The Padre Whisper

October, 2019 - Vol 6, Issue 9
In This Issue
Lord of the Flies
Freshman Pack Out
Serra Football Friday
Alumni Website
Serra Social Media
Upcoming Events
November 27
Alumni Basketball and Poker Tournament (hosted by wrestling)

November 28
Alumni Water Polo

November 29
Alumni Soccer
Alumni Board Members
Mike Klobuchar '90 (President)
Tushar Zalpuri '11
Andre Monney '03
Kris McAlavey '03
Joel Caceres '87
Marty McCormick '57
Noel Sy '83
John Langridge '97
Mike Hannon '90
Ray Baldonado '07
Brian Earley '85
John Ailanjian '90
Greg Hart '76
Jaime Huerta '90 
Mike Fadelli '88
Jonathan Allen '01
Bob Greene '85 (Alumni Director)
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Dear Serra Alumnus, 

We had such an exciting Homecoming and Reunion Weekend! It was great to reconnect with so many alumni from various decades. We thank you for continuing to support our alumni events.

On Friday night, more than 500 alumni visited us at the barbecue and enjoyed watching the game in the Morton Family Gymnasium. On Saturday night, the gym was alive again with Padre alumni and their guests. I particularly enjoyed giving diamond, platinum and golden diplomas to the Classes of '49, '59 and '69. Up next will be the Alumni Games the week of Thanksgiving. 

Hope to see you very soon at Serra!


Alumni Director
In the News
ThanksGIVEday is November 14
The countdown is on for our second annual ThanksGIVEday, a 24-hour philanthropic celebration aimed at raising funds to improve the overall experience of our Padres here at Serra High School.  

This year, Thursday, November 14 is the big day where we will ask the entire Serra community to unite in the spirit of philanthropy. Last year we were able to raise $150,000 on our inaugural ThanksGIVEday, allowing us to enhance the daily lives of our Padres. Among the improvements were the addition of new classes, new auditorium curtains, and FloWater hydration systems in the cafeteria and sports locker rooms. 

The contributions from our Serra community this year will provide new technology in the Academic Resource Center, enhance our visual/performing arts and athletics programs and other campus-wide additions.  Together we can make a difference. Please help us to beat last year's successful effort by contributing the ThanksGIVEday and let's continue to make Serra better than ever! CLICK HERE to make a difference. 
Tri-School Artists
Tri-School Productions Students Present Lord of the Flies
When a plane crashes on a remote island, only a small group of students survives. From the prophetic and virtuous, to the lovable and brutish, each attempts to establish control as the reality-and brutal savagery-of their situation sets in. Tri-School Productions students from Serra, Mercy and Notre Dame will present Lord of the Flies  next weekend.

The most interesting aspect of this play is that there are two casts - one all male and the other all female. It has been an unusual but interesting experience for all involved.

Serra senior  Aidan Broderick plays the role of Jack.   "He's one of the cool kids," Aidan said. "The other kids look up to him. This play has a lot of shock factor that the audience won't be expecting." 

The all-male cast performances will be on October 25 and November 1, and the all-female cast performances will be on  October 26 and November 2. 

CLICK HERE  for tickets. 
Padre Service
Freshmen Rock the Pack Out
Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt remembers a life-changing moment in his life - the day he met a homeless teenager in Denver. The exhausted, hungry, 16-year-old girl had a black eye and a split lip. Affeldt bought her some food and thought, "I need to do more."

Every year, Serra Padres partner with Affeldt's foundation, Generation Alive. Since Affeldt and his wife started the foundation in 2005, the organization has provided more than 3.5 million meals. Generation Alive also helps victims of human trafficking.  On October 3, Serra's entire freshman class packed 20,000 meals for people in need, which will be distributed to Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco.

Generation Alive Program Director Darrin Duty and Program Coordinator Rob Jackson were on site all day. They noted that the organization partners with at least 50 schools every year.  "It's important for us to empower students to service the community," Duty said. "They learn how to make an impact. Today, there were eight freshman leaders who organized the Pack Out."

"It's always good to help out, said Mason Ackerman '23. " Not everyone is as fortunate and lucky as we are to go a great school."
Padre Athletics
Serra Football THIS FRIDAY!
Come and cheer on our Padres at St. Francis this Friday night!

The game will begin at 7 p.m. at St. Francis

Poly Day on November 2
Mark your calendars for Poly Day on the Serra blacktop on Saturday, November 2.  One of the most important values in the Polynesian culture is family.  Polynesian Day is an honored tradition here at Serra when our community and guests represent and appreciate the Polynesian culture, while enjoying authentic cuisine and a special halftime Haka dance performed by the freshman and junior varsity football teams. Join our Serra family on Saturday November 2 and cheer on our Padres as they battle Valley Christian in one of the most anticipated games of the year!
Just for our Alumni . . . 
New Alumni Website
We've built something big for our Serra alumni! Our redesigned alumni website is feature-rich and designed to be helpful for alumni looking to network, find old friends and keep up with what's happening on campus! Be part of the 1,000 alumni who have already signed up.  to check it out!

Follow Serra on Social Media
Remember th at you can keep up with what's happening at Serra through social media. Serra's Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Link edIn accounts are updated regularly with school and alumni news.  

Once a Padre, Always a Padre!