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McMackin Bistro is open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on regular school days.

Week of 12/9

  • Mon 12/9 - Pesto turkey, couscous, and vegetables
  • Tue 12/10 - BBQ chicken, wild rice, and vegetables
  • Wed 12/11 - Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and vegetables
  • Thurs 12/12 - TBA
  • Fri 12/13 - Grill only

Finals Week

  • Mon 12/16 to Wed 12/18 - Grill only
  • Thurs 12/19 to Fri 12/20 - Closed

Daily Announcements

LOWDOWN

Dec. 12-19

FINALS SCHEDULE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
The final exams schedule is now available to download here. Please make sure your student has a copy so they know where and when each of their final exams takes place. The schedule includes course names, periods, dates, times, and room numbers. Finals begins tomorrow 12/13 through Wednesday 12/18!

COUNSELING UPDATES
Parents of seniors, please remind your seniors that mid-year reports (7th semester transcripts) will be sent beginning in mid-January. They may request their mid-year reports on Naviance. To view the status of transcript requests, click on "manage transcripts" and review "midyear" transcript requests. Mid-year reports are not sent automatically. Check all portals, Common App, and emails for colleges that require mid-year report/transcript.

Also, seniors must request transcripts and teacher recommendations for their January deadlines no later than Monday 12/16.

Parents of sophomores, the Sophomore Parent Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday 1/22 in the Center Room. RSVP to Mrs. Michele Murphy at mmurphy@jserra.org. This informative evening is for parents only. Counselors will be meeting with sophomores in early February.

Parents of freshmen, the Freshman Parent Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 2/6 in the Center Room. RSVP to Mrs. Michele Murphy at mmurphy@jserra.org. This informative evening is for parents only. Counselors will be meeting with freshmen in mid-February.

LAST 2 DAYS OF THE UNIFORMS 4U HOLIDAY SALE
Uniforms 4U is offering a discount on all uniforms today 12/12 and tomorrow 12/13. Get 30% off all cash sales and 25% off all credit card and debit sales. The sale is only for stock items and is valid only on new purchases. Booster and custom items are excluded. Be sure to stop by and stock up on our uniform needs!

SENIOR YEARBOOK TRIBUTE ADS
A senior yearbook is included in tuition fees and will be ordered for every student. Senior parents are encouraged to purchase senior tributes for the 2019-2020 yearbook.

Please go to theyearbookcompany.com to start uploading photos for the graduate’s tribute. The dates listed below are submission dates for online ordering or postmark dates if they are being mailed.

Computer-generated ads or hand assembled ads are perfectly acceptable. Please be mindful of keeping photos modest and appropriate for a Catholic school. Do not send in family heirloom photos as they may be inadvertently lost. Good copies are fine as photos will take several months to be returned to you. Digital submissions must be JPEG files that are 300 DPI actual size.

Ad Size Last Chance Pricing (Due Tuesday 1/21)
1/4 Page Ad $250
Half Page Ad $360
Full Page Ad $550

Please be sure to incorporate the graduate’s first and last name in the ad, so in years to come the ad has more meaning.

Specific questions regarding Senior Tributes may be emailed to Yearbook Advisor Mr. Jeff Kahl at jkahl@jserra.org.

CLASS OF 2019 CHRISTMAS POP-UP
If you are parents of alumni from the Class of 2019, please let your grads know that they are invited to our inaugural Alumni Pop-up: A Taste of Christmas! Stop by the Hemphill home on Sunday 12/22 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. for cookies and holiday cheer. Kindly RSVP to Mrs. Sarah Eckert at seckert@jserra.org by Friday 12/20.

DOMINICAN SISTERS' CHRISTMAS CD MAKE GREAT GIFTS
In 2017, our very own JSerra Dominican Sisters recorded a Christmas album which frequented the #1 slot on Amazon's overall Bestseller and Classical charts as well as #1 on iTunes. Recorded at their Motherhouse chapel, the album Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring is meant to share the Sisters' beautiful Christmas music with the world! Learn more about the album on YouTube. The Christmas CDs are available for purchase for $20 at the Front Desk or from the Sisters directly. Proceeds will go towards the needs of the Dominican Sisters.

JUNIORS CAN TAKE TEST PREP CLASSES AT JSERRA FOR THE APRIL ACT
Test Prep Gurus is offering an ACT class conveniently located on the JSerra campus starting in late January for the April ACT. Last year, JSerra students who worked with Test Prep Gurus increased their ACT scores by an average of 5.4 points — that's equivalent to 220+ points on the SAT! Please note that this class is exclusively for JSerra students and has been specially discounted to $599 from $899. Click here to learn more, view class dates, and register!

DATE TIME EVENT LOCATION
Fri 12/13   Last Day of Second Quarter  
Fri 12/13   Finals: Online, Magnet, and Electives  
Fri 12/13 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Lady Lions Christmas Luncheon Mission Viejo Country Club
Fri 12/13 7:00-9:00 p.m. Christmas Concert - "Noche de Alegría" Mission Basilica (San Juan Capistrano)
Mon 12/16 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Social Studies and English Finals  
Tue 12/17 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Science and World Language Finals  
Wed 12/18 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Math and Theology Finals  
Wed 12/18 12:00-1:00 p.m. National Letter of Intent Football Signing Day Pavilion
Wed 12/18 4:00-8:00 p.m. Kids4Kids Party  
Thurs 12/19-Fri 12/20   Student/Teacher Holiday (no school)  
Thurs 12/19 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Make-up Finals Building 1
Sun 12/22 4:00-7:00 p.m. Alumni Pop-up: A Taste of Christmas Hemphill Residence
Mon 12/23-Wed 1/1   Christmas Break (school closed)  
Thurs 1/2-Mon 1/6   Student/Teacher Holiday (no school)  
Sat 1/4 7:00-9:00 p.m. Varsity Girls Basketball vs Santa Margarita Pavilion
Tue 1/7   First Day of Third Quarter (school resumes)
First Day of Online Instruction
 
Tue 1/7 7:00-8:30 p.m. TNL Center Room
Wed 1/8 7:00-9:00 p.m. Varsity Boys Basketball vs Santa Margarita Pavilion
Tue 1/14 6:30-8:30 p.m. Winter Open House Pavilion & Campuswide
Wed 1/15   1st Semester Christian Service Hours Due  
Wed 1/15 10:35 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Eucharistic Procession Campuswide
Thurs 1/16-Fri 1/17   Freshman Retreat Mission San Luis Rey (Oceanside)
Fri 1/17 7:00-9:00 p.m. Varsity Boys Basketball vs Orange Lutheran Pavilion
Mon 1/20   Martin Luther King Jr. Day (school closed)  
Tue 1/21
Wed 1/22
7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Confessions West Center Room
Tue 1/21 7:00-8:30 p.m. TNL Center Room
Wed 1/22 6:30-8:00 p.m. Sophomore Parent Night (Counseling Event) Center Room
Thurs 1/23 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. JSerra Speaker Series with Mitch Albom Pavilion
Thurs 1/23
Fri 1/24
Sat 1/25
7:00-9:00 p.m. Winter Play: Alice in Wonderland Black Box
Fri 1/24 1:30-3:00 p.m. Used Uniform Sale Center Room

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

LIMITED RESERVE SEATING AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS CONCERT: "NOCHE DE ALEGRÍA"
Ring in the holiday season with JSerra's Music Departments' annual Christmas Concert featuring Conrad Susa's "Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest" and much more! The concert takes place from 7:00-9:00 p.m. tomorrow 12/13 at Mission Basilica. This concert is free to the public (first-come, first-served). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.!

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CALLING ALL LION NATION!
Come out and help create the #1 Fan Zone for Boys Soccer tomorrow 12/13. Pimp My Tacos food truck will be there to offer hot and delicious food while Rio Soft Serve will be ready to provide a delicious dessert. The food trucks will be waiting to serve you as early as 2:30 pm. Bring cash or a credit card. Let's bring the house down! Varsity plays at 6:30 p.m., JV at 5:00 p.m., and Frosh/Soph at 3:15 p.m. All games will be played on the main field!

BOYS BASKETBALL
Varsity Boys Basketball dominated in Game One of the Capistrano Valley Christian Tournament, taking down Vista Murrieta 76-37 in a non-conference game. Senior Utah-commit Ian Martinez and junior Max Bowman led for the Lions shooting 26 and 14 points, respectively.

Next up: Varsity returns to the CVC Tournament tonight to take on Crean Lutheran at CVCHS at 5:30 p.m. in a non-conference away game.

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Varsity Girls Basketball are on a 4-game winning streak with their Championship winning 64-26 blowout against Downey at the Downey Classic Tournament.

Next up: The Lady Lions begin play in the non-conference SoCal Holiday Classic at San Marcos High School on Thursday 12/26. Time and opponent TBA.

CROSS COUNTRY
Senior Anthony Grover traveled to Portland to compete in the Nike Cross Nationals against the best of the best in the country last Saturday. He ran with the lead pack for nearly the entire race and finished 21st, qualifying as 3rd team All-American. Great job and fantastic season, Anthony!

RUGBY
Rugby practice is in full swing with tournament play kicking off at home this Saturday 12/14. For more information on joining JSerra Rugby, contact Head Coach Louis Mosconi at lmosconi@jserra.org.

BOYS SOCCER
Varsity Boys Soccer shut out Marina 6-0 at home last night in a home non-conference game. Scoring for the Lions were junior Max Carvalho with 3 goals, sophomore Jalen Calloway powering in 2, and sophomore Shawn McTague contributing 1.

Next up: Varsity plays at home tomorrow 12/13 against Fountain Valley in a non-conference game at 6:30 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER
Varsity Girls Soccer won the Beckman tournament with a shutout 2-0 in their final game against Harvard-Westlake on Saturday. The Lady Lions are 5-0 this season including 4 shutouts.

Next up: Varsity plays Santiago (Garden Grove) in the non-conference Aliso Tournament at home today at 5:15 p.m.

GIRLS WATER POLO
Varsity Girls Water Polo took the win on Saturday against Cerritos 11-2 in the non-conference Benson Cup Tournament. Sophomores Lily Verna and Katy Sauers dominated as scorers for the Lady Lions.

Next up: The Lady Lions play an away non-conference game against San Juan Hills tomorrow 12/13 at 4:00 p.m.

WRESTLING
We are proud to announce JSerra is officially starting a wrestling program — the first in its history! For more information on the program, email Head Coach Marquez at robinmarquez@yahoo.com.

TRACK & FIELD
Winter Track & Field Camp is in full swing! Participation in the camp is strongly encouraged for all athletes joining the team for this spring. The camp meets Monday through Friday from 3:00-4:30 p.m. now through Friday 1/31. Contact Head Coach Chase Frazier for more information at cfrazier@jserra.org. Register online today!

STUDENT TEAM MANAGER POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR WINTER SPORTS
JSerra Athletics is accepting applications for Student Team Managers for Winter sports including Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Girls Water Polo, and Rugby. Students selected for the program will receive 5 PE credits for completion of the season. Duties will fall under each Head Coach's discretion but may include: game day operations, travel with team to away games, recording statistics, scorekeeping, photography for social media and game recaps, and posting game updates to Blast. Click here to learn more and apply.

FOLLOW YOUR FAVORITE SPORT ON INSTAGRAM
All of our 23 CIF sports and two Athletics Club Teams have Instagram accounts. Follow your favorite team — or better yet, follow them all! Check out @jserraathletics on Instagram today!
 

No updates at this time, but learn more about our Club Sports here!

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