St. Peter Alum Florence Lacey in "A Little Night Music" - Sept. 23, 2017

posted Aug 7, 2017, 10:49 AM by Sandra Barbieri   [ updated Aug 7, 2017, 10:53 AM ]

Do you remember Florence Lacey and all of her starring roles in the musicals at Serra High School in the 60’s.  Some of us followed her Broadway career as she portrayed Eva Peron in Evita, Irene Molloy in Hello, Dolly!  and many more roles!  Florence Lacey’s newest role is Madame Armfeldt in Signature Theatre’s production of A Little Night Music, in Arlington, VA.

 Cheryl Walter, St. Peter Class of 1968 contacted Flo to see if she could join the group if we were able to come to a performance and she said YES!  We coordinated a date and she’s so excited to have her St. Peter’s “girls” and Serra “boys” come down to Virginia.

They are leaving on Saturday morning, Sept. 23 and seeing the show that evening.  On Saturday there is a tour of the Arlington Cemetery.  It is a bus tour of the cemetery so no one will have to walk very far (unless they choose to).  Accommodations is at the Springhill Suites in Old Alexandria.  Breakfast is included in the stay.

 Dinner on Sept. 23rd is at the Samuel Beckett Irish Pub in Shirlington, VA.  It's in walking distance of the theater and Flo is going to come and meet us for dinner. The Tickets for “A Little Night Music” are Orchestra and Front mezz seats.   Afterwards Flo will join us in the Lounge for a night cap.

Sunday Morning Mass is Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.  There will be time for a self guided tour of the facility and lunch at their cafeteria (on your own).  Mass is at 10:15 am.  On Sunday afternoon everyone will have a choice of either going to one of the Smithsonians or a walking tour of the monuments. 

Bus, hotel, breakfast, theater tickets, dinner (including tax and tip) and bus tour of Arlington Cemeter are all included.  The cost is $265 per person in a quad room, $275 per person in a triple room and $295 per person in a double room.  The rooms have 2 double beds and a pull out coach in each room.  The bus will be leaving from the Irwin Turnpike Exit.  Parking is available at the North Huntingdon Walmart Super Center.  

If you live in the Washington, DC area and would like to have dinner and theater tickets, please contact Cheryl Walter.

Click here to download the reservation form.

It doesn’t have to be limited to St. Peter or Serra Alums.  They can open it up to anyone who wants to join them.  Send me an e-mail at:  cheryl@norwinexpress.com or call, 724-433-0087 and let me know if you think you’re going.  Florence is really looking forward to seeing us.

Looking forward to “A Little Night Music”,

Cheryl Brabender Walter

St. Peter’s Class of 1968


Position Open for Director of Communications and Events Coordinator

posted Jul 25, 2017, 5:25 AM by Sandra Barbieri

Serra Catholic High School has an opening for Director of Communications and Events Coordinator.  The individual will be chiefly responsible for the publication of the school’s biannual alumni newsletter, frequent postings on various social media, and coordination of major events such as the annual gala.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Tim Chirdon (Principal) at chirdont@serrahs.org.



Serra Catholic Road to Trail Cross Country 5K Race and Walk

posted Jul 7, 2017, 10:47 AM by Sandra Barbieri   [ updated Jul 7, 2017, 10:49 AM ]

It's a great way to network with past and present alumni as well as make new friends. Walk or run the course for $25. 


Vote JaQuae Jackson & Khalil Smith to the Kennywood Preseason All Star Team

posted Jul 7, 2017, 4:42 AM by Sandra Barbieri

JaQuae Jackson and Khalil Smith were placed on the offensive ballot for the Kennywood Preseason All Star Team. We can vote one time per day through July 15th. The link to the voting site is: http://www.msasports.net/form/msa-sports-kennywood-2017-all-star-preseason-football-team-ballot-offense

Please vote as many times as you can, and let's get these boys and the team some great preseason recognition!
JaQuae is listed under the Wide Receiver category.
Khalil is listed under the Running Back category.

Host Family Needed

posted Jun 29, 2017, 9:33 AM by Sandra Barbieri

Serra is working with a new organization, Ivy International Group in relation to our Chinese students.  They are looking for a host family for the 17-18 school year.  Listed below is the information regarding hosting:

A host family is needed for a male student from China who will be completing his junior year at Serra Catholic High School.  He is always eager to help in any way he can and is smiling in the meantime.  He is a hard worker, has a sweet disposition, and is eager to become a member of your family.  He is fully insured and has his own spending money for personal items.  The host family provides room and board, a loving family atmosphere and receives a generous monthly hosting stipend.  If you have room in your heart and home for Leo, please contact Mandy (Qin) Yao at qyao@usivy.net or (814)-341-2358.


Congratulations! 2017 White Oak Rotary Scholarship Award Recipients

posted Jun 9, 2017, 10:03 AM by Sandra Barbieri

Congratulations to the following students who were recipients of the White Oak Rotary Scholarships.  They were presented their awards at the June meeting and dinner of the White Oak Rotary.  Congratulations again to:  Ashley Astle; Daniel Barbieri; Sarah Belback; Kevin Jerome; Neil Hartnett; Kaylee Schoy; Alexa Wilner.

Avery Boea-Gisler Wins 2nd Place Silver at WPIAL Track Championships

posted May 23, 2017, 1:09 PM by Sandra Barbieri

Congratulations to Avery Boea-Gisler for placing 5th in the 200 meter dash and winning 2nd place Silver in the 400 meter dash at the WPIAL Track Championships.  Good luck at States this weekend!!

Serra Eagles Softball Season Comes to End Against South Side Beaver

posted May 19, 2017, 4:15 AM by Sandra Barbieri

Your Serra Catholic Eagles Softball Team's season came to an end yesterday afternoon when they were defeated by the South Side Beaver Rams 9-0.  

The Eagles finished 10-7 overall, second place in their section, and made it to the second round of the playoffs.  

Career Achievements for our graduating seniors were as follows:

Lauren Kolenik set a new Serra Catholic Record when she finished her career with a.494 batting average, the highest in school history. Simone Jahn's 63 runs scored, over her career, is the fourth highest in school history and her 49 stolen bases, over the span of her career, is third best in school history. 

Single Season Achievements: 

Simone Jahn set the single season stolen base record this year with 22.  Simone's 23 runs scored was the sixth best in school history. Lauren Kolenik's season average of .500 was the sixth best single season average in school history, and her on base percentage of .583 and .750 slugging percentage were both the seventh best in school history.  Nina Grandey finished with multiple single season achievements, including 22 runs scored, ninth best in school history, 24 hits which was seventh best, 27 RBIs - second best, and her .886 slugging percentage was fifth best in school history.  Lizzie Fite's seven victories was tied for sixth best and her 3.25 ERA  was fourth best in school history, and Maddie Carr's twenty RBIs was tenth best in school history.

Congratulations on a successful season! GO EAGLES!

Mario Kart Fundraiser Tournament Results

posted May 17, 2017, 5:25 AM by Sandra Barbieri

Congratulations to the finalists of yesterday's Mario Kart Tournament fundraiser.  The final four will consist of Logan Kearns, Mario Sciacca, Rodney Burgwin and Ryan Gaydos.  

A  heartfelt "thank you" to everyone who participated and donated to a worthy cause for the Interact Club.

Serra Eagles Softball Win First Round of WPIAL Playoff Action

posted May 17, 2017, 4:20 AM by Sandra Barbieri

Your Serra Catholic Eagles Softball Team defeated the Vikings of Apollo-Ridge 9-6, in first round WPIAL playoff action, yesterday afternoon.  The Eagles offense was led by Lauren Kolenik who went three for four with two doubles, two RBIs and one run scored and Nina Grandey who went two for five with a double, a triple, three RBIs and two runs scored. Also, contributing to the offense were Theresa Terlecki who went two for four with two RBIs and Lizzie Fite who went two for four with a double and two runs scored. Simone Jahn finished the day with two runs scored and an RBI.  Ashley Howard picked up an RBI and Sarah Stitch scored a run. Micayla Kelly had three put outs in right field, including a great diving catch in the bottom of the sixth inning.  Lizzie Fite started the game and picked up her seventh victory of the season and Nina Grandey picked up her first save for the season coming in to pitch in relief. The Eagles are back in action Thursday when they will face off against South Side Beaver.  Time and location to be determined. GO EAGLES!!! 

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