New Official Serra Online Store Now Open

To the Students of Serra High School:                               
Great news!  Our new online school store has officially launched! Treat yourself or your friends with a purchase from our school store this 2012-2013 school year.
Through the B1self branding program, we have a new online school store filled with fresh, new Conquistadors gear. Shop at the official store and Serra High School will receive 20% of the retail price from every purchase to support student programs.  This drives much needed funding to the school and unifies all of us as our students, families, alumni, faculty, and others start to see more and more Serra High School gear in the community! 
By helping spread the word about your new online school store, you will help raise money for your school and programs that you care about. This is much easier than selling stuff door-to-door and will help get awesome Conquistadors gear into the community.
Thanks so much for helping all of us succeed at Serra High School!

Safe Journey, Life Saving Lessons for Today’s Teen Drivers presentation June 4

The San Diego Unified School District Police Department wants all teen drivers to be safe this summer and is offering a free safe driving program. The presentation, “Safe Journey, Life Saving Lessons for Today’s Teen Drivers,” is specifically for teen drivers and soon-to-be drivers aged 15 to19 and addresses the primary causes of crashes and what teen drivers can do to reduce their chances of being involved in serious and sometimes fatal crashes.

Presenters include Chief of the San Diego Unified School District Police Department Rueben Littlejohn, Officer Donald Williams, and Gene Roberts, creator of “Safe Journey.” Littlejohn and Roberts have experience in emergency and high performance driving and offer this program for the sole purpose of safety education. Officer Williams has experience in traffic enforcement.
The program will be presented June 4, 2013 at the Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress St. from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. At least one parent must attend with the teen. For additional information, please contact officer Donald Williams at 619-725-7000 or , or Gene Roberts at 619-890-7737or

The presentation is based on research from the National Safety Council, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as well as several others. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the largest number of teen involved car crashes occur in the summer months of June, July and August.

2013-14 Athletic Packet Now Posted

You can download the 2013-14 Serra Athletic Packet by clicking on:

May 23rd ELAC Meeting Agenda

English Learner Advisory Committee Meeting:
Thursday, May 23 from 12:30-1:00--  Room 205
1.      Welcome
2.      Reclassification- what does it mean for my student?
3.      Courses for 2013-2014.  What’s new and exciting?
4.      The College Path: How can my student get there?
5.      Attendance Procedures/Importance of Attendance

Playoff Information

Boys Lacrosse CIF Semi-Finals Div. 2
Wednesday May 22nd 7pm Serra at Francis Parker
Semifinals $9Adults;   $5 Students with ID and Seniors
Baseball CIF First Round Div. 3
Wednesday May 22nd 3:30pm at Serra
Badminton  Individuals CIF Championships
Tuesday May 21st – Friday May24th 3pm at Serra
Vincent Nguyen and Irvan Torbett; Check-in at 11:45am
Track and Field CIF Finals 
Saturday May 25th 10am
at Mt Carmel High School

Epic Year For Boys' Tennis

(Left to right: Shayn Lozano, Coach Dabney, Cameron Wilkinson)

This year has been an epic year for Serra's Boys' Tennis Team.  For the first time in many years, they have a doubles team that climbed to the top, despite injury and mis-haps.  Captains, Shayn Lozano and Cameron Wilkinson claimed League Champions at the recent Eastern League Finals Tournament defeating Tran/Kowluri of Mira Mesa 6-4, 6-2. This qualified them for Individual CIF playoffs that will take place at The Barnes Tennis Center on May 21.   

Cameron fought off an abdominal muscle strain while playing during the season, so he created an underhand serve that not only proved effective, but kept his stomach in tact without pain.   Shayn had missed a few matches due to an educational tour to Washington D.C. along with preparing for the upcoming SAT exam, which gave Cameron different partners to play with.  These issues did not stop this amazing duo, who went out on the court with confidence, perseverance, unity, and dominance!   They had fun, too!!  The best part about these partners is that they are both Juniors, giving them another opportunity to do the same thing next year for Serra. In fact, there are no seniors on the team at all!
The rest of the team had a phenomenal year claiming a tie for third place with Patrick Henry High School.  Next year will be the year to watch Serra, because this young team now has the experience they need to take the league.  These guys understand the meaning of hard work and dedication.  They work together well, have respect for one another, have respect for their coaches, and do whatever it takes to get the job done.  They are: Kade Stewart, Colton Rij, John Halstead, Jordan Nguyen, Cole Smith, Brandon Miranda, Hoang Nguyen, Kalvin Lam, Shawn Tran, Bryan Chau, Alexis Olea, Brandon Tran, Andy Huynh, and our foreign exchange student from Sweden, David Ekelund.  David will be missed so much next year with all he has contributed to the team!  He made it all the way to the back draw of league finals where he lost to San Diego's Gabe Cauchon-De Jesus.  He played both singles and doubles, giving Serra the wins they needed to push them forward. 
Head Coach, Lorene Dabney, has tried to instill a positive work ethic with the boys so that not only do they play hard, but have fun doing it.  She has created a team atmosphere of  mutual respect, pride, and love of tennis.  The team enjoys coming out to practice, sometimes continuing to play long after it has ended.  With that much enthusiasm expressed from each member, it's no wonder that this program has grown continuously with Dabney's leadership.  However, she couldn't do this without the support of the "parent brigade" who provides snacks, rides, and cheering on the sidelines.  Serra has the most parent support of any team in the league, with some who don't even have sons on the team coming out to cheer them on.  That's special!   Another big support has been from Assistant Coach, Mike Espinosa, who gives coaching advice and tips on technique and strategy.  The team really responds well to Mike's assistance and positivity, blending in well with Dabney's philosophy,  working together for the best interest of the team.   
This team has the right combination for success.  Everyone is close, kind, thoughtful, and great at tennis, so look for more amazing things from them next year!

CIF Playoff Info

City Conference Swim Prelims @ Coronado High School:
Girls Tuesday May 7 @ 5:10
Boys Wednesday May 8 @ 5:10
Finals: Friday May 10 @ 5:10 @ Coronado High School. 

Girls Lacrosse, Playoffs-1st Round
 5/8/2013, Wed 6:00 PM
Site: Santana
Home: Santana
Away: Serra

Boys Tennis , Playoffs 1st Round
5/7/2013, Tuesday 3:00 PM
Site: Serra
Away: University City

Boys Tennis Doubles Champions

The Boys Tennis Doubles Team of Shayn Lozano and Cameron Wilkinson Earned Eastern League 2013 Doubles Champions!!  Congratulations  to Shayn, Cameron and Coach Dabney on the Championship.