October 2, 2020
Junipero Serra High School Newsletter
Junipero Serra High School believes that students of all faiths and backgrounds deserve an academically challenging, spiritually enriching Catholic college preparatory education that forms them to become generous, responsible citizens and leaders

Serra Teacher's.
Serra students continue to outperform in mathematics because of their hard work, family support and the expert use of remote learning by teachers McKinsey Hadley Jr.,  Rob Duffy and Kirk Bertrand.

We have bragged a bit about Serra's teaching staff in prior newsletters.  We were able to observe our faculty during a Zoom training. 
  Don't think there is a more professional or dedicated teaching staff anywhere. 
From Mother Teresa

"....the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."
Thanks to these Alumni and Friends of Serra for their buckets, cups and drops. 
Our newest S.W.A.G member JaShonna Hardgrow '13,  JaShonna was joined by Charles "Chuck" Nader '69, Fred Conquest '64,
the Mount Carmel Alumni Foundation led by Chairman of the Board Richard Monteilh MC '76. Richard  is also Marketing and Development Chief at St. Odelia's.

5001+ Club Members
Next edition, we will be welcoming our newest 5001+ Club Member and maybe a second. 
current $5001+ Club  members have directed their gifts to Alumni Scholarships, Technology, Theatre Arts, support for the ASB and more.
Click here to learn more about the $5001+ Club 

Something for a lot of our donors?
for you.
Possible Tax Deduction for non-itemizer's.
This From Kiplinger's:

Pursuant to the CARES Act, if you take the Standard Deduction and you donate $300 to a qualified organization (Serra) your adjusted gross income will be reduced up to a maximum of $300. If you itemize, you cannot take the deduction.

Check with your financial/tax advisor. 
Serra Business Support

Ramona's Mexican Food Products 
13633 S. Western Ave. 
Gardena, CA 90249 
(310) 323-1950 

No matter where you are remember to go online and read our hometown newspaper.

Remember Lomeli's gives a 20% discount when you wear Serra gear.
Amazon Smile and other's give back program.
If you buy from Amazon, click here to sign up for their/our Give Back program. Target, Kroger including Ralph's and Food for less have similar programs. 

Click here for Serra's charitable documentation.
Serra makes use of its resources.
Serra's first day of class was September 18, 1950. Serra students are shown below at their lockers.
Yes, Cavaliers today use the same lockers.    
Serra was officially dedicated on December 9, 1951.  You can Click Here for a copy of the Dedication program.

Coming soon! Serra's dynamic ASB is hard at work developing a video celebrating Serra's 70th year.
Through the Years.
For Serra's 50th anniversary in 2001, the '01 Yearbook Staff
published a picture of the '61 Homecoming Queen and Court in the El Padre.

'01 Yearbook staff made life easy again. They published pictures from the '71 yearbook including this one of 3 pretty good football players.  

And pictured here is Serra's 2001 50th year Homecoming Court.

Note from a parent experience fom last spring. Serra is a valuable Institution.
 I drive my daughter to Serra everyday. Of course, she wears her Serra uniform. An LAPD Motorcycle Officer motioned to her to roll her window down. He asked "Do you go to Serra?"
She told him yes she did, the Officer gave her a thumbs up and rode off.
We are pleased to announce the Serra Alumni Business Network directory. If you own your own business and you attended Serra, we will list your company in the Serra Alumni Business Directory. There is no charge. 
 Nader's Furniture is our first listing. Charles "Chuck" Nader '69 and the Nader family have supported Serra forever.

Their store locations are:

Nader's Furniture
2201 Marine
Gardena, CA

Nader's Furniture
456 E. Carson St.
Carson, CA

Nader's La Popular
3301 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Signal Hill, CA

Carson Clearance Center
 18037 S Broadway
Gardena, CA

If you would like to be listed in the directory, send your Business Name, your Name and Class Year, Business Address, Telephone Number
E-Mail, Website and Company Logo to Vince Kates at vbkates@la-serrahs.org or call 310-324-6675 EXT: 3010
Notes on the 80K Match.
Thank you to all who have participated in this Matching Funds opportunity.

We have an offer from a Foundation to match up to 80K in donations from alumni, non-alumni, corporations and organizations. We have reached 27.1K. To qualify for the match, the gifts must come from donors who have never donated to Serra or who have not donated to Serra since August 1, 2019. The offer expires November 13, 2020.

If you haven't yet, click here and, at the least, invest in an ALL HAIL! Card for $61.00. It turns into $122.00 for Serra and you can attend all Serra sponsored athletic events.

Unless directed elsewhere, your donation will go to Alumni Scholarship(s). Click here to see Alumni Scholarship(s) requirements.
Sacred Heart Chapel at Serra

picture courtesy of Cathy Nguyen '14

Click here to visit the Serra Chapel 24 Hour Live Stream.
Cavalier Code
Cavaliers have faith and integrity.
Cavaliers are humble and accountable.
Cavaliers are scholars who lead and serve.
Cavaliers are soldiers for Christ.
We are Cavaliers.
All Hail!
Joe Cormier '81
Director of Development