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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.

Exam Policy

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

No School

 

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.

Go Eagles!

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.

Serra Girls

1st Place

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

2nd Place

200 Freestyle:  Megan Baur

100 Butterfly:  Zoe Pedos

100 Breaststroke:  Lauren Karp

3rd Place

200 Medley Relay:  Zoe Pedos, Jozie Piccini, Hailey Reitter and Cassie Ward

500 Freestyle:  Dana Weber

Serra Boys

1st Place

200 Medley Relay:  Dan Chirdon, Joe Crossen, Jackson Manns and James Premozic

200 Freestyle:  Jackson Manns

100 Freestyle:  James Premozic

2nd Place

100 Freestyle:  Jackson Manns

100 Backstroke:  Joe Crossen

200 Freestyle Relay:  Dan Chirdon, Joe Crossen, Jackson Manns and James Premozic

3rd Place

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.

Go Eagles!!

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 bushj@serrahs.org.

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:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7urJ_A9cK5zSlgtZXUwYUw3Qk5vZ2ZNZmF1RHh6ZE96bjEw/view?usp=sharing

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

Pep Rally

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

TEXT ALERTS

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.

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PLUS PORTAL ACCOUNTS FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS

Plus Portal

credential information was sent to parents on today (Tuesday) and your student today (Monday).  The link is only

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 barbieris@serrahs.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 clearyw@serrahs.org  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.

Go Eagles!!!!!

      

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.

Go Eagles!!!!

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!!!

 

Shop AmazonSmile and Support Serra Catholic

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Serra every time you shop, at no cost to you.  When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you will find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Serra.  Click here for more information.

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.

Go Eagles!!!

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

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Ben Clark

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!

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Nico Eremic

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!

5 Physics

Jayden Bristol

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!

1 Chemistry

Evelyn Davis

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!

3 Chemistry

Jon Sedlak

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!

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Jaime Dermotta

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.

Go Eagles!

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.

Go Eagles!

Science Student of the Month for March 2019

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Jenna Revak

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!!

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Olivia Nieser

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!

Physics 5

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!

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Alexis Gostkowski

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!

Chemistry 3

Nora Marzaloes

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!

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Nathan Chalus

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.

Go Eagles!

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.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XmIw218fq-nd0T9rhjBMqC23MBs0SWZj/view?usp=sharing

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.

Medal of Honor Scholarship Application

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:

  1.  Complete the application
  2. Submit a resume
  3. Any character letters you can obtain with the application

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.

Go Eagles!

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

Bio 5

Paige Rock

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!

Bio 3

Hunter Carper

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!

Chemistry 1

Matthew Stock

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!

Chemistry 3

Mark Thomas

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.

Chemistry 5

Lindsay Schanck

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!

Physics 5

Lindsey Parry

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

Girl’s Basketball

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.

Boys Basketball

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.

Go Eagles!

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!

Spring Sports Physicals - Due February 26, 2019

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 desalvoc@serrahs.org.

 

Science Student of the Month for January, 2019

Bio 5

Nicholas Brown

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!

Bio 3

Isabella Galiardi

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!

Chemistry 1

Emily Gault

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!

Chemistry 3

Cassius Prentice

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!

Chemistry 5

Kaia Rieger

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!

 

Spiritual Intention for February

Please pray for the Pope’s intention for February:  That victims of human trafficking and violence may find a generous welcome in our community.

Lady Eagles Defeat Jeannette

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!

Girls and Boys Bowling Team Sweep Propel Braddock

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.

Lady Eagles Basketball Defeats Riverview

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!

Girls and Boys Bowling Team Sweeps East Allegheny

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:  Closed Wed., Jan. 30th & Thurs., Jan. 31st

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.

Lady Eagles Varsity and JV Defeat Ellis School

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!

Girls and Boys Bowling Team Beat Propel Andrew Street

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.

Girls Basketball Game Scheduled for 1-28-19 Is Still On

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 Closing at 10:00 am on Monday, January 28th Due to Water Main Break

Serra Catholic will be closing at 10:00 due to a water main break.  

  1. Drivers will be dismissed at 9:30 am.  
  2. Bus riders will be dismissed beginning at 10:00 am.  
  3. Parents can begin picking up their student at any time.  

Thank you.  Stay safe and warm.

Lady Eagles Defeat Winchester-Thurston

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 - WPIAL Boys Basketball Player of the Week

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.

Lady Eagles Defeat Riverview

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!

Bowling Team Loses to McKeesport

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!

Science Students of the Month for December 2018

Biology 5

Andrew Massari

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!

Biology 3

Anthony Cardo

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!

Chemistry 5

Ryan Gedman

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!

Chemistry 3

Matt Mahoney

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!

Chemistry 1

William Capp

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!

Physics 5

Sebastian Darrah

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!

Lady Eagles Take Win Over Springdale

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!

Bowling Team Wins Against Propel Braddock

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!

Lady Eagles Basketball Defeats Winchester Thurston

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.

Go Eagles!

Serra Social Justice Club Visits the Santa House in Market Square

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.  

Bowling - Boys and Girls Teams Sweep East Allegheny

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!

Serra Students Place at the FBLA Regional Conference at St. Vincent

Congratulations to the following students for placing at the FBLA Regional Conference at St. Vincent on Tuesday, December 18th.

1st Place

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

2nd Place

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

3rd Place

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!

Lady Eagles Varsity Victorious Over Brentwood

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.  

Lady Eagles Basketball Defeat Derry

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!

Kentucky Service Trip - A Resounding Success

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.

 

 

Congratulations Julia Stein - International World Jr. Racquetball Champion

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.  

Bowling Team Loses to McKeesport

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 Julia Piccolino - Pennsylvania Volleyball AA All-State Team

Congratulations to Julia Piccolino for making the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association AA All-State Team!  Great job, Julia.

Congratulations Mark Banner - BeeGraphix Finest Defense Player of the Year

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.

Science Students of the Month for November 2018

Biology-5

Logan Hussein

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!

 

Biology-3

Macey McCullough

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!

 

Physics-5

Kayla Kraeuter

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!

 

Chemistry-1

Charles Osborn

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!

 

Chemistry-3

Caitlyn O’Neil

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!

 

Chemistry-5

Joshua Delia

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!

 

Three Rivers Conference All Conference First Team

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.

2018 WPIAL Sportsmanship Summit

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.

Julia Piccolino Signs Letter of Intent

Congratulations to Julia Piccolino who signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Cleveland State.

     

Congratulations to Serra Football Players Elected to 3 Rivers All Conference Team

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 Serra Soccer players selected to Mon Valley Independent Fab 15

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 - Jaime Dermotta

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.

Lady Eagles in 1st Round of 2018 PIAA State Volleyball Playoffs

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.

Serra Football Playoff Hopes End

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 Maddie Carr

Congratulations to Maddie Carr for being awarded the honor of All-WPIAL for girls soccer.  Great work Maddie!

Congratulations Cross Country

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.

Science Students of the Month for October 2018

BIOLOGY-5

Kailey Haughey

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!

 

BIOLOGY-3

Paul Pearson

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!

 

CHEMISTRY-1

Chloe Honick

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!

 

CHEMISTRY-3

Sianna Sullivan

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!

 

CHEMISTRY-5

Jacqueline Moon

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!

 

 PHYSICS-5

Mark Black

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!

Lady Eagles Volleyball Advances to Pennyslvania State Playoffs

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:

First team

Julia Piccolino, Morgan Schoy, Vanessa Tom, Brianna Pasternak

Second Team

Lauren Gaydos, Amelia Bogovich, and Grace Fazio

Third Team

Jenna Gralewski

Great job, ladies!

GoFan for Digital Purchase of Serra 1st Round Playoff Game

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.

 

Online Playoff Ticket Purchase

 

Click on the link below to view how redeem your online tickets.

 

Redeem Online Ticket Info

 

 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 Almeter, Folino, Moon and Salemi

Congratulations to Teddy Almeter, Joey Folino, Jimmy Moon and Chris Salemi for making Boys Soccer All Section!

Volleyball Moves on to Second Round of WPIAL Playoffs Against Neshannock

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!

 

Congratulations to Cross Country for Qualifying for State Championship Meet

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.

Memorial Mass - November 1, 2018

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.

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Congratulations: Girls Soccer

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 Visits Capitol Building

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.

Lady Eagles Volleyball Takes 1st Place at OLSH Tournament

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!

   

Serra Marching Band Places 2nd in Tournament of Bands

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!

Lady Eagles Volleyball Move on to the OLSH Tournament

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)..

Cross Country Competes in Tri-State Cross Country Championships

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.

Lady Eagles Soccer Makes 1st Round WPIAL Playoffs

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.

Lady Eagles Volleyball Takes Section Championship

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!

Girls Soccer Shut-Out East Allegheny

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.

Lady Eagles Volleyball Continue Win Streak

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!

Serra Eagles Defeat South Allegheny

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!

Boys Cross Country Win Mingo Creek Classic

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.

Congratulations!

Winter Clothing Drive - October 15-19, 2018

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.

Cross Country: Girls Take Section Championship/Boys Have a Win over Seton LaSalle

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 .

September 2018 Science Students of the Month

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.
Bio 5
Aubree Arelt
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!

Bio 3
Zachary Weber
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!

Chemistry 1
Gabrielle Liberatore
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!


Chemistry 3
Madison Buhaly
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!

Chemistry 5
Serafina Szarmach
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.

Physics 5
Julia Stein
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!

Serra Cross Country - Girls XC Win 1st Ever Section Championship

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.

Eagles Football Beat Brentwood

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!

Open House - Thursday, October 11, 2018

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 the 2018 Homecoming Queen and King

Congratulations to our 2018 Homecoming Queen, Sarah Indyk and Homecoming King, Khalil Smith!

Congratulations to our 2018 Homecoming Court

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

Serra Marching Band Rita’s Italian Ice Fundraiser

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.

Volleyball Continues Winning Streak Against South Allegheny

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!

Cross Country Place at the PIAA Foundation Meet in Hershey

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.

Eagles Football Defeats Carlynton

The Eagles got back to winning ways Friday night with a 35–15 win over Carlynton. The defense forced a fumble early, and the Eagles capitalized with Pat Brennan connecting with Noah South from 12 yards out for the first score of the game. The defense stood tall on the next series when Nate Greenlee recovered a fumble and return it for a touchdown. On the following possession of Armani Johnson blocked and recovered a punt for a touchdown to give the Eagles a 21 to 7 lead. Following half time, Matt Ulishney returned a kickoff, and Ray Holmes closed out the scoring with a 1 yard touchdown run. Mark Banner led the defense with 13 tackles, while Khalil Smith at 10. The Eagles return home again this Friday night for the homecoming game against Burgettstown at 7 o’clock. Thank you to all the fans that stayed through the driving rain! Go Eagles!

Lady Eagles Volleyball Defeats Seton LaSalle

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

Cross Country Continues Streak with Wins over Bishop Canevin & Keystone Oaks

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

Girls Soccer Win Games Over Weekend

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.

Cross Country Competes in Saucony Kiski Invitational

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.

Serra Band Wins 1st Place in their class at East Allegheny Tournament

"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!!

Dig Pink Volleyball Match and T-Shirt

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”.

Lady Eagles JV and Varsity Volleyball Take a Win Over Washington

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!

Cross Country Opens Section Season With Wins

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

Lady Eagles Volleyball Win/Loss Against North Catholic

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!

Serra Band Places 1st in Penn Township Tournament

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!

JV Lady Eagles Take 2nd Place in Peters Township Tournament

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!

Lady Eagles Defeat Keystone Oaks in Volleyball Season Opener

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!

Girls Soccer Beats Riverview

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.

Cross Country Invitational

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.

Boy’s Soccer Game Cancelled - Monday, September 4th

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.

Eagles Football Overpower Ellwood City

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!”

Serra Eagles Defeat Yough Cougars

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!”

Football “Serra Tough” T-Shirt/Hoodie Fundraiser

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 momichh@serrahs.org.

Thank you so much in advance for your support!  GO EAGLES!

SERRA CROSS COUNTRY TEAM LOOKING FOR RUNNERS!

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.

What is Cross Country? Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race over natural terrain such as dirt or grass. In high schools races are generally 3.1 miles. We run our races in White Oak Park.

Who competes? Everyone that’s on the team runs. Unlike other team sports no one sits “the bench”

When are practices?  Currently voluntary practices are Monday’s and Wednesday’s at white oak park from 5-6pm. Come when you can and give it a try.

Once school starts practices are after school  from 2:45-4:30 M-F.

When are races? Section races are on Tuesday’s and there are a few larger “invitational races” on Saturdays.

Benefits of running: cross country running is a great way to get in shape for other sports.  It will help you strengthen your legs while increasing endurance. Many of our runners the past 4 years couldn't run even 1 mile at the beginning of the season. Towards the end of the season 5 mile runs were easy.

GET IN THE BEAT SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE!

Gain confidence, have fun!

If you’d like to give cross country a try or have questions please call coach Brian Dzurenda @412-370-3875.

Congratulations to Madison Carr and Jaime Dermotta

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.

Serra Baseball vs. Cardinal Wuerl in the WPIAL Class 2-A Championships

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!

William J. Cleary Named 2018 Commencement Speaker

                        

             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.

 

Saint Anthony Inclusive Games

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!

   

Serra Band Mentors Students for Spring Concert

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.

 

 

EITC T-Shirt Contest Winner - Elizabeth Laman

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!

Theresa Terlecki Signs Letter of Intent

Congratulations to Theresa Terlecki who signed his letter of intent to play softball at Penn State.

Evan Honick Signs Letter of Intent

Congratulations to Evan Honick who signed his letter of intent to play football at Mercyhurst.

 

April 2018 - Science Students of the Month

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

Lady Eagles Win Over Sto-Rox

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.  

Lady Eagles Lose to Riverview

The Serra Catholic Softball Team lost to Riverview yesterday afternoon 7-5.  Maddie Carr scored two runs and stole home and Rebekah Pais hit a two run homer in the losing effort. Also, Nina Grandey went 2 for 4 and Lizzie Fite had a double.  The Eagles travel to Sto-Rox this afternoon.

Lady Eagles Softball Win over Brentwood Spartans

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 - Female Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Nina Grandey who was named Female Athlete of the Week by the Mon Valley Independent.

Congratulations to Cinderella Cast & Crew        

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.  

Track Concludes Regular Season With Good Showing at Southmoreland

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.

Lady Eagles Lose to Chartiers-Houston

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.    

Shannon Sullivan Signs Letter of Intent

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.

Lady Eagles Lose to Seton LaSalle Rebels

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.

Lady Eagles Softball Defeat Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chargers

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.

Serra Track Team Competed at 6 Team Meet at GCC

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.

Lady Eagles Softball Defeat the Carlynton Bulldogs

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

The 2018 TEAMS Results Are In

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.

Olivia D’Andrea Signs Letter of Intent to Allegheny College

Congratulations to Serra Catholic senior Olivia D’Andrea who signed her letter of intent to attend Allegheny College in Fall 2018.

       

Science Students of the Month - March, 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!

Chemistry-5

Lauren Karp

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.

Chemistry-3

Jacob Provident

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!

Serra Prom - Friday, May 4, 2018

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

German and Mele-Madigan Selected to Mon Valley Independent Stellar 6 All-Star Team

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.

Jimmy Moon - Mon Valley Independent Player of the Year/1st Team Super 6 and Malik Edmundson to 2nd Team Super 6

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.

Catholic Education Plus Podcast Returns

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

Lady Eagles Softball Defeats Penn Hills Indians

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.

Science Students of the Month - February, 2018

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!

Girls Basketball Team Scheduled to Play Reynolds  in 1st Round of PIAA Playoffs

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.

Go Eagles!

Serra Science Bowl

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.

Serra Student Government Volunteers at Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank

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/

 

 

Serra Students Participate in Southwestern PA Science Bowl

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.

Munsie and Schneider Qualify for Regional Bowling Championships

Congratulations to Cameron Munsie and Shelby Schneider who qualified for the bowling regional championships on Friday, March 9th at Princess Lanes.  

Serra Boys and Girls Basketball in WPIAL Quarterfinals

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!

WPIAL Digital Ticketing

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.

Click on the link below to purchase tickets.

School Link: https://gofan.co/app/school/PA6555?

Boys Basketball Team Secure 1st Round Play-off Spot

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.

Lady Eagles Basketball Lose to West Mifflin

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.

Serra/Elizabeth Forward Hockey Win With Shoot-Out Against Kennedy Catholic

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.

Lady Eagles Defeat Carmichaels

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.

Congratulations to Anna Osinski and Hailey Reitter!

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.

Lady Eagles Beats Frazier

The Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Frazier last night 61-48. Leading the attack were: Gigi Mele-Madigan with 19 points - 4 assists; Rylan German with 12 points - 6 steals- 4 assists; Izzy Caruso with 11 points and Shannon Sullivan grabbed 11 rebounds. The JV Lady Eagles defeated Frazier 31-17. Alayna Baughman led the scorers with 5.

Serra Catholic/Elizabeth Forward Hockey Defeats Central Valley

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.

Lady Eagles Lose to Beth-Center

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.

Serra Boys and Girls Bowl Lose Against East Allegheny

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.

Boys Basketball Tie For 1st Place With Win Over Summit Academy

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.

Go Eagles!

Lady Eagles Beat Jeannette

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.

Lady Eagles Lose to GCC

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

Congratulations JaQuae Jackson! Named to First Team All State AA Team

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.

Lady Eagles Defeats Bentworth

The Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Bentworth last night 74-29. Leading the attack were: Rylan German with 16 points; Rayna Andrews with 12 points- 8 rebounds; Emma Nilson grabbed 8 rebounds and Gigi Mele-Madigan had 5 assists.. The girls return to action Saturday at Greensburg Central Catholic . Game time is 2:00.

Girls and Boys Bowling Teams Loses to Gateway

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.

Serra Swim Team Beat Ringgold in Meet

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.

600 Wins - Congratulations to Coach Bill Cleary - Lady Eagles Basketeball

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!  Ashley Howard - KDKA Extra Effort Award

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.  

Lady Eagles Defeat Carmichaels

The Lady Eagle basketball team defeated Carmichaels last night 68-29. Leading the attack were Rayna Andrews with 24 points ; Rylan German with 13 and Emma Nilson grabbed 10 rebounds. The JV girls defeated Carmichaels 38-9. Top scorer was Lindsay De Verse with 13 points.