Panther Prowl

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Greetings Panther Families

As many have seen on social media this past week, there were rumors of potential school violence on Friday, January 26th. As an update, and to dispel rumors I am providing the official advisory from the Corona Police Department. For the facts surrounding this investigation, please follow this link:

We take any threat to the safety of our school seriously and thorough investigations are always conducted. We must allow law enforcement time to conduct their work. Please be advised that at no time were students in danger. Feelings of uneasiness by our community members are certainly understandable.

I would like to reiterate that school safety is of paramount importance to the school, and we are grateful for our partnership with the Corona Police Department.

Here's your Panther Prowl for January 26, 2018.

Antonio Gonzalez, Ed.D.,


Schoolwide News

Panther Academic Saturday School (PASS)

PASS will resume tomorrow, January 27th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please note that support varies from week to week depending on each department's availability.

ELA/Puente: Mrs. Garcia in H-4

STEM: Mrs. Holtz in S-106


Tickets for Sadie Hawkin's Mardi Gras Masquerade are currently on sale for $20 with an ASB card and $22 without. If students would like to purchase the Masquerade Upgrade, which includes a taco plate and a drink, the price will be $28 with an ASB card and $30 without. If your student purchased a senior value pack, s/he can purchase an upgrade for $8. Ticket prices will go up on February 5, 2018.

Students have an opportunity to win a DATE NIGHT (which includes movie tickets and a student's choice restaurant gift card). Have your student record their Sadie's proposal or send their photo in to #chstheysaidyes for a chance to win.

Corona STEM Academy

On Monday, January 22nd we hosted a Project Lead the Way ( site visit for the second time as part of the annual PLTW regional conference held in Riverside. Our visitors (made up mostly of teachers and administrators from throughout California) had the opportunity to see some of our STEM classes in action as well as interacting with some of our teachers and students to learn more about PLTW; our Bio-Medical and Engineering pathways were showcased. Our teachers and 14 student representatives did an amazing job hosting and advocating for STEM. Perhaps we will be honored yet again next year to hist for a third time.

Academic Decathlon

This year Corona High School will be hosting the annual Riverside County Academic Decathlon competition. The event is a two-day competition held on two consecutive Saturdays, January 27 and February 3. Decathletes compete in ten events including speeches, exams, and the culminating Super Quiz. Our team has improved every year under the coaching of Mrs. Menter-Hartman. In the past three years we have come in either 3rd or 4th our of 30 Riverside County high schools; higher than any other participating school in our district. We are looking forward to another strong showing from this year's home team. The awards ceremony will be held on February 3 in our Performing Arts Center at the conclusion of the Super Quiz. Good luck tomorrow Panther Decathletes!
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Athletics News

Girls Volleyball: Congratulations to our girls varsity volleyball team (pictured below) for earning the highest team GPA in Riverside County! The team was honored at the CNUSD Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

Boys Volleyball: Final tryouts will be held on Saturday, January 27th, from 7:00 – 9:30 am in the Field House. Students must have an athletic clearance packet on file prior to trying out for any sport. They may see Mrs. Menicucci in the Athletics Office located in the gym foyer with any questions.

Boys Tennis: All boys interested in coming out for the Freshman Boys Tennis Team, please meet at the tennis courts on Monday, January 29th, right after school. No experience necessary.

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CNUSD Festival of the Arts

Please join the CNUSD community in celebrating the Arts! On display will be artwork from students throughout the district, including our very own Panthers. Seven students will be selected from each of our art classes to display their pieces in the Festival Art Gallery. Currently Corona High School offers the following Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) courses: Ceramics, Graphic Design, Photography, AP Studio Art, AP Art History, Drawing & Painting, Visual Arts, Choir, Band, and of course, the Theatre. Our students work extremely hard under the dedication and guidance of our amazing teachers to not only make this event a success, but to express themselves artistically throughout the year.

Please mark your calendars now for March 17th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm to show your support for our young artists. Public viewing hours and other information are listed in the flyer below.
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Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA)

If you have not joined PTSA, you may still join! Membership envelopes are available in the administration office and the Student Store; dues are $10 which goes towards supporting Corona High School and our students. There is a PTSA scholarship that is available to seniors who are a part of PTSA. Last year we gave out four $500 scholarships.

There will be an association meeting held before our academic awards on February 21 at 5:00 pm in the library. Please join us!
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Counseling Department and College/Career Center

The Local Scholarship deadline for seniors is February 8th no later than 12:30 pm. Have your senior see Mrs. Kelly Smith in the Career Center, J-1.

Counselors will be visiting Class of 2019 English Language Arts classes for registration beginning January 31st. Please follow up with your student regarding his/her schedule for next year.

The Local Scholarship deadline for seniors is February 8th by 12:30 pm in J-1. Please have your student see his/her counselor or stop by J-1 to see Ms. Kelly for more information. This is for FREE college money! You'll never know if you'll get some without applying.

Norco College field trip is scheduled for January 19th, which is the Friday upon returning from break. If students are interested in attending, they may sign up in J-1. Space is limited.

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

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 students to ensure that all books are returned. You may contact Mrs. Rapp ( in the textbook room if there are questions regarding this issue.
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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...