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Posted 07/06/2014 05:18PM
Virtual Bookstore is open! Order books online here!
The Serra Virtual Bookstore is open.
Click below to place an order.

Posted 07/02/2014 10:33AM
Required Summer Forms now available

Click here to complete the 2014-2015 Summer Forms.  

They are due no later than Friday, July 18, 2014.  

Only primary households need to complete these forms.

Posted 07/23/2014 02:29PM
Lou Seal surprises two birthday campers

San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal paid a visit to the Morton Family Gymnasium this week to surprise unsuspecting birthday twins.

Marco and Isabella Scafine never realized how exciting turning five could be! Their mother, Serra math teacher Sheila Scafine, surprised the pair with a special visit from Lou Seal.

Assistant Camp Director, Sean Bartlett shared, "They had a dance competition with Lou and we got to take a bunch of pictures! It was such a great surprise . . . our counselors were as excited as the kids."

Happy Birthday Marco and Isabella!

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Posted 07/11/2014 09:34AM
Ryan Callagy Shines in Joe DiMaggio League
Peninsula Joe DiMaggio League's Ryan Callagy pitched a no-hitter on Wednesday at Sea Cloud Park in Foster City, which resulted in a 5-0 win over South City. Callagy is a Serra junior who played junior varsity for Serra baseball last season. He became the first Foster City Joe DiMaggio pitcher to go the distance this season, with four walks and a fielding error the only blemishes on the pitching gem. He threw 102 pitches throughout. CLICK HERE for the San Mateo Daily Journal story. Congratulations, Ryan!
Posted 06/20/2014 09:35AM
Class of 2018 and their dads gather to watch baseball and catch up!


Members of the Class of 2018 attended their first gathering of the year on Tuesday in the Serra cafeteria.

With the San Francisco Giants game beaming from big screen TVs and steaming pizza on their plates, more than 170 new Padres and their dads enjoyed a fun-filled evening and socialized with their classmates as they watched the Giants play against the Chicago White Sox.

The Serra Admissions staff and other school administrators mingled with the lively group. Members of the Big Brothers Club and student council officers were also on hand to answer questions and meet their new Padre brothers.

Incoming freshman Nico Uroz '18 said, "I liked meeting boys who went to other grammar schools and seeing some guys I played sports against. I'm really excited to start the school year!"

The event marked the fourth annual Giants Night at Serra which allows new students to meet each other in a casual setting while their dads connect with other new parents.

Nico's dad Dan Uroz shared, "it was a great night for my son to meet kids that are going to be in his class.  It was a fun night, great raffle and I enjoyed meeting and talking with other dads."

Each new Padre received a raffle ticket. Drawings were held between innings. Awesome prizes, including Serra sweatshirts, T-shirts and hats, were raffled off so the lucky winners would be geared up for the new school year. The Uroz family also generously donated Giants gear for the raffle.

"I love this event," said Admissions Director Randy Vogel. "The incoming freshmen began to bond with one another right away while the dads were meeting each other and sharing stories of their high school days."

Even without a Giants win, the event scored a resounding A+ with all who attended!

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Posted 05/30/2014 04:08PM
Nine students to play college ball

In front of a packed crowd in the Morton Family Gym, nine seniors made it official and will participate in athletics at the college level. Representing eight Serra sports, these student-athletes made an impact in high school and will now move to the collegiate level.

The distinguished student-athletes are:
* Brenden and Gordon Barrows - Tennis - Lewis and Clark College
* Jason Lower - Football - Northern Arizona University
* Danny Mahoney - Basketball - San Jose State University
* Kevin McGee - Football - Pacific University
* Kyle Orloff - Track & Field - California State University, Sacramento
* Ashton Silk - Golf - University of San Francisco
* Kyle Wan - Soccer - Dominican University
* Zach Zamecki - Water Polo & Swimming - Cal Lutheran University

Each student-athlete was introduced and praised by his coach. Principal Barry Thornton, Ed.D. acknowlegded the coaches' partnerships with Serra parents, which is a crucial component of academic and athletic success.

"These athletes have distinguished themselves in the classroom and in their individual sports," said Serra Athletic Director Dean Ayoob. "We wish them great success as they move on to the next level in college."

Congratulations! 

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Posted 05/22/2014 02:54PM
Nicholas Sy '14 ready to succeed in college

Senior Nicholas Sy is just a few short weeks away from graduation at St. Mary's Cathedral. He will attend college in Southern California to follow his dream of studying film editing.

Sy credits his high school involvement in the visual and performing arts, as well as the strong faculty support he received, with allowing him to pursue his passion in college.

Click here to read the San Francisco Catholic article.

Posted 05/22/2014 02:32PM
Tom Gallagher '85 accepts new position with San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

Serra alumni Tom Gallagher '85  has been appointed the second assistant sheriff for the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office’s Executive Team.

Click here to view the San Mateo Patch article.

Congratulations, Tom!


Posted 05/22/2014 02:31PM
Seniors continue their spiritual journeys


Seniors Ben Kusber and Tommy Petrini are preparing for their third trip to Lourdes, France this summer with the Knights of Malta.

Kusber and Petrini said they are honored to help people with disabilities from around the world reach the shine where St. Bernadette discovered the spring waters of the Lady of Lourdes.

Both students were profoundly changed by their Lourdes experiences. They shared their thoughts at a recent San Mateo Serra Club meeting and in San Francisco Catholic newspaper this past week.

Click here to view the San Francisco Catholic article.

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