Parents & Students
- Monday - No school
- Tuesday - Lemon chicken with vegetables
- Wednesday - Spaghetti and meatballas
- Thursday - Meatlof with potatoes and vegetables
- Friday - Vegetable lasagna
SPEAKER SERIES IS BACK WITH WORLD-RENOWNED SPEAKER NICK VUJICIC
JSerra is proud to welcome international motivational speaker and New York Times best-selling author Nick Vujicic from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Thursday 2/22 in the Pavilion. Born without arms and legs, Vujicic has learned to deal with his disability and overcome life's challenges through strength and hope found in his faith. Since his first motivational speaking engagement as a teenager, Vujicic has traveled to over 57 countries, sharing his story with more than 400 million people. His books have been translated into over 30 different languages and have sold more than a million copies internationally. This event is free but registration is required, so don't wait — register here today before we reach maximum capacity!
CELEBRATE JSERRA 2018
Our spring benefit dinner and live auction, Celebrate JSerra, takes place on Saturday 3/10 at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. It will be a very special evening as we honor JSerra founders, Tim and Steph Busch, for their vision and dedication to our incredible school. We will also be highlighting our extremely talented theatre students from our Fine Arts program. Please come and help us celebrate the accomplishments of students, parents, and staff! Individual ticket sales and table sponsorship opportunities are now available at jserra.org/celebrate. Last year's event raised over $500,000 for financial grants and program enhancements. Buy your tickets today — it will surely be a memorable night for our school!
REGISTRATION NOW 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!
TESTING DAY FOR FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES, AND JUNIORS
On Tuesday 2/27, the ACT, practice ACT, and practice PSAT will be held from 8:00 a.m. to noon for all students in grades 9-11. (This is a free day for seniors!)
- FRESHMAN PSAT - There is no need to prep for this test as it is early exposure to the PSAT. Freshmen will have the ability to take the test again in their sophomore and junior years.
- SOPHOMORE PACT - Sophomores can use their PSAT and PACT scores to determine which test on which to focus. Students only need to prep for and take either the ACT or SAT for college admissions.
- JUNIOR ACT - Scores from this test are official and can be submitted to colleges. Counselors will assist with registration, which will take place during the school day on 2/20 and 2/21. Students must be present on these days in order to register for the exam. No makeup days will be offered.
With only 19 days left, juniors should already be preparing for the ACT. JSerra offers free online test prep to all students through Naviance, so both sophomores and juniors can take full-length exams and prep a little each day before testing day. For information regarding our free test prep options, please view this short video. We highly encourage students to do at least one full-length test prior to the 2/27 testing date. (There is also another free test prep option offered by Kaplan.)
LAST CHANCE TO GET TICKETS FOR 2018 WINTER SHOWCASE
JSerra's Visual and Performing Arts Departments join forces for their annual collaborative extravaganza from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday 2/15 at Soka University Performing Arts Center. This year's Winter Showcase features a gallery exhibition of original works by the school's visual arts students and performances from the theater, dance, and music programs. Presale tickets are available here for $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, and active military families; prices increase $5 at the door so get your tickets ahead of time!
OPPORTUNITY TO WIN FREE VIP PARKING AT GRADUATION AND BACCALAUREATE MASS
If you are a parent of a senior, there is a limited amount of ad space still available for late submissions. The Yearbook Company is able to accept late ad submissions until Thursday 2/15 or until the space fills (whichever comes first). Don't delay! Ad pricing is a 1/4 page for $250, 1/2 page for $360, or full page for $550.
To make this opportunity even more special, every family that purchases an ad* will be entered in a drawing for FREE VIP parking for both Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation Day! The winning family will be notified by Donna Vandenberg's office on or before Friday 3/9. For more information or to submit your dedication online, click here.
*If a group photo is submitted, the name of the submitter will be awarded the parking if his/her name is drawn at the time of drawing.
TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT ADMISSIONS INFORMATION NIGHT
If you know any prospective families who weren't able to attend an Open House this year, invite them to enjoy an evening at JSerra's upcoming Admissions Information Night. Meet our students and the Admissions Team from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday 2/27 in the Center Room. Families will get to tour the campus, visit classrooms and Pavilion, and learn about our academics, Athletics, and Magnet Programs. Click here to RSVP.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT . . .
A letter was mailed home last week to all returning families informing them of the 2018-2019 increase in JSerra tuition. This letter also included an update on our Always Forward capital campaign, accelerated construction of a Performing Arts Center on the south campus, and the transition of Board leadership from Mr. Tim Busch to Mr. Steve Cameron. The letter is available here for your convenience.
WINTER FORMAL TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED
Ticket sales for the Winter Formal "Snow Ball" are now closed. Tickets will not be sold at the door. This formal dance is only for sophomores, juniors, and seniors and takes place from 8:00-11:00 p.m. this Saturday 2/10 at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana. If your student is attending, please be sure to review the formal dance rules here. Doors close at 9:00 p.m.; early out is at 10:30 p.m.
FAT TUESDAY IS HERE
JSerra's annual Fat Tuesday celebration takes place from 11:40 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. this Tuesday 2/13. After periods 1-5, students can eat lunch or come straight over to the athletic campus for the festivities; thereafter, they will head back to the academic campus for periods 6 and 7. This will be a jeans spirit day. We suggest that they bring $5-10 if they would like to partake in the carnival food (e.g., snow cones, nachos), dunk tank, and/or face painting — all of which are offered by and will raise funds for clubs. Games are free!
SAVE THE DATE: PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
If you would like to meet with your student's teachers, please plan to attend the Parent-Teacher Conferences on Tuesday 2/27 between 1:30-4:00 p.m. in the teachers' respective classrooms. Please review your student's grades on Schoology prior to the conferences, which are approximately five minutes long per teacher visit.
RSVP FOR THE LENTEN TEA
Sponsored by JSPA, the Lenten Tea is a celebration of the season of Lent. Come enjoy a light breakfast from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Center Room on Friday 2/23. RSVP to Mrs. Jeanne Noonan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WAKE UP & WORSHIP WITH RENEE BONDI
Join the 5th Annual Wake Up & Worship at San Juan Hills Golf Club on Saturday 3/3. A delicious brunch is included in this faith-filled morning of God’s word, inspirational music, and community fellowship! Click here to purchase tickets or call Bondi Ministries at 800.795.5757.
RSVP FOR THE PARENT MINI-KAIROS RETREAT
Come experience our second annual Parent Mini-Kairos Retreat, a bite-sized version of Kairos for busy parents. The evening begins with light refreshments in the Center Room at 6:30 p.m. on Monday 3/5. Prayer, praise and worship, and a short talk follow from 7:00-9:00 p.m. RSVP to Mr. Pat Reidy at email@example.com.
JOIN MOTHERS IN PRAYER EVERY TUESDAY
Mothers in Prayer (MIP) meets every Tuesday right after drop-off in the Campus Ministry Room — usually around 8:00 a.m. Join us in praying for all JSerra students, staff, families, and school events. If you are interested in joining this group to continue to connect with God and pray for the whole JSerra community, feel free to come as often as you can. Questions? Email Enoch Le Bioda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CATCH THE LATEST LION REPORT
Did you know the Lion Report is produced every weekday during the school year except for Wednesdays (Mass days) and Finals? Subscribe to the Lion Report YouTube channel and never miss a new episode. You can catch up on past episodes, too!
||Spirit Week Theme of the Day: "Represent Your Country"
||11:50 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
||Winter Pep Rally
||Yost Theater (Santa Ana)
||Academy Awards Night (seniors only)
||11:40 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
||Fat Tuesday (jeans spirit day)
||JSerra Varsity Field
|Wed 2/14-Fri 2/16
||Ash Wednesday Mass
||Soka University Performing Arts Center
||All Employee Spring In-Service (Student Holiday)
||Presidents' Day (School Closed)
||TNL Movie Night
||Building 1, Room 1223
||11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
||JSerra Speaker Series: Nick Vujicic
|Fri 2/23||8:15-9:30 a.m.||Lenten Tea||Center Room|
||8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
||School Testing (freshmen, sophomores, juniors only)
||Admissions Information Night
The calendar is subject to change. For the latest updates, please refer to jserra.org/calendar.
Yesterday was the first day of the February period when athletes can sign a National Letter of Intent with a college. Congratulations to the following students:
- Nick Aquino - Concordia University, Irvine (Boys Soccer)
- Jack Bolduc - University Nevada-Reno (Football)
- Skylar Giaccobetti - Purdue (Girls Soccer)
- Taylor Gosselin - Auburn (Girls Soccer)
- Sam Guinane - Notre Dame (Boys Soccer)
- Jake Haggard - University of Pennsylvania (Football)
- Morgan Hebard - West Point (Boys Soccer)
- Mahea Hemuli - Yale (Girls Soccer)
- Nelson Lopez - Puget Sound (Football)
- Malik McClain - USC (Football)
- TJ Medina - Air Force (Football)
- Joe Miraglia - Belmont Abby (Boys Lacrosse)
- Jake Parks - UC Davis (Football)
- Matt Robinson - Illinois (Football)
- Dylan Shockey - Loyola Marymount University (Boys Soccer)
The Lions are 18-7 and ranked #3 in Orange County and #12 in Division 1. For the second straight year they have again set the school record for Trinity League wins with 5. The Lions lost a tough battle to Santa Margarita on Tuesday 44-47. Senior JT Robinson led the team offensively with 25 points. The Lions travel to Bosco tonight to play for 3rd place in Trinity League at 7:00 p.m.
The Lady Lions concluded their regular season games with a huge win over Santa Margarita 49-24. Sophomore Sarah Shaw led the team in points with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Defensive player of the game Elodie Lalotte led in rebounds with 16 rebounds and 9 points. The Lady Lions stand with a record of 19-7 and 3rd place in Trinity League — their best season finish in three years. CIF-SS playoff brackets will be announced this Sunday. The Lady Lions look forward to taking on their next playoff contender on Thursday 2/15!
The Lions wrapped up their season this past week with two losses: Santa Margarita last Friday and John Bosco on Tuesday. Although it was a bittersweet ending to the season, the program continues to grow and strive for excellence on and off the field.
The Lady Lions look forward to defending their CIF title when playoffs begin on Thursday 2/15. (The game location and opponent will be announced this Monday.) To get ready for upcoming competition, JSerra Girls and Boys Soccer teams will scrimmage each other this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. on the Varsity Field.
Boys Volleyball tryouts will be held this coming Monday 2/12 and Tuesday 2/13 from 3:15-5:15 p.m. in the Pavilion. Please wear athletic clothes and bring plenty of water. Questions? Email Coach Curt Mahle at email@example.com.
GIRLS WATER POLO
This past Tuesday the Lady Lions played very well but not enough to score the win against Costa Mesa 13-3. Rookie Ellie Sherwood scored two goals with the final goal scored by senior captain Ashley Kempf. The JV girls captured a win over Costa Mesa 7-4. They play their final game today at 3:15 p.m. at San Juan Hills.
The JSerra Ice Lions will take on Santa Margarita at the Honda Center after the Ducks/Oilers game tomorrow 2/9 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for JSerra students/families are $25 and may be purchased online. Come out to support both the Ducks and Lions!
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|| |
|Campus Ministry||Zach Eckert|| Ext. 2114|
|Change of address, phone, or email||Info Change Form|
|Christian Service||Patrick Reidy||Ext. 1059|
|Development and Fundraising||Advancement||Ext. 1149|
|Discipline||Teacher or Deans|
|Financial Aid||Brock Perkes||Ext. 1011|
|Library||Jeanne Swedo||Ext. 1019|
|Locker issue||Jeanne Noonan||Ext. 1500|
|Lost & Found||Chris Plaia||Ext. 1139|
|Online Classes||Kristina Lux||Ext. 2104|
|Parent Association (JSPA)||Stacy von der Linden|
|Parking permits||Chris Plaia||Ext. 2111|
|Personal Counseling (student emotional concerns)||Cara Morales||Ext. 1020|
|Retreats||Zach Eckert||Ext. 2114|
|SERP||Denise Dale||Ext. 1017|
|Technology||IT Help Desk||Ext. 2147|
|Textbooks||Jeanne Swedo||Ext. 1019|
|Transcripts||Janet Miller||Ext. 1156|
|Tuition or fee payments||Liz Morrison||Ext. 1146|
|Transportation||Brock Perkes||Ext. 2111|
|Tutor list||Student's College Counselor|
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.