England Here We Come

Top varsity members of the JSerra cross-country team, competing as the San Juan Capistrano Track Club, have been invited to race in the British national cross country championships this January in Liverpool, England. The eighteen-athlete contingent will fly from Los Angeles to London on January 24, then spend four days in England racing and sightseeing.

“We’re very excited about this trip,” says Coach Marty Dugard, whose Running Lions have captured two CIF and two State titles in his eight years as head coach. “The race will be spectacular, some old-school cross country in the dead of winter, complete with snow and freezing mud. We’re also including an educational component by spending a day in London touring the British Museum, National Gallery, and Westminster Abbey — among others.” 

The Running Lions are currently entering CIF postseason competition, which concludes with the State meet on November 24 in Fresno. The girls are ranked number two in their State division, while the boys are ranked number 11 in theirs.

For more information about the JSerra Running Lions, go to http://www.jserrarunninglions.com or visit their website at http://www.jserra.org/athletics.”

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Hosted by the Lady Lions

Join the Lady Lions as they host their annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Saturday November 3 from 11-4pm. Don’t miss all the excitement as the players take the court for tip-off.

Both boys and girls divisions are available for players in fifth-twelvth grade. Prizes will be given out to the teams to come out on top.

For more information or to register click 3-on-3 Tip Off.

Special thank you to our sponsors: 24 Hours Fitness, PAW, and Eastboy, we couldn’t do this without your continued support.

JSerra Announces September Students of the Month

Congratulations to Alexander Gallestegui and Cara Calo for showing positive work ethic and community evolvement. Both have shown what it means to be part of the Lions Pride, below their teachers share comments about each student of the month.

Alexander Gallestegui, a sophomore, is one of the September Students of the Month.  Gallestegui was described by one of his teachers as “someone who is always prepared for class and one who is not afraid to ask questions. He is a young man who is well-liked by his peers and demonstrates core Christian values in his everyday life.”

His favorite Bible quote typifies his attitude, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Matthew 7:12).

“My family and God inspire me the most because they believe that I can make my dreams come true,” said Gallestegui.

Gallestegui hopes to attend either the University of Arizona or the Columbia Art College in Chicago, to pursue a career in either the performing arts or animation arts.  He is an accomplished artist and enjoys art, dancing, video games and traveling to “cool places.”

In his spare time, Gallestegui enjoys basketball, soccer and snowboarding.  Last year, he participated in the Environmentality Club and this year hopes to become involved in Habitat for Humanity.

Gallestegui says that since he’s attended JSerra he has learned how to work hard and at the same time have some fun.  His diligence and persistence are evidenced in Gallestegui favorite quote from Winston Churchill, “When you are going through hell, keep going.  Never, never, never give up.”

Cara Calo, a junior, is the September Student of the Month.  Calo is a very special young lady.  Last year, she suffered a serious concussion and subsequent surgery which left her with memory loss.  Despite the difficulties in maintaining her grades and keeping up with school work, one of her teachers said, “Through it all, she maintained her sweet spirit and put everything in God’s hands.”

Not surprisingly, her favorite quote is “Everything is possible for him who believes” (Mark 9:23).  Her teachers also say she is a wonderful role model for other’s.

“My mom is my role model because she is always there for me and because she’s a perfect example of a kind, giving person,” said Calo. Kindness runs in her family as Calo is involved in a Bible camp for kids, the Haiti Club, Environmentality Club, Cause 4 Paws, and Habitat for Humanity.

Calo enjoys playing piano, reading and hanging out with friends, she hopes to attend University of San Diego, Loyola Marymount University, UC Berkley or UC Santa Barbara.  After college Calo would like to pursue a career in psychology.

“During my time at JSerra I have learned to make long-lasting friendships and that I should always work hard because it will pay off in the end,” said Calo.

JSPA Social & General Meeting Wednesday

Join the JSerra Parents Association, Wednesday October 31, for the general meeting and social.

8:15am – 9:00am Social & General Meeting

9:00am – 10:00am General Meeting

Dr. John Freeh will speak on “Mamas, Do Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys: The Art of Raising Manly Men.”

Drawing on thirty years’ experience of working with young men as a teacher, coach and youth minister, Dr. Freeh will speak about the challenges of helping boys grow into responsible christian men. As well as the essential and beautiful role a mother plays in the life of her son.

Nancy Harrell Shares a Decade of Memories at JSerra

Join JSerra as we continue to celebrate 10 years of excellence, with Nancy Harrell as she shares a decade of memories, as we reMEMBER her story.

Sharing the memories from the very beginning of JSerra, as Mrs. Harrell takes a walk down memory lane, sharing the many roles she has played over the years, and student connections that will last a lifetime.

For more reMEMBERing Your Story videos click 10 years.

College Fair Tonight


Join JSerra for your opportunity to meet and greet college reps from over 120 different universities and colleges from all over the country.

Featured schools include performing arts academy’s, Ivy League Universities, and top ten engineering and business schools. Also, in attendance will be a variety of test prep resources to help with study aids for the SAT’s and ACT tests.