy von der Linden
Parking permitsChris Plaia Ext. 2111
Personal Counseling (student emotional concerns)Cara Morales Ext. 1020
RetreatsZach Eckert Ext. 2114
SERPDenise Dale Ext. 1017
TechnologyIT Help Desk
Ext. 2147
TextbooksJeanne Swedo Ext. 1019
TranscriptsJanet Miller
Ext. 1156
Tuition or fee paymentsLiz Morrison Ext. 1146
TransportationBrock Perkes Ext. 2111
Tutor listStudent's College Counselor

PARENT STUDENT HANDBOOK

The JSerra Parent Student Handbook contains relevant information about JSerra's policies and procedures as it relates to the academic and co-curricular aspects of the school. If you are not able to view the handbook below, download it here.

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