Panther Prowl

Corona High School - A Tradition of Excellence Since 1896

Greetings Panther Families

We are nearing the end of our SBAC testing and will be wrapping up make-ups pretty soon, but right around the corner is AP testing, so some of our students will have to shift gears and focus on that. As with any important tests, please ensure your child gets plenty of rest the night before.

This past week there were two student recognition events held by Riverside County Office of Education and Corona-Norco School District. Over the remaining weeks of this school year there will be many more banquets and celebrations from our various programs, athletics teams, and clubs. As busy as it is closing out this year and planning for the next one, these events are always a great way to celebrate our students' achievements and the wonderful things in which they are involved. I will use this platform to highlight those events.

Here's your Panther Prowl for April 27, 2018!

Antonio Gonzalez, Ed.D.,


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Schoolwide News

Panther Academic Saturday School

The following support is available for PASS on Saturday, April 28th from 8:00 am to noon:
  • AP Physics in O-14 with Ms. Hernandez
  • Chemistry in K-6 with Mrs. Pantoja
  • AVID support in I-4 with Mrs. Frisone

*Please note that weekly support is dependent on teacher availability.

Class of 2018 News

This will be a running section to provide you with the latest news regarding senior events. If you ever have any questions about what's posted here, please contact the school directly.
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  • Senior Awards Night will be held on May 21st from 5:00-7:00 pm in our Performing Arts Center. Notifications will be going out soon.
  • Senior Dinner Dance: Tickets are now on sale for $45.00 with an ASB card and $50.00 without. The dance will be held on Friday, May 18th at Green River Golf Course from 7:00-11:00 pm. The evening will include dinner, DJ, dancing, and senior awards. This is a "senior only" event.
  • Graduation tickets will be on sale beginning May 1st for $10 cash, or $11 with credit card, but will not be distributed until May 29th during Grad Ticket Distribution at the designated time. Up to three (3) tickets may be purchased at a time beyond their be given four (4) complimentary. Only graduating seniors will be allowed to purchase tickets.
  • Grad Night tickets to Magic Mountain are also on sale for $130 with an ASB card and $140 without. Don't let your senior miss this memorable senior event!
  • Senior Sunset: Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 30th for $5.00, which includes tacos and entrance to the Hypnotist Show. The Sunset will be held May 11th at 6:00 pm and is a "senior only" event.
  • Senior T-shirts are still available for purchase. First come, first serve!

RCOE 13th Annual Student Academic Awards

On April 25th RCOE hosted the 13th Annual Student Academic Awards. Each comprehensive high school in the county has its Top 3 academic student recognized for their achievements. This year's honorees from Corona High School were Mariela Centeno, Nicholas Taylor, and Germar Gonzalez. Mariela has an overall GPA of 4.72 and is the Class of 2018's valedictorian; she has not decided on where she will be attending college, but has narrowed her choices down to Brown University or Duke University. Nicholas has a GPA of 4.65 and is our first salutatorian; he will be heading to UC San Diego. Germar has a GPA of 4.60 and is our second salutatorian; he has decided to attend UCLA in the fall. Congratulations to our scholar Panthers for their amazing achievements!
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CNUSD Tribute to Education Awards

CNUSD hosted our annual Tribute to Education Awards at Norco High School on April 28th. Each of the comprehensive high schools recognizes 5 students and one volunteer. We are all so proud of the following Panthers for their accomplishments and contributions:

  • Outstanding Female Scholar of the Year, Mariela Centeno, 4.72 GPA
  • Outstanding Male Scholar of the Year, Nicholas Taylor, 4.65 GPA
  • Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year, Sugey Ceja for wrestling
  • Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year, Robert Hamblin for water polo
  • Outstanding Student of the Year, Hanna Habegger (involved in water polo and swim)
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Carrie Malaspino, parent and PTSA member
Mariela Centeno
Nicholas Taylor
Sugey Ceja
Robert Hamblin
Hannah Habegger
Carrie Malaspino


On Saturday, April 21st, UC Riverside hosted the annual AVID Senior Recognition celebration. Some of our seniors will be headed to UCLA, Berkeley, CBU, Concordia, Vanguard University, University of Redlands, La Sierra University, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Cal Poly Pomona, and St. John's University, just to name a few. Congratulations AVID Seniors!!!

Annual Staff vs. Seniors Basketball Game

On April 24th Renaissance hosted our Annual Staff vs. Seniors Basketball Game. The event was a huge success and lots of fun!!! The gym was packed with students, staff, and parents all there to have a great time and show some amazing school spirit! The staff had a looooong winning streak that was finally broken when the seniors roared back from at least a 20-point deficit to force overtime and eventually win the game by only 2 points, 91-93. Staff had an opportunity to tie it with a last second shot, but we missed. Congratulations to our seniors and thank you to all who played on both sides and a special recognition to Mrs. Gressley and our Renaissance leaders for making this happen. I cannot wait until next year's game! We'll have to start our winning streak all over again.


NJROTC will be going on a field trip to Camp Pendleton on April 30th. We will visit Amtrak School, The Navy Corpsman School, and be given a guided tour of the Marine Museum. The day will conclude with some beach fun with cadets enjoying Beach Volleyball, Frisbee, Tug-a-War, and lunch.

Honor Platoon Week is a tradition that' held twice a year and is coming up the first week of May. The competition consists of Platoon Drill, a Physical Fitness Test, an Academic Test, and a Water Survival Skills test in our Aquatics Center. Good luck, cadets!

Our annual Military Ball will be held at the American Legion Post on May 11th. This is a fun evening with End of Year Awards, dinner, and dancing. Invites and permission slips will go out next week.

Athletics News

Track & Field: The regular season concluded yesterday with a home meet against Santiago and now we are gearing up for league finals and CIF competition. Let's go Panthers!

Girls Volleyball: Tryouts for Summer Teams will be held on Friday, May 4th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Registration begins at 5:30 pm and students must have an athletic clearance packet turned in to the Athletic Office prior to tryouts.

Boys Basketball: Tryouts for Varsity and JV will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018 from 4:30 pm -7:00 pm . Freshman tryouts will be held on Monday, June 4th from 12:30-3:00 pm. As with any other tryouts, students must have a clearance packet on file.

A Corona High School Youth Basketball Camp will be held on Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th from 1:00–4:00 pm. Boys and Girls in grades 3-8 are invited to attend. This camp will be run by our Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach, Chris Maffucci, staff, and players.

Girls Basketball: The Power 106 and KDAY 93.5 ALL Star Basketball Game will be held on Thursday, May 17th at 7:00 pm in our main gym. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 with an ASB card, and $7.00 without for Ages 10-17.

Sports Physicals are coming to Corona High on May 23rd at 3:00 pm in C-3. The cost is $30.00 cash.

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Online Enrollment

Corona High School, along with all the other high schools in CNUSD, has transitioned to full online enrollment process. Please see the flyers below for more information on how to re-enroll your student. Should you have any questions, please call 951-736-3211 for assistance.

Please note that this window will close on April 30th, time is running short.
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Textbook Room News

Parents, every year as we near graduation students are notified of outstanding textbooks that can lead to obligations. These outstanding books can end up costing the school thousands of dollars collectively if not returned. For seniors, this may result in withholding of the diploma. As notices are sent home regarding obligations from our textbook room, please work with your student to ensure that all books are returned, or obligations cleared. You may contact Mrs. Rapp ( in the textbook room if there are questions regarding this issue.
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Counseling Department and College/Career Center

Be sure to follow our counseling department via our newest Twitter account @CoronaHScounsel for the latest counseling updates. You can also stay current with text updates by signing up for your appropriate grade level:

9th grade text "81010" with the message "@corona2021"

10th grade text "81010" with the message "@corona2020"

11th grade text "81010" with the message "@corona2019"

12th grade text "81010" with the message "@corona2018"

Mr. Pruett, A-Dec (

Mr. Hernandez, Puente 10th/12th grade (

Mr. Haggins, Del-Ji (

Mrs. Martin, Jo-Pe (

Mrs. Santos, Puente 9th/11th and Pf-Top (

Ms. Tran, AVID and Torres-Var (

Ms. Babin, STEM and Vas-Z (

Dr. Schneider, Intervention Counselor

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Social Media and Corona High School App

Panther Pulse:

Follow me on Twitter @CoronaPrincipal ( and join us on Facebook (

If you have not downloaded the Corona High School app, you must! It is available for all phone formats and it's FREE! We are continuously improving its features and is a great way to stay connected. See screenshots below...

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