Bishop Mora
Salesian High School
College Preparatory

News and Announcements

Valedictorian and Salutatorian honored at 14th annual Adelante! awards

Recently graduated seniors Andres Fernandez and Joseph Garcia were honored at this year's Adelante! Awards. The Adelante! awards is hosted by Councilmember Jose Huizar, who started the event 14 years ago while serving on the LAUSD school board to recognize and encourage young students who are achieving academic excellence. Andres Fernandez graduated from Salesian this year as the Salesian valedictorian and will attend UCLA this fall. Joseph Garcia, the salutatorian for the class of 2017, will attend Loyola Marymount University. Congratulations Andres and Joe!
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Salesian High School celebrates its 56th Commencement Ceremony

Bishop Mora Salesian High School celebrated its fifty-sixth commencement ceremony last week in front of a record number of guests in attendance at Keegan Stadium. The series of festivities this year began Thursday evening with Baccalaureate Mass con-celebrated by Fr. Jim Nieblas, SDB and Fr. Nick Reina, SDB, followed by senior farewell and awards ceremony the next dain front of family, invited guests and the student body. Graduation week concluded with the graduation ceremony on Friday evening. 136 graduates received diplomas from Salesian this year, making it one of the biggest classes in recent history. Graduates from Salesian will be attending colleges and universities throughout the country this fall including UC Berkeley, UCLA, Rice University, and the University of Oregon, among others.

Congratulations to all family and friends that joined in the celebration of the great class of 2017!
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Students Experience Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit at Mark Taper Forum

On February 23rd, students from AP Literature & Composition and Honors Literature/Composition II attended a matinee viewing of Luis Valdez's legendary play "Zoot Suit". Both classes read Valdez's play and now had the opportunity to see it performed at the Mark Taper Forum. Following the performance, the students met with cast members to discuss the relevance of Valdez's themes and characters. Salesian students inquired about the play's message and emphasized how Valdez's work transcends generations. Overall, it was a great chance for these students to learn about Los Angeles history and community pride.
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Salesian High School Hires Ariel Bellofiore as Head Football Coach

Ariel Bellofiore joins the Bishop Mora Salesian High School football program following extensive football experience as a player and as a coach. Principal Chacón stated, “I have full confidence in Coach Bellofiore in leading our student-athletes to inspire life-long lessons in athletic competition and continue the winning tradition at Salesian.”
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Salesian High School selected as a pilot school for significant Archdiocesan technology initiative!

Bishop Mora Salesian High School has been selected to participate in the Archdiocesan C3 Ignite! program, which will grant $6 million to participating schools to expand technology capacity. Our school will serve as one of the first schools to participate in this program, which will provide participating schools with tablets, infrastructure, educational content resources, and training and support for students and teachers.

Current 9th and 10th grade students will be participating in the program during the 2016-17 school year. For more information, visit the Mustang iPad Program page in the academics section of our website
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Senior Deommodore Lenoir selected as US Army All-American

Lenoir was selected as one of the top 90 football players in the country and will be playing in the All-American Bowl at the Alamodome on Saturday January 7, 2017. A special jersey presentation took place at Salesian on Thursday, December 1st. The game will be televised live from San Antonio on NBC at 10am PT. Congratulations Deommodore!
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