THis WEek's announcements

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

General News

Please check out the first issue of the Serra Friar, which has gone digital! Click here to read the latest Padre News!

Can you design a poster that sends a health message, but also has something creative that references Serra High School? If so, enter the Sending a Creative Message contest, and you could win one of four $20 gift cards to Amazon or DoorDash we'll be giving away. For more details, follow this link.

Attention students if you are interested in working the polls in the coming November election please click HERE.

After last week's smash hit, "What We're Reading Now" blog post, see this week's "What We're Reading (and Listening to) Now: Part II" on the library's blog at zophlibrary.wordpress.com.  

Freshmen:
Any freshmen who have not met one to one with their counselor should schedule this meeting in the coming few weeks. It should be scheduled during your lunch, Independent Study, ARC or Directed Study, before school or after school and not during class time. If you are having trouble scheduling this time with your counselor due to having seven classes, email your counselor and they will set something up for you. 

Freshmen yearbook pictures will be Wednesday, October 21. 

Sophomores:
Please remember that sophomores have their first Padre Core Day today -- please check your email for the Zoom links.

Sophomore yearbook pictures and pick-up will be Thursday, October 15.

Juniors:
Please remember that juniors have their first Padre Core Day today -- please check your email for the Zoom links.

Junior yearbook pictures and pick-up will be Wednesday, October 14.

Seniors:
Make sure to join us today in the afternoon for a Senior Yearbook Drive Through! Take the time to decorate your ride, seniors will have the opportunity to show their Padre Spirit by decorating their car. The senior showing the most spirit will win a $100 gift card.

You will start receiving information on senior portraits shortly.  All senior portraits will be taken on campus October 28, November 4 and November 11.  Please check your email for updates.

Counseling News

There is no counseling news today.

Campus Ministry News

Please see this morning's prayer. 

Campus Ministry is extending an open invitation to all student musicians to contribute spiritual music for upcoming prayer services.  We will consider songs and instrumental music.  Students may contribute as soloists, with their own ensemble, or by joining Praise Band.  Contact Mr. V-K for more information or if interested.

Looking for virtual service opportunities this year in the Bay Area? Visit teensvolunteer.org to be connected with a variety of local opportunities!

The San Carlos Adult Community Center is collecting letters, cards, notes and photos to deliver to senior citizens in the area who are isolated and lonely due to COVID-19. Items can be dropped off in the Happy Mail Mailbox outside their front door.

Looking for an opportunity to lead a team for a good cause and learn valuable skills along the way? Check out the Students of the Year program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! This program is for students looking to do something extra. It is a seven-week long national campaign where candidates lead a team to raise funds for blood cancer research. Staff work with the students the duration of the time from once they are accepted until the end of the campaign. To read more about LLS, the Students of the Year Program and what they do, visit the website.

Launch Coders - Interested in computer science? Launch Coders is looking for passionate, responsible high school students for their teaching team. Each teacher will work closely with a group of four to five high school students, guiding them through projects, activities and games. You will be supported along the way, but must have taken one year of high school computer science, and be able to dedicate three to four flexible hours a week to your role! Want to get involved? 

Looking for virtual service opportunities this year in the Bay Area? Visit the website to be connected with a variety of local opportunities!

Looking for service opportunities? The Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park is looking for volunteers to assist with cleaning out their gardens. Responsibilities include: raking leaves and turning over soil, loading waste barrels in vans, trimming bushes and weeds, etc. Bring your own snack/lunch. Saturday mornings or afternoon and be sure to maintain social distance from others while working. Sign up on x2vol or contact Mr. Frank Bruno for more information.

Are you fired up about Social Justice issues in the US? Have you been wondering what to do and where to connect to make a difference in your community? Do you want to complete your Christian Service hours?? Click here to learn more about the Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice October 23-24. Make your voice heard and join in a national conversation that can  shape the future. Email Mme. Dowden for questions and more information. 

Athletics News

Student-athletes are back on campus for athletic conditioning. Continue to check your emails daily for information from your coaches.

Club News 

Health and Fitness club members have another Zoom workout on today at 1:30. Some people have not RSVP'd so please email Mr. Quiery or text your club moderators. 
 

If you are interested in joining Block Club, please email Ms. Flynn. Thanks!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

General News

Can you design a poster that sends a health message, but also has something creative that references Serra High School? If so, enter the Sending a Creative Message contest, and you could win one of four $20 gift cards to Amazon or DoorDash we'll be giving away. For more details, follow this link.

Attention students if you are interested in working the polls in the coming November election please click HERE.

After last week's smash hit, "What We're Reading Now" blog post, see this week's "What We're Reading (and Listening to) Now: Part II" on the library's blog at zophlibrary.wordpress.com.  

Freshmen:
Any freshmen who have not met 1 to 1 with their counselor should schedule this meeting in the coming few weeks. It should be scheduled during your lunch, Independent Study, ARC or Directed Study, before school or after school and not during class time. If you are having trouble scheduling this time with your counselor due to having seven classes, email your counselor and they will set something up for you. 

Freshmen yearbook pictures will be Wednesday, October 21. 

Sophomores:
Please remember that sophomores have their first Padre Core Day this Wednesday -- please check your email for the zoom links.

Sophomore yearbook pictures and pick-up will be Thursday, October 15.

Juniors:
Please remember that juniors have their first Padre Core Day this Wednesday -- please check your email for the zoom links.

Junior yearbook pictures and pick-up will be Wednesday, October 14.

Seniors:
Make sure to join us Wednesday, September 30, in the afternoon for a Senior Yearbook Drive Through! Take the time to decorate your ride, seniors will have the opportunity to show their Padre Spirit by decorating their car. The senior showing the most spirit will win a $100 gift card.

You will start receiving information on senior portraits shortly.  All senior portraits will be taken on campus October 28, November 4 and November 11.  Please check your email for updates.

Counseling News

California YMCA Youth & Government is proud to announce it’s 73rd Model Legislature & Court program. This program offers students throughout the state of California the opportunity to discuss new ideas, meet new friends and provide a platform for their youth voice to be heard. Through our hands-on program, students learn to write legislation, debate issues, research and hone their public speaking skills. There are leadership opportunities, which includes the statewide election of our 74th Youth Governor!  We have also lined up amazing speakers, including Congressman Adam Schiff. Here is the program guide detailing out the program sessions, dates and registration fees.  Please email Mrs. Zoucha to if you are interested.

Campus Ministry News

Please see this morning's prayer. 

Join Father‌ ‌Michael‌‌ ‌‌for a morning‌ ‌prayer‌ ‌service every Tuesday. This is an  optional‌ ‌prayer‌ ‌opportunity‌ ‌for‌ ‌students,‌ ‌faculty,‌ ‌and‌ ‌staff from ‌8 a.m. to 8:10 a.m.‌ 

Campus Ministry is extending an open invitation to all student musicians to contribute spiritual music for upcoming prayer services.  We will consider songs and instrumental music.  Students may contribute as soloists, with their own ensemble, or by joining Praise Band.  Contact Mr. V-K for more information or if interested.

Looking for virtual service opportunities this year in the Bay Area? Visit teensvolunteer.org to be connected with a variety of local opportunities!

The San Carlos Adult Community Center is collecting letters, cards, notes and photos to deliver to senior citizens in the area who are isolated and lonely due to COVID-19. Items can be dropped off in the Happy Mail Mailbox outside their front door.

Looking for an opportunity to lead a team for a good cause and learn valuable skills along the way? Check out the Students of the Year program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! This program is for students looking to do something extra. It is a seven-week long national campaign where candidates lead a team to raise funds for blood cancer research. Staff work with the students the duration of the time from once they are accepted until the end of the campaign. To read more about LLS, the Students of the Year Program and what they do, visit the website.

Launch Coders - Interested in computer science? Launch Coders is looking for passionate, responsible high school students for their teaching team. Each teacher will work closely with a group of four to five high school students, guiding them through projects, activities and games. You will be supported along the way, but must have taken one year of high school computer science, and be able to dedicate three to four flexible hours a week to your role! Want to get involved? 

Looking for virtual service opportunities this year in the Bay Area? Visit the website to be connected with a variety of local opportunities!

Looking for service opportunities? The Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park is looking for volunteers to assist with cleaning out their gardens. Responsibilities include: raking leaves and turning over soil, loading waste barrels in vans, trimming bushes and weeds, etc. Bring your own snack/lunch. Saturday mornings or afternoon and be sure to maintain social distance from others while working. Sign up on x2vol or contact Mr. Frank Bruno for more information.

Are you fired up about Social Justice issues in the US? Have you been wondering what to do and where to connect to make a difference in your community? Do you want to complete your Christian Service hours?? Click here to learn more about the Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice October 23-24. Make your voice heard and join in a national conversation that can  shape the future. Email Mme. Dowden for questions and more information. 

Athletics News

Student-athletes are back on campus for athletic conditioning. Continue to check your emails daily for information from your coaches.

Club News 

If you are interested in joining Block Club, please email Ms. Flynn. Thanks!

Monday, September 28, 2020

General News

Padres, Counselors, Teachers, and Dean Team ask that you please be sure to check and respond to your emails daily as appointments are being missed!

Remember that dress code still applies for distance learning and you must be clean shaven for class.

Can you design a poster that sends a health message, but also has something creative that references Serra High School? If so, enter the Sending a Creative Message contest, and you could win one of four $20 gift cards to Amazon or DoorDash we'll be giving away. For more details, follow this link.

Attention students if you are interested in working the polls in the coming November election please click HERE.

After last week's smash hit, "What We're Reading Now" blog post, see this week's "What We're Reading (and Listening to) Now: Part II" on the library's blog at zophlibrary.wordpress.com.  

Congratulations to the freshmen who ran for office!  The new freshmen officers are:
President - Zachary Cain 
Vice President - Jin Yatsui
Secretary - Aeneas Bufiy 
Athletics Officer - Ethan Glenn
Campus Ministry Officer- Mathias Rhee 
Environmental Officer - Joshua Lau 
Performing Arts Officer - Mason Wehmeyer 
Sert Officer - Kevin Vera Cruz 
Spirit Commissioner - Luke Green
Video Commissioner - Joseph Kimbell 

FRESHMEN: 
Attention Freshmen students who have not yet met with their counselor. Please visit your counselor's "book me" site (cquiery.youcanbook.me or khanson.youcanbook.me) this week or next, ideally. Remember--you can schedule only before school, lunch, after school, or during Independent Study or ARC time.

SENIORS:
If you would like to join the student government and help the school spirit we are looking for candidates to be this years Padre! The election to fill this position will be held soon. Email Mr. Langridge for an application.

Counseling News

California YMCA Youth & Government is proud to announce it’s 73rd Model Legislature & Court program. This program offers students throughout the state of California the opportunity to discuss new ideas, meet new friends and provide a platform for their youth voice to be heard. Through our hands-on program, students learn to write legislation, debate issues, research and hone their public speaking skills. There are leadership opportunities, which includes the statewide election of our 74th Youth Governor!  We have also lined up amazing speakers, including Congressman Adam Schiff. Here is the program guide detailing out the program sessions, dates and registration fees.  Please email Mrs. Zoucha to if you are interested.

Campus Ministry News

Please see this morning's prayer. 

Campus Ministry is extending an open invitation to all student musicians to contribute spiritual music for upcoming prayer services.  We will consider songs and instrumental music.  Students may contribute as soloists, with their own ensemble, or by joining Praise Band.  Contact Mr. V-K for more information or if interested.

Looking for virtual service opportunities this year in the Bay Area? Visit teensvolunteer.org to be connected with a variety of local opportunities!

The San Carlos Adult Community Center is collecting letters, cards, notes and photos to deliver to senior citizens in the area who are isolated and lonely due to COVID-19. Items can be dropped off in the Happy Mail Mailbox outside their front door.

Looking for an opportunity to lead a team for a good cause and learn valuable skills along the way? Check out the Students of the Year program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! This program is for students looking to do something extra. It is a seven-week long national campaign where candidates lead a team to raise funds for blood cancer research. Staff work with the students the duration of the time from once they are accepted until the end of the campaign. To read more about LLS, the Students of the Year Program and what they do, visit the website.

Launch Coders - Interested in computer science? Launch Coders is looking for passionate, responsible high school students for their teaching team. Each teacher will work closely with a group of four to five high school students, guiding them through projects, activities and games. You will be supported along the way, but must have taken one year of high school computer science, and be able to dedicate three to four flexible hours a week to your role! Want to get involved? 

Looking for virtual service opportunities this year in the Bay Area? Visit the website to be connected with a variety of local opportunities!

Looking for service opportunities? The Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park is looking for volunteers to assist with cleaning out their gardens. Responsibilities include: raking leaves and turning over soil, loading waste barrels in vans, trimming bushes and weeds, etc. Bring your own snack/lunch. Saturday mornings or afternoon and be sure to maintain social distance from others while working. Sign up on x2vol or contact Mr. Frank Bruno for more information.

Are you fired up about Social Justice issues in the US? Have you been wondering what to do and where to connect to make a difference in your community? Do you want to complete your Christian Service hours?? Click here to learn more about the Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice October 23-24. Make your voice heard and join in a national conversation that can  shape the future. Email Mme. Dowden for questions and more information. 

Athletics News

Student-athletes are back on campus for athletic conditioning. Continue to check your emails daily for information from your coaches.

Club News 

If you are interested in joining Block Club, please email Ms. Flynn. Thanks!


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