Social Media Savvy: New JSerra Blog Series

At JSerra Catholic High School, we know it is important to be knowledgeable in all aspects of life, especially new technology. For this reason, you can find JSerra on Social Media! We are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even have our own blog in aspirations of letting our communities know what is going on in the world of JSerra.

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A key aspect to focus on is how we, as a learning institution, not only can educate our students on scholastic matters, but also in Social Media. It is now, and will continue to be a social world. Bottom line, social media is here to stay. Students need Social Media role models, and we can show them appropriate ways to communicate. Just as what you verbally say represents who you are, what you type and share on Social Media does the same.

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Showcasing good Social Media skills is preparing our children for the future. The world’s largest professional network is LinkedIn, a social media site with over 200 million members! 90% of employers surveyed said they planned on using social media to recruit and hire new employees. It is the way of the future, and if we can inform our students the appropriate ways to use it, we can help guide them in their future.

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There are certain precautions we take in protecting our students, such as not using their personal handles in Tweets or sharing instructor or coaches personal accounts. We will be utilizing our blog to share posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and other new Social Media platforms. Be sure to follow along for insights to the platforms, best practices, how to monitor, and more.

Lion Pride!

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.

JSerra Parents Association General Meeting Wednesday

Join the JSerra Parents Association (JPSA) for the first coffee and general meeting.

This is a time for fellow JSerra parents to meet and get involved together. The JSPA will host the coffee and general meeting in the Center Room at 8:30 a.m.

For more information please contact JSPA President Diane Moschetti at

Lady Lions Host Meet & Greet with Special Guest

Join the Lady Lions in the JSerra Center Room, for a chance to meet fellow Lion mothers to connect over appetizers. Enjoy a time of fellowship and a word from special guest Juliette Marsh-Williams.

Marsh-Williams is a Canon Lawyer of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, as well as a retreat director and preacher at Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center. For eight years, she was Pastoral Associate at St. Elizabeth’s parish, and was a 2008 recipient of the Lily Foundation grant for Pastoral Leadership. She holds a licentiate in Canon Law from the Catholic University of America.

JSerra Center Room | West End

5:30 – 6:30    Meet & Great other JSerra Mothers | 6:30 – 7:30  | Juliette Marsh-Williams

*Drinks and appetizers provided

Hosted by the Lady Lions Mom’s Group | Part of the JSerra Parents Association

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

A Year-End Message from Incoming Principal Freeh

Dear Friends,

With great excitement and gratitude my wife, Helen, and I look forward to joining the JSerra family and working together with you in continuing to make our school a model of Catholic secondary education.

We had the great privilege and blessing this past week of welcoming into the world our daughter, Theresa Bernice, an event that reminded me of the unique creation that each of us is. To anyone involved in the high and noble calling of educating the young – parents, teachers, coaches and counselors – the birth of a child urges us to reflect anew on the gift and mystery of all human life and to renew our commitment to helping our sons and daughters fulfill the destiny God intends for them.

In living out our commitment to education, the essential quality for each of us is nothing less than love, for love looks attentively at the other, discerns what is most needed, and works diligently towards that end – creatively, patiently and hopefully. As we end the current academic year and look forward to the year to come, may all who teach do so with love, for only through love can we educate those entrusted to our care.

And warm congratulations to the Class of 2012 and to their proud parents. Godspeed to all the graduates: In your future paths, may you share with others the gifts of learning you have received.


John Freeh