November 6, 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

Our Lady of Mercy High School and  Serra High School.
Serra is known as "Our Lady of Mercy" in Mike Rose's '62 book, "Lives on the Boundary." has been read by hundreds of thousands of college students and many others since its publication in 1989.

You can Click Here to watch one of many TV interviews with Mike. 

John McFarland, Dedication to Excellence honoree, made reference to Rose's book in remarks he wrote for Mark Rutter '66 to deliver at the '66 reunion. 
Whether you graduated in 1953 or 2020, we think you will learn of the profound importance of Serra High School seventy years ago and its profound importance today.
Well worth it to understand and appreciate Serra. 
Thank You!
"....the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."
Thanks to these Alumni and Friends of Serra for their buckets, cups and drops.

Alumni Tile's from
Dale Dufault '54 (below)
Remford Metoyer 
70, Jeff Hazelitt '89 (below)
Joe McDorman '91, Adriana Encelan Gonzalez '03,  Gary Jost '72 and his brother Frank Jost '58, Johnnie James '81, 2 anonymous,  Dan '65 and Linda Ryan, James and Lynn Harris, Reana Towns-Haskins and a triple with an employee match gift from ATT.
Are you sitting in Anchorage, Havasu City, Midlothian, Halelwa, Whitefish or Spearfish?

and want to purchase Serra gear, you can click here to buy from Serra's authorized dealer Rokkitwear  .
Serra Business Support
If you need auto, home, or business insurance Click Here to contact Rick Fucci '70 to take care of all your insurance needs.

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.
Wish we weere over the $80K.

6:00 AM Monday, November 15 will mark the end of our 80K Match effort. Vince Kates '61, Tim Boyer '70, Joe Cormier '81, Joseph McDorman '91, Austin Jackson '01 and 
Adriana Encelan-Gonzalez  '03 are trying to figure out a pitch that will motivate those who haven't given since September 1, 2019 to give. The gift, if given by 8:00 AM on Monday November 15, will be matched by a Foundation effectively doubling your gift.
Pictures courtesy of Anthony Skirlick '66
Cavaliers help a Cavaliers!

Do you think the conversation below will work to motivate people to help Cavaliers?
"Where did you go to high school?"
"I went to Serra."
"Isn't that the little Catholic school in Gardena that wins State Championships in football, women and mens basketball, track and field and CIF championships in everything else?" 
"Yes, more importantly, Serra has an outstanding academic program. We have a superb Biomedical Science program, our own Literary Magazine, and a Life Team without parallel. Like most years, all of the 2020 graduates qualified for a four year institution.  We have students attending colleges from Georgia Tech to UCLA. Oh, I almost forgot, Serra offers 12 dual college credit courses on Serra's campus. Graduates frequently enter college as sophomores."
"How does Serra accomplish so much?"
"Talented and dedicated teachers, superb coaches and an excellent administration. I play an important role too. I buy my All Hail! Card and add a little more for Serra every year. I haven't made a donation this year, but I will be clicking here in a few minutes to make mine so it doubles.
"I would like to help a school like Serra..  What do I do?"
Click here and with a minimum of $61 you will receive an ALL HAIL! Card.  Remember, every $ doubles. 
Make sure you click and give before 6:00AM November 15. A Foundation will be matching the donation through that date.  If you put in $100, it becomes $200 with the donation match.
Thanks to all who have given to get us to 56K. Mr. McNabb, Mrs. Svensrud and Mr Wissa tell us we need 24k more to reach 80k.
Teacher's have some fun too!
Serra's Faculty has a little fun. There is a Halloween Costume Contest each year.

Lindsey Martin, Nicole Muchowicz, Ken Irvine, Joseph McDorman '91, Lorena Marquez, and Jason Reeves show off their costumes. 
Remember when you were called to the office?
Serra's Office has always had some amazing and wonderful people in the office.

Mrs. Alberta Runge
Mrs. Peggy Wiswell



Mrs. Pam Badon
Ms. Raquel Armenta

Mrs. Juanita Formica

Mrs. Denise Harris

Mrs. Harris insists we ask all who buy from Amazon to click here and make sure Serra gets 1/2 %.
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