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 2/18 - SCHOOL CLOSED
- Tuesday 2/20 - Taquitos with rice and beans
- Wednesday 2/21 - Chinese lunch plate
- Thursday 2/22 - BBQ chicken with vegetables
- Friday 2/23 - TBD (pasta or fish)
DUST OFF YOUR DANCING SHOES AND RESERVE YOUR SEATS FOR CELEBRATE JSERRA
Join us at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday 3/16 at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel for an evening filled with dancing, laughter, and Lion Pride to celebrate the growth and success of JSerra. You'll dance the night away to live music from 80s tribute band Flashback Heart Attack. Get more information and reserve your seats at jserra.org/celebrate.
EXPERIENCE THE WINTER SHOWCASE
Don't miss the Winter Showcase: Transformation — featuring JSerra's Visual and Performing Arts students! This special event takes place tomorrow 2/22 at Coast Hills Church in Aliso Viejo. Come at 6:00 p.m. for the Art Gallery Exposition and enjoy performances from 7:00-9:00 p.m. General admission tickets are $20; tickets are free for students with student ID and children ages 12 and under. Get your tickets at jserra.org/showcase.
RSVP FOR THE LENTEN TEA
All parents are invited to celebrate the Lenten season at the JSPA-hosted annual Lenten Tea from 8:30-10:00 a.m. on Wednesday 3/13. Join us for a lovely breakfast and tea, and hear from an inspirational speaker. You are welcome to bring a friend. RSVP to Mrs. Jeanne Noonan at email@example.com.
LAST CHANCE FOR SENIORS TO GO ON KAIROS
Kairos 42 is approaching quickly! It's the last chance for seniors to go on a retreat, and Kairos is known to be one of the most memorable JSerra experiences. Kairos 42 takes place Tuesday 3/19 through Friday 3/22 at Whispering Winds Camp in Julian. It's a great opportunity for your student to take some time away from the craziness of senior year to relax, have fun, and enjoy reflection and prayer with their classmates. Sign up online today at jserra.org/kairos. Questions? Contact Miss Sarah Bueche at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARENTS, WE HAVE A SPECIAL KAIROS FOR YOU!
Want to know why students come back from retreats with so much excitement and enthusiasm? Then join us for the Parent Retreat — a Kairos for parents! — from 6:30-9:00 p.m. on Monday 3/4 in the Center Room. You too will come home feeling invigorated and joyful! Enjoy refreshments for the first half-hour and then dive into an evening of social time, praise, worship, talk, small groups, and prayer in the Chapel. The guest speaker will be JSerra's very own Personal Counselor, Mrs. Cara Morales, MFT. RSVP to Mrs. Jeanne Noonan at email@example.com by Wednesday 2/27.
TNL MOVIE NIGHT TO FEATURE THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
All students are welcome to join Campus Ministry for TNL Movie Night from 7:00-8:30 p.m. this Tuesday 2/26 in Room 1223. The Human Experience tells the story of two brothers and their travels as they search for answers to the question, "What does it mean to be human?" The film is divided into three sections, covering their experiences in New York, Peru, and Ghana. It is rated PG-13.
FREE FULL-LENGTH SAT PROVIDED BY MOBILE TUTORS
Mobile Tutors is providing a full-length SAT at their office in Mission Viejo on Saturday 3/2 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It's a great opportunity for your student to get some extra SAT practice! To register, contact Chris Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949.370.2913.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION FOR PARENTS: "PARENTING ON TAP"
Learn how to raise a winner on and off the field with Dr. Clifton Patterson and Dr. Courtney Harkins, Psy.D. from 6:30-8:00 p.m. this Wednesday 2/27 in the Center Room. Parents are invited to enjoy local brews and appetizers and get great insight from two parenting experts. There will be something for everyone — from sports to home life with teenagers. RSVP to Mrs. Jeanne Noonan at email@example.com.
CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES FOR THE FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE
Calling all superheroes AKA JSerra dads! Dads are welcome to dress in their favorite superhero attire as they enjoy an evening with their daughters at the annual Father Daughter Dance. This memorable event takes place on Saturday 3/2 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the Center Room. Dinner will be provided by Ciao Pasta. Tickets are $75 per father daughter couple; additional JSerra daughters may attend for free. Tickets will also be available at the door for $85. Get your tickets online and iron your cape!
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FROM COUNSELING
Please be sure to review the following reminders with your student:
- Seniors - You must request 7th semester transcripts — also known as "mid-year transcripts" (including 1st semester senior year grades) — on Naviance if required by your college. You must also check your portals and email communication from your schools as colleges typically communicate these request directly to the student. To check the status of you requests, visit the "Transcript Manager" under "Colleges I'm Applying to" in Naviance.
- Juniors - All juniors will have the opportunity to take the official ACT at JSerra on Tuesday 3/12. JSerra will be responsible for the cost of this official ACT. In order to test, per ACT guidelines, you must complete the ACT pre-registration prior to test day. Counselors will be visiting Theology classes on Friday 2/22 to administer the pre-registration. If you are absent from your Theology class that day, you must attend a make-up pre-registration session in the West Center Room on either Monday 2/25 at 2:45 p.m. or Tuesday 2/26 at 7:15 a.m. Pre-registration will take approximately 30 minutes. Tuesday 3/12 is a mandatory school day, therefore all absent students will be charged with an absence.
- There is a mandatory meeting for all juniors on either Wednesday 2/20 at 7:30 a.m. or Thursday 2/21 at 2:30 p.m. in the Center Room. This meeting will cover the next steps for juniors in the college application process. Initial requests for Teacher Letter of Recommendation forms will be distributed at this meeting.
- Sophomores - Tuesday 3/12 is a mandatory all school (9th, 10th and 11th grade) testing day. Sophomores will be taking a practice ACT to help prepare you for college admissions testing. Testing will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Additional information and room assignments will be distributed to students in early March.
- Freshman - Tuesday 3/12 is a mandatory all school (9th, 10th and 11th grade) testing day. Freshmen will be taking a practice PSAT to introduce you to college admissions testing. The PSAT will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday 3/12. Additional information and room assignments will be distributed to students in early March.
PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND ALL-SCHOOL MASS EVERY WEDNESDAY
Our all-school weekly Mass is open to parents every Wednesday from 10:25-11:15 a.m. in the Pavilion. It's a wonderful manifestation of the spirit of our faith-filled community. (You've never seen 1,250 teenagers so well behaved!) Feel free to bring your friends!
JOIN MOTHERS IN PRAYER EVERY TUESDAY
Mothers in Prayer (MIP) meets every Tuesday right after drop-off in the Campus Ministry Room. Every MIP begins with the Rosary at 8:00 a.m. Join us in praying for all JSerra students, staff, families, and school events. If you are interested in attending to connect with God and pray for our community, feel free to come as often as you can.
6TH ANNUAL WAKE UP AND WORSHIP: RISE AND SHINE WITH RENEE!
Join us for our 6th Annual Wake Up and Worship at San Juan Hills Golf Club on Saturday 3/9 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. A delicious brunch is included in this faith-filled morning of God’s word, inspirational music, and community fellowship! For more information, download the flyer. Click here to purchase tickets or call Bondi Ministries at 800.795.5757.
|Fri 2/22||6:00-9:00 p.m.||Winter Showcase||Coast Hills Church (Aliso Viejo)|
|Sat 2/23||6:30-8:30 p.m.||Girls Soccer vs. Los Alamitos - CIF-SS Championship||Warren High School (Downey)|
|Tue 2/26||7:00-8:30 p.m.||TNL Movie Night||Room 1223|
|Wed 2/27||6:30-8:00 p.m.||Special Presentation: "Parenting on Tap"||Center Room|
|Sat 3/2||6:30-9:00 p.m.||Father Daughter Dance||Center Room|
|Mon 3/4||6:30-9:00 p.m.||Parent Kairos Retreat||Center Room|
|Tue 3/5||7:00-8:30 p.m.||TNL||West Center Room|
|Wed 3/6||Ash Wednesday|
|Sat 3/9||SAT Exam||Varies|
|Tue 3/12||8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||All School Testing (Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors)||Academic Campus|
|Tue 3/12||1:30-4:00 p.m.||Parent Teacher Conferences||Pavilion|
|Tue 3/12||7:00-8:30 p.m.||TNL||West Center Room|
|Wed 3/13||8:30-10:00 a.m.||Lenten Tea||Center Room|
|Fri 3/15||Last Day of 3rd Quarter|
|Fri 3/15||Spirit Shirt and Jeans Day|
|Sat 3/16||5:00-9:00 p.m.||Celebrate JSerra||The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel|
|Mon 3/18||First Day of 4th Quarter|
|Tue 3/19-Fri 3/22||Kairos 42|
|Tue 3/19||7:00-8:30 p.m.||TNL||West Center Room|
|Thurs 3/21||8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.||Red Cross Blood Drive||Center Room|
|Thurs 3/21||8:30-9:30 a.m.||Coffee with Courtney: "DYI for Parents: It's Not Just Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll"||Center Room|
|Fri 3/22||Hoos Gow Day|
|Sat 3/23||Swallows Day Parade||Downtown SJC|
|Mon 3/25-Fri 3/29||Spring Break|
The calendar is subject to change. For the latest updates, please refer to jserra.org/calendar.
The Lions are 4-0 for the season as they move to the finals of the prestigious Newport Elks Tournament. Four pitchers (including seniors Calvin Cole and Ryan Farmer, sophomore Luke Jewett, and freshman Tristan LaMaison) combined to shutout Chino Hills 7-0 in their first game on Saturday. The Lions followed up with a 5-1 win over Tesoro on Monday aided by three home runs including one by senior Blake Klassen and two for Jewett. JSerra took the lead late in the game for a victory over Yucaipa on Tuesday. The game was tied at five with the Lions batting in the bottom of the sixth when Klassen doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs. The Lions won Wednesday's semifinal 7-2 over a very well-respected and coached Corona. Jewett earned the win for JSerra. He surrendered one run on three hits over six and a third innings, striking out three and walking zero.
Next Up: The Lions take on Mater Dei in the Championship Final of the Newport Elks Tournament tomorrow 2/22. Time and location will be announced. Follow @JSerraLionsBB on Twitter for Baseball updates.
Boys Golf warmed up for their season in a scrimmage against Mission Viejo on Tuesday at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club.
Next Up: The Lions take to the links in tournament play this Monday 2/25 at Western Hills Country Club. Start time is 9:00 a.m.
The Lions Rugby team finished second overall in points in regular season play behind Poway. The team was prepped and ready to compete in the Championship Tournament, but weather caused a cancellation and cut their season short. Coach Louis Mosconi shared, "Despite the ending, I consider this season a huge success and I am thankful to all of the JSerra Athletic Department staff and Athletic Director Chris Ledyard for supporting the boys." He continued, "This season was a great experience which will only strengthen the future of rugby at JSerra." Go Lions!
The Lady Lions powered past Villa Park in the Saturday night CIF Southern Section Semifinal showdown 3-1. An aggressive approach gave JSerra a distinct advantage from the start, and senior Isabella D'Aquila did what she does best, hitting the net three times. She wasn't alone. Junior Samantha Williams' speed on the left flank caused Villa Park problems throughout, left back junior Jordan Gather was a force going both ways, and the Lions, playing out of a 3-4-3 alignment, commanded midfield through juniors Rachel Bastone, Bella Beltran, and Kennedy Carter. Junior Kendyll Fritts keyed a backline that prevented the Spartans from getting a sniff at goal until the second half. Saturday evening's triumph gives JSerra (18-0-3) an opportunity to become the 11th school to win at least three successive championships in girls soccer.
Next Up: The Lady Lions are heading to their 3rd straight playoff appearance this Saturday 2/23 at 6:30 p.m. against Los Alamitos. The match will be held at the neutral location of Warren High School in Downey. Don't miss the game of the season! Come out and support the Lady Lions! You may purchase tickets online or at the door. Parking is $5 on site in the visitor lot.
The Lady Lions (1-0) won their first game of the season at home against Dana Hills on Wednesday 7-2. In the first inning, JSerra got their offense started when junior Alison Steinker doubled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run. Junior pitcher Taylor Caudill led the Lady Lions to victory going five innings, allowing zero runs on three hits, striking out five, and walking zero. Freshman Hollie Farmer, junior Jaden Hill, and Steinker all managed multiple hits for JSerra. Farmer went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Lady Lions in hits.
Next Up: The Lady Lions travel to Laguna Hills for an away game tomorrow 2/22 at 3:15 p.m.
The Lions' League game against Santa Margarita has been rescheduled to Tuesday 3/5 at 3:00 p.m.
Next Up: The Lions compete today in the Beckman Tournament at Lower Peters Canyon Park starting at 12:30 p.m.
The Lions kick off their season tonight at 5:00 p.m. (JV at 4:00 p.m.) in a home matchup against Portola. Tickets are available online or at the door. Come out and support the Lions of Boys Volleyball!
Next Up: The Lions host Capistrano Valley at home this Tuesday 2/26. JV starts at 4:00 p.m. and Varsity at 4:00 p.m.
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