News and Reminders for Week of March 4, 2024

Miscellaneous Information and Reminders 3-4-24


Upcoming Events:

March 28-April 1, 2024 - Easter Break

April 2-4, 2024 - No School - Teacher Retreat

April 5, 2024 – No School




Financial Aid (FA)


The application is open for the 2024-25 school year and will close on March 15, 2024. The FACTS application is the online tool that is used to apply for financial aid. All families are encouraged to apply for aid. Please note you will not be considered for aid if a FACTS application is not completedYou may access the application online using the link:


Please keep the following things in mind when applying:

  1. A) Families new to FACTS will need to create an account.
  2. B) The cost for the application is $25.00.
  3. C) Make sure toselect the 2024-25school year.
  4. D)You will need to upload your 2023 tax return before March 15th.
  5. E) You should contact Ms. Cassie Fedor, Business Manager ([email protected]) with questions regarding financial aid.


Serra Catholic proudly offers several scholarship opportunities to current students. The deadline for Serra Scholarships is Friday, March 15, 2024. All scholarships must be received in the main office by that date. The following is a list of current scholarships being offered to our students:


  1. Serra Catholic Endowment Scholarship
  2. Serra Catholic Academic Merit Scholarship for Current Students
  3. Serra Catholic Saint Junipero Serra Scholarship
  4. Arnold & Jean Stein Scholarship
  5. Walter & Stefina Ogrodnik Scholarship
  6. The Bruce Michael Guarascio Memorial Scholarship


Criteria and applications can be accessed on our website Once there click on the Admissions Tab, scroll down, click Tuition and Financial Aid, scroll down and to the right click on Scholarships. Click the button for each scholarship you would like to print. Make sure to print a Scholarship Cover page and the Teacher Recommendation page. Please carefully read the directions and criteria for each of the scholarships. Please note that Serra faculty recommendations are submitted online. Contact Mrs. Lyons in the Admissions Office at [email protected] or 412-751-2020 x134 with any questions.


SPRING OPEN HOUSE – Wednesday, March 13th

Please invite any friends or family that have students (5th, 6th, 7th and 8th) beginning to think about high school or students considering transferring to Serra to our Spring Open House, Wednesday, March 13th 6:30-8:00 pmFamilies will have the opportunity to discuss curriculum and extracurricular offerings with our administration, faculty, coaches, and students. Tours will be provided. Please contact Mrs. Lyons, Admissions Director at [email protected] with any questions.

PLACEMENT TEST ~ Saturday, March 16th

If you know of an eighth grade student who is planning on attending Serra for the 2024-25 school year, please let the family know that the placement test for incoming freshmen will be held on Saturday, March 16th  from 8:45-Noon.  For more information please contact

Mrs. Lyons, Admissions Director, at 412-751-2020 x134 or [email protected].

Click here to register for the placement test.


Project Prom 2024


Free Prom Dress Opportunities


Over 3,000 FREE PROM GOWNS... plus shoes and accessories!


NEW this year... TWO LOCATIONS over TWO WEEKENDS (See the attached PDF for details.)


Fri Mar 8 & Sat Mar 9 at North Way Sewickley Valley


Th Apr 11 - Sat Apr 13 at Pittsburgh Indoor Sports Arena\tr


ALL girls are welcome regardless of need! This is just an opportunity to bless everyone!


*** PRO TIP: Dressing Room space is limited... so it is recommended that girls wear leggings and a cami under their clothes so it is easier and quicker to try on dresses!



This is a great opportunity for those who may be in need.  Please know that ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!!!


A flier is attached below!  Please keep in mind all DRESS CODE before purchasing a dress/suit.


Project Prom Flier


Project Palm Card


Promenade of Gowns

Click on the link below to view the flier for a selection of Prom gowns.  The event is one day only - Mar 10, 2024.


Promenade of Gowns


Side-by-Side Concert!

Attention elementary band students!  Please join the Serra Band for a special one day band clinic and performance at our "Music in Our Schools Concert" on Saturday March 23rd.  To sign up please email [email protected]


Side-By-Side Concert Flier



Night Out at Chipotle with The Addams Family!


Come support the cast and crew of The Addams Family with a night out at Chipotle in Monroeville! On April 3 from 4pm to 8pm, 25% of your order will help benefit our show! Eat in or take out, just be sure to show our flier! Want to skip the line? Use the online code “2FJTBZG” and pick up your order without having to wait. Join us for another Addams Family feast, and thank you so much for your support!


Click here to view the flier.