Serra Bowlers Split with Woodland Hills
A strong performance from Dominique McClleland helped the Serra girls team improve to 2-1 on the season with a victory over Woodland Hills. Dom had a high game of 197 and improved her WPIBL average to 166.
The boys team fought hard but fell to their top section rival by 167 pins(2783 to 2617). Andrew Massari led all bowlers with a 661 series, while Evan Yocca(high game 221) and Ben Cava(high game 183) once again turned in strong performances. Shout out to sophomore Jake Leszczynski (high game 150) who started his first varsity match and Nick Schulte(high game 151)who chipped in from the # 2 spot. The team is also 2-1 on the season.
The Junior Varsity boys were led by Travis Leszczynski(343 series) and Joseph Pawlowski(321 series). Shout out to Watson Montgomery who had a Personal Best 137 game.
Serra Bowling Team 2021-22 Season
The Serra Girls and Boys varsity bowling teams opened the WPIBL season last week(Dec 8&10) with
matches versus Propel Braddock and Norwin.
For the girls, Dominique McClleland led the way with a 2 match average of 161 that included a high game
of 180. Emily Schulz also contributed by averaging 121 with a high game of 146. The team is 1-1 and looks
forward to Faith Konieczka getting back into the lineup. We are also in need of additional bowlers for the
The boy's team was led by the "Three Horsemen" of Serra Catholic- Ben Cava(173 avg/High game 205),
Evan Yocca(206 avg/High Game 235), and Andrew Massari(202 avg/High Game 222). Key contributions
were also made by Nick Schulte, Dio Mallas, and Andy Muzy. The team is off to a 2-0 start.
The Eagles Head to Hershey with a Win Over Farrell
The Eagles are headed to Hershey! Friday night, Serra triumphed over the undefeated Farrell Steelers 27-18. The game was once again dominated by the Eagles’ defense, who managed to force 6 turnovers This Friday, the Eagles will face off against Southern Columbia at Hersheypark Stadium in the PIAA 2A Championship. Kickoff is at 1:00pm. GO EAGLES!!
Sock Drive for Operation Safety
During the month of December, we will be collecting new, cotton, above the ankle socks for Operation Safety Net, which assists those experiencing homelessness in Pittsburgh. Donations can be dropped off in the boxes in the main lobby. Thank you for your generosity!
The Eagles Claim the WPIAL 2A Title
For the first time since 2007, the Serra Eagles are WPIAL Champions! They defeated Beaver Falls 35-12 at Heinz Field to claim their championship title. Throughout the course of the game, the Eagles’ defense recovered 5 fumbles, had 4 interceptions, and 3 defensive touchdowns.
The Eagles Head to the WPIAL Championship for the First Time Since 2007
Serra Catholic is headed back to Heinz Field and the WPIAL Championship for the first time since 2007 after Friday night's 13-12 victory over Sto Rox. The Eagles' defense continued their hot streak, forcing 4 turnovers, and the special teams forced two of their own. Terrell Booth recovered a fumble on the 3 yard line late in the first quarter and Pharoh Fisher took the first play that followed into the endzone, giving the Eagles a 7-0 lead after 1. Sto Rox responded with a quick score, bringing the total to 7-6 at the half. Defense was the name of the game for both teams well into the fourth quarter. Serra had fumble recoveries by Dior Blair Brown, Fisher, and Zach Weber, as well as an interception by Daiquan Chatfield.
Sto Rox finally punched in a score with about 5 minutes left on the clock, but missed their 2 point conversion, leaving the score at 12-7. The Eagles responded with a quick final drive, marching the ball to the Sto Rox 43 yard line. On 3rd and 10, Max Rocco found Booth on a shallow cross, and Booth did the rest, outracing the Sto defense and breaking 2 tackles along the way. The defense provided one last stand as Machai Dutrieulle tackled Sto's quarterback on fourth down, ending the game.
The Eagles Advance to the Semifinals with a Playoff Win Over Laurel
This past Friday, your Eagles defeated the Laurel Spartans, 6-0, at their home field, in the quarterfinals of the WPIAL playoffs. In what turned out to be a tremendous defensive battle by both teams, the score remained 0-0 through almost 3 complete quarters. Machai Dutrieuille plunged in from 5 yards out with 2 seconds remaining in the third quarter. That score was all the Eagle defense needed. The Eagles held their opponent, who, coming into the game, was averaging 43.8 points per game, to a shutout, their third of the season. The defense also held the WPIAL's second leading rusher to 83 yards. Ryan Brooks had 11 tackles for the defense and Jayvon Holt added 13. Holt also had an interception and made the game ending play when he sacked the opposing quarterback as time expired.
Lady Eagles Volleyball Takes a Loss Against Laurel
The lady eagle volleyball team was defeated 3-1 by Laurel in the WPIAL quarterfinal playoffs on Saturday.
The following volleyball players were named to the All-section team:
First team - Jenna Revak, Emerson Trahan, and Cassidy Trahan
Second team - Olivia Hussein, Sarah Glaneman, and Dana Weber
Third team - Caitlyn Cooley and Maria Goldstein
Congratulations to the entire team on a great season!
Cross Country Qualifier for the Eagles
Congrats to Braden Donovan on qualifying for the state championships in cross country next week in
Hershey Pa. Braden placed first for the team and 34th overall out of 220 runners.
Lady Eagles Volleyball Defeats Waynesburg
The lady eagles volleyball team defeated Waynesburg 3-1 in the class double-A first-round match. Jenna
Revak had 10 kills, Sarah Glaneman added 7, and Cassidy Trahan had four kills and four aces. The 6th
seeded Eagles will face No. 3 Laurel in the quarterfinals Saturday at 2:00 PM, the site to be determined later
today. Great job girls!
Boys Soccer Takes a Loss Against Eden
The boys soccer team lost 2-0 against Eden. Ethan Coddington had 6 saves, and Tony Fisher had 8 saves in injury relief.
All Saints Day/All Souls Day Prayer Service
During the month of November, we honor the saints and pray for the souls of those who have gone before us. During our All Saints Day/All Souls Day Mass on November 1st, all alumni, faculty, and staff will be remembered. Beloved family and friends will be remembered throughout the month during weekly Masses and through the individual prayers of the Serra Catholic Community. If you have a deceased loved one you would like to have remembered, please fill out the form below.
Serra Band Are Class A Champions
For only the second time in Serra history, the Serra Marching Band are Class "A" Champions in marching band competition!! The band competed in the Tournament of Bands Region 8 championships at Penn Trafford High School this past weekend. The band had it's best performance of the season earning a 1st place finish and all of the caption awards including High Music, High Visual, Best Percussion, and Best Color Guard. 1997 was the last time the Serra band was class champions. Congratulations to all of our seniors Paige Rock, Jordan Premozic, Cassie Ward, Abigail Bernick, and Joe Crossen. And congratulations to the rest of the band and colorguard. GO BAND!
Lady Eagles Volleyball Defeats South Park
The Lady Eagle volleyball team defeated South Park last night 3 sets to 2 to finish section play with a perfect 12-0 record! This marks the 9th section title in the past 11 seasons for the volleyball program. The team was led by Sarah Glaneman with 13 kills and 6 blocks, Jenna Revak with 8 kills, Emerson Trahan with 30 assists and Cassidy Trahan with 23 digs. Shoutout to the nest for the amazing turnout and support!
The team returns to action next week in the first round of the WPIAL Playoffs. Go Eagles!
Serra Girls Cross Country Wins Championship at the Mingo Creek Classc
On Tuesday, Oct. 12th at the 20th annual Mingo Creek cross country classic the Serra girls won the championship narrowly beating Eden Christian and Shadyside Academy. Finishing first for the Eagles was Lotus Dechellis, second Jennifer Novak, third Aubre Arelt, fourth Care Clarke and fifth Sarah Glaneman.
The boys team finished 4th overall. Top finishers for Serra were Braden Donovan, Owen Dumbroski, and Ben Clarke. The cross country teams are back in action next Thursday at the Tri-State Cross Country Championships held at California University
Eagles Marching Band Finishes 1st at McKeesport Tournament of Bands Competition
Congratulations to the Eagle marching on a 1st place finish at the McKeesport High School Tournament of Bands competition!! The band had an amazing performance earning their highest score of the season! Special shout out to Kevin Massari, our honorary color guard captain!"
Lady Eagles Volleyball Remains Undefeated with Wins Against Bentworth and Chartiers-Houston
The Lady Eagle volleyball team went 2-0 this week as they defeated Bentworth and Chartiers-Houston to stay undefeated in section play. The wins clinched a playoff appearance for the 11 th straight season! Leading the team against Bentworth were Jenna Revak with 8 kills, Sarah Glaneman with 7 kills, and Emerson Trahan with 28 assists. The leaders against Chartiers-Houston were Maria Goldstein with 8 kills and Cassidy Trahan with 16 digs. Shout out to the nest for the great support! One more home match tonight against Washington High School. Go Eagles!
Boys Soccer Takes A Loss Against Brentwood
The boys soccer lost against Brentwood on Saturday morning. Brentwood beat the Eagles 2-0. The score was 0-0 at half-time. The Eagles were pushing up for a tie when Brentwood scored their second goal with 15 seconds remaining.
Ethan Coddington had 6 saves.
Eagles Football Continue Streak with a Against Apollo Ridge
The Eagles had a big night, winning 62-20 over the Apollo Ridge Vikings in Allegheny Conference Play. The defense started hot, forcing a punt that was returned a long way, down to the 15, by Amire Spencer. 4 plays later, Max Rocco found Terrell Booth for an 11 yard score and the 7-0 lead. The Vikings ate the remainder of the clock in the first quarter, before the Eagles scored three times in the second to take a 28-0 lead into halftime. Rocco found Booth again on a short pass, Machai Dutrieuille had a 10 yard touchdown run, and Booth recorded another touchdown reception before the half. The third quarter saw the Eagles put the mercy rule into play with a touchdown pass to Jayvon Holt. Booth found the end zone for a fourth time, this time for 30 yards, bringing the score to 42-0. The Vikings scored three touchdowns in a short period of time in the fourth quarter, but the Eagles responded with a 45 yard touchdown from Rocco to Holt, a 98 yard run by Pharoh Fisher, and a fumble recovery for a touchdown as time expired by Mike Schanck. The defense continued its phenomenal play, allowing 70 total yards and forcing 5 turnovers. Fisher had 2 interceptions, Holt had 1, Schanck had his fumble recovery and Ryan Brooks forced a fumble that was recovered by Maddox Nabors. Rocco finished with 233 passing and 6 touchdowns and Dutrieuille had 106 yards rushing.
The Eagles host the Summit Academy Knights this Friday (10/22) for senior night. Prior to the game, our 14 seniors will be recognized for their service to our program. Kickoff is set for 7:00. GO EAGLES
Girls Soccer Shut Out Ligonier Valley
The Lady Eagles soccer team shut out Ligonier Valley on Tuesday (10/12/21) Lydia Reith led the team with 6 goals with 3 assists from Bella Meder, 2 assists from Jules Filia and 1 assist from Callie Cunningham. Bella Meder scored 2 unassisted goals and Callie Cunningham scored with an assist by Gabby Provenzano. Lydia Reith tied the Serra record for most goals in a single game with 6. Great job everyone!
Boys Soccer Shut Out of Jeannette Jayhawks
The Serra Catholic Boys Soccer Team defeated the Jayhawks of Jeannette 4-0 yesterday evening. Luke Jordan scored 15 seconds into the game off a cross from Collin Holmes. Jaxson Pozivak scored off a throw-in by Aaron Spisak to make the game 2-0. Then Noah Coppola scored off a header on a corner kick from Luke Jordan, and Collin Holmes concluded the Eagle's scoring on a goal assisted by Aaron Spisak. Ethan Coddington kept the Jayhawks off the board the rest of the way, collecting 12 saves en route to the shutout.
Serra Crowns it 2021 Homecoming Queen and King
Serra Catholic crowned their 2021 Homecoming Queen and King at the Friday, October 1st game against Shadyside Academy. Our Homecoming Queen is Isabella Galiardi and our Homecoming King is Joe Crossen. Congratulations!
Homecoming King: Joe Crossen Homecoming Queen: Isabella Galiardi
Serra Band Visit and Entertains Mary of Nazareth Students
The Serra band visited the students at Mary of Nazareth on Friday (10/1/21). The band performed many fun songs such as Star Wars and Jurassic Park. The band demonstrated and talked about each of their instruments. A big thank you to Mary of Nazareth for having us!
Serra Girls Soccer Take A Win Over Riverview
Serra girls soccer defeated Riverview 8-2 on Monday (10/4/21) The first half score was 4-1. Goals were scored by:
Lydia Reith - 3 goals; Lilly Carr - 3 goals; Gabriella Provenzano and Lida Wos both with 1 goal. Elena Peiffer was in goal for Serra.
Eagles Football Remain Undefeated
Friday night saw the Eagles win again, this time 39 to 7 over conference foe Shadyside Academy￼. Many eagles deserve credit for a wonderful performance. Max Rocco threw for 322 yards and three touchdowns. Terrell Booth caught two touchdowns, Daiquan Chatfield caught one, and Jayvon Holt, Amire Spencer, and Zach Weber accounted for a plethora of receptions.￼￼ Machai Deutrieulle had a stellar game on the ground with 191 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Holt, Antoine Smith and Elijah Ward all had interceptions for the Eagle D, which was, as usual, dominant. With Friday nights total, the Eagles rank second in points allowed in the entire WPIAL through six games.
This Friday the Eagles travel to Ligonier Valley for another conference matchup. Game time is 7 PM. GO EAGLES
Cross Country Finishes 2nd in Bald Eagle Invitational
Serra Boys Cross Country competed at the Bald Eagle Invitational Saturday (10/2/21) with the boys finishing second overall against 16 teams. Top boys finishers were Braden Donovan 7th, Owen Dumbroski 15th, Austin Stewart 18th, Ben Clarke 20th, Orlando Watson 27th and Luc Normandy 36th. Great job!
Lady Eagles Volleyball Remains Undefeated With A Win Over South Park
The Lady Eagle volleyball team took sole possession of first place and remained undefeated in section with a dominant 3-0 victory over previously undefeated South Park. The defense was outstanding and was led by Emerson Trahan with 13 digs. Cassidy Trahan added 11 and Jenna Revak added 6 in the match. Dana Weber and Sarah Glaneman dominated the middle with 4 blocks each. Dana also led the team with 8 kills, followed by Ollie Hussein with 7, and Caitlin Cooley and Sarah with 5. Riley Konstandinu led the team with 12 points on serve. Great job ladies!
Serra Band Places First in Their Class At PIMBA
For the first time in years, the Serra Eagle Marching Band participated in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Marching Band Association at Yough High School. AKA "PIMBA". This organization is highly competitive and filled with dozens of very talented high school band programs. In one of the craziest score award ceremonies we have ever witnessed, your Serra Eagle Band was awarded 1st place in their class. Defeating some very talented bands such as Burrel, Leechburg, and our friends and neighbors the McKeesport Area high school Band.
Congratulations and GO BAND!!
Eagles Football Defeats Freeport Yellow Jackets
Friday night saw the Eagles win again, this time 14 to 3 over the Freeport Yellow Jackets. The win brings the Eagles record to 5-0 entering conference play this Friday night. The Eagles started fast as Jayvon Holt scored on a 57 yard pass on the Eagles third play from scrimmage. The defense then went to work, as they have all year, minimizing Freeport‘s yards, and harassing the quarterback and running back all night long. Paul Pearson finished the game with nine tackles, and Mike Schanck and Zach Weber added seven of their own. Holt recovered a fumble forced by Jaden Williams, and Elijah Ward intercepted a pass. Pharoh Fisher tacked on a rushing touchdown to start the third-quarter for the other Eagles score. This Friday night the Eagles return home to the nest for our homecoming game against Shadyside Academy. Kick off is set for 7 PM, with homecoming events before the game and during halftime.
Girls Soccer Beats Ligonier Valley
Girls soccer defeated Ligonier Valley 12-1 on Thursday. Lydia Reith scored 5 goals and Lilly Carr scored 3 goals. Additional goals were scored by Jules Filia, Bella Meder, Lida Wos, and Lotus DeChellis. Jules Filia and Lilly Carr had 3 assists each. Lydia Reith had 2 assists and Lilli Opferman, Hailey Rossman and Bella Meder also had an assist each. Go Eagles!
Serra Golf Wins Match Against Steel Valley
The Serra golf team defeated Steel Valley on Friday afternoon 235-261. Brendan Cooley earned medalist for the best overall score with a 42, and Luke Jordan holed a shot ~85 yards out for Birdie en route to the victory.
Girls and Boys Cross Country Remain Undefeated
The Girls Cross Country team remains undefeated after wins over Bishop Canevin and Keystone Oaks. Top runners were Mary Sedlak in 3rd, Jennifer Novak in 5th, Catie Clare in 8th, Aburee Arelt in 9th and Sarah Glaneman in 10th.
The Boys Cross Country team is also undefeated with wins over Bishop Canevin and Keystone Oaks. Top runners for the boys were Braden Donovan in 2nd, Owen Dumbroski in 3rd, Austin Stewart i 5th, Eli Kite in 6th, Ben Clarke in 7th and Orlando Watson in 8th.
Congratulations to both boys and girls cross country!
Brendan Cooley Advances to WPIAL Golf Individuals Finals
Congratulations to Brendan Cooley, who shot an 81 yesterday (9/20/21) to qualify and advance to the WPIAL
Individual Finals at Allegheny Country Club in October!
Back to Back 1st Place Finishes for the Serra Marching Band
The Serra Band earned a 1st place finish at the Tournament of Bands competition at Penn Trafford High school on September 11th. The band also won both caption awards High Music and High Visual!
And on September 18th the band competed in the Tournament of Band competition at East Allegheny High School. They had a sensational performance and earned a first place finish!!
Eagles Football Defeats Seton LaSalle
The Eagles won again on Friday (9/17/21), this time defeating Seton LaSalle, 40-10. The Eagle defense came up huge, with Daiqan Chatifield, Pharoh Fisher and Terrell Booth each recording an interception. Booth returned his for a touchdown, giving the Serra defense 6 touchdowns on the season. Offensively, Machai Dutrieuille led the ground game with 149 yards rushing, and Paul Pearson added 63. Max Rocco threw for 217 yards and 3 touchdowns to 3 different players - Fisher, Jayvon Holt and Amire Spencer. Spencer finished with 76 receiving yards and Holt had 5 receptions.
The Eagles return to action this Friday at Carlynton for our final non-conference game of the season. Kickoff is set for 7:00 pm. Go Eagles.
2021 Serra Catholic Homecoming Court
Congratulations to the Serra Catholic 2020 Homecoming Court.
From left to right: Max Rocco, Macey McCullough, Joe Crossen, Zoe Pedos-DiClemente, Bella Galiardi, Machai Dutrieuille, Bailey Muntz, Eli Kite, Lydia Valentine and Zach Weber
Lady Eagles Volleyball Shut Out Chartiers-Houston
The Lady Eagles were victorious over Chartiers-Houston last night (Thurs., Sept. 16), closing them out 3-0. It was a team effort, Emerson Trahan got the offense going with 33 assists. Dana Weber led the team with 9 kills, and Ollie Hussein had 8. Cassidy Trahan defended their court with 17 digs. The Lady Eagles play Monday(9/20/21) at Seton LaSalle.
Lady Eagles Volleyball Sweep McGuffey
The Lady Eagles Volleyball team played against McGuffey high school last night (Tues., 9/14) at home. They swept them in a 3-0 win. Sarah Glaneman and Dana Weber were a strong force in the middle earning a total of 8 kills and 3 blocks together. Bella Giliardi had 3 aces during her many serving runs. The Lady Eagles face Chartiers Houston Thursday night, September 16th at their place. This is a big match and the Lady Eagles would love to have your support at Chartiers Houston high school.
Girls Soccer Successful Against Riverview
Girls soccer defeated Riverview 8-2 yesterday (Tues., 9/14). Lydia Reith had 3 goals. Additional goals were scored by Bella Meder, Callie Cunningham, Jules Filia, and Lilly Carr.
Eagles Band Competes in Tournament of Bands
Congratulations to the Eagle Band as they had a very successful weekend competing in the Tournament of Bands competition at Penn Trafford High School. The band placed 1st in their class and was awarded the high music and high visual award. Go Band!
Lady Eagles Volleyball Beats South Allegheny
The Lady Eagles played a non-section game against South Allegheny on Monday night and came away with a 3-1 victory. Caitlyn Cooley and Ollie Hussein with a total of 19 kills. Cassidy Trahan led the team with 23 digs. Our next game is tonight at the Eagle’s nest, JV starts at 6:00 and varsity follows.
Eagles Football Defeats Imani Christian
Friday night brought another victory to the Serra Catholic Eagles as they defeated the Imani Christian Saints 56-8. Things were smooth for Serra from the very beginning as they built a 35 to nothing lead after the first quarter and 56-0 lead at the half. Max Rocco connected on touchdowns with Jayvon Holt, Zach Weber, and Terrell Booth. Holt and Pharoh Fisher also returned punts in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Holt returned a fumble for a touchdown, an Elijah Ward return interception for a touchdown, and Braelin Samuels scored his first career touchdown on a 5 yard run.
The Eagles return home this Friday (9/17/21) to play Seton LaSalle at the nest at 7 o’clock. GO EAGLES
Serra JV Lady Eagles Wins 2021 Peters Township Junior Varsity Tournament
The Lady Eagles JV Volleyball went undefeated at the 2021 Peters Township JV Tournament, beating Baldwin, West Allegheny, Southside Beaver, Baldwin (Quaterfinals), Peters Township (Semis), and Thomas Jefferson (Finals). Go Eagles!
Lady Eagles Volleyball Sweeps Washington
The Lady Eagles Volleyball team swept Washington HS in three sets. Caitlyn Cooley lead the way with 7 kills, followed by Ollie Hussein with 6 kills, Emerson Trahan with 7 aces and Cassidy Trahan with 12 digs. The girls are back in action at 6:00 pm on Monday, September 13th at South Allegheny. Go Eagles!
Girls Soccer Shuts Out Jeannette
Girls Soccer shut out Jeannette 11-0 on Saturday (9/11/21). Lydia Reith lead with 4 goals, Callie Cunningham with 2 goals, Julia Filia, Bella Meder, Anneliese Fenwich, Lida Wos and Lilly Carr each contributed one goal. Elena Peiffer was in net for Serra.
The girls are back in action on Tuesday, September 14th against Riverview at home. Game time is 7:00 pm. Go Eagles!
Girls Soccer Wins in Overtime Against Apollo Ridge
Girls soccer opened their season with a 3-2 overtime win over Apollo Ridge yesterday. Goals were scored by Jules Fila, and Callie Cunningham. Jules Fila was the overtime game winner. Goals were assisted by Lydia Reith and Bella Meder.
Serra Golf Team Begins 2021 Season
The Serra Golf team has begun their 2021 season. Listed below are some of the statistics from their recent matches.
August 24th Match: Serra 267 vs. Steel Valley 263. Medalist for best individual score was Brendan Cooley from Serra with a 42.
August 27th Match: Serra 270 vs. Keystone Oaks 225. Medalist for best individual score was Brendan Cooley from Serra with a 38.
September 2nd Match: Serra 256 vs. Elizabeth-Forward 240. Medalist for best individual score was Brendan Cooley from Serra with a 38.
September 7th Match: Serra 225 vs. EA 284. Medalist for best individual score was Brendan Cooley from Serra with a 42.
Lady Eagles Volleyball Victorious Over Burgettstown
The lady Eagle volleyball team opened their season with a 3-0 victory over Burgettstown last night. The scores were 25-8, 25-11, and 25-5. Leading the lady Eagles were Jenna Revak with 8 kills, Caitlyn Cooley with 5 aces, and Emerson Trahan with 24 assists.
The team would like to thank the nest for its great support last night! Go Eagles!
Eagles Football Take the Win Against East Allegheny
The Serra Catholc Defense had another dominant performance Friday (9/3/21) night vs. The East Allegheny Wildcats. Ryan Brooks, Antoine Smith, Terrell Booth and Mike Schanck all had over 5 tackles in the game. Brooks recorded a safety, Elijah Ward recovered a block punt for a touchdown, courtesy of Jesere Young, and Jayvon Holt returned a fumble recovery for 37 yards and a score. Offensively, Booth remained hot, recording 116 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns.
The Eagles are back in action this week with their first away game vs. Imani Christian at historic Graham Field.
Eagles Football Shut-out South Allegheny
Your Eagles won their first game of the season last night, 24-0. A stellar defensive effort produced 11 sacks and a negative overall yardage for the Gladiators. On offense, Max Rocco threw for 215 yards and three touchdowns. Terrell Booth caught two of these touchdowns, and totaled 128 receiving yards on the night. Machai Dutrieuille lit the ground game with 132 yards, and Jayvon Holt had a 28 yard touchdown reception.
The Eagles return to action next Friday, at home, against the East Allegheny Wildcats. Kick off is set for 7 PM.
Father Alexis Anania, Former Serra Headmaster Passes Away
We are sad to announce that Fr. Alexis Anania, O.F.M. passed away on July 25, 2021. Fr. Alexis was a long-time member of the Serra community, where he taught for a total of 35 years. He also served in the Diocese of Pittsburgh as the Pastor of St. Pamphilus Parish for 20 years.
Eternal Rest Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Natalie Makovics Wins AATSP Medals
Natalie Makovics, entered the AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) poster contest. She was a finalist and received medals for her efforts. Congratulations Natalie!
Mrs. Fox’s Classes Converse Easily in Spanish
Even in the midst of the constant changes this year, the students have managed to improve their conversation skills!
Spanish 1: Classes began the year by timing how long they can have a conversation in Spanish
Spanish 3: Classes started the year with a range of 0 seconds to one minute and 11 seconds. At the end of the year, their conversations ranged from 11 minutes and 26 seconds to 37 minutes!
Spanish 5: Classes began the year with a range of 9 seconds to 51 seconds and ended the year ranging from 31 minutes and 8 seconds to 40 minutes and 1 second.
Ms. Momich’s Seniors Leave Their Mark With A Wall Mural
Ms. Momich’s Seniors got creative by painting a wall mural leaving their mark before they graduated.
Natalie Makovics Nora Marzaloes and Madison Buhaly
Jackie Moon and Sianna Sullivan Sianna Sullivan
2021 Walk-A-Thon Check Presentation to Serra’s Own Khalil Smith
This year’s Walk-A-Thon was held in support of one of our very own. Khalil Smith. Khalil is a 2019 graduate of Serra who was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer last year. He has been extremely blessed and is on the
road to recovery. On May 25th, we had an assembly where we presented Khalil with a check to help defray the cost of his recovery. Please continue to pray for Khalil.
WPIAL Track and Field Finals
Congratulations to the students who competed at the WPIAL track and field finals yesterday. The boys 4x800 relay team, Nick Brown, Ben Clarke, Aaron Spisak and Austin Stewart, broke a school record and placed 9th overall! Maya Poziviak came in 11th and Ava Dzurenda finished at 13th. Everybody had a really great day!
Serra Eagles Softball Come From Behind to Beat South Allegheny
The Eagles softball team trailed the South Allegheny Gladiators 4-0 after four and a half innings yesterday afternoon. After Hope Lyons and Madison Sloan reached safely in the bottom of the fifth inning, Caroline Malandra laid down a beautiful bunt to allow Lyons to score on the safety squeeze. After Lida Wos walked Olivia Gergley collected an RBI on a fielder's choice ground ball. Victoria Tom then came up with two runners on, and the Eagles down 4-2, and hit a deep home run to straight away center field to take the lead 5-4. The Gladiators were able to tie it up 5-5 in the top of the 6th, however, the Eagles were not to be denied. After a Malandra double, Olivia Gergely hit her home with a single and then scored herself when Tori Tom hit a double, making the score 8-5 Eagles. Lexi Fite kept the hit parade going when she doubled leading to Natalie Tom’s close play at the plate to put the Eagles up 9-5. The Eagles would hold the Gladiators scoreless in the top of the 7th where Lida Wos and Caroline Malandra teamed up for the game-ending double play. Bella Countryman picked up the win pitching five innings and Olivia Gergely secured the two inning save.
The Eagles are back in action next Wednesday (5/19/21) when they take an OLSH in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs.
Serra Softball Shuts Out Seton LaSalle
The softball team shutout Seton LaSalle 10-1 on Tuesday (5/11/21) afternoon. Picking up the win on the mound was Lexi Fite who struck out 12 and only allowed 3 hits. The Eagles offense was led by Lida Wos who went 3 for 3 with a triple and 3 RBI, Chloe Honick who went 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI and Lexi Fite who went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Also contributing were Tori Tom with hits and an RBI, Natalie Tom who had a double and an RBI, Caroline Malandra with 2 hits, and Hope Lyons picked up an RBI.
Grace Navarro Signs Her Letter of Intent for Saint Vincent College
Grace Navarro recently signed her letter of intent to play basketball for Saint Vincent College. Grace was surrounded by her parents and Coach Cleary as she completed her signing. A group of friends also stopped by to show support for Grace before heading off to their game. Congratulations Grace!
Serra Names 2021 Prom Queen and King
Congratulations to Kaia Rieger our 2021 Prom Queen and Mark Thomas our 2021 Prom King! This year’s prom was held in the school gymnasium where it was transformed into a floral wonderland. The whole evening was magical with the students playing ping pong, cornhole, frisbee can jam and it also included a photo booth and a magician.
Many thanks to Mrs. Sasala, Mrs. Gigliotti, Ms. Momich, Mrs. Pickford, Mrs. Lubinsky, our chaperones and other helpers for making this year’s prom an unforgettable evening.
Congratulations as well to the 2021 Prom Court. Members of the prom court are as follows:
Girls: Chloe Berry, Grace Fazio, Jacqueline Moon and Sianna Sullivan.
Boys: Zachary Cornetto, Joshua DeLia, Zachary Miklos and Trey Wilson
2021 National Honor Society Induction
The National Honor Society induction was held on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Students were inducted into the following organizations: National Honor Society; National Science Honor Society; International Thespian Society; Tri-M Music Honor Society; Quill and Scroll Honor Society; Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica and Societe Honoraire de Francais.
Congratulations to all inductees!
Front Row Left to Right: Jordan Graham, Serafina Szarmach, Nina Fassinger, Abriel DiLonardo, Brianna Pasternak,
Lindsay Schanck, Ava Dzurenda
Back Row Left to Right: Philip Osborn, Nicholas Almeter, Nathan Chalus, Jordan Mastalarez
Ms. Fedora’s Religion Class Take To Learning Outdoors
Ms. Fedora recently took her religion class outside for a different learning experience. They learned about Jesus’ parables while enjoying the beautiful weather and scenery.
Lady Eagles Recognized as Part of the Super 6
Congratulations to the following Lady Eagle basketball players who were recently recognized with awards by the Mon Valley Independent newspaper as the Super 6: Chloe Pordash was first team; Nicole Pawlowski was second team; Grace Navarro and Cate Clarke were third team.
Congratulations to Cate Clarke who was named Breakthrough Player of the Year.
Mrs. Fox’s Spanish Classes Incorporate Their Knowledge Into Daily Life
Mr. Childs stopped into Spanish 4 and joined them in reading Un Pez, dos peces, pez rojo, pez azul by Dr. Seuss aloud.
Students in Spanish 3, while learning vocabulary for health and well-being, took a day to watch Mickey ejercicios and follow along with the exercises.
Students in Spanish 4 took a break from using technology to converse about the pros and cons of technology.
Click on the link to view the videos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/bf91fPdKZ6gJ1AzV6
Serra Names New Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach
Serra Catholic is proud to announce that Matthew Bacco has accepted the position of Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach. Matt is a Serra Catholic graduate, class of 1997, and holds degrees from Duquesne University, the University of Pittsburgh and Waynesburg College.
Matt served as Head Varsity Girls Basketball coach at South Fayette from 2008-2018. During his tenure he led his team to a WPIAL title in 2016. In the past two years, Matt served as Assistant Girls Varsity Basketball Coach at Bethel Park.
Matt Bacco, Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach
Coach Cleary and Cate Clarke Named to Super 6 All-Stars and Award Winners
Congratulations to Coach Bill Cleary who was named the Mon Valley Independent Super 6 as Girls Coach of the Year and Cate Clark who was named as the Girls Breakthrough Player of the year.
Lady Eagles Softball Shutout Jeannette Jayhawks
The Eagles continued their winning ways defeating the Jayhawks of Jeannette 15-0 in three innings yesterday afternoon. The Eagles offense was led by Lida Wos who went 3 for 3 with 3 RBI, Caroline Malandra who went 2 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI, Lexxie Fite who went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI and Bella Countryman who collected a hit and 2 RBI. Chloe Honick, Emerson Trahan, Hope Lyons, Maria Goldstein and Olivia Gergley all had an RBI. Countryman, Fite and Gergley all pitched an inning collecting 3 strikeouts a piece.
Lady Eagles Softball Defeats Seton LaSalla
Your Eagles softball team defeated Seton LaSalle 7-1 on Friday (4/23/21). On the mound Bella Countryman kept the Rebels off the board through five innings until the Eagles’ bats came to life. Caroline Malandra doubled in the bottom of the fifth scoring Countryman and Hope Lyons. The Eagles would tack on another three runs in the 5th and then two more in the sixth. Lida Wos finished the game with two hits and three RBIs. Natalie Tom and Chloe Honick both collected a double and Countryman and Victoria Tom both had two hits. Both Tom girls collected an RBI a piece. Bella Countryman struck out height on her way to picking up the win.
Hannah Kessler Signs Letter of Intent for Penn State University
Hannah Kessler recently signed her letter of intent to play volleyball for Penn State University. Hannah was surrounded by her parents, teammates, Coach Cleary and friends as she completed her signing. Congratulations Hannah!!
Nicole Pawlowski Signs Letter of Intent for Seton Hill University
Nicole Pawlowski recently signed her letter of intent to play basketball for Seton Hill University. Nicole’s parents, grandparents, Coach Cleary, teammates and friends came by to show support for Nicole. Congratulations Nicole and good luck in your future endeavors.
Lady Eagles Softball Lose to Steel Valley
The Lady Eagles Softball team tried to come back late but dropped a one run game to Steel Valley on Tuesday (4/20/21). The Eagles offense was led by Victoria Tom who hit a three run homer and finished the game with four RBIs. Victoria and Lida Wos both had three hits with Hope Lyons and Olivia Gergely picked up two hits a piece in the 9-8 loss.
The Eagles are back in action on Friday (4/23/21) when they come up against Seton LaSalle at home. Go Eagles!
Serra Catholic Eagles Upset Greensburg Central Catholic
The Serra Catholic Eagles Softball team had no trouble on offense winning big over Greensburg Central Catholic 11-3, Saturday (4/10) morning. The Eagles got things moving in the first inning when Lexxie Fite homered on a 1-0 count, scoring three runs. The Eagles tallied four runs in the fourth inning. Natalie Tom and Tori Tom each had RBIs in the big inning. The Eagles hit two home runs on the day. In addition to Fite’s homer Tori Tom went for the long ball in the fourth inning. The Serra Catholic Eagles tallied nine hits. Caroline Malandra and Olivia Gergely had multiple hits with Malandra collecting three total. Bella Countryman was credited with the victory for Serra. The righthander surrendered three runs on ten hits over seven innings, striking out ten and walking one.
Photos Courtesy of the Mon Valley Independent!
Serra Catholic Eagles Narrowly Defeats Brentwood
The Serra Catholic Eagles softball team defeated Brentwood 7-5 on Friday thanks to a walk-off home run. The game was tied at five with the Eagles batting in the bottom of the seventh when Isabella Countryman homered on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs. The Eagles got things started in the first inning when Lexxie Fite homered on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs. Fite started the game for Serra Catholic Eagles. Countryman was the winning pitcher for Serra Catholic Eagles. She allowed two hits and one run over two innings, striking out four and walking zero. The Eagles saw the ball well, racking up nine hits in the game. Tori Tom and Natalie Tom each collected multiple hits for Eagles.
Photos Courtesy of Mon Valley Independent
Serra Catholic Presents: Mary Poppins
Serra Catholic presents the musical “Mary Poppins” from Friday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 25th. Seating will be limited and social distancing and masks will be required. Tickets must be pre-purchased in the Serra main office. Check out this preview! https://youtu.be/G595APd30EU
Lady Eagles Softball Kicks Off 2020-2021 Season with a Victory
The Serra Catholic Softball team kicked off the season with a victory over the Dynamos of Springdale, 16-4 in 5 innings on Tuesday afternoon (4/6/21). The offense was led by Natalie Tom who went 2 for 3, with a double and 4 RBIs. Lexxie Fite went 2 for 4 with a double and 3 RBIs, Bella Countryman went 2 for 3 with a double, and Chloe Honick with 2 RBIs. Lida Wos, Selena Kunsman and Olivia Gergley picked up an RBI apiece. The Eagles stole 8 bases with Caroline Malandra leading the way with 3 stolen bases of her own. Bella Countryman picked up the victory with her and Lexxie Fite combining for six strikeouts.
The Eagles are back in action this afternoon (4/7/21) when they travel to Jeannette to kick off section play.
Serra Catholic High School Presents: Mary Poppins - April 23-25 2021
Serra Catholic presents “Mary Poppins. We will have live in person shows with limited seating. Social distancing and masks required. No tickets sold at the door.
Shows will also be streamed on Saturday and Sunday. Information about streaming tickets will be posted at a later date.
Tickets: Adults - $8.00 ~ Students - $5.00
Cameron Munsie Finishes 6th in the PA State Boys Bowling Championships
Congratulations to Cameron Munsie who finished 6th at the recent PA State Boys Bowling Championship. This was the second highest finish for a Serra bowler and concluded a very successful season for Cameron, as well as the entire team. Thanks Cameron for all your leadership this year.
Reading to Mrs. Fox’s Spanish Classes
Mrs. Fox is incorporating reading into all of her courses (Spanish 1-4) as often as she can. Nick Almeter wanted to read this particular day! Mr. Childs, our Associate Principal has also come and read to this class.
Cameron Munsie to Compete in PA State Bowling Championships
Cameron Munsie will compete on March 19th in the PA State Bowling Championships at North Versailles Bowling Center. Cameron was one of only 16 bowlers from across the state who qualified for this prestigious event. He is also only the 4th Serra Catholic bowler to qualify for states, joining Ryan Jamison (2008, 2009, 2010); Hannah Schorr (2012, 2013, 2014) and Chandler Yocca (2016).
The Championship will begin at 10:00 am and can be viewed live at: (https://www.facebook.com/Serra-Catholic-Bowling-Team-105656651493696)
Lady Eagles Ends Season with loss to Neshannock in the WPIAL Finals
The Lady Eagles basketball team was defeated by Neshannock in the WPIAL finals by a score of 54-44. Leading the attack were Nicole Pawlowski with 15 points and Chloe Honick with 9 rebounds. The girls ended the season with a 16-1 record.
The team would like to thank the tremendous crown support received from the student body. It was special and gave us great memories of our playoff run. Congratulations again on a great season!
Mrs. Fox 9th Grade Spanish Class Had a “Special Guest” Visit
Mrs. Fox had a “special guest” read to her 9th grade spanish students. Click here to view the video!
Mr. Childs also visited and read El Patito Feo (The Ugly Duckling) to her Spanish 4 class, and Mrs. Fox did yoga in all of her classes this past week.
Ms. Momich’s Seniors Get “Creatively Intelligent”
Ms. Momich’s seniors took getting creative seriously following the Albert Einstein quote: “Creativity is intelligence having fun”. The 3 seniors are: Serafina Szarmach, Sianna Sullivan and Natalie Makovics.
Lady Eagles Move on to WPIAL Championships with Win Against Winchester Thurston
The Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Winchester Thurston last night in the WPIAL semifinals 58-55 in overtime. Leading the attack were Grace Navarro with 16 points/6 assists; Chloe Pordash with 14 points and Cate Clarke with 13 points/9 rebounds and with Chloe Honick grabbing 8 rebounds.
The girls will play Neshannock this Friday at North Allegheny High School for the WPIAL Championship. Game time is 5:00 pm. Go Eagles!
Photo Courtesy of Mike Darnay
Photo Courtesy of Mike Darnay Photo Courtesy of Mike Darnay
Lady Eagles Defeat Carlynton in the WPIAL Quarterfinals
The Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Carlynton 60-37 Friday night in the WPIAL quarterfinals. Leading the attack were Chloe Pordash with 15 points- 5 steals and Chloe Honick with 10 points- 9 rebounds. The girls return to action Tuesday night at home vs. Winchester-Thurston in the semifinal round. Game time is 6 pm. Go Eagles!
Final Score Assistant Coach Shaun Johnson and CoachBill Cleary
Scorekeeper Mr. Tom Catteral and Announcer Mr. Bob Childs Mr. Cleary with the “Nest”
Lady Eagles Strategizing During a Time Out Lady Eagles - End of Game
Serra Bowling Team Participates in Singles and Team WPIAL Championships
This past Friday (3/5/21), Evan Yocca, Andrew Massari, and Cameron Munsie played in the Singles Championships, along with 72 other bowlers. Cameron finished in the top 8 and became the first Serra boy's bowler since 2010 to qualify for the PA State Championship. This will be held Friday, March 19 at a time TBD. The event will be live streamed. Congratulations Cameron and good luck!!!
On Saturday (3/6/21), the Serra team of Ben Cava, Harrison Potts, Evan Yocca, Andrew Massari, and Cameron Munsie, played in the Team Championships, along with 17 other teams. Serra had an outstanding day and ended by finishing 7th with a total pin count of 3946. This was Serra's best finish since 2010 when they placed 10th. Congratulations to these bowlers and their other teammates- Anthony Brown, Charlie Osborn, Joseph Pawloski, Nick Schulte, and Jordan Hosack.
Finally, congratulations to Andrew Massari (669 series) and Cameron Munsie (676 series) for finishing in the top 5 of all bowlers and making the All Tournament team. Serra was the only school who had two bowlers finish in the top 5. Andrew was also recognized for having the 3rd highest game of 267.
Serra Science Bowl Team Competes in Western PA Regional Science Bowl Competition
On February 27, the Science Bowl team competed in the Western PA Regional Science Bowl Competition. It was a challenging virtual format. We did not move on to the elimination rounds, but had 3 solid morning rounds. Congratulations to Ryan Gedman, Mary Elizabeth Malandra, Natalie Makovics, Nicole Pawlowski, and Caden Boring.
Lady Eagles Take the WPIAL 2nd Round Against South Side Beaver
The Lady Eagles basketball team opened WPIAL tournament action last night with a 53-35 win over South Side Beaver. Leading the attack were Chloe Pordash with 16 points/9 rebounds and Nicole Pawlowski with 15 points. Chloe Honick and Rylee Campbell each grabbed 8 rebounds. The girls return to action on Friday (3/5/21) against Carlynton.
Lady Eagles Win Last Home Game Against Carmichaels
The Lady Eagles finished their winning (13-0) season against Carmichaels. Before the varsity game, the girls presented Coach Cleary with a signed basketball game for his 650 wins as a girls basketball coach. They also cut down the net for Mr. Cleary in honor of their section title. Congratulations on a great year!
Boys Basketball Defeat Northgate
The Serra boys basketball team defeated Northgate on Wednesday evening (2/24/21) by 67-47. Leading the Eagles in scoring was Brendan Cooley with 13 points and 14 rebounds. Joey DeMoss and Mark Thomas both had 11 points with Jayden Mertz and Elijah Ward contributing with 8 points each.
The Eagles will host Carmichaels in the preliminary WPIAL playoffs on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Noon. Go Eagles!
William Cleary Gets His 650 Win as Serra Girls Basketball Coach
Mr. Cleary got his 650th career win as Serra Catholic Lady Eagles basketball coach. The lady eagles defeated Seton LaSalle on Monday evening (2/22/21) making it their 4th straight section title.
Mr. Cleary led the Eagles to 17 section titles, four WPIAL championships and a state crown over his career at Serra Catholic which began in 1987. Click here to view the Mon Valley Independent article on Mr. Cleary.
The Lady Eagles received a bye in the first round of the WPIAL Playoffs. They will play the winner of the Sto-Rox/South Side Area game on Tuesday, March 2nd at Serra Catholic High School.
Congratulations to Mr. Cleary and Go Eagles!!
Lady Eagle JV Basketball Team Victorious over South Allegheny
The JV Lady Eagles basketball team defeated South Allegheny on Tuesday (2/23/21) evening 55-42. Leading the attack were Rylee Allebach with 19 points, Ollie Hussein with 10 points, Cate Clarke and Caroline Malandra each with six assists.
Kyle Sullivan Signs Letter of Intent with Gannon University
Kyle Sullivan recently signed his letter of intent to play football at Gannon University. Kyle’s parents, coaches, teammates and friends looked on. Coach Jose Regus brought to the signing the Allegheny Football Conference Champion 2020 Trophy which made Kyle’s signing all the more special.
Lady Eagles Defeat Seton LaSalle Win Section Title
The Lady Eagle basketball team stormed back from a nine point halftime deficit to defeat Seton La Salle 66-45 and claim their 4th straight section title. Leading the attack were: Grace Navarro with 20 points, 11 assists and 6 steals; Nicole Pawlowski with 16 points; Cate Clarke with 13 points; Chloe Honick and Rylee Campbell each grabbed 8 rebounds.
The JV Lady Eagles will travel to South Allegheny on Tuesday (2/23/21) for a 5 pm game. Go Eagles!
Serra Bowling Team Continues Winning Season After Loss to Woodland Hills
The Serra Bowling Team had a busy week before Winter break with 3 games. The boy's team suffered their first loss of the season to Woodland Hills, but followed that up with two strong performances. They are now 8-1 on the season and will have one final match with Woodland Hills for the WPIBL Center Section Title. The team has been led this year by Cameron Munsie(205), Andrew Massari(199), and Evan Yocca(193) who are among the top bowlers in the section. Also, contributing our Ben Cava(158), Harrison Potts(149), and Nick Schulte(129).
For the girl's, Dominique McClleland(154) has shown a lot of grit and determination throughout the season. Being a team of one is not easy but Dom has maintained a positive outlook and remains one of the top bowlers in our section. Keep it up Dom.
Lady Eagles Beat Seton LaSalle
Congratulations to our Lady Eagles Basketball Team who won against Seton LaSalle on Thursday, Feb. 11. It was also Senior Recognition night for four of our team members. The girls were able to celebrate with their parents at the game.
Congratulations to the team on a great game.
From left to right: Nicole Pawlowski, Grace Navarro, Chloe Honick and Rylee Campbell
Serra Bowling Team Continues Winning Streak
The boy’s bowling team moved to 6-0 on the season with a win over East Allegheny. Cameron Munsie again led the way with a high game of 239. Also contributing were Evan Yocca with a 23; Andrew Massari with a 209, Ben Cava with a 191 and Harrison Potts with a 188. A shout out to Anthony Brown who rolled a personal best last week of 168.
Dominique McClelland won her match as well with a gutsy performance. After getting down early she made some key adjustments to pick up the win. Her high game was 179.
Congratulations team. Go Eagles!
Mrs. Fox’s Spanish Classes Say: It’s Pantastic
Mrs. Fox invented the word ¨pantastic,¨ which means ¨fantastic because of the pandemic.¨ While practicing the subjunctive, Mrs. Fox and her students wrote sentences of ¨It is pantastic that......¨ and filled in examples. It is in both English and Spanish so that people who do not speak Spanish are able to read the sentences as well! Click on the link below to see all the clever ways to see how people feel “Pantastic”.
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Lady Eagles Basketball Defeat Eden Christian
The Lady Eagles basketball team won an exciting game (51-50) over Eden Christian. Leading the attack were Nicole Pawlowski with 17 points, Chloe Pordash with 16 points and 5 assists, and Chloe Honick with 12 points.
The JV Lady Eagles defeated Eden Christian 51-17. Lida Wos tallied with 12 point.
Lady Eagles Basketball Dominate Yough
The Lady Eagles defeated Yough 51-21 Friday night (1/15/21). Leading the attack were Chloe Pordash with 15 points; Rylee Campbell with 11 points and Chloe Honick with 11 steals and 5 assists.
The Girls return to action tonight at home as they take on Eden Christian. Game times are 6:00 pm (JV) and 7:30 pm (Varsity). Go Eagles!
Maya Poziviak Signs Letter of Intent for Robert Morris University
Maya Poziviak recently signed her letter of intent to run Cross Country for Robert Morris University. Ava’s parents, coaches and friends looked on as Mr. Cleary, Athletic Director presented her with her medal for 3rd overall in WPIAL Class A Cross Country. Congratulations to Maya and good luck in your future endeavors.
Serra Bowling Continues Winning Streak with Game Against Norwin
The bowling team continued their winning streak with their game against Norwin. Dominique McClelland had a season high score of 209 for the girls team. The boy’s team moved to 3-0 for the season. Top scores were Andrew Massari with a 245, Cam Munsie with a 191 and Evan Yocca with a 181. A shout out to Joe Pawlowski for a Personal Best this season for Total Pins.
If anyone is interested in joining the girls team they still have 3 slots available. You can contact Coach Tom Massari at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Serra Bowling Kicks Off Season Against McKeesport
The Serra bowling team kicked off their season on Friday (1/8/21). The boy’s team earned their first win of the season. Top scorers were Andrew Massari with 237 and Cameron Munsie with 224. A big shout out to Charlie Osborn who established his personal best for high game and high series.
For the girl’s team, Dominique McClelland had a high game of 205.
Lady Eagles Basketball Triumphant for Season Opener Game Against Frazier
The Lady Eagle basketball team opened their 2020-2021 season on Monday (1/11/21) with a 51-29 win over Frazier. Leading the attack were Rylee Campbell with 12 points; Chloe Pordash with 11 points and 8 steals; Grace Navarro with 7 steals and 4 assists and Chloe Honick with 7 rebounds. The girls return to action Friday night (1/15/21) at Yough.
Ava Dzurenda Signs Letter of Intent for Saint Francis University
Congratulations to Ava Dzurenda who signed her letter of intent to run Cross Country at Saint Francis University. Ava signed her letter of intent while her parents and coaches looked on.
Brianna Pasternak Signs Letter of Intent for Seton Hill University
Congratulations to Brianna Pasternak who signed her letter of intent to play Volleyball at Seton Hill University. Brianna signed her letter of intent while her parents, coaches, a few teammates looked on. Bri who was this year’s homecoming queen was also congratulated by homecoming king Charlie Osborn.
Merry Christmas from the Serra Concert Band and Choir
Click on the links below to listen to performances from our Concert Band and Choir.
Also, check out our marching band recorded a Christmas video. It will be on Sunday, December 20 at 7:00 pm on the Pittsburgh CW channel. Click here to view the flyer.
Virtual Learning Day - Thursday, December 17
McKeesport, and some of our other districts, are suspending transportation tomorrow due to the weather. Therefore, we will have an online learning day tomorrow and follow the online schedule for Day B.
F PD = 8:00-8:45
G PD = 9:15-10:00
H PD = 10:30-11:15
I PD = 11:45-12:30
Virtual Learning Day - Wednesday, December 16
The diocese is advising that all schools go virtual on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 due to the possibility of bad weather during dismissal time. We will follow the online learning day schedule for Day A. Weather permitting we will be back in session on Thursday for in person instruction.
A PD = 8:00-8:45
B PD = 9:15-10:00
C PD = 10:30-11:15
D PD = 11:45-12:30
E PD = 1:00-1:45
Isabella Countryman Signs Letter of Intent for Juniata College
Congratulations to Isabella Countryman who signed her letter of intent to play softball at Juniata College. Isabella signed her letter of intent while her parents, coaches and a few teammates looked on.
Jaime Dermotta Signs Letter of Intent for Slippery Rock University
Congratulations to Jaime Dermotta who signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Slippery Rock University. Jaime signed while her parents, coaches and a few teammates looked on.
Congratulations! Maya Poziviak - 3rd Overall in WPIAL Class A Cross Country
Congratulations to Maya Poziviak for finishing third overall in the WPIAL Class A cross country championships. Maya qualified for the PIAA cross country championships which will be help on Saturday, November 7 in Hershey, PA.
Good luck, Maya!!
Congratulations! All Section - Girls Soccer Section 1-A
Congratulations to Jaime Dermotta, Gabrielle Mejalli, Maya Poziviak and Isabella Meder for making All Section for Girls’ Soccer in Section 1-A.
Serra Marching Band 2020 Field Show
On Saturday, October 24 the Serra Marching Band concluded their season performing their 2020 field show “The Secret of Loch Ness” at Penn Trafford High School. The 2020 senior band members Ryan Gedman, Serafina Szrmach, Harrison Potts, Natalie Makovics and Nina Fassinger were all honored at this event.
A big thank you to all of the amazing marching band parent volunteers, our fantastic marching band students, and to the Penn Trafford High School for hosting this event!
Serra Golf Team AA Section 7 Champions
Congratulations to the Serra Golf: AA Section 7 Champions. They completed their season undefeated! Great job to the team for all of their hard work and dedication.
Boys & Girls Soccer in 1st Round WPIAL Soccer Playoffs
The boys and girls soccer teams are in the 1st round matchup of the WPIAL soccer playoffs. Game times are listed below:
Serra Girls vs. Bishop Canevin at Peters Township High School. Game time is 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 24.
Serra Boys vs. Eden christian at Avonworth High School. Game time is 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 27.
Serra Shuts-Out Geibel
Eagles soccer won 10-0 against Geibel on October 14th. Leading the game in goals was Nick Almeter with 4 goals, Ben Del Rosso with 2 goals, and Cameron Munsie, Noah Coppola, Brendan Cooley and Jonathan Sedlak each scoring 1 goal.
Congratulations to the team on a great game! Go Eagles!!!
2020 Homecoming King and Queen
Congratulations to our 2020 Homecoming Queen, Brianna Pasternak and Charles Osborn, Homecoming King. Brianna and Charlie were crowned at our homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 9th.
Jaime Dermotta - WPIAL Girls Soccer Player of the Week
Congratulations to Jaime Dermotta who was named WPIAL Girls Soccer Play of the Week. Click on the link below to view the Pittsburgh Soccer Now article.
Serra Golf Team Finishes the Season Undefeated
Serra won 227 over Brentwood 244. Christian Galiardi was Medalist for best overall score with a 39!
Congratulations to Serra Eagles Golf team for finishing the season undefeated at 13-0 as well as finishing 1st place being AA Section 7 Champions. The team is now preparing for the WPIAL AA Team Championships!
Great job everyone!
Serra Catholic 2020 Homecoming Court
Congratulations to the Serra Catholic 2020 Homecoming Court. Thank you to our moderators Mrs. Carol Koval and Ms. Heather Momich for taking “mask” fashion to another level for this year’s homecoming court. View the group photo as well as individual photos of the 2020 court below.
Pictured from bottom left up and over to bottom right: Bri Pasternak; Zac Cornetto; Nicole Evans; Nick Almeter; Charlie Osborn; Chloe Berry; Mark Thomas; Grace Fazio; Joe Folino and Chloe Honick
Bri Pasternak Zac Cornetto Nicole Evans
Nick Almeter Charlie Osborn Chloe Berry
Mark Thomas Grace Fazio Joe Folino
Serra Eagles Football Dominate Shadyside Academy
After a bit of a slow start, the Eagles got on a roll. Jayvon Campbll-Holt intercepted a pass and took it 34 yards to open the scoring against Shadyside Academy. After a Shadyside score, the Eagles got to work, rattling off 47 straight points. Jayvon scored on a long touchdown from Max Rocco, Machai Brooks had two rushing scores, Paul Pearson added a rushing touchdown; Terrell Booth had a long touchdown reception and Zach Weber scored on a rushing touchdown. Machai finished off the scoring with a 32 yard run. Shadyside then scored a late touchdown, bringing the total to 54-14. Joe Folino made 6 of 8 extra points and the defense was stout, as usual, all night. The line backing tandem of John Banner and Mike Schanck lead the defense with 11 and 12 tackles, respectively. Ryan Brooks had seven tackles, including a sack and a fumble recovery. Max Rocco led the entire WPIAL in passing yards for the night with 271.
The Eagles return to action next Friday (10/16) as we host Ligonier Valley. Game time is 7:00 pm. Go Eagles!
Serra Eagle Boys Soccer Shutout Jeannette
The boys shutout Jeannette 6-0 on Saturday (10/3). Nick Almeter scored two goals with one assist by AJ Mejalli, AJ Mejalli scored a goal; Luke Jordan and AJ Mejalli scored goals both with an assist from Joey Folino. Brendan Cooley scored a goal with an assist by Nick Almeter.
The lead goal scorers for Serra at mid-season are Joey Folino with 14 goals, Nick Almeter with 7 goals and AJ Mejalli with 6 goals. Congratulations!
Girls Soccer Dominate Jeannette
The Serra Eagle girls soccer team shutout the Jeannette Jayhawk’s 5-0. Goals were scored by Jaime Dermotta at 3; Isabella Meder and Lindsay Schanck both at one. Jaime also scored her 50th career goal earlier this week vs. Apollo-Ridge
Congratulations to the team for a great game.
Serra Golf WPIAL Individual Finals Results
The results are in from the WPIAL Individual finals yesterday. Brendan Cooley did well finishing (T32) with a 94. Allegheny Country Club Golf Course was difficult to play with freshly rolled double cut greens and gusty winds having a majority of pin placements at their most challenging spot or grade downhill slopes making it extremely difficult to keep the ball on green. It was like playing at a US Open at Oakmont! Elizabeth Forward’s player Logan did very well with an 84 but missed the cut to State finals by one, finishing 13th place.
Congratulations to Serra’s Brendan Cooley and the other players for making it this far and competing on this challenging course.
Homecoming Week (October 5-9) - Dress Down Themes
Serra Catholic is continuing the Homecoming Week traditions by We by having an abbreviated Homecoming Week. Below are the themes for the dress downs each day. And guess what...they are all FREE! Go all out and have some fun next week :)
Please keep in mind that you must dress appropriately and follow all of the normal dress down rules.
Boys Soccer Victorious Over South Allegheny
Eagles Soccer shutout South Allegheny 6-0 Wednesday (9/30) evening. Goals were scored by Joe Folino (4 goals), Aaron Spisak (1 goal) and Jaxson Pozivak (1 goal) with assists by AJ Mejalli, Ethan Coddington and Jaxson Pozivak.
Congratulations to the team on a great game.
Serra Golf Remains Undefeated With Win Over McKeesport
Serra was victorious with a win (204) over McKeesport 218 at Butlers Lakeside Course. Congratulations to Joe Gaydos on Medalist for best overall score with a 32 -- amazing round 4 under par!!!!
The Eagles golf team remain undefeated at 12-0! Go Eagles!
Boys Soccer Conquer Jeannette
The Eagles soccer team shut out Jeanette 8-0 on Tuesday (9/29). Goals were scored by Aaron Spisak, Cameron Munsie with an assist by Joe Folino; Joe Folino with an assist by Nick Almeter; Nick Almeter with an assist by Jaxson Pozivak; Joe Folino assisted by Nick Almeter; Nick Almeter assisted by Luke Jordan; AJ Mejalli assisted by Brendan Cooley and the final goal of the evening by Luke Jordan.
Congratulations to the team on a great game!
Serra Eagles Football Shut Out Carlynton
The defense of the Serra Catholic Eagles put the team in great Field position all night at Friday nights game (9/25). Without official stats, we believe the defense held Carlynton to negative overall yards. The defensive line, and the linebacker combination of John Banner and Mike Schanck prevented Carlynton from getting past the line of scrimmage all night long.
Offensively, the game opened up with Max Rocco scoring from 5 yards out. Machai Brooks then scored three consecutive touchdowns on his way to a 152 yard performance. Mike Schanck and Zach Weber combine for a safety by tackling the punter in his own end zone. Max Rocco then hit Pharoh Fisher on a short slant which he then took 20 yards for the score. Jayvon Holt finished off the first half scoring a 77 yard punt return. In the second half the scoring was completed on a 33 yard pass from Rocco to Terrell Booth and Paul Pearson ona 33 yard run. Joe Folino was seven of eight on extra points for the night and also had two touch backs on his kickoffs.
The Eagles return to action and open conference play this Friday night (October 2nd) at Shadyside Academy. Kick off is set for 7:00 pm. Go Eagles!
Boys Soccer Triumph Over St. Joseph
Serra won 4-0 against St. Joseph. Joey Folino had two goals with assists by A.J. Mejalli and Ben DelRosso. Nick Almeter scored unassisted on a penalty kick rebound with Aaron Spisak scoring the final goal with an assist by Jaxson Pozivak.
Congratulations to the team on a great game.
Serra Golf Continues Winning Streak
The Serra golf team continued their winning streak (9-0) with a victory over Steel Valley (Serra 231 - Steel Valley 261). Congratulations to Brendan Cooley on Medalist for best overall score with a 43.
Boys Soccer Shut Out Geibel
Congratulations to the boys soccer team for the win of 14-0 against Geibel. Joe Folino contributed to the win with six goals. Go Eagles!
Photo Courtesy of the Mon Valley Independent
Golf Team Remains Undefeated with Win Over East Allegheny
The Serra Golf team remains undefeated (8-0) with a win over East Allegheny (Serra 206 - East Allegheny 231). Joe Gaydos and Christian Galiardi were medalists for best overall scores with a 35. Congratulations! Go Eagles!
Girls Soccer Shut Out Ligonier Valley
The Serra Girls Soccer team shut out Ligonier Valley at home last night 9-0. Goals were scored last night by Bella Meder - 2; Lindsay Schanck - 2; Jaime Dermotta - 2; Maya Poziviak - 2; Callie Cunningham 1 with assists from Jaime Dermotta - 6 and Callie Cunningham - 2. Congratulations to the team on a great game.
Golf Team Takes a Win over Elizabeth Forward
The Serra Golf team got a win over Elizabeth Forward 245 to 272. Joey Gaydos was the Medalist for best overall score with a 42. Serra Eagles remain undefeated at 7-0! Go Eagles!!
Lady Eagles Volleyball vs. Washington - Wednesday, September 23
The Lady Eagles Volleyball team will play Washington tonight (Wed., Sept. 23rd). We will open the curtains a few minutes before the JV game. Click on the link to view the game. https://youtu.be/0sDy0y-MdKw
Lady Eagles Volleyball vs. Bentworth - Thursday, September 24
The Lady Eagles Volleyball team will play Bentworth on Thursday, September 24th. Spectators are not permitted to attend the game at this time. The game will be live streamed by Bentworth at https://www.facebook.com/bhsladycatsvb/
Brendan Cooley - WPIAL Golf Individual Sectional Qualifier
Congratulations to Brendan Cooley who qualified for the individual sectional with an 84. Brendan was also a medalist for overall best score amongst all golfers!!!! Only three golfers qualified (Brendan from Serra and two from Elizabeth Forward. The Serra Golf team did well overall in the competition and gave it their best.
Cross Country Competed in the Red White and Blue Classic
The Serra Cross Country team participated in the prestigious Red, White and Blue Class on Friday, September 18th competing against the best in the state. On the boys team Austin Stewart placed 40th, Ben Clarke 52nd, Orlando Watson 72nd and Luc Normandy 91st.
On the girls team, the Lady Eagles finished 5th overall as a team with their top 5 all in the meets Top 50. Maya Poziviak finished 2nd overall, Ava Dzurenda finished 14th, Mary Sedlak 28th, Sarah Glaneman 43rd and Kate Clark 43rd.
Congratulations to all of our runners.
Serra Golf Secures a Win Over Keystone Oaks
On Friday, Sept. 18th, the Serra golf team had a win over Keystone Oaks. Serra had a score of 233 and Keystone Oaks a 236. Joey Gaydos was medalist for best overall score with a 39! Serra Eagles remain undefeated at 6-0!
Congratulations to all of our golfers.
Serra Art Students Learn While Enjoying the Outdoors
Ms. Momich received donations of “gently used” patio furniture. She power sprayed and painted them fun colors. They even have a “primary color” (red, yellow and blue) table and a “secondary color” (orange, green and purple) table.
The students were able to enjoy the beautiful weather while working on their art projects.
Girls Soccer Tie Springdale
The Serra Girls Soccer team tied Springdale 2-2 last night (9/17/20). Goals were scored by Jaime Dermotta and Isabella Meder. Elena Peiffer had an excellent game in goal with 27 saves.
Volleyball Defeats Chartiers-Houston
Congratulations to the girls JV and Varsity volleyball team who defeated Chartiers-Houston in straight sets last night (9/17/20) 2-0 and 3-0, respectively.
Serra Football vs. Seton LaSalle on Friday, September 18
The football team will open their 2020 season at Dormont Stadium as they play Seton La Salle on Friday, September 18, 2020. Kickoff is 7 pm. The game will be live streamed. Go to Seton’s website and go to the following link: https://www.slshs.org/apps/pages/athletics-live and click on the Green “Outdoor” channel.
Ms. Dorn’s Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry Class Gets Creative!
Ms. Ashley Dorn’s pre-calc/trig students do a final project every year that brings together what they have learned in both of her classes. They use the Desmos graphing calculator to graph different functions/equations that they have worked on through the year to create a design.
Click on the link below for the slide presentation Ms. Dorn said it wasn’t an easy assignment with some kids spending alot of hours on it!
Once again the creativity of our teachers and enthusiasm of our students comes through. Congratulations to all of them on the impressive job!
Spanish Classes - First Day vs. Last Day
Mrs. Jan Fox, Spanish teacher compared the first day of school vs. the last day of school for her Spanish classes. See the results from Mrs. Fox below:
On the first day of school, my Spanish 1 students time how long they can have a conversation in Spanish. This year, the conversations ranged from 5 to 20 seconds.
Yesterday, the students in level 3 had conversations that ranged from 15 minutes to 41 minutes.
Over the last two class periods, level 5 was able to have conversations that ranged from 1 hour and 13 minutes to 1 hour and 26 minutes. Keep in mind that they did not even finish all of the conversation questions that they had because we ran out of time!
For the exact times of the level 3 students, click here:
For the exact times of the level 5 students, click here:
Serra Senior Art Show Gallery
The link below is to the virtual 2020 Senior Art Show. Ms. Heather Momich, Art Teacher made up a gallery of select artwork from each of her seniors. She wanted to recognize them for four years of hard work. They are all extremely talented so enjoy!
Be sure to click on the individual pieces to see an enlarged version, along with all of it’s information.
Celtic Air and Dance by the Serra Catholic Virtual Band
Mr. Bush shared a band project that some band students and a few very special guests have been working on. Thank you Mr. Crossen and Mr. Raible!! Click on the link below to watch the video. Great job everyone!
Saint Timothy Award Recipients
Two of our juniors, Joshua DeLia and Sianna Sullivan, have recently been awarded the St. Timothy Award from the Diocese of Pittsburgh. A few of the Serra teachers dropped by to congratulate Josh and Sianna. The Saint Timothy Award is a national award given annually to twelve (12) high school youth throughout the Diocese of Pittsburgh.The student should exemplify the purpose of our Catholic youth programs by showing particular zeal in the improvement of their own youth ministry program, high school ministry team, or youth work in general within the Diocese. The nominee must be a practicing Catholic and exemplify the qualities of moral integrity, prayer, good works, and Christian leadership.
Mr. Corso’s Senior Rube Goldbergs Projects
Mr. Corso’s Seniors ended the year with Rube Goldbergs projects. Click here to view the projects. Great job!
Congratulations! - Lindsay Schanck Places at FBLA Event
Congratulations to Lindsay Schanck who placed 8th in the state of Pennsylvania for the FBLA "Public Service Announcement" event.
Way to go Lindsay!
Best Buddies - Serra Catholic Chapter
We are very excited to announce next school year's officers for Best Buddies. They have shown great support and commitment to our chapter and we would like to thank them for that.
Lindsay Schanck: President
Philip Osborn: Vice President & Friendship Walk Captain
Cassie Ward: Secretary
Madison Sloan: Treasurer
Gabby Hrinda: Buddy Director
Gabby Mejalli: Activities Coordinator
Sarah Glaneman: Best Buddies Birthday Director
2020 Virtual Honors Night Ceremony
Because we were unable to hold the traditional Honors Night, which inducted students into all of our Honor Societies, Mrs. Sasala put together a video and program to serve in its place. In it, you will see the society officers delivering their speeches, followed by a montage of all honor inductees and the societies into which they are being inducted. Congratulations!
Click here to view the Honors Night video.
Click here to see the Honors Night program.
2020 Senior Graduation Run - May 1, 2020
The Serra Catholic teachers and administration made a special delivery to our senior students on Friday, May 1st. This was their originally scheduled prom date. Even though we could not make that happen, we still wanted to let them know we were thinking of them and bring a smile to their faces. It was a very special and worthwhile day...one filled with joy, laughter and even happy tears. We want our seniors and their families to know that we are praying for them every single day and are always here for them. Congratulations, Class of 2020!
Click on the link below to view the photo slideshow:
Please note that the file is too large so you will have to do the following:
1) When you click on the link you will have to tell it to “download the file”.
2) It will tell you it cannot scan the file for virus’. Tell it to download anyway. It will take a few minutes for the file to download. It is ready when the circle stops spinning.
3) When the file opens it is in “slideshow mode” and will open “full screen”. It is four seconds per slide.
4) When/If you want to leave the slideshow presentation you must hit the escape button.
Thank you and again congratulations to the 2020 seniors and their families.
Serra Catholic Yard Sign Run
Our faculty and administration went out today to place yard signs at the homes of our seniors to let the seniors know that we miss them and allow them to have a special memory for their senior year. We have asked the students to wave from their window or stand on their front porch so that they can enjoy the moment.
Creativity Continues from Serra Art Classes
The Getty Museum challenged it’s social media followers to recreate a famous piece of art last month which inspired Ms. Momich to issue the same challenge to her students. They had to choose a famous artwork and recreate it using objects/people/pets found within their home. It was not only a challenge to recreate an artwork, it was a challenge to let their creativity and imagination shine. Look below for a few of the pieces of art.
Click on the link below to view the creativity of our students!
Serra Catholic Virtual Musical - “Anything Can Happen”
The Mary Poppins musical cast and crew have done a wonderful job on making it a virtual "musical". Click on the links below to hear the cast sing “Anything Can Happen” and take a look at the program to read about the cast and crew.
Thank you to Mrs. Katie Sasala for all of your support and hard work on our program. Special thanks to all of our sponsors, we truly appreciate you!!
Click on the link below for the virtual rendition of "Anything Can Happen" from Mary Poppins...
Aaaand here's our program:
Ms. Dacanay’s World History Class Honors Black History & Women’s History Months
Ms. Dacanay’s World History freshmen did research projects in honor of Black History Month (February) and Women's History Month (March). They researched a topic of their choice and created a slideshow that was shared with the class. It was a good opportunity to sharpen their research skills and get acquainted with MLA citations. Our teachers have been very creative in their online teaching techniques and the students are stepping up to the plate and knocking it out of the park!
Click on the link below to view some of the projects.
Julianna Marshall Signs with Saint Francis
Julianna Marshall signed with Saint Francis University to play soccer. Jules made the best out of the current social distancing situation and did the signing at home surrounded by her parents and brothers.
It’s her parents in the one pic and 2 brothers in the other pic...Sam and Will.
2020 TEAMS Results Are In!
Thirty students from Serra competed in the TEAM competition at Upper Saint Clair High School on March 4th. The theme was “Engineering in the Wild. Click here to view the results of the competition.
Congratulations to all the participants on a job well done!
Ms. Momich’s Art Classes Create Virtual Art
Ms. Heather Momich had her students create crosses using only items/objects found in nature. A lot of them managed to create pretty impressive art using pieces of God’s beautiful art and it’s really cool to see all of the creativity. Ms. Momich made a virtual art display to replace our main lobby bulletin board.
She also included the Jelly Bean Prayer that she sent to the kids. Look at the photo below to see a few examples otherwise click here for a view of all the crosses.
Virtual Performance Statistics Update
Our students and teachers are doing well with virtual learning during the Coronavirus “Stay at Home” order. Listed below is some of our statistics.
Since March15th, 2020:
Google Classroom Interactions: 2,831
Google Meet Video Sessions: 836
Gmail Interactions: 197,219
Keep up the AWESOME work!!!
Congratulations to Rayna Andrews and Jayden Bristol
Congratulations to Rayna Andrews and Jayden Bristol who won individual honors over the past week.
Quarantine Virtual Performance Statistics
Below please find statistics from our online classes from March 13, 2020 through March 25, 2020. Great job from our teachers and students.
March 13th - March 25th
Total Teacher Classroom Posts
Total Student Posts
Serra Catholic Chapter of Best Buddies Gets Award
Best Buddies is an organization that promotes inclusion and one to one friendships. There are many local high school chapters of Best Buddies in Western PA and we are very proud to have a chapter here at Serra. We are very excited to announce that this year the Serra Catholic Chapter of Best Buddies has been awarded the Chapter of the Year in recognition of the mission of Best Buddies and our passion for inclusion. This is an incredible honor.
Kayla Kraeuter Solves TEAMS November Math Challenge
Congratulations to Kayla Kraeuter for correctly solving the TEAMS November math challenge!
Meet the “Mary Poppins” Cast - Sammie Schulz
Don't forget to Feed the Birds! Our next senior Sammie Schulz plays this iconic role!
Meet the “Mary Poppins” Cast - Lauren Karp
It's time to meet the 2020 Senior Class of Mary Poppins! First is the very talented Lauren Karp!
Serra Girls Basketball Lose to Penns Manor
The Lady Eagle basketball team was defeated by Penns Manor 57-34 on Friday (3/6/20) in the PIAA tournament ending their season. Rayna Andrews scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. The girls ended their season with a 17-5 record.
SSG Volunteer at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Serra’s Student Government representatives recently volunteered at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. They assembled, weighed and packaged up a whopping 7500lbs (26 palettes) of cereal!
Serra Girls Basketball in PIAA State Playoffs
The girls basketball team will play Penns Manor in the opening round of the PIAA state basketball playoffs on Friday, March 6 at Central Cambria High School. Game time is 6:00 pm. Tickets are on sale in the main office. Adult tickets are $8.00 and student tickets are $4.00.
Ms. Momich’s Art Class Art Projects
Ms. Momich’s Art classes have outdone themselves once again with their art projects. Look at the photos below to check out our talented artists.
Freshmen Religion Class Post Uplifting Messages
Ms. Fedora’s 1st period freshmen decided to put uplifting messages on all the student lockers today!
TEAMS Visit the Pittsburgh Zoo
The students of TEAMS recently had a field trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo. One of the components of the competition is to write an essay to a given prompt. This year they were tasked to: “Modify an existing zoo within our state to develop innovations that would maximize economic, environmental, and/or societal benefits. The proposal should include a basic overview of the zoo, and the innovations you intend to implement.”
The students generated over 40 questions for the Pittsburgh Zoo. The Zoo provided them with 2 curators to discuss their top. They talked for about an hour and a half and were very informative, and answered their questions to the best of their ability. They walked away with many ideas!
After the classroom session, they were able to walk freely around the zoo and look for areas where innovative ideas could be implemented.
The TEAMS students must now put their ideas on paper, and write an essay by the competition date!
Good luck at the competition!
Junior and Senior Art Students Visit Juniper Village Senior Living
Some of Serra’s junior and senior artists recently visited Juniper Village Senior Living in Forest Hills to put on the 2nd annual art show. Both the residents and students thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company while viewing and discussing all of the incredible artwork.
TEAMS Prepare for Competition
The TEAMS students did a design and build activity to prepare for their competition.
Serra Students Participate in the PMEA District East Honors Band
On February 12th, 13th, and 14th Joe and Katie Crossen we're selected to participate in the PMEA District 1 East Honors Band at Deer Lakes High School. Serra was one of 34 area schools that combined to create the band.
Lady Eagles Lose to Laurel in the WPIAL Semi-Finals
The Lady Eagle basketball team was defeated by Laurel in the WPIAL semifinals 48-32. Leading the attack were: Chloe Pordash with 9 points/5 steals/8 rebounds and Grace Navarro with 9 points/5 assists. The girls play again on Friday, March 6th in the PIAA tournament.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the team!
Science Bowl Team Competed at Southwestern PA Science Bowl at CCAC
On Sat., Feb. 22nd, the science bowl team competed in the Southwestern PA Science Bowl at CCAC. They had tough matches against North Allegheny, Canon McMillan, South Fayette, Franklin Regional, and Mars and played a close game with Charleroi. They beat Greater Latrobe and Avella to earn 6th place out of the 9 teams in their section.
Congratulations to team members Logan Kearns, Ryan Gedman, Natalie Makovics, Mary Elizabeth Malandra and Caden Boring.
A special thanks to Logan for his 4 years on the team, to all of the teachers that stayed after school to help prepare, and especially to Mrs. Koval who helped coach Saturday.
WPIBL Regional Bowling Championships at North Versailes Bowl
Congratulations to Dominique McClelland, Evan Yocca and Andrew Massari on qualifying for the WPIBL Regional Bowling Championships to be held on Friday, March 6th at North Versailles Bowling Lanes. Top bowlers from the West will be competing for a chance to qualify for the PA State Championships on March 13. Good luck to Dominique, Evan and Andrew!
Lady Eagles Defeat Winchester-Thurston in Quarterfinals
The Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Winchester-Thurston 63-34 on Thursday (2/20/20). Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews with 22 points/17 rebounds; Grace Navarro with 12 points/6 assists and Rian Watson with 10 points/11 rebounds.
The girls return to action on Monday (2/24/20) in the semi-final round against Laurel. Game time is 6:15 pm at Peters Township High School. Adult tickets are $7. Student tickets are $5 on www.GoFan.com.
Serra Swim Team Ends Season on a High Note
The Serra Swim Team ended their season for the 2019-2020 school year.
The Serra girls beat West Mifflin 86-82 and Ellis 83-74. The boys lost 39-66. On a high note, James Premozic qualified for another WPIAL championship event in the 100 Breast Stroke.
200 Medley Relay - 1st Place: Jackson Manns, Jordan Premozic, Daniel Chirdon
50 Freestyle - 1st Place: James Premozic
50 Freestyle - 2nd Place: Jackson Manns
100 Freestyle - 1st Place: Jackson Manns
100 Freestyle - 3rd Place: Daniel Chirdon
100 Breaststroke - 1st Place: James Premozic
200 Medley Relay - 1st Place: Dana Weber, Lauren Karp, Megan Baur, Jenna Gralewski
200 Medley Relay - 3rd Place: Sianna Sullivan, Hailey Reitter, Zoe Pedos, Jozie Piccini
200 Individual Medley - 2nd Place: Lauren Karp
50 Freestyle - 1st Place: Megan Baur
50 Freestyle - 2nd Place: Dana Weber
100 Butterfly - 1st Place: Megan Baur
100 Butterfly - 3rd Place: Zoe Pedos
500 Freestyle - 2nd Place: Dana Weber
500 Freestyle - 3rd Place: Rebecca Sullivan
200 Freestyle - 1st Place: Megan Baur,, Jenna Gralewski, Dana Weber, Lauren Karp
100 Backstroke - 1st Place: Jenna Gralewski
100 Breaststroke - 1st Place: Lauren Karp
400 Freestyle Relay - 3rd Place: Zoe Pedos, Hailey Reitter, Jozie Piccini, Sianna Sullivan
Congratulations to all the Serra swimmers who worked hard since the beginning of the season back in September!
Lady Eagles in Quarterfinals against Winchester Thurston
The Lady Eagle basketball team will play Winchester Thurston on Thursday, February 20th at Penn Trafford High School. Game time is 6:30 pm. Tickets at the gate are $7. Student tickets for $5 can be purchased with the app-www.GoFan.com. Go Eagles
Bowling Team Members Qualify for WPIBL Bowling Campionships
Congratulations to Dominique McClelland, Andrew Massari, and Evan Yocca who qualified for the WPIBL Bowling Championship's. Andrew and Evan will compete on Wednesday, February 19th at Sims Lanes in Beaver Falls, while Dominique will be competing Thursday, February 20th, at Wildlife Lanes in New Kensington. Good luck to all!!!
McKeesport Groundhog Day Festival
On Monday, February 10th thirteen Serra Catholic concert band students (Tyler Alfer, Abigail Bernick, Joel Blake, Carmela Capasso, Katie Crossen, Joseph Crossen, Chirstian Dye, Selena Kunsman, Maigen McGinty, Joseph Pawlowski, Jordan Premozic, Paige Rock, Lida Wos) participated in the annual McKeesport Groundhog Day Festival. The band was made up of students from McKeesport, West Mifflin, Clairton, and Serra. The students spent all day are McKeesport practicing and preparing with guest conductor Mr. George Lepsch, former Serra Catholic Band DIrector.
Lady Eagle Basketball Loses to Sewickley Academy
The Lady Eagle basketball team was defeated by Sewickley Academy 38-34 on February 8th. Leading the attacked were Rayna Andrews with 10 points/13 rebounds/5 assists; Rian Watson with 13 rebounds and Chloe Pordash with 6 steals.
Lady Eagle Basketball Claim Section 2-AA Title with Win Against Jeannette
The Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Jeannette last night 70-32 to claim the Section 2-AA title. Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews with 33 points- 15 rebounds; Rian Watson with 14 points- 15 rebounds; Bri Pasternak with 11 points; Grace Navarro handed out 8 assists. Rayna Andrews went over the 1000 point mark in the game. Congrats Rayna!
The JV Lady Eagles defeated Jeannette 47-12. Callie Cunningham tallied 14 points.
Serra Bowling Team Concludes Season with Wins Over Propel Braddock
The Serra bowling team concluded their season with wins over Propel Braddock giving both girls and boys teams section wins. Top scorers for the girls were Anna Osinski with 175, Sammie Schulz with 18 and Dominique McClelland with a 213. Special thanks to Anna and Sammie, the two Senior Co-Captains.
Top scorers for the boys were Charlie Osborn with a 106, Joseph Pawlowski with 111, John Pawlak with 118, Joel Black with 123 and Ben Cava with a 166.
Congratulations on a great season!
Lady Eagle Basketball Conquers St. Joseph
The Lady Eagles basketball team defeated St. Joseph last night 68-9. Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews with 20 points/13 rebounds; Rian Watson with 18 points/11 rebounds with Grace Navarro handing out 8 assists and Chloe Pordash with 6 steals.
Catholic Schools Week 2020: Bubble Soccer Tournament
Serra Catholic ended the 2020 Catholic Schools week with a bubble soccer game. A great time was had by the participants and audience members.
Serra Catholic Baseball Pasta Fundraiser
The Serra Catholic Baseball team is having a pasta fundraiser on Sunday, February 9th from 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the Serra cafeteria. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5.00 for children 10 and under. “To Go” dinners are available. Dinner includes: pasta, meatballs, salad, bread and drink. They will also have basket raffles, 50/50 and a bake sale. Click here for tickets or additional information. Come out and support the baseball team and enjoy a good dinner that you don’t have to cook!!
Spanish 3 Students Learn and Relax Through Yoga
Students in Spanish 3 when learning vocabulary for health and wellness, reviewed the wellness vocabulary, body parts and commands through a yoga lesson by Senora Fox.
2020 Catholic Schools Week: Serra’s Got Talent Show
Congratulations to our 2020 Serra’s Got Talent winners:
1st Place: DaSean Washington - dance
2nd Place: Easan Yang placed - singing
3rd Place: Rian Watson and Chloe Honick - dance.
We also would like to give a shout out to all of the other talented participants for making the show such a success.
Many thanks to our MC’s Julianna Marshall and Rebecca Sullivan as well as Logan Kearns, our backstage tech help.
Winners: Rian Watson; Chloe Honick; Easan Tang and DaSean Washington. Podium: Julianna Marshall, Rebecca Sullivan and Logan Kearns
Lady Eagles Basketball Clinches a Win Against Ellis
The Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Ellis School on Thursday evening to clinch a share of the section 2-AA title. Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews with 24 points/21 rebounds; Nicole Pawlowski with 10 points; Rian Watson with 16 rebounds; Grace Navarro with 8 assists and Chloe Pordash with 6 steals.
The JV Lady Eagles defeated Ellis 27-17. Callie Cunningham had 10 points.
Serra Catholic Swim Team vs. Ellis and Chartiers Valley
The Serra Catholic Swim Team competed against Ellis and Chartiers Valley. Placements are listed below:
1st place - 200 Medley Relay (Dana Weber, Lauren Karp, Megan Baur, Jenna Gralewski)
2nd place - 200 Freestyle - Megan Baur
2nd place - 200 Individual Medley - Lauren Karp
2nd place - 50 Freestyle - Megan Baur
3rd place - 50 Freestyle - Dana Weber
3rd place - 100 Freestyle - Jozie Piccini
1st place - 200 Freestyle Relay (Jenna Gralewski, Lauren Karp, Megan Baur, Dana Weber)2nd place - 100 Backstroke - Jenna Gralewski
1st place - 100 Breaststroke - Lauren Karp
2nd place - 50 Freestyle - Joe Crossen
3rd place - 50 Freestyle - Dan Chirdon
2nd place - 100 Freestyle - James Premozic
3rd place - 100 Freestyle - Dan Chirdon
2nd place - 100 Backstroke - Joe Crossen
1st place - 100 Breaststroke - James Premozic
Lady Eagle Basketball Trounce Springdale
The Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Springdale last night 81-22. Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews with 20 points/12 rebounds, Chloe Honick with 10 points/10 rebounds, Rian Watson with 10 rebounds, Grace Navarro with 12 assists and Hayley McCullough with 10 assists.
The JV Lady Eagles defeated Springdale 36-8. Lida Wos had points.
Lady Eagle Basketball Triumph Over Greensburg C.C.
The Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Greensburg Central Catholic 56-30 yesterday in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Seton Hill University. Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews with 15 points/17 rebounds; Grace Navarro with 14 points/11 steals and Rian Watson with 11 points.
The girls return to action on Monday at home against Springdale. Game times are JV-6:00 pm and Varsity-7:30 pm
Lady Eagle Basketball Defeats Brentwood
The Lady Eagle Basketball team defeated Brentwood 71-52 on Wednesday (1/22/20).
Lady Eagle Basketball Beat Riverview
On Monday (Jan. 20) the Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Riverview 64-39. Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews with 25 points/17 rebounds; Grace Navarro with 13 points/7 assists and Chloe Pordash with 7 assists.
The JV Lady Eagles defeated Riverview 28-17. Callie Cunningham had 9 points.
Lady Eagles Basketball Defeat Winchester-Thurston
The Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Winchester-Thurston on Saturday (Jan. 18) 72-45. Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews with 15 points/17 rebounds; Nicole Pawlowski with 13 points; Rian Watson with 13 rebounds; Grace Navarro with 5 steals and Joey Cunningham with 6 assists.
Lady Eagles Basketball Trounce Jeannette
The Lady Eagles basketball team defeated Jeannette last night 7-37. Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews with 20 points/20 rebounds. Chloe Pordash with 13 points/7 assists, Rian Watson with 20 rebounds and Grace Navarro had 9 steals/7 assists.
The JV Lady Eagles defeated Jeannette 59-23. Elena Peiffer had 12 points.
Lady Eagles Defeat Jeannette
The Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Jeannette last night 70-37. Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews with 20 points/20 rebounds. Chloe Pordash with 13 points and 7 assists; Rian Watson with 20 rebounds and Grace Navarro with 9 steals and 7 assists.
The JV Lady Eagles defeated Jeannette 59-23. Elena Peiffer had 12 points.
Lady Eagles Lose to Southmoreland
The Lady Eagle basketball team was defeated by Southmoreland 65-25 on Saturday, Jan. 12th. The JV Lady Eagles defeated Southmoreland 40-18. Elena Peiffer scored 9 points. The girls return to action on Monday against Jeannette.
Serra Bowling Meet Against McKeesport
The Serra Bowling team met McKeesport Bowling on Wednesday, Jan. 8th. The top scores for the girls were Dominique McClelland with a 129, Samantha Schultz with a 134 and Anna Osinski with a 151. The top scorers for the boys were Charlie Osborn and Anthony Brown with a pair of 134’s, Andrew Massari with a 206, Cameron Munsie with a 219 and Evan Yocca with a 256.
The next match is next Wednesday versus Norwin. Go Team!
Mid-Term Exam Policy and Absences
Please review our exam policy, with respect to midterms and absences. Mid-terms will be taking place next week January 13th - January 16th.
Mid-terms are administered in January. These exams are 1 ½ hours in length and are worth 20% of the semester grade or 10% of a yearly grade. During half days, students will take two exams in the morning with an early release at 11:30 pm so the afternoon can be used for review and study purposes.
Students only need to be present for their scheduled mid-terms. For example, if a student has lunch period 5, Religion period 6, and study hall period 7 they will only need to be at school for their 6th-period midterm.
Students who are not present for a mid-term may be required to present a doctor’s excuse upon return. Vacations, sleeping in, or other scheduled absences are not valid excuses to miss these exams. The administration, after consulting with the teacher of the course, will determine the procedure to be followed.
Mid-Terms - January 13 -January 16
The schedule is listed below:
Monday, January 13, 2020 - Full Day
Period 5 Mid-term - 8:10 am
Period 6 Mid-term - 9:55 am
Period 7 Mid-term - 12:50 pm
Tuesday, January 14th - 11:30 am Dismissal
Period 1 Mid-term - 8:10 am
Period 2 Mid-term - 9:55 am
Wednesday, January 15th - 11:30 am Dismissal
Period 3 Mid-term - 8:10 am
Period 4 Mid-term - 9:55 am
Thursday, January 16th -11:30 am Dismissal
Period 8 Mid-term - 8:10 am
Period 9 Mid-term - 9:55 am
Friday, January 17th
If you get to school before your exam please report to the cafeteria. Homeroom does not meet during mid-term week.
You only need be present during your exams. Breakfast AND Lunch will be served on Monday only. Breakfast ONLY will be served on the 1/2 days.
Lady Eagle Basketball Team Crushes Springdale
The Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Springdale on Tuesday (1/7/20). Leading the attack were Nicole Pawlowski with 13 points, Hayley McCullough with 6 assists, Grace Navarro - 7 steals with Rayna Andrews and Rian Watson grabbing 10 rebounds each.
The JV Lady Eagles defeated Springdale 53-3. Top scorers were Elena Peiffer with 12 points and Lida Wos with 10.
Serra Swim Team Takes On Seton LaSalle and Ellis
The Serra swimmers did a phenomenal job on Monday (Jan. 6) against Seton LaSalle and Ellis (at Seton LaSalle). As a combined team, Serra had eight 1st places, six 2nd places and four 3rd places. Congratulations to the Serra Swim Team for an outstanding job.
200 Medley Relay: Megan Baur, Jenna Gralewski, Lauren Karp and Dana Weber
50 Freestyle: Megan Baur
100 Freestyle: Lauren Karp
200 Freestyle Relay: Megan Baur, Jenna Gralewski, Lauren Karp and Dana Weber
100 Backstroke: Jenna Gralewski
200 Freestyle: Megan Baur
100 Butterfly: Zoe Pedos
100 Breaststroke: Lauren Karp
200 Medley Relay: Zoe Pedos, Jozie Piccini, Hailey Reitter and Cassie Ward
500 Freestyle: Dana Weber
200 Medley Relay: Dan Chirdon, Joe Crossen, Jackson Manns and James Premozic
200 Freestyle: Jackson Manns
100 Freestyle: James Premozic
100 Freestyle: Jackson Manns
100 Backstroke: Joe Crossen
200 Freestyle Relay: Dan Chirdon, Joe Crossen, Jackson Manns and James Premozic
50 Freestyle: Joe Crossen
100 Backstroke: Dan Chirdon
Congratulations to the swim team!!
Lady Eagles Basketball With A Narrow Win Over Ellis School
Nicole Pawlowski hit the game winning shot with one second remaining to propel the Lady Eagles to a 57-55 win over the Ellis School. Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews with 19 points, 19 rebounds and 7 assists; Rian Watson with 12 points and 11 rebounds and Chloe Pordash with 12 points and 5 steals.
The JV Lady Eagles defeated Ellis 45-13. The top scorers were Caroline Malandra with 12 points and Elena Peiffer with 10 points.
The Lady Eagles play an away game against Springdale on Tuesday, January 7th. Go Eagles!
Serra FBLA Successful At Saint Vincent Tournament
The Serra FBLA Club competed on Tuesday, December 17th at the FBLA Competition that was held at Saint Vincent College.
Parliamentary Procedure - 1st place: Teddy Almeter, John Connelly, Sam Hooper, Joe Ragan and Joe Salemi
Global Business - 1st place: Zachary Cornetto and Cameron Munsie
Publication Design - 3rd place: Isabella Galiardi and Logan Hussein
Entrepreneurship - 3rd place: Nicholas Brown and Benjamin Clarke
Serra Boys and Girls Bowling Team Earn Section Win Against Propel Braddock
The Serra bowling team had a match with Propel Braddock on January 3rd. Both the girls and boys teams earned section wins. Top scorers for the girls were Emily Schulz with a 138, Sammie Schulz with a 140, and Dominique McClelland with a 162. For the boy’s Harrison Potts had a 162, Andrew Massari had a 234, and Evan Yocca had a 256.
Spanish 1 Students Playing a Game and Learning
Students in Spanish 1 enjoy playing Spoons to review vocabulary and grammar.
Intro to Psychology Class Projects
Students in Introduction to Psychology shared their projects concerning dreams, Psychology as a career, thought-process change, and research topics. Projects included paintings, poems, a crime scene, and more!
Serra Band Performs at Allegheny County Holiday Musical Program
The Serra Concert Band performed on Tuesday, December 17th in downtown Pittsburgh as part of the 52nd Annual Allegheny County Holiday Music Program." Go Band!
Lady Eagles Basketball Beat Brentwood
The Lady Eagles Basketball team defeated Brentwood 62-35 on Thursday, Dec. 19. Leading the Lady Eagle attack were Rayna Andrews with 16 points and 11 rebounds, Rian Watson with 16 points, Nicole Pawlowski with 11 points and Bri Pasternak handed out 6 assists and 5 steals.
The JV Lady Eagle defeated Brentwood 41-13. Lida Wos scored 14 points.
Serra Students Place in Top 3 at FBLA Competition
Congratulations to the following on placing in the top 3 at yesterday’s FBLA competition.
1st Place: Zachary Cornetto, Cameron Munsie, Joseph Diegelman, Joe Salemi, Joe Ragan, John Connelly, Sam Hooper and Teddy Almeter.
2nd Place: Chloe Noah, RJ Kenney and Yishan Tang.
3rd Place: Ben Clarke, Nicholas Brown, Natalie Tom, Maya Poziviak, Kaia Rieger, Lydia Valentine, Paige Rock, Isabella Galiardi, Logan Hussein, Rebecca Sullivan, Natalia Petzel, JoeyGaydos and Hannah Terrick.
Lady Eagles Basketball Defeat Riverview
The Lady Eagles Basketball team defeated Riverview 55-32 on Monday, Dec. 16th. Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews with 17 points and 11 rebounds and Rylee Campbell with 12 points.
The JV Lady Eagles came from behind to defeat Riverview 29-23. Macey McCullough scored 9 points.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine
Mrs. Jan Fox shared her memories of visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe before Mass on December 12th.
Mrs. Sasala’s British Literature Class Field Trip to See “A Musical Christmas Carol”
Mrs. Sasala took her junior British Literature class to see “A Musical Christmas Carol at the Byham on Wednesday, December 11th. The students thoroughly enjoyed seeing this classic.
Kentucky Mission Trip A Success!
On Dec 13th, Serra Catholic's Campus Minister, Miss Tori Fedora, took a group of students to Vanceburg, Kentucky to participate in "Project Merry Christmas." This particular part of Kentucky is exceptionally poor, with many not being able to afford gifts for Christmas. The school community donated new and gently used items all week for this mission trip which provides presents for children of all ages and senior citizens. These students gave up their weekend, including their Semi-formal Dance which took place at the same time. They had a great time serving as "elves" and helping those in need pick out Christmas gifts for their families. The students served over 250 families who might not otherwise be able to provide gifts for their families. Our hope is that others will learn from this experience to be the gift to others this Christmas!
Ms. Fedora and her Elves Have Left for Kentucky
Victoria Fedora and her elves have left for Kentucky to deliver all the donations. The van was packed with toys, clothes, blankets and much more. We would like to thank everyone for their generosity in helping to make Christmas for these deserving people.
Boys Swim Team Beat Springdale
Serra boys swim team won against Springdale. James Premozic swam another WPIAL qualifying time for a second event in the Boys 100 Butterfly and qualified for his second WPIAL championship event!. Also, the Serra Boy’s (James Premozic, Joe Crossen, Dan Chirdon and James Premozic) 200 Freestyle Relay took first place.
Megan Baur took first place in the Girls 50 Freestyle.
Boys and Girls Swim Team Catches Fire
Congratulations to James Premozic for Qualifying for the WPIAL Championships in swimming. James took 1st place in Boys 50 Freestyle; 1st place in boys 100 Butterfly and 1st place in boys 100 Freestyle.
Dana Weber, Lauren Karp, Megan Baur and Jenna Gralewski took first place in the girls 200 Medley Relay. Lauren Karp took first place in the girls 100 Freestyle and Megan Baur took first place in the Girls 500 Freestyle.
Congratulations to everyone for a great job!
Lady Eagles Basketball Defeated SA in Tip-Off Tournament
The Lady Eagles basketball team defeated South Allegheny on Friday (12/6) in the opening round of the Serra Tip-off tournament 62-25. Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews with 12 points-8 steals-5 assists and Chloe Honick grabbed 11 rebounds.
On Saturday (12/7) Serra defeated East Allegheny 67-40. Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews with 17 points-11 rebounds, Chloe Pordash with 17 points; Nicole Pawlowski with 12 points; Grace Navarro had 6 assists and 6 steals. The girls return to action on Tuesday (12/10) at home as the play Derry at 6:00 pm.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Denise Verosky, Serra Class of ‘75 and family enjoyed the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from the grandstand in New York City. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity allowing them to kick off the holiday season in style.
Girls Soccer Players Honored and Banquet
Congratulations to senior Maddie Carr and junior Jaime Dermotta for being named All-Section and WPIAL All-Star players in soccer. Congratulations as well to seniors JuliannaMarshall and Rayna Andrews for being named All-Section players. They received their awards on Saturday at the WPIAL soccer awards banquet hosted by the Western Pennsylvania High School Girls Soccer Coaches Association. In addition, Maddie and Jaime were named to the first team of the Fab. 15 All-Stars by the Mon Valley Independent.
Serra Music Department Awarded A Grant for Lighting Equipment
The Serra Music Department was awarded a grant to go toward purchasing new lighting equipment! We would like to thank the “Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical theater and the Gismondi Family Foundation” for their generosity.
Pittsburgh Catholic Article on Serra Creche
The Pittsburgh Catholic featured an article on Mr. Michael Luft, Mr. Ben Sudie and Mr. Nathan Sudie and their dedication in creating the Serra Creche each year. Click here to view the article.
Boy’s and Girls Bowling Team Start Season
Congratulations to our Girls’ and Boys’ varsity bowling team who started their season yesterday. For the girls, Sammie Schulz bowled a 136 and Dominique McClelland bowled a 170. For the boys’ Harrison Potts bowled a 168, Evan Yocca bowled a 201 and Andrew Massari bowled a 235. Go Team!
Serra Band Marches in “Salute to Santa” Parade
Serra Catholic and McKeesport High School bands joined forces for the “Salute to Santa” parade through downtown McKeesport. Go Band!
Serra Catholic Live Stream Broadcast a Success!
Thanks to a technology grant Serra Catholic students now live stream our morning announcements on Fridays. There are plans to increase the live broadcasts to three times a week in the near future. The student announcers and behind the scenes team have worked hard to make this is success!
Thanksgiving Comes Early for Serra Catholic
Thanksgiving dinner came early for Serra Catholic faculty and students thanks to the generosity of an anonymous benefactor. Everyone dined on turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, corn, apple crisp and pumpkin ice cream.
Three Rivers Football Conference Announces All-Conference Team
The Three Rivers Football Conference announced their all-conference team. The following Serra players were recognized: 1st team: Raymont Holmes - Defensive Line and Terrell Booth - Wide Receiver. 2nd team: Ray Holmes - Running Back; Nathaniel Greenlee - Offensive and Defensive Line; Jayvon Holt - Wide Receiver and Defensive Back; Joseph Folino - Kicker; Paul Pearson - Defensive Line; Terrell Booth - Linebacker; Jayden Bristol - Defensive Back and Punt Returner; and Maximus Rocco and John Banner received honorable mention.
Congratulations to all our Serra football players.
Madison Carr Signs Letter of Intent for Seton Hill University
Congratulations to Madison Carr who signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Seton Hill University.
Nina Grandey Signs Letter of Intent for Seton Hill University
Congratulations to Nina Grandey who signed her letter of intent to play softball for Seton Hill University.
Mark Black Signs Letter of Intent for St. John’s University
Congratulations to Mark Black who signed his letter of intent to play baseball for St. John’s University in Queens, New York.
Serra Volleyball Players Named to WPIAL All-Stars
Congratulations to Serra Volleyball players who were named to the WPIAL All-Stars Brianna Pasternak - 2nd team and Amelia Bogovich - 3rd team.
Girls Cross Country Compete in PIAA State Championship
Congratulations to the Serra girls cross country team who competed in the PIAA State Championship on Saturday, November 2nd in Hershey, PA. The girls placed 13th in the state with Ava Dzurenda finishing 37th, Maya Poziviak 102nd, Madison Carr 123rd, Mary Sedlak 142nd and Caroline Malanddra 174th.
Girls Soccer Shut Out South Side Beaver
The girls soccer team defeated South Side Beaver 1-0 in the 1st round of playoffs. The goal was scored by Madison Carr with an assist by Jaime Dermotta. Jules Marshall was a brick wall in the goal with the shutout. The girls play again on Thursday, October 24th against Bentworth. Time and location to be determined.
Eagles Football Defeat Seton LaSalle
What a great night to be a Serra Catholic Eagle! On senior night at the nest, the eagles won 41-6 over Seton LaSalle! In what was a total team effort, the Eagles were led on the ground by Senior Ray Holmes with two touchdowns and over 100 yards rushing. Max Rocco completed five passes for 130+ yards with a long touchdown pass to Terrell Booth, and some long completions to Zach Weber and Jayvon Campbell-Holt. Jayvon also returned a kickoff for a touchdown to make the score 14-6. Freshmen Daiquan Chatfield had a 5 yard touchdown run, Senior Jayden Bristol had an interception and Senior Logan Mazur had a blocked punt for the Eagles. The win brings the Eagles to five and four and three and three in the conference. With one regular season game left, the Eagles travel to Fort Cherry next Friday, October 25th for a 7:00 pm kick off. Play-off implications are still on the line, but the Eagles are looking good to secure their fourth straight playoff berth! Go Eagles🦅
Serra Catholic Takes 2nd Place in the Tournament of Bands
Congratulations to the Serra Catholic marching band on a 2nd place finish at the Tournament of Bands Region 8 Championships on Saturday, October 19th. The band had a very successful competition season cooking many spicy performances. Special thank you to our French teacher Mr. Matt Streitmatter aka Jean Pierre, the band’s narrator. Vive la France and go band!
Congratulations - Finest Fifteen in All Section Boys Soccer
Congratulations to Joe Salemi, Teddy Almeter and Joey Folino on being selected to the Finest Fifteen in All Section for boys soccer.
Lady Eagles Volleyball Claim 8th Section Title With Win Over Seton LaSalle
Congratulations to the Lady Eagle Volleyball team who crushed Seton LaSalle last night 3-0 and claimed their 8th section title in 9 years! The last regular season home game is Thursday (10/17/19) evening vs. South Allegheny. The JV team is at 6:00 pm with varsity to follow.
Religion with the Teachers - Wednesday, October 23
Come and join us on Wednesday, October 23rd from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm to discuss what your student is learning in religion class with their teachers. This month’s topic is Creation. Click here to download the flyer.
Chrome from Home - Monday, October 14, 2019
Following consultation with the local water authority, please see this important message below:
Due to the present safety of the drinking water in McKeesport and the uncertainty of adequate water pressure being available to our building tomorrow (Monday, October 14), Serra will not be in session during the school day. The school should be able to resume classes on Tuesday but students will need to be prepared to bring their own drinking water.
At this time, after school activities for Monday will remain as scheduled unless students are informed otherwise by their coach or moderator.
Due to an unforeseen technical difficulty, the school was unable to send this message via the text alert system. We apologize for any inconvenience.
More information to students on “Chrome from Home” procedures for Monday will follow via email to student accounts.
Lady Eagles Volleyball Shut-Out Steel Valley
Congratulations to the lady eagle volleyball team, who moved to 10-0 in section play with a 3-0 win over Steel Valley. Leading the lady eagles were Amelia Bogovich with 9 kills, Hannah Kessler with 5 aces and 11 digs, and Brianna Pasternak with 27 assists. Thank you to all who supported Dig Pink and the team last night!
PSAT/Pre-ACT Testing Days - October. 16-17, 2019
Please note there will be no after school coverages on the PSAT/Pre-ACT testing days on Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17 due to early dismissal. All students must have transportation arrangements for the 11:30am dismissals.
School districts that bus on half days will bus the students on that day. The two school districts that do not bus on ½ days are Gateway and Penn Hills. They bus to the school but will not bus home.
No students will be allowed to be in the building/on school premises until sports practices begin at their scheduled time later in the afternoon. Students must find their own way to and from practice.
Lady Eagles Volleyball Shutout Washington
Congratulations to the Lady Eagles volleyball team for their shutout of Washington. The team now holds a 9-0 record in section play. Leading the eagles were Lauren Gaydos with 8 kills, Hannah Kessler with 8 digs and 5 aces. Brianna Pasternak had 39 assists. Jackie Moon led the team in blocks. Join the team on Thursday night as they hold their annual dig pink night which raises funds for breast cancer awareness.
Girls Soccer Defeats Riverview 14-1
The Serra girls soccer team defeated Riverview 14-1 on Tuesday (10/8). Maddie Carr came away with 3 goals with Lindsay Schanck, Jaime Dermotta and Callie Cunningham with 2 goals each. Goals were also scored by Rayna Andrews, Kaylin Lee, Bella Meder, Macey McCullough and Lotus DeChellis. The girls play at Yough tonight (10/9). Game time is 7:00 pm.
Ava Dzurenda Nominated for the Trib Scholar Athlete of the Month
Congratulations to Ava Dzurenda who was nominated for the Trib scholar athlete of the month. Winners are determined by votes. Voting runs from October 15-25th. The winner gets a $250-$500 donation to their schools STEM program as well as other perks.
Click here to vote.
Congratulations 2019 Homecoming Queen and King
Congratulations to our 2019 Homecoming Queen, Julianna Marshall and Homecoming King Mark Black!
Serra Cross Country Girls Clinches Second Section Title
The Serra girls clinched their second consecutive section title yesterday defeating South Allegheny and Steel Valley finishing with an 8-1 section record. Top finishers for the girls were Ava Dzurenda-2nd overall; Maya Poziviak-4th overall;Madison Carr-7th overall; Mary Sedlak-8th overall and Caroline Malandra-9th overall.
Top finishers for the boys were Austin Stewart-3rd overall; Eli Kite-6th overall and Ben Clarke-7th.
Both teams are back in action on Thursday, October 10th at the Mingo Creek Classic at Mingo Creek State Park.
Freshmen Learn About Our Franciscan Heritage
The Serra freshmen took time out during homecoming week to learn about our Franciscan Heritage.
Congratulations to the 2019 Homecoming Court
Congratulations to the 2019 Serra Homecoming Court!
From left to right: Maddie Carr; Joe Salemi; RJ Kenney; Jayden Bristol; Nina Grandey; Josiah Pais; Julianna Marshall; Mark Black; Lauren Gaydos and Teddy Almeter.
Middle School Band Night!
On Friday, October 11th any 7th or 8th grade Catholic school student who is interested in participating in the marching band next year. This includes students who may be interested in color guard or dance! Their parents receive free admission to the game. They will be invited to perform pregame and stand tunes.
To sign-up please email email@example.com.
Lady Eagles Volleyball Shut Out South Allegheny
The volleyball team defeated South Allegheny last eagles were Amelia Bogovich with 9 kills, Grace Fazio with 10 kills and 3 aces, Brianna Pasternak with 27 assists, and Hannah Kessler with 14 digs. The next home game is Senior night will be placed on Thursday, October 3rd vs. Carlynton.
The Lady Eagles annual Dig Pink Night in support of breast cancer research will be held on Thursday, October 10th vs. Steel Valley.
Girls Cross Country Team Remain Undefeated
The girls cross country team remains undefeated in section play with wins over Seton LaSalle and South Park with scores of 20-34 and 17-42 respectively. Top finishers were Ava Dzurenda 1st overall (21:19); Maya Poziviak 3rd overall (21:59); Mary Sedlak 4th (22:40) overall. Madison Carr 6th (24:11) and Caroline Malandra 9th (24:12).
The Serra boys defeated Seton LaSalle 23-32 and South Park 29-27. Top finishers for Serra were Austin Stewart 2nd (19:11); Eli Kite 4th (19:39) and Ben Clarke 5th (19:42).
The girls will compete for their second consecutive section title next week at Frick Park vs. Winchester.
“Vaping: What Every Parents Needs to Know” Parent Workshop Has Been Moved to Tues., Oct. 8th!
Use of e-cigarettes, also known as vaping, has exploded among teens, so we will be partnering with Breathe Pennsylvania to bring parents up to speed on the phenomenon officials say is putting students’ health at risk. This year our walkathon is benefiting Breath PA which is a local lung-health nonprofit organization. Before our annual Walk-a-thon, Breath PA will be holding a presentation for our students educating them on lung disease prevention with a high focus on vaping/e-cigarettes.
Health officials are investigating 530 confirmed and probable cases of lung illnesses in the U.S. related to e-cigarettes. Eight people have died. Many teenagers use e-cigarettes: 27.5% of high school students used them in the last 30 days, according to preliminary data from the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey released earlier this month. That is up from 20.8% in 2018.
The workshop “Vaping: What Every Parent Needs To Know” will take place on Tuesday, October 8th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Serra Catholic Gymnasium. The presentation is open to the public; registration is not required.
Topics will include: terminology associated with e-cigarettes; how the devices work; what they look like; how they can be concealed; how to help a child quit using a device; and signs of nicotine withdrawal.
We feel that this is a problem affecting all schools and no student is immune. According to our student handbook, students violating the policy may receive up to a three-day suspension for a first offense and up to a 10-day suspension for a subsequent offense.
Click on the link below to view the flyer:
Eagles Football Beat Carlynton Cougars
What a night it was for the Serra Catholic Eagles winning 55-13. After a score by the hosting Cougars, the Eagles turned to the air and scored on a screen pass from Max Rocco to Ray Holmes. The defense stepped up on the next possession as Elijah Ward, making his first start of his career, picked off his second pass of the game and returned it for a touchdown. The Eagles then saw Holmes, Jayvon Holt, Terrell Booth, Machai Brooks, Paul Pearson (first of his career), and booth once again, this time from Zion LaTouche for his first career TD pass, get into the end zone. The Eagles flew around all night on defense, forcing several fumbles and seeing every single player contribute in someway. We return to the field next Saturday at Burgettstown for a 1:30 kickoff in another conference clash. Go Eagles!
Lady Eagles Volleyball Shut-Out Seton LaSalle
Congratulations to the Lady Eagles who took sole possession of first place in Section 4 with a 3-0 victory over Seton LaSalle. Leading the team was Amelia Bogovich with 10 kills, Lauren Gaydos with a 556 hitting percentage, and Brianna Pasternak added 9 digs. Congratulations to the volleyball team.
Girls Soccer Beat Out South Allegheny
The girls soccer team defeated South Allegheny 4-2 on Thursday evening (9/19). Jaime Dermotta scored two goals and one each from Callie Cunningham and Rayna Andrews. Hayley McCullough had two assists. Julianna Marshal had an excellent game in goal. Go Eagles!!
Serra Boys Soccer Shut Out Geibel
The boys soccer team shut out Geibel 4-0 on Thursday (9/19). Goals were scored by Joey Folino with an assist from Connor Gibson, Joe Salemi with an assist from Sebastian Darrah, Nick Almeter with an assist from Aaron Spisak and Joey Folino with an assist from Joe Salemi. Go Eagles!
Boys Soccer Shuts Out St. Joseph
Boys soccer won 5-0 over St. Joseph. Joey Folino scored the first goal with an assist by Joe Salemi; followed by goals from Josiah Pais with an assist from Connor Gibson, Joe Salemi with an assist from Connor Gibson, Aaron Spisak assisted by Joe Salemi and the final goal from Joe Salemi assisted by Joey Folino. Go Eagles!
Lady Eagles Volleyball Defeats Steel Valley
The lady eagles defeated Steel Valley 3-0 to move to 4-0 in section play. Leading the team were Grace Fazio with 8 kills and Amelia Bogovich with 7 kills. Brianna Pasternak added 26 assists while Hannah Kessler had 7 digs.
The team plays again on Thursday (9/19) against Seton LaSalle who is also undefeated in section 4. The theme for Thursday’s game is neon. Come out and cheer the team on to first place!
Girls Cross Country Win Tri-Section Meet
The Serra girls cross country team won their tri-section meet with Bishop Canevin and Keystone Oaks yesterday. Finishing first overall for the eagles was Ava Dzurenda; 4th overall Madison Carr; 5th Maya Poziviak; 6th Mary Sedlak and 7th Caroline Malandra.
The Serra boys were narrowly defeated in the Tri-Meet by a score of 27-28. Top finishers for the boys were: Eli Kite 3rd; Austin Stewart 4th and Ben Clarke 5th.
The team returns to action in Hershey this weekend in the states largest invitational. Good luck Eagles!
Boys Soccer Shuts Out South Allegheny
Your Serra Eagles boys soccer team won 8-0 against South Allegheny on Saturday (9/14/19). Nick Almeter with the first goal, assisted by Joe Salemi, Joey Folino with a 2nd goal assisted by Luke Jordan, Jack Dougherty with the 3rd goal assisted by Joe Salemi, Aaron Spisak with the 4th goal. Unassisted, Connor Gibson with the 5th goal assisted by Joey Folino, Joe Salemi with 6th goal assisted by Nick DiCristofaro, Josiah Pais with a 7th goal assisted by Connor Gibson, Jack Dougherty with the 8th goal assisted by Teddy Almeter. Go Eagles!
Band Takes 1st Place at the Tournament of Bands Preview Show at East Allegheny
Congratulations to the Serra Catholic marching band on a 1st place finish at the Tournament of Bands preview show at East Allegheny high school this past Saturday (9/14/19). The band cooked up one spicy show and is now ranked #10 in their class in tournament of the bands! Go Band!"
Homecoming Week 2019 - September 30 - October 4
As the school year moves forward we are excited for the 2019 Homecoming week. Listed below please find the themes:
Monday - September 30 - ‘Merica Monday (wear, red, white & blue)
Tuesday, October 1 - Iconic Duo/Group Day (dress with friends as your favorite group or pair)
Examples: Spongebob/Patrick; Mickey Minnie; The Incredibles, the possibilities are endless……….
Wednesday, October 2 - Holiday Day - Dress as your favorite holiday!
Examples: Christmas, Fourth of July, Valentine’s Day, etc.
Thursday, October 3 - Colorblock Day (go all out from head to toe)/Dodgeball Tournament
Freshmen: Wear Yellow
Sophomores: Wear Green
Juniors: Wear Red
Seniors: Wear Blue
Friday, October 4 - Walk-A-Thon: Wear your walk-a-thon t-shirts!
Early Dismissal - 11:00 am
Guest Speaker/Short Assembly
Winners of Dodgeball Tournament vs. Faculty
Boys and Girls Cross Country Win Over Brentwood
Congratulations to the boys and girls cross country teams with wins over Brentwood and the neighborhood academy. Placing first for the girls was Maya Pozivial, second Mary Sedlak, third Madison Carr, fourth Caroline Malandra and fifth Mary Elizabeth Malandra.
For the boys first place was taken by Ben Cark, second place Eli Kite, third place Austin Stewart, fourth Carl Hanselman and fifth Orlando Watson. The teams return to action this Saturday (9/14/19) in Bridgeport, WV atthe NIKE Indian Run Invitational.
Serra Band Takes 1st Place at the Tournament of Bands
Congratulations to the Serra Catholic marching band on their 1st place finish at the Tournament of Bands preview show at Penn Trafford high school this past Saturday. The band was one of six other participating high school and college bands. The band will perform next Saturday at East Allegheny at 8:15 pm. Go Band!
Serra Football Loses to South Side Beaver
On Friday, Sept. 6th the game was a wild one with the Eagles coming out on the wrong in 30-27. The team lost as time expired on a 24 yard field goal. Max Rocco threw the first two touchdowns of his high school career, one to Terrell Booth, and one to Daiquan Chatfield who also scored his first touchdown of his career. Jayden Bristol returned a kickoff for a touchdown in the third quarter, and Ray Holmes scored the final touchdown for the Eagles are with 2 ½ minutes left in the 4th quarter.
The loss drops the Eagles to two and one and zero ad one overall in the conference. The Eagles return home on Friday to face the Shenago Wildcats at 7:00 pm. Come out and support our Eagles!
Eagles Boys Soccer Shutout Trinity Christian
The Serra Eagles boys soccer won 5-0 over Trinity Christian. Goals were made by Joey Folino with 2 goals and 2 assists, Nick Almeter with 2 goals, Joe Salemi with 1 goal and 1 assist, Jack Connelly with 1 assist and Aaron Spisak with 1 assist. The boys are back in action on Monday, Sept. 9th against Winchester-Thurston at home.
Lady Eagles Volleyball Overtake Keystone Oaks
The Lady Eagles volleyball team won their 3 set to none over Keystone Oaks on Thurs., Sept. 5th. Leading the eagles were Lauren Gaydos and Brianna Pasternak with 7 kills each, Grace Fazio with 3 servicing aces, and Hannah Kessler with 7 digs. A special thanks to the nest for their great support! We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, Sept. 9th for our home match against North Catholic. The theme will be a blackout.
Girls Soccer Defeats Riverview
The girls soccer team defeated Riverview yesterday afternoon 8-1. Madison Carr had 3 goals, Jaime Dermotta had 2 goals, and Rayna Andrews, Bella Meder, Nina Grandey each had 1 goal. Go Eagles!
Serra Eagle Invitational Results
The Lady Eagle cross country team finished 4th overall on Wednesday, September 4th at the Serra Eagle Invitational. Top finishers were Ava Dzurenda, 3rd overall; Mary Sedlak, 18th; Caroline Malandra, 26th; and Mary Malanddra, 40th.
The boys cross country team top finisher was Austin Malandra, 14th overall; Luc Normandy, 35th; and Orlando Watson, 36th.
Congratulations to Jaime Dermotta!
Congratulations to junior, Jaime Dermotta who committed to play college soccer at Slippery Rock University!
EAGLES FOOTBALL TRIUMPH OVER ELLWOOD CITY
Great win for the Eagles against Ellwood City 33 - 14. It was an all-around effort tonight as four different players scored touchdowns. Terrell Booth got the scoring started with a 20 yard interception return followed by a Machai Brooks 5 yard run. Ahead by a touchdown at the half the Eagles came out with a flurry and Ray Holmes scored the first of his two touchdowns on the night. Following in Ellwood city touchdown, Jayvon Campbell-Holt ran in from 48 yards to give the Eagles a 27 to 14 lead. Holmes finished the scoring with his second touchdown of the game and the Eagles were able to finish with a strong defense of effort. Max Rocco led the Eagles with 118 passing yards and Zack Weber contributed three catches for 42 yards.
Next week we travel to Southside Beaver for our first conference game. Kick off is at 7 o’clock! Go Eagles 🦅
GIRLS SOCCER DEFEAT WOODLAND HILLS
The girls soccer team defeated Woodland Hills on Saturday 4-2. Goals were scored by Nina Grandey, Maddie Carr, Jaime Dermotta, and Lindsay Schanck. Go Eagles!
LADY EAGLES CROSS COUNTRY PARTICIPATE IN YOUGH RIVER INVITATIONAL
Congratulations to the Serra lady Eagles Cross Country Team who finished third out of 15 teams at the Yough River Cup Invitational Friday. Ava Dzurenda finished 5th overall, Madison Carr 10th, Maya poziviak 19th, Mary Sedalk 20th and Caroline Malandra 26th. The boys and girls cross country team are back in action Wednesday, Sept. 4th at the Serra invitational at 4:00 pm at White Oak Park.
TEXTS ALERTS AND PARENT PORTAL INFORMATION FOR FRESHMEN & TRANSFERS
Serra Catholic has the ability to send text alerts to parents and students regarding events which require immediate notification, such as school closings and delays. The following information will help you subscribe to the service. Please remember to continue to check your email, our website, and the local media for updates.
To subscribe to Serra Catholic’s text alerts
Text @serrahs to the phone number 858-997-1122
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Send a blank email, with no subject necessary, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you sign up, you will immediately begin receiving Serra Catholic’s text alerts.
If at any time you would like to stop receiving the text message alerts, send a text message with the word “stop” to the phone number 858-997-1122. This will unsubscribe you from our text alerts.
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PLUS PORTAL ACCOUNTS FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS
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active for 24 hours. If you do not activate your portal account within the timeframe you will need to be sent another
link. If you do not see an email with portal information please check your spam folder.
If you have any questions on the plus portal please contact Sandra Barbieri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serra Band in the Fall Fantasy Parade at Kennywood
The Serra Band, Color Guards and Cheerleaders marched in the 2019 Fall Fantasy Parade at Kennywood this year. Our school participates every year and it is an enjoyable time for all.
Serra Road to Trail 5K
The Serra Road to Trail 5K will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at White Oak Park. Come on out and join the fun!
Golf Coach Needed
Serra Catholic is looking for a golf coach for the upcoming 2019 Fall season. If you are interested in the coaching position contact Bill Cleary at email@example.com The deadline to apply for the position is Friday, July 26.
Congratulations Mark Black
Congratulations to Mark Black. Mark was named “Player of the Year” by the Post Gazette and Tribune Review. He was also named the Colgate America “All American”. Great job, Mark!
Photo Courtesy of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Congratulations Brian Dzurenda - Baseball Coach of the Year
Congratulations to Serra Baseball Coach Brian Dzurenda. Brian was named this year’s baseball coach of the year.
Serra Eagles Baseball Takes On Devon Prep in the PIAA 2A States
Take a trip to see the Eagles Baseball team as they take on Devon Prep this Friday, June 14th at 4:30 pm. The game will be played at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on the campus of Penn State University in State College. The boys headed to Penn State on Thursday in preparation for the game. Click here to watch the game live.
Serra Baseball Defeated Seton LaSalle to Move on to States
The Serra Catholic Eagles baseball team defeated the Seton LaSalle Rebels on Tuesday, June 11th to move on to the PIAA States Championship.
The Serra Eagles will play Devon Prep on Friday, June 14th for the PIAA 2A baseball championship. Game time is 4:30 pm at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on the campus of Penn State University in State College.
Serra Baseball Moves on to PIAA Semi-Finals with Win Over Neshannock
The Serra baseball team beat Neshannock 9-1 in the PIAA Class 2A quarterfinals on Thursday, June 6th. They move on to the PIAA Class 2A semi-finals against rival Seton LaSalle on Monday, June 10th at West Mifflin. Go Eagles!!!
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Serra Band Marches with McKeesport Band in Memorial Day Parade
Serra Catholic combined with the McKeesport Band to perform in the Memorial Day Parade.
Congratulations Jimmy Fedor - Nominated for Gene Kelly Award
Congratulations to Jimmy Fedor who was nominated for best actor and performed at the Benedum Center at the award ceremony. Click here to view Jimmy’s performance.
Congratulations OC Girls Lacrosse Team and Head Coach Katie Dacanay
Congratulations to the Oakland Catholic Eagles Girls Lacrosse team, and their head coach Ms. Katie Dacanay, who defeated the Hampton Talbots 15-12 yesterday afternoon towin the AA WPIAL title. The Oakland Eagles went undefeated this season and begin their state playoff run next week. Congratulations Ms. Dacanay and as always…...Go Eagles!
Congratulations to Nicholas Brown - PJAS State
Congratulations to Nicholas Brown for earning 1st place at the PJAS (Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science) State Competition at Penn State this past weekend. Great work Nick!
WPIAL 2A Baseball Championship Game - Serra Eagles vs. Seton LaSalle
The Eagles play Seton LaSalle for the WPIAL 2A Baseball Championship on Wednesday, May 29th at 2:30 pm. The game will be played at Wild Things Park in Washington, PA. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5.00 for Students.
Tickets can be ordered online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Serra Baseball Beat Neshannock to Head to Championship Game
The Serra baseball team is heading back to the Championship game for the 5th time! They did it with 3 freshmen, 4 sophomores, 1 junior and 1 senior. They played well as a team to beat Neshannock 4-1 yesterday (5/22/19) to win their 7th straight game. The bottom of the order generated 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th to break a 1-1 tie. Logan Exler went 5 innings strong and Patrick Brennan slammed the door! Jayden Mertz played unbelievable defense. We are very proud of this team!
The game will be televised on tribhssn.com next Wednesday, May 29th at 2:30 pm
2019 Commencement Speaker: Denise R. Verosky, ‘75
Serra Catholic High School will forever hold a special place in the heart of our distinguished 2019 commencement speaker, Denise R. Verosky. Mrs. Verosky is a 1975 graduate of Serra, a proud Serra parent, and a steadfast supporter of the school. Recently, she was named to the Serra Board of Directors. Mrs. Verosky is a true Eagle through and through.
A native of McKeesport, Mrs. Verosky, has always had a passion for education. In high school, she took academics seriously but also made time to serve as an editor of The Serra Eagle and a cheerleader. After graduation, Mrs. Verosky attended the West Penn Hospital School of Nursing where she earned a diploma in nursing. It didn’t take long for her to realize her love of nursing and caring for others, was strong. After working at West Penn and Forbes Regional Hospitals, she decided to return to the classroom. While working as a staff nurse at Shadyside Hospital, she attended Pennsylvania State University for a Bachelor of Science Nursing with Distinction. Mrs. Verosky went on to earn a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology, as well as a Master of Science in Nursing. She most recently received a Post Graduate Certificate in End of Life and Palliative Care.
Mrs. Verosky’s extensive nursing career has led her in many directions and down many paths. She has experience in everything from cardiopulmonary rehabilitation to cardiovascular surgery. Currently, she is the Director of Palliative Care at UPMC Mercy. There, she started the No One Dies Alone program. The role of the program is to attend the dying while they are at UPMC Mercy when the family is not available. Looking at her resume, there is no doubt, Mrs. Verosky, is a woman of character, compassion, and kindness. Her work has touched countless lives and has had an incredible impact on not only her patients, but the medical field. Her long list of certifications, awards, and publications are evidence of that impact.
While her entire career has been built around giving back, Mrs. Verosky, also finds time to volunteer in her community. She’s involved with the Music Ministry and serves as a CCD instructor at St. Bartholomew Parish. Mrs. Verosky and her husband, Dennis, celebrate 40 years of marriage this month. Together, they have two children.
Serra Band Take 2nd Place at Tournament of Bands
Congratulations to the Serra Band who took 2nd place at the Tournament of Bands Championships. Way to go!
Jaime Dermotta: Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge International Champion
Jaime Dermotta was just named as the Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge International Champion for 2018-2019. Jaime won the Pennsylvania State Championship in November, 2018 in Carlisle. As the International Champion for her age division, Jaime outscored all other state champions in the United States, Canadian Provinces, Mexico, Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, Asia and the Philippines. Nearly eight thousand soccer players worldwide participated in the Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge this past year. Congratulations Jaime!
Serra Eagles Softball Trounce the California Trojans
Your Serra Catholic Eagles softball team defeated the Trojans of California yesterday afternoon 16-3. The offense was led by Chloe Honick who went four for four with a RBI and Nina Grandey who went two for three and hit a three run homerun over the left-field fence in the fourth inning, her sixth home of the year, which set a new school single-season record. Micayla Kelly, Natalie Tom and Maddie Carr all had two hits a piece. Tom finished with 2 RBI and Carr, Bella Countryman and Kaitlyn Conard all had one RBI apiece. The Eagles stole 23 bases yesterday afternoon setting a new team single game record. Nina Grandey, Bella Countryman and Chloe Honick all stole home. Nina Grandey finished the day with seven stolen bases, a new single game school record. In the process Grandey also eclipsed the old career school record for stolen bases givingher 62 stolen bases for her career.
Science Student of the Month for April 2019
Ben is clear and concise with all of his work and strives to do well with every assignment. He is a skilled leader, but also a good follower in labs and other group activities. He is quick to participate in class, no matter what we are doing and his work ethic is top notch. Keep up the good work Ben!
Nico is conscientious and polite both in the biology classroom and out. He is one of a few students that is aware of the science that is going on around him and makes it a point to comment or ask questions about the science he encounters in his daily life. He displays true inquiry and problem solving skills. Keep up your scientific curiosity Nico!
Jayden Bristol is the Physics student of the month for April. Jayden is an intelligent student and he is always willing to participate in class and will strive to understand the content. He has a knack for using humor positively in the classroom and greets everyone with a smile. Congrats Jayden!
For the month of April, Evelyn is our science student of the month. Evelyn works diligently to complete class assignments and comes to class prepared daily. Good Work Evelyn, keep it up!
Throughout the month of April Jon has shown dedication, drive, and leadership in Chemistry. During class, Jon often answers questions, works well with his group members, and has his daily work completed. His hard work has been recognized and continues to impact his overall class average positively. Great work Jon!
It is my pleasure to nominate Jaime for our April student of the month. Jaime listens well to her peers but knows when to speak up and explain or share her views. Jaime always has her work completed, and it’s apparent she prepared for all her quizzes/exams outside of class. Your drive is recognized, keep it up!
Serra and St. Anthony Students Participate in St. Anthony Inclusive Games
St. Anthony and Serra students had a great day at the Annual St. Anthony Inclusive Games. Our kids placed 2nd out of 7 teams in the high school/post secondary event. Partners Donald Merritt and Ben Clarke along with Jagger Johnston and Brandon Borcik tied for the obstacle relay event. Partners Samantha Schulz and Nicole Pawlowski won the basketball shootout.
Rebecca Sullivan - St. Timothy Award Recipient
Congratulations to Rebecca Sullivan who was one of 12 teens selected from the Diocese of Pittsburgh to receive the St. Timothy Award. The national award is given to youth who live out their Catholic faith and exemplify the qualities of moral integrity, prayer, good works, and Christian leadership. She received the award from Bioshop Winter at the event held on May 6th.
Serra Softball Crushes Shady Side Academy
Your Serra Catholic Eagles softball team defeated Shady Side Academy 19-4 in four innings yesterday afternoon. The Eagles offense was led by Natalie Tom who went three for four with three RBI,Kaitlyn Conard who had a double and four RBI, Nina Grandey who went four for four with two doubles and three RBI and Bella Countryman who went two for three with three RBI. Micayla Kelly, Maddie Carr, Haley McCullough and Chloe Honick all picked up a RBI a piece. Kaitlyn Conard picked up the victory in the circle. With the victory the Eagles finished section play with a record of nine and three securing 2nd place and a spot in this year’s WPIAL playoffs.
Congratulations to Our 2019 Prom King and Queen
Congratulations to Allison Houston and Patrick Brennan our 2019 Prom King and Queen!
Serra Eagles Softball Defeated by Apollo Ridge Vikings
Your Serra Catholic Eagles were defeated by the Vikings of Apollo Ridge last Wednesday afternoon in extra innings. Down 4-2 in the top of the seventh-inning, Nina Grandey hit a two run triple plating Micayla Kelly and Maddie Carr to tie the game, but the Eagles bats were unable to score any more runs and lost the game 5 to 4 in the bottom of the 8th inning. Maddie Carr went four for four with three runs scored, Kaitlyn Conard went two for four with a double and a RBI. Also, Bella Countryman had a double and Liz Quattrone finished with a RBI.
Congratulations! 2019 Prom Court
Congratulations to our 2019 Prom Court!
Front Row: Gianna Mele-Madigan, Allison Houston, Micayla Kelly, Paige Thatcher and Elizabeth Quattrone
Back Row: Bernard Lawson, Patrick Brennan, Tyler Lemak, Lukas Dunaway and Joe Gluscic
Serra Eagles Softball Extinguish The Northgate Flames
Your Serra Catholic Eagles Softball team defeated the Flames of Northgate 10-6 yesterday afternoon. The Eagles offense was led by Chloe Honick who went 3 for 3 with a double and 5 RBI. Maddie Carr who went 3 for 3 with a RBI and Liz Quattrone who smacked a solo home run deep over the center field fence in the fifth inning. Kaitlyn Conard had two hits, including a double and Natalie Tom, Bella Countryman and Hayley McCullough collected a RBI a piece. Bella Countryman picked up the win after coming into the circle in relief and Nina Grandey finished out the seventh inning with her first save of the season.
Congratulations! Serra Students - 2019 Recognized Scholars
Congratulations to Teddy Almeter, Morgan Boyd, Ava Dzurenda, Ryan Gedman, Kayla Kraeuter and Lauren Makovics on receiving the 2019 Recognized Scholar Award on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Heinz Field.
Serra Softball Takes A Loss Against Vincentian Royals
Your Serra Catholic Eagles were defeated by the Vincentian Royals 4-1 yesterday afternoon. Kaitlyn Conard struck out nine while only giving up one earned run. Nina Grandey and Natalie Tom both had two hits. Nina’s second hit was an inside the park homerun giving her five on the year, which set a new school record for the most homeruns in one season.
Ms. Fedora’s Religious Class Learning Outdoors
Ms. Fedora took her junior morality class outside to discuss Pope Francis’ teaching on care for the Earth, Laudato Si.
Serra Softball On Winning Streak Over Easter Break
On Wednesday, April 17th, before the Easter break, your Serra Catholic Softball Team defeated the Sto-Rox Vikings 18-0. Against Sto-Rox the offense was led by Chloe Honick who went 1 for 2 with 4 RBI, Natalia Petzel, who went 2 for 3 with a double and a RBI and Jen Waller who went 1 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI. Nichole Maleski went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and Hayley McCullough picked up 2 RBI as well. Lexxie Fite, Bella Countryman, Dom McClelland, Natalie Tom, Nina Grandey and Kaitlyn Conard picked up an RBI a piece. Lexxie Fite stole 5 bases and along with Bella Countryman obtained the combined no-hitter. Lexxie Fite had 8 strikeouts and Bella Countryman had 5.
At home yesterday, (April 22nd) the Eagles cam up on top in a pitcher’s duel. Kaitlyn Conard was masterful in the circle only giving up two hits and zero runs. After reaching on a single and stealing second base in the bottom of the first, Nina Grandey advanced to third on a Lizzie Fite ground out. Nina then got herself into an intentional rundown and stole home for the Eagles first run. The game remained 1-0 until the bottom of the 5th, when Natalie Tom led off with a walk. Micayla Kelly came up next and laid down a beautiful bunt for a single. On a throwing error on the same play Chloe Honick, running for Tom, scored and Kelly advanced to third base. Kelly would later score on a Maddie Carr ground out. The score was 3-0 and that was all Conard would need en route to striking out 8 and earning her 4th victory of the year.
The Eagles are back in action on Wednesday (April 24) when they host the Vincentian Royals. Game time is 4:00 pm. Go Eagles!
Trib Total Medial Softball Player of the Week - Nina Grandey
Congratulations to Nina Grandey who was named the Trib Total Media softball player of the week. In seven games this season Nina is hitting .696 with two doubles, two triples, four home runs, three of those grand slams, 16 RBI, and has a staggering OPS of 2.228. Nina has been the anchor in the infield making a number of spectacular defensive plays and has terrorized the opposing teams on the base paths by scoring 14 runs, stealing 11 bases, two of those by stealing home plate. Congratulations #9 and keep up the good work. Go Eagles!
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Top Class AA Boys Basketball Player
Congratulations to Jimmy Moon who was selected by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as the top Class AA boys basketball player! Additional congratulations to Jimmy Moon and Khalil Smith who were selected to the all-section team.
Serra Softball Conquers the Apollo Ridge Vikings
Your Serra Softball team continued their offensive onslaught for the third straight day defeating the Apollo Ridge Vikings 14-1 on Wednesday, April 10th. The Eagles have outscored their opponents 44-5 this week. Kaitlyn Conard was brilliant in the pitching circle earning her first no hitter of her Serra career. Nina Grandey led the Eagles bats with five RBIs, a trip and a grand slam bomb that flew way over the left field fence. Grandey’s grand slam was her third of the year setting a new school single season record for grand slams. Maddie Carr led the Eagles with three hits and she also had a double and two RBIs. Also contributing, were Kaitlyn Conard who had a tripe and two RBI, Micayla Kelly who had a double and a RBI, and Bella Countryman who had a double and a RBI. Lexxie Fite had a double on two hits, Natalie Tom had two hits and two RBI and Lizzie Fite had two hits. The Eagles will host Riverview next Monday. Go Eagles!
Lady Eagles Shut Out Shady Side Academy
Your Serra Catholic Eagles softball team defeated Shady Side Academy yesterday afternoon 15-0 in three innings. The Eagles offense was led by Nina Grandy who went four for four with a triple and two RBIs, Kaitlyn Conard who went for two with a triple and three RBIs, Natalie Tom who went two for two with a double and four RBI and Maddie Carr who went two for three with three RBI. Also contributing were Liz Quattrone and Bella Countryman who both had a double and a RBI and Lizzie Fite who picked up an RBI. Kaitlyn Conard had five strikeouts on her way to a two hit shut-out on the mound.
Science Student of the Month for March 2019
Jenna is a polite student who always goes out of her way to remain organized, punctual, and respectful. She is a very conscientious student who is a great communicator with other students and teachers in the building. She is not afraid to ask any questions for clarification or for her own inquisitiveness. Keep up the good work Jenna!!
Olivia entered Serra in the third nine weeks, she blended in so well it seems she has been in Biology all year! She strives to do her best always and is very responsible with her assignments and especially make-up work when she is absent. She can work well in any group and quickly took responsibility for learning how our classroom operates. We are glad to have you at Serra Olivia!
For the month of March, the physics student of the month is going to be awarded to the most creative Egg Drop Project Design. The following Juniors designed the most unique apparatus for their egg drop project:
Mr. Corso thought their box designs were the most intuitive compared to the “multiple straws object” that was very popular. Congrats!
For the month of March, I am excited to announce Lexi as our Science Student of the Month. At the beginning of the third quarter Lexi set a goal for herself, and last week when the quarter closed, I am proud to say she met her goal. This was achieved from staying focused in class, completing all outside assignments, asking questions, and stopping into chemistry outside of our scheduled class time. Great work Lexi keep it up!
Nora is an exceptional student as she is always prompt, productive, respectful, and prepared. Even if Nora is out of the classroom, she returns prepared for class by having received the previous day’s assignment from a peer or reviewing content posted on our classroom. Great work Nora!
It is my pleasure to nominate Nathan as our student of the month for March. Throughout this year in chemistry, Nathan has shown diligence, dedication, and leadership. In class it is apparent he is engaged in the daily lessons, always listening intently to the daily objectives, and working thoroughly to review homework or collaborative assignments with his group. Outstanding work!
Lady Eagles Softball Defeats Northgate
Your Serra Catholic Eagles Softball team defeated Northgate 15-4 in 5 innings on Monday, April 8th. The offense was led by Lizzie Fite and Kaitlyn Conard who both collected 4 RBIs. Kaitlyn collected 3 hits, with two doubles and Lizzie with a double. Nina Grandey had three hits with a double and also stole four bases, including a theft of home plate. Maddie Carr, Lexxie Fite, Bella Countryman and Liz Quattrone picked up a RBI a piece. Lexxie Fite earned the victory on the mound while striking out five batters. After being injured during last Thursday’s game Micayla Kelly came off the bench late in the game as a defensive substitution to track down a fly ball in left field. By coming into the game Micayla continued her iron man streak of playing in every softball game during her four years at Serra. The softball team will play Shady Side Academy today, April 9th, at Lake Emilie field. Game time is 4:00 pm.
Musical: The Wizard of Oz
Congratulations to the cast and crew of the Wizard of Oz on four spectacular shows!
Ann R. Monroe Foundation Scholarship Opportunity for Graduating Seniors
The Ann R. Monroe Foundation has a scholarship opportunity available for graduating seniors who participated in sports throughout high school. Please click below for an application. There are also paper copies in the main office. The application and required materials are due May 15th directly to the foundation.
Serra Softball Defeated Sto-Rox Vikings
Your Serra Catholic Eagle Softball Team defeated the Vikings of Sto-Rox 17-0 in 3 innings on Thursday, March 28th. The Eagles offense was led by Nina Grandey who went 2 for 2 with a double, and her second grand slam in as may days. Also contributing were Elizabeth Quattrone who had a double and three R.B. I. and Chloe Honick who picked up 2 R.B.I. and stole 3 bases, including a theft of home place. Hayley McCullough stole two bases stealing home as well. Maddie Carr, Lexi Fite, Kaitlyn Conard, Isabella Countryman, Nichole Maleski and Dominique McClelland all picked up an R.B.I. a piece. Lizzie Fite earned the win on the mound and combined with Isabella Countryman for the no hitter.
Medal of Honor Scholarship Opportunity for Graduating Seniors
The scholarship award will be open to any high school senior who is a resident of the communities that make up the East Allegheny and Woodland Hills School Districts. The award must be applied toward tuition, academic supplies or expenses for post high school study. This will include community colleges and technical colleges. Click on the link below to download the application. There are also a handful of copies available in the main office. Application materials are due by May 1, 2019.
Serra Softball Victorious Over Riverview
Your Serra Catholic Eagle Softball Team snatched the lead in the sixth inning on their way to a 15-9 victory over Riverview on Wednesday, March 27th. The Eagles offense was led by Nina Grandey who went 3 for 3, with 2 home runs, including a grand slam, finishing the game with 5 R.B.I. Also contributing were Elizabeth Quattrone, who had a triple with 2 R.B.I. and Isabella Countryman, who went 2 for 2 with a double. Maddie Carr picked up 2 R.B.I. and Micayla Kelly, Lizzie Fite and Lexxie Fite collected a R.B.I. a piece. Kaitlyn Conard was strong on the mound, earning her first victory of the year. She had 11 strikeouts while only giving up 1 earned run. The Eagles stole 15 bases during the game with Kaitlyn Conard picking up 3 herself. The Eagles are back in action this afternoon when they take on Sto-Rox at home.
For Seniors Only: White Oak Rotary Scholarship Opportunity
The White Oak Rotary Club has many scholarship opportunities available to graduating seniors planning to attend any post-secondary school (4-year college, technical school, community college, etc.).
Students will need to complete the following:
The application and material are due to Ms. Fedora by Tuesday, April 9th at 2:30 pm. No Exceptions!
Click on the link below to download the application. It is also posted in the google classroom. Paper applications are available in the main office.
Click here to download the scholarship application.
Serra’s SSG Visits Pittsburgh Food
Members of Serra’s SSG visited the Pittsburgh Food bank today to help prepare packages for individuals and families in need.
Serra ‘s Talented Artists Traveled to Juniper Village for Art Show
Nine of Serra’s finest artists traveled to Juniper Village at Forest Hills Senior Living Home to put on an art show for the residents. Each student had 3-4 pieces of artwork on display as the residents walked around and admired all of their amazing talent. Before leaving three of the Art 3 students - Lindsey Parry, Nina Grandey and Genna Gralewski handed out mini 4x4 inch original paintings that they had personally created for each one of the residents. Each one was a tiny masterpiece and everyone absolutely loved them. Both the students and the residents had such a great time!
Boys Basketball Take On Farrell in PIAA 2nd Round
The Serra boys basketball team take on Farrell Wednesday, March 13th at Slippery Rock University. Tickets are on sale in the main office. Adult tickets are $6.00. Student tickets are $3.00. No student tickets will be sold at the door.
Lady Eagles Basketball Loses PIAA 1st Round to Everett
The Lady Eagles basketball team lost a hard fought 51-43 game to Everett on Friday night in the opening round of the PIAA playoffs. Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews with 16 points,10 rebounds and 4 assists along with Gigi Mele-Madigan who scored 11 points. The girls ended their season with a record of 18-6.
Serra Showcase - Thursday, March 7, 2019
Science Student of the Month for February, 2019
Paige is an inquisitive student in biology who always asks high level, pertinent questions. She excels in lab situations not only because of her knowledge and skills, but because she is willing and able to work in any group she chooses or is assigned. Paige also furthers her interest in science outside of Serra’s walls as she completed a project for PJAS even though it was not a class requirement. Keep up the curiosity Paige!
Hunter is a conscientious and polite biology student who strives to do his best on all of his assignments and exams. He is not afraid to ask questions for clarification or to get rid on misconceptions. He often brings his own real world examples into our curriculum and can always be counted on to help his fellow students with content or labs. Keep up the good work Hunter!
Matthew is an engaged student in the chemistry classroom. Daily he will work with his group members, raise his hand for class discussion, ask questions when needed, and always comes to class prompt, and prepared. Matt you are a pleasure to have in class, keep up the hard work!
It is my pleasure to nominate Mark as our student of the month for February. Throughout this semester Mark has shown dedication to chemistry. He has asked questions, worked well with others in his group, dedicated time to chemistry inside and outside of class, and has shown drive to have his grades reflect his ability. Mark I am proud of you. Keep setting your goals higher, it is paying off.
Lindsay shows efficiency in all aspects of her studies, by completing projects prior to deadlines, preparing for quizzes/exams by asking questions, helping lead her group through assignments, and participating in class discussions. Keep it up Lindsay!
Lindsey is February’s Physics student of the month. She comes to physics class every day prepared and motivated. Lindsey shows willingness to work hard outside and her work ethic is unparalleled. Congrats Lindsey!
Basketball State Playoff Information
The girls basketball team will travel to the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown to play Everett on Friday, March 8th at 6:30 pm in the first round of the PIAA playoffs.
The boys basketball team will play Penns Manor on Saturday, March 9th Peters Township High School at 4:30 pm.
Tickets for both games will be on sale in the main office during the school day. Adult tickets are $6.00. Student tickets are $3.00.
Good Luck to Serra Boys Basketball Against OLSH
Good luck to the boys basketball team as they play in the WPIAL Championship against Our Lady of Sacred Heart today at 5:00 pm at the Petersen Event Center. The school had an assembly today to send the boys off. Go Eagles!
Click here to view the brief video.
Boys Basketball In WPIAL Finals Against OLSH - Friday, March 1
The boys basketball team will play Our Lady of Sacred Heart (OLSH) in the WPIAL Championship game at 5:00 pm on Friday, March 1st at the Petersen Event Center. Tickets will be on sale in the main office during school hours. Adult tickets are $10.00 and Students are $5.00. No student tickets will be sold at the door.
Congratulations to Schneider, Massari and Munsie - Advance to Bowling Regionals
Shelby Schneider qualified last week for Regionals. She was ranked 16th out of 91 girls. Andrew Massari qualified yesterday as well for Regionals. Andrew was ranked 18th out of 102 boys. Cameron Munsie advanced based on his overall average, he has the ninth highest average for the boys. All three will bowl Friday, March 8th at an all-day bowling event at North Versailles Lanes starting at 8:00 am. The top 12 boys and girls will advance to the State Championship match in Eastern PA on Friday, March 15th.
Boys Basketball Advance to WPIAL Finals With Win Against Sewickley Academy
The boys basketball team beat Sewickley Academy 57-49 to advance to the WPIAL finals on Friday at 5:00 pm vs. #1 Our Lady of Sacred Heart. Jimmy Moon led the way with 30 points and 19 rebounds including 10-10 from the foul line down the stretch to seal the deal. Chris Salemi had 12 points including 3 3-pointers and Bernard Lawson with 10 points.
Serra Science Bowl Team Participates in Western PA Regional Science Bowl
On Saturday, February 23rd, the Serra Science Bowl team consisting of Logan Kearns, Sarah Brammell, Anna Edmundson and Lauren Makovics participated in the Western PA Regional Science Bowl at CCAC South. They had close matches against North Hills, Saegertown and Pine Richland finishing 8 out of 10 in their division. Thanks to alternates Morgan Boyd and Alani DiLonardo along with all the teachers that helped at practices.
Boys Basketball Takes On Sewickley Academy in WPIAL Semi-Finals - Feb. 26th
Come out and support the boys basketball team as they take on Sewickley Academy today, February 26th at Peters Township High in the WPIAL Semi-Finals. Game time is 8:00 pm. Tickets are available online only at: gofan.co
No Tickets will be sold at the school. Go Eagles!
Softball, Baseball, and Track Athletes:
Spring sports physicals are due to Ms. DeSalvo no later than Tuesday February 26, 2019. This makes Winter Break a great time to fill out paperwork and/or get a physical exam if you need one!
All paperwork is at https://sites.google.com/a/serrahs.org/serra-catholic/home.
If you have not played a sport at Serra yet this school year, please go to the "full physical packet is ready" tab. Your physical has to have been done after June 1, 2018 to work for this school year.
If you have played soccer, football, volleyball, golf, cross country, hockey, basketball, swim, bowling, or cheerleading and were not injured, go to the "parent-guardian re-certification form" tab. No medical provider signature is needed....just a parent/guardian and a student signature.
If you played something this fall or winter and were unfortunately sick or injured, go to the medical provider re-certification form. The medical provider that took care of you has to fill this out. (If you were injured and returned to your fall or winter sport as per doctor's orders, then you need the "parent-guardian re-certification form.")
Also, if your physical was performed / re-certified / paper work filled out earlier than January 23, 2019, please also turn in a current "parent-guardian re-certification form." This states that you have been healthy in the 6+ weeks since your physical.
You cannot begin practice on March 4, 2019 without a fully filled out, valid physical or proper re-certification paper. Your coach will be emailed with a list of eligible players by Feb 27 and again by March 4.
Please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nick is a polite student who always goes out of his way to remain organized, punctual and respectful. He is quick to participate in class, no matter what we are doing, and his work ethic is top notch. In fact, due to his interest in science and the fact that he doesn’t shy away from extra work, Nick chose to complete a project for PJAS even though it was not a class requirement. He did so well, he will be representing Serra at the state level! Keep up the good work Nick!
Isabella is always asking questions to confirm her understanding of biology or to clear up an misconceptions that she has concerning science in the world around her. She learns from both her triumphs and her mistakes and works well in any group she is put in or chooses. Congrats Isabella!
Emily is a prompt, dedicated student whether she is in or out of the classroom. During this past month, Emily asked questions through email, scheduled meeting times to review content and to make up a lab and worked well with her group during class. It’s extremely helpful when a student takes initiative to establish a time to review content or material they have missed or simply wanted to review. Thank you, Emily, for being so on top of things!
Cassius continues to grow in chemistry. Over this past month I have observed Cassius lead his group, become involved in class discussion, and help explain content to others one on one when they are uncertain. Keep it up Cassius!
Since the beginning of the year I have been able to count on Kaia for class discussions. She is always eager, and ready to learn. On an average day, I know Kaia will lead her group through discussion, raise her hand when the class
is presented with a question, and is always will to ask questions for clarification. Kaia it truly is a pleasure to have you in class, keep up the hard work!
Please pray for the Pope’s intention for February: That victims of human trafficking and violence may find a generous welcome in our community.
The Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Jeannette last night (2/7/19) 54-33 giving them a share of the Section 2-AA Championship. Leading the attack was Rayna Andrews with 12 points and 26 rebounds setting the school record for rebounding. Emma Nilson had 10 points/12 rebounds with Gigi Mele-Madigan handed out 7 assists.
The JV Lady Eagles defeated Jeannette 40-7. Hayley McCullough scored 13 points. Go Eagles!
On Wednesday, Feb. 6th both girls and boys teams won all three of their matches. A great way to finish out the season! High scores for the girls were Shelby Schneider with 202, Dominique McClelland with 164 and Rachel Mejalii with 125. High scores for the boys were Cameron Munsie with 192, Andrew Massari with 173 and Harrison Potts with 162. Both teams finished third in our section. Cameron Munsie and Andrew Massari will advance to the boys qualifiers match on February 20th at Wildlife Lanes. Shelby Schneider will advance to the girls qualifiers match on February 21st at Sims Lanes.
The Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Riverview last night 39-29. Leading the attack were Gigi Mele-Madigan with 9 points, Rayna Andrews with 12 rebounds/5 assists and Chloe Pordash with 7 steals. Varsity only girls play Springdale tonight. Go Eagles!
The girls and boys bowling team won all three games against East Allegheny. High scores for the girls were Shelby Schneider with 244, Dominique McClelland with 174 and Anna Osinski with 143. High scores for the boys were Cameron Munsie with 246, Andrew Massari with 234 and Mike Estocin with 174. The final match is Wednesday, February 6th again Propel Braddock at White Oak Bowl. Go Eagles!
Serra Catholic will be closed on Wednesday, January 30th and Thursday, January 31st. Students will be sent further instructions for “Chrome from Home” for both Wednesday and Thursday.
All Evening Activities will be canceled on Wednesday and Thursday.
Stay safe and warm.
The Varsity Lady Eagles defeated the Ellis School last night 71-62. Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews with 26 points and 12 rebounds; Nicole Pawlowski with 15 points; Gigi Mele-Madigan had a triple Double with 12 points; 11 rebounds and 11 assists and Emma Nilson had 12 rebounds.
The JV Lady Eagles defeated Ellis 51-7. Top scorers were Rylee Campbell with 12 points; Bri Pasternak with 11 points and Chloe Honick with 10 points. Go Eagles!
The boys and girls bowling team won their match against Propel Andrew Street. High scores for the boys were Cameron Munsie with 219; Andrew Massari with 191 and Harrison Potts with 162. High scores for the girls were Shelby Schneider with 184; Rachel Mejalli with 144 and Anna Osinski with 127. The next match is Wednesday against East Allegheny at North Versailles at 3:30 pm.
The water main break has been repaired. The girl’s basketball game scheduled for tonight (Mon., Jan. 28th) is still on. JV is scheduled for 6:00 pm. Varsity is scheduled for 7:30 pm.
Serra Catholic will be closing at 10:00 due to a water main break.
Thank you. Stay safe and warm.
The Lady Eagles defeated Winchester-Thurston 48-41 on Thursday, Jan. 24th. Leading the attack were Chloe Pordash with 15 points, Rayna Andrews with 15 rebounds and Gigi Mele-Madigan handing out 5 assists. The girls return to action on Monday (Jan. 28th) against Ellis School.
The JV Lady Eagles defeated Winchester-Thurston 49-8. Kaylin Lee scored 13 points and Rylee Campbell 10. Go Eagles!
Jimmy Moon has been named WPIAL Boys Basketball Player of the Week. He has put up big numbers all season to lead Serra Catholic to a two-game cushion in Section 2-2A with an 11-2 record overall. Jimmy, a senior averages 28.2 points, 11.3 rebounds and 4.0 blocks.
Coach Justin Walther said Jimmy had been working out in the weight room over the summer to get where he is at.
Congratulations Jimmy! Keep up the good work.
The Lady Eagles basketball team defeated Riverview last night 64-34. Leading the attack were Nicole Pawlowski with 16 points, Gigi Mele-Madigan with 10 points and 13 assists, Emma Nilson with 10 points and 14 rebounds and Chloe Pordash with 10 points. The lady eagles play again on Monday, Jan. 10th at Jeannette. Go Eagles!
The boys and girls bowling team lost their match against McKeesport. High scores for the boys were Cameron Munsie with 254, Andrew Massari with 201 and Harrison Potts with 158. HIgh scores for the girls were Rachel Mejalli with 182, Shelby Schneider with 149 and Dominique McClelland with 120. Special mention to Charlie Osborn with a 92. The next match is Wednesday, January 16th at 3:30 against Norwin. Go Eagles!
Andrew always maintains an upbeat attitude no matter what we are doing in Biology. He is always striving to learn the material at hand and will help any other classmate that he can. He is very concerned about his assignments for class and lab and always tries to tie our lessons into real life experiences and examples. Great job Andrew!
Anthony always takes an initiative with his assignments and picks his groups wisely so that he can get his work accomplished. He is quick to get down to business in lab and always uses all available resources. He accepts constructive suggestions well and always learns from both is triumphs and his mistakes as he truly seeks to grasp every topic that we cover in class. Congrat Anthony!
Ryan enters class with the best attitude every day. He is a student that continuously participates in class discussions and leads his group during group collaborations. Ryan remains engaged in class from the moment he starts his Bell Ringer assignment to the end of the class when the bell rings. I can always count on Ryan to be listening intently and taking exceptional notes. Great work Sir keep it up!
Daily Matt is engaged, helping others, collaborating with his peers, and participating in class discussion. Matt attends chemistry during the last class of the day, but still enters ready to go. His class involvement, especially at the end of the day is something that has been recognized and appreciated. Thanks Matt, keep up the good work!
Bill is a pleasure to have in class. Bill is a leader in any group he is a member of, continuously participates in class by answer questions, or asking them when needed. Bill prepares for quizzes and tests and takes pride in his work and has shown drive to push himself. Great work Sir!
Sebastian Darrah is December’s physics student of the month! Sebastian participates in class and is always willing to help struggling students to understand the concepts being covered. He is an excellent student and always gives his best effort within physics class. Continue the great work!
The Lady Eagles basketball team defeated Springdale last night 79-11. Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews and Rian Watson with 10 points each, Emma Nilson with 11 rebounds and Grace Navarro with 6 assists. The girls return to action on Thursday (1/10/19) at home as they take on Riverview. Go Eagles!
The bowling team won their match Friday against Propel Braddock. They are currently in third place in their section. High scores for the boys were Cameron Munsie with 240, Andrew Massari with 193 and Harrison Potts with 170. High scores for the girls were Shelby Schneider with 179, Hannah Kulbacki with 158 and Gabby Mejalli with 135. The next match is scheduled for Wednesday, January 9th against McKeesport at 3:00 pm at the White Oak Bowling Lanes. Go Eagles!
The Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Winchester-Thurston last night 55-50. Leading the attack were Nicole Pawlowski with 19 points Gigi Mele-Madigan with 12 points, 5 assists & 6 steals and Emma Nilson who grabbed 13 rebounds. The girls return to action on Thursday, December 27th in the East Allegheny Tournament against Steel Valley at Noon.
The JV team also defeated Winchester Thurston. Top scorer was Jackie Moon with 10 points.
Members of the Social Justice Club volunteer downtown at the Santa House in Market Square collection donations for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food bank on Monday, Dec. 17th.
The boys and girls bowling teams won all 3 matches against East Allegheny on Wednesday, Dec. 19th. High score for the boys were Andrew Massari with 254, Cameron Munsie with 221 and Harrison Potts with 169. High Score for the girls were Shelby Schneider with 154, Rachel Mejalli with 143 and Anna Osinski with 131. The next match is Sunday, December 23rd against Norwin at 4:00 pm. Go Eagles!
Congratulations to the following students for placing at the FBLA Regional Conference at St. Vincent on Tuesday, December 18th.
Introduction to Business - Gavin Louch
Parliamentary Procedure - Lauren Gaydos, Julia Piccolino, Morgan Schoy, Stephanie Schulte and Vanessa Tom
Publication Design - Nicholas Brown and Andrew Massari
Advertising - Sarah Brammell
Healthcare Administration - Alani DeLonardo
Impromptu Speaking - Natalia Petzel
Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure - Paige Pickford
Journalism - Amelia Bogovich
Parliamentary Procedure - Alex Kinser, Noah South, Noah Gordon, Jimmy Moon and Chris Salemi
Publication Design - Luke Jordan
Sports and Entertainment Management - Natalie glaneman and Hailey Reitter
Word Processing - R.J. Kenney
Banking and Financial Systems - Zachary Cornetto and Philip Osborn
Global Business - Ally Pickford and Madison Staab
Graphic Design - Lindsay Schanck and Madison Buhaly
Introduction to FBLA - Elle Cochrane
Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure - Sianna Sullivan
Personal Finance - Lauren Makovics
Sports and Entertainment Management - Elizabeth Fite and Chloe Noah
Congratulations also to Lindsay Schanck for being appointment FBLA Region 11 Secretary. Great job everyone!
The Lady Eagle varsity basketball team defeated Brentwood last night 65-58. Leading the attack were Emma Nilson with 18 points & 10 rebounds and Rayna Andrews with 5 assists. The girls return to action on Thursday (Dec. 20) at home against Winchester-Thurston. Go Eagles!
The JV Lady Eagles were defeated by Brentwood 50-45. The top scorer was Chloe Pordash with 22 points.
The Lady Eagles defeated Derry Area 58-36 on Friday, December 14th. Leading the attack were Nicole Pawlowski with 12 points, Gigi Mele-Madigan with 10 points & 6 assists, Rayna Andrews with 9 rebounds and Grace Navarro with 6 steals. The girls return to action tonight at home as they open section play against Brentwood. Game times are: JV-6:00 pm and Varsity-7:30 pm. Go Eagles!
Mr. Chirdon, Ms. Fedora and a group of students drove to Kentucky to deliver Christmas gifts to those in need. Ms. Fedora reported that the trip was extremely successful. We also want to wish a happy birthday to Trey Wilson who celebrated his birthday on the trip. A heartfelt that you to everyone for their generosity.
Julia Stein won the International World Junior Racquetball Championship girls 14 doubles title in November, 2018. Congratulations Julia! Click here to read the TribLive article on Julia.
The Serra bowling team lost on Wednesday, December 5th to McKeesport. The high scorers for the boys were Andrew Massari - 210, Cameron Munsie - 192 and Harrison Potts - 179. The scorers for the girls were Shelby Schneider - 188, Rachel Mejalli - 153 and Sammie Schultz - 121.
Congratulations to Julia Piccolino for making the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association AA All-State Team! Great job, Julia.
Congratulations to Mark Banner who received an award for being named the Mon Valley Independent-BeeGraphix Finest Defensive Play of the Year. Mark, a linebacker for the Eagles finished with 147 tackles, 7 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks this season.
Logan is a diligent student who always seeks to understand biological concepts fully and is quick to explain them to fellow students in any group he is in for class activities and labs. Through his easy explanations, it is clear that Logan masters the material at hand. Keep up the good work Logan!
Macey McCullough is a polite student who makes it a point to address everyone she encounters with respect and a joyful greeting. In biology, she always works to the best of her ability and emerges as a leader in any group she is put in or chooses. Keep up your positive and motivating attitude Macey!
Kayla is November’s Physics student of the month. She comes to physics class every day prepared and motivated. Kayla shows willingness to participate in class and her work ethic is unparalleled. Congrats Kayla!
Charles is a pleasure to have in chemistry, always entering class with a positive attitude. He continuously participates in group and class discussion, works well with his peers, and completes all tasks assigned to him. Great work Charles, keep it up!
Caitlyn has show outstanding organizational skills, always checking due dates, and homework assignments. In her group she works well with others, continuously trying to involve her group in content discussions, and leading her group to complete group projects on time. Congrats Caitlyn!
Josh is a joy to have in class, entering class with a positive attitude and showing excellent classroom etiquette. Josh continuously participates in class, and always completes work to his fullest potential. Great work Josh!
Congratulations to Khalil Smith, Matt Ulishney and Nik Fedora who were selected to the Three Rivers Conference first team. The boys along with Coach Jose Regus attended an all-conference luncheon on Wednesday, November 28th.
Pictured from left to right: Khalil Smith, Matt Ulishney, Nik Fedora and Coach Jose Regus.
Congratulations to the following students who were selected to the 2018 WPIAL Sportsmanship Summit. The students attended the event on Thursday, November 15th at the Heinz History Center.
Pictured left to right: Emma Nilson, Nina Grandey, Lizzie Fite, Bernard Lawson Matt Ulishney, Mark Black & Mr. William Cleary.
Congratulations to Julia Piccolino who signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Cleveland State.
Congratulations to the following Serra football players who were selected to the the Three Rivers Conference all- conference team. Congratulations boys on a great season.
First team: Khalil Smith (Running/Defensive Back), Matt Ulishney (Wide Receiver) and Nik Fedora (Punter).
Second team: Jayvon-Holt Campbell, Nik Fedora, Nate Greenlee, Ray Holmes, Mark Banner and Matt Ulishney.
Honorable mention: Pat Brennan, Paul Pearson.
Congratulations to the following players who were selected by the Mon Valley Independent as members of their Fabulous 15 for the soccer season.
First Team Selection: Joey Folino; Chris Salemi
2nd Team Selection: Jimmy Moon; Teddy Almeter
Congratulations to Jaime Dermotta who won the Pennsylvania Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge championship in Carlisle on November 4, 2018. She kicked 25 straight penalty kicks to win the title.
Come out and support the lady eagles as they play in the 1st round of the PIAA State Volleyball Playoffs. They play against Bald Eagle High School on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm. The game will be hosted by the Bellefonte Area School District. Click here for more information and directions.
What a game. The Eagles went in to #1 seed and #4 in the state in AA Shady Side Academy and came up just short 22-20. Down 22-0 near the end of the first half, Matt Ulishney stepped in front of a pass and returned at 99 yards for a touchdown and the extra point was good by Nik Fedora for a score of 22-7. Coming out from half time, the Eagles traded several positions before a long run by Patrick Brennan set up a short score by Ray Holmes to bring the score 22 to to 13. Jayvon Holt scores on the next drive on a pass from Brennan to bring the score to 22-20. The Eagle defense came all night not allowing a point in the second half, and forcing several turnovers. With two minutes left on the clock the defense stood tall and stopped the Indians on fourth down. The Eagles unfortunately were stopped on fourth down, bringing the miracle comeback to an end.
The Eagles would like to thank the 11 seniors for their dedication and service to the program. In their time at Serra Catholic they have completely turned around a program in four years to a regular contender for a playoff spot. They have made winning a standard not just a goal. Thank you.
Congratulations to Maddie Carr for being awarded the honor of All-WPIAL for girls soccer. Great work Maddie!
Congratulations to our four cross country runners who competed in the state championships on Saturday. For the boys team Lukas Dunaway placed 51st in the state and Tyler Lemak 102nd.
On the girls team, Ava Dzurenda placed 59th in the State championships and Maya Poziviak 112th. Great job to all of our runners.
Kailey is very engaged in class, always paying close attention to real world examples of biology as they fit into her life. She truly learns for the joy of it, not just to put answers down on a test. She routinely mentions what she learns about science in other parts of the school building and is proud to explain what she comprehends. Her inquiry is top notch! Congrats Kailey!
Paul has made great strides in biology in just 9 short weeks. It has been a joy to watch Paul develop excellent study habits and to see him apply our lessons to things outside of the classroom. It is very evident Paul cares deeply about his performance in biology and has stayed after classes because he is so invested in finishing his work or learning from his mistakes. He always asks good questions to gain clarity as he strives to learn everything that he possibly can. Keep up the great work Paul!
For the month of October, I would like to recognize Chloe Honick as our Chemistry Student of the Month. Throughout October Chloe has shown outstanding leadership qualities by keeping her group on task, directing her peers in group collaborations, and asking questions whenever necessary. Chloe it has been a pleasure seeing you work so diligently with your group. Keep up the hard work!
Sianna is a pleasure to have in chemistry this year. Daily she enters with a positive attitude, ready to lead her group through discussions, and attentive of the daily tasks. She completes all assignments, participates in class collaborations, and asks questions when needed. Great Job Sianna!
Jackie is a student you can always count on being in class, or if she is out for the day, you know you will be hearing from her to learn what she can do to stay “on track”. Jackie works well in her group, collaborating with her peers, and answering or asking questions for the class. She is always prompt, prepared, and productive. It has been a pleasure to have her in class, great work Jackie!
Mark Black is October's Physics student of the month. Mark displays excellent study skills and is always engaged in the classroom by asking questions or helping other students. Mark is a D1 athlete, but he also has D1 intelligence!
The lady eagle volleyball team is headed to the Pennsylvania state playoffs after defeating Neshannock last night 3-1 in the WPIAL quarterfinals. Leading the lady eagle attack were Julia Piccolino with 17 kills, Amelia Bogovich with 9 kills, Vanessa Tom and Lauren Gaydos with 8 kills each, and Grace Fazio with 6 kills. Morgan Schoy had 35 digs and Brianna Pasternak added 45 assists.
The team advances the WPIAL semifinals this Thursday against North Catholic at a site to be determined.
Congratulations to the following volleyball players for making the AA Section 4 All-star team:
Julia Piccolino, Morgan Schoy, Vanessa Tom, Brianna Pasternak
Lauren Gaydos, Amelia Bogovich, and Grace Fazio
Great job, ladies!
Serra Catholic will go up against Shady Side Academy in the 1st round of the WPIAL Playoffs. The game will be played at Shady Side Academy on Friday, November 2, 2018. Game time is 7:30 pm. Go Eagles!
GoFan is the Official Ticketing Partner of the WPIAL and will offer digital tickets sales for all school-hosted playoff events. No student tickets can be purchased at the door.
Click on the link below for the convenient method of purchasing tickets for the Serra football playoff games.
Click on the link below to view how redeem your online tickets.
Eagles Football Lands Spot in 1st Round
Your Eagles beat the Fort Cherry Rangers tonight 19 -7! In a rainy and muddy game, the Eagles rushing attack proved to be too much for the Rangers. Khalil Smith and Ray Holmes both had over 100 yards and one touchdown, and Nik Fedora had two field goals to lead the eagle attack. Mark Banner finished with 10 tackles on the night, an interception, and a fumble recovery. The Eagles sent off 11 seniors with a win for their last game at the Nest.
The win also locked up the Eagles’ third consecutive playoff berth with the pairings meeting Monday night at 7 o’clock. We will keep you posted for where and when we play! Go Eagles! 🦅
Congratulations to Teddy Almeter, Joey Folino, Jimmy Moon and Chris Salemi for making Boys Soccer All Section!
The Serra Eagle Volleyball team won the first round of the WPIAL playoffs 25-18, 25-19, 25-12. Leading the Eagles were Julia Piccolino with 12 kills, Vanessa Tom with 8 kills, Morgan Schoy with 14 digs, Grace Fazio with 3 blocks, and Brianna Pasternak with 31 assists.
The volleyball team would like to thank the Nest for their amazing support last night! The team will play Neshannock in the 2nd round at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, October 30 at Moon High School. Go Eagles!
Congrats to Ava Dzurenda Serra’s first ever girl medalist at THE WPIAL Championships finishing 11th overall in Single A. Also medaling for the second consecutive year for the men’s team was Lukas Dunaway finishing 15th. Also a big congratulations to Tyler Lemak and Maya Poziviak for qualifying for the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET next Saturday in Hershey PA.
During Mass on All Saints Day, Serra Catholic will continue its tradition of remembering loved ones who have passed away. If you know of a member of the school community or if you would like to include the name of a loved one who has passed away, please click on the link below. Each name submitted will be read during the liturgy and a candle lit in their memory.
Congratulations to Julianna Marshall, Madison Carr, and Jaime Dermotta for being named All-Section award winners for their hard work this season. Great job ladies.
Dominick Moran had the chance to tour the Capitol Building this weekend and took the opportunity to pose with the statue of Saint Junipero Serra.
Congratulations to the lady eagles volleyball team for their 1st place victory at the Our Lady of Sacred Heart tournament. The team went 8-0 in pool play and then defeated Carmichaels in the quarterfinals, OLSH in the semifinals, and Neshannock in the finals to repeat as champions in the 15 team tournament. Way to go ladies!
Congratulations to the Serra Catholic Marching Band on a second place finish at the Tournament of Bands
Championships at East Allegheny this past Saturday. Congratulations on a wonderful season!
The JV volleyball team finished the season 11-1 with a 2-1 win over South Allegheny. Great season ladies!!
The Varsity volleyball team defeated South Allegheny 3-0 to finish the regular season 12-0 in section play. The eagles were led by Grace Fazio and Julia Piccolino with 7 kills each, Lauren Gaydos with 2 blocks, Morgan Schoy with 7 digs, and Brianna Pasternak with 24 assists. The volleyball team will participate in the OLSH tournament on Saturday (Oct. 20th)..
The Serra boys and girls cross country team were back in action Oct. 18th at the Tri State Cross Country championships at California University. Placing for the Lady Eagles were: Maya Poziviak 20th and Ava Dzurenda 8th. Placing for the men were Eli Kite 20th, Tyler Lemak 4th and Lukas Dunaway 3rd.
The teams will compete at the WPIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS on October 25th at Cal U.
Congratulations to our Lady Eagles Soccer team for making the 1st Round WPIAL Playoffs. The girls will play on Saturday, October 20th against Seton LaSalle. They will play at Mount Lebanon High School at 2:00 pm.
The senior girls were honored at their game against Seton LaSalle on October 16, 2018.
The Serra Catholic lady eagle volleyball team clinched the section championship with a 3-2 win over Seton Lasalle. The win moves the team to 11-0 in section play and guarantees the team's 7th section title in 8 years. Leading the eagle attack was Julia Piccolino with 18 kills, 5 aces, and 12 digs, Lauren Gaydos with 5 blocks, and Brianna Pasternak with 39 assists.
The team would like to thank 'the nest' for being the best volleyball student section this season. Come cheer the team as they play their last regular season match at South Allegheny on Thursday. Go Eagles!
The girls soccer team defeated East Allegheny last night 7-0. Ally Pickford scored 3 goals to get herself a hat trick. Madison Carr scored two goals. Kaylin Lee and Jaime Dermotta each had one. Jules Marshall had an excellent game earning the shut-out in net. Great work ladies!
The girls soccer team will play Greensburg Central Catholic on Tuesday, October 16th at home at 7pm. This will be Senior Rec for the girls.
The Lady Eagles volleyball team moved to 10-0 in section play with two wins last week. The team defeated Washington 3-0 on Tuesday. Leading the eagles were Amelia Bogovich with 10 kills, Morgan Schoy with 11 digs and Brianna Pasternak with 26 assists. On Thursday, the Eagles defeated Steel Valley 3-0. Leading that attack were Julia Piccolino with 12 kills, Morgan Schoy with 15 digs, and Grace Fazio with 3 blocks.
The volleyball team plays their last home game of the season on Tuesday, October 16th against 9-1 Seton LaSalle for the section championship. Go Eagles!
Friday was a big win for the Eagles against rival South Allegheny 23–7! Another great performance by the defense allowing only one touchdown and scoring another one that was called back. Khalil Smith led the offense with a rushing touchdown, and throwing touchdown on a halfback pass, and Ray Holmes finished the scoring with a touchdown run late in the fourth quarter. Bernard Lawson had the interception return that was called back in his first game back from injury.
The Eagles travel again next Friday for another conference clash against Seton LaSalle at Dormont stadium at 7 o’clock. Go Eagles!
The Serra boys cross country team won the Mingo Creek Classic invitational team championship on Thursday by defeating 8 other single A teams. Finishing 1st for the team was Lukas Dunaway, 2nd Tyler Lemak, 6th Eli Kite, 16th Ben Clarke, 18th Cameron Munsie, 27th Jayden Mertz and 30th Carl Hanselman.
The Serra Interact Club is sponsoring a clothing drive. They are looking for gently used winter clothing (hats, scarfs, sweaters, boots), jeans, coats, and bedding. The clothing drive will benefit the people of Appalachia. Donations will be accepted the week of Oct 15-19, 2018.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
The Serra Girls cross country captured there first ever section championship in school history yesterday by defeating South Park 22-34 and Seton LaSalle 23-33. The Lady Eagles finished the regular season with a record of 10-0. Leading the way for the Eagles was Ava Dzurenda, Madison Carr and Maya Poziviak. These three runners have finished 1st , 2nd and 3rd in every section race this season.
The boys XC TEAM picked up wins over Seton LaSalle 15-50 and South Park 22-33. To finish the regular season 9-1. Leading the way was Lukas Dunaway, Tyler Lemak and Eli Kite .
Each month the science department chooses their top student in each class to become the "Science Student of the Month." Listed below please find the students for the month of September, 2018.
Aubree is always focused and is very personable. She excels in both classwork and lab situations and is always willing to lend a hand to help classmates. She shows great leadership skills in group situations, yet works very well alone. Regardless of the content or assignment, Aubree is always striving to learn and apply biology to her life. Great job Aubree!
Zachary is very mature and takes responsibility for himself both inside of the classroom and out. He can always be counted upon. He is always on task and makes sure those in his group are as well. He completes assignments to the best of his ability always and uses all of his resources at hand. Keep up the good work Zachary!
Gabby always enters class with a smile, and a “ready to work” attitude. Gabby is the leader of her group, helping her peers solve our daily objectives, raising her hand to participate in class discussion, and is always engaged in learning. She is a real pleasure to have in class. Great Work!
It is my pleasure to nominate Maddie as our student of the month for September in Chemistry. Maddie is helpful to her peers, works great in groups, takes a leadership role in lab, and frequently participates in class discussion. Throughout class she stays engaged, completes all things asked of her, and does so with a positive attitude. Great work Maddie!
Serafina is a joy to have in class. Everyday she brings a positive attitude, and readiness to learn. Her attitude, and classroom engagement is infectious resulting in outstanding group and class discussions. Thank you for sharing your love for learning and personality Serafina! Great Work.
Julia Stein participates in class and is always willing to help struggling students to understand the concepts being covered in class. She is an excellent student and always gives her best effort within physics class. Continue the great work!
The Serra boys and girls cross country team took to the running circuit last night with the boys neared South Allegheny and Steel Valley but dropping a close decision to Winchester Thurston. Top boys for Serra were: Lukas Dunaway 2nd 18:04, Tyler Lemak 5th 18:45, Eli Kite 7th 19:34, Ben Clarke 13th 22:10 and Carl Hanselman 15th 22:56.
The Serra girls XC team took a huge step forward towards their first ever section championship with a win over previously undefeated Winchester Thurston. The Serra girls stayed perfect on the season at 7-0 with a 23-35 win over WT, 17-46 win over Steel Valley and 15-50 win over South Allegheny. Top finishers for Serra included: 1st. Ava Dzurenda 21:17, 2nd; Madison Carr 23:08, 3rd Maya Poziviak 23:09, 9th Gabby Mejalli 29:15, 10th Jamie Dermotta 29:16, 11th Callie Cunningham 30:14 and 12th Madison Buhaly 30:35. The girls will compete for the outright section championship Tuesday against South Park and Seton LaSalle at South Park.
Friday night was big win for the Eagles as we had to change fields and play away at Brentwood. Serra won 24 to 21 on a last-second field goal by Nik Fedora. The defense pitched a shut-out in the second half and the offense was led by Khalil Smith who scored two touchdowns and had 100 yards rushing. Ray Holmes set up the first touchdown with a 50 yard fumble recovery, and Mark Banner led the defense with 13 tackles and a forced fumble. Pat Brennan scored the game tying touchdown with a little over one minute left and Jayvon Holt intercepted a pass that set up the winning field goal.
The Eagles return to action next Friday at South Allegheny at 7 o’clock. Go Eagles!
Join us on Thursday, October 11th at 7:00 pm for our Open House. Meet our students, faculty and see what Serra has to offer.
Congratulations to our 2018 Homecoming Queen, Sarah Indyk and Homecoming King, Khalil Smith!
Congratulations to our 2018 Homecoming Court!
Back Row from left: Alex Kinser, Chris Salemi, Jimmy Moon, Khalil Smith and Matt Ulishney
Front Row from left: Sarah Indyk, Morgan Schoy, Madison Staab, Vanessa Tom and Ally Pickford
The Serra Marching band is hosting an Italian Ice Fundraiser on Monday, October 1st from 6:00-8:00 pm at Rita’s Italian Ice in White Oak. 10% of the pre-tax sales will be donated to the band during the designated time. Click here for the fundraising coupon which must be used when purchasing your item.
Come out and support the band and enjoy a Rita’s Italian Ice.
Congratulations to both the JV and Varsity lady eagle volleyball team who remain undefeated in section play with their wins last night against South Allegheny. Leading the eagles were Julia Piccolino with 9 kills, Lauren Gaydos with 7 kills, Grace Fazio with 3 blocks, Morgan Schoy with 8 digs and Brianna Pasternak with 28 assists.
Come support the team on Tuesday, October 2nd, for their Dig Pink match against Keystone Oaks and help support breast cancer research! Go Eagles!
The Serra boys and girls cross country teams competed in Hershey, PA this weekend in the PIAA Foundation meet. Medaling for the Lady Eagles was Ava Dzurenda placing 10th in the State in the girls race. Top performers for the boys included Lukas Dunaway finishing 23rd, Tyler Lemak 41st, Eli kite 57th and Cameron Muncie 100th.
The Serra Catholic Eagle Volleyball Team sits in first place in their section after defeating previously unbeaten Seton LaSalle 3 games to 1. Leading the lady eagles was Vanessa Tom with 12 kills and a 524 hitting percentage. Julia Piccolino had 12 kills, Brianna Pasternak 25 assists, Grace Fazio 5 blocks, and Morgan Schoy 26 digs.
Congratulations to the JV volleyball team, who also remain undefeated in section play with their 2-0 victory against Seton. Great job, ladies
Congratulations to the Serra Catholic boys and girls cross country team who stayed undefeated with wins over Bishop Canevin and Keystone Oaks.
Serra Top Girls: 1st overall Ava Dzurenda, 2nd overall Madison Carr, 3rd overall Maya Poziviak, 10th overall Natalie Mittereder, 11th overall Allison Houston.
Serra Top Boys: 1st overall Lukas Dunaway, 2nd overall Tyler Lemak, 4th overall Eli Kite, 7th overall Ben Clarke and 10th overall Carl Hanselman
The girls soccer team had two wins over this past weekend. On Friday, Sept. 14th the girls defeated Springdale 2-0. Goals were scored by Madison Carr and Jaime Dermotta.
On Saturday, Sept. 15th the Lady Eagles beat Chartiers-Houston in overtime 2-1. Both goals were scored by Jaime Dermotta. The girls soccer team will play Shady Side Academy tonight Sept. 17th at home. Game time is 7 pm.
On Saturday, Sept. 15th, the Cross country team competed at the Saucony Kiski Invitational. Placing in the prestigious race were Lukas Dunaway 2nd and Tyler lemak 7th. Ava Dzurenda placed 12th overall in the girls race.
"Congratulations to the Serra Marching Band for earning first place in their class this past weekend at East Allegheny. Earning a score of 74.41. Serra was one of 8 bands that participated that evening. Go band!!
Come and join us on October 2nd for our Dig Pink® match vs. Keystone Oaks! Last year’s turnout was incredible, and we are looking forward to packing the Nest this year!
Each year, tens of thousands of volleyball players, coaches and families across the country join together to participate in The Side Out Foundation’s Dig Pink® Rally. In an effort to bring more awareness and funding for stage 4 (metastatic) breast cancer, the Serra Catholic volleyball team is working with The Side‐Out Foundation.
Our home match versus Keystone Oaks on Tuesday, October 2 will be a Dig Pink® Rally to benefit Side‐Out, and we need your support!
You can help by purchasing a Dig Pink® Rally t‐shirt for just $10 ($12 for sizes 2XL and 3XL). This year’s t‐shirts will be black with the dig pink logo. (You can see a sample of the logo on the attached form.) For each t‐shirt we sell we will donate $5 to the organization.
If you are interested in a shirt, print out the attached form and bring it to the office by Thursday, September 20th. Forms are also available in Mrs. Kolenik’s room, 213. We hope you will come watch us play and join us for a fun event!
The JV match begins at 6:00 with the varsity match starting immediately afterwards. See you on the 2nd!
Click here for the a “Dig Pink T-Shirt Form”.
Congratulations to both the JV and Varsity volleyball teams on their wins last night against Washington. Both teams improve to 2-0 in section play. Go Eagles!
Both Serra boys and girls XC opened up their section season with wins over Brentwood and Neighborhood Academy. Listed below were the top runners.
Serra Girls: 1st Ava Dzurenda 23:34, Madison Carr 25:30, Maya Poziviak 25:34
Serra girls 15 BRENTWOOD 50
Serra girls 15 Neighborhood Academy 50
Serra boys: 1st Lukas Dunaway 17:43, 2nd Tyler lemak 17:52 and 3rd Eli Kite 19:20
Serra boys 15 Brentwood 50
Serra boys 15 Neighborhood Academy 50
The JV volleyball team defeated North Catholic last night by the score of 2-1.
The varsity volleyball team lost 3-1 in a hard fought match against North Catholic. Leading the lady eagles were Julia Piccolino with 25 kills, Morgan Schoy with 27 digs, Brianna Pasternak with 38 assists, and Grace Fazio with 7 blocks.
The lady eagles play Carlynton at home on Tuesday, September 11. Go Eagles!
Congratulations to the Serra marching band who placed 1st in their class at the Penn Trafford Tournament of the Bands preview show!! The band will be competing this Saturday 8:00 pm at East Allegheny. Go Eagle Band!
Congratulations to the JV volleyball team on their second place finish at the Peters Township tournament. The team defeated Baldwin, Chartiers Valley, Altoona, Peters, and Elizabeth Forward before losing to Baldwin in a hard fought finals match 25-23. Congratulations to Jenna Gralewski and Grace Fazio for being named to the all-tournament team. Great job ladies!
Congratulations to the Serra Catholic JV and varsity volleyball teams for their opening season wins against Keystone Oaks last night! The eagles defeated KO by the scores of 25-7, 25-15, and 25-13. They were led by Julia Piccolino with 8 kills, 10 aces, and 6 digs, and Brianna Pasternak with 26 assists. Good luck to the JV volleyball team on Saturday, Sept. 8th as they play in the Peters Township tournament! Go eagles!
Congratulations to the girls soccer team for defeating Riverview on Wed., Sept. 4 with a score of 6-4. Maddie Carr lead the team with 3 goals, while Jaime Dermotta had 2 goals and Ally Pickford had one. Also making a great contribution was Callie Cunningham with 2 assists. The eagles will return to action Monday at home vs. Springdale at 7:00 pm.
On Wednesday, September 5th, the girls and boys Cross Country teams competed In the Serra Catholic invitational at a White Oak Park vs Baldwin, McKeesport , West Mifflin, California, and Woodland Hills. Placing 2nd overall for the Lady Eagles was sophomore Ava Dzurenda with a time of 20:55. In the boys race Lukas Dunaway finished 2nd overall, Tyler Lemak 7th, Eli Kite 13th, Ben Clarke 14th and Cameron Munsie 21st. As a team the boys team finished 2nd behind perennial AAAA power Baldwin.
The boys soccer game scheduled against Greensburg C.C. for today, Monday, September 4th has been cancelled. It has been rescheduled for Monday, September 10th at 6:00 pm.
The Eagles won a hard fought game Friday nights in Ellwood City 24 to 14. Pat Brennan threw for 143 yards and two touchdowns with one going to Matt Ulishney and the other to Ryan Andrekanic for the first score of his high school career. Khalil Smith scored on a blocked punt and Nik Fedora made a 37 yard field goal. The Eagle defense was lights out all night long as they did not surrender a point. Mark Banner led the defense with 21 total tackles, Paul Pearson had two sacks at the end of the game, and Grant Patton recorded his first career sack. The Eagles are home this Friday night against Southside Beaver with kick off set for 7 o’clock. This game is home and conference opener and the Eagles are looking for a big crowd! Go Eagles!”
Friday night was a great start to the football season for the Serra Catholic Eagles! The Eagles beat the Yough Cougars by a score of 44 to 25. Khalil Smith had 116 yards rushing and a touchdown, Ray Holmes scored his first high school touchdown, Pat Brennan threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns, two of which went to Matt Ulishney, who had 148 yards receiving and also scored on a punt return, and the other touchdown going to Jayvon Holt who scored his first high school touchdown on a miracle 70 yard touchdown. The defense was led by Paul Pearson with 11 tackles and Mark Banner with eight tackles! The Eagles are back in action this Friday night as they travel to Ellwood city for a non-conference match-up at 7 o’clock! GO EAGLES!”
The 2018 football team will be selling a "Serra Tough" football t-shirt and hoodie that can be worn throughout the season to show your support. There is also the option of getting a player's name and number on the back. If interested, please click here to see the attached order form and return it to the main office by TUESDAY, AUGUST 28TH - ATTN: Heather Momich. If you have any questions, please email Heather at email@example.com.
Thank you so much in advance for your support! GO EAGLES!
No experience is necessary. All ability levels are welcome to run! Yes it’s work but I guarantee you’ll build friendships and gain self confidence running farther and faster than you ever have before.
Congratulations to Serra soccer players Maddie Carr and Jaime Dermotta who represented PA West in the Region 1 Olympic Development Program Tournament held at Rider University (New Jersey) on June 8-10, 2018.
Come out and support the Serra Baseball team today as they take on Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic in the WPIAL Class 2-A baseball championship. The game will be played at the Wild Things Park in Washington, PA at 5:00 pm. Go Eagles!
Confucius once said, “choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” That quote resonates with the educator we are honored to have as our 2018 commencement speaker, William J. Cleary. For nearly four decades, Mr. Cleary has been a loyal, hard-working and valued member of the Serra Catholic family. Over the years, he has experienced success and countless accomplishments, but it is his dedication to the students, that makes him a true eagle.
A native of Port Vue, Mr. Cleary, graduated from South Allegheny High School and went on to California University of Pennsylvania. There, he completed his undergraduate work and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He taught at Mon Valley Catholic High School and St. Regis School before finding his home at Serra. In his 38 years at Serra, he has taught a range of subjects including Health & Physical Education, Economics, American Government, Business, Accounting, and U.S. History. In 2005, Mr. Cleary was presented with the prestigious Golden Apple award, which honors outstanding individuals who devote their lives to teaching in Catholic schools.
Mr. Cleary’s passion in the classroom is matched by his love of athletics. He has served as Athletic Director at Serra Catholic for 37 years. His efforts in that role have completely changed the landscape of sports at Serra. He was able to double the number of sports offered to our students and was also responsible for bringing the baseball program back to Serra in 1985. He served as head baseball coach for nine years and won three section titles during that time. He also coached cross country for nearly a decade and served as the assistant boys’ basketball coach for six seasons under Coach Bob Rozanski. Although he has played a part in several sports programs, most associate Coach Cleary with the Serra Catholic Lady Eagles. He has led the girls’ basketball team for 31 seasons. Combined, his teams have won 15 section titles, four WPIAL Championships, the PIAA Championship, and just this year, he celebrated his 600th win. Mr. Cleary continues to serve on the WPIAL Board of Directors and the PIAA. Board of Directors.
Continuing in the Franciscan tradition, Mr. Cleary has given back to the community over the years, often serving as a volunteer baseball coach for the White Oak Athletic Association. He is an active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in North Huntingdon. Mr. Cleary and his wife, Maureen, have been married for 38 years. Together, they have two sons, Brandon and Jordan, who both graduated from Serra. They are also loving grandparents to Riley.
On Wednesday, May 9th Saint Anthony and Serra students competed in the Inclusive games. It was a great day and three pairs won their events. The students were incredible and truly showed their school spirit. Congratulations to everyone on a good day!
Thanks to the Serra Catholic band students who mentored St. Therese and St. Agnes band students grades 3rd-8th in preparation for their spring concert.
Serra Catholic Prom - May 4, 2018
Congratulations to Olivia D’Andrea and Vincent Capozzolo who were names our 2018 Prom Court Queen and King. The prom was held at the Sunset Room in Elizabeth, PA. The students enjoyed a wonderful evening of food, fun and dancing.
Congratulations to Serra senior, Elizabeth Laman! Elizabeth's t-shirt design was selected for this year's EITC rally in Harrisburg! She beat out more than 25 students from across the state. Elizabeth, Ian Pribanic, & Jacob Boboige traveled to the state capitol to celebrate!
Congratulations to Theresa Terlecki who signed his letter of intent to play softball at Penn State.
Congratulations to Evan Honick who signed his letter of intent to play football at Mercyhurst.
Physics 5 – Noah South
Noah South participates in class and is always willing to help struggling students to understand the concepts being covered in class. He is an excellent student and always gives his best effort within physics class. Continue the great work!
Chemistry 3-Easan Tang
It is my honor to announce Easan Tang as our Student of the Month for April. Easan is a student that continues to show dedication to her studies. Before and after every quiz you will find Easan in my room asking questions. This occurs no matter the grade on the exam. It has been a pleasure to have Easan in my chemistry classroom this year. Keep up the hard work, and love for learning.
Chemistry 5-Joseph Ragan
For the month of April, I would like to honor Joe as our Student of the Month in chemistry. This year Joe has had outstanding attendance, is always prompt, stays focused on the tasks in-front of him, and is always prepared for class or exams. His focus on his education is definitely something to be recognized. Great work Joe, keep it up!
Bio 5 - Dom Puzzanchera
Dom is an inquisitive student in biology who always asks high level, pertinent questions. He also excels in lab situations not only because of his knowledge and skills, but because he is willing and able to work in any group that he chooses or is assigned. Thanks for your flexibility and communication skills Dom!
Bio 3 - Nina Fassinger
Nina is a natural leader in her class as she not only leads by example, but also literally takes charge in group work and lab situations. She readily volunteers what she discovers, but also makes sure that all those around her understand what is going on as well. Thanks for your hard work and dedication to those around you Nina!
Congratulations! 2018 Prom Court
Congratulations to our 2018 Prom Court. From left to right: .Vinny Capozzolo, Olivia D'Andrea, Ben Bowen, Madette Kusic, Lexi Meder, Zack Bowen, Emma Peoples, Nate Piontka, Savannah Staab and Nate McCullough
Your Serra Catholic Eagles Softball Team defeated Sto-Rox 15-0 in 4 innings yesterday afternoon. The offense was led by Nina Grandey who went 2 for 4 with a home-run and 5 RBI. Rebekah Pais had a home-run with 3 RBI and Lizzie Fite went 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI. Maddie Carr and Isabella Countryman both picked up two hits and Elise Winkler had a hit and a RBI. Natalia Petzel and Jennifer Waller picked up their first hit, and RBI, of their high school careers and Nichole Maleski picked up her first career RBI. Lizzie Fite picked up her 2nd victory of the season. During the contest Nina Grandey stole her 21st and 22nd bases of the year, tying the school record for most steals in a season.
Your Serra Catholic Softball Team defeated the Brentwood Spartans 7-4 on Friday afternoon. The offense was led by Nina Grandey who went 3 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBI and Teresa Terlecki who went 3 for 3 with a RBI. Rebekah Pais and Maddie Carr both finished 2 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBI a piece, and Elizabeth Quattrone went 2 for 2. Pais picked up her sixth victory of the year while striking out 9. The Eagles are back in action on Monday, April 30th when they host Riverview.
Congratulations to Nina Grandey who was named Female Athlete of the Week by the Mon Valley Independent.
Congratulations to the Serra Catholic cast and crew of Cinderella for a wonderful production number. Click here to view the Mon Valley Independent Article from April 17, 2018.
The track team concluded the regular season yesterday at Southmoreland in the rain. In poor conditions, John Cardo placed first in the shot put with a throw of 42‘7“. Ava Dzurenda finished second in the mile in first in the 2 mile. Lukas Dunaway finished with a personal record in first place in the mile. RJ Kenney finished first in the 100, Mya Poziviak finished first in the 800 and Ivie Harris Took second in the 200.
Congratulations to the seniors who concluded the final track meet. Several students will be competing at the West Mifflin Invitational on May 8 and the WPIAL championship on May 17.
Your Serra Catholic Eagles lost to Chartiers-Houston, 14-1, yesterday afternoon. Nina Grandey went three for three with a run scored and three stolen bases. Rebekah Pais went two for two with a RBI and two stolen bases. The Eagles are back in action this afternoon when they travel to Carlynton.
Congratulations to Shannon Sullivan who signed her letter of intent to attend Westminster College in Fall 2018.
Lady Eagles Fall to Sewickley Academy
Last year the Serra Softball team dropped a heart breaker to Sewickley Academy 4-3 in 10 innings. On Friday afternoon, this year's incarnation of the Eagles, exacted their revenge defeating the Panthers 14-0 in six innings. The Eagles' offense was led by Nina Grandey who went 4 for 5 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI and 3 stolen bases and Rebekah Pais who went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI and 3 runs scored. Lexxie Fite went 2 for 4, belting a three run homerun to deep center in the 6th inning and Isabella Countryman who went 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI. Lizzie Fite and Natalie Tom both picked up a double with two runs scoring on Tom's hit. Maddie Carr, Elizabeth Quattrone and Theresa Terlecki would pick up a RBI a piece. Rebekah Pais registered her 5th victory on the season striking out 12. Nina Grandey would pick up 3 strikeouts in a relief appearance. The Eagles are back in action this afternoon when they take on Chartiers-Houston at Lake Emilie Field.
Your Serra Catholic Softball Team took on the Rebels of Seton LaSalle yesterday afternoon. The Rebels jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. The Eagles did not respond until the top of the fourth inning when Nina Grandey smacked a one out triple to left field, and then scored on a throwing error to bring the score to 1-1. The Eagles took a one run lead when Theresa Terlecki led off the inning with a double. Hayley McCullough running for Terlecki, would later score on a Micayla Kelly single. In the bottom half of the inning the Rebels would tie the score 2-2 and that is where that's where it would remain until the bottom of the seventh when Seton would score two runs on a walk off home run. Final score was Seton 4 and Serra 2. Maddie Carr went 2 for 4 and Rebekah Pais finished the game with 8 strikeouts. The Eagles are back in action this afternoon when they take on the Brentwood Spartans at home.
Your Serra Catholic Eagles Softball Team traveled on Friday, to take on the Chargers of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Lexxie Fite started off the scoring in the top of the third when she had a lead off walk and later made her way around the bases and finally stealing home. In the the top of the fourth Liz Quattrone led off with a single. She was moved to second on a Theresa Terlecki sacrifice bunt and then scored all the way from second on a hit and run ground out by Natalie Tom. The Chargers would tie the game 2-2 in the bottom of the fourth but the Eagles would respond immediately. In the top of the fifth inning Nina Grandey, who walked earlier in the inning, scored on a Rebekah Pais double. Hayley McCullough, running for Pais, then scored when Isabella Countryman smoked a triple to left field. Countryman would later pad the lead by stealing home. The Charges would put up one more run in the bottom of the fifth bringing the score to 5-3. However, Rebekah Pais would close the door on the Charges the rest of the way striking out six of the final ten batters. Pais would finish with 16 strikeouts, matching the single game strikeout record that she set just the day before. The Eagles added three more runs for good measure in the top of the seventh, when Nina Grandey and Lizzie Fite singled and then scored on an Isabella Countryman hit to right field. Countryman would come home herself on a Theresa Terlecki single. Final score was 8-3. The Eagles travel to Seton La-Salle this afternoon.
The Serra Catholic Track team competed in a 6 team meet yesterday at GCC. The girls swept Monessen and Trinity Christian while the boys lost to both teams, including a heart-breaker to Monessen by 2 points. Here are the overall results from yesterday's individuals: Taylor Andreaknic and Ivie Harris 2nd and 3rd overall in the 100 meter dash, Ava Dzurenda 1st in the mile, 400 meter relay was 2nd, Emma Nilson 1st in the 400 meter dash, Harris 2nd in the 200 meter, Dzurenda 1st in the two mile, 1600 meter relay 1st, Lexi Meder 2nd in shot, Anna Edmundson 3rd in shot, Anna first in discus, Lexi 3rd in Discus, and Anna 3rd in javelin. For the boys, 3rd overall in the 2 mile relay, Chris Salemi 2nd in the 400 meter dash, AJ Lubinsky 3rd in 300 meter hurdles, Lukas Dunaway 2nd in the 2 mile, John Cardo first in shot put, Joe Goldstein 3rd in discus, and John Cardo 3rd in javelin.
Your Serra Catholic Eagles softball team defeated the Bulldogs of Carlynton 5 to 1 on Thursday in section play. The Eagles offense was silent for the first two innings but thanks to stellar pitching from Rebekah Pais the Bulldogs were also kept off the scoreboard. In the bottom of the third Maddie Carr got the offense going with the first of her three slap singles and then scored all the way from first when Nina Grandey, who would finish the day 3 for 4, roped a triple to right center. The Eagles put up a second run in the bottom of the fourth when Rebekah Pais smoked a solo homer to straight away center. Carlynton scored one run in the top of the sixth to bring the score to 2 to 1. The Eagles responded in kind in the bottom of the sixth when Elizabeth Quattrone led off the inning with a walk and then scored when Isabella countryman tripled. Lexie Fite then drove Countryman in on a triple of her own and later scored herself when she stole home plate. That brought the score to a 5-1 score leading into the top of the seventh. The Eagles were then able to shut down the Bulldogs 1, 2, 3. Rebekah Pais set a new single game school record by striking out 16 batters
Thirty-two students from Serra Catholic competed in Technology Student Associations TEAMS competition on March 6th at Upper Saint Clair High School. The theme for this year’s competition was Engineering a Greener World. Click here for the results.
Congratulations to all of our participants.
Congratulations to Serra Catholic senior Olivia D’Andrea who signed her letter of intent to attend Allegheny College in Fall 2018.
The Science Department presents the science student of the month which showcases our Physics, Bio, and Chemistry students. Listed below are our students for the month of March, 2018.
Bio 5 - Josh DeLia
Josh is a polite student who always goes out of his way to remain organized, punctual, and respectful. He is quick to participate in class, no matter what we are doing and his work ethic is top notch. Keep up the good work Josh!
Bio 3 - Joe Gaydos
Joe is always asking questions to confirm his understanding of biology or to clear up any misconceptions that he has concerning the world around him. He accepts constructive suggestions well and always learns from both his triumphs and his mistakes as he truly seeks to grasp every topic that we cover in class. Congrats Joe!
I'm excited to announce Lauren as our Student of the Month for March. Lauren is a student that is always in the classroom before the bell rings, starts her work as soon as she is seated, and listens intently throughout a lesson. It's a pleasure to have her in my classroom.
Jacob shows dedication to all things he is involved in. In chemistry, he shows his commitment to success by always being prompt, prepared, polite, and productive. Jacob works diligently everyday, never hesitates to ask questions, and is always putting forth his best efforts in all tasks he completes. It is my honor to nominate him for Student of the Month for March.
Physics - 5
Carley is April's Physics student of the month. She comes to physics class every day prepared and motivated. Carley shows willingness to help her classmates and her work ethic is unparalleled. Congrats Carley!
The Serra Prom will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 (there is no school that day)!. The prom will be held at the Sunset Room in Elizabeth and will run from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Promenade is at 4:00 pm in the Serra gymnasium. The students are to arrive at 3:30 in the cafeteria. Cost of the prom is $150/Couple or $75/Single
Congratulations to Lady Eagle basketball players Gigi Mele-Madigan and Rylan German who were selected to the Mon Valley Independent newspaper's Stellar 6 all- star team. Gigi was a second team selection and Rylan was a third team selection.
Congratulations to Jimmy Moon. Jimmy was Mon Valley Independent Player of the Year and 1st Team Super 6 Mon Valley. Jimmy averaged 16.1 points and 12.3 rebounds per game this year. Congratulations also to Malik Edmundson for being named to the 2nd Team Super 6 Mon Valley Team. Malik averaged 13.7 points per game this season.
The Diocese of Pittsburgh's longtime radio program promoting the important work of Catholic education has returned to the airwaves on a new station, under a new name. "Catholic Education Plus," hosted by Father Tom Burke, airs every other Sunday morning from 6:30- 7:00 a.m. on KDKA-AM. His first guest on March 18 was Bishop David Zubik.
Please click on and save the link below to listen to the program. The next broadcast is April 1: ://kdkaradio.radio.com/media/podcast/catholic-education-plus
Your Serra Catholic Eagles Softball Team defeated the Indians of Penn Hills 17 to 3 on Monday in scrimmage play. The offense was led by Liz Quattone who smacked a 3 run homer in the top of the second inning. Lizzie Fite collected 3 RBI and Rebekah Pais hit a double with a RBI. Maddie Carr had 2 RBI and 2 stolen bases and Nina Grandey picked up a RBI and 2 stolen bases. Theresa Terlecki, Bella Countryman and Lexi Fite had 2 RBI apiece. On the mound Rebekah Pais struck out 6 and gave up no earned runs in route to the victory. In the field Lexi Fite grabbed a fast line drive while playing short and Natalie Tom threw a runner out at second from behind the plate.
The Science Department is instituting science student of the month to showcase our Physics, Bio, and Chemistry students. Listed below is the inaugural group for February.
Physics 5: Evan McLoughlin
Evan McLoughlin always goes above and beyond on his physics assignments. He takes his time to think about his answers and provide the most detailed answers he can. Evan participates in class and works well with his classmates. He is willing to help struggling students participate and understand the concepts being covered in class. Congrats Evan, keep up the outstanding work!
Chem 3: Brianna Jones
Bri is a very diligent, dedicated student. When she is absent she is always emailing or stopping in to discuss what she missed or when she could make up a quiz. Bri stays active in class, helps others in her group, and is always prompt and prepared. I’m happy to nominate Bri as Student of the Month for Chemistry.
Chem 5: Rebecca Sullivan
Becca is an extremely engaged chemistry student. She is always prepared with not only the materials she needs for class but questions. Becca is always positive, polite, considerate, and inquisitive. It is my pleasure to nominate her for student of the month.
Bio 3: Kayla Likar
Kayla always maintains an upbeat attitude no matter what we are doing in Biology. She is always striving to learn the material at hand and will help any other classmate that she can. She is very concerned about her assignments for class and lab, especially when she is absent. Furthermore, she always tries to tie our lessons into real life experiences and examples. Great job Kayla!
Bio 5: John Pawlak
John is exceedingly conscientious and polite both in the biology classroom and out. He is one of few students that is aware of the science that is going on around him and makes it a point to comment or ask questions about the science he encounters in his daily life. He displays true inquiry and problem solving skills. Keep up your scientific curiosity John!
The girls basketball team will play Reynolds High School on Friday , March 9 in the first round of the PIAA playoffs. Game time is 6:00 pm. at Sharon High School. Tickets are on sale in the main office during school hours. Adults are $6.00 and students $3.00.
On Sat Feb 24, the Serra Science Bowl team consisting of Olivia D'Andrea, Clara Almeter, Michael Gerbi, Joey Edmunston, and Logan Kearns competed at the Southwestern PA Science Bowl at CCAC South.
They played very close matches against Baldwin, Bethel Park, and Upper St. Clair, and were nearly tied with Alderdice (who went on to win the championship) at halftime of that game. Most excitingly, they had an upset win over last year's champion, North Allegheny.
Recently the members of the Serra Student Government spent a day volunteering at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne. The students had a very productive day by scooping, bagging and packaging a whopping 3,000lbs of honey corn cereal for local food pantries! If you are interested in making a difference and getting involved with the fight against hunger, please visit their website for more information...https://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/
On Sat Feb 24, the Serra Science Bowl team consisting of Olivia D'Andrea, Clara Almeter, Michael Gerbi, Joey Edmunston, and Logan Kearns competed at the Southwestern PA Science Bowl at CCAC South.
They played very close matches against Baldwin, Bethel Park, and Upper St. Clair, and were nearly tied with Alderdice (who went on to win the championship) at halftime of that game. Most excitingly, they had an upset win over last year's champion, North Allegheny.
Congratulations to Cameron Munsie and Shelby Schneider who qualified for the bowling regional championships on Friday, March 9th at Princess Lanes.
Tickets for the girls and boys basketball playoffs are on sale in the school main office from 8 am to 2 pm this week. Ticket prices are adults- $7 and student- $5. No student tickets will be sold at the game.
The girls will play Greensburg Central Catholic on Thursday at Fox Chapel High School. Game time is 6:30 pm.
The boys will play Chartiers-Houston game on Friday at Peters Township at 8:00 pm.
Come out and support our Eagles!
Our upcoming basketball game(s) are available for fans to purchase tickets online through GoFan. Fans simply buy tickets online and present their phones at the gate for a simple entry - no scanning required.
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The boys basketball team finished the regular season with a 58-51 win over Eden Christian to improve to 18-4 overall. Leading the way was Jimmy Moon with 24 points and 18 rebounds. Nate McCullough had 9 points including 3 3 pointers and Khalil Smith added 8 and Malik Edmundson had 7. The boys next game will be in either the 1st Round of the WPIAL playoffs or the Quarterfinals.
The Lady Eagle basketball team was defeated by West Mifflin on Monday night 67-51. Top scorers were: Rayna Andrews with 15 points, Gigi Mele-Madigan with 11 and Grace Navarro with 10.
The Serra/Elizabeth Forward hockey team won last night by the score of 3-2 in a shootout against Kennedy Catholic. Goals were scored by Joe Goldstein, Matt Ulishney, and Tayte Donavan scored the shootout winner. Ty Barkley stood tall in net making 61 saves for the win.
The Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Carmichaels last night 74-31 to claim a share of the section 3-AA title. Leading the attack were: Rylan German with 16 points; Izzy Caruso and Shannon Sullivan with 12 points and Rayna Andrews has 10. The JV Lady Eagles defeated Carmichaels 41-18. Chloe Honick had 10 points.
This past weekend we had two of our sophomores travel to Duquesne University for the 84th Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Competition. At this event, our students presented their research they completed on a topic of their choosing. We'd like to congratulate Anna Osinski with her third place win, and Hailey Reitter on her second place win. Great work Ladies.
The Serra Catholic/Elizabeth Forward hockey team defeated Central Valley 4-3 last night. Leading the Weagles offense was Mike Vasko with 3 goals and an assist, Matt Ulishney and Matt Hickey with 2 assists, and Joey Goldstein with a goal. The team will play their Senior night game on Thursday February 8th against Kennedy Catholic.
The Lady Eagle basketball team was defeated by Beth-Center last night 48-37. Leading the attack were Gigi Mele-Madigan with 13 points and Shannon Sullivan with 10 rebounds. The JV Lady Eagle lost to Beth-Center 27-20. Top scorer was Hayley McCullough with 7 points.
The girls won 1 out of 3 matches against East Allegheny and the boys lost all 3 games. High scores for the girls Shelby Schneider 174, Mo Scherer 130 and Rachel Mejalli 127. High scores for the boys Cameron Muncie 235, Cameron Copeland 189, and John Ganiear 143.
The boys basketball team improved to 8-1 in section and 15-2 overall with a 72-42 win at Summit Academy. The boys outscored Summit 22-2 in the second quarter. Leading the way was Jimmy Moon with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Malik Edmundson had 14 and Khalil Smith had 11. The Eagles are tied for first place with Jeannette. The Eagles play Jeannette at home on Friday. JV plays at 6:00 pm with Varsity playing at 7:30 pm.
The Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Jeannette last night 72-42. Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews with 17 points-12 rebounds; Gigi Mele-Madigan with 11 points - 8 assists and Rylan German with 11 points. The JV Lady Eagles defeated Jeannette 57-28.Top scorer was Hayley McCullough with 12 points.
The Lady Eagle basketball team was defeated by Greensburg Central Catholic on Saturday 67-45. Leading the attack were Gigi Mele-Madigan and Rylan German with 11 points each. The girls return to action tonight as they play Jeannette. Game times are JV- 6 and Varsity-7:30. W
We would like to congratulate JaQuae Jackson for making first team all state defensive back for the PA football news state AA team. JaQuae finished the year as the leading receiver in the three rivers conference and was also first-team all conference as a defensive back.
The girls and boys bowling team lost their matches against Gateway. High scores for the boys Cameron Munsie with 240, Cameron Copeland with 165 and Harrison Potts with 145. High scores for the girls were Shelby Schneider with 223, Rachel Mejalli with 144 and Mo Scherer with 139.
The serra catholic girls swim team swam against Ringgold last night. We would like to congratulate the 200 medley relay for their second place thanks to Lauren Karp, Hailey Reitter and Lexi Meder. Also, Lexi Meder finished strong in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke taking 2nd place in both. Hailey Reitter finished 3rd in the 50 freestyle & Lauren Karp finished 3rd in the 100 breaststroke. The girls return to the pool today against Seton la Salle at Key Stone Oaks.
Congratulations to Coach Bill Cleary on his 600th win against Mapletown on Friday, Jan. 19th. Coach Cleary has been been coaching the Lady Eagles for 31 seasons.
Click here to read the article on Mr. Cleary from TribLive.
Congratulations to Ashley Howard who was received the KDKA Extra Effort Award from Bob Pompeani. The award honors students who excel in the classroom, the field, and through their communities. Click here to view the video.