SSC Nominations

Parent Nominations for SSC are currently being taken.  Elections for parent positions for our schools School Site Council will take place at Open House Thursday,  September 26, 2014 in front of the media center.  Please submit your nominations to SSC Chairs Jann Allen or Joe Schmidt no later than Thursday, September 26th at 2:30 pm. so way me ensure the nominees names appear on the ballots.  Please feel free to self-nominate. Please come cast your vote during Open House Thursday, September 26 in front of the media center.

Submit nominations to:

New Rec Room Status

Our after school recreation room will be open starting Monday, September 9th from 2:25-5:00 PM. The Rec Room is a place at Serra used by the students for relaxation and entertainment. There are many activities available such as the Wii, Foosball, Air Hockey, Shuffle Board, TV, Computers and a variety of board games. 

All students who wish to participate in the recreation room activities must attend the first 45 minutes of Tutoring. Students who do not participate in the tutoring program will not be admitted into the rec room. Tutoring will be available in the rec room from 2:25-3:15. Students may also bring a pass from a different teacher and be admitted into the rec room. If you have any questions regarding the program please contact Wendy Fransk  at  

ELEVATED Youth: Preventing Drug Abuse, One Potluck at a Time

Tierrasanta Village had a Pot Luck on Labor Day.
Each day, 2,500 young people abuse prescription drugs for the first time.

It seems like those two statements are unrelated.  However, Tierrasanta Village and ELEVATED students worked together at the potluck to help reduce prescription drug abuse.  ELEVATED students passed out cards (which you see below) asking people to get rid of their old prescription drugs safely, by using drop boxes at the San Diego Police Department’s Eastern Division station.

ELEVATED president, Ashley Dixon, believes part of the problem of prescription drug abuse is that prescription drugs are too easy to get.  “Some people know they can have easy access through their parents’ and grandparents’ medicine cabinets,” she explained.

That’s where Tierrasanta Village comes in.  Over the summer, teens from Elevated met with staff at the Village to share information and to find solutions to community problems. 

They figured out that getting rid of old, unwanted, and expired prescription drugs is easy; they can be put into drop boxes located at some police stations.  Most people haven’t heard about the drop boxes.

On Labor Day, Elevated students, along with the DEA, passed out cards to approximately 50 senior citizens that ask them to take a minute to gather up their unwanted prescription drugs.  The cards have the address of the police station where the drop box is located.  Each card came in a ziploc bag that will hold several pill bottles or hundreds of loose pills and capsules. 

“Every pill bottle that goes in the drop box means fewer pills that might be misused or accidentally taken,” said Veneese Brown, who is an ELEVATED member.  “Using the drop box has other benefits.  Putting old medicine in the trash or down the drain isn’t a good idea.  Depending on the drug, it can poison our waters and cause a negative effect to our environment.”

If you would like additional information about ELEVATED or about this youth project, please contact Stacy Chiles (formerly Woods) in Serra Real Connections (room 230) or

Freshmen and New Student Parent Night

Freshmen and New Student Parent Night.  

Wednesday, September 4th, 6pm

5:45-6:00 Child Care drop off provided by Link Crew

Agenda to Include:
Principal Welcome / Summary of Last Year's Graduates
Proactive Communication 
Behavior Expectations & Cyber Bullying 
Graduation Requirements 
School involvement 
Q&A  - If time permits

Ice cream social to follow.