Freshman Football off to a Strong Start

Long Beach Wilson took on the JSerra Lions freshman in week one of the high school football season. The Lions got off to a quick start and went on to win 55-o. JSerra’s new broadcast journalism teacher and AIM Sports founder, Paul J. Higgins has all the exciting Freshman Football action right here. 

JSerra Alumni President Announces Ten Year Anniversary

It is with great pleasure that I announce JSerra’s ten-year anniversary “reMEMBER your story.” The year-long celebration will include special events, class competitions, a special limited edition issue of the Crimson Pride magazine, video diaries of your stories, and more.
To read the complete announcement click Ten Years.

JSerra Parents Association Wants You

The JSerra Parents Association (JSPA) are looking for a few great JSerra parents to help with the planning and preparations for the upcoming Welcome Back Bash.  

This year we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary and is a great year to get involved and help make JSerra all it can be for our students, parents and teachers.

The Bash will be September 8 with Mass starting at 5 p.m. with food, fun and fellowship immediately following.

If you would like to join in the fun and help with planning or day of activities please contact Stacy Von der Linden at

JSerra Catholic High School Hosts Japanese POW Louis Zamperini to Speak About His Book Unbroken

A Press Release from JSerra Catholic

August 2, 2012 (San Juan Capistrano, CA)—JSerra Catholic hosts1936 Olympian, and former World War ll prisoner of war Louis Zamperini for a rare appearance.

Zamperini once a world record holder of the high school 5000-meter for the fastest time, and a graduate of the University of Southern California, joined the United States Air Corps as a bombardier in the South Pacific.

“When you reach the end of your rope and there’s nowhere else to turn,” said Zamperini, “…you’re gonna turn and look up. So that’s all we did on the raft was pray morning, noon and night, [after our plane went down].”

Zamperini’s encouraging journey, has been documented in Pulitzer Prize winning author, Laura Hillenbrand’s latest book, UNBROKEN:  Louis Zamperini’s Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption.

“Every summer as a school students, faculty, and staff read a book together, this year we read Unbroken, the journey of Mr. Zamperini and for the first time ever we have the honor of hosting him on the JSerra campus,” said Donna Vandenberg, JSerra VP of Student Services.

At 95-years of age, Zamperini is still spry and full of life.  He lectures audiences across the globe, on how to deal with stress, the meaning of Olympism, and the freedom he found through a personal relationship with God.

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. Zamperini will share his life’s journey and recent book Unbroken with the JSerra community. This rare speaking engagement is open to the general public and will be held in the JSerra Pavilion.