April 15, 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

From Mother Teresa

".... the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."
Mother Teresa
Reunions and Events
Promotion time for reunion is a minimum of 6 weeks. The reunion committees and the Alumni Office will make decisions on:

1. 1980 40th reunion scheduled for June 20.

2. Old Timers Legends scheduled for June 27.

3. 1970 50th reunion scheduled for July 18.

4. 1990, 2000, 2010  TBD.

5. Cavalier Golf Classic postponed.
Thanks to those below for their response.
Mark Allen '79, Mark Brajnikoff '70, Tony Mannara '65, Ben Ramos, Jim Summers '65, Brian Quinn '59, Connie Bohannon, Vince Kates '61, Joe Cormier '81, Tom '57 and Helena Reidt, Jan Paul Matusak '73, Larry Bartasavich '69, Dan '65 & Linda Ryan, Barbara Orozco, Austin Jackson '01 and Skip Cuevas '61.
The 5001+ Club
We had 13 participants in our 5001+ Club last year. 
Click here to find out more about the 5001+ Club.

5001+ Club Members McKinsey Hadley Sr. and Patsy Hadley looking great in their 5001+ Jackets. 
Keep in mind that our local businesses that support us are all open for business, Ramona's, Lomeli's, and Giuliano's.  
Serra's Alumni Facebook
to go and like our Alumni Association page.
A Word
Serra is a great school. Students and teachers are performing in a difficult situation. In a perfect world, we would not have to make this ask but we do.  
Joe Cormier '81 Vince Kates '61
$67,680 is the goal
In the last Serra Family Newsletter we presented the financial situation we find ourselves in. We pointed out that the Advancement/Alumni office produced .24% of the schools revenue.  
 Alumni notified us they appreciated the numbers. Three asked asked us to present a specific goal for this ALL HAIL! fund raising effort. FY 2018-19 Alumni donations totaled  $250,845. Through April 13 we are at $183,165. Thank You!  
So the goal is $67,680,

There are two basic reasons for the shortfall...Four of our major Alumni donors are planning on reducing their gifts and the Cavalier Classic Golf Tournament is postponed,
(we will have it.)    
Usually 1300 open the newsletter. Serra has 3000 Facebook Friends. (There is some overlap.) $67,680 divided by 3500 equals an average gift of $9.33 to reach the goal.

Serra means something different to all of us.
Click here to see what it means to Al Moreno '69.

Please click here to participate in the ALL HAIL! Campaign.
$61 buys your ALL HAIL! card. If you don't have your Alumni legacy tile, now would be a good time. $201 or just donate and help Serra High School.  


Thanks to Tim Boyer '70, noted sculptress, Stella-Singleton Jones, produced "Serra Divine" for Serra to use in the silent auction at the Dedication to Excellence Gala,  Rob '73 and Mayra Wiessner '73 were high bid for the  sculpture.  
Shortly after last years "Giving Tuesday" Rob brought the sculpture to Serra with the letter which opens with this,
"On this Giving Tuesday, Mayra and I would like to donate "Stella's "Serra Divine' back to Serra High School. Its rightful home is among the students that inspired its creation...."

Rob and Mayra, Thank you.

Our Students Report from Home
We have been in webinars with other schools discussing everyone's progress and performance with online learning. We can say with assurance that Serra's students, teachers and administrators are delivering superbly.
For student reaction to being at home.
A little more
Our families are doing a good job in keeping up with tuition.  Thank you.

The Advancement/Office is working with our Friends of Serra Donors, our supporting Corps and Orgs and Foundations to help meet our goals there. 
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