Triton News

Coronado Middle School - February 25 - March 1, 2019

8 Keys of Excellence - February Key: "Ownership"

This week's mindset quote: “Never judge someone without knowing the whole story. You may think you understand, but you may not.”

CMS Happenings

This Week:

Feb 25 Triton Time today

Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Feb 26 Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Garden Club 3:00-4:00

Performing Arts Monologue Competition 5:30-7:00 pm Granzer Hall

Feb 27 Team/Club Photo Day for the yearbook

8th Grade Class Photo period 7

CHS Information Night for 8th gr. Parents and Students at CHS Theater 6:30pm - information on classes, electives, ROTC, sports, PTO and more. Presentation and Q&A

Feb 28 SAFE outreach lunch activities

Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Mar 1 CHS counselors present to 8th graders about 9th grade

Band Booster Spaghetti Dinner 5:00 --8:00 pm Granzer Hall

Mar 2 Saturday School - SD Science and Engineering Expo (info below)

Triton Time: This week's Triton Time will focus on the importance of being mindful of judging others.

CHS counselors present to 8th graders: On March 1st students will start planning for high school. Registration appointments with students will be from March 4-8. Letters will be mailed home with your child’s 15-minute appointment time. See below for information about CHS Parent and Student Night

Band Booster Spaghetti Dinner: Come hear the CMS and CHS bands and choir, and enjoy the dinner and raffle on Friday in Granzer Hall from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm. Tickets are available at the door $8 for adults and $6 for students.

Knott's Berry Farms - 8th Grade Field Trip: Permission slips and payment are due Friday, March 1st.Payment should be made online at https://cms.asbworks/knott's. Click on Product Categories and the grade 8. If you're unable to pay online, please provide a check or $57 cash to the office (we cannot make change for cash).

Saturday School March 2nd: Attend the SD Science and Engineering Expo and earn extra credit. Click on the link for all of the information and form. Science Expo Saturday School

Come see Performing Arts in Shrek:

Friday, March 8th 6:00 pm

Saturday, March 9th 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Sunday, March 10th 2:00 pm

Performances are at the CHS Theater. Buy your tickets at Click on Product Categories and then Performing Arts. Please print your tickets.

Flu Season Information: Read Here about the flu

GIRLS ON THE RUN: There’s still time to join!

Girls on the Run is a life-changing program that encourages girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running! Using an experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running, GOTR inspires girls to achieve their limitless potential. We are excited to announce that the HEART AND SOLE program is underway at CMS! To learn more, visit

WHO: Girls in 6th-8th grade

WHEN: Practices Mon and Weds. 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

WHERE: Practice location is at ECDC (Early Childhood Development Center) located at 201 Sixth Street,

TO REGISTER: Please visit or call Elise Agrella-O’Rourke at (619) 522-8921 x3083 with questions about practices, attendance and registration fees. GOTR is a non-profit organization who will work with every student to ensure participation. Registration is open through late February (or until a team fills)

Summer Opportunities: Looking for student tech summer programs and workshops?

Info for 8th grade parents

Coronado High invites 8th grade students and parents to open house on Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30 pm in the main theater of CHS.

Iin order to maximize student achievement and minimize course and schedule changes, administrators, teachers, and counselors will be using data, performance, and evidence of effort and motivation to recommend students for honors and AP courses with prerequisites. We invite you to open dialogue with your child about planning a course schedule aligned with areas of career interest, passion, and motivation, while considering the importance of balancing challenges in the course load so that healthy life balance and time to pursue extracurricular and family and community activities are possible.

If you have questions about your child’s preparation for specific honors and AP courses, please contact your child’s current content teacher and/or counselor. In general, we DO NOT RECOMMEND enrolling in summer online courses to accelerate or skip to a next level course at CHS in the fall.

Click on the link for more information about 9th grade courses:

We look forward to helping you start your transition to high school.

Mr. Schmeichel, Principal

Info for 6th grade parents

On Tuesday, April 9th, your child will be taking part in a program called "Drug Store," which is put together by Coronado SAFE and held at the Coronado Middle School.

The goal of the Drug Store Program is to engage our children to critically think about making positive, healthy lifestyle choices. The Drug Store is a dramatic, experiential program that takes students on a journey through the natural consequences of poor choices with regard to drugs and alcohol. More than 300 local sixth grade students from Coronado Middle School, Sacred Heart Parish School and Christ Church Day School go through this program. This community-wide event involves more than 100 volunteers including parents, DEA agents, police officers, EMTs, lawyers, judges, therapists, ministers, and more!

To learn more, click here to see Coronado SAFE's site about the Drug Store event.

We need your help to make this event a success! There are two ways to get involved:

We realize April 9th is a long way out, but we want to prepare early to make this the best day possible for our kids!

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

February Key of Excellence “Ownership”

March: “Failure Leads to Success”

Mar 4-8 Shrek Tech Rehearsal Week @ CHS

Mar 4-8 9th Grade Registration appointments at CMS - info to come

Mar 7 Shrek assembly 7th period

CUSD Board Meeting at 4:00 pm

Cotillion 7:30-8:30 pm Granzer Hall

Mar 8 Performing Arts presents Shrek 6 pm @ CHS Theater

Mar 9 Shrek 2 pm @ CHS Theater

Shrek 6 pm @ CHS Theater

Mar 10 Shrek 2 pm @ CHS Theater

Mar 12 SAFE lunch activities Granzer Hall


Coronado Schools Foundation Telethon at CHS 4:00 pm

Cotillion 7:30-8:30 pm Granzer Hall

Mar 15 Lockdown drill per 2

Mar 18-22 March Madness Week

Mar 18 Triton Time 7:58 am - 8:38 am

Mar 21 PTO Meeting CMS Library 9 am

SAFE outreach lunch activities

Coronado Band Performance @ CHS Theater 6:30 pm

Mar 22 End Quarter 3

Mar 25-29 Spring Recess