Corona High School Panther Prowl

A Tradition of Excellence - Since 1896

Greetings Panther Families

Our last day of the first semester is next Thursday, December 21. Above you will find the finals schedule; please note that Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are all minimum days and that there will be no late start on Wednesday.

I wish your student a strong finish to the first semester, and to all our freshman parents, congratulations on your freshman completing his or her first semester of high school!

Enjoy your Panther Prowl for December 15, 2017.

Antonio Gonzalez, Ed.D.,


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Schoolwide News

Panther Academic Saturday School

We will be holding Panther Academic Saturday School tomorrow Saturday, December 16 for the following subject areas from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the locations noted:
  • Pajama Crama in the Library sponsored by Link Crew teachers (this is to provide support to all our freshmen to prepare them for finals...and pancakes will be served).
  • AP Human Geography support will be available in J-8 w/Mrs. Brown
  • Social Studies support will be available in J-7 w/Ms. Bolton
  • Health support will be available in B-12 w/Mrs. Bogner
  • Math and Physics support will be available in L-5 w/Ms. Olson
  • Automotive Technology support will be available in O-5 (Auto Shop) w/Mr. Mauger
  • EL support will be available in G-4 with Mrs. Martinez and Mrs. Rudd

At this time it is not necessary for students to sign up, however, they are encouraged to talk to the teachers to notify them of their intent to attend.

STEM Academy

The 2nd annual STEM Academy Science and Engineering fair was held in Field House on December 13th. Congratulations to those students moving on to the district competition!

Students in our Medical Investigations class were treated to a guest speaker, Jennifer Hayne, a representative from a large gene therapy company. She was able to explain the science and business behind gene therapy. The session was informative and gave students an opportunity to learn much more about concepts being studied in class.

If you have holiday gifts in need of wrapping, please stop by the student parking lot near the theater and have them wrapped by our BioMedical students from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, December 16. All funds will go directly to support our students.


Our cadets placed 3rd out of 16 schools in last week’s Brain Brawl at Troy High School in Fullerton. We have now been invited to the semifinals at Point Loma San Diego on March 24, 2018 with the ultimate goal of going to the Area-11 Championship in May. Way to go, cadets!
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Athletics News

Boys Basketball: The boys won their first game in the Balboa Tournament against Oakland Military Institute in San Francisco, 71-59 to improve to 7-3 in this season. Good luck on winning this tournament!

Boys Soccer: The Press Enterprise named two of our Panthers, Francisco Gomez, Sr. and Angel Soto, Jr. as Players to Watch. Francisco is "the player who is scoring goals and has all the coaches talking," while Angel is a returning All-Big VIII League selection and was one of league’s best playmakers last season.

Boys Golf: Tryouts will be held in January. Please have your student see Coach Maffucci in S-103 to find out place and time. Remember that students must have an athletic clearance packet on file prior to trying out for any sport. They may see Mrs. Mecicucci in the Athletics Office located in the gym foyer.

Football: If your student is interested in playing football next year, please have him/her join Coach Gueringer in the Library on Monday December 18th during both lunches for some important information.

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Upcoming Athletics Events

*Please note that games listed in red are away and those in blue are home.
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Counseling Department and College/Career Center

The FAFSA ( window is still open! Be sure to complete the application early regardless of your household income level. There are many of opportunities for financial aid for college that may be available for you and/or your student!

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

Life Changer, Mr. Niño

Please continue to support Mr. Niño by nominating him for the Life Changer Award for all he's done for our school community. You can also continue to support him and his wife by donating via Go Fund Me.

Life Changer:

Go Fund Me:

Lost and Found Information

We would like to give each student who has lost items anywhere on campus the opportunity to claim their belongings. Items not picked up will be donated to charity on December 22. Students can stop by the front dest and see Mrs. Schuch during both lunches.

Social Media and Corona High School App

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...