Serra Presents Grease

2/28/12 Softball & Baseball Scrimmages Cancelled

The Softball and Baseball scrimmages scheduled for 2/28/12 have been cancelled due to the rain. 

Spring Fling Dance "Bésame en Barcelona"

The Spring Dance is on March 10th!

Serra High School Spring Fling Dance 
March 10th, 2012 - 7:00PM to 11:00PM

“Bésame en Barcelona” at the Four Points Sheraton
8110 Aero Drive * San Diego * California * 92123 * USA

Ticket Prices: $25.00 w/ASB card; $30.00 w/out ASB card
ASB card discounts WILL NOT be given on the last day of ticket sales.

YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT Serra Student ID when purchasing your ticket.

Tickets will be sold before school, at lunch and after school until WEDNESDAY MARCH 7.

1. Serra students on the Loss of Privileges List will not be allowed to attend the Spring Fling.

2. All Students must have a 2.0 Academic & Citizenship GPA to attend the Spring Fling.

3. Attire is semi-formal and MUST BE SCHOOL APPROPRIATE. The school reserves the right to deny entrance to any student dressed inappropriately.

4. If you have questions about the appropriateness of your outfit, it is probably inappropriate.

5. Each dance agreement is verified for accuracy. In the event of any forged information or signature, the student will be denied admission to the dance pending disciplinary action. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS GUILTY OF FORGERY.

6. Middle/Junior High school students, regardless of age, are not permitted to attend any dance.

7. No guests over 20 years old will be approved or admitted to the dance.

8. A Vice Principal must approve all non-Serra student guests. Non-Serra students must submit proof of 2.0 GPA and 2.0 citizenship from their current school, and do not qualify for the ASB card discount.

9. If you bring a non-Serra guest that is removed from the dance, you will also be removed.

10. No admittance to the dance after 8:30 PM. No dismissal from the dance before 10:30 PM.

11. All attendees (Serra students and their guests) must show some form of photo identification (school/military ID, driver license, etc.) to be admitted into the dance.

12. If necessary, students and their guests may be searched by school officials before or during the dance.

13. Refunds will not be issued to any person removed from the event.

14. The following are specifically prohibited at school-sponsored events: drugs, alcohol or sexually explicit dancing (i.e. freaking, grinding, or dirty dancing) and any dancing, which may result in disruption or injury (i.e. slamming, moshing, etc.)

15. All school rules apply at school-sponsored events for both students and guests. Violations may result in disciplinary action and/or removal from the dance.

16. All bags, backpacks, purses, and students are subject to search upon entry to the dance.

17. Students may be subjected to a Breathalyzer test.

18. All students must be picked up or have left the premises by 11:30PM. Parents/Guardians, if you are planning transportation for your student, please plan ahead.

Students and guests under the influence of alcohol or any other controlled substance will be denied entrance to the dance and are subject to citation and suspension, which would include a 30-day suspension of extra/co-curricular activities.  Parents will be contacted to escort the student home. If parents are unable or unwilling to escort their student home, the student will be remanded to the custody of the San Diego Police Department.

Any major disruption will result in a five-day school suspension, which will preclude seniors from participation in all senior activities and the commencement ceremony.

Serra's Student-Relations Committee creates an underage-drinking prevention campaign

ELEVATED Student-Relations Committee at Serra High School paired up with the Latino Youth Council to implement a community-based, underage-drinking prevention campaign entitled, Parents-A Powerful Tool to Prevent Underage Drinking.   These students believe that if their parents’ perception of alcohol use is seen as being harmful, that would be a large contributing factor in their decision not to use alcohol.   And what better way to get this message across than advertising in stores!

Students from ELEVATED and the Latino Youth Council created messages that were placed with their photos as cut outs.

The students approached different businesses and restaurants around Tierrasanta and City Hieghts and asked store owners if they’d be willing to post this campaign in their stores.  With great success, this campaign is posted in 18 different restaurants and stores around San Diego- all with the goal of having parents talk to their teens about the risks of underage drinking.

February 16th, 2012, Elevated Student-Relations Committee, The Latino Youth Council, and Councilmember Marti Emerald, hosted a news event at Northgate Market to bring awareness about the risks of underage drinking and the role parents play in their teens’ life. 

CIF Play-Off Update

Boys Soccer CIF Quarter Finals
5pm at La Costa Canyon High School
Friday Feb. 24th

Girls Basketball CIF Quarter Finals 
7pm at Westview High School
Saturday Feb. 25th

Wrestling CIF Masters
ALL DAY at Otay Ranch
Friday and Saturday Feb. 24th and 25th

Winter Sports Playoff Schedule

Boys' Basketball, Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 p.m. at Monte Vista High School; 

Girls' Basketball Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. at South West High School El Centro; 

Boys' Soccer at Serra vs. Ramona, Tuesday, February 21 at 5:00 p.m.

Girls Water Polo CIF Playoffs

CONGRATULATIONS to the Serra Girls Water Polo Team on qualifying for the 2012 CIF Division II Playoffs.!!!

We have earned the #10 SEED and play on WEDNESDAY 2/15 vs. #7 WEST HILLS @ SANTANA HS, 6pm.

Spring Sport Try-Outs Information

Spring Sport Try-Outs
*Must have a 2.0 (non-weighted) GPA in Academics and Citizenship
*Must pick-up "My Ticket To Play" in the Physical Education Classroom.
* Pick-up Tickets at Lunch or After School Monday, FEB. 13 - Thursday FEB. 16
* Students can not try-out without a ticket.
Try-out Dates
Sport Day Date Time Who? Place
SOFTBALL Saturday Feb. 18 8:45am New Players Softball Field
Saturday Feb. 18 12:45am Returners Softball Field
Coach Mark Potter email:
BASEBALL Saturday Feb.18 8am 9th - 12th Baseball Field
Coach Scott Hopgood email:
TRACK AND FIELD Saturday Feb. 20 9am 9th - 12th Stadium Field
Coach Jonn Pisapia email:
BOYS TENNIS Saturday Feb. 18 8am 9th - 12th Tennis Courts
Coach Lorene Dabney email:
BOYS VOLLEYBALL Monday Feb. 20 8am 9th - 12th PE Classroom
Coach Kahili Schucht email:
BADMINTON Tuesday Feb. 21 3pm 9th - 12th Front of Gym
Coach Doug Marchetti email:
GOLF Tuesday Feb. 21 3pm 9th - 12th Stadium Golf
Coach Kent Tartt email:
SWIM Tuesday Feb. 21 2:30pm 9th - 12th Tierrasanta Pool
Coach Suzie Fore email:
BOYS LACROSSE Monday Feb. 20 12pm 9th - 12th Stadium
Coach Mike Gordon email:
GIRLS LACROSSE Tuesday Feb. 21 2:25pm 9th - 12th Upper Field
Coach Laurie Berger email:

Valentine's Day Guidelines

Here are just a few guidelines for your student to follow as they prepare for Valentine's Day.
Please share with your student.

  • Latex balloons are never allowed on campus. Do not bring them. The balloons can be deadly to students and staff with latex allergies.  Due to the nature of these allergies, we cannot keep the balloons in the office. Any latex balloons brought on campus will be disposed of and not returned. 
  • Gifts must not be large enough to cause a disruption in class. This includes large Mylar balloon bouquets. 
  • Baked goods (cakes, cupcakes, cookies, etc) will not be allowed on campus. The crumbs left behind by these items attract various types of unwanted pests. 

As always, our dress code will be enforced.  

CIF Winter Play-Offs Information 2012

Girls Water Polo Play-offs
Seeding Meeting Monday Night (Tonight)
1st Round Game Wednesday @ home of Higher Seed
Quarter Finals Saturday, Feb. 18 @ La Jolla Time TBA

Wrestling CIF Division III
Division III 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Saturday Feb. 18 at Mt. Miguel – (First match approx. 9am)  ALL DAY
Wrestling Masters
Otay Ranch High School – (First match approx. 9am) ALL DAY

At the City Conference Meet this past Saturday, Feb. 11

Basketball Play-offs
Seeding Meeting : Saturday, February 18, 2012
First Round at home site of higher seeded school:
• BOYS’ - Tuesday, February 21 @ 7pm
• GIRLS’ -Wednesday, February 22 @ 7pm

Quarterfinals at home site of higher seeded school:
• BOYS’ - Friday, February 24 @ 7pm
• GIRLS’ - Saturday, February 25 @ 7pm

Semifinals at home site of higher seeded school:
• BOYS’ - Tuesday, FEBRUARY 28 @ 7pm
• GIRLS’ -Wednesday, FEBRUARY 29 @ 7pm

Finals – Jenny Craig Pavilion, University of San Diego
6:05 p.m. Division II Girls
8:05 p.m. Division II Boys

Soccer Play-offs
Seeding Saturday Feb. 18

February 21 Division I-V Boys’ First Round. 5:00 pm
February 22 Division I-V Girls’ First Round. 5:00 pm
February 24 Division I-V Boys’ Quarterfinals 5:00 pm
February 25 Division I-V Girls’ Quarterfinals
No earlier than 10 a.m. nor later than 5 p.m. (mutual agreement of both schools)
February 28, 2012 Division I-V Boys’ Semifinals. Games will be at 5 p.m. at the home of higher seed.
February 29, 2012 Division I-V Girls’ Semifinals. Games will be at 5 p.m. at the home of higher seed.
March 3, 2012 Championships (Two locations):
Serra High school
Girls’ Division IV 11:00 a.m.
Boys’ Division IV 1:30 p.m.
Girls’ Division-II 4:00 p.m.
Boys’ Division- II 6:30 p.m.

Trying Out For A Spring Sport?

Monday, February 13- Thursday February 16:

  • All student trying out for a Spring sport must pick up "Your Ticket To Play" in the Physical Education Classroom at Lunch or after school (until 3:00 pm)

Saturday, February 18:

  • Tryouts begin. 

Spring Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals will be held in the PE Classroom on Thursday,  February 9 at 2:20 pm.

Serra PTO Raises Nearly $3,000 for STAR Snacks

The 4th Annual PTO Cake Auction was a success.  They raised just short of $3,000!   This money will be used to buy snacks for the students during STAR Testing in the Spring.   Thanks to all the parents and staff who donated and purchased cakes.  Take a look a some of 24 amazing cakes below.  Thanks to Darryl Hall our auctioneer extraordinaire!   Major thanks to Mary Ann Michlanski and her team for all their hard work in putting the event together.

UPDATE:  The final totals are in.  The PTO Cake Auction made $3,165!

Serra Foundation Dinner Auction Saturday March 3

Serra High School Foundation Dinner Auction will be held Saturday March 3, at the Chinese Community Church in Tierrasanta.  Food will be provided by Phil’s BBQ. Ticket prices are $35 (single), $60 (couple), and $30 (Serra Faculty). Entertainment will include a DJ and a short performance by Serra’s very own Grease cast.  For information on ticket reservations, please visit the Serra High School Foundation website at, or you can contact Gail Myers at 619 890-9471 or

The Foundation is in need of items to be donated for the silent auction. Things such as gift cards, movie tickets, vacation packages, wine, iPods, or anything else that can go in the baskets (even the baskets themselves) would be greatly appreciated. If you have a talent or business and can donate a service or lesson, this could be a great way to showcase it while helping out Serra High School.  If you have anything you would like to donate, please contact Tina LaRocco at or 858 278-7761.
This event is a big fundraiser for the Foundation allowing for continued support of numerous programs at Serra High School. Please help out however you can. Everyone is welcome at the “Roundup at the Conquistador Corral”.