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    4/19-4/26


    HEADLINES WITH THE PRESIDENT AND PRINCIPAL

    The next Headlines will be held tomorrow in the Library from 8:15-9:15 a.m. Come hear the latest updates from President Rich Meyer and Principal Eric Stroupe. This session will also include the annual “State of the School” address.

    PRE-REGISTER FOR AP EXAMS
    All AP students are required to attend one of three pre-registration sessions (listed below). During this time, AP students will complete necessary paperwork for their AP exam. All students should show up a few minutes early and bring their student ID number. Each of the following sessions will last 30-45 minutes:

    • Wednesday 4/25 - 7:45 a.m. - Library
    • Thursday 4/26 - 2:35 p.m. - Library
    • Friday 4/27 - 7:30 a.m. - Library

    LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR TOMORROW'S SPRING DANCE CONCERT
    Join us for tomorrow's Spring Dance Concert — "At the Movies" — from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Laguna Hills Community Center. Tickets are just $10, so bring your friends and enjoy this spectacular evening together! (All seating is general seating.) The deadline to purchase tickets is tonight at 10:00 p.m. Click here to purchase your tickets!

    POTLUCK AND A MOVIE
    Join us for Potluck and a Movie on Thursday 4/26 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Center Room! Bring a food or cutlery item and enjoy the classic film, The Scarlet and the Black (starring Gregory Peck and Christopher Plummer). The film tells the story of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, a real life Irish Roman Catholic priest who saved thousands of Jews and escaped Allied POWs in Rome. RSVP to Mrs. Jeanne Noonan at jnoonan@jserra.org.

    PLACEMENT EXAMS CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY
    If your student is planning to take an AP or Honors class next year, he/she will need to take the relevant placement exams, which began this past Monday and ends this Tuesday 4/24. Download the schedule here to review the relevant dates and times with your student.

    COLLEGE CHAT: BECOMING A COLLEGE ATHLETE
    Join us for an NCAA-focused College Chat from 8:15-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday 4/24 in the Library. Learn about NCAA requirements, what it takes to be recruited, how to effectively communicate with your student-athlete and coaches, and how to effectively balance academics and sports. Questions? Contact Mrs. Michele Murphy at mmurphy@jserra.org.

    SUPPORT LIVE FOR OTHERS AT CHIPOTLE
    Make dinner a selfless act by supporting the Live For Others Foundation between 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday 4/24 at the Chipotle in Laguna Niguel. Show this flyer on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds are donated to Live For Others.

    JSERRA THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS LES MISÉRABLES
    The JSerra Theatre Company presents three performances of the classic Broadway musical Les Misérables. on Wednesday 5/2, Thursday 5/3, and Friday 5/4. Each performance begins at 7:00 p.m. and takes place at Valley High School in Santa Ana. General admission tickets is $15 and students are $12. Click here to purchase your tickets today!

    ATHLETIC PHYSICAL DAY
    All student-athletes participating in fall, winter, or spring sports are invited to come out and get their physicals and complete the necessary CIF and School paperwork to be eligible for your sport(s) on Saturday 5/12. Prior to attending the Physical, the online Athletic Eligibility Packet must be completed. Click here to obtain the times for each sport and register for your student's physical. Each physical is $35.

    TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR MOTHER SON BRUNCH
    Boys, grab your mom, grandma, and aunts for a fabulous morning of great food, games, prizes, photo booth, raffle, and speaker! Join us for the annual Mother Son Brunch from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Saturday 5/5 in the Center Room. Tickets are $25 per person. Brunch includes bacon, egg burritos, and pastries. Get your tickets online today!

    A FEW SPOTS LEFT FOR LOS RIOS COOKING SCHOOL
    Come learn some fun spring cooking tricks to wow your friends and family from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday 5/9 or Thursday 5/10 at The Farm School on Los Rios Street. The menu includes mini quiche Lorraine, spring peas and radish salad, shrimp risotto with spinach, lemon and basil, and coconut lemon squares with an almond shortbread crust. The same menu will be offered both nights. We eat what we make! Feel free to bring a beverage to share and bring a friend! Click here to purchase your spots ($60 per person).

    SAVE THE DATE: TEXTBOOK BUYBACKS
    Follett will be coming to JSerra during final exams week to buy back textbooks in order to build their inventory. Buybacks will take place in the Library on Thursday 5/31 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday 6/1 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please be aware that not all books will be bought back. Follett’s decisions are based on their inventory. For more information including rental returns and alternative buyback options, click here and go to the "Buybacks" tab. Questions? Contact JSerra Librarian, Jeanne Swedo, at jswedo@jserra.org.

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR LION ENGAGE
    The schedules and registration for Lion Engage, JSerra's summer program for 6th-8th grade students, are now available at jserra.org/lionengage. Learn about this great opportunity for middle school students to dive into experiential learning in a wide variety of week-long courses bound to excite any young mind. Whether it's graphic design, engineering, marine biology, or rock band, there is something for everyone at Lion Engage!

    DATE
    TIME
    EVENT
    LOCATION
    Fri 4/20
    8:15-9:15 a.m.
    Headlines with the President and Principal
    Library
    Fri 4/20
    11:50 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
    Spring Pep Rally
    Pavilion
    Fri 4/20
    7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Spring Dance Concert
    TBA
    Tue 4/24
    8:15-9:30 a.m.
    College Chat: Becoming a College Athlete
    Library
    Tue 4/24
    4:00-8:00 p.m.
    Live for Others Fundraiser
    Chipotle (Laguna Niguel)
    Wed 4/25 7:45-8:30 a.m. AP Pre-Registration Library
    Thurs 4/26 2:35-3:10 p.m. AP Pre-Registration Library
    Thurs 4/26
    4:00-7:00 p.m.
    Potluck and a Movie
    Center Room
    Fri 4/27 7:30-8:15 a.m. AP Pre-Registration Library
    Tue 5/1
    6:00-9:00 p.m.
    Last XLT of the School Year
    Chapel
    Wed 5/2
    10:25-11:30 a.m.
    May Crowning Mass
    Pavilion
    Wed 5/2
    Thurs 5/3
    Fri 5/4
    7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Spring Musical: Les Miserables
    Valley High School (Santa Ana)
    Thurs 5/3
    4:00-6:00 p.m.
    Pro-Life Rosary Pilgrimage
    Center Room
    Fri 5/4

    Spirit Day

    Sat 5/5
    11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Mother Son Brunch
    Center Room
    Tue 5/8
    6:00-9:00 p.m.
    TNL
    Center Room
    Wed 5/9
    10:30-11:30 p.m.
    Underclassmen Awards Ceremony
    Pavilion
    Wed 5/9
    Thurs 5/10
    6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Lady Lions Los Rios Cooking School
    The Farm School on Los Rios Street
    Fri 5/11
    1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Used Uniform Sale
    Center Room
    Sat 5/12
    8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Athletic Physical Day
    Pavilion
    Tue 5/15 5:00-9:00 p.m. Final TNL Doheny Beach
    Fri 5/18
    7:00-9:00 p.m. Pops Concert Mariners Church (San Juan Capistrano)
    Sat 5/19 2:00-4:00 p.m. Pops Concert Mariners Church (San Juan Capistrano)

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

    BASEBALL
    Baseball took 2 of 3 against Servite to start Trinity League play. Senior Jake Reed threw a complete game shutout on Wednesday and the Lions won 3-2 via 10 innings on Friday with senior Preston Miller with a huge sacrifice fly while Sophomore Jared Glenn picked up the win. The Lions play Orange Lutheran this week in a huge match-up of the top 3 teams in Orange County.

    SOFTBALL
    Softball had a 5-3 win over Mater Dei on Tuesday. The Lady Lions were led by Sarah Shaw in the circle and Ali Steinker's stellar defense. The team was led offensively by Kate Harms who went 2-3, Danni Darrow with a triple and 2 RBIs, Ali Steinker with a triple and an RBI, Sarah Shaw with a single and an RBI, and Shelby Blanchart with a single and an RBI. The Lions continue league play on Friday at home against Santa Margarita at 3:15 p.m. Come out and support your Lady Lions!

    SWIMMING AND DIVING
    Swimming competed in the Orange County Swimming Championships last Friday and Saturday. Hosted at home, the competition included Orange Lutheran, Saddleback Valley Christian, Marina, Pacifica, and Calvary Chapel. Both the Varsity boys and girls teams won their division. The boys swam to 4 school records (100 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke & 200 IM) while the girls earned CIF consideration times in the 200 Medley Relay, 100 freestyle, and 100 backstroke. Standout swimmers were Darrel Choi, Nate Kirk, Kenneth Woodsum, Sam Chan, Ellie Sherwood, and Tristan Saltonstall. Carly Townsend represented our dive team at the Santa Margarita Invite, earning her CIF automatic qualifying standard while also breaking her own school record.

    BOYS LACROSSE
    Boys Lacrosse competed in their first week of Trinity League. While suffering losses to each of the schools in league, they are confident they will continue to get better as league continues on. The boys tallied their 6th win of the season last Saturday with a 9-0 win over Crean Lutheran. Boys Lacrosse will celebrate Senior Night this Tuesday 4/24 at 5:00 p.m. against Mater Dei!

    GIRLS LACROSSE
    Girls Lacrosse experienced their first loss of the season last week at the hands of Rosary. Our girls fought hard and came away losing 5-3. They bounced back this week with a resounding win over San Juan Hills 8-3. Come out this Saturday and support our Lady Lions as they play Chaparral at 10:00 a.m. Go Lions!

    BOYS TENNIS
    Boys Tennis remains undefeated in dual match play, and at the top of the Trinity League standings. Freshman Danny Day has led the team with fantastic plays proving himself one of the top Varsity players. The strength of this squad is in the doubles: Keaton Dolan with Christian Sieck and Sam DeJardin with Ben Mueller. Both doubles teams remain undefeated with records of 45 sets won, 0 lost. Another dynamic duo — freshman addition Brett Batey paired with sophomore Cole Cisakowski — is the best line 3 doubles team in the league and maybe the county, too! The Lions are working hard to also win the rematch with Santa Margarita, which would give JSerra its first outright, sole Trinity League Championship!

    TRACK AND FIELD
    The Running Lions took OC Champs by storm this weekend with top competitors in multiple events. Senior Kelley Stephens took first place in the 200m with a time of 21.99, placing him 7th in the state. Sophomore Anthony Grover took 3rd place in the 1600m with a time of 4.17.25, placing him 2nd in the state and 6th in the nation among sophomore. They will compete again today at home against St. John Bosco.

    PEP SQUAD
    Pep Squad is offering "Get Ready for Try Outs" classes — a great opportunity to brush up on skills for Dance and Cheer before try outs in May! Each class is $20. Dance Team classes take place on 5/7, 5/9, and 5/16 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the JSerra Dance Room. Cheer Team classes take place 5/8, 5/10, and 5/15 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Pavilion. Take one or take them all! Click here to register. For information on upcoming try outs, go to jserra.org/pepsquad.

    SAILING TEAM
    Interested in learning how to sail? The JSerra Sailing Team is offering a unique opportunity during the next two months for students who want to learn to sail or join the racing team. No experience is necessary. It is a great chance to take advantage of an exceptional fleet of boats and instructors available for our school. Come to an Open House in Dana Point Harbor! For Open House dates and times or info about the spring and summer programs, contact Mrs. Wendy Adam at wendym.adam@jserra.org.

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