March 29, 2015
Greetings Q Nation,
I am so excited that I had an opportunity to hang out with my friends and colleagues: Principal, Ryan Brock(De Portola) and Principal, Courtney Rizzo (Farb). We attended the 1st Annual Choral Cluster Concert on Wednesday evening.The students from Serra, De Portola and Farb sang with passion and pride. I want to once again thank our musical Director, Brad Pulverenti for an outstanding job.
In addition, I want to give a big "Shout Out"! We have several Serra High School students that were selected to the 2015 SDUSD All-District Honor
2015 SDUSD All-District High School Honor Band
- Emily Corrow - Trombone -10th Grade
- Dennis Feinland - Tenor Saxophone - 12th Grade
- Rachel Schwall - Clarinet - 9th Grade
- Killian Voutour - Alto Saxophone -12th Grade
2015 SDUSD All-District High School Honor Orchestra
- Mira Brown - Viola - 9th Grade
- Nhi Lang - Violin - 9th Grade
- Alex Vlassis - Viola - 11th Grade
We can only expect more great things from Serra High School students.
Dr. Vincent Mays
Serra High School
|WEEK IN REVIEW|
|Synergy Leadership Summit|
On Saturday March 7th 2015 Serra High School hosted the first annual Synergy Leadership Summit presented by IMIN arc after school program. Over 180 students from 12 different high schools attended workshops on different aspects of leadership, and were taught how those skills are transferable to each and every one of their campuses.
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|Winter Ball to Remember|
After nearly a month of preparations with students stressing over who to take, how to ask, and what to wear, the night came. Gravity, Serra's 2015 Winter Formal, took place at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center on Saturday the 7th of March.
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|Serra Speech & Debate Club's 9th graders continue to steal the spotlight! |
Nathan Tran, a freshman at Serra High School won a Lions Club speech contest on water conservation in February. He was given a certificate and check for $150 for his achievement. Nathan, who is the treasurer of Serra's newly formed Speech and Debate Club, also won first place in January at a speech competition conducted at Serra High School.
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|8th and 9th Graders Get Ahead on SAT Prep|
On Saturday March 21, 2015, 8th grade students from Farb and DePortola along with 9th graders from Serra were treated with a sneak preview of the changes in SAT beginning in March of 2016. Led by Karla Whitaker from Cal-SOAP (The California Student Opportunity and Access Program) out of UCSD, students met at Serra for fours hours of information and instruction. Key to the changes are no penalty for wrong answers, a 50 minute optional essay, more curriculum based, and evidence based reading, writing, and math. Both the SAT and ACT are phasing in testing electronically and phasing out paper and pencil tasks.
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|Serra Student Wins National Tournament|
This past weekend Serra 9th grade Varsity Golfer April Ranches won the National Tournament Spring Series Tournament held this weekend at the Sycuan Resort where she was competing against a field of 23 other 15-18 year old young lady golfers from CA, Nevada and Arizona.
The powderpuff game was a success! Yes, a couple of things were last minute but we still found a way to pull it off. The transition from playing on the field to coaching on the sideline was a great experience! From teaching the girls the difference between offense and defense to executing plays perfectly, it was all worth it. The victory this year is the first of two. With all of the hard work that both the seniors and juniors put in, led to a score of 18-13 with the juniors on top. There were some "opposing opinions" on the field, but I think that it was only the competitive aspect of the game. Overall the game was a success and everyone had fun with no injuries.