SERP Hosts First Fundraiser for Bee’s

*A note from Denise Dale

SERP’s very first fundraiser was a success.  

There was Calypso music, along with tropical leis for those who purchased a large snow cone. There were at least 25 flavors, with endless combinations.

During first lunch, the students had a lot of fun creating their own flavor mixes from 10 of the most popular flavors.

Bees also enjoyed the tropical flavors a little too much, necessitating the shut down of the truck toward the beginning of second lunch.

Be on the look out for more fundraisers to come, and thank you to everyone who supported SERP.

JSerra Catholic High School Fine Arts Teacher Teresa Backes Composes Score for Theatrical Debut to Support Cancer

*A press release from JSerra Catholic High School

October 27, 2011—(San Juan Capistrano, CA)—JSerra instrumental music director composes score for Soka University documentary.

Left to right: Joe Sachen, Teresa Backes and Lisa Sachen, Parents of Savannah Sachen

“I am very pleased and excited they were fond enough of the music to incorporate it in the film. I am honored to have my music selected for the premier of this film and excited to have met Savannah’s family,” said Teresa Backes, JSerra Instrumental Music Director. “It is evident that Savannah’s legacy lives on and will continue for years to come.”

The film chronicles the life and story of the Sachen’s a local Orange County family who lost their young daughter Savannah, to a rare form of Cancer.

The film debuted at Soka University and was attended by officials from the City of Aliso Viejo including the Mayor Cameron Cave and the President of Soka University Dr. Daniel Y. Habuki

“We are honored to have one of our own fine arts directors have Teresa’s work showcased in such a way that will last a lifetime. This is truly the fondest form of flattery our fine arts program could receive,” said Nancy Harrell, JSerra Fine Arts Chair.

About JSerra Catholic High School

Just nine years old, JSerra Catholic High School is quickly becoming one of the region’s top university preparatory institutions. Its graduates include National Merit Scholarship winners, Ivy League university students and Division I collegiate athletes. Located in San Juan Capistrano, the school features $110-million facilities, including a state-of-the-art $40 million athletic complex. For more, visit


Soles 4 Souls a Success for Boys Water Polo

JSerra Boys’ Water Polo ran a charitable fundraiser for “Soles 4 Souls” Thursday, Oct. 20 during their Trinity League Game against Santa Margarita.

While playing 3 games in a span of 2 hours, the team was able to collect over 150 pairs of gently used and new shoes to donate.

They would like to thank all the wonderful donors, families, administration, teachers and friends that came to support them and “Soles 4 Souls”.

JSerra Boys’ Water Polo is fortunate to be a part of an incredible cause that reaches so many people in need.