Parents & Students
The Bistro is open 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during regular school days. Daily specials are subject to change.
- Monday 10/15 - Meatloaf
- Tuesday 10/16 - Taquitos
- Wednesday 10/17 - Chicken piccata
- Thursday 10/18 - Grilled pork loin chop
- Friday 10/19 - Tilapia
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO THE ANNUAL ATHLETIC OPEN HOUSE
Our Athletic Open House is back on Monday 11/5! The AOH is a fantastic opportunity for prospective families to learn about our numerous sports and club sports programs in one convenient setting. Starting at 6:00 p.m., families can chat with coaches and student athletes and enjoy $1 tacos in the Pavilion Quad, then watch exciting presentations and take tours of the athletic campus at 6:30 p.m. Learn more and register at jserra.org/aoh!
DON'T MISS TOMORROW'S SPEAKER SERIES WITH SARAH SWAFFORD
Author and founder of Emotional Virtue Ministries Sarah Swafford will be speaking tomorrow 10/19 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Pavilion. Swafford will offer an understanding of emotional virtue, a map for navigating relationships, and a closer look at how to build up interior confidence. Through Swafford, you'll have a front row seat into the hearts of women and men transitioning from high school to college, giving you a deeper look into the struggles facing teens and young adults today. Tickets are complimentary but registration is required. Register here today!
NOTRE DAME INFORMATION NIGHT IS TONIGHT
You and your family are invited to the Notre Dame on the Road Information Session presented by a member of their Admissions staff tonight from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Center Room. The session will include information on academic, community, and spiritual life at the University of Notre Dame, as well as insights into the admissions and financial aid processes. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered. RSVP here.
NEW COFFEE WITH COURTNEY TOPIC - "MY KID'S IN HIGH SCHOOL: HELPING YOUR FAMILY BE SUCCESSFUL"
Dr. Courtney Harkins will be leading a round-table discussion for parents to discuss what you can do NOW to help your student in high school next Thursday 10/25 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Center Room. She will also touch on "executive functioning" and other great tools! A member of the JSerra Counseling Department, Dr. Harkins, Psy.D. is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families. RSVP's are not necessary. Bring a friend and feel free to come at 8:00 a.m. to socialize with your fellow Lion parents before the discussion begins. Coffee will be provided!
PRESENTATION ON PREPARING LD STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE THIS TUESDAY
In conjunction with SERP, Jan Kerchner and Karen Lerner of College Blueprint will give a presentation from 6:30-7:30 p.m. this Tuesday 10/23 in Room #1242. "The State of College Admissions: Preparing Students with Learning Differences for Success in College" is ideal for parents of 10th and 11th grade SERP students. The presentation will cover trends in college admissions, challenges and support programs for LD and ADHD college students, how to assess your student's college readiness, and the college planning timeline. Questions? Please email SERP Director Denise Dale at email@example.com.
JSERRA COUNSELING PRESENTS COLLEGE CHAT ON COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY
Join JSerra Counseling for a discussion on college affordability on Tuesday 11/13 from 8:15-9:15 a.m. in the Library. This event is open to all JSerra parents. RSVP to Michele Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DON'T MISS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT: THE NEW WORLD
The Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert takes place at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday 11/3 at UC Irvine Winifred Smith Hall. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, children, and senior citizens. This is an impressive event for all music lovers so invite your friends and get your tickets here!
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
JSerra Theatre Company presents four performances of Peter and the Starcatcher at 7:00 p.m. from 11/7-11/10 in the Black Box Theatre. Based on the 2004 novel Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, the play provides a backstory for the characters of Peter Pan, Mrs. Darling, Tinker Bell, and Hook, and serves as a prequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students, children, and senior citizens. Seats are limited so get your tickets online today!
A FEW SPOTS LEFT FOR SUMMER ABROAD 2019
Does your student want adventure? Fun? Travel? JSerra Summer Abroad still has a few spots left for students interested in traveling to Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, and Munich next summer! We are going to visit so much of what your student has studied, including the stronghold of Hitler near Salzburg, the Dachau Concentration Camp, some of the greatest art in the world in Vienna, and even the window that the Holy Roman Emperor's men were thrown from during the Second Defenestration of Prague. Download the brochure here to learn more. Register here before this trip fills up!
ENJOY AN EVENING WITH THE LADY LIONS AT CHRISTMAS WINE AND SIGN
Join the Lady Lions for a Christmas-themed Wine and Sign on Tuesday 11/6 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the Center Room. Come make a beautiful Christmas card holder and hang out with some fun ladies! This is a community potluck so bring an appetizer or wine to share. The fee is $50 per person and includes a wood sign card holder, supplies, and instruction. You have a choice of a white or red sign. Click here to view the flyer and register before this event sells out. Questions? Please email Stacy von der Linden at email@example.com.
THE JUNIOR RETREAT IS FILLING UP
All juniors are invited to next month's Junior Retreat from 11/7-11/9. Over the course of two nights at Younglife’s Oakbridge Camp in Ramona, students will play games, meet in small groups, get time to relax, and listen to talks that go through the life of St. Paul. This retreat is definitely the cure to the stress of junior year! Sign up today at jserra.org/juniorretreat.
|Thurs 10/18||6:00-8:00 p.m.||Lady Lions Cooking School (SOLD OUT)||Los Rios Cooking School|
|Thurs 10/18||7:00-9:00 p.m.||Notre Dame Information Night||Center Room|
|Fri 10/19||11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||Speaker Series Presents Sarah Swafford: Emotional Virtue||Pavilion|
|Fri 10/19||7:00-9:00 p.m.||Black Out: Varsity Football vs Mater Dei||JSerra Varsity Field|
|Sat 10/20||8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||Law Magnet Mock Trial||Center Room and Library|
|Tue 10/23||6:30-7:30 p.m.||The State of College Admissions: Preparing Students with Learning Differences for Success in College||Room #1242|
|Tue 10/23||7:00-8:30 p.m.||TNL||Center Room|
|Thurs 10/25||8:30-9:30 a.m.||Coffee with Courtney - "My Kid's in High School: Helping Your Family Be Successful"||Center Room|
|Fri 10/26||7:00-9:00 p.m.||Varsity Football vs Santa Margarita||Trabuco Hills|
|Tues 10/30||7:00-8:30 p.m.||TNL||Center Room|
|Wed 10/31||11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||Trunk or Treat||Parking Lot|
|Thurs 11/1||10:25-11:30 a.m.||All Saints Day Mass||Pavilion|
|Fri 11/2||7:00-10:00 p.m.||Varsity Football Playoff Game||TBD|
|Sat 11/3||4:00-5:30 p.m. and 7:00-8:30 p.m.||Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert||Winifred Smith Hall at UC Irvine|
|Mon 11/5||6:30-8:30 p.m.||Athletic Open House||Pavilion|
|Tues 11/6||6:30-9:00 p.m.||Lady Lions Christmas Wine and Sign||Center Room|
|Wed 11/7-Fri 11/9||Junior Retreat||Oakbridge (Ramona, CA)|
|Wed 11/7-Sat 11/10||7:00-9:00 p.m.||Fall Play - Peter and the Starcatcher||JSerra Black Box Theatre|
|Thurs 11/8||8:15-10:00 a.m.||JSPA 2nd Quarter Meeting||Center Room|
|Fri 11/9||7:00-10:00 p.m.||Varsity Football Playoff Game||TBD|
|Mon 11/12||Veterans Day (No Classes)|
|Tues 11/13||8:15-9:15 a.m.||College Chat - "College Affordability"||Library|
The calendar is subject to change. For the latest updates, please refer to jserra.org/calendar.
Undaunted by lightning, rain, and delays, the Lions clearly dominated Saturday's rescheduled Homecoming game with nearly unstoppable junior running back Chris Street. While Orange Lutheran scored first, JSerra quickly took control of the game leading 42-14 at the half and closing the game out with a victory of 56-21. Senior quarterback #2 Caden Bell completed 13 of 21 passes for 246 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Street ran the ball for 3 touchdowns. Named Offensive Player of the Game, Munir McClain completed two touchdown passes, with one incredible break from two defensive tackles followed by Munir walking the ball over the goal line. The win elevates JSerra's record to 7-1 and the team ranking to 5th nationally.
Next up: One of the biggest games to watch in high school football: #5 JSerra takes on #2 Mater Dei at home tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. Come out and show your LION PRIDE!
BOYS WATER POLO
Last Thursday the Varsity team hosted Orange Lutheran in an exciting game! Both teams played well; however, the Lions fell just short losing 15-13. Freshman players Conor Brough and Jason Pieracci led the Lions with 4 goals each; senior John Rydell had 3 goals; Waylon Fox and Lochie Treister both had a goal apiece. Goalie Ryan Harding had an amazing 12 saves!
On Saturday the Varsity Boys hosted Capo Valley. It was an exciting game between the Lions and Cougars ending in a score of 5-4 with the Lions taking the loss. Scoring for the Lions were freshman Conor Brough with 2 goals; senior John Rydell with 1 goal, and freshman Steve Partsch also scoring 1 goal. Goalie Ryan Harding had a great game with 8 saves.
Next up: The Lions will compete in the San Diego Open Tournament beginning today and extending into the weekend.
The Running Lions rested their top runners for last week's OC Championships, giving the rest of the team a chance to shine. They did not disappoint. Led by senior Luc Bragdon, the squad placed 5th on the day. On the girls side, freshmen Lauren Viola and Reed Talley finished 2nd and 14th, respectively, in a packed field.
Next up: Varsity Boys and Girls will be running in the prestigious Mt. SAC Sweepstakes Races this Saturday 10/20 at 8:56 and 9:14 respectively. Frosh/Soph and JV races to follow.
The Lady Lions competed at the Los Serranos League Tournament and placed 3rd out of 5 Trinity League teams with a record of 4-4 for the year in matches. Day 1: Three girls moved on out of the 7 to the next day! Sophomore Heejo Hyun 85, senior Mollie Owen 83, and junior Krystina Wilson 82. Day 2: Owen 86 and Wilson 86. Owen and Hyun made 2nd-team All-League. Wilson made 1st-team All-League and advances to the 1st round of CIF-Individuals.
Next up: Congratulations to the Lady Lion Golfers who advance to CIF playoffs at Western Hills this Wednesday 10/24!
The Lady Lions competed on Tuesday against Mater Dei (7-11) and captured 7 singles points thanks to strong play from Taylor Barnes and Kaley Houshmand. Barnes remains undefeated in league play! Houshmand squeaked by 2 close matches, 7-6 and 6-4 with her lone loss to the Monarchs' #1 player, 4-6. Lily Sheybani and Alexa Taba took 1 set from the line 3 doubles team. Mater Dei is the #2 team in the ultra-competitive Trinity League, Santa Margarita at the top with OLu, and JSerra tied for 3rd. This 3rd place tie will need to be broken by a 3rd dual match; location, date, and time will be announced.
Next up: Senior Day is today when JSerra hosts Santa Margarita at 3:00 p.m. Come out and celebrate our Seniors!
Girls Volleyball put on a solid display of effort and teamwork last Thursday in a playoff against Orange Lutheran for a wildcard spot in CIF playoffs. With the score tied up numerous times throughout each match and fierce volleying for every point, final scores favored OLu: #1) JS 23 - OLu 25; #2) JS 20 - OLu 25; and #3) JS 19 - OLu 25. Great season, Lady Lions! — you fought hard and made us proud!
Congrats to the Lions Ice JV team on securing their first win of the season over Central Cathedral 10-8. Sophomore Ryan Tabrizi led the way with 3 goals and 3 assists. Both sophomore Connor Martin and freshman Alex Fronte had one goal and one assist apiece. Freshman Chase Barry scored his first assist. Way to go, Lions!
Varsity kicks off their season this Saturday 10/20 at 1:50 p.m. at Anaheim Ice against Damien. Come support our seniors Blake Reed, Jake Hager, Brett Rudy, Daniel Ton-That, Jake Alshammiry alongside Nathan Hill, Nate Brunelle, and Max Lynch as they begin their quest to a league championship!
The JSerra Rugby Club is actively recruiting for the new season. Rugby is a winter sport with three day-a-week practices beginning Monday 10/29. Scrimmages are played in December and league matches are played Friday nights in January through the first week of February. No experience is required. Register here for Rugby Club. Questions? Contact Head Coach Louis Mosconi at 714.360.7216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In club news, Lions RFC will be hosting an Introduction to Rugby Camp from 12/3-12/6. Former USA Women's National 7's team coach, Richie Walker, has committed to attend one or more of the camp sessions. This is an amazing opportunity! Stayed tuned for more details.