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Celebrate Black History Month!

Do you know we have a Instagram and Facebook?????? You do now! Follow all things SHS:Facebook: @serrahighschool and Instagram: @juniperoshs

Hello Conquistador Nation!

It's Black History Month! Each week we are celebrating the amazing accomplishments of African Americans in our society. Today we talked about a quote from Rosa Parks: "You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it's right." This applies to so many things in our lives. Sometimes what is right is hard...or at least feels that way especially for our teenagers. We as a school are here to support your teens and hopefully lower the fear factor.

We had an amazing articulation night for 9-11th grade parents and we are about to post the the presentation under the counseling website. We had our Springs Sports Meeting and are looking forward to the beginning of the Spring Season! PHYSICALS are today in the PE Bungalow 30.00 from 2:20-3:20.

Also: we have NEW Serra gear! Get it right here! check out the pics!!!!


Amazing News: Congratulations to the 11 Serra HS music students who were selected by audition and will be performing in the San Diego Unified High School Instrumental Honor Concert this Saturday, Feb. 2, 7:00 PM in Symphony Hall, 7th & B Streets!  This is the highest number of participating Serra students in my memory.

The students are:

Honor Orchestra:  Chaneol Choi, violin, Maxwell Tooley, viola, Kate Chasin, Principal cello

Honor Band:  Emily Chasin, flute, Jose Orozco, clarinet, Zac Raymie, trumpet, Jonathan Muzika, French horn, Chris Strantz, trombone, *Allie Riley, David Granado & Sean Monaco, percussion

*Indicates that Allie Riley will be performing in both groups.

Also: At work with no time to come to Principals Coffee???? Here's the presentation!


Governance and SSC are going to combine and money and master schedule will be talked about. We at that point will be executing the decisions made by both boards. This is in order to have full transparency. The community is always welcome to come!


Instruction Spotlight!:

Twice a month all Serra teachers participate in Professional Learning Communities.  At Serra, the first PLC of the month involves teachers reviewing upcoming assessments and activities.  During the second PLC, teachers review the results of those assessments and activities.  On Wednesday, teachers immersed themselves in bar graphs, percentages, skills and standards from their Semester 1 grades and final exams.  Teachers identified areas of student success and struggle and are planning forward to ensure all students have a great start to the second half of the year.  NJROTC used electronic “clickers” that capture students’ responses to standardized questions; student promotions within the program were considered, and students even participated in different versions of the test depending on their ranks.  The math department uses a program called Illuminate to perform more in depth item analysis and target individual skills students struggled with (inequalities still need work!!).  Even our VAPA department engaged in discussion around rigorous assessments in theatre, visual, and musical arts!

Athletics: SPRING SPORTS ARE HERE in a week! CHECK MAX PREPS!A great way to spend your evenings is with SHS Athletics and our amazing events. There are so many that we have our own website devoted to just this topic. Please reference this link which can also be found on our webpage.,ca)/calendar.htm Reminder: Athletics is a privilege not a right. An athletes' first step if they are acting in a manner unbecoming of Serra is that Athletics is taken away for the season! A sports physical dated after June 4, 2018 must also be turned into the front office with the confirmation form from the website. To get cleared for athletics go to Counseling:   



SCHOLARSHIPS!--- New and Improved site!Scholarships and scholarship resources have been updated and are accessible HERE or from the Serra website under the Academics menu. Students and parents can also subscribe to the site so they are e-mailed when new scholarships and information is added to the site.Scholarships!!!

Booster Information--Booster Information--Class of 2019: At our recent meeting we talked about how we can support one another, making the Class of 2019's last year at Serra the best year. We decided to divide and conquer with SHS footing the bill for Graduation at USD and Boosters supporting events along the way including GRAD Night. We are so grateful to the Boosters. Please participate in their latest fundraiser: SERRA HS SENIOR CLASS OF 2019: Dear Parents of Graduating Seniors, As we begin our 2018-2019 school year, the Serra Senior Parent Booster Club will be raising funds for this year’s senior class activities which include events such as Grad Night, Senior Luncheon and Graduation. Help us reach our fundraising goals for these events by making a tax- deductible donation of $50-100.00. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Donations can either be made online using this link,, or you can write a check payable to Serra Senior Parent Boosters. If using the online square account through the above noted link, you will be able to use your credit card. If you prefer to write a check, please drop your check off in the front office. Please address the envelope, “ Class of 2019,” and write that in the memo of the check as well to avoid any confusion with the Class of 2021 Boosters which is also collecting money. As parents of seniors, we are looking forward to a fun and exciting year; your support will be greatly appreciated.Thank you very much! Serra HS Senior Parent Boosters 📷 TAX ID #33-06363145156 Santo RD, San Diego, CA, 92124

Class of 2020: NEW EMAIL:

Class of 2021: SAVE - the - DATE! Tuesday, 2/26 Please join us for a fun evening at Khan's Tavern & Grill where you will be served from a "Host" bar by c/o 2021 parents. Raffle tickets will also be available. Bring plenty of CASH for "Host" bar purchases and raffle tickets.For more information about the c/o 2021 Booster Club click the link is their donation letter: Class of 2022: Parents are working on a fundraiser where they are going to engage in community service and earn Disneyland tickets to raffle off. If interested in joining the Boosters please contact Nicci Johnson at Thank you for your support! Serra High Administration

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